Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights
2 for 1
FROM: USD $673

Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle. Kick off in Delhi, both old and new, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra and the stunning Pink City of Jaipur. Combine this with a night at a Maharaja's Palace and you've got the perfect 1 week Indian adventure.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Delhi - Take in the sights of old and new Delhi on a guided tour of India’s capital city including Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid and Gandhi's crematorium Raj Ghat. Take a Rickshaw ride through Delhi's backstreets.
Fatehpur Sikri - Uncover an abandoned Mughal city
Jaipur - Discover the City Palace & Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and a visit to cotton trader/tailor
Agra and the Taj Mahal - Admire India’s most famous monument and visit nearby Agra Fort
Karauli - A former princely state. Stay in the Maharaja's Palace and see the fine restoration work taking place at Karauli City Palace

Included

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Travel by jeep to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
Touring of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Karauli
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
7 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 8
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide
All relevant transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: USD$70-80, paid in local currency
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: USD$25-35, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

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

Day 2

Old & New Delhi

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

Day 3

Taj Mahal

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

The princely state of Karauli

Agra - Karauli. Bright and early this morning 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.

We drive on to Bharatpur where we'll enjoy lunch before continuing our journey to Karauli, which was a princely state of India from 1348 until 1949. We spend the night at the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas, which is the home of the current Maharaja and Maharani of Karauli. During our stay we can explore the palace and grounds at leisure. The sovereigns, continue to reside at the palace and the young princess often gives guided tours of the palace, which we will take part in, if the opportunity arises. The family is also lovingly restoring the Karauli City Palace, which we visit later this afternoon. Tonight, opt to attend the evening Aaarti (prayer) taking place nearby.
Overnight: Karauli  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli - Jaipur. This morning we stop briefly to meet the children and teachers at a local school (if open) where we operate our ‘Change for Children’ programme. If you have bought any educational items with you to hand out to children this would be the time to do so. Then we drive on to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at your own leisure.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Jaipur sightseeing

Very early this morning there is the opportunity to sail over the lofty 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, reaching its summit by jeep, where we enjoy a tour of the fort's well-preserved interior and grounds. 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 7

Return to Delhi

Jaipur - Delhi. This morning we drive back to Delhi. The afternoon is free for you to further discover 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

Saturday. Touring arrangements come to an end after breakfast. Hotel check-out and included onward departure transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Discover Amritsar & the Golden Temple

Discover beautiful Amritsar, home to the world famous Golden Temple and the seat of the Sikh religion, on our 3 day/2 night Golden Amritsar bolt-on. Built in 1803 and made of marble, copper and pure leaf gold, the temple is an amazing architectural feat. During your stay, we witness the sunset spectacle at Wagah Border - the only road crossing between India and Pakistan where the fascinating changing of the guards and ceremonial lowering of the flags take place with great pomp to a cheering crowd of thousands.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. 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.

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Easter departure, book early!
Easter 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
New Years Tour
New Year Departure
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
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2018
Price /
Person
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Supp.
USD $1,585
USD $793

USD $830
24 Mar - 31 Mar 2for1Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
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USD $1,595
USD $798

USD $830
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USD $830
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USD $830
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USD $830
USD $1,585
USD $793

USD $830
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USD $830
USD $1,585
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USD $830
03 Nov - 10 Nov 10% 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.
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USD $1,595
USD $1,436

USD $830
USD $1,585
USD $793

USD $830
USD $1,585
USD $793

USD $830
USD $1,585
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USD $830
USD $1,585
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29 Dec - 05 Jan 2for1New Years Tour
New Years Tour
G
USD $1,595
USD $798

USD $830
2019
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
05 Jan - 12 Jan 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
19 Jan - 26 Jan 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
02 Feb - 09 Feb 10% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

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16 Feb - 23 Feb 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
02 Mar - 09 Mar 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
16 Mar - 23 Mar 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
30 Mar - 06 Apr 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
13 Apr - 20 Apr 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
20 Apr - 27 Apr 10% off
USD $1,595
USD $1,436

