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Graeme and Sophia R (USA) - “Vivek, I wanted to write and thank you and the Elegant Journeys team for taking such good care of us during our wonderful vacation in India. The tour through the Golden Triangle and Rajasthan truly was a vacation of a lifetime with our stays at the Oberoi hotels making us feel like royalty. From Delhi to Agra, Jaipur to Udaipur, nothing was too much trouble. If only we could live like this every day! While our visits to the Taj Mahal, elephant ride up to the Amber Fort, and walking in the foot steps of James Bond and Octopussy will live long in the memory, it was the people that made all the difference with the superb hotel staff, excellent guides in each city and our wonderful driver, Vishak, really making our visit truly memorable. Like many, we admit to being a little concerned and skeptical prior to our arrival in Delhi - in part due to finding nothing but glowing reviews about Elegant Journeys on the internet - but we needn't have worried. From the moment we saw our names on the driver's board at the airport arrivals hall to saying goodbye as we passed back through security on the final day, every detail was taken care of. We didn't have to worry about a thing - just relax and enjoy everything India has to offer. I know people scanning the internet for background information on tour companies in India will read this and think (frankly as we did) that it's all just too good to be true, but it's not. You took care of every detail and provided us with the experience of a lifetime that will forever live in our memories. Please pass on our sincere thanks to the team and we look forward to seeing you again one day for another Indian adventure!” Read More

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6 Day Golden Triangle from MUMBAI (GT-55)

| Tour Code: GT-55 | 5 Nights

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DESTINATIONS: Mumbai → Jaipur → Agra → Delhi

TRIP OVERVIEW: Start India exploration with a visit to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, the Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat and the Heritage Fort district. Hawa Mahal and City Palace are the two most iconic sights of Jaipur. Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri are waiting in Agra. Coming to the capital city, you would love to start the tour in style. The majestic Red Fort, Jama Masjid and other world class attractions will give you some glimpse of India’s past experience. Delhi is also home to the world famous Qutub Minar. Why don’t take a chance and go through modern markets where you will definitely see unique things. You might stop at one place and purchase India’s souvenir. You would love the cycle rickshaw ride when the road is not so crowded.

UNIQUE EXPERIENCES ON THIS TOUR:
♦ Take an Elephant ride at the Amber Fort in Jaipur
♦ Visit the majestic fort of Jaipur
♦ Traditional Cycle rickshaw ride in the back streets and bazaars of old Delhi
♦ View Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset to see change in color of the marble
♦ Horse drawn carriage ride to the Taj Mahal in Agra
♦ Visit India’s most significant UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus; Jantar Mantar Observatory in Jaipur; Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri in Agra; Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort Complex & Qutab Minar in Delhi and .... many other interesting sights listed in the detailed itinerary.


Day 1 - Mumbai

Arrive Mumbai in the evening or night, depending on flight schedules. You're greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.


Day 2 - Mumbai / Jaipur

You’re at leisure in the early morning to recuperate from your international flight.

Mid-Morning: Start your exploration of India with half day guided tour of Mumbai. Visit Gateway of India, Mumbai's principle landmark. This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King George V's visit to this colony in 1911. Drive past the Afghan Church. Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive which is fondly known as the 'Queen's Necklace'. Visit Jain temple and Hanging Gardens which offer a splendid view of the city, Chowpatty, Kamala Nehru Park and also Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai. Drive past Haji Ali Mosque, a shrine in honour of a Muslim Saint on an island 500 m. out at sea and is linked by a causeway to the mainland. Stop at the 'Dhobi Ghat' where Mumbai's 'dirties' are scrubbed, bashed, dyed and hung out to dry. Watch the local train passing close by on which the city commuters 'hang out like laundry' - a nice photography stop. Continue to the colourful Crawford market and to the Flora fountain in the large bustling square, in the heart of the city.

Late Afternoon: Departure transfer to the airport to board your flight.


Arrive at Jaipur in the evening and transfer to your hotel.


Day 3 - Jaipur

Morning: A visit to the Amber Fort. It's forbidding exterior belying a bejewelled interior whose richness reflects the sumptuous styles of the surrounding Mughal courts. An Elephant ride takes you up to the fort and Jeep/Car brings you down the fort (Both ways Jeep/Car ride option available).

From here visit the City Palace, a series of open courtyards, simple stables and buildings leading to the richly decorated royal rooms. The museum within the palace house a fabulous collection of textiles, carpets, manuscripts and costumes from the personal collection of the royal family; Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’ and the fascinating Jantar Mantar Observatory is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century.


