India’s Golden Triangle: Taj Mahal & Ranthambore Safari incl. Dubai extension

India’s Golden Triangle: Taj Mahal & Ranthambore Safari incl. Dubai extension

India’s Golden Triangle: Taj Mahal & Ranthambore Safari incl. Dubai extensionIndia
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1313 Nights
Half Board
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    Your Guided Group Holiday To India & Dubai

    Travel with us to the cities of India’s Golden Triangle and we’ll discover the vibrant cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. We’ll visit Ranthambore National Park, where there’s a fantastic opportunity to see tigers and other incredible wildlife. On this 10-night holiday in India, we’ll take a guided tour of Old Delhi, taking a rickshaw ride through the bustling streets, visit Humayun’s Tomb, Raj Ghat, the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi and explore the vibrant markets of Chandni Chowk. We’ll explore the Amber Fort in the Pink City of Jaipur and visit the remarkable Amber Fort on a full day guided tour. During our trip to Agra we’ll wake up early to see the Taj Mahal, one of the new 7 Wonders of the World and monument of love, at sunrise. We will also enjoy a guided excursion to the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take this trip of a lifetime to India and experience the highlights of this exciting and colourful country. Enjoy 3 nights in Dubai to independently explore, relax or shop till you drop. 

    Please Note:  

    *In order to preserve the beauty and integrity of the iconic monument, the Taj Mahal, cleaning and restoration work is ongoing at this site. Some phases of the restoration involve scaffolding and mud treatment,  thus a clear view of the entire monument may not be possible.

    Trip Itinerary

    Activity Level 4

    Activity Level: Busy

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    Travel to Delhi India


    Depart for Delhi

    Depart for India on this trip of a lifetime to the Golden Triangle.

    We Have Arrived In Delhi


    Guided Tour Of Delhi

    We have arrived in Delhi! We meet our local representative in the airport and transfer to our hotel in Delhi. 

    Let's check in and relax a while.

    In the afternoon (pending our flight times this excursion may be the following day) we discover Qutab Minar; a soaring 73m high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom.


    Relax More

    Time: EveningEvening

    Let's soak up the atmosphere and enjoy dinner with our fellow travellers.

    Evening meals are included every night in India – 8 nights in your hotel, 1-night cooking demonstration in Jaipur with dinner included and 3 lunches (one in a local restaurant).

    Old Delhi & Transfer To Jaipur The "Pink City"


    Discover The Highlights Of Delhi

    Time: MorningMorning

    After breakfast we discover the sights and sounds of bustling Old Delhi, beginning with a cycle rickshaw ride through the busy and colourful market of Chandni Chowk. Next, we drive past the 17th Century Red Fort and then visit Raj Ghat. This is the memorial site of Mahatma Gandhi, where you can see an eternal flame burning at the spot of his cremation. From here we venture past the Jama Masjid Mosque (viewed from the outside) and visit the Bangla Sikh Temple.  After we drive past the British era bungalows, government offices, Presidential Palace and India Gate,  and ending the city tour with a visit to the beautiful Humayun's tomb, which is often said to be the inspiration for the Taj Mahal.

    After our Delhi highlights tour we make our way by coach to the "Pink City" of Jaipur. The transfer will take six and a half hours approximately (270km) with some comfort stops along the way.

    Arrive in Jaipur

    Time: EveningEvening

    We have arrived in Jaipur. Let's relax more after our days adventure.

    We spend the next three nights in Jaipur

    Uncover Jaipur & Experience Amber Fort & Village


    Guided Tour of Amber Fort & Village

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Discover the splendour of Jaipur on our full-day tour! On our tour we uncover history and fall in love with the enchanting Amber Fort, perched atop a hill with breath taking views of Maota Lake. We take in the intricate Rajput architecture, which is beautifully reflected in the shimmering waters below.

    We savor the flavors of Jaipur with  lunch at a local restaurant. Then, take a leisurely walking tour through the charming village of Amber, where the vibrant local culture comes to life. Engage with friendly locals and soak in the unique atmosphere of this historic destination.

    Relax More in Jaipur

    Time: EveningEvening

    After our day of exploring we return to our hotel and unwind for the rest of the evening.

    Discover Jaipur & Cooking Demonstration


    Experience The Highlights Of Jaipur

    Time: MorningMorning

    Embark on a delightful morning adventure in Jaipur! We explore the enchanting City Palace, once the Maharaja's residence, part of the palace is still used by the Royal family, and now a fascinating museum. Witness the grandeur of the Armoury Museum, with blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, daggers and more.

    Marvel at the awe-inspiring Jantar Mantar, the world's largest stone observatory, featuring an impressive sundial. After we drive past the iconic Hawa Mahal, or the 'Palace of Winds' offering a good photo opportunity. To add a touch of local charm, enjoy a lively cycle rickshaw ride through the bustling bazaars of Old Jaipur town. Join us for a morning filled with history, culture, and the jewels of Jaipur!

