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Golden Triangle & Tigers - 10 days map

WILDLIFE TOUR: Explore India's famous Golden Triangle and go wild in Ranthambore National Park, searching for elusive Bengal tigers. Marvel at the breathtaking Taj Mahal in Agra and explore the beautiful Amber Fort in Jaipur, rickshaw ride through the bustling streets of Delhi and spend a night in a Maharaja's palace.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Ranthambore National Park – Explore the park and spot endangered Bengal Tigers on three included game drives
Delhi – Enjoy a tour of India’s capital including a rickshaw ride and visit to Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid
Karauli or Dholpur – Spend the night at the Maharaja’s Palace Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli or the Raj Niwas Palace in Dholpur
Agra – Discover Agra Fort and the legendary 17th century Taj Mahal which is an enduring symbol of love
Jaipur – Hop on a guided tour of the Pink City and visit the imposing lakeside palace of Amber Fort

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
Guided sightseeing - Delhi, Agra, Karauli or Dholpur, Jaipur and Ranthambore
Travel by jeep to beautiful Amber Fort in Jaipur
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide (for groups of 4 or more)
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 10
9 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
3 game drives in shared canter at Ranthambore National Park
Train journey: Ranthambore to Delhi in A/C reserved seating
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$65-75pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$4-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$45-55pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Saturday. Welcome to India! On arrival in Delhi you’ll be transferred to our hotel where the rest of today is free to explore the capital as you please. Perhaps visit the striking Red Fort, which gets its color from the sandstone used in its construction during the 17th century. This evening we have a welcome meeting at 18:00 at the hotel to meet our guide the rest of the group.

For those able to arrive very early today or the day prior, why not get off the beaten track and explore Old Delhi with us on our optional 'Backstreets of Delhi' add-on tour. You will get to relish the taste of various street foods, from savory to sweet. Along the way, visit Khari Baoli, the largest spice market in India and the colorful Bazar Matia Mahal, located opposite the majestic Jama Masjid Mosque. The tour will combine a mixture of metro, electric rickshaw and walking to get around.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Old & New Delhi sightseeing

This morning we enjoy a packed day of sightseeing in Old and New Delhi. Check out the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Visit the iconic Sikh temple Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and its community kitchen feeding 25,000-30,000 people daily. We also enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride around the Chandni Chowk bazaar and explore New Delhi. Walk down the Rajpath, formerly known as the ‘King’s Way’ and see the famous India Gate monument. This evening we enjoy a group Namaste dinner.

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra this afternoon after Delhi sightseeing, where we will spend the night and have the group Namaste dinner.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Taj Mahal

Delhi - Agra. Today we travel to Agra, where we enjoy lunch before taking a tour of the legendary Taj Mahal, India’s most famous site. This iconic white monument was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife. It is perhaps the most extravagant symbol of love the world has ever seen and has no rival. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity watch the sunset fade over the magnificent mausoleum so make sure to take plenty of photos!

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra on the afternoon of day 2, today we will visit the legendary Taj Mahal and the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Karauli or Dholpur

Agra - Karauli/Dholpur. In the morning, we will make our way to the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.

Continue to either Karauli or Dholpur stopping for lunch en route. In Karauli, we will stay in the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas. An eclectic melding of both Oriental and Art Deco architecture, the heritage-listed hotel was built in 1938 as a family home of the Maharaja of Jaipur. In Dholpur, we will stay at the magnificent Raj Niwas Palace, which is known for its red sandstone, traditional Rajisthani architecture, and European-style ceramics. It's said that this heritage-listed hotel was built by the Maharaja to welcome HRH Albert Edward, who visited in 1876.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the grounds, perhaps check out the vintage cars or take a dip in the swimming pools. This evening, you can also opt to attend the evening Aarti (prayer).

