Golden Triangle and The Ganges

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Golden Triangle and The Ganges

Explore three famous Indian cities on the Golden Triangle route - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and get acquainted with the country’s cultural, historical and architectural magnificence. Later, hit the trail of the majestic Ganges and experience the spiritual magnificence at the grand temples of Haridwar. Next, take the road to the ‘Gateway of Himalayas,’ Rishikesh, also known as the World Yoga Capital, and discover its many charms.

 

Tour Nights

  • Delhi: 4 nights
  • Agra: 1 nights
  • Jaipur: 2 nights
  • Haridwar: 2 nights
  • Tour code: AWI02
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Exploring the bustling capital city- Delhi
  • Experience the contrast of life between Old and New Delhi
  • Behold the beauty of the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Discover the 'Pink City' Jaipur and relish an adventurous Jeep ride at Amber Fort
  • See the Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Practice some religious ceremonies on the banks of the Ganges

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 UK to Delhi
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    UK to Delhi

    Depart from UK an overnight flight to Delhi.

  • Day 2 Arrival at Delhi
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    Arrival at Delhi

    Arrive at International airport, after traditional welcome by our representative would assist you at New Delhi transfer to hotel for check in. New Delhi, the capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Standing along the West End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows.

  • Day 3 Delhi
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    Delhi

    After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Delhi. Stalk around the sprawling metropolis which is a bewitching blend of the past and the present. Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara are some of the famous edifices that lead the list of all the travellers here. An extensive sight-seeing tour of Delhi would include a visit to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Rajpath, Parliament House, The President's residence and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Visit the magnificent Lotus temple at the su nset. Read More

  • Day 4 Drive to Jaipur (206kms-4hrs)
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    Drive to Jaipur (206kms-4hrs)

    Proceed towards the beautiful pink city where you will get to experience the royal Rajputana culture which is known for its warm hospitality. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and relax.

  • Day 5 Jaipur
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    Jaipur

    Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Enjoy Jeep ride to the fort which displays a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu panache. Afterwards, move towards the City Palace which sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum. In the end, visit Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal, which again symbolise the classic Rajasthani architecture. Sky Waltz Balloon Safari (optional) with an additional cost Started in 2008, SkyWaltz is the fir st and only fully-licensed and approved commercial Hot Air Balloon operation in India.The operating season is from 15th August to 15th May and the 60-minute ride offers you spectacular aerial views of the beautiful landscapes. Participants are honoured with First Flight certificate as a memento. Read More

  • Day 6 Jaipur to Agra (256kms-5/6hrs)
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    Jaipur to Agra (256kms-5/6hrs)

    After breakfast, drive to Agra, a city that beguiles travellers with its irresistible charm. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful and deserted medieval city built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century to serve as the capital of his vast empire.

  • Day 7 Agra to Delhi (203kms-3hrs)
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    Agra to Delhi (203kms-3hrs)

    Proceed for day sightseeing of Agra in the morning after breakfast. Visit the legendary edifice, Taj Mahal which does not require any introduction. Capture some of the best inlay work ever seen, particularly the elegant domes and intricately carved screens. This architectural wonder is also noted for its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry. Apart from Taj Mahal, there is one another picture perfect monument that awaits to get captured in your camera, which is the Agra Fort. Ensconced within, is the magnificent Pearl Mosque, which is a major tour ist attraction. After Agra Fort, visit BABY TAJ - The interiors of which are considered better than the Taj. Now, drive back to Delhi, en-route visit the Sikandra - Mughal Emperor Akbar’s Mausoleum. Stay in Delhi overnight. Read More

  • Day 8 Delhi to Haridwar (220km-5hrs)
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    Delhi to Haridwar (220km-5hrs)

    Enjoy your early morning breakfast and proceed towards Haridwar, an ancient pilgrimage site in the foothills of the Himalayas. The sanctifying land of Haridwar is dotted with several temples and ashrams. Upon your arrival in the evening, visit the Ghats for Evening Aarti. Spend time watching scores of people going about offering prayers to the River Ganges. Stay in Haridwar overnight.

