9 Day 2 for 1 India
- Experience India’s dazzling Golden Triangle
- Visit Jaipur, Delhi, Agra & the Taj Mahal
India captures the heart like a first love. From the exotic marketplaces of New Delhi to the serene gardens of the Taj Mahal in Agra, it is a kaleidoscope of beauty, history, colour, rhythm and culture. If the desire to experience India has ever crossed your mind, take a leap of faith and experience why it remains one of the most intoxicating destinations on the planet.
This incredible two-for-one package will take in the highlights of Delhi, the pink-washed palaces and fortresses of Jaipur, the dazzling UNESCO monuments of Agra, and so much more. Visit the famed Taj Mahal, long hailed as the ultimate symbol of love, and explore the Royal Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and more. Chand Baori, the world’s deepest step well, and the Bahai Lotus Temple are both sure to favourite sights of keen photographers. You’ll also explore vibrant Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw, plus witness an Indian costume tying demonstration. With return flights, six nights hotel accommodation, English-speaking guides, return airport transfers and more included - all for two people - this is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure you do not want to miss!
ITINERARYShow All Info
Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, or Adelaide for Delhi (via Colombo, Sri Lanka)! Fly with Sri Lankan Airlines. Please note: Customers from Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide will fly via Melbourne.Meals included: In-Flight
Arrive into Delhi in the early morning. Upon arrival, meet the tour representative and receive a welcome garland at the airport. Then, travel to the first hotel. While check in is organised, a representative will provide the “Welcome Folder” documents and brief you on the tour programme. Your hotel room will be ready to check into and then take the rest of the day to rest and relax before joining your fellow tour members for a welcome dinner at the hotel.Overnight: Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Dinner
Following breakfast at the hotel, travel to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan. On arrival in Jaipur check-in to your hotel for the evening, where dinner will be provided. Jaipur is instantly recognisable for its pink-washed buildings, a colour associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This beautiful city, along with Agra and Delhi, form what is known as the Golden Triangle of India's tourist circuit.
Jaipur is a city where royalty still lives in the grandeur of its palaces, where fighting for the honour of the clan has never been a need but a way of life, and where treating guests as gods has been a tradition from time immemorial. There is a timeless appeal to Jaipur's colourful bazaars, where you can shop for Rajasthani textiles and trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.
Today enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. Begin with a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Located 11km from Jaipur, it was the old fort of the Kachwaha clan of Amber. The fort is built with white marble and red sandstone and looks even more attractive because of the Maota Lake in the foreground. The fort itself is a beautiful sight to behold.
This afternoon take part in a city tour visiting the City Palace, the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch royal processions without being seen. Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration and also visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
Depart for Agra after breakfast. On the way, visit Chand Baori Step Well, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata temple. It is believed that the Chand Baori step well has a religious connection and that’s the reason to build it in front of the temple. Continue onto Fatehpur Sikri which was made a UNESCO world heritage site due to its stunning imperial complex of pavilions and palaces spread amongst a large abandoned 'city' (37kms from Agra).
On arrival to Agra, check-in to your hotel. Agra is the quintessential Mughal City, where the world marvels at the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice, the Taj Mahal one of the wonders of the world. So awe-inspiring is the monument that Agra has been immortalised as the City of the Taj. As visitors walk down the narrow bustling streets, they cannot help but wonder, if the man contentedly smoking a hookah, is a direct descendent of some bygone Mughal.
After breakfast enjoy a city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, built by the Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. In addtion the Taj, the Agra Fort (also known as the Red Fort) is a fascinating sight.Overnight: Agra (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast
After breakfast depart by surface back to Delhi, On arrival check-in at your hotel.Overnight: Delhi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) Meals included: Breakfast
Following breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a city tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); Red Fort (made famous by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan); and Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) which has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble. Chandni Chowk is the main street of Old Delhi in the colourful shopping bazaar, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the colourful market!
