India Golden Triangle
Discover the mystery and magic of North India
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Group Size: Max 15
Trip code: AHGT
Duration: 8 days
Add a touch of spice to your life with this 8-day group trip through one of India’s most fascinating areas – the legendary Golden Triangle. We take you to three of the area’s finest cities – Delhi, Agra and rose-coloured Jaipur, as well as an authentic rural village in Rajasthan. We’ll go from bucket list biggies like sunset over the unforgettable Taj Mahal, and a tour of Jaipur’s Red Fort, to off-the-beaten track experienceslike a youth-led backstreet tour of Delhiand playing cricket with the locals in Dhula Village.With bike tours, community projects, a night under the stars on a rural campsite, and more jaw-dropping monuments than you can shake a stick at, it’s the trip of a lifetime.
- Watch the sun come up over the spellbinding Taj Mahal
- Spend a night under the stars on a cosy ‘glampsite’ in rural Rajasthan
- Take a bike and rickshaw tour through the bustling streets of Jaipur
- Explore Jaipur’s Palace of the Winds, Amber Fort and City Palace
- See a side to Delhi that most tourists don’t, on a youth-led tour of the backstreets
- Pay a visit to the vast courtyard of Jama Masjid, Delhi’s largest mosque
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi. Fly into Delhi where you’ll be whisked through the bustling city streets by a driver from Women with Wheels - a ground-breaking programme providing livelihoods for women. You’ll meet your guide and the rest of your group later today, so get ready to get excited together!
Day 2: Delhi to Agra. See a side of the city that most tourists don’t, with a guide to the backstreets with a youth-led community project, City Walk. You’ll be blown away by the vibrant colours, pungent smells, and constantly beeping horns! Later, pay a visit to Jama Masjid, the capital’s largest mosque – its vast courtyard can hold up to 25,000 worshippers! Then travel on to Agra.
Day 3: Agra. There’s only one way to start your day in Agra – with sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Marvel at this World Wonder, before heading to the I'timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) mausoleum. Our last stop today is the imposing Red Fort –it’s an amazing place to round off an amazing day.
Day 4: Agra to Dhula Village. Leave Agra behind and head to Fatehpur Sikri – the atmospheric Mughal ghost city. Next up is Abhaneri Stepwell, before our final stop for the day in Dhula Village. Play cricket with the locals, meet the local shepherds, and share tea in the temple. Then spend the evening round the campfire before snuggling down in our cosy glamping tents.
Day 5: Dhula Village to Jaipur. Our destination today is the pink city of Jaipur. We’ll take a bike and rickshaw tour through the bustling streets before visiting the lace-like Palace of the Winds - it’s an absolute must-see on any visit to Jaipur. This evening, enjoy some dinner with your travel family.
Day 6: Jaipur. We’ve got more incredible sights on the menu today with a visit to the Amber Fort, and the City Palace, in the heart of the Old City. We’ve got tons of optional activities on offer as well, from a Jaipur cooking class with a local family, to a Bollywood experience at Raj Mandir cinema.
Day 7: Jaipur to Delhi. Start your day with an unforgettable sunrise balloon ride over the city (optional – prebooking essential) before exploring more of Jaipur at your own pace – pick up some last-minute souvenirs, grab a thali plate with the locals, or just sip a lassi and watch the world go by. This afternoon we’ll head back to Delhi.
Day 8: Trip end. Your amazing adventure in the Golden Triangle has come to an end. Pack your bags and head for the airport. See you next time!
Please note that all activities, inclusions and itineraries are subject to change.
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Most expensive: £498 July, 2024
Fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) on day 1 of your trip. You’ll be met from the airport by a driver from the Women with Wheels project, who will take you to our starting accommodation. This programme provides safe and reliable transport for travellers, while breaking gender stereotypes and providing a livelihood for local women from resource poor communities.
The trip ends in Delhi on day 8. Return airport transfers are not included, but your group leader can help you arrange these. Depart at a time that suits you.
7 nights of accommodation are included on this trip. 6 nights will be in twin share hotels and 1 night in a comfortable tented camp.
Meals aren’t included, to allow you maximum flexibility to eat where and when you like. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available, and your local guide is always on hand to make recommendations for the group.
You’ll need to be a minimum of 18 years old to join this trip. You may travel with people who are outside your own age group. We find that a mix of ages creates a great group dynamic and really enhances the travel experience.
You will need to have a tourist visa in order to travel to India. Standard Indian visas are valid for 6 months and allow multiple entry. Visas MUST be obtained in advance, before leaving the UK. Your passport must be machine readable, with 2 blank pages for your visa and valid for a minimum of 180 days at the time of your visa application.