Golden Triangle of India - 9 days
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.
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 | Breakfast x 2
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 | Breakfast
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 | Breakfast
A jeep 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 | Breakfast x 2
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.
Breakfast x 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.
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Extra Tour Info
On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.
The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The single supplement price needs to be added to the twin/double price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.Prices are indicative and will vary depending on your chosen hotels, room availability as well as time of travel i.e. during India’s peak travel season of 21 Dec - 10 Jan, additional supplements will apply. Equally, if you with to travel to India during the summer, rates will be cheaper than those quoted.. Please bear this in mind if comparing prices as we always aim to deliver exceptional value.
This itinerary is based upon superior accommodation. Standard and deluxe properties are also available upon request.
Please note that discounts will apply if there are more 4 our more people in your travelling party, since fixed costs like transportation and guiding are shared across the group.
Please note that due to exchange rate fluctuations, as well as potential changes to park entrance fees, the local payment amount may be subject to change. We will however inform you of any such changes as soon as we are aware of them.