Explore India, from Bollywood and big-city icons to the spiritual heartland of yoga
Follow the famed Golden Triangle on this adventure to India’s premier cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Peel back the curtain on Bollywood with a dance class and a film screening in Jaipur infuse this trip with a glamorous twist. Immerse yourself in India’s history and discover the sparkling relics of lost empires, the legendary Taj Mahal among them. After pounding the pavement in the big cities – and tasting rural village life in Suroth – there’s no better way to finish your journey than with three days in sacred Rishikesh, where the Ganges flows from the mountains to the plains and yoga reigns supreme.
The Taj Mahal is not only a sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture, but also a truly meaningful stop on any traveller’s journey. Here's what you need to know about your visit: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/taj-mahal-travel-guide/
Overlooking the picturesque scene of Moata Lake, the monumental Amber Fort is one sight that will forever be under India’s protection
Sample sweet treats and interact with friendly local folk in Suroth, a fascinating snapshot of rural life off the tourist trail
A dance class and a film screening at Jaipur’s famous Raj Mandir cinema hall make for a thrilling Bollywood experience
Head into the stunning foothills of the Himalaya to Holy Rishikesh to practice yoga on the banks of the sacred Ganges
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 stay at an Ashram and 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 for both men and women.
Long distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between Dec-Feb. Please see the transport section of the essential trip information.
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1. A Single Supplement is available on this trip with the exception of any overnight trains.
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.
Our India's Golden Triangle: Yoga & Bollywood Edition trips score an average of 4.6 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.
If travelling in December & January, ensure you bring lots of warm clothes, layers hat & gloves as it gets very chilly. Also recommend a sleeping bag as the hotels were often cold.
Review submitted 29 Jan 2018