The Indian Golden Triangle itinerary is for those who wish to discover the essentials of North India in a short time! You explore the emblematic sites from Delhi to Jaipur via Agra while enjoying unusual and immersive experiences to meet the Indian people.
Discover magnificent forts, admire the opulence and splendor of the palaces of Rajasthan, the hustle and bustle of markets and bazaars, the rich North Indian culture. You will visit the architectural masterpieces of the Mughal period in Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra where you will be dazzled by the beauty of the Taj Mahal from your bike. Admire the royal Rajput heritage of the capital of Rajasthan at dawn, cycling through its pretty streets lined with ancient pink-terracotta buildings. Discover the local life in the markets and discover the culinary richness of Rajasthan! Climb up to the majestic Amber Fort and soak up the peaceful ambience of its old town filled with ancient temples and beautiful mansions. Explore the abandoned city of Bhangarh and its surrounding villages and learn more about rural India.
Here is the detailed itinerary of the amazing tour in Rajasthan from Delhi in 8 days.
Days 1 and 2: Old Delhi and New Delhi
Start your day by visiting New Delhi and its magnificent Mughal heritage: Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Lodhi Gardens. In Old Delhi, discover the incredible energy of the Indian capital. One of the largest spice markets, Chandni Chowk, the Red Fort, the famous Sikh temple with a unique community kitchen and crisscross the old town by rickshaw bike to soak up local life.
Day 3: Agra
Have your breakfast and leave for Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Arrived in Agra, leave in the afternoon for a bicycle tour in the countryside near the Taj Mahal. This tour off the beaten track will make you discover an authentic rural India. In the villages, you visit a school, drink chai in a family of farmers and enjoy beautiful views of the Taj. Back in Agra stroll through the local bazaars with your guide and discover a less-traveled old town. You explore a maze of alleys where you meet snake charmers and shopkeepers of all kinds and visit a very old Shiva temple with a very special atmosphere.
Day 4: Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
This morning at sunrise, discover the Taj Mahal with your guide, you can admire one of the 7 wonders of the world and the most visited monument in India! This most beautiful of tombs was built in 1632 by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan for his late wife whom he loved so much.
Continuation to Jaipur, on the way discover the gigantic stepwell of Abhaneri then guided tour of the magnificent abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri. The “city of victory” built in the second half of the 16th century by the famous Emperor Akbar, was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only ten years.
Day 5: Jaipur, the pink city
Start your day at dawn, when thetemperature in Rajasthan is pleasant, with a bike tour off the beaten track of the beautiful pink city. Discover the unique architecture of the old town, its monuments, explore its wholesale vegetable and flower markets, enter temples where music and chanting resound during daily ceremonies, taste local specialties and have a traditional rustic breakfast homestay during your tour. You are immersed behind the scenes of the city.
At the end of the afternoon, you meet a young Indian mother at the market in Jaipur who will introduce you to the vegetarian cuisine of the north. Your English-speaking host is a passionate person who will share all her knowledge and cooking secrets with you. You will then dine what you have prepared! Return to your hotel after dinner.
Day 6: Jaipur and Amber
This morning, visit on foot with your guide the magnificent City Palace of Jaipur which was built at the time of the founding of the city in 1727. You then discover the Astronomical Observatory established by Sawai Jai Singh II the founder of the pink city fond of ‘Astronomy and Astrology in front of his residence.
You then head towards Amber. On the way, stop to discover the Jal Mahal or the Palace on the Water. Amber is the ancient capital of the Kingdom before Maharaja Jai Singh decided to build Jaipur in 1727 in order to expand. You visit the majestic 11th-century citadel ideally located on the way to Delhi to counter the invaders. Below, explore the peaceful old town which is full of ancient temples, ruined mansions of wealthy merchants, surprising wells, and other buildings.
Day 8: New Delhi
Have your breakfast and depart for Delhi. Your driver drops you off at Delhi airport and that’s the end of an amazing North India trip!