Golden Triangle
Golden Triangle
Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle

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Private Holiday
7 Days ex Delhi
Departs Daily
 

A classic itinerary, ideal to give you a taste of India’s wonders and of the three royal cities of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Discover Maharajah’s palaces, the glories of the Raj, the wondrous Taj Mahal and many other amazing places. Use this journey as a starting point and add other extensions for a more complete India experience.

Highlights

  • Dive into the bustle of Old Delhi’s narrow streets and take a rickshaw ride in Chandani Chowk
  • Experience the unforgettable sight of the Taj Mahal at sunrise
  • Discover the magnificent Amber Fort
  • Explore the "Pink City" of Jaipur
  • See a Bollywood movie in India’s most iconic cinema

Day 1: Delhi

On arrival you will be met by our local operator and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure to unwind.

Day 2: Delhi (B)

This morning explore Old Delhi with its maze of small alleyways, side streets and legendary bazaars. Take a rickshaw ride in Chandani Chowk, driving past the magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India (view from the outside), and walk through the old lanes and busy markets.

Continue on to discover New Delhi, characterised by colonial buildings and boulevards. Visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand carved for its entire height of 234ft, discover the mausoleum of emperor Humayun and Raj Ghat open-air memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Day 3: Agra  (B)

Today, your journey takes you to Agra. Along the way, visit the splendid Tomb of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, constructed from 1605-1613 by his son, encompassing 119 acres of land.

Later, explore the Agra Fort with its grand halls and excellent views of the Taj Mahal. Erected beside the Yamuna River and extending nearly 2.5 km, the fort's massive double walls stand 20 meters high and encircle a perimeter of 2.5 km. The imposing towers, bastions, ramparts, and regal gateways reflect the might and grandeur of the third Mughal emperor. Spend the night in Agra.

Day 4: Agra - Jaipur (B)

At sunrise, visit the Taj Mahal, a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" and is in fact the most well-preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. It is best described by the English poet, Sir Edwin Arnold, as "Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones." It is a celebration of woman built in marble and that’s the way to appreciate it.

Later depart for Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akber in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Visit the remarkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendours of the Mughal empire at the height of its power. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 5: Jaipur (B)

Jaipur, known as the “Pink City”, was built in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II. It is a planned city built with ancient Hindu rules as the colonial capital of a richly colourful state and was made attractive with the pink wash – a traditional colour of welcome in 1853 in honour of the visit of Prince Albert.  

After breakfast, discover this fascinating city. Drive up to the Amber Fort - a classic, romantic Rajasthan Fort Palace Continue to explore the colourful bazaars and visit the Maharajah's City Palace, the Palace of Winds and the Jantar Mantar - the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Watch a Bollywood movie at the famous Raj Mandir cinema, seeing the jubilance and reaction of the movie-goers is as entertaining as the movie itself. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 6: Jaipur – Delhi (B)

Today you will return to Delhi where the remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight Delhi.

Day 7: Delhi (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • 6 nights accommodation in selected hotel category with private facilities
  • Meet and assist at Delhi airport
  • Private air-conditioned transport with English speaking driver
  • Breakfast daily
  • Sightseeing with local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fee at monuments (single visit) as listed in itinerary
  • Mineral water available in transport during inter-city transfers and city tours
  • 24/7 support in India
  • Assistance of local representatives
  • India Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:

  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Meals other than specified
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Visas (unless specified)
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the below or similar

Delhi

First Class: The Suryaa, New Friends Colony (Deluxe Room)

Heritage Class: Maidens Hotel, Shamnath Marg (Heritage room)

Deluxe Class: Le Meridien, Windsor Palace (Executive room)

Agra

First Class: Radisson Hotel Agra (Superior Taj View Room)

Heritage Class: The Grand Imperial (Deluxe room)

Deluxe Class: Courtyard by Marriott (Deluxe room)

Jaipur

First Class: Hilton Jaipur (Hilton Guest Room)

Heritage Class: Alsisar Haveli (Standard room)

Deluxe Class: Jaipur Marriot (Deluxe Room)

Delhi Aerocity

First Class: Lemon Tree Premier Aerocity (Superior Room)

Heritage Class: Novotel New Delhi Aerocity (Standard room)

Deluxe Class: Aloft New Delhi Aerocity (Aloft room)

Hotels
The hotels listed in the itinerary may vary due to tour scheduling. Your final itinerary will contain full details of any changes where possible.
 
National Holidays / Peak Periods
Surcharges may apply. Prices will be confirmed at time of booking.
 
Sightseeing
Taj Mahal: closed on Fridays
Delhi Red Fort: closed on Mondays
 
Transportation
The type of vehicle used on your private tour will be an air-conditioned Toyota Innova Crysta or similar.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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