  • Day 9 Haridwar Rishikesh
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    Haridwar Rishikesh

    Rishikesh, the Gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri-Garhwal region of Uttarakhand is just 45 minutes from Haridwar and is a well known place for Ashrams, Yoga Meditation. Several temples dot the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh. Visit the famous temple called Lakshmana, which is located at the Tapovan on the other bank of the Ganges. Also seen here are the Swargashram and the Geeta Bhavan temples. Another famous site here is the Lakshman Jhula, a 450 feet long suspension bridge, built in 1939. A newer bridge the Ram Jhula has been added recently. The rip pling sounds of the Ganges merging into the distant sound of bell chimes and the scenic beauty of the region is simply an unforgettable experience for those that visit this ancient pilgrimage town. Finally, drive back to Haridwar for an overnight stay. Read More

  • Day 10 Haridwar to Delhi (220km-5 hrs)
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    Haridwar to Delhi (220km-5 hrs)

    Breakfast will be at the hotel. Proceed at leisure to Delhi and relax.

  • Day 11 Delhi to UK
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    Delhi to UK

    Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories.

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Extension

Shimla - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 15)

Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of the British, is today the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh. For a small town, this place is absolutely teeming with appeal whether it is hills, fruit orchards, flowering meadows or nostalgic colonial history.

Shimla

Day 1

To Shimla

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Chandigarh. Upon arrival proceed towards Shimla by car and transfer to hotel for 3 nights stay in Shimla. Read More

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Days 2-3

Shimla

At leisure.

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Day 4

To Delhi

Post breakfast, proceed towards to board the UNESCO-listed toy train from Shimla to Kalka and early this evening you will board the Shatabdi Express to Delhi. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 5

To UK

Transfer to the International airport in Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Amritsar - ( 02 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 13)

Amritsar, in Punjab, hides up its sleeves a multi faceted allure for tourists in the form of the beautiful Golden Temple, the historic Jallianwala Bagh, the Ram Bagh Gardens & the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Also the Sunset Retreat ceremony at the Wagah Border here is most captivating and worth a watch.

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Day 1

To Amritsar

Post breakfast, transfer to the railway station and proceed towards your onward journey to Amritsar by Shatabdi Express. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Amritsar.  Read More

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Day 2

Amritsar

This Morning visit the Golden Temple, the heart of the Sikh religion and the somber gardens of Jallianwallah Bagh memorial and the Ram Bagh Gardens with the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. In the afternoon, proceed towards Wagah on the India-Pakistan border to see the spectacular Sunset Retreat Ceremony. Read More

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Day 3

To UK

Transfer to the airport in Amritsar via Delhi towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Kathmandu - ( 04 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 15)

Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, seems in the first glance yet another city lost in the race of time & development. But take a stroll along its backstreets and you will meet the quaint old middle age still flourishing in this city’s heritage, culture, temples, and courtyards overflowing with flowers and tiny shops where goods and services have remained much the same since centuries.

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Day 1

To Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Kathmandu.Rest of the day at leisure Read More

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Day 2

Kathmandu

Tour of the city visiting the Durbar Square, noted for its temples and palaces including the Khasta Mandap, the wooden temple which gave Kathmandu its name, and the temple of Living Goddess or Kumari. You will see much evidence of the Pagoda style of architecture that Nepalese claim to have originated. Visit Syambunath with the all seeing eyes of Buddha overlooking the valley. In the afternoon visit the twin villages of Bungmati Khokana dating back to 6th century, the ancient city of Patan and the Tibetan Handicrafts Centre. Read More

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Day 3

Kathmandu to Nagarkot

Today visit the medieval city of Bhadgaon, noted for its wooden carved buildings including the five-storey Nyatapole Pagoda and Golden Gate. Bodhnath is one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside Tibet. Changunarayan, a lavishly decorated two-tiered temple dating back to 467 A.D. Continue on to Nagarkot (7200ft), offering a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas from Mount Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west. Rest of the day at leisure to absorb the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Nagarkot. Read More

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Day 4

Nagarkot to Kathmandu

Early in the morning view the sunrise over the Himalayas. On a clear day you can see Mount Everest from here. Return to Kathmandu visiting en route Bodhnath, one of the world’s largest stupa and the most important Tibetan Buddhist monument outside of Tibet, and Pashupatinath. Read More

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Day 5

Depart Kathmandu

Post breakfast, transfer to the  International airport towards your onward journey to London via Delhi with sweet memories. Read More

Varanasi - ( 03 Nights ) (Day 11 to Day 14)

Experience Varanasi, a city steeped in history and mythology located on the banks of River Ganga. A city that penetrates your hearts & minds through its aura of divinity. A city that links you to that supreme almighty who is worshipped in various forms in its numerous ancient temples.

