THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
This trip is for those of you who are short on time, but, not short on your zeal for having a memorable experience in North India!
The leisurely journey travels through the iconic highlights of the Indian golden triangle, Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this short India tour jam-packed with unforgettable highlights. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence and splendor of Rajasthan's palaces, the bustle and buzz of markets and bazaars.
You will discover the architectural masterpieces of the Mughal period in Delhi and be dazzled by the beauty of the Taj Mahal while boating on the Yamuna river. Explore the surrounding villages around the iconic monument and get to know more about rural India. Admire the Royal Heritage of the capital of Rajasthan at dawn, cycling in the beautiful streets of its pink city and witness the many local happenings! Walk up to the majestic Amber Fort and soak in the peaceful ambiance of its age old town full of hidden temples and beautiful structures.
Hassle-free commuting | Experienced guides | Handpicked experiences and accommodation | 24*7 local assistance
Day 1-2 | Old Delhi and New Delhi
Arrival in Delhi. Your private driver will pick you up. We can adjust the program according to the time of your arrival.
Start your second day by visiting New Delhi and its beautiful heritage: Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Lodhi Gardens. In the late afternoon meet your guide for an Old Delhi walk through its historic sites bustle of its old markets. Get a sense of Delhi's vivacity and why the "Walled City" is its heart.
Day 3 | Jaipur, the Pink city
4h drive (267 km)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur.
Jaipur is the first planned city of India and the capital of Rajasthan. Founded in 1727 by Sawai Jai Singh II, it is full of surprises. Meet your travel counselor at your hotel and discuss your trip. Start your discovery by meeting a Jaipurite and keen foodie later in the day for a culinary walk in the bazaars of the Pink city. Let the smell and colors of Rajasthan flow in! Overnight at your hotel.
Day 4 | Jaipur - Amber
Start your day with an early morning cycle tour in the old city. See its monuments, explore its vegetable and flower markets, enter temples filled with music and have a traditional breakfast in an Indian home.
Go on with your visits on foot with your private guide and wander in the City Palace and the Observatory before heading to the former capital of Rajasthan, Amber. En route make a stop to admire the Water Palace. Enjoy a lunch in an Indian family at the bottom of the magnificent fort and get to know more about this bygone era. Visit the Fort and get on a heritage walk in the century old town filled with temples and historic structures. Overnight at your hotel
Day 5 | Jaipur - Agra
4-5h drive (250 km)
After breakfast leave for Agra. Make a stop en route at Galta Ji, the monkey temple. Enjoy the serenity of this pilgrimage place home to hundreds of monkeys. Hike all the way up the hill to the Sun temple for a breathtaking panorama on Jaipur. Arrival in Agra.
After lunch join your guide for a village tour on cycle on the opposite side of the Taj Mahal. Pedal through colorful villages, enter schools and sit for a chai with villagers. Back in town get a unique boat ride on the Yamuna River to admire the Taj Mahal at sunset. Over night at the hotel.
Day 6 | Agra - Delhi
5h drive (200 km)
Get up early to visit one of the seventh wonders of the world. At sunrise, the marble of the Taj Mahal encrusted with precious stones is shaded with golden tones. This tomb was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in the image of his deceased queen: let your private guide tell you the major tale of love behind this iconic monument.
After breakfast head back to Delhi. Depending on flight time, overnight in Delhi hotel before international departure.
Day 7 | Delhi International Airport
If time allows, go for a last shopping tour before driving back to the Airport. Good bye!
THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
7 Days | Starting from 800$ per person based on two travellers
Accommodation in standard and comfort hotels/homestays
Meals as stated in the program
Old Delhi Walking tour or Delhi Slum tour
Jaipur culinary walk
Jaipur Cycling Tour
Half day private tour with Amber Heritage walk
Village cycle tour in Agra
Sunrise boatride at the Taj Mahal w/ Guide
Taj Mahal private visit
Our assistance 24/7
The ground transfers in a private vehicle, with English speaking driver.
**The driver is available up to 8 hours a day
**Entrance fees of the monuments are not included
+ If you want to book this trip but wish to tailor it to your requirements please contact us.
+ Our positive impact: Our selection of tours directly support the local community and promote eco tourism.
+ For less ecological footprint choose to commute by train between specific destinations and enjoy a typical indian ride with people from different walks of life!