5 Night Golden Triangle with home cook experience, India
From R19 780
per person sharing
Valid 01 May – 30 Sept 2019
- Return flights from Johannesburg
- Airport taxes
- Return airport transfers
- 5 Nights at 4* accommodation on the Golden Triangle tour as per itinerary
- An evening cooking demo and dinner
- Breakfast daily
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not specified
- Items of a personal nature
- Tips and porters at the hotels
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Prices advertised are based on the rate of exchange at the time of publishing and are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
Valid for dates as specified. Alternative dates are available and will be quoted on request.
All prices are per person sharing a double/twin room unless otherwise specified. Single supplements will apply and will be quoted on request.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Surcharges may apply for departures on certain days of the week.
Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
More About This Tour
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Optional visit : (EVENING VISIT OF KINGDOM OF DREAMS)
The ultimate entertainment and leisure destination, sprawling across acres of land, the carnival that is India is distilled into one iconic destination. This fabulous Kingdom brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing art… all with the technological wizardry of today. It is designed and conceptualized to offer international and domestic tourists a breath-taking, magical
Indian experience. It showcases modern & traditional India in an entertaining format to all visitors.
NAUTANKI MAHAL: showcasing an extravagant cinematic and theatrical musical. Culture Gully: an elaborate culture, arts, crafts and food boulevard. Showshaa Theatre: a fabulous, colorful drama marquee spotlighting Indian mythology productions, a mock wedding show and the great Indian talent circus. Iifa Buzz: a glamorous Bollywood themed cafe. This is a destination in itself which is capturing the imagination of the world. Get ready for this century’s most novel tourist destination.
SHOW OF ZANGOORA – the Gypsy Prince at Kingdom of Dreams. India’s answer to Broadway, Zangoora the Gypsy Prince – The biggest Bollywood musical ever. Introducing a brand new genre of entertainment where storytelling & Bollywood style Song & Dance meet stagecraft and technical wizardry like never seen before. In a world class theatre Nautanki Mahal, enter a world of entertainment that brings the best of Indian and International talent to create a Bollywood spectacle live on stage that is truly cinematic. (Closed on Mondays)
Day 02 : Delhi
Morning proceed for Combined City Tour of Delhi.
New Delhi : Visit Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; India Gate – A War Memorial Arch. Also drive past the President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings And Connaught Place – the heart of New Delhi and a busy shopping center.
Old Delhi : Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India; RAJ GHAT- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and Drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk later will be having food tasting tour in Old Delhi, This tour will serve as a great introduction to Indian food and culture and will help set the tone for rest of your trip to India. There will be approximately 16-18 different Indian food dishes from different Indian cuisines and you’ll visit up to 10 different food joints in Old Delhi, Central and South Delhi. All of the food joints that you’ll visit have been in business for generations and are famous for their quality of food. The oldest place in the list is in business for 110 years and youngest for 40. You’ll sample delicacies like samosa, lassi, butter chicken, kulfi (Indian ice creams), melt in mouth kebabs and much more. The Old Delhi part of the tour will take you through the old, narrow streets of medieval Delhi marked by old mansions, centuries old market and thousands of people milling about in their daily routine. Each lane in this area is a market for different commodity like invitation cards, spices, bicycles, cameras, utensils, vegetables, clothes , shoes, books and much more. The food tour will also include a visit to Spice Market of Delhi and a temple with a charitable kitchen which feeds more than 10000 people every day.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 : Delhi-Agra (By surface, 03-04 hrs approx)
Morning depart for Agra by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal & Fort. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’. (FRIDAY CLOSED).
Later visit the Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Agra Fort – the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.
Evening visit to Kalakriti: The live show happening by the name “Mohabbat – E – Taj”. Evening show starts at 1800 Hrs. Expression of Love… The Sanskritik Natyashala presents ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ – a series of play depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shahjahan for Mumtaz Mahal- his beautiful wife; the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era; emaculate hardship of the artisans for 22 years that created the most precious specimen of craftsmanship… ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ at ‘Kalakriti is exceptionally inviting. The effort to hold up the cultural and historical legacy of India is worth a glance. So, be with us to witness the Indian heritage come alive. Overninght stay at hotel.
Day 04 : Agra-Jaipur (By surface, 06 hrs approx)
Depart Agra for Jaipur by car. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The Fatehpur Sikri complex houses tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces, which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.
After visit continue drive towards Jaipur & on arrival check-in at Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05 : Jaipur
Morning after breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort. Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city, Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride, all the way up to the Fort entrance.
Afternoon half day sightseeing tour. The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja’s City Palace,- the former Royal residence,- part of it converted into a museum. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry -pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the Observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Evening will go for Cooking demo and dinner, dining space on the roof top, next to the pool, they can easily organize group lunches and sit down dinners with bajot and thal. The house is owned by Dr. Thakur G S Rathore, who was Chief Medical officer in Jaipur and is now retired and practices in his clinic. Family dinners are organized by his son Jaideo Rathore and his wife Mrs. Devika.
Jaideo is convent educated and a graduate in commerce, he did his management from India’s leading business school XLRI and worked for GE as HR manager for 6 years. He is well traveled over India and world and loves to entertain guests at his house. Jaideo and Devika love to talk to guests about local culture and their family traditions as the family belongs to the royal Rajpoot community, and prior to India’s independence, our great grandfather was chieftain in the Bikaner state of Rajasthan.
Ikaki Niwas is a beautiful house which is tastefully decorated in the Rajasthani style with motifs and wall frescos. Its located in a posh area of Jaipur with an easy approach. Dinners are organized on the private terrace with the swimming pool. They organize special cooking demonstration at Ikaki Niwas and they actively involve guests in making the food. They show them an Indian dish and how to make Indian bread (rotis), this is always explained in a detailed manner.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06 : Jaipur-Delhi (By surface. 06 hrs approx)
Morning depart for Delhi by surface and on arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.