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7-Day India Golden Triangle Tour

7-Day India Golden Triangle Tour

By Nora OuUpdated May. 19, 2023
Explore the Endless Wonders of India

This 7-day India golden triangle tour encompasses all of the essential highlights. On this tour, you will discover India's grand capital of Delhi. Then journey to the Mughal city of Agra which is home to the magnificent Taj Mahal. Finally, bask in the fascinating colors of the 'Pink City' of Jaipur.

This tour is ideal for first-time visitors to India and is especially perfect for travelers who want to have the most iconic experiences such as watching the sunset over the Taj Mahal or taking a rickshaw ride through a bustling bazaar in Delhi.

  • Days:
  • Best For:First-timers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$949 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:The ones mentioned are included (international on request)

*The cost for a customized private India tour from US$150/person/day

Suggested Route for an Golden Triangle Tour

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Tour Highlights

Here are the awesome attractions, the most must-do activities selected by Asia Highlights (AH Hand-Picked), and exclusive cultural experiences offered by Asia Highlights (Only With AH) included in this tour:

Unlock the stories of Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque.

Jama Masjid

Take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes and have a unique insight into the local life.

the rickshaw in the market

Have a picture in front of the Taj Mahal in Indian traditional dress.

a lady with pink dress at Taj Mahal

Catch a bird's-eye view of the “pink city” from less-touristy Nahargarh Fort

the city view at sunset
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Find your favorite door in the splendid City Palace.

the door in the city palace

Fall into a magical dream when looking at the thousands of mirrors at Amber Fort.

the Sheesh Mahal

Have a cooking class to learn about India food and interact with locals

the Sheesh Mahal

Make accommodation part of the experience by staying in heritage hotels

the living room in a heritage hotel
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Arrive in Delhi

Namaste! Welcome to Delhi, the capital of India. Our representative and driver will meet you at the arrivals hall and take you to your hotel. After check-in, you will enjoy the rest of the day at the hotel relaxing and decompressing from your long flight.

Delhi | Experience the Old Delhi and New Delhi
  • Drive past the Red Fort and have a glimpse of the great empire of India.
  • Observe worshippers as they pray at the sandstone and marble Jama Masjid Mosque,
  • Take a rickshaw ride through the bustling Chandni Chowk market which is a great way to absorb the lively sights and sounds of Old Delhi.
  • See the Qutub Minar, where Qutbuddin Aibak announced the advent of the Muslim sultan.
  • Visit Humayun's Tomb, the first great example of a Mughal garden tomb and also the inspiration for the incredible Taj Mahal.
The sacred Jama Masjid
The sacred Jama Masjid
Delhi to Agra | Get your First Glimpse of the Magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Travel south to Agra in a private car (approximately 5 hours).
  • In the afternoon, the sightseeing begins with a guided tour of Itimad-ud-Daulah's Tomb which is a small yet elegant garden-tomb that is often called the 'Baby Taj'.
  • Get the classic view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh, or the 'Moonlight Garden'. Watch the Taj Mahal as the sun sets and it takes on an orange hue.
a sunset view of Taj Mahal
Get the classic view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh.
Agra | Explore the Shared Past of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
  • Take a guided tour of one of the world's most elegant and extraordinary buildings, the Taj Mahal. Be impressed by its perfect symmetry, the tall teardrop-shaped spires, and the Islamic garden of paradise.
  • Head to Agra Fort which is an imposing red sandstone rampart that contains an enormous complex of courtly buildings. Shah Jahan spent the last years of his life here in an octagonal tower with clear views of the Taj Mahal.
the Agra Fort built with red sandstone
The Magnificent Agra Fort
Agra to Jaipur | Visit to the City Palace
  • Drive to the photogenic city of Jaipur (approximately 5 hours) which is also called "Pink City"
  • Visit the City Palace. Part of this beautiful complex is open to the public as a museum that tells the story of Jaipur's princely past through fascinating artwork and crafts.
  • End this day with the Nahargarh Fort. Here you will enjoy an unrivaled bird's eye view of the city at dusk.
 the city view from Nahargarh Fort
Enjoy a sunset view of the city from Nahargarh Fort
Jaipur | Explore the Amber Fort and Take a Cooking Class
breakfast and dinner
  • You will start your day at the Hawa Mahal, or the 'Palace of Winds'. It is a famouse landmark of Jaipur.
  • Then head to the Amber Fort. Admire the Sheesh Mahal or Hall of Mirrors. The large courtyards, the beautiful colored drawings on the buildings, and the exquisite gardens will form the picture of a splendid dynasty in your mind
  • Go to the home of a local Jaipuri where you will learn about basic Indian ingredients and spices.Pprepare a meal of authentic local dishes and then enjoy it together. This cooking class will allow you to learn more about the lives of the locals and to exchange cultural understanding through food.
 the beautifual Amber Fort
The lovely color and patterns on the buildings of Amber Fort
Return to Delhi and Departure

Today you will drive back to Delhi (approximately 5 hours) via private car and you will then be transferred to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to catch your flight home. If you would like to stay in Delhi one more night, we are pleased to help you arrange accommodation.

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A Romantic Dinner in Amber Fort
A Romantic Dinner in Amber Fort

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Heena Painting on Hands and Feet

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Moonlights Tour of Taj Mahal

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Heritage hotel in old Delhi
heritage hotel in Jaipur
Heritage hotel in Jaipur
Hotel with the veiw of Taj Mahal
Hotel with a view of Taj Mahal

Our Service Includes:

7 days from
US$ 949
per person (based on 2 persons and 4-star hotels)
  • Private transfers and English-speaking tour guide
  • All guided sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary
  • 4-star accommodations for 6 nights
  • Private transfers between cities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Governmental taxes

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