India in 8 Days
The Golden Triangle
Our classic Golden Triangle tour, visit three of the most historic cities in India on a journey through Delhi, Jaipur and Agra and tick the Taj Mahal off of your bucket list!
Explore the Golden Triangle of India's most appealing destinations and visit the wonderful sights that this diverse and colourful country has to offer. From the bustling streets of Delhi to the pink city of Jaipur and the historic, romantic Agra, your time in India will be awe-inspiring. On this Golden Triangle tour, you'll receive the perfect insight into the character of this beautiful country.
8 days trip including flights*
7 days and 6 nights in destination
LON - DEL
LON - DEL
DEL - LON
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Are you ready to experience the land of a thousand colors? Pack your bags and set off to your departure airport ready to check-in for a flight * to Delhi, India's vibrant capital! Night on board.
* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
Arrive in the capital of India and transfer to the hotel. Delhi is a city with an impressive architectural legacy of its Islamic conquerors along with a spectacular historical centre. Rest of the day is free to rest or to get to know this lively, fascinating city. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, visit Old Delhi including the Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and the lively Chandi Chow Street. Ride a rickshaw around the Red Fort, the former residence of the Imperial Family and admire the Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. In the afternoon, explore New Delhi, passing through the India Gate, the Mausoleum of Emperor Humayun, the majestic government buildings and the Presidential Palace. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave by road to Jaipur, the Pink City of India. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur was built in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Its architecture is a magnificent confluence of Hindu, Jain and Mughal architectural styles. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to get to know this vibrant city. In the evening light, the pink and the orange buildings exude a magical glow, which is complemented by the vibrantly attired Rajasthanis. Camel drawn carts are characteristic of Jaipur's passing street scene. Overnight stay in Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for the Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, on your way to the Amber Fort. Explore the majestic Amber Fort with a Jeep transfer. In the interior, cross the premises of the palace Jag Mandir and the famous Sheesh Mahal, a room embedded with beautifully bright pieces of mirror. Continue to tour the city of Jaipur including a visit to the Palace of the Maharaja, former royal residence, where a part of it has been converted into a museum. Also experience the wonder of the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in the world, made of marble. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave for Agra and along the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, an impressive ghost town. Next, pass by Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Arrive in Agra and enjoy a world of contrasting edifices of red sandstone and white marble and that irresistible charm that this favourite city of the Mughals still retains. Transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon visit the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Agra Fort. Inside the fort, discover the picturesque Pearl Mosque. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Agra.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, experience the legendary splendour of the Taj Mahal, the ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river and a universal symbol of love. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, to house the tomb of his beloved wife. Afterwards, enjoy an afternoon drive back to Delhi. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK / Ireland. Arrive in the UK / Ireland and end your trip.
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
Accommodation: 6 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Park Inn By Radisson New Delhi IP Extension, Radisson Gurugram, Udyog Vihar.
Included activity for day 3 in Delhi
Duration 03:15h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Tour of Old Delhi
Explore the treasures of Old Delhi such as the majestic Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and lively Chandi Chow Street. Take a rickshaw ride around the Red Fort and admire Raj Ghat, where the legendary Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Afterwards, explore New Delhi.
Included activity for day 5 in Jaipur
Duration 00:20h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination
Photo Stop at the Palace of the Winds
Make a photo stop at the legendary Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, one of India's most beloved historic buildings with a fascinating past.
Included activity for day 5 in Jaipur
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 11:00 Approx
City Tour of Jaipur
Discover Jaipur on a city tour, including the illustrious Palace of the Maharaja, home to an informative museum. Afterwards, get to know a little about India's scientific achievements at the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in the world.
Included activity for day 5 in Jaipur
Duration 05:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx
Amber Fort by Jeep & Jaipur City tour
See the iconic Palace of the Winds in Jaipur before enjoying a Jeep ride to the legendary Amber Fort. Inside, discover the Hall of Victory and admire the incredible architecture of this historic fortress. Finally, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main UK / Ireland airports.
- International flights UK / Ireland - Delhi - UK / Ireland. *more information
- 6 nights accomodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.See hotels included
- 6 breakfasts.
- Transfers in air conditioned vehicle.
- Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary. **more informationSee itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Private transfers in Delhi, airport-hotel-airport, with complimentary bottled water.
- ATOL Protection.
- English speaking guide.
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi.
- Jeep Transfer at the Amber Fort
Indian visa (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
If you are travelling to India with a UK passport, you will require an Indian visa. For other passport holders, we recommend that you check with the Indian Embassy for further details. Due to the current VISA issuance situation in the UK, we recommend checking this information and consulting with the embassy since this procedure may require a longer time than usual and additional actions. Please call the embassy or consult the following websites to check the requirements and timelines for the VISA application:
* Due to the customs clearance rule of the government of India, if your flight calls at another city in India before arriving in Delhi, confirm at the departure desk in the UK / Ireland whether you should pick up your suitcase and pass customs control at the airport where the connection is made. Remember that if the flight stops in Mumbai you will need to pick up your luggage. Keep in mind that normally this whole process takes approximately 60 minutes.
** The order of the itinerary may differ depending on your arrival day at the destination.
Monday/ Friday: 2 nights in Delhi at the beginning, 1 night in Delhi at the end.
Tuesday/ Saturday: 1 night in Delhi at the beginning, 2 nights in Delhi at the end.
- Entry requirementsPassport with a minimum of six months validity and at least two blank pages.
- VisaA visa is required to enter the country. Issued by the embassy ordinarily one month before arrival in the country. Please see the ‘Not Included’ section for current visa information. https://services.vfsglobal.com/gbr/en/ind/apply-visa
- CurrencyIndian Rupee.
- LanguageHindi and English.
- Electricity220 V in the majority of the country. Electrical sockets are European style however an adapter may be useful.
- HealthPlease consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
- Time zoneGMT + 5:30.
- Other useful informationForeigners cannot bring Indian Rupees into the country, although you can bring foreign currency and exchange it once you arrive.
- Tourist Office websitehttp://www.incredibleindia.org/
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Expected or similar hotels. In the case of change, the accommodation provided will always be of an equal or superior category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
Tips in India are subject to the decision of the client based on the level of satisfaction of the service provided and the experience in general. Taking into account that they are not obligatory, they are usually expected.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Babies: 0 - 1 year (sharing bed with parents). Possibility to request a cot (limited availability).
Children: 2 - 11 years old. Additional bed.
Triple room: the third bed will be a rollaway bed.
If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +44 20 8068 3176 or via our contact form.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
Exoticca Travel Stories
Creating unforgettable memories, one traveller at a time
We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
The hotels were all excellent international hotels, we thought the excursions were well thought out and loved the chaotic train journeys. We thought our guide Yazz was very knowledgeable about his country and the customs and was flexible with peoples requests. Luckily for us, we did see a tiger