Heart and Soul of India - The Golden Triangle & Beyond
DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival stay at The Taj Mahal Hotel for 3 nights. Afternoon
meet fellow travellers and explore New Delhi, followed by a festive
DAY 2: DELHI
Morning sightseeing of Old Delhi and rickshaw ride. Afternoon at
leisure with car and driver at disposal.
DAY 3: DELHI - VARANASI
Today fly to one of India's oldest and holiest cities. Afternoon
excursion to Sarnath, where Gautama Buddha preached his first
sermon. Evening boat ride to witness the Aarti Ceremony. Overnight
stay at The Gateway Hotel Ganges.
DAY 4: VARANASI - MUMBAI
Return to the ghats for a sunrise cruise on the River Ganges.
Afternoon flight arrives Mumbai for a 2 night stay at The Taj Mahal
DAY 5: MUMBAI
Morning explore the sights of India's commercial capital which
is hugely spread out and is replete with Victorian architecture.
Remainder of the day at leisure.
DAY 6: MUMBAI - UDAIPUR
An early morning flight to Udaipur and a 2 nights stay at the
'floating' Taj Lake Palace Hotel. Afternoon tour of the city and
DAY 7: UDAIPUR - RANAKPUR -
Full day excursion to the exceptional Jain Temples at Ranakpur.
Lunch will be at the Mana Hotel.
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DAY 8: UDAIPUR - JAIPUR
Morning drive to Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. Stay 2 nights at
Taj Rambagh Palace. Remainder of the day at leisure.
DAY 9: JAIPUR
Morning drive past the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and
continue to Amber Fort. Ascend to this hilltop fort by elephant
back. After lunch explore the City Palace and Jantar Mantar
DAY 10: JAIPUR - AGRA
Morning drive to Agra via one of India's most glorious sites -
the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Agra, stay 1
night at the The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road. Sunset visit to the
enchanting Taj Mahal monument. Enjoy evening cocktails and a
festive farewell dinner with fellow travellers.
DAY 11: AGRA - DELHI
Return to The Taj Mahal at sunrise and then visit Agra Fort.
Continue by road to Delhi to stay at The Taj Palace Hotel.
DAY 12: DEPART DELHI
Early morning departure for onward destination.
*Ask us about our special departure featuring the spectacular
Pushkar Camel Fair.