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Taj Traveller

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Delhi  |  from USD $1,499  |   Guaranteed Departure 

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.

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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’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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

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  |  Breakfast

Day 4

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  |  Breakfast

Day 5

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  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

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  |  Breakfast

Day 7

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  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Saturday. Our tour concludes after breakfast. Included departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Breakfast

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. Find more info on this tour.

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.

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.

Udai Vilas Palace, Bharatpur
Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Set amongst 2 acres of landscaped gardens, the Udai Vilas Palace is a traditional hotel taking guests back to a bygone era. Guest rooms are spacious and well equipped with comfortable beds and large windows. The hotel is famous for its barbecue nights and Rajasthani Folklore evenings. On an evening why not grab a nice cold beer and sit by the pool - a great way to end the day! Well located near the Bharatpur Bird sanctuary - great for keen twichers!

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

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

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, the regal City Palace and the ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar
Fatehpur Sikri - an ancient abandoned Mughal city
Rickshaw ride around Keoladeo Ghana National Park - a UNESCO Heritage site famous for its amazing array of birdlife.
Abhaneri Step Well - famous and iconic 9th century stepwell
The spectacular Taj Mahal - India's most famous monument in all its glory at sunset
An elephant ride into Jaipur's Amber Fort - just like the Raj would have done
Agra - the beautiful Agra Fort and the Mughal mausoleum known as Baby Taj
Bharatpur - rural India at its friendliest

Included

7 breakfasts and 2 dinners (including Namaste Dinner in Delhi)
Elephant ride to Amber Fort - Jaipur
Touring of Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur and Agra
All relevant transfers and transportation
7 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 8
Specialist local guides at some sights
English speaking Indian tour leader for groups of 6 or more

Not Included

International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: $70-80 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

I couldn't imagine coming to India for the first time without taking advantage of a tour like this. Satish steered us through the complexities of India. In fact I would say that the tour itinerary and accommodation are very good but Satish added to the value. Practical tips about where to find things were useful, His historical informations and answers + questions that came up were interesting and concise. We enjoyed his company and that is an important element making eight days on the road an enjoyed experience. I think it is good feature of the tour that OTG employs local experts as well. I think that OTG makes a conscious effort to provide employment to and benefit to the community.

Gordon Williams

Great tour. Had an amazing time.

Kent Lindgren

I had a fabulous time on the tour, Sat was a great tour guide. He balanced humour and knowledge well. India has been incredible and I would highly recommend it to others. We would both travel with On the Go again, Hopefully soon.

Georga Tyson

Thank you for a great experience!

Anisha Hira

Beautiful rooms, lovely meals, very busy tour - definitely an up market tour, plenty of great sites.

Connie Cook

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.

We have special arrangements on this tour to celebrate 'Holi - Festival of Colour'. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the note at the bottom of the itinerary or the Trip Notes for further details.
Holi - Festival of Colour
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations!
Diwali Departure
2015
Price/Person
Single Supp.
We have special arrangements on this tour to celebrate 'Holi - Festival of Colour'. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the note at the bottom of the itinerary or the Trip Notes for further details.
USD $1579
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
Easter departure, book early!
USD $1499
USD $649
 
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USD $649
 
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USD $649
 
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USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
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USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
Xmas departure, book early!
USD $1499
USD $649
2016
Price/Person
Single Supp.
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
Easter departure, book early!We have special arrangements on this tour to celebrate 'Holi - Festival of Colour'. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the note at the bottom of the itinerary or the Trip Notes for further details.
USD $1579
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations!
USD $1549
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
 
USD $1499
USD $649
Xmas departure, book early!
USD $1499
USD $649

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $400
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Pre-Tour accommodation - Delhi
USD $109
USD $80
Post-Tour accommodation - Delhi
USD $109
USD $80

This tour is also available on a private basis.

SPECIAL DEPARTURES:

14 FEBRUARY 2015 is a SOLO TRAVELLER TOUR. This tour is offered to people who are travelling on their own and provides good opportunity to meet other solo travellers.

MONDAY 02 MARCH 2015 departure we will be celebrating Holi - the festival of colour in the rural village of Bharatpur. A small supplement has been added to our tour price for this departure. Please visit our 'Festival Tours' section of the website and see our HOLI - FESTIVAL OF COLOUR TOUR for further details.

Tour Details
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi
Departs
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 7, Dinner: 2
Tour Bolt-ons
Enhance your trip with these amazing added extras and bolt-ons
Diwali
USD $50 / Festival of Lights Supplement
Shimla Calling
USD $529 / 4 days
Golden Amritsar
USD $719 / 3 days

I couldn't imagine coming to India for the first time without taking advantage of a tour like this. Satish steered us through the complexities of India. In fact I would say that the tour itinerary and accommodation are very good but Satish added to the value. Practical tips about where to find things were useful, His historical informations and answers + questions that came up were interesting and concise. We enjoyed his company and that is an important element making eight days on the road an enjoyed experience. I think it is good feature of the tour that OTG employs local experts as well. I think that OTG makes a conscious effort to provide employment to and benefit to the community.

Gordon Williams
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