USD $830
27 Apr - 04 May 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
11 May - 18 May 10% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,211

USD $830
08 Jun - 15 Jun 10% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
USD $1,345
USD $1,211

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06 Jul - 13 Jul 10% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,211

USD $830
27 Jul - 03 Aug 10% off
USD $1,345
USD $1,211

USD $830
24 Aug - 31 Aug 10% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
USD $1,345
USD $1,211

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07 Sep - 14 Sep 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
21 Sep - 28 Sep 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
05 Oct - 12 Oct 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
19 Oct - 26 Oct 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
02 Nov - 09 Nov 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
09 Nov - 16 Nov 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
16 Nov - 23 Nov 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
30 Nov - 07 Dec 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
14 Dec - 21 Dec 10% off
USD $1,585
USD $1,427

USD $830
28 Dec - 04 Jan 10% off
USD $1,595
USD $1,436

USD $830

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $540
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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $95
USD $80
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $95
USD $80

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 when necessary.

The Piccadily, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The grand lobby of the Piccadily is a perfect introduction to this elegant luxury property. Rooms are bright, airy and furnished in a sophisticated and contemporary fashion. Staff are helpful, attentive and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is a memorable and happy one. Dining at popular Zune and contemporary Twenty-9 is highly recommended. Located in the west of town, close to the airport. Access to the rest of the city is very simple with the Janakpuri West Metro station just next door.

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka, Delhi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Vivanta by Taj Dwarka is a modern, luxury hotel located in Dwarka, on the outskirts of New Delhi, just 15 minutes drive from the airport. Spread over 7 acres, this striking hotel has a unique angular design and offers 250 luxurious rooms and suites. All tastes are catered for at the hotel's multi-cuisine restaurant, while the Indus Express restaurant serves mouth-watering Punjabi cuisine. Head to the popular Tipple bar for a delicious array of heady cocktails or relax by the poolside with a refreshing smoothie from the Celsuis Pool Bar. The nearby Sector 21 Metro station provides direct access to the heart of the city and after a day of sightseeing you can cool off with a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool or relax in the sauna and massage parlour.

Seven Hills Tower, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The modern and stylish Seven Hills Tower hotel boasts a range of facilities and services designed to ensure the quality of each traveller's stay. Guests can enjoy a dip in the rooftop pool or laze on the sun loungers before heading to the equally lofty restaurant for some mouth-watering Mughlai cuisine. The spacious guestrooms are elegantly decorated with neutral colours and fabrics covered with traditional patterns and all have excellent ensuite facilities. Why not head to the rooftop pool and al fresco dining area for beautiul views of the Taj - perfect for a sunset drink.

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. Rooms are split between 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 specialities as well as cuisine from around the world in the hotel's restaurant. The hotel is just 7km from the nearest train station.

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.

Hotel Jivitesh, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Jivitesh Hotel is centrally located in the heart of Karol Bagh, a popular neighbourhood of Delhi which is renowned for its excellent shops and vibrant street markets. The Jivitesh offers comfortable and spacious guest rooms, with all modern amenities and you can be assured of a warm welcome and excellent customer service from the hotel staff. Enjoy authentic Indian vegetarian cuisine at the hotel's restaurant and enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, after a day of sightseeing in the capital.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on 29 recent reviews

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Our fourth holiday with On The Go Tours. There were quite a few on this tour who were with OTG for the first time ...and they loved it. Another superbly organised holiday. We don't normally do 'tour' holidays ..but for India..... it's best to have a bit of organisation behind you, but with the freedom to have time to explore on your own. Now looking through the website to book my next tour to India......

