This 09-day Golden Triangle Tour will take you to popular tourist destinations of India – New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, also including Ranthambore in Rajasthan. Delhi will give you a pleasant surprise with its interesting mix of history, art, culture and architectural wonders from the ancient and the modern world. Explore Mughal era architectural wonders, which includes World Heritage Sites, in Agra. In Rajasthan, admire the magnificent royal palaces of Jaipur, and spot tigers in Ranthambore National Park. Enjoy a Rickshaw Ride in the streets of Old Delhi, get a Henna tattoo in Delhi, an Elephant ride in Jaipur, jungle Safari in Ranthambore and lots more. The package also includes accommodation in hotels, private guide, meals, transport and more.
The icing on the cake, we have customized this tour to coincide with HOLI, just for you to experience and enjoy India’s most popular festival - Holi, festival of colours. A private Holi celebration at a royal heritage property in Jaipur accompanied with colourful riot of organic colours, Rajasthani music and dance, special Holi delicacies and more awaits to delight you.
● Delhi - Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi, Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, President’s House, Henna tattoo and lots more.
● Agra - Agra Fort and a Sunrise visit to the world-famous World Heritage site - Taj Mahal.
● Jaipur - Elephant Ride at Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
● Ranthambore - Jeep Safari in Ranthambore National Park, spot tigers (if lucky; however, chances of spotting are always very high).
● HOLI in Jaipur - private group celebrations at a heritage property with organic colours, music, dance, food, traditional attires and lots more.
● Personal guide in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Ranthambore.
● Private chauffeur-driven air-conditioned sedan.
February 23: Arrival in Delhi
Upon arrival, our representative will greet you at the Delhi Airport, and then transfer you to your hotel. The Capital city of India, Delhi is a striking modern metropolis. Delhi has been repeatedly destroyed by erstwhile empires, and yet, it has sprung back to life time and again. This city narrates the history of India in its ruins of lost empires. The rich past of Delhi has brought India through history books. Settled by Mughals and later by the British; Delhi is dotted with ancient streets, architectural marvels and vibrant marketplaces that will be etched forever in a your memories.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
February 24: Delhi Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast, do a full-day guided city sightseeing tour of Delhi. Delhi sightseeing tour begins at Old Delhi with a visit to the 350-year-old and the largest mosque in India - Jama Masjid. Next, proceed in a rickshaw to Chandni Chowk, exploring one of the oldest, biggest and the busiest markets in India. The rickshaw ride halts at the Red Fort, a massive Mughal era red sandstone monument. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Humayun’s Tomb - a memorial to the 2nd Mughal Emperor, Humayun. Later, drive past the Rashtrapati Bhawan (official residence of the President of India) and India Gate (a War memorial dedicated to the Indian soldiers who died in World War-I). Delhi sightseeing ends with a visit to Qutub Minar; built in 1192, Qutub Minar is the tallest single tower in India, and perhaps the tallest minaret in the world.
Also, get a henna tattoo applied as a memorable souvenir from India. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi.
February 25: Delhi - Agra
After breakfast at hotel, drive to Agra. AGRA is the city of the inimitable Taj Mahal. The story of Agra begins much earlier than the Taj, it finds mention in the Mahabharata when it was called the Agrabana or paradise. It was the Mughals who finally nurtured Agra with the finest monuments that the architects could design: The Taj Mahal of Shah Jahan and Agra Fort of Akbar are but few of the many that spangle the city, each of which stands in mute testimony to the city's grandeur over the ages.
After arrival in Agra, check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.
February 26: Agra - Ranthambore
Enjoy an early morning visit to the world-renowned and World Heritage site of Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays). The Taj Mahal, which is one man’s monumental testimony to love, has become synonymous not only with this city, but with all of India. A mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his empress Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj is the primary attraction of the city. Located close to the Taj Mahal, you’ll now visit the Agra Fort, which lies on the bend of the river Yamuna. Built by Mughal Emperor Akbar over 1565-73 AD, it was successively occupied and added to by Jahangir and Shah Jahan.
Afterwards, return to the hotel for breakfast, then check-out and journey to Ranthambore. Here, you’ll explore the Ranthambore National Park - a famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, now a major wildlife tourist attraction in Northern India. The park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places to spot these big cats in its natural habitat.
Upon arrival in Ranthambore, check-in to your resort. Overnight stay.
February 27: Ranthambore Jeep Safari
After breakfast, get transferred to Ranthambore National Park to enjoy jungle safari and to spot the majestic tigers. The safari will be done twice, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon.
Overnight stay at the resort in Ranthambore.
February 28: Ranthambore - Jaipur
This morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the flamboyant and historical capital of Rajasthan. Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City - Jaipur, was the stronghold of a clan of rulers whose three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions. Known as the Pink City because of the colour of the stone used exclusively in the walled city.
Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
March 01: Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Start with Amer Fort, a 16th century magnificent fort with beautiful display of Hindu and Islamic art and architecture. Now visit Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory with world’s largest stone sundial to boast. Next, to the stunning Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Built exclusively for the Royal Ladies in the late 18th century, the palace has hundreds of ornate little windows that acts like a natural air coolant. Lastly, visit City Palace, from where the Maharajas of Jaipur ruled, situated at the heart of the city, which also houses the City Palace Museum.
Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
March 02: Jaipur [Holi Celebrations]
Your breakfast this morning is followed by the much awaited day of the tour - Holi celebrations. We will take you to a royal heritage property where you will indulge in a group Holi celebration. Here, you will be entertained with Rajasthani folk music and dance, treated to delicious Indian sweets and snacks, offered traditional Rajasthani attires to wear, groovy Bollywood music and lots more. Get ready to face a riot of colours as you enter the cheerful Holi celebrations.
After a fun-filled Holi celebration, return to the hotel in the evening. Relax and stay overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
March 03: Jaipur - Delhi - Departure
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Delhi International airport where you’ll connect a flight to home/onward destination.