INCREDIBLE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Prices are based on per person, room sharing basis.
Prices per person based on double occupancy, room sharing basis.
Tour available every day, departures from New York, (advance purchase may require)
Departure from other cities available with supplement. Prices valid until April 30, 2021.
(supplement applicable for travel during charismas & New year).
Day 1 | Departure from New York
Day 2 | Arrival Amritsar, Punjab, India
Arrive at Amritsar airport where you will receive a warm welcome with flower necklaces, our guide and Intersky representative will be upon your arrival. Installation at the hotel.
Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as the Golden Temple and Darbar Sahib, is the holiest of the Gurdwara and the most important place of pilgrimage in Sikhism. The Golden Temple has a unique architecture of this religion. Built on a lower level than the surrounding lands, the Gurudwara teaches the lesson of egalitarianism and humility. The four different directions of the entrances to this holy shrine, mean that people belonging to all walks of life are welcome. The temple, from the sanctuary to the holy pond, is surrounded by an enclosure of bright white buildings. The essence of Sikhism is completely reflected in the atmosphere of the Golden Temple, whether you are religious or not will find peace and tranquility.
Day 3 | Amritsar
Today, fullday will be dedicated to visit the divine Golden Temple, begins with the walk around the holy pond and listen to the sacred hymns echoing in the air. Then visit the interior which is beautifully decorated from floor to ceiling, you can see directly the musicians and people reciting thesacred book.
Later visit the Langar hall (the Langarmeans free meals) there is a massive kitchen where meals are prepared and served free to over 60,000 people daily, it is being prepared by the volunteers, anyone can participate. For Sikhs, the preparation of food and sharing with all, confirms their belief in the equality of all human beings.
After finishing the morning visit to the Golden Temple will go for a heritage walk to see the traditions and customs of the inhabitants of the area, walk through the Bazaar through the winding alleys. Try some world-famous delicacies.
Later lunch at a local restaurant and back to hotel for some rest.
Visiting the Golden Temple at any time will be memorable and for alittle extra special memory we come back at sunset when the lights are up making the place spectacular.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 | Amritsar – Delhi
After breakfast will proceed towards the airport to take the flight to Delhi, upon arrival meet the tour manager who will then escort you to the hotel, some briefing about this mega tour, evening at leisure.
Upon arrival in Delhi meet the tour manager who will then escort you to the hotel, evening at leisure.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 | Delhi
Delhi, about 19 million peopleclearly divided between the old and the new city. NEW DELHI with some big spaces, and OLD DELHI with its little teeming streets. After breakfast at the hotel explore OLD DELHI, pass by the RED FORT, entered in the bustling main shopping street Chandni Chowk, enjoy a rickshaw ride and see some finest silver jewelry shops, crafts and sweets. This place is teeming with people day and night. Later visit the JAMA MASJID, the largest mosque in the entire Indian subcontinent. Lunch at a local restaurant and continue towards Raj Ghat,Connaught Place, the India Gate, Parliament building, the President house and finally visit Bangla Sahib Gurdwara (Sikh Temple).
Back to hotel for dinner.
Day 6 | Delhi – Chomu
After busy day at Delhi with its overwhelming crowd, comesChomu, a serene place located 200 km from Delhi takes about 4 hours to reach.This is where your fairytale tour of Rajasthan begins, a land steeped in tradition and culture, royal yet modest, an elegantly 300-year-old fortified palace. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 | Chomu- Deogarh
Next stop will be Deogarh Palace, built in 1670 AD stands majestically at the top of a hill at an altitude of 2100 feet above sea level. This beautiful palace filled with glittering mirrors and impressive murals. It has a large courtyard where they arrange bonfire at night and one can sit there for hours to enjoy the surroundings and gazing at glittering stars shining bright at night. Dinner and night at the Palace hotel.
