GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND GOA TOUR PACKAGE

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Tour duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days


Places Covered: Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Goa

Tour Destination: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11

A 11 day holiday in India covering the most favored tourist circuit , called the Golden Triangle, combining the busy capital of New Delhi, the dwelling of the world's famous tribute of love Taj Mahal, Agra and the gateway to Rajasthan, the pink city, Jaipur. This Golden Triangle tour is rounded off with an exotic journey to Goa that would leave even the most of discerning travel enthusiasts asking for more.



Day 01 – Arrive Delhi

Golden Triangle With WildlifeYour Golden Triangle and Goa tour begins with your arrival at the Delhi International Airport. At the airport, you will be received by a Trans India Holidays representative and he will escort you to the hotel and help you with the check in formalities.

The tour starts from the capital city of India, Delhi. This bustling city is a perfect combination of the age-old and the contemporary era. Delhi has two distinct parts – New Delhi, the city created in 1911 as the imperial capital of India by the British and the Old Delhi, the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and 19th centuries. In fact there have been at least eight cities on the site of modern Delhi - the earliest known settlements, Indraprashtha featured in the Epic Mahabharata cover 3000 years ago. Though not always the capital Delhi has always been an important city of the northern region of the sub-continent.

Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02 – In Delhi

After the breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. This tour includes the following places:


Golden Triangle With Wildlife Red Fort: The term Red Fort is taken from a Hindi word Lal, which means red and Quila which means fort. The structure of the Red Fort is very uneven and it is placed in an octet shape along the Yamuna River. This fort is delimited by a wall of about 2.4 kms in perimeter and is constructed of red sandstone. In 1638, Shah Jahan started building this huge fort and it was completed in 1648. The fort has a Diwan-e-Am (Hall for public audience), a Rang Mahal (a water- cooled apartment of royal ladies) and a Pearl Mosque, which was constructed with white marble. Red fort has two main entrances the Delhi Gate and the Lahori gate, and both this gates face the renowned ChandniChowk.
Overnight at the Connaught hotel in Delhi.

 

Jama Masjid: Jama Masjid is one of the country’s major mosques where hundreds and thousands of Muslims offer their prayers even today. Jama Masjid was constructed by Shah Jahan as an architectural extravaganza in 1658. The wonders of construction in Jama Masjid are seen in the long stretches of stairs and the hefty courtyard.


Chandni Chowk (Silver Street): Chandni Chowk is well-known for its colorful streets with the famous shopping spots of Old Delhi. It also has the country’s best known extensive market for textiles, electronic goods and watches. Entire Chandni Chowk was designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s beloved daughter and was then populated by the well-to-do families of that time. The famous Paranthawale Gali, known for its mouthwatering paranthas is also located in Chandni Chowk. The famous gold market, Dariba Kalan is also situated here.


Raj Ghat: An elementary square platform of black marble on the banks of Yamuna River, symbolizes the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated followed by his assassination in 1948. A dedicatory ritual takes place each Friday, in his memory.

Birla Mandir: Birla Mandir is a major prayer site and comprises of idols of numerous divinities. It is situated close to Connaught Place. Birla Mandir was constructed in 1938, by an industrial Raja Baldev Birla.


Golden Triangle With Wildlife India Gate: India Gate is a free standing, 42 meter high arch. It was built in 1931 and was formerly called the All India War Memorial in the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The names of the warriors are engraved all along the walls of the arch. The eternal flame was lit here to honor the Amar Jawan (Immortal Soldier), in 1971.


Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House): Rashtrapati  Bhavan is the authorized residence of the President of the country. It was designed by Lutyens, and was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India.


Humayun’s Tomb: Nine years after the death of Humayun, Haji Begum (widow of Humayun) built this tomb in 1565-66 in his memory.

 

Qutub Minar: This outstanding building in the Southern part of the capital was built by the Muslim King; Qutab–ud–din Aibak in 1199 A.D. The Minar (tower) is 72.5 meters tall and its base is a mosque.


Bahai’s Temple: It is a very new architectural marvel of the Bahai cult. This temple is visible from quite a lot of spots in South Delhi. This temple is moulded in the shape of a lotus and has precisely been given the name.

 

Overnight stay in Delhi.


Day 03 – Drive Delhi - Agra (220 kms/04 hrs)

Golden Triangle With WildlifeYou will be met by one of our representatives who will assist you with the check-out formalities. You will then start your tour to Agra, the next stop on your Golden Triangle and Goa tour package. The drive from Delhi to Agra will be via the new Express way, one of India’s finest highways. 

Agra: Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna River. It is the dwelling place to India’s famous monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra was the capital of Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries.
On your arrival at the hotel in Agra, you will again be met by our representative and will be assisted with check in formalities.

Later in the afternoon, the tour guide will pick you up for the guided sightseeing trip of Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

 
Taj Mahal: Emperor Shah Jahan constructed the Taj Mahal in the memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal who died during the birth of their child in 1631. The construction of this famous monument is said to have taken 22 years, starting from 1631. Over 20,000 artisans were working day and night for the construction of this landmark. Crafts persons and whizzes were brought from France and Italy. And the chief architect was from Iran. The visit to the Taj Mahal, will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Golden Triangle Tour.


