Golden Treasures Of North India - 9 nights

New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra

India, as the land of epics and legends, is said to be older than history itself. Her ancient culture, festivals, fabled forts and palaces, stories of luxurious lifestyles lived by the maharajas, adventures of kings make her an enigma for travellers...

India, as the land of epics and legends, is said to be older than history itself. Her ancient culture, festivals, fabled forts and palaces, stories of luxurious lifestyles lived by the maharajas, adventures of kings make her an enigma for travellers from all parts of the world. A country of striking contrasts, India pulsates with a spectacular mix of people, traditions and landscapes.The tour attempts to unfold all this and an opportunity to understand, experience and enjoy her sublime beauty, though demystifying this land would amount to a work in progress.

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  • The tour has been designed to ensure that our guests are able to enjoy the destination at a leisurely pace or explore more as per their choice. Do let us know if the explorer inside you is hungry for more and we will be able to provide more than enough.
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Optionals
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
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Itinerary in Brief

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  • Day 1 ARRIVE DELHI

  • Day 2 IN DELHI

  • Day 3 IN DELHI

  • Day 4 DELHI - AGRA

  • Day 5 IN AGRA

  • Day 6 AGRA-JAIPUR

  • Day 7 IN JAIPUR

  • Day 8 IN JAIPUR

  • Day 9 JAIPUR - DELHI

  • Day 10 DELHI DEPARTURE

  • Day 1
    ARRIVE DELHI
    • You arrive at New Delhi International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, as you exit the arrival terminal, an Enable Travel representative will meet you with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating your smooth transfer to your hotel and assist with check-in. (check-in time 1200-1400 hrs/ early check-in is subject to availability).

      A labyrinth of historic relics, kitschy bazaars and bustling cityscapes, Delhi is a metropolis of manifold character. India's capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a stirring amalgamation of fast spiralling skyscrapers, mega structures, historic pride, heritage monuments and an ethereal legacy. But its history isn't without delectable oomph. Home to a vast palate of Nizami, Punjabi, fusion and international cuisines, Delhi is a food lover's haven. With an unending line of food vendors orchestrating a symphony of fragrances, allow the city to treat you to its versatile and rich flavours - from the street food of North India to gourmet fare, roadside dhabas to fine dining.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure allowing you to relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel.

    • Meals included:
  • Day 2
    IN DELHI
    • Following breakfast, start a mesmerising tour of the City of Djinns with a visit to Imperial Delhi, accompanied by your local guide. Soak in the grandiose of the city with a drive past the imposing 42-metre India Gate (war memorial arch), set amidst the sprawling gardens . With its eternal flame and the names inscribed on its arch, it affords a perfect tribute to 82,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in the First World War.

      We now drive past the Parliament House & the Rashtrapati Bhavan (the President's Residence), a structure epitomising India's strength, democratic traditions and secular character.

      Once you're done, your experience at these national monuments will only be outshined as you head next to the magnificent Tomb of Humayun. Considered a forerunner to the Taj Mahal, the Persian red sandstone structure evokes another era, and is bound to lure you with its majestic, old-world charm.

      We drive through the busy streets of Delhi, catching a glimpse of a bustling life not ready to stop at any point of time. We arrive at the 13th century buff sandstone tower, the Qutab Minar. In AD 1199, Qutbu'd-Din Aibak laid the foundation of this masterpiece in stone, to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu'd-Din Iltutmish.

      Qutub Minar, the leaning tower of India (it leans 2 feet off its axis) located in a lush green complex still stands tall despite being hit several times by lightening and earthquakes. Though, it was the first formal entry of Islamic rule in India, its various structures offer very interesting insights into its architecture.

      Though the day is action-packed and busy, you may still get some time to indulge in retail therapy (time permitting) at the Emporio designer mall.

      Following your fill of sightseeing, return to the hotel.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3
    IN DELHI
    • This morning, following a leisurely breakfast, take in the sights and sounds of Old Delhi with the visit to the magical old town.

      You will be picked up by your local guide for your day’s excursion. Please don’t forget to pack your suntan lotion, sunhat, etc.

      Your introduction to the old city begins with a visit to the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Situated on a mound in the heart of the erstwhile capital of the Mughals, this impressive red sandstone structure projects beautifully into the Old Delhi skyline with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. Lady travellers will be handed gowns as a protocol to visit the mosque.

      Get ready to hop on one of the most characteristic means of transport in India, the cycle rickshaw. Myriad colours, organised chaos, crowds, maze of narrow alleys, soothing fragrances, pungent smells, stray dogs and the holy cow - all this and much more comes your way as your cycle rickshaw skilfully meanders through the bylanes of the walled city of Shahjahanabad.

      After having experienced all the hustle and bustle of the old city, we switch over to the calm and serene Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Raj Ghat with its sublime expanse of lush green trees affords a perfect ode to one of the greatest souls ever. It is bound to leave you with an aftertaste of inspiration.

