- Accommodation on twin sharing (2 persons sharing room) as per above mentioned hotels or similar on Bed & Breakfast basis
- Arrival/departure transfer & sightseeing with private air-conditioned vehicles
- Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
- Guided sightseeing as per above program (Delhi, Agra, Karauli, Jaipur and Ranthambore)
- Travel by jeep to beautiful Amber Fort in Jaipur
- Escorted by an English-speaking Indian tour guide
- 9 nights 3-4 star and heritage hotels
- Ranthambore NP Jungle safari (3 game drives in shared canter)
- All presently applicable taxes
International flights and visa, Entrance Fees: USD$75-85pp, paid in local currency. Any unspecified meals, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above. *Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$4-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture. Tipping Kitty: USD$40-50pp, paid in local currency.
Day 01: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to hotel, day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi (Meals: No Meals)
Day 02: Delhi
Today we enjoy a full day of sightseeing in Old and New Delhi. In the old part of the city we visit Humayun’s Tomb and Jama Masjid, which is India’s largest and oldest mosque. We also visit the peaceful memorial of Raj Ghat – the site of Gandhi’s cremation. An eternal flame now burns here in his honour. Enjoy a thrilling rickshaw ride around the Chandni Chowk bazaar before our tour continues as we explore the highlights of New Delhi. Stroll down the ceremonial Rajpath and see the India Gate monument – a memorial to those Indian soldiers who died during the First World War. We enjoy a delicious Namaste dinner this evening. Overnight in Delhi (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 03: Dheli – Agra
We leave Delhi today as we travel to Agra and explore the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort. Our day continues with a guided tour of the legendary Taj Mahal – India’s most famous site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This beautiful white mausoleum was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 as a tribute to his wife, who died tragically in childbirth. It remains the most extravagant symbol of love ever built and remains a bucket list destination for many travellers. Overnight in Agra (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 04: Agra – Karauli
This morning we leave Agra and set off for the eerie city of Fatehpur Sikri, imperial capital of the great Mughal Emperor Akbar and built in red sandstone during the 16th century only to be completely deserted 15 years later due to water scarcity. And abandoned for more than 400 years but is still extremely well-preserved. We continue to the Palace Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli, which remains the home of the royal Maharaja. The site is now a heritage hotel and our home for the night. Explore the palace grounds at leisure and if we’re lucky, we may be able to join a tour led by the princess herself. The family are also lovingly restoring the City Palace which we visit this afternoon and you may opt to attend the evening Aarti (prayer). Overnight in Karauli (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 05: Karauli – Jaipur
Today we travel to the iconic Pink City of Jaipur, stopping at a local school en route to meet the pupils and teachers (if open). We operate our Change for Children programme here and you may wish to bring some educational gifts to donate to the pupils. We continue to UNESCO-listed Jaipur where the rest of today is at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a Bollywood movie at the Raj Mandir cinema, where there’snthambore sure to be a lively atmosphere. Overnight in Jaipur (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 06: Jaipur
This morning you may wish to join our exciting Balloon Over Jaipur add-on. Climb into a hot air balloon and fly with the wind over palaces and fortresses, before we return to land and take a jeep ride up to the impressive Amber Fort. This site is laid out over four levels and overlooks the stunning Maota Lake. After our visit, we continue to a local cotton weaving house and tour the famous City Palace. The final stop of the day is to the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory, home to the world’s largest stone sundial. Overnight in Jaipur (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 07: Jaipur – Delhi
Today we return to Delhi for an afternoon at leisure. You may wish to visit Red Fort and attend its famous Sound and Light show this evening. Overnight in Delhi (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 08: Delhi – Kalka – Dharampur – Shimla
