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Introducing the golden triangle of India: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. In this trio of main cities, visit ancient forts and palaces, take rickshaw rides through hectic streets and taste the wonders of street food. Seeing the Taj Mahal at sunrise, it’s beauty has to be seen to be believed. Away from the main sights, wander the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and visit the largest sloth bear rescue in the world. An ideal way to discover India.

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  • Visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Private tour with expert local guides
  • Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Visit to bear sanctuary
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi bazaar

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  • Days 1 - 2
    UK to Delhi

    Depart from the UK on an overnight flight to Delhi. On arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Take some time to relax, or enjoy an optional workshop on the different types of teas.

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    The Imperial
    Other
    Tea Appreciation Workshop
  • Day 3
    Delhi

    Immerse yourself into the nation’s capital with a tour of Old and New Delhi, visiting landmarks like Qutab Minar, India Gate, Jama Masjid and Red Fort. Take a rickshwaw ride through the hectic streets and watch as everyday life plays out. In Chandni Chowk, navigate the narrow bazaars past the fragrant spices and wonderful produce, from edible silver to precious stones. It would be criminal not to try some of the delicious street food.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    The Imperial
    Landmark
    Jama Masjid
    Landmark
    Qutab Minar
  • Day 4
    Delhi to Agra

    Take a Gatimaan Express train journey to Agra where you will be met and guided to your hotel. Then it’s time to explore this next destination in the golden triangle. Stroll through the chambers of Agra Fort, a World Heritage Site, and visit Itmad-Ud-Duala’s Tomb – considered a draft of the Taj Mahal. At nearby Kachhpura village, tea and pakoras will be served on the rooftop of a local’s house.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    ITC Mughal, Agra
    Landmark
    Agra Fort
  • Day 5
    Agra

    Avoid the crowds with a sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, when it is arguably at its most beautiful. After returning to the hotel for breakfast, visit SOS Wildlife – the largest sloth bear rescue facility in the world. Over 250 bears have been rescued from their life of dancing for entertainment. It is a heart-warming experience to see the bears play freely without any worries. Also within the same grounds is Sur Sarovar Bird Sanctuary, a haven for flora and fauna.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    ITC Mughal, Agra
    Landmark
    Taj Mahal
  • Day 6
    Agra to Jaipur

    Head west to Jaipur, stopping en-route at Fatehpur Sikri. Built during the Mughal dynasty between 1571 and 1584, this deserted city is a pleasure to explore at your own pace. It’s a wonder why anyone would abandon a place like that. After reaching Jaipur, watch a son-et-lumière (sound and light) show with views of Amber Fort in the background.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Samode Haveli
    Landmark
    Amber Fort
  • Day 7
    Jaipur

    Jaipur is the colourful capital of Rajasthan state. With only a few exceptions, every building is in terracotta pink – it’s even enforced by law. Head out on a full-day tour and see the World Heritage Site of Amber Fort. After exploring the ramparts and terraces, head to the City Palace Complex with its museum, the Jantar Mantar observatory, and the wonderful Hawa Mahal. An optional activity takes you on a walk through the Old City.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Samode Haveli
    Landmark
    Amber Fort
    Other
    Evening Jaipur Heritage Walk
  • Day 8
    Jaipur

    There are still two more forts to explore – Jaigarh and Nahargarh. Jaigarh is in fact connected to Amber Fort by subterranean passages and considered as one complex. Its cannon was once the largest of its kind on wheels. Nahargarh Fort is on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking breathtaking views of Jaipur. Optional activities include a morning bike ride and an evening cooking session.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Highlights
    Accommodation
    Samode Haveli
  • Day 9
    Depart

    After breakfast transfer to Jaipur Airport for your onward flight to Delhi. From here, catch your return flight home.

    Meals included: Breakfast

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Delhi

The Imperial

‘Distinguished Address in India’s Capital’

Built in 1931, The Imperial is a historic hotel in New Delhi. Set on Janpath, it is close by to Connaught Place, a major shopping district. The airport is around a 30-minute drive away. The hotel features 190 rooms and 43 suites, as well as a collection of 9 restaurants and bars. Cuisine ranges from south-east Asian at The Spice Route to pan Indian at Daniell’s Tavern. Facilities include a spa and salon.

Agra

ITC Mughal, Agra

‘Moments from Taj Mahal’

ITC Mughal is spread over 35 acres of lush gardens, close by to the Taj Mahal. It offers a great representation of Mughal architecture and houses 233 rooms and suites, each with their own style and charm. Five restaurants and lounges serve cuisine ranging from international dishes to local specialities. Facilities include two swimming pools and a spa.

Jaipur

Samode Haveli

‘Urban Oasis in Jaipur’

Samode Haveli was built 175 years ago as the residence of the rulers of Samode. The traditional Indian mansion is set in a verdant garden with apartments placed around courtyards. Each opens out to balconies overlooking the pools, fountain courts and gardens. Alongside restaurants, there’s a swimming pool, spa and fitness centre.

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Delhi

Tea Appreciation Workshop

Get to the bottom of what makes green, black, orange pekoe and many other teas so different. The workshop covers everything from the right way to serve tea to the correct method of storage.
Landmark

Jama Masjid

The last architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, this mosque is the largest in India and has a courtyard capable of seating 25000 people.
Landmark
Delhi

Qutab Minar

This 73-metre-high tower was built in 1193 following the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom.
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Agra Fort

Built in the 11th-century, this UNESCO World Heritage Site was where the Indian rebellion of 1857 took place.
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Taj Mahal

Commissioned in 1632 by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is one of the best-known buildings in the world. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years for it to be built. 
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Jaipur

Amber Fort

Classic Rajasthani palace with miniatures painted on the walls depicting hunting and war scenes. Within the palace is the Sheesh Mahal – a room where all four walls and the ceiling are completely embedded with mirror pieces.
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Jaipur

Amber Fort

Classic Rajasthani palace with miniatures painted on the walls depicting hunting and war scenes. Within the palace is the Sheesh Mahal – a room where all four walls and the ceiling are completely embedded with mirror pieces.
Other
Jaipur

Evening Jaipur Heritage Walk

Led by a private guide, take a two-hour walk through the Old City learning more about the craft and culture, while interacting with the community.
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