India Golden Triangle
Golden Triangle, India
Golden Triangle, India
India's golden triangle is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The Golden Triangle is so called because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan on a map. This triangle has been dubbed "golden" for the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendour on offer in each of the three cities. The Golden Triangle circuit is a classic introduction to India for first time travellers or those who are short of time while in India.
The tour usually starts in Delhi, capital of India. The "Old" Delhi, founded in the 17th century by the Moghuls, is dominated by the immense Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) and Red Fort. In the South, New Delhi has impressive colonial style architecture designed by Edwin Lutyens in the 1920s. Agra is full of monumental splendours. It boasts a stupendous Moghul fort in the city centre and the ethereally beautiful Taj Mahal. Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan, is home to some of Asia's best bazaars, forts and palaces.
TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7-DAY INDIA’s GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR…
And, visit its historical and fascinating cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Begin in Delhi, the bustling capital of India. With your private guide, explore the historical sites of Old Delhi including Qutab Minar, world’s tallest minaret and a fine example of Indo-Islamic architecture; Humayun’s tomb, Lodi Gardens, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
New Delhi in comparison has an imprint of the British architect Edwin Lutyens. Most notably, his shiny examples are the Parliament and the President’s House.
Transfer to Agra, and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Taj Mahal. Built by a Moghul emperor in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal it is often referred to as a poem in white marble. Tour the splendid Agra fort, built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public and private audience and beautiful gardens.
Continue to Jaipur, Rajasthan’s great “Pink City,” visiting the centuries-old ruins at Fatehpur Sikri en route. See the rich architectural legacy of Jaipur’s merchants and maharajas hill forts, palaces, an observatory, temples and havelis (courtyard mansions), surrounded by stark desert.
Take an elephant ride to the 16th century Amber Fort. Browse bazaars selling textiles, leatherwork, perfume, jewellery and Jaipur’s traditional blue pottery. Explore medieval backstreets and marvel at the luminous saris of indigenous tribal women.
India Golden Triangle This tour is focused on the historical sites of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
(7 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur
Day 1 – Arrive
Delhi Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 night stay.
Day 2 – Tour
Delhi Full-day private tour of Old & New Delhi.
Day 3 – Transfer & Tour
Agra Transfer to Agra for overnight stay.
Afternoon private visit to Taj Mahal.
Day 4 – Transfer & Tour
Jaipur Private transfer to Jaipur for 2 nights.
Visit Fatehpur Sikri en route, if desired.
Day 5 – Tour
Jaipur Private city touring, shopping, and elephant ride.
Day 6 – Transfer & Tour
Delhi Private transfer and flight to Delhi for overnight stay.
Afternoon flexible touring and shopping.
Day 7 – Depart
Delhi Private airport transfer.
Check In: 14:00h
Check Out: 12:00h
Make this your holiday
Getting There All major international airlines fly to India’s main airports: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Airports tend to be on the outskirts of cities. Pre-paid taxi services and auto-rickshaws are stationed outside the terminus to get you into the city.
When to go The best time to travel to India is between September and March. This is a high season and it is advisable to book your holiday well in advance. Summer starts in April and by June, it becomes very hot. By July there is the south-west monsoon, which brings heavy rains to the west coast. September is a generally a clear month though later, between October and December there may be a reverse pattern called the north-east monsoon that appears in the Bay of Bengal, bringing rains to the east coast. The best time for trekking in the Indian Himalaya is between April and November but it varies from region to region and the altitude you are planning to reach.
Passport/Visa Visas are required to enter, exit or transit through Indian territories. The most common is a single entry 30-day visa. Multiple entry, 60-day and 90-day visas are also available. Passports must have a minimum of six months validity. Enquiries should be directed to the nearest Indian High Commission, embassy or consulate.
All visa applications in UK should be filled online at http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk. Cost of six months tourist visa for UK nationals including handling charges is £92.20.