Old Delhi • Taj Mahal • Chand Baori Stepwells • Amber Fort, Jaipur • Lake Palace, Udaipur
Our Golden Triangle is a perfect introductory journey for first timers! Tour iconic Old and New Delhi, influenced by 1850s British-Raj. Visit India's crown jewel - the Taj Mahal, the pink painted city of Jaipur, the royal lake city of Udaipur, and stay at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. From iconic spice markets to Bollywood theatre, cooking classes and more, this is a perfect introduction to India!
Day 1: Delhi You will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Delhi Visit the 17th century Jama Masjid mosque and enjoy a rickshaw ride to the spice market. See the community kitchen at the Sikh Golden Temple feeding 10,000 devotees daily. See the Gandhi Museum, India Gate, President & Government houses and take a metro to the central markets of Connaught Place. This evening enjoy dinner at an Indian family home.
Day 3: Delhi > Agra Drive to Agra and this evening enjoy a traditional barbeque.
Day 4: Agra > Chand Baori > Jaipur Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Later, see the 16th century Mughal residence and UNESCO site of Agra Fort. Drive to Jaipur via the hidden step-well at Chand Baori, a geometric masterpiece popular from the Exotic Marigold films.
Day 5: Jaipur Take a classic jeep up to Amber Fort, enjoy a photo stop at the Jal Mahal water palace and see the Astronomical Observatory and 1700 AD City Palace. Walk through the colourful bazaar to see the iconic facade of the Palace of Winds and for dinner, join a Rajasthani cooking class for dinner followed by tribal dances.
Day 6: Jaipur > Khempur Fly to Udaipur and transfer to quirky Khempur village. Stay at the real Best Exotic Marigold Hotel "“ Ravla Khempur, and enjoy a walk through the village. Visit a school, take a bullock cart ride, and join the royal family for high tea.
Day 7: Khempur > Udaipur A walking tour of the old town will introduce you to medieval bazaars, flower markets, the 16th century Udaipur Palace and Crystal Gallery towering over Lake Pichola. Visit the Salheliyon Ki Bari maidens garden before time for shopping in Bada Bazaar. Join a pottery class at a local artisan's house before a sunset cruise and dinner overlooking the lake.
Day 8: Udaipur This morning, transfer to Udaipur airport.
There are many options to extend your journey in India and we will be happy to assist you with suggestions.
• Tailor-made journey with English-speaking local guides • 7 nights' accommodation in the category of your choice • Economy class flight Jaipur > Udaipur • Transfers by air-conditioned car & driver • Sightseeing & entrance fees • 7 breakfasts, 1 dinner • Local taxes
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Small group departures (max 10) are also available 6 Mar, 16 Apr and 22 Nov.
Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Red Fort and Lotus temple are closed on Mondays.
Surcharges apply over Christmas and New Year. Single prices on request.
Character and heritage hotels utilised where possible. Ravla Khempur Hotel is a historic property without an official star rating.
Small group departures (max 10) are also available 6 Mar, 16 Apr and 22 Nov. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Red Fort and Lotus temple are closed on Mondays. Surcharges apply over Christmas and New Year. Single prices on request. Character and heritage hotels utilised where possible. Ravla Khempur Hotel is a historic property without an official star rating.