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how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

Leicester, United...
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how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

Hi all

we think we may need a tour guide to escort us to our chosen places of interest in Delhi, Aga,Jaipur (travelling by train) Thinking 2 days in Delhi, 1day Arga, 2/3days in Jaipur. Then get us to Jaipur airport .We arrive in Delhi 24th Feb:18

we already have 2 nights accom booked in Delhi but thats all.

any suggestions peeps??

there are 2 of us and we r on a tight budget

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1. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

You should check the Delhi Government Tourism Department. They conduct group tours to Agra and Jaipur. This is their site

delhitourism.gov.in/delhitourism/tour_packag…

Edited: 16 January 2018, 11:57
Vagamon, India
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2. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

It will be economical to engage guides locally at each destination

New Delhi, India
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3. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

Hi Saksakim,

Welcome to the Forum!

If you are looking to hire the same Tour Guide for your whole tour, the guide would charge more from you. Its better to hire a car and driver, with different guides for all three cities.

Regards,

Sonia Handa

Delhi
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4. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

You may contact any tour operators in Delhi , they will arrange tour escorts for entire trip however suggestible to use local guides . It will be cheap , accompanied guide will be quite expensive. Accompanied guide will cost you approx 100 US$ a day plus transportation cost ( means Train , flight and car whatever you are using )

Hari Mangal

New Delhi, India
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5. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

Namaste Saksakim,

If you are looking to hire Tour Guide for your whole tour, the guide would charge more for you. It is better to hire a car and driver, with different guides for all three cities and Safe your time to the whole Tour.

AGRA TAJ TOUR

Raj Banewal

Leicester, United...
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6. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

thanku for reply, do u know if there is a left luggage at Agra train station?

Leicester, United...
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7. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

thank you all for your very helpful replies.

think we will get the train for long journeys as it is quicker and local taxis for in between travel then find local guides as necessary.

Agra, India
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8. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

Trains will be cheaper and effective way to do golden triangle tour, if on a tight budget. These 3 cities offer good train connectivity as well. You won't be having any trouble traveling. You can choose either Shatabdi or Intercity express to travel between these three destinations. In terms of cost Shatabdi will cost you a little higher than Intercity express but the advantage with shatabdi is it is most trusted train with least delay record and they also serve meal included in the ticket. Whereas Intercity offer AC and Non AC seating arranging and their ticket value vary accordingly. Only thing which you need to take care is - book in advance. Most of the trains get full really early and it hold true for the good quality guides as well.

New Delhi, India
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9. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

Hi salsakim,

Welcome to the fourm !!! If you are 2 people so we will recommend you to hire private car & driver services because its cost almost same if you are using Ac Train in between the destination + hire local taxi services for local sightseeing tour.

If you will hire private services so you will get the professional services like knowledgeable driver etc.

Regards,

Jitender

GO MY JOURNEY

Jaipur
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10. Re: how to find a cheep tour guide for Gold, travelling by train

If you want to have a guide with you to accompany with you from beginning to end then it will be costly affair for you. So I would suggest that you can take different private guides at different cities, that would be more economical.

If you like to book me in Jaipur then please private message me.

Thanks

Vijay Chandel

Private guide/Tour organizer

Jaipur

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