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will visit Agra Fort on day 3.
Overnight: Karauli or Dholpur  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli/Dholpur - Jaipur. This morning we hit the road towards the vibrant UNESCO listed Pink City of Jaipur. On arrival, we will spend the afternoon on a tour of the illustrious City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar Space Observatory, which features 19 separate astrological instruments.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Jaipur sightseeing

Jaipur. Enjoy an unforgettable experience early this morning with an optional balloon ride over Jaipur. Sail with the wind over the surrounding region and pass above hill-top forts and regal palaces. Later, enjoy a jeep ride to Amber Fort for a guided tour and visit a cotton weaving house for an authentic demonstration of fabric dyeing. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, why not opt to explore the Johari Bazaar in the Old Pink City.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Days 7-8

Ranthambore National Park

Jaipur - Ranthambore. Today we take a 3-4 hour drive to Ranthambore National Park, one of the Project Tiger reserves since 1973. The park plays an important role in the conservation of the iconic Bengal Tiger. We spend two days in the park and enjoy three included game drives in search of the endangered tigers, which can sometimes be seen pacing along the paths or resting in the sun. With three visits into the reserve, we have a great chance of spotting these incredible animals. Other wildlife in the park includes leopards, sloth bears, sambar, hyenas and crocodiles.
Overnight: Ranthambore National Park  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 1, Dinner x 2

Day 9

Return to Delhi

Ranthambore - Delhi. This morning we return to Delhi by train where the rest of the day is free to explore at leisure. You may wish to visit Akshardham, which stands the world’s largest Hindu temple.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Delhi

Monday. Our Indian adventure ends today with an included transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

WHY NOT VISIT MUMBAI?

Consider extending this tour with our 12 day 'Taj, Tigers and Mumbai' extension. In the bustling city of Mumbai, you'll get to explore the colorful Dadar Flower Market and visit Dhobi Ghat, a massive open-air laundromat where thousands of dhobis (washermen) gather daily to wash clothes from all over the city. Experience life as as local with a thrilling local train ride to the Dharavi Slums, filming location of blockbuster 'Slumdog Millionaire.'

View our other add-ons available or check out our short stays. Can’t find what you’re looking for? get in touch, we can arrange private touring arrangements before or after your group tour.

For more information about visas, top travel tips, best time to travel and much more, browse our dedicated travel guide.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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Christmas departure - book early!
Christmas Departure
New Year's departure - book early!
New Year's Departure
This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations! Please see our Trip Notes for details of the event.
Diwali Departure
Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
27 Jul - 05 Aug 25% off
USD $1,545
USD $1,159
USD $2,165
USD $1,624
10 Aug - 19 Aug 25% off
USD $1,545
USD $1,159
USD $2,165
USD $1,624
24 Aug - 02 Sep 25% off
USD $1,545
USD $1,159
USD $2,165
USD $1,624
07 Sep - 16 Sep 25% off
USD $1,865
USD $1,399
USD $2,675
USD $2,006
21 Sep - 30 Sep 25% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,399
USD $2,675
USD $2,006
28 Sep - 07 Oct 25% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,399
USD $2,675
USD $2,006
05 Oct - 14 Oct 30% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
12 Oct - 21 Oct 30% off
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
19 Oct - 28 Oct 30% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
26 Oct - 04 Nov 25% offThis is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations! Please see our Trip Notes for details of the event.
This is a special Diwali departure, which includes our own Diwali celebrations! Please see our Trip Notes for details of the event.
G
USD $1,865
USD $1,399
USD $2,675
USD $2,006
02 Nov - 11 Nov 30% off
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
09 Nov - 18 Nov 30% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
16 Nov - 25 Nov 30% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
23 Nov - 02 Dec 30% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
30 Nov - 09 Dec 30% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
07 Dec - 16 Dec 30% off
USD $1,865
USD $1,306
USD $2,675
USD $1,873
14 Dec - 23 Dec 25% off G
USD $1,865
USD $1,399
USD $2,675
USD $2,006
21 Dec - 30 Dec 25% offChristmas departure - book early!
Christmas departure - book early!
USD $2,035
USD $1,526
USD $3,075
USD $2,306
28 Dec - 06 Jan 25% offNew Year's departure - book early!
New Year's departure - book early!
G
USD $2,035
USD $1,526
USD $3,075
USD $2,306
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
04 Jan - 13 Jan 25% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,414
USD $2,685
USD $2,014
11 Jan - 20 Jan 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
18 Jan - 27 Jan 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
25 Jan - 03 Feb 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
01 Feb - 10 Feb 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
08 Feb - 17 Feb 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
15 Feb - 24 Feb 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
22 Feb - 03 Mar 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
01 Mar - 10 Mar 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
15 Mar - 24 Mar 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
22 Mar - 31 Mar 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
29 Mar - 07 Apr 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
05 Apr - 14 Apr 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
12 Apr - 21 Apr 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
19 Apr - 28 Apr 30% off G
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
26 Apr - 05 May 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
03 May - 12 May 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
10 May - 19 May 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
24 May - 02 Jun 30% off
USD $1,885
USD $1,320
USD $2,685
USD $1,880
05 Jul - 14 Jul 25% off
USD $1,805
USD $1,354
USD $2,515
USD $1,886
26 Jul - 04 Aug 25% off
USD $1,805
USD $1,354
USD $2,515
USD $1,886
09 Aug - 18 Aug 25% off
USD $1,805
USD $1,354
USD $2,515
USD $1,886
23 Aug - 01 Sep 25% off
USD $1,805
USD $1,354
USD $2,515
USD $1,886
06 Sep - 15 Sep 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
20 Sep - 29 Sep 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
27 Sep - 06 Oct 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
04 Oct - 13 Oct 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
11 Oct - 20 Oct 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
18 Oct - 27 Oct 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
25 Oct - 03 Nov 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
01 Nov - 10 Nov 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
08 Nov - 17 Nov 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
15 Nov - 24 Nov 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
22 Nov - 01 Dec 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
29 Nov - 08 Dec 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
06 Dec - 15 Dec 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
13 Dec - 22 Dec 25% off
USD $2,025
USD $1,519
USD $2,895
USD $2,171
20 Dec - 29 Dec 25% off
USD $2,205
USD $1,654
USD $3,125
USD $2,344
27 Dec - 05 Jan 25% off
USD $2,205
USD $1,654
USD $3,125
USD $2,344

