Essential India Small Group

from $719/per person

Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. India, a country that is delightfully diverse is the second most-populous country in the world with over 1.2 billion people and bursts with an eclectic mix of ethnicity, a combination of tradition and innovation and an abundance of varied landscapes and scenery. Join our 8-day Essential India tour to discover the many different aspects of this amazing country and let Travel Talk take you to the heart of Indian culture, history and of course adventure.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers, staff and communities visited have always been our utmost priority. We are committed to ensuring your peace of mind with our enhanced Safe Travels protocols and Special Flexible Conditions, so that you can book and travel with confidence. We have also recevied the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which allows travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

Duration
8 Day
Destination(s)
India
Starts in / Ends in
Delhi / Delhi
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
3 and 4 Star
Average Tour Group Size Avr. Group Size
12 People Max.

Why You’ll Love This Tour

  • Travel with a small group of 12 passengers or less and enjoy more personal space throughout your Safe Travels.
  • Experience a diverse range of culture, history and landscapes on this 8-day adventure as you explore the ‘Golden Triangle’ – aka three heartland cities of India!
  • Stay in carefully selected 4 & 3-star hotels with breakfasts and airport transfers included. Plus, travel in the comfort of a private, air-conditioned coach with a local, experienced guide throughout your trip.
  • Kickstart your adventure in Delhi, following your local guide to some of Old Delhi’s magnificent sites including the Red Fort and stunning Jama Masjid Mosque. Then, hop onboard a traditional rickshaw as we ride through the chaotic city of New Delhi – where old and new blend to one epic atmosphere.
  • Visit Jaipur, a gateway to India’s most flamboyant state where you’ll experience a traditional Aarti ceremony at Birla temple and join your guide for a visit to Hawa Mahal Palace, Amber Fort and City Palace to visit the home of India’s former royal family.
  • No trip to India would be complete without seeing the world-famous Taj Mahal. Pay a visit to the UNESCO listed masterpiece while staying in Agra.

Sight Visited

  • Agra
    Agra

    Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal and has three UNESCO World Heritage sites; the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort in the city and Fatehpur Sikri nearby.

  • Amber Fort
    Amber Fort

    Amer Fort is the best tourist attraction of Jaipur and the sprawling complex combines both immense fortifications with unexpected beauty and charm.

  • Delhi
    Delhi

    No visit to India is complete without visiting both Old Delhi and New Delhi.

  • Fatenpur Sikri
    Fatenpur Sikri

    The royal city at Fatehpur Sikri is situated 26 miles west of Agra and was built at the orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is now a World Heritage site.

  • Jaipur
    Jaipur

    Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan.Located 260 km from New Delhi and forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit along with Agra .

  • Qutab Minar
    Qutab Minar

    Qutb Minar, at 72 metres, is the tallest brick minaret in the world and along with the ancient and medieval monuments surrounding it.

  • Taj Mahal
    Taj Mahal

    Taj Mahal is the jewel of Muslim art in India and is one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.

