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The Golden Triangle On A Budget
6 Days
01
 Depart  UK  
02
 Arrive Delhi
Relax On Arrival At Delhi Red Fort At Delhi And Rickshaw Ride
03
 Delhi
Drive Through Imperial New Delhi Qutub Minar And Southern Sites
04
 Agra
Red Fort At Agra
05
 Jaipur
The Taj Mahal At Sunrise Fatehpur Sikri
06
 Jaipur On Elephant Back To Amber Citadel The City Palace And Hawa Mahal
07
 Delhi
Relax At Delhi
08
 Depart
 Arrive UK
Transfer To Airport
This Is A Private Tour With Your Own Vehicle And Driver-Guide
When To Go: July - April When To Go: July - April
Firoz Shah Kotla Firoz Shah Kotla
Chawri Bazaar In New Delhi Chawri Bazaar In New Delhi
The Taj Mahal At Dusk
The Taj Mahal At Dusk
Bedroom At Garden Villa
Bedroom At Garden Villa
On The Way To Jaipur
On The Way To Jaipur

Classic Golden Triangle Tour On A Budget

Room And Breakfast
Based On 2 Persons Sharing Room

SUMMER: 01/05 – 30/09 WINTER: 01/10 – 30/04
FEATURED TOUR – LAND HOLIDAY ONLY
  SUMMER 2016 WINTER 2015
 BUDGET HOTELS AND GUESTHOUSES  £448 PP  £454 PP
FEATURED TOUR – WITH FLIGHT PACKAGE (LHR)
  SUMMER 2016 WINTER 2015
 BUDGET HOTELS AND GUESTHOUSES  £988 PP  £994 PP

*Based On Lowest Non – Peak Period Airfares

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INCLUDES
  • Private tour of India in an air-conditioned vehicle with English speaking driver.
  • All entry fees for places of interest as described in itinerary.
  • Services of local English speaking guides at Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

OFFERS AND DISCOUNTS
  • Children under 6 years of age sharing parents bed are given this tour FREE OF CHARGE!!
  • Special rates available for 2 adults and 1 child sharing triple room.
  • Discounts available for families and groups.
  • Flight and accommodation supplements may apply at peak periods.

TAILOR MADE ALTERATIONS
  • You are welcome to suggest changes or alterations such as a more relaxed
    tour with fewer activities, additional nights at places that may interest you.
  • Tell us about any special interests and we will incorporate them in to your
    tour schedule.

= Guesthouse

= Heritage Property

 

The Golden Triangle On A Budget

India’s Highlights Using Guesthouses
And Small Hotels

A great way to enjoy true Indian hospitality and travel to on a budget is to use guesthouses and small hotels for your accommodation purposes. Indian cities have highly recommended properties where you can enjoy home cooking, with affable hosts, and comfortable rooms.

Saubhag is a homestay at Delhi with a warm friendly atmosphere which will be a perfect start to any India holiday. Explore the bazaars and markets of Old Delhi and fascinating historic sights such as the Qutub Minar and The Red Fort, as well as the imperial buildings of New Delhi.

Garden Villa at Agra has a very knowledgeable host and great home cooked food too. An ideal base to visit the wonderful Taj Mahal and the huge walled city that is the Red Fort of Agra.

Barwara Kothi at Jaipur was the ‘kothi’ or the residence in Jaipur of the Barwara Royal Family, now converted to a charming guesthouse in a quiet part of town. Jaipur’s many attractions include the Maharajah’s Palace and the fairytale fort and palace at Amber in the Aravali Hills.

Recommended For: Anyone who wants an introductory tour of India at an affordable cost using local hospitality.

Day 01

Depart UK
Depart UK – Overnight flight.

Day 02

Delhi
Saubhag

Relax On Arrival At Delhi
Relax on arrival at your hotel inside a leafy and
exclusive area of Delhi.

Early Evening Rickshaw Ride Through Old
Delhi

Let India take hold of your senses with a Cycle Rickshaw Ride through the teeming bazaars and markets of Chandni Chowk. At one end is the huge Jama Masjid mosque (1656)

As the last seat of power of the Mughal Empire, The Red Fort Of Delhi (1639) is an interesting introduction to India’s forts and palaces.

