Suitable for couples, families
Priced From $1,180 per person, double occupancy
Trace India’s famous Golden Triangle on this fascinating 10-day tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Explore the icons and discover local spots in the perfect introduction to the diverse north of this fascinating country.
Day By Day Itinerary
Day 01 Arrive Delhi Upon arrival, you will be met by your representative who will greet you with a traditional Indian welcome and escort you to your hotel. New Delhi reflects the legacy the British left behind. The division between New and Old Delhi is the segregation between the capitals of the British and the Mughals respectively. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi This morning after breakfast proceed for a guided tour of Old Delhi. Hop on to a cycle rickshaw and ride through the rugged-rustic lanes of Old Delhi. The tours take you through some iconic streets like Chandni chowk and other important landmarks of Old Delhi including mansions and colourful bazaars. During the tour you will be savouring some hot Jalebi’s a traditional Indian sweet and Samosa at a nearly 200-year-old sweet shop. Drive past the Red Fort made of Red sandstone built by Emperor Shahjahan. Drive around Lutyens Delhi which was also designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Drive past India Gate which was built to commemorate the undivided British Indian Army who died in World War I (1914-21). A stone’s throw away from India Gate lies the Rashtrapati Bhavan or Presidential Palace built between 1919 to 1925.
Afternoon proceed for tour of New Delhi visiting the Qutab Minar is built in Indo- Islamic style and has five stories. It is one of the highest stone towers in India and has a diameter of about 14.32 meters/47 feet at the base and about 2.75 meters/9 feet the top, Humayun’s Tomb, built by the orders of Humayun’s widow, Hamida Banu Begum, starting in 1562. Later proceed for drive past tour of India Gate, The war memorial arch, India Gate, was built by the British in the honor of the 70,000 Indian soldiers, who lost their lives in the First World War and Second Afghan War, Rashtrapati Bhavan (President Palace) and adjoining Government Buildings, Parliament house. Post sightseeing, return to the hotel.
Day 03 Delhi / Agra This day you will be driven approximately 3 ½ hrs to Agra. Agra is a medieval city, located on the banks of the Yamuna River, founded by Sultan Sikandar Lodi in 1506. During the Mughal reign, began the golden age in Agra. It remained the capital of the Mughal Empire under Emperor Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Check in and have lunch.
This afternoon tour Agra visiting the red sandstone Agra Fort, built by Akbar in 1565 and developed further by successive generations. This well-preserved fortress dominates over a bend of the river Yamuna, with a magnificent view of the Taj. The interior boasts of grand buildings, including Royal Pavilions, the Diwan-e-Am (hall of public audience) and Diwan-e-khas (hall of private audience). Later, visit the Itmad-Ud-Daulah also known as ‘The Baby Taj’ for its similarity to the Taj Mahal. This tomb was designed by Empress Noor Jahan for her father, and was the first Mughal monument that used white marble inlay work. Post the tour return to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur
At sunrise visit The Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) – a monument of love which took 22 years to build, and completed in 1653, in memory of the Emperor’s beloved wife Mumtāz Mahal. The white marble came from Makrana in Rajasthan and the red sandstone from Fatehpur Sikri. Precious stones like jade, crystal, turquoise, lapis lazuli, sapphire, jade, coral and diamonds were brought from far-flung places like Tibet, China, Sri Lanka, Persia and Afghanistan.
After breakfast you will be driven approximately 5 ½ hrs drive to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri – the Ghost Capital of Emperor Akbar. The fortress is a UNESCO world heritage site and built entirely of red sandstone, except the tomb of the saint Salim Chisti, which in stunning contrast, is made of pristine white marble
After the visit continue to Jaipur. Arrive and check in and rest of the time at leisure.
Day 05 Jaipur After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur, Stop for a photo visit of the honeycomb designed Hawa Mahal also known as the “Palace of Winds”. Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, this is one of the major landmarks of Jaipur. It is an integral part of the City Palace, an extension of the Zenana (women’s chambers) from where the royal ladies, who lived in seclusion, observed life on the outside without showing themselves. Continue your tour and visit the Amber Fort – where you ascend the hill “Maharaja-style” on Elephant back. The Fort is known for its exquisite mirrored halls and lofty ramparts and is a superb example of Rajput architecture. It is strategically located on a hilltop overlooking the lake. This magnificent fort has recently been wonderfully restored bringing back some of its past glory. During return, Continue and enjoy a photo-stop at Jal Mahal Palace.