Rise early this morning as we board the Shatabdi Express train to Kalka. You then transfer independently to the Himalayan Queen Toy Train for a unique experience to Dharampur. The 33km journey sees us travel along narrow twists and turns, through scenic countryside and numerous tunnels. Pass through forests, over bridges and stop at old, traditional stations. Arriving into Dharampur we complete the journey to our hotel in Shimla by road, where the evening is at leisure. Overnight in Shimla (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 09 & 10: Shimla
We spend the next 2 days in Shimla. Today we explore the city of Shimla, located 2,100m above sea level at the foot of the mighty Himalayas. Explore the famous main street – The Mall, which is lined with stately English homes and has a distinctly British feel. We also discover the Viceregal Lodge, the former residence of the British Viceroy of India. Stroll down narrow streets and explore colourful bazaars in this scenic city, surrounded by the beautiful valley and the towering mountains. Day 10 is left at leisure to independatly explore Shimla. Stroll around the town, drop by the colourful Lakkar Bazaar or hike to the summit of Jakhoo Hill, Shimla’s highest point, for some panoramic views of snow-capped peaks set as a glorious backdrop to the sleepy township of Shimla below. Overnight in Shimla (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 11: Shimla – Chandigarh – Amritsar
Say goodbye to Shimla as we travel to the modern city of Chandigarh for a guided tour. See highlights of the city including the famous Rock Garden. A completely unique and innovative creation, the Rock Garden is a collection of over 2,000 sculptures created over 20 years from a collection of concrete, steel drums, old bicycle frames and broken sinks. If time permits visit the Rose Garden – Asia’s largest botanical garden and home to 1,500 species of roses and also stroll along the shore of the man-made Sukhna Lake. This afternoon we take the train to Amritsar. Upon arrival into Amritsar this evening, you’ll be met and transferred to our hotel. Overnight in Amritsar (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 12 & 13: Amritsar
This morning we tour the highlights of Amritsar, including the Jallianwala Bagh memorial and the iconic Golden Temple. The temple is regarded as the holiest pilgrimage site in Sikhism and the dome is made of pure gold. Later we travel to the village of Wagah, on the India-Pakistan border. At sunset watch the colourful, dancelike changing of the guard ceremony and flag lowering, which signals the closing of the border for the day. We then return to Amritsar and Day 13 is agian left at leisure for you to explore further or just relax. Overnight in Amritsar (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 14: Armitsar – Delhi
Early this morning we transfer to the train start where we board the train to Delhi. Upon arrival into Delhi, you’ll be met and transferred to our hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi (Meals: Breakfast)
Day 15: Delhi – Departure
This Indian adventure comes to an end as we ransfer to airport for onward journey.
Park Inn by Radisson New Delhi, Delhi • 4 Star – Set in the heart of one of the most popular neighbourhoods of Delhi, the Park Inn by Radisson offers a comfortable stay in India’s bustling capital. With contemporary guestrooms which feature en suite bathrooms, high speed Wi-Fi, air conditioning and flat screen TVs. Enjoy al fresco dining and drinks at the 24-hour RBG Bar & Grill, which serves tasty traditional Indian fare and international cuisine. After a busy day of sightseeing, unwind with a swim in the hotel’s sparkling pool or work up a sweat in the fitness centre. Ideally located just 20 minutes from the airport and a short walk from a metro station, it’s easy to reach popular sites such as the Lotus Temple, India Gate and Connaught Place.
Royal Regent Hotel, Agra • 4 Star –The stylish Royale Regent hotel offers views of the magnificent Taj Mahal from its rooftop pool, so guests can gaze at this World wonder while sipping on a cocktail and retreating from the hustle and bustle of the city. Each comfortable air-conditioned room features a minibar with tea and coffee making facilities, satellite TV as well as excellent en-suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy an array of flavours in the onsite garden or mutli-cuisine restaurant.
Bhanwar Vilas Palace, Karauli • Heritage – Built in 1938, this stunning property is the residence of the Maharaja (181st in the Royal Dynasty) and Maharani of Karauli. Both the architecture and furniture have been designed in fitting with colonial styles and the property offers a fantastic insight into the history and elegance of a bygone era. The property offers deluxe rooms and luxury suites, each including a range of modern amenities such as a mini bar, a well-appointed ensuite and a plush king-sized bed. In the evenings, guests can tuck into an array of regional specialties as well as international cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant.
