Discover India

Discover India and the Golden Triangle

Small Group Adventure organized by Rose of the Winds Travel

Taj Mahal, India

5 Star All-Inclusive 7 Days / 6 nights / for Groups of 6 or more 

A week full of life, joy, positivity, meditation, excitement, high vibration and insights into the Spirit and Culture of India.

Route: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur

Tour Facts

  • Tour to the charismatic Golden Triangle i.e. Delhi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur
  • 7 days stay in 5-star hotels.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & dinner on all days.
  • Travel by comfortable air-conditioned transport.
  • Entry tickets to all monuments.
  • Professional English speaking guides.
  • Elephant Ride in Jaipur.
  • A Cycle Rickshaw Ride in the local bazaars in Delhi.
  • Daily meditation Sessions to relax your mind
  • Daily workshops & special sessions to secret success mantra.

India's Golden Triangle travel map

Day 1

Arrival Delhi

You will arrive at Delhi airport and our representative will welcome you in Indian traditional way by flower garlanding & Tilak on your forehead as in India we say “Atthi Devo Bhava” which means “The guest is equivalent to God’.

Flower garlanding is generally offered as a mark of respect and honor. They are offered to welcome the visitors or in honor to the Gods and Goddesses.

tilak paintingTilak is a ritual mark on the forehead. It can be put in many forms as a sign of blessing, greeting or auspiciousness. The Tilak is usually made out of a red vermilion paste (kumkum) which is a mixture of turmeric, alum, iodine, camphor, etc.

You will be transferred to hotel. Check in hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 2

Delhi sightseeing

“Your mind power”

“Our life is the creation of our mind” ~Buddha

Early morning there will be a meditation session. With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. Meditation will give make your mind calmer and more focused. It will help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance. After Meditation session and breakfast you will proceed for a one-hour session on “Your mind power”.

The mind plays an important role in achieving every success and goal, minor, everyday goals, or major goals. What is required is the awareness of how to use it.

After the session, you will start New Delhi & Old Delhi Tour. Our representative will be waiting at the hotel lobby to explain the day’s program and will introduce a local guide for Delhi sightseeing.

Raj GhatOLD DELHI – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India and Red Fort which was the residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years. You will enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. More

More evidence of the ancient times that once existed in Old Delhi can be found by winding through the labyrinthine lanes of Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw. The pleasure associated with the rickshaw ride your itinerary here is ultimate. The rickshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes, offering you a different experience altogether.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is the most impressive Sikh house of worship in Delhi. A peaceful oasis abounding with sacred music, a large holy pond where ritual cleansing is practiced and a massive kitchen where langur is practiced, and all people, regardless of race or religion may eat in the Gurdwara kitchen. The Langar (food) is prepared by Gur Sikhs who work there and also by volunteers. Our tour includes two hours volunteering with this sacred community known to feed over 10,000 daily.

NEW DELHI – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun’s Tomb, the Qutub Minar, and a drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, and the President’s Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 3

Delhi – Agra by surface (220 km, 3-4 hrs)

Taj Mahal

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Early morning you will attend the peaceful meditation session. After that, you will proceed for the one-hour session on “The power of imagination”. The imagination is a wonderful power that can change your whole life. It is the creator of circumstances and events. When you know how to work with it, you can make your hearts’ desires come true.

After the sessions, you will be picked up from the hotel and driven straight to Agra. After your Agra visit, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Start afternoon sightseeing at the magnificent Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife.

Later visit the Agra Fort – the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambiance, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.

After sightseeing, you will have free time to go shopping at the local markets in Agra, or you can relax for the rest of day.  We then overnight in Agra.

Day 4

Agra – Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (258km, 5 hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri

Attend an early morning Meditation session, then after breakfast, you will proceed for the one-hour session on “Appreciation & Gratitude”.  Appreciation & Gratitude can immediately transform all areas of your life. If you will learn the art of appreciation and gratitude you will find yourself having more to appreciate.

Whoever has will be given more, and they will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what they have will be taken from them. ~ Bible

Jaipur templeThen after the session, you will drive to Jaipur – the fabled “pink city” of the desert – named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors are now living monuments en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri – a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of Mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed.

Next, visit Abhaneri which is on the way to Jaipur. Abhaneri, a small town village, near Agra. The place is popular for the amazing ‘Baoris’ (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. After Abhaneri, it’s a straight drive to Jaipur. Check into your hotel, spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Spend the night in Jaipur.

