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Golden India

On this 14 day luxury roundrip tour from Delhi, visit Varanasi and float down the Ganges River, whilst in Agra experience sunrise over the Taj Mahal.

14 Day
From (AUD)
$ 12,990
  • 2019/2020 Delhi > Delhi

    The essence of the golden triangle

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

    Explore Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India before winding your way through Delhi’s oldest streets in a rickshaw and enjoying lunch with a family in a traditional haveli. Journey to Varanasi and float down the Ganges River before marvelling at the workmanship of the Khajuraho Temples. In Agra, experience sunrise over the mighty Taj Mahal whilst in the evening relax with sundowner drinks overlooking this monument to love. Spend two nights at the Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore National Park, searching for the elusive Bengal tiger before travelling to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur where a host of treasures await, including the magnificent World Heritage-listed observatory of Jantar Mantar and the Palace of the Winds.

    Tour Code:

    INDG

    Duration:

    14 Days

    Departure City:

    Delhi

    Return City:

    Delhi

  • 14 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Delhi
      Highlights:
      Welcome

      Be welcomed to North India with a traditional floral garland and red tikka before arriving at your hotel in Delhi for the next two nights.

    • 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 and Delhi’s oldest streets, finishing with a traditional lunch in Dharmpura haveli. Later, visit the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, Humayan’s Tomb and drive past the India Gate and Presidential Avenue. Tonight, enjoy your special welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Delhi > Varanasi
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich - Ganges cruise

      Fly to India’s holiest Hindu city, Varanasi for a two night stay.

      Enrich

      Enjoy a rickshaw ride to the banks of the Ganges River. Cruise the holy river at dusk whilst listening to the sounds of traditional Indian music. Release sacred offerings into the river and witness the magical ceremony of the evening Aarti.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Varanasi
      Highlights:
      Sarnath

      As the sun begins to rise, drift slowly down the Ganges River and watch the many ghats come to life. Afterwards, take a stroll along the ghats and laneways of the Old City. This afternoon, journey to Sarnath and spend time at one of Buddhism’s most important sites, Deer Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 5 - Varanasi > Khajuraho
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Take a yoga lesson or visit a Shiva Temple to experience Rudrabhishek, a ritual to appease the God Shiva.

      Fly to Khajuraho, famous for its magnificent World Heritage-listed temple architecture. Enjoy your two night stay at your hotel overlooking the iconic temples.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Khajuraho
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice, Khajuraho temples

      Be inspired as you explore exquisitely sculpted sandstone temples built between the 9th and 10th centuries by the Chandela Dynasty. Marvel at scenes depicting gods and goddesses, beast and warriors, dancers and musicians and the exotic Karma Sutra carvings for which these Khajuraho temples are most famous.

      Freechoice

      Watch a sound and light show at the temples or a traditional folk dance performance.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Khajuraho > Orchha > Jhansi > Agra
      Highlights:
      Historical Orchha

      Drive to Orchha and enjoy a walking tour of the old town. Continue to Jhansi and board a train to Agra, arriving in the early evening at your luxurious Special Stay hotel, located only 600 metres from the magnificent Taj Mahal.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 8 - Agra
      Highlights:
      Taj Mahal & Agra Fort, Scenic Sundowners, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise with its shimmering marble domes and towers reflected in the landscaped pools. Later, discover the World Heritage-listed Mughal Red Fort of Agra built in the 16th century. Enjoy a light lunch at Sheroes Hangout, a café which supports victims of domestic violence.

      Sundowners

      Gather for evening drinks to overlook and appreciate the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal from the close proximity of your hotel.

      Freechoice Dining

      Choose Asian cuisine at C’est Chine, or a north Indian BBQ. Alternatively, enjoy the buffet at Bellevue at your hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Agra > Ranthambore National Park
      Highlights:
      Fatehpur Sikri

      Explore the World Heritage-listed site of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Bharatpur. Board a train to travel to Ranthambore National Park and settle into your luxury tent for a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Ranthambore National Park
      Highlights:
      Game drives with Naturalist

      Accompanied by an expert wildlife naturalist, search for the elusive Bengal Tiger during your private morning and afternoon game drives.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Ranthambore National Park > Jaipur
      Highlights:
      Castle Kanota

      Drive to the Pink City, visiting Abhaneri village and its 1,000-year-old step well en route. Afterwards stop for lunch at the Castle Kanota, the setting for the Viceroy Club in the film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Stay at your regal hotel in Jaipur for three nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 12 - Jaipur
      Highlights:
      Royal Palace, Scenic Freechoice Dining

      Visit the City Palace, home to the rulers of Jaipur. Marvel at the magnificent Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 18th century. Discover the magnificent Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its honeycombed sandstone windows. Take a rickshaw ride into small chowkris of the city before returning to your hotel.

      Freechoice Dining

      Learn about traditional Indian cooking with the Ikaki Niwas family or savour the views from high up in Amer Fort whilst dining at 1136 Restaurant. Alternatively, dine in house at the Giardino Italian restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Jaipur
      Highlights:
      Amer Fort

      Begin the day exploring the striking hilltop Amer Fort. Enjoy your farewell dinner at the restored Samode Haveli.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Jaipur > Delhi

      Bid farewell to India today as you fly to Delhi. Please book onward flights after 9.00pm.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    5-star luxury inclusions
    • The intimacy of small group touring with a maximum of 24 guests
    • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
    • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
    • Your choice of 10 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
    • 2 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • 32 meals – 13 breakfasts (B), 11 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)
    • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local guides
    • All internal flights
    • Return airport transfers
    • All tipping and gratuities