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Taj Mahal, Delhi & Amber Fort

Asia
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRALITR

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air
  • Excursions: 5

The perfect introduction to India, where a wealth of cultural and historical treasures reside in the famous Golden Triangle. ​


The perfect introduction to India, where a wealth of cultural and historical treasures reside in the famous Golden Triangle. ​

PRICE FROM ? £1199 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Return flights from Heathrow with Virgin Atlantic
  • 6 nights in Heritage and 5-star hotels plus 1 night in flight
  • 12 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

PLUS

  • Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Tour of New Delhi
  • Cycle rickshaw tour of Old Delhi
  • Venture up to the hilltop Amber Fort
  • Discover the 'Pink City' o f Jaipur
  • Admire Abhaneri's stepwells
  • Visit to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
  • See the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • View the Agra Fort palaces
  • Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal​



Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK/Delhi
  • Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Delhi.​
  • DAY 2 Delhi
  • On arrival in Delhi, we'll transfer you to your comfortable hotel, where you'll have time to freshen up after your flight. You'll then start your sightseeing with a tour of New Delhi, a spacious, imperial city created by the British in 1911. We'll drive through elegant boulevards to see the iconic India Gate and imposing Parliament House, which are grand reminders of the city's colonial past. We'll also see the soaring sandstone tower, Qutub Minar, and conclude our tour at Humayun's Tomb, built in 1570 and said to have inspired the Taj Mahal.​
  • DAY 3 Delhi/Jaipur
  • Your morning is going to be spent delving into the maze of narrow streets and thronging markets of Old Delhi. Firstly, you'll travel by cycle rickshaw, then you'll explore the fabled street bazaar of Chandni Chowk on foot, admiring the spectacular Red Fort as you go. The marble domes of the Jama Masjid Mosque are sure to impress, and Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, is your final stop.  Later, we'll head to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. The sight of sandstone buildings tinged with pink and ochre set amongst barren hills will greet us on arrival in the capital of Rajasthan.​
  • DAY 4 Jaipur
  • You've a day of discovery ahead of you, with your first highlight the marvellous Amber Fort. This 17th century stronghold commands a hilltop setting high above the surrounding valley. Step inside to see the Temple of Kali, the Palace of Mirrors and the Hall of Pleasures. In the afternoon, you'll get to know the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, where all the buildings were painted pink by maharaja's decree. Together we'll explore the commanding City Palace and discover Mughal treasures in its museum. We'll also see the elaborate façade of the Palace of the Winds. From its 953 intricately decorated small windows, the ladies of the court could gaze upon the outside world unseen.  Tonight, a really special optional trip gives you the chance to visit a family home for a cookery demonstration and dinner. ​
  • DAY 5 Bharatpur
  • Bharatpur is our next base, and on the way here we're going to take in the exceptional sight of Abhaneri's stepwell, an ancient water storage system.  Lunch is served at the hotel, then our afternoon is spent at the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, which we'll reach by rickshaw. As well as many species of birds, also resident here are sambar and chital deer, boar and nilgai – the largest Asian antelope.​
  • DAY 6 Agra
  • This morning we're going to journey by road to Agra, visiting the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Built by an emperor in 1569 to celebrate the birth of his son, you can stroll through its pink and red sandstone pavilions and palaces.  In the afternoon, we'll visit the Agra Fort, where the Emperor Shah Jahan, who commissioned the Taj Mahal, was imprisoned by his son. Wander through its chambers to catch your first glimpse of this famous white-marble mausoleum.​
  • DAY 7 Delhi
  • Today is the day that you'll see the Taj Mahal, on a dawn visit. The early start is well worth it as you view this magnificent mausoleum that was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz. The exterior is decorated with many different precious and semi-precious stones, and it appears to change colour as the sun shines upon it. This building, which took 20,000 men more than 20 years to build, and sits in a vast complex, is an undeniably extravagant expression of love. We're also going to see the Taj Mahal from another perspective later, as we head to Mehtab Bagh. This centuries-old garden complex sits on the other side of the Yamuna River and is exactly aligned with this iconic masterpiece, offering equally spectacular views.  A journey by road then takes us back to Delhi, where you can enjoy a relaxed evening before your flight home tomorrow.​
  • DAY 8 Delhi/UK
  • Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​

    ​Please note: Vital restoration work is being carried out on the Taj Mahal from now until November 2018. During this time you will still visit this iconic landmark, and also the Mehtab Bagh gardens complex, which is close by and offers further views of the Taj Mahal.

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Accommodation

    • Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar
    • The Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar is a modern accommodation located within easy access to the Delhi airport. The facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and a bar, outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre. Rooms include air-conditioning, a TV, mini-bar and free toiletries.
    • Fortune Select Metropolitan
    • The 5-star Fortune Select Metropolitan is situated in the heart of Jaipur.

      Hotel facilities include a bar, gym, spa and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.
    • Laxmi Niwas Palace
    • Located on the outskirts of Bharatpur, this premium hotel is surrounded by peaceful countryside. Facilities include a restaurant serving local dishes and international cuisine using produce grown at the hotel’s own organic farm, a comfortable bar, outdoor dining area, spa, exquisite gardens, swimming pool and souvenir shop. Elegant guest rooms are tastefully decorated and feature antique furniture, en-suite facilities, air conditioning, cable TV, telephone, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities and a balcony.
    • Hotel Clarks Shiraz
    • The 5-star Clarks Shiraz is situated in the heart of Agra, within reach of the Taj Mahal. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, a selection of bars and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee-making facilities.
    • Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar
    • The Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar is a modern accommodation located within easy access to the Delhi airport. The facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and a bar, outdoor swimming pool, and a fitness centre. Rooms include air-conditioning, a TV, mini-bar and free toiletries.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Enjoy a cooking demonstration and dinner in a local home​
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Further Information

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