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Delhi, Jaipur & Agra

India's 'Golden Triangle' - Trip for singles

Book From   € 299,-
GROUP SIZE: 2-24 | 7 DAYS

Delhi, Jaipur & Agra

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Delhi

Delhi

A visit of the Jama Masjid, the great mosque in Delhi, is definitely worth a visit. |India

Agra

Agra

Admire the Taj Mahal in Agra! The Taj is a mausoleum, built by Shai Jahan for his loved wife Mumtaz.|India

Kalakho

Jaipur

Jaipur

Visit Jaipur, also known as the pink city! |India

Day to Day description

Transport Route Overnight stay
1 Delhi Delhi
2 Delhi Delhi
3 Bus Delhi - Agra Agra
4 Bus Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Kalakho Kalakho
5 Bus Kalakho - Jaipur Jaipur
6 Jaipur Jaipur
7 Bus Jaipur - Delhi End of tour - Delhi

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Day 1: Delhi

Welcome to India!

Your tour starts in Delhi, where you can use your hotel room from check in time (12.00 hrs at noon) on day 1. Most of your travel companions will arrive later in the late evening of day 1 or early morning of day 2, the exact time will be depending on their flight schedule.

Day 2: Delhi

You will meet your English speaking tour leader at 8.00 hrs A.M. on day 2 in the lobby of your hotel in Delhi.

Delhi! This 3000 year old city is the chaotic capital of India and forms a separate area in India, controlled by the federal government. The contrast between the old and new areas is enormous: The old area is a stifling, colourful, oriental ants’ nest characterised by narrow alleyways, temples and mosques, the Red Fort and the Jama Masijd, the biggest and most beautiful mosque in India, are found here. The new area is a grandiosely built metropolis with long, broad, straight streets, pavilions and parks. Between buildings are hundreds of monuments which each tell part of the story of the city’s past. If you don’t have time to see everything, don’t worry as we return to Delhi at the end of the trip.

Day 3: Delhi - Agra

We leave early in the morning to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. The ride (about 204 km) will take approximately 5 hours; depending on traffic.

No trip to India is complete without a visit to the world famous Taj Mahal. The stunning mausoleum is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world. Around dusk is a fantastic time to visit as you see the last rays of sun fall on the magnificent white marble monument.

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Day 4: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Kalakho

You continue your trip through India to Kalakho but not without first visiting Fatehpur Sikri (entrance fees not included). Although now a ghost town, it used to be regarded as the ideal city to live in, due to the beloved Emperor Akbar who ruled between 1571 and 1585. The most beautiful building is surely the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque).

You journey takes you further to Abhaneri, where you can see the stepwell before continuing your tour to Kalakho where you will stay at the Umaid Lake Palace (subject to change). Kalakho is located in the countryside and is a wonderful place to experience village life! Often you can see how turbans and saris are made or you can attend an introductory lesson in 'Bollywood Dance'. Tired of all that? Take a refreshing dip in your swimming pool.

Day 5: Kalakho - Jaipur

In the morning you are free to discover Kalakho. Join in a game of cricket with the locals, learn how to fly a kite (if there is enough wind), or perhaps you're in for a henna tattoo. The friendly villagers are usually happy to play along. Check here for more information about the possible activities.

After arrival in Jaipur climb up to the top of the hill where the imposing Nahargarh Fort stands. Enjoy the sunset, letting the superb view sink in. You will soon understand how Jaipur has earned its nickname (the "Pink City"). The major attractions of Jaipur are the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) with its beautiful façade and the City Palace.

Day 6: Jaipur

You are free to explore Jaipur. About 7 miles north-east of the city is the famous Amber Fort. Before Jaipur was built, Amber was the capital city of the region for 600 years. The actual fort stands at the top of a hill surrounded in all directions by hills, upon which smaller fortifications are also built. There are many marble statues and mosaics to admire here. It is a 10 minute walk/ 5 minute jeep ride up to the top.

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In Jaipur you can shop like a maharaja! Besides beautiful fabrics and Indian silver, gems are also on sale. If perhaps a cinema ticket is more within your budget, then the Raj Mandir-cinema plays the real Bollywood classics.

Day 7: Jaipur - Delhi

The last day of your tour. You will spend a little more time in Jaipur before travelling back to Delhi at around 11am (6 hours driving, depending on traffic jams; 240 km) You will have a room booked in Delhi and the group will normally depart later this evening. Your tour leader will say his farewells.

We wish you a comfortable journey home and are sure you will take with you some wonderful memories of India.

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When booking your tour, please check to see whether you need any post-tour nights.

It is possible that the group for a part of this trip is combined with the participants of our 15-Day North India in 2 Weeks, 17-Day India and Nepal with trekking and 14-Day India and Nepal in 2 weeks trips. Obviously, we ensure that the maximum of 24 participants is not exceeded. The local English-speaking tour guide(s) ensure(s) proper execution of the trip.

Festival trips:

On the trip with departure date July 22, 2017 visit the Teej Festival in Jaipur. 

On the trip with departure date February 25, 2018 visit the Holi Festival in Jaipur.
On the trip with departure date August 9, 2018 you will visit the Teej Festival in Jaipur.

The itineraries during festival tours may be adapted. If this is the case, information will be displayed under the 'News' section.


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