7 Days Golden Triangle inc Flights & Optional 3 Days Ranthambore Extension
India’s Golden Triangle will leave you with so many precious memories. The terrific trio of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur combine to deliver an unforgettable holiday experience for very different reasons.
Your trip begins in Delhi – a captivating blend of ancient architecture and modern vibrancy. Your sightseeing tours take in both the Old and New Delhi where beautiful buildings glisten under the warm sunlight.
Part two of your Golden Triangle Tour takes you to Agra by road where the glorious Taj Mahal awaits you and your camera! Agra Fort is another amazing structure you’ll discover in this cultured city.
While Jaipur may not have as much history as Delhi and Agra, it’s a beautiful place in its own right with its pink buildings, palace and fort. No trip to Jaipur would be complete without an elephant ride, so hold on tight and immerse yourself in India on this glorious Golden Triangle Tour.
This 7 day trip always sells out quickly, so book today if you want to experience a completely different way of life.
Location: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur
Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of old Delhi.
Tour the Red Fort and Raj Ghat.
Stand in amazement and wonder at the incredible Taj Mahal.
Visit the famous landmark of Hawa Mahal- Palace of Winds.
Climb the Amber Fort on elephant back.
Valid for double occupancy only.
There is no charge for payments made with Debit Cards.
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3 days Ranthambore Extension with a supplement of £300 per Person.
DAY 1: Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building, after which you will be transferred to your hotel for 2 nights stay. Check-in time is 1400 hours.
Rest of the day is at leisure to unwind and relax in the comforts of your hotel.
Overnight at the hotel - The Tavisha hotel or similar
DAY 2: Delhi
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and proceed on a guided tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi. In Old Delhi, drive past the Red Fort; visit Raj Ghat, the simple but moving memorial to Mahatma Gandhi and Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in Asia. A short walk in the narrow bylanes is full of legends and unfolds many historic tales of Shajahanbad. See the quaint shops with incredible wares from food stalls to jewelry.
• Visitors are required to take their shoes off before entering Jama Masjid. Shorts, sleeveless tops, revealing clothes are not allowed inside Jama Masjid.
Later in the afternoon, get ready to explore imperial Delhi. Drive past the imposing India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Parliament buildings and Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President’s residence). End the tour with a visit to UNESCO World Heritage listed tomb of Emperor Humayun. The tomb was the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent, a wonderful example of early Mughal architecture.
Overnight at the hotel - The Tavisha Hotel or similar
DAY 3: Delhi - Agra
Proceed on a guided tour of the red sandstone Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture and the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and Royal Pavilions.
Overnight stay at hotel – The Taj Vilas or similar
DAY 4: Agra to Jaipur via Abhaneri
Buffet breakfast at hotel
Morning: You will be driven to Jaipur (Approx 265Kms / 7 hrs) en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri: The deserted red sandstone city built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital in the late 16th century. It was the Mughal capital for 14 years after which it was abandoned due to paucity of water. It is made of red sandstone and combines influences from both Hindu and Mughal architecture. Even to this day, the entrance to the fort is through the road that Akbar built which leads to the Buland Darwaza, a huge 54 meters gateway. Other inspiring monuments in Fatehpur Sikri are the Hiran Minar that Akbar built in memory of his favourite elephant, Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, Birbal's House and the Diwan-i-Khas. Following sightseeing tour, continue drive to Jaipur
Late Afternoon: Arrive Jaipur check in at hotel - Hotel Park Regis or similar
The vibrant capital of Rajasthan is popularly known as the 'Pink City' because of the pink colored buildings in its old quarters. Jaipur has the distinction of being the third jewel of India's "Golden Triangle". It is India's first 'planned' city built by the famous 18th century astronomer King Sawai Jai Singh II.
Rest of the day at leisure for independent activities
Overnight at the hotel - Hotel K K Royal or similar
DAY 5: Jaipur
After breakfast, proceed for a tour of the fabulous hilltop citadel of Amber Fort, en route taking a photo-stop at Hawa Mahal, a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade. Located at the top of a hill, Amber Fort offers spectacular view of the old town below, where Akbar stopped en route on his annual pilgrimage to Ajmer.
The rest of the afternoon is at leisure or you may choose one or more of the following optional tours:
Pink city tour: Enjoy the city tour including a visit to the royal City Palace Museum, which has a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armory of Mughals and Rajput kings. Continue to the UNESCO listed awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century.
Heritage walk: Explore the walled city of Jaipur which has an interesting history to learn about. The Maharaja of Jaipur, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh constructed 20 feet high fortification walls to cover the city from all sides, for security purpose and designed seven entry gates. Wander the streets of the old city and learn the history of Jaipur, its culture, tradition, beliefs and other aspects that make up Jaipur.
Cooking demonstration and dinner with a noble family: This evening, discover the dynamic cuisine of Rajasthan as you visit a local family. Witness the play of spices and flavors at a cooking demonstration by a culinary expert. Dishes like Dal Bhati Churma (traditional pulses and bread), Laal Maas (mutton dish), Bhoondo raita and pulao (rice dish) are some of the delectable items that may be prepared. Observe the distinct cooking style, method and ingredients used. Learn the properties of every spice and the role it plays in producing the desired taste. Later, savor a perfect Rajasthani meal with your host.
Overnight stay at hotel – Jaipur
DAY 6: Jaipur to Delhi
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and proceed on your drive to Delhi (260 Kms / approx. 6 hours) and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel – Delhi
DAY 7: Departure for UK
This morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
Ratings Guide: Excellent Good Poor Bad
ROME, VENICE & LAKEThe hotels were sub standard as was the travel arrangements, when we complained we were told cant help, spent hundreds of pounds to make it bearable
ROMANTIC ROMEThe hotel was as advertised. Good location, clean and tidy. We had to pay for breakfast but it was worth it. The flight times were awful so we had to pay more to upgrade. The included transfers were unorganised and late. Rome itself was amazing and everything we expected and more. I would still recommend this package but a bit more information on the transfers would have been better and more choice on the flights as we live in Bristol and could only fly from stansted.
MYSTERYShe spent time with me working out all the finer details. The original destination I didn’t want to go to and the flights were not very nice times. So she talked through other destinations and flight times.
MYSTERYThe person (Kate) who helped me with the booking and purchas was extremely helpful. The only issue I had was being told a bus from the airport would be available but wasn't, the taxi cost was expensive.
MYSTERYI did not think it was value for money with all the extras ie hand luggage on Ryanair. Transfers to and from the hotel from the airport were expensive even though I prebooked also on the Berlin trip breakfast had to be added and that was also expensive.