Classic Golden Triangle - 9 days

FROM USD $2,089

Coined as 'golden' for the extraordinary wealth of cultural & historical splendour, Delhi, Agra & Jaipur offer a rich colourful history, incredibly impressive sights & lavish hospitality. Ideal for the first time visitor or combined with a beach break in the south.

Days 1 - 3: Delhi
Arrive Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel. The following days offer sightseeing of Delhi both new and old with visits to the battlemented Red Fort - built by Shah Jahan in the 16th century, Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat - a marble memorial marking the spot where the great leader- Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination. We also visit Humayun’s Tomb and India's largest mosque, Qutab Minar. Overnight - Delhi (B:2)
The gleaming white Taj Mahal in Agra
Delhi - Agra. Home of the legendary Taj Mahal, constructed entirely of white marble and inlaid with semi-precious stones, the Taj Mahal has no peer and has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, this fine example of Mughal architecture was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved second wife-Mumtaz Mahal, who died tragically during childbirth. Later a visit to Agra fort, behind its colossal walls are some of the finest Mughal buildings in India. Overnight - Agra (B)
Snake charmers in Jaipur
Day 5: Jaipur
En route a stop is made at the fantastically well preserved former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. This magnificent fortified city was the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned dramatically due to a lack of water. Explore the various temples, places of worships, pavilions, public areas and examples of everyday living such as areas from where ablutions were performed, to an ancient aqua cooling system and marvel at how life must have been for the inhabitants of this old city.Continue to the Pink City of Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, afternoon at leisure. Overnight - Jaipur (B)
Smiling Indian ladies in bright and colourful saris
An exotic elephant ride transports us to the lofty 16th century Amber Fort. On day 7, tour of the City Palace containing an interesting museum of regal attire. Just over the road is Jantar Mantar, an observatory of astronomy built by Jai Singh in 1728. At first glance, Jantar Mantar resembles a sculpture park, though in fact, each construction has a specific scientific purpose. Some measure the positions of stars, whilst others calculate eclipses, the lunar calendar and simply the time of day. Even today, most of the constructions remain accurate!

In the Pink City of Jaipur be sure to explore the Johari Bazaar and other bazaars, where you can buy jootis (traditional Rajasthani curled shoes) Jaipur’s famous blue pottery, textiles and handicrafts Overnight - Jaipur (B:2)
Days 8 - 9: Delhi
Jaipur - Delhi. On day 8 we return to Delhi where the remainder of the day is at leisure. On day 9 there is an onward departure transfer to airport. Delhi - (1) (B:2)

Balloon Over Jaipur

Sail within a breath of lofty hilltop forts and fine regal palaces. Look down upon sleepy villages waking to the early morning sun. Drift past expansive waterside manors and intricately stone carved temples in a magical hot air balloon adventure over the Pink City of Jaipur.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Delhi / Ends in: Jaipur
  • Departs: Any day of the year
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:8, Lunch: 0, Dinner: 0
  • Hotel Rating: Superior
  • Tour Guide: Yes (for locally included sights)
The On The Go Theatre
See a bit of Incredible India on film! Highlights of our India group tours