Afternoon visit The City Palace, the formal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur and the royal family, a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is a center-point of old Jaipur The interior of this palace have been enlarged and adapted over centuries by a string of royal residents. Later continue on to the amazingly accurate medieval Jantar Mantar Stone Observatory – still in perfect working condition. Stay overnight at the hotel.
OPTIONAL : This evening proceed to an Indian home and participate in cooking demonstration followed by dinner, interact with the family and learn about Rajasthan’s art, history and culture. After the dinner return to the hotel
Day 06 Jaipur / Jodhpur This day you will be driven approximately 5 ½ hrs to Jodhpur. Arrive and check in to the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure.
Day 07 Jodhpur This morning proceed for Jeep safari to the Bishnoi villages, your first stop will be at a local potters home. Observe the dexterity of the potter as he creates interesting shapes out of mere lumps of clay. Proceed to a Bishnoi Village and meet farmers who live in mud huts and cultivate their fields with oxen as they did centuries ago. The Bishnois are reputed to be one of the world’s original conservationists, due to their proactive approach in protecting local flora and fauna. Later continue on to another village where popular dhurris (hand-woven cotton and woolen rugs) with intricate designs are hand produced. Post this safari return to the hotel
This afternoon proceed to visit Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort. This 15th century fort towers 400 feet atop a hill. Kipling called it one of the grandest sights in India. 7 gates have to be crossed to reach the fort. Inside are several palaces with huge courtyards, galleries, and temples. This is perhaps the best example of fortress architecture in north India and is now a museum that displays the Maharaja’s substantial collection of miniature paintings, portraits, books, manuscripts, weapons, textiles, tents, elephant howdahs, palanquins, and objects’ d art! Later on the way back visit the beautiful royal cenotaphs (or cremation grounds of Maharajas) at Jaswant Thada. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 Jaipur / Udaipur This day you will be driven approximately 5 ½ hrs to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur, renowned for some marvellously carved Jain temples in marble, created in the 15th century AD. Ranakpur is also known as the “Rome of India”, due to the awe-inspiring carvings on these temples. The main temple dome is supported by 144 pillars, and no two of these are similar- though from a distance they all look the same
Arrive Udaipur and check in hotel. Udaipur is a city built around shimmering, clear blue-water lakes that reflect the green of the surrounding Aravalli hills. The famous Lake Palace, that seem to emerge from the peaceful Lake Pichola, whisper memories of tradition and glory. The city of Udaipur is gathered around three lakes – Pichola, Fateh Sagar and Udai Sagar.
Day 9 Udaipur– This day proceed for tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, built in 1725, is actually a conglomerate of eleven palaces overlooking the sprawling Lake Pichola. Next visit the lively Jagdish Temple built in 1651 with an entrance flanked by stone carved elephants. Your next visit will be to Sahelion Ki Bari built by Maharana Sangram Singh, which is a beautiful garden with large flowerbeds, lawns, pools, fountains and trees. It offers fantastic glimpses of the lifestyle of the yesteryear court ladies. In the afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the old town where you can walk around and see the artists painting the famous miniatures depicting the glory of the Mughals.
Afternoon proceed for a walking tour of the old town where you can walk around and see the artists painting the famous miniatures depicting the glory of the Mughals.
Later in the evening you enjoy boat ride on the placid waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat you can see the city of Udaipur as it rises majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. During the boat ride you also visit Jag Mandir Palace. An unforgettable sight on Lake Pichola is the island of Jag Mandir. Maharana Karan Singhji built the palace in 1622 A.D, as a pleasure palace for royal parties and functions. This magnificent monument with its domes, marble pillars and fountains has a special approach of a row of marble elephants that seem to be guarding the island. . Post the ride return to the hotel.
Day 10 Udaipur / Delhi This morning enjoy a short tuk tuk ride in the old town. Later you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, proceed towards the departure terminal for your onward journey.