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- A once in a lifetime 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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Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
For any additional information on this offer or assistance in making your reservation please call one of our dedicated team on 0844 8262098 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: Full day city tour of Old and New 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, 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. 3 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 en route 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 and more. 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. 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. You'll also visit Jai Singh's Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time, and tracking stars in their orbits. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 06 Jaipur – Ranthambore (146 km/approx. 3 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambore. Enjoy, full day leisure at the hotel. Overnight stay in Ranthambore.
Enjoy an exciting shared jungle safari in the morning and afternoon, evening at leisure.
Day 08 Ranthambore
Enjoy an exciting shared jungle safari in the morning and afternoon, evening at leisure.
Day 09 Ranthambore to Delhi
Catch a train to Delhi in the morning, transfer to hotel and enjoy a day of leisure.
Day 10 Delhi to Goa
Transfer to Delhi airport to catch your flight to Goa, upon arrival in Goa proceed to your beach hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 11 Goa
Day of leisure at hotel.
Day 12 Half day tour of Goa
Visit 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. 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. 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 your 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. You'll also take a guided walk with an expert through the spicy world of black pepper, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, nutmeg etc.
Day 13 Goa
Day of leisure at hotel.
Day 14 Goa to Mumbai
Transfer to Goa airport for flight to Mumbai, arrive in Mumbai and receive transfer to hotel, rest of day at leisure. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 15 Mumbai
Transfer to airport for flight back to UK.
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Your Hotels —
This offer is based on stays in the following hotels on a bed and breakfast basis. Please note: hotel stays will be at the following or of similar quality.
Standing tall in the heart of the business and commercial district of Connaught Place, The Lalit New Delhi is one of the finest luxury hotels in the city. The hotel is located just minutes away from the government offices, cultural centres and international trade fair grounds. Surrounded by upscale shopping centres, heritage monuments and neighbourhoods buzzing with cafés and bazaars, this five-star hotel offers the perfect gateway to India’s vibrant capital.
Seven distinctive dining options, the super-luxe nightclub Kitty Su - the only award-winning night club from India to feature in DJ Mag's top 100 clubs of the world, the award-winning Rejuve – The Spa, and sophisticated event venues ensure that every expectation is surpassed. Amidst the urban bustle of India’s capital, The Lalit New Delhi is the destination to relax, unwind and discover the city at your own pace.
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. Whether you stay in a garden view or city view room, 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. Upgrade to a suite for an additional living room with a dining area.
Enjoy fine dining at this hotel in Agra with four stylish food and beverage outlets offering cuisines from around the globe. Savor selections in the Indian specialty restaurant, or refresh with a cool drink in the poolside lounge. In the evening, enjoy live music and cultural performances in our inviting courtyard. Energize in the 24-hour fitness center or swim in the sparkling outdoor pool. After a busy day, indulge in a treatment in the luxurious spa.
Situated just five minutes from India’s most fascinating National Park, Ranthambhore Regency is a gorgeous family operated jungle resort. Priding itself in its popularity for presenting the best of both worlds – genteel, comfortable hospitality amidst complete wilderness, this hotel offers the perfect Ranthambhore experience for keen travellers. Aiming at providing guests with a friendly and serene atmosphere while being personally looked after. A grand total of 73 completely air-conditioned rooms overlook either our verdant garden or the spectacular poolside and each is decorated with modern comforts while keeping the native surrounds and environmental friendliness in mind.
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.
Waterstones Hotel prides itself in providing a deeply personalized experience to its guests. Whether your taste is hip, contemporary, classic country or rustic chic, you'll find what you are looking for in the nature-inspired themed rooms and wide array of restaurants and bars. The adjoining Waterstones Club with its extensive range of sports, fitness, entertainment and spa services ensures that your stay is like none other.
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.
Please note: A visa is required for entry into India. The FCO advise:
Your passport must be machine readable, with 2 blank pages for your visa and valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of your visa application.
Please note, it is our members responsibility to check visa requirements and suitability, and to ensure that they have enough time to apply for a visa before they make their reservation, as once booked, standard terms and conditions apply.
You can find further information about how to apply on the Indian High Commission website, including processing costs and time frame.