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2017 Golden Triangle and Goa Tour 09 nights 11 days, depending on arrival and departure times

Delhi > Agra> Jaipur > Goa > Delhi

Day 01: Delhi
On arrival from your international flight, one of our representatives will transfer you to your chosen accommodation. After breakfast you will take a rickshaw around Delhi’s famous Chandni Chowk, and to see the Lotus Temple. This totally depends on the time of the international flight. If one arrives late at night these sights will be added to the next days tour.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast your driver will pick you up and take you on a sight seeing tour around Delhi, which will enclose the following places and monuments: The Qutub Minar, India’s gate (War Memorial) the Presidents House, Parliament House and Secretariat Buildings, the Raj Ghat (cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), and the Jama Masjid. We will end the days sight seeing by driving past the Red Fort (closed on Monday) After the tour is finished you will be returned to your chosen accommodation.

Day 03: Delhi to Agra(210km 5hrs)
After breakfast you will be driven on to Agra, after checking in to your chosen accommodationyour driver will take you to the beautiful Agra fort followed by the Mahtab Bagh, where you will experience a beautiful sunset. Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation.

Day 04: Agra to Jaipur(250km 5hrs)
Before breakfast you will be taken to visit the world famous Taj Mahal, here you will also experience an amazing sunrise, you will then return to your accommodation for breakfast before being driven on to Jaipur, visiting the Fatehpur Sikri. On arrival in Jaipur you will be taken to your chosen accommodation and left to rest.

Day 05: Jaipur
After breakfast you will be taken to Jaipur’s beautiful Amber Fort. After the fort you will be taken on to explore the Pink City of Jaipur including the Jantra Mantra observatory, the Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) and City palace where the royal family still resides. Afterwards you will be returned to your chosen accommodation to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Day 07: Jaipur to Goa (Flight departure 11:20, arrival 18:10 “Subject to change”, via Mumbai 3hrs stop over)
After breakfast you will be transferred on to Jaipur national airportwhere you will catch your flight to Goa. On arrival you will be collected and transferred to the Kenilworth. On arrival you will be checked in and left to enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.

Day 08: Goa (No Car)
In Goa the Hotel can call you a Taxi and you can discuss the price with him, according to you wishes for that day

Info on old Goa:
From the sixteenth to eighteenth century, Old Goa (Ela) served as the colonial capital of Portuguese-India and was one of the richest cities anywhere in Asia, with a population exceeding that of both Lisbon and London. While repeated cholera and malaria outbreaks eventually forced the capital to be moved to Panaji in 1843, the old, atmospheric churches, cathedrals and convents of Old Goa remain largely intact. All the sites of Old Goa can be reached by foot, but give yourself at least a half-day to soak up the history and the atmosphere. Old Goa highlights include the Basilica of Bom Jesus, where the remains of Francis Xaviar, patron saint of Goa, are kept. Another must-see attraction is St. Catherine’s Cathedral (Sé Cathedral), the largest church of those in Old Goa.

Hotel:

The restaurant Zeebop on the beach nea the hotel is highly recommended The Hotel spa offers great massages etc, check out their promotional deals on arrival.

Markets: Mapusa Fridays One of the few remaining authentic bazaars left in Goa. Women from the neighboring villages convene here early every Friday morning to fight for space, squatting under beaten hand-held umbrella to sell their wares. Everything and anything is sold here for dried fish, spices, jack fruit, plantain bananas to homemade pickles and preserves, spices, earthen pots, coir mats, and the famous home-cured Goan sausage, the local chorizo. If you are lucky you may also find some antique curios. The market shuts down shortly after sunset, so get there early!

Markets: Arpora Saturday Night

This sprawling market is located in Arpora and transpires every Saturday evening from 6pm until late night. Here, one may find everything from archetypical Indian stalls selling spices, teas, Kashmiri carpets and silver jewellery to international designers who convene from all over the word to sell their unique creations, many of which may be found only here. This market also houses food stalls featuring cuisines from across the globe, and the centre stage that hosts live concerts featuring Rock to Indian Classical. Further up the hill, is "The Boutique House Bar" that serves delightful cocktails (try the fresh strawberry Daiquiri) while DJs play late into the night. As an alternative to the sweltering Wednesday afternoon flea market, the Saturday Night Market makes the most of the pleasant Goan evenings. With meandering lanes upon lanes of kiosks snaking through this vast open field selling everything from apples to hand-made leather belts, jewellery, carpets, apparel and much much more, the Saturday Night Market has something for everyone. To map this sprawling market, it may be convenient to divide it into 3 main areas: - The Lower Field of kiosks, featuring hoards of local Indian merchants selling exotic lures such as Pashminas, carpets, spices, affordable clothes, hammocks, embroidered cushions and more, as well as several international designer and kiosks selling fashionable apparel, accessories, bags, belts and other exciting grabs. - The Central Field at the heart of the market featuring the central concert stage, beer, spirit & wine bars & food stalls with several of Goa's popular restaurants as well as individual proprietor offering gastronomic indulges from chocolates fountains, sushi, gyros and more. - The Upper Field: rising up the small hillock towards the rear of the market, features popular kiosks of international designers, a few local merchants and the Boutique House Bar at the top right that serves fresh fruit cocktails, live DJ sets & a magic Tequila cocktail stand!

Day 08: Goa (No Car)
In Goa the Hotel can call you a Taxi and you can discuss the price with him, according to you wishes for that day.

Day 9: Goa (No Car)
In Goa the Hotel can call you a Taxi and you can discuss the price with him, according to you wishes for that day

Day 10: Goa to Delhi (Flight departure 14:10, arrival 17:15)
After a relaxing breakfast you will be transferred to Goa airport where you will catch your flight to Delhi. What happens on arrival will depend on you international flight details.

Day 11: Departure

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