India's Golden Triangle - 2023

2N Delhi , 2N Agra , 2N Jaipur and 1N Delhi
8 days

From

US$ 1,179

per person

Operated by Cosmos

About the tour

Discover the gems of the Golden Triangle without spending a fortune on this 8-day affordable vacation in India. Your budget-friendly tour of India begins and ends in the iconic city of Delhi, with overnights in Agra and Jaipur as well. Called the Golden Triangle, these three cities are beloved destinations home to many fascinating and beautiful sites. In Delhi, see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate and the pink Presidential Palace. You’ll travel through the colorful Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw and visit the ancient steps of Agrasen Ki Baoli. The next day, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar before departing Delhi for Agra. Here, you’ll marvel at the splendid Taj Mahal at sunrise as the sun rays reflect changing colors of the spectacular marble monument to love. Visit the colossal red sandstone Agra Fort where Shajahan spent his final days in the pavilion amid the Mughal Palace and Room of Mirrors. Complete the triangle with two nights in the pink city of Jaipur—home to the legendary Amber Fort. Explore its alabaster Hall of Victory and incredible Chamber of Mirrors. Visit Jantar Mantar and the City Palace Museum to browse ancient art and artifacts. This value-minded vacation in India’s Golden Triangle is a treasure not to be missed!

Meals

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner

Accommodation

ibis New Delhi Aerocity Hotel

2 night(s) in Delhi

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre - 5 Star Hotel in Agra

2 night(s) in Agra

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square

2 night(s) in Jaipur

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

ibis New Delhi Aerocity Hotel

1 night(s) in Delhi

Room Type: Standard/Base Category
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Delhi

  • Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring
  • Headsets throughout your tour

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Delhi, India

Welcome to Delhi, a magnetic blend of old and new, and the capital of modern India. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2: Delhi

Your day starts with an orientation drive in Delhi to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Take a rickshaw ride through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, a captivating bazaar, and visit the ancient stepwell Agrasen Ki Baoli, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. (B)

Day 3: Delhi–agra

This morning, enjoy visits to Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to Agra and settle in for the evening. (B,L)

Day 4: Agra

Start your day with a sunrise visit to the famous Taj Mahal. This remarkable monument, commissioned by Sjahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, took 22 years to build. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. (B,D)

Day 5: Agra–fatehpur Sikri–jaipur

Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when water ran out. After lunch, travel to Jaipur, often referred to as the “Pink City.” (B,L)

Day 6: Jaipur

Start with a visit to the legendary Amber Fort, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Next, visit Jantar Mantar and explore the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city. (B,L)

Day 7: Jaipur–delhi

Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 8: Delhi

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Starting from

US$ 1,179

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