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PricesFrom: R 14,867.00
FlightsNo Flights Included
Valid From5th of January 2018 (Friday)
Valid To13th of January 2018 (Saturday)
Need Visa'sSouth Africa: YesBritish: YesEuropean Union: YesAmerican: Yes
Quick Holiday Overview
Sieze the opportunity on this 15% discounted tour for set departure on 06 January 2018 and 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.
- 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
About the Holiday
Day 1 - Dehli
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.
Day 2 - Old Dehli and 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: Dehli | 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 Dehli
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: Dehli | Breakfast
Day 8 - Delhi
Saturday. Our tour concludes after breakfast. Included departure transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Includes & Excludes
- 7 breakfasts and 2 dinners
- 7 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
- 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
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi and 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
Tour is based on a set departure date 06 January 2018
- International flights to Delhi (R12905 on Etihad based on availability in the lowest category airfare.)
- 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
DelhiDelhi is sometimes referred to as Dilli, which is the second-largest metropolis in India after Mumbai. Delhi is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. Having been the capital of several empires in ancient India, Delhi was a major city in the old trade routes from northwest India to the Gangetic Plains.
Delhi lies in northern India. It borders the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on the south and Haryana on the west. Two prominent features of the geography of Delhi are the Yamuna flood plain and the Delhi ridge.
Delhi has been the capital of India since Independence in 1947, but even before that, the British moved their capital here from Calcutta in 1911. For much of its history, Delhi was the center of power of the various Muslim dynasties that ruled swathes of the subcontinent from the 12th century onwards. Modern Delhi is really two cities: Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Delhi has a semi-arid climate with high variation between summer and winter temperatures. Summers are long, from early April to October, with the monsoon season in between. Winter starts in November and peaks in January and is notorious for its heavy fog, which often disrupts road, air and rail traffic.
The best-known sights are the two buildings that dominate Old Delhi, the Red Fort and Jama Masjid. To the south of Old Delhi and in complete contrast to it, is Rajpath and the buildings on Raisina Hill (Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Secretariat) which form the centerpiece of British New Delhi. Heading south once more, through New Delhi, the visitor will find the bulk of the ancient monuments of medieval Delhi. Humayunís Tomb and the Lodhi Gardens are readily accessible from the center of the city. The Qutb Minar complex, the vast and formidable Tughluqabad and the remains at Haus Khaz are located deeper in the southern suburbs.