India: The Golden Triangle

New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and beyond

September 17 - September 30, 2024

Welcome to India

India’s spectacular Golden Triangle comprises of New Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. But on this trip, we’ll also discover the delights of lesser-visited Udaipur, the blue town of Bundi, and track elusive tigers on a safari in Ranthambore. We’ll explore India’s rich history and embrace its unique culture by experiencing daily life in one of the most fascinating nations on earth. This ultimate tour of Northern India includes plenty of delicious Indian food, heaps of British Raj heritage, and remarkable interactions with the local people.

Tour Highlights

  • Marvel at the beauty of the Taj Mahal
  • Search for Bengal tigers on a safari in Ranthambhore
  • Explore the iconic palaces and temples of Jaipur
  • Uncover Udaipur's remarkable lakeside scenery and palaces
  • Experience the charms of Indian life across Rajasthan
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  • Dates & Prices

    The prices shown below include return transport from a specified UK departure point. If you are travelling from outside of the UK, please .

    September 17 - September 30, 2024 (14 days)


    Standard Blind Price: £2999 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £2299 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return transport and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 2499 GBP Contact us for availability

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    The white domed Taj Mahal surrounded by 4 minarets with formal gardens and lakes leading to it.
  • A proud tiger with 2 cubs in India.

    What's Included

    • UK price includes return flights from London Heathrow, including hold baggage and transfers
    • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • All breakfasts, all dinners, 6 lunches
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • New Delhi Tours
    • Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour
    • Two Ranthambore Game Drives
    • Bundi Tour
    • Chittogarh Fort Tour
    • Udaipur Tour
    • Jaipur Tour
    Lake Pichola in Udaipur with a palatial boathouse rising out of the water.

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Tuesday 17th September

Fly to New Delhi, India.

Overnight in flight.

Wednesday 18th September

Our Golden Triangle tour is the perfect introduction to India’s colourful mix of cultures and traditions. We’ll begin in Delhi, the centre of countless kingdoms and civilizations throughout history and the capital of an independent India since 1911.

After arriving in Delhi, we’ll be met by a coach at the airport. On the way to our hotel, we’ll pass many of New Delhi’s monumental buildings including Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India.

The rest of the day will be at leisure as we embrace our new surrounds.

Dinner included. Overnight in New Delhi.

Thursday 19th September

Today starts in the walled city of Old Delhi. We’ll walk through Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) and experience the intense sounds and smells in one of Delhi’s oldest markets. After lunch in a local restaurant, we’ll head into New Delhi.

In the afternoon, we visit Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. This former 12-bedroom home is where Gandhi was staying when he was assassinated in 1948. The site is marked by the moving Raj Ghat memorial.

We’ll continue our tour with visits to the red and gold Hindu Laxminarayan temple and the white and gold Bangla Sahib Sikh temple. Both are great examples of ornate oriental design. Our tour will conclude at the Qutab Minar. Built by Delhi’s first Muslim ruler, it’s the tallest brick minaret in the world.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in New Delhi.

Friday 20th September

This morning we’ll explore one of Delhi’s sweet-scented flower markets. Afterwards, we’ll journey to the ancient city of Agra, the second point on the Golden Triangle. Agra served as the capital of the Mughal Empire during the 16th century and is home to India’s most famous monument, the Taj Mahal. We’ll arrive at Agra in the afternoon and transfer to our hotel for dinner.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Agra.

Saturday 21st September

We’ll experience one of the highlights of our tour today with a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal. Built by 17th century Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, this spectacular mausoleum is one of the world’s most recognisable treasures.

To beat the bulk of the crowds and the midday heat, we’ll arrive at sunrise as the first few rays of light fall upon its elegant ivory-white domes. With its stunning design and perfectly balanced symmetry, the Taj has become a global symbol of India.

We’ll return to our hotel for breakfast before heading to Agra Fort, one of the finest Mughal structures in India. A combination of red sandstone and creamy marble, this military stronghold was transformed into a formidable yet gorgeous palace in the 1700s. After exploring Agra, we’ll visit a local marble workshop where we can touch miniature sculptures of the Taj Mahal and feel the intricate details of this famous monument.

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. You can browse the bustling local market, discover one of the many museums, or relax by the hotel pool.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Agra.

