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The perfect 8 day introduction to India!

In eight days we will visit India’s most essential destinations including Agra’s Taj Mahal, Jaipur’s Amber Fort and Delhi’s cornucopia of fascinating sights. But a journey with Reality Tours is much more than traditional sightseeing.

Our Golden Triangle Tour takes guests beyond the typical sights and brings them closer to the real people that make India such a vibrant and beautiful place. And all this accompanied by our guides.

Our mission is to improve the quality of lives in the communities where we work. Like all of our tours, 80% of the profits fund our NGO based in Mumbai and Delhi. Thank you for supporting our programs by signing up for the tour.

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    Delhi

    We start the tour in Delhi, with a visit to the Sanjay Colony community. While India is a country with a rich history and fast growing modern economy, it still faces a plethora of social issues. In the afternoon, we’ll do a sightseeing tour of Delhi’s best sights!

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    Jaipur

    Next we’ll go to Jaipur to explore another historical city of cultural treasures, most notably Amber Fort. Built in white marble and red sandstone, you can be sure this huge and exquisite fort will amaze you!

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    Agra

    Then we’ll take a train to Agra and witness the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, the world’s most famous monument to romance.

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    Mathura

    Known across India as the birthplace of Lord Krishna,we will explore some of the hundreds of ghats and temples that comprise this holy town. We will have dinner with a local family and in the evening they will take us to watch an aarti (prayer) ceremony along the Yamuna river.

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    Village Visit

    On our way back to Delhi, we will go via Vrindavan, the childhood place of Lord Krishna, and we will also be stopping at a village for a chai and experience some village life with ever friendly locals.

Departure Dates

Every week between October and March

Fortnightly during low season

Customisation and further dates are available upon request

Confirmed departure dates:

14 November 2017

10 March 2018

Price

Rs 70,000 per person

Travel Style

At Reality Tours and Travel, we want you to be able to explore India as authentically as possible. This means not restricting you to a suffocating itinerary, but also giving you the appropriate guidance and knowledge that will enable you to gain a good understanding of the places you visit. On this trip there will be a balanced mix of included activities, and free time to explore on your own. Transport is varied, which means you’ll get to experience the area by train, van and rickshaw.

Accommodations

We stay in well-appointed mid range hotels, locally owned where possible. All hotels have hot water and most have Wi-Fi. Single passengers will share a twin room with another group member of the same gender if required. You are welcome to pay extra to ensure you have a room to yourself throughout the trip - please get in touch for costs. Upgrades to 4* accommodation are available at an additional cost.

Meals & Inclusions

This tour includes various meals including breakfast in the majority of our overnight hotels, several lunches and dinners, as well as a range of activities and entrance fees along the way.

The detailed itinerary provides a day-by-day break down of included meals and activities, as well as a few optional suggestions.

Testimonial

"I am recently coming off of the most incredible two week adventure of my life. I booked a tour with Reality Tours for many reasons. This is company that gives so much back to its community. If you want to experience the Rajasthan region of India, or even just a day tour in India, the real India, then you must book with Reality. From the moment my group and I met with our tour guide, Krishna, I was blown away by this tour. Within moments we were traveling as a family and every moment was incredible. In 14 full on action packed days, I have stayed in 7 different cities and I feel as if I have seen more of India than most people will ever see in a life time."

-Shanna, via TripAdvisor

Testimonial

"We booked our whole week in India with Reality Tours & Travel in order to visit the Golden Triangle and, definitely, it was the best decision we made! They really are committed to the community and the best way to see it was our visit to the slum in New Delhi where they carry out their education projects. Our guide, Abishek, was really good and enthusiastic in all the explanations and he was so friendly that we really had a great time with him! Thanks Abi and thanks also Krishna for making us feel like at home!!! If we come back be sure we will repeat."

-Txikigasteiz, via TripAdvisor

Testimonial

"The tour was lead taking care of social responsibility and offers great opportunities to have local experiences. It’s a great itinerary, with balance of activities and free time. The group size it’s small and you have time to fit other planned activities."

-Richard, via Email

Day 1 2

DELHI

Arrive in Delhi. Sightseeing in the city on Day 2.

Arrive in Delhi and check into the hotel. There are no activities this day, so enjoy exploring the city on your own. In the evening, your guide will come to greet you and the rest of the group in the hotel lobby. Over a welcome dinner,the guide will go over the itinerary for the next 8 action-packed days!

On your second morning, we will travel together to the Sanjay Colony where you will have a walking tour of the community and get to know more about the working and home lives of its residents. The tour ends in the early afternoon and we will have the rest of the day to do some sightseeing and visit India Gate, Qitab Minar, and Humayan’s tomb .

Included:
Day 1: Welcome dinner
Day 2: Sanjay Colony slum tour

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Day 3 4

JAIPUR

Arrive in Jaipur on Day 3.