    Experience the Indian Cuisine

    Time: EveningEvening

    Later in the evening we embark on a flavourful evening adventure, as we go to a local family for a cookery demonstration. Delve into the art of making local Indian dishes and bread making. Following the engaging session, relish a delightful dinner, savouring the local flavours. Join us for an evening filled with culinary exploration and shared moments around the table

    Transfer By Coach To Ranthambore


    Travel To Ranthambore

    This morning we depart Jaipur and embark on a scenic journey to Ranthambore today, with the drive lasting approximately four and a half hours, covering 175 kilometers. We enjoy brief breaks along the way to stretch your legs before arriving to our destination of Ranthambore.

    Let's check in and enjoy some lunch. We make the most of our leisurely afternoon, soaking up our surroundings.

    Evening at Leisure

    Time: EveningEvening

    Make sure to charge up the camera and polish off the binoculars in anticipation for tomorrow’s game drive experience.

    Experience Ranthambore National Park - Tiger Safari


    Morning Safari drive

    Time: MorningMorning

    Embark on an exciting adventure as we explore Ranthambore National Park today in pursuit of the elusive Indian Bengal Tiger, the true king of the jungle. Formerly the hunting grounds of Jaipur's Maharajas, Ranthambore has now transformed into one of India's major wildlife tourist attractions, and  recognisable from many National Geographic documentaries. As we drive through the sanctuary, keep your eyes peeled for free-roaming wildlife that can be hiding in the reserve, including Chital (Indian deer), Wild Boar, Peafowl, and Langur (monkey). With luck on your side, you might even catch a glimpse of a Sloth bear and the mighty tiger. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this captivating park, a testament to the enchanting wonders of wildlife.

    Afternoon Safari drive

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    This afternoon presents another opportunity to look for the elusive Tiger if you have not yet spotted one in the captivating Ranthambore National Park. Following your wildlife adventure, the evening is yours to unwind and soak up the atmosphere.

    Transfer To Agra & Uncover Fatehpur Sikri


    Transfer To Agra By Coach

    Time: MorningMorning

    We begin our day with a coach transfer to Agra, a journey of approximately six and a half hours. En route, we explore the abandoned red sandstone city of Fatehpur Sikri on a guided tour. This city a creation of Emperor Akbar often dubbed as the "city of brightness." Immerse yourself in the historical allure of this fascinating site before continuing on our journey to Agra.

    We Have Arrived In Agra

    Time: EveningEvening

    Let's get settled in to our hotel in the evening and rest after today's journey to Agra. Tomorrow will be an early start to see the world-famous Taj Mahal.

    Experience Sunrise At The Taj Mahal & Agra Tour


    Savour A Sunrise At Taj Mahal

    Time: MorningMorning

    Let's see more with an early morning journey to witness the iconic symbol of love, the "Taj Mahal." Arriving just around sunrise, capture stunning photos of this timeless monument and one of India's most iconic images!

    Following this enchanting experience, we  return to our hotel for breakfast. Next, we delve into a guided tour of the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of India's premier Mughal forts. Dating back to the 11th century, this red stone-fortified castle holds historical significance, having witnessed the events of invasions, battles, and the India Rebellion of 1857.

    Afternoon At Leisure

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    The afternoon is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Whether you opt to delve deeper into Agra's attractions, indulge in some final souvenir shopping to capture the essence of India, or simply unwind at your hotel, savour this leisurely time as you wish.

    Transfer By Coach To Delhi


    Depart Agra For Delhi

    Time: MorningMorning

    You will have a guided coach transfer to your hotel in Delhi, the drive will take approximately five hours (230km) to arrive in Delhi, for your final night in India.

    We say farewell to Agra and transfer to our hotel in Delhi, with an approximately five-hour drive covering 230 kilometres. This journey brings you to us to our final night in India.

    Fly From Delhi To Dubai


    Travel to Dubai

    We say farewell to our newfound friends and fond memories of our journey in the Golden Triangle of India. We transfer to Delhi airport for our flight to Dubai.

    We Have Arrived In Dubai

    On arrival in Dubai you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Spend the next three nights in Dubai on a bed and breakfast basis.


    *Please note: Your extension in Dubai will be on an individual basis rather than as part of a group and that guide services are not included for this part of the tour.

    Experience Dubai At Your Leisure


    Relax in Dubai

    The next two full days, are at leisure to fully discover Dubai at your own pace. Enjoy an independent stay in Dubai, a cosmopolitan city where the traditional and contemporary meet. You could visit Jumeirah Mosque, Dubai’s largest mosque, or Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city. Relax on the beach, or shop till you drop in one of the many Shopping Malls Dubai has to offer!

    Fly From Dubai To Home


    Depart Dubai

    Transfer to Dubai Airport for your flight home.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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