FROM: £695

Taj Traveller - 8 days

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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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

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 spectacular Taj Mahal - India's most famous monument in all its glory at sunset
Fatehpur Sikri - an ancient abandoned Mughal city
Bharatpur - rural India at its friendliest
Agra - the beautiful Agra Fort
The Pink City of Jaipur - the lofty Amber Fort, the regal City Palace and the ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar
Old and New Delhi - Humayun's Tomb, India's largest mosque Jama Masjid and Gandhi's crematorium Raj Ghat. Take a Rickshaw ride through Delhi's backstreets.

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$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

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 then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, taking in Humayun'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

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

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.
Your Own Room - No Single Supp
Please note this tour departs on a Sunday.
Sunday Departure
This is a 'Holi - Festival of Colour' tour and we've included special arrangements to celebrate the event. To view the itinerary of this tour please see our 'Holi- Festival of Colour' tour in the 'Festivals' section of our website.
Holi - Festival of Colour
Easter departure, book early!
Easter 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 Tour
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
Guaranteed Departure
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2018
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£695
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£795
£350
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£845
£350
£845
£350
2019
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12 Jan - 19 Jan 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
£795
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£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
17 Mar - 24 Mar Please note this tour departs on a Sunday.
Please note this tour departs on a Sunday.
This is a 'Holi - Festival of Colour' tour and we've included special arrangements to celebrate the event. To view the itinerary of this tour please see our 'Holi- Festival of Colour' tour in the 'Festivals' section of our website.
This is a 'Holi - Festival of Colour' tour and we've included special arrangements to celebrate the event. To view the itinerary of this tour please see our 'Holi- Festival of Colour' tour in the 'Festivals' section of our website.
£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
20 Apr - 27 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
£845
£350
04 May - 11 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.
£695
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31 Aug - 07 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.
£695
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£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
25 Oct - 01 Nov 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.
£895
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
07 Dec - 14 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.
£795
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21 Dec - 28 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
£845
£350
28 Dec - 04 Jan New Years Tour
New Years Tour
£845
£350
2020
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
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.
£895
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
11 Apr - 18 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
£845
£350
£795
£350
£695
£350
£695
£350
£695
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
12 Nov - 19 Nov 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.
£895
£350
£795
£350
£795
£350
£845
£350
£845
£350

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
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Private Tour Supplement
£300
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Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
£65
£45
Post-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
£55
£55

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: 4 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.

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 which is renowned for its excellent shops and vibrant street markets. The Jivitesh offers comfortable and spacious guest rooms, with all modern amenities 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 enjoy a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool, after a day of sightseeing in the capital.

Radisson Blu New Delhi Dwarka, Delhi

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Boasting a tranquil location away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, and within walking distance of the metro, this five star hotel offers guests comfort and convenience in New Delhi. With an on-site shopping mall, supermarket and nightclub, in addition to three restaurants, serving a delicious range of cuisine and a chic lounge bar, the Radisson Blu ensures that all of your needs are catered for. Lounge by the outdoor infinity pool and head to the spa and salon for a spot of pampering, before enjoying a great night's sleep in the hotel's contemporary guest rooms, which provide an array of modern amenities.

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.

Reviews

Travellers have rated this tour as 4.59 out of 5 based on 32 recent reviews

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Despite a rocky start (no fault of On The Go Tours) due to a flight delay. Satendra “Sat” could not do enough to make you feel welcome, comfortable and impart so much knowledge about India. This is my second tour now and thanks to Sat he has ensured that my opinion of On The Go Tours remains very high, I would recommend you to anyone. Not only does Sat do the day job but he made sure things happened when it was the birthday of one of the fellow travellers.

I left India with lifetime memories and new very good friends including Sat. I will never forget dancing on the bus on the way back from the Bollywood restaurant and the immense beauty of India. Money cannot buy the experiences we had and this was largely down to Sat.

I look forward to booking with OTGT! Keep up the great work.

• Submitted 23 Mar 2018
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The tour was excellent and Sat was the perfect host. He managed every single detail for us and nothing was uncertain or complicated. Clearly Sat has a huge amount of experience and was incredibly knowledgeable about India. He is possibly the best tour guide we've ever had. The tour itself was excellent, the hotels were more than adequate and the food was exceptional at every place we were taken too.

We got to see everything we wanted to see and more and can't thank you enough for this. The coach was comfortable and the staff on there too - very conscientious.

• Submitted 16 Mar 2018
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Satendra was absolutely wonderful. I was very pleased with On the Go tours and will absolutely travel with them again. Thank you.

• Submitted 15 Mar 2018
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Had a ball, excellent group of 17, my wife and I are in our late 60's

We were a little apprehensive about the ages of other travellers, but we were not alone, young and old gelled together and it was one of the best holidays!

• Submitted 16 Feb 2018
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Excellent paced tour. Great tour guide, knowledgeable and helpful.

Good quality hotels and excellent hotel staff.

On the whole a great experience and am looking forward to booking my next tour with On The Go

• Submitted 15 Feb 2018
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We were part of a group of eleven; we enjoyed the small group, and Yusuf was excellent. The pace of the tour was fast, but that worked for us, as we saw so much in just a few days. We'd recommend it to anyone wishing to visit India.

• Submitted 08 Feb 2018
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One of the best tours that we have experienced. Well managed from the day we land in India to the day we left. Sight seeing was well arranged and the narration by Satendra was excellent.

Satendra is an excellent tour guide, managed the tour so well, keeping to schedules and quite flexible when necessary. He is so knowledgeable. Very respectful and endeared himself with the group. If only all tours haved guides like Satendra, makes the tour most enjoyable and memorable.

• Submitted 16 Jan 2018
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I enjoyed the tour very much, the hotels were great, the tour leader was great, the pace was great.

• Submitted 25 Nov 2017
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Yusef was amazing! He was so very informed about all the tour sites and the in and outs of everyday living in India. He was always taking care of our needs and went above and beyond when someone was in need, be it medical needs or bargaining with the locals.

• Submitted 10 May 2017
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Guide the best we have ever had. Extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and very efficient.

Nothing was too much trouble, well liked by everyone on tour.

• Submitted 09 May 2017
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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, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Delhi, Old Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Abhaneri, Agra
Countries

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Our guide to travelling India's Golden Triangle
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2nd May 2018

Despite a rocky start (no fault of On The Go Tours) due to a flight delay. Satendra “Sat” could not do enough to make you feel welcome, comfortable and impart so much knowledge about India. This is my second tour now and thanks to Sat he has ensured that my opinion of On The Go Tours remains very high, I would recommend you to anyone. Not only does Sat do the day job but he made sure things happened when it was the birthday of one of the fellow travellers.

I left India with lifetime memories and new very good friends including Sat. I will never forget dancing on the bus on the way back from the Bollywood restaurant and the immense beauty of India. Money cannot buy the experiences we had and this was largely down to Sat.

I look forward to booking with OTGT! Keep up the great work.

Edward Leddy-Owen