This classic Golden Triangle Tour which incorporates the best of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is the perfect way to start your love affair with India. On this wonderful tour, you'll experience the vibrancy of New and Old Delhi, the world heritage sites of Agra Fort and the impressive Taj Mahal in Agra as well as the highlights of Jaipur including the stunning Amer (Amber) fort. This tour also has the extra benefit of tiger jeep safaris in Ranthambore National Park.
This classic Golden Triangle Tour which incorporates the best of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is the perfect way to start your love affair with India. On this wonderful tour, you'll experience the vibrancy of New and Old Delhi, the world heritage sites of Agra Fort and the impressive Taj Mahal in Agra as well as the highlights of Jaipur including the stunning Amer (Amber) fort.
This tour also has the extra benefit of tiger jeep safaris in Ranthambore National Park
Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Authentic India Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
Your first day ends in style with a delicious welcome dinner hosted by your tour leader in the hotel.
Today you will explore the historical city of Delhi with a full day sightseeing tour. You begin in Old Delhi, once the Mughal city of Shahjahanabad, with its vibrant market lanes and colourful neighbourhoods. A cycle rickshaw ride will take you through the lanes or gallis of Chandni Chowk, where everything from spices, brassware, antiques, jewellery and perfumes are sold. You will then discover the highly decorative Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, with a courtyard which can accommodate 25000 devotees before seeing the Red Fort, India Gate and a visit to Raj Ghat.
After lunch it’s time to explore New Delhi which showcases the story of modern India with its open spaces, government buildings, museums and wide tree-lined avenues. Your tour starts with a drive to see the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India before going to Qutab Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This lofty tower inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan has numerous inscriptions in Arabic and Nagari. Your tour concludes with visit to Humayun's tomb, the first garden tomb built by the Mughals in India.
After breakfast, your adventure continues to Agra, famous for the Taj Mahal UNESCO World Heritage Site and its Mughal architecture. The journey takes about 3 - 4 hours on India’s busy roads.
In the afternoon it's time to explore the forbidding red sandstone battlements of the Agra Fort and its impressive Diwan-i-Am & Diwan-i-Khas Hall. Agra Fort is another impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site which was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638
This is followed by a visit to Mehtab Bhag, the Mughal Park on the other side of River Yamuna to enjoy beautiful sunset views of the Taj Mahal.
Approximate travel time and distance: 3 – 4 hours, 233 kms
This morning offers a real highlight with a sunrise visit to the iconic Taj Mahal. Built in memorial of Mumtaz Mahal, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan's beloved wife, this magnificent building is made entirely of marble and is decorated with elaborate geometric forms and inlay work that showcases plants, flower and fruit motifs.
After breakfast, your journey continues into the countryside towards Ranthambhore National Park. On route, you will stop for a guided tour of the fascinating ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri. The city was once the capital of the Mughal empire and includes a stunning mosque, which is still in use today. After the tour there’s a stop for a quick lunch before proceeding to Ranthambhore.
Approximate travel time and distance: 6 – 7 hours, 289 kms
If you love nature today is a special treat with 2 safari drives into Ranthambore National Park. Your jeep safari will take you through the rugged terrain which is home to a wild variety of wildlife including the elusive Bengal tiger. Originally a hunting ground of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the park is now home to animals like the jackal, mongoose, sloth bear, leopard and of course, the tiger.
Your game drives are early in the morning and then again in early evening when temperatures are at their coolest and the animals are most active.
This morning you have another opportunity to enjoy a jeep safari in the national park before departing for the 4 hour journey to the Pink City of Jaipur where you will stay for two nights.
Jaipur is one of India’s best loved destinations and is home to the film ‘The Exotic Marigold Hotel’. The rest of the day is free to relax although it is a great place to pick up some souvenirs and gifts.
Approximate travel time and distance: 3 – 4 hours, 190 kms
This morning you will visit the stunning 17th century hilltop Amber (Amer) Fort, set in the rugged hills just outside the city. As you ascend the fort by jeep there are striking views of the surrounding gorges and lake to enjoy. Inside the fort, the extensive Maharaja's apartments that are decorated with murals and mosaic and the glistening Hall of Mirrors are all worth exploring
In the afternoon, you will be taken through the colourful bazaars to see the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, built for the royal ladies to catch a glimpse of the outside world through delicate screened windows. You will also visit the Royal Observatory or Jantar Mantar as it is known locally and the City Palace's collection of rare manuscripts, armoury and costumes.
Later in the evening, there is a cookery class and dinner with a local family at one of the old haveli.
After a leisurely breakfast it's time to leave Jaipur for Delhi.
On route there is a stop for lunch at the beautiful Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel.
Approximate travel time and distance: 5 - 6 hours, 273 kms
On the last day of your tour, you will be collected by your Authentic India Tours driver, who will transfer you to Delhi International Airport for your return flight.
