On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, you will be met by the India Ayurveda Tour representative and taken to your hotel by car. Check-in and then start your tour of Old Delhi beginning with visits to Jama Masjid – one of India’s largest mosques – then continue on to the Red Fort (from outside only) and Raj Ghat (the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi). After lunch (your own arrangements), drive past India Gate and the Colonial era government buildings for photographs. Finish your tour with a visit to Qutb Minar, a large red sandstone and marble complex with a magnificent minaret. Overnight at Hotel
The Golden Triangle
Please be aware that the Delhi stage of all itineraries listed here is flexible in that some visitors arriving in New Delhi will arrive late evening (9pm or later) or early morning (2am or later). India Ayurveda Tour recognizes that its guests' convenience is a priority and the start times of the tour can be adjusted accordingly, so that no monument/place of interest is missed.
After breakfast, start your drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and also known as the Pink City because many of the buildings in the heart of its historical centre are painted a terracotta pink colour. Check-in at hotel on arrival and then start your afternoon tour of this beautiful city by visiting the City Palace which was built in the 18th century and has Mughal and European influences in its architectural style. Continue on to the Birla Temple, also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple, located just outside the city. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, start your tour by going past the Hawa Mahal (the Wind Palace) from the outside only, but stopping for you to take photographs. Continue to the Amber Fort, where you will be taken up to the 16th century fort on an elephant. Walk along the cobbled paths and through multiple gates enjoying grand architecture and a great history. After lunch (your own arrangements), visit the City Palace and then on to Jantar Mantar (the Observatory) where you can marvel at the accuracy of the sundial that was built in the late 18th century. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, drive from Jaipur to Abaneri, stopping to visit the spectacular step well. Step wells are structures that are unique to India. They are an elaborate and usually ornate architectural marvel that have steps built along the sides in a geometrical pattern to reach the water. Continue on to Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of the Mughal Empire during the 16th century. Enjoy the well-preserved architecture and large esplanades of this red sandstone complex. Arrive in Agra and check-in at hotel for the night.
After breakfast, visit the Taj Mahal. If you are prepared to wake up early, make pre-arrangements with the guide so that you can be picked up before sunrise**. See the sun reflect off the newly cleaned monument and admire one of the seven wonders of the world close up. Finish your tour with a visit to the Red Fort, where you can enjoy unhindered views of the Taj Mahal. In the afternoon, drive back to New Delhi International Airport to check-in for your flight home.
**Please note: The sunrise visit is ONLY possible between March and October. Also note that the Taj Mahal is closed every Friday, though you can see it from the Methab Bagh viewpoint across the River Yamuna.
|City||Category A||Category B||Category C||Nights|
|Delhi||Le Meridien 5*||The Suryaa 4*||Le Roi 3*||1|
|Jaipur||Hilton 5*||Alsisar Haveli 3*||Arya Niwas 3*||2|
|Agra||Radisson Blu 5*||Four Points by Sheraton 4*||Seven Hills Tower 3*||1|
|Delhi||Lemon Tree 4*||Ibis 3*||Ibis 3*||1|
THE PRICE INCLUDES
• Half board (breakfast and dinner) except in 3-star hotels where the treatment is for bed and breakfast only.
• The means of transport with air conditioning.
• The Italian Speaking Guide / Guide.
• Transfers to / from airport / hotel / airport.
• Entry to museums according to program.
• Elephant tour at the Amber Fort in Jaipur.
• Current applicable taxes.
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
• The international flight ticket.
• Airport taxes if applicable.
• The costs for issuing an entry visa to India.
• No insurance policy.
• Personal expenses (drinks, telephone, etc.).
• Expenses for the camera and video camera in places where they are required.
• Tips for drivers and porters (you can ask the accompanying person how to regulate them if necessary).
• Cancellation fees and / or changes due to unforeseen circumstances.
• All that is not listed in the list THE PRICE INCLUDES..