India's Golden Triangle (2690)

8 days from Delhi to Delhi

2021 Tour Details

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 spent 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. This value-minded vacation in India’s Golden Triangle is a treasure not to be missed!

Small-Group Discovery

Each Cosmos Asia tour 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 Globus 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 Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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India's Golden Triangle map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Agra Fort
  • Amber Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Qutab Minar
  • Red Fort
  • Taj Mahal

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner


Notes:

Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on day 8, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening of day 7 or just after midnight on day 8.

 Itinerary

Day 1 DELHI, INDIA

Welcome to Delhi, a magnetic blend of old and new, and the capital of modern India. Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2 DELHI

Your day starts with an orientation drive in Delhi to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Take a rickshaw ride through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, a captivating bazaar, and visit the ancient stepwell Agrasen Ki Baoli, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 DELHI–AGRA

This morning, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to Agra and settle in for the evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 AGRA

Start your day with a sunrise visit to the famous Taj Mahal. This remarkable monument, commissioned by Sjahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, took 22 years to build. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 5 AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–JAIPUR

Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when water ran out. After lunch, travel to Jaipur, often referred to as the “Pink City.”

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 6 JAIPUR

Start with a visit to the legendary Amber Fort, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Next, visit Jantar Mantar and explore the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 7 JAIPUR–DELHI

Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 DELHI

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast


Transportation:

Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

 Tour Director

With COSMOS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RAJESH SHARMA

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

My name is Rajesh Sharma. I have been working tourism since 2008, and I look forward to guiding you through the unique and colorful experience of India.

Tour Director - RAJESH SHARMA

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Agra
Jaipur

Agra

Kachpura Village

Kachpura Village

Leave the bright lights of Agra behind and visit the ancient village of Kachhpura.

Price Range: $$

Jaipur

Jaipur by Foot

Jaipur by Foot

Discover the largest city in Northern India on foot, experiencing local delights and sights.

Price Range: $$



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