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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 exploring the Chand Baori step well and sampling traditional rural Indian life in the quaint village of Bharatpur.

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Trip Highlights

The Taj Mahal – explore the most famous site in India on a guided tour and marvel at this enduring symbol of love
Jaipur – see the City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory in the Pink City
Abhaneri – admire the famous Chand Baori step well and marvel at the 3,500 steps which descend to the waters edge
Fatehpur Sikri – discover the ghostly former Mughal city which has laid abandoned for more than 400 years
Delhi – ride on a rickshaw around Chandni Chowk bazaar and tour highlights of the city including Jama Masjid and the India Gate
Amber Fort – visit the fantastically preserved lakeside fortress which is laid out over four striking levels
Keoladeo Ghana National Park – look out for rare bird species from your cycle rickshaw and explore this biodiverse wetland reserve
Agra - enjoy a guided tour of the lesser known but very impressive UNESCO-listed Agra Fort

Included

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

Not Included

International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: USD$75-85pp, 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$25-35pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Saturday. Welcome to India! On arrival in Delhi you’ll be transferred from the airport to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of your first day exploring independently in the city. Perhaps visit Akshardham - the world’s largest Hindu temple.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Old and New Delhi sightseeing

Join our Welcome Meeting this morning before we enjoy a full day of sightseeing in India’s capital. In Old Delhi we see the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and visit Jama Masjid - the oldest and largest mosque in the whole of India. We also visit Raj Ghat, the site of Gandhi’s cremation. An eternal flame now burns here in his honour. Continue to the bustling Chandni Chowk bazaar for an exhilarating rickshaw ride. Later, explore New Delhi, including the Rajpath and the impressive India Gate monument. This evening we enjoy a group Namaste dinner.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Jaipur - the Pink City!

Delhi - Jaipur. We leave Delhi and travel to UNESCO-listed Jaipur today. In 1876 the Maharaja had the Old City painted pink to herald a visit by the Prince of Wales (soon to be King Edward VII), giving Jaipur its famous nickname. This afternoon we tour the City Palace in the centre of the Old City and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Amber Fort

Enjoy an optional hot air balloon ride over Jaipur this morning, an unforgettable experience. Sail over the beautiful region with the Pink City below you and pass over palaces, villages and temples. We then take a jeep ride to visit the famous lakeside palace of Amber Fort. Walk down cobbled streets and explore courtyards laid out over four levels. We continue to a local cotton weaving house on our way back to Jaipur.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Chand Baori & Keoladeo Ghana National Park

Jaipur - Abhaneri - Bharatpur. Say goodbye to Jaipur today as we travel to the village of Abhaneri to see the beautiful Chand Baori step well, where 3,500 steps climb down to the water’s edge. The well famously featured in the blockbuster movie ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Rises’.

We continue to a local school (if open), where we operate our Change for Children programme. Any donations you can give here will make a real difference to the lives of underprivileged children. You may also wish to bring some educational gifts with you from home to give to the pupils (see trip notes). Finally, we visit the UNESCO-listed Keoladeo Ghana National Park. Enjoy a rickshaw ride around this wetland reserve, home to hundreds of bird species. We'll be escorted by a knowledgeable guide who will help you to spot and identify these birds.
Overnight: Bharatpur  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

The Taj Mahal

Bharatpur - Agra. We visit the former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri this morning, which has laid abandoned for more than 400 years. Continue to Agra where we see the imposing Agra Fort, before paying a visit to India’s most iconic site - the Taj Mahal. This famous monument was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century, in memory of his beloved wife who died tragically in childbirth. It remains the most extravagant monument to love ever built and is the enduring symbol of India. Enjoy a tour of this famous site before we continue to our hotel.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Return to Delhi

Agra - Delhi. After breakfast we return to Delhi, where the rest of the day is free for you to explore. Perhaps visit the impressive Red Fort and enjoy its Sound and Light Show after dark.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Delhi

Saturday. Our tour comes to an end today with an included departure transfer to the airport.
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.

