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India’s Golden Triangle, Bombay & Varanasi

11 days from £1599*
Departing: October 2017 - November 2018
* Price shown: 22 September 2018 from London Heathrow - LHR
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India's exotic wonders

Join us and enjoy a journey from Delhi to Agra. See the Taj at sunrise. Explore the Pink City of Jaipur. Stay a night in a Rajasthani palace, watch the faithful at prayer in sacred Varanasi and discover historic, colourful, Mumbai on this mesmerising escorted tour.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Explore Old and New Delhi
  • Journey to Agra, the City of Love, and visit its vast Red Fort
  • See the Taj Mahal at sunset
  • Visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Take a jeep ride up to Amber Fort
  • Enjoy the sights of Jaipur
  • Varanasi, on the banks of the Ganges, and Sarnath - two of India's most sacred sites
  • Eight nights' half-board accommodation at excellent hotels in Delhi (1 night), Agra (1), Jaipur (2), Patan (1), Varanasi (2) and Mumbai (1)
  • Lunch in Delhi on Day Two
  • A farewell dinner in Mumbai
  • Return flights from the UK to Delhi, returning from Mumbai
  • Internal flights from Delhi to Varanasi, and from Varanasi to Mumbai
  • Air-conditioned coach travel throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Fly overnight from the UK to Delhi.

Day Two

After your arrival, you'll have time to freshen up at your hotel before joining your Tour Manager on a guided tour of Delhi's fascinating Old City. Discover the historic Red Fort and Jama Masjid Mosque, and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the bustle of Chandni Chowk. Later, see the India Gate war memorial and the vast boulevard of the Rajpath as you turn your attention to New Delhi.

Day Three

After breakfast, we'll travel to Agra. Your time here will begin with an afternoon visit to Agra Fort, the monumental citadel of Mughal emperors, including Shah Jahan, builder of the nearby Taj Mahal. Tour the walled city and enjoy the grandeur of its palaces and courtyards, before enjoying a sunset visit to the Taj later this afternoon. The sight of the glowing sun sinking over the monument to undying love is spectacular - an unforgettable highlight of the tour.

Day Four

After breakfast, we'll journey to Jaipur, stopping en route at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. The former capital of the Mughal Empire, this vast palace complex remains almost perfectly preserved 400 years after its construction.

Day Five

This morning you'll visit Amber, the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire, its magnificent palaces and temples dominated by Amber Fort. Climb up to the mighty fortress to take in the stupendous views from the battlements. This afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Jaipur and discover the City Palace, the astronomical observatory and the stunning screened balconies of the Palace of the Winds. Dinner tonight is taken with a local family in Jaipur.

Day Six

Today we head to the Rajasthani city of Patan, above which towers Patan Mahal, a restored palace that is now a beautiful heritage hotel reached only by camel cart. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of Patan, and an evening of music and dancing before dinner.

Day Seven

Today we'll return to Delhi and take a short flight to the 3000-year-old city of Varanasi. This evening, witness the Ganga Aarti, a Hindu ritual of fire and prayers held, each evening, on the vast stone steps of the Dashashwamedh ghat on the banks of the Ganges.

Day Eight

Take to the river as the sun rises, this morning, and watch the crowds of pilgrims at prayer on the ghats. Later, we'll head out of the city to Sarnath and the deer park in which the Buddha preached his first sermon after enlightenment. Visit the fascinating archaeological museum, home to the Lion Capital of Ashoka - the symbol of modern India.

Day Nine

Today begins with a flight to Mumbai. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel and, after an opportunity to take lunch (payable locally), enjoy a ferry ride to Elephanta Island to explore its vast Hindu cave temple. Returning to the city, you'll have some free time to discover sweeping Marine Drive and the Gateway of India triumphal arch.

Day 10

This morning, you'll have the chance to see the city's dabbawalas in action - collecting and delivering the homemade lunches of over 160,000 workers each day. Spend the afternoon discovering the Prince of Wales Museum's astonishing collection of Western Indian artefacts, then soak up the atmosphere of famous Juhu Beach during the evening.

After a Farewell Dinner we'll return to the airport and say farewell as you check in for your overnight flight home.

