Embark on a Luxurious Expedition through India’s captivating cities, adorned with splendid architectural wonders, and verdant wilderness where the elusive Bengal tiger roams freely. Concluding the journey in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, you’ll explore the bustling city and roam the ancient palace and stupas. Throughout this odyssey, bask in the pinnacle of luxury by staying at some of the nation’s most exquisite hotels.
The Golden Triangle Tour offers an enriching journey through three iconic cities in northern India: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This route forms a triangle on the map, hence the name. Each city is brimming with history, culture, and architecture that together provide a comprehensive view of India’s past and present.
In Delhi, the capital city, you’ll explore a blend of ancient traditions and modernity. From historic landmarks like the Red Fort and India Gate to the bustling markets of Old Delhi, the city is a vibrant mix of cultures and eras.
Agra holds the world-famous Taj Mahal, a monument of love and architectural masterpiece. Beyond the Taj, the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri present further glimpses into India’s regal history.
Jaipur, known as the “Pink City,” is a feast for the senses with its colorful markets, grand palaces, and intricate architecture. The Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal are just a few of the captivating sites you’ll encounter.
Ranthambore National Park, located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan, is a captivating wildlife sanctuary that offers an incredible opportunity to witness India’s majestic wildlife in their natural habitat.
The park is famous for its population of royal Bengal tigers. Beyond tigers, Ranthambore is home to diverse flora and fauna, including leopards, wild boars, deer, various bird species, and more. The landscape, characterized by lakes, hills, and ancient ruins, adds to the park’s unique charm.
Visitors can embark on thrilling safaris, both in open jeeps and canter vehicles, to explore the park’s different zones and increase their chances of spotting wildlife. The sight of a tiger amidst the rugged terrain is a truly unforgettable experience.
Combining the Golden Triangle with a visit to Ranthambore National Park offers an extraordinary blend of historical exploration and wildlife adventure. It’s a journey that encompasses the best of India’s cultural heritage and its rich biodiversity.
Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital, is a cultural hub nestled in the Himalayas. Its ancient palaces, intricate stupas, and bustling markets offer a captivating blend of tradition and modern life. Explore a city where history and spirituality intertwine against a stunning mountain backdrop.
When to visit
Departure from home
Arrival and Delhi explore
When you get to Delhi Airport, our Indian team will give you a warm welcome. Then, we’ll drive you to your hotel. The first day is all about taking it easy. If you arrive early in the morning, we might show you some cool places.
On the second day, after you have breakfast, we’ll show you around New Delhi. You’ll see special spots like Humayun’s Tomb, which is an old building with a unique dome. It’s a great example of how things were made a long time ago. You’ll also see a tall tower called Qutub Minar. It’s really old and used to be part of a mosque. We’ll also take you to India Gate, a big stone arch, and a nice street named Rajpath. The President of India lives in a fancy house called Rashtrapati Bhawan.
The third day is about exploring Old Delhi. It’s a lively place! You can hop on a rickshaw and ride through the busy Chandni Chowk market. You’ll also see the Red Fort, a huge fort made of red stone. The person who built the Taj Mahal also built this fort. We’ll visit Raj Ghat, a spot where a great person named Mahatma Gandhi was cremated a long time ago. After that, you can enjoy the rest of the day however you want.
Accommodation: The Oberoi, New Delhi (3 Nights)
Agra and Taj Mahal
After breakfast drive to Agra, a sojourn spanning around three hours by road. As the vibrant urban tapestry of Delhi fades into the background, the terrain gradually transforms, guiding you towards the storied city of Agra.
Your voyage through Agra commences with a visit to the remarkable Agra Fort. Originally erected by the Lodi Sultans in the 14th century, this fortress underwent a lavish metamorphosis under the stewardship of Mughal Emperor Akbar, becoming a resplendent palace. The fort’s architectural grandeur is exemplified by its intricate marble craftsmanship and elaborate mosaic motifs, a living testament to the opulence that epitomized the Mughal epoch.
The Taj Mahal, bathed in the hues of sunset, awaits your presence—a globally renowned monument that stands as an embodiment of eternal love. As the sun’s golden orb begins its descent, the Taj Mahal’s ivory-white marble exterior is suffused with a warm, amber radiance. This exquisite juncture offers an unparalleled opportunity to bask in the timeless magnificence of this mausoleum, an enduring symbol of boundless affection.
Accommodation: The Oberoi Amarvilas (1 Nights)
Ranthambore National Park and Tiger
Begin your day with an early awakening and make your way to the Taj Mahal, where the first rays of the sun cast a warm hue upon its marble façade. After this captivating sight, return to your hotel for a nourishing breakfast. Following that, set out on a journey to Bharatpur by road, with a noteworthy stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri. This historic town, once the capital of Emperor Akbar, now stands as an uninhabited 16th-century marvel adorned with palaces, mosques, tombs, courts, and even concealed passages.