Next up is Laxminarayan Temple, a site dedicated to Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity and good fortune. India Gate is a 42m high stone of triumph and is a war memorial. The tour continues with a visit to Rashtrapati Bhawan, the palace-like building home to the President of India. Afterwards visit the beautiful Lotus Temple, also known as the Bahai Temple. Adherents of any faith can visit, pray or meditate.
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your evening return flight to Australia.
Tour InclusionsShow All Info
- Discover the highlights of India's Golden Triangle - Jaipur, Agra and Delhi
- Tour Jaipur, the picturesque capital of Rajasthan
- Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
- See Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds
- Visit Chand Baori, one of the world’s deepest step wells
- Discover Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Experience the majestic Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
- Enjoy a city tour of Delhi - See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
- See the vibrant Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
- Visit the beautiful Lotus Temple in New Delhi
- Enjoy an Indian costume tying demonstration
- Return international flights (economy class) departing SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL
- Fly with award-winning SriLankan Airlines
- 6 nights hotel accommodation (Standard Or Premium Option)
- Day use (early check in) on arrival in Delhi (Standard Or Premium Option)
- Enjoy 8 meals (Standard Option)
- Enjoy 12 meals (Premium Option)
- English-speaking local guides
- Welcome garland on arrival
- Complimentary gift on departure
- Sightseeing and monument entry fees
- Airlines taxes and surcharges
- Transportation by A/C vehicles
- Return airport transfers with meet and assist
Important infoShow Less Info
After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 48 hours of purchase. You shall receive final documentation no later than two weeks prior to departure.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form.
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
Please Note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).
Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 7th June 2018.
Travel offer is valid for 2 people based on twin share.
Please be advised, 1 voucher is valid for 2 people. When processing your order, please double check the number of vouchers you are purchasing is what you require.
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a full priced voucher must be purchased.
November: 8, 15, 27 (SOLD OUT)
February: 9, 10, 12, 17
February: 18, 20, 22, 27 (SOLD OUT)
March: 1, 11, 19, 22, 23, 25
March: 4, 13, 18, 20, 27, 29 (SOLD OUT)
April: 26, 29, 30
April: 24 (SOLD OUT)
May: 8, 22
June: 4, 7
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide
Full Service Airline(s) Used
SriLankan Airlines plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
Flight Class Upgrades
3-4 Star (self-rated)
- Delhi: Tulip Inn West Delhi
- Jaipur: Hotel Park Ocean
- Agra: Hotel Royal Residency
4-5 Star (self-rated)
- Delhi: Radisson Blu Hotel
- Jaipur: Hotel Sarovar Portico
- Agra: Hotel Clark Shiraz
Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.
Maximum Room Capacity
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
Double or Twin Bedding (subject to availability).
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Minimum group size 10, maximum group size 30 per vehicle.
- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Recommended gratuities/tipping: 300 rupees (approx. $6 AUD) per person/day
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Annual Weather Averages:
May is the hottest month with an average temperature of 33°C (91°F) and the coldest is January at 15°C (59°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in November. The wettest month is August with an average of 227mm of rain.
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group.
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined.
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
8 meals are included in the tour (standard package), for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. You can also enquire about any allergies and food and if necessary advise meals to be to be prepared with any medication you require.
Please note: The premium package meals consist of breakfast and dinner daily starting with dinner on day 2 and finishing with breakfast on day 8.
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of their luggage from the coach.
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver is 300 rupees ($6 AUD) per person per day, which will be collected whilst on tour.
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
A Tourist Visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian Passport. Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 2 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
Please note: You can organise a Visa online yourself for approx. $50 USD per person. You can also organise your visa through TripADeal for $299 AUD per person including processing & service fees. There will also be an additional courier fee of $50 AUD per order. Please note this process can take approx. 10 days.
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
Please note: Due to limited availability, passenger name and date changes are strictly prohibited for this offer. This overrides the Schedule of Fees in our standard Terms & Conditions. No refunds will be issued once offer has been purchased.