Golden Triangle & Mumbai Private Tour
A guided cauffer-driven tour of North India. A feast for the senses and on of the best-selling Asian itineraries visiting all of the must-see highlights of India. Take in the best of historic northern India.
See Delhi, the capital city with its bustling markets, magnificent monuments and colonial past; the ethereal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, truly one of the wonders of the world; the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and the fabled Pink City of Jaipur.
Visit the Red Fort in Delhi, which stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal Emperors who ruled India and the Qutub Minar, an incredible example of early Indo-Islamic architecture. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Taj Mahal and the historic 16th century Agra Fort.
Experience the history of massive forts and the opulence and splendour of Rajasthan’s palaces in Jaipur. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this compact tour, packed with unforgettable highlights.
8 Day India Private Tour (Incl. Flights from JNB)
Jan - Mar '21
Apr - Sep' 21
We welcome you in the capital city of India, for a journey across the fascinating history-markers of medieval north India. Wars were fought and rulers changed in Delhi but ordinary lives were lived in relative continuity. Glimpses of these can be seen even today as the character of the city underwent massive changes in the last decades. In the lands fabled to have seen seven cities, signs of the old are continuously jostling with the new, presenting an ever-fascinating panorama. We welcome you to its chaos and stability, into its steadfastness and its impatience and into a delightful rainbow of amalgamation, producing a world completely its own.
Rest of the day is free for own activities
Post breakfast proceed for the guided full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India; Humayun’s Tomb - The Mughals brought with them a love for gardens, fountains and water. India Gate – A War Memorial Arch. President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place – the heart of New Delhi and a busy shopping Bangla Sahib Gurudwara: Biggest Sikh community temple in Central Delhi. Birla Temple (Laxmi Narayan Temple), later go to visit Raj Ghat- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and enjoy a walking tour Also drive past the Red Fort built by Emperor Shah Jahan; visit Chandni Chowk- the silver street of Delhi bustling with activity. Jama Masjid – Jama Masjid also known as “Masjid-i-Jahan Numa” which means the “World Reflecting Mosque” that was constructed under the orders of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan who also constructed the majestic and world renowned heritage called the Taj Mahal.
Delhi, the towering capital city of the independent and largest democratic country in the world: India. Delhi is located and sprawled on both banks of Yamuna River. The city is enriched with culture, architecture and human diversity, Delhi city is a blend of the ancient past of India with the vibration of the modern world. The city designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens (1869-1944) & is tree-lined & spacious. Legend has it that the Pandavas of epic Mahabharata, the august heroes, founded Delhi around 1200 BC & the name of the city was Indraprastha.
Today after your breakfast, you will proceed to Agra. Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna The city finds mention in the epic Mahabharata where it was called Agrevaṇa, or 'the border of the forest'. Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Raja Badal Singh (around 1475), who’s fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present Fort. However, the 11th century Persian poet Mas'ūd Sa'd Salman writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, then held by the Shahi King Jayapala, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni.
Upon arrival in Agra you will straight proceed to visit Taj Mahal which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Later proceed to visit the red sandstone Agra Fort which stands like a crescent on the banks of Jamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them.
Today after early breakfast, drive to Jaipur. Jaipur also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, the city today has a population of more than 3.9 million. Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city.
En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. This deserted red sandstone city was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. A town larger than London when it was originally constructed, it is now an extraordinary place to wander around with its buildings in near perfect condition. ( Min 02 hours)
This morning you will drive 11 kms in the outskirts of the city to visit Amber Fort for a guided tour. The ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal, Jagmandir and it has halls of Public and Private audience, a Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) various marble palaces which are marvelous examples of ancient Rajput architecture. The Temple of Amba (Mother Goddess), the patron deity of the Royal family is at the entrance to the palace.
After sightseeing of Amber Fort, return to the city for sightseeing tour and visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds and the City Palace and Museum. The museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Overnight at the hotel
Today on time, transfer to Airport to connect the flight for Mumbai. Mumbai - Situated on a peninsula, halfway up the west coast of India, Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra. Of the four great cities of India, Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan, spearheading India's move into the 21st Century. The word Mumbai is derived from Mumbadevi, the patron goddess of the Koli fisher folk, the oldest inhabitants of Mumbai. Mumbai is also the country's financial powerhouse, the nation's industrial heartland, and its economic nerve centre. It is also the seat of the glamourous world of Bollywood Cinema. Dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sport activity, night clubs and discotheques, theatre and music
Meet & assistance at Airport and transfer to hotel. Upon arrival check in, in the hotel.
Today after your breakfast you will proceed to visit Gateway of India, Mumbai's principle landmark. This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King George V's visit to Mumbai in 1911. Drive pass the Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive which is fondly known as the 'Queen's Necklace'. Visit Mani Bhavan, where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai. Drive past the Victoria Terminus, the principal railways station of Mumbai, a beautiful building that symbolise the ethos of the Edwardian architecture, well worth a photo stop. At the Church gate station see the Dabbawala’s- a unique tiffin delivery service run by over 5000 semiskilled workers of delivering lunch to corporate executives from their homes. Visit the 'Dhobi Ghat', an open laundry where Mumbai's 'dirties' are scrubbed, bashed, dyed and hung out to dry - a nice photography stop well worth a visit. Visit the Iskon Temple devoted to Lord Krishna in time for the noon aarti and then continue to the colourful Crawford market and Flora fountain a large bustling square, in the heart of the city.
Today on time, transfer to Airport to connect the onward flight connection
- Return flights from South Africa to Delhi on services of Emirates
- All airport taxes
- Elephant ride in Jaipur
- English speaking guide during the city tour
- Breakfast Daily
- Monuments entrance fees
- All arrival, departure transfers, intercity drive, sightseeing by air-conditioned
- Toyota Innova
- Room tax, service charges, airport departure tax and fuel surcharge
- Travel Insurance
- Visas (not required for South Afircan Passport holders)
- Meals not specified
- Optional excursions not specified
- Items of personal nature
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.