Explore the Golden Triangle of India's most appealing destinations and visit the wonderful sights that this diverse and colourful country has to offer on this luxury tour. From the bustling streets of Delhi, to the pink city of Jaipur and the historic, romantic Agra. Finally, experience the home of the Indian Tiger in majestic Ranthambore.
Arrival at UK / Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for flight to Delhi. Night on board.
Arrival in the capital of India and transfer to hotel. Delhi is a city with an impressive architectural legacy of its Islamic conquerors along with a spectacular historical centre. Rest of the day free to rest or to begin to know this fascinating city. Overnight stay at your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Old Delhi including the Jama Masjid Royal Mosque and the lively Chandi Chow Street. Ride a rickshaw around the Red Fort, 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, government buildings and the Presidential Palace. Overnight in Dehli.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave by road to Jaipur, the Pink City of India. 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 free to begin to know this vibrant city. Overnight in Jaipur.
Breakfast at the hotel. Arrive at the Amber Fort by Jeep transfer. In the interior, cross the premises of the palace Jag Mandir and the famous Sheesh Mahal, a room embedded with beautifuly bright pieces of mirror. Tour the city of Jaipur including a visit to the Palace of the Maharaja City, former royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. Also experience the wonder of the Jantar Mantar, the largest observatory in the world made of marble. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Jaipur for Agra and along the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, an impressive ghost town, and pass by Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Next, visit 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. Overnight in Agra.
Breakfast at the hotel and visit a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Agra Fort. Inside the fort discover the picturesque Pearl Mosque. After your visit, transfer to the train station to board the Kota Jan Shatabdi train for Ranthambore. Arrive at Sawai Madhopur station, near Ranthambore and be transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast set off for an exciting safari in Ranthambore National Park. This area is very well known for its tigers, leopards and crocodiles and was once a Royal Hunting Park. Discover this beautiful park and perhaps be lucky enough to spot an Indian tiger in the wild. Lunch and after further exploring in the afternoon. The park is home to a majestic 10th-century fort and the beautiful Padam Talao, which has an abundance of water lilies. Dinner and overnight in Ranthambore.
Early breakfast at the hotel before departing for your train back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to absorb the vibrant atmosphere. Overnight in Delhi.
Breakfast at the hotel *. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight back to the UK / Ireland. Night on board.
* If your return flight departs early in the morning, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast.
Arrive in the UK / Ireland and end your trip.
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