Golden Triangle: In Style
Trip Code: AITGTS
Price: from AU$9,900 per person
Prices are valid until 30 September 2019, excluding the Christmas / New Year period.
Please contact us for a detailed itinerary and current prices.
- Accommodation based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room with breakfast
- Air-conditioned Toyota Innova with English speaking driver for all transfers, touring and sightseeing as per the itinerary
- English speaking local guides in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur
- Entrance fees to monuments in each city
- Assistance on arrival and departure at airports
- 24 hour support through our local representative offices
- Complimentary mineral water in the vehicles
- All land and vehicle taxes
- Camera fees at sightseeing places
- Activities other than those specifically mentioned as included
- Meals other than those mentioned as included
- Tips, porterage and personal expenses
- Visa Fees
Delhi: The Imperial
Agra: Oberoi Amarvilas
Jaipur: Rambagh Palace
Accommodation in stunningly stylish hotels is a feature of our ‘In Style’ Golden Triangle itinerary. Luxuriate in Delhi’s splendid Imperial, designed by Edwin Lutyens and Agra’s Amarvilas – where each room offers a view of the Taj Mahal.
The ‘Golden Triangle’ of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is the quintessential Indian tour. Experience all that these cities have to offer with extended stays in each along with a stay at the fabulous Amanbagh, a lush oasis in the desert region of Alwar. This enchanting ten day tour promises to be an unforgettable experience.
Day 1 Delhi
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation, The Imperial. Built in 1931, the hotel is a blend of Victorian, colonial and art deco styles. Its elegant and spacious rooms have high ceilings, marble floors, Burma teak and rosewood furniture; its lovely gardens provide a serene retreat from the teeming city. An impressive wealth of original 18th and 19th century art adorns its corridors, earning it the title, ‘Museum Hotel’.
Day 2 Delhi
Delhi is a city waiting to be explored. In its 3,000 year history it has been the site of seven different cities, making it an intoxicating mix of the ancient and the modern.
Enjoy a full day sightseeing. Travel from Chandni Chowk, the main street of Old Delhi with its crowded, colourful shopping bazaars, to the sharp contrast of the broad boulevards and tree-lined avenues of New Delhi – and much in between!
Day 3 Agra
Drive 5 hours to Agra. Although home to many historical sites, it is the Taj Mahal that draws people here. Your accommodation, Amarvilas, provides a unique experience of this breathtaking monument, with private views of it from your room. The resort, with its rich interiors, terraced lawns, fountains, pools and pavilions, was built in a style inspired by Moorish and Mughal architecture – taking you back to an era of emperors and princes.
Day 4 Agra
Spend today sightseeing with a local guide, including visits to the Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan as a tribute to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, and Agra Fort where he spent his last years as a prisoner of his son Aurangzeb – and from where he could gaze on the Taj Mahal in the distance. Later visit the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri.
Afternoon free to enjoy the relaxation options offered at Amarvilas.
Day 5 Amanbagh
Set out for Amanbagh, a 5 ½ hour drive. Located in the Alwar region of sandy plains and craggy hills, Amanbagh’s setting, in stark contrast, is an oasis of lush greenery – palm, fruit and eucalyptus trees lying within a walled compound. Once the staging area for royal hunts, the resort is a modern day ‘Mughal Palace’. Its suites and pavilions feature domed cupolas and private courtyards, evoking the palatial elegance of the Moghul era. [Image: Aman Resorts].
Day 6 Amanbagh
Engage in one of the range of activities on offer here – from historical and cultural excursions, exploring local villages, farming hamlets, ancient forts and temples – to nature walks, wildlife safaris, bird watching or a boat ride on the lake. You can venture out on foot or bicycle, by camel or horseback, or in a car or open jeep.
Alternatively, you may simply relax and enjoy your accommodation, with its pool and spa treatments. [Image: Aman Resorts].
Day 7 Jaipur
Drive 2 hours to Jaipur. You will be welcomed to your accommodation, Rambagh Palace, with a shower of petals and a garland of flowers. Built in 1835, it was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur until it was converted into a heritage hotel. Its Mughal and Rajasthani styles of architecture, elegant rooms of rich textures, opulent furnishings and exquisite objects d’art, marbled corridors and ornamental gardens, echo with history, offering you a taste of royal living.
Day 8 Jaipur
Explore Jaipur today. Visit the whimsical Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) an ornate pink façade, projecting ‘jharokha’ windows and balconies with perforated screens – designed so that the ladies of the harem could look down upon the streets whilst remaining unseen. Visit the City Palace; its sprawling expanse is a perfect harmony of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Finally, ride an elephant up to the top of the hill on which the imposing Amber Fort is situated.
Day 9 Jaipur
Day at leisure. Take a stroll throught the hotel’s tranquil grounds, a haven for birds; enjoy a dip in the pool and lounge in sundeck chairs; or make your way to the jogging track, mini-golf course or croquet field.
Alternatively, you may like to head to the bazaars full of textiles, gems, carpets and handicrafts – Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs – for some last minute shopping.
Day 10 Delhi
Transfer to the airport for onward travel. Jaipur is a 45-minute flight from Delhi and has direct flight links with Dubai and Bangkok. During the high season there are around six commercial jet services each day between the two cities.
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