Manage by Odyssey Manager™
This tour is managed from Delhi airport to Delhi airport by in house trained Indian Odyssey Manager™. They are trained to manage tours for foreign guest and provide customized information based on Guest’s preferences including general information and legends. Odyssey Manager spend 8-12 hours with our Guest after receiving them on their arrival till their depart to make sure all the services are provided as per the itinerary and manage any contingencies arising along the way, saving valuable time of our Guest. Guest can request Odyssey Manager for any possible changes in itinerary or visits along the way.
Well known Golden Triangle of India covers three most beautiful and captivating cities of the country ¬ Delhi (the capital of India), Agra (the city of Taj) and Jaipur (the land of Rajput kings). It is a kaleidoscope that presents the Indian pageantry in its most colorful forms and offers you a dazzling vista of stately and grandiose architectural buildings, forts and palaces with a legendary heritage and a fertile and affluent tradition of art and culture. These cities are undoubtedly, the epitomes of Indian cultural, historical and architectural heritage and have all been the capitals of the princely states at least in the past. The blessed experience of viewing the world-famous monument of Shahjahan's love - Taj Mahal, the imperial, elegant and imposing buildings of Lutyens' New Delhi and the regal splendor of the desert city of Jaipur, will certainly leave an indelible expression in the deepest recesses of your heart.
Each city has its own unique identity made up of a combination of different sights, sounds and experiences. Delhi is as modern as any big cosmopolitan city with a degree of sophistication that comes from being the ruling capital of a nation and modernity that comes from being frequented people of all nationalities and cultures. Agra showcases the opulence of the Mughal Empire while a royal elephant ride and warm welcome in the city of Jaipur reminiscent of to the city’s medieval Rajput culture. This Golden Triangle is one of the hot-picks and has beckoned tourists for long and no city is more than 250 km away from another of the triangle and is connected well by roads.
Bottled Water and Drinks:
Every day 1000 ml of bottled water is provided by your Odyssey Manager throughout your stay. We request all our guests to use bottled water especially when brushing teeth to make sure they stay healthy during their stay in India. Beside bottled water all other drinks provided includes all the drinks provided during breakfast at your hotel. Extra soft or hard drinks, bottled water ordered in Restaurants or at your hotel are not included in the cost and need to be paid by the guest.
We believe tipping is rewarding the service staff and it is part of the culture in India. Everyone in service industry expects to be rewarded. We encourage rewards for good services by guest. We believe fixed tips become the part of wages and even those who do not perform receives the same reward. Guest needs to be ready to pay petty rewards to hotel staff and city guides and finally be ready to reward your long term service provider like driver and Odyssey Manager and their assistant in case of big group. All rewards need to hand over directly either by the foreign tour leader or by one of the guest on behalf of the group based on performance and courteous services. You can always check with your Odyssey Manager about the tipping or discuss with your agent before flying to India.
What to Expect
Day 1: ARRIVE DELHI – AGRA
Arrive Delhi airport by Jet Airways flight at 0215 hour. On arrival drive 200kms/4 hours to Agra. On arrival transfer to Hotel and enjoy your breakfast at your Hotel. In the 16th and 17th century Agra was the capital of India. Most of its monuments and forts are constructed in that era. Around 1200 noon drive for Lunch and shop around Agra. Around 1600 hour visit Agra Fort. Free afternoon for shopping and own activities.
Day 2: AGRA – JAIPUR
After breakfast visit Taj Mahal (Friday Closed). Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful masterpieces of architecture in the world. Built entirely by white marble, Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world. Some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed
After lunch drive 237 Km/over 5 hours drive to Jaipur visiting ruined city Fatehpur Sikri on the way. The attractions in Fatehpur Sikri are Jama Masjid - a beautiful building containing elements of persian and Hindu Design, The main entrance is through the 54 m high Buland Darwaza, the Gate of Victory, constructed to commemorate Akbar 's victory in Gujarat. Birbal Bhavan, built either by or for Raja Birbal, Akbar's favourite courtier, this small palace is extremely elegant in its design and execution. Hiran Minar (Deer Minaret) is said to have been erected over the grave of Akbar's favourite elephant. Panch Mahal - This amusing little five-storey palace was probably once used by the ladies of the Court and originally had stone screens on the sides. The lower floor has 56 columns , no two of which are exactly alike. On arrival check in to the Hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure. Free afternoon to shop or walk around Jaipur.
Day 3: JAIPUR
After breakfast excursion to Amber Fort. Amber Fort with Jeep ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.
After lunch city tour of Jaipur. Visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. 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. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. 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.
Day 4: JAIPUR – DELHI
After breakfast leave hotel by 0730 hour drive to Delhi. On arrival, drive around providing deeper understanding of Indian ancient and contemporary history. Drive around the India’s major administration and legislature assembly house known as Sansal Bhawan (Parliament House), Presidential House and North and South Block where all the important Ministries of India including Defense, Foreign, Finance, Home Affairs Ministries are located finally stopping at India Gate. Finally driving past Red Fort with its striking massive red sandstone walls above the clamor of ‘Old’ Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Moghul emperors, and finally visiting Jama Masjid – the largest Mosque in India. We end the day after walk through the streets of Old Delhi around Jama Masjid. Free afternoon for shopping and own activities..
Day 5: FLY HOME
Early morning transfer to airport to board on your scheduled flight to Singapore by Jet Airways.
Things to Note
Entrance Charges Included:
- Agra: Taj Mahal (Friday Closed) and Agra Fort
- Fatehpur: Fatehpur Sikri
- Jaipur: City Palace, Observatory and Amer Fort
All other entrance charges and elephant ride charges extra.
Standard Hotels Envisaged:
- Delhi: Country Inn and Suite
- Agra: Howard Park Plaza / Marina Agra
- Jaipur: KK Hotel and Convention Centre
- 4 Breakfast, 4 Lunch & 4 Dinner
- Airport transfers and all transport costs in chartered transport as per the itinerary.
- Hotels as per the option selected or similar standard with all meals.
- Entrance charges as indicated included in the cost above.
- 1000 ml bottle water per person per day.
- Local guides at monuments during sightseeing.
* Add Odyssey Manager: If added in cost provided from Delhi to Delhi along with local guides provided during sightseeing wherever needed.
* Add Chinese OM: Indian, Malaysian or Singaporean Chinese Speaking Tour Leader provided from Delhi to Delhi if added in cost providing along with all other services opted and added.
- All expenses of personal nature like drinks, tips, telephone calls etc.
- Any other expenses paid due to any change in itinerary.
- Insurance, medical and evacuation charges if any.
Please note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you