Agra Fort: Emperor Akbar started the construction of this huge red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River in 1565. It was mainly constructed for the soldiers until his grandson, Shah Jahan, added more opulent accommodations. There are a number of attractive buildings within its porches such as Samman Burj, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Moti Masjid, a white marble mosque, Diwan–e–Am, Diwan–e–Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and Shish Mahal.


Overnight stay in Agra.


Day 04 - Drive Agra - Jaipur (250 kms/05 hrs)

After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your trip to Jaipur, the Pink city, the next stop on your Golden Triangle and Goa tour, en-route stopping at Fatehpur Sikri , for a guided tour of this ancient capital.


Fatehpur Sikri: The deserted capital of Emperor Akbar roughly 35 kms outside Agra. This city was built in the 16th century, and was abandoned for 12 years due to the paucity of water. The entire city is still intact, and a sight of this city is worth remembering. The Buland Darwaza,is the main entrance to this city. It is 54 m tall. This gate was constructed in the honor of Akbar’s victory in Gujarat.
After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, drive to Jaipur, next destination on your Golden Triangle and Goa Tour.


Golden Triangle With Wildlife Jaipur: It is the capital of Rajasthan, and is known as the “Pink City” because of the pink tinted constructions in the old city. It is situated on a dry lake bed, bordered by barren hills vanquished by forts and broken walls. The city was found in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who wanted to be in the good books of the then ruling Mughals. He positioned the city with rectangular blocks according to early Hindu architecture. It is a great city for shopping.
On your arrival at the Jaipur hotel, you will again be met by our representative and will then be assisted with the check in formalities.

 

Overnight stay in Jaipur.


Day 05 – In Jaipur

After the breakfast, you will be picked up by the guide from the hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur and Amber. Sightseeing in Jaipur includes:

Golden Triangle With Wildlife Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds): Constructed by Maharaja Sawaj Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of the Jaipur’s main landmarks; the front of the Mahal has pink windows and latticework screens. This Mahal was initially constructed for the ladies of the imperial household to watch the ordinary life and parades of the city. 

City Palace: The City Palace is still the dwelling of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur. This Palace still has an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons. 

Jantar Mantar(Observatory): It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Jantar Mantar appears to be an inquisitive collection of sculptures but in fact each construction has a detailed purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes and azimuths, and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial which is 27 meter tall gnomon. The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meters an hour. 

Amber Fort: The Amber Fort is located 11 kms away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. The Fort is an excellent illustration of Rajput architecture, impressively situated on a hillside facing a lake, which reflects its walkways and walls.

Overnight stay in Jaipur. 



Day 6: Fly Jaipur – Goa via Mumbai

After early breakfast at hotel, you will be met by our representative and assisted with check-out formalities. You will then be transferred to the airport in time to board the flight for Goa via Mumbai, the last destination on your Golden Triangle and Goa tour Package.


You will be received at Goa’s  Dabolim Airport by our representative and will be transferred to your chosen resort hotel. The representative will assist with the check in formalities.


Golden Triangle With Wildlife Goa: India’s favourite and most popular beach destination , Goa is famous for it’s endless stretch of white sandy beaches, relaxed atmosphere, popular beach shacks and famous night spots.  For those who know,  Goa offers a lot more too, in addition to spending your time sipping cocktails on the beach, or choosing what to eat from the freshest sea food offerings, while in Goa, you can also visit Spice Plantations, the nearby Dudhsagar Water falls, and ofcourse the World Heritage Churches and Convents that Goa is famous for.

 

Overnight in Goa

Day 7: In Goa

Spend the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.


Overnight in Goa.


Day 8: In Goa

Spend the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Goa.



Day 9: In Goa

Spend the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.

 

Overnight in Goa.


Day 10: In Goa

Spend the day enjoying the beach and the hotel facilities.


Overnight in Goa.


Day 11: In Goa

After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and he will assist you with the check-out formalities. Your Golden Triangle and Goa Tour ends with a transfer to Goa airport in time for your flight home.


Category of Hotel Standard Superior Deluxe
Valid from 01st Oct'17 to 15th April'18

US$ 1178 per person

US$ 1418 per person

US$ 1482 per person

Valid from 16th Apr ’17 to 30th Sept'17

US$ 904 per person

US$ 1115 per person

US$ 1145 per person

Domestic airfare

US$ 220 per person

US$ 220 per person

US$ 220 per person



Cities Standard Superior Deluxe
Delhi Park Inn by Radisson The Park The Lalit
Agra Howard Plaza Jaypee Palace ITC Mughal
Jaipur Alsisar Haveli Lemon Tree Premier ITC Rajputana
Goa Casa De Goa Zuri White Sands The Lalit Goa Golf & Spa Resort

Small supplements may apply for travel between 20th  December'2017 and 05th January'2018 and during the month of February 2018.


Inclusions:

  • Accommodation on Twin sharing bed and breakfast basis at the selected categories of hotels.
  • Ground transportation as mentioned in the itinerary using an air-conditioned car.
  • Sightseeing tours as per the above itinerary alongwith an English speaking Guide and including entrance fees to monuments.
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