India’s Golden Triangle
India’s Golden Triangle is a fabulous and inspiring introduction to the history and culture of India.
Delhi ● Agra ● Jaipur ● Delhi
India’s Golden Triangle is a fabulous and inspiring introduction to the history and culture of India’s three most quintessential destinations; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Visit the iconic sites and discover the inspiring Mughal and Rajput heritage of this fascinating region with the bustle and buzz of markets and bazaars, juxtaposing with the cosmopolitan culture of Delhi. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this compact India tour, jam-packed with unforgettable highlights.
- Explore some of India’s most impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Tour of Old Delhi and take an exciting rickshaw ride through the colorful bazaar in Old Delhi
- Visit Rajghat – the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi
- Explore the magnificent Taj Mahal – the extravagant monument of love
- Admire the stunning ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur
- Guided walk to local markets and historical sites
NOTE: Rate based on 02-03 passengers on twin share basis.
Rate Validity: April 2023- December 2023
Departure TimeApproximately 10.00AM
Return TimeApproximately 5.00PM
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable and light
Included4 Star Accomodation5 Star AccommodationAirport TransferAll applicable taxesAll Mentioned ActivitiesBottled waterBreakfastMonuments Entry FeesPrivate GuidePrivate TourPrivate Transportation
Not Includedalcoholic/non alcoholic beveragesAll Mentioned MealsBoat rideCycle rideDaily buffet breakfastDeluxe cruise on Halong bayDeparture taxes/customs/immigration feesDomestic airfareFirst Class AccommodationIndicated entrance feesInternational airfaresJeep SafariPersonal ExpensesPrivate boat tripShared Boat rideShared GuideShared Hotel TransfersTaxesTrainWaterproof Clothing
DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI By: International Flight
After immigration, you will be met by our Customer service executive and Welcomed with a “Mauli ritual”. Mauli is a symbolic cotton thread tied on the wrist and is our traditional way to start the journey at an auspicious note.
Welcome ceremony on arrival with Mauli ritual. Mauli is a cotton thread which is used in many religious activities. This symbolic tying Mauli on your wrist is our traditional way to start the journey at an auspicious note.
Assisted transfer to the hotel and on arrival, check in for your stay (check in time 1400 hours).
Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. Perhaps there is no other capital city in the world so steeped in history and legend as the Indian capital Delhi. It was the magnet, which drew the Mongols, Turks, Persians, Afghans, Mughals and the British, all of whom contributed to its glorious but turbulent past. The fascination with Delhi was such that even though it was abandoned many times, its rulers returned to it again and again rebuilding it at least seven times. Today, the twin cities of Old and New Delhi still intrigue Indians and tourists alike as the cultural and political capital of the largest democracy in the world.
Overnight at the hotel
DAY 02: DELHI
Begin the city's exploration with Old Delhi. Oozing with charm, the popularity of Old Delhi is no secret. It’s a maze of eclectic medieval streets, a delightful combination of beautiful architecture, vibrant colors and streets selling wonderful delights.
Ride a rickshaw to make way through the narrow lanes which are busy in trading. For those who love to cook, a walk through the aromatic spice market, Khari Baoli would add an unforgettable memory of Old Delhi.
Continue to Raj Ghat- a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi's cremation; It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns at one end.
Also visit a Sikh Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Saheb, and get some insight into this amazing religion
Afternoon, drive past India Gate and the Government Secretariat buildings on the way to the Qutab Minar - the five-storied victory tower to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India by the first Muslim ruler, Qutab-ud-din Aibak.
Later embark on a guided visit of Humayun’s Tomb – one of the finest example of Mughal architecture, built by Hamida Banu Begum for her husband. Unlike most of the other Mughal monuments which were built by men for their wives, this one was built by the lady for her husband.
Overnight at the hotel
DAY 03: DELHI /AGRA
Travel by private vehicle to Agra - the city of Taj Mahal. Toilet stops will be made en-route.
Arrive Agra and check in for your stay.
Agra - Once a small village on the banks of the Yamuna, it was transformed by two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and his grandson Shah Jehan into the second capital of the Mughal Empire – Dar-ul-Khilafat, or ‘seat of the Emperor’ in the 16th & 17th century. A world of contrasting edifices of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys, bustling streets and small buggies, Agra retains the irresistible charm that made this the favourite city of the Mughals.
Afternoon, proceed to visit the Agra Fort, the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.
Overnight at the hotel
DAY 04: AGRA-/JAIPUR
Early this morning proceed for Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal (closed on Friday). It is fitting to see this extraordinary monument by the first light of day as its exemplary beauty is awe-inspiring and will create an unforgettable memory. Mughal emperor, Shahjahan built this architectural wonder to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal.
Note: Timing subject to change based on the local sunrise timing
Return to the hotel for breakfast and drive for Jaipur - the 18th century capital of Rajasthan, enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is a fort palace that was the onetime capital of the Mughal Empire and is now a UNESCO world heritage site. The deserted red sandstone city, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
Continue to Jaipur, reaching in the evening. On arrival, check in for your stay.
"Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan province is known for its arts and crafts, jewellery, hand-painted fabrics and stone sculptures; it is one of North India’s finest examples of a planned city embodying the best of Rajput and Mughal architecture".
Overnight at the hotel
DAY 05: JAIPUR
Morning after breakfast, take an excursion to Amber Fort. Jaipur’s Maharaja Man Singh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started constructing Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. The Fort is surrounded by fortified battlements and overlooks the Moat Lake. Once you are on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) where a single lamplight is reflected in the many mirrors, lighting up the room.
Later, visit Jantar Mantar, an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh ll in the 18th century. The Maharajah, a scientist as well as an astronomer, had the principles of Euclid translated into Sanskrit. One of the most remarkable sites in Jaipur, the Jantar Mantar has fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses and tracking stars and planets.
Continue to the City Palace built within the fortified area of the original city, with one of the finest monumental entrances in India. The Palace is now principally a museum housing a collection of great treasures, including miniature paintings, carpets, royal garments and other interesting objects from Jaipur's intriguing past. The former royal family retains a part of the palace for their personal use.
Evening, visit the markets of Jaipur and the downtown area for some shopping time. Your guide and transportation will be at hand.
Take a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds). Five stories in height, and built of red and pink sandstone highlighted with white quicklime, it is thought that the women of the royal harem used the many casements to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen.
Return to your hotel in the evening. / Overnight at the hotel
DAY 06: JAIPUR-/DELHI
DEPART DELHI By International flight
Morning is at leisure for independent explorations.
Later in the afternoon drive back to Delhi airport.
On arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to International airport to connect your flight back home.