Golden Triangle of Northern India10 days & 9 nights,
Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Udaipur
Step into the kaleidoscope that is India on this outstanding introductory visit of the subcontinent. Marvel at the monuments of the grand Mughal Empire in Delhi, including the spectacular Red Fort and the impressive Jama Masjid; explore the wonders of the opulent white marble mausoleum of the Taj Mahal in Agra; and stroll through the past of regal Rajasthan, at the magnificent Amber Fort in Jaipur and the Lake City of Udaipur.
Day 1Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India! Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be escorted to your luxury hotel and rest up from your travels in anticipation of more adventures tomorrow.Preferred: Taj Palace
Elite: The Imperial - 2 Nights (B)
Explore Old Delhi's Red Fort, an opulent bastion of the Mughal Empire. Also visit Shah Jahan's incredible Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in the world. Savor a local lunch.
Take some time on your own this afternoon.Preferred: Taj Palace
Elite: The Imperial (B, L)
Day 3To Agra
Depart by road with your guide to Agra. When you arrive in the former capital of Hindustan, head straight to the exquisite white marble mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, which Emperor Shah Jahan built as a shrine to his everlasting love for his queen, Mumtaz Mahal. Then, discover the palaces, mosques and halls of audience of magnificent Agra Fort, a walled city built out of red sandstone in the 16th century.Preferred: Trident Agra
Elite: The Oberoi Amarvilas - 1 Night (B)
Day 4To Jaipur
Depart Agra for the Pink City of Jaipur. En route, explore Fatehpur Sikri, the enigmatic red sandstone city built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and abandoned just 15 years later. Upon arrival in Jaipur, spend some time enjoying your hotel, which encompasses more than 30 acres of gardens.Preferred: Trident
Elite: The Oberoi Rajvilas - 3 Nights (B, L)
From the massive ramparts of the intimidating Amber Fort, savor the breeze and look down upon the shining waters of Maota Lake and the labyrinthine, historic old city. Back in town, spend some time admiring the lovely Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds. Sit down to a tasty lunch at a local restaurant.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.Preferred: Trident
Elite: The Oberoi Rajvilas (B, L)
After breakfast this morning, head straight to the heart of the city to explore the history of the gem of Rajasthan at the City Palace Museum.
This afternoon, relax at the hotel's spa, stroll through its incredible gardens, or continue your explorations independently.Preferred: Trident
Elite: The Oberoi Rajvilas (B)
Day 7To Udaipur
Today you will fly south to the romantic Lake City of Udaipur. Discover the wonders of the City Palace, including the Crystal Gallery. Later, take a guided stroll through the city's spice and silver markets.Preferred: Trident
Elite: Taj Lake Palace - 2 Nights (B)
Explore the fantastic sandstone and marble temples of Eklingi, which attract pilgrims from all over India. Continue to Nagda, an early Mewar capital and home to the 10th-century Raas Bahu temples, which feature fine stone carvings. Enjoy lunch in the 18th-century palace of Devigarh by Raas before visiting a local village for a guided walk.Preferred: Trident
Elite: Taj Lake Palace (B, L)
Day 9To Delhi
Fly to Delhi this morning. Following check in, visit the red sandstone tower of Qutab Minar, the garden tomb of Emperor Humayun and the imposing India Gate.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.Preferred: Trident Gurgaon
Elite: The Oberoi, Gurgaon - 1 Night (B)
Day 10Depart Delhi
This morning after breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport to board your onward flight.(B)