This introductory tour explores India's Golden Triangle, visiting the country's most celebrated sights. Starting in imperial Delhi, the journey encompasses the ethereal Taj Mahal and the magnificent Amber Fort in Rajasthan's vibrant capital city, Jaipur.
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Overnight flight to Delhi. (N)
Arrive and transfer to Shanti Home for a 2-night stay. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Imperial Hotel before taking a guided tour of the impressive art collection boasting three main art galleries including works of great artists of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. (N)
Take an afternoon walking tour of Old Delhi discovering iconic sites such as the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and Raj Ghat. In the afternoon visit Humayun's tomb and the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh temple, the former being one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments in India. (B)
Early morning train to Agra before visiting the Taj Mahal and Agra fort in the afternoon. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632, the Taj Mahal commemorates the life of his favourite wife, Mumtaz. Overnight stay at the Coral Tree Homestay. (B)
Morning drive to the deserted red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri, known for its array of forts, palaces and mosques. Continue to the pink city of Jaipur for 3 nights at the Shahpura House. (B)
Explore the ancient Rajput capital of Amber on a full-day excursion. In the morning visit the palace of Amber Fort which displays many examples of Mughal influenced architecture. In the afternoon visit the City Palace, home of the present maharaja. (B)
Day at leisure to relax, explore Jaipur's many bazaars or take an optional tour of the ghost town of Bhangarh. In the evening, relax at Castle Kanota, familiar as the Viceroy Club in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. (B)
Transfer to Jaipur airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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Located within walking distance of the Taj Mahal, Coral Tree Homestay in Agra is a bungalow-style building with just four rooms featuring private verandas overlooking the central gardens. The gardens are a haven for many species of birds and the family who run the homestay are keen naturalists who often accompany guests on nature walks. Savour home-cooked meals in the dining room while you engage in conversation with the family; this is a true homestay experience.
Features: 4 rooms, garden, dining room, library, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Small terrace, television,...
Originally the residence of the scions of the Shekhawat clan of Rajputs, Shahpura House is set in a relatively quiet residential area in downtown Jaipur. This converted hotel with its colourful Shekhawati frescoes and domes reflects the fusion of Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal-style architecture. Each of the 38 individually decorated rooms and suites are simply furnished and tastefully decorated by combining traditional features with essential modern amenities. Facilities include a multi-cuisine restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, a rooftop restaurant, which is open for dinner, a well-stocked bar serving Indian wines and liquor, an outdoor swimming pool and a spa offering a selection of treatments and...
Shanti Home is a contemporary boutique hotel located close to the international airport in New Delhi which exudes Indian tradition throughout and has 'peace of mind' or shanti as a mantra. The property offers three different lounges for travellers to either unwind, watch TV or sit quietly reading a book and a small spa offering steam and Ayurvedic style treatments. Meals are served in the small rooftop garden restaurant with candles and lanterns glowing in the background. Indian cookery classes are available at the restaurant and rooms are traditionally furnished with individual Indian themes in each room, Features: 17 rooms, Wi-Fi, restaurant, small spa, gym, curio shop and 3 lounge areas. Room amenities: Air conditioning, safe and en-suite...
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