RailTourGuide are delighted to bring you to India and show you around this amazing country on The Golden Triangle Experience!
Why not experience a taste of India on this outstanding introductory tour of the country’s most fabled sights. Exploring the Golden Triangle, this journey combines travelling from the India’s capital city Delhi to the wondrous sites of the Mughal capital of Agra, the legendary Fatehpur Sikri and the Pink City of Jaipur.
- Enjoy a walk through the bustling bylanes of Chandni Chowk
- Visit the UNESCO listed Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi
- Pay tribute to the world’s most revered monument of love, the Taj Mahal
- Marvel at the ancient step well in Abhaneri
- Explore the majestic Amber Fort
Day 1 – Depart UK
Embark on your journey to India with an overnight flight to Delhi, the flights are NOT included in this itinerary sold from RailTourGuide.
Day 2 – Delhi
Arrive in Delhi. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our RailTourGuide representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building, after which you will be transferred to your hotel for 2 nights stay. The Hotel Check-in time is 14:00 hours. Rest of the day is at leisure to unwind and relax in the comforts of your hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel – Delhi (Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar or similar 4 Star Hotel)
Day 3 – Delhi:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and proceed on a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. In Old Delhi, drive past the Red Fort; visit Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia. A short walk in the narrow bylanes is full of legends and unfolds many historic tales of Shajahanbad. See the quaint shops with incredible wares from food stalls to jewelry.
- Visitors are required to take their shoes off before entering Jama Masjid. Shorts, sleeveless tops, revealing clothes are not allowed inside Jama Masjid.
Later in the afternoon, get ready to explore imperial Delhi. Drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings and Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s residence). End the tour with a visit to UNESCO World Heritage listed tomb of Emperor Humayun. The tomb was the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent, a wonderful example of early Mughal architecture.
Overnight stay at hotel – Delhi (B) (Radisson Blu Paschim Vihar or similar 4 Star Hotel)
Day 4 – Delhi to Agra:
After the buffet breakfast, drive to the Mughal city of Agra (205 Kms / approx. 5 hours). On arrival in Agra, check into your hotel for a stay of 1 night. Afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Agra which includes a visit to the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a masterpiece in marble and one of the world’s most famous landmarks.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own or take the following optional activity
- Visit to Agra Fort: Proceed on a guided tour of the red sandstone Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and Royal Pavilions.
Overnight stay at hotel – Agra (B) (Clarks Shiraz or similar 4 Star Hotel)
Day 5 – Agra to Jaipur via Abhaneri:
Enjoy a buffet breakfast and proceed on a drive to the royal city of Jaipur (260 Kms / approx. 7 hours) en- route stopping at the ancient town of Abhaneri. Visit the spectacular step well and take a short walk in the village before you continue your drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, check into the hotel for 2 nights. Evening is free for individual activities
Overnight stay at hotel – Jaipur (B) (Four Point By Sheraton or similar 4 Star Hotel)
Day 6 – Jaipur:
After breakfast, proceed for a tour of the fabulous hilltop citadel of Amber Fort, en route taking a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade. Located at the top of a hill, Amber Fort offers spectacular view of the old town below, where Akbar stopped en route on his annual pilgrimage to Ajmer.
Overnight stay at hotel – Jaipur (B) (Clarks Shiraz or similar 4 Star Hotel)
Day 7 – Jaipur to Delhi:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and proceed on your drive to Delhi (260 Kms / approx. 6 hours) and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel – Delhi (B) (Holiday Inn Aerocity or similar 4 Star Hotel)
Day 8 – Departure for UK:
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey. (B)the flights are NOT included in this itinerary sold from RailTourGuide.
From 06th Jan 2019 to 31st March 2019
Price = £529 per person based on a twin / double shared room
*FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED*
From 01st April 2019 to 30 September 2019
Price = £499 per person based on a twin / double shared room
*FLIGHTS NOT INCLUDED*
Supplement for Optional Activity:-
Visit to Agra Fort (minimum of two guests taking this option)
Proceed on a guided tour of the red sandstone Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations.
Visit its Hall of Public Audience and Royal Pavilions.
Cost = £35 per person
Cooking demonstration and dinner with a noble family (minimum of two guests taking this option)
This evening, discover the dynamic cuisine of Rajasthan as you visit a local family. Witness the play of spices and flavors at a cooking demonstration by a culinary expert. Dishes like Dal Bhati Churma (traditional pulses and bread), Laal Maas (mutton dish), Bhoondo raita and pulao (rice dish) are some of the delectable items that may be prepared. Observe the distinct cooking style, method and ingredients used. Learn the properties of every spice and the role it plays in producing the desired taste. Later, savor a perfect Rajasthani meal with your host.
Cost = £55 per person
Heritage walk (minimum of two guests taking this option)
Explore the walled city of Jaipur which has an interesting history to learn about. The Maharaja of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh constructed 20 feet high fortification walls to cover the city from all sides, for security purpose and designed seven entry gates. Wander the streets of the old city and learn the history of Jaipur, its culture, tradition, beliefs and other aspects that make up Jaipur.
Cost = £50 per person
Pink city tour (minimum of two guests taking this option)
Enjoy the city tour including a visit to the royal City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armory of Mughals and Rajput kings.
Continue to the UNESCO listed awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century.
Cost = £40 per person
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