Take a Rickshaw Ride Through Old Delhi and Visit Taj Mahal
Included with this deal:
- Round-trip airfare from JFK on a major airline
- Two nights standard accommodations at 5-star DoubleTree by Hilton in New Delhi
- Two nights standard accommodations at 4-star Ramada Jaipur
- Two nights standard accommodations at 4.5-star Trident Agra Hotel
- Meals, transfers and tours per itinerary<p>
You can see a brief overview of some trip highlights below. Click here to see the full itinerary.<p>
Days 1–3: Old Delhi
After an overnight flight, you’ll start your tour in Delhi, home to India’s capital city, New Delhi, and its iconic historical center, Old Delhi. You’ll start with a day at leisure before embarking on a rickshaw tour of the historical district and the centuries-old Chandni Chowk marketplace, where glimmering lanterns and colorful textiles hang from incense-heavy vendor stalls. Along the way, you’ll also see India’s biggest mosque, Jama Masjid, which includes five stories made up of marble and sandstone.
Days 4–5: Jaipur
The tour ventures south to Jaipur, stopping en route at Qutab Minar, a 230-foot minaret dating back to the 12th century. This free-standing brick tower is a sharp contrast to the distinctive pink terra-cotta lime facades you’ll see in Jaipur, a city of 3 million people southwest of Delhi. You’ll spend two days in this “Pink City,” highlighted by a visit to Amber Fort, a red sandstone and marble fortress that you’ll reach via an elephant ride (if available).
Spend the rest of the afternoon sightseeing in Jaipur at your leisure. Whatever you do, make sure to find a good place to watch the setting sun, which casts brilliant colors over the city.
Days 6–9: Agra, Taj Mahal
Next up is Agra, primarily known for the dazzling Taj Mahal. You’ll visit the marble palace later, but in the meantime, the tour stops off at the Chand Baori, a 9th-century stepwell that’s often overshadowed by nearby Taj Mahal’s popularity. Used in the filming of The Dark Knight Rises, the 100-foot Chand Baori has 3,500 steps that were used to transport water.
The tour’s highlight is a visit to the Taj Mahal, a massive marble mausoleum and arguably the world’s most-decadent monument (it was built by a Mughal emperor in memory of his wife). It took two decades to construct this UNESCO World Heritage Site, an icon of Mughal architecture. Both the façade and interior are studded with ornate calligraphy, precious jade, and agate jewels.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
The supplemental fee is subject to departure date and availability at the time of booking. For information regarding a specific departure date, please call (800) 682-3333 to speak with a Gate 1 Travel Reservation Specialist.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you may extend your trip for a supplemental fee at the time of booking.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
The dates available are listed on each option.
4. What happens if I buy the Groupon and my travel dates are not available?
You can either choose another date or be refunded by Groupon. We suggest calling Gate 1 Travel to redeem your vouchers ASAP so that you do not run into this problem.
5. Does my child need a Groupon, and can they stay in my room?
Yes, each person traveling (including children) needs to purchase a voucher. Your child may stay in your room, however there are limits as to how many people per room. Triples are not available on this tour.