Destination

Destination

India

Duration

7 Days

Price

From $1,398 pp

This introductory Travelous Golden Triangle tour delves deep into Indian culture - equipped with knowledgable private guides by your side! Begin with the bustling city of New Delhi. Hop on a pedicab and visit Chandi Chowk, where you will explore the spice markets, dazzling bazaars, vibrant temples and historical monuments await you at every corner. Visit the majestic Red Fort, and witness the heritage of India in all its facets, insights and beauty at the Swaminarayan Akshardham. Fly to the fascinating city of Jaipur. Visit the enchanting palaces and gardens of the romantic Amber Fort. See the royal family's former residence, the City Palace and its extraordinary museum. Continue to Agra where nature conspires with eternal love to showcase the wondrous architectural monument, the Taj Mahal. You will have ample time to admire the changing hues of the majestic building in the rising rays of the morning sun.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Delhi
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
The Claridges New Delhi - Claridges Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Delhi
  • Full Day Delhi Tour (Lunch Included)
The Claridges New Delhi - Claridges Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Delhi - Jaipur
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)
  • Flight: Delhi -Jaipur (50 mins)
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
  • Jaipur Afternoon City Tour
ITC Rajputana - Rajputana Chambers
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Jaipur
  • Amber Fort (Half-Day)
  • Jaipur Afternoon at Leisure
ITC Rajputana - Rajputana Chambers
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Jaipur
  • Elephant Sanctuary (Half-Day)
ITC Rajputana - Rajputana Chambers
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Agra
  • Jaipur - Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (6 hr)
Trident Agra - Suite
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Agra - Delhi
  • Sunrise Visit to Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Transfer: Agra - Delhi Airport (Depart)

Day 1
Delhi

Welcome to Delhi! Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our local Travelous, English-speaking representatives who will be holding a sign with your name printed on it. At your hotel, you will receive the traditional Indian welcome with your own garland of flowers and a red tika, placed on your forehead as a traditional sign of respect.

Delhi, India's capital and political hub is an ancient city that has something for everyone! Settled seven times over the centuries, this city has grown in a way that reflects its past, while retaining its cosmopolitan flavor. Delhi showcases unique architecture, profound religion, colorful shopping, vibrant culture; everything is available here and waiting to be discovered!

The Claridges - Claridges Room

Day 2
Delhi

Full Day - New & Old Delhi (Lunch Included)

Enjoy a full day guided tour of Old and New Delhi. Enjoy a ride on a pedicab while exploring the colorful lanes of Chandni Chowk, followed by a visit to the Jama Masid the Red Fort and Akshardham temple (both closed Mondays).

Lunch is planned at Chorbizarre restaurant in Bikaner house.

In the afternoon visit Humayun's Tomb, the Gandhi Museum and drive past the President's house, India Gate and government buildings.

The Claridges - Claridges Room

Day 3
Delhi - Jaipur

Your private driver and assistant will meet you at the hotel and take you to Delhi airport. The Assistant will help you with check in for the domestic flight. Note: Baggage allowance for domestic flights is 15-20 Kg per person.

Flight from Delhi to Jaipur. Duration is approximately 50 minutes.

Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking Assistant and driver from the Airport to your Hotel .

Enjoy an afternoon city tour with your private guide and driver. Together you will visit the City Palace and its Museum, the Jantar Mantar, an 18th century observatory, and the legendary Hawa Mahal, known as the Palace of the Winds.

End your day with a stroll through the markets in the Old city before returning to your hotel for overnight.

ITC Rajputana - Rajputana Chambers

Day 4
Jaipur

This morning, travel northeast of Jaipur to visit the formidable Amber Fortress in the company of your private guide and driver. More of a palace than a fortress, you will explore the opulent interior, reminiscent of its glory days when 16th century maharajas lived within this remarkable edifice.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the markets of Jaipur on your own. You will have a private vehicle and driver at your disposal to make the most of your stay.

ITC Rajputana - Rajputana Chambers

Day 5
Jaipur

This morning, enjoy a special visit to a wonderful Elephant Sanctuary, dedicated to the welfare of domesticated elephants. This family run sanctuary is devoted to raising awareness for Asian elephants. We recommend that you bring an extra pair of clothing with you, as you will have the opportunity to assist in the camp, including feeding and bathing the elephants.

