Golden Triangle of India: Signature
If you are on a tight schedule, this great ‘India-101’ introduction tour is just right for you!
Witness the history and culture of Indian, Mughal empires and the British Raj through the kaleidoscope of India’s Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Explore the heritage journey through Hindu and Islamic temples, forts, palaces and the most magnificent shrine for a lost love, the Taj Mahal.
7 Days, 6 Nights: Delhi, Agra, Abhaneri & Jaipur
WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS TOUR
Meet Up at Delhi (DEL)
Delhi | Humayun Tomb , Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk Rickshaw Ride
Let’s tour Humayun’s Tomb - one of the best preserved Mughal monuments and best example of Mughal architecture in India, Qutab Minar - the world’s tallest brick tower, and Jama Masjid - India’s oldest and largest mosque. As we travel through both Old and New Delhi, don’t forget to add photographs of Rashtrapati Bhavan (President House), Parliament House and India Gate to your album.
Experience a busy & bustling local bazaar with a cycle rickshaw through Chandni Chowk. Followed by our group Namaste dinner.
Breakfast Welcome Dinner
Delhi – Agra | Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb, Taj Mahal
Our first stop here is the the Itimad-ud-Daulah Tomb that is a Mughal era mausoleum, often described as a "jewel box" or the "Baby Tāj". This tomb has often been regarded as the inspiration for the Tāj Mahal.
Later we visit the legendary Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz, who tragically died in childbirth in 1631. The Taj Mahal is described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love and remains one of India’s most enduring symbols. Enjoy the beautiful sunset at Taj!
Agra | Taj Mahal Sunrise, Agra Fort, Marble Inlay Crafts
Agra - Jaipur | Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri Step Well, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Cooking Demo
Marvel at an AD800-AD900 century step well, Chand Baori, in the village of Abhaneri. The structure of Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much water as possible in the dessert state. At the bottom of the well, the air remains 5-6 degrees cooler than at the surface. It was used as a community gathering place for locals during periods of intense heat. One side of the well has a pavilion and resting room for the royals. Chand Baori has been used as filming locations including Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Visit Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO world heritage site and the largest of five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh in the early 18th century.
We proceed for a photo op at Hawa Mahal, a palace so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while remaining unseen from the outside.
Continue to City Palace that is an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City. It was originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings. It is home to several palatial structures like the Chandra Mahal, (home to present Maharajah of Jaipur), Mubarak Mahal (housing a textile museum), Diwan-e-Khas (or Hall of Private audience housing the two largest silver vessels in the world), the Diwan-e-Aam ( or Hall of Public Audience) and the gateway Ridhi Sidhi Pol (with four small doorways decorated with motifs depicting the four seasons).
Later we have a Cooking Demonstration with local flavors & styles followed by dinner.
Jaipur | Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, Jal Mahal, Choki Dhani
Continue to Sheesh Mahal, "Palace of Mirrors" which takes its name from the reflective glass tiles that embellish the interior.
On our way, enjoy the sight of Jal Mahal (Water Palace), a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.
The remainder of the afternoon is free to relax or walk around the local bazzar.
We spend the evening at Chokhi Dhani (a Rajasthani cultural village) to enjoy traditional performances of dancers & acrobats, snack stalls, paintings, costumes and tasty Rajasthani thali cuisine at this Rajasthani cultural village.
Breakfast Chokhi Dhani Dinner
Jaipur – Jaipur Airport (JAI)
The tour comes to an end. To provide an ample buffer, you are advised to schedule your international flight home to depart in the afternoon or evening or 8 pm (or later) from your departing international airport. Bon voyage!
Dates & PricingPrivate Tour, Daily Departures except Wednesdays.
|Tour Date||2 Persons *||3 Persons **||4 Persons *||6 Persons *|
|Jan 11 to Mar 31, 2019||$3,150||$2,900||$2,920||$2,765|
|Apr 1 to Sep 30, 2019||$3,120||$2,880||$2,965||$2,770|
|Oct 1 to Dec 19, 2019.Jan 11 to Mar 31, 2020||$3,310||$3,045||$3,065||$2,905|
* Price per person, based on double occupancy.
** Price per person, based on triple occupancy.
- ‣ $500
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- ‣ 4-Star Hotel Accommodations
- ‣ Daily Breakfast and Selected Meals (See tour plan for details)
- ‣ Airport Transfers, Meet and Greet
- ‣ Welcome Dinner
- ‣ English-speaking Local Guide
- ‣ Entrance Fees to Monuments
- ‣ Cooking Demonstration
- ‣ Chokhi Dhani Evening and Dinner
- ‣ Jeep Ride in Jaipur to visit Amber Fort (or request an Elephant Ride during reservation)
- ‣ Any travel Insurance
- ‣ Medical Expenses
- ‣ Domestic/International Air Fares and Airport Departure Taxes
- ‣ Gratuities
- ‣ Laundry Service
- ‣ Telephone Calls
- ‣ Professional camera/video camera fees at monuments
- ‣ All other services which are not mentioned in the inclusions