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Golden Triangle tour packages India

Discussion in 'Travel advice' started by SArvind, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. SArvind

    SArvind New Member

    I will soon be visiting India, and it has not been decided yet whether we would do the Golden Triangle tour. I would like to know from members who have been on the Golden Triangle tour of what kind of packages are available and whether we can book the tour last minute or not?

    Instead of spending one day at each destination I actually wish to spend 3 days at each place, is this something which is possible in the packages provided?
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!


    Overview

    For travellers to India, the Golden Triangle Tour is an important circuit when it comes to heritage sites. It goes through three of the most historically significant cities in the country, namely: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. By doing this tour, you would be exposed to the important architectural masterpieces during the Mughal and Rajput eras. The three cities form a triangle, when traced into a map, hence the name. It is considered as the Golden Triangle because of the golden knowledge and heritage you would learn as soon as you trace the histories of these cities. Fortunately, there are many tour companies providing travellers with packages to further ease their worries about doing the Golden Triangle Tour.

    Golden Triangle Tour Packages in India

    For those who prefer tour agencies instead of planning their itineraries by themselves, you have many of options. There are many advantages to acquiring the help of a tour agency. For instance, the entire planning, from the destinations and up to the schedules, are left completely up to the agency. Even the transportation to be used would be under the planning of the agency. For families or even big groups, tour agencies usually have packages that can help them save money. Below, we would highlight some of the best tour agencies offering packages for the Golden Triangle Tour.

    Best Tour Agencies for the Golden Triangle Tour

    Tour Agency NameCustomisable Golden Triangle TourDays in PackageTransportOther Inclusions
    ARV HolidaysYesFourIncludedSightseeing, Breakfast and Hotel
    City Linkers Tours & TravelsYesSevenIncludedSightseeing, Breakfast and Hotel
    Universal Travels & Allied ServicesYesSixIncludedSightseeing, Breakfast and Hotel
    Sodha TravelYesEightIncludedEntrance Fees, Sightseeing, Breakfast and Hotel
    Make My TripYesSixIncludedEntrance Fees, Sightseeing, Breakfast and Hotel
    Ritual HolidaysYesSixIncludedSightseeing, Breakfast and Hotel
    The table above highlights some of the best tour agencies for offering the Golden Triangle Tour to travellers. The best thing about these tour agencies? They offer customisable tours so even if the days mentioned above don't do quite well for you, you can just customise the tour according to the specific days you want. You could also see the other inclusions of the tour above, like transport and also the sightseeing, breakfast, accommodation plus entrance fees to monuments.

