Indian Getaway

28 Nov –
7 Dec 2024
Dive into the magic of India with this colourful journey to Agra, Jaipur and Delhi, packed with iconic sights, unforgettable flavours and irresistible energy.

What to expect

Itinerary

Day 1
Johannesburg – Delhi

Meet at O.R. Tambo International for your flight to Delhi.

Day 2
Welcome to India

On arrival in Delhi, we are met at the airport by a local guide and taken for an early breakfast. Refreshed after the long flight, we start our Indian adventure with a visit to the Qutab Minar, a soaring Afghan-style victory tower dating back to 1199 AD.

Then, we take a panoramic tour of New Delhi by tuk-tuk and see the city’s iconic landmarks. We visit Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and also the location of his 1948 assassination. We return to the hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening, we gather for a buffet dinner at the hotel.

 

  • Qutab Minar
  • Panoramic Tour of New Delhi
  • Gandhi Smriti

Day 3
Food & History in Agra

After breakfast at the hotel, we travel to Agra. On arrival, we set out on a food tour that sees us hop between shops and restaurants to taste the city’s most famous dishes. Later, we visit the Agra Fort, a palatial walled city constructed in terracotta red sandstone. In the afternoon, we check into our hotel. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. Tonight, a buffet dinner is served at the hotel.

Optional Mohabbat-E-Taj Show

In the evening, enjoy an optional Mohabbat-E-Taj show at an additional cost. Presented in the famous Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Centre, the show depicts the love story between Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

  • Agra Food Tour
  • Agra Fort
  • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Optional Mohabbat-E-Taj Show

Day 4
The City of the Taj

Awake at dawn to explore the Taj Mahal at sunrise. In the early morning light, the dome of this magnificent monument takes on the golden, pinkish hue of the sky, a sight mirrored in the marble reflecting pool at its feet. It was built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third and most beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Then, we see a Zardozi embroidery demonstration, in which heavy and elaborate designs are made on delicate fabrics using gold and silver thread. We return to the hotel for breakfast. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. This evening, we gather for a buffet dinner in the hotel.

  • Taj Mahal
  • Zardozi Embroidery Demonstration
  • Day at Leisure

Day 5
Palaces, Pavilions and Temples

This morning, we depart from Agra and make our way to Jaipur. We stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent fortified ancient city that was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. Founded in the 16th century, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a complex of palaces and pavilions built in the Indo-Islamic style. We drive through Abhaneri, a small village famous for the Chand Baori stepwell and adjoining Harshat Mata Temple. The exquisite stepwell has 3,500 cascading steps, which descend 30 metres into a deep, green tank. We arrive in Jaipur late in the afternoon and check into our hotel, where we savour a buffet dinner.

  • Journey to Jaipur
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Chand Baori Step Well

Day 6
Rajasthani Crafts and Culture

Awake in Jaipur. The Pink City of India is named for the rosy hue that colours many of its key buildings. We start our discovery of Jaipur with a visit to the Amber Fort, an extensive palace complex built in 1592. We return to Jaipur for some shopping in the city’s world-famous bazaars. Next, we participate in a sari and turban-tying experience, a custom at the heart of local culture. Lunch, which is for your account, is enjoyed at a local restaurant. This evening, we are treated to an Indian cooking demonstration, followed by a buffet dinner in the hotel’s banquet hall.

  • Amber Fort
  • Shopping in Jaipur
  • Sari and Turban Tying Experience
  • Indian Cooking Demonstration

Day 7
The Pink City

After breakfast, we head to the City Palace in the heart of Old Jaipur. We admire the palace’s colourful interiors, see the Royal Observatory, and stop for a photo opportunity at the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. After some shopping at a local bazaar, we take a heritage walk through the city to see some of Jaipur’s traditional trades and landmarks. The afternoon is spent at leisure, and dinner is enjoyed at the hotel.

