Beautiful beach | Goa | India
FROM: R32,615 pp
Golden Triangle & Goa - 13 Days map

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!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels
Reviews

Trip Highlights

Agra – Enjoy a visit to Agra Fort and the legendary Taj Mahal, the most extravagant symbol of love ever built
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 or Dholpur – Spend the night at the Maharaja’s Palace Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli or the Raj Niwas Palace in Dholpur

Included

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
5 nights 4 star hotel in Goa
Rickshaw ride in Delhi and travel by jeep to beautiful Amber Fort in Jaipur
Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide days 1 to 7 (for groups of 4 or more)
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 13
7 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
Guided sightseeing - Delhi, Agra, Karauli or Dholpur and Jaipur
Economy class flight: Delhi to Goa
Services of English-speaking Indian specialist guides at some sites
All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$65-75pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$4-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your 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 are 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. This evening meet the group and guide at the hotel at 18:00 for a Welcome meeting.

For those able to arrive very early today or the day prior, why not get off the beaten track and explore Old Delhi with us on our optional 'Backstreets of Delhi' add-on tour. You will get to relish the taste of various street foods, from savoury to sweet. Along the way, visit Khari Baoli, the largest spice market in India and the colourful Bazar Matia Mahal, located opposite the majestic Jama Masjid Mosque. The tour will combine a mixture of metro, electric rickshaw and walking to get around.
Overnight: Delhi

Day 2

Delhi

This morning we enjoy a packed day of sightseeing in Old and New Delhi. Check out the UNESCO-listed Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. Visit the iconic Sikh temple Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and its community kitchen feeding 25,000-30,000 people daily. We also enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride around the Chandni Chowk bazaar and explore New Delhi. Walk down the Rajpath, formerly known as the ‘King’s Way’ and see the famous India Gate monument. This evening we enjoy a group Namaste dinner.

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra this afternoon after Delhi sightseeing, where we will spend the night and have the group Namaste dinner.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

The Taj Mahal

Delhi - Agra. Today we travel to Agra, where we enjoy lunch before taking a tour of the legendary Taj Mahal, India’s most famous site. This iconic white monument was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century in memory of his beloved wife. It is perhaps the most extravagant symbol of love the world has ever seen and has no rival. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity watch the sunset fade over the magnificent mausoleum so make sure to take plenty of photos!

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will drive to Agra on the afternoon of day 2, today we will visit the legendary Taj Mahal and the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.
Overnight: Agra  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Karauli or Dholpur

Agra - Karauli/Dholpur. In the morning, we will make our way to the impressive Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind its fortified walls.

Continue to either Karauli or Dholpur stopping for lunch en route. In Karauli, we will stay in the beautiful Palace Bhanwar Vilas. An eclectic melding of both Oriental and Art Deco architecture, the heritage-listed hotel was built in 1938 as a family home of the Maharaja of Jaipur. In Dholpur, we will stay at the magnificent Raj Niwas Palace, which is known for its red sandstone, traditional Rajisthani architecture, and European-style ceramics. It's said that this heritage-listed hotel was built by the Maharaja to welcome HRH Albert Edward, who visited in 1876.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure exploring the grounds, perhaps check out the vintage cars or take a dip in the swimming pools. This evening, you can also opt to attend the evening Aarti (prayer).

Please Note: For departures from 01 September 2024, we will visit Agra Fort on day 3.
Overnight: Karauli or Dholpur  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Jaipur

Karauli/Dholpur - Jaipur. This morning we hit the road towards the vibrant UNESCO listed Pink City of Jaipur. On arrival, we will spend the afternoon on a tour of the illustrious City Palace and the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar Space Observatory, which features 19 separate astrological instruments.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 6

The Amber Fort

Jaipur. Enjoy an unforgettable experience early this morning with an optional balloon ride over Jaipur. Sail with the wind over the surrounding region and pass above hill-top forts and regal palaces. Later, enjoy a jeep ride to Amber Fort for a guided tour and visit a cotton weaving house for an authentic demonstration of fabric dyeing. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, why not opt to explore the Johari Bazaar in the Old Pink City.
Overnight: Jaipur  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Return to Delhi

Jaipur - Delhi. Return to Delhi today where the rest of the day is at leisure. Perhaps visit the impressive Akshardham - the world’s largest Hindu temple.
Overnight: Delhi  |  Breakfast

Days 8-12

Sun, sea and relaxation

This morning we transfer to the airport for your included flight to Goa. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where you can spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

The next four 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 are 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

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All departure dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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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
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
R32,615
R45,635
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R37,735
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26 Oct - 07 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.
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R38,005
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Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Pre-Tour Accommodation - Delhi
R1,745
R3,275
Backstreets of Delhi
R2,475
N/A
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Adult)
R8,965
R12,265
Gateway to the Gods - 4 days (Child)
R8,965
R12,265

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.

Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Delhi, the Park Inn by Radisson offers a comfortable stay in India’s bustling capital. With contemporary guestrooms which feature en suite bathrooms, high speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at the 24-hour RBG Bar & Grill, which serves tasty traditional Indian fare and international cuisine. After a busy day of sightseeing, unwind with a swim in the hotel's sparkling pool or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Ideally located just 20 minutes from the airport and a short walk from a metro station, it's easy to reach popular sites such as the Lotus Temple, India Gate and Connaught Place.

Best Western Maharani Bagh, Delhi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Best Western Maharani Bagh New Delhi offers comfortable accommodation amidst serene surroundings. Guests can enjoy the convenience of a garden, free private parking, a terrace, and a restaurant on-site. Services including a 24-hour front desk, room service, and complimentary WiFi throughout the property add to the convenience. Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a desk, and a flat-screen TV, with some rooms featuring a balcony for added relaxation. Guests will also find amenities such as a wardrobe and a kettle, ensuring a comfortable stay at Best Western Maharani Bagh New Delhi.

Royale Regent Hotel, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The stylish Royale Regent hotel offers views of the magnificent Taj Mahal from its rooftop pool, so guests can gaze at this World wonder while sipping on a cocktail and retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each comfortable air-conditioned room features a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV as well as excellent en-suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy an array of flavours in the onsite garden or mutli-cuisine restaurant.

Royale Sarovar Portico, Agra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Experience the best of Agra's offerings at Royale Sarovar Portico, located just a 10-minute drive from the iconic Taj Mahal. Indulge in rejuvenating massages or pampering manicures and pedicures. Enjoy delectable meals at Hibiscus, where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served. Unwind in the outdoor pool, socialize at the bar/lounge, or stay active at the fitness center. With free Wi-Fi throughout the property, this upscale property offers massage services, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness center for a fulfilling stay.

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. The property offers 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 international cuisine in the hotel's restaurant.

Raj Niwas Palace, Dholpur, Karauli

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Heritage

With vibrant history and a rich heritage, Dholpur Palace also known as Raj Niwas Palace, is a mesmerizing journey back in time. Once home to generations of Royals, this converted palace still reflects the magnificence of the Rajasthani architecture of that era. Guest rooms offer a refreshing mix of Indian heritage and modern facilities including air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a mini bar. Set in 13 acres of garden, the Palace grounds are full of peacock and bird life that nip over from the National Chambal Sanctuary nearby.

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.

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Center, Jaipur

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Radisson Hotel Jaipur City Centre is the perfect base for travelers touring India's famed Golden Triangle. Located centrally in Jaipur, the hotel is close to various forts, palaces and bazaars that the Pink City is renowned for. All guest rooms offer air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, kettle, a desk, seating areas and free Wi-Fi. The hotel offers a satisfying continental breakfast buffet at Mosiac, one of four on-site restaurants. Additionally, boasts a business center, a gym and spa, steam room and a relaxing rooftop pool where guests are free to unwind.

Regenta Central Imperial Candolim, Goa

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Set in the heart of Candolim, The Regenta Central Imperial Candolim is in a prime location just 500 meters from the beach. Calangute beach is also located within close proximity making this an ideal stay in Goa. Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious equipped with air conditioning and excellent en-suite facilities. The property features a swimming pool and an onsite multi-cuisine restaurant.

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.

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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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At a Glance

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
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Humayun's tomb glowing in the waning sunlight in Delhi
The Taj Mahal reflected in the water in Agra
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Humayun's tomb glowing in the waning sunlight in Delhi
Beautiful sandy beach in Goa, fringed with palm trees

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24th March 2023

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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