FROM: AUD $3,695

The perfect holiday cocktail! Starting off with the sites of India's famous Golden Triangle, this tour concludes in the tropical climate of Goa. Sun, sea, sand and plenty of famed Goan cuisine! You can also try your hand at cooking up a curry or two!

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
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Trip Highlights

Agra – enjoy a visit to Agra Fort and the legendary Taj Mahal which is an extravagant symbol of love
Delhi – ride on a rickshaw around Chandni Chowk bazaar and tour highlights including Jama Masjid and the India Gate monument
Jaipur – visit the striking Amber Fort, see the City Palace and discover the Jantar Mantar space observatory
Goa – spend five days relaxing on the beach or exploring the region’s cultural attractions
Karauli – stay at the Palace Bhanwar Vilas, home of the Maharaja and see the beautiful Karauli City Palace
Fatehpur Sikri – explore this eerie former Mughal city which was abandoned more than 400 years ago

Included

12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners
Rickshaw ride in Delhi and travel by jeep to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
Touring of Delhi, Agra, Karauli and Jaipur
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide
6 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels and 6 nights 3 star hotel in Goa (hotel upgrade in Goa available)
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 13
Economy class flight: Jaipur - Goa and all relevant transfers
All relevant transfers and transportation

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$30-40pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Delhi

Saturday. On arrival in Delhi you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to our hotel. The rest of the day is then free to enjoy at leisure. You may wish to visit Akshardham, the largest Hindu temple in the world.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Delhi

Join our Welcome Meeting this morning before we enjoy a full day of sightseeing in India’s capital. In Old Delhi we visit Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid - the largest and oldest mosque in the world. Continue to the site of Gandhi’s cremation at Raj Ghat and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the vibrant Chandni Chowk bazaar. Later, we discover the highlights of New Delhi including the India Gate monument and the ceremonial Rajpath, formerly known as the ‘Kings Way’. This evening we enjoy a group Namaste dinner.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Taj Mahal

Delhi - Agra. Today we say goodbye to Delhi and travel to Agra, the former capital of the Mughal Empire. Explore behind the fortified walls of the striking Agra Fort before we continue to the Taj Mahal - India’s most famous attraction. Enjoy a tour of this iconic white mausoleum, commissioned in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. This legendary monument remains the greatest symbol to love that the world has ever seen and it has no rival.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Fatehpur Sikri & Karauli

Agra - Karauli. Early this morning we visit the well-preserved city of Fatehpur Sikri, which has laid abandoned for more than 400 years. Continue to Karauli and the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas, our home for the evening. The current Maharaja still lives in the palace but some of the complex has been converted into a heritage hotel. Spend time exploring the grounds at leisure and we may even be able to join a tour of the palace led by the Princess herself. We also visit the Karauli City Palace, which the family are lovingly restoring and there is the opportunity for you to attend the evening Aarti (prayer) if you wish.
Overnight: Karauli  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli - Jaipur. This morning we pay a visit to a local school (if open), where we operate our Change for Children programme. You may wish to bring some educational gifts from home to give out to the children - these would be immensely appreciated (see trip notes). After our visit, we continue to the UNESCO-listed Pink City of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. Perhaps discover one of the city’s many bustling bazaars and shop for traditional clothing or souvenirs.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

The Amber Fort

Rise early this morning and join our optional Balloon Over Jaipur add-on. Sail with the wind in a hot air balloon over palaces, temples and fortresses. Discover one such fortress later today as we take a jeep ride to the stunning Amber Fort and enjoy a guided tour of the well-preserved grounds. Later, visit a local cotton weaving house before we visit the beautiful City Palace and Jantar Mantar. This UNESCO-listed space observatory is made up of 19 separate astrological instruments, including the world’s largest stone sundial.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Goa

Jaipur - Goa. Today you'll transfer to Jaipur airport for your included flight to Goa. As there is no direct flight between the two cities, there will be a short layover at one of India's larger airports. Please see our trip notes for further details. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to your hotel where you can spend the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Goa  |  Breakfast

Days 8-12

Sun, sea and relaxation

The next five days are free to relax on the Arabian Sea coast and explore Goa as you please. The region is one of India’s prime holiday locations and you may sunbathe on the sandy beach, try out watersports and enjoy delicious local cuisine. If you prefer, there are several cultural attractions that you may wish to visit in the area. Discover the Portuguese Catholic Church of Old Goa or the UNESCO-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus. Why not hire a bike or scooter to explore?

If you’re a keen chef, then there are several optional cooking add-ons you may wish to book to enhance your stay in Goa. We offer a one day Curry Morning add-on or a five day Learn To Cook Indian Cuisine add-on to ensure you return home with all the skills you need to cook delicious Indian cuisine for friends and family.
Overnight: Goa  |  Breakfast x 5

Day 13

Goa

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

Bhaji on the beach

Try your hand at cooking up a curry or two in palm fringed Goa, with our half day Curry Morning or our 5 day Learn to Cook Indian Cuisine bolt-on, designed especially for the enthusiastic home cook! Let the tropical sun and our expert cooks ensure you return home tanned and talented! Classes are in the morning, culminating with lunch, leaving the afternoons free for you to explore Goa. A 3 day Goa cooking course is also available upon request.