      We now head to the Red Fort. As you disembark from your vehicle, stay unfazed if you are approached by some of the vendors as we happen to be in one of the busiest parts of the city. Once the residence of the Mughal Kings till 1857, the Red Fort is a remarkable monument carved out of red sandstone, built at the pinnacle of their reign.

    • Afternoon is free for you to explore the city at your leisure. If you want us to provide you with transport at an additional charge, please let us know a day in advance.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4
    DELHI - AGRA
    • After a hearty breakfast, it's time for a scenic and smooth drive to explore the renowned, ancient capital city of the Mughals - Agra, via the Express Highway (a journey of 202 Kms / 4.5-hr drive approx). There are provisions along the way to stop for a cup of tea or coffee along with fairly clean washrooms.

      The reservoir of epic stories and wondrous romance, Agra is enveloped in a tapestry of magic and allure. Known to the world as the city of the Taj Mahal, Agra is a story woven by the Mughals with their political design and artistic propensity. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, forts and palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the empire that came to shape the ethos of the region for centuries to come. From the Taj Mahal to the massive Agra Fort, Agra is rife with beauty, opulence and an unfound grace.

      The charisma of times of yore greet you right at the outskirts of the city, as you stop to visit the magnificent Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, popularly known as the 'Baby Taj'. Filled with gardens, mini structures and heritage monuments, this elegant tomb built by Empress Noor Jahan for her father is the first structure of its kind to be constructed of pure marble in Mughal India - said to be a perfect draft of the iconic Taj Mahal.

      On arrival, check in to your hotel.

    • The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5
    IN AGRA
    • Your day begins after a sumptuous breakfast with a visit to the Taj - the epitome of marvellous Mughal architecture. Celebrated for its structural magnificence and aesthetic beauty, partake in the poetry of the beautiful Taj and the lost love stories that surround the mausoleum, as it sits reminiscing by the gurgling Yamuna. A symphony in white marble, this is truly a tribute to eternal love.

      In order to protect the Taj Mahal from vehicular pollution, tourist vehicles are allowed only up to the designated parking zone, which is a short distance away from the entrance. Here onwards, we are expected to board battery operated vehicles (golf cart / bus) to reach the main entrance of the Taj and back.

      We now head off to Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal art and architecture. An impregnable military structure built by Akbar, the Agra Fort luxuriated with the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Relive the era as you step into the seat of power and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire. Absorb the glory of this imposing, red sandstone structure,as you cruise conveniently through its palaces, pavilions and courtyards.

    • The afternoon is at leisure.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6
    AGRA-JAIPUR
    • Following breakfast, take the scenic road from the capital of the Mughals to the capital of the Kachwaha Rajputs, Jaipur (a journey of 230 km / 7 hrs approx).
      Make a stop at the deserted fort of Fatehpur Sikri, a brilliant fusion of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Located just 40 km from Agra, it is an enchanting folly that changed the landscape of the region, a mesmerising capital city built by Akbar in honour of Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti only to be deserted within 14 years to fall to slow, poetic ruin.
      Upon arrival in Jaipur, proceed for check in at your hotel.
      Jaipur, one of the most enticing places in India, is nestled between mighty forts and the rugged Aravalli Hills. It is known as ‘the pink city’ as its prominent buildings are washed in this colour. Steeped in Rajput history and characterised by sites such as the City Palace with its astronomical Observatory, Hawa Mahal and the beautiful Amber Fort, Jaipur is a bustling capital city and a business centre with all the trappings of a modern metropolis yet flavoured strongly with an age-old charm that never fails to surprise a traveller.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7
    IN JAIPUR
    • After a hearty breakfast at your hotel begin an exciting day around Amber with a photo stop at the beautiful Hawa Mahal. The Palace of Winds is a five-storey spectacle with a dazzling pyramidal facade and overhanging windows. The journey now continues on to the ancient Amber palace. Perched atop a ridge just outside Jaipur city, Amber is surrounded by fortified battlements, overlooking the Maota Lake. Built in the 17th century, it was once the seat of power before the birth of the Jaipur's City Palace. Today, though, it stands as a silent spectator to a bygone era, overlooking the ruins and sprawling crenulated walls spread over the Aravalli. Within the complex, see the Ganesh Pol, an awe-inspiring gateway painted with beautiful images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh. You will not help but notice, as you walk through the halls of the princes, the merging of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles making its way into the apartments, gardens and landscaping of the palace.

    • Take the afternoon at leisure to explore and soak in the city.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8
    IN JAIPUR
    • Spend a memorable day exploring the royal city of Jaipur at a leisurely pace.

      The day begins with a tour of the Pink City, an abode of maharajas. The highlights of the tour include a visit to sections of the City Palace a repository of Rajasthani artefacts and culture. It houses a remarkable collection of Rajasthani costumes, and armory of Mughals and Rajputs, an art gallery, intricately designed carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works. Next, you proceed to the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar Observatory, a stone astrological and astronomical observatory built in the 18th century. Known for its ingenuity, this scientific 'playground' paved the way for modern astronomy.

