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The Golden Triangle & Holi Festival

India in 10 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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Visit the Golden Triangle, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, tick the Taj Mahal off your bucket list and dive deep in the festivities of Holi, one of the most important celebrations in Hindu culture.

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    Agra
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    Delhi
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    Jaipur

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  • Accomodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Day 3 to 5

Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shahdara

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Delhi

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Sahibabad, Park Inn By Radisson New Delhi IP Extension

Itinerary

The mythical land of a thousand colors is now within reach with our epic Golden Triangle tour! A trio of India's most appealing destinations and a healthy dose of culture will open your eyes to the heart of this beautiful country. From the bustling streets of Delhi to romantic Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, and the chance to celebrate Holi in Jaipur, get ready for the trip of a lifetime.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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Are you ready to experience the land of a thousand colors? Pack your bags and set off to your departure airport ready to check-in for a flight* to Delhi, India's vibrant capital! Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Flight
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Continue on your flight to Delhi. 

Due to the time difference, you will lose a day on your outward journey but will gain it on your return journey. You are not in flight for two days.

3rd Day: Delhi
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Touch down in Delhi and transfer to the hotel for check-in*. Get ready to explore the city and all it has to offer. From the symphony of sounds to the dazzling aromas and rainbow palette of colors, Delhi is the gateway to your Indian adventure!

Be sure to explore its historic center, filled with the relics of its past under Islamic conquerors. Spend the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

* Possibility of booking early check-in at an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar

2694 Reviews

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4th Day: Delhi
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today you'll explore the treasures of Old Delhi such as the majestic Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and lively Chandi Chow Street, for your first taste of Indian culture. Make like a local and embark on a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the backbone of old Delhi.

Next, contemplate the beauty of the Red Fort, former residence of the Imperial Family before admiring Raj Ghat, where the legendary Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. In the afternoon, take part in a stunning visit with panoramic view of sparkling New Delhi, passing by the India Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Humayun, and the Presidential Palace. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar

2694 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tour of Old Delhi

Moderate

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Guided Tour with Panoramic View of New Delhi

Moderate

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5th Day: Delhi - Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, begin your Rajasthan adventure and set off to Jaipur, the so-called Pink City. The capital of Rajasthan is known for its fusion of Hindu, Jain and Mughal culture. Enjoy your first glimpse of the Rajasthani landscape as you travel through local villages and countryside. 

After arriving to the hotel, you will enjoy some free time in the afternoon to get to know the city or to simply relax. Be sure to capture the evening light, where the pink and the orange buildings exude a magical glow, complemented by the colorfully dressed Rajasthanis. You're likely to spot camel-drawn carts, characteristic of Jaipur's street scene. Overnight stay in Jaipur.

Estimated transfer distance 257km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Jaipur ... or similar

461 Reviews

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6th Day: Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. The first order of the day is an exciting Jeep transfer to the atmospheric Amber Fort. Here you can see the palace of Jag Mandir and the famous Sheesh Mahal, a room embedded with beautiful, bright pieces of mirror, all the while imagining the glamorous lives of the Maharajas. 

Next up, visit the much-photographed Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, one of India's most beloved historic buildings with a fascinating past. In the afternoon, it's back to Jaipur for a city tour, including the illustrious Palace of the Maharaja, home to an informative museum that brings this era to life.

Afterwards, get to know a little about India's scientific achievements at the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in the world. Imagine star-gazing from here! Overnight stay in Jaipur. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Jaipur ... or similar

461 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit to the Amber Fort

Active

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included
Photo Stop at the Palace of the Winds

Light

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included
City Tour of Jaipur

Moderate

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7th Day: Jaipur
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will be taking part in the festivities of Holi, known as the festival of colors, love and spring, one of the most important celebrations in Hindu culture held in February or March depending on the Moon’s placement in the Gregorian calendar. You will be celebrating with a local family for a truly authentic experience.

To many Hindus, Holi festivities mark an occasion to reset and renew ruptured relationships, end conflicts and rid themselves of accumulated emotional impurities from the past. For this reason, not only is it a playful cultural event used as an excuse to throw coloured water at friends or strangers in jest but also a deeply meaningful spiritual experience. 

To fully experience the splendor of Holi, you will be provided with pichkaris, little syringes filled with colored water to be sprayed around and a Kurta pajama, the traditional attire worn during the festival. In addition, you will get to enjoy a delicious lunch with an included alcoholic beverage (beer) and witness a Chang dance performance, a cultural extravaganza to be remembered forever!  After the celebration, return to your hotel and overnight stay in Jaipur.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ramada By Wyndham Jaipur ... or similar

461 Reviews

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Activities

included
Holi Festival Celebration with Local Family

Light

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8th Day: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
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Breakfast at the hotel. You're getting closer to iconic Agra. Stop in the ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri, where time stands still, and pass through the Bulund Darwaza gateway, the highest gateway in the world and a monument of Mughal might! 

