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- Immerse yourself in amazing India on this exciting tour which includes the famous Golden Triangle.
- Once in a lifetime experiences include an elephant ride at Amber Fort and a boat trip down the river Ganges.
- Our members can receive up to £100 Voyage Privé credit per person when booking flights with Qatar Airways.
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Your Destination —
From mountainous, mighty peaks, to buzzing, diverse cities, from sleepy hillside stations to tropical island paradises, India is a bounty of rich history, vibrant culture and intoxicating spirituality.
This tour will take you through the heart of India Beginning and ending in Delhi, you will visit the famous Golden Triangle which includes Agra and Jaipur, taking in sights such as the iconic Taj Mahal and the Amber Fort. Once in a lifetime experiences will immerse you in this country, from a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk to a boat trip down the river Ganges.
Your Itinerary —
Standard check-in time is 14:00 however if flights arrive into Delhi early morning, we shall do our utmost to accommodate an early check-in, however this can not be guaranteed.
Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
Arrive in New Delhi, you will be met and assisted by a representative and transfer to your hotel. India's capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Delhi
This morning after breakfast proceed for a half day combined city tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan.
The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. Drive past Red Fort, President House, India Gate and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s modern Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948.
Later visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 3 Delhi – Jaipur (250 km/approx. 5 hours)
This morning after breakfast proceed to Jaipur. Arrive and check-in at your hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4 Sightseeing in Jaipur
This morning after breakfast proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back.
Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 5 Jaipur – Agra (230 km/approx. 5 hours)
This morning after breakfast proceed to Agra, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site.
Arrive Agra and check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Agra.
Day 6 Agra
This morning after breakfast proceed for city of Agra, Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar, and subsequently embellished by other Mughal Emperors. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture.
Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol Emperor Shah Jahan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. This edifice is replete with decorative inlays, carvings and calligraphy.
Thereafter, visit Itmad- Ud - Daula, known as the "Baby Taj"; this mausoleum rests in a walled garden close to the Yamuna River. You will then visit Sikandra, which is also a mausoleum… of the great Emperor Akbar. Akbar designed his own mausoleum as a perfect blend of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain designs and motifs, in keeping with his religious tolerance and secular views. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Agra.
Day 7 Agra – Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho (220 kms / approx. 5 hours)
This morning after breakfast proceed to Railway Station to board the train for Jhansi. Arrive Jhansi and drive to Khajuraho by road, enroute visiting Orchha. Visit the Orchha fort complex. The Jahangir Mahal in the fort is known for its delicate work balanced with strong masonry.
Raj Mahal, the second palace in this fort complex is well known for its murals, depicting religious themes. Later, visit the Raja Ram Temple. Lord Ram is worshipped here as a king. Also, visit the Laxmi Narayan temple, a unique blend of temple and fort architecture. Arrive Khajuraho and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 8 Varanasi
This morning after breakfast proceed for a half -day tour of Khajuraho. Visit the Western Group of Temples -the Kandariya Mahadeo is dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the largest of Khajuraho's temples. The temple of Devi Jagdamba is considered to be one of the most erotic temples of Khajuraho.
Later, visit the Eastern Group of Temples- The temple of Parsvanath is the largest of the Jain temples in Khajuraho India and the finest…without any sexual motifs. Later proceed to the airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Arrive in Varanasi, you will be met and assisted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 9 Varanasi
Early morning, enjoy a sublime boat ride on the Ganges River. View the numerous ghats along the bank of the Ganges, presenting a varied scene from dawn to dusk. Later back to hotel for breakfast. Visit the Benares Hindu University, the largest residential university in Asia, a center of Sanskrit, Indian art, culture, and music.
Later, proceed to Sarnath, located eight km from Varanasi. It is famous as the place where the Buddha first preached his message after attaining nirvana. Visit the Dhamek Stupa… it marks the spot where the Buddha proclaimed his faith in front of his first five followers. The earliest and most important relic is found here is the Ashoka pillar, erected in 250 BC. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 10 Varanasi-Delhi
After breakfast in time transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi. Arrive Delhi airport, where you will be met assisted & transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 11 Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for return flight back home.
Monuments closed on:
Delhi – Red Fort on Monday
Agra - Taj Mahal on every Friday
Varanasi – Sarnath Museum on every Friday
Air tickets & Train Tickets are subject to availability.
