India's Golden Triangle


  • 8 days

  • India

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Discover the gems of the Golden Triangle without spending a fortune on this 8-day affordable 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. The next day, 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. This value-minded vacation in India’s Golden Triangle is a treasure not to be missed!

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

DELHI, INDIA.

Day
1

Welcome to Delhi, a magnetic blend of old and new, and the capital of modern India. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DELHI.

Day
2

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
3

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
4

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
5

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
6

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
7

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

DELHI.

Day
8

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on day 8, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening of day 7 or just after midnight on day 8.

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