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This compact Indian journey will introduce you to three very different northern cities and the colourful rural life of Rajasthan. From the hectic pace of Delhi with its bustling markets, magnificent monuments, and colonial past, travel by private transport to Agra and the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal – truly one of the wonders of the world. Discover why Jaipur is called the "Pink City" and get a taste of village life at Dhula village. Photographers and culture lovers won't be disappointed on this classic adventure.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: AHGT/126437
  • Starts: Delhi, India
  • Finishes: Delhi, India
You will Visit
  • Delhi

Itinerary

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Day 1: Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project.

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Day 2: Delhi/Āgra

Enjoy a youth-led walk through the backstreets of Delhi with G Adventures-supported project, City Walk. Observe a different perspective of Delhi while supporting at-risk youth in the community. Later, explore Old Delhi and travel onward to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.

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Day 3: Āgra

Visit the famous Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.
Set eyes on the sparkling Taj Mahal at sunrise before exploring more of this famous landmark. In the afternoon, visit the I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) and the Agra Fort, a walled city taken over by the Mughals.

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Day 4: Āgra/Dhula Village

Stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the now-deserted former capital of the Mughals. In the afternoon, travel to Dhula Village and get a closer look at rural life in Rajasthan during a cycling excursion. Tonight opt to relax by the fire and take in the starry night sky.
Fatehpur Sikri a stunningly preserved UNESCO site. At Dhula Village you will have the opportunity to learn about local life, opt to play a fun game of cricket, relax in the peaceful atmosphere, or take a cycle to explore the surroundings.

Tonight's accommodation is in spacious and comfortable tents outfitted with beds, lamps, and simple en suite bathrooms.

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Day 5: Dhula Village/Jaipur

Opt for an early morning hike to a ruined fortress before departing for Jaipur, stopping to visit the impressive stepwells of Abhaneri en route. Later, visit the Palace of the Winds and wander the organized streets of the 'Pink City'.
After marvelling at the beautiful Abhaneri stepwells and learning more about the historical importance of this typical Indian creation, continue to the pink city of Jaipur. Built according to Hindu architectural principles, the city enjoys a unique organization unlike anywhere else in India.

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Day 6: Jaipur

Enjoy a visit to the Amber Fort, famous for its mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture. After, visit the City Palace and have a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Opt to check out the Jantar Mantar astronomical site or see a Bollywood film at the famous Art Deco theatre of Raj Mandir.

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Day 7: Jaipur/Delhi

Return to Delhi in the afternoon. Enjoy free time to explore more of the city.

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Day 8: Delhi

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi
    • Old Delhi walk with stops at the Jama Masjid, Gurduwara, Chandni Chowk, and Connaught Place
    • Agra Fort visit
    • Taj Mahal visit
    • I'timad-ud-daulah (Baby Taj) entrance
    • Fatephur Sikri visit
    • Village stay (Dhula)
    • Jaipur City Palace entrance and guided tours
    • Amber Fort
    • Abhaneri stepwell visit
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), comfortable tented camp (1 nt)
    • No meals included
    Transport
    • Private vehicle, taxis, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Wander around modern and ancient Delhi
  • Revel in the Mughal magnificence of the Taj Mahal and Fatephur Sikri
  • Visit rural villages and historic forts
  • Explore India's vibrant cities


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Angela De L Posted on: 

This tour was great. I liked that we had meals together as a group. The hotels were clean and better than I was expecting. The group leader was very friendly and helpful.

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Thomas R Posted on: 

The tour was very well organised and the tour leader was great. We had lots of time to see all the sights and experience the culture. I wouldn't have been able to explore India without this tour!!

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Kaya S Posted on: 

I loved the tour. The tour was very well organized. The group was fantastic. Abi, our leader, was top notch. Great trip all around. I can not wait for my next G Adventures tour.

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Kenneth K Posted on: 

The locations and sites visited on the trip to India were great learning experiences. The trip was well planned and my needs on the trip were met.

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Susan B Posted on: 

The tour is good value for a comfortable type of travel and accommodation that is provided by G Adventures. It gives you a touch of India in some of the popular areas, and hey it goes to the Taj Mahal and everyone has to see that if they go to India.

