Our Luxury Golden Triangle Tour India consists of three amazing destinations: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It makes a fabulous introduction for the first-time visitor wanting to dip their toes into India, representing an amazing array of culture, heritage and kaleidoscopic colours!
Begin by discovering the sights of the capital, Delhi, with its bustling souk-like bazaars, crumbling Mughal remains and colonial charm. Continue to Agra to marvel at the Taj Mahal, before heading to the colourful Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan, where you’ll soak up splendid architecture, bright Indian saris, decorated elephants and rich, romantic history.
As specialists in private tours of this region, luxury tours of India’s Golden Triangle are something we do best. The one we’re about to describe here is merely a starting point to share a flavour of the possibilities. It can be tweaked or completely transformed into your ideal luxury Golden Triangle tour. From the length to the sights to the luxury hotels, every detail will be designed around you to suit your tastes, schedule and budget.
When arriving in Jaipur later today, we’ll assist you with checking in to Samode Haveli for a three-night stay. This charming haveli exudes local character and, at over 175 years old, it offers the opportunity to experience one of India’s charming heritage hotels. Samode Haveli is well located too, in the centre of the Pink City. It’s ideal for those who’d like to be in the heart of the action (you may like to read about our recent stay by clicking here). For a truly royal experience, ask to upgrade to the Taj Rambagh Palace – a former Indian palace. Here you can unleash your inner Maharaja or Maharani at one of the most luxurious hotels in India’s golden triangle. Those who’re seeking more understated luxury would be happier at The Oberoi Rajvilas, in which case our Luxury Golden Triangle Tour with Oberoi Hotels may better suit your fancy.
There’ll be the opportunity to return to the hotel for breakfast and a little time at rest, after which you’ll reunite with your guide to explore the old walled area of Jaipur. This includes the City Palace and its little-known private rooms, the Jantar Mantar observatory, and the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Bar Palladio is the perfect place to round off a day of sightseeing with a cocktail or two if you fancy.
Later, continue to Dera Amer to spend a memorable evening with elephants. It’s a magical place on the outskirts of the city, where you can spend time up close with elephants by helping to feed and bathe them, before taking a gentle walk together through the surrounding forest at sunset (Dera Amer do not encourage rides). If meeting elephants isn’t your thing, this can certainly be removed or replaced. Perhaps with a private cooking class or a special dinner recommendation. For those who are interested in spending time with elephants, Dera Amer is a fantastic and ethical place to do it.
At your convenience, your luxury Golden Triangle tour brings you back to Delhi for a last night’s stay. We recommend the Trident, Gurgaon. Though somewhat lacking in character, it’s conveniently located just a fifteen-minute drive from the terminal – ideal for early morning departures and for avoiding the Delhi traffic. If your flight is departing in the evening, you may prefer to head straight to the airport. Or, if you have more time in Delhi, something centrally located (such as The Imperial where we began) would be more appropriate.
To end your time in India on a truly relaxed note and to experience the slow pace of life in rural Rajasthan, you may like to consider slotting in a night or two at the beautiful Samode Palace on the way back to Delhi. Dating back over 150 years, Samode Palace is nestled within quaint villages and stunning natural landscapes, making it an ideal spot to relax and recharge your batteries before heading back home.
The luxury Golden Triangle tour we’ve described here is merely a starting point to share a flavour of the possibilities. Every aspect is flexible, from the hotels to the destinations to the length to the sightseeing. You can book it as it is, or we can tweak it into your ideal Indian getaway. For example, if you’re a little short on time, Jaipur can be comfortably accommodated over a two-night stay rather than three. Those interested in wildlife may like to include a stop in Ranthambhore National Park, to spot wild Bengal tigers and bring the Jungle Book to life on a Jeep safari in Ranthambhore. Or, extend your luxury Golden Triangle tour deeper into Rajasthan by exploring Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur, or do your Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi. You could head up to the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the Himalayan Foothills in Shimla (it pairs very well with this luxury Shimla tour), or even the bustling city of Bombay. All our tours are private, and tailor-made to complement your taste and interests. In essence, the itinerary described above is just a starting point, and together we can refine it into your ideal Indian experience.
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