Eclectic temples and imposing forts. Pristine wildlife refuges and lively metropolises. Pink cities and golden triangles. Fairytale monuments and elephant-back safaris. This is India, a land of color and contrast-and this is Monograms, the very best way to discover this incredible subcontinent. There's no better introduction to India's famed 'Golden Triangle' than this incredible 9-day vacation. Your adventure includes hotel accommodations, private guided sightseeing in each city, breakfast daily, three lunches, and private transportation throughout. Plus, in each city, a Local Host is at your service-a friendly face and expert on the local scene who is there for you to answer questions, give recommendations and to help make your vacation all you want it to be. From the moment you arrive, Monograms is there to pave your way for an amazing journey. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome at your hotel and plenty of tools to help acquaint you with the wonders of Delhi. Relax over a hearty breakfast, then enjoy your private tour of Delhi with a local expert guide. Stop at Qutab Minar and Ghandi Smirti; visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh house of worship in Delhi; and explore the lavish, 16th-century garden-tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun (a precursor to the Taj Mahal). Feeling hungry? We treat you to a scrumptious lunch of traditional Indian fare, so dive right in! The following day we take you on a rickshaw ride through the famed Chandni Chowk bazaar-a market that's been around for more than three centuries. Spend time here shopping for exotic spices, gold, fabrics, and a host of trinkets and souvenirs. With Monograms, you'll have free time to explore on your own. Perhaps take an excursion to visit some of the grand area temples. Or enjoy local cuisine such as tandoori chicken (yogurt-marinated, roasted chicken) and roti (Indian flat bread) at one of the many food carts or dhabas (roadside restaurants). Just ask your Local Host for suggestions!Southeast in Agra, be sure your camera's fully charged for your private guided sightseeing tour. Travel via tongas (horse carriage) for a truly unforgettable sunrise visit to the incomparable Taj Mahal. You'll also visit the ancient red sandstone Agra Fort, which guarded the imperial city of the Moghul rulers. Explore more on your own later or you could join the optional excursion to Itmad-ud-Daula, the city's beautiful 'Baby Taj.'Head farther southwest, stopping to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri-home to one of the largest mosques in India. Then, explore the splendid Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, one of the finest bird parks in the world, where cormorants, storks, eagles, and more than 370 other migratory bird species have been recorded. During the nesting season, bird calls can become so loud that it drowns out human conversation! Also keep your eyes open for wild boars, mongoose, jackals, hyenas, civets, and porcupines, too! In the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, your private sightseeing takes you to the amazing Amber Fort with the glittering walls and ceilings in the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), the City Palace, and the stunning Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Join a walking tour through the local market to pick up mementos, and check out the fascinating bigger-than-life Jantar Mantar astronomical observatories. India's Golden Triangle is truly a feast for the senses-and your Local Hosts is there to help you make the most of every moment! Monograms takes care of all the planning, arranging, and logistics, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.
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- 9 Days
- Escorted - No
|Day 1||Delhi||Welcome to India! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.|
|Day 2||Delhi||This morning, explore Delhi on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start at QUTAB MINAR, the world's tallest brick minaret. Next, visit HUMAYAN'S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi's largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). You will also stop at GHANDI SMIRTI before time on your own for independent exploration. (B,L)|
|Day 3||Delhi||Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING starts with an orientation drive to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs-from silver and saris to spices and electronics. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 4||Agra||Today, drive to Agra, where much of the city's impressive past is still evident in the majesty of her buildings. Later, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR brings you to AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Moghul Emperor Akbar, this impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces. (B)|
|Day 5||Agra||Meet your Local Guide for a special PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL (closed Fridays) at sunrise. This extravagant marble monument was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you'll travel by tongas (horse carriage) during your visit. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host can help plan your day. (B)|
|Day 6||Jaipur||Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes a visit to FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory) and the KEOLADEO GHANA BIRD SANCTUARY, home to more than 370 species of birds. Continue on to Jaipur, known as the 'Pink City.' (B,L)|
|Day 7||Jaipur||The highlight of today's PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING is the amazing AMBER FORT. Later on, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining museum that houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also stop at the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds) and JANTAR MANTAR, and take a WALKING TOUR through a local market. (B,L)|
|Day 8||Delhi||Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)|
|Day 9||Delhi||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)NOTE: Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 9, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening on Day 8 or just after Midnight on Day 9.|
- US$ Price Details
Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at some hotels.2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Monograms, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Monograms, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
- Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
- A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Monograms to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
- The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Monograms menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
Booking your Vacation with Air
For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Monograms offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Monograms in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus non-refundable service fee ($30 per person for North America, $80 per person for South Pacific, $50 per person for all other destinations). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Monograms has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.
Air-Inclusive Vacations - Applicable Taxes & Fees
Air-inclusive vacations include government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. For return travel from some countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.