Travelpack recommend first-time visitors to India to embark on the Golden Triangle Tour,
which covers Delhi – India’s capital city known for its blend of rich history and modernisation,
Agra – considered to be the most romantic place in the world and Jaipur “The Pink City”.
Delhi has plenty to do, with numerous monuments, museums and ruins. Qutub Minar is a
sight to see, marvel at the tallest tower in India, built in the 4th century this iron pillar amazingly
remains rust free. A must see is the famous India Gate, the memorial to 90,000 British and
Indian Soldiers that died in battle.
Travelpack recommends seeing the phenomenal Red Fort complex with its various palaces,
gardens, museums and traditional bazaar. Other places to see include Secretariat,
Parliament House, Jama Masjid, Rajghat memorial, Nehru’s House and the amazing Lotus
Travelpack’s India expert Sunny recommends Visiting the beautiful 16th century
Tomb of Humayun, built by Queen Haji Begum for her beloved husband, the great
grandfather of Shah Jahan who later built the Taj Mahal. After sightseeing head to
Karol Bagh and the famous “Chandni Chowk” street bazaar to pick up trinkets and
souvenirs, for designer labels, visit the “South Extension Market” or Laj Patnagar. To
sample traditional Indian cuisine visit the Quality Restaurant in Connaught Place but
for a touch of luxury visit the renowned Bukhara at the Maurya Sheraton, their roast
lamb and Bukhara dal are legendary.
The tour then takes you to the famous city of Agra home to the Taj Mahal, one of the 7 wonders
of the world.During the day you can admire the intricate and decorative artwork of the Taj
Mahal, but under the light of the full moon, it reveals its true charm – shimmering like a
fairytale castle. Travelpack highly recommends a moonlight visit to the Taj Mahal it’s
a truly unforgettable experience. Other major attractions include Agra Fort made of
beautiful sandstone and white marble, Fatehpur Sikri and Tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah fondly
known as the Baby Taj a memorial to Queen Noor Jehan’s beloved father.
While in Agra you can pick up a beautiful marble artefact, silk scarves, woven rugs or
intricate Mughal jewellery at one of the many emporiums.
You would then travel to the princely state of Jaipur and capital of Rajasthan which was
painted pink to honour the visit of Prince Albert in 1882. The city today is a unique blend of
traditional architecture and modern art, here you can see luxurious showrooms, bustling
bazaars and artisan’s quarters against a stunning backdrop of ancient forts and palaces.
While in Jaipur you can visit the impressive City Palace complex which houses the seven
storey “Moon Palace”; a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Shopaholics will love
Jaipur, the handicraft capital and a shopper’s paradise. You can choose from 36 different
types of gems and a wide variety of silver jewellery. This region is also famous for its
beautiful textiles, hand-woven carpets, blue pottery, brass, silver and enamel objects.
Other places of interest:
· Sawai Madho Singh Museum
· Hawa Mahal with its imposing red wall with 1043 latticed windows
· Amber Fort Complex home to the beautiful “Palace of Mirror” and Sukh Niwas Hall
· Jantar Mantar the largest observatory in the world
After a hard day shopping what better way to relax than at Suvarna Mahal restaurant in
Rambagh Palace with its delicious Indian cuisine and it’s traditionally English Polo bar with
Travelpack’s 7nts / 8 days
Classic Golden Triangle
Highlights: Delhi · Jaipur · Agra
· Sightseeing in Delhi includes Qutub Complex, Red Fort, India Gate, Secretariat,
House, Jama Masjid and Humayun’s Tomb
· Sightseeing in Agra includes the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah
· Sightseeing in Jaipur includes Amber Fort, City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Fatehpur
· Flights and airport taxes
· Transfers by air-conditioned car
· Entrance fee to monuments, parks
· English speaking guides
· Accommodation on bed and breakfast basis
This tour starts from £1499pp