India's Golden Triangle, Bombay and Varanasi
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.
- 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
After a Farewell Dinner we'll return to the airport and say farewell as you check in for your overnight flight home.
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.
The Suryaa Delhi (night 2)
This hotel has a lovely outdoor swimming pool area, a gym, a bar, a coffee shop and two restaurants. Each guest room has air conditioning, satellite TV, a safe, a hairdryer, an iron and ironing board, and a mini-bar.
Four-Star Trident Hotel, Agra (night 3)
Close to the Taj Mahal and laid out around its swimming pool and beautifully landscaped garden, this hotel has a bar and two restaurants, a spa and a fitness centre. Each room has air conditioning, TV, a mini-bar, and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Four-Star Trident Hotel, Jaipur (nights 4-5)
Set in extensive grounds with a lovely swimming pool surrounded by shaded areas perfect for morning coffee or afternoon cocktails, this hotel has a spacious restaurant and a bar. All the rooms are modern and overlook either the grounds or the Mansagar Lake.
Shahpura House, Jaipur (nights 4-5 on selected dates)
A gem in downtown Jaipur, this heritage hotel has beautiful lawns and gardens, a restaurant and a bar, an outdoor swimming pool and a gift shop. Each room has air conditioning, a mini-bar, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a safe.
Please note that your accommodation on nights 4-5 will depend on your departure date
Patan Mahal, Patan (night 6)
A splendid palace property in the hills, this hotel has its own farm, which provides most of the food served in the restaurant. It also has a lovely swimming pool and terrace. Each of the property s 18 guest rooms is large, airy and contains period furniture in the beautiful Rajasthani style.
Four-Star Taj Gateway Ganges, Varanasi (nights 7-8)
A modern hotel with appealing, spacious gardens, a spa and a swimming pool. It has two restaurants and a cosy bar, and all the rooms have modern amenities.
Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai (night 9)
A modern, spacious hotel in a central Mumbai location. The Vivanta has a bar, several restaurants, a gym, a spa and a swimming pool. All the rooms have modern facilities and stunning views.
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in conveniently located, alternative hotels of a similar standard.
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 $62 (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.
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 20kg.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*Low deposit of £149 per person applies to new bookings made between 5th and 30th April 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
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