Delhi | Jaipur | Agra
14 Days| 13 Nights Delhi to Delhi Land Tour
*per person, twin share, excl. flights
Single Supplement at an Additional AU$575.00
Maximum 16 persons.
Join this activity-packed tour and explore the Golden Triangle – an area that encompasses the three greatest cities in northwestern India, and hides some of the world’s finest heritage gems. A must-do, not just for culture or history buffs, but for everyone who wants to get introduced to India in its richest, enticing, most rewarding form.
After visiting magnificent historic monuments and overloading your senses with great food and entertainment, you’ll also be able to offer your goodness to people in need. As you connect with the locals and touch their lives with kindness, this tour will show you the immense impact your positive actions can have on humankind.
- 13 nights at three-star hotels
- Airport transfers & Private vehicle transfers on ground
- Bilingual local Guide and Tour Leader throughout tour
- 36 meals – Breakfast daily, 11 lunches and 11 dinners
- Entrance fees to 18 Must-See attractions including Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Jantar Mantar
- Half day cooking class
- Empowering change in local communities and giving students and teachers a helping hand.
Day 1 – Arriving in Delhi
- After a short introduction, our first stop is India Gate, one of Delhi’s most renowned landmarks and a war memorial to 80,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.
- Time to indulge in some tasty treats served up with a view. Your welcome dinner takes place at one of the premier Sky Bars in the city.
Day 2-6 – Travelling to and around Jaipur
- Our day begins with our private coach transfer to Jaipur, the famous Pink city and capital of the region of Rajasthan with a traditional lunch on route.
- After settling into our Heritage Hotel and getting to know the local area it’s time for a traditional dinner served up with entertainment and folk dance.
- Next on our tour we take in the impressive sight of the Janta Mantar observatory. That afternoon and following day we visit a local school just outside Jaipur. During this time, you’re able to provide support to teachers and students, share tips on best health and hygiene practices as well as empowering community change with smaller projects. During your visit you will see where the funds from the tour provide vital job opportunities, building works and hygiene and sanitation facilities.
- Sightseeing time again! We make a stop at the Palace of the Winds and marvel at its honeycombed pink sandstone windows; we then follow it by visiting the Maharaja’s City Palace. Outside of Jaipur before having the afternoon free to explore the city and its bustling markets before a group dinner.
- This morning we excite out tastebuds with a half day cooking class and lunch. In the afternoon we take a closer look at the 16th century Amer Fort, the extravagant residence of the wealthy Rajput Maharajas and their families
- We end our time in Jaipur with a meal at Chokhi Dhani, a mock Rajasthani village where you can witness the ancient tribal dance show. Learn the dance, then recharge with a wonderful Rajasthani Thali meal afterwards.
Day 7-9 – Discover Agra
- On our way to Agra, we stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient capital of the Mughal Empire that was allegedly abandoned due to lack of water in the past.
- The next morning we visit the famous attraction of Agra, The Taj Mahal. After admiring its beauty and learning the true history of this iconic sight we break for lunch. The afternoon takes us to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Agra Fort, a walled city hiding some of India’s finest Mughal buildings. We end the day with dinner from the rooftops with the Taj disappearing into the darkness.
- Day nine gives you the free time to explore Agra, whether it is to re-visit the Taj Mahal, explore the local markets or enjoy the facilities of the hotel. Sunset is enjoyed at the Moonlight Garden, a complex north of Taj-Mahal where we get a glimpse of the celebrated love between Shahjahan and Mumtaz Mahal and can marvel at the beauty of this attraction from across the river. We celebrate our last night in Agra with an authentic dinner.
Day 10-13 – Back to Delhi
- Before our trip back to Delhi, we start the day with a morning yoga class on the rooftop with a striking view of Taj Mahal. (Optional). On arrival back to Delhi we settle into our new hotel, with dinner included at your own leisure.
