Discover the golden triangle of Indian tourism on this round trip that begins and ends in Delhi and includes important landmarks of the city such as the Qutab Minar and Birla Temple. The pièce de résistance of this particular tour is a guided visit to the resplendent Taj Mahal clad in white marble, then after you have been impressed by its art and architecture you can experience more of the same in Fatehpur Sikri. You will also enjoy the best hospitality and food in hotels each night of this trip, until you finally visit the “Pink City” of Jaipur, where you can visit palaces, shop in colorful bazaars and ride elephants.
This group departure tour can also be taken as an independent tour. Please e-mail us with your preferred dates of travel, bearing in mind that the Taj Mahal is closed to the public on Fridays.
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before departing by road for Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned capital of Emperor Akbar. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel, where you have some time to relax before being treated to dinner tonight accompanied by a cultural show.
Following breakfast, proceed for a half day tour of the "Pink City" of Jaipur, beginning with an elephant ride to the top of Amber Fort. Continue onwards to see Jagmandir, Jai Mahal and the temple of the Goddess Kali. After lunch, your sightseeing tour continues with a visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the City Palace and Observatory and the colorful bazaars. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Enjoy your morning at leisure for shopping or personal exploration of the city. Later, embark on the drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival, you are transferred to the International Airport for your onward journey home or to your next exotic destination.
PLEASE NOTE: The above rates are calculated based on the local currency (INR) and are subject to change based on exchange rate fluctuations. Your balance payment will be due and payable based on the exchange rate at that time. An option to pay in full and lock in today’s exchange rate is also available; please contact us for details.
The services in each class are the same, however, the hotels used are different. Please see the accommodation section for the list of hotels used.
Your tour cost includes:
Your tour cost excludes:
25% of total tour cost due at the time of booking
75% or balance no later than 65 days prior to tour departure date
(i) 25% of the total tour value if cancelled more than 65 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
(ii) 100% of the total tour value if cancelled 0-64 days prior to date of first service sold by TRAVBUZZ / PALACE TOURS
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.
What is the best time to travel to Rajasthan?
Rajasthan is a colorful destination with many activities, fairs and festivals throughout the year. The most visited time is September to mid-April. Starting at the end of April, it will get hot and the rains occur from late July to August. In the summer months (May to August) the temperatures can reach over 40 degrees Celsius and may be even higher in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and other areas closer to the desert.
What are the passport/visa requirements for travel to India?
A passport with validity at least six months beyond your departure from India is required. Also, visas must be obtained prior to arrival in India. If you are a US citizen, please follow this link for details on obtaining an Indian Visa: https://www.indian-visa.com/. If you are not a US citizen, Please visit www.mea.gov.in, click on “Welcome” and then under "MEA Links" at the right, click on "Missions and Posts Abroad" and then click "Consulate Generals". You can then select your appropriate Consulate General office and link directly to its website, where detailed visa information and application forms can be found.
Where and when are meals taken?
All breakfasts are a la carte and are served at your hotel. Lunches and dinners are usually not included unless specified. During your tour, your escort will have a list of hotels and restaurants where our guests typically enjoy lunch or dinner. We have tried our best to identify these based on our experiences and that of other travelers since quality and safety of food is an important factor while traveling. Your attendant / escort will go over the list of these establishments with you and recommend you best option. You would be able to choose the location depending on the availability and feasibility during your tour.
If I have a specific diet restriction or preference, will you be able to accommodate my request?
All efforts are made to accommodate reasonable diet preferences. We communicate the requests to the hotels and restaurants where you would be eating and your request should generally be honored and ready. However, it is always better to re-coordinate the requirements with our escort / attendant who will be able to ensure the establishments know about your requirements. We also request you to re-inform the establishment about your requirement at the time you go for meals to avoid any confusion or misunderstanding.
Can you provide a wheelchair if I need assistance on the sightseeing tours?
Wheelchairs and attendants are available but the arrangements must be made well in advance. Please do let us know and we will be happy to arrange for this. If there is an additional charge, it will be communicated to you depending on your exact requirements. Please be aware that sightseeing vehicles and many monuments are not fully wheelchair accessible. Therefore, it will be beneficial if the party can stand and walk at least a few steps with assistance for entering/exiting vehicles and maneuvering within certain monuments.
What kinds of hotels are used?
We use the best properties available in each location. In order to maintain our high standards of safety and security for our clients, we do not deal with low-end or budget hotels. We want you to enjoy every moment of your trip and not worry about your person or your belongings.
The tour ends in Delhi, but I would like to go to Mumbai instead. Does the tour cost change?
The tour cost itself does not change, as airfare is not included in the cost. Please advise us if you would prefer to fly to Mumbai at the end of your tour and we can quote you the additional costs for the airfare.
What is the recommended gratuity?
Gratuities are solely at your discretion, and should reflect your enjoyment of the journey and your satisfaction with the quality of service provided. As a general guideline, per day, a tip of $10 for the driver and $5-$10 for the guide is appropriate.
Are doctors available at all times?
We have identified qualified doctors in each destination you visit. These doctors are available in any case you need emergency medical attention. The hotels that we use usually have their own panels of on-call doctors available to their guests. In any case, please let the escort / attendant / anyone in our ground office know immediately if you feel unwell or think you are going to need medical attention.
What is the travel time between each city?
Delhi - Agra is about 5 hours by car, depending on local traffic conditions
Agra - Jaipur is about 4 to 5 hours by car plus the time taken for sightseeing in Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - Delhi is about 4 to 5 hours by car.
Unfortunately, we don't offer Visa assistance but we can provide you with all the information that you need for getting a visa to India
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