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Classic India Itineraries

Traveling India's Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is a famous northern route that connects the national capital of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This is India’s most well-traveled route, providing visitors a glimpse of India’s diverse landscapes.

Day 1, Delhi: See the Gandhi memorial museum, Red Fort, and the Jama Masjid, the largest Mosque in India.

Day 2-3, Jaipur: Visit the Pink City of Jaipur, former residence of the royal family, and the capital of Rajasthan. See the Hawa Mahal, the “Palace of Winds”, and Amber Fort, the former capital. Optional: Watch a Bollywood film at the famous Raj Mandir Cinema.

Day 4-5, Agra: See the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, a palatial walled city of sandstone.

Day 6-7, Delhi: Return to Delhi and enjoy some shopping or a rickshaw ride around the city.

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The Best of Northern India

A trip to northern India for first timers necessitates a visit to the Golden Triangle coupled with at least one holy city. Some trips consist of a river cruise down the sacred Ganges river, where you unpack once and see all the sights along the way.

Day 1-3, New Delhi: See New Delhi and Old Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, India’s oldest Mosque, and see the Red Fort, where the last Moghul emperor was exiled.

Day 4-5 Agra: See the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, a palatial walled city of sandstone.

Day 6-7, Jaipur: Visit the Pink City of Jaipur, former residence of the royal family, and the capital of Rajasthan. See the Hawa Mahal, the “Palace of Winds”, and the most photographed building after the Taj Mahal. Optional: Watch a Bollywood film at the famous Raj Mandir Cinema.

Day 8-9, Varanasi, Kalna, or Sawarda: Visit Varanasi, one of the most holy cities in India, Kalna, the region’s densest concentration of temples, or Sawarda, a village of temples including one dedicated to the Sikh religion.

Day 10-13 (optional): Take a boat ride down the Ganges River, and see the various buddhist temples.

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Highlights of Southern India

Stark differences exist between subtropical landlocked Northern India and tropical Southern India, characterized by long coastlines. In Southern India, you’ll visit coastal cities, wildlife preserves, and enjoy unique Southern Indian cuisine.

Day 1-2, Kochi: Explore Kochi, a former trade center with a history of Portuguese, Dutch and British rule throughout different time periods. See Chinese fishing nets dotted along the coast of Fort Cochin.

Day 3-4, Coonoor or Kalpetta: Drive to Coonoor, most famous for its Nilgiri tea, or Kalpetta, famous for its dense coffee plantations.

Day 5-6, Mysore: Considered the cultural capital of the state, Mysore is home to the opulent Mysore Palace and the centuries-old Devaraja Market.

Day 7-8, Puducherry: Formerly the largest French colony in India and important trading town.

Day 9-10, Madurai: Madurai is known as the Tamil Culture’s most vital centers. See the famous Meenakshi Temple and the Gandhi Memorial Museum.

Day 11-13, National parks: Visit Periyar National Park, wildlife preserve, or Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.

Day 14: Return to starting city

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Myths and Mountains local guide, Achi, was perfect and so sweet. Very helpful on so many occasions and always smiling. I warmly recommend her.

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Best Of India & Srilanka

We had a great trip to India and Sri Lanka. Transfers at the airports were excellent and the guides in both the countries were knowledgeable and friendly. I am beyond happy , When I read all the reviews I was so scared to even go on the tour. My gosh , It was one of the best trips of my life . Our tour leader was such an amazing guy, very well educated, spoke perfect English and was so funny . We had a driver as well that picked us up from the airport, took us to 4 different cities and dropped us off at the hotel, he was such a hard working and a professional man. He drove at times 6 hours from one city to another and he never complained, he would open and close the door for us. AMAZING Our tour leader took us shopping to an expensive place and a cheaper place and he gave us the option as to what we want to buy with whichever quality.He was so knowledgeable and extremely funny. He was an amazing person. I am beyond thankful for this trip. I would definitely recommend them . I enjoyed every minute of it . The hotels were beyond my expectation. They were brand new, clean and the staff were so professional and friendly. I will book 100% again with them for further trips. Booking was easy. Agents at Indus are extremely professional and helpful. I am beyond happy with the experience. We visited The Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, The amber fort and may more places. Our tour leader told us about the city, people and the scam artists. I am once again so thankful. Thank you Indus" Read more

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We had an amazing trip with Go Hikes of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur. We were looking for India's historical trip and Go Hikes service was above expectations. Many Thanks to them September 2017

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Golden Triangle Tour in India – Delhi, Agra & Jaipur

We tried Indian Cuisines at Old Delhi with some lip smacking street food. Guide named Prateek was exceptionally well in the knowledge about the monuments. Overall, It was a nice trip and we are taking lifetime memories from India. Will surely recommend Go hikes to our friends & relatives. Love from Sydney, Australia. Read more

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STS provides outstanding service and I would highly recommend them. They provide great customer service with prompt response to queries. Visa services are excellent, providing well before the expected time, all this in a reasonable rate. I personally thank STS team for their services. Keep up the good work! Read more

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Eco India- Group Tour

It's been a few months since we returned from an amazing tour of India. Thanks to Nutan and the folks at Travel Local/Story of India our trip was spectacular. Our first rate tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable about the sites we saw. The company even helped us when travel got tricky, and we needed to change from a train to car ride. It was a great experience from planning just the right places to visit beforehand, to the time in the country. I would recommend Travel Local to all my friends, it was a great experience. Thank you TravelLocal! Read more

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Golden Triangle

I don't know where to start, Rohit was absolutely fantastic on his service, from our first email to arriving in India to the end of our 6-day tour. He made us feel safe and our every concern, issues were sorted out without any fuss. He made sure we were comfortable all the times and he checked with our Driver. Mr. Ajeet Singh (driver) who was also great, he was always on time and happy to take us where we wanted to go once our sightseeing had finished.

We felt that SafeHands customer service is excellent and Rohit understands his clients.

Also, price wise Rohit was very reasonable.

Thank you so much for planning our 6-day tour and we enjoyed every moment of it and will recommend you and your company to our friends and family.

Keep up the great work Rohit.
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