Golden Triangle Tour India with Srilanka
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Golden Triangle Tour India with Srilanka
For first time travellers to India, there is no better option than the Golden Triangle Tour - Covering Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Only Few places in the world like Sri Lanka can offer the traveller a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique experiences within such a compact location.
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Day 02: Delhi City tour
After breakfast, Proceed to Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Enjoy a Cycle Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Drive past Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan , India Gate. Then visit Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot where he was cremated in 1948.
Later proceed for full-day tour of New Delhi. Visit "Qutab Minar ", which is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. Later visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Overnight in Delhi
Day 03: Delhi Heritage Trail Tour
After breakfast, Proceed to Visit The Heritage trail of historic city of Delhi.
Before Delhi was made capital of India, it was already established and got destroyed 07 times in its ravaged past. That famed past left behind a trail of historical monuments of bygone era. We will visit most prominent of them like "Mehrauli archaeological park", "Lodhi Gardens" & "Safdarjung Tomb."
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 04: Delhi - Agra, 204 Kilometers & 5 hours drive
Morning ( 7:30 AM ) After breakfast, drive to Agra by Newly constructed "Yamuna Express way". On arrival, first visit Tomb of "Itmad Ud Daulah" also known as "Baby Taj" and then check into the hotel. Later in the afternoon proceed to visit Agra fort also known as Red fort, it served Imperial Mughal capital before mughal rule shifted to Delhi.
Overnight at hotel
Day 05: Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur, 260 Kilometers & 6 hours drive
Early morning around 0630 AM visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise (closed every Friday). The white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of Yamuna, is the ultimate epitome of love. Owing to beautiful Mughal architecture, Taj features among the Seven Wonders of The World. After the visit of Taj Mahal, drive back to hotel. Freshen up and change, take your breakfast and drive to Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival at Jaipur, check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel
Day 06: Jaipur City Tour
After breakfast morning Visit Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back (on your own expense). Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful facade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture . Overnight at hotel.
Day 07: Jaipur - Delhi, 260 Kms & 06 hours drive & Delhi – Colombo by Flight
Post breakfast, drive back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, transfer to International Airport to board flight for departure to Colombo. Upon arrival at the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, you will be received warmly by our representative. You will then be escorted to your vehicle to begin your holiday in Sri Lanka. Transfer to the hotel. Check into the hotel. Freshen up and stay
overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Colombo - kandy
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit Colombo and Kandy.
Colombo, Colombo is the largest city and commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Located on the west coast, it is a busy and vibrant city with a mixture of modern and colonial impressions. Colombo has wildly varying architecture that span centuries and depict various styles. Many colonial buildings influenced by the Portuguese, Dutch and British exist alongside structures built in Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Indian and Contemporary architectural styles. Colombo also boasts many shopping malls and department stores that offer brand name clothing at highly discounted prices. Therefore, it has become an important shopping destination among tourists.
City Tour: While on your city tour in Colombo you may visit famous places including Galle Face Green, the Viharamahadevi Park, National Museum, Twin World Trade Center towers, Old Parliament Building, Fort district, Independence Hall at Independence Square, and prominent Buddhist, Hindu, Islam and Christian places of worship. For shopping, you may visit Odel, House of Fashion, Beverly Street, Majestic City, Noritake, etc.
Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage Enroute to your destination, you can visit one of the most important tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, the Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Volunteers and caretakers provide shelter and take care of orphaned, abandoned and injured elephants within the park. You can watch caretakers feed, bathe and help these gentle giants. You want walk with the herd to the nearby river to watch the elephants bathe and play around inwater.
Kandy Lying amidst the hills, Kandy is the last capital of the ancient kings of Sri Lanka. While being the second largest city in Sri Lanka it is also famous for its immense beauty and is named as one of the seven UNESCO declared World Heritage sites in the country. With its luxuriant prairie, picturesque lake, longest river of the country and misty mountains, Kandy successfully mesmerizes every visitor unsurprisingly. Overnight, stay at your hotel.
