We Love —
- A once in a lifetime private tour of this vast, varied and unforgettably beautiful country
- This fantastic offer takes you to epic ‘must-see’ sights, including the iconic Taj Mahal and The Amber Fort
- End with a relaxing break on the pristine beaches of Goa to wind down after your adventure
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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 Golden Triangle Tour will take you through the heart of India travelling to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, taking in sights such as the Taj Mahal and the bustling bazaars of Jaipur. This is one of the most exciting and rewarding travel destinations in the world, wherein you will visit colourful and vibrant cities, exquisite temples and superb scenery.
Your Itinerary —
Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and check-in at the 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 & 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. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day 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. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, 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. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 Delhi – Agra (210 kms/ approx. 4 hours)
On arrival in Agra, check-in at your hotel. Later proceed for City Tour of Agra. Visit the Agra Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Overnight stay in Agra.
After breakfast, drive towards Jaipur and 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. Further drive to Jaipur and check-in at designated hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 Jaipur
Proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’. The city of Jaipur is capital to the state of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. Jaipur owes its name to the founder of the city, warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II. Visit the Amber Fort. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on Elephant back. Prominent structures inside the fort are the Diwan-i-Aam, adorned with latticed galleries, the Ganesh Pol, with a beautiful painted image of Lord Ganesh, and the stunning Sheesh Mahal, a hall decorated with thousands of tiny mirrors. 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 was designed so the ladies of the palace could look out onto the streets unobserved. Later you will visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. The museums here showcase rare and ancient manuscripts, arms dating back to the 15th century, and costumes of erstwhile royalty. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time, and tracking stars in their orbits. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 06 Jaipur – Delhi (250 km/approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Enjoy, full day leisure at the hotel. Alternately, you can explore the local markets of Delhi. Overnight stay in Delhi.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport and board flight to Goa. Meet our representative upon arrival in Goa and check-in at the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure in hotel. Overnight stay in Goa.
Day 08 Day at Leisure
Leisure at the hotel. Alternatively, you may plan independent activities on your own. Overnight stay in Goa.
Breakfast at hotel. Then proceed to Old Goa which is called the Rome of the orient founded by Adil Shah in the first decade of the 16th century, later conquered by Alphonso de Albuquerque in 1510. Here one will visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus built in red stone in 3 architectural styles and houses the relics of St. Francis Xavier in a splendid mausoleum of marble and silver. Also visit the impressive se cathedral with its numerous chapels, which is the first religious monument erected to commemorate the victory of Alphonso de Albuquerque over Adil Shah.
Later proceed and stop at tropical spice plantation which will refresh our mind and soul. The property’s varied terrain, which includes both flat wetlands and hillsides, allows for the cultivation of a wide variety of plants and trees. We will take a guided walk with an expert through the spicy world of black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, nutmeg etc. Before enjoying a simple lunch in the natural surroundings.
Day 10 - 12 Day at Leisure
Leisure at the hotel in Goa. Alternatively, you may plan independent activities on your own.
Day 13 Departure from Goa
You will be transferred to Goa airport for return flight to home which will be at around 3am.
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Your Hotels —
This offer is based on standard room stays in the following hotels, meals as per itinerary. Please note: hotel stays will be at the following or of similar quality.
Built in 1903, Maidens Hotel showcases 19th century colonial charm and architecture. It has an outdoor pool, fitness centre and features a coffee shop which extends into a charming, open courtyard. Modern rooms include a flat-screen satellite TV. Air-conditioned rooms feature a minibar and free bottled water. Private bathroom includes a shower and free toiletries. A selection of Indian cuisine is served at The Curzon Room and The Garden Terrace. Cocktails and beverages can be ordered from The Cavalry Bar.
Located 0.9 miles from Taj Mahal, Trident Agra features an outdoor pool and 24-hour front desk. A business centre, restaurant and bar are available. Some rooms offer garden or pool views.
Trident Agra is 4.3 miles from Agra Fort and a 20-minute drive from Agra Cantonment Station. Kheria Airport is 6.8 miles away.
Air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a minibar, tea/coffee-making facilities and a personal safe. En suite bathrooms include a hairdryer. Each room has a seating area. There is a beauty salon for guests wishing to pamper themselves. Laundry and ironing services are offered. European, South East Asian and Indian cuisine is served in the restaurant, which also offers room service. Drinks are served in the bar.
Surrender to the charms of this beautiful city when you stay at Trident, Jaipur. Located en route to the famous Amber Fort, the hotel offers stunning views of the Mansagar lake and Jal Mahal. These vistas are best admired from the hotel's 132 rooms and suites. Tastefully appointed, the rooms are well-lit and airy and offer all the modern amenities such as a spacious wardrobe, an LCD television, a personal bar and high speed Internet access. An intimate 'jharokha', at the end of each room is perfect to take in the panoramic views of the lake or the landscaped gardens, with the Aravalli range forming a dramatic backdrop. The soothing views are perfectly complemented by a selection of dining options, wellness and recreation facilities.
Goa is a land of rich, mystical cultural heritage attracting people from almost every walk of life; the lone traveller to the luxury vacationer to the one on a business trip. With its sun-kissed white beaches, serene blue seas and the lush meandering streets, Goa thrives on the hearts it has stolen, bringing travelers back from time to time. The Zuri White Sands, Goa Resort & Casino is a reflection of everything Goa is, and more.
This award-winning, five-star beach resort, The Zuri White Sands in Goa sits on the most scenic, picturesque white-sands beach, Varca. Our 38 acres of paradise boasts of a meandering pool, a spectacular view of the sea from our Goan-style luxury rooms and everything from authentic Goan, European to Pan Asian cuisine. When in Goa, you won't miss our latest addition, Dunes, the only casino of its kind in Goa.
Your Journey —
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 throughout your tour.
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.
Seat types and features can vary depending on the aircraft operating on each route