This 8-day tour will take you to some of India’s most iconic destinations on private transportation. Travel to the Indian Golden Triangle to discover the fascinating markets of Old Delhi, explore Jaipur, the Pink City, and marvel at the one and only Taj Mahal in Agra.
Delhi Airport Pick-up Welcome to Delhi! On arrival, you will be warmly welcomed and picked-up from Delhi Airport to be transferred to your accommodation for check-in. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to settle in this city. In its 3000 years of existence; seven cities have risen where the present capital of India stands. You'll encounter a fascinating blend of the ancient and the contemporary. Where government buildings, medieval palaces and bazaars exist beside a modern metropolis. Delhi is a city waiting to be explored.
Day 2: Delhi, India
Delhi City Tour (B/L) After breakfast, enjoy the sightseeing of Old Delhi with your guide. On this day you will be transferred to Delhi Metro Station to start your sightseeing adventure around Old Delhi. Walk through the huge market lanes of Chandni Chowk, and witness one of the biggest wedding markets that provides everything one needs when planning to attend a marriage. Visit the compact lanes of Kinari Bazaa with its decorations for party clothes and home decoration. Walking its narrow busy lanes is like time travelling back to the 17th century. Built by an emperor, sustained by its traders, this place has an old world charm. After walking through the different alleys, you will arrive at Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656 at a cost of one million Rupees and with perfect proportions. Jama Masjid is India's largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. The interior of the prayer hall is divided into aisles by arches. The walls and floors are of marble inlay panels. Later in the afternoon, transfer by your driver to the Mahatma Gandhi Museum followed by New Delhi where you will drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - once the Viceroy's residence and now the official residence of the President of India. We'll pause for a photo stop at India Gate Built of Bharatpur stone which commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. 13,516 names of British and Indian soldiers killed in the Afghan War of 1919 are engraved on the arch and foundations. Overnight at the hotel. There's also an optional activity to enjoy dinner with a local family at an additional cost.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur, India
Transfer to Jaipur (B/L) After breakfast, drive towards drive towards Jaipur, a city built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century. The whole city was painted pink to welcome the visit of Prince Albert in 1853. En route, you'll experience some of rural India with a stop at Shahpura village and visit a beautiful Haveli followed by a jeep safari or walk in the small alleys of Shahpura. You'll visit a house of local craftsman to see the craftsmanship of local glass bracelet makers, then visit a small government school. There are around 100 children studying with a set of helpful teachers helping them achieve their goals. After the village walk, you will be taken to a farm for a special organic lunch with fresh vegetables being cooked by the local villagers. After a walk around the farms, continue to Jaipur and transfer to your hotel. After some relaxing, in the evening you will be transferred to the old city for a rickshaw ride to catch your first glimpses of the pink city. This ride is planned to offer you an insight on the socio economic aspects of the city. Every lane in the walled city has something interesting to offer and the relaxing rickshaw ride is the best way to explore the city like the locals do. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur, India
Jaipur City Tour (B) Post breakfast, Visit Amber Fort with a transfer to the fortress by jeep or an e-vehicle. The Amber Fort was built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh and is one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. It gives extensive views over a deep narrow valley and the wider plains beyond. You'll visit the famous Kali Temple then later drive to the monkey temple. Here, you will be taken by tuktuk from the foothill where our vehicle will drop you. The temple complex of Sita Ram ji temple is colloquially known as the Monkey temple (Galwar Bagh) in travel literature, due to the large number of monkeys who live here.
