9 Day 5 Star Golden Triangle
Dazzle the senses and stimulate the mind on this nine day luxury journey through India. Treat yourself to seven magical nights in five-star luxury accommodation fit for a Raj or Raja. Explore India's famed Golden Triangle - Agra, Delhi and Jaipur. Take a half day tour of New and Old Delhi, see Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque. Marvel at grand-scale architecture against glorious natural backdrops including the breathtaking Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Get amongst bustling daily life with a traditional rickshaw and trip to colourful Chandni Chowk Market. Also enjoy cultural experiences including a turban and sari tying demonstration, and visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple. With return international flights, daily breakfast, sightseeing and monument fees, English-speaking guides and more, this package is the ultimate way to experience India.
You can also enjoy this package as a private tour (optional, extra fee applies, guide and transport included).
- Discover India’s legendary Golden Triangle: Jaipur, Agra and Delhi
- Uncover the highlights of Delhi on a half day city tour
- See Red Fort, Raj Ghat and Jama Masjid Mosque
- Explore the vibrant Chandni Chowk Market by rickshaw
- Visit the Royal Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and more
- Explore Jaipur, the dazzling capital of Rajasthan
- Tick off the remarkable Taj Mahal from your bucket list
- Return flights with Qantas Airways (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL
- 7 nights 5-star hotel accommodation in India
- Enjoy 8 meals
- English-speaking local guides (day 2 - 8)
- Welcome garland on arrival in India
- Complimentary gift on departure from India
- Sightseeing and monument entry fees as per itinerary
- Airline taxes and surcharges
- Transportation by A/C private vehicles
- Return airport transfers with meet and assist in India
ItineraryDownload Itinerary Brochure
Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide for Delhi, India! Fly on Qantas Airways. 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 also hand over the “Welcome Folder” documents and brief you on the tour programme.
Please note: due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.
Meals included: In-Flight
After breakfast, 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.
Meals included: Breakfast
After breakfast, travel to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur check in to your hotel for the evening, where dinner will be provided. The picturesque capital of Rajasthan, 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 distinct Rajasthani textiles and colourful trinkets. The beautifully laid out gardens and parks, attractive monuments and heritage hotels, once the residence of Maharajas, are all worth a look.Overnight: ITC Rajputana/Hilton/Oberoi Trident or similar
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner
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 an incredible sight to behold, and its clear reflection on the lake is so beautiful, that it looks like an illusion.
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 visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple.
Meals included: Breakfast
After breakfast, depart for Agra. On the way, visit Chand Baori stepwell, located opposite a temple known as Harshat Mata Temple.
On arrival in 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 you have settled into the hotel, enjoy a tour of the Gurudwara Guru Ka Tal (Sikh temple) in Agra. Here you will have the chance to join a traditional langar (Sikh community cooking).
Meals included: Breakfast
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour visiting the Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Besides the Taj, the Agra Fort (also known as the Red Fort) is a fascinating site.Overnight: ITC Mughal/Marriott/Oberoi Trident or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
This morning you may choose to revisit the Taj Mahal for an unforgettable sunrise experience before breakfast at the hotel (optional trip, not included) or stay and enjoy the morning at leisure before departing back to Delhi. On arrival, check in at your hotel.Overnight: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini, an IHG hotel or similar
Meals included: Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Australia with Qantas Airways.
Meals included: Breakfast
Meals included: In-Flight
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 72 hours of purchase.
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
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 countries and territories have different entry requirements in relation to vaccinations, quarantine/isolation periods and travel restrictions. Due to the evolving nature, we would ask all of our customers to monitor, meet and adhere to the specific requirements of their intended destination(s) in the lead up to and immediately prior to travel, as well as any requirements post-travel upon their return.
Covid-19 Booking Policy
• TripADeal Tour packages are non-refundable. If your Tour package is affected by Covid-19 related travel restrictions and you are unable to travel, you will receive either a free date change (credit that is specific to your original package and purchase value) or an open credit less any non-recoverable supplier fees to the value of your original purchase for use on any other package available via the TripADeal website.
Please note: Date change credits are subject to availability and not guaranteed until confirmed by TripADeal, not the property you are due to stay with.
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
This travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 31st October 2023.
This travel offer is priced per person based on a twin share.
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement of $650 applies.
October: 11, 18*, 25^
May: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
August: 8, 15
October: 10, 17, 24, 31
• dates/months with a * incur a high season surcharge of $400 per person.
• dates/months with a ^ incur a peak season surcharge of $600 per person.
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Full-Service Airline Used
Please note: One-way flights can not be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation.
Premium Package 5 Star (self-rated)
• Delhi, India: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini, an IHG hotel or similar
• Jaipur, India: ITC Rajputana/Hilton/Oberoi Trident or similar
• Agra, India: ITC Mughal/Marriott/Oberoi Trident or similar
Maximum Room Capacity
• No child discounts. The full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
• Valid for Children 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.
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels' discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.
Please note: extra charges may apply.
Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 14 per vehicle.
Optional Tours / Activities
• Day 7: Early Morning at Taj Mahal Experience – approx. 1035 rupees (only available for purchase on tour)
• The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form, unless otherwise specified (subject to availability)
• Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
• Visa fees and requirements (A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement, if travelling on an Australian passport)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
• Recommended gratuities/tipping: India: 300 rupees per person, per 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.
Enjoy your own private tour for a $500 supplement per person with a guide and transport included. A minimum of 2 people must travel but can take up to 8 people in your private group.
• Private tour guide (not applicable on free days with no included activities)
• All transfers and land transportation is on a private basis
• Optional Tours are on a private basis
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 the 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 at 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 of 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.
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
May is the hottest month with an average temperature of 33°C and the coldest is January at 15°C with the most daily sunshine hours in November. The wettest month is August with an average of 227mm of rain.
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase or no later than 45 days prior to the departure date. Failure to do so may result in the cancellation of the booking. In this instance, customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
8 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements.
Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however, cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
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 the luggage from the coach.
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.
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for the services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. The recommended tip for the tour leader and driver in India is 300 rupees per person per day.
Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however, please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.
Please note: In the event that entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts.
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.
A tourist visa for India is a strict requirement if travelling on an Australian passport.
Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 3 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours.
This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.
• Changes - $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
• If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $100.00 per booking + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel providers.
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.