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Essential India - The Golden Triangle & Beyond

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[ 10 days / 09 nights ]

Guide Price

£2,795pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes international flights on British Airways travelling in World Traveller (economy), accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

Guide Price

$4,540pp

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels and dates of travel. Price includes accommodation in a double/ twin room, breakfast, sightseeing, transfers, domestic flights and train, private guides and chauffeur driven car.

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Find the best of India

For the first time visitor to India or for those returning Indo-philes who have limited time available to them, this is the ideal Indian journey. Contrary to many other 'introductory' tours, this journey has the added highlight of a visit to one of India's most romantic cities - Udaipur, home to the glorious Taj Lake Palace Hotel. After this gentle start, travel to Rajasthan's bustling capital city of Jaipur before proceeding to Agra and Delhi. Replete with marvelous forts, palaces, markets, monuments redolent with history, this short itinerary offers a remarkable insight into the country.

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Essential India - The Golden Triangle and Beyond

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive India's capital city of Delhi. On arrival stay at The Imperial Hotel.

 

DAY 2: DELHI

After a leisurely start, explore the myriad sights of Old and New Delhi. The wide boulevards of Lutyens' New Delhi contrast dramatically with the narrow streets and scattered monuments that dominate Old Delhi.

 

DAY 3: DELHI - UDAIPUR

Morning flight to Udaipur and stay 2 nights at the stunning Taj Lake Palace Hotel. Afternoon tour of this beautiful lake city.

 

DAY 4: UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR - UDAIPUR

Full day excursion to the exceptional Jain Temples at Ranakpur. Lunch will be at the Mana Hotel and later return to Udaipur.

 

DAY 5: UDAIPUR - BIJAYNAGAR - JAIPUR

Morning drive to Jaipur with lunch stop at Bijay Niwas Palace Hotel in Bijaynagar.  On arrival in Jaipur enjoy a 2 nights stay at the Taj Rambagh Palace Hotel. 

 

DAY 6: JAIPUR

Morning drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and continue to Amber Fort. Ascend to this hilltop fort on elephant back. Return to the hotel for lunch. An afternoon exploring the 'Pink City', the bustling metropolis that is Rajasthan's capital, seeing the Observatory and the City Palace.

 

 

DAY 7: JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKIRI - AGRA

Morning drive to Agra via one of India's most glorious sites - the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Agra, stay 2 nights at The Oberoi Amarvilas.

 

DAY 8: AGRA

Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal which is strikingly beautiful at this hour. Continue with a full day exploring Agra, seeing Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-daulah.

 

DAY 9: AGRA -SIKANDRA - DELHI

Morning drive to Delhi via Akbar's imposing mausoleum at Sikandra. Room at disposal at The Trident, Gurgaon.

 

DAY 10: DEPART DELHI

Early morning departure for onward destination.

 

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