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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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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Please note this tour departs on a Friday.
Friday 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
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
New Years departure, book early!
New Year Departure
We have special arrangements on this tour to celebrate 'Holi - Festival of Colour'. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
Holi - Festival of Colour
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31 Aug - 07 Sep 20% 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.
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USD $1,095
USD $876

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14 Sep - 21 Sep 20% offG
USD $1,195
USD $956

USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
25 Oct - 01 Nov Please note this tour departs on a Friday.
Please note this tour departs on a Friday.
This 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.
USD $1,295
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
23 Nov - 30 Nov 10% offG
USD $1,195
USD $1,076

USD $550
07 Dec - 14 Dec 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.
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USD $1,195
USD $1,076

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21 Dec - 28 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
G
USD $1,295
USD $550
28 Dec - 04 Jan 10% offNew Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
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USD $1,295
USD $1,166

USD $550
2020
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USD $1,195
USD $550
25 Jan - 01 Feb 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.
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 $1,195
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USD $1,195
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
06 Mar - 13 Mar We have special arrangements on this tour to celebrate 'Holi - Festival of Colour'. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
We have special arrangements on this tour to celebrate 'Holi - Festival of Colour'. A small supplement applies. Please refer to the Trip Notes for further details.
Please note this tour departs on a Friday.
Please note this tour departs on a Friday.
USD $1,295
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
11 Apr - 18 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
USD $1,295
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
USD $1,095
USD $550
16 May - 23 May 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.
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 $1,095
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29 Aug - 05 Sep 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.
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 $1,095
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12 Sep - 19 Sep 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.
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 $1,195
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USD $1,195
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
12 Nov - 19 Nov Please note this tour departs on a Thursday.
Please note this tour departs on a Thursday.
This 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.
USD $1,295
USD $550
USD $1,195
USD $550
05 Dec - 12 Dec 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.
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 $1,195
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19 Dec - 26 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
USD $1,295
USD $550
27 Dec - 03 Jan New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
USD $1,295
USD $550

Extra Prices

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Private Tour Supplement
USD $470
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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $100
USD $90
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $100
USD $90

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.

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 a 15-minute 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.

Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini, Delhi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Located just footsteps from the nearest metro station, the Crowne Plaza New Delhi offers a beautiful blend of contemporary facilities and warm Indian hospitality. Each en-suite guestroom features traditional wood furnishings and a minibar, free WiFi and a flat screen TV. Guests can unwind in the Adya Spa which features a mix of Asian and European therapies or take a swim in the outdoor pool to escape the heat. The hotel prides itself on its range of dining options including the Spice Art restaurant, which serves delicious North Indian cuisine, and Moasic, where you’ll find a range of international dishes.

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 renowned for its excellent shops and vibrant street markets. The Jivitesh offers comfortable and spacious guest rooms, with modern amenities such as free WiFi, 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 take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool after a day of sightseeing in the capital.

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.

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 located right in the heart of Bharatpur city. 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, where you will be enthralled by traditional music and dance performances. Keoladeo National Park, one of the most well-known bird sanctuaries in India, is also just a five-minute drive away.

Seven Hills Tower, Agra

Our Category: Standard   |   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. The spacious guestrooms are elegantly decorated with neutral colours and fabrics covered with traditional patterns and all have excellent ensuite facilities. 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 al fresco dining area offers beautiul views of the Taj Mahal, perfect for enjoying a sunset drink.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.67 out of 5 based on 42 recent reviews

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I had a wonderful time on this tour, every day was filled with interesting sightseeing, amazing food and so many new experiences. We were a group of 14 and our guide really helped get the group together, he was excellent, very knowledgeable about the sites we visited. The itinerary was perfect, we fitted in so many experiences and everything went as planned. The hotels were wonderful, especially the Haveli. Our guide helped with money changing, wifi passwords, food choices, he really did make the holiday special. I would love to go on another trip like this and am now saving up for the next one.

