Selected UK airports
1st March 2023
Year round departures available
Selected UK airports
1st March 2023
Year round departures available
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- All flights
- All transfers
- 14 nights stay in 5*hotels
- Half Board basis throughout
- Services of Local English speaking guides at each destination as per the itinerary, except Goa
- All transfers and sightseeing by air conditioned car
- Includes guided tours of Delhi, the Taj Mahal & Agra Fort, the abandoned city of Fatephur Sikri, the Amber Fort and other must see sites of India's Golden Triangle
- Optional touring available in Goa (additional cost)
- Fully flexible itinerary please call for any required amendments
Day 1: UK – Delhi
Our representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities. Transfer you to the Sheraton Delhi Hotel (or similar) where you will check in for your stay, the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi.
Old Delhi unravels the old charm and speaks volumes about India's history, culture and tradition, whereas fascinating New Delhi exhibits the picture of modern India.
The tour will begin with a visit to the Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. It was built in red sandstone and marble by more than 5000 artisans. Later visit Chandni Chowk, Asia's largest wholesale market, a massive area packed with shops, bazaars and people. Drive past the Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in 17th century. Also visit the Raj Ghat, a simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Proceed towards New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The first stop will be a UNESCO World Heritage site - Qutub Minar, the second tallest minar in India. It is made of red stone and marble covered with intricate carvings and verses from the Qur'an. Later visit the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb, the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style and a precursor of the Taj Mahal. The tour to Imperial Delhi will also include a drive past of India Gate, the 42 m high War Memorial Arch, the Parliament House, the Secretariat buildings and the Vice Regal Palace, now the official residence of the President of India.
Day 3: Delhi – Agra
This morning after breakfast, drive to Agra (210 Km / 04 Hrs Approx.). Upon arrival check in at the Crystal Sarovar Premiere Hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday).
The iconic Taj Mahal is not only an architectural masterpiece, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World – it’s also the enduring legacy of a royal love story. It was commissioned in the 15th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his third and favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, to serve as her final resting place and a symbol of his eternal affection for her. Combining Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish and Indian design elements, it’s an awe-inspiring structure of elegant domes and white marble, which changes colour along with the light – pink at sunrise, pearly white in the afternoon and silver-gold in the full moon.
Day 4: Agra
After breakfast, visit Agra Fort and Itmadaulah.
Known as the Red Fort of Agra, this walled imperial city was founded in 1565 by the Emperor Akbar (1556-1605) and is a well-deserving UNESCO World Heritage site, located just 2.5 kilometres from the famous Taj Mahal. Its palaces, grand mosques and elaborate public hall are crafted from pink-red sandstone and are testament to an era when Indo-Muslim art, strongly marked by influences from Persia, was at its height. Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal for his deceased wife, was imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in Agra Fort. He is said to have died in the Musamman Burj, a marble tower he himself built, with one of the most alluring views of the Taj Mahal.
Tomb Of Itmad-Ud-Daulah (Baby Taj)
Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum built for the grandfather of the Mumtaz Mahal, who the Taj Mahal was in turn built for. the tomb colloquially known as the "jewel box", or the "Baby Taj".
Day 5: Agra – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur (240 Km / 05 Hrs Approx.) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri with guide and Abhaneri (without guide).
A highlight in the province of Uttar Pradesh, Fatehpur Sikri served briefly as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. This world heritage site is rated as one of the best preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India. Surrounded by a six kilometre wall, with the fourth being a lake at the time, a day can be spent exploring the elaborate structures within. Marvel at the impressive Jama Masjid mosque, the detailed palaces built for Emperor Akbar’s wives, the public and private discussion halls and vast ornamental pool; all of which took over 15 years to conceptualise and build.
Abhaneri is a small village of the Dausa district in northern Rajasthan; it is located 95km from Jaipur, towards the Jaipur-Agra highway. The present name of the village, 'Abhaneri', is believed to be a mispronunciation of 'Abha Nagri' or the 'city of brightness'. This ancient village in Rajasthan is renowned for its post-Gupta or early medieval monuments, Chand Baori and Harshat Mata temple. Though the village is in ruins now, tourists throng the village to see Chand Baori which is a huge step well, a unique idea conceived by the natives to work as a water reservoir. Another attraction is the Harshat Mata temple, an architectural jewel on the tourism map of Rajasthan. While Harshat Mata temple symbolises the 10th century architecture, Chand Baori, which is fortified on all sides, is one of the largest step wells in India. Abhaneri is also famous for local dances namely Ghoomar, Kalbelia and Bhawai. Read further to know more about Abhaneri and its attractions.
Later continue your drive to Jaipur, arrive and check in to Shahpura House, a Heritage Hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur
Today morning after an early breakfast , proceed for a full day city tour of Jaipur
Amer Fort is located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Originally built by Raja Man Singh, the fort overlooks Maota Lake and features four levels with a courtyard on each level. At the main entrance of the fort is a temple dedicated to Shila Devi. The building is a fine example of Rajput architecture and includes Maharaja's apartments, temples and a hall.
Jeep Ride at Amber Fort
The jeep ride will spare the trouble of walking up to the fortress. Reach the top of the Amer Fort, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Learn about the Hindu and Mughal traditions that influenced the design of this impressive structure.
Jaipur City Palace
City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. Among the various forts and palaces of Jaipur, City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture.
Jantar Mantar Jaipur
In 1734, the year of its completion, the Jai Singh Observatory was the last outpost of medieval science. From the outside, the eighteen fixed observational instruments look more like playground apparatus than sighting devices, but they were used to measure the position of the sun, stars and planets. Built by Jai Singh, the first Maharaja of Jaipur who founded the city in 1727, the observatory is one of a handful. Jai Singh, fulfilling a lifelong interest in mathematics and astronomy, built observatories in Delhi, Jaipur, Ujjain, Mathura and Benares. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of these.
Day 7: Jaipur
After breakfast, today is free at leisure for further exploration of this fascinating, clourful city.
Day 8: Jaipur - Goa
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your included flight to Goa.
You will be met on arrival at Goa airport and transferred to the Lemontree by Amantrara (or similar) for your 7 night stay.
Days 9-14: Goa
Enjoy your time in Goa with its blend of Indian & Portuguese cultures, beautiful beaches and spiritual heritage. (B, D)
Your time is your own with no driver at your disposal but you can pre-book any of our recommended optional tours or enquire about other experiences, Goa has something for everyone.
Recommended Optional Experiences (cost not included): Latin Quarter Walk (Walking Tour)
The Island Exploration Divar
Houses of Goa Saligo
Day 15: Goa - UK
Today you will be provided with an assisted departure transfer from your Hotel to the Airport to connect with your departure flight.