Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights
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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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Trip Highlights

Delhi - Take in the sights of old and new Delhi on a guided tour of India’s capital city including Humayan's Tomb, Jama Masjid and Gandhi's crematorium Raj Ghat
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
Rickshaw ride in Delhi and 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

Please note: this itinerary relates to travel from 01 September 2017 onwards. If you are travelling before this date please refer to the information in the Trip Notes

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 Humayan'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

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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Please note that the itinerary online relates to travel from 01 Sep 2017 onwards. Tours departing before this date will visit the rural town of Alsisar not Karauli and the order of touring is different. Please contact us for a copy of the correct Trip Notes for this departure.
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USD $540
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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $90
USD $70
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
USD $90
USD $70

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: 5 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.

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.

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.84 out of 5 based on 25 recent reviews

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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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I had a great time in India, I enjoyed everything about the tour and our tour guide was very knowledgeable and proud of his country of which I liked it the most. Ive learned the history of India, their culture and their religion. Going to India I didn't know much about the country but after the tour Ive learned a lot and gained more knowledge from Yusuf.

My overall trip was a success and I loved everything about it.

• Submitted 23 Mar 2016
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Yusuf, was a great guide very informative and knowledgeable about where we where going and what we where doing.

• Submitted 09 Mar 2016
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Tour guide was brilliant- really knowledgable on tour and helpful for additonal extras e.g. where to eat in evening, what are good purchases and making sure we had safe food and drink.

The tour was amazing with wonderful variety- lovely accomodation and sites seen.

Really positive experience and a great adventure.

• Submitted 05 Jan 2016
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Hi Sarah

I wanted to thank you for all the advice and info that you gave us before our On The Go trip and for the amazing operation that your organisation runs. We had such a wonderful trip to India and thoroughly enjoyed the tour which brings together wonderful like-minded people of all ages for a wonderful experience.

I need to give a special mention about our guide, Yusuf Khan. Yusuf is a real gentleman who is a wonderful ambassador for On The Go and India. He has an incredible amount of knowledge, is professional, warm and welcoming, and made a really concerted effort to make our trip really special and memorable. We would like to highly recommend him as he is excellent. We had to leave the group before the end and never got a chance to thank him in person on the final morning. Please thank him sincerely on our behalf.

Thank you once again. I look forward to booking further exciting adventures with On The Go in the future.

Wishing you a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year filled with everything of the very best.

Ryan Davis • Submitted 22 Dec 2015
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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
Updated
25th May 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.

Krystle McIntosh