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Golden India

Experience the essence of the Golden Triangle on this 12 day Golden India tour. Wind your way through Delhi and travel to the 'Pink City' of Jaipur.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 11,290
  • 2018/2019 Delhi > Delhi

    The essence of the famous Golden Triangle

    Celebrate the rich history, culture and landscapes synonymous with this diverse and fascinating region with the perfect introduction to the wonders of North India.

    Your spirit will soar as you explore Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India before winding your way through Delhi’s oldest streets in a rickshaw to enjoy lunch with a family in a traditional haveli. Travel to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur where a host of treasures await, including the magnificent World Heritage-listed observatory of Jantar Mantar and Palace of Winds. The epitome of Raj indulgence and luxury awaits as you enjoy refreshments in the personal quarters of the Maharaja of Jaipur’s palace, an area not open to the public. Spend two nights at the Oberoi Vanyavilas in Ranthambore National Park searching for the elusive Bengal tiger before continuing to Agra. Experience the incredible sunrise over the mighty Taj Mahal and complete this special day with sundowner drinks overlooking the Taj from your hotel

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    12 Days

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  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Delhi

      We welcome you to North India with a traditional floral garland and red tikka before transferring to your hotel for the next three nights, the luxurious Leela Palace.

    • Day 2 - Delhi
      Rickshaw ride Spice Market

      Explore Old Delhi and India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. Dazzle your senses on a rickshaw ride through Asia’s largest wholesale spice bazaar and Delhi’s oldest streets, finishing with a traditional lunch in Dharmpura haveli. Later visit the inspiration for the Taj Mahal, Humayan’s Tomb. Tonight enjoy your special welcome dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Delhi
      Freechoice; Freechoice Dining

      Learn about the differences between three of India’s main religions or explore the National Museum and learn all about Gandhi. Alternatively visit the Qutub Minar, Lodi Gardens and Dilli Haat.

      Freechoice Dining

      Partake in a cooking demonstration and dinner at Marwah’s at Hauz Khas. Alternatively, try Qube all-day dining or Spicy Duck Chinese restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Delhi > Jaipur
      Haveli Dining

      Drive to Jaipur, known as the ‘Pink City’, with dinner tonight in a restored haveli. Stay at your regal hotel for three nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Jaipur
      Freechoice Dining

      Visit the City Palace, home to the rulers of Jaipur. Marvel at the magnificent Jantar Mantar, an observatory built in the 18th century where the remarkable astronomical devices are still used today.


      Savour the opportunity of a lifetime by taking refreshments inside the residence of the Royal Family of Jaipur, an area not normally accessible to tourists.

      Discover the magnificent Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) with its honeycombed sandstone windows where the ladies of the royal household would watch everyday life. Take a rickshaw ride into small chowkris of the city before returning to your hotel.

      Freechoice Dining

      Learn about traditional Indian cooking with the Ikaki Niwas family or savour the views from high in Amber Fort whilst dining at 1136 Restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Jaipur
      Amber Fort

      Revel in your visit to the striking 17th century hilltop Amber Fort. Explore the Maharajah’s apartments and soak in the views of the massive ramparts surrounding the complex.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Jaipur > Ranthambore National Park
      Castle Kanota

      After a relaxing morning, stop for lunch at the Castle Kanota, the setting for the Viceroy Club in the film ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’. Then visit Abhaneri village and its 1,000-year-old step well en route to Ranthambore National Park. Settle into your luxury tent for a two night Special Stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Ranthambore National Park
      Game drives with Naturalist

      Accompanied by an expert wildlife naturalist, search for the elusive Bengal tiger during private morning and afternoon game drives into this former hunting reserve of the Maharajah of Jaipur.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Ranthambore National Park > Agra
      Freechoice Dining

      Board a train to Bharatpur, then continue to Agra. In Agra revel at the location of your luxurious Special Stay hotel, only 600 metres from the magnificent Taj Mahal.

      Freechoice Dining

      At your hotel, choose from Esphahan, which specialises in traditional thali, or the buffet at the Bellevue.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Agra
      Taj Mahal & Agra Fort; Sundowners

      Savour your sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal with its shimmering marble domes and towers reflecting in the landscaped pools. Inlaid with black marble and semi-precious stones, this architectural marvel was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz. Later, discover the World Heritage-listed Agra Fort and learn about the links between the two monuments.


      Gather for evening drinks to witness the changing hues at sunset and appreciate the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal from your nearby hotel.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Agra > Delhi (Gurgaon)

      Journey to Gurgaon stopping en route at the Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah, known as the Baby Taj. In Gurgaon, see Indian cinema come alive at the ‘Kingdom of Dreams’ Bollywood stage show, a vibrant spectacle of colour, music and dance. Check into your hotel, with its landscaped gardens and reflection pools. Tonight enjoy an Indian farewell dining experience.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Delhi (Gurgaon)

      Depart with wonderful memories of your time in India.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 1 exclusive Enrich experience
    • Your choice of 10 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • 2 memorable Special Stays
    • 30 meals – 11 breakfasts,
    • 10 lunches and 9 dinners