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Glimpse of India

Small Group Tour to the Golden Triangle of India

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8 days from £785 per person

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  Places Visited: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Popularly known as the Golden Triangle, this tour takes in the country's most popular sights, and is a true introduction to India.

Start in the historic city of Delhi, with the tree-lined boulevards of Lutyen’s New Delhi and the hustle and bustle of the Old City.

Move on to Agra to admire one of the most iconic and beautiful buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal, as well as the impressive Agra Fort with its Diwan-i-Am & Diwan-i-Khas (halls of public and private audience) and lastly, the Pink City of Jaipur, with its stately forts, sprawling palaces and colourful bazaars.

Holiday Types

Group Tours Cultural Holidays

 

Travel Arrangements

  • Group Size 4-16
  • Internal Travel Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accompanying Guide English-speaking accompanying guide throughout
  • Accommodation 7 nights
  • Meal Plan Breakfast daily, lunch on days 2, 4 & 5, dinner on days 1 & 6

 

Itinerary for Glimpse of India

Day 1
Delhi

Greeted on arrival in Delhi and transferred to the Suryaa Hotel or similar for two nights. The remainder of the day is at leisure, with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in the evening.

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Day 2
Delhi

Explore Delhi on a full day sightseeing tour. Start with a tour of Old Delhi in the morning: enjoying a cycle rickshaw ride in the bustling lanes of Chandni Chowk followed by a visit to see the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and the Raj Ghat, a memorial built for Mahatma Gandhi, a prominent figure in India’s struggle for freedom. In the afternoon, drive past Lutyen’s New Delhi. Visit the tomb of Humayun and the lofty Qutb Minar, an early Mughal structure made of red sandstone and white marble. Optional excursions: Salaam Baalak Walk.

Day 3
Delhi, Agra

Drive to Agra (4-5 hours) for an overnight stay in the ITC Mughal hotel or similar. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Agra Fort whose buildings, made of red sandstone and marble, are a mix of Hindu and Islamic architecture followed by a visit to the ornate tomb of Itamud-ud-Daula. Enjoy a visit to the Taj Mahal at sunset to marvel at one of the World’s great monuments in a glow of pink and yellow hues.

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Day 4
Agra, Jaipur

A full day’s drive to Jaipur (6-7 hours) with an en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri , the red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar that was abandoned after just 14 years. Closer to Jaipur, stop to see the impressive 9th Century Chand Baori step well at Abhaneri. Stay at The Lalit or similar on the outskirts of the city, for three nights.

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Day 5
Jaipur

Visit the 17th century hilltop fort of Amber and the sparkling Mirror Palace. In the afternoon visit the City Palace complex including, its museum and the 18th century Jantar Mantar astronomical observatory. Drive through the busy bazaars for a photo stop at the recently restored Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous buildings in Jaipur.

Day 6
Jaipur

Day at leisure. This evening there will be a colourful cultural performance and dinner at an ethnic restaurant. Optional excursions: Hot Air Ballooning, Cooking Class.

Day 7
Jaipur

Drive back to Delhi this afternoon (5 hours) for an overnight stay at an airport hotel.

Day 8
Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

8 days from £785 per person


What's included


✓   7 nights accommodation
✓   All internal transportation and transfers
✓   English-speaking accompanying guide throughout
✓   Breakfast daily, lunch on days 2, 4 & 5, dinner on days 1 & 6
✓   Entrance fees to sites and monuments listed in tour itinerary

Holiday Extensions for this tour

Glimpse of India - Shimla Hills

5 days, 4 nights from £665 per person

Single supplement £ 325 per person
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Day 8
Delhi, Kalka, Shimla

Board the early morning Shatabdi Express to Kalka. Journey onward, on the narrow gauge railway towards Shimla. On arrival, check-in at the legendary Clarke’s hotel for three nights.

