Golden triangle India, experience the richness of Indian culture and colour on this classic short tour that takes in Delhi, both old and new, the famous Taj Mahal and the stunning Pink City of Jaipur.
Day 1: Golden triangle India: New Delhi
Saturday. Welcome to India and the start of your Golden triangle India! Arrive Delhi, included transfer to hotel. The remainder of the day offers free time. Overnight – New Delhi
Day 2: Old Delhi
This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We’ll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid – India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat – the site of Gandhi’s cremation and more. Tonight, we enjoy a group Namaste Dinner at a restaurant specialising in classic Indian cuisine. Overnight – New Delhi (B, D)
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Day 3: Taj Mahal
Delhi – Agra. Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra, once India’s Mughal capital. Here, we take a motorised buggy to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India’s finest Mughal buildings behind it’s fortified walls. Overnight – Agra (B)
Day 4: Agra
Agra – Jaipur. En route to Jaipur, we visit the ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned due to lack of water. We enjoy lunch at Udai Vilas Palace in Bharatpur, before taking a walk through the nearby rural village Peharsar. In Jaipur, we visit a cotton trading/tailor shop where you can get clothing tailored for delivery to your hotel before we leave! Overnight – Jaipur (B, L)
Day 5: Jaipur
Maybe opt for an early morning balloon flight over the pink city of Jaipur. Look out for the snake charmers that dot our route, as we travel to the 16th century Amber Fort. An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty fort, where we’ll enjoy a tour of this Rajput extravaganza. Later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. Overnight – Jaipur (B)
Day 6: Village life, rural India
Jaipur – Surajgarh/ Shekhawati region. Today, we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region. The small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and19th centuries. Afternoon village walk and time to relax. Overnight – Surajgarh (B, D)
Day 7: Surajgarh to Delhi
Shekhawati region – Delhi. Returning to Delhi, the latter part of the afternoon is free for you to relax or independently explore more of Delhi. Overnight – New Delhi (B)
Day 8: New Delhi
Saturday. Golden triangle India comes to an end hotel check out and onward departure transfer to airport. (B)
Pricing due to currency fluctuations and seasonal changes please inquire for the best possible price.
Prices shown are per person travelling. ‘Twin/Double’ prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The ‘Single supplement’ applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the ‘Twin/Double’ price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.
Golden triangle India What’s Included
7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 2 dinners (including Namaste Dinner in Delhi)
Horse and cart/buggy ride to Taj Mahal – Agra
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 8
English speaking Indian tour leader for groups of 6 or more
Taj Mahal, Jaipur City Palace & Jantar Mantar entrance fees.
7 nights – 3-4 star and heritage hotels
Elephant ride to Amber Fort – Jaipur (*Subject to Government regulations and availability)
Touring of Delhi, Jaipur, Agra and Shekhawati region
Specialist local guides at some sights
All relevant transfers and transportation
Golden triangle India What’s Not Included
International flights and visas
Entrance Fees: $45-55 USD
Prices are subject to change and currency fluctuations, government taxes may apply.