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Kaya S Posted on: 

The trip overall was an excellent experience. The trip ran smoothly and I was very impressed with the trip as whole. The accommodations, transportation and itinerary met my expectations, if not exceeded them.

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Kaya S Posted on: 

very good organization and prepared knowledgeable guide.

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Daniel M Posted on: 

Could not be any happier with everything. It was my second G Adventures tour and both were fantastic. Will not use any other company on future tours.

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Ma-Christina-Raye L Posted on: 

Short and sweet introduction to India. I recommend this trip to those who wants to see the major sights of India in a short time.

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Alan S Posted on: 

Well organised. A great group of people. Very helpful guide. Saw lots, did lots but never felt rushed, fantastic time. Lots of fun eating out together. Brilliant trip really enjoyed it.

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Kylie K Posted on: 

A great action packed tour. I saw so many sights in so few days. I felt as though I got a great introduction to india.

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Sophie C Posted on: 

Tour was brilliant. Had a lot of good fun and learnt a lot of new things about Indian Culture at the same time.

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Alan S Posted on: 

Our first experience with G Adventures and one that we will always remember. We made good friends with the rest of the group and this feeling of belonging to a great group of people also made the holiday.

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Stephen Y Posted on: 

This is a great tour as it takes in some really wonderful sights such as Jaipur and the Taj Mahal. It made travelling around easy, as India can be challenging when arranging oneself.

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Jason B Posted on: 

This was a fantastic trip!! Our tour guide was great very friendly helpful and informative!! My girlfriend and I would definitely go back!!!! We loved India !!

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Joanne F Posted on: 

I thought it was a great overview of the major sites in North India. Accommodations exceeded my expectations. Hotel with a pool was great, since there were no activities planned for that day. The tour bus was nice and well maintained. Tour guide was knowledgeable.

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Rebecca F Posted on: 

I thought that Kush, my tour guide, was extraordinary. He knew the answers to all of our questions and even provided us with interesting and funny stories about Indian history and culture. For the time allotted for this trip, the itinerary was well thought out and covered all of the best sites and attractions.

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Debra B Posted on: 

I was really impressed with the tour and our tour guide, Luv Jawad was AMAZING. He was extremely knowledgeable about every place we toured.

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Mark G Posted on: 

This was a great introductory tour of India which has left me with some wonderful memories. So much was packed into a single week, with everything from visiting important historical sites to going to a Bollywood movie. Our guide picked out some tasty suggestions for eating places and knew the best markets for buying souvenirs. I feel that in just seven days we really managed to get under the skin of India. And I made some good friends as well.

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Brendan P Posted on: 

The tour was amazingly run by our guide Abi, who was an amazing source of information on any subject that we could think of to ask him about. He related his amazing in depth knowledge of the history and culture in a manner that was both fascinating and entertaining. Abi was able to deal with any problems that arose quickly and efficiently. Overall I had an amazing time on this tour and would recommend it to everyone.

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Nicola W Posted on: 

I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone. Our tour guide Abhi Chhetri was excellent. Very knowledgeable, full of energy and extremely helpful and kind. We had a fantastic group, really gelled with each other. I wasn't expecting such nice accommodation but I couldn't fault it. I wasn't looking forward to the road trip as I have experienced India's road's before. The driver and his assistant were very safe and I never felt nervous or uncomfortable once. I am planning my next trip with G Adventures for sure.

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Lauren B Posted on: 

The tour was very professional, everything was taken care of. At no point did I have to ask for anything that I felt should have been included.

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Lorelei T Posted on: 

This was a wonderful excursion full of both beautiful and heart wrenching sites, remarkable history, and eye-opening unforgettable experiences. I believe that traveling with our excellent guide and fellow group members gave this trip a depth and smoothness that would not have been achievable had I been traveling alone. I wholeheartedly enjoyed this tour.

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David S Posted on: 

The trip was phenomenal! The Golden Triangle tour offered up amazing sights throughout my time in India! I enjoyed every minute! Even the bus rides between the different cities were enjoyable with good people and just the right amount of local information presented along the way by our guide!

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Megan Lee G Posted on: 

A nice snapshot of Northern India, definitely want to come back to see more.

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