Golden Triangle
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Golden Triangle

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The fabled Golden Triangle is the classic introduction to the vast and beautiful India. Bustling streets, havens of tranquillity and architectural wonders await as you dive headlong into the vibrant sights, sounds and experiences of northern India.

tour duration 9 Days from
tour price 1,790pp
tour type Group Tour

Places Visited

UK - Delhi (2N) - Agra (2N) - Jaipur (2N) - Gurgaon (1N) - Delhi - UK

Tour Highlights

Discover architectural masterpieces in Delhi, Old and New
Watch a spectacular sunrise over the Taj Mahal
Explore the mysterious ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri
Admire the geometric intricacies of the Chand Baori Stepwell
Journey through the historical wonders of Jaipur, the ‘Pink City’
Enjoy the colours and costumes of the Bollywood-inspired, Kingdom of Dreams

Days 1-2 Fly to Delhi
Fly overnight to Delhi, India's capital city.
Days 1-2 Fly to Delhi
Day 3 Discover Delhi
Sightseeing begins with a visit to the Red Fort and a walk through Chandni Chowk Bazaar to Jama Masjid, Indias largest mosque. You will also have a brief stop at India Gate and visit Narayan Hindu Temple, Humayuns Tomb and Connaught Markets.
Day 3 Discover Delhi
Day 4 Agra
Travel to Agra, visiting Sikandra to see the marble and red sandstone tomb of Emperor Akbar, the Mughal architectural masterpiece built in 1605.
Day 4 Agra
Day 5 Taj Mahal
Rise early to view the impressive Taj Mahal in all its glory at sunrise. Completed in 1653, this remarkable edifice was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 5 Taj Mahal
Day 6 Fatehpur Sikri
Journey to the ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri, built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar. A spectacular array of Mughal palaces and temples, the complex was abandoned shortly after completion due to a lack of water and is still surrounded in mystery. Continue to the Chand Baori Stepwell, a fabulously geometric, ancient construction, before arriving in Jaipur.
Day 6 Fatehpur Sikri
Day 7 Hawa Mahal & Amber Fort
Begin with a stop at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, before continuing to Amber Fort. Also visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the local bazaar in Choti Choper.
Day 7 Hawa Mahal & Amber Fort
Day 8 Kingdom of Dreams
Travel to Gurgaon near Delhi, where tonight you will visit the Kingdom of Dreams to watch a magical Bollywood performance.
Day 8 Kingdom of Dreams
Day 9 Fly Delhi to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.
Day 9 Fly Delhi to UK

Also Available

Private Departures for this tour

If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking local guides in each destination

See our private departure itinerary of this tour

Tailor Your Tour

If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

10-Dec > 18-Dec - £2,090 BOOK NOW

Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1290 (Delhi - Delhi)
Single room from £290
Tipping paid locally USD 50

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1290 (Delhi - Delhi)
Single room from £290
Tipping paid locally USD 50

06-Jan > 14-Jan - £2,090 BOOK NOW
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20-Oct > 28-Oct - £1,990 BOOK NOW
03-Nov > 11-Nov - £2,090 BOOK NOW
17-Nov > 25-Nov - £2,090 BOOK NOW
08-Dec > 16-Dec - £2,090 BOOK NOW

Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £1290 (Delhi - Delhi)
Single room from £290
Tipping paid locally USD 50

Wendy Wu Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

The Park Hotel
The Park Hotel - New Delhi, India (2 Nights)
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The Park Hotel, New Delhi, highly rated among the luxury five star hotels in Delhi is situated in the heart of the city centre's entertainment hub - Connaught Place. The hotel boasts luxurious and stylish en-suite rooms fitted with modern amenities, and access to indulgent restaurants, a day gym, spa and salon.



Clarks Shiraz
Clarks Shiraz - Agra, India (2 Nights)
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Overlooking the Taj and Agra Fort, The 5* Hotel Clarks Shiraz, is located 2 km from the Taj Mahal, in the heart of Agra. Spread over 8 landscaped acres, the hotel comprises of 237 fully renovated en-suite rooms, with modern amenities including a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and minibar.The hotel also offers an array of delicious cuisine, ranging from Mughlai, Continental, and Chinese at its various restaurants.



Lemon Tree
Lemon Tree - Jaipur, India (2 Nights)
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Located in the heart of the city, Lemon Tree Premier Jaipur is a short distance away from major tourist attractions including; Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, City Palace and the walled city of Jaipur. The hotel consists of 108 smartly furnished en-suite rooms with modern amenities, and also features a fully equipped gym and rooftop swimming pool.



Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard by Marriott - Gurgaon, India (1 Nights)
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Located a short distance from New Delhi, Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon has comfortable en-suite rooms with modern amenities, including a safety deposit box, Wi-Fi and television. The hotel also features a restaurant serving superb international cuisine, an outdoor pool, fitness centre and golf course 3 km away.



Ranthambore Extension - 4D/3N

Ranthambore Extension - 4D/3N

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 390pp
Varanasi Extension - 4D/3N

Varanasi Extension - 4D/3N

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 440pp
Goa Extension

Goa Extension

tour duration 5 Days from tour price 340pp
Dubai and the Desert

Dubai and the Desert

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 320pp

A visa is required by all nationalities. A single entry visa should be arranged in advance of travel.
Unlike many other tour operators, we include your entry visas in the price of our tour. We handle the entire visa process – all you need to do is fill out the form and send your passport to us. We are always on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have when completing the form. 

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find high quality coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and India is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size, and services used during the trip.
 
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be fun and entertaining, especially in local markets all over India where souvenirs can be purchased for next to nothing. However all passengers must realise that the authenticity and value of goods is always questionable.
If the price seems too good to be true, then it probably is! Some shopping is made up of copied brand items and reproduced antiques.
 
In keeping with most people’s interest whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities in local shops and government factories. This may vary depending on local conditions, and should never interfere with your itinerary’s included sightseeing.
 
Each region has its own specialty; a traditional handicraft perfected by the locals over centuries, a climate that encourages rich spices to grow, or a type of wood, stone or precious jewel in abundance nearby. Textiles are a popular souvenir, including silk brocades from Varanasi in the north or Kanchipuram in the south, tie-dyed cottons from all over Rajasthan, saris, hand woven Tibetan carpets from Darjeeling or Dharamshala, or the woollen shawls pashminas of Kashmir and Ladakh.
 
There is also the heavy and elaborate silverwork of Rajasthan, “spring picked” tea from the hill stations, and the spices, wooden carvings or facemasks of Kerala.
 
If you prefer set prices, head to the government-run shops, usually called “cottage industries” or “emporium” which sells quality but reasonably priced goods. The more up market tourist shops will also have fixed prices. Markets, street stalls, and local shops can be noisy, crowded, and confronting, but this remains one of the most rewarding experiences of travelling in India. If your itinerary includes some free time and you would like to go shopping, ask either your National Escort/Guide or the hotel staff for advice on how to best get there. They should be able to tell you if you need a taxi or a rickshaw, how much you should pay for the journey and provide you verbal or written directions to give to the driver. Remember to take a hotel business card with you to find your way back!

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and includes a combination of western and local dishes. As traditional in this region, lunch and dinner are served in a banquet style, so you can try the variety of specialty dishes. The amount of food served is more than ample for the whole group.
 
We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people so dishes are not too spicy or unusual in their taste. One of the great myths about India is that the food is of poor quality and always hot and spicy. This is definitely not the case! In fact, North Indian dishes whilst often very rich and indeed spicy don’t contain as much chilli as South Indian dishes. Indian cuisine is predominately vegetarian; however more meat (chicken and lamb) dishes are available in the North. On our group tours, we use a variety of local and hotel restaurants, which provide variety in both the dishes and methods of cooking. If you like Indian food from home, you will have no problems with the real Indian food as it is similar, only more flavoursome. You’ll love it; though don’t expect to lose weight on your holiday, Indians love to eat and eat big. In tourist centres, some restaurants and hotels may also serve western dishes to provide variety. You may also prefer to bring comforts like cereal, biscuits, muesli bars and tea/coffee from home.
 
Drinks will be at each tour member’s own expense. Beer is widely available and cheap. Wine lovers should remember that western style wine is very expensive to import into India, so is not stocked except by upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice, fruit juices, or lassies (yoghurt based sweet or salty drinks) from a trusted restaurant; where they will use boiled or bottled water to prepare ice and drinks.
 
Tea is very popular and Indians simply love visiting the many street stalls which brew chai (also known as masala), a sweet, spiced tea brewed with boiling milk. Hotels will usually serve tea and instant coffee at breakfast or other meals – you can usually request the chai or masala style tea as well.
Packed meals: On some days, your National Escort/Guide may arrange for a simple, packed meal for your group. It may be a matter of schedule (on long driving days), hygiene (on train journeys), or your location (in remote areas) and we ask you to bear this in mind. Although this is not a full meal, most of our passengers seem to enjoy this change from the large portions and more elaborate banquets enjoyed most days.

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What's Included

All meals
International flights and current taxes
Domestic transportation
Accommodation
Touring with guides and entrance fees
Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders

Why Book This Tour?

This adventure is ideal for travellers with less time to spend and who want to see the very best bits of this incredibly diverse destination. We have designed the tour to make the most of the time available to showcase the key highlights and cities of India.

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