India's Golden Triangle (IAI)

9 Day Package from Delhi to Delhi

Eclectic temples and imposing forts. Pristine wildlife refuges and lively metropolises. Pink cities and golden triangles. Fairytale monuments and elephant-back safaris. This is India, a land of color and contrast—and this is Monograms, the very best way to discover this incredible subcontinent. There’s no better introduction to India’s famed “Golden Triangle” than this incredible 9-day vacation. Your adventure includes hotel accommodations, private guided sightseeing in each city, breakfast daily, three lunches, and private transportation throughout. Plus, in each city, a Local Host® is at your service—a friendly face and expert on the local scene who is there for you to answer questions, give recommendations and to help make your vacation all you want it to be.

From the moment you arrive, Monograms is there to pave your way for an amazing journey. Your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome at your hotel and plenty of tools to help acquaint you with the wonders of Delhi. Relax over a hearty breakfast, then enjoy your private tour of Delhi with a local expert guide. Stop at Qutab Minar and Ghandi Smirti; visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh house of worship in Delhi; and explore the lavish, 16th-century garden-tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun (a precursor to the Taj Mahal). Feeling hungry? We treat you to a scrumptious lunch of traditional Indian fare, so dive right in!

The following day we take you on a rickshaw ride through the famed Chandni Chowk bazaar—a market that’s been around for more than three centuries. Spend time here shopping for exotic spices, gold, fabrics, and a host of trinkets and souvenirs. With Monograms, you’ll have free time to explore on your own. Perhaps take an excursion to visit some of the grand area temples. Or enjoy local cuisine such as tandoori chicken (yogurt-marinated, roasted chicken) and roti (Indian flat bread) at one of the many food carts or dhabas (roadside restaurants). Just ask your Local Host for suggestions!

Southeast in Agra, be sure your camera’s fully charged for your private guided sightseeing tour. Travel via tongas (horse carriage) for a truly unforgettable sunrise visit to the incomparable Taj Mahal. You’ll also visit the ancient red sandstone Agra Fort, which guarded the imperial city of the Moghul rulers. Explore more on your own later or you could join the optional excursion to Itmad-ud-Daula, the city’s beautiful “Baby Taj.”

Head farther southwest, stopping to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Fatehpur Sikri—home to one of the largest mosques in India. Then, explore the splendid Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, one of the finest bird parks in the world, where cormorants, storks, eagles, and more than 370 other migratory bird species have been recorded. During the nesting season, bird calls can become so loud that it drowns out human conversation! Also keep your eyes open for wild boars, mongoose, jackals, hyenas, civets, and porcupines, too!

In the “Pink City” of Jaipur, your private sightseeing takes you to the amazing Amber Fort with the glittering walls and ceilings in the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), the City Palace, and the stunning Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Join a walking tour through the local market to pick up mementos, and check out the fascinating bigger-than-life Jantar Mantar astronomical observatories.

India’s Golden Triangle is truly a feast for the senses—and your Local Hosts is there to help you make the most of every moment! Monograms takes care of all the planning, arranging, and logistics, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy.


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In each city

Meals Included

American breakfast daily3 lunches

Sightseeing & Activities

Private guided sightseeing with your Local Host as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2017 / 2018

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

With Monograms, you get more than a “taste” of India! Dive into the country’s colorful—and delicious—culture during three included lunches at local restaurants featuring authentic Indian cuisine.

DAY
1
Arrive in Delhi, India

Welcome to India! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

DAY
2
Delhi

This morning, explore Delhi on a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start at QUTAB MINAR, the world’s tallest brick minaret. Next, visit HUMAYAN’S TOMB and GURUDWARA BANGLA SAHIB, Delhi’s largest and most prominent Sikh gurudwara (house of worship). You will also stop at GHANDI SMIRTI before time on your own for independent exploration.

DAY
3
Delhi

Your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING starts with an orientation drive to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Afterward, take a RICKSHAW RIDE through Chandni Chowk, a captivating local bazaar. Here, ancient alleyways are lined with quaint shops selling all sorts of goods and souvenirs—from silver and saris to spices and electronics. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
4
Delhi–Agra

Today, drive to Agra, where much of the city’s impressive past is still evident in the majesty of her buildings. Later, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR brings you to AGRA FORT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built by Moghul Emperor Akbar, this impressive fortress of red sandstone conceals the imperial city of the Moghul rulers and its many palaces.

