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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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Had a really amazing time with This Tour Company September 2019

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Golden Triangle Tour

My friend and I had a great day with Mr. Vikram as our guide while visiting Taj Mahal yesterday. Mr. Vikram is an experienced guide and a very kind man who knows a lot about Taj Mahal history. To our surprise, he was also a skilled and engaged photographer as he took us pictures from different angles and they were really good!! Read more

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Historical and artistic beauty of Kathmandu August 2019

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Travel Max Guide Company Reviews

My 5 days trip in the Kathmandu valley worth the most. I was highly passionate to observe the historically and artistically recognized beautiful temples in the heart of Kathmandu valley after the devastating earthquake in 2015. The travel max team during my entire trip took me through all the affected and religiously protected temples and culturally observed locations. I got a chance to closely observe the their local festival during the time which have captured in my mobile and my memories. The valley though was difficult to commute and travel due to the ongoing construction, the care and respect and the love from the local inhabitants was phenomenal. I will definitely be back with the travel max guide team to make another long trip may be that time to other places. Thank you guys for your service and I recommend Travel Max. Read more

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Beautiful monument - made the trip unforgettable by the amazing and the only female guide - Afshana July 2019

5.0

Golden Triangle: Delhi, Taj Mahal and Jaipur

when we entered this beautiful monument, we had no idea about this rich history.
we never imagined our guide - Afshana, would make such an impact on us.
she approached us very calmly near the entrance and mentioned that she is willing to share just half of what the male guides were charging.
she showed us all the important places inside the fort and beautifully explained the history with amazing stories and facts.
she explained with such enthusiasm which made us more eager and excited to know more about this amazing monument.
she patiently clicked all the family photos and helped the elderly while climbing up and down the stairs.
Afshana who hails from a very low background but studied and worked hard to become the only female guide in the entire city, she is following her moms footsteps, who was also a female guide.
she has two daughters, so i urge whoever plans to visit Agra fort in the near future, Kindly hire her as she will make this experience your best.
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It was our first tour with 360trip.in and it was a great experience. We would like to thank our Tour Manager Miss.Nicole who was there right from our landing at Malaysia till our departure at Singapore. She was very friendly, patient and humble throughout the tour. We thank 360trip.in for making our trip safe and happy. Read more

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Experience Nepal tour June 2019

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Ace the Himalaya Company Reviews

Completed the 15 day Experience Nepal tour. Rahm was an amazing guide who took me around the country. He had so much knowledge of the trekking routes, the local culture, and history. He knew lots of people wherever we went and took me to local stores and restaurants. Both the driver and porter also were excellent, I don't know how they do it.

I can't speak higher of Ace the Himalaya, they are extremely organized: provided the best hotels and hotel rooms wherever we went, and had the most knowledgeable and experienced city tour guides.

I ended up being alone on the tour and they were very accommodating with making some adjustments and provided a seamless trip. If you're going to Nepal, Ace is definitely the way to go. Exceptional experience!
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Made it a great value. June 2019

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Ritz Tours Company Reviews

just returned on 6-2-13 from your absolutely fabulous 16 day, 14 night tour of Beijing and the Great Wall, Yangtze River, Xian and terra-cotta warriors, Guilin and the exquisite Li river cruise, and Shanghai. Each of our city guides was outstanding but the most remarkable, helpful, impressive, approachable guide was Ocean, our national tour guide. China was fascinating and we bonded well with our fellow guests, but Ocean made the trip wonderfully fun and informative. we would love to do China "201" with him and see other parts of China. We are trying to get our fellow guests to schedule another trip with him. This was an absolutely unforgettable experience and the price of the tour made it a great value. Thank you ever so much. Hope to travel with you folks again. Best wishes. Read more

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