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Golden Triangle & Goa

14 Days  |  Delhi to Goa  |  from USD $3,049  |   Guaranteed Departure 

The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's famous Golden Triangle, this tour concludes in the tropical climes of Goa. Sun, sea, sand and plenty of famed Goan cuisine! You can also try your hand at cooking up a curry or two!

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Day 1

Saturday. Upon arrival into Delhi, you'll be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or independently explore this bustling capital.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, taking in the Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque and Raj Ghat - the site of Gandhi’s cremation in Old Delhi, and the Rajpath and India Gate in New Delhi. Tonight, we enjoy a group Namaste Dinner at a restaurant specialising in classic Indian cuisine.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Delhi - Agra. Departing Delhi, we make our way to Agra, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal empire. Our first stop here is the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls. Later we travel on to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by the order of Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in affectionate memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, the Taj Mahal is perhaps one of the most extravagant monuments to love ever built and has no peers
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Agra - Jaipur. En route to Jaipur we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has been deserted for over four centuries after it was allegedly abandoned due to a lack of water Thanks to the very durable red sandstone from which it was built, Fatehpur Sikri still remains well-preserved and is a fascinating place to explore. Later we drive to Jaipur, the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Very early this morning there is the opportunity to sail over the lofy hilltop forts and regal palaces of Jaipur in a hot air balloon, on our Balloon Over Jaipur Bolt-on. We then travel beyond Jaipur to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort where we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior and grounds. Reaching the fort is an experience in itself, as we ride up the road in princely style aboard Indian elephants - subject to regulations and availability. Later we visit a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing before touring the City Palace and Jantar Mantar - an old yet cleverly designed space observatory.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Jaipur - Alsisar. Today we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region, which lies in a triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur and Bikaner. The small towns in this region were once important trading posts, and today their legacy is carried on through the beautiful painted havelis that were constructed by wealthy merchants here in the 18th and 19th centuries. Later we enjoy a walk through a local village and time to relax.
Overnight: Alsisar  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

Alsisar - Delhi. This morning we make a quick visit to the children and teachers at a local school in Alsisar where we operate our ‘Change for Children’ programme, before returning to Delhi. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is free for you to further explore the city. Opt for a meal in the heart of the city or simply relax and chat with group members at the hotel.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Delhi - Goa. After hotel check-out transfer to the airport for your included flight to Goa. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to your accommodation in Goa.
Overnight: Goa  |  Breakfast

Days 9-13

The next five days are free for you to enjoy Goa your own way. Thanks to its picturesque location on the Mandovi River, palm-fringed beaches, warm waters and relaxed atmosphere, Goa is one of India’s prime holiday destinations. The local cuisine is delectable and the state’s Portuguese heritage is still evident in its fine colonial architecture, plazas and cathedrals, making it a fascinating place to explore. A fun way of getting around Goa is by renting a bike or scooter. These are easily available, but you must hold an International Drivers License and be able to provide your passport details.

Although best known for its gorgeous stretches of beach, Goa offers many other attractions such as the Portuguese Catholic Church of Old Goa, St. Anne’s Church and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The surrounding countryside is dotted with luxurious old estates built by wealthy Indians, including the Braganza Palace, which is open to the public.

Why not try your hand at cooking while in Goa? Bolt-on a cooking course in a relaxed atmosphere at our custom–built kitchen, where our expert chefs will teach you Indian culinary skills in a small hands-on group course. Chose from either a 1 day bolt-on with a cooking session; a 3-day bolt-on with two cooking sessions and a market trip; or the 5 day bolt-on with three cooking sessions, a market trip and a spice market trip.
Overnight: Goa  |  Breakfast x 5

Day 14

Friday. Tour arrangements end after breakfast, with hotel check-out and an onward departure transfer to the airport. Unless, of course, you’ve booked another week in the sun!
Breakfast

Bhaji on the beach

Try your hand at cooking up a curry or two in palm fringed Goa, with a 1, 3 or 5 day cooking course, designed especially for the enthusiastic home cook! Let the tropical sun and our expert cooks ensure you return home tanned and talented! Classes are in the morning, culminating with lunch, leaving the afternoons free for you to explore Goa.
See our bolt-on page or contact us for further details

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Almondz Hotel, Delhi
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The modern and smart Almondz Hotel offers guests good sized well appointed rooms which all come with complimentary Wi-Fi. The in-house restaurant is highly recommended providing diners with delicious food and a friendly service. Please note that the majority of hotel rooms do not have windows.

