• Duration

    8 Days

  • Location
    • Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’
    • Agra & the Taj Mahal
    • Delhi – the bustling capital
  • Price starting from

    €669

  • Package by Tucan Travel

This short trip travels the famous route of India’s golden triangle and you can discover why these cities are so popular. Visit the pink city of Jaipur with its famous Hawa Mahal, the palace of winds, temples, markets, forts and palaces to take a step back in time. Then continue to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, where you can visit what is perhaps the most romantic monument in the world. Each city carrying a different identity and atmosphere.

Day 1 to 1 – Arrive Delhi

The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre tour accommodation. On arrival please ask at the reception for information on when the pre departure meeting will be held.

Delhi is India’s bustling capital, political and cultural centre, with a population of almost 13 million and is bound to be a city that keeps you on your toes no matter what time of day it is!

Many dynasties have ruled here and they have all left their own legacies in the architecture, culture and monuments. The city has been destroyed and rebuilt seven times in its long history. Distances are long in the city and walking to places can be futile. Take a bike rickshaw or a motorised rickshaw to get around some of the sites. You can visit the Gandhi Memorial Museum or the infamous Red Fort, maybe make your way to Humayun’s Tomb in south Delhi, near Hazrat Nizamuddin station, one of Delhi’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A popular way to discover Delhi for many people is to take a bicycle rickshaw tour and check out the view from Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.

Tucan Travel Adventure tours operate on a modular system with smaller tour sections joining the main tour throughout its duration. Please note that the Golden Triangle tour joins the main India and Nepal tour in Jaipur . Upon your arrival to Delhi, your Tour leader will have left information for you at the hotel reception and a time to meet the local Tucan guide who will provide a brief pre- departure meeting and your bus/train tickets to join the main tour in Jaipur. The Tucan local guide will also escort you to the bus/train station to ensure that your boarding is easy and problem free. Upon arrival at Jaipur you will be met by your Tour Leader who will escort you to the hotel to join your new friends on the main tour.

Optional Excursions: Red Fort – US$10 • Qutab Minar – US$10 • Gandhi Memorial Museum – free • National Museum – INR 150 • Jama Masjid – free (camera charge INR 200) • Humayun’s Tomb – INR 250 • Salam Balak Trust (This trust offers educational opportunities and meals to street children, teaching them trades and giving them the chance of a brighter future. If time allows your tour leader may bring you here or you can donate money through your tour leader.)

Accommodation: 1 night(s) in hotels

Day 2 to 3 – Jaipur

Jaipur is Rajasthan’s capital and most visited city, and is a bustling, lively destination. It is known as the ‘pink city’ because of its pink wash buildings although time has faded some of this colour. Make sure you check out the Old City with its bazaars, palaces and havelis. There’s also the popular Nahargarh (Tiger Fort) which is a small fort with towering walls. You may also wish to go on a group visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) which is one of Jaipur’s most famous attractions – a five storey high Baroque- like structure built to enable the veiled ladies of the harem to observe the street scenes below, out of sight of the people below. The following day there is free time to view the city independently. Try the fresh fruit juices from the street markets (remember to ask for no water or ice!). You could shop for souvenirs and look out for the Meenakaari (enamel work) and Kundankaari (inlay work with gems), which are the two styles of jewellery made by local artisans. Alternatively you could wander around the old city taking in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Or why not visit the Amber Fort, which used to be the capital of the city.

Optional Excursions: Hawa Mahal – INR 50 • Amber Fort & Palace – INR 200 • City Palace – INR 300

Accommodation: 2 night(s) in hotels

Day 4 to 6 – Agra

Today you will travel by bus to the industrial city of Agra, home of the famous Taj Mahal. Agra is a city steeped in history and tradition. The Taj Mahal never ceases to amaze all who visit to marvel at what is possibly the greatest testimonial to love and romance ever built. It was commissioned between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife.

There is more to Agra than monuments of love, and other popular attractions include the Agra Fort and Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah. You will have free time in Agra to explore at your leisure or book some optional excursions. Your tour leader will offer suggestions and assist you with these.

You have the option to watch the sun set over the Taj Mahal – a truly incredible sight (this will be organised with your tour leader). You might also like to visit Fatehpur Sikri – a complex of monuments and temples, all in a uniform architectural style. Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years. The day will be free to explore Agra further and admire some of Hinduism’s most holy sights.

Optional Excursions: Taj Mahal – INR 750 • Fatehpur Sikiri guided tour – US$5 • Agra Fort – INR 300 • Sikandara – INR 150 • Akbar’s Mausoleum – INR 300 • Itmad-ud-Daula – INR 150

Accommodation: 3 night(s) in hotels

Day 7 to 7 – Delhi

We then make our way back to the capital, where there’s time for some last minute souvenir shopping or to check out any sights you may have missed first time around.

Accommodation: 1 night(s) in hotels

Day 8 to 8 – Depart Delhi

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.

What’s Included

  • Walk around Karol Bagh in the evening
  • Visit Laxmi Narayan Temple
  • Evening visit to Sadar Bazaar
  • 7 night(s) in hotels
  • Travel by Train, Taxi, Public Bus, Tuk-Tuk
  • Tucan Travel tour leader

What’s not included

  • Local payment
  • International flights to/from the start/end of your tour and departure taxes
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items and single rooms.
  • Airport transfers and pre and post tour accommodation
  • Spending money – budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
  • Optional excursions – Please see the optional excursions on the dossier page for a comprehensive list of optional activities and excursions available on this tour.

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