Colonial Cities & Golden Triangle Tour Of India 12 days

 
  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Private tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Family friendly

The private tour will begin in Mumbai the commercial capital of India. Explore magnificent monuments of colonial era and Elephanta Cave. Thereafter fly to Chennai another colonial city and gateway to French colonial town of Pondicherry. Next fly to Kolkata again a colonial city with many landmark of British & East India Company. Thereafter fly to Delhi a historic city ruled by 7 defferent dynasties before British. From here head to Agra an Imperial city with many monuments of Mughal including Taj Mahal. Further drive to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri lying in village. Visit the fort, palaces and bazaar in royal city Jaipur.


Day 1 Arrive Mumbai

On arrival at Mumbai airport assistance & transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Mumbai is disciplined by no time frame neither day nor night. Dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sport activity, nightclubs & discotheques, theatre, music & gourmet restaurants offers visitors a heady mix of all this and more. Rest time free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Mumbai (B)

City tour of Mumbai. Drive via Marine Drive one of the most beautifully laid boulevards in the city to reach Gateway of India. Board a ferry from here to reach Elephanta Caves (Monday closed). A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where caves are located. Afterwards cruise back to Gateway of India and then city tour. Drive pass CST & Parliament House. Visit Dhobhi Ghat to see the city famous open air laundry in action. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, a grade I Heritage Building of the city counted amongst one of the most prominent museums of India. The complex exhibits a myriad collection of ancient artefacts, artwork and sculptors of the country which give a unique insight into our past. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3 Mumbai - Chennai (B)

Transfer to airport to board flight for Chennai. On arrival assistance and transfer hotel check in. Later visit Fort St. George & St Mary`s Church inside the fort built by the British East India Company in 1640 AD. Kapaleeshwarar Temple a holy shrine of Lord Shiva originally built by the mighty Pallavas and rebuilt in 16th century by the Vijayanagar kings. Vadapalani Murugan Temple one of the most frequented places of worship for Hindus in Chennai. Government Museum built in the Indo-Sarcenic style it houses a rich collection of works of Raja Ravi Varma. Dakshinachitra Museum, one of the living-history museums. Santhome Cathedral a historical and ancient pilgrim centre, which was built during the 14th to the 15th century AD by the then reigning Portuguese. Drive Pass Marina Beach a 13kms long natural urban beach along the Bay of Bengal. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Chennai - Pondicherry (250kms) (B)

Drive to Pondicherry via visiting Kanchipuram an ancient city famous as city of thousands temple. And In Mahabalipuram visit Monolithic Temples Five Rathas an excellent examples of the evolution of Dravidian style architecture. Krishnas Butterball a gigantic granite boulder resting on a short incline. 7th century Cave Temples cut and decorated with panels in the Mamalla style. Shore Temple built with blocks of granite in 7th century during the rule of King Narsimha-Varman II Rajasimha the temple complex consisting of two Siva temples and a carving of Anantasayana Vishnu. The Arjuna`s Penance an enormous rock-cut relief, one of the largest in the whole world. On arrival check in & overnight at hotel.

Day 5 Pondicherry - Chennai (165kms)/ Kolkata (B)

Visit Aurovil an experimental community founded in 1968 by the spiritual leader Mirra Alfassa as a town where people from all over the world could live in harmony. Its focal point is the Matrimandir, a futuristic, spherical temple covered in gold discs. Pondicherry Museum it houses a fantastic collection of bronze sculptures of god and goddess, a wide gathering of temple lamps, handicrafts and art. Drive pass or walk through stunning French Quarters, charming mustard streets, colonial villas and vibrant Tamil settlements. Besides a very picturesque view of the lovely alleys and narrow lanes, you can also marvel at the gorgeous architecture of the French colonial settlements which include French consulate, Raj Nivas, Government Square, Churches & French schools. Later drive to Chennai airport to board flight for Kolkata. On arrival at transfer to hotel. check in & overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Kolkata (B)

City tour of Kolkata. Visit Fort William one of most enduring Raj-era edifices built during the early years of the Bengal Presidency of British India, on the eastern banks of the River Hooghly. Victoria Memorial the immaculate white memorial bounded by verdant greenery and broad roads dedicated to Queen Victoria. Inside the memorial there is a museum where you can see the dresses of the queen as well as different kinds of weapons used during that era. Netaji Bhawan a building maintained as a memorial and research center to the life of the Indian nationalist Netaji`s Subhas Chandra Bose. The house, built by Bose`s father in 1909, is owned and managed by the Netaji Research Bureau and includes a museum, archives and library. Howrah Bridge one of the most popular bridges of India, built on the river Hooghly. It is one of the major Kolkata attractions and people from different part of the country come here especially to witness this amazingly structured bridge. Dakshineswar Kali Temple one of the major pilgrimage center dedicated to Goddess Kali. Located on the bank of River Hoogly, the temple compound maintains a large courtyard with rooms along the boundary walls, twelve shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva, a bathing ghat on the river and a shrine dedicated to Rani Rashmoni. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Kolkata - Delhi (B)

Transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival assistance & transfer to hotel check in. Rest time free to relax. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 Delhi (B)

City tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the majestic Red Fort (closed on Monday) the residence of the Mughal emperor for nearly 200 years until 1857. Jama Masjid one of the largest mosques in the world built by Shah Jahan. Cycle Rickshaw ride in Chandni chowk & Khari Baoli Spice Market a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets. Raj Gath the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi where he was cremated after his assassination. In New Delhi visit Humayun Tomb the first garden-tomb in Indian subcontinent and an early example of Mughal architecture commissioned by Humayun`s first wife Empress Bega Begum in 1569-70. Qutab Minar a 73-metres tall minaret that forms part of the Qutb complex a fine examples of Afghan architecture. Lotus Temple a Bahai House of Worship notable for its flower-like shape. Also drive pass President House, Parliament & India Gate etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9 Delhi - Agra (204kms) (B)

Drive to Agra check in at hotel. Later visit Taj Mahal an ivory-white marble mausoleum commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal, it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. Agra Fort the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638. And Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb commissioned by Nur Jahan for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Agra - Jaipur (245kms) (B)

Drive to Jaipur via visiting Fatehpur Sikri an abandoned predominately a red sandstone construction sprawling over a huge area. See the graceful buildings including Diwan-E-Khas hall, Jodha Bai Palace, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & Buland Darwaza. Next visit Abhaneri a small village popular for India`s deepest, largest and amazing step well & a Hindu Temple. Continue drive to Jaipur check in at hotel. Evening explore the local market of Pink City. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 Jaipur (B)

City tour of Jaipur the first planned city of India. Established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, the king of Amber when he shifted his capital from Amber to the new city because of the rapidly-growing population and an increasing water scarcity. Noted architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya used the established principles of Vastu Shastra to build the city. In 1876, the Prince of Wales visited Jaipur and the entire Jaipur city was painted in pink the symbolic colors of hospitality to welcome him. Jaipur rises up majestically against the backdrop of the forts Nahargarh, Jaigarh and Garh Ganesh Temple. In morning visit Amber Fort followed by Jaigarh Fort. Later visit City Palace, Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Sisodia Rani Garden & Birla temple. Explore the famous bazaars of Pink City with its rich history and heritage exudes an amazing mix of royalty and art. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 Jaipur - Mumbai/Delhi (B)

Transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai. Or drive to Delhi to board departure flight.

* Please check prices for full list of inclusions and exclusions


Inclusions and exclusions

  • 11 Nights accommodation in selected price category hotels
  • Meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
  • Private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled drinking water in car
  • Government taxes
  • Agra x 1 night 3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Agra x 1 night 4* - Prime Plaza/ Crystal Sarovar Premier DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Agra x 1 night 5* - Mansion Grand/ Courtyard by Marriott DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 nights 3* - Raj Park/ MGM East Woods DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 nights 4* - The Raintree/ Accord Metropolitan DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Chennai x 1 nights 5* - ITC Grand Chola/ The Leela Palace DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Delhi x 2 nights 3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Delhi x 2 nights 4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Delhi x 2 nights 5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Jaipur x 2 nights 3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Jaipur x 2 nights 4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Jaipur x 2 nights 5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 nights 3* - Regenta Orko's/ The Fern Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 nights 4* - The Peerless Inn/ The Fern Residency DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Kolkata x 2 nights 5* - ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection/ The Lalit Great Eastern DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mumbai x 2 nights 3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mumbai x 2 nights 4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mumbai x 2 nights 5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 nights 3* - Shenbaga Hotel/ Annamalai International DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 nights 4* - Le Pondy/ The Windflower Resort & Spa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Pondicherry x 1 nights 5* - Palais De Mahe/ La Villa DEPENDING ON PRICE SELECTED
  • Mumbai - Chennai - Kolkata - Delhi & Jaipur - Mumbai flight fare approx INR 20,500 per person in economy class
  • Camera charges at monuments
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc
  • Gratuities & optional activities
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Available in

English
(Other than English guide subject to availability at additional cost)


Available for

Infants, Children, Students, Adults, Seniors



Departure & Return

Start city: Mumbai , Maharashtra, India

Pick up times available: 09:00

Pick up location: Mumbai Airport

Ends at: Jaipur Airport

Nearest airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM)



Covid-19 measures

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced

Eco Features:

  • Licensed tour guide

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 15 days or more before the travel date
20% cancellation fee - between 7-14 days before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $1274 per person

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* Free cancellation until 15 days before departure