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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 your tour guide.
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 Reality Gives, our NGO based in Mumbai and Delhi. Thank you for supporting our programs by signing up for the tour.
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Your guide will meet you at your hotel and on your first day you can do any of the city tours or slum tours which we do. We suggest in the morning visiting Sanjay Colony, a small slum built on 25 acres of land located in the south of Delhi near the Bahai Lotus Temple and Iskcon temple. Learn about the working and residential life and witness how despite the challenging living conditions, it remains an area charged with positive energy and strong community. You will also learn about the NGO programs run by our sister NGO Reality Gives, which are directly supported by your visit.
In the afternoon we suggest doing some more traditional sightseeing of your choice such as visiting India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, Agrasen ki Baoli (a stepwell) and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a Sikh temple and one of the largest community kitchens in India which feeds more than 10,000 people per day. In the evening, if you still have the energy, you can explore old Delhi and go on our popular food tour if you wish!
– Sanjay Colony Slum Tour
– Sightseeing tour
– Old Delhi Tour (Food not included)
– Entry fee to Qutub Minar: INR 500pp
– Entry fee to Humayun’s Tomb: INR 500pp
– Entry fee to Red Fort: INR 500pp
We’ll leave Delhi in the morning by train (5 hrs), arriving in Jaipur at lunch time, and will then check in to our hotel. We will then visit Amber Fort with its magnificent views. Later we’ll walk around the pink city visiting Jantar Mantar, Hawal Mahal and some markets including Bapu Bazaar.
– Local Guide for Amber Fort
– Local Guide for Jantar Mantar
– Entry to Amber Fort: INR 400pp
– Entry to Hawa Mahal: INR 250pp
– Entry to Jantar Mantar: INR 250pp
In the morning, we’ll get the morning train to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal and Magnificent Agra Fort. We will arrive in Agra late at midday where we’ll check into a family run guest house; afterwards we’ll explore Mehtab Bagh, a small 22 acre Persian-style garden located next to the Yamuna river, offering a very unique view of the Taj Mahal. Later we’ll visit the massive Agra Fort, built with red sandstone, before returning to the homestay to enjoy a vegetarian meal.
– Homestay dinner
– Local Guide at Agra Fort
– Entry fee to Mehtab Bagh: INR 300pp
– Boat ride on Yamuna river behind Taj: INR 500pp
– Entry fee to Agra Fort: INR 500pp
Today we’ll wake up early to see the Taj Mahal at sunrise- the best time to visit. We come back to our guest house to have a late breakfast and then check out and drive to Delhi.
On the way we will stop at a small village where you will get an understanding of how the majority of India’s population live with their unique traditions and customs. You will also have the option to visit Mathura and Vrindavan (the birth place of Lord Krishna, one of the HIndu gods).
We’ll arrive in Delhi in the evening, and you probably won’t have much energy to do anything else! This will be the end of your tour
– Local Tour Guide at Taj Mahal
– Entry fee to Taj Mahal: INR 1300pp
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!