Discover the gems of the Golden Triangle without spending a fortune on this 8-day affordable vacation in India. Your budget-friendly tour of India begins and ends in the iconic city of Delhi, with overnights in Agra and Jaipur as well. Called the Golden Triangle, these three cities are beloved destinations home to many fascinating and beautiful sites. In Delhi, see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate and the pink Presidential Palace. You’ll travel through the colorful Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw and visit the ancient steps of Agrasen Ki Baoli. The next day, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar before departing Delhi for Agra. Here, you’ll marvel at the splendid Taj Mahal at sunrise as the sun rays reflect changing colors of the spectacular marble monument to love. Visit the colossal red sandstone Agra Fort where Shajahan spend his final days in the pavilion amid the Mughal Palace and Room of Mirrors. Complete the triangle with two nights in the pink city of Jaipur—home to the legendary Amber Fort. Explore its alabaster Hall of Victory and incredible Chamber of Mirrors. Visit Jantar Mantar and the City Palace Museum to browse ancient art and artifacts. Next, you’ll fly from Delhi to Kathmandu, Nepal, to begin your 3-night Monograms vacation package. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Nepal’s iconic capital city, including a visit to the historic seat of royalty at Hanuman Dhoka. Visit the residence of the Living Goddess at Temple of Kumari, and travel to Bouddhanath—one of the world’s largest stupas and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Marvel at the Hindu and Buddhist sites in Patan’s Durbar Square. A moving and marvelous experience in the midst of the Himalayas!
Cosmos offers Small-Group Discoveries on all Asia tours. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Cosmos escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.