Day 09: Kandy
City Tour: While on your city tour you will visit one of the world heritages as well as a sacred place for the Buddhists all over the world; namely the Temple of tooth Relic known to the Sri Lankans as Dalada Maligawa. Your next visit will be to the Peradeniya Botanical Gardens which is a paradise for nature lovers. This beautiful flower Eden is restored with over 300 different varieties of orchids, other spices, medicinal plants and Palm trees. Every year more than 1.2 million people are enchanted by the beauty of these 147-acre flower gardens. The real evidence of the richness will be affirmed by your visit to the Gem Museum. Sri Lanka produces the finest quality of gems in the world. Semi-precious gems, the sapphires of Sri Lanka, which are very exclusive and comes in shades of blue, red, green, white etc. In the evening you will witness a traditional cultural dance show. Overnight, stay at your hotel in Kandy.
Day 10: Kandy - Bentota
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Today you will visit Bentota. Bentota, Bentota is the city of the Golden Beaches. You will be able to relax and feel the spirit of the sea and the warmth of the soft sand. The day is divided in between swimming in the water and bathing in the sun. Bentota provides the perfect turf for unfurled vacation at the beach. While enjoying the sun, sea and sand the water sports lovers can enroll themselves in various water sports bringing in the unique pleasure of this locale. Overnight, stay at your hotel in Bentota.
Day 11: Bentota
City tour: On your city tour you will enjoy a boat ride along the Madhu River. It is a scenic tour relaxing and interesting while passing many islets forested with mangroves and experience the natural rhythms as well. If you are looking for more exclusive experience visit the turtle hatchery too. The Turtle Hatchery is the prime turtle nesting site which was open by the Wild life Protection Society in 1981.Visitors can see huge tanks filled with new born turtle hatchlings. After being fed, the baby turtles are taken to the sea and released when they are 2-4 days old, usually during the safer hours of darkness. Stay at your hotel in Bentota for the night.
Day 12: Bentota - Colombo-Your own destination
Post breakfast, check out and you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home, with memories of a lifetime to cherish.
Tour Concludes with Happy Memories of India
|New Delhi||Hotel Intercity|
|Agra||Hotel Taj Villa|
|Jaipur||Hotel Traditional Haveli|
|Bentota||Hotel Oasey Beach Resort|
The above includes the following services :-
- 11 nights hotel accommodation on mention Hotel or Similar.
- Daily breakfast at the hotels on buffet / fixed menu.
- Horse cart Ride at Agra ( Parking area to main entry gate of Taj Mahal )
- Battery bus ride from Taj Mahal exit gate to parking area
- Elephant Ride at Amer Fort at Jaipur
- Daily one bottle of mineral water to each guest.
- Local English speaking guide during sight-seeing of monuments in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur ( In Srilanka, English speaking chauffeur cum guide will be there during sight-seeing )
- All sightseeing and transfers as mentioned in the itinerary by an exclusive
- Air conditioned car including driver charges, toll taxes, parking, fuel and permit charges
- Assistance upon arrival and departure.
- All applicable taxes.
- Video Camera charges
- Any major meals.
- Entrance fee of visiting places.
- Telephone call, laundry charges, portage, tips etc.
- Any flight / train fare, insurance, visa and vaccination etc.
- Any other services except those indicated in the list of inclusions
- Visit two exotic trips in one great price
- Discover 07 World Heritage Sites in this tour , Namely "Red fort", "Qutub minar", "Humayuns tomb", "Taj Mahal", "Agra Fort", "Jantar Mantar", "Amber Fort.
- Experience Sacred Hills of Kandy & Golden beaches of Bentota in Sri Lanka
- Includes 14 nights of accommodation, all transfers and excursions with an English-speaking Guide (India Only).
- Plus a daily breakfast
- Plus Cycle Rickshaw ride at Delhi, Horse cart Ride at Agra, Elephant Ride at Amber Fort
- Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage, Colombo
|DETAILS - GBP PER PERSON||RATES VALID: 1st October’16 TO 30st September’17|
|02 paying pax on TWIN sharing basis||GBP 1575 per person|
|Extra Bed Cost [3rd pax in the room]||GBP 650|
|Single room supplement||GBP 875 Per Person|