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The Golden Triangle Tour of India comprises a visit to Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. It is the most popular tourist circuit in India and the three cities included in the itinerary are rich in grandeur, glory, and history. It is one of the best ways to explore the rich culture and history of India. The Golden Triangle Tour with Oberoi Hotels is one of its kind and provides a luxurious experience for tourists as they explore the beauty of India.
While each of the places has a rich history and culture associated with them, which you will surely relish. You will also equally relish the stay with Oberoi hotels, as each of the hotels, Amarvilas, Rajvilas and Oberoi Delhi are amongst the finest luxury hotels of India and truly pamper your senses. At Amarvilas Agra, from every room you can see the iconic Taj Mahal and the place is fit for the stay of a Mughal King. Rajvilas in Jaipur draws from the Rajput history and blends it with modern luxuries to create a stay experience that will remain with you for lifetime. Oberoi Delhi is few steps ahead of a typical business hotel in terms of luxury, though it is not in the same league as the other two.
Arrival at Delhi
Once you arrive at Delhi airport, our representative shall transfer you to your hotel. Delhi is the capital of India, a city built in layers.
Check in to The Oberoi, Delhi- one of the finest luxurious stays of Delhi. This is the first Oberoi Hotel you will be staying in during the golden triangle tour with Oberoi Hotels. The Oberoi hotel combines excellent service with comfort and luxury. Along with a luxurious stay, Oberoi hotel boasts of a plethora of delicious cuisines available at the restaurants.
Stay overnight in Delhi.
Delhi half day sightseeing tour
Spend the morning at leisure and enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel whilst admiring the picturesque architecture of the hotel. The hotel is the ultimate, rather mesmerizing venue for pleasure and business.
The day’s sightseeing tour starts with the magnificent Mughal Gardens resplendent with fountains and perfectly manicured lawns. We then move forward to Rashtrapati Bhavan and end with a visit to the Qutub Minar which was built by Qutubuddin Aibak in 1193 and is the tallest stone tower in India. It marks the country’s first the Muslim Kingdom.
Delhi half day sightseeing tour
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Before beginning the tour, you must take the opportunity of spending time on retail shopping at the Oberoi Arcade. Everybody knows that it is not only the most fun-loving and soothing activity to do but the most well-known luxuries of the hotel. The tour begins with a visit to the Raj Ghat, the memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. The shrine is built of simple black stone and an eternal flame burns at one end.
The next stop is the famous Red Fort. This imposing red sandstone structure was commissioned by Shah Jahan in 1639.
Enjoy a rickshaw ride to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. The lofty domes and beautiful minarets set in the center of a busy and colorful market remind tourists of a scene from the Arabian Nights. Also visit the beautiful Akshardham Temple, an architectural marvel in itself.
End the night by enjoying a grand diner at the hotel while admiring the starry night.
Delhi-Agra (by road 200 km in 03 hrs)
The second place on the itinerary for the golden triangle tour with Oberoi Hotels in Agra. After a soothing breakfast, it is time for some spa therapy. Everybody needs some self-care therapy, don't we? Enjoy the soothing spa packages, thereby making the most of this extravagant hotel.
We then drive from Delhi to Agra. Agra is home to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Taj Mahal, and Fatehpur Sikri, along with a host of other beautiful historical monuments
Once you reach Agra, check in to the beautiful Oberoi Amarvilas, overlooking the stunning Taj Mahal. Oberoi Amarvilas is a five-star luxury hotel and offers unrestricted views of the Taj Mahal from all the rooms and suites of the hotel. Enjoy the warm and personalized hospitality of Oberoi Amarvilas along with the exquisite restaurants that offer delectable food options for guests.
Relax for some time before proceeding to visit the Taj Mahal. Enjoy living in exquisite suites that not only comprise clean air and a refreshing aura, but also the most aesthetically pleasing view through the gorgeous glass windows. Taj Mahal is breathtakingly beautiful, majestic, and so delicate that it appears to be floating above the ground. The ethereal monument looks its best in the moonlight, or in the early dawn.
Enjoy the beautiful Kalakriti Dance and Musical Show in the evening. The show is based on the history of the Mughals and the Taj Mahal.
Stay overnight at Agra.
After having breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra. Visit the Agra Fort, built by Akbar in 1565 AD. The massive red sandstone structure looks across the river at the Taj Mahal. Emperor Shah Jahan spent his last days in this fort and was incarcerated by his son Aurangazeb. Also, visit the famous Itmad-ud-Ullah. It was commissioned by Nur Jehan, the wife of Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Baig.
