India's Golden Triangle

India's Golden Triangle

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India's Golden Triangle

7 Days Starting and ending in Delhi

Visiting: Delhi, Agra, Hindaun, Jaipur, Ganges, Taj Mahal

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

AIX

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 16

Physical rating:

Leisurely / Moderate

Age range:

16 to 99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus

Trip Styles:

Adventure Tours

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Discover the Golden Triangle – a classic route linking Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – on a pulsating tour that takes in world-famous landmarks, energetic cities and a culinary scene to rival any. This trip is an ideal introduction if you're a first-time visitor or tight on time yet keen to immerse yourself in the best of northern India. You will, of course, visit the major landmarks, including a sunrise trip to the Taj Mahal, and the bustle of the must-see cities, but that's well-balanced with time in the countryside, where you'll see rural life steeped in traditional, simple living.

Highlights

  • Watch sunrise over the Taj Mahal

  • Experience village life outside the hustle of the big cities

  • Marvel at the Maharaja’s Palace in the Pink City of Jaipur

  • Special festival departures for Holi and Diwali

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Delhi, Afternoon Sightseeing
Location: Delhi

The adventure begins in Delhi. You should reach the hotel by 1pm, as we embark on an afternoon city tour, beginning with New Delhi, where we visit the Unesco-listed Humayun’s Tomb: the tomb of Mughal emperor Humayun built by his widow Hamida Banu Begam.
We then drive past fine colonial buildings in New Delhi, including Rashtrapati Bhavan, a 320-acre (130ha) estate built by British architect Edwin Lutyens in 1931, which comprises the official residence of the President of India, Parliament House and India Gate – a memorial to soldiers who died in the First World War. We return to the hotel for a free evening.
Accommodation: Florence Inn (or similar)

Day 2 : Morning Tour Of Old Delhi And Drive To Agra
Location: Delhi
Meals Included: breakfast

After breakfast, we see more of Delhi, starting outside the Jama Masjid (the largest mosque in India) to learn more about the history of the building; if interested, you can enter the mosque (fees may be applicable).
From Jama Masjid, you will be guided through the narrow streets of the old Delhi markets by cycle rickshaw, finishing at Khari Baoli, the largest spice market in India.
This afternoon, we head to Agra (approximately four to five hours' drive). Upon arrival, check into the hotel with the evening free to relax.
Accommodation: The Taj Vilas (or similar)

Day 3 : Visit Taj Mahal At Sunrise And Agra Fort. Drive To Hinduan For An Evening Cooking Demonstration
Location: Agra, Hindaun
Meals Included: breakfast

A very early start will be rewarded with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. The Moghul emperor Shah Jahan built the beautiful white-marble building in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631. The Taj is serenely beautiful and never fails to amaze a first-time visitor. A short drive onwards, we visit the imposing Agra Fort (also known as the Red Fort). It was built by the third Mughal emperor, Akbar, whose mighty red sandstone walls enclose the white-marble Pearl Mosque and the palaces, halls, courtyards, and gardens of his sons and successors, Jehangir and Shah Jahan.
In the afternoon, we make our way to Suroth Mahal (approximately three to four hours' drive), an impressive 600-year-old fort in the city of Hindaun. Tonight’s stay is in a former royal residence of Maharaja Krishna Chandra Pal and, this evening, we get hands on with an authentic Rajasthani cookery masterclass.
Accommodation: Suroth Mahal, Heritage Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 : Jeep Tour To Local Village To Learn More About Rural Life. Drive To Jaipur
Location: Jaipur
Meals Included: breakfast, lunch

After breakfast, take an exciting Jeep ride to a 300-year-old village to meet the villagers and learn about their daily life. Visit the local temple and market (haat) and see the community going about their daily tasks, such as creating handicrafts or working in their fields. In the afternoon, after freshening up at your hotel, check out and drive to Jaipur (approximately four to five hours). The evening is free.
Accommodation: Crimson Park Heritage Jal Mahal (or similar)

Day 5 : Jaipur: Visit Amer Fort, City Palace And Jantar Mantar
Location: Jaipur
Meals Included: breakfast