Arrive in Agra and you'll notice the contrasts between red sandstone and white marble in the city's buildings and feel its tantalizing charms. Transfer to the hotel for check-in and in the afternoon visit the Agra Fort, a formidable structure which houses the picturesque Pearl Mosque. Just walking through the main gate, you'll feel like Mughal royalty! Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Agra.

Estimated transfer distance 235km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Royale Regent or similar

119 Reviews

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Activities

included
Visit Fatehpur Sikri

Moderate

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9th Day: Agra - Delhi
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's finally here, the day you tick the legendary Taj Mahal off of your bucket list! The ivory-white marble mausoleum, the brilliant domes, the fountain and that famous bench where everyone has their photo taken; today you'll experience it all for yourself! Home to the tomb of a Mughal Emperors beloved wife, both the story and the beauty of the structure itself may well leave you feeling teary-eyed and filled with a warm fuzzy feeling.

Take some time to soak it all up and take the perfect photo, one you'll treasure for a lifetime. Afterwards, enjoy a scenic afternoon drive back to Delhi, where you can spend the remainder of the day reminiscing about your journey and all the wonderful, soul-stirring sights you've seen as well as the warm people who've shared their culture with you along the way. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Estimated transfer distance 210km.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Park Plaza Delhi CBD Shah... or similar

2694 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Taj Mahal Visit

Light

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10th Day: Delhi - Canada
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Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to head back home, but you'll keep the colors and atmosphere of India close to your heart as you transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Arrive back home and end your trip.

*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included activities

Included

Tour of Old Delhi

Included activity for day 4 in Delhi

Explore Old Delhi, seeing sites like the Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and Chandi Chow Street. End at Raj Ghat, where Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.

Duration 03:15h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Guided Tour with Panoramic View of New Delhi

Included activity for day 4 in Delhi

Embark on a tour of New Delhi with a spectacular panoramic view of the city, where you will be stopping by its most emblematic sites, including the India Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Humayun and the Presidential Palace.

Physical rating:

Moderate

more information
Included

Visit to the Amber Fort

Included activity for day 6 in Jaipur

Embark on an exciting Jeep transfer to the atmospheric Amber Fort! Here you can see the palace of Jag Mandir and the famous Sheesh Mahal, a room embedded with bright pieces of mirror, all the while imagining the glamorous lives of the Maharajas.

Duration 03:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Active

more information
Included

Photo Stop at the Palace of the Winds

Included activity for day 6 in Jaipur

Make a photo stop at the legendary Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, one of India's most beloved historic buildings with a fascinating past.

Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Delhi - Canada. *
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  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts and 1 lunch.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi.
  • Private transfers in Delhi, airport-hotel-airport, with complimentary bottled water.
  • Holi Festival Celebration with an Indian family in Jaipur, including organic colors & pichkaris and Indian attire (kurta and pajamas) for the celebration.
  • Jeep Transfer at the Amber Fort.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Indian visa (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

If you are traveling to India with a Canadian passport, you will require an Indian visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Indian Embassy for further details:  

https://www.indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

 

*Due to the customs clearance rule of the government of India, if your flight calls at another city in India before arriving in Delhi, confirm at the departure desk in Canada whether you should pick up your suitcase and pass customs control at the airport where the connection is made.

Remember that if the flight stops in Mumbai you will need to pick up your luggage. Keep in mind that normally this whole process takes approximately 60 minutes.

  • Entry requirements

    Your passport must be valid for 6 months from your date of entry into India and must contain two blank pages for use by immigration officials.

  • Visa

    A visa is required to enter the country. Issued by the embassy or online E-Visa application one month before arrival in the country.

  • Currency

    Indian Rupee.

  • Language

    Hindi and English.

  • Electricity

    220 V in the majority of the country. Electrical sockets are European style.

  • Health

    High levels of air pollution during winter (October to February). Northern cities are the most affected.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 5:30.

  • Other useful information

    Foreigners cannot bring Indian Rupees into the country, although you can bring foreign currency and exchange it once you arrive.

  • Tourist Office website

    http://www.incredibleindia.org/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

Tips in India are subject to the decision of the client based on the level of satisfaction of the service provided and the experience in general. Taking into account that they are not obligatory, they are usually expected.

Babies: 0 - 1 year (sharing bed with parents). Possibility to request a cot (limited availability).

Children: 2 - 11 years old. Additional bed.

Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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Agra · India

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We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.

The hotels were all excellent international hotels, we thought the excursions were well thought out and loved the chaotic train journeys. We thought our guide Yazz was very knowledgeable about his country and the customs and was flexible with peoples requests. Luckily for us, we did see a tiger

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