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The Golden Triangle of India reimagined. Taj Mahal, culture and luxury fort stay

Explore India's colourful capital, marvel at the Taj Mahal at sunrise, explore the Rajasthani countryside and experience Jaipur's famous pink city.

PriceYou have the option of sharing a room with someone of the same gender or having your own room. Why?

£1,997 sharing twin room | £2,495 own room

Deposit

£0

Length

9 days

Visit

Best time to visit September to November and February to April

TRIP SUMMARY

This is the India of your dreams. Historic palaces, bustling markets, colourful saris, lively temples, iconic monuments, all with the scent of spiced food and sweet masala chai. Cows nonchalantly meander down the road, auto rickshaws swerve by, the fruit-wala displays his wares. Welcome to India.

On this North-Indian adventure you’ll walk Old Delhi’s narrow lanes sampling the local food, take in magnificent Great Mughal architecture, see the sun rise on the Taj Mahal, explore the Rajasthani countryside and see the sights of the pink city of Jaipur.

Prepare your senses for the culture, colours and cuisine of North India. You’ll never forget this incredible nine day adventure.

ITINERARY

FLIGHTSInternational flights are not included. However, we are more than happy to assist with your flight search. Why? - Please book these separately

DAY 1 - Arrive into Delhi (DEL)

DAY 2 - Explore Delhi

DAY 3 - Train to Agra. Agra Fort

DAY 4 - Taj Mahal at sunrise

DAY 5 - Experience Rural Rajasthan

DAY 6 - To Jaipur. Cooking experience

DAY 7 - Yoga class. Jaipur City tour

DAY 8 - Amber Fort. To Delhi

DAY 9 - Depart today. Delhi (DEL)


*International flights not includedInternational flights are not included. However, we are more than happy to assist with your flight search. Why?

Arrange for a call at a suitable time for you

DAY 1: WELCOME TO INDIA

Arrive into New Delhi Airport today. You will be welcomed by a member of the Prime team and your private driver. You will be transferred directly to your hotel in the heart of Old Delhi.

This evening meet your fellow solo travellers and your tour leader. Tonight, enjoy an authentic Indian meal with your new companions. The cuisine, culture and colours of India await you!

HOTEL - Haveli Dharampura or similar

Delhi's Red Fort
Delhi's Red Fort
Dry food in Delhi's old town
Dry food stall in Delhi's Old Town

DAY 2: THE FLAVOURS AND CHAOS OF OLD DELHI

Delhi is a city of contrasts and chaos. Modernised but historic, busy with pockets of calm, palaces and slums.

Never dull, your private Prime Guide will help you feel at ease amongst the bustle. Explore the Old Town and Jama Masjid on an exciting tour of the local sights and food.

Navigate the streets by foot and rickshaw before driving to see the contrasts of New Delhi and Humayun’s Tomb.

HOTEL - Haveli Dharampura or similar

DAY 3: EXPERIENCE AN INDIAN TRAIN AND EXPLORE AGRA FORT

Leave Delhi this morning and travel south to the city of Agra by train. Don’t worry about the logistics, you will be assisted to the train and then met on arrival in Agra.

You are free to simply enjoy the journey. Agra is famous for its Mughal architecture and Agra Fort has a fascinating history. Explore the mighty Agra Fort with an expert local guide this afternoon.

HOTEL - ITC Mughal or similar

Looking into a courtyard at Agra Fort through a marble archway
Courtyard at Agra Fort
The Taj Mahal reflecting in the Yamuna River
The Taj Mahal

DAY 4: THE TAJ MAHAL AT SUNRISE

You have an early start today, but it’s all worth it for the sight of the Taj Mahal at sunrise. It’s a wonderful time to take in this majestic monument of love. It’s before the day gets too hot and the rest of the crowds arrive.

Take your time here, you’ll have some guided time and some time to explore independently. Afterwards, drive south (5 hrs) to a less explored area of the Rajasthani countryside.

HOTEL - Ramathra Fort or similar

DAY 5: INDIAN VILLAGE LIFE

It’s been a busy and bustling adventure so far. Today relax into the pace of Rajasthani village life. The day is at your leisure.

A popular activity is to enjoy a 2-3 hour guided walk of the local villages. It’s a marvellous way to see real village life and talk to local people away from the cities. The sunset boat ride and local bird watching are also included in your stay here.