Day 8 | Deogarh – Udaipur
Before heading to Udaipur, hop on a local train to ride along with local people, just about half way have a delightful encounter with mischievous monkeys, will sure to add joy to your train journey. Enjoy a beautiful train ride through picturesque Aravalli hills offering splendid views. Upon arrival check in and some time to relax, dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 | Udaipur
After breakfast visit the “Royal Gardens of Saheliyon ki Bari” with musical fountains, marble elephants and lotus ponds, then visit the Jagdish temple dedicated to Vishnu, with an image of Vishnu as Jagannath, Lord of the Universe. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, the visit includes the City Palace, the largest in Rajasthan, the main part of the palace has been transformed into a museum. In the evening, at sunset, a romantic boat ride through Lake Pichola which has an 18th century palace in the middle of the lake the Lake Palace now converted into a luxury Palace hotel.
Day 10 | Udaipur- Ranakpur- Jodhpur
After breakfast, we will drive to the blue city of Jodhpur. The trip will be a bit long but very picturesque. On the way visit the Jain Temple of Ranakpur to see the finest carving of this marble temple. It is the largest and one of the five great pilgrimages of the Jains, truly an architectural wonder which took 65 years to complete Lunch at a local restaurant and continue to drive to Jodhpur, upon arrival check in, freshen up later dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 | Jodhpur
After breakfast, the exploration of the blue city of Jodhpur begins, first visit the mighty Mehrangarh (Mehran Fort), one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is located 410 feet (125 m) above the city and is surrounded by imposing thick walls. Within its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. Later visit the local market, perhaps some shopping. Lunch at a local restaurant. Later back to hotel for dinner & overnight.
Day 12 | Jodhpur – Dechu
Today’s morning will be much relaxed, after breakfast will continue our drive towards Dechu, first check in at the resort to freshen up and have lunch. Later hop on to 4×4 jeep for an existing desert safari, followed by a camel ride and finally time to check in into your own private Swiss tent, freshen up and come out to join everyone to a delightful evening and enjoy live performances by the traditional Rajasthani dancers and you are welcome to join them to learn some cool Rajasthani dance moves. To further make the evening warm and exiting, a wine & beer bar is installed so you can buy a drink or two to enjoy the evening to the fullest. Dinner and a memorable overnight at the Camp.
Day 13 | Dechu- Khejerla
After spending a dreamy night, you will be sad to leave or wish to spend another night at the camp. But wait next destination will equally delight you with its charming Khejrala fort palace. Located in a rural setting, this 400-year-old Fort Khejarla offers a refreshing experience. The magnificent red sandstone monument is a fascinating example of the architecture of the Rajputs. The exterior contradicts an inner paradise with a striking mix of art and architecture
leaving a great aura! The historical structure blends with the golden hue of the desert atmosphere and the picturesque setting of the suns in its most vibrant shades, giving it a fairy-tale appearance, simply indulge.
KHEJERALA FORT HOTEL
Jour 14 | Khejerla- Pushkar- Jaipur
After breakfast, on route to Jaipur will visit the holy city Pushkar, a leading Hindu pilgrimage. The city wraps itself around a sacred lake where Brahma (the creator of Universe) dropped a lotus flower. With 52 stairways and 400 milky blue temples, the city often buzzes in an episodic soundtrack of songs, drums and gongs, and songs of devotion. The main street is a long bazaar, selling anything to tickle, fancy of a traveler, hippiechic dutie-dye to didgeridoos. Despite the commercialism, the city remains charming and mystical. Lunch at a local restaurant and continue our bus ride to the pink city of Jaipur, upon arrival dinner & over night at Hotel in Jaipur.
JAIPUR: is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence.
Jour 15 | Jaipur
After breakfast visit the splendid Amber Fortress overlooking a lake and its surroundings. Climb to the top of the ramparts on the back of an elephant driven by a mahout. Inside the palace, religious ceremonies take place every morning in the Kal Temple.
Lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, walk in the “pink city” so full of life in the streets, cows, elephants; Bicycles and taxis meet in a loud sound of horns. You will pass by the famous Hawa Mahal (wind house), later visit the CITY PALACE and also the observatory JANTAR MANTAR.
