The Golden Triangle is a great starting point for anyone visiting India for the first time. The journey is made up of three of the most visited cities in north India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, offering a fantastic combination of history and culture. We have also include a stay in Rathambore with this itinerary. This tour is your private tour, you can choose from our 4 star or 5 star options.
Number of Days: 10 Days/9 nights Days of operation: Private Tour Daily.
Day 1: Fly from Dublin to Delhi
Arrive Delhi where you will be met by our local representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel. Overnight hotels: 4* Royal Plaza or 5* The Lalit New Delhi.
Day 2: Old & New Delhi
After Breakfast at the hotel proceed for a City tour of Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi – Drive past the magnificent Red Fort (closed on Mondays). Enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride in the by lanes of Chandini Chowk. Drive past Kotla Firoze Shah, ruins of an old fort of the 14th century. Visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Drive through the old city subject to traffic restrictions. In the afternoon visit New Delhi - Drive past the Presidential Palace, the Rashtrapati, the impressive Rajpath to the World War I memorial arch, the India Gate, Visit the Qutub Minar, the 72 meter high Minaret. Overnight hotels: 4* Royal Plaza or 5* The Lalit New Delhi
Day 3: Delhi to Agra
After Breakfast at the hotel, leave for Agra (Approx 3 Hours from the Yamuna Express way) Arrive & transfer to hotel. In the Afternoon you will have a City tour of Agra – Visit the Taj Mahal, The Greatest love Story ever told! On the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, Shahjehan built her this memorial. It took 22 years To build this monument. Visit Agra Fort - behind its forbidding red sandstone Battlements lie palace that tell the story of the Moghul Empire Overnight Hotels 4* Hotel Clarks Shiraz or 5* Double Tree by Hilton
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur
After Breakfast at the hotel, Depart by road to Jaipur en route visit Fatehpur Sikri (240kms/approx. 5 hrs drive) Fatehpur Sikri 37 kms. West of Agra lies the ghost City of Fatehpur Sikri - an epic poem in red Sandstone, Built by Emperor Akbar the Great in 1569 and deserted 14 Years later because its water supply failed. Arrive & transfer to hotel Overnight Hotels: 4* Holiday Inn City Centre or 5*The Lalit
Day 5: Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel you will have a Half day excursion to Amber Fort enroute photo stop at ‘Hawa Mahal’ (Palace of Winds) – 7 miles north of Jaipur is Amber with it’s a honey- coloured fortress-palace in the Aravalli Hills (both ways by Jeep). It has been described as “the sleeping beauty of Rajasthan”. In the afternoon take a City tour of Jaipur – Visit - Jai Singh’s Observatory built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who, besides being a prince was also soldier, astronomer and builder. Visit- City Palace, a part is now a museum that contains fine Rajput and Moghul paintings, rare manuscripts and an armoury, old carpets, and even amazingly embroidered clothes of the Maharajas and the Maharanis. Overnight Hotels: 4* Holiday Inn City Centre or 5*The Lalit
Day 6: Jaipur to Ranthambore
After breakfast at hotel check out and depart by road to Ranthambore (146 kms/approx. 3hrs drive) Arrive in Ranthambore and spend the rest of the Day at Leisure Overnight Hotels 4* Anuraga Palace or 5*The Tigress.
Day 7: Ranthambore
Early morning Jungle safari by shared open top minivan. Back to the hotel for Breakfast and Lunch. In the afternoon take another Jungle safari by shared open top minivan. (supplement for 6 seat Jeep Safari vehicle) Overnight Hotels 4* Anuraga Palace or 5*The Tigress
Day 8: Ranthambore
Early Morning Jungle safari by shared open top minivan. Back to the hotel for Breakfast and Lunch. Afternoon Jungle safari by shared open top minivan. Overnight Hotels 4* Anuraga Palace or 5*The Tigress
Day 9: Ranthambore to Delhi
Early Morning check out and transfer to Sawai Madhopur Railway Station. The Train departs at 07:05 hrs - Train 12059 Nzm Janshatabdi to Delhi. Arrival at 12:30 hrs and proceed to Hotel. Rest of the Day at leisure for independent activities Overnight Hotel: 5* Pride Plaza Aerocity
Day 10: Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel. Check out at noon, and head for the airport for your flight home to Dublin.
Prices from €1549pp including flights from Dublin
INCLUDED in Itinerary:
• 9 night’s in hotels mentioned or similar.
• Meal plan: B&B basis, except in Ranthambore full board basis
• All transport by an A/C Sedan Car for 4 Star hotels and A/C, Family car for 5 Star hotels.
• Cycle rickshaw ride in the by lanes of Chandini Chowk
• Both ways by Jeep at Amber fort, Jaipur
• 4 Jungle safaris by shared open top mini-van.
• Train Fare - Sawai Madhopur to Delhi, by Shatabdi Train in A/C chair car
• English speaking naturalist during jungle safaris
• Entrance fees at all monuments as on date which is subject to change
• English speaking guide for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
• Meet & Assist at airports and hotels.
• All applicable taxes
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