Holiday Inn Mayur Vihar, Delhi • 4 Star – Holiday Inn New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida is a modern hotel, located in the heart of bustling Delhi NCR. With Mayur Vihar Metro Station less than 550 yards away, providing easy access to the commercial hubs of Noida, South Delhi and Connaught Place. Comfort is guaranteed in the contemporary guest rooms, which feature an ergonomic chair, high speed WiFi, in room safe and LED TV. Relax and unwind in the outdoor infinity pool and workout at the 24 hour Fitness Centre. There’s a choice of dining options, with Café on 3, offering Indian and international delicacies, overlooking the infinity pool and a beautiful alfresco area, while the Kylin Experience restaurant serves delicious Asian cuisine and tasty signature cocktails.
Mandawa Haveli, Jaipur • 3 Star – Made of pink and red sandstone, the beautiful heritage-style Mandawa Haveli is a fine example of typical Rajasthani architecture. All rooms are well appointed with intricately carved wooden beds and king-size royal portraits, with modern amenities such as free WiFi and ensuite bathrooms. Spend an evening dining on continental, Indian or Rajasthani cuisine on the outdoor terrace or request a private, candlelit dinner on the rooftop under a star-studded sky. Well located in the heart of Jaipur city on Sansar Chandra Road, this hotel is just a few minute’s drive from the Palace of the Winds.
Ranthambore Heritage Haveli , Ranthambore NP • Heritage – Set amongst well-manicured gardens, the elegant Ranthambore Heritage Haveli is a beautiful boutique hotel located close to Ranthambhore National Park, in the village of Khilchipur. The comfortable guest rooms are well appointed with king-sized beds, large TVs and rain showers. The haveli also benefits from a multi-cuisine restaurant, complimentary Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool which is ideal for refreshing dip after a day of wildlife spotting.
|Golden Triangle & Amritsar (Group) 14 Nights / 15 Days||Prices per person (2 sharing)||Prices per person Single Room|
|April 2023 (15)||£1475||£1789|
|May 2023 (13 & 27)||£1415||£1679|
|September 2023 (16 & 30)||£1545||£1825|
|October 2023 (14 & 28)||£1545||£1825|
|November 2023 (18 )||£1545||£1825|
|December 2023 (16)||£1545||£1825|
|December 2023 (30)||£1559||£1839|
|Janurary 2024 (2)||£1845||£2235|
|February 2024 (03 & 17)||£1845||£2235|
|March 2024 (02, 09. 23 & 30||£1845||£2235|
|April 2024 (13 & 20)||£1845||£2235|
|May 2024 (04 & 18)||£1665||£1975|
|Septmber 2024 (07 & 21)||£1925||£2275|
|October 2024 (05, 19 & 26)||£1925||£2275|
|November 2024 (02, 16 & 30)||£1925||£2275|
|December 2024 (14)||£1925||£2275|
|December 2024 (21 & 28)||£1945||£2295|
At a Glance
Amritsa & Golden Triangle
Guided Tours · 15 Days / 14 Nights from £1845 per person
- Range: Group
- Group Size: Min 4 / Max 24
- Starts: Delhi Ends: Delhi
- Departs: Saturday
- Hotel Rating: 3, 4 star & Heritage hotels
- Tour Guide: Yes – guided by local tour guide
- Meals: Breakfast: 14, Lunch: 1 & Dinner: 3
- Visiting: Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Karauli, Agra & Ranthambore NP
- Countries: India
Exploring this incredible culture and tracking wildlife is the theme of this tour reflecting on the heritage of the Maharajas. Touring through Delhi to discover not only the colonial legacy but timeless monuments as the Red Fort, Bhai Tempe and the magnificence of the Taj Mahal. Once the scene of royal hunting parties, Ranthambore NP is home to the tiger and a wealth of wildlife.