India | Welcome to the Golden Triangle FAM trip

6-days | 5-nights
TYPOLOGIES

FAM trips

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. TRAVELERS

14 Passengers

$ 459

Amazing Experience

This is a country travellers fantasize about – exotic, oriental, ancient India. It is also modern, booming, chaotic India. Between the two lies a wealth of delights – the charm of a golden civilisation still alive and kicking after centuries and to be glimpsed as you turn the corner of a palace or a fort; as you hear the sweetness of the flute in the misty northern hills and the deep rhythm of the sitar at a mesmerizing performance; as you drive past the captivating sound of temple bells that ring out loud amidst the noise of a daily ritual prayer; as you wander into monuments adorned with precious stones – unguarded, still splendid; as you lie deeply relaxed drifting to music, massaged by the strong yet gentle touch of ayurveda healers.

What's Included

2 Nights in Delhi at Novotel Aerocity or similar
1 Night in Agra at Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar
2 Nights in Jaipur at Holiday Inn City Centre or similar
9 meals: 5 breakfasts and 4 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 City Palace
The small ancient village of Abhaneri visit
Visit Agra Fort
Visit the iconic the Taj Mahal
Roman Catholic Cemetery visit
City Tour in Delhi
All applicable taxes

Services NOT included

Airlines tickets and cost of Indian Visa
Any room service, telephone charges, mini bar, gratuities, or tips
Personal expenses
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1 | April 10, 2021 - Arrival

Welcome to India! Arrive Delhi T3 terminal by International Flight.

After immigration, you will be met by our Customer service executive and Welcomed with a “Mauli ritual”. Mauli is a symbolic cotton thread tied on the wrist and is our traditional way to start the journey at an auspicious note.

Assisted transfer to the hotel and on arrival, check-in for your stay (check-in time 1400 hour).

Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it, again and again, rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.

| Overnight in Delhi

DAY 2 |April 11, 2021 - Delhi

Explore Delhi, India’s capital city that sports a rich history spanning over 2,000 years. Arrive old Delhi and ride in a cycle rickshaw (Pedi-Cabs) to the once water-filled square of Chandni Chowk. Discover the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque, before learning about the history of the Sikh religion at the Sheeshganj Gurudwara.

Continue to Raj Ghat, the memorial to Gandhi, built at the site of his cremation on the banks of the Yamuna River.

Afternoon, drive past India Gate and the Government Secretariat buildings on the way to the Qutab Minar – the five-storied victory tower to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India by the first Muslim ruler, Qutab-Ud-din Aibak.

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| Overnight in Delhi

| Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 | April 12, 2021 - Delhi - Agra

Travel by private vehicle to Agra – the city of Taj Mahal. Toilet stops will be made en-route.

Arrive Agra and check-in for your stay.

Agra – Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century. A world of contrasting edifices of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys, bustling streets and small buggies, Agra retains the irresistible charm that made this the favorite city of the Mughals.

Rest of the day is at your leisure for independent explorations. Once in Agra, there’s the option of visiting the Agra fort and North India’s oldest Christian cemetery or experience a live cultural show that depicts the saga of love and a memorable journey into history.

Optional activities:

Experience Mohabbat E Taj – Live Cultural Show: USD 30 per person

Explore Agra Fort & Roman Catholic Cemetery: USD 22 per person

| Overnight in Agra

| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 |April 13, 2021 - Jaipur - Agra

Rise early for a dawn visit to the Taj Mahal. It is fitting to see this extraordinary monument by the first light of day as its exemplary beauty is awe-inspiring and will create an unforgettable memory. Mughal emperor, Shahjahan built this architectural wonder to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Note: Timing subject to change based on the local sunrise timing

Return to the hotel for breakfast and drive for Jaipur – the 18th century capital of Rajasthan.

On arrival, check-in for your stay.

Jaipur – also known as the ‘Pink City’, for the abundance of pink plastered stone used to build its massive forts, magnificent palaces, and exquisite temples. The city built in 1727 A.D by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II followed a grid system, which made it the only planned city of its time. A young Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya designed the city in accordance with Shilp Shastra – an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. There is far more to the city than just its famous monuments and to get a complete experience of Jaipur, uncover the mysteries of the bazaars and visit silversmiths, turban sellers and traditional markets.

After a long day of exploration, perhaps head to the Raj Mandir Cinema to experience the glamour of a Bollywood film.

Optional Activity:
Watch A Bollywood Blockbuster: USD 28 per person

| Overnight in Jaipur

| Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 | April 14, 2021 - Jaipur

Morning visits the imposing Amber Fort. Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, the fort is an authentic example of Rajput architecture and the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) is one of its more spectacular buildings.

Next brief photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Its beehive-like structure is an interplay of red and pink sandstone, painstakingly outlined with white borders and motifs. Behind this elaborate latticed facade, the cloistered ladies of the court could watch the daily goings-on in the street below.

Continue to the City Palace built within the fortified area of the original city, with one of the finest monumental entrances in India. The Palace is now principally a museum housing a collection of great treasures, including miniature paintings, carpets, royal garments and other interesting objects from Jaipur’s intriguing past. The former royal family retains a part of the palace for their personal use.

Late afternoon, visit the markets of Jaipur and the downtown area for some shopping time. Your guide and transportation will be at hand.

Evening, enjoy a traditional meal with a folk dance at a local restaurant in the town.

| Overnight in Jaipur

| Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 | April 15, 2021 - Jaipur - Delhi

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the international airport for your flight home.

 

|  Breakfast

RATES & DATES

Tour Start DatePrice Per PersonSingle Supplement Companion Rate
Saturday, April 10, 2021$459add $199$599

Optional Excursion

Explore Agra Fort & Roman Catholic Cemetery:

USD 30 per person

Optional Excursion

Watch a Bollywood blockbuster:

USD 28 per person