All Temples and monuments will be closed on 25 March’16 (Holi Celebration day)
Jaipur – Elephant ride at Amber Fort will not be operational during Eid /Navrataras Festivals
Your Hotels —
Our members will stay in the below hotels (or similar) on a bed and breakfast basis.
Just for you: 10% discount on food & drinks, laundry & massage at Radisson Varanasi.
Delhi, 2 nights - Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar - Superior Room
This hotel is in an ideal location for sightseeing offering easy access to the commercial hub of Noida as well as key metro stations and the Taj Expressway.
Guests can unwind in the well-appointed 160 spacious rooms. Enjoy delicious all-day dining at Infinity and savour delectable Italian, Continental and specialty Indian cuisine.
Sip an aromatic blended coffee or a contemporary cocktail made by the expert bar team at Lobby Lounge. For the ultimate indulgence guest can experience a pampering treatment at the Eros Spa.
Jaipur, 2 nights - Hilton Hotel - Guest Room
Minutes from many city highlights, this stylish Hilton offers contemporary Indian dining and a chic bar, 24-hour fitness center, spa and salon and an outdoor pool. Enjoy views of the Aravalli range or city skyline from your guest room.
Agra, 2 night - Double Tree By Hilton - Guest Room
Located in the heart of Agra city center, this DoubleTree hotel is one of the few hotels in Agra offering views of this legendary monument located only two kilometers from the hotel.
The hotel offers breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal from the pool area, and convenient access to Agra attractions such as the Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb and Sadar Bazaar.
Enjoy fine dining at this hotel in Agra with four stylish food and beverage outlets offering cuisines from around the globe. In the evening, enjoy live music and cultural performances in our inviting courtyard. After a busy day, indulge in a treatment in the luxurious spa.
Khajuraho, 1 night - Radisson Blu- Superior Room
Treat yourself to a relaxing escape at the Radisson Khajuraho, a five-star hotel offering 86 deluxe guest rooms and four spacious suites, plus a variety of outstanding amenities. The Radisson is ideally located just minutes from the airport, the railway station, the marketplace and the UNESCO World Heritage temple complex.
During your stay in Khajuraho, take advantage of the hotel's numerous conveniences, including an outdoor pool, high-speed Internet access, a multi-cuisine restaurant and a full-service bar. The hotel also has an excellent spa.
Varanasi, 2 nights - Radisson Blu- Superior Room
The Radisson Varanasi, boasts 116 spacious hotel rooms, modern architecture and great amenities like high-speed Internet access, multiple dining outlets and an on-site spa.
The Radisson provides easy access to top attractions like Kashi Vishwanath, Ganga Ghats and many other temples. During your stay, be sure to take advantage of a fitness centre, an open air pool, and an on-site restaurant with a lounge.
Delhi, 1 night - Crowne Plaza Mayur Vihar - Superior Room
Your Journey —
Qatar Airways Bookings: Economy Class bookings will receive £50 Voyage Privé member credit per person, Business Class bookings will receive £100 Voyage Privé member credit per person*
You may choose from economy or business class flights.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers are included as per the above itinerary.
Qatar Airways —
Welcome to a heritage of hospitality when you fly with Qatar Airways, voted the World's Best Airline by passengers at the 2015 Skytrax Awards. Join the expert cabin crew onboard one of the world’s youngest fleets, and discover what an award-winning airline with an ever-expanding global network has to offer.
Qatar Airways connects you to more than 140 destinations worldwide via its state-of-the-art home, Doha’s Hamad International Airport. All passengers experience Qatar's signature 5-star hospitality whether travelling Economy or Business Class.
Qatar Airways Economy passengers experience one of the widest and spacious seats onboard one of the youngest fleets. Settle into your own personal space with plenty of room to eat, sleep and stretch out. Fresh pillows, blankets, hot towels and toiletry pouches are also available to make your stay even more memorable.
Business Class passengers can catch some sleep or make productive use of your time with a large work surface. Your seat also features ample stowage options, a vast selection of in-flight entertainment on a generous 17" TV screen and a contemporary setting for 5-star cuisine.
*Credit will be funded to your Voyage Privé account after booking. For use against future bookings only.