Combine rich cultures and a trove of historical and architectural treasures on this Golden Triangle journey, taking in India's must-see areas.
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Eight nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, transportation by private vehicle with driver, sightseeing with local English speaking guides and entrance fees
Culture & Heritage
A journey to India’s Golden Triangle allows you to perfectly capture the grandeur of the country through the vibrant cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. You’ll visit India’s legendary sites including the epitome of love, the Taj Mahal, and continue to one of India’s most famous national parks, Ranthambore, to search for the elusive tiger. On your way back to Delhi, spend a night at the glorious 475 year old Samode Palace.
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Stay in Ranthambore National Park, home to a wide variety of wildlife and famous for its tiger population.
Visit Old and New Delhi and enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest markets in the city.
While exploring colourful and exotic Jaipur, there'll be an opportunity for a hot air balloon ride over the city.
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On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the
day will be at your leisure.
Today you will spend the day visiting Old and New Delhi. You will see the Raj
Ghat, Red Fort and Jama Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, one
of the oldest and busiest markets in the city. (B)
Travel by road today to Agra. En-route you will stop to explore the
city of Sikandra, the home of the tomb of Akbar, one of the greatest Mughal emperors.
Once in Agra, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and local markets in the
Journey by road to Ranthambore, with a stop along the way
at Fatehpur Sikri, India’s legendary ghost town. Ranthambore National Park is one of the
largest and most renowned national parks in northern India. It is home to a wide variety of
animals and is famous for its tigers. (B)(D)
Today you will venture into the park both in the morning and
afternoon for wildlife viewing. (B)(L)(D)
Enjoy early morning wildlife viewing before your overland
transfer to Jaipur. Jaipur is a colourful and vibrant city, rich in heritage, culture and
architecture, with splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and colourful
Spend the day sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort, the City Palace
Museum, Palace of the Winds and Jai Singhs Observatory. (B)
Journey by road to Samode village where you will stay overnight
at the delightful Samode Palace. The Samode Palace stands in splendour overlooking the
picturesque village. It is one of India’s most romantic and charming hotels and a perfect
example of Rajput-Mughal architecture. Discover the village, exploring the cobbled
streets and stone houses of this charming town. (B)
Return to Delhi by road, enjoying the village scenery
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