Overview

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

• 3 nights in Delhi at Pride Plaza Aerocity or similar
• 2 nights in Agra at Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar
• 2 nights in Jaipur at 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 City Palace
• Small ancient village of Abhaneri visit
• Visit Agra Fort
• Visit 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

Details

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

Travel Style: Getaways

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full itinerary
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.

Accommodations

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL)

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.

| 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
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 3 | 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
|  Breakfast
DAY 4 | Agra

Early morning sunrise 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 the 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. In the 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. The evening is free to explore the local markets.

| Overnight in  Agra
|  Breakfast
DAY 5 | Jaipur

Buffet breakfast at the 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. Check in to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

| Overnight in  Jaipur
|  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 Upon arrival check in at hotel Rest of the evening at leisure

| Overnight in  Jaipur
|  Breakfast
DAY 7 | Delhi

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

| Overnight in  Delhi
|  Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8 | (DEPART)

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

 
|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity

Set in New Delhi, 1.7 mi from Delhi International Airport, Pride Plaza Hotel, Aerocity New Delhi features an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and spa center. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free WiFi access is available throughout the property.

Every room comes with a flat-screen TV. Some rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Each room has a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hair dryer.

You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Services like laundry and dry cleaning are provided. A well-equipped meeting and banqueting space is available. The hotel also offers car hire. Free private parking is available on site.

Crystal Sarovar Premier Hotel

Offering free WiFi, Crystal Sarovar Premiere Agra is located in the Taj Ganj district in Agra 1.2 mi from The Taj Mahal.

The rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. You will find an electric kettle, mini bar and a desk in the room. Rooms include a private bathroom equipped with free toiletries.

Crystal Sarovar Premiere Agra features of a 24-hour front desk and express check in/check out services. A tour desk and concierge services are also available.

Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant. The property also offers breakfast in the room and packed lunches. Guests can relax and enjoy drinks with good music at the on site bar.

Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre

Offering an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center and a spa and wellness center, Holiday Inn Jaipur City Center is within 2.2 mi from the architectural marvel of the City Palace and the Amer Fort.

Each elegant air-conditioned room here will provide you with a satellite TV, seating area and a mini-bar. Featuring a shower, private bathroom also comes with a hairdryer and free toiletries. Extras include an iPod dock. Guest can also request for amenities like pen drive and snack basket/ fruit basket.

At Holiday Inn Jaipur City Center you will find a 24-hour front desk. Other facilities offered at the property include a ticket service, a tour desk and luggage storage. The property offers free parking.

The property features 3 dining options like Monarch, the all-day multi-cuisine restaurant, Chao, the Chinese specialty restaurant and Road House serves grilled food and beverages. 10 Kings Bar serves alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks. Private dining is possible with 24-hour room service.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • 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

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    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.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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