This short but exciting itinerary follows the classic golden triangle route, travelling from Delhi to Jaipur, called the Pink City, where we visit the picturesque and beautifully decorated Amber Palace. Explore the labyrinthine markets where women haggle fiercely over vibrantly coloured saris and wander the bustling streets. From there it is on to Agra, built around 1,000 AD, to see easily the most famous monument in India, the glorious Taj Mahal.
DAY 1 - Arrive in Delhi
The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organised activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add pre tour accommodation. On arrival please ask at the reception for information on when the pre departure meeting will be held.
DAY 2 & 3 - Jaipur
Jaipur is Rajasthan's capital and most visited city, and is a bustling, lively destination. It is known as the 'pink city' because of its pink wash buildings although time has faded some of this colour. Make sure you check out the Old City with its bazaars, palaces and havelis. There's also the popular Nahargarh (Tiger Fort) which is a small fort with towering walls. You may also wish to go on a group visit to Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) which is one of Jaipur's most famous attractions - a five storey high Baroque- like structure built to enable the veiled ladies of the harem to observe the street scenes below, out of sight of the people below
DAY 4 & 5 - Agra
Today you will travel by train to the industrial city of Agra, steeped in history and tradition, and home to the world-famous Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal never ceases to amaze all who visit to marvel at what is possibly the greatest testimonial to love and romance ever built. It was commissioned between 1631 and 1648 by order of the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife.
DAY 6 & 7 - Dehli
We then make our way back to the capital, where there's time for some last minute souvenir shopping.