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India: Golden Triangle Tour of India

Minimum Passengers 2
Category Getaways
Duration 8 days / 7 nights
Available Dates
Oct, 2017 22
Nov, 2017 12
Dec, 2017 3
Jan, 2018 14
Feb, 2018 18
Mar, 2018 11
Apr, 2018 22,29
May, 2018 6,20
Jun, 2018 3,17
Jul, 2018 15,29
Aug, 2018 12,19
Sep, 2018 2,16
Oct, 2018 14,28
Nov, 2018 11,25
Dec, 2018 2
Jan, 2019 6,20
Feb, 2019 3,10
Mar, 2019 3,17
*Always small groups, 10 - 14 people.


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Tour Includes: 

• 3 nights in Delhi at 4 star Pride Plaza Aerocity or similar
• 2 nights in Agra at 4 star Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar
• 2 nights in Jaipur at 4 star Holiday Inn City Centre or similar
• 8 meals: 6 breakfasts and 2 dinners
• Transportation services
• Services of English speaking local guides during sightseeing tours
• Entrance fees to the places of visit as per the itinerary
• Excursion to Amber Fort
• Jeep ride in Amber Fort
• Visit to City Palace
• Small ancient village of Abhaneri visit
• Visit to Agra Fort
• Visit to the iconic the Taj Mahal
• Roman Catholic Cemetery visit
• Mission of Charity volunteering
• All applicable taxes

Not Included:

• Any room service, telephone charges, mini bar, gratuities, or tips
• Personal expenses
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

IMPORTANT NOTICE:About our Tours 
* UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)
* All tours and entrance fees are included.
* All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES
* International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates.
* A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates.


* Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice. All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Day 1 : Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by one of our representatives to be transferred to your hotel.
The rest of the day is open at leisure.

Meals: None
Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2 : Delhi

Following breakfast, you will go on a combined sightseeing tour of Delhi. The tour will be commencing in Old Delhi before driving to a photo stop at Red Fort, a huge settlement that contains within it some very beautiful palaces and public buildings. You will visit Jamma Masjid, one of the largest mosques that are still a house of worship for devout Muslims. The tour continues onto Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru our first prime Minister of India.
You will proceed your day with a New Delhi tour riding past the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers who were martyred during the Afghan War. Rashtrapati Bhawan, once the imperial residence of the British Viceroys, it is now the official residence of the President of India Parliament House, a circular building that is a symbol of Indian democracy. You will also visit Qutub Minar, the 11th century victory tower, which is the tallest stone tower in India.

Overnight in Delhi.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 : Delhi – Agra

Post breakfast, check-out and head to Agra. 

Arrive and straight drive to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations.

This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.

Overnight in Agra. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : Agra

Early morning sun rise tour of the most opulent wonder of the modern world the Taj Mahal. (Friday is Official Closed). The Taj Mahal is everything that has been said about it and more. Taking 22 years and 20,000 men to build, the white marble was quarried 200 miles away and was transported to the site by a fleet of 1000 elephants. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid-17th century, the Taj Mahal is truly one of the wonders of the world. Though the Taj appears to be amazingly perfect from almost any angle, it is the close-up marble inlay work, which is really astounding. You will have ample time to view and be mesmerized by this outstanding piece of architecture.

Return to hotel for breakfast and rest of the morning is at leisure.

Afternoon visit the 18th century Roman Catholic Cemetery - re-living a cross cultural mix that has never made it into history books and traveler's itineraries. Later walk through the Civil lines area and explore the old part of Agra and its hidden alleys.

Later volunteer your time at Mission of Charity. Amidst the busyness and the touristy part of Agra, it is heartwarming to see great love and care in this place. Eye opening and touching the heart deeply when seeing so many people ranging from babies to old folks are being taken care of. There are around 45 children in their care, some very young, some with disabilities. There are also over 100 adults that are unable to care for themselves. 

Evening is free to explore the local markets.

Overnight in Agra.       

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Agra - Jaipur

Buffet breakfast at hotel.

Check out and drive to Jaipur 240 Kms. 06 hrs. En route visit the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness - an architectural jewel.

Upon arrival check in at hotel

Rest of the evening at leisure

Overnight in Jaipur. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : Jaipur

Post breakfast depart for an excursion tour to fabulous Amber Fort, Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Ruins and remains are spread over the Aravalli hills and sprawling crenulated walls lattice the surrounding area. Enjoy a Jeep Ride at Amber Fort, will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls, many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.

Later, you will visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armory, costumes, carpets and miniature paintings.  Nearby one the famous Observatory Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India.

Evening free for shopping

Overnight in Jaipur. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Jaipur – Delhi

Post breakfast, check out and head to Delhi and on arrival, check in for your stay. Upon arrival, time to freshen up and bid farewell to your new-found friends at a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. 

Overnight in Delhi. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 : Departure

Have breakfast on your final day in India. You will check out of your hotel and be transferred to Delhi International Airport to take your departing flight home.

