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Golden India

Explore mystical India on our 10 day trip around the Golden Triangle including Agra and the mighty Taj Mahal, Bharatpur and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur.

10 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,690
  • 2017/2018 Delhi > Delhi

    The essence of the famous golden triangle

    Celebrate the rich history, culture and landscapes synonymous with this diverse and fascinating region with the perfect introduction to the wonders of North India.

    Your spirit will soar as you’ll explore Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India before winding your way through Delhi’s oldest streets in a rickshaw to enjoy lunch with a family in a traditional haveli. Journey to Agra to experience the incredible sensation of sunrise over the mighty Taj Mahal. In the evening relax with sundowner drinks overlooking the Taj from your hotel. Travel to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur where a host of treasures await, including the magnificent World Heritage-listed observatory of Jantar Mantar and Palace of the Winds. The epitome of Raj indulgence and luxury is waiting for you when you enjoy refreshments in the personal quarters of the Maharaja of Jaipur in his palace in an area not open to the public. This 10 day journey is a perfect introduction to this fascinating country as a standalone or as a combination for further exploration in the South of India.

    Tour Code:

    INDG

    Duration:

    10 Days

    Departure City:

    Delhi

    Return City:

    Delhi

  • 10 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Delhi
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      We welcome you to North India with a traditional floral garland and red tikka before arriving at your grand colonial Special Stay for the next three nights in Delhi.

    • Day 2 - Delhi
      Highlights:
      Rickshaw ride Spice Market

      Explore Old Delhi and India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Dazzle your senses on a rickshaw ride through Asia’s largest wholesale spice bazaar before undertaking a heritage walk through Delhi’s oldest streets, finishing with a traditional lunch in a haveli with a local family. Later visit the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, Humayan’s Tomb. Enjoy dinner tonight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Delhi
      Highlights:
      Freechoice, Freechoice Dining
      Freechoice

      Learn about the differences between three of India’s main religions or explore the National Museum and learn all about Gandhi. Alternatively visit the Qutub Minar, Lodi Gardens and Dilli Haat.

      FreechoiceDining

      Partake in a cooking demonstration and dinner at Marwah’s at Hauz Khas. Alternatively, try San Gimignano Italian restaurant or the Veda Restaurant, an elegant contemporary restaurant in the centre of Delhi, serving modern Indian cuisine at Connaught Place.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Delhi > Agra
      Highlights:
      Sundowners, Freechoice Dining

      Drive past the India Gate and Presidential Avenue before continuing to Agra, stopping en-route at the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah, known as the Baby Taj. In Agra thrill at the location of your luxurious Special Stay hotel, only 600 metres from the magnificent Taj Mahal.

      Sundowners

      This evening gather for an evening drink with canapés to overlook and appreciate the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal from the close proximity of your hotel.

      FreechoiceDining

      Choose from Esphahan, which specialises in thali, or the buffet at the Bellevue. Alternatively try the Peshawari restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Agra
      Highlights:
      Taj Mahal & Agra Fort

      Savour a moment you will not forget with your sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal with its shimmering marble domes and towers reflecting in the landscaped pools. Inlaid with black marble and semi-precious stones, this architectural marvel, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz, takes on different colours throughout the day. Later discover the World Heritage-listed Agra Fort.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Agra > Jaipur
      Highlights:
      Fatehpur Sikri

      Explore the World Heritage-listed site of the deserted Mughal capital city of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue to navigate along back roads and tiny villages to Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’ and the capital of Rajasthan. Afterwards check into your regal hotel for a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Jaipur
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Elephant safari

      Revel in your visit to the striking 17th century hilltop Amber Fort. Explore the Maharajah’s apartments, the many palaces with interiors richly decorated with exquisite paintings and intricate carvings and soak in the views of the massive ramparts surrounding the complex.

      Enrich

      Experience an elephant safari through the bush surrounding Jaipur, seeing ancient monuments and wildlife before enjoying an authentic Indian BBQ dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Jaipur
      Highlights:
      Enrich - morning tea at Royal Residence

      Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Book a hot air balloon flight over Jaipur. Additional expense, must be pre-booked to guarantee availability.

      Visit the City Palace, a superb blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, which has been home to the rulers of Jaipur. Marvel at the magnificent Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 18th century where the remarkable astronomical devices are still used today.

      Enrich

      Savour the opportunity of a lifetime by taking refreshments inside the residence of the Royal Family of Jaipur, an area not normally accessible to other tourists. Overlook the Nahargarh Fort, Old City and Palace gardens whilst savouring your sweets.

      Discover the magnificent Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its honeycombed sandstone windows where the ladies of the royal household would watch everyday life. Undertake a rickshaw ride into small chowkris of the city before returning to your hotel.

      Sundowners

      This evening enjoy a guided heritage tour of Rambagh Palace learning all about it history with a glass of champagne in hand.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Jaipur > Delhi (Gurgaon)
      Highlights:
      Bollywood stage show

      Journey to Gurgaon to see Indian cinema come alive at the ‘Kingdom of Dreams’ Bollywood stage show, a vibrant spectacle of colour, music and dance. Check into your hotel with its landscaped gardens and reflection pools. Tonight enjoy a truly gourmet farewell dining experience of Indian cuisine from the coastal regions of India.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Delhi (Gurgaon)

      Depart with many wonderful memories your time in India.

      Meals included: Breakfast