The Golden Triangle Tour
Marvel at the grandeur, glory and vibrant culture of India with this exclusive tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Discover the heritage of Old and New Delhi and visit the iconic Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar. Explore the World Heritage Sites at Agra, a testament to the splendour of the Mughals, and savour the beauty of the Taj Mahal. Get mesmerized by the vibrant vibe of Jaipur and visit mystical forts with exquisite Rajput architecture. A must for first time travellers, get the quintessential introduction to the rich tradition and history of India with this golden triangle tour.
- Explore the Agra Fort and see the stunning Taj Mahal at sunset
- Explore the stunning Amer Fort and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
- Fatehpur Sikri, The Abandoned City Of The Mughals.
- Discover local attractions in the capital city of Delhi
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Day 1 - Welcome to India! An Active India Holiday representative will greet you at the arrivals hall at the Delhi International Airport. As you drive to the hotel in comfort, enjoy the sights along the way while our representative briefs you about the experience that awaits you. Check-in at the hotel and freshen up. Rest of the day is free to explore the national capital with its many attractions such as monuments, museums, galleries and bazaars. You may also choose to visit Lodi Gardens, a tranquil green space where you can take a stroll and discover historic tombs and monuments.
Overnight - Hotel
Day 2 - Today we discover the heritage of Old and New Delhi. First, we drive past the Red Fort – the palace of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also built the Taj Mahal. We head to Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India, built in the 17th Century. We take a rickshaw ride through the bustling bazaars and historical lanes of "Chandni Chowk” and Asia’s largest spice market. Our next stop is Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation. We take a break for lunch. We then head to Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the mausoleum of the second Mughal emperor Humayun and was built by his widow Haji Begum in 1564 during the reign of her son Akbar. Our next stop is the imposing minaret of Qutab Minar, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Qutub complex houses monuments and buildings from the Delhi Sultanate and an iron pillar that dates back over 2,000 years. The pillar continues to amaze scientists, who marvel at how it was cast to such perfection. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Overnight - Hotel
Day 3 - Early in the morning we leave for Agra, a bustling city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra became the capital of the Mughal empire between 1526 and 1628 and boasts of many magnificent Mughal-era monuments, making it a major tourist destination. Upon arrival, we check-in at the hotel and freshen up. We head to the Agra Fort, a fortress, palace, and prison made of red sandstone by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565. It was partly transformed into a palace during the reign of Shah Jahan. Our day concludes with a visit to the stunning Taj Mahal at sunset, a magnificent structure standing on the southern bank of river Yamuna. The ivory-white mausoleum was built by 5th Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died in the 16th century. The allure of the magnificent Taj Mahal never ceases to captivate a first-time visitor. Overnight stay in Agra.
Overnight - Hotel
Day 4 - Today we leave for Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. On the way we stop in Abhaneri, a village known for its extraordinary stair-well Chand Baori. Built around the 11th Century, this baori or stair-well provided access to drinking water and was used to easily collect rainwater during the monsoon. Set in front of the Harshat Mata temple, the Chand Baori is the most impressive and is considered to be one of the deepest (30 meters) and widest wells in India. We continue our journey to Jaipur, a friendly bustling town with dazzling palaces, beautiful gardens and lakes and bazaars brimming with jewellery, textiles and handicraft. Some of the city's most well-known bazaars include the Bapu Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar, and Johri Bazaar. Upon arrival we check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore Jaipur's vibrant bazaars. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Overnight - Hotel
Day 5 - Today we explore the Pink City starting with a drive to the ancient capital of Amer, 11 km from Jaipur. Amer was the capital of the Kachhawaha Dynasty for six centuries and is famous for its majestic Amber Fort. We have the choice of either walking up or taking a short jeep ride to reach the Fort. On the way to the Amer Fort, we cross Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, the ‘Hawa Mahal’ (Palace of Winds), a five-storied facade of pink sandstone. After visiting the Amer Fort, we explore the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Our next stop is Jantar Mantar, a solar observatory constructed in the 18th century. Later, we also meet the local female artisans of Jaipur and with their help, learn the art of block printing, one of the oldest printing techniques in India. We make our own handkerchiefs using Rajasthani woodblocks, while chatting with the artisans about their lives. Return to hotel and overnight stay in Jaipur.
Overnight - Hotel
Optional local activities and experiences you can add to extend this trip
Rustic Agra By Cycle
Trails of Sufism in Delhi : Jamali Kamali Mosque and Tomb
Rajasthani Cooking Class
Architectural tour of Abhaneri Stepwell
Impetus Cycling Tour of Jaipur
Jaipur Neemrana Pushkar
Endeavor towards Tie & Dye
Savour of Mughlai Cuisine
Agra Village Walk and Heritage Tour
Base Price Includes
- Accommodation in 4* star or similar hotels on double/ twin sharing basis.
- Daily buffet breakfasts included at hotels.
- All transfers and sightseeing by a Private vehicle, as indicated in the itinerary.
- Exclusive service of experienced and skilled Chauffeur
- Services of a local (stationed) sightseeing guide during sightseeing guides at cities as per the itinerary.
- Representative for assistance upon Arrival and Departure at Delhi International Airport
- 24/7 assistance by our support team.
- All government taxes as applicable.
Base Price Does Not Include
- International / Domestic air fare.
- Any meal other than Breakfast unless specified.
- Any service or activity charges other than those included in the inclusions.
- Supplement Cost for festival period, long weekend or peak season.
- Entrance fee at monuments and National Parks.
- Unforeseen expenses that demand changes in the itinerary like natural calamities, changes in weather, road blockages, flight/train cancellations and any medical emergency or evacuations.
- Travel insurance and Visa
- Expenses of a personal nature- Staff Tips, Laundry, phone calls, soft or alcoholic drinks, excess baggage charges, camera and Video fee or any other expanses which are not mentioned in above inclusion list.
The itinerary is basically based around the Golden Triangle in which we take in the compelling sights of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The national capital forms the start and end points, and there is plenty of time to visit all of the major places of interest built through several centuries and includes the Red Fort, the Gandhi Memorial and the magnificent Jama Masjid. Agra, at the same time, does not need any introduction as the seat of the world’s prettiest building, the Taj. Our route will follow journey to a memorable sojourn at Karauli, which is an exquisite home to well decorated havelis, picturesque views, peaceful shrines, local villages. Apart from its royal history, Karauli offers its visitors a rural and tranquil ambience with warm and hospitable behaviour, echoing the true old Rajasthani culture. stop by at the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, Towards west, in the desert, Jaipur - the Pink City of India - basks in its magnificent past, bellicose history, renowned tradition and architectural elegance. The tour comes to end on our return to Delhi.