Exploring the famed Golden Triangle, this classic journey combines imperial Delhi with the legendary Taj Mahal at Agra and a 3-night stay in a former royal hunting lodge near the pink city of Jaipur.
Upon arrival, you are transferred to Eros Managed by Hilton (or similar) for 2 nights.
Afternoon tour of Old Delhi, including the Red Fort, Jama Masjid mosque and Raj Ghat. (B)
Morning tour of New Delhi, including India Gate and the former vice regal residence, both fine examples of British imperial architecture. Continue to the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun and the Qutb Minar tower. Afternoon drive to Agra and stay for 2 nights at the Gateway Hotel Agra (or similar). (B)
Early morning visit to the Taj Mahal, arriving in time for sunrise. After breakfast, visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and Agra Fort. This evening, visit Mehtab Bagh, a 400 year-old Mughal garden on the banks of the Yamuna to see the sun set over the Taj Mahal. (B)
Morning drive to the deserted sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri. Continue to the former royal retreat of the rulers of Jaipur, the Gateway Hotel Ramgarh Lodge (or similar), for 3 nights. (B* / B, D)
After breakfast, visit the ancient palace of Amber Fort and then the City Palace in the afternoon, home of the present maharaja. (B* / B, D)
A day at leisure to relax, explore Jaipur’s many bazaars or take an optional tour of the ghost town of Bhangarh. (B* / B, D)
Drive to Delhi via the beautiful palace at Samode, a fine blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Following a sightseeing tour and lunch (optional), continue to Delhi. Stay overnight at the Eros Managed by Hilton (or similar). (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
Extend Your Journey
- Explore the Mughal and British monuments of Delhi
- Admire Taj Mahal at sunrise
- Discover Fatehpur Sikri
- Walk the ramparts of the Amber Fort in Jaipur
9 DAYS & 8 NIGHTS
Delhi, Agra & Jaipur
Accommodations, meals as noted, entrance fees, and all transfers and touring as noted in itinerary with local English-speaking guides..