  • City Palace
  • Jantar Mantar: Royal Observatory
  • Hawa Mahal: The Palace of Winds
  • Heritage Walk in Jaipur
  • Maharaja Library
  • Maniharo Ka Raasta
  • Afternoon at Leisure

Day 8
From Jaipur to Delhi

Today, we travel from Jaipur to Delhi, the final leg of our Golden Triangle route. On arrival, we check into our hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a buffet dinner is served at the hotel.

  • Journey to Delhi
  • Afternoon at Leisure

Day 9
Old Delhi and New Delhi

After breakfast, we set off on a full day of sightseeing. We dive into Old Delhi’s narrow streets with an exhilarating rickshaw ride and stroll through the Chandni Chowk market. We visit the immense Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat, a memorial that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation. We stop at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a Sikh temple and communal kitchen. We have a farewell lunch at a local restaurant and then explore New Delhi, a city of grand boulevards, green parks, and impressive government buildings. Later, we return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Tour of Old Delhi
  • Bangla Sahib Temple
  • Farewell Lunch
  • Tour of New Delhi

Day 10
Return to The City of Gold

This morning we are transferred to the airport for our return flight to Johannesburg. As we bid each other goodbye, we think back on the many wonders of India we’ve seen and experienced over the course of our trip.

Meet at O.R. Tambo International for your flight to Delhi.

On arrival in Delhi, we are met at the airport by a local guide and taken for an early breakfast. Refreshed after the long flight, we start our Indian adventure with a visit to the Qutab Minar, a soaring Afghan-style victory tower dating back to 1199 AD.

Then, we take a panoramic tour of New Delhi by tuk-tuk and see the city’s iconic landmarks. We visit Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and also the location of his 1948 assassination. We return to the hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening, we gather for a buffet dinner at the hotel.

 

  • Qutab Minar
  • Panoramic Tour of New Delhi
  • Gandhi Smriti

After breakfast at the hotel, we travel to Agra. On arrival, we set out on a food tour that sees us hop between shops and restaurants to taste the city’s most famous dishes. Later, we visit the Agra Fort, a palatial walled city constructed in terracotta red sandstone. In the afternoon, we check into our hotel. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. Tonight, a buffet dinner is served at the hotel.

Optional Mohabbat-E-Taj Show

In the evening, enjoy an optional Mohabbat-E-Taj show at an additional cost. Presented in the famous Kalakriti Cultural and Convention Centre, the show depicts the love story between Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

  • Agra Food Tour
  • Agra Fort
  • Afternoon at Leisure
  • Optional Mohabbat-E-Taj Show

Awake at dawn to explore the Taj Mahal at sunrise. In the early morning light, the dome of this magnificent monument takes on the golden, pinkish hue of the sky, a sight mirrored in the marble reflecting pool at its feet. It was built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third and most beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Then, we see a Zardozi embroidery demonstration, in which heavy and elaborate designs are made on delicate fabrics using gold and silver thread. We return to the hotel for breakfast. The rest of the day is spent at leisure. This evening, we gather for a buffet dinner in the hotel.

  • Taj Mahal
  • Zardozi Embroidery Demonstration
  • Day at Leisure

This morning, we depart from Agra and make our way to Jaipur. We stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent fortified ancient city that was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. Founded in the 16th century, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a complex of palaces and pavilions built in the Indo-Islamic style. We drive through Abhaneri, a small village famous for the Chand Baori stepwell and adjoining Harshat Mata Temple. The exquisite stepwell has 3,500 cascading steps, which descend 30 metres into a deep, green tank. We arrive in Jaipur late in the afternoon and check into our hotel, where we savour a buffet dinner.

  • Journey to Jaipur
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Chand Baori Step Well

Awake in Jaipur. The Pink City of India is named for the rosy hue that colours many of its key buildings. We start our discovery of Jaipur with a visit to the Amber Fort, an extensive palace complex built in 1592. We return to Jaipur for some shopping in the city’s world-famous bazaars. Next, we participate in a sari and turban-tying experience, a custom at the heart of local culture. Lunch, which is for your account, is enjoyed at a local restaurant. This evening, we are treated to an Indian cooking demonstration, followed by a buffet dinner in the hotel’s banquet hall.

