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The perfect 4-day introduction to India!
In four days we will visit India’s most essential destinations including Agra’s Taj Mahal, Jaipur’s Amber Fort and Delhi’s cornucopia of fascinating sights. But a journey with Reality Tours is much more than traditional sightseeing.
Our Golden Triangle Express takes guests around the must-see sights and brings them closer to the real people that make India such a vibrant and beautiful place. And all this accompanied by our guides.
Our mission is to improve the quality of lives in the communities where we work. Like all of our tours, 80% of the profits fund our NGO based in Mumbai and Delhi. Thank you for supporting our programs by signing up for the tour.
Day 1 – Pick up from hotel in Delhi
Sightseeing in the city.
On your first day, we will travel together to the Sanjay Colony where you will have a walking tour of the community and get to know more about the working and home lives of its residents. The tour ends in the early afternoon and we will have the rest of the day to do some sightseeing and visit India Gate, Qitab Minar, and Humayan’s tomb . In the evening, your guide will take you on a welcome dinner or a street food tour!
Day 1: Street Food Tour dinner/welcome dinner, Sanjay Colony slum tour
Arrive in Jaipur on Day 2.
Travel by: Train
Estimated travel time: Approximately 5 hours
We’ll arrive in Jaipur and check in to our hotel.
Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India and you will soon notice this as almost every building within the historic centre is made and painted of pink terracotta colour. We will visit the stunning Amber Fort. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, this red sandstone building looks as majestic as it is fascinating. Once we back in the heart of the city, we’ll take time to admire the beauty of the Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous palaces in Jaipur.
In the evening there will be a walk with your guide, and then time to relax and have dinner.
Day 2: Train to Jaipur, entrance to Amber Fort
Travel by train to Agra, departing Jaipur in the morning.
Travel by: Train
Estimated travel time: 3.5 hours
Upon arrival in Agra we will check in the homestay where we will spend the night. Day to spend at your leisure or visiting other sights nearby. In the afternoon we will visit the Agra Fort and then the Taj Mahal at sunset, when you will be able to take some photos of this iconic building and enjoy the surroundings.
Day 3: Dinner with the family, entry to Agra Fort, entry to Taj Mahal
Travel back to Delhi
Travel by: Train
Estimated travel time: 2 hours
We will head back to Delhi.
Day 4: Travel to Delhi, Farewell dinner
We start the tour in Delhi, with a visit to the Sanjay Colony community. While India is a country with a rich history and fast growing modern economy, it still faces a plethora of social issues. In the afternoon, we’ll do a sightseeing tour of Delhi’s best sights!
Next we’ll go to Jaipur to explore another historical city of cultural treasures, most notably Amber Fort. Built in white marble and red sandstone, you can be sure this huge and exquisite fort will amaze you!
Then we’ll take a train to Agra and witness the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, the world’s most famous monument to romance.
At present all our tours in the Golden Triangle are of fixed itinerary and duration. Unlike many operators we directly arrange all the tour services ourselves without using any agents. This makes sure we are confident in the quality of the service offered and allows us to focus on our unique local community connections in the areas visited.
Nonetheless, all private tours can certainly be customised.
Yes, we do offer private tours, but the price will need to be increased accordingly. Please get in touch for a quote!
Delhi has an international airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport). Domestic flights from Mumbai and other major Indian cities are also available. Taking the train from Mumbai is another option if you’re up for a 24 hour overnight train!
Our minimum group size is 2 and maximum is 12.
We stay in well-appointed mid range hotels, locally owned where possible. All hotels have hot water and most have Wi-Fi. Single passengers will share a twin room with another group member of the same gender if required. You are welcome to pay extra to ensure you have a room to yourself throughout the trip – please get in touch for costs. Upgrades to 4* accommodation are available at an additional cost.
The tour includes various meals including breakfast in the majority of our overnight hotels, a welcome and a farewell dinner.
The package includes several activities and entry fees. We also have additional suggestions for activities that aren’t included in the tour price. Please see the itinerary tab to see the included and optional activities.
A deposit payment of 20% is required. Full payment is then due by at least 60 days before tour departure. Advanced payment is necessary to confirm the booking and can be made by paying by bank transfer or by using our online card payment system.
Yes absolutely! Our tours are minimum 2 people but for private tours we can look at providing dates that completely suit you. If you are interested in a shared tour we can often also still offer your preferred dates, guarantee the tour and invite other passengers to join.
All our tours ensure easy international and domestic flight connections before and after the tour. We do not arrange therefore but if there are any flights within your tour itinerary we do organise these and they are included within the tour cost.
All of our nearest arrival airports offer pre-paid, safe and simple taxi options to your start hotel. So we prefer to provide detailed information on this in advance rather than charge you extra unnecessarily like some operators!
My husband and I are usually very OCD when planning our overseas trip but somehow our India trip snuck up on us and we were scrambling to make plans. I read about Reality Tours in Lonely Planet and contacted them to see what tour would work for us. They did not have a scheduled Golden Triangle tour but said they could put one together for us. They planned every detail from picking us up at the Delhi airport and dropping us off. Due to our poor planning we changed our flight to Delhi 2 days before the trip and they were quick to accommodate us. The hotels were all decent. I wouldn’t say they were 5 star but they were clean and safe. Our tour guide, Sagar, was very knowledgeable and flexible. The Sanjay colony tour in Delhi was very eye opening. We asked if we could do the Delhi food tour instead of the farewell dinner and they were happy to do that.
When anyone asks about our India trip we are excited to tell them about this amazing company. We are already planning our next trip back to India with my parents and plan to have Reality Tours make all our arrangements.
I cannot recommend them enough!