INDIA'S GOLDEN TRIANGLE

Delhi . Agra . Jaipur . Pachewar

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Duration:
8 days / 7 nights

 

Price:

From $1699 per person sharing

 

Includes:
Airport transfers
Transportation by van, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, walking
Bilingual driver/guide throughout
1 night Delhi hotel accommodation
2 nights Agra hotel accommodation

2 nights Jaipur haveli accommodation

1 night Pachewar heritage home accommodation

Walking tour of Delhi with Streetkids Project guide

Visits to Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri

Jaipur tour

Village visit & cooking demonstration

Discussion with Jaipur history & sociology scholar
Entrance fees to monuments in itinerary
Tah Mahal visit

7 breakfasts, 1 dinner

 

Departures: 
Mixed groups:                      Weekly, May - October
Womens-only group           February, 2023

 




 

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Day 1 Arrive Delhi

Arrive at any time; your arrival transfer is included through Women With Wheels, a philanthropic organization that empowers women by training them how to be driver guides. 
Stay: Hotel Justa Greater Kailash (or similar) 

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Day 2  Delhi -  Agra

Explore Delhi, the capital of India, which consists of two cities: historic Delhi and New Delhi, built by the British in the early 20th century. Explore New Delhi’s lively Paharganj district with a youth guide from the Streetkids project, and hear about how the program provides opportunities to disadvantaged street youth. The guided tour contributes to the guide's college or university tuition. Then delve into the narrow, winding lanes of Old Delhi, visiting the 17th-century Jama Masjid—the largest mosque in India—and the Sikh temple Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, located close to a busy shopping area. Drive to Agra this afternoon.

Stay: Hotel Seven Hills Tower (or similar) (B)

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Day 3 Agra

Spend the day in historic Agra, which served as the capital of the Delhi sultanate and later of the Mughal Empire. Discover the Taj Mahal, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World; widely considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, this breathtaking mausoleum was built by the emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Afterward, visit the exquisite tomb of Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather, often referred to as the “baby Taj,” and explore Agra Fort, an impressive red sandstone citadel which conceals palaces of white marble within.

Stay: Hotel Seven Hills Tower (or similar) (B)

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Day 4 Agra - Jaipur

Travel to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. On the way, stop at the magnificent Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece of red sandstone, and hear about its fascinating history. The emperor Akbar built a short-lived capital here in the 16th century to honour a Muslim saint from the village of Sikri who had predicted the birth of his son, Jehangir. Then visit the Rajasthani village of Abhaneri for a walk around the Chand Baori—an ornately decorated stepwell or water tank constructed over a thousand years ago—learning about ancient Indian methods of water conservation.

Stay: Mandawa Haveli (or similar) (B)

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Day 5 Jaipur

Explore Jaipur, known as the “Pink City” for its rose-colored buildings. Take a tour of the sprawling Amber Fort, the former residence of Jaipur’s Rajput rulers; and visit Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, a stunning five-story sandstone building with distinctive honeycombed windows. Meet with a local historian to discuss India’s complex social fabric, customs, and architecture. 

Tonight, visit spectacular Raj Mandir Cinema to watch a song-and-dance Bollywood film.

Stay: Mandawa Haveli (or similar) (B)

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Day 6  Jaipur - Pachewar

Drive to the rural village of Pachewar, and stay in a beautiful heritage home. Exploring this traditional community is like stepping back in time: walk and meet with local residents, observing potters, silversmiths, and cobblers at work; wander amid old temples and mud homes, perhaps witnessing a cooking demonstration; and note how urbanization and modernization have altered village life.

The village has beautiful temples dedicated to different religions. The residents of the village are still involved in traditional commercial activities. You'll see pottery wheels, silversmiths, cobblers, traditional huts, old temples, and a mud house where you can witness a cooking demonstration with local family.

Stay: Sawarda Palace (or similar) (B,D)

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Day 7  Pachewar - Delhi

Drive back to bustling Delhi where you have free time to shop for souvenirs. 

Stay: Hotel Justa Greater Kailash (or similar)(B)

Elephant Festival in India

Day 8  Depart

You will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. 

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For centuries, northern India has been a melting pot of religions and cultures—and nowhere is this legacy more apparent than in the region’s incredible architecture.

 

From the gleaming white dome of the Taj Mahal to the ancient steps of the Chand Baori water tank, get a taste of India’s allure on this compact journey. Explore the bustling streets of Old Delhi, marvel at magnificent Mughal monuments in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri, and wander the pink-toned palaces of Jaipur, capping off your trip with a stay in a timeless desert village.

Delve into ancient and modern India with a local guide, see a different side of Delhi with a walking tour led by former at-risk youth, step back in time at historical forts and palaces, connect with history during a night at a Haveli, a heritage village home. Marvel at the grand Taj Mahal and all its glory

Your givebacks on this journey are Women on Wheels and Streetkids Project.