Golden Triangle, India
Golden Triangle, India
Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan state in western India. Jaipur City, also known as the ‘Pink City’ houses the Chandra Mahal palace, now part museum and a royal residence. Once the stronghold of a clan of rulers, Jaipur city was surrounded by three hill forts. Amer Fort, outside Jaipur with a series of gates overlooks Maota Lake. Jaigarh Fort, on the Aravalli range, overlooks the Amber Fort. And Nahargarh Fort, stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills. Jaipur is also known for its gems and miniature paintings.
This experiential tour of India, features India’s most enchanting destinations: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur. Old Delh has its historical sites of Qutab Minar, world’s tallest minaret, Lodi Gardens, and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. New Delhi boasts of Parliament and President’s House. In Agra, experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Taj Mahal. Jaipur, has the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas, with its forts and palaces. Udaipur, set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills and surrounded by three lakes, is India’s most romantic city.
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And, visit its most enchanting destinations: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Begin in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. With your private guide, explore the historical sites of Old Delhi including Qutab Minar, world’s tallest minaret and a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture; Humayun’s tomb, Lodi Gardens, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
New Delhi in comparison has an imprint of the British architect Edwin Lutyens. Most notably, his shiny examples are the Parliament and the President’s House.
Transfer to Agra, and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Taj Mahal. Built by a Moghul emperor in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal it is often referred to as a poem in white marble. Tour the splendid Agra fort, built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens.
Continue to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s great “Pink City,” visiting the centuries-old ruins at Fatehpur Sikri en route. See the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas hill forts, palaces, an observatory, temples and havelis (courtyard mansions), surrounded by stark desert.
Take an elephant ride to the 16th century Amber Fort. Browse bazaars selling textiles, leatherwork, perfume, jewellery and Jaipur’s traditional blue pottery. Explore medieval backstreets and marvel at the luminous saris of indigenous tribal women.
Spend three nights in Udaipur, India’s most romantic city and serene city. Set in the scenic valley of Aravalli hills and surrounded by three lakes, it has its share of palaces including the City Palace, one of the largest palace complexes in Rajasthan. Cruise Lake Pichola and walk through picturesque backstreets, taking in views of local villages and the surrounding hills and lakes.
One day, enjoy an excursion to the gorgeous, fresco-covered Juna Mahal palace, or to the spectacular Jain temples of Ranakpur. Return to Delhi for overnight and connect with your onward flight.
India Experience This tour features three of India’s most enchanting destinations: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
(9 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Udaipur
Day 1 – Arrive
Delhi Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights.
Day 2 – Tour
Delhi Full-day private tour of Old & New Delhi.
Day 3 – Transfer & Tour
Agra Transfer to Agra for overnight.
Afternoon private tour of Agra and Taj Mahal.
Day 4 – Transfer & Tour
Jaipur Private transfer to Jaipur for 2 nights.
Tour Fatehpur Sikri en route, if desired. Afternoon private tour of Jaipur.
Day 5 – Tour
Jaipur Private tour of Jaipur, including local markets, elephant ride and shopping.
Day 6 – Transfer & Tour
Udaipur Private transfer to Udaipur for 3 nights, with touring en route.
Day 7 – Tour
Udaipur Private city tour, including boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Day 8 – Tour
Udaipur Continue private city touring.
Day 9 – Depart
Delhi Private transfer and flight to Delhi.
Afternoon with guide and driver at disposal before evening transfer to airport.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
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Getting There All major international airlines fly to India’s main airports: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Airports tend to be on the outskirts of cities. Pre-paid taxi services and auto-rickshaws are stationed outside the terminus to get you into the city.
When to go The best time to travel to India is between September and March. This is a high season and it is advisable to book your holiday well in advance. Summer starts in April and by June, it becomes very hot. By July there is the south-west monsoon, which brings heavy rains to the west coast. September is a generally a clear month though later, between October and December there may be a reverse pattern called the north-east monsoon that appears in the Bay of Bengal, bringing rains to the east coast. The best time for trekking in the Indian Himalaya is between April and November but it varies from region to region and the altitude you are planning to reach.
Passport/Visa Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through Indian territories. The most common is a single entry 30-day visa. Multiple entry, 60-day and 90-day visas are also available. Passports must have a minimum of six months validity. Enquiries should be directed to the nearest Indian High Commission, embassy or consulate.
All visa applications in UK should be filled online at http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk. Cost of six months tourist visa for UK nationals including handling charges is £92.20.