In the afternoon, enjoy some free time for independent activities or for shopping. Later in the evening, you'll visit the famous Birla Temple to assist an aarti (Evening Prayer). An arti is a prayer ceremony and a fundamental part of Hindu culture. Representing the elements of fire, earth, water and air as well as the senses, the priest has a tray with a diya (lamp), offerings of food, water, flowers, incense and a small bell. An 'Aarti lamp' is passed around a deity and is generally accompanied by the singing of songs in praise of that particular god. In doing so, the plate or lamp is supposed to acquire the power of the deity which is then passed around the people when the priest circulates the plate or lamp to all those present. The ceremony ends with everyone sharing the food which has been offered to the Gods. The Birla Temple, a proud architectural landmark of Jaipur is built of pure white marble and its interiors contain beautifully sculpted idols of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Other Hindu Gods and Goddesses and mythological events are engraved on its walls. Commonly considered a true work of art, this temple forms a wonderful backdrop to witness a traditional ceremony. Overnight at the Hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur - Agra, India
Jaipur to Agra (B) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then, drive towards the imperial city of Agra with an en route visit 16th century beautiful Stepwells in Abhaneri. The village is famous for its ancient Step well called Chand Baori. Step wells are a unique concept of India and were used extensively around Rajasthan by erstwhile kings and rulers of different regions of Rajasthan. These step wells were used as reservoir during monsoon to store water for harsh summer. Very intelligently designed, the architecture of these step wells was very useful for storing water as well as making it a temporary residence to avoid summer heat. Take a walk in the small village of Abhaneri and a walk into the rural Bazaar located next to the Stepwells and also visit an ancient Temple. Continue your drive to Agra. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. In the late afternoon we will visit Agra Fort (1565-1573). This huge red sandstone fortress was begun by Emperor Akbar. Standing majestically on the banks of the Yamuna, it presents itself as a scholarly combination of power and elegance. This is where Shah Jahan ended his days, sadly contemplating his marble dream. On the other bank of the river further north stands the delicate mausoleum of Itimad-ud- Daulah, all marble with inlays of semiprecious stones, which prefigures the style of the Taj, begun four years later. Tonight, you'll take a night walk through the city of Agra with a tour guide and driver, with a possibility of pub hopping in the city for a drink or two with a Taj Mahal view from one of the terrace pubs. An optional activity is to watch a “Mohabbat-te-taj” show ($35), a series of plays depicting the saga of the true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal - his beautiful wife.
Day 6: Agra, India
Taj Mahal Tour and Walk around Kachpura (B) Wake up early this morning to visit the famous Taj Mahal at sunrise (however please note the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays). Explore this immense mausoleum of white marble and built in Agra between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife who died in 1631 at the birth of their 14th child. The Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired UNESCO World Heritage masterpieces. Return back to your hotel for breakfast and some time to relax. Afternoon enjoy a rural walk of Kachpura, a rural village with the magnificent Taj Mahal as a backdrop. Support the community project orchestrated by young people from the community who have been trained as tourist guides; during a visit of around an hour and a half, they take you through the village, giving you the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the daily life of the village like the elders smoking hookahs sitting casually in front of colorful houses. Evening time free to explore on own. Overnight on board.
Day 7: Agra - Delhi, India
Agra to Delhi (B) Have breakfast at the hotel then start our drive towards Delhi. Along the way, you'll be dropped at Hauz Khas Village to explore it on your own. Walk the Hauz Khas heritage park and urban village in south Delhi. Stroll around the leafy Deer Park watching for free-roaming deer, peacocks, and rabbits, and take in the atmospheric, 13th-century monuments beside Hauz Khas Lake. Finish with a tour of Hauz Khas Village, a hip-and-happening urban village of trendy shops, boutiques, creative studios, restaurants, and cafes. Also in the evening you will visit a Sikh Temple (Gurudwara) – Bangla Sahib. There's also a possibility of visiting a community kitchen to interact interaction with locals. If you like, you can help out by cooking some chapatis (Indian Bread) and serving them to the community. Transfer to your hotel and overnight.
Day 8: Delhi, India
Delhi Airport Drop-off (B) Today it is time to say goodbye to this wonderful country. Depending on your flight departure details, you will be dropped off at the airport to continue with your onward journey. We wish you safe travels!
Entry fees and taxes
English-speaking local guides in each city as per itinerary
7N twin-share budget hotels
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Transport as per itinerary in AC vehicles
7 Breakfast(s), 1 Lunch(es),
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