An all-encompassing tour of India's Golden Triangle, taking in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
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- Behold in person the magnificent beauty of the Taj Mahal
- Stroll along the imposing forts of Jaipur
- Absorb the bustle of Delhi's markets and the beautifully-kept Red Fort
- 2 Nights Delhi
- 1 Night Agra
- 2 Nights Jaipur
- 1 Night Delhi
City | History & culture
On this tailor-made holiday, you'll discover dazzling forts, ornate palaces, bustling markets and colourful bazaars. Learn about the history of the Raj, the colonialism of the British Empire and marvel at the splendour of some of the world's most iconic buildings including Delhi's Red Fort, Jaipur's Pink Palace and the majestic Taj Mahal.
Day by day itinerary
Depart the UK and board an overnight flight to Delhi.
Arrive in Delhi, India's frenetic capital city, where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Spend the next day exploring Delhi, a fascinating blend of old and new and home to some of the country's most important landmarks. You'll begin your day in Old Delhi where you'll discover narrow, twisting lanes filled to bursting with crowded bazaars. Elsewhere you'll find ancient monuments and exquisite architecture dating back as far as the Mughal Empire, the most famous of which – Delhi's magnificent Red Fort – is certainly one of India's most impressive sights.
Head to New Delhi in the afternoon, travelling by the Delhi Metro, a new innovation that's revolutionised the city's crowded transport network. In New Delhi you'll discover wide boulevards, impressive government buildings and some of the city's most recognisable religious monuments, such as Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar, which reflect the ethnic and religious diversity of India's capital.
Stay: The Claridges, New Delhi (Superior)
Depart Delhi this morning and head to Agra by car where you'll spend one night. On arrival you'll check into your hotel before enjoying a full day tour of Agra, starting at India's most iconic landmark - the Taj Mahal. A spectacular white marble mausoleum, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan between 1632 and 1653, in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal and is recognised the world over as a poignant monument to love. Spend your morning wandering the lush gardens that surround the mausoleum, taking in the breathtaking design and craftsmanship that takes its influence from Islamic, Indian, Persian and Ottoman architectural styles.
This afternoon you'll visit Agra Fort before driving through the city, passing many markets and street traders and soaking up the atmosphere and hustle and bustle of everyday life in this fascinating city.
Stay: ITC Mughal, Agra (Deluxe)
After breakfast you'll leave Agra with your driver and guide and head south to Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan. The journey will take around six or seven hours, passing through the arid landscapes of India's northern plains. You'll stop along the way at Fatehpur Sikri, the imperial city of the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584. Arrive in Jaipur this evening, check into your hotel and enjoy some free time to relax.
The following day you'll enjoy a full day exploring Jaipur – Rajasthan's most colourful capital. Begin your day with a half-day tour of the awe-inspiring Amber Fort – one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture in India. Then, spend the afternoon on a city tour, visiting the City Palace Museum, with its fine collection of Rajput and Mughal art, the City Palace Complex located within the ancient city walls, the fascinating Jantar Mantar, an observatory dating back to 1726AD, and the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five storied façade with intricate carvings, latticed screens and a series of ornate domes and spires.
Stay: Samode Haveli, Jaipur (Superior)
After breakfast at your hotel you'll have some free time to explore Jaipur's famous bazaars, a perfect opportunity to pick up some last minute souvenirs before an afternoon transfer to Delhi. Check into the Holiday Inn where you'll spend the last night of the tour.
Stay: Holiday Inn, New Delhi International Airport (Superior)
Depart India/Arrive UK
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
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- Complimentary UK airport lounge access
- Return flights between London and Delhi
- 6 nights accommodation in 4 * (Superior) hotels on a B&B basis
- Private touring and transfers throughout
Terms & Conditions
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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