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Golden Triangle - India - 8 Days/ 7 Nights

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The fabled Golden Triangle is the classic introduction to this vast and beautiful country. Bustling streets, havens of tranquillity and architectural wonders await as you dive head first into the vibrant sights, sounds and experiences of Northern India.
Itinerary
  • Day 1
    • Flight: Johannesburg (JNB) to Dubai (DXB)
  • Day 2
    • Flight: Dubai (DXB) to Delhi (DEL)
    • Escorted Tours: Golden Triangle - 8 Days/ 7 Nights
  • Day 3-8
    • Escorted Tours: Golden Triangle - 8 Days/ 7 Nights
  • Day 9
    • Flight: Delhi (DEL) to Dubai (DXB)
    • Flight: Dubai (DXB) to Johannesburg (JNB)
Full Itinerary

Golden Triangle - 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Day 1 Arrive in Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, India's rambunctious capital city. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture. Dinner at hotel.

Day 2 Discover Delhi
A city of equal chaos and charm, Delhi grabs you and doesn't let go. Spend a full day exploring the sights of Old Delhi: stroll past the colossal Red Fort, browse the bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, visit India's largest mosque, Jama Masjid, and view the 1930s Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple. Make a brief stop at India Gate and visit Humayun's Tomb. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at hotel.

Day 3 Agra
Drive to Agra with an en route stop at Sikandra to see the marble and red sandstone tomb of third Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at hotel.

Day 4 Taj Mahal
Rise early to see the sun rise over India's most iconic sight. At dawn, when the crowds are at their thinnest, the Taj Mahal is swathed in mist and tinged pink by the rising sun - a magical experience. This afternoon visit Agra Fort, a hulking mass of red sandstone sat on the Banks of the Yamuna River. The Fort was established in the 16th century but has been much added to over time, making it an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at hotel.

Day 5 Fatehpur Sikri
Head to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, a spectacular array of Mughal palaces and temples. Continue to Chand Baori stepwell, a fascinating and exquisitely carved water storage structure built over a thousand years ago. Arrive in Jaipur. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at hotel.

Day 6 Hawa Mahal and Amber Fort
Begin the day with a brief stop at the Hawa Mahal, the 'Palace of the Winds', before travelling out of the city to admire the majestic Amber Fort. Built in 1592, this red sandstone and marble fort effortlessly blends Hindu and Muslim architecture. This afternoon, back in Jaipur, explore the Maharaja's City Palace, as well as the Jantar Mantar Observatory and the local bazaar at Choti Choper. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at hotel.

Day 7 Kingdom of Dreams
Travel to Gurgaon near Delhi, where tonight you will visit the Kingdom of Dreams to watch a magical Bollywood performance. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at hotel.

Day 8 Depart Delhi
Tour ends after breakfast. Breakfast at hotel.

Possible Hotel List
The list of suggested hotels could change. Confirmed hotel names will be released 2 -3 weeks prior to departure.

Delhi
The Park New Delhi
The Royal Plaza

Agra
Clark Shiraz
Mansingh Palace

Jaipur
Four Points by Sheraton
Mansingh Palace

Possible Hotel List
Please note that there is no international classification system for hotels and differences in facilities and quality may exist between South Africa and Asia.

Change of Booking:
If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be from the Travel Agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge as set out below per person and any further cost we incur together with any costs or charges incurred or imposed by any of our suppliers in making this alteration.
Terms & Conditions

Prices are from a starting price per person sharing, subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies & surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request. Thompsons Standard Terms and Conditions may apply. E & OE

Exclusions

All Items of a personal nature. Meals not mentioned. Medical and Travel insurance.


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