Golden Triangle Discovery
Duration: 5 nights private tour
Price from: £999pp
Delhi 2 nights
Jaipur 2 nights
Agra 1 night
Day 1: Fly to Delhi
Day 2 Delhi: On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 3 Delhi: The morning sightseeing tour commences in Old Delhi. Drive past the Red Fort before visiting Jama Masijd mosque and Raj Ghat, which is the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. The tour then continues in New Delhi with a drive past the India Gate then Rashtrapati Bhawan, once the imperial residence of the British Viceroys and now official home of India’s President. Continue to the 12th century Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in India.
Day 4 Delhi/Jaipur: Travel by road to Jaipur (approx 6 hours drive). Evening at leisure.
Day 5 Jaipur: Today’s sightseeing begins with the fabulous Amber Fort, dating back to the 17th century. A jeep ride takes you to the top of the fortress where you can stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls, including the fascinating Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors). Later, visit the City Palace, home to exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards while nearby is the famous Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Day 6 Jaipur/Agra: Drive to Agra (approx 5 hours). En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after when the local wells went dry and remains much the same as it was over 300 years ago, with palaces and mosques. On reaching Agra, visit the outstanding Agra Fort, once the seat of Mughal rule for successive generations.
Day 7 Agra/Delhi: Early morning sunrise tour of the magnificently opulent Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of love for his wife. After breakfast, drive back to Delhi where your tour ends.
Accommodation: 3* hotels throughout.
Meals: Half board (except day 2 when dinner is not included).
Tour price: The price shown for this privately escorted tour by air-conditioned car is based on the best value travel dates in low season and includes international flights, transfers on arrival, coach tour, entrance fees, services of an English speaking guide, sightseeing as outlined and 3* accommodation.
Treat yourself to a more luxurious experience
Our Golden Triangle Discovery tour is based on great value, well-located and comfortable 3* hotels, so ideal for the budget-conscious. For a more luxurious tour experience, upgrade to 4* hotels for just £85 (half board) or 5* hotels for £269 (bed & breakfast).