Destinations Destinations
Delhi, Agra, Rajasthan
Jaipur
Activity Activity
Culture & History, Luxury, Cities
Physical Level Physical Level
Easy
Season Season
January - December

Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of India on this tour of the famous Golden Triangle. Start with Old Delhi’s maze of alleyways, street food and architecture, before taking the train to Agra. Here, you can take in the beauty of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, before travelling to the Rajasthani royal capital of Jaipur for culture, art and the spectacular Amer Fort. This trip is the perfect introduction to northern India.

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Explore Old Delhi

Start your Indian adventure in capital city Delhi. Your guide will introduce you to the sights of this grand city, starting with the World Heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb, Gandhi’s eternal flame and the imposing India Gate, a memorial to 82,000 soldiers who died during World War One.

Make sure to explore the narrow streets of Old Delhi, founded in 1639 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who moved the Mughal capital here from Agra. Try street food, marvel at the architecture and absorb your surroundings – it’s crowded and chaotic, but this is the real India.

Get lost in old Delhi in the Chandni Chowk

Get lost in old Delhi in the Chandni Chowk

Visit Old Delhi, the symbolic heart of India’s capital, and get lost in one of its oldest and busiest markets, the Chandni Chowk. Explore its fascinating history, temples and famous colourful bazaars, selling everything from sweets and saris to jewellery and the delicious jalebis.

Visit India’s most impressive fort in Agra

Visit India’s most impressive fort in Agra

Agra may be more famous for a certain monument to love (hint: the Taj Mahal), but it is also home to the imposing, red sandstone Agra Fort. Built in the 16th century, it was once the residence of the Mughal emperors.

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The Imperial
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The Imperial

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The Lodhi
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The Lodhi

Take the train to Agra and marvel at the Taj Mahal

You’ll begin your trip to Agra early in the morning and that most Indian of transport – the train. India’s rail network is spread over 115,000km and transports 23 million people each day. You’ll be journeying from the comfort of a first-class carriage, but you’ll still take in the sights, sounds and smells of travel in India.

Your arrival into Agra will give you your first glimpse of the world-famous Taj Mahal. Spend a couple of days exploring this monument to love (Emperor Shah Jahan built it to house the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal), as well as Agra Fort and Chandni Bazaar. If time allows, visit the ancient ruins of the sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri.

See the Taj Mahal (and beyond)

See the Taj Mahal (and beyond)

The Taj Mahal, built in the 17th century by Emperor Shah Jahan, may be the best-known of Agra’s historical sights, but it’s certainly not the only one. A visit to the Taj Mahal is a given, but try to spend a little longer in the area and make time for other highlights such as Akbar’s Tomb, Agra Fort and the mosque of Fatehpur Sikri.

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Oberoi Amarvilas
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Oberoi Amarvilas

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Trident Agra
Superior

Trident Agra

Get cultural in Jaipur

Known as the pink city, Jaipur is a Rajasthani royal city that offers spellbinding sights and sounds. Its palaces, observatories and merchant buildings are painted in hues of red and pink, but its crowning jewel is the spectacular Amer Fort which towers over the city on a hillside a short drive from the city. Spend a couple of days exploring Jaipur, including its rich arts and crafts scene, before flying back to Delhi to connect with your international flight.

Marvel at the architecture of Jaipur's Amber Fort

Marvel at the architecture of Jaipur's Amber Fort

Perhaps Rajasthan’s best known city, Jaipur is renowned for its stunning architecture. From the imposing Amber Fort to the Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal palaces, the city oozes history. Jaipur is also Rajasthan’s cultural centre, making it a great place to take in traditional folkloric dance and music.

Shop for handcrafted fabrics in Jaipur

Shop for handcrafted fabrics in Jaipur

Rajasthan is one of India’s richest states when it comes to traditional arts and crafts. From block-printed and tie-dyed fabrics to jewellery and Jaipur’s distinctive blue-dyed pottery, Rajasthan is an art enthusiasts dream.

Experience rural Rajasthan

Experience rural Rajasthan

100kms from Jaipur nestled in the Aravelli Hills is the tiny village of Ajabgarh where life hasn’t changed for generations, tribesmen tend their goats and the sight of a foreigner is certain to raise a wave and a smile from local children. If there’s such a thing as ‘real’ India, this must be pretty close.

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Rambagh Palace
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Rambagh Palace

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Rajmahal Palace
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Rajmahal Palace

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Superior

India's Superior class hotels offer spacious and finely-furnished rooms, friendly and personal concierge service, and 4* equivalent facilities such as a pool, sauna, gym, and excellent restaurants...

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Deluxe

India's Deluxe class hotels (five-star equivalent) are truly world class, and are guaranteed to be a highlight of the overall trip...

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