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $95
USD $165
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $95
USD $165
Backstreets of Delhi
USD $125
N/A
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Adult)
USD $455
USD $625
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Child)
USD $455
USD $625
Delhi Morning Cycle
USD $105
N/A

Hotels

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.

Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Delhi, the Park Inn by Radisson offers a comfortable stay in India’s bustling capital. With contemporary guestrooms which feature en suite bathrooms, high speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at the 24-hour RBG Bar & Grill, which serves tasty traditional Indian fare and international cuisine. After a busy day of sightseeing, unwind with a swim in the hotel's sparkling pool or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Ideally located just 20 minutes from the airport and a short walk from a metro station, it's easy to reach popular sites such as the Lotus Temple, India Gate and Connaught Place.

Best Western Maharani Bagh, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Best Western Maharani Bagh New Delhi offers comfortable accommodation amidst serene surroundings. Guests can enjoy the convenience of a garden, free private parking, a terrace, and a restaurant on-site. Services including a 24-hour front desk, room service, and complimentary WiFi throughout the property add to the convenience. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a desk, and a flat-screen TV, with some rooms featuring a balcony for added relaxation. Guests will also find amenities such as a wardrobe and a kettle, ensuring a comfortable stay at Best Western Maharani Bagh New Delhi.

Royale Regent Hotel, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The stylish Royale Regent hotel offers views of the magnificent Taj Mahal from its rooftop pool, so guests can gaze at this World wonder while sipping on a cocktail and retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each comfortable air-conditioned room features a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV as well as excellent en-suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy an array of flavours in the onsite garden or mutli-cuisine restaurant.

Royale Sarovar Portico, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Experience the best of Agra's offerings at Royale Sarovar Portico, located just a 10-minute drive from the iconic Taj Mahal. Indulge in rejuvenating massages or pampering manicures and pedicures. Enjoy delectable meals at Hibiscus, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. Unwind in the outdoor pool, socialize at the bar/lounge, or stay active at the fitness center. With free Wi-Fi throughout the property, this upscale property offers massage services, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center for a fulfilling stay.

Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Built in 1938, this stunning property is the residence of the Maharaja (181st in the Royal Dynasty) and Maharani of Karauli. Both the architecture and furniture have been designed in fitting with colonial styles and the property offers a fantastic insight into the history and elegance of a bygone era. The property offers deluxe rooms and luxury suites, each including a range of modern amenities such as a mini bar, a well-appointed ensuite and a plush king-sized bed. In the evenings, guests can tuck into an array of regional specialties as well as international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant.

Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

With vibrant history and a rich heritage, Dholpur Palace also known as Raj Niwas Palace, is a mesmerizing journey back in time. Once home to generations of Royals, this converted palace still reflects the magnificence of the Rajasthani architecture of that era. Guest rooms offer a refreshing mix of Indian heritage and modern facilities including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a mini bar. Set in 13 acres of garden, the Palace grounds are full of peacock and bird life that nip over from the National Chambal Sanctuary nearby.

Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Made of pink and red sandstone, the beautiful heritage-style Mandawa Haveli is a fine example of typical Rajasthani architecture. All rooms are well appointed with intricately carved wooden beds and king-size royal portraits, with modern amenities such as free WiFi and ensuite bathrooms. Spend an evening dining on continental, Indian or Rajasthani cuisine on the outdoor terrace or request a private, candlelit dinner on the rooftop under a star-studded sky. Well located in the heart of Jaipur city on Sansar Chandra Road, this hotel is just a few minute’s drive from the Palace of the Winds.

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Center, Jaipur

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Centre is the perfect base for travelers touring India's famed Golden Triangle. Located centrally in Jaipur, the hotel is close to various forts, palaces and bazaars that the Pink City is renowned for. All guest rooms offer air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, kettle, a desk, seating areas and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a satisfying continental breakfast buffet at Mosiac, one of four on-site restaurants. Additionally, boasts a business center, a gym and spa, steam room and a relaxing rooftop pool where guests are free to unwind.

Ranthambore Heritage Haveli , Ranthambore National Park

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

Set amongst well-manicured gardens, the elegant Ranthambore Heritage Haveli is a beautiful boutique hotel located close to Ranthambhore National Park, in the village of Khilchipur. The comfortable guest rooms are well appointed with king-sized beds, large TVs and rain showers. The haveli also benefits from a multi-cuisine restaurant, complimentary Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool which is ideal for refreshing dip after a day of wildlife spotting.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.68 out of 5 based on 28 recent reviews

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Overall very good tour, I was happy and felt safe. Enjoyable in general, hotels and food fine, our guides for both parts of tour were really knowledgeable and the guide who joined us for Ranthamborne was lovely and sweet. Awesome to see tigers in the wild (although I wished that litter by a temple in the park had been picked up by rangers as rest of place was clean)! It was also good to see guide looking out for one member of our group after a monkey had got on her.

The points to raise are:

- I felt very rushed with arrival transfer. He did not ask if I wanted money exchange, like my transfer had in Jordan. He ran out the airport at great pace so it is a good job I was not old or with a disability!

- In Delhi the market tour could be pushed back a little, I know it would be too difficult when crowded, but just a little later as stalls were opening would be nice as as it seemed pointless to be there with everything deserted.

- Our guide took us to 3 "local workshops", which were basically soul-less over-priced shopping trips between Agra and Jaipur. Many hours were spent between these as the guide did not hurry people (guess because he gets a cut of spending). On a short 1 week tour which includes a lot of travel, these were too many hours wasted. We came to see the country, not spend hours in a shop. A real locals market would have been more enjoyable to do any shopping at, but we did not do this - in fact we lost chance to do Jaipur market due to length of time at the expensive workshop. A couple of people were getting very fed up - but no one wants to make a big fuss in the moment and cause trouble.

- At our Jaipur hotel a few of us asked if there was anywhere we could walk out to to go and visit, our guide discouraged us, whether it was because he wanted us all to definitely be there for dinner or because there really wasn't anything about it we didn't know, but we felt we did not get as much from our time in Jaipur as we could have.

- It would have been nice to see a Hindu temple somewhere on the tour as it is the main religion in India.

- I understand about cultural sensitivity but it would be good if there was someway OTG could help encourage awareness with their contacts about the awful littering problem in India as it was very concerning to see; we mentioned to our guide, and although he understood and didn't drop any himself he said that the government had tried - clearly they haven't as there were few bins and people were uncaring about dropping showing a lack of awareness on this subject!