Meals : Breakfast

Visa

India Visa-- American and Canadian nationals needs to apply online  for your Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) and then you can get the India visa upon arrival at the airport.
On the designated website below you will go through four steps to secure your ETA. Once approved, you will get the ETA by e mail.
This mail needs to be printed and shown to the immigration authorities in India and the visa will be issued.  The details of the E-visa formalities can be accessed on the website:https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Clothes

Many people prefer to shop for clothes in India as they like to adopt a more local way of dressing and clothes can be purchased very cheaply. However, cities such as Mumbai and Delhi are fast becoming very westernized and you'll see people wearing jeans and t-shirts. In smaller cities and villages, people still dress conservatively. The most important rule for both ladies and men is to keep your legs and shoulders covered. Wearing shorts should be avoided. Females will also often find it beneficial to wear a shawl or scarf that covers their breasts. For men, short-sleeved shirts are more respectful than wearing t-shirts. In nightclubs, western dress standards of jeans and a top for girls, and jeans and a t-shirt or shirt for guys, apply.

Medicine

Medicines for specific ailments, with similar active ingredients to what are found overseas, are available in India. The problem is figuring out the brand names and making the pharmacist understand what you're after. Therefore, you should bring an adequate supply of whatever medicines you usually need. Common items such as Vitamin C and acetaminophen (a standard pain killer) are not difficult to purchase from a pharmacy. However, problems may still be encountered as, for example, acetaminophen is known as paracetamol in India. Therefore it also helps if you describe your symptoms, such as headache or stomach ache, to the pharmacist.

The Government of India has introduced a new vaccination requirement for travelers who are both citizens of and residing in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, or Syria. Please note that the vaccination requirement does not apply to U.S. citizens.

Personal Care Items

Shampoo, conditioner, moisturizers, razors, deodorant, condoms, and sanitary napkins and pads are all readily available. You'll have to search to get roll-on antiperspirant outside major cities, but it can be found. Bring mosquito repellent with you, as western brands tend to be stronger and more effective than the Indian ones. It's also a good idea to pack your favorite hair products as the range of gels and hair sprays is limited, and hair wax is virtually non-existent.

Money

Credit cards are widely accepted in major cities. ATM machines can also be found in most places, including in small towns. The entrance fee at many tourist sites can be paid in US dollars if you have the exact change, so do carry some US currency with you in small denominations. Indian currency is highly regulated can't be purchased outside India, so it's also a good idea to carry some currency that you can exchange for Indian rupees when you arrive at the airport in India.

Currency

The currency used in India is the rupee, which is divided into 100 paise. Rupees are available in the following denominations: Notes: Rs 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000.Coins: 5, 10, 20, 25, and 50 paise now a days no working paiseand Rs 1, 2,5 and 10.

Tipping

In restaurants, if the service was good, tip anything between approx. 5-10% of the bill. Depending on the category of the hotel, and the bill amount. It's not mandatory, you may not leave a tip if you don't want to.

Our suggestions for daily tipping are the following:

Drivers: $ 2.00 to $ 5.00

Tour Guide: $ 10.00 to $ 20.00

House Keepers: $ 2.00

Porters: $ 1.00 per luggage

Shoes

Shoes are another thing that can be bought very cheaply in India. Markets abound with them in all different colors and designs. You get what you pay for though, so make sure you bring a sturdy and comfortable pair of walking shoes, sneakers or sandals. If you intend to go out in the evenings, bring a pair of dress shoes as well. The rest you can easily get along the way.

Other Useful Items

Anti-bacterial hand wipes are extremely useful for many situations. A torch or flash light and toilet paper also come in handy. If you wish to use any electronic devices from the United States, you'll need a voltage converter and plug adaptor. People coming from countries with 230V currency, such as Australia and the UK, only require a plug adaptor for their appliances.

Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity New Delhi
Located in New Delhi, 4.3 miles from Qutub Minar, Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity New Delhi features an outdoor pool and views of the city. The hotel has a spa center and fitness center, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.
 
This property also has one of the top-rated locations in New Delhi! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
Crystal Sarovar Premiere Agra
Crystal Sarovar Premiere Agra is in Agra's Taj Ganj district, 1.9 km from the Taj Mahal, and offers free Wi-Fi. Rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safe. Some have a seating area. There is also an electric kettle, a minibar, a work desk and a private bathroom with free toiletries.
 
Crystal Sarovar Premiere Agra is 2.5 km from Agra Fort, 2.8 km from the Jama Masjid Mosque and 10 km from Agra Airport. Agra Train Station is 7 km away.
Holiday Inn Jaipur City Center
Holiday Inn Jaipur City Center offers an outdoor pool, fitness center, spa and wellness center, and is 3.6 km from the architectural wonder of the City Palace and Amer Fort.
 
Also, the score for this accommodation is the best in Jaipur. Customers like it more than other accommodation in the area.

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