Enjoy a delicious lunch and then proceed for a heritage walk to the other side of the river Yamuna. Walkthrough the various historical monuments of Mughal Agra that are set amidst a rural setting.
Tourists are welcome to experience the extended hospitality of the local villagers while sipping a cup of Masala Chai on the Tea Terrace. The heritage walks through India’s Mughal history along with the interaction with friendly villagers is an unforgettable experience during the golden triangle tour with Oberoi Hotels. Following are some of the main attractions of the tour:
Gyarah Sidi (Eleven Steps): One of the lesser monuments of this region, it is the starting point of the heritage walk. Humayun, the eldest son of Babar, had a keen interest in astrology. He built the Jantar Mantar, a group of monuments that allowed him to study the constellations of stars in the sky.
The Humayun Mosque is another important monument of this region. This is one of the most peculiar mosques built by the Mughals in India. There are several sandstone-engraved graves within the main compound. Also visit the Moonlight Garden, locally known as the Mehtab Bagh.
Return to the hotel and relax. Stay overnight at Agra.
Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur (by road 265 km in 06 hrs)
Post breakfast, drive to Jaipur. Stop at the famous Fatehpur Sikri on the way.
Reach Jaipur and check in to Oberoi Raj Vilas. Oberoi Raj Vilas boasts of exquisite accommodation including luxury tents inspired by the era of Maharajas. The restaurants serve authentic Rajasthani food along with a variety of international cuisines. It is the perfect setting for the holiday of a lifetime in Jaipur.
Relax in the afternoon while absorbing the sun gazing winds. Spend the rest of the day at the luxurious outdoor pool to have some me-time. Sunbath with your loved ones to view the most beautiful sunset. After a productive day, spend the rest of the day to sweat the exhaustion.
Stay overnight at Jaipur.
After breakfast, we shall proceed for a sightseeing tour of the pink city. The first place to visit is the Amber Fort, situated on a hilltop in the outskirts of Jaipur. It offers panoramic views of the old city. Ascend to the fort riding a ceremonial elephant along a cobbled path which opens into several havelis, step wells, temples, and courtyards. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the beautiful Sheesh Mahal (chamber of mirrors) and Jas Mandir with its floral ceilings and latticed windows. Marvel at the ornately carved silver door at the Shila Devi temple.
Continue the sightseeing tour to City Palace. Built in Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architectural styles, the City Palace was home to the rulers of Jaipur since the 18th century. One part of the palace has been converted to the City Palace Museum. The museum houses several items that bear testimony to the rich culture and heritage of Jaipur.
Visit the Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories around West-Central India. It is the largest and the most well-preserved observatory and was built by Jai Singh II in the early 1700s. Jantar Mantar comprises sixteen architectural instruments made of local stone and marble, some of which are still in use. Explore the surreal maze of gigantic geometric shapes at Jantar Mantar. One of the most famous places of Jaipur is the Hawa Mahal. Also known as the “Palace of Winds”, the ornamental pink façade represents a honeycomb. This five-storeyed structure is built of lime and mortar and is decorated with intricate trelliswork and elaborate balconies. It was designed for the free circulation of air. The ornate windows are locally known as jharokhas. The royal ladies would gaze out through the proceedings in the street below. Dedicated to Lord Krishna, it was built by the Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.
In the afternoon, enjoy shopping in the beautiful markets of Jaipur. In the evening, visit the Birla Temple, a beautiful monument made of white marble dominating the skyline of Jaipur. The three towers of the temple are symbolic of the three approaches to religion. The carvings on the pillars depict images from the Hindu pantheon along with images of Christ, the Virgin Mary, and St. Francis of Assisi. Enjoy the Aarti, the ritual of lighting of oil lamps. The mesmerizing ceremony is marked by the waving of oil lamps in sweeping circular motions in front of the deity by the priest and is accompanied by holy chants and drums. It is a hypnotic experience in itself.
Stay overnight at Jaipur.
This day is free for you to relax at the hotel and enjoy shopping in the bazaars of Jaipur. Tourists from all across the globe flock to Jaipur to shop for local handicrafts, silken shawls, pashminas, gemstones, jewelry, and the like. Different parts of the city specialize in different items like womenswear and accessories in Hot Pink, luxurious scarves and pashminas in Andraab, artisan-made objects in Anantaya, and the like. Avail the exquisite amenities of the hotel starting from Spa, outdoor pool, and enjoy varied therapies including the aromatherapy and Oberoi massage.
Stay overnight at Jaipur.
Jaipur to Delhi/Departure
Fly to Delhi and board your international flight back home from the Delhi International Airport. The golden triangle tour of India ends here.