Utkarsh Vilas, Agra
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Utkarsh Vilas is a simple, comfortable hotel with large rooms.

Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

The beautiful heritage style Mandawa Haveli is a fine example of typical Rajasthan architecture - set in terraced gardens with pretty courtyards. All rooms are well appointed with intricately carved wooden beds and king-size royal portraits. An evening spent enjoying a lavish Rajasthani dinner in front of a traditional folk dance is highly recommended. Well located in the heart of Jaipur city on Sansar Chandra Road, just a few minute’s drive from the Palace of the Winds.

Indra Vilas, Alsisar
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Indra Vilas is a beautiful haveli with spacious rooms and set in 10 acres of land.

Sonesta Inns, Goa
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Sonesta Inns is tastefully arranged around a vast central pool area, a gently shelving expanse of sand and garden runs from the grounds to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea.

Trip Highlights

Old and New Delhi - The magnificent Red Fort, India's largest mosque Jama Masjid, and Gandhi's crematorium Raj Ghat
The Pink City of Jaipur - The lofty Amber Fort, regal City Palace and ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar
Fatehpur Sikri - An ancient abandoned Mughal city
Agra - The beautiful Agra Fort and the Mughal mausoleum known as Baby Taj
The spectacular Taj Mahal - India's most famous monument
An exotic elephant ride into Jaipur's Amber Fort
India's rural Shekhawati region famed for its beautiful Rajasthani architecture and classic havelis
Tropical Goa - Beautiful palm-fringed beaches and colonial architecture

Included

13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Elephant ride to Amber Fort - Jaipur
Touring of Delhi, Agra ,Jaipur and Alsisar
Specialist local guides at some sights
English speaking Indian tour leader (for groups of 6 or more and not including time in Goa)
7 nights - 3-4 star and heritage hotels and 6 nights - 3 star hotel in Goa (hotel upgrade available in Delhi)
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 14
Economy class flight: Delhi - Goa and all relevant transfers
All relevant transfers and transportation

Not Included

International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: $65-70 USD
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 7 USD per day per traveller. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: $20-30 USD

Overall I was very happy with the whole holiday. India and the Indian people were fascinating. I found Indian people very friendly, happy and good to be with. This was one of the best holidays ever had and I have travelled extensively. I looked forward to each day with excitement. Thank you very much.

Peter Bullett

The tour guide Joe was extremely nice and very informative. He has a great sense of humour and appeals to all nationalities. Joe ensured our satisfaction at all times and I felt very well looked after in his presence. In terms of the tour,I learnt a lot about India both through the visits and also through Joe's honesty about his personal experiences. Thank you OTG Well Done!!!!

Ann Doyle

A thoroughly enjoyable tour that we will remember forever. Our tour guide was outstanding. He is a real asset to on the go. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Daphne James

Very well organized and arranged. Yusuf is an excellent guide and looked after us all brilliantly :)

Victoria Wolny

Great way to experience India, we saw and did such a lot. Definitely would choose to do a tour rather than backpack as it's so much easier! Loved the relaxing time in Goa at the end, this is certainly a country I want to see more of. Thanks On the Go for a great holiday!

Isla Kempthorne

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who would like their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations!
Diwali Departure
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
2015
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2016
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Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $700
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Pre-Tour accommodation - Delhi
USD $109
USD $80

This tour is also available on a private basis.

SPECIAL DEPARTURE: 07 NOVEMBER 2015 tour includes special DIWALI arrangements. On this tour we celebrate Diwali in Jaipur at the Birla Temple. See the Trip Notes for details. A small supplement has been added to our tour price for this departure.

Tour Details
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Goa
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 13, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Tour Bolt-ons
Enhance your trip with these amazing added extras and bolt-ons
Shimla Calling
USD $529 / 4 days
Golden Amritsar
USD $719 / 3 days
Learn to Cook Indian
USD $799 / 5 Days

Overall I was very happy with the whole holiday. India and the Indian people were fascinating. I found Indian people very friendly, happy and good to be with. This was one of the best holidays ever had and I have travelled extensively. I looked forward to each day with excitement. Thank you very much.

Peter Bullett
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