GOLDEN TRIANGLE, NORTH INDIA
3-11 November 2018
9 days, 8 nights.    
Fee per person (in US dollars):
    Twin share accommodation US$2520  (approx AUD3350)
    Single traveller accommodation US $3528  (approx AUD4675)
Arrive on 2nd Nov – organise your own flight or we can fly together.
 
Early arrival: The Royal Plaza Hotel. 19 Ashoka Road, New Delhi
 
Day 1 New Delhi: 3rd Nov 
 
Full day tour of Delhi and New  Delhi.
After breakfast take a full day sight-seeing of Delhi and New Delhi visiting the Red Fort, Lotus Temple, India Gate, pass by the Presidential Estate, Qutub-Minar and the bustling bazaars.
 
Dinner and overnight at The Royal Plaza Hotel, New Delhi
 
Day 2 Agra: 4th Nov
 
After an early breakfast, drive 190 km to Agra. 
Afternoon  to be devoted  to seeing monuments. After lunch at the hotel visit Itam-Uddalah’s Tomb and Sikandra, excluding the Taj Mahal . Return to the hotel for rest and dinner.
 
Double Tree by Hilton, Agra.
 
Day 3 Jaipur: 5th Nov.  Bharatpur – Abhaneri – Jaipur
 
Around 7:00 am see the Taj Mahal.  Leave  for  Jaipur. Enroute see the step-well.
 
Proceed to Abhaneri, the location of an amazing, delicately carved, step-well, the largest and deepest in India, that has, for centuries, served as a water reservoir for nomads and caravans. Opposite the well is the temple of Harsha Mata, goddess of joy and happiness, a must if you are seeking true happiness. From here leave for Jaipur.
 
Lunch at the fabulous Laxmi Vilas Palace, a heritage hotel. Check-in at the hotel. A night of great entertainment by folk artistes and a gala dinner hosted by the owners of the hotel. Performance of pitcher and fire dances to set the mood for barbecue, and the choicest Rajasthani dishes.
 
Heritage Hotel Mahal Khandela, Jaipur
 
Day 4 Jaipur: 6th Nov 
 
Jaipur -  Kalwar
 
Full day  sightseeing  of  Jaipur
After an early breakfast visit Fort Amber. Take an elephant ride to the fort. Also visit the Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts. Return to the hotel for lunch. In the afternoon visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
 
Late evening proceed to the magnificent Castle Kalwar, 20 Km from your hotel. This ancient castle is owned by a highly decorated former general of the Indian Army. The gracious general and his family will welcome you with warmth and serve you delicious food. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
 
Heritage Hotel Mahal Khandela, Jaipur
 
Day 5 Jaipur: 7th Nov
 
Diwali  celebrations  at  Jaipur
 
After breakfast visit the Albert Museum, the colorful bazaars and the Birla Temple. Return to hotel for lunch. Late afternoon visit the Observatory and Sisodia Rani Garden.
 
Dinner and overnight at the Hotel.
 
Heritage Hotel Mahal Khandela, Jaipur
 
Day 6 Pushkar/Kishangarh: 8th Nov
 
After breakfast leave for Kishangarh, a beautiful town, world-famous for the Kishangarh School of Miniature Paintings. At Phool Mahal Palace Palace -by-the-lake Hotel owned by the former Maharaja. 
Lunch at the Palace.
 
Proceed to the temple town of Pushkar just 35 km for a sightseeing tour of the temples and the lake. Pushkar is the only place in the world where there is a temple dedicated to Lord Brahma, the creator. Return to Kishnagarh and see the lovely Fort adjacent to your Palace Hotel for a breathtaking view of the town all lit up.
 
Buffet dinner and overnight stay at the upgraded property Bhanwar Singh Palace‚Äč at Pushka, 35 km from Kishangarh
 
Day 7 Ranthambore/Sawai Madhopur: 9th Nov 
 
Leave  morning  for Ranthambore. In the evening  take a safari. Check in at the hotel. Visit the great fort of Ranthambore founded in 944 A.D. now on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites List. Take a safari in the National Park.
 
Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
 
The Tree House Hotels - Anuraga Palace
 
Day 8 Madhogarh: 10th Nov
 
Early morning leave for a tiger safari. After which, we leave for Jaipur.
 
Arrive at Fort-Palace Madhogarh atop a hill
 
Day 9: 11th Nov 
 
Leave for Jaipur - a 50 minute drive. Farewell lunch at The Gandharva Retreat. Leave for IGI  airport  to board  plane  for  home.
 
Viist Bhangarh Fort enroute to New Delhi. This is probably the only fort in India that has been legally declared as ‘haunted’.  Visits to the Fort are not allowed between sunset and sunrise. There are some great legends and myths surrounding this fort that had been witness to several battles over the centuries. It is these myths associated with this fort that make a visit so very interesting.
 
Arrive IGI Airport, New Delhi to board your flight back home.
 
Fee per person (in US dollars):
US $2520 twn share accommodation
US $3528 single traveller accommodation
Note: You have paid for 8 nights stay for this tour. For extra night stay in Delhi before or after the tour please pay US $200 per day for a twin room.
 
Inclusions
 
• AC twin-share accommodation in Heritage properties owned and operated by the scions of former royal families in Rajasthan State, which are 3.5* - 4 *. There are no heritage properties in New Delhi and Agra, where you will be staying in 5 star hotels.
 
• All breakfasts.
 
• All buffet dinners.
 
• AC car or coach with English-speaking driver and local guides.
 
• Airport-hotel-airport transfers.
 
• Dance show.
 
• All entry fees.
 
• Mineral water and soft drinks during excursions.
 
Not included
 
• Air Fares
• Lunches.
• Insurance of any kind.
• Personal expenses.
• Tips: Budget for $100 per person for the entire tour. This can be disbursed to the group leader at the beginning or close of the tour, for distribution during the tour.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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