A Bollywood movie night is next lined up at RAJ MANDIR, the largest movie theater with a capacity of 2,500 seats, with small waiting rooms, a bar and a very chic decor. Even if one does not understand Hindi, staying in nature is an experience of seeing India through India. This will leave with some surprise that Bollywood is a part of the Indian way of life.
Day 16 | Jaipur-Agra
Perhaps, the most awaited destination of your trip, Agra the city of the world’s most beautiful monuments THE TAJ MAHAL. Breakfast at the hotel at Jaipur and embark towards the final destination of the trip (may be not) on the way to Agra, visit Fatehpur Sikri, the magnificent fortified ghost town. Lunch at a local restaurant, then drive continue towards Agra, visit the red Fort, whose military power cannot be doubted. It was the residence of the Mughal emperors. Everyone has left its mark, the red sandstone of Akbar and Jahangir, the white marble of Shah Jahan. The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna, surrounded by a wall 20 to 33 meters high and 2500 m perimeter. Later check in at your hotel in Agra, dinner & overnight.
Day 17 | Agra – Delhi
Early morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Construction of this most beautiful monument, dedicated to love, was completed in 22 years.
After spending some unforgettable hours, back to hotel for breakfast. Later check out and proceed visit the red Fort,whose military power cannot be doubted. It was the residence of the Mughal emperors. Everyone has left its mark, the red sandstone of Akbar and Jahangir, the white marble of Shah Jahan. The fort stands on the banks of the Yamuna, surrounded by a wall 20 to 33 meters high and 2500 m perimeter. Lunch at a local restaurant and continue towards Delhi, upon arrival check in, rest of the evening free.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight: Delhi
Day 18 | Delhi- Varanasi
After breakfast, drive towards Delhi airport to take a flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, you will be transfer to your hotel with the assistance of Intersky Rep some briefing about the city and after some rest you will be picked up from the hotel to take you to the Ghat, also enjoy a rickshaw ride in the Varanasi’s most busy streets and feel the energy, later settle down the steps of the Ganges Ghat to attend to attend the mesmerizing Arati (elaborated prayer ceremony). The Brahmin (priests), oil lamps in hand, pray before the Ganges and bless the pilgrims. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight: Varanasi
Day 19 | Varanasi
Early morning proceeds towards a Ghatto a boat ride on the Ganges where you can see in the rising sun the women bathing discreetly in their saris, the men performing some yoga exercises and the Brahmin priests offering their Blessing. On the banks of the Ganges, Varanasi is the holy city of India where Hindus come to seek spiritual deliverance. Pilgrims flock to the ghats that lead to the river. The great attraction of Varanasi is the long string of ghats that line the western bank of the Ganges.Continuation of the walk along the banks of the ghats as well as the small alleys of the old town and visit the Bharat Mata temple. Return to the hotel forbreakfast. Some time to rest later visit Sarnath, one of the high places of Buddhism. It was there, in fact, that Buddha came to set in motion “The Wheel of the Law”, his first sermon. On the site, there are still remains of the buildings equipped by Ashoka himself, with the main temple of the 6th century, the Column of Ashoka and the Lady Stupa.
Lunch will be hosted at a unique restaurant, where many courses of meal will be serves in an authentic Indian tradition, using ancient serving platters and cutlery.
After lunch drive directly to the airport to take the flight to Delhi or Mumbai from where you will connect to your international flight.
Day 20 | On board your flight back home.
- International flights
- Hotels 4*,5* &heritage(3*).
- All Meals: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner.
- Air-Conditioned transport with Driver
- English-speaking local Guide.
- Entrance fee of all Monuments.
- Daily water bottle.
- Rickshaw ride at Delhi
- Tuktuk ride at Jaipur
- Train ride at Deogarh.
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort Jaipur
- Camel ride & jeep safari at Dechu
- Boat ride at lake Pichola, Udaipur.
- Boat ride at Varanasi.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips for the guide, driver, assistant driver.
- Baggage handling.
- Fees for use of cameras, videos, etc. required on some sites.
- Indian visa