Overview

An incredible escapade to the Golden Triangle Tour with Goa takes you to India's most popular cities: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and the Portuguese State of India - Goa. We have infused a number of activities like a rickshaw ride in the streets of Old Delhi, a royal Tonga ride to the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra and experience the thrill of an Elephant ride to Amer Fort in Jaipur - to make your trip to India worth every penny! Also, a sunset sojourn at the Taj Mahal in Agra that will leave you awed. Your tour ends with a visit to Goa, called the Portugal-inspired city of India since it was ruled by the Portuguese for more than 450 years. The sandy beaches, relaxed vibes, rocking nightlife and most importantly, the beautiful churches of Goa, declared as UNESCO World Heritage sites, that have deep-rooted connections with the making of Goa.

Highlights

  • Visit Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Rajghat, Humayun Tomb in Delhi.
  • Visit two of India's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sites: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Explore the huge expanse of the Agra Fort and learn about its Mughal architecture.
  • Get an in-depth tour of the iconic Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Excursion to the beautiful Portuguese-inspired churches, forts and sun-kissed beaches of Goa.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Day 02: Delhi

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur

Day 04: Jaipur

Day 05: Jaipur – Abhaneri – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

Day 06: Agra – Delhi

Day 07: Delhi – Goa (Flight)

Day 08: Goa

Day 09: Goa

Day 10: Goa – Delhi (Flight)/ Departure


DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI

Evening arrive at Delhi – Indira Gandhi International airport.

 

On arrival meeting, assistance at airport by our representative and transfer to hotel. Where our executive will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents (Tour programme, hotel’s vouchers, feedback report etc) to you. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 02: DELHI

After breakfast at hotel enjoy city tour of New Delhi & old Delhi start from Red Fort  - from outside (Closed on Monday) -  built in red sandstone, Constructed by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, Jama Masjid - India's largest mosque. Rajghat - crimination place of Mahatama Gandhi.  Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar - the highest stone tower in India. India Gate - This solemn monument was built in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the World War Ist. Drive past the Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Parliament House. 

 

Evening free to explore local markets at your own. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 03: DELHI - JAIPUR (265 KMS / 5 HRS)

After breakfast & checkout from the hotel drive to Jaipur.

 

Jaipur - The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.

 

On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

 

While driving to Jaipur one can enjoy below optional tours with additional cost.

Visit Samode Palace & Enjoy Village Walk to explore the local life of Rajasthan.

Samode Palace - A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode hotels – a magical hospitality and rare courtesy. The tiny Samode village offers a tranquil escape from the daily of the city. By adapting the mesh of Mughal and Rajasthani art and architecture, Samode Palace was established; which today is one of the best places to visit in Samode, or Rajasthan.

The palace was built in 16th century and displays a flawless work of art done on its walls, ceilings and indeed every corner. Also, the palace houses a Mughal style garden, enclosed by a 15-feet wall and covering 20 acres of land. The village is stationed amid the low-lying Aravali Hill Range and showcases the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.

 

DAY 04: JAIPUR - ELEPHANT RIDE AT AMBER FORT

After an early breakfast at hotel, visit the majestic Amber Fort and Palace, originally constructed by Raja Mansingh and one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Enjoy the unique experience of an ascent on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant, up to the Fort. In the afternoon, visit the city’s Palace Complex holds several museums that contain impressive collections of miniature paintings, costumes, and armor. Sheesh Mahal built in the 17th century in a fusion style of Hindu and Islamic art. Also see the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh's Palace who had twelve queens.

 

Later see the Jantar Mantar Observatory, a sanctuary of the astronomer king, Maharaja Jai Singh II. Nearby, the intriguing Palace of the Wind, the Hawa Mahal,was built in 1799 to allow ladies from the royal family to view the city and bazaar below in privacy.

 

In the evening one can enjoy The Amer sound & Light show - Amber holds the history of a citadel, pulsating with a legendry past of 600 years and 28 kings of the Kachhwaha dynasty, before their capital moved to Jaipur. Through their unique diplomacy of strategic alliances, their valor and strength, the rulers not only established a long dynasty but, in time, also played a part in changing the destiny of medieval India. Through this Son-et- Lumiere spectacle, an attempt has been made to revive the pride of Amber and bring forth the traditions that coloured the lives of its people and the pomp that once existed in its fullest form.

