The Golden Triangle tour is one of the most popular tours in India which comprises the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Delhi, moving on to the Pink City of Jaipur whose exuberance is reflected in its forts and palaces which take you back to the historical and extraordinary world of the Rajputs. And then moves on to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World - the Taj Mahal, the ultimate monument to love, which will leave you spellbound with its beautiful architecture.
This tour also visits the most important temple and city of the Sikh faith. The Golden Temple is extraordinary, more so when you realize that the entire temple, including the kitchens which feed over 50,000 people a day, are run solely by volunteers. But don’t miss out on the Wagah Border ceremony and the new Partition museum. For the adventurous, we recommend an early morning bike ride too!
Upon arrival at the Delhi International Airport, you will be received by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. You will have free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, head out for the full day sightseeing. The tour begins in Old Delhi with Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia and then takes a glance at the unique local life on an exploration to the bustling and colorful bazaars of Chandni Chowk bycycle rickshaw. Drive by the Red Fort before visiting Humayun’s Tomb. Continue with a drive around to explore the landmarks of New Delhi including India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings and stop for photo opportunity there. If time permits, visit the National Museum or head out to Qutab Minar or the Lotus temple. An ideal place for meditation, this Bahai House of worship is open to people of all religions. Overnight will be in Delhi.
As per your flight timings, you will be transferred to the airport to board the flight to Amritsar. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel. In the early evening proceed to Wagha Border to visit the Indo-Pakistan border closing ceremony. A boisterous affair with great pomp which takes place amidst dancing and celebrations. Overnight will be at Amritsar.
An early morning visit to magnificent The Golden Temple which is also known as “Harminder Sahib” and is the spiritual nerve center of the Sikh faith. Afterwards visit The Jallianwala Bagh, which commemorates the innocent victims of a massacre by British forces. Later in the evening relax or go for walking tour of the old city and local markets. Amritsar is also famous for its street food, which is well worth trying. Overnight will be at Amritsar.
An early start for the transfer to the railway station to board the train to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, drive to Agra. En route, an optional visit can be made at the ITMAD-UD-ULLAH – often called the Baby Taj - the interiors of which are considered better than the Taj Mahal itself. Later in the evening, relax at the hotel. Overnight will be at Agra.
Enjoy an early morning visit to breathtaking Taj-Mahal. We recommend getting up early to ensure the best viewings. Return to the hotel for breakfast and check out. You will then visit the magnificent Red Fort of Agra before continuing onto Jaipur via the Chand Baori Stepwell at Abhaneri. Reach the capitol city of the desert state of Rajasthan and rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight will be at Jaipur.
After a leisurely breakfast, start your guided tour of Jaipur which includes visit to Amber Fort (with a jeep ride up to the fort entrance) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of the winds). Later visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar (Observatory).
After breakfast, drive to Delhi and as per your flight timings, you will be transferred to the airport to take flight back home with sweet memories of the tour. TOUR ENDS!