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Golden Triangle and Amritsar

Amritsar, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, Tours

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The 'Golden Triangle' - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - encompasses the perfect combination of sights for the first time visitor to India, or indeed the repeat visitor who has not had the opportunity to experience some of these incredible places.

This tour also includes a two night stay in Amritsar, literally meaning a pool of nectar, is an important pilgrimage centres especially for the Sikhs community. Amritsar is home to some of the must-visit sites of religious as well as historical importance.

Visit the capital, Delhi, which is made up of the 'old city' with its bustling markets and stunning Mughal architecture, and New Delhi with wide tree lined avenues, beautiful gardens, and imposing buildings designed by renowned British architect Edwin Lutyens.

Moving on, visit Agra to experience the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, and then on to Jaipur, also known as the 'Pink City'. Jaipur is the capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, dotted with forts and palaces, many still home to Maharajas. It is also home to the elaborate City Palace with its museum brimming with historic memorabilia, an ancient observatory and the hilltop fort of Amber.

Day 1   Travel to India

Travel to Delhi on an evening flight.

Day 2 Delhi - Amritsar

Arrive in Delhi and catch a short flight to Amritsar on arrival you will be met by an If Only... representative and escorted to a nearby hotel for a two night stay.

Amritsar, literally meaning a pool of nectar, is an important pilgrimage centres especially for the Sikhs community. Amritsar is home to some of the must-visit sites of religious as well as historical importance. The Golden Temple, housing the Guru Granth Sahib and the Amrit Saras Kund (Pool of Immortality) is the major landmark of the place.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight stay at Taj Swarna, Amritsar (Deluxe room with breakfast)

Day 3  Amritsar

Enjoy half day sightseeing tour of Amritsar city. Begin with the visit to the famous Golden Temple. The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality.

In the late afternoon, travel to Wagah, at the India – Pakistan border, to witness the change of guard ceremony.

Overnight stay at Taj Swarna, Amritsar (Deluxe room with breakfast)

Day 4   Amritsar - Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and be met by an If Only... representative on arrival and escorted to a nearby hotel for a two night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure to unwind, or perhaps venture out to Connaught Palace to visit the shops and sample some local restaurants.

Overnight is at The Taj Mahal New Delhi (Deluxe Room with breakfast)

Day 5   Delhi

Tour of vibrant Old Delhi - including Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, Rajghat, the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bazaars of Chandi Chowk. Then visit New Delhi to see the Qutb Minar, the elaborate tomb of Emperor Humayun, India Gate and the buildings designed by Edwin Lutyens.

Overnight is at The Taj Mahal New Delhi (Deluxe Room with breakfast)

Day 6   Delhi - Agra

Board the 'Shatabdi Express' train to Agra for a visit of the unrivalled monument to love, the Taj Mahal. Also visit the Agra Fort where Emperor Shah Jehan was incarcerated by his own son, Aurangzeb, and enjoy a one night stay at a hotel in Agra.

Overnight stay at Gateway Taj, Agra (Standard Room with Breakfast)

Day 7   Agra - Jaipur

Enjoy an interesting drive to Jaipur today (six hours in an air conditioned, chauffeur-driven car) visiting the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri en route.

Overnight stay at the Jai Mahal Palace (Luxury room with breakfast)

Day 8   Jaipur

Visit the imposing hilltop fort at Amber, on the outskirts of Jaipur, ascending on elephant back or by Jeep. Then, tour Jaipur, the 'Pink City', visiting Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), City Palace and Museum, the ancient 'Jantar Mantar' observatory and the busy markets.

Overnight stay at the Jai Mahal Palace (Luxury room with breakfast)

Day 9  Jaipur

This day is at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or to further explore this characterful city.

Overnight stay at the Jai Mahal Palace (Luxury room with breakfast)

Day 10   Depart India

Fly back to Delhi and connect with an onward flight.

Prices include accommodation and breakfast daily, entrance fees, all transfers and English speaking guides for sightseeing in each destination as well as full programme as specified and transportation in private chauffeur driven air conditioned vehicle.

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Golden Triangle and Amritsar Tour from £1,925

  • See the dazzling Golden Templ in Amritsar
  • Explore vibrant Old Delhi
  • Visit the famous Taj Mahal
  • Discover Jaipur, ‘the pink city’,the imposing Amber Fort and the ancient ‘Jantar Mantar’ observatory

Price includes:

  • Return flights with Qatar Airways
  • 2 nights staying at the Taj Swarna, Amritsar
  • 7 day/6 night private Golden Triangle tour staying in Taj hotels
  • Travel by rail on the Shatabdi Express from Amritsar to Delhi
  • Breakfast daily
  • Airport taxes

Prices are per person and based on 2 adults sharing. Valid for departures from 16 April to 30 September 2018. All flight inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL scheme. Please call for more details. Subject to availability.

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