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.
*The cost for a customized private India tour from US$150/person/day
Suggested Route for an Golden Triangle Tour
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.
Take a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes and have a unique insight into the local life.
Have a picture in front of the Taj Mahal in Indian traditional dress.
Catch a bird's-eye view of the “pink city” from less-touristy Nahargarh Fort
Find your favorite door in the splendid City Palace.
Fall into a magical dream when looking at the thousands of mirrors at Amber Fort.
Have a cooking class to learn about India food and interact with locals
Make accommodation part of the experience by staying in heritage hotels
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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours
Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.
A Romantic Dinner in Amber Fort
Heena Painting on Hands and Feet
For culture fans
Moonlights Tour of Taj Mahal
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