Following your exploration and a satisfying lunch, your next leg of the journey involves a transfer to the Bharatpur Railway station. From here, you’ll embark on an express train that will whisk you away to Ranthambore National Park. Upon arrival, continue your voyage to your chosen accommodations, where you’ll find rest and rejuvenation awaiting.
Next day, a journey to Ranthambore National Park unveils a mesmerizing realm of nature. From the golden glow of dawn to the serene ambiance of dusk, the park bursts into life. With ancient trees, diverse landscapes, and elusive wildlife, it weaves an enchanting tapestry. Bengal tigers, symbolic of the park, move as elusive shadows. Birds contribute melodies, while the night reveals a new cast of creatures. A visit here is a link to the untamed, offering a glimpse beyond our urban confines—an unforgettable odyssey into the wild. During our expedition, we’ll embark on Jeep safaris in search of the Royal Bengal Tiger and enjoy a two-night stay in a Luxury Tented Camp.
Accommodation: The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort (2 Nights)
Jaipur, the Pink City
In the morning, go on one more exciting game drive in the park. After a nice breakfast, travel by road to Jaipur. On the way, stop for lunch at a local restaurant and take a camel cart ride to explore the village. When you arrive in Jaipur, check in at your hotel.
The next morning, visit Albert Hall, which is now a museum. It shows you how people lived in Rajasthan villages long ago with their special clothes, pottery, wooden things, and metal items. Then, go to the Anokhi Museum. It’s in an old-style house and tells you about the ancient art of printing by hand.
Later, visit the big Amber Fort. It’s on a hill and looks over a lake. The fort is very beautiful with red stones and white marble. It has temples, halls, and strong walls. After lunch, you can either go to a lively local market with your guide or explore the city on your own. Jaipur is a place full of colors and history that you’ll enjoy.
Accommodation: The Oberoi Rajvilas ( 2 Nights)
After having your breakfast, start your morning by going on a sightseeing tour of Jaipur’s Old City, also known as the Pink City. You’ll visit the City Palace, a huge and sprawling palace that mixes the styles of Rajput and Mughal architecture. It has lovely courtyards and gardens. Right next to it, you can explore the Jantar Mantar, an observatory with interesting instruments from the 18th century. One of these instruments is the Dhruva Yantra, which helps find the North Star and Zodiac signs. Your last stop will be at the Hawa Mahal, often called the Palace of the Winds. This five-story palace, built in 1799 by Sawai Pratap Singh, is very famous in Jaipur. It was made for the ladies of his royal harem.
In the afternoon, go to the airport and take a flight to Delhi. Once you’re in Delhi, you’ll check in at your hotel.
Accommodation: The Oberoi, New Delhi (1 Nights)
Kathmandu ancient city
After enjoying your breakfast, head to the airport for a flight lasting about 1.25 hours to Kathmandu, the historic capital of Nepal. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a warm welcome from our Nepalese team and then travel to the pre-arranged Dwarika hotel.
In the evening, an exciting activity awaits as you visit the Pasupatinath Temple situated by the riverside. This visit offers the opportunity to observe a cremation ceremony and also meet a holy man, adding a unique cultural experience to your journey.
The second day in Kathmandu promises to be a tour highlight, as you embark on an unforgettable Everest experience flight to witness the majestic Everest and the stunning Himalayas. This remarkable flight lasts for about an hour and provides a breathtaking view. Once back at the hotel, you can enjoy a hearty breakfast.
Following breakfast, your day continues with sightseeing at Bouddhanath, which is the largest stupa in the world. You’ll also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a historical and cultural hub, and if possible, have the opportunity to visit the Living Goddess Kumari.
On the third day of your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to explore two remarkable destinations: Bhaktapur and Swyambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple.
Bhaktapur, is a city steeped in history and rich in culture. As you wander through its ancient streets, you’ll be transported back in time. Bhaktapur is famous for its well-preserved architecture, intricate woodwork, and traditional crafts. The city’s Durbar Square is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a testament to its regal past. You’ll have the chance to marvel at the palace complex, the towering Nyatapola Temple, and the intricate Peacock Window, each representing the artistic mastery of the Newar people.
Swyambhunath, a sacred site perched atop a hill that offers panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. This iconic stupa is one of the most important religious sites for both Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal. The stupa’s white dome is adorned with a gold pinnacle that is said to symbolize enlightenment. As you explore the complex, you’ll encounter colorful prayer flags, intricate carvings, and the watchful gaze of the all-seeing eyes of Buddha. Be prepared to share the space with the resident monkeys, which is why Swyambhunath is affectionately known as the Monkey Temple.
Accommodation: The Dwarika’s Hotel (3 Nights)
Departure for home
According to our flight schedule, there will be some free time available before we head to the airport. During this period, our Nepalese crew will be there to assist us. They will also accompany us to the airport and say their farewells as we embark on our journey back home.