Day 9
Shimla

A morning’s sightseeing tour of Shimla includes a visit to the Vice Regal Lodge, Mock Tudor Library and Jakhu Temple, as well as a walk down the busy Mall Road to see the Gaiety Theatre and Christ Church. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 10
Shimla

Day at leisure. The neighbouring towns of Kufri, Naldhera and Chail are well worth a morning visit. You can choose to take a walk in the picturesque mountains or drive up to Mashobra for afternoon tea at the Wildflower Hall.

Day 11
Shimla, Delhi

Drive to Kalka (2 ½ hours) to board the Shatabdi Express back to Delhi. Stay overnight at The Park hotel.

Day 12
Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Glimpse of India - Golden Temple Amritsar

3 days, 2 nights from £245 per person

Single supplement £ 95 per person
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Day 8
Delhi, Amritsar

Take the Shatabdi Express early morning to Amritsar for a two night stay at the Holiday Inn. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 9
Amritsar

Visit the Golden Temple complex, one of the holiest shrines of the Sikh faith and Jallianwala Bagh. In the afternoon drive to the Wagah border to see the indulgent joint ‘retreat’ ceremony of the Indian and Pakistani guard.

Day 10
Amritsar

Transfer to the airport or railway station.

Glimpse of India - Ganges at Varanasi

5 days, 4 nights from £539 per person

Single supplement £ 205 per person
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Day 7
Jaipur, Delhi, Varanasi

Transfer to the railway station on your arrival from Jaipur. Board an overnight train to Varanasi.

Day 8
Varanasi

On arrival early morning, you are transferred to the Gateway Hotel Ganges for two nights. Witness the spectacular Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) this evening on the ghats of the Ganges river.

Day 9
Varanasi

A peaceful early morning boat ride on the Ganges offers the opportunity to see devotees at prayer at the waters edge. The afternoon is spent visiting Sarnath, the site of Buddha's first public discourse.

Day 10
Varanasi, Delhi

A midday flight back to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the hotel, staying overnight at an airport hotel.

Day 11
Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Glimpse of India - Tigers of Ranthambore

3 days, 2 nights from £595 per person

Single supplement £ 195 per person
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Day 7
Jaipur, Ranthambore

Drive to Sawai Madhopur this morning (4-5 hours) staying two nights at the Ranthambore Kothi, your base to explore Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park.

Day 8
Ranthambore

Enjoy morning and evening game drives in Ranthambore National Park in search of the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger. Other animals include Leopard, Sloth bear, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Black bucks, Langur and Macaque.

Day 9
Ranthambore, Delhi

Enjoy a morning game drive. Journey by train to Delhi this afternoon. On arrival, transfer to the hotel, staying overnight at the Park hotel.

Day 10
Delhi

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Glimpse of India - Beaches of Goa

4 days, 3 nights from £685 per person

Single supplement £ 419 per person
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Day 7
Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa

Take a set of flights via Mumbai to Goa, arriving mid afternoon. Transfer to the Holiday Inn or similar (upgrades available) for three nights.

Day 8 & 9
Goa

At leisure.

Day 10
Goa

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2018/2019 tour prices for Glimpse of India

DEPARTURE DATE PRICE PER PERSON SINGLE ROOM supplement AVAILABILITY
Sat 28 Jul 2018 £785 £395 Good
Sun 12 Aug 2018 £785 £395 Good
Sun 23 Sep 2018 £785 £395 Good
Sun 14 Oct 2018 £865 £445 Good
Sun 04 Nov 2018 £915 £445 Good
Sun 18 Nov 2018 £865 £445 Good
Sun 02 Dec 2018 £865 £445 Good
Sun 13 Jan 2019 £865 £445 Good
Sun 03 Feb 2019 £865 £445 Good
Sun 17 Feb 2019 £865 £445 Good
Sun 03 Mar 2019 £865 £445 Good
Sun 17 Mar 2019 £925 £445 Good
Sun 07 Apr 2019 £865 £445 Good
Fri 19 Apr 2019 £865 £445 Good

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