• Submitted 23 Jan 2018
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I had a fantastic trip, the tour was just at the right pace and Yusef can only be described as a legend, He continually went above and beyond the requirements of his role to make sure all the guests were happy. I've never done an organised tour previously and was a little dubious but thought for India this would be the best option. We were lucky with the group of people we met, pace of the tour and everything was arranged and worked like clock work to make sure we had maximum time doing the trip highlights. I was also surprised by the quality of the accomodation we stayed in. Heritage properties just made the trip. I would certainly recommend On-The- Go to friends and consider future tours elsewhere. Sarah Bangrove was also veru helpful ensuring I got out to India with a few hickups at departure. She was responsive and pro active.

• Submitted 15 Jan 2018
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Absolutely fabulous trip.Jusuf very knowledgeable, friendly and very easy to engage with.

Accommodation great a few little quirky things but made for interesting discussions and added to the charm of the trip and country. Comfortable pace. Meals all fabulous.

• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
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Loved the tour. Th guide was amazing and knew so much. he was really fun.

The only thing I would say about it, is that there was not enough free time. Each day was so jam packed and I was totally exhausted, i didn't get enough time to do some shopping and adventuring.Also would have liked to eat at more local places instead of touristy expensive restaurants. That's the only things i'd say but the tour was such an experience:)

• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
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It is so hard to exactly say one highlight of our trip. Our guide Vansh was definitely a highlight he had so much knowledge of everywhere we visited. He also made sure we were always happy, comfortable and had everything we needed. The sites were just incredible. Visiting the school was such a humbling experience. The Havalis we stayed in were so beautiful. And the everyone we met along the way. Much love for the whole experience.

• Submitted 10 May 2017
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I had an amazing time on the Taj Express tour - the tour was the right balance between sightseeing and free time to enjoy the cities yourself or relax around the pool.

Our guide Yusuf Khan was fantastic - he had so much knowledge of each site & city we visited and was always happy to answer any questions or help us if required.

I had never been on a group tour before so was a little unsure if I would enjoy it or not but my tour exceeded my expectations.

I would be more than happy to recommend On The Go tours or book another On The Go tour for myself in the future.

Thank you for the wonderful time away in India!!

Cheers

Jacqui

• Submitted 15 Mar 2017
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The tour was amazing and it was all thanks to Vansh. His attention to detail and his ability to get on with all ages, answer questions and ensure that everyone was having the best holiday, was second to none. Vansh went the extra mile for members of the party, ensuring that their needs were met and he was able to deal politely with the locals who wanted us to buy souvenirs and show us their skills. We felt that Vansh brought the group together and the experiences we had through him will live with us forever.

• Submitted 03 Oct 2016
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The Taj Express was fantastic right from the start and exceeded all of my expectations. It was a wonderful taste of India and our guide Vansh was just brilliant. No task was too much for him and his number one priority was our enjoyment, safety and comfort. Vansh has a great sense of humour and interwines this with speaking about the history of various areas in India that the tour visits; he was very engaging and did everything with a smile on his face. Our bus driver and assistant were fantastic as well and the tour was so well organised and everything ran seamlessly. The quality of the hotels was great as well and a highlight of the tour for me (aside from the Taj Mahal of course!) was our stay in Alsisar and visit to the local school. I cannot recommend this tour or On The Go highly enough!

• Submitted 28 Sep 2016
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Our initial tour of India was fabulous. Vansh explained the culture, history and current way of life brilliantly and brought the country alive. Vansh was extremely helpful, sorting out issues any one of us might have and going way beyond what I'm sure is expected of him. He found pharmacies, plug adaptors and ATM machines. Thank you very much Vansh!

• Submitted 11 Sep 2016
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An excellent introduction to India. Vansh guided us through our first few days in the country and prepared us well for the rest of our trip in Chennai.

• Submitted 11 Sep 2016
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
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, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Karauli, Jaipur
Countries

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5th September 2017

Our fourth holiday with On The Go Tours. There were quite a few on this tour who were with OTG for the first time ...and they loved it. Another superbly organised holiday. We don't normally do 'tour' holidays ..but for India..... it's best to have a bit of organisation behind you, but with the freedom to have time to explore on your own. Now looking through the website to book my next tour to India......

Geoffrey Griffiths