India's Golden Triangle with Dubai & Kathmandu


  • 14 days

  • India

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Your vacation begins with a 3-night Monograms vacation package in dazzling Dubai. Your visit includes guided sightseeing through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter, followed by a visit to browse the souks (markets). Here, take in the aromas of exotic spices at the spice souk and explore the gold souk with more than 200 glittering shop windows. The crowning experience in Dubai is an elevator ride to the top of Burj Khalifa—the world’s tallest building. Enjoy superior accommodations and the assistance of a Monograms Local Host® during your stay in Dubai.

Fly from Dubai to Delhi to discover the gems of India without spending a fortune on this 8-day affordable Cosmos vacation in India. Your budget-friendly tour of India begins and ends in the iconic city of Delhi, with overnights in Agra and Jaipur as well. Called the Golden Triangle, these three cities are beloved destinations home to many fascinating and beautiful sites.

In Delhi, see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate and the pink Presidential Palace. You’ll travel through the colorful Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw and visit the ancient steps of Agrasen Ki Baoli. Visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar before departing Delhi for Agra. Here, you’ll marvel at the splendid Taj Mahal at sunrise as the sun rays reflect changing colors of the spectacular marble monument to love. Visit the colossal red sandstone Agra Fort where Shajahan spent his final days in the pavilion amid the Mughal Palace and Room of Mirrors.

Complete the triangle with two nights in the pink city of Jaipur—home to the legendary Amber Fort. Explore its alabaster Hall of Victory and incredible Chamber of Mirrors. Visit Jantar Mantar and the City Palace Museum to browse ancient art and artifacts.

Next, you’ll fly from Delhi to Kathmandu, Nepal, to begin your 3-night Monograms vacation package. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Nepal’s iconic capital city, including a visit to the historic seat of royalty at Hanuman Dhoka. Visit the residence of the Living Goddess at Temple of Kumari, and travel to Bouddhanath—one of the world’s largest stupas and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Marvel at the Hindu and Buddhist sites in Patan’s Durbar Square. A moving and marvelous experience in the midst of the Himalayas!

Small Group Discovery

Each Cosmos Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner

DUBAI, UAE.

Day
1

Welcome to Dubai. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DUBAI.

Day
2

Sightseeing begins with a walking tour through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter. Next, explore the souks (markets), including the spice souk with its aromas of exotic spices, and the gold souk with its 220 glittering shop windows. Lastly, visit Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Here, ascend to the At The Top observation deck on the 124th floor for spectacular views and a presentation on Dubai’s history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBAI.

Day
3

Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host will be happy to make suggestions on how to make the most of your time.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DUBAI–DELHI, INDIA.

Day
4

Today, fly to Delhi, capital of India. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DELHI.

Day
5

Your day starts with an orientation drive in Delhi to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Take a rickshaw ride through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, a captivating bazaar, and visit the ancient stepwell Agrasen Ki Baoli, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DELHI–AGRA.

Day
6

This morning, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to Agra and settle in for the evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

AGRA.

Day
7

Start your day with a sunrise visit to the famous Taj Mahal. This remarkable monument, commissioned by Sjahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, took 22 years to build. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–JAIPUR.

Day
8

Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when water ran out. After lunch, travel to Jaipur, often referred to as the “Pink City.”

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

JAIPUR.

Day
9

Start with a visit to the legendary Amber Fort, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Next, visit Jantar Mantar and explore the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

JAIPUR–DELHI.

Day
10

Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DELHI–KATHMANDU, NEPAL.

Day
11

Fly to Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

KATHMANDU.

Day
12

Your morning sightseeing tour starts with a visit to Hanuman Dhoka, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the Temple of Kumari, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

KATHMANDU. EXCURSION TO PATAN.

Day
13

Today, travel to Bouddhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to Patan, formerly known as Lalitpur (City of Beauty). Here, stop in Durbar Square, the city’s center of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

KATHMANDU.

Day
14

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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