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Golden Triangle of India - 8-day Tour

Taj Mahal & more!

New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra & the Taj Mahal - this fabulous taste of India tour has all the key highlights.

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DURATION
7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected meals
  • Selected transfers
  • Day tours
  • Accommodation

About this holiday

Special Features

  • Enjoy a visit to Gandhi Smriti, the official residence of Mahatma Gandhi that serves now as a museum
  • Rickshaw ride along the lanes of Chandni Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty
  • Amber Fort with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, the most perfect architectural monument in the world

Inclusions

Land only or Air + Land deals available

  • Round trip flights Sydney-New Delhi, New Delhi-Sydney
    Other departure cities available - ask us for pricing
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 7 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights New Delhi
    • 2 nights Jaipur
    • 2 nights Agra
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Accommodation

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Trident Agra Hotel

See below for details.

Travel dates

2019 Dates & Prices

Per person Twin share rates:

Dates Land Only Air & Land

Tue Jan 01 $1139 $3229*

Tue Jan 08 $1209 $3399*

Tue Jan 15 $1209 $2889*

Tue Jan 29 $1209 $2419*

Fri Feb 08 $1209 $2269*

Wed Feb 20 $1209 $2159*

Tue Mar 05 $1209 $2159*

Wed Mar 27 $1159 $2069*

Tue Apr 02(Sold Out)

Wed Apr 03 $1029 $1939*

Fri Apr 05 $1029 $1959*

Tue Apr 09 $1029 $1939*

Fri Apr 12 $1029 $1959*

Tue, Apr 16(Sold Out)

Fri Apr 19 $1029 $1959*

Wed Apr 24 $1029 $1989*

Itinerary

Tuesday departure itinerary below - note the itinerary will change depending on day of the week departure.

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for India
Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone 
Overnight: New Delhi

DAY 2, Wednesday - Old & New Delhi City Tour
Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Jama Masjid, the largest and best known mosque in India. On a cycle rickshaw, continue along the lanes of Chandi Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. After lunch, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple and drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti, the official residence of Mahatma Gandhi, where he spent the last 144 days of his life, that is now a museum. The tour continues with a visit to Humayun's Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the incredible journey in India that awaits you, followed by a welcome dinner at the hotel 
Overnight: New Delhi 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3, Thursday - Travel to Jaipur
Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world's tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you'll understand why it is nicknamed the "Pink City." The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to a bargain filled bazaar. Dinner at the hotel 
Overnight: Jaipur 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4, Friday - Amber Fort, Jaipur
Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur's original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at Jaipur Handicrafts, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery and paintings. Fabrics in all colors and textures are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling through the city's delightful gardens, or, join the optional tour to view the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds" with its lacy ornamental façade. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Tonight's optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you're entertained by performers in traditional attire as they execute various dance moves to the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments 
Optional: Half Day Jaipur Tour (PM) 
Optional: Dinner at Local Jaipur Restaurant with Traditional Folk Dance 
Overnight: Jaipur 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Travel to Agra via Abhaneri
Depart Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the delights of this splendid city. Dinner at the hotel 
Overnight: Agra 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Sunday - Taj Mahal
A memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period - considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. Afterwards, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, participate in the not to be missed optional tour to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones. Enjoy the evening at leisure 
Optional: Half Day Agra Tour (PM) 
Overnight: Agra 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Monday - New Delhi
Depart Agra this morning and return to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, time to freshen up before tonight's festivities. Bid farewell to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a festive Farewell Dinner at the hotel 
Overnight: New Delhi 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of India in a brief visit. Several days require long driving distances between cities, 6-8 hours driving. Some tours will require walking for extended periods of time, walking over uneven terrain, travel in 4x4 vehicles over rough terrain. For more leisurely options, please check our longer-stay tours.

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