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 when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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Post-Tour Accommodation - Goa / May-Sep
AUD $165
AUD $160
Post-Tour Accommodation - Goa / Oct-Apr
AUD $230
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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
AUD $140
AUD $130

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.

Jaypee Siddharth Hotel, Delhi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The luxurious Jaypee Siddharth is a stunning property located just five kilometres from the New Delhi Railway Station. Guestrooms are exquisitely decorated with a blend of cream and brown tones and benefit from air conditioning and complimentary WiFi. If you have free time, guests can indulge in one of the rejuvenating treatments available at the spa, take a dip in the outdoor pool or work up an appetite in the gym. A range of cuisines are served in the various restaurants found within the hotel complex.

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.

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.

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. 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 specialties 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

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.

Sonesta Inns, Goa

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

The Sonesta Inns is tastefully arranged around a vast central pool area with a gently shelving expanse of sand and garden running from the hotel grounds to the warm waters of the Arabian Sea. The well-appointed rooms feature a balcony with a view of the pool or gardens with white walls and wooden furniture for clean lines and bright space. The Sonesta Inns also offers a health club with gym, steam room and Jacuzzi.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 4 recent reviews

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Regarding the first week, Yusuf was great guide and in my opinion who went above and beyond for everyone. I couldn't have expected or asked for more. Regarding the tour in general, this was fantastic, from the knowledge shared, the accommodation (1st week), the locations visited to the airport transfers. Everything was made easy. Regarding the accommodation in Goa (Sonesta inn). This was ideally situated and set near a lovely part of the beach. The hotel gardens were lovely. Our room was a little tired and there was little hot water from the shower. Hotel staff and security were all very nice and for just under a week stay we felt the room was manageable although we would book to stay there again. As mentioned above all hotels in the first week of the holiday during the tour were great.

• Submitted 19 Feb 2017
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Everything was extremely well organised. Yusuf was fantastic and open to changing the itinerary to suit the group. He was very honest and informative about anything we asked him. Mr Singh and Tinnku were a great team on the bus as well. The places visited were a good balance that had something for everyone.

• Submitted 04 Apr 2016
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This was an amazing tour where we not only saw the tourist attractions, which were out of this world, but also the real India. Our tour guide went out of his way to show us the local villages, took us to a brick factory and also to a private school as well as a government funded school so we could see the comparisons.

Our tour guide Yogi went above and beyond his duties as a tour guide as we had difficulty changing money which he made phone calls and had someone come to the hotel to help us. He even gave us some money until we were able to sort.

The information that Yogi passed onto us about his country was brilliant and helped pass the time on the long coach journeys between cities.

Overall, the tour and the tour guide were outstanding. Thank you for an amazing holiday with fabulous memories.

• Submitted 16 Apr 2015
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Thoroughly enjoyed the Golden Triangle tour, ou tour guide "Sat" was excellent - extremely knowledgeable, made the various points of the tour extremely interesting.

The only downside I would express, was the standard of the hotel used in Agra, which was not up to the standards of the other hotels used in tour.

Would happily use On the Go once again - you need more publicity, as very few people know of your existance!

And thank you for your support in arranging the holiday for both of us.

John

• Submitted 25 Nov 2014
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Overall I was very happy with the whole holiday. India and the Indian people were fascinating. I found Indian people very friendly, happy and good to be with. This was one of the best holidays ever had and I have travelled extensively. I looked forward to each day with excitement. Thank you very much.

Peter Bullett • Submitted 04 Feb 2014

The tour guide Joe was extremely nice and very informative. He has a great sense of humour and appeals to all nationalities. Joe ensured our satisfaction at all times and I felt very well looked after in his presence. In terms of the tour,I learnt a lot about India both through the visits and also through Joe's honesty about his personal experiences. Thank you OTG Well Done!!!!

Ann Doyle • Submitted 05 Sep 2012

A thoroughly enjoyable tour that we will remember forever. Our tour guide was outstanding. He is a real asset to on the go. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

Daphne James • Submitted 26 Mar 2012

Very well organized and arranged. Yusuf is an excellent guide and looked after us all brilliantly :)

Victoria Wolny • Submitted 01 Feb 2012

Great way to experience India, we saw and did such a lot. Definitely would choose to do a tour rather than backpack as it's so much easier! Loved the relaxing time in Goa at the end, this is certainly a country I want to see more of. Thanks On the Go for a great holiday!

Isla Kempthorne • Submitted 09 Apr 2010

I had an amazing 2 weeks in India. Perfect mixture of sightseeing and free time to relax on the golden beaches of GOA. I will definitely go back there!

Brian Newson • Submitted 03 Dec 2009
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Delhi
Ends
Goa
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: 12, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Delhi, Agra, Karauli, Jaipur, Goa
Countries

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25th May 2017

Regarding the first week, Yusuf was great guide and in my opinion who went above and beyond for everyone. I couldn't have expected or asked for more. Regarding the tour in general, this was fantastic, from the knowledge shared, the accommodation (1st week), the locations visited to the airport transfers. Everything was made easy. Regarding the accommodation in Goa (Sonesta inn). This was ideally situated and set near a lovely part of the beach. The hotel gardens were lovely. Our room was a little tired and there was little hot water from the shower. Hotel staff and security were all very nice and for just under a week stay we felt the room was manageable although we would book to stay there again. As mentioned above all hotels in the first week of the holiday during the tour were great.

Rita Gilbert
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