Other options include a cooking demonstration, massages, a camel cart ride, a local wilderness drive and simply relaxing.

HOTEL - Ramathra Fort or similar

Lake view from Ramthra Fort
Lake near Ramathra Fort
Indian Thali Meal
Delicious Indian Thali Meal

DAY 6: COOKING EXPERIENCE IN THE PINK CITY OF JAIPUR

Say goodbye to the hilltop fort that you have called home for the past two nights. Then drive 5 hours north through the countryside to the city of Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan.

The pink city gets its name from its terracotta architecture and it is no wonder this becomes many a travellers favourite Indian city. Check into your palatial hotel and have some time to relax and enjoy the facilities. Later, head out for a cooking experience and dinner with a local family.

HOTEL - Samode Haveli or similar

DAY 7: MORNING YOGA, JAIPUR CITY AND MARKETS

Wake up in Jaipur with a few options for your morning. You may like to start your day with some yoga, do a little independent exploration or simply have a leisurely breakfast and relax by the pool.

As an optional upgrade you could opt for a sunrise hot-air balloon ride. Later in the day enjoy a tour of Jaipur old town and a chance to explore the local markets.

HOTEL - Samode Haveli or similar

The peacock gate archway at Jaipur City Palace
The peacock gate archway at Jaipur City Palace
The Amber Fort near Jaipur
Jaipur's Amber Fort

DAY 8: ICONIC AMBER FORT PALACE

This morning drive 11km north-east out of the city to the Mughal capital of Amber for a tour of majestic Amber Fort Palace.

Afterwards, drive north back to Delhi. This will take around 5 hours and your hotel is based near the airport.

HOTEL - Novotel Aerocity New Delhi or similar

DAY 9: END YOUR INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE IN DELHI

Breakfast is included this morning, then make your way to the airport. It’s only a 10 minute transfer to Delhi International Airport (DEL).

If you would like to extend your stay in India or enjoy some time on the beach in Goa or Kerala then Prime will be happy to put together some tailor-made arrangements for you.

Rickshaw driver taking a rest
Relax, go home or continue exploring India?

Got some questions in mind? Speak to a tour expert

PRIME HOTELS

HAVELI DHARAMPURA, OLD DELHI

Recently renovated 19th century Haveli located in the heart of historic Chadni Chowk.

A small heritage hotel, Haveli Dharampura is a haven right in the heart of Old Delhi. The exquisitely renovated rooms, excellent restaurant and personal service make this a wonderfully characterful boutique hotel.

Our Opinion: The best option for being in the real centre of Delhi. This place oozes character and class and Chadni Chowk is right on your doorstep. No other hotel in Delhi can boast that.

The courtyard at Haveli Dharampura
The courtyard at Haveli Dharampura
A view of Ramathra Fort from the bottom of the hill
Ramathra Fort

RAMATHRA FORT, RAMATHRA VILLAGE

Rural, luxury boutique hotel set within a 350 year old fort atop a hill in the Rajasthani countryside.

Wonderfully off the beaten track, away from the cities and tourist sights, Ramathra Fort is a gem in a tranquil, rural setting. Meals, local walks and sunset boat rides on the local lake are included in your stay. There is a hot tub in which you can relax and look down at the countryside from the fort’s ramparts.

Our Opinion: This is a beautiful, peaceful part of Rajasthan. There’s no better place to take a break from the cities to relax and get closer to real Indian village life.

SAMODE HAVELI, JAIPUR

A luxury Indian heritage hotel in central Jaipur.

Originally built by Jaipur’s royal family, Samode Haveli has a beautiful central courtyard and gorgeous swimming pool. The rooms are elegantly and tastefully decorated and the service is impeccable. Samode Haveli still exudes a sense of royalty.

Our Opinion: A truly stunning hotel, with a pool, in the centre of Jaipur. It doesn’t get any better than that.

The courtyard at Samode Haveli
The courtyard at Samode Haveli

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Not included - International flights, meals not mentioned above, visas, travel insurance and tips.

DATES AVAILABLE

20 - 28 February 2021

Status Available

Price £1,997 sharing twin room | £2,495 own room

Deposit £0

9 - 17 October 2021

Status Available

Price £1,997 sharing twin room | £2,495 own room

Deposit £0

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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