• Submitted 26 Feb 2017
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Had a wonderful trip. Fully packed with a fantastic itinery, we managed to pack so much into the time we had. The tour guide was amazing and really made our holiday. He was knowledgeable about the sights, gave us an insight into Indian culture, took us to some lovely places to eat. Our group consisted of 14 people and 3 people were often late at the meeting point, our guide was polite but firm in telling them that they had to be on time so that everyone could enjoy the trip. I would t hesitate to recommend this tour and our guide.

• Submitted 20 Feb 2017
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A really enjoyable tour covering all the points we wanted to see in Northern India culminating in spending my wife's birthday at the Jaj Mahal. The hotels were excellent and the itinerary was well thought out allowing enough time at each attraction.

The main reason for the success of this tour was the management, knowledge ,friendliness & helpfulness of our tour guide "Satendra". He coped with all the problems that individuals in a group our side could give him. He was at all time courteous and spent extra time ferrying people to Banks and/or ATMs.

• Submitted 23 Jan 2017
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This was the most amazing tour. I had wanted to see India for a long time and I was not disappointed. Satendra was a wonderful guide and nothing was too much trouble for him. We had trouble getting any rupees and all through the trip he kept his cool and good humour. We also had a great driver. India was dusty and noisy (on the roads) but it was also very colourful and vibrant. The people were amazing, kind and generous with their time and happy to answer any questions or help out. I would go back in a heartbeat to see more of the beautiful countryside. On the go tours was great, I like the smaller tours over others I have been on and would certainly take one of them again. A fantastic experience.

• Submitted 12 Dec 2016
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This tour was well paced and covered all the sights as would hope and expect in this area. I think it would have been nice to have had an experience of live music and dancing included.

Sat adjusted some timings in response to requests from the group which was appreciated as it meant we had a good long time at the Taj Mahal which was important for everyone.

It would have been nice to have known how much of the mandatory 'tips' money was put aside for the driver and driver helper as they did a great job and it may be that group members would like to have given some extra to reflect this.

• Submitted 05 Dec 2016
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Dispite the fact we had missed the early morning flight from Mumbai to Dehli we contact the mobile number given on our our tour voucher, Gorove reassured us that we would be meet on arrival at Dehli and would be taken our designated hotel. We were dually met by Taj who introduced to BP Yadav who was to remain our named drive through out our 8 day tour and he very patient with us and ensured that were collected fir the tours on a timely basis and took us and collected.

We were met on same by Sahil Butt who patiently explained the various hotel and meaks vouchers and the payments of of our transport from the airport to the hotel. He also suggested a very famous restaurant called the Karim's which was marvelous.. As for the hotels most of them were comfortable but the very best was the Mandava Heritage Hotel in Jaipur and close second was the hotel in Agra.

The tour guides were generally knowledgeable but the guide for Agra was the very best as he took time to explain some finer points of history and never got tired of our questions and a close second was the guide from Jaipur who apart from giving salient historic info but took some fantastic pics.

• Submitted 19 May 2016
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The guide was excellent. I really enjoyed Rajasthani home cuisine.

• Submitted 02 Feb 2016
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Fantastic experience, visited some truly incredible places, it really was a once in a lifetime trip. Sammy our tour guide was fantastic, he went above and beyond to make sure that we had a fabulous time, can't wait to go back and explore some more of incredible India

• Submitted 10 Nov 2015
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Yusuf was amazing. Very knowleable. Paced the tour well that we spent just the right amount of time at each stop.

• Submitted 13 Oct 2015
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Excellent tour, only downside was being unable to really explore old Delhi due to demonstrations (outside of OTG control).

Yousef (tour guide) was extremely knowledgeable and happy to share his experiences and answer any questions we had. Made what I am sure would be a very difficult journey on my own very straight forward and seemless.

• Submitted 05 May 2015
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In Brief

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: 7, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Delhi, Old Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Abhaneri, Agra
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The Guide was fantastic - top notch, and absolutely an asset to On The Go!

Vans Pradeep really made the tour what it was.

Otherwise, the trip was spot on. Good hotels, decent restaurants, and the sights were fantastic. The Taj Mahal was better than expected, and I enjoyed the whole experience.

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