This region of India is often referred to as a perfect introduction to India.
The Golden Triangle is a melting pot that has been delighting visitors for years and continues to do so.
From buildings showcasing both Mughal and Colonial splendour, markets bustling with people and sumptuous food, a holiday to the Golden Triangle in India is perhaps the best way to start exploring this wonderful country.
Get mesmerised in the beauty of the Taj Mahal and discover Jaipur – The Pink City of India before moving on into Rajasthan to see its extraordinary Forts & Palaces shows there is much more to this part of the country than just Delhi, Agra & Jaipur.
You could chase Tigers in Ranthambore, visit fairy-tale palaces of Udaipur, head off to the rural Chhatra Sagar and immerse yourself in cultural encounters, sleep under the stars in Jaisalmer, enjoy a romantic boat trip in Udaipur or explore the ramparts of fort in Jodhpur.
Rajasthan is an ideal destination for every kind of holiday. The further reaches of North India have many more highlights where you can uncover a different path entirely. Travel through the Gangetic plains, visit spiritual Varanasi, take in UNESCO listed monuments & temples or tread on less travelled paths uncovering the unhurried life. No matter where you start, this part of India will compel you to return.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR IDEAS IN INDIA:
THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur
The famous Golden Triangle is a classic introduction to the diverse and beautiful India. Architectural wonders, historic sights and the colourful countryside awaits you, as you embark on an epic journey. This is perhaps the best tour to start with if you have never been to India.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE & TIGERS
New Delhi / Agra / Sawai Madhopur / Jaipur
This classic journey combines India's Golden Triangle with thrill of spotting the majestic Royal Bengal Tiger in the wild. The ultimate tour of India takes in Delhi, India's magnificent capital, the stunning Taj Mahal in Agra, Ranthambore which has a thriving population of tigers. This itinerary blends some of the most spectacular cultural sights of India with a wildlife experience.
CLASSIC GOLDEN TRIANGLE & KERALA
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Kochi / Thekkady / Alappuzha / Kumarakom / Mararikulam
This classic Golden Triangle and Kerala holiday combines the unforgettable cities and sights of the celebrated Golden Triangle in the north, with exploration of one of the country’s most beautiful and lush states, Kerala, in the south.
RAJASTHAN IN STYLE
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Udaipur / Gurgaon
With this itinerary you experience the cultural & vibrant Golden Triangle and the romantic Udaipur staying at some of the best hotels in India. Designed for the first time traveller, this holiday takes you through India's Golden Triangle visiting stunning monuments including Taj Mahal and some of the most beautiful forts & Palaces in Jaipur.
FORTS & PALACES OF RAJASTHAN
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Rajasthan / Jodhpur / Narlai / Udaipur
This is a fantastic tour that combines rural Rajasthan with some of the popular cities in the region. After visiting the famous Taj Mahal and colourful bazaars of Jaipur you move into the heartland of Rajasthan to stay at hidden gems of Barli & Narlai. The royal forts and palaces are combined with village walks, wilderness safaris, to make you experience the traditional village life. The thrill of spotting a leopard in the wild and taking a cruise on the picturesque Lake Pichola are sure to make this holiday memorable.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE & VARANASI
New Delhi / Varanasi / Agra / Jaipur
Combining India's famous Golden Triangle with the holy city of Varanasi, this itinerary is a classic blend of history, culture and religion. Begin with visiting the imperial city of Delhi, learn about the Hindu religion in Varanasi before moving on to Agra to see the magnificent Taj Mahal and finally ending in the Pink city of Jaipur. This is the cultural heart of India and you can immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the country.
CLASSIC SPLENDOURS OF INDIA
New Delhi / Agra / Gwalior / Orchha / Panna National Park / Varanasi
This journey through the heart of India combines the magnificent Taj Mahal, stunning Gwalior fort, the amazing temples of Khajuraho and the spiritual Varanasi to give you a memorable experience of the diversity of India. See the contrast when you move from the quiet Panna to religious Varannasi. The experiences on this tour will leave you wanting more and wanting to start planning your next trip!
GOLDEN TEMPLE & HIMALAYAN FOOTHILLS
Amritsar / Dharamshala / Pragpur / Shimla / New Delhi
This wonderful itinerary travels through the foothills of Himalaya. Start in the frontier city of Amritsar which is the epicentre of Sikh religion with the stunning Golden Temple, the tour ends in the Summer Capital of Shimla. On the way stop in the Tibetan settlement of Mcleod Ganj and picturesque Dharashala, home to the exiled Dalai Lama. Travel further into Kangra valley to explore the heritage of Pragpur before spending last few days in Shimla to experience the 'Toy Train'.
RAJASTHAN- FORTS, PALACES & LEOPARDS
New Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Nimaj / Jodhpur / Bera / Udaipur
The best way to experience Rajasthan is to combine big cities with the rural towns and villages of the princely state. This itinerary focuses on the many rural gems off the beaten track. From royal mansions to luxury tented camps, forts to hunting lodges, this is a leisurely journey through traditional India. From Delhi continue to see the magnificent Taj Mahal, busy bazaars of Jaipur and the lovely retreat of peaceful Chhatra Sagar. Learn about the Rajputana valour in Jodhpur, chase leopards in the wilderness before ending in the most romantic Udaipur.
New Delhi / Agra / Sapotara / Jaipur / Shahpura / Udaipur
Traverse beyond the bustling cities of Rajasthan and explore the countryside on this tour. Immerse yourself in some of the most pretty villages, forts and homestays that offer an authentic experience of a gentle village life. Begin your journey at the popular cities of Delhi & Agra before heading towards untouched Ramathra to stay at at the beautifully restored 350 year old Fort and Jaipur with its colourful bazaars. From here delve deeper into Rajasthan and stay in Shahpura - an oasis away from the chaos of big cities. Finally end in royal Udaipur where you wander through the markets, visit the stunning City Palace and enjoy the sunset over Lake Pichola.
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE RAJ
New Delhi / Agra / Chambal Valley / Lucknow / Varanasi / Kolkata
On this holiday you will embark on a journey following the footsteps of the British Raj in India. The bespoke itinerary explores the reminiscence of the Colonial rule and the legacy left behind in the country.
Build Your Tailor-Made Holiday to India
As well as luxury holidays, we've also built many different India itineraries for families and honeymoon couples who want to see the best parts the country has to offer.
The holiday itineraries above are examples of ones we have created previously in India, and give you a good idea on the time needed to see many of the idyllic places mentioned above. If you would like more information on a specific area, or a certain hotel, please get in touch with us.
Adventure, culture, cities, beach, family
GMT+ 4.5 hours
When to go:
October to March
8 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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