An itinerary that will take you to the discovery of the most iconic and characteristic places of this land with ancient traditions. Travel with us with this beautiful and accessible trip to India!
We will start from the magnificent area of the Golden Triangle, visiting the wonderful cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal!
For those who want it, we offer you the opportunity to extend your trip and get to Calcutta, the birthplace of Mother Teresa.
Free individual departures
Departure from Italy with scheduled flights. Meals and overnight on board.
Arrival in Delhi. Handling of check-in and customs formalities. Meeting with the local assistant and transfer to the hotel. Rooms will be immediately available. The first settlement in the Delhi area dates back to the 9th century, with the mythical city of Indraprastha, capital of the Pandavas, the Hindu heroes whose deeds are found in the epic poem of the Mahabharata. Then there was a period of feudalism under the government of the Rajaput, aristocratic Muslim warriors. Over the centuries seven cities were built which underwent several raids from the surrounding territories. Starting by 1526 Humayun and his skilled successors extended the empire beyond the borders of Delhi, attempting to reunify the country. The eighth city was built when Emperor Shah Jahan moved the capital from Agra to Delhi. The construction of the main monuments of the city dates back to this period. With the British arrival, Calcutta was chosen as the capital and only in 1911 the capital was bought back to Delhi. On the 9th of February 1931, the English viceroy inaugurated New Delhi on a project by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker. The new city included government buildings, the palace housing the National Museum, two churches and most of the residences that are part of the representation area. In 1947 Delhi became the capital of Independent India. In the afternoon visit to the new city: the central districts where the Government Buildings are located, the India Gate, an arch erected in memory of the First World War, the Parliament Building, the Qutab Minar, one of the tallest stone towers in the India started in 1199 by Qutab ud-din and completed by his successors. In the late afternoon, weather permitting, visit of a Sikh temple. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. In the morning we will visit the modern Temple of Akshardham and the Lotus Temple. Free afternoon. Overnight.
Breakfast. Departure for Agra (255 km - about 5 hours). Stop along the way to visit Sikandra, the remains of the ancient city commissioned by the Afghan ruler Sikander Lodi. The imposing funeral monument of Emperor Akbar was built on the site, surrounded by a 75-hectare garden, in the Indo-Islamic style, erected according to distinctive features that intended to symbolize the beliefs of religious tolerance of this great sovereign. Inside the complex, there are the ruins of the Baradi Palace built in 1495, 100 meters north of the foundation stone of the ancient city, expropriated in 1623 by Jehangir who erected his mother's tomb there. Arrival in Agra, a city founded in 1501, which experienced the period of maximum development and splendor under the emperor Akbar and his successors, who embellished it with mausoleums, forts and mosques. Accommodation in the rooms. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. In the morning visit of the city which rises on the right bank of the Yamuna river; in the center there is the Red Fort, to the southeast the Taj Mahal, to the north the old city and to the southwest the most modern part of the city. The Taj Mahal (closed on Friday) is one of the seven wonders in the world and stands in the middle of a lush garden. Its beauty transcends all description. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1631 in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died during the birth of his 14th son after 17 years of marriage. To erect the monument precious stones of all kinds , pearls, corals were collected and 2000 among the best craftsmen were called from all over the realm; they took 22 years to complete this masterpiece. Continue to the Red Fort, a vast building that overlooks the Yamuna River, started by Emperor Akbar and then enlarged by succeding emperors, where you can visit the public audience hall and the private audience hall. Not all monuments preserved inside can be visited. Lunch. In the afternoon visit of the Itmad Daulah mausoleum. Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. In the morning departure for Jaipur with a stop along the way to the splendid Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient capital of the Mughal empire under Akbar the Great. The city rises on a sandstone hill, it is uninhabited and is therefore known as the "ghost town". It is certainly one of the best-preserved and representative archaeological complexes of Mughal art. Arrival in Jaipur, accommodation in the rooms, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. Full day dedicated to visiting this beautiful city. It was built in 1728 by the warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh. In 1883, on the occasion of the visit of Prince Albert, the buildings were painted pink in his honor. The first visit (on elephant's back) is at Amber Fort, 10 kilometers from Jaipur, built in the 17th century. Then visit the city and the Observatory, even more interesting than that of Delhi, full of exceptionally large instruments and where there is the "Sancrat" (the Prince of the Sundial), with a hight of 90-foot . Continuation of the visits with a photographic stop in front of the Hawa Mahal or "The Palace of Winds", also built with the "desert stone", which stands on one of the main streets of the city. In reality, it is not a palace, but an extraordinary facade with 953 windows that were used by the ladies to observe the outside world; elaborate and imaginative but at the same time a clear example of oriental art. The visit ends with the Palace of the Maharaja dating back to 1570. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast. In the morning visit of the beautiful temple complex of Galtaji, located about 10 km from Jaipur, nestled between rocky reliefs and famous for its natural springs.
Departure for Delhi. Arrival at the hotel, accommodation in the rooms. Dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit of the old city (Shahjahanabad), built by the powerful Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan. The city was once surrounded by a red sandstone wall with fourteen access doors. Fascinating and picturesque maze of narrow streets, the city is divided into two parts by the "Silver Street", a colorful and vibrant succession of shops and bazaars. In the same area you can visit the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world built in 1650: it has a more severe structure than the buildings for civil use wanted by the emperor. In the afternoon, visit of the mausoleum of Emperor Humayun. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel and free day until transfer to the airport for return flights.
OR OPTIONAL EXTENSION
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport in due time and flight to Calcutta. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free time available. Dinner and overnight.
Full day dedicated to the visit of Calcutta: the Victoria Memorial, a vast building located in one of the most beautiful and well-kept parks in the city, with its white marble domes; the Kali temple, the home of Holy Mother Teresa, the Jainist temple. Cross the famous Howrah bridge, about 705 meters long, one of the architectural symbols of the city, stopping at the botanical gardens and the colonial area. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Days dedicated to individual activities. Full board.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport in due times and return flight to Italy.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020||€ 1,197|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Proposed or similar hotels (disable friendly):
Check-in at hotels is usually at 2.00 p.m. check out at 12.00 a.m.
The itinerary may be subject to changes based on weather conditions, roads, closing days of visited sites, or internal flight/train timetables if used
To access some temples you will be asked to remove shoes and socks.
Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for drivers and guides.
To participate in this trip you need an Indian visa, a passport valid for 8 months with at least three free pages and two 5 x 5 passport photos and an online form duly completed and signed. It is necessary to send the original passport, form and photos to GO ASIA one month before the departure.
Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
Currency block € 50 per case: Customers have the option of definitively blocking the cost of ground services which will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations; the request must take place at the same time as confirmation.
Currency: Rupee – Exchange rate: 72.58 on 06/26/2017
No services optioned. Rates and taxes subject to reconfirmation up to the time of booking.
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Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
from € 1670 - Voli inclusi
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