Day 03

Delhi
Saubhag

Drive Through Lutyen’s Imperial New Delhi
Experience the wide open spaces of imperial New Delhi, with its ordered governmental buildings and blossoming avenues. Those with an appreciation of colonial architecture can marvel at Lutyen’s buildings such as Viceroy's House (Rashtrapati Bhavan) and India Gate, one of Delhi's most famous landmarks.

A great way to sample the ambience of the colonial era would be to stop for tea at the lovely Imperial Hotel or Claridges.

Sights Of Southern Delhi
Driving east and south you come across Humayun's Tomb (1570) and the Qutub Complex, dominated by the Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world (239 ft), and an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture.

If you plan your day carefully you can also see Rajghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, as well as new landmarks of Delhi such as the Akshardham and Lotus temples

Day 04

Agra
Garden Villa

Akbar’s Tomb At Sikandra
The impressive tomb of Akbar The Great (1612) lies conveniently on the roadside near Agra.

Private Guided Tour Of The Red Fort At Agra The 16th century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort Of Agra was built by Akbar the Great (1556-1605) and is in fact a walled palace that remained India’s premier city for almost two centuries.

The powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses many fairytale palaces within its 1.5 mile-long enclosure walls, including the Jahangir Palace, the Khas Mahal, audience halls such as the Diwan-i-Khas and the Sheesh Mahal (The Glass Palace) which is inlaid with thousands of mirrors and was once the dressing room of the harem.

Day 05

Jaipur
Pearl Palace

The Amazing Beauty Of The Taj Mahal
The world’s greatest monument to love – the Taj Mahal. lies overlooking the River Yamuna. The Taj was built in 1631 by Emperor Shah Jahan to enshrine the body of his favourite wife. To truly appreciate the wondrous Taj Mahal and its many
moods, you should aim to visit it at dawn or dusk when the reflection of the sun changes the colour of the dome from white to shades of pink.

The Tomb Of Itmad Ud Daulah (1622)
A lovely surprise in Agra is this delightful tomb of a nobleman that is often called the ‘mini’ Taj Mahal.

Fatehpur Sikri
The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri (1570) was the capital of Emperor Akbar between 1570 and 1585. The city was abandoned, for reasons still not understood, after only fifteen years and the capital was relocated back to Agra. As a result Fatehpur Sikri stands untouched and perfectly preserved, a complete medieval fortress of red sandstone, with vast central squares, exquisitely carved multi-tiered pavilions, cool terraces and formal gardens.

Laxmi Vilas At Bharatpur
The Laxmi Vilas Palace (1887) is an ideal place to have lunch on the way to Jaipur.

Day 06

Jaipur
Pearl Palace

The Fabulous Amber Fort And Palace
After breakfast leave for Amber (pronounced Amer), 7 miles from Jaipur with one of the most fantastic settings in the whole of India.

Here, the Amber Fort (1592) lies cradled in picturesque and rugged hills with a long line of ramparts and battlements leading up to the Jaigarh Fort in the distance.

The forbidding exterior of Amber Fort belies an inner paradise with palaces that are a beautiful fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The top attraction here is the chance of an Elephant Back Ride to ascend to the top.

Private Guided Tour Of Jaipur City Palace
The old Pink City of Jaipur has a stunning backdrop of ancient forts and palaces that stand as dramatic testimonials of a bygone era and a reminder of their lingering romance. Seven gates into the old city remain, one of which leads into Johari Bazaar - the famous jewellers' market that has the best selection of precious stones in India.

The magnificent City Palace built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 is enclosed by high walls and set amidst courtyards with fine gardens.

The City Palace is now a vast museum with exhibits that have lost none of their splendour. Royal retainers, clothed in turbans and full livery, still guard the principal halls and entrances with fine displays of royal costumes and armaments.

The Palace of the Winds or Hawa Mahal (1799) is Jaipur’s most famous landmark originally built to offer the women of the court a vantage point from which to watch the activity in the bazaars below.

The Jantar Mantar (1734) is a fascinating astronomical observatory that is also well worth visiting.

Day 07

Delhi
Saubhag

Relax At Delhi
Return to Delhi and relax prior to your departure.

Depart Delhi

Depart Delhi – Daytime flights arrive back in UK the same day.

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