Glimpse of India    *alt*

8 days, from £785
TransIndus
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Description

Small Group Tour to the Golden Triangle of India
Popularly known as the Golden Triangle, this tour takes in the country's most popular sights, and is a true introduction to India.

Holidays types: Group Tours, Cultural Holidays

Itinerary


 Day 1 Delhi

Greeted on arrival in Delhi and transferred to the Suryaa Hotel or similar for two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure, with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.


 Day 2 Delhi

Explore Delhi on a full day sightseeing tour. Start with a tour of Old Delhi in the morning: enjoying a cycle rickshaw ride in the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk followed by a visit to see the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and the Raj Ghat, a memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent figure in India's struggle for freedom. In the afternoon, drive past Lutyen's New Delhi. Visit the tomb of Humayun and the lofty Qutb Minar, an early Mughal structure made of red sandstone and white marble. Optional excursions: Salaam Baalak Walk.


 Day 3 Delhi, Agra

Drive to Agra (4-5 hours) for an overnight stay in the ITC Mughal hotel or similar. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Agra Fort whose buildings, made of red sandstone and marble, are a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture followed by a visit to the ornate tomb of Itamud-ud-Daula. Enjoy a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset to marvel at one of the World's great monuments in a glow of pink and yellow hues.


 Day 4 Agra, Jaipur

A full day's drive to Jaipur (6-7 hours) with an en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri , the red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar that was abandoned after just 14 years. Closer to Jaipur, stop to see the impressive 9th Century Chand Baori step well at Abhaneri. Stay at The Lalit or similar on the outskirts of the city, for three nights.


 Day 5 Jaipur

Visit the 17th century hilltop fort of Amber and the sparkling Mirror Palace. In the afternoon visit the City Palace complex including, its museum and the 18th century Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. Drive through the busy bazaars for a photo stop at the recently restored Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in Jaipur.


 Day 6 Jaipur


 Day at leisure. This evening there will be a colourful cultural performance and dinner at an ethnic restaurant. Optional excursions: Hot Air Ballooning, Cooking Class.



 Day 7 Jaipur

Drive back to Delhi this afternoon (5 hours) for an overnight stay at an airport hotel.


 Day 8 Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.