This musical extravaganza has highlighted the local legends, folklore, with a myriad of music that continues to give Rajasthan its unique identity. The show is a simple attempt to end the silence that had long fallen upon Amber - for the spirit of Amber is eternal. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 05: JAIPUR – ABHANERI - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA (250 KMS / 5.5 HRS)

After an early breakfast & checkout from the hotel and drive to Agra.

 

Enroute visit:  Abhaneri - a small village located 95km from Jaipur, towards the Jaipur-Agra highway. The present name of the village, 'Abhaneri', is believed to be a mispronunciation of 'Abha Nagri' or the 'city of brightness'. Visit the famous Step wells (Baoris) are fascinating. In the days past, not only were they sources of water; they were also used as rest houses by weary travelers, as temples and as community centers.

 

Fatehpur Sikri - The 'City of Victory' - On arrival visit Buland Darwaza is a building that was constructed in the year 1575. It was specially built to celebrate the victory over Ahmednagar and Khandesh. This 15 storied gateway is considered as one of the tallest gateways in the world. Panch Mahal is another attraction of the city. Panch Mahal was essentially a palace for enjoyment of Emperor Akbar. Salim Chisti Tomb - Salim Chishti, who was a Sufi saint during the 16th century, used to live in the village of Sikri, Also visit palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan, palace of the Christian wife Miriam, KarawanSerai and HiranMinar, Diwan-I-Aam: The first enclosure of the palace is a vast courtyard in which the emperor gave daily public audience and dispensed justice. Diwan – I – Khas, Pachist Court.

 

Later continue drive to Agra. Agra, situated on the west bank of River Yamuna, Agra was once the flourishing capital of the Muslim rulers of India. Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire – giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously.

 

On arrival check-in at hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 06: AGRA – DELHI (200 KMS / 4.5 HRS)

After an early breakfast & checkout from the hotel visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) - world's greatest monument to love. Agra Fort, built by the Mughal dynasty's greatest Emperor, Akbar, in 1565. Later drive back to Delhi.

 

On arrival, check-in at hotel. Rest of the day evening free. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 07: DELHI – GOA (FLIGHT)

In time transfer to airport to board on flight to Goa. 

 

Goa - Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan. The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favorite with travelers around the world.

 

On arrival meeting assistance at airport by our local representative and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / beach. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 08: GOA / FULL DAY CITY TOUR OF NORTH & SOUTH GOA

After breakfast at hotel enjoy Full day Sight Seeing tour of North & South Goa.

Visiting: Old Goa, Panjim City, Dona Paula, Shri Mangeshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temples, Old Portuguese Manor. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 09: GOA

Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / beach. Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 10: GOA / DEPARTURE

Morning breakfast at hotel. Rest of the day free to relax at hotel / beach. In time transfer to airport to board on flight to your next destination.

  

 

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Cost includes:

  • 09 Nights air-condition accommodation on Double / Twin share room at proposed hotels.
  • Daily breakfast at hotel as per detail itinerary from Day 02.
  • Meeting and assistance services on arrival / departure.
  • Air – conditioned chauffeur driven Vehicle (as per above) for city sightseeing, tour, excursion etc. as per above program.
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride at the narrow alley of Chandni Chowk / Old Delhi.
  • Traditional Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • Full day guided city tour of North & South Goa as per itinerary.
  • English speaking local guides during the city tour at all places as per detail itinerary.
  • All parking, road taxes, government taxes and driver allowances.
  • Tour assistance throughout the tour.
  • All presently applicable Government taxes.
 
(**Please note: Other foreign language speaking guides are also available in same price, kindly contact us for more details.)
                       
Cost does not include:
  • Any international and domestic airfare if it is not mention in cost inclusion.
  • Flight fare from Delhi – Goa & Goa – Delhi will be approx USD 125 PP.
  • High season supplement from (20 Dec till 05 Jan)
  • Transport during free days / any optional tour / Entrance & Camera Fees at the monuments.
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, soft / hard drinks, lunch, tipping etc.
  • Any Porterage services at Airport/Railway Station.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.

Add-ons

  • Delhi – Food walk, Yoga, Akshardham temple fountain show, Cooking demonstration, Bollywood dance class.
  • Agra – Mohabbat-e-Taj show, Yoga, Food Walk, Cycle Ride, Agra Fort - Light & Sound show
  • Jaipur – Cooking Class, Food walk, Yoga, Chokhi Dhani, Dye It Yourself (DIY) workshop, Amer Fort – Light & Sound show.
  • Goa – Dudhsagar waterfalls with spice plantation tour / Crocodile watching with spice plantation.