North - Golden Triangle Standard Tour
North - Golden Triangle Standard Tour
AF

Highlights: New Delhi - Jaipur - Karauli - Agra


Other Departures: Manchester - £1365, Birmingham - £1355, Glasgow - £1415, Edinburgh - £1415, Belfast - £1485, Bristol - £1449, Norwich - £1439, Exeter - £1455, Southampton - £1365, Newcastle - £1385


Itinerary:


Day 1: New Delhi
Namaste. Welcome to India. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. Perhaps visit the World Heritage-listed Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar or Red Fort of Delhi if you have any spare time.


Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)


Optional Activities available at an extra charge:
Delhi - Humayun's Tomb
Delhi - Red Fort
Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure
Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure


There are no meals included on this day.


Day 2: New Delhi
Join your group leader on an excursion through Old Delhi. Ride the city’s metro system, and then hop in a rickshaw to the once water-filled square of Chandni Chowk. Discover the Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque, before learning about the history of the Sikh religion at the Sheeshganj Gurudwara.


Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)


Included Activities:
Delhi - Old Delhi Walking Tour
Delhi - Jama Masjid
Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)


There are no meals included on this day.


Day 3: Jaipur
Travel by express train into Rajasthan and on to its capital, Jaipur (approximately five hours). A friendly, busy town crammed with palaces and bazaars full of jewellery, textiles and folk-based arts, Jaipur is a favourite for many travellers. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), then head over to Jaipur's Royal City Palace and explore its extravagant rooms and apartments. Later, discover one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur.


Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)


Optional Activities available at an extra charge:
Jaipur - Bollywood Movie - Raj Mandir Cinema
Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory
Jaipur - City Palace


There are no meals included on this day.


Day 4: Jaipur
Choose to take an early morning hot air balloon experience, often a highlight of visiting Jaipur. Ballooning can be done over Jaipur on the morning of day four between September and June. For additional information, please see the Important Notes section of the Essential Trip Information. In the afternoon around 2.30 pm, visit the Amber Fort. Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, the fort is an authentic example of Rajput architecture and the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) is one of its more spectacular buildings.


Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)


Included Activities: Jaipur - Amber Fort


Optional Activities available at an extra charge:
Jaipur - Balloon Safari


There are no meals included on this day.


Day 5: Rural Heritage Stay
Leave the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur behind and drive to Karauli (approximately 5-6 hours). This delightful town was founded in 1348 and is packed with rural ambience and traditional temples. Take a guided walk around the Old Quarter, interacting with friendly locals and learning about rural Indian life off the tourist trail. Be sure to visit the eclectic market stalls along the way and sample some seasonal local sweets made from Indian ingredients, including petha (pumpkin), jiggery (organic sugar), peanut brittle and gazak (sesame seeds).


Accommodation: Heritage Property (1 night)


Included Activities:
Karauli - Village Walk


Meals Included: Dinner


Day 6: Agra
On the journey to Agra, stop en route at the one-time capital of the Mughal empire, Fatehpur Sikri (approximately four hours). Its stunning mosque displays both Persian and Hindu design and is secured by a 54-metre high entrance. Once in Agra, there’s the option of visiting the marble tomb that was saved for the greatest of the Mughal Emperors, Akbar's Mausoleum. The day then culminates in a visit to the Taj Mahal, built in the 1640s as a memorial to the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.


Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)


Included Activities:
Fatehpur Sikri
Agra - Taj Mahal


Optional Activities available at an extra charge:
Agra - Additional entries to Taj Mahal


Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 7: New Delhi
In the morning, take a guided tour along the banks of the Yamuna River to the iconic Agra Fort. Originally designed by Emperor Akbar in 1565 to be a military structure, it was converted into a palace during Emperor Shah Jahan's reign and later became his prison. In the early afternoon, take the 3-4 hour journey back to Delhi by private bus. Arrive back at the hotel with enough time to freshen up and decide whether to enjoy one final dinner with the group.


Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)


Included Activities:
Agra - Agra Fort
There are no meals included on this day.


Day 8: New Delhi
There are no activities planned for the final day and you're able to depart the accommodation at any time. If you decide to stay an extra couple of days, there are plenty of activities in and around the city to enjoy.


Optional Activities available at an extra charge:
Delhi - Gandhi's Delhi Urban Adventure
Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure
There are no meals included on this day.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Air France
  • Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation at chosen hotels as per itinerary

Meal Plans

  • As per Itinerary