This tour gives an in-depth and intimate experience of India’s Golden Triangle. This is the route between Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and is named for the almost equilateral triangle that the three cities make when plotted on a map and the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendour in these cities. As well as the best of the Golden Triangle, the tour includes some other very special places and experiences along the way including the Pushkar Camel Festival, the Ganga Aarti ceremony at Varanassi.and an in-depth exploration of Rajasthan. Begin in Delhi, where you will see the amazing street life of Old Delhi, built for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century contrasting with the broad boulevards and British-built New Delhi. Before visiting Agra and the Taj Mahal which astounds with its mesmerising beauty, you will spend a couple of nights in Varanasi. This is one of the most colourful and fascinating cities where you will encounter the intimate rituals of life and death. Complete the triangle with Agra and the Taj Mahal.
Visit Jaiapur, known as the Pink City after its red-washed buildings and become acquainted with the designs of Rajasthani architecture: grand havelis, astonishing forts and elaborately carved temples. You will get to know Rajasthan in much more depth over the days ahead visiting Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur. A highlight is sure to be the colourful Pushkar Fair which takes place each November and brings livestock, farmers, traders and villagers from all over Rajasthan. Your last stop is high energy Mumbai, home of the Bollywood industry but also grand architecture courtesy of the Raj. While there, you will take two intriguing tours which are sure to be memorable. We have found that one of the best ways of dealing with the intense sights, sounds and smells of India during the day is to return to comfortable and peaceful accommodation in the evening.
You will enjoy the 4 and 5 star accommodation that we have selected to provide you with a haven at the end of each day.
YOUR TOUR MANAGER
Leen and Di van Duin are the ideal tour managers for this tour. After 13 years with Air New Zealand, Leen joined Calder & Lawson House of Travel as an Owner/Director where he spent 25 years growing the corporate travel business. Leen is now a Director of Calder & Lawson Tours. Relaxed, caring, and friendly with a quick sense of humour, Leen aims to make his travel companions comfortable and at ease. From the time Leen and Di meet the group at the airport, it is clear that every aspect of the trip has been taken care of. Leen and Di have visited India several times. They took this tour in 2014 and 2015 and in 2016 took a tour to Southern India.
- The services of a Calder & Lawson tour manager
- Economy class airfares
- 1 nights accommodation northbound
- 19 nights accommodation in India
- Most meals as specified in the itinerary
- National and local guides
- Air conditioned coach travel throughout
- All group transfers
- Sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
- All tips for local guides
- Pre-tour material
TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland
Share twin per person NZD$11,950
Single supplement NZD$ 2,999
Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours if you are interested in a single occupancy place.
GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18
VARIATIONS IN TRAVEL You may wish to add pre- or post-travel arrangements, or perhaps upgrade to Business Class. Please contact Calder & Lawson Tours.