Day 11

Arrive back in the UK this morning at the end of a wonderful holiday.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 07 October 2017 £2049
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 04 November 2017 £2049
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 20 January 2018 £2049
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 10 February 2018 £2079
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 10 March 2018 £2049
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 21 April 2018 £1849
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 12 May 2018 £1799
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 15 September 2018 £1799
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 22 September 2018 £1799
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 06 October 2018 £2049
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 13 October 2018 £2049
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 10 November 2018 £2049
Aberdeen
Aberdeen 17 November 2018 £2049
Belfast City
Belfast City 07 October 2017 £2049
Belfast City
Belfast City 04 November 2017 £2049
Belfast City
Belfast City 20 January 2018 £2049
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 February 2018 £2079
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 March 2018 £2049
Belfast City
Belfast City 21 April 2018 £1849
Belfast City
Belfast City 12 May 2018 £1799
Belfast City
Belfast City 15 September 2018 £1799
Belfast City
Belfast City 22 September 2018 £1799
Belfast City
Belfast City 06 October 2018 £2049
Belfast City
Belfast City 13 October 2018 £2049
Belfast City
Belfast City 10 November 2018 £2049
Belfast City
Belfast City 17 November 2018 £2049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 07 October 2017 £2049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 04 November 2017 £2049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 20 January 2018 £2049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 February 2018 £2079
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 March 2018 £2049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 21 April 2018 £1849
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 12 May 2018 £1799
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 15 September 2018 £1799
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 22 September 2018 £1799
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 06 October 2018 £2049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 13 October 2018 £2049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 10 November 2018 £2049
Edinburgh
Edinburgh 17 November 2018 £2049
Glasgow
Glasgow 07 October 2017 £2049
Glasgow
Glasgow 04 November 2017 £2049
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 January 2018 £2049
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 February 2018 £2079
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 March 2018 £2049
Glasgow
Glasgow 21 April 2018 £1849
Glasgow
Glasgow 12 May 2018 £1799
Glasgow
Glasgow 15 September 2018 £1799
Glasgow
Glasgow 22 September 2018 £1799
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 October 2018 £2049
Glasgow
Glasgow 13 October 2018 £2049
Glasgow
Glasgow 10 November 2018 £2049
Glasgow
Glasgow 17 November 2018 £2049
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 07 October 2017 £1849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 04 November 2017 £1849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 20 January 2018 £1849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 February 2018 £1879
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 March 2018 £1849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 21 April 2018 £1649
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 12 May 2018 £1599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 15 September 2018 £1599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 22 September 2018 £1599
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 06 October 2018 £1849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 13 October 2018 £1849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 10 November 2018 £1849
London Heathrow
London Heathrow 17 November 2018 £1849
Manchester
Manchester 07 October 2017 £2049
Manchester
Manchester 20 January 2018 £2049
Manchester
Manchester 10 February 2018 £2079
Manchester
Manchester 10 March 2018 £2049
Manchester
Manchester 21 April 2018 £1849
Manchester
Manchester 12 May 2018 £1799
Manchester
Manchester 15 September 2018 £1799
Manchester
Manchester 22 September 2018 £1799
Manchester
Manchester 06 October 2018 £2049
Manchester
Manchester 13 October 2018 £2049
Manchester
Manchester 10 November 2018 £2049
Manchester
Manchester 17 November 2018 £2049
Newcastle
Newcastle 07 October 2017 £2049
Newcastle
Newcastle 04 November 2017 £2049
Newcastle
Newcastle 20 January 2018 £2049
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 February 2018 £2079
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 March 2018 £2049
Newcastle
Newcastle 21 April 2018 £1849
Newcastle
Newcastle 12 May 2018 £1799
Newcastle
Newcastle 15 September 2018 £1799
Newcastle
Newcastle 22 September 2018 £1799
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 October 2018 £2049
Newcastle
Newcastle 13 October 2018 £2049
Newcastle
Newcastle 10 November 2018 £2049
Newcastle
Newcastle 17 November 2018 £2049

India's Golden Triangle, Bombay and the Sacred Ganges Touring Hotels 

You will be staying in a series of well-located hotels, all of which will be of a four- and five-star standard. In all cases, rooms have private bathrooms and air conditioning.

Further Information

Taj Mahal restoration work

The white marble of the Taj Mahal is being gradually cleaned in a process that will take up to four years. Parts of the monument's surface may be covered during this process though your visit and access to the main dome is not likely to be restricted.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.

Passports and visas

British citizens require machine-readable passports when travelling overseas. Your passport must contain two blank pages and be valid for 180 days after your return date from India. A visa is also required for entry to India. Full details of how and when to apply will be sent out about eight weeks before departure. British CITIZENS and some other European nationals satisfying certain conditions may use the online e-Tourist Visa application process at a cost of $75 (US) per person. Other British passport holders, who are not British CITIZENS, must apply for a full visa which costs £112. You may also, at extra cost, use the services of CIBT, our recommended visa handling partner, who will handle the whole process for you. Note that all travellers of Pakistani descent, regardless of citizenship, will generally be subject to more detailed processing by the Indian authorities, which can take up to four months from application.

On your flight

On-board meals will usually include dinner and breakfast on outbound flights, and lunch and a snack on the flight home. Drinks are complimentary.

Luggage allowance

You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 20kg.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or any other preventive measures.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Changes to your hotels

Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.

*This offer applies to new bookings made between 14th and 27th June 2017 (inclusive) and applies to selected escorted tours that include travel to India. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.