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Essential India

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Starts
New Delhi
+3 Destinations
Golden Triangle
Ends
New Delhi
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Highlights

  • Explore colorful Dehli
  • Let Jaipur and its Amber Fort surprise you
  • Do not miss a visit to the Taj Mahal
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri, a remarkably well-preserved city
Age range
18 to 35 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Jeep & 4WD
Travel style
Discovery, Coach / Bus
Start and end in New Delhi! With the discovery tour Essential India, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. Essential India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

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  • AS
    Written on April 29, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    The tour covers the basics but myself and friend Amanda took a private walking spice market tour the day we flew out. Was 4 hours long and was one of the better experiences of the trip. You can pick and choose what meals you want to or not want to eat so if your a bit unwell like we both were you can actually see the ingredients and cooking processes and the intense aromas. The tour could have covered the pricing process better for optional activities like cooking at the family house in Jaipur, 2310 Rupees through the tour and less if we book straight through the family/hotel. It leaves us questioning the pricing of certain optional activities. Overall it was a good trip but it wasn’t fantastic.
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  • GJ
    Written on January 21, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    My Fiancé and I did the 8-day golden triangle tour which was a great way of seeing a lot in a relatively short space of time. We only had 5 people on our tour which was perfect for having company whilst not making it too difficult to make group decisions on what to see and do. Transport: The tour bus was great with comfy leather arm chairs and aircon. The driver was very careful and safe and didn't use the horn at all which made for comfortable travel days. Accommodation: Was mostly OK 3-star hotels with good clean rooms and tidy bathrooms. The hotel in Delhi, where we stayed at the beginning and end of the trip, was disappointing. It was in an area that did not feel particularly safe to walk around in, especially for women. We also had to be changed rooms on both occasions that we stayed there as the rooms smelt very strongly of pesticides which made breathing very difficult for both of us as mild asthmatics. I was struck down with acute gastro, along with another tour member, after eating at the in-house restaurant at our hotel in Jaipur. You kind of expect that you may get sick in India, but you expect that hotels should be a safe option. The hotel did not seem to be overly concerned that multiple people got sick from their food. The hotel in Agra was the highlight of the accommodation, being modern, clean with great restaurants and being walking distance to the Taj Mahal. Sights: Everything on the itinerary was worth seeing and thoroughly interesting. We missed out on seeing the sights in Jaipur (due to gastro) so can't say much about them. Thanks to our Tour guide we were able to see several sights that weren't on the itinerary which involved the Spice market in Old Delhi, Chand Baori (Step well) in Jaipur which involved spending time with a lovely old couple at their home. Tour Guide: Our tour guide was okay, but my fiancé found that the tour guides account of Indian historical facts wasn't entirely accurate since my fiancé had studied Indian history. The guide was generally friendly and approachable, but I was disappointed that he didn't make an effort to learn my name and completely ignored me when we were saying our goodbyes. However, on a positive note, the guide catered for our demands as a group i.e. making sure the places we stopped for food and toilet breaks were clean and tidy, organising drinks etc. Travel Talk: The only concern we had was the local payment option where we were told to carry Rs 26,000 in cash and was told there was no online option to make the payment while booking the tour. Carrying that much on your person isn't convenient or safe in India. Due to demonetization in India early 2017 the higher denomination notes weren't available in the ATMs and you would need to withdraw the amount in smaller denominations which meant large numbers of notes. Also, while booking the tour online, we felt it was a bit misleading that the local payment amount wasn't included in the tour price.
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Delhi
  2. Day 2: Delhi City Tour
  3. Day 3: Delhi, Jaipur
  4. Day 4: Jaipur
  5. Day 5: Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
  6. Day 6: Agra, Taj Mahal
  7. Day 7: Agra, Delhi
  8. Day 8: Delhi

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  • Transport

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    • Is there an extra charge if traveling alone?

      The single supplement is completely optional. You are not required to pay a single supplement to join the tour. The tour price advertised is based on a twin share basis, if you are a single traveller you will be roomed with a passenger of the same gender. The single supplement optional cost is if you would like your own room on the tour.

    • I am a very fit 68 yearr old, and I love the company of people of all ages, can I join this tour?

      If you are fit to do our tours, you are more than welcome to join us.

    • Is the Holy festival included on the tour?

      The Holy Festival is not included in the tour. If this trip isn't quite what you were looking for, we still have plenty of fantastic tours. Get in contact with us and our customer support team will work on pairing you with the perfect adventure.

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    Vaccinations

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    Typhoid
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
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    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
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    Location
    Start and end in New Delhi.
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    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $120 to confirm this Travel Talk booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 15 September 2018 the full payment of $604 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $604 for Essential India, but the deposit of $120 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 641 km.
    • New Delhi (India)
    • 238 km
    • Jaipur (India)
    • 187 km
    • Fatehpur Sikri (India)
    • 36 km
    • Agra (India)
    • 179 km
    • New Delhi (India)

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