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Golden Triangle of India

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Golden Triangle of India

$2215

per person

Step into the kaleidoscope that is India on this outstanding introductory visit to India’s Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur including the Taj Mahal and elephant/Jeep ride.

Delhi is the sprawling capital city of India with beautiful examples of Hindu and Islamic architecture. Explore the walled city of Old Delhi, seat of the Mughal Empire and the British Raj. Vist New Delhi a 20th century metropolis. Agra the heart of the Moghul empire, boasts the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal by Yamuna river. Visit the stunning Pink City of Jaipur, take an elephant or jeep ride to visit the magnificent 16th century Amber Fort constructed of red sandstone and marble. Add to this a drive through the semi-desert Shekhawati region and you’ve got the outstanding introductory visit to India’s Golden Triangle.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1: Meet Up at Delhi

Day 2: Old Delhi

Day 3: New Delhi

Day 4: Delhi – Agra | Taj Mahal

Day 5: Agra – Jaipur | Fatehpur Sikri

Day 6: Jaipur | The Pink City

Day 7: Jaipur – Alsisar | Village life, Rural India

Day 8: Alsisar – Delhi

 

HOTELS

Destination Hotel Rating
Delhi Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar ★★★★
Agra Utkarsh Vilas ★★★★
Jaipur Alsisar Haveli ★★★★
Alsisar Alsisar Mahal ★★★★

 Hotels mentioned are subject to availability at the time of reservation. Hotel check-in time is 2pm and check out at 12 noon.

 

INCLUSIONS

‣ Airport Transfers

‣ Traditional Garlanding Welcome with Welcome Kit

‣ Hotel Accommodations

‣ Daily Breakfast and Most Meals (See tour plan for more details)

‣ English-speaking Local Guide

‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments

‣ Authentic Indian Dinner and Cooking Demonstration in Jaipur with a Local Family

‣ Elephant Ride in Jaipur to visit Amber Fort (Jeep Ride is available as an alternative)

1

Meet Up at Delhi

Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the hotel for the remainder of the day or explore this bustling capital city on your own.
2

Delhi | Old Delhi

Enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of Old Delhi, taking in the Red Fort, Humayan's Tomb, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque and Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation in Old Delhi. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore this bustling capital city on your own with an optional add-on private car and chauffeur. Tonight, we enjoy a group Namaste dinner at our hotel.
 Breakfast      Welcome Dinner
3

Delhi | New Delhi

Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of New Delhi in New Delhi Rajpath and India Gate. The remainder of the day is free to relax or explore this bustling capital city on your own with an optional add-on private car and chauffeur.
   Breakfast
4

Delhi – Agra | Taj Mahal

Departing Delhi, we make our way to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal empire. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. Later we travel on to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in affectionate memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is perhaps one of the most extravagant monuments love has ever built and has no peers.
 Breakfast
5

Agra – Jaipur | Fatehpur Sikri

En route to Jaipur we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water. Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore. Later we drive to Jaipur, the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure.
 Breakfast     Lunch
6

Jaipur | The Pink City

We travel to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort - a sprawling Rajput construction, perched on a hillside overlooks the dusty plains below, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples. Reaching its summit by elephant or jeep (your choice), where we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior and grounds. Later we visit a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before touring the City Palace and Jantar Mantar - an old yet cleverly designed space observatory.
Cooking Demonstration with local flavors & style followed by dinner.
 Breakfast      Cooking Demo Dinner
7

Jaipur – Alsisar | Village life, Rural India

Jaipur - Alsisar. Today we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region, which lies in a triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. The small towns in this region were once important trading posts, and today their legacy is carried on through the beautiful painted havelis that were constructed by wealthy merchants here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Later we enjoy a walk through a local village with time to relax and explore.
 Breakfast     Lunch     Dinner
8

Alsisar – Delhi

After breakfast, we return to Delhi International airport. The tour comes to an end. To provide an ample buffer, you are advised to schedule your international flight home to depart at 4 pm (or later) from Delhi.
 Breakfast

Departures and Prices Guaranteed

TripCompanion Departure Guarantee Every small-group (up to 20 guests) departure is guaranteed to operate, needing a minimum of only two guests. Guaranteed departures will operate except only in cases of force majeure, which could include any major world event adversely affecting international travel patterns or other circumstances beyond TripCompanion’s control.
TripCompanion Price Assurance TripCompanion Price Assurance ensures that you always pay the lowest published price for your small group tour - if the price on your tour is reduced after booking, TripCompanion will refund you the difference - guaranteed. Our Price Assurance applies to all group tours (with the exception of yoga tours) available through TripCompanion USA, excluding international and domestic air fares and extra services. The TripCompanion Price Assurance applies only to 2017-2018 advertised rates on TripCompanion.com for the same program, travel date and accommodation classification. TripCompanion reserves the right to modify or cancel the Price Assurance for future bookings without prior notice.
DATES & PRICES
DEPARTURE DATE DBL OCC SGL OCC AVAILABILITY
Sep 23, 2017 $2,215 $2,800 Yes
Oct 7, 2017 $2,215 $2,800 Yes
Oct 21, 2017 $2,215 $2,800 Yes
Nov 4, 2017 $2,215 $2,800 Yes
Nov 18, 2017 $2,215 $2,800 Yes
Dec 2, 2017 $2,215 $2,800 Yes
DBL OCC: Price per person with double occupancy sharing a room in US Dollars. SGL OCC: Price per person with single occupancy room in US Dollars.
Total price = relevant per person price, plus any selected add-on.
Private tours and single-person tours are available with nominal supplement price, call for details. Discount is available for a group of 10 or more, call for details.
Prices include all currently applicable taxes.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON
  • ‣ All Inclusive meals  $160
  • ‣ Kingdome of Dream Show, Delhi    CALL FOR PRICE
  • ‣ Bollywood Dance Lesson, Delhi     CALL FOR PRICE
  • ‣ Private car with Chauffeur – Half Day        CALL FOR PRICE
EXCLUSIONS
  • ‣ Any travel Insurance
  • ‣ Medical Expenses
  • ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares and Airport Departure Tax
  • ‣ Gratuities
  • ‣ Laundry Service
  • ‣ Telephone Calls
  • ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
  • ‣ All other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions

Deposit

A non-refundable deposit is required to hold reservations made 60 days or more before departure.  The deposit consists of the items below.
  • ‣ $500.00
  • ‣ Selected add-on cultural performances