Golden Triangle small group holiday, India
Late availability on these dates: 21 Jul, 08 Aug, 15 Aug, 22 Aug, 29 Aug, 05 Sep, 12 Sep, 29 Sep, 03 Oct, 06 Oct, 08 Oct, 13 Oct
Description of Golden Triangle small group holiday, India
Joining a small group of like-minded travellers for this eight day India Golden Triangle holiday is a great idea for making new friends as you see the sights and experience the sounds of India.
Rickshaw rides around Old Delhi, palaces and bazaars in Jaipur, and the Taj Mahal in Agra all combine to fabulous effect with a heritage homestay bound to add to the cultural and natural attraction of time spent on tour in Rajasthan.
India Golden Triangle holidays never fail to excite and enlighten in equal measures and this eight day small group tour is certainly no different with a world of markets, food stalls and iconic fortresses providing one unforgettable memory after the next.
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8 Reviews of Golden Triangle small group holiday, India
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Reviewed on 25 Apr 2019 by Michelle PrescottSeeing the TajMahal was probably the most memorable part our holiday. The tour guide was a fountain of knowledge, the hotels great and the food good (and safe!). Read full review
Reviewed on 18 Mar 2019 by Jane WhittakerEverything about the tour was memorable and exciting, from our amazing tour leader Mukendra Ranawat to our travelling companions, to our lovely accommodation and amazing food. Read full review
Reviewed on 25 Feb 2019 by Jacqueline AbdollahzadehSeeing the Taj Mahal was the most memorable part of the holiday... Very good. Read full review
Reviewed on 03 Jan 2018 by Anne SteynFirst day, walking through the back streets of Delhi was the most memorable. First sight of the Taj Mahal. Read full review
Reviewed on 06 Nov 2017 by Claire WaughmanThe whole holiday was exciting, India as a country was so amazing, but the most memorable experience was the Hot Air Balloon Ride over Jaipur and everyone running over when we landed, all wanted to take pictures and shake hands... Read full review
Reviewed on 11 May 2016 by Samantha DodgeOur guide was wonderful and made me (a first time lone traveller) feel safe, included and well informed of anything interesting and important to make my trip enjoyable. Read full review
Reviewed on 07 Jan 2016 by Isabella McLachlanEvery day brought something amazing. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Dec 2016 by Isabel PollentierBest bit: Seeing the Taj Mahal Read full review
PlanetAs a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.
We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences. We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. For example on trips like this one through India where dress standards can be conservative (particularly outside of the major cities), we recommend that our travellers (both male and female) wear loose, lightweight clothing so as not to offend, particularly when visiting religious sites.
India is a much visited destination, and as with all our trips, we have designed this itinerary to allow us to pass through the region as considerately as possible, while maximising the experience of our group. We use local transport where ever possible, from trains to taxis, cycle rickshaws to the local metro.
PeopleThroughout, we stay in small, locally owned hotels reflective of the local flavour, although we spend one night in a heritage property that was originally built as a royal residence.
All produce used throughout the trip is sourced locally en route. We eat at local restaurants, encourage our travellers to only purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team (including the group leader) from the local communities that we travel through. All these elements combine to not only give a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but also put valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.
As a company our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.
The foundation supports a number of projects throughout India, all of which are designed to improve the lives of the poorest children. One of the projects, GOONJ, serves to provide vital resources to rural India, such as clothes and household goods. Its school to school programme channelling uniforms, stationery, lunch boxes etc, from urban to rural schools will benefit more than 35,000 children. You can donate items for this cause with your group leader in Delhi who will ensure that the goods are passed on. Anything from books and toys to school wear, pens and pencils are all useful.