See North India famous tourist places with this tour. Our Golden Triangle - Pushkar & Udaipur explores both the sacred and majestic places in Rajasthan. We capture the world famous Taj Mahal on our way and make it a perfect tour for those who want to see the best of India.
Rajasthan is rich, both traditionally and culturally which gives insight into royalty and unmatched history in the form of grand forts, glorious palaces, serene lakes, gleaming sand dunes, vibrant people and colorful bazaars.
At a glance
|Day 1||Welcome to India. Land in Delhi and transfer to hotel|
|Day 2||Morning tour of Old and New Delhi|
|Day 3||Travel to Agra and visit the Taj Mahal|
|Day 4||Visit Fatehpur Sikri before arriving in Jaipur|
|Day 5||Full day Jaipur tour|
|Day 6||Depart for Pushkar with an orientation tour|
|Day 7||After breakfast leave for Udaipur|
|Day 8||Full day tour of Udaipur and boat cruise|
|Day 9||Last day in India. Transfer to Airport|
India’s Different Seasons
India climate is considered hot; however, the weather varies a lot depending on which part of the country you visit. The South has Monsoons whereas the North may be covered in snow. The best time to travel is between October and March (except for the Far North, where you will encounter winter conditions from November onwards)
Overview of food & drink
India’s food is tantalizing and spicy and comes in so many varieties. Rice is the foundation of each dish. This does not exclude a number for breads from light to roasted. Northern Indian food mostly consists of meaty stews and kebabs. Southern India is known for its spiced vegetarian curries and dosas. Goa and Kerala will serve you the best seafood dishes.
Drink only bottled water during your stay in India. Nimbu Pani (Lemonade) is a traditional and most common Indian drink, made of lemon and ginger juice. Coconut water is preferred by many locals across India. Toddy is a famous alcoholic drink in Madhya Pradesh that is made from various palm plants. Jal Jeera, the magical drink to survive the hot Indian Summers
Usually, add 10 to 15% when eating out. Restaurants in Delhi and Mumbai often charge a ‘service charge’, not to be confused with ‘service tax’ (which is a government-levied tax). When a ‘service charge’ is levied no tip is expected. When you have a driver over multiple days you should tip him between 150 – 300 INR per day. Again, base this on how happy you were with his service and local knowledge
Culture and Language
It’s traditional to greet people using ‘Namaste’; place both hands together and bow slightly. In urban areas, this is often overlooked. Indian culture is based on a hierarchical system, so elders and superior are greeted first. Avoid standing too close to others. Use your right hand to touch, accept or give something. Do not use public displays of affection. Hindi is the official language, but English is widely spoken throughout the country
Getting around in India
Air carriers serve all major cities and large towns. There are several domestic “low Budget” options
Taxis and auto rickshaws are a very popular way of getting around the major cities. These rides are charged by the kilometer. Insist that your vehicle has a meter before going on your journey. Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai have metro systems. Rail is India is widely available. Shatabdi Express connects major and secondary cities. Advanced reservations are essential
Here are some traditional dishes
Alu Gobi: a dish made with potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gobi) and Indian spices
Butter Chicken: traditionally cooked in a tandoor; but may be grilled, roasted or pan-fried with a special gravy
Rogan Josh: consists of braised lamb chunks cooked with a gravy based on browned onions or shallots, yogurt, garlic, ginger and aromatic spices
Malai Kofta: cooked in a creamy gravy made of tomatoes and cashew nuts
Naan: leavened, oven-baked flatbread normally served with all meals
Golden Triangle tour of India is one of the best tourist destinations in the world. Agra, to the world, is a town basking in the shadow of the Taj Mahal. This city was once the capital of Mughl Empire, a fortified town of awesome majesty and splendor.
Snuggled in the laps of the Aravali hills and beautified by the serene lake, Pushkar is a nature lover's paradise. The illustrious cattle fair that is the largest in the world. It has made Pushkar internationally famous and hence Pushkar is cited as 'the land of fairs and festivals.
Udaipur is often called "the Venice of the East". It is also the City of Lakes". The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is the finest example of architectural and cultural marvel.
- You will be met and assisted; through the airport upon your arrival and then transferred to your hotel.
- Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
- After breakfast, we leave for a morning Combined City Tour of Delhi.
- New Delhi: Visit Qutab Minar; the tallest stone tower in India; built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; India Gate; a War Memorial Arch.
- Also drive past the Presidents House; Parliament House; Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place the heart of New Delhi and a busy shopping center.
- Old Delhi: Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru; Jama Masjid; one of the largest mosques in India; Rai Ghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and Drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
- After the tour; return to your hotel.
- Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
Delhi - Agra (B)
- After breakfast depart for Agra by road; on arrival check-in at the hotel.
- Afternoon tour of the Taj Mahal & Fort.
- Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains.
- This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20;000 craftsmen brought together from Persia; Turkey; France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'. (Friday closed).
- Later visit the Agra Fort containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent here years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb; looking wistfully at the Taj Mahal from the Fort.
- Overnight at your hotel in Agra.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- 8 Nights’ Accommodation at Selected hotels in a double room sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Jaipur offers sightseeing tour with an elephant ride/jeep ride
- International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- India visa fee
- Entrance fees
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 01 OCT 18 and 31 MAR 2019
- Seasonal supplements for travel between 18 DEC 18 and 10 JAN 19
Contact us for any other date of travel required