A Taste of India

12-Day Golden Triangle Itinerary - Jaipur, Taj Mahal & the Ganges - Rajasthan - India

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Duration12 days / 11 nights (flexible)


ItineraryDelhi - Jaipur - Taj Mahal - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi

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Take an atmospheric journey through the Golden Triangle, filled with faraway romance and exotic palaces. Float along the Ganges at sunrise, amble through heaving spice bazaars, visit fairytale desert forts and stand amazed at the Taj Mahal. Beginning in Delhi, you’ll explore the Pink City of Jaipur, wander through eerie ghost towns on your way to the Taj Mahal and take the train to a beautiful riverside village scattered with giant boulders. From there, you’ll get an eyeful of the erotic temples at Khajuraho before sailing along the Ganges at sunrise in Varanasi – a wonderful way to end a real India adventure. You’ll travel by private car with driver, and a choice of internal flights or train travel for longer distances.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Breakfast
  • Transport as described
  • Excursions as described

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Authentic Starter Pack

Settle gently into colourful and chaotic India, a riot on the senses. Touching down amidst the commotion of Delhi can be something of a culture shock, so this trip is designed to give you a softer landing. You’ll spend one night in Central Delhi before driving on to the Pink City of Jaipur, crammed with fairy-tale palaces, historic splendour and heaving bazaars stuffed with beautiful textiles.

view of delhi

Sunrise at the Taj Mahal

Visit mystical monkey temples and ghost cities en route to sunrise at the Taj Mahal. A real wonder of the world, it’s a building that will take your breath away. India’s Golden Triangle is the stuff of legend, with the ethereal Taj Mahal at its pinnacle. This trip will take you from the Pink City of Jaipur to Agra, where you’ll watch dawn break over the Taj Mahal.


view of the taj mahal

Riverside Ruins & Lost Temples

Take the train to sleepy mystical villages and eyebrow-raising erotic temples. Amble along riverbanks dotted with ancient ruins, explore palaces and soak up the spiritual atmosphere. During this trip, you’ll travel from Agra to Orchha, a restful riverside haven free from touts. Next, you’ll visit the sacred temples of Khajuraho, packed with intricate carvings that bring the Kama Sutra to life.

Khajuraho temples

Sacred City on the Ganges

Explore Varanasi, a spiritual city of constant chaos, colour and wandering cows. Watch kids play cricket next to funeral pyres, set flower candles afloat in twilight ceremonies and stumble upon a surprise at every turn. Varanasi is one of the oldest and holiest cities in India. It’s an overwhelming yet beautiful jumble that can be a shock to the senses. Get ready to be knocked off your feet.

local man rowing boat on ganges river
David on a rickshaw

Speak to our India specialist, David

“After three unforgettable trips, I can’t wait to plan my next India holiday- there’s always somewhere new and exciting to explore! For me, nothing beats the delicious food and the colourful festivals.”

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