India Tours: Golden Triangle India Tour Itinerary
Easily the most visited destinations in the country, the Golden Triangle trio – Delhi, Jaipur and Agra attracts tourists from across the globe. Begin with exploring the heritage of the capital city Delhi before heading out to Jaipur to see some fine architectural structures. Onward to Agra and get swept away by the magic of the Taj Mahal as it enchants you with its beauty. A great way to be welcomed into India!
India Tour Length: 7 days
Day 1 Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 Delhi
After breakfast in the morning, enjoy a full day city tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit the Red Fort comprising exquisite palaces reflecting Mughal architecture and the largest mosque in India, the Jama Masjid. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the colorful and bustling Chandni Chowk bazaars. Visit Rajghat, a memorial for Mahatma Gandhi, Humayun's Tomb, one of the city’s finest historic sites as well as the Qutub Minar, a soaring, 239.5 ft high tower of victory dating back to 1199. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhavan, the residence of the President of India, Rajpath and India Gate, among other landmarks. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 Delhi – Agra: 205 kms/ 150 miles | 4 - 5 hours by road
After breakfast in the morning, drive to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, check into the hotel. At sunset, visit the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world built by Emperor Shah Jehan as a shrine for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is looked upon as the ultimate symbol of love with its majestic marble domes and elegant minarets. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Agra
At sunrise, visit the Taj Mahal for a spectacular view of this magnificent monument. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Thereafter, visit to the Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Made of red sandstone, this structure reflects fine Mughal architecture with ornate interiors in the Jehangir Mahal (Jehangir’s Palace), Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) and Deewan-e-Am (Hall of Public Audience). Also, visit the marble tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built by Empress Noor Jehan for her father. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 Agra – Jaipur: 259 kms/ 156 miles | 4 - 5 hours by road
After breakfast in the morning, drive to Jaipur. En route, visit the imperial ‘Ghost City’ of Fatehpur Sikri, constructed of sandstone and built by Emperor Akbar. Within it, lies the tomb of the great Sufi saint, Salim Chisti. It houses the Panch Mahal (Palace of Five Storeys) and the Buland Darwaza (Gate of Victory), two of the many excellent representations of Mughal architecture. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into the hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure or take a walk through the city’s streets. In the evening, visit the Birla Temple for the ‘aarti’ (prayer) ceremony. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 Jaipur
After breakfast in the morning, enjoy a city tour. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) from where the palace women would discreetly observe the activities of the bustling bazaar below, without being seen themselves. Proceed to Amber (pronounced Aamer) Fort with an elephant ride up the fort's ramparts. The fort, originally built in the 16th century by Maharaja Man Singh encloses superb palaces and a beautiful temple in marble dedicated to the fearsome goddess Kali. In the evening, visit the City Palace Museum, which contains elaborate costumes, magnificent armory and intricate carved weapons. Visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory nearby built in 1728. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 Jaipur - Delhi: 260 kms/ 157 miles | 4 - 5 hours by road
After breakfast, enjoy the morning at leisure. Drive to Delhi in the afternoon. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to the International airport for onward travel.