Enjoy a full day exploring Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and one of the most attractive and colourful cities in India. Built in the late 18th century, it is a planned city of broad sandstone avenues that were later painted pink. First, we visit the hilltop Amer Fort, which was built by Kachwaha dynasty ruler Man Singh and acted as the seat of the dynasty before the capital was shifted to Jaipur.
Later, we visit the City Palace, once a Maharaja residence and now a museum containing rare manuscripts, paintings, royal garments and weapons. Close to the palace is one of the most intriguing sites in India, Jantar Mantar (Jaipur Observatory), an assembly of immense marble-and-brass astronomical instruments in a pleasant garden.
We also see the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), a five-storey landmark built of pink sandstone, which allowed the women of the royal household to observe street festivities without being noticed.
Finally, we can end the day exploring the local market within the walled city – admiring the local dhurries (woven rugs), carpets, printed cloth, semi-precious stones and leatherwear.
Accommodation: Crimson Park Heritage Jal Mahal (or similar)

Day 6 : Drive To Delhi
Location: Delhi
Meals Included: breakfast

After breakfast, we return to Delhi, reaching our hotel in the late afternoon. Enjoy time to relax and recount the whirlwind week and memories created. Or why not squeeze in a few more sights, sounds and smells by exploring the city at your own leisure?
Accommodation: Florence Inn (or similar)

Day 7 : Departure From Delhi
Location: Delhi
Meals Included: breakfast

The tour ends in Delhi this morning. You can begin your return journey home, but if you'd like more time to explore this magnificent city, speak to your sales representative about booking post-tour accommodation.

What's Included

  • Meals
    6 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 0 dinners.

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Single supplement

  • Visas and vaccinations

Food

All breakfasts and one lunch are included in this trip.



India is famous for its food and there is ample opportunity to try various curries, including the familiar tandoori, biriyani and rogan josh. If you are a vegetarian, India is a great destination. There are wonderful desserts and excellent beers, soft drinks and Indian specialities such as lassi, a refreshing yoghurt drink.



You should allow at least 1,400-2,400 Indian rupees (US$20-US$35) per day for lunch and dinner. You can eat out very cheaply in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants, most of the time, you will spend more than the suggested amount. In most towns we visit, there is a good selection of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western food. Please note, service in restaurants can be quite slow. Tea and soft drinks are very cheap. A (large!) bottle of beer is approximately 285 rupees (approximately US$4).



Mineral water is widely available, but drinking water is provided in a large container in the bus to reduce our use of plastic, so please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Accommodation

We stay in centrally located city hotels (two- or three-star, local rating) that mix heritage and modern styles.  All rooms have en suite facilities. Service and amenities are generally adequate.



Worth knowing



Hotels in India usually do not have heating as there are only a couple of months when the weather can get cold. You can, however, request more blankets if needed or the hotel may be able to provide a standing heater for your room. Please talk to your tour leader if you need help in this matter.

Its common for hotels in India to have limited times in the day for hot water use to save energy. If you find your shower is cold, please let your leader or reception know so they can make sure the water heater is on.

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  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Full on tour of main sights in the north

Its an excellent introduction to the wonderful sights, smells and colours of India.

India's Golden Triangle

Our guide in India was fabulous. Good option of tours and price.

India's Golden Triangle

Florence Inn could have been cleaner. Floor in the very very small double room was dirty under foot.

India's Golden Triangle

Well organised trip, great itinerary. As a single female traveller, I felt safe and any concerns were addressed immediately. Amazon travel rep. Would definitely recommend to friends. I have already got another trip booked for November and thinking of booking another early next year.

India's Golden Triangle

A very interesting and well planned trip.

India's Golden Triangle

Everything great apart from the last nights accommodation which was a bit of a let down. Jaipur section was also just a little rushed, but understand the travel distance etc.

India's Golden Triangle

Loved the very full itinerary. Felt safe within the group and so was able to see sights that I would never have dreamt of visiting solo.

India's Golden Triangle

Booking process was good with right amount of communication before we travelled. Tour leader was very good and friendly. Good way to see the golden triangle in a short space of time.

India's Golden Triangle

Well organised trip with an excellent, knowledgeable tour guide. Our driver kept us safe on the chaotic roads.

India's Golden Triangle

Fabulous organisation and communication and a wonderful guide.

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