India can make a strong claim to be the most exciting and rewarding travel destination in the world. From the exhilarating pace of life in its colourful and vibrant cities to its exquisite temples and superb scenery, few visitors ever leave disappointed.
This is a journey through the heart of India to explore old and new part of Delhi the capital city, the Taj Mahal in Agra exemplifies the art and architecture of the Mughals; the beautiful palaces and bustling bazaars of Jaipur epitomize the rich culture of Rajputana, Also visit the famous Bhangarh Fort which was abandoned soon after being built and supposedly after it was cursed by a magician. Isn't it wonderful to find all of this within close proximity of each other? A definitely well preserved haven of history, art, architecture and culture despite the onslaught of modernity and urbanization in the region.
- Departs: london
- Arrives: delhi, India
- Departs: delhi, India
- Arrives: london
India Golden Triangle and Beyond
- As Per Itinerary
- As Per Itinerary
â¢ Delhi - a full day city tour of Old and New Delhi and Humayun's Tomb
â¢ Agra - Agra Fort, Taj Mahal
â¢ Jaipur - The Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Sheesh Mahal and Hawa Mahal
â¢ Vannashraya - Enjoy a guided village walk, where you will have an opportunity to interact with the locals
Day 1 - Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met & assisted by our representative & will be transferred to your hotel.
Delhi is a cosmopolitan city that has a rich history stretching back thousands of years. It has been the capital of at least seven or eight great civilizations, and each of them has left monuments worth exploring.
Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel or explore the surroundings on your own.
Stay overnight in New Delhi
Day 2 -Delhi
Today after breakfast, you will be going for a full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi you will visit the 17th century Jama Masjid and walk through the narrow, winding lanes of the colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk.
In New Delhi, You can drive past The Presidential Palace and all the government buildings. Also visit the glorious Qutab Minar and the 16th century Humayun's tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.
Evening is at leisure. Stay overnight in New Delhi.
Day 3 -Delhi - Agra
Today morning after breakfast, drive to Agra (210 kms / 3.5 Hrs)
Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at the hotel.
Synonymous with the Taj Mahal the beautiful city is home to some of the finest mausoleums, forts and palaces. The entire city speaks volumes about the wealth, craftsmanship and architecture of the Mughal Dynasty.
Afternoon visit the massive Agra Fort which was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son Jahangir & grandson Shah Jahan later made valuable additions to it.
In the evening, visit the Taj Mahal. Taj is built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Stay overnight in Agra.
Day 4 - Agra - Jaipur
Today morning after breakfast, check-out and drive to Jaipur (235 kms / 5 hrs).
Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri.
On arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewellery, handpainted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India's finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture
In the evening you will be taken for a typically Rajasthani meal with a local family.
Day 5 - Jaipur
Today morning after breakfast, enjoy a full day city tour of Jaipur.
You will first visit the Hilltop fortress at Amer. On the way back stop at the "Palace of Winds"
Continue to Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th centuary. Also visit the City Palace. The palace is now principally a museum housing a collection of great treasures.
Spend the evening at leisure.
Stay overnight in Jaipur.
Day 6 - Jaipur To Vannashraya
Today morning after breakfast, you will be transferred in your private car to Vanaashraya.
Upon arrival, check-in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Later leave to visit the famous Bhangarh Fort.
As per a legend there was a black magic sorcerer who cursed the residents of the palace that they all would die an unnatural death and their spirits will stay there for centuries to haunt the fort / kila forever. This fort would really freak any living mortal. it collapses. This is said to be the most haunted place in India and amongst world's most haunted places.
In the evening enjoy the local folk music with dancers followed by Dinner.
Day 7 - Vannashraya To Delhi
Today morning after breakfast, enjoy a guided village walk, where you will have an opportunity to interact with the locals.
Later check-out and you will be transferred in your private car back to Delhi.
Upon arrival in Delhi, spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 8 - Departure Delhi
Today morning after breakfast, you will be assisted & transferred in your private car to connect your flight back home.
**NOTICE: There are currently restoration works taking place on the Taj Mahal until further notice
Excellent holiday, very "full on" but enjoyed it very much. The occasional midday break back at the hotel might be nice? Still, a nap on the pleasant air conditioned bus with the excellent driver and plenty of water to drink did us well. Sitting in traffic jams in Delhi wasn't so wonderful but...
Susan Margaret Cooper reviewing India Golden Triangle and Beyond (17-Oct-2016)
£799 per person
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