Trip Facts

Duration: 8 days
Group Size: 2 - 12

Description

This is a true introductory tour to India taking in three of the country's most popular sights, known as the Golden Triangle.

Start in the historic city of Delhi, with the tree-lined boulevards of Lutyen’s New Delhi and the hustle and bustle of the Old City. In Agra, admire one of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal, and the equally interesting Agra Fort. Next the pink city of Jaipur awaits and invites you to visit its historic forts, sprawling palaces and colourful bazaars.

Day 1: On arrival in Delhi transfer to hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure, with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.
Day 2: Start the tour with a cycle rickshaw tour of Old Delhi in the morning. Visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and the Raj Ghat, a memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi. In the afternoon, visit the tomb of Humayun and the lofty Qutb Minar.
Day 3: Drive to Agra (4-5 hours). Visit the impressive AgraFort followed by a visit to the ornate tomb of Itamud-ud-Daula. Enjoy a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset to marvel at one of the World’s great monuments in a glow of pink and yellow hues.
Day 4: Drive to Jaipur (6-7 hours) with an en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri , the red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar that was abandoned after just 14 years. Closer to Jaipur, stop to see the impressive 9th Century Chand Baori step well at Abhaneri.
Day 5: Visit the 17th century hilltop Amber Fort, the sparkling Mirror Palace, the City Palace complex including its museum and the 18th century Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory and Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in Jaipur.
Day 6: Day at leisure.
Day 7: Drive to Delhi. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 8: Transfer to airport for journey back home.

Cost Includes: *An English speaking tour leader *Hotel/airport transfers *Good standard hotel accommodation in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on bed and breakfast basis *All road transport by private vehicles *Sightseeing where specified

Accommodation: Hotels

If wishing to travel at other times alternative itineraries are available.

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