    1. ARV Holidays - Founded over six years ago, ARV Holidays offers both local and international tours for travellers. For their Golden Triangle Tour Package, it covers the three cities, namely: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, in that order. In Delhi, you would cover places such as the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Jama Masjid, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Connaught Place, Lotus Temple, Parliament Building and Birla Temple. In Agra, you would cover Sikandra, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulan's Tomb. On your way to Jaipur, you would visit Fatehpur Sikri and the usual attractions in the Pink City like City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Palace and Rambagh Palace. On your last day before leaving Jaipur, you would visit the Amber Fort and Palace as well. Aside from sightseeing, breakfast is already included in all the days of your tour. Hotel is already included too.
    • Address - No. 402, 2nd Floor, Building No. 3, Kaluram Market, MG Road, Ghitorni, New Delhi, Delhi 110030, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 85270 06665.
    2. City Linkers Tours - With over two decades in its hat, the City Linkers Tours is yet another good option. They specialise in tours of the Golden Triangle specifically. Their Golden Triangle Tour (7 Days) covers the three cities of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi, in that order. While the price for this tour isn't included in their website, you can always inquire about it through their contact number, which would be given below. Starting with Jaipur, you would cover sites like the Amber Fort and Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar. In Agra, you would visit both the Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. Lastly, in Delhi, you would be taken to its older side to explore the sights of the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Ashoka Pillar and Akshardham Temple. Also included are the newer sights of Rajpath, Connaught Place, India Gate, House of Parliament and Qutub Minar. Breakfast is already included in all the days you're staying in the hotel.
    • Address - SQ 33, 1st Floor, Block H, Saket, New Delhi 110017, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 11416 31315.
    3. Universal Travels & Allied Services - Founded by Mr. Ravi Rawal over 40 years ago, the Universal Travels & Allied Services (UTAS) caters to both local and international tourists. Their Golden Triangle Tour is customisable but the package itself lasts for six days. The tour starts from Delhi, where you would cover sites such as Raj Ghat, Shanti Vana, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. By afternoon, sites such as Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Lakshminarayan Temple would also be explored. You would also pass by attractions such as the President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place. In Agra, you would cover Sikandra, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. On your way to Jaipur, the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri would also be covered. Other sites that you would explore in Jaipur are the Amber Fort and Palace, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and lastly, the Hawa Mahal. All meals for breakfast would be included in your whole stay in three cities. Transport is also already included in the package.
    • Address - No. 142, Ist Floor Hotel Janpath, New Delhi 110001, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 11233 43820.
    4. Sodha Travel - With such humble beginnings, Sodha Travel knows the deepest needs of each traveller. It was Allison Sodha who founded the company because she knows that India has more to offer for travellers. Their Golden Triangle Tour Package, so named the Golden Experience, is quite extensive. Unlike the packages of the other tour agencies, they have some add-ons that are quite unique. For instance, in Delhi, you would enjoy an auto rickshaw ride in the busy streets of Chandni Chowk. By the next day, you would explore the newer sights in the city, like the India Gate, President's Palace, Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb. In Agra, you would enjoy sights such as the Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh and a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal. On your way to Jaipur, you would visit the city of Fatehpur Sikri before embarking on an elephant ride in the Amber Fort and Palace. Finally, attractions like the City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. At the end of your trip, a lavish dinner would be prepared for you to finalise your journey. Daily breakfast is also already included in the tour package. Transport means is of an AC vehicle plus all entrance fees to monuments are already included in the tour package fee.
    • Contact Number - 1 877 564 7526.
    5. Make My Trip - This globally known website also caters to Indian travellers. Their Golden Triangle Tour is on the higher side as they combined it with a five-star accommodation, the Hilton Chain of Hotels. You begin your journey by exploring the bustling city of Delhi, with sights like the Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. On the same afternoon, you would explore attractions such as the Qutub Minar, Akshardham temple, India Gate and Lotus Temple. You would also be able to see the architectural beauties of the President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings as you drive past them. In Agra, sights such as Sikandra, the Agra Fort and of course, Taj Mahal, would be explored. En route to Jaipur, the Fatehpur Sikri would also be visited and finally, sights such as the Amber Fort and Palace, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar would also be visited. For a price of Rs. 28,999 per adult for a twin-sharing basis of room, you can enjoy maximum royalty with this package. The entrance fees, breakfast and transportation are already included in this fee.
    • Address - Tower A, SP Infocity, No. 243, Udyog Vihar, Phase 1, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122016, India.
    • Contact Number - 1 800 102 8747.
    6. Ritual Holidays - Although fairly young, Ritual Holidays offers many package options for tourists doing the Golden Triangle Circuit too. Their itinerary is very basic which includes the usual sights in Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. You would stay for two nights in Delhi, one night in Jaipur and two nights in Agra. Daily breakfast along with transfers would also be provided. In Delhi, you would explore the sights of Akshardham temple, India Gate, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar and Birla Mandir along with a shopping spree in Connaught Place. In Jaipur, Amber Fort and Palace, City Palace and of course, the Hawa Mahal would be visited. In Agra, the famed Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort and Taj Mahal, all are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, would also be visited. For a fixed schedule of 6 days, you would pay Rs. 12,999 per person for this package.
    • Address - No. 2172/5, Second Floor, Guru Arjun Nagar, Metro Pillar No. 226, Opposite West Patel Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi 110008, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 11651 84260.
    Conclusion

    New to India? Perhaps trying the Golden Triangle Tour for the first time? These tour agencies would surely come in handy and you can even customise their packages according to your needs. Unlike other companies that are too strict with their itineraries, you can avoid that by exploring these other options. I hope this helps and enjoy your trip to India!
     

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