Sunday 22nd September

Our journey continues today to Ranthambore. This vast wildlife reserve is a former royal hunting ground, and its landmarks include the imposing 10th century Ranthambore Fort and the Ganesh Mandir temple. Now a famous national park, Ranthambore is Rajasthan’s best place to spot Bengal tigers, leopards, marsh crocodiles, and an array of other exotic birds and animals.

We’ll also visit Chand Baori in Abhaneri, one of the oldest and grandest stepwells in India. A stepwell is a large, deep well which is reached by descending a set of steps, rather than using a rope and bucket down a shaft. Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories that form a geometric masterpiece 100 foot deep.

We’ll take a break from travelling and enjoy lunch in a restaurant before continuing to the Ranthambore National Park where we’ll check into our accommodation.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Ranthambhore.

Monday 23rd September

This morning begins with a thrilling safari in Ranthambhore National Park. Driving through the jungle in an open-topped 4×4 vehicle, all our senses will be heightened by the presence of wild animals in their natural habitat.

Ranthambore National Park is one of the world’s premier Bengal tiger sanctuaries and the substantial number that roam freely within the park means there’s a good chance of spotting one of these magnificent cats with their distinctive black and orange stripes. We might also encounter other wildlife such as leopards, hyenas, wild cats, reptiles, and a variety of birds.

Following lunch and afternoon free time, we’ll embark on an evening game drive in search of more fauna and flora that emerge when the temperatures begin to cool.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Ranthambore.

Tuesday 24th September

Today we’ll depart Ranthambhore National Park and head west to the peaceful town of Bundi. Though less visited than other cities in the Golden Triangle, Bundi is a blend of striking blue houses, lakes, hills, bazaars, and ancient temples.

After checking into our hotel, we’ll head to Raniji ki Baori, also known as Queen’s stepwell. Built in the 17th century, this ornate construction is an important place of worship and has prayer spots on every floor.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit a local market where you can soak up the aroma of exotic spices and hear traders bartering back and forth for the best price. It’s a real snapshot of everyday Indian life.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Bundi.

Wednesday 25th September

Our morning begins with a leisurely breakfast before departing for Udaipur. Along the way, we’ll visit the colossal Chittorgarh Fort. A UNESCO world heritage site, this hilltop fortress encircles an area of 700 acres and is over 1400 years old.

Inside the ancient walls, an array of towers, palaces, temples, and lakes are a glorious reminder of the 15th century heyday enjoyed by the region’s Mewar rulers. Our journey then continues to Udaipur, a romantic city of marble palaces that rises out of the shimmering waters of Lake Pichola.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Udaipur.

Thursday 26th September

Surrounded by sprawling lakes backed by purple mountains, Udaipur is often called the most romantic city in India. This morning’s tour might just make you fall head over heels in love.

First, we’ll explore Saheliyon-ki-Bari, also known as the Courtyard of the Maidens. Constructed for a princess and her ladies in waiting, these exotic royal gardens feature peaceful lotus pools, shining marble elephants, and gently trickling fountains.

After exploring the gardens, our tour continues at the 17th century Jagdish Temple. This towering shrine is carved with intricate designs of elephants, horses, and a multitude of Hindu gods. We’ll also visit Maharana Pratap’s memorial to hear about this Rajput hero before a drive to Fateh Sagar Lake. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a sunset boat trip on Pichola Lake for spectacular views of the city.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Udaipur.

Friday 27th September

Today we’ll depart Udaipur and journey through splendid Indian countryside by train to the Pink City of Jaipur.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Jaipur.

Saturday 28th September

Known as the Pink City, Jaipur’s old town is famous for its collection of remarkable coral-coloured buildings. Our visit will include a tour of the imposing Amber Fort as well as the lavishly decorated rooms and gardens of the City Palace.

Returning to our hotel, we’ll make a brief stop at the beautiful Hawa Mahal for photos. Nicknamed the ‘Palace of the Winds’, the ornately carved façade was crafted on the orders of the privileged Maharajahs who once ruled Rajasthan.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. Overnight in Jaipur.

Sunday 29th September

Today we’ll depart from Jaipur and complete our Golden Triangle tour. Returning to New Delhi by road, we will round off our incredible journey with a visit to Qutab Minar, the tallest stone tower in the country. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy your last few hours in India.

Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in New Delhi.

Monday 30th September

Transfer to the airport and journey home.

Breakfast included.

If you are a UK passport holder you will need a tourist visa to enter India.  You can apply for an e-visa here: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html

Any other paspsort holders please check with the High Commission of India