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Day 1

To Varanasi

Post breakfast, transfer to the airport and proceed towards your onward journey to Varanasi and transfer to hotel for 2 nights stay in Varanasi. Afternoon visit Sarnath, the site of Buddha’s first sermon. This evening visit the Dasaswamedh Ghats to witness the fascinating Ganga Aarti ceremony. Read More

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Day 2

To Varanasi

Early morning boat ride on the Ganges and see the famous bathing ‘Ghats’. Later visit the Chunar Fort, which enjoys a commanding position on the banks of the Ganges and the crumbling Ramnagar Fort, the ancestral home of the former Maharaja of Banaras that dates back to 1750. Read More

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Day 3

To Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to fly back towards Delhi and stay overnight at the Hotel in Delhi. Read More

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Day 4

To UK

Post breakfast, transfer to the International airport towards your onward journey to UK with sweet memories. Read More

Hotels

  •  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra
    Agra
  • Regenta Orkos Haridwar
    Regenta Orkos Haridwar
    Haridwar
  • The Grand New Delhi
    The Grand New Delhi
    Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
    The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi
    Delhi
  • Hotel Royal Orchid
    Hotel Royal Orchid
    Jaipur
  • Le Meridien
    Le Meridien
    Star Rating Delhi
  • Marriott Hotel
    Marriott Hotel
    Star Rating Jaipur
  • ITC Mughal, Agra
    ITC Mughal, Agra
    Star Rating Agra

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra

Agra
  •  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Agra

Located in the heart of Agra city center, this DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is one of the very few hotels in Agra offering views of the legendary monument Taj mahal, located only two kilometers from the hotel. The Hotel Offers

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Regenta Orkos Haridwar

Haridwar
  • Regenta Orkos Haridwar

Regenta Orko's, Haridwar brings world-class hospitality to Haridwar. Uttarakhand. Located on the outskirts of Haridwar, the hotel is situated on the main Haridwar-Rishikesh Highway.

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Le Meridien

Delhi
  • Le Meridien

Le Meridien New Delhi is conveniently located in the centre of the city, within a two kilometre radius of major central government offices, Parliament House, the Presidential Palace, Rashtrapathi Bhawan and the bustling comme

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Marriott Hotel

Jaipur
  • Marriott Hotel

Strategically located near the airport. The Hotel Marriott Jaipur is 270 yards from the Jawa Har Circle and 5 miles from the Birla Temple.

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ITC Mughal, Agra

Agra
  • ITC Mughal, Agra

Located on 35 enchanting acres,ITC Mughal, a luxury hotel is situated close to the city centre and gardens, as well as the Taj Mahal – one of the world’s most fabled monuments and The Agra Fort. One of the Seven Wonders of th

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The Grand New Delhi

Delhi
  • The Grand New Delhi

The Grand, New Delhi a five star hotel located in South of the city, welcomes its guest to experience an artful balance of contemporary elegance and modern design. The hotel is merely 8 kilometers away from Indira Gandhi Inte

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The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

Delhi
  • The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel is located 25 kilometers from international airport and 1 kilometer from Karkardooma, Mansarovar Park.

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Hotel Royal Orchid

Jaipur
  • Hotel Royal Orchid

Hotel Royal Orchid is located at the most prominent and famous location, viz. Tonk Road. It is only 2 kilometer from the Jaipur Airport. The hotel is just 10 kilometers from the Railway Station and 13 kilometers from the Old

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What's Included?

  • Return International flights from UK. Supplement may apply from regional airports.
  • All Airport and train transfers as specified by a chauffeur driven Air-conditioned car inclusive of representative assistance. 
  • Accommodation as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals, Bed & Breakfast at all places.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's not Included?

  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephones calls, hard & soft drinks, meals other then specified, beverages and mineral water etc
  • Still and video camera fee at monuments and game parks.
  • Tips anywhere to drivers, porters, bellboys, guides & waiters etc.
  • Any car arrangements on free days / days at leisure.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

​Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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