ITINERARY

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Day 1: Delhi
Welcome to India! At the airport terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Delhi hotel. Meet with your guide and group  6:30pm at the lobby for brief information meeting about an amazing 8 days in India.
  • Accommodation
    Mantra Amaltas Hotel - 4 Star
  • Included Activities
    Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities
     Group Dinner
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Day 2: Delhi City Tour
We'll begin to explore Delhi after breakfast, a colorful and chaotic city. Our first stop will be Old Delhi which includes visiting the magnificent Red Fort, built on the banks of River Yamuna by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. The Raj Ghat, memorial to Mahatma Ghandi and the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque. Once finished we will visit the jam-packed lanes of Chandni Chowk in a Rickshaw. This is the busiest commercial area of the city and brings to life the atmosphere of an oriental bazaar. In the afternoon we will head to modern New Delhi where you’ll be able to see many historic monuments such as the 12th century Qutab Minar which famous for the Ashokan iron pillar, Humayuns’ Tomb which is a forerunner of the Mughal style of architecture, and in contrast, visit the modern Lakshimi Narayan Temple. Lastly, we’ll drive past India Gate, the city’s World War I memorial, the President’s residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, all designed by Lutyens.
  • Accommodation
    Mantra Amaltas Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Delhi
    Sightseeing of Red Fort
    Sightseeing of Qutab Minar
    Sightseeing of Humayun's Tomb
  • Entrance Fees
    Humayun's Tomb - USD 8
    Qutab Minar - USD 8
    Red Fort - USD 8
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Day 3: Delhi, Jaipur
After breakfast we will hit the road and depart Delhi to head to Jaipur which will take about 6 hours. Jaipur is a city of history and tradition which dates back to its foundation in the 17th century by Sawai Jai Singh, from whom it derives its name. Jaipur is almost equidistant from Delhi and Agra and forms part of the famed Golden Triangle, which so many travellers to North India embark on. In the evening we will visit Birla temple for evening Aarti.
  • Accommodation
    Golden Tulip Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Visit of Birla Temple
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Day 4: Jaipur
Right after the breakfast we'll explore Jaipur with a city tour. We'll visit Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. Afterwards we drive out of town to visit Amber Fort where you’ll be able to walk to the entrance of this traditional Rajasthani Fort and once inside the walls, you’ll see precious stones and mirrors embellishing the plaster-work walls. In the afternoon will stop by City Palace, a huge sprawling complex which is still home to the former royal family who live in one section. The rest has been converted into a museum which holds an impressive collection of royal weapons and the Hawa Mahal. We also visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features the world’s largest stone sundial.
  • Accommodation
    Golden Tulip Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Jaipur
    Sightseeing of Amber Fort
    Sightseeing of City Palace
    Sightseeing of Hawa Mahal
  • Optional Activities
     Group Dinner
  • Entrance Fees
    Jantar Mantar - USD 3
    Amber Fort - USD 8
    City Palace - USD 8
    Hawa Mahal - USD 3
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Day 5: Jaipur, Dausa
We drive to Dausa after breakfast and visiting Galta Temple (also know as Monkey Temple) and Abhaneri Stepwell. It’s a 100ft well made in 9th Century and is an architectural marvel. In the afternoon we'll check-in to our hotel and you can enjoy kite flying or play a cricket match with hotel staff. Later visit their organic farm, dairy & poultry farm followed by cooking demonstration by hotel staff.
  • Accommodation
    Umaid Lake Palace - 3 Star
  • Meals
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Visit to Organic Farm
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Day 6: Dausa, Agra, Taj Mahal
After breakfast leave for Agra, en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri. The abandoned, ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri lies some 40 km from Agra. The city was built by the Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti, who prophesied that Akbar would have three sons. For 14 years Fatehpur Sikri was Akbar’s capital until a lack of water forced the city to be abandoned. The city is remarkably well-preserved, and visitors can see the Jama Masjid, the tomb of Salim Chisti, and several palaces In the afternoon visit the Agra Fort and later during sunset visit the Taj Mahal. If there is one image that sums up India to the world, it is the Taj Mahal. This beautiful Monument in Agra is an absolute must for every visitor. Taj Mahal, the white marble tomb built in 22 years (1631 – 1653) by the Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Over 20,000 craftsman from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy laboured for 22 years to build this masterpiece. The Taj is closed on Fridays.
  • Accommodation
    Howard Plaza Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals
    Breakfast
  • Included Activities
    Sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri
    Sightseeing of Taj Mahal
    Sightseeing of Agra Fort
  • Entrance Fees
    Agra Fort - USD 8
    Taj Mahal - USD 23
    Sikandra - USD 3
7
Day 7: Agra, Delhi
The drive back to Delhi is the only agenda for today and you’ll have  a free time for shopping and sightseeing by yourself.
  • Accommodation
    Mantra Amaltas Hotel - 4 Star
  • Meals
    Breakfast
8
Day 8: Delhi
Our trip will end today after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel at 11:00am. There is a departure airport transfer available, please book your transfer with your guide.
  • Meals
    Breakfast

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The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

3 and 4 star hotels

Meals

7 breakfasts

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Elephant failing Jeep ride at Amber Fort | Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi | Drinking water supply in vehicle from arrival till departure

Airport Transfers

Arrival and departure airport transfers.

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Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

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  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
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  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
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MANTRA AMALTAS - DELHI


HOWARD PLAZA HOTEL- AGRA


GOLDEN TULIP - JAIPUR


UMAID LAKE PALACE - DAUSA


THE AMAYAA - VARANASI


TRULY ASIA BOUTIQUE HOTEL - KATHMANDU


USTAB HIMALAYA HOTEL - POKHARA


LOCAL LODGE TREK


HOTEL WILDLIFE CAMP - CHITWAN


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