An Invitation to India

India

Experience the history, culture and charm of India on a journey around the ‘Golden Triangle’ cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. With visits to the magnificent Taj Mahal and mighty Amber Fort, this tour is the perfect introduction to an unforgettable country.

Highlights:

New Delhi, Old Delhi, Taj Mahal, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar & spice market, Jaipur City Palace

Includes:

• All breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
• All accommodation (7 nights in 5-star hotels)
• All transport and listed activities
• Tour leader throughout

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7 nights

Price Range: $$$$$


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Day 1 & 2 Delhi.
Make your own way to Delhi where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel. Today has been left free for you to explore your new destination. This evening you will meet your travelling companions over a welcome dinner.

Day 3 Delhi.
Today we’ll discover New Delhi. Our drive takes us through elegant boulevards and lush green parks where the iconic India Gate and imposing Parliament House are both reminders of a colonial past. We’ll also visit the ancient Qutub Minar - a UNESCO-listed site.

Day 4 Delhi - Agra.
Today we’ll travel south to Agra, where we’ll stay overnight. After checking in to our hotel we’ll visit the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort. Once the imperial city of the Mogul rulers, this mighty red-sandstone fortress is where the Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son.
Close by is Mehtab Bagh, a centuries-old garden complex, which sits on the other side of the river. You'll get to see the Taj Mahal from here too, for equally wonderful views.
Later we'll travel to Jaipur, affectionately known as the 'Pink City' because all of the buildings are painted in a distinctive shade of pink. Enjoy an evening at leisure or perhaps join us for an optional cookery demonstration in a local family home, with dinner included.

Day 5 Taj Mahal - Jaipur.
We have an early start this morning for what is sure to be a memorable highlight of your tour – a dawn visit to the spectacular Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of his love for his wife, nothing will prepare you for the breathtaking sight of this magnificent mausoleum, whose white marble walls are inlaid with semiprecious stones. Close by is Mehtab Bagh, a centuries-old garden complex, which sits on the other side of the river. You’ll get to see the Taj Mahal from here too, for equally wonderful views. Later we’ll travel to Jaipur, affectionately known as the ‘Pink City’ because all of the buildings are painted in a distinctive shade of pink. Enjoy an evening at leisure or perhaps join us for an optional cookery demonstration in a local family home, with dinner included.

Day 6 Jaipur.
This morning we’ll drive to the marvellous Amber Fort, a 17th century stronghold set on top of a hill. It’s a wonderful blend of Hindu and Muslim elements and we’ll step inside to explore the palace, courtyards and gardens. Back in Jaipur, we’ll learn how to carefully drape a colourful saree and to put on a turban.

Day 7 Delhi.
We have left this morning free for you to explore Jaipur at your own pace. Alternatively, you could join our optional walking tour, which is one of the best ways to appreciate the rich heritage of the walled city.
As we wander around the houses and workshops, local people will be delighted to tell you more about life in the bustling capital of Rajasthan. Later we will drive to Delhi.

Day 8 Delhi - Departure.

Trip operated by Just You. Prices will be quoted in CAD. CDN$ per person, land only. Based on double occupancy. Other dates available, prices may vary, please contact us for details.

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