Duration
8 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2019 & 2020
Destination
India
From the pinks of Jaipur to the soft purple of sunrise and sunset at the Taj Mahal, the Golden Triangle of India is full of colour. Save up to $230 per person on a tour through India’s tourist highlights. You’ll find yourself on a rickshaw ride through the Chandi Chowk streets of Old Delhi, soaking up panoramic views of Jaipur from the walls of its Amber Fort, and delving into the thrilling chaos of a bazaar. History, food and great photo ops make this Golden Triangle of India tour a magical one.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Save up to $230 per person on this incredible tour
  • Visit the unmissable Taj Mahal, a white marble mausoleum built for the wife of a Mughal emperor
  • Enjoy the Amber Fort with its Palace of Mirrors and fusion of Mughal and Hindu influence
  • Visit Jama Masjid Mosque, Jantar Mantar observatory and other historical and cultural highlights

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive discount- Save up to $230pp!
Round trip flights Australia-New Delhi, New Delhi-Australia
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
7 nights First Class accommodations: 3 nights New Delhi, 2 nights Jaipur, 2 nights Agra
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates
13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Entrance fees per itinerary
Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

TRAVEL DATES Departures dates in 2019: 
  • Aug: 05, 19
  • Sep: 06, 13, 16, 20, 27, 30
  • Oct: 04, 11, 21, 23, 28
  • Nov: 04, 06, 13, 18, 20
  • Dec: 02, 09, 16, 30
Departures dates in 2020:
  • Jan: 06, 08, 13, 22, 24
  • Feb: 03, 05, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
  • Mar: 02, 04, 09, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 27
  • Apr: 06, 08, 17, 22
PLEASE NOTE: Due to flight schedule and departing times, you may depart one day earlier/later *Advertised price based on 22 Apr 2020 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
ITINERARY 
  • Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi
  • Day 2: Old & New Delhi City Tour / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3: Travel to Jaipur / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4: Ambert Fort, Jaipur / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 5: Travel to Agra via Albhaneri / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6: Taj Mahal / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 7: New Delhi / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 8: Return Home / Meals: Breakfast
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP
HOTELS
  • New Delhi: Novotel New Delhi Aerocity or similar
  • Jaipur: Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square
  • Agra: Trident Agra Hotel

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES? At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2019 & 2020
  • Advertised price based on 22 Apr 2020 departure from Sydney at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
To book your Golden Triangle of India tour, purchase online at www.mydiscoveries.com.au or call us on 1300 404 606
1

Arrive in New Delhi

Welcome to India! Arrive in the energetic capital city of New Delhi; meet your representative and transfer to the hotel. Time to rest and relax after your journey and acclimate to the new time zone.
2

Old & New Delhi City Tour

Begin in the walled city of Old Delhi, founded by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Travel along the winding streets to Jama Masjid, the largest and best known mosque in India. On a cycle rickshaw, continue along the lanes of Chandi Chowk, once the imperial avenue of Mughal royalty. After lunch, on to New Delhi, a city of airy boulevards, lush parks and gardens. Visit the Sikh Temple and drive past the imposing India Gate War Memorial to Indian and British soldiers, Parliament House and the Presidential Palace. Enjoy a visit to the Gandhi Smriti, the official residence of Mahatma Gandhi, where he spent the last 144 days of his life, that is now a museum. The tour continues with a visit to Humayun’s Tomb set in stunning gardens, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, meet with your fellow travelers and Tour Manager for an orientation meeting on the incredible journey in India that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3

Travel to Jaipur

Depart New Delhi to Jaipur, gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. En route, stop for some photos at the graceful sandstone Qutab Minar Victory Tower, the world’s tallest brick minaret, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive in glorious Jaipur, with its stucco buildings lining the wide streets and you’ll understand why it is nicknamed the “Pink City.” The city was painted its unique color in 1876 to celebrate the visit of the Prince of Wales. Drive past stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces on the way to Bhandari Jewelry: Jaipur’s centuries-old craft community, world-renowned for its quality and design. Bhandari Jewelry, third generation gemologists, offers a spectacular array of gems, available loose or uniquely set in gold and silver, plus local handicrafts, stone and marble carvings, and paintings. Then, visit a bargain-filled bazaar before dinner at the hotel. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
4

Ambert Fort, Jaipur

Excursion to the spectacular Amber Fort, a stunning fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles with its gorgeous Palace of Mirrors. Ascend the hill to the ramparts by jeep. From here, see the panoramic views of Jaipur’s original city walls and the lake below. Stop for refreshments before shopping the vast collection of local handicrafts at Jaipur Handicrafts, offering premium quality handmade carpets, textiles, pashminas, pottery and paintings. Fabrics in all colors and textures are available for loose purchase as well as custom design work. Spend the afternoon at leisure strolling through the city’s delightful gardens, or, join the optional tour to view the well-preserved 18th century Jantar Mantar Observatory and drive past Hawa Mahal, the “Palace of Winds” with its lacy ornamental façade. Later, the tour continues to the opulent City Palace, former royal residence, now a grand museum with an extraordinary collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory. Tonight’s optional evening is highlighted by the exotic flavors of Indian cuisine at a local neighborhood restaurant, while you’re entertained by performers in traditional attire as they execute various dance moves to the rhythm of the accompanying musical instruments. Optional: Half Day Jaipur Tour (PM) MEALS: Breakfast
5

Travel to Agra via Albhaneri

Depart Jaipur to the small ancient village of Abhaneri in northern Rajasthan. Begin at Chand Baori, one of the largest step wells in India, fortified on all sides. This unique idea was conceived by the early natives to work as a water reservoir, located adjacent to the temple dedicated to Harshat Mata, goddess of joy and happiness – an architectural jewel. Then after lunch, continue on to Agra, with its celebrated past, rich heritage and architectural delights. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy the delights of this splendid city. Dinner is at the hotel. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6

Taj Mahal

A memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period – considered the finest example of Mughal architecture. Afterwards, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, participate in the not to be missed optional tour to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones. Enjoy the evening at leisure. Optional: Half Day Agra Tour (PM) MEALS: Breakfast
7

New Delhi

Depart Agra this morning and return to New Delhi on your last day in India. Upon arrival, time to freshen up before tonight’s festivities. Bid farewell to your newfound friends and Tour Manager at a festive Farewell Dinner at the hotel. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
8

Return Home

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. MEALS: Breakfast
DESTINATION
India is a vast country well-known for its hospitality. In India, you say “Athithi Devo Bhava”, which means “the guest is God.” Moreover, of course, India has also historic and architectural treasures like The Taj Mahal and Agra Fort that you will visit during this very complete 8-day tour!

FLIGHT Flights are included in the deal!
  • Departures from Sydney & Melbourne: China Southern Airlines
  • Departures from Brisbane & Perth: China Southern Airlines or Singapore Airlines
Please note: Airlines cannot be confirmed until three weeks prior to departure and changes in airline may be made to accommodate tour requirements.
TRANSFER
During this tour, all transfers are included in the deal!
WEATHER
  • India has three main seasons; summer, winter and monsoon. The monsoon season normally hits between June and September.
  • Winter season between October and March is the best time to travel when the weather is more comfortable.

VISA A visa gives a non-citizen permission to enter and stay in a certain country. MyDiscoveries cannot issue visas for your trip. You will need to research Visa requirements and contact the nearest embassy or consulate. Australian Government’s travel advice service smartraveller.gov.au is a good place to start. Read more Visa information here.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, a sweater, clothes you can layer, an all-weather jacket, and an umbrella.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
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