If you have time and would like to discover more of India there are plenty of options. You could visit South India or Kerala, enjoy a beach extension in Goa or explore Mumbai and West India..
Please contact us for more details and to discuss your individual requirements.
Majestic interiors and a luxurious stay await you at the ITC Maurya, a five-star luxury hotel inspired by the Maurya Dynasty and frequented by visiting heads of state and global icons for over 40 years. Dine on a wide range of cuisines from award-winning restaurants, relax with a refreshing beverage from a choice of bars or treat yourself to a session in the opulent spa. This gorgeous accommodation is the perfect base to unwind after a day or two exploring the delights of Delhi.
The luxurious ITC Mughal in Agra is the perfect accommodation after a day’s sightseeing at the nearby Taj Mahal. A tribute to the great Mughal builders of the past, you can expect splendour and opulence in every nook and cranny. To date, the ITC Mughal is the only Indian hotel to have won the prestigious Aga Khan Award for Architectural Excellence, in Asia, due to its impressive heritage architecture inspired by Mughal’s famous monuments, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.
A mere 10 minutes from the gates of Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Vilas is the perfect location to rest before or after exploring the neighbouring amazing haven of wildlife. Private villas nestled in the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by lush woodlands make for incredibly luxurious and serene accommodation.
Located in the heart of Jaipur, the 5-star luxury ITC Rajputana hotel was once the estate of the Prime Minister of Jaipur. The regal atmosphere reflects everything that is splendid about Rajasthan, along with the running water streams, lobby waterfall, ‘Wall of Mirrors’ and the ‘Bazaar’ selling goods prepared by local craftsmen have all been inspired by the forts and palaces of the region.
If you're looking for the perfect place to rest before or after your flight, the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is a fabulous choice. This modern hotel complex has top-of-the-range facilities, along with a luxury spa, swimming pool and gym. Try a range of cuisines and beverages in the numerous restaurants and bars, or head to the nearby shopping mall for some souvenirs.
Busy, bustling and brimming with history, India’s capital city will leave a lasting impression. This city within cities is one of the three Golden Triangle destinations, and as a shopper’s paradise, history lover’s haven and foodie’s utopia, the delights of Delhi will appeal to everyone.
Magical Agra is an unmissable destination on any tour to North India. Home to the world-famous Taj Mahal, the impressive sandstone Agra Fort and the ethereal ruins of the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, it’s a must for lovers of architecture, culture, history and photography.
An amazing sanctuary for all creatures great and small, Ranthambore National Park is a paradise for wildlife lovers and photographers. Here you’ll get the chance to spot the park’s famous diurnal tigers, along with blue bulls, chinkaras (Indian gazelles), crocodiles, hyena, leopards, sambar, spotted deer and tortoises. There are also 272 species of birds and almost 300 species of vegetation.
Named the ‘Pink City’ due to its pink-hued buildings, Jaipur is a melting pot of hubbub and history. Meander through markets or pass camel carts on your way to visit the Amer Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the imposing City Palace and the world’s largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar.
This Tigers and Golden Triangle Group Tour is available from Delhi on the following dates (prices per person):
|Travel Dates & Tour Prices|
|Travel Dates||Cost Per Person on Twin / Double Sharing Basis||Single Room Supplement|
|07 Feb 2021 - 15 Feb 2021||£1575||£575|
|21 Feb 2021 - 01 Mar 2021||£1575||£575|
|07 Mar 2021 - 15 Mar 2021||£1575||£575|
|10 Oct 2021 - 18 Oct 2021||£1675||£595|
|24 Oct 2021 - 01 Nov 2021||£1675||£595|
|07 Nov 2021 - 15 Nov 2021||£1675||£595|
|06 Feb 2022 - 15 Feb 2022||£1675||£595|
|20 Feb 2022 - 28 Feb 2022||£1675||£595|
|13 Mar 2022 - 21 Mar 2022||£1675||£595|
The prices quoted are without flights. If you would like us to arrange your flights, all the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.
Authentic India Tours is a member of ABTA and ATOL. All the holidays on this website are ABTA protected. If you would like us to arrange your holiday including flights we will be happy to provide a quote and your holiday will also be ATOL protected.
This is a private tour and can be tailor-made to meet your exact requirements. Prices will vary depending on the number of people, length of tour, accommodation & season. Reductions are normally available for groups of three or more. Some hotels operate an additional peak pricing rate during busy times which is normally from mid December to mid January.
Please get in touch with your dates and we will be pleased to provide you with your personal itinerary and accurate quote.
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Authentic India Tours is a member of ATOL and can provide ATOL protected holidays with flights. We recommend the following flights for these tours.
|British Airways||BA 257||London Heathrow (LHR)
|British Airways||BA 256||Delhi (DEL)
|London Heathrow (LHR)
|Call us for AIT specially negotiated flight fares|
Prices mentioned above are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication may be subject to change, based on your date of travel and local market fluctuations. You will be informed of any price differences prior to booking.
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