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The Golden Triangle of India

Depart: 9th Dec 2017 (Saturday)
Return: 16th Dec 2017 (Saturday)
Price:  SGD2150 (Twin share) / SGD2400 (Single)
Group Size : 10 (min) / 16 (max) 

Highlights:

  • Chandhi Chowk - the oldest oldest and busiest markets in Old Dehi and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India constructed by Shah Jahan in 1644.

  • Amer Fort, constructed of red sandstone and marble, is known for its artistic Hindu style elements. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the group Hill Forts of Rajasthan.

  • City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India

  • Taj Mahal was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 for being "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage", and was declared a winner of the New7Wonders of the World (2000–2007) initiative.

  • Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved examples of Mughal architecture in India. It served as the Mughal Empire’s Capital from 1571 until 1585 and was abandoned because the water supply was unable to sustain the grow of population.

  • Wildlife SOS, a NGO organisation to protect and conserve India’s wildlife and emphasizes the value of ex-situ research in veterinary areas, behavioural studies, and other fields in collaboration with national and international universities.

  • Unique combination of lodging arrangement with 4 star hotel, luxury tents and boutique and heritage hotel.

  • Authentic India cuisine with mixture selection of restaurant.

Arriving at New Delhi 

Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. Transfer and check in hotel, overnight at Delhi.

Old Delhi (B/L/D)

After breakfast we proceed to Old Delhi and visit i) Jama Masjid, the great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India constructed in 1644 by Shah Jahan, ii) Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, was designed and established by Princess Jahanara, Shah Jahan’s favourite daughter in 1650, iii) learning about the history of the Sikh religion at the Sheeshganj Gurudwara.  After lunch, Dinner and check in hotel, overnight at Delhi. 

Jaipur - Capital City of Rajasthan (B/L/D)

Transfer to the airport for the domestic flight to Jaipur, the capital City of Rajasthan. A friendly, busy town crammed with palaces and bazaars full of jewelry, textiles and folk-based arts, Jaipur is a favorite for many travellers. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), then head over to Jaipur's Royal City Palace and explore its extravagant rooms and apartments. Later, discover one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur. Enjoy a tradition at Chokhi Dhani Resort for a delicious Rajasthan meal and visit an ethnic village resort. Dance along to live music and listen to a myriad of musical performances. Overnight at Jaipur. 

Amer City (B/L/D)

After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. The Amber Fort looks stunning, all-built in white marble and red sandstone. Proceed to the Kanak Vrindavan Temple in the valley of flowers. After lunch,  we visit Central Museum -  the oldest museum of the state with its extensive collection of archaeological and handicraft exhibits is housed in the stately building of Albert Hall. The building was inaugurated in 1863 by Prince Albert and is known for its appropriate use of marble as well as sandstone. Drive up to Nahargarh Fort for the sunset view. Overnight at Jaipur. 

Fatehpur Sikri (B/L/D)

Depart Jaipur heading east to visit the unique Rajasthan stepwell - Chand Baori. IT consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories. It extends approximately 30 m (100 ft) into the ground making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. Arrive Fatehpur Sikri by noon. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best preserved examples of Mughal architecture in India, city was founded in 1569 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585, when it was abandoned. Overnight at Agra. 

Agra - Taj Mahal (B/L/D)

The day then culminates in a visit to the Taj Mahal, built in the 1640s as a memorial to the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan, followed the visit to the marble tomb that was saved for the greatest of the Mughal Emperors, Akbar's Mausoleum. In the early noon, we proceed to Agra Fort. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when Mughal capital was shifted from Agra to Red Fort in Delhi. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. Proceed to Mehtab Bagh for the sunset river view of Taj Mahal. Overnight at Agra.

New Delhi (B/L/D)

In the morning, we depart Agra and travel to Wildlife SOS, a NGO started by a small group of individuals to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in distress in both urban and rural environments. One can learn about the conservation and rehabilitation of India's wildlife. We take the 3-4 hour journey back to Delhi by private bus. Arrive back at the hotel with enough time to freshen up and decide whether to enjoy one final dinner with the group. Dinner and check in hotel, overnight at Delhi. 

Depart from Delhi (B)

Early depart to Dehli airport.

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Inclusions :

  • 1 domestic flight New Delhi to Jaipur, economy class with taxes and fuel charges
  • Private vehicle with 2 seats per pax with extra space for camer equipment
  • 7 nights accommodation with the unique combination of hotel (boutique, 3 & 4 star hotel)
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • All meals as stated per itinerary above
  • XA Travel group leader (x1) and English speaking local guide  (x1) 
  • Pre departure notes 

Exclusions :

  • Visa entry to India (if applicable)
  • International flight to India from your departing country
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver  (voluntary basis)
Remarks

Weather :

  • Rajasthan temperature : 29° /  16°

Suggested flight detail as follow :

  • Airline : Singapore Airlines, Jet Airways, Air India (New Delhi)
  • Arrive : Saturday 9th Dec 2017 (Indira Gandhi International Airport)
  • Return : Saturday 16th Dec 2017 (Indira Gandhi International Airport)