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On this classic tour, you will have the chance to experience different sides of Indian culture; from the contrasts of Old and New Delhi, to the historic city of Agra, and exploring the beautiful palaces and architecture of Jaipur.
9 Day Golden Triangle Tour Itinerary
Days 1-2: Fly to Delhi
Fly overnight to Delhi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Discover Delhi
A city of equal chaos and charm, Delhi grabs you and doesnt let go! Spend a full day exploring the sights of Old and New Delhi: drive past the colossal Red Fort, visit Indias largest mosque, Jama Masjid, and take a rickshaw to Asia’s largest spice market. Make a brief stop at India Gate. Finish the day with a visit to Humayuns Tomb and Connaught Place Markets.
Day 4: Agra
Drive to Agra with a stop en route at Sikandra to see the marble and red sandstone tomb of the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar the Great.
Day 5: Taj Mahal
Wake early to see the sun rise over Indias most iconic sight. At dawn, when the crowds are at their thinnest, the Taj Mahal is often swathed in mist and tinged pink by the rising sun a magical experience. This afternoon visit Agra Fort, a hulking mass of red sandstone set on the banks of the Yamuna River. The Fort was established in the 16th century but has been much added to over time, making it an eclectic mix of architectural styles.
Day 6: Fatehpur Sikri
Head to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, a spectacular array of Mughal palaces and temples. Continue to Chand Baori stepwell, a fascinating and exquisitely carved water storage structure built over 1,000 years ago. Arrive in Jaipur.
Day 7: Visit the Amber Fort
Begin the day with a brief stop at the Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, before travelling out of the city to admire the majestic Amber Fort. Built in 1592, this red sandstone and marble fort effortlessly blends Hindu and Muslim architecture. This afternoon explore the Maharajas City Palace and the Jantar Mantar Observatory, as well as learning about the local art of block printing.
Day 8: Return to Delhi
Travel back to Delhi, where tonight youll enjoy a farewell meal with you group.
Day 9: Fly Delhi to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.