Customised Golden Triangle Tour
Home & Hospitality organises bespoke Golden Triangle tours for individuals, couples and groups with handpicked Indian homestays of the best quality.
We’ll organise your accommodation, airport pickup and drop off, as well as a car and driver for the duration of your tour.
This tour is ideal for travellers seeking an individual travel experience with the safety and comfort of Home & Hospitality’s knowledge, travel experience and contacts.
The Golden Triangle at glance:
- Airport pickup & drop off
- Indian homestay accommodation
- Car and driver
- Optional guides at each destination
- Concierge support from our team in New Delhi
We recommend an itinerary of about 7 days for the Golden Triangle.
Our tours do however, give you tremendous ability to tailor your experience and length of stay.
Day 1: Delhi
- Pick up from Delhi International airport and drop to accommodation.
- Optional half-day sight-seeing (post lunch )
1. Humayun’s Tomb. A departure from the previously modest mausoleums, this impressive tomb set a precedent for subsequent Mughal mausolea architecture which eventually reached its zenith with the Taj Mahal. The gardens make a lovely backdrop for a stroll at dusk.
2. Hauz Khas. A pleasant blend of crumbling Mughal tombs and medieval history, with upmarket art galleries and antiques boutiques.
3. Jama Masjid. Holding up to twenty-five thousand worshippers, this is the largest and most famous mosque in India. Climb the minaret, then enjoy a meal at nearby Al-Jawahar, famous for their roasted meat kebabs.
Day 2: Delhi
- Sightseeing in Delhi:
1. Red Fort. Visit the vast sandstone remains of the Red Fort, now just a shadow of its former magnificent self, and imagine the last days of the Mughal Empire.
2. India Gate. Inspired by the Arc De Triomphe, India Gate was built to memorialize the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War, fighting for the British army.
3. President’s House. Rashtrapati Bhawan was occupied by the Governor-General of India until independence. It was designed by the British architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens, who travelled between England and India almost every year for twenty years to work on it.
4. National Museum. The National Museum began with an exhibition of Indian art at the Royal Academy in London 1947. The curators displayed the same collection at Rashtrapati Bhawan and it proved so successful that a permanent museum was founded. It is now home to a variety of articles from pre-historic relics to modern works of art.
5. National Rail Museum (optional)
6. Bahai Temple / Lotus Temple. The temple has won numerous architecture awards with its sacred lotus flower shape. It is open to all faiths and is an ideal place for meditation, with its peaceful tranquillity.
7. Qutub Minar. The tallest minaret in India, it is a soaring tower of victory built after the defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. Today it is found at a slight tilt! Unfortunately it is no longer possible to climb the tower.
Day 3: Delhi – Agra
- Travel: Early morning departure
- Travel time: 5 Hours
- Distance: 275 km
Sightseeing in Agra
1.Taj Mahal. Probably the finest example of Mughal architecture, the Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. It is at its best at dawn and sunset.
2 .Agra Fort (Red Fort). More like a walled city, the red sandstone Fort is on the banks of Yamuna river. Primarily established in 1565 as a military base during Akbar’s reign, Agra fort was converted into a palace, during the rule of Shah Jahan.
3.Itmad ud Daulah¡’s Tomb. Just upstream from the Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful of Mughal tombs and often thought to be a draft of the Taj Mahal itself. The tomb marks a significant departure from the tombs of the Mughal dynasty built before its construction.
Day 4: Fatehpur Sikri
- Travel: Agra to Fatehpur Sikri
- Travel time: 1 hour
- Distance: 35 km
Fatehpur Sikri- The Red Sandstone City. Built in 1570 entirely in red sandstone, the city was established as the capital city of Mughal empire during the reign of Akbar, but the scarcity of water forced him to shift his capital soon after. Within a span of 20 years of its construction Fatehpur Sikri was abandoned. Today the two mile long Imperial complex is preserved like a ghost town.
Day 5: Agra to Jaipur
- Travel: Agra to Jaipur
- Travel time: 4 hours
- Distance: 233 km
Afternoon sightseeing in Jaipur:
1.City Palace. The City Palace shows that the royal family of Jaipur was one of the richest in India. It is a huge complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings that includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence.
2.Hawa Mahal ‘Palace of the Winds’. Famous for its Beehive-like structure, the palace façade has five floors of small windows and screens, through which wind would flow, supposedly so women of the Royal household could watch the streets below without being observed.
3.Dinner at Choki Dhaani A Rajasthan village with folk dance, music, camel rides and authentic Rajasthani food.
Day 6: Jaipur
Sightseeing in Jaipur:
1. Amer Fort (Amber Fort). The breath-takingly beautiful Amer Fort sits upon a hill overlooking Maota Lake. Now one of the biggest tourist destinations in Jaipur, it was originally the home of the Jarput royal family until the city was built.
2.Nahargarh Fort. Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, offering stunning views of the pink city of Jaipur.
3. Jal Mahal (the Lake Palace). Jal Mahal is an amazing palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. From it you can enjoy superb views of the Aravelli Hills with their forts and temples, and Jaipur.
4 .Jantar Mantar Observatory. As well as being an interesting collection of sculptures, the structures at the Observatory are all built with a specific astronomical purpose in mind; the most awesome being the 90 foot high Samrat Yantra sundial.
5.Birla Mandir (temple). This is one of several Hindu temples built by the Birla family around India. It is particularly striking when brightly lit in the evening.
Day 7: Jaipur –Delhi
- Travel: Jaipur to Delhi :
- Travel time: 4 hours 30 mins
- Distance: 238 km
All of Home & Hospitality’s tours use Indian homestay accommodation which has been carefully picked by us. We’ve visited hundreds of homestays in India and for us, these charming hosts and guest houses represent the very best accommodation you can find in India.
- See our homestays in Delhi
- See our homestays in Jaipur
- See Niranker’s House in Agra (just 10 minutes from the Taj Mahal!)