  • Amber Fort
  • Shopping in Jaipur
  • Sari and Turban Tying Experience
  • Indian Cooking Demonstration

After breakfast, we head to the City Palace in the heart of Old Jaipur. We admire the palace’s colourful interiors, see the Royal Observatory, and stop for a photo opportunity at the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. After some shopping at a local bazaar, we take a heritage walk through the city to see some of Jaipur’s traditional trades and landmarks. The afternoon is spent at leisure, and dinner is enjoyed at the hotel.

  • City Palace
  • Jantar Mantar: Royal Observatory
  • Hawa Mahal: The Palace of Winds
  • Heritage Walk in Jaipur
  • Maharaja Library
  • Maniharo Ka Raasta
  • Afternoon at Leisure

Today, we travel from Jaipur to Delhi, the final leg of our Golden Triangle route. On arrival, we check into our hotel and spend the afternoon at leisure. Tonight, a buffet dinner is served at the hotel.

  • Journey to Delhi
  • Afternoon at Leisure

After breakfast, we set off on a full day of sightseeing. We dive into Old Delhi’s narrow streets with an exhilarating rickshaw ride and stroll through the Chandni Chowk market. We visit the immense Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat, a memorial that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation. We stop at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a Sikh temple and communal kitchen. We have a farewell lunch at a local restaurant and then explore New Delhi, a city of grand boulevards, green parks, and impressive government buildings. Later, we return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

  • Tour of Old Delhi
  • Bangla Sahib Temple
  • Farewell Lunch
  • Tour of New Delhi

This morning we are transferred to the airport for our return flight to Johannesburg. As we bid each other goodbye, we think back on the many wonders of India we’ve seen and experienced over the course of our trip.

Experience the vibrance of Indian Getaway

Discover the Golden Triangle in India with a luxury small group tour

Get ready to plunge head-first into the colourful, chaotic and magnetic beauty of India. Trace the famous Golden Triangle route on this compact tour, which takes you to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.

Begin in the pulsing streets of Delhi and explore the city by tuk-tuk. Next, head to Agra. Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, visit the Agra Fort and take a delicious food tour of the best local spots. In Jaipur, discover ornate temples and palaces, go shopping in bustling bazaars and uncover the city’s rich artisan culture. On your return to Delhi, stroll the maze-like alleys of Chandni Chowk and see the colonial finery of New Delhi.

In the company of local guides, encounter iconic sights, lesser-known gems and rich local culture. Guided experiences and pre-arranged transfers allow you to fully surrender to the journey. By night, retire to handpicked luxury hotels where you can rest and refresh before returning to the buzz and pulse of India’s streets.

Indian Getaway is the perfect introduction to the wonderful diversity of this fascinating country.

 

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The tour leader collects a set amount from each member of a tour. This kitty is then used to tip the local tour guide and city guides, bus drivers, any other assistants, and restaurant staff. We believe in tipping for good service as a token of appreciation, especially as many workers in tourism rely on tips to supplement their income.

Although we cannot apply on your behalf, we are more than willing to give guidance and assistance with completing forms. We do this for many clients on a near-daily basis. It does, however, remain the responsibility of the client to ensure that they get the correct visa on time.

Remember that we limit the number of guests on our tours. This means more time at stops and sites. We definitely do not do groups of 30 pax, where guests are rushed from one site to the other. There is enough time to explore on your own.

We always suggest USD/Euro 50 to USD/Euro 100 per person per day. As we mostly include two meals per day on our tours, this will be enough for lunch/dinner, some snacks, and memento shopping. Should you want to buy larger items, we suggest taking along your credit card. Remember to advise the bank that you will be travelling.

You can contact us at info@seagulltours.co.za or +27 42 296 0475