      Late in the afternoon, explore the bustling bazaar of the Old City to shop for the famous Jaipuri textiles and jewellery.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 9
    JAIPUR - DELHI
    • Post breakfast, a scenic drive back to Delhi (260 km/ 6½ hrs approx) allows you soak in all that you have seen and experienced in your trip across the myriad landscapes of Indian grandeur. You could take refreshment stops along the way. Upon arrival, proceed to check in at your hotel.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 10
    DELHI DEPARTURE
    • Breakfast at the hotel, after which you have the morning to relax.

      Check out from your hotel at 1200 hrs.

      Today you bid farewell to your Golden Treasures of North India Tour, continuing onwards to your next destination.

    • Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation

  • New Delhi
    4 nights

    Hotel Ibis

    Economy Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Internet
  • Agra
    2 nights

    Taj Vilas , Agra

    Economy Room
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Internet
  • Jaipur
    3 nights

    Hotel Ibis

    Economy Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Internet

Activities

    • Supplement for Accompanying Guide
    • Supplement for AC Vehicle with Ramps and provision for Wheel Chair
    • Supplement for Travel Commode Chair to be available for all inter-city road travel
    • Supplement for an assistant to help you with wheelchair movement during inter-city, as well as intra-city travel

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at airports.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e. Hotel tax & Transportation tax.
  • Porterage at all airports - 2 pieces of baggage per person.

Exclusions

  • Any transport to / from airport in Delhi. Your tour price starts Ex-Delhi.
  • Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature, viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees, etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes, etc. The tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Entrance fees @ INR 6,375 per person, payable extra over and above the tour cost.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • 5% Goods and Services Tax.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
6th Oct 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 3/4 Star Economy 827 1,099
6th Oct 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 Homestay/boutique/heritage Heritage 886 1,259
6th Oct 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 4/5 Star Superior 1,012 1,510
6th Oct 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 5 Star Deluxe 1,303 2,047
6th Oct 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 5 Star Luxury 4,940 9,225

Before you Go

  • Red Fort Delhi remains closed to visitors on Mondays
  • The Taj Mahal remains closed to visitors on Fridays.
  • We request all our guests to let us know of all their special requirements i.e. dietary, mobility, accessibility, vision, speech or hearing, at the time of booking, enabling us to plan the trip accordingly

Important Info

  • The following monuments/sites are closed to visitors on:
    Red Fort, Delhi: Monday
    Taj Mahal, Agra: Friday
  • Visas for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure for India.
  • Check-in time will be 1400 hrs and Check-out time will be 1200 hrs.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Distances mentioned in itinerary are approximate and driving time depends on traffic conditions.
  • During the visit to the Taj Mahal, tourists are required to travel from the parking lot to the main gate (and back) on foot or by battery operated non air-conditioned vans. These vans cannot be pre-booked and guests will have to wait in queue for their turn. These vans are not wheelchair-friendly. For our wheelchair-bound guests, permission to drop and pick them up at the monument gate is subject to local conditions.
  • Visitors going to any religious places, e.g. Jama Masjid (Delhi) should be modestly dressed. Admission will be denied to anyone wearing short pants/skirts, sleeveless T-shirts/blouses. Bare shoulders and midriffs are not permitted and should be covered with shawls.
  • No wearing footwear and no carrying plastic or leather articles while entering any temple.
  • The rates mentioned above are confidential and should not be shared with a third party without written consent of Enable Travel. All arrangements made by Enable Travel are in the capacity of an agent only. Enable Travel will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights and acts / forces of nature.
  • In case, at the time of booking, accommodation is not available in the hotels mentioned above, we will book an alternate hotel / category of room for which the supplement / reduction will be advised accordingly.
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilised.
  • Enable Travel's costs are based on contracted rates for leisure business. No conference / business / corporate activity has been envisaged in the tour cost. Including any such activity may result in the above being treated as a Business Delegation and the hotels are likely to charge a separate contracted rate for the same.
  • In case of any additional expense incurred due to a change in Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes, fuel hikes, entrances to monuments, transport, fluctuation in the rate of exchange and any force majeure situation due to natural / political conditions, Enable Travel reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Smoking in Public Places has been prohibited in India. Public places include open spaces, restaurants, hotels, pubs, discotheques, banquet halls, etc. No services would be permitted / provided in separate smoking enclosures / areas, if available, with the exception of rooms designated as 'smoking rooms' in hotels.
  • Force Majeure Situations: Enable Travel and its associates shall not be liable to pay any compensation where the performance / prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented / affected or any damage or loss is suffered as a result of a "force majeure" situation. In these Booking Conditions, "force majeure" would stand for any event which Enable Travel or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside of our control. Enable Travel and its associates are not liable for any compensation for damage caused by a force majeure or other unforeseen events. Enable Travel would notify our clients / agents timely of such force majeure events as and when feasible and will aim to limit the damage and supplement cost befalling the clients / agents for alternate arrangements deviating from the planned programme.