Day 4 - Jaipur / Agra

Morning: Check out from your hotel after early breakfast and proceed on the drive to Agra.

On the way, stop at Fathepur Sikri, the deserted city. This one of the world's most perfect ghost cities and a marvel of design and construction. It was conceived and bult by Emperor Akbar, one of the most enlightened rulers of his time. Built in 1571, it is a synthesis of the flourishing styles of the Persian courts and the prevailing Hindu Islamic trends. Today its pristine red sandstone buildings are as perfect as when they were first chiseled. The masterpiece of this remarkable monument is the Jewel House of the Diwan I Khas. Architecturally extraordinary, the four doorways lead into a single storey room where a huge central pillar carved to baroque richness, supports a seat reached by mid air walkways. After the tour, continue your journey to Agra.


Arrive Agra in the evening and check in to your hotel.


Day 5 - Agra / Delhi NCR

Early Morning: Visit the fabled Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj Mahal was built in the year 1652 AD by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22,000 skilled craftsmen 22 years to create this spectacular white marble mausoleum. You will visit Taj Mahal before dawn to see the white marble reflect the nuances of the changing light from the sun. Return to your hotel after the tour to have breakfast & relax.

After breakfast, visit the Agra Fort, it’s first red sandstone fort of North India was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the year 1565. Its royal audience halls, immense stone courtyards, marble mosque and the private royal chambers give us a glimpse of the grandeur and talent for combining defensive architecture with beauty and design of the Mughal Empire. From here visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah, regarded as an imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal. This memorial was built in the year 1628 by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir's gueen as a memorial to her father. Like the Taj it has amzingly intricate 'Pietra Dura' inlay and lattice marble screens.

Afternoon: Proceed on the drive to Delhi.


Arrive Delhi in the evening and check in to your hotel.


Day 6 - Delhi NCR

Morning: Check out from your hotel and start your tour of Delhi with a visit to the Old walled city. Drive pass the 17th century imposing Red Fort (Closed on Mondays), take a traditional cycle rickshaw ride in the back streets & bazaars of Chandni Chowk (Closed on Sundays) selling an extraordinary variety of items like., dress material, spices, jewellery & perfumes and mouth-watering food delicacies. From here you visit the India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. In complete contrast to the noise and crowds of Old Delhi, is Raj Ghat, a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Afternoon: Explore New Delhi, which is a blend of ancient & pre-independence India. Visit the 12th century Qutub Minar; the exquisite Humayun’s Tomb, built in 1570 is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Sightseeing will also include drive past the Lodhi Garden, Safdarjung's tomb, the elegant government buildings designed in blend of Indian and European styles - the India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Presidential Palace.

Your vehicle and driver are at your disposal until your departure transfer to the airport. You can visit Dilli Haat, a contemporary art and crafts market that offers a wonderful collection of Indian handicrafts. Later you are transferred to the airport in time to board your flight to onward destination.

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5 STAR HOTELS:

City
Hotel Names
Mumbai
ITC Grand Central | The Palladium Parel | Hilton Intl Airport
Jaipur
ITC Rajputana | Trident by Oberoi | Marriott | Hilton | Meridien
Agra
ITC Mughal | Trident by Oberoi | Courtyard Marriott | Jaypee
Delhi NCR
Le Meridien | The Grand | Sheraton Saket

Note: Hotel check-in is at 2 pm and check-out is at 12 noon for almost all the hotels in India.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

Hotel accommodation in a Double/Twin Standard Guest room
Daily Full Breakfast at the hotel
All transfers and tours by private Air-conditioned Sedan Car
All entrance/admission fees to monuments and sights
Exclusive: Elephant Ride failing Jeep Ride at Amber Fort Palace in Jaipur
Exclusive: Decorated Horse Cart Ride to the Taj Mahal in Agra
Exclusive: Cycle-rickshaw ride through the ancient bazaar of Old City
Personal English speaking guide for sightseeing excursions in each city
Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes
Representative for assistance in each Metro city
Bottled water during sightseeing, day excursions and long drives
24/7 on-tour assistance in India

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

International or Domestic Airfare (Internal flights average $100 each flight)
Personal Expenses (tips, porterage, phone, internet, beverages)
Video Camera charges or Professional Still camera with tripod
Travel insurance & Visa

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