Golf has been a part of India since 1829, when the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, the second oldest golf club in the world, outside of Great Britain was formed. Pursue your passion for golf while wandering India’s vibrant cities and discovering its heritage.
The country is bestowed with sprawling golf grounds that will give you an opportunity to experience royalty thanks to the colonial history of this magnificent country.
And when away from the golf course, visit the impressive forts, savour the lip smacking cuisine and get lost in the beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra.
Join us for a tee-rific holiday!
Welcome to New Delhi - the capital city of India, home to approximately 17 million inhabitants! The city is divided into two parts including Old Delhi, located near the River Yamuna, and New Delhi, home to the national government, the imperial city created by the British Raj. This city is a fusion of the ancient and the modern and paints perfect picture rich with culture, architecture, human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries and gardens
Upon arrival here you will be picked up by our representative and taken directly to your hotel.
We shall begin this morning inside the charming lanes of Old Delhi. We will explore it by traveling in a rickshaw as your feast your eyes on colourful bazaars, sacred temples and colonial monuments.
Visit India's largest mosque, the white marble Jama Masjid or “Friday Mosque.” Rising from between the crowded medieval streets of Old Delhi, the Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India. Enjoy a photo opportunity of the iconic Red Fort (drive past), built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan before leaving Old Delhi.
Later we shall lay eyes on New Delhi. The city was designed and built by the British in the 1920s and is made up of well-composed and spacious streets under the shade of beautiful trees and beautiful colonial government buildings. As you navigate the city, you will drive along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Visit the Gandhi Museum showcasing the life and principles of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation.
You will also see Humayun's Tomb, which was built by the wife of Mughal Emperor Humayun, Haji Begum, in the mid-16th century. This red sandstone structure is considered to be the predecessor of Taj Mahal and one of the best examples of Mughal architecture
We suggest comfortable walking shoes for your time in Delhi that can easily be removed when entering sacred areas.
(Choose between a full day or half day of golfing)
Early morning after breakfast, drive to Delhi Golf Club (Closed on Monday), originally known as Lodhi Club. One of Asia’s oldest golf courses, it was founded in 1920’s. More than 500 Golfers walk into History every day, as they play in the country's busiest course. Enjoy a full day of golfing and return back to the hotel late afternoon to unwind and enjoy the luxurious facilities.
Late afternoon we shall visit the serene Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of the most prominent Sikh temples, that feeds more than 10,000 people every day, irrespective of cast, creed, colour or religion. ‘Seva’ or service, is an intergral part of the Sikh faith. The temple also organises various other socio-philanthropic activities and its picturesque setting is perfect to calm, relax and contemplate.
(Choose between a full day or half day of golfing)
This morning, enjoy a game of golf at DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon. The club's championship golf course includes a new 18 hole designed by Gary Player and the original 9-hole designed by Arnold Palmer. This club has hosted many professional tournaments including the Johnnie Walker Classic, an event jointly sanctioned by the European and Asian Tours, in 2008 and the Hero Honda Indian Open, an Asian Tour event, in 2009. For three years starting in 2010 the club has hosted the Avantha Masters, a new Eurasia Golf Limited tournament co-sanctioned by the European, Asian and Indian tours.
Mid-afternoon, drive towards the spectacular Swaminarayan Akshardham temple. 'Akshardham' means the divine abode of God. It is hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. The temple epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breath-taking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages.
Today we shall drive to Agra. This is a fascinating way to see India as we wind our way down from the foothills back to the plains and onward to the city of love and home to the famous Taj Mahal. Upon arrival we will assist with the check-in process at your hotel.
Enjoy a spectacular sunset tour of the splendid monument - Taj Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction are said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. What makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, precise and detailed construction and decorative architecture. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day.
Post breakfast we shall visit the splendid Amber Fort, a spectacular complex of palaces, temples and apartments that offers a stunning view of the city. It is a marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered.
Our next stop will be the stunning City Palace, a former royal residence built in the center of the old city, blends in perfectly the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture styles. We move onto Jantar Mantar, the largest of the five remarkable observatories built by Jaipur’s founder. Its complex instruments, with scientifically designed settings and shapes, represent the high points of medieval Indian astronomy. We’ll also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), where a high and intricately carved wall allowed the women of the court to watch the royal processions below.
Wander through the local markets as you gaze at the various stalls displaying traditional jewellery, textiles and handicrafts. You will find everything you need here!
Early evening enjoy a second round of golf at Rambagh Palace Golf Park.
Choose between a full day or half day of golfing)
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy golfing at Rambagh Palace Golf Park. After golfing, return to the hotel and enjoy free time for independent activities.
Mid-afternoon, drive to nearby village called Dera Amer - a preserved wilderness of natural beauty creating a sanctuary for animals to live in. The elephants and camels are adopted from Amer Fort and rescued from a life of hard labour.
On arrival, enjoy a friendly interaction with the elephants. Walk through the nearby forest area and take the elephants for their evening walk along the treks conducted in the original Aravalli forests surrounding the camp. Enroute marvel at the traditional homes, agricultural fields, hills and ancient monuments.
Enjoy dinner at Dera Amer and later in the evening we will drive back to hotel.
This morning you can opt for visit to Galta Ji a Hindu temple complex that lies 10km to the east of Jaipur. It is popularly known as the Monkey Temple. It is a unique Hindu temple centered around a natural spring that has been channelled to fill seven large pools. This 30-minute hike is home to some stunning views of the temple and is slightly off the common tourist trail but it makes for a pleasant half day excursion from Jaipur.
Late this morning drive back to Delhi.
This afternoon; enjoy a game of golf at the Classic Golf Course (by ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon), which is situated on the outskirts of the city. A perfect mix of Indian and International expertise along with maintenance of world-class standards, makes this golf course the venue of several world championships.
The retreat boasts of a 27-hole golf course designed by the legendary ‘Golden Bear’ Jack Nicklaus, the most accomplished player in the history of the sport. This golf course is the cynosure of the golfing community and charms golfing virtuosos and enthusiasts alike.
It is divided into three specialised courses:
Ridge Course - Gently undulating dunes mark this nine-hole course;
Valley Course - Nine holes strategically placed around picturesque water bodies;
Canyon Course - A nine-hole course, surrounded by a spectacular craggy canyon space, with breath-taking views of the Aravalis.
Later this evening, transfer to the international airport for your flight back home or next day early morning.