Golden Triangle

An Introduction

A journey to North India is incomplete without a visit to the Golden Triangle. Visit the Mughal strongholds of Delhi and Agra, and travel to the heart of Rajasthan, the pink city of Jaipur, to explore the magnificent forts and palaces. In short, if you want to explore and appreciate the finest of Indian culture, this trip is your best choice.

Journey Highlights

  • Visit to the iconic – Monument of Love – TAJ MAHAL
  • Exploring the sites of the Mughal Era
  • Visit to the largest mosque of India
  • Rickshaw Ride in the old city of Delhi
  • Viewing of the Palace of Maharaja of Jaipur

  Arrival Delhi (by flight)

Arrive at Delhi airport where you will be met by a Holiday Freakers representative who will assist you in reaching the hotel. Upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

Delhi - India’s capital and a major gateway to the country.  Contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. One of the most historic capitals in the world, Delhi is a treasure trove that reveals the ultimate combination of tradition and modern trends.

  Delhi sightseeing

Post breakfast, our local English speaking guide will accompany you for your orientation tour of Old Delhi.  Visit Red Fort (drive pass), Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India and memorial for “Mahatma Gandhi” - Raj Ghat. Also, enjoy a thrilling ride on a rickshaw (pedalled tri-cycle) though the narrow lanes and bazaar of Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square).

Post lunch is the orientation tour of New Delhi.  Visit Humayun's Tomb, a tower of victory built in the 12th century and India Gate - the war memorial. Drive past the Rashtrapati Bhavan - the residence of the President of India, the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings.

Post sightseeing; return to your hotel.

  Delhi to Agra (Approx. 220 kms / 3-4 hrs)

After breakfast, drive for Agra by road. Upon arrival you will check in at the hotel.

Later proceed to visit Agra Fort - the Great Fort of Agra, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. Originally planned as an impregnable military structure by Akbar, the Agra Fort, over a period of time, acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace.

Post sightseeing; return to your hotel

  Agra to Jaipur (Approx. 240 kms / 5-6 hrs)

Post breakfast, you will visit Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), referred to as one of the wonders of the world. The Taj Mahal in Agra is the epitome of tourism in India and is celebrated for its architectural magnificence and aesthetic beauty. A symphony in white marble, a tribute to eternal love, it was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Later drive for Jaipur en route visit Akbar’s abandoned capital, Fatehpur Sikri. It was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 in honour of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti.

Continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive at Jaipur & check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for relaxation.

  Jaipur sightseeing

Post breakfast proceed for sightseeing trip of Jaipur.

Drive to the ancient capital of Amer to see the fabulous Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city. Maharaja Mansingh, the Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century.

After lunch, enjoy a tour of the Pink City, an “Abode of Rajahs”. The highlights of the tour include a visit to the famous City Palace of Jaipur, an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative paintings and carved doorways. The palace museum houses collections of rare manuscripts, armoury, costumes and carpets. Walk across to the adjacent Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh. A wondrous achievement for its time, the observatory gives accurate readings even to this day. Post sightseeing; return to your hotel.

  Drive to Delhi (Approx. 290 Kms – 5 ½ hrs)

Breakfast is at the hotel. In time, you will be escorted to Delhi airport to board your onward flight back home.