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Overall the tour was ok, but for me there wasn’t enough exposure to “real” India and far too much exposure to high pressure sales pitches for marble, rugs and jewellery. The Taj Mahal was truly breathtaking and a real highlight, and the optional add-on “Backstreets of Delhi” walking tour to sample various street foods was also excellent and well worth doing. Our guide was excellent and informative, but the itinerary could be greatly improved.

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This tour would not be half as good without Josuf.

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love, love, loved it! Everything was great, the guide, bus drivers, the tour timing, day tours, accommodation, places we visited, the food, the fellow travellers, the tigers. Couldn't fault a thing. A truly wonderful experience!

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This was an absolutely brilliant tour, our guide was first rate, he was so informative and helpful. I would thoroughly recommend the company and this tour to anyone.

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It was an amazing tour with a wonderful group of people and a knowledgeable guide. I would highly recommend the Old Delhi street food tour prior to your trip - it was a great introduction to India. The itinerary was varied with lots of interesting places to see and a good mix of tourist sites, shopping and nature. Our guide Karun was friendly and helpful and went out of his way to give us a truly Indian experience. I highly recommend this tour.

• Submitted 10 May 2024
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This was a very well thought out tour, well organised and efficiently run.

All elements were tailored to the clients and the guides, Yusuf and Vijay went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed a varied and enjoyable experience and that at all times we felt looked after and importantly, safe.

My, very small, criticisms were the choice of the first hotel in Dehli, which, although well placed was not all that comfortable (no sun loungers by the pool - and indeed no access to the pool area on two days when it had private functions) and very loud music keeping us awake until 4 am) and the fact that our guide, Yusuf, was not on the second and third safari trips with us at the national park - where some of our party experienced problems which would not have happened if he had been in attendance)

There were however many highlights, enhanced by the quality of the tour guides you use, including the visits to the Taj and Agra. We loved the rickshaw ride in old Dehli and our stay in Dhaulpur and the choice of hotels on the rest of the tour were very good.

Special thanks to Yusuf for his many tales which brought the attractions and country alive for us all.

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This was a great our, not too big a group and a wonderful diversity of participants. I appreciated being able to contribute to the tip kitty and not have to be concerned with having "change" for tips.

Yusuf was an excellent tour director; very knowledgeable and continually making small adjustments to improve the flow of the visit. His willingness to talk about his personal experiences made the tour much more interesting. I appreciate being able to contribute to the school in Karauli and knowing the money will be used appropriately.

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Satta was a brilliant tour guide the tour was an amazing experience and On the Go didn’t fail on anything. Thank you for a wonderful trip and another life changing memory. We were so lucky to be there for the Holi festival and Satta arranged a last minute itinerary to replace the school holiday trip which had to be cancelled due to closure for the holiday. What fun we had to return to childhood covering each other in powder colour to the sound of a DJ and drums. The hot air balloon trip was superb and the pilot was experienced and gave me great confidence. I saw the sunrise from the air and we were welcomed with banana bread and Chai on arrival. The Taj Mahal was exquisite and I enjoyed every minute. The food was delicious and with all the right precautions I didn’t suffer from Delhi belly. I wish I could eat curry everyday and have learned so much about Indian food. I saw tigers on the safari and a menagerie of animals on the streets. The Hindu values were interesting and the sad part was the slums and the poor beggars. Thank you OTG and I will be back for another adventure soon!

• Submitted 28 Mar 2019
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Yusef was very knowledgeable about the sites and areas we visited. He was also helpful at all times.

• Submitted 02 Feb 2019
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At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Delhi
Departs
Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star & heritage hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
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Humayun's tomb glowing in the waning sunlight in Delhi

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Overall the tour was ok, but for me there wasn’t enough exposure to “real” India and far too much exposure to high pressure sales pitches for marble, rugs and jewellery. The Taj Mahal was truly breathtaking and a real highlight, and the optional add-on “Backstreets of Delhi” walking tour to sample various street foods was also excellent and well worth doing. Our guide was excellent and informative, but the itinerary could be greatly improved.

Graham Odiam
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