DAY
5
Agra

Meet your Local Guide for a special PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR to the incomparable TAJ MAHAL (closed Fridays) at sunrise. This extravagant marble monument was built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, who died during childbirth. To add to this memorable experience, you’ll travel by tongas (horse carriage) during your visit. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Your Local Host can help plan your day.

DAY
6
Agra–Fatehpur Sikri–Jaipur

Today, your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR includes a visit to FATEHPUR SIKRI (the City of Victory) and the KEOLADEO GHANA BIRD SANCTUARY, home to more than 370 species of birds. Continue on to Jaipur, known as the “Pink City.”

DAY
7
Jaipur

The highlight of today’s PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING is the amazing AMBER FORT. Later on, visit the CITY PALACE and the adjoining museum that houses a collection of rare manuscripts. Also stop at the famous HAWA MAHAL (Palace of the Winds) and JANTAR MANTAR, and take a WALKING TOUR through a local market.

DAY
8
Jaipur–Delhi

Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY
9
Delhi

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

NOTE:
Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 9, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening on Day 8 or just after Midnight on Day 9.

Included Hotels

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 24, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Delhi
Agra
Jaipur

Hotel Jivitesh

11 Pusa Road
Delhi, India

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 12:00

Located in the commercial hub of New Delhi, Hotel Jivitesh, is a small 42-room hotel hotel with a staff focused on service. The hotel is ideally situated close to Delhi's major tourist attractions including Red Fort and Jama Masjid. After a day of exploration dine in the hotels restaurant or relax and rejuvenate with a swim in the pool.

Location & Highlights

Centrally located near Karol Bagh, Railway Station & Metro Station, this hotel is close to City Center's and India Gate, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Cannought Place as well as all the Embassies

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Mini-bar
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Coffee Maker
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
All deluxe rooms are spacious and enjoy classical decor to provide guests a refined and peaceful ambience. Deluxe rooms are provided with all the modern amenities like wooden flooring, air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and mineral water.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Delhi
Agra
Jaipur

Sheraton New Delhi Hotel

District Centre, Saket
New Delhi, India

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 12:00

Experience a world of warmth and comfort at the Sheraton New Delhi Hotel, conveniently located in the business district and adjacent to the center of South Delhi. The spacious guestrooms feature warm and contemporary color schemes and furnishings.

Location & Highlights

Conveniently located in the Saket area adjacent to the city center of South Delhi and 15 minutes from Qutab Minar.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Voicemail
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Newspaper

Hotel Amenities

  • Pool
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Currency Exchange
Tastefully appointed rooms feature contemporary color schemes and soft furnishings.

Taj Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi

2 Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi
Delhi, India

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 12:00

The Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi is a perfect embodiment of all qualities synonymous with the quality of Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces. Standing apart in service, its facilities and of course, in its distinguished patronage, this hotel has played host to Heads of State, corporate moguls and high profile businessmen from across the world. Nestled in six acres of lush greens in the exclusive Diplomatic Enclave of the city, Taj Palace Hotel is a mere 10 minutes drive from the airport.

Location & Highlights

Nestled in 6 acres of lush vegetation in the city's exclusive diplomatic enclave, close to Gurgaon, and just a 10 minutes drive from the airport.

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee Maker
  • Room Service
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Television
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Climate Control
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Pay Movies
  • Phone

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Concierge desk
  • ATM
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Spa Services
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
Classical decor and refined ambience make rooms an ideal choice for the discerning international traveler. All rooms have been refurbished and include modern amenities - LCD TV, minibar, tea coffee makers and wired broadband Internet access.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Delhi
Agra

Delhi

Visit Birla Mandir

Marvel in Swaminarayan Akshardham's grandeur and beauty!

Price Range: $

Agra

Journey to Itmadullah

Explore the ancient Itmad-ud-Daula and its dazzling surrounds.

Price Range: $

Insider

Delhi
Agra
Jaipur

Delhi

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Delhi, IndiaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Delhi. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Delhi and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Delhi insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

My name is Rajesh Sharma. I have been working tourism since 2008, and I look forward to guiding you through the unique and colorful experience of India.

The National Gallery of Modern Art

The National Gallery of Modern Art is a treasure trove of pre-independent and modern Indian art. From rare town-study canvases by the Daniells and legendary portraits by Raja Ravi Verma to Amrita Shergil masterpieces and