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The Golden Triangle

India - North India - Rajasthan

The Golden Triangle in North India symbolizes the three pinnacles of culture, heritage and metamorphosis - the capital city of New Delhi, the home of the iconic symbol of love - Agra and the capital of the regal land of desert - Jaipur. The perfect way for India to introduce herself to you in all her glory.

Start your discovery of the Indian Golden Triangle by visiting the heritage monuments from the Mughal Era scattered across these three cities. You can explore the multiple forts, palaces and structures built by different rulers in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur.

On this Golden Triangle tour, you will get to explore the two contrasting personas of Delhi, Old and New Delhi, with their distinct characters. After Delhi, embark upon your journey to the “Pink City”, Jaipur. Have a day of discovery with a cycling tour and en route see the Palace of the Winds. Your final destination is to see the most romantic monument and symbol of eternal love, the biggest tribute made by a lover to his beloved: The Taj Mahal.

7 days
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This trip is great for all those who wish to discover the essentials of the magnificent region of Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle in a short time. Balanced distances, unmissable sights, and off-the-beaten-track excursions for a real-life experience.

Your tailor-made trip - Rajasthan

Arrival in Delhi
Day 1
Arrival in Delhi

Welcome to India! You are greeted at the airport by your private driver with a "Namaste": welcome in Hindi. After pickup, your Travel Expert will share with you the latest useful information and tips for your Golden Triangle trip. Arrive at your hotel and either start to explore Delhi or have a rest to prepare for your vacation in India. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

AM - New Delhi / PM- Old Delhi

Start your day exploring New Delhi; visit Hamuyan's Tomb and the Lodhi Gardens. On the way to shop at Khanna Market, witness the spectacular street art in the Lodhi Art District. Next, meet your guide for an Old Delhi street food tour. While sampling the best of Delhi’s local specialities at our favourite vendors, learn about Delhi’s history and absorb the hustle and bustle of the streets as you visit different locations by rickshaw. When full from eating delicious food, take a rest back at your hotel to prepare for the next step of your Golden Triangle tour tomorrow.

Delhi - Jaipur
Day 3
Delhi - Jaipur

270 km - 5h drive

Today your driver will pick you up for your journey to Jaipur. On the way, enjoy an amazing lunch and tour at a 553-year-old medieval Fort-Palace built on the Aravalli hills. This Fort Palace takes you on a grand experience which truly transports you back into the past five centuries in India (if you desire, an overnight at the fort can also be arranged). Journey on and arrive in the evening at your Heritage Hotel in Jaipur, where members of the erstwhile ruling family welcome you personally as their honoured guest.

Day 4

After breakfast, take a jeep to visit the imposing Amber Fort. The fort’s majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. The fort presents a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture; built using red sandstone and white marble. In the afternoon, explore the Pink City by rickshaw and visit the city monuments including the City Palace and local street markets. Overnight at a hotel in Jaipur.

An extra night can be added in Jaipur to visit this lively city in a much more relaxed mamnner.

Jaipur - Agra
Day 5
Jaipur - Agra

250 km - 5/6h drive

Start your morning early with a Pink City cycling tour. Along the way, you will stop to climb to the rooftops for a magnificent view of the Palace of Winds and to enjoy some chai masala with the locals in the morning vegetable market before cycling on to more sights. After cycling, enjoy breakfast back at your hotel before departing with your driver on to Agra. Stop by the Abhaneri Stepwell and upon arrival at your hotel in Agra, get your first glimpse of the iconic Taj Mahal.

Agra - Delhi
Day 6
Agra - Delhi

200 km - 3/4h drive

Wake up at dawn to witness one of the highlights of your trip! At sunrise, the marble of the Taj Mahal encrusted with precious stones is shaded with golden tones, revealing like a mirage, one of the seven wonders of the world. Be dazzled by the beauty of this tomb which was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in the image of his deceased queen, an enduring monument to love. After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Overnight at a hotel in Delhi.

Delhi International Airport
Day 7
Delhi International Airport

If the schedule of your international flight allows, take the opportunity to make the last visits that are important to you, browse the bazaars to find souvenirs to bring back or sip a last chai masala tea. Your private driver will accompany you to the airport. Our services are coming to an end. Do not hesitate to contact one of our North India Travel Experts who will be happy to answer your questions and your requests.

 If you wish, several modules can be added to this trip, for example:
+2 nights at Samode in between Delhi and Jaipur
+2 nights at Ranthambore Tiger Park between Jaipur and Agra

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Travel terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Accommodation in standard and comfort hotels
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Old Delhi Food Tour
  • Special Thali Dinner
  • Jeep to Amber Fort
  • Jaipur Cycling Tour
  • Sunrise Taj Mahal w/ Guide
  • Shanti Travel Expert assistance 24/7
  • The ground transfers in a private vehicle, with English speaking driver.
  • **The driver is available up to 8 hours a day.

Price does not include

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Entrance fees for temples, monuments and museums mentioned in the program without guide
  • Repatriation fees, should they be required
  • Meals (except if mentioned in detailed itinerary)
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips


  • Starting from £574 per person based on 2 travellers
  • Quotation is subject to change according to availability, exchange rates and government tax rise. All the rates mentioned are based on current best available rate and can be modified at the moment of the booking.

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