Travel by: Train
Estimated travel time: 5 hours

We’ll arrive in Jaipur by train in the afternoon and check in to our hotel.

Jaipur is also known as the Pink City of India and you will soon notice this as almost every building within the historic centre is made and painted of pink terracotta colour.

In the evening there will be an orientation walk with your guide, and then time to relax and have dinner.

On day 4 we will visit the stunning Amber Fort. Built in the 16th century by Raja Man Singh, this red sandstone building looks as majestic as it is fascinating. Once back in the heart of the city wee will also admire the beauty of the Hawa Mahal, one of the most famous palaces in Jaipur.

Included:
Day 3: Train to Jaipur
Day 4: Entrance to Amber Fort

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Day 5

AGRA

Travel by train to Agra, departing Jaipur in the morning.

Travel by: Train
Estimated travel time: 3.5 hours

Upon arrival in Agra we will check in the homestay where we will spend the night. Day to spend at your leisure or visiting other sights nearby. In the afternoon we will visit the Agra Fort and then the Taj Mahal at sunset, when you will be able to take some photos of this iconic building and enjoy the surroundings.

Included:
Day 5: Dinner with the family
Day 5: Entry to Agra Fort
Day 5: Entry to Taj Mahal

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Day 6

MATHURA

Travel by train to Mathura, departing Agra in the morning. We will also visit Vrindavan.

Travel by: Van
Estimated travel time: 2 hours

We will head to our next overnight stop at Vrindavan via Mathura, Lord Krishna's birthplace.

We spend the day visiting a couple of the estimated 5000 temples and enjoying the atmosphere of this less visited city. In the evening we will witness the aarti ceremony at Vishram Ghat on the Yamuna River and have dinner with a local host family.

Included:
Day 6: Dinner with the family

Optional suggestions:
Fatehpur Sikri

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Day 7

VRINDAVAN/DELHI

Spending the morning in Vrindavan then travel by van to Delhi. On the way we will stop at a village for some tea.

Travel by: Train
Estimated travel time: 3.5 hours by road

During the first part of the day we will visit the famous town of Vrindavan, where Lord Krishna's spent his childhood, visit some of the most important temples and later on during the day we will head towards Delhi, the last stop of our tour.

On the way, take a break to have some tea at a small rural village and learn more about traditional life in India. We will arrive in Delhi by the evening, where our trip will sadly come to an end. We will have the opportunity to freshen up, and then enjoy a farewell dinner together.

Included activities:
Day 7: Travel to Delhi
Day 7: Farewell dinner

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Day 8

DELHI

Depart any time.

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Can this tour be customised?

At present all our tours in the Golden Traingle are of fixed itinerary and duration. Unlike many operators we directly arrange all the tour services ourselves without using any agents. This makes sure we are confident in the quality of the service offered and allows us to focus on our unique local community connections in the areas visited.

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Can we have a private tour?

Yes, we do offer private tours, but the price will need to be increased accordingly. Please get in touch for a quote!

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What is the nearest airport?

Delhi has an international airport (Indira Gandhi International Airport). Domestic flights from Mumbai and other major Indian cities are also available. Taking the train from Mumbai is another option if you’re up for a 24 hour overnight train!

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Is there a minimum or maximum number of people to run the tour?

Our minimum group size is 2 and maximum is 12.

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What is the accommodation like?

We stay in well-appointed mid range hotels, locally owned where possible. All hotels have hot water and most have Wi-Fi. Single passengers will share a twin room with another group member of the same gender if required. You are welcome to pay extra to ensure you have a room to yourself throughout the trip - please get in touch for costs. Upgrades to 4* accommodation are available at an additional cost.

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Are meals included?

The tour includes various meals including breakfast in the majority of our overnight hotels, a welcome and a farewell dinner.

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Are all of the activities included?

The package includes several activities and entry fees. We also have additional suggestions for activities that aren’t included in the tour price. Please see the itinerary tab to see the included and optional activities.

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How does payment work? Can I pay online?

A deposit payment of 20% is required. Full payment is then due by at least 60 days before tour departure. Advanced payment is necessary to confirm the booking and can be made by paying by bank transfer or by using our online card payment system.

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Can we do any dates not on your website?

Yes absolutely! Our tours are minimum 2 people but for private tours we can look at providing dates that completely suit you. If you are interested in a shared tour we can often also still offer your preferred dates, guarantee the tour and invite other passengers to join.

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Do you arrange international flights?

All our tours ensure easy international and domestic flight connections before and after the tour. We do not arrange therefore but if there are any flights within your tour itinerary we do organise these and they are included within the tour cost.

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Do you offer airport transfers?

All of our nearest arrival airports offer pre-paid, safe and simple taxi options to your start hotel. So we prefer to provide detailed information on this in advance rather than charge you extra unnecessarily like some operators!

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