Taj Traveller - 8 days

FROM USD $1,449

Discover the spectacular sights of India's famed Golden Triangle including both old and new Delhi, the Pink City of Jaipur and Agra - home to the magnificent Taj Mahal as well as sampling traditional rural Indian life in the quaint village of Peharsar.

Day 1: Delhi
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
This morning, our welcome meeting takes place. We’ll then embark upon a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Tonight, we enjoy a Namaste Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight - Delhi (B, D)
Taj Traveller - 8 days Go Guide : :Check out the go guide for details of the tour, info on visas, climate, money, what to bring and more!
An elephant at the Amber Fort in Jaipur
Delhi - Jaipur. Today we drive to Jaipur. Affectionately known as the Pink City because Maharaja Ram Singh had all of the Old City painted a welcoming pink in 1876 to herald a visit by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), it is also the bustling capital of the state of Rajasthan. This afternoon we enjoy a tour of the City Palace and Jantar Mantar - an ancient yet cleverly designed space observatory. Watch out for snake charmers along the way. Overnight - Jaipur (B)
Colourful masks and religious icons are a common sight in India
Early-risers can opt for a morning hot air balloon ride over Jaipur, and sail over hilltop forts, regal palaces, sleepy villages, and stone carved temples. Then we travel beyond Jaipur to the stunning 16th century Amber Fort - a sprawling Rajput construction, perched on a hillside overlooks the dusty plains below. We’ll travel up to the palace in princely style, aboard Indian elephants (subject to regulations/availability as the elephants are limited to the number of trips that can make up the fort each day). Arriving at the top we'll tour the fort’s well-preserved interior and grounds. Before returning to Jaipur we stop at a cotton weaving house to see a demonstration of fabric dyeing and block printing. Overnight - Jaipur (B)
Indian children at a school in Perharsar
Day 5: Village life
Jaipur - Abhaneri - Bharatpur. Departing Jaipur we stop in the village of Abhaneri to see Chand Baori, which is the largest and deepest step well in the world. This incredible well has a staggering 3500 steps and is 13 stories deep. Then we gain an insight into local village life, visiting Adarsh Vidya Mandir local school (if open), where we operate our ‘Change for Children’ programme. After hotel check in at Bharatpur and time to freshen up we visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where we’ll enjoy a leisurely bicycle rickshaw ride through the park. Overnight - Bharatpur (B, D)
Day 6: Taj Mahal
Bharatpur - Agra. En route to Agra, we visit Fatehpur Sikri, former imperial capital of the great Mughal emperor Akbar. Built between 1569 and 1585, it has been deserted for more than four centuries, by all accounts abandoned in 1600 due to a meagre supply of water. In Agra, we visit the impressive Agra Fort before touring the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631, the Taj Mahal is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love and remains one of India’s most enduring symbols. Overnight - Agra (B)
A market stall in Jaipur
Agra - Delhi. After breakfast we return to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore the city. Overnight - Delhi (B)
Day 8: Delhi
Saturday. Our tour concludes after breakfast. Included departure transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Golden Triangle & Kerala Tour

Uncover the delights of India’s famed Golden Triangle - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, then head south to tropical Kerala. Visit historic Fort Kochi and the picturesque hill station of Munnar with its verdant tea plantations, relax in sleepy Kumarakom and spend a night aboard a house-boat, gliding along the palm fringed backwaters. Our Golden Triangle & Kerala tour includes the arrangements of our Taj Traveller tour coupled with a week of sightseeing and relaxing in captivating Kerala. For more info on this tour - click here!

Holi - Festival of Colour Departure - 02 March 2015

 

Combine a tour of the famous Golden Triangle with the exuberant festivities of Holi - India’s most dazzling and colourful celebration of local culture through its people, with folk dancers, melodious music, and exciting traditional competitions.

 

If travelling on our Taj Traveller tour departing Monday 02 March 2015 and ending Monday 09 March 2015, we will be taking part in Holi - the festival of colour celebrations in the rural village of Bharatpur. A small supplement has been added to our tour price for this departure. For more information on the events and our touring itinerary please see to our Taj Traveller tour Go Guide.

 

Solo Traveller Departure - 14 February 2015

 

If you are travelling to India on your own you may want to consider the special solo traveller departure of our Taj Traveller tour departing on 14 February 2015. Reserved for those travelling on their own, this special departure provides a great opportunity to meet other solo travellers.

Tour Details
  • Starts in: Delhi / Ends in: Delhi
  • Departs: Saturdays - Sep to Apr
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:7, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 2
  • Hotel Rating: 3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
  • Tour Guide: Yes (for groups of 6 or more)
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