A stunning shot of the Amber Fort in Jaipur
FROM: CAD $1,395

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 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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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
Please note this tour departs on a Friday.
Friday Departure
Easter departure, book early!
Easter 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.
Your Own Room - No Single Supp. Click the 'S' next to the tour date for more info
Please note this tour departs on a Thursday.
Thursday 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
Guaranteed Departure
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2019
Price /
Person
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Supp.
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
21 Dec - 28 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
G
CAD $1,545
CAD $760
28 Dec - 04 Jan New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
G
CAD $1,545
CAD $760
2020
Price /
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Single
Supp.
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
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.
CAD $1,595
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
11 Apr - 18 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
CAD $1,545
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,395
CAD $760
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.
G
CAD $1,395
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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.
CAD $1,395
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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.
CAD $1,495
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CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
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.
CAD $1,595
CAD $760
CAD $1,495
CAD $760
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.
CAD $1,495
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19 Dec - 26 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
CAD $1,545
CAD $760
27 Dec - 03 Jan New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
CAD $1,545
CAD $760

Extra Prices

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Person
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Private Tour Supplement
CAD $650
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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
CAD $140
CAD $130
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
CAD $140
CAD $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.

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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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.

• Submitted 20 Mar 2019
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Vansh was an awesome guide. He was extremely knowledgeable about all the stops on the tour and about Indian history in general. He went out of his way to ensure that we all had the most amazing time. He is a very kind person. He has an incredibly warm nature and a great sense of humour. He ensured that the group stayed together at all times and gave us sufficient time to explore sites and take photographs. He is a 5 star guide and I will definitely request to go on a tour that he is leading in the future. Please extend my thanks, again, to Vansh for looking after us so well. I would like to nominate him for the best tour guide prize.

• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
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This is my second trip with On the Go. It was everything we wanted. A trip that is jammed packed with so many tours and sightseeing.

We were lucky to have such a caring and an informative guide. Baazars was not included in the tour and us ladies love to shop and experience these markets. After our day tours our guide took us to a market in Jaipur he waited for us until we were done and took us back to the hotel. We felt very safe and very grateful for that. He gave us so much of information and made us appreciate India so much more. He guided us so well. He stopped so many times for ATM's and the restrooms. His stories were interesting regarding all the gods, different religions and the part of India. We had many fun nights with dancing and activities. We even had a dancing night on the bus.We were very comfortable with him and thank him for everything he has done for us. ON THE GO has 1 of the best guides in INDIA.

The overall trip was perfect and planned really well.

• Submitted 13 Jan 2019
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Fabulous tour. Great group of people. Fantastic tour guide. Mahindra made everyone feel welcome. His attitude was so positive and inclusive. He made me feel very special on my birthday by sharing Indian customs with me. I loved the marigold necklace. Mahindra was marvelous.

• Submitted 31 Dec 2018
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A great taste of India, confronting in one respect but more than I expected, excellent food, great sights. I have done a number of group tours in different countries, a great tour is made by a good tour group and a great guide, we had both on this tour. Mahindra was excellent, related to everyone on tour, good humour, great knowledge, great organisation, a great ambassador for Ön the Go Tours". Everyone that I have spoken to since, I have recommended this tour and suggested that they ask for a tour where Mahindra is the guide.

• Submitted 27 Dec 2018
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Great tour - fast paced but gave us a small taste of North India. Yusuf was amazing - so knowledgeable, open to share information and kind.

• Submitted 15 Dec 2018
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Very good well organised tour, conducted by perhaps the best guide I have ever encountered. Informative, interesting and fun trip with too many highlights to list. It was great being met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Good choice of hotels.

• Submitted 11 Dec 2018
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Mahi was a great guide. He was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. We were a very small group which was very lucky for us and although we were of differing ages we really gelled and much of this is attributed to Mahi. He made everyone laugh with his upbeat but relaxed personality.

He had a wide range of knowledge about each site we visited and was happy to share additional information about life in India. Although we saw only a small part of India I feel Mahi gave us a real insight into his amazing country

• Submitted 28 Nov 2018
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Tour was excellent - we enjoyed it so much! The Tour Guide, Sat, was phenomenal. He really made the trip. He was fun and funny, and went out of his way to accommodate any requests made by any of the group members.

• Submitted 05 Nov 2018
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the trip was fantastic, i really enjoyed it and will be using On the Go Tours again. I felt well looked after and enjoyed the company of the fellow travellers.

• Submitted 24 Sep 2018
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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
Countries
Jama Masjid
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The Taj Mahal reflected in the water in Agra
Humayun's tomb glowing in the waning sunlight in Delhi

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18th March 2019

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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