India Golden Triangle tour with a River Ganges boat ride

Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Varanasi

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Varanasi

Red Fort, Delhi

The Suryaa New Delhi

The Suryaa New Delhi

Raj Ghat, Delhi

India Gate, Delhi

The Suryaa New Delhi

The Suryaa New Delhi

Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi

Qutub Minar, Delhi

Clarks Shiraz, Agra

Clarks Shiraz, Agra

Agra Fort

Taj Mahal, Agra

Clarks Shiraz, Agra

Clarks Shiraz, Agra

Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur

Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur

Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur

Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur

Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur

Palace of the Winds, Jaipur

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur

Lemon Tree Premier, Jaipur

Amber Fort, Jaipur

Varanasi

Rivatas by Ideal, Varanasi

Rivatas by Ideal, Varanasi

Varanasi

Rivatas by Ideal, Varanasi

Rivatas by Ideal, Varanasi

Witness India’s magnificent forts, palaces, temples and the sacred Ganges river - includes breakfast, tours and travel

Your packed itinerary of cultural gems kicks off in India's charmingly chaotic capital, with a tour of Delhi's spectacular sights. Here, you'll roam the expansive surrounds of the resplendent Red Fort, weave through the bustling market stalls of Chandni Chowk on a rickshaw, witness Gandhi's cremation site at Raj Ghat and visit the UNESCO site of Qutub Minar – the 73-metre high minaret built in the early 13th century. You'll then head to Agra, home to the impressive red sandstone Agra Fort and what's widely considered the world's most beautiful building – the illustrious and love-imbued Taj Mahal.

A stop at the atmospheric ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri precedes your two-night stay in Jaipur, where you'll journey to the magnificent primal palaces of Amber Fort, snapping one of Jaipur’s most distinctive landmarks en route – the extraordinarily delicate, honeycomb adornments of the Hawa Mahal. An afternoon tour of Jaipur takes you to the 17th-century observatory constructed by the city's industrious founder, Jai Singh – not only a prince but also a soldier, astronomer and builder. You can also pour over intricately embroidered clothes of past Maharajas and Maharanis, rare manuscripts, paintings and carpets at the City Palace.

Your next two nights will be spent in Varanasi, a religious city with a higgledy-piggledy assortment of ancient riverside buildings painted in a soft palette of sun-bleached summer colours. Visually, this historic city on the Ganges river is the stuff of Indian dreams, as well as being pivotal for Hindus, who come to wash away all sins in the water that they believe to be purified.

During two nights here, you'll sit down to witness a mesmerising Aarti ceremony, watching throngs of people set illuminated lamps onto the water. You’ll also visit the city's Ghats - the iconic riverfront steps, many of which are used for religious bathing ceremonies, plus two temples dedicated to Mother India and Lord Shiva respectively, and the university. A morning boat ride on the Ganges lets you see the sacred significance of this fast-moving stretch of water up close. It's then time to fly back to the UK, via Delhi and Abu Dhabi.

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Please be aware that the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.

Please also note that if the hotels included in our offer are not available, you will stay in others of similar standard.

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Highlights

  • Taking in the colourfully chaotic Old Delhi market of Chandni Chowk
  • Getting up close to the delicate, pink-sandstone, honeycombed hives of the Hawa Mahal
  • Marvelling at the awe-inspiring splendour of the beautiful Taj Mahal at sunset
  • Witnessing a holy Aarti ceremony on the banks of the River Ganges

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