Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary on this 3-day tour to Jaipur, Agra, and Delhi, known as the Golden Triangle. Let a dedicated guide show you the highlights and landmarks of each city, including the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in Agra, the Amber Fort, Maharajah's City Palace, Observatory (Jantar Mantar), Jal Mahal (Water Palace) and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) in Jaipur, the Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Bahai Temple (Lotus Temple), President's House and the Parliament House in Delhi. Two nights accommodations at a 5-star or 4-star hotel depend on which option you choose, private local guides, private transportation, entrance fees, bottled water and breakfast each day included.
ItineraryDay 1: New Delhi - Agra (3-4 Hrs Drive)Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiHumayun's Tomb (Unesco World Heritage site) - is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. Constructed for the Mughal emperor in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, Humayun's Persian-born wife, the tomb marries Persian and Mughal elements, with restrained decoration enhancing the architecture. The arched facade is inlaid with bands of white marble and red sandstone, and the building follows strict rules of Islamic geometry, with an emphasis on the number eight.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Qutub Minar, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiQutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) - The Qutub Minar that gives the complex its name is an unmissable, soaring Afghan-style victory tower and minaret, erected by sultan Qutb-ud-din in 1193 to proclaim his supremacy over the vanquished Hindu rulers of Qila Rai Pithora.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lotus Temple, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiDesigned for tranquil worship, Delhi's beautiful Lotus Temple offers a rare pocket of calm in the hectic city. This architectural masterpiece was designed by Iranian-Canadian architect Fariburz Sahba in 1986. It is shaped like a lotus flower, with 27 delicate-looking white-marble petals. The temple was created to bring faiths together; visitors are invited to pray or meditate silently according to their own beliefs.Duration: 1 hourStop At: India Gate, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiThis imposing 42m-high stone memorial arch was designed by Lutyens in 1921. It pays tribute to around 90,000 Indian army soldiers who died in WWI, the Northwest Frontier operations and the 1919 Anglo-Afghan War. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Parliament House, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiThis circular, colonnaded building, designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, was where the 1947 handover of power from Britain to the newly independent India took place, and parliament still meets here.Pass By: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiRashtrapati Bhavan or President House is an official residence of the President of India.Formerly home to the British Viceroy, the President’s House has 340 rooms, with 2.5km of corridors, and it's fascinating to take a peek inside. No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel in Agra: 5 star - Jaypee Palace or similar / 4 star - Sarovar Crystal Premier or similar Day 2: Agra - Jaipur (4-5 Hrs Drive)Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshAt sunrise visit Taj Mahal (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - widely considered the most beautiful building in the world. Built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshAgra Fort (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - is a historical fort along the bank of the Yamuna River in the city of Agra. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Walking through courtyard after courtyard of this palatial red-sandstone and marble fortress, your amazement grows as the scale of what was built here begins to sink in.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel in Jaipur: 5 star - Hilton or similar / 4 star - Four Points by Sheraton or similar Day 3: Jaipur - Delhi (5-6 Hrs Drive)Stop At: Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanAmber Fort - The magnificent, formidable, honey-hued fort of Amber (pronounced 'amer'), an ethereal example of Rajput architecture, rises from a rocky mountainside about 11km northeast of Jaipur, and is the city’s must-see sight. It comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanPhoto Stop at Jal Mahal (Water Palace) - Near the cenotaphs of the maharanis of Jaipur and beautifully situated in the watery expanse of Man Sagar, is this dreamlike palace. It's origins are uncertain, but it was believed to have been extensively restored if not built by Jai Singh II (1734). Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanPhoto Stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately honeycombed hive that rises a dizzying five storeys. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe City Palace is the residence of the royal family. A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the impressive City Palace is right in the centre of the Old City. The outer wall was built by Jai Singh II, but within it the palace has been enlarged and adapted over the centuries. There are palace buildings from different eras, some dating from the early 20th century. It is a striking blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanJantar Mantar Observatory (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - is a collection of curving geometric buildings that are carefully calibrated to monitor the movement of the stars and planets.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.