Day 5

Jaipur            

Attend an early morning Meditation session and after breakfast proceed for the one-hour session on “Affirmations & Visualizations”. Combining creative visualization and affirmations is a great way to speed up your manifestations. The effect is not double but tenfold.

“Develop your imagination – you can use it to create in your mind what you hope to create in your life.” – Stephen Covey

ride an elephantAfter the session you will proceed on an excursion to Amber Fort, an Elephant Ride will help everyone ascend to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE – Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace, its construction was started in 1592. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. The sight-seeing tour continues on.

CITY PALACE – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

Jantar MantarHAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-story structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. After sightseeing, you can do shopping in local markets in Jaipur or leisure on a rest day. Stay the night in Jaipur.

Day 6

Jaipur – Delhi (265 km, 5 hrs)

Attend the early morning Meditation session and after breakfast proceed for the one-hour session on “Feeling Good”. “If you stay positive, good things & good people will be drawn to you”Mary Lou Retton

After breakfast, we drive to Delhi. We arrive Delhi and check in to our hotel for a day of leisure, spending the night in Delhi.

 

Our package cost will not include international airfare to India. You should arrive at New Delhi International Airport (DEL) and depart from the same airport. Passengers are encouraged to book their own air or request assistance from Rose of the Winds Travel.

Visa: You also need an Indian Visa to enter India. You can either obtain it through the local Indian embassy or can apply for an e-tourist visa on arrival application. To apply for the tourist visa, please https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html be sure to apply for a MULTIPLE ENTRY VISA if you plan to travel to fly to and from India with a trip to Nepal in between.

Cancellation Policy: Advance deposit according to discount schedule (Non-Refundable). Cancellations must be made by e-mail. If an individual cancels with a 12 weeks’ notice there is a 50% cancellation fee. If an individual cancels with 4 weeks’ notice there is an 80% cancellation fee. If an individual cancels with 1 weeks’ notice or less but more than 24 hours’ notice there is a 90% cancellation fee. If an individual cancels within 24 hours or if the participant is a no-show, the full price must be paid.

Refund: In regard to refund of unused/unutilized services (which are paid for and canceled in advance) the refund amount would be worked out on the basis of cancellation policy as described above and the money would be accordingly refunded to the person who has made the payment to us. Please note that the refund process may take 2 – 4 weeks due to banking procedures. If the refund is made to the credit card account OR to Bank account, the bank charges would be debited from the refund amount

SPECIAL NOTES

  • This small group tour for 15-20 participants is rated Luxury. Our nationally licensed driver will transport us in our private touring vehicle. Following our itinerary and allowing for flexibility as dictated by weather, road conditions and the unforeseen, this tour is carefully designed to offer us the Best of India‘s unique cultural and historical treasures.
  • Air should not be purchased until the group is confirmed.
  • Confirmed participants will receive a complete information package for everything you need to know. From what to bring; all about the Indian Rupee and exchange details; immunization information; destination info; and more. A closed Facebook page will be created for our group for information sharing and to start our introductions to each other.

RESERVATIONS and PAYMENTS

Culture Holidays is the local Indian company we are contracting with. Upon your notification to Rose of the Winds Travel your decision to join the tour, an internet secure site link from Culture Holidays will be provided to make the initial deposit payment and later final payment. Prices are quoted in USD. Exchange rates are based on time of payment.

LIABILITY: Rose of the Winds Travel and Culture Holidays act in good faith and cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage, accidents, sickness or schedule changes caused by weather or road conditions, force majeure such as natural catastrophes, strikes or any other irregularities beyond the control of Rose of the Winds Travel and Culture Holidays.

VALIDITY OF PRICES: Any eventual changes in rates will not be made with less than 8 weeks’ notice prior to arrival. Prices are guaranteed against any surcharge after an invoice has been issued unless the increase is due to currency changes and amounts to 5% of the package price or more. The amounts that exceed 5% will be charged and clients will be entitled to cancel their booking with a full refund if the surcharge exceeds 10%. Any increase due to changes in government laws, i.e. tax changes, will be added to the invoice.

INSURANCE: Please note that individual travel insurance is not included in the tour price and all medical cost and other cost involved are paid by the client. It is therefore strongly recommended that participants acquire personal travel insurance.

CHANGES:  We reserve the right to change the hotels and programs.

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