A fantastic 7-day India Golden triangle tour including the ‘must do’ activities for someone visiting India for the first time. Above all, it will unveil its most famous cities; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Experience the contrast in Delhi of its rich past and thriving future. Walking along the pathway towards the Taj Mahal will undoubtedly be the highlight of your trip as you approach the monument of a beloved Queen. Thereafter visit the stunning Agra Fort and marvel at the old city of Fatehpur Sikri. Particularly interesting will be the elephant ride at the Amber Fort all the way to the gate. Lastly, tour the Pink City with time to explore Jaipur’s colorful markets.
At a glance
Day 1 Welcome to Delhi. Transfer to your hotel
Day 2 Combined Old and New Delhi tour
Day 3 Depart for Agra. Afternoon at leisure in Agra
Day 4 Morning tour to the Taj Mahal
Day 5 Stop at Fatehpur Sikri before arriving in Jaipur
Day 6 Tour of Jaipur with Elephant ride to the Amber Fort
Day 7 Return to Delhi Airport for onward/return flight
India’s Different Seasons
India climate is considered hot; however, the weather varies a lot depending on which part of the country you visit. The South has Monsoons whereas the North may be covered in snow. The best time to travel is between October and March (except for the Far North, where you will encounter winter conditions from November onwards)
Overview of food & drink
India’s food is tantalizing and spicy and comes in so many varieties. Rice is the foundation of each dish. This does not exclude a number for breads from light to roasted. Northern Indian food mostly consists of meaty stews and kebabs. Southern India is known for its spiced vegetarian curries and dosas. Goa and Kerala will serve you the best seafood dishes.
Drink only bottled water during your stay in India. Nimbu Pani (Lemonade) is a traditional and most common Indian drink, made of lemon and ginger juice. Coconut water is preferred by many locals across India. Toddy is a famous alcoholic drink in Madhya Pradesh that is made from various palm plants. Jal Jeera, the magical drink to survive the hot Indian Summers
Usually, add 10 to 15% when eating out. Restaurants in Delhi and Mumbai often charge a ‘service charge’, not to be confused with ‘service tax’ (which is a government-levied tax). When a ‘service charge’ is levied no tip is expected. When you have a driver over multiple days you should tip him between 150 – 300 INR per day. Again, base this on how happy you were with his service and local knowledge
Culture and Language
It is traditional to greet people using ‘Namaste’; place both hands together and bow slightly. In urban areas this is often overlooked. Indian culture is based on a hierarchical system, so elders and superior are greeted first. Avoid standing too close to others. Use your right hand to touch, accept or give something. Do not use public displays of affection
Getting around in India
Air carriers serve all major cities and large towns. There are several domestic “low Budget” options
Taxis and auto rickshaws are a very popular way in getting around the major cities. These rides are charged by the kilometer. Insist that your vehicle has a meter before going on your journey. Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai have metro systems. Rail is India is widely available. Shatabdi Express connects major and secondary cities. Advanced reservations are essential
Here are some traditional dishes
Alu Gobi: a dish made with potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gobi) and Indian spices
Butter Chicken: traditionally cooked in a tandoor; but may be grilled, roasted or pan-fried with a special gravy
Rogan Josh: consists of braised lamb chunks cooked with a gravy based on browned onions or shallots, yogurt, garlic, ginger and aromatic spices
Malai Kofta: cooked in a creamy gravy made of tomatoes and cashew nuts
Naan: leavened, oven-baked flatbread normally served with all meals
Delhi is an ancient city and also India’s Capital, best known for its big Shopping Malls. Laxmi Narayan Temple, Qutub Minar, Akshardham Temple, Bahai Temple, Gandhi Smiriti, Jama Masjid and India Gate are some of the city’s attractions you will see.
Agra is a beautiful city in Uttar Pradesh. Located near the banks of the Yamuna River. Undoubtedly, The “Taj Mahal” is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. When in Agra visit the majestic Agra Fort and Baby Taj (Itmad-Ud-Daulah). Time permitting, shop at the Kinari Bazaar. Best time to shop is around 4 pm.
We offer an unbelievable Top Class tour In Jaipur best known as the “Pink City”. The Amber Fort, Anokhi Museum, Chokhi Dhani, City Palace and Jantar Mantar are Jaipur’s highlights.
India remains an unresolved enigma. A mystifying land that blends emotions, colors, passion, and spirituality at equal measures. If you want to explore this incredible realm and soak in the intense senses and sensuality of its vibrant culture, then book this spellbinding Golden Triangle Tour of North India journey.
Northern India offers a mixture of countless historical, social, and cultural influences. After all, it presents a splendid picture of a kaleidoscopic nation. The renowned “Golden Triangle Tour” is an outstanding and informative stepping stone in your passage to India.
- You will be met by our representative who will assist you through immigration. Transfer to the hotel; and check-in
- Depart the hotel in the morning for a half day combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
- Visit the Qutab Minar; India Gate (War Memorial); the Lakshmi Narayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple; drive past the Presidents House; Parliament House and Secretariat buildings.
- Also visit Raj Ghat the cremations sites of Mahatma Gandhi and drive past Jama Masjid; Red Fort and Chandni Chowk.
- Return to your hotel for overnight.
Delhi – Agra (B)
- Depart in the morning for Agra and on arrival check-in at Hotel.
- The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
- Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative
- Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
- 6 Nights’ Accommodation at selected hotels in a double room sharing
- Meals: as mentioned
- Local English Speaking Guide
- Jaipur offers sightseeing tour with an elephant ride/jeep ride
- International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
- Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
- Travel insurance
- India visa fee
- Entrance fees
- Services not stated in the itinerary
- Rate valid for travel between 01 OCT 18 and 31 MAR 2019
- Seasonal supplements for travel between 18 DEC 18 and 10 JAN 19
Contact us for any other date of travel required