Experience the culture and traditions of India’s Golden Triangle, staying in luxurious style with Oberoi Hotels
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- Discover the ancient wonders of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur in the company of expert guides
- Ride a rickshaw through the capital's market bustle
- Explore the iconic Taj mahal and Agra Fort
- See the beauty of Lake Pichola at Udaipur
- Stay throughout at luxurious Oberoi hotels
- 2 Nights Delhi
- 2 Nights Agra
- 2 Nights Jaipur
- 2 Nights Udaipur
City | History & culture
Chaotic, colourful and captivating, the Indian cities of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur, collectively known as the Golden Triangle, are home to some of the country's most resplendent architecture, vibrant street life and fascinating cultural heritage. On this tailor-made holiday, not only will you experience the breathtaking beauty of the Taj Mahal and peaceful vistas of Lake Pichola, live like a local amid the bustling bazaars of Old Delhi and rejoice in the unashamed opulence of Jaipur, but you'll do it all between stays at some of India's most luxurious hotels, all by leading luxury protagonists – Oberoi. And, it's all experienced in the company of expert guides for an Indian adventure to remember.
Day by day itinerary
Begin your tour in style with included airport lounge access before your overnight flight from London, arriving refreshed in Delhi the following day.
Arrive in Delhi and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Then, the following morning, it's time to embrace the chaos of India's capital as you live like a local on a morning market tour, experiencing the sights, sounds and smells of the Old Delhi Bazaar, where some of the city's best street food can be found. Enjoy a ride through the narrow, bustling streets of the market on a cycle rickshaw, followed by a visit to a local haveli and the chance to try some traditional Indian home-cooked food. Then, in the afternoon, take a tour of New Delhi, a complete contrast from the narrow, traffic-choked streets of the old city. Here you'll find gleaming parliament buildings, wide tree-lined boulevards, green parks and gardens and a wealth of British colonial architecture. Highlights here include Humayun's Tomb, India gate and the palatial President's House.
Stay: The Oberoi, New Delhi (Deluxe)
Check out of your hotel and transfer by car to Agra. Spend an afternoon at leisure, enjoying the facilities of the Oberoi Amarvilas, your luxury home for the next two nights. Tonight you'll enjoy an unforgettable live performance of Mohabbat the Taj, a musical representation of the story of the Taj Mahal, India's 'monument to love'. The next day, after a drive among the busy markets of Agra, you'll be treated to a guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Agra Fort. This walled city is India's most important, and perhaps impressive, fort, built during the 11th century for the great Mughal rulers of the 16th and 17th centuries. Then, it's time for a true trip highlight as you visit the Taj Mahal. Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, this gleaming white marble mausoleum took more than 20 years and thousands of artisans and craftsmen to complete. Later this afternoon, enjoy a heritage walking tour to the Persian-style gardens of Mehtab Bagh, taking in the rich architectural treasures of the Mughal era and enjoying superb views of the Taj Mahal.
Stay: The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra (Ultra)
Depart Agra for Fatehpur Sikri, the imperial city of the Mughal dynasty, built between 1571 and 1584. Explore the rich architectural grandeur of this deserted complex before continuing to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. On arrival, check into the magnificent Oberoi Rajvilas for a two-night stay, followed by an evening visit to a colourful local market and a screening of a Bollywood movie at the magnificent Raj Mandir movie theatre, a quintessentially Indian experience. Spend the following day taking in the remarkable Rajput architecture of Jaipur in the company of your expert guide, beginning at the city's imposing Amber Fort, where you'll have the chance to ride atop one of the resident elephants. In the afternoon, you'll head to the fascinating City Palace Museum, the Palace of the Winds and the ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar before taking to the city's rooftops to enjoy an evening of kite flying, one of India's most enduringly popular pastimes.
Stay: The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur (Deluxe)
After breakfast this morning, you'll make the long but scenic drive to Udaipur. A place of marble palaces, enchanting gardens and romantic architecture, Udaipur, the City of Dawn, is nestled among hills and mountains on the edge of three lakes. On your second day here a city tour showcases the highlights, beginning with the City Palace complex, the private residence of the Maharana of Mewar – king of kings. Overlooking the Pichola Lake, it's a truly breathtaking sight. Later, you'll wander through the lively markets and bazaars en route to the ornate Jagdish Temple, and Saheliyon-ki-Bari, a picturesque ornamental garden. An evening boat cruise on Lake Pichola reveals spectacular views of the City Palace along the east bank, and waterside gardens on the south.
Stay: The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur (Deluxe)
Depart India/Arrive UK
After breakfast, check out of your hotel. Transfer to the airport this afternoon in time for your flight to Delhi. Connect on an overnight flight back to the UK. Arrive in London the following day and continue your onward journey home.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
from £2,835 pp. incl. flights
from £4,335 pp. incl. flights
- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return international flights from London to Delhi
- 8 nights in 5* (Deluxe) accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
- Private transfers
- Private excursions with English-speaking guides
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Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.
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