ITC Rajputana - Rajputana Chambers

Day 6
Agra

Travel overland to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri on the way. Situated 20 miles from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was the former capital of the great Mughal ruler - Emperor Akbar. This magnificent fort palace had to be abandoned after just 15 years of occupation due to lack of potable water. The drive is about 6 Hours.

Trident Agra - Suite

Day 7
Agra - Delhi

Referred to as one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal in Agra is the epitome of India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty.

Though the Taj appears to be perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture. Admire the changing hues of the majestic building in the rising rays of the morning sun.

Following breakfast, continue with your private guide to the Great Fort of Agra, for an exploration of this remarkable example of Mughal architecture and the seat and stronghold of the Mughal Empire. Originally planned as an impregnable military structure, the Agra Fort has acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace complete with an imposing structure with walls of red sandstone, almost 3 kilometers (two miles) long. The eastern part of the fort is open to visitors and contains palaces, audience halls and mosques built by all the three emperors.

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver from Agra to Delhi Aiport, with full assistance at the Airport for your flight home (Duration is 3 hrs). Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in India again soon. Stay Travelous!

India is the world's seventh-largest country. It has more than one billion inhabitants that are divided into two thousand ethnic groups and speak over 200 different languages. Given its size and population, India has an endless variety of cultures, landscapes, monuments and places to explore. Be it the ancient ruins, fascinating religious structures, exotic cities or diverse topography, there is an vast collection of tourist attractions that will never cease to awe and fascinate the visitor.

The Claridges

Built in 1952, The Claridges New Delhi is an iconic hotel superbly located in at the heart of New Delhi"s eminent address - Lutyen"s Delhi and is a perfect blend of old world elegance and contemporary luxury, with the Capital"s bustling commercial and cultural centres just a few steps away.

Select Claridges rooms have a private balcony that overlooks either the pool or the well manicured lawns of the Claridges Garden. The room has well appointed furniture and is aesthetically decorated to create a space that is tranquil and pleasing. There is a large work desk and a spacious lounge area on offer for guests. The spacious bathroom is equipped with a range of premium amenities.Area: 350 sq. ft. (average room size, inclusive of balcony)

ITC Rajputana

Experience the finest luxury hotel in Jaipur - ITC Rajputana. ITC is proud to offer the best accommodations in the city with a host of comforts and services in settings that reflect the spirit of Rajasthan and its royalty. Just 15 kilometres from the airport and half a kilometre from the city centre, ITC's regal-influenced design and gardens echo the city"s history. Retreat to the 218 guest rooms and suites equipped with modern amenities.

Chambers reflects a blend of traditional and modern style. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities to cater families and individual.These rooms redefine the art of fine living, balancing comfort and luxurious accommodation perfectly.

Trident Agra

Located close to the Taj Mahal, Trident, Agra is one of the best hotels in the city. Beautifully landscaped gardens and water fountains welcome you to this charming hotel. Built in local red stone, reminiscent of the Mughal era, the hotel features 135 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, which overlook the central courtyard and gardens. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet.

The soothing views of our 5 star property are perfectly complemented by a selection of luxury restaurants, recreation and wellness facilities, accompanied by the warm service of the staff. Wake up to a sumptuous breakfast spread, before stepping out to explore the sights and discover the rich history of Agra.

Spread over 550 square feet, the newly renovated hotel suites at Trident, Agra feature an elegantly furnished bedroom and a living room, which are separated by sliding doors. The living room features an elegant dining area for 4 guests, making it perfect for an intimate evening of entertaining in privacy and style. Guests can also enjoy complimentary high speed Internet. The soothing views of the gardens are best enjoyed from the comfortable sofas that are upholstered in warm tones and natural textures by the picture-frame window. The remodelled ensuite bathrooms, featuring Italian Botticino marble, have a bathtub and a shower. They are fitted with hairdryers, backlit vanity and shaving mirrors, and offer soft, fluffy bathrobes and luxury bath amenities by Kama.

Terms and Conditions

 

 

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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