Classic option from £825* PP
Deluxe option from £2215* PP
Trip code: TOI-C-7 |
Group size: Max 16, Avg 12
START Delhi, Agra, Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Samode, Jaipur or Delhi FINISH
The dizzying colours, history and culture of India’s renowned Golden Triangle await you on this introductory journey. Taste the highlights of this intoxicating land and experience India’s celebrated diversity. Be amazed at the grand monuments in lively New Delhi and the vibrant Old Delhi market streets. The Taj Mahal takes your breath away as it basks in the soft, sunlit dawn. Discover the vivacious colours of Rajasthan in Jaipur and get off the beaten track with a jeep safari through traditional villages in regal Samode.
DAYS 1-2: DELHI
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Experience the graceful Moghul-era Humayun’s Tomb then drive past the imperial architecture of the British capital to visit the Jama Masjid, one of India’s great mosques. Board a rickshaw to see the vibrant colours of market streets and wander the centuries-old trading centre of Old Delhi, before a walk through the streets to reveal some of the city’s culinary delights. Experience the spiritual life of a Sikh temple before some free time exploring bustling Connaught Place.
Hotel: The Ashtan Sarovar Portico
DAYS 3-4: AGRA & TAJ MAHAL
Travel to Agra and visit its great Moghul Fort with glimpses to the distant Taj Mahal before visiting a workshop to learn about the ancient art of marble inlay. Witness the majestic vista of the sun lighting the Taj Mahal at dawn, before the pleasant drive to Jaipur.
Hotel: Mansingh Palace
DAY 5: JAIPUR
Experience timeless India at a traditional milk market where locals banter over this Indian staple. Uncover the lavish royal history of the famous Pink City at the City Palace and its enthralling observatory and then amble through the vibrant bazaar, before exploring the spectacular Amber Fort.
Hotel: Mansingh Tower
DAYS 6-7: SAMODE
Leave the cities behind for secluded Samode, a Rajasthani outpost where you can glimpse rural India up close. Enjoy a jeep safari through the small farms and villages, and wander its enchanting palace. On your last day, enjoy some free time before a transfer to either Jaipur or Delhi.
Hotel: The Bagh
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