India: The Golden Triangle

 

From Delhi to Agra and Jaipur, see the old city has been in existence since the 6th century BC, and onto Taj Mahal; a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal and finally, the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes.  This is a holiday you won’t soon forget!

 

   Package Includes:

  • 6 night accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts at your accommodations
  • Assistance at the airport & Hotel check-in / check-out
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
  • Entry Fees at the Monuments
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

 

 

Full Itinerary:

 

Day 01:   Delhi

  • Meet your tour guide upon arrival in Delhi and check-in at the hotel.

India's capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern.

 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Delhi

  • After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted.
  • Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. (Optional) - Attend a Sufi ceremony at Nizamuddin Dargah). Return back to Hotel.

 

Day 03: Delhi – Agra

  • On arrival in Agra, check-in into your Hotel. Later proceed for Half Day City Tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete.

 

Day 04: Agra – Jaipur

  • After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute Visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here.   Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site.

 

Day 05:   Jaipur

  • Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone.
  • Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. (Optional) - An Evening at the Raj Mandir cinema - Bollywood film, and high atmosphere color in the room. Overnight in Jaipur.

 

Day 06:   Jaipur – Delhi

  • After breakfast, Proceed for Delhi. Arrive and check into your hotel. (Optional) - Evening Sahaj Anand – Multimedia Water Show at Akshardham Temple. Overnight in Delhi.

 

Day 07: Departure from Delhi

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for return flight back home.

 

 

 


 

Category A

Category B

Price Per Person (based on double occupancy/2 adults):

CAD $3,987

CAD $1,347

Price Per Person (based on quad occupancy/4 aduls):

CAD $3,773

CAD $1,134

 

*prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

*valid for trave: 01 October 2018 – 31 March 2019.  (Blackout dates: 20 December 2018 – 10 January 2019)

 


 


Terms & Conditions:-  Prices above are per person, based on double occupancy and do NOT include international airfare.  Travel visa is required to enter India and this is at an additional cost.  Subject to availability.  Optional activities are subject to availability and at an additional cost.  Downunder Travel does not encourage riding elephants however, this is an option that can be done on location as there is enough time allocated here.  Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments.  NOTE: MONUMENTS CLOSED ON Agra – Taj Mahal on every Friday.  We highly recommend and can assist with you cancellation / interruption insurance.  Name changes are not permitted. Package is non transferrable.  Downunder Travel Ltd, is an agent for suppliers based locally in India, therefore is not to be held liable for any service issues that may be experienced while traveling on this package, however, Downunder Travel Ltd, will certainly assist in any addressing our suppliers for any retribution for losses caused due to misconduct or errors that may have occurred from their services provided.  Lodges/Accommodations detailed in this package may change at time of booking due to availability reasons, if this does occur, Downunder Travel Ltd, will do all possible to ensure the new accommodations are in a similar area and of a similar standing.  This tour uses quality local English Speaking tour guides/drivers in each location.  There is not a tour guide / representative from Downunder Travel Ltd. on the flights from Canada return.  If traveling on anything other than a Canadian Passport, you must make this known to your Downunder Travel Ltd. destination specialist before booking.