The Golden Triangle

Luxury Tour

India is a mystery hidden behind cliché. A place to be experienced: seen with the heart and understood with the soul. This Golden Triangle Luxury Tour is an excellent introduction for first-time travellers who want to immerse themselves in and enjoy the true essence of India. This quintessential tour of India includes a little bit of everything – a fascinating mix of diverse cultures, religion, art, architecture, and regional cuisine – from the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra to a glimpse of Rajasthan in a visit to Jaipur, India’s first planned city. Learn more about the seven cities built by its various conquerors over the centuries, as well as the arrival of Islam in north India, in Delhi. All these and more combined with the luxury of staying at iconic properties and a daily departure to choose from. Tours are accompanied with local experienced guides, your own personal chauffeur and can depart on any day you wish.


LUXURY GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wonder at the imposing Jama Mosque, visit Humayun’s Tomb and take a rickshaw ride through old Delhi
  • Explore the Taj Mahal one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in Agra and discover the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Visit the impressive Amber fort and learn all about medieval astronomy at the royal observatory of Jantar Mantar in the Pink City of Jaipur
  • Stay in stunning palatial hotels in each city and explore at leisure with your own personal chauffeur on this Golden Triangle luxury tour

The Basics

Start: Delhi

Finish: Delhi

Trip style: Unique

Max group size: 2

Coach - Wander

6 Days

DELHI – DELHI

$1450 AUD*

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Trip code: GTDD *from

ITINERARY

Welcome to Delhi. On arrival, you will be assisted for check in at Taj Palace New Delhi. Delhi is not one city. Within it lie several cities, each with its own distinctive allure. Historically speaking, what we see today is the composite of seven older cities that were built, looted, destroyed, and then rebuilt over a period encompassing several centuries. The thriving metropolis that you see today is testament to the spirit of Delhi a city that is unapologetically kitsch under its cultured veneer.

In the morning, sightseeing of Old Delhi includes a visit to Jama Mosque and an interesting rickshaw ride through the streets of Old Delhi. In the afternoon visit Gandhi Smriti, a museum dedicated to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi. Later, visit the Sikh temple and witness the community kitchen, where thousands of worshippers are fed round the clock. Also, drive through the Presidential Avenue.

Proceed to the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb, the first garden tomb of Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afternoon at leisure.

This morning drive to Agra. Arrive at the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre and check in.

Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, this city is home to some of the finest examples of Mughal architecture including its pinnacle Taj Mahal. Agra served as the capital of the Mughal Empire until Shahjahan shifted it to Delhi.

Afternoon visit Taj Mahal, built in the mid-17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as an expression of his love for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, truly one of the wonders of the world.

(Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)

Drive to Jaipur en-route visit the 16th century deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue the drive to Jaipur. Arrive and check-in at Jai Mahal Palace.

The Pink City of Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. It is also amongst the most favoured destinations for shopping. The buildings in the old city were painted with an auspicious rose-pink shade under the orders of Maharaja Ram Singh to welcome the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria on their visit to India in 1876. This earned the city its famous epithet, as it quite literally blushed pink with the pleasure of welcoming its guests.

In the morning, visit the 16th century Amber Fort, a romantic and classic Rajasthani fort. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace, known for its mix of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Also visit the Royal Observatory (Jantar Mantar), an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century.

Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Transfer to Delhi airport to connect flight for your onward destination.

Details

Duration: 6 Days

Trip style: Luxe

Group size: Minimum 1 (with Single Supp)

Trip code: GTDD

Cost: $1450.00 AUD twin share

Single supplement: $850.00 AUD

Inclusions

  • 5-nights accommodation in at Taj Hotels
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)
  • Services of local guides
  • Chauffeur driven Toyotal Innova Cars
  • Entry fees to sites listed
  • Cycle rickshaw ride in Delhi and jeep ride to ascend the Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • All applicable government taxes     

Trip price does not include

  • International airfares or domestic airfares
  • Visa for India
  • Meals not included as per trip itinerary including drinks and mini bar
  • Additional accommodation before or after the tour
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to laundry, souvenirs, porterage etc.
  • Travel insurance – please note comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas
Golden Triangle Luxury Tour
Trip Map – Golden Triangle

Journey Rating – Wander

This Golden Triangle Luxury Tour travels to India, a country that is somewhat accustomed to tourists and travellers. On occasion, you will find that the local people are very curious about you and where you come from and at times you may even feel like a celebrity. This trip does involve some walking during the sightseeing, to get the most out of this trip you should be able to walk confidently across uneven surfaces. Women are strongly advised to either wear a floor length dress with sleeves or pants with a long kaftan over the top. While not mandatory, this will avoid causing offense culturally and prevent a lot of unwanted attention. To be culturally sensitive, men should wear trousers.

A note about fitness

This Golden Triangle Luxury Tour requires a basic level of physical fitness. You should be able to walk up to 1km at times and manage uneven surfaces during sightseeing, which will sometimes be at an incline. In addition, you should be able to climb up to 50 stairs unassisted.

In addition, you should be in good health, with no major chronic conditions requiring frequent medical attention. While all our tour guides are required to have a valid first aid certificate, they are far from doctors and any assistance they are able to provide will be limited to basic first aid. For more information please see our booking conditions.

Single supplement

Traveling by yourself? No problem, we love single travellers and don’t believe in penalising them by charging half the trip price again for our single supplement. With us you are only paying the actual cost to have a room all to yourself. If you’re up for making a new friend, you can elect to share with another single traveller of the same sex and only pay the twin-share price. The choice is yours!

Itinerary disclaimer

This itinerary is correct at the time of upload to our website and we have composed it in good faith. From time to time we may elect to make changes before departure, if we are making a big change we will of course notify you, however if it is a small change this will be reflected in the final trip notes. So, make sure you download these prior to departure. Small changes prior to departure are usually made with the groups best interests in mind and come about due to liaising with our best resources – our past travelers and of course our trip leaders! The ability to change and evolve depending on what our travelers enjoy is what makes us such a great trip operator.

While we strive to operate our trips exactly to the letter of the itinerary, sometimes we may need to make changes on the ground while the group is on the road. This is all part of the adventure of traveling and we would ask that you come on your trip with an open mind and a good sense of humour because as much as we want it to, everything doesn’t always go to plan. In fact, these impromptu situations often make the best stories that you can have a laugh with your friends about later.

Age requirements

Minimum Age: 16 years

There is no shared accommodation on this trip, and we will be traveling through a relatively well travelled part of the world, in this instance we would welcome everyone above the age of 16 years. Should you wish to bring younger children, please give us a call.

There is no upper age limit for this trip, but you should consider the above fitness requirements prior to booking. If you are 65 years or over, you will be asked to complete our Health Check Form and have your medical practitioner sign it to confirm you are in good health and able to participate safely on this trip.

Travel insurance

Please note that comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas. Insurance must include provision for medical situations, emergency medical repatriation to your home country and personal liability at a minimum. Proof of valid travel insurance will be requested by your trip leader on arrival at the pre-departure meeting. Please have this paperwork available for them. If you are unable to provide proof of comprehensive travel insurance, you may not be allowed to join the trip and no refund will be payable.

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