India's Golden Triangle, the Bathing Ghats of Varanasi and Goa (16 nts)

India's Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) really requires no introduction. Some of the sights within are listed below:-
Delhi: India Gate, Houses of Parliament, Humayun's tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and many more sights.
Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itamadh-Udh-Dhaula, Fatehpur sikri.
Jaipur: The Palace of Winds, City Palace, Observatory, Amber Palace, Jaigarh fort and many more.
Mumbai: This city is: the engine of India; heart of the Indian cinema (referred to as Bollywood: Indian film factory producing more films than Hollywood); the home of cricket to many Indians (Take a walk down the Mumbai Maidan, a red turf park where nearly 5 - 10 cricket matches are played right next to each other); shoppers delight. It has many sights such as elephanta caves, museums, Marine drive and a mix of old gothic architechture with buildings such as Victoria Terminus, Churchgate along with buildings which are typically that of Mumbai.
Varanasi: Bathing ghats of Varanasi are one of greatest images of India. Taking a boat ride along the Ganges in the morning is an experience not to be missed. Other sights include: Kashi Vishwanath temple, Benares Hindu University and a visit to Sarnath (the buddhist pilgrimage point).
Goa: Notable for its' beaches, mapusa market and easy going life-style.

Detailed itinerary is given below:

Day Itinerary
01 DELHI. Pick up from hotel in New Delhi (hotel in Delhi is not included) for full day s/s of Old & New Delhi & drop off in New Delhi. DELHI - VARANASI. Catch overnight train from Delhi - Varanasi: 2040 - 0835*.
02 VARANASI. Arr Varanasi 0835 hrs. Two night's stay in hotel.
04 VARANASI - AGRA. . Overnight train from Varanasi to Agra: 1720 - 0610*.
05 AGRA. Arr Agra at 0610 hrs. Overnight stay in Agra.
06 AGRA - JAIPUR. Evening train from Agra to Jaipur:1740 - 2120. Two night's stay in hotel.
08 JAIPUR - MUMBAI. Catch overnight train from Jaipur to Mumbai:1410 - 0800*.
09 MUMBAI. Arr Mumbai at 0800 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel.
10 MUMBAI - GOA. Catch daytime scenic train ride along the Konkan route western ghats from Mumbai - Goa: 0655 - 1845. Check in at hotel for 7 night's stay.
17 Goa. Check out of hotel. Trip concludes.

Alphabets in red represent car + driver itineraries for individuals for that section.
Alphabets in green means train travel for that section (generally in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier unless stated otherwise).
Alphabets in blue indicate flights between sections.

Cost per person in £'s on a twin share basis.

Rates given above are based on standard rooms on a twin share basis. If you require costing based on single rooms or triple rooms or superior rooms at the properties, please complete form below or email us and we shall get back to you with a costing.

Standard hotels: Alka/Pradeep, Varanasi; Raj Mahal/ Royale Residency, Agra; suite room Bharat Mahal Palace, Jaipur; Residency or Similar, Mumbai; Siesta De Goa/ D'Silva Residence, Goa.
Superior hotels: Radisson/ Clarks, Varanasi; Clarks Shiraz, Agra; Royal Heritage Haveli/ Samode Haveli, Jaipur; Marine Plaza, Mumbai; Cidade De Goa, Goa.
Cost Includes:  NAC car with driver for sightseeing of Old & New Delhi on Day 01 before catching the train to Varanasi; stay at hotels mentioned on a twin share room only basis inclusive of local taxes; travel by train in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier.
Cost Excludes:  transfers;  meals; guides; sightseeing except on Day 01 in Delhi; entrance & camera fees to monuments.

Note: Prices are valid for trip conclusion by 29 Sep 2016. There is likely to be a peak season supplement for travel dates which fall between 20 Dec 2015 - 15 Jan 2016.

Not included: International air travel.
However, S.D.Enterprises would be S.D.Enterprises Ltd would be happy to recommend agents to procure international scheduled air tickets as "ticket providers". (London - Delhi, Goa - Mumbai - London).

Note: The rates have not been updated since 2016 season, as there has been a violent change in the exchange rates ever since the Brexit Vote. We have left the rates as per 2015 - 16 season to give you something of an idea. For current rates, pl email your requests with dates & number of passengers. We can then get back to you on the same.

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