- The following two days in Delhi, we embark on our last empowering experience in the heart of this heaving city. A guided tour through the slums gives you a glance of India’s sordid underbelly, but also a chance to reach out to someone less fortunate. Here we visit local schools and actively engage with students, supply them with a variety of school materials, give them a hand with cleaning and upkeep of the premises as well as seeing the ongoing change and support the funds from the tours bring. (Exact activities will be determined based on the schools’ needs at the time.)
- The final two days will take us on a tour through some of the most famous sights of Delhi including Qutb Minar, Raj Ghat and Jasma Majid (Old Delhi). Our farewell dinner takes place in the heart of the new city with the chance for those who wish to celebrate the perfect place to do so.
Day 14 – Farewell and departure
- Our tour comes to an end. After breakfast, we head back to the airport and bid farewell – until the next time. For those who have opted for one of our ‘Independent Extensions’ to explore the country further relevant transfers and arrangements will be supported by your Tour Leader.
Sheathed in a colourful and dizzying blend of different people, languages, religions and cultures, India encapsulates the miracle of life like no other place on the planet. The cradle of humanity, the wellspring of civilization, and a global force home for 1.2 billion people that feels both familiar and mysterious at once.
Deeply inspiring and life-altering, India is an entire universe that pleads to be explored, over and over again. It will breathe a new life into your lungs, engulf you with a sense of gratitude, and vividly linger in your heart and memory.
Language: The national language of India is Hindi. Although it would take a while to learn the intricacies of such a complex language, you will have the opportunity to pick up some key words and phrases, which always is a delight to locals.
Cuisine: If you think India is all about curry, you have yet to experience the wide variety of delicacies it has to offer. From silver-covered sweets, to yoghurt-based drinks to beat the heat, and spices galore, Indian cuisine has something to satisfy everyone’s palette.
Local interaction: There is a saying in India, “Athithi Devo Bhava”, which means “the guest is God”. Indian people really go out of their way to please their guests. As the mannerisms are very different from what you may be used to, a cultural shock is probably inevitable; but give it a few days and you’ll soon integrate into the communities with ease.
Shopping in India: Be prepared to get mesmerized! The mix of crowds, flowers, altars, and trinkets make India’s markets an extraordinary experience in itself. From opulent saris to glittering jewellery, aromatic fresh spices to bobby pins and bangles, Indian markets are the perfect place to indulge your inner shopaholic.
Indian festivals: Like nothing you’ve experienced before, these festivals take over entire communities with music, chanting, dancing, a plenitude of food, and more. People of various religions celebrate festivals outside of their spiritual beliefs, such as Hindus attending church at Christmas, Muslims participating in Durga Purga, and Christians playing Holi. As one of India’s most fascinating aspects, this cultural melting pot is something you just have to see for yourself.
Best time to travel: The best time to visit India is between September and April, when the temperatures are cooler. After all, it’s easier to sightsee when the sun isn’t scorching down on you! Keep in mind that July signals the start of the spectacular monsoon season, which lasts until the beginning of September.
In the meantime, head to our Tour summary, and start daydreaming about your upcoming Indian adventure…
Frequently asked questions:
Tell me more about Empowerment Tourism and how your company helps the communities it works with?
– Find further information and FAQs about our project work here
May I bring a suitcase?
– We recommend a backpack or Duffle Bag.
Will I be met at the airport?
– We will collect you on the day you arrive (provided you have given us your arrival time and flight number!).
Do I need vaccinations?
– Ask your doctor.
Do I need travel insurance?
– A BIG YES!
Will there be Wi-Fi?
– All of our hotels have telephone lines and WiFi internet facilities except for Home-stay (if any).
Will there be mosquito nets?
– Yes, at the home-stay (if any).
Do I have to apply for Visa?
– YES. Holiday Visa. Check clause 13 under Terms & Conditions.
Do I need to arrange transport for my departure flight?
– We will drop you off at the airport on the day of departure.