Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

Taj Traveller

8 days  |  Starts/Ends: Delhi  |  from USD $1,485  |   Guaranteed Departures  21 reviews

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.

Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Inclusions
Reviews

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

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

Old Delhi & New

This morning, our welcome meeting takes place. We’ll then embark upon a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India's oldest and large mosque, Raj Ghat - the burial site of Ghandi and Humayan's Tomb. Tonight, we enjoy a Namaste dinner at our hotel.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Jaipur - the Pink City!

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

Amber Fort

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. 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

Village life

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

Taj Mahal

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

Onward to Delhi

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

Delhi

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.

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. 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.

Departure dates noted with a 'S' allow Solo travellers the comfort of a single room on this tour at no additional cost.

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

Please note this tour departs on a Thursday.
Thursday 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
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost.
Your Own Room - No Single Supplement
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
Please note this tour departs on a Monday.
Monday Departure
New Years Tour
New Year Departure
Guaranteed Departure
4+ places available
Limited places
Sold out
On Request (Please Contact Us)
2017
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $1575
USD $790
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USD $1575
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USD $1485
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USD $1625
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2018
Price/Person
Single Supp.
USD $1625
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USD $1625
USD $790
USD $1485
USD $790
USD $1695
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USD $1485
USD $790
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USD $1625
USD $790
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USD $1695
USD $790

Supplementary Prices

 
Twin/Double
Single Supp.
Private Tour Supplement
USD $540
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Pre-Tour accommodation - Delhi
USD $109
USD $100

This tour is also available on a private basis.

SPECIAL DEPARTURES:
14 OCTOBER 2017 tour includes special DIWALI arrangements, please visit the 'Festival Tours' section on the web and see our DIWALI FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS TOUR for further details. A small supplement has been added to our tour price for this departure.

Our THURSDAY 09 MARCH 2017 tour celebrates Holi - the festival of colour, in the rural village of Alsisar. 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.

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 Picadilly, Delhi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The grand lobby of the Picadilly 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.

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!

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.

Trip Highlights

Abhaneri Step Well - famous and iconic 9th century stepwell
Rickshaw ride around Keoladeo Ghana National Park - a UNESCO Heritage site famous for its amazing array of birdlife.
The Pink City of Jaipur - the lofty Amber Fort, the regal City Palace and the ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar
Agra - the beautiful Agra Fort and the Mughal mausoleum known as Baby Taj
Bharatpur - rural India at its friendliest
The spectacular Taj Mahal - India's most famous monument in all its glory at sunset
Fatehpur Sikri - an ancient abandoned Mughal city
Old and New Delhi - Humayan's Tomb, India's largest mosque Jama Masjid and Gandhi's crematorium Raj Ghat. Red Fort till 01 June 2017

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
Rickshaw ride in Delhi and 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$100-110, 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$20-30, paid in local currency

Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.52 out of 5 based on 21 recent reviews

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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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India is an amazing country and I enjoyed the tour

• Submitted 14 Apr 2015
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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

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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.

Kimberly Hinde
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