Discover Delhi, Agra and Jaipur on the Golden Triangle tour of India
Visit India and follow the famous Golden Triangle. Enjoy the perfect introduction to India's three most popular destinations - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur - as we explore the icons and discover the secrets of this fascinating region. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence and splendour of Rajasthan's palaces, the bustle and buzz of markets and bazaars, and the traditions of a heritage stay. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this compact India tour, jam-packed with unforgettable highlights.
Float among the clouds over Jaipur and watch an Indian sunrise from the basket of a hot air balloon on an optional balloon safari
The Taj Mahal is not only an sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture, but also a truly meaningful stop on any traveller’s journey
Overlooking the picturesque scene of Moata Lake, the monumental Amber Fort is one sight that will forever be under India’s protection
Experience authentic Rajasthani luxury with a heritage stay in Karauli
Old and New Delhi fuse to create a city that pays homage to past empires, while wrestling with its modern identity
For those with limited time, long travel days are kept to a minimum, which is perfect for visiting several icons of northern India
Old Delhi can be very busy and crowded. While it’s an exciting place to see local life moving around you, be aware that on the walking tour you’ll need to navigate through people, tight spaces and walkways.
Rajasthan can reach extremely high temperatures in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours early in the morning when it’s cooler, remember to keep hydrated and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees.
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1. A single supplement is available for this trip and is applicable for all nights .
2. Hot air balloon flights are operated by Sky Waltz in Jaipur. Flights operate mornings from September to June and morning and evening from September to March. Morning flights depart around sunrise and evening flights late afternoon and last 60 mins. Return transfers, tea and coffee plus light refreshments and a certificate of flight are included in the cost. You can register your interest and pay your tour leader at your joining meeting on day 1 of your trip. Payment must be made by cash in either INR/AUD/USD/GBP only and is USD$250pp (subject to change). Flights are subject to weather conditions and tickets are fully refundable in case of poor weather.
3. The main dome on the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy due to begin in April 2017. It is likely the entire dome will be obscured by iron scaffolding. Portions of the white marble façade will be covered in mud and plastic sheets during the cleaning process. The restorations will be carried out in sections and the work on the dome is expected to last one year.
Our India's Golden Triangle trips score an average of 4.84 out of 5 based on 531 reviews in the last year.
Intrepid's India Golden Triangle trip is not to be missed. It throws you straight into the heart of India, and gives you a taste of the culture and the craziness that makes India so endearing.
Review submitted 21 Feb 2018
For those on their first visit to India, as I was, the Golden Triangle tour is really perfect. If you are a photographer, you will see more spectacular sites and people than in any other part of the world on a relatively short trip. February weather was also perfect - warm days and cool nights and with virtually no mosquitos. I was a bit wary about our Street Food evening, but thanks to our Guide, Varsha, nobody had any difficulty and the food was excellent. Do check your itinerary to see how many hours on travel days you may be in a relatively small bus - and be prepared with a pillow or cushion. WiFi connections were available at most overnight stops which was great for Facebook uploads. All in all, a really great experience with Intrepid.
Review submitted 19 Feb 2018