Splendours of the Golden Triangle Escorted Tour - India

View the Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset.

Spend three nights each in Delhi, Udaipur, and Jaipur.

Enjoy a sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Discover the old and new faces of Delhi.

View the jewel of Jaipur, the Amber Fort.

DAY 1
Arrive New Delhi, India
Touch down in New Delhi, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 2
Old & New Delhi
A busy day taking in the sights of Old and New Delhi, and visiting the AKP-supported Deepalaya School. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest Indian mosque, then the Red Fort for its teeming bazaars. You’ll drive past the cremation sites of Gandhi and Nehru. Then it’s over to New Delhi to Humayun’s Tomb. You can’t miss the 42-metre-high stone arch of India Gate, before a drive along Rajpath, flanked by ornamental ponds. Try to glimpse the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening with your group.

DAY 3
New Delhi
Today, Design your Day® – giving you the freedom to choose the experience that is best suited to you. Select from the following options:

Option 1: Spend time in the kitchen of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

Option 2: Visit a market and enjoy a cooking class.

Option 3: Appreciate artworks at the National Gallery of Modern Art.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

DAY 4
New Delhi – Udaipur
This morning, transfer to the airport and fly to Udaipur, India’s most romantic city. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel and from here you can explore the tumbling, whitewashed mansions and Aravalli Hills. At sunset take a boat ride on the placid, shimmering waters of Lake Pichola. From the boat, view the city rising majestically above the lake in the middle of the Rajasthan desert. Be sure to visit the Jag Mandir Palace – a second island palace in the middle of the lake. You might recognise it from the 1983 Bond film, Octopussy.

DAY 5
Udaipur
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast before a morning city tour of Udaipur. Be amazed at the enormous City Palace and the paintings, mosaics, chhatries, and architecturally brilliant façade. Visit the Crystal Gallery, which houses crystal ornaments, fountains, crockery, and furniture. Saheliyon-ki-Bari, ‘The Garden of the Maids of Honour’, is a lavish tribute to the 48 ladies in waiting who formed part of a royal dowry. Spend your afternoon as you choose: perhaps visiting Hansraj Children’s Home, a residential school where an A&K Philanthropy project is improving facilities.

DAY 6
Udaipur
Today, Design your Day® – giving you the freedom to choose the experience that is best suited to you. Select from the following options:

Option 1: Cycle up the Aravalli mountains.

Option 2: Enjoy a Rajasthani cooking lesson.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

DAY 7
Udaipur – Jaipur
This morning, transfer to the airport and fly the one hour to Jaipur. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

DAY 8
Jaipur
Today is all about understanding the city, starting with a tour of the Amber Fort, with its distinctive Mughal architecture. Initiated in 1600 by Raja Man Singh, the fort was added to over the years by subsequent rulers. After lunch, it’s time for a quick photo at Hawa Mahal (also known as the ‘Palace of Winds’), perhaps Jaipur’s most famous building, with its red and pink façade. Head to City Palace, a large complex, and then end your tour at the Jantar Mantar Observatory.

DAY 9
Jaipur
Today, Design your Day® – giving you the freedom to choose the experience that is best suited to you. Select from the following options:

Option 1: Go on safari in Jhalana Reserve Forest to get up close to the elusive leopard.

Option 2: Hike in the foothills of the Amer to the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing.

Option 3: Trek the water walk at Nahargarh.

Spend the afternoon at your leisure.

DAY 10
Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
It’s time to head to Agra, stopping off at the deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri. Located in Uttar Pradesh, Fatehpur Sikri shared imperial duties with Agra and is regarded as Emperor Akbar’s crowning architectural legacy. Its palaces, halls, and masjids or mosques satisfied his aesthetic impulses, so typical of Mughals, and so intriguing to us still. From here, head to Agra and check in at your hotel. Tonight, visit the Taj Mahal at sunset and drink in the view. Then, join your group for a farewell dinner.

DAY 11
Agra – New Delhi
One visit to the Taj Mahal is never enough, so rise early to wonder at the breathtaking monument in a moment of peace before sunrise. Then it’s time to return to your hotel for breakfast. Once you’ve eaten, head to Agra Fort on the bend of the River Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar I as his citadel between 1565 and 1573, it has imposing gates and red sandstone walls – a beautiful example of Indian architecture. Transfer to Delhi airport and depart for the UK.

 

Holiday Name : Splendours of the Golden Triangle Escorted Tour 
Reference : A&K
  • Group Size Max 18
  • Holiday Length   10 nights
  • Price Guide   From £2,425pp
  • Holiday Type   Escorted tour
Inclusions
  • Design your Day® on Days 3, 6 & 9
  • Five-star luxury accommodation
  • Resident tour director & English-speaking expert local guides
  • Airport meet & greet & return private transfers
  • Entrance fees, taxes & tips, & excursions as stated
  • Domestic flights included
  • Welcome & farewell dinners
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Wifi in accommodation
  • Scenic sundowner
The price shown is a guide - based on two people sharing.,

 Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight and time of year. Ask your travel specialist for more information. All prices and details are subject to change and availability. 

Prices start from £2,425

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