About This Trip
When visiting India, the Golden Triangle cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur are undoubtedly must-see destinations. During this 7-day trip, you'll visit all three cities and their respective world-famous attractions like the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Qutub Minar, etc. Meanwhile, walking through the local streets and bazaars to experience India's authentic daily life is another highlight of this trip. There is no better vacation than this one, which takes you to the most incredible places in northern India.
- 1 - 3Delhi
Old Delhi Walking Tour, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Gandhi Smriti
- 4AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Baby Taj
- 5 - 6JaipurAmber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar
Day 1: Arrival, Delhi
Welcome to India, a land rich in time-honored monuments and distinct cultures just waiting to be discovered.
Meet our representative who will be waiting for you at the airport. He will then accompany you to your hotel in Delhi and assist you in checking in. On the way to the hotel, he will inform you of your upcoming itinerary. Spend the rest of the day relaxing after your long journey.
Day 2: Old Delhi Walking Tour & Humayun's Tomb
During today's Old Delhi Walking Tour, you'll get a taste of real life in India. Along with your local guide, you'll take a stroll through the maze of alleys and streets, stopping at shops selling handmade goods and street food, and discovering hidden Hindu temples. You'll also ascend to the roof of a traditional house for a bird's-eye view of the historic district below. The final stop on this walking tour will be a lavish haveli, where you can talk with the host to learn about the host's family history and enjoy lunch there.
In the afternoon, you can visit Gandhi Smriti to gain insight into the final days of Mahatma Gandhi, who is revered in India as the father of the nation, before his untimely death. Visit Humayun's Tomb, the model for the Taj Mahal and other Mughal buildings, to round out the day.
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Day 3: Delhi - Agra, Qutub Minar Visiting
You will travel to Mehrauli district this morning to see the Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi that you should not miss. In addition to being the tallest brick minaret in the world with a height of 73 meters, it also features elaborate carvings. Following that, take a walk around the Qutub Complex to see some of the monuments.
Transfer to Agra in the afternoon; the journey takes about 4 hours. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 4: Taj Mahal at Sunrise & Agra Fort
You have the chance to see the Taj Mahal today, the most visited tourist attraction in all of India. Get up early to avoid the crowds and see the entire architectural complex in awe as the sun rises. Your tour guide will accompany you through the gate to the main monument and explain every detail about this amazing attraction. Spend as much time as you want there. Return to the hotel for breakfast later.
Go see the massive red sandstone Agra Fort, built in the 16th century. As the Mughal emperors' main residence, it retains numerous impressive structures that demonstrate the true complexity and craftsmanship of Mughal architecture. Stop by Itmad-ud-daulah, also known as the "Baby Taj," to wrap up your day.
Day 5: Agra - Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, which will take five hours. Make a stop at Fatehpur Sikri, which is about 44 kilometers from Agra. It was the first planned Mughal city with a comprehensive layout, including palaces for the emperor, public buildings, mosques, and neighborhoods for people of different social standings. You can easily gain a thorough understanding of Mughal culture and history in the company of your tour guide.
If you're interested in Indian stepwells, you can take a detour to the Abhaneri Step Well.
Day 6: Explore the Pink City of Jaipur
This morning, visit the Amber Fort, one of the Jaipur landmarks. It is well-known for its magnificent architecture and the fascinating stories of the emperors who lived there. You will take a jeep up to its hilltop entrance and walk in it to explore the palaces and gardens. The Sheesh Mahal, also known as the Hall of Mirrors because the walls and ceilings are decorated with tiny mirror pieces cut at angles to create a beautiful design, is a must-see in the fort.
Return to downtown and see the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds, which has a fancy pink facade with numerous windows. You will enter this building to reveal its enigmatic face. Standing behind its windows and taking in the hustle and bustle of the streets below will be a memorable experience. After that, go to the City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
Day 7: Jaipur - Delhi, Departure
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and return to Delhi to catch your flight back home. We'll have some downtime in Delhi, so feel free to go nuts on souvenirs.
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