Darcy_C, dic. de 2019
We booked the Three Day Golden Triangle Tour with Viator, and as usual, Viator delivered an excellent experience. As we only had a few days, we wanted to see as many of the highlights of India as we could, without being rushed, and on this tour we did just that.
We started out in Delhi, where our driver and tour guide arrived punctually at the hotel to pick us up. Sites such as Qutb Minar, Himayuns Tomb, the Lotus Temple, and India Gate are not to be missed. After that we drove approximately three hours to the hotel in Agra. We had the evening free to enjoy the hotel and relax before an early morning start on day two. The Taj Mahal- well, it’s the Taj Mahal!! Breathtaking, a must see item that should be on everyone’s list. Our guide recommended we go early to beat the crowds, good call, as it was starting to fill up as we left the site.
We also seen Agra Fort on day Two as well. Another great site! After Agra Fort, we were on the road again, this time for Jaipur. It was a long drive, 4 hours, but the car was comfortable, the AC worked, there was snacks and water, and there was even WIFI in the car, an unexpected bonus! The next morning, we seen the Amber Fort, perched up on its mountain plateau. It was an excellent couple of hours there. Then we went and seen the Water Palace, explored the Observatory- very cool- the Royal Palace, seen the Wind Palace, and watched some craftsmen as they made rugs and clothes by hand.
After that it was about a four hour drive back to Delhi.
Overall, nothing but great things to say about the tour guides (as we had a different one in each city), the driver, and the tours themselves. We selected 5-star hotels and they were up to standard. The buffet breakfasts were delicious!
A special shout out to our tour guide on the second day, Seema Singhal, who took us through the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. She was very enthusiastic, friendly, and full of pertinent and interesting facts and stories about what we were seeing, stories beyond what the tour books offered.
If you’re looking to see as much as you comfortably can see of India and its culture in a short period of time, then this three day private tour is for you.