Golden Triangle And Ranthambore


Golden Triangle And Ranthambore

Nights:
07 Nights/08 Days
Board Basis:
Half Board
Destinations:
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ranthambore

Special Offers

01 Oct - 20 Dec 2022 from £789/pp

10 Jan 2023 - 15 Apr 2023 from £829/pp

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Board Basis: Golden Triangle at Half Board and Ranthambore at Full Board
  • Including all Transfer & Tours, Monuments, English speaking guide Entrance etc

Delhi, capital of India (02 Nights), Agra and the Taj Mahal (01 Night), Ranthambhore, the land of Royal Bengal Tigers (02 Nights), and Jaipur, the Pink City (02 Nights),

MONUMENTS AND VISITS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

Delhi - Humayun`s tomb ,QutubMinar , Jama Masjid, India Gate, drive past red fort (no visit from inside) , Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi /spice markets, drive past of India gate and president /parliament house
Agra - Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh & Fatehpur SIkri
Jaipur - Amber Fort, City Palace, Observatory

Payment Clause:-
100% of the total package cost 60 days prior the arrival in India

SPECIAL NOTES:-

  • Hotel Check-In 1400 Hrs / Check-out time 1200 Hrs.
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Train Bookings in India are open 120 days in advance.
  • To place Air / Train / Safari bookings, we would need complete passport details of the guests.
  • Please note, the names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels. It is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey the confirmations to you on receipt of your acceptance. However in the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available at the time of initiating the reservations, we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.
  • In case on any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly

Itinerary

  • Arrive in Delhi by international flight
  • Meet & Greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel

Representative will meet you in the arrival area of the airport after you clear all immigration and custom formalities. Depart for your hotel where you will check in for your stay

India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy.

(Hotel Check-in: 1400 Hrs, Early check in would be subject to the availability)
Overnight in Delhi at The Suryaa
Meals Included: None

Optional Visit:
Mutiny Tour: a walk that offers fascinating insight into Delhi's British roots.
The walking tour will start from the Mutiny Memorial, erected by the British to commemorate those killed during the First war of Indian Independence. Continue onto the Nicholson cemetery, an Anglican Church built in 1836 (making it one of the oldest churches in Delhi) and then onto the William Fraser Bungalow (the former home of the British Commissioner of Delhi and constructed in 1803). The walk lasts for 3-4 hours and will be a fascinating insight into Delhi's British roots.

Full day tour of Old and New Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi including visit of the 17th century Jama Masjid and enjoy normal rickshaw ride through the narrow, winding lanes of colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk.. Also stop in front of the Mughal Empire’s most opulent fort, the Red Fort for a photo stop. Later Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Afternoon proceed to New Delhi where you will be taken for the Drive past of The Presidential Palace, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath past the Parliament House and secretarial buildings.

Afterwards visit Qutab Minar, the 12th century tower of victory built by a slave king and prototype of all minars (towers) in India. Also visit the 16th century Humayun’s tomb, a precursor to the Taj Mahal.

Overnight in Delhi at The Suryaa
Meals Included: Breakfast

  • Train to Agra ( Gatimaan express @ 0810/0950 Hrs – Executive Class ) Train Operates Daily except on Fridays
  • Arrive and visit Agra Fort.
  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • Late Afternoon visit Mehtab bagh

Today morning on time, you will be assisted & transferred in your private car to Delhi railway station to connect train to Agra.

Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century.

Arrive Agra and you will met with our representative outside your train coach who will introduce you to your guide who will take you for the visit of Agra Fort, which was originally started by Emperor Akbar in 1565, but his son, Jahangir, and grandson, Shah Jahan, later made valuable additions to it. (Hotel Check-in: 1400 Hrs, Early check in would be subject to the availability)

After the visit, check-in at the hotel.

Later, enjoy a Visit to Mehtab Bagh for the splendid views of the Taj Mahal in the lap of serene landscaped surroundings. It is a great place to get unique shots of the ever majestic Taj Mahal. In fact this garden itself offers many beautiful photo opportunities. Mehtab Bagh was built as an integral part of the Taj complex as the gardens of the Taj are perfectly aligned with Mehtab Bagh, making it the best place to view the Taj from.

For those looking for a walking tour instead of the visit to the monuments, this is the option:
Kachhpura Walk: this trail is a community based enterprise where a youth from the local community will show round. The money collected from this walk goes directly to funding various welfare works such as upgrading schools, building toilets etc. in the area and in creating sustainable livelihoods. During the walk you will be visiting a local village and end the tour with high on the roof top facing Taj.

Optional visit:
Volunteer visit to Sheroes Hang out Café – A Café managed by brave Acid attack survivors, the café serves you food with a flavour of love and warmth. The Café has been identified on social media as, “A venue where new wave feminism evolves every day to overcome the challenges faced by women.”

Overnight in Agra at Trident
Meals included: Breakfast

  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal
  • Return to the hotel for breakfast
  • Later, drive to Bharatpur to board the train to Ranthambore enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri
  • Train To Ranthambore by Kota Jan Shatabdi Express @ 1550/1802 Hrs – A/C Chair car)

Early morning you will be taken to witness the sunrise visit of the Taj Mahal (Closed on All Fridays) with your guide. On the inner walls, jewel-like stones create beautiful designs in white marble. The Mughals perfected the art of embedding semi-precious stones into marble and the Taj is the finest example of this special process called pietra dura. It begins with a marble plate, varying in size. Then jewels are sliced paper thin and embedded in the marble with such precision that the joints are invisible to the naked eye.

Return to the hotel for breakfast. Check out and drive to Bharatpur.

During your drive, you will visit the once seat of Mughal legacy, which is an abandoned city glowing red under the sun, Fatehpur Sikri - the deserted red sandstone city built by the Great Mughal Emperor, Akbar, as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is just 37kms from Agra.

Later, you will be assisted & transferred to Bharatpur Railway Station to connect train to Ranthambhore. (Luggage’s will be transferred by your vehicle to the hotel in Ranthambhore – will recommend carrying 01 handbag with your valuables during your Train journey)

Arrive Ranthambhore and you will be met by our representative at the railway station outside your coach who will assist and transfer you to your hotel.

RANTHAMBORE –Ranthambore National Park Covering 410 sq. km runs along the easternmost spur of the Aravalis to the Vindhya ranges. The dry deciduous forest covers open valleys with lush vegetation around the lakes, and open grasslands in the higher slopes. This varied flora supports a large number of animals including a variety of deer, the sloth bear, the shy caracal, leopards and of course, the tiger.

Overnight in Ranthambore at Ranthambore Regency
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

Morning & Afternoon Shared Jeep Safari to the national Park

Supplement for exclusive game drive to the park is GBP 70 per safari based on 2 pax and above

Today, early morning proceed for the morning game drive in Ranthambhore National Park by shared jeep. Return to the hotel for Breakfast and Lunch In the afternoon, proceed for afternoon game drive to Ranthambhore National Park by shared jeep.

Overnight in Ranthambore at Ranthambore Regency
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Morning at leisure
  • After lunch, proceed for Jaipur

After early Lunch you will drive to Jaipur.

JAIPUR – the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewellery, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture.

Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

Overnight in Jaipur at Trident
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch

Optional Visits:
Duration - 2hrs/30mins. Timings – 16:30 to 19:00hrs

Bazaar, Cuisine & Crafts of Old Jaipur:
From its creation in 1727 the royal families and nobles of Jaipur patronised the craftsmen and artisans of the city. These traditions continue to this day and as a result modern day Jaipur is considered by many as the craft capital of India. Traditional methods are still used to produce many valuable and highly prized items. Using skills passed down through generations, artisans and master craftsmen can be seen in the areas of Ghat Darwaza and Vishveshwar ji. On this fascinating evening walk mingle and talk with the locals whilst sampling some of the regions culinary delights; try pakoras, aloo tiki, samosa and sweets from some of the city’s most popular street food vendors. Observe local artisans in their workshops; jewellers and silversmiths, gold and silver foil makers. The iconic Hawa Mahal also called the Palace of the winds is the meeting point at which this two and a half hour walk begins.

  • Visit Amber fort – a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Half day city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace, Observatory & drive past Palace on Winds

Today morning after an early breakfast visit the hilltop fortress at Amber. A jeep will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls

-route to Amber Fort you will stop and see the `Palace of Winds’, otherwise known as Hawa Mahal (Only Drive past). It is really an elaborate façade, extremely intricate in its pink sandstone carving.

Afternoon visit the City Palace, which is an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways.

Afterwards visit Jaipur's Jantar Mantar is the most famous of five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh in India. Jai Singh was a great admirer of progresses and research made in the fields of science and technology, and he was passionate about astronomy

Tour Highlight - In the evening, you will be taken for a Cooking Demonstration followed by meal with the Indian family in their home.

Overnight in Jaipur at Overnight in Jaipur at Trident
Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner

  • Drive to Delhi
  • In-time, transfer to the Delhi international airport for your flight to back home

After breakfast, you will drive back to Delhi.
Our representative will meet you at the airport and will provide you the assisted departure transfer to the International airport to board your flight for onward destination.

  • Accommodation is based for 7 Nights at the hotels mentioned above or similar
  • 16 Meals included
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast and dinner at the above mentioned hotels.
  • Ranthambore is based on full board
  • All transfers and sightseeing using below A/C Vehicles as per the itinerary:-
    o 01-02 Pax: - A/C Innova
  • One time entry at the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Services of Local English speaking guides as per the itinerary
  • Train Travel from Delhi – Agra in an AC Chair Car Class
  • Train Travel from Bharatpur – Sawai Madhopur in AC Chair Car Class
  • 02 jeep safaris by shared jeep in Ranthambore (safaris open 365 days in advance for online booking. We require passport details of all passengers to book the same).
  • Normal Cycle Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Cooking Demonstration followed by Meal with an Indian Family at Jaipur
  • Sita representative for arrival and departure transfers as per the itinerary
  • All applicable taxes on hotel & transport
  • All applicable Govt. Service Tax 5%

  • Additional meals other than specified above
  • Item of personal nature like telephone calls, room services, laundry, drinks etc.
  • Additional sightseeing / transport requirements
  • International Airfare

Hotels

Selection of Hotels

  • Day 01-03 - Delhi – Vivanta Dwarka - Superior Room - Breakfast + Dinner
  • Day 03-04 - Agra - Radisson Agra - Superior Room - Breakfast + Dinner
  • Day 04-06 - Ranthambore - Ranthambore Regency - Standard Room -Full Board
  • Day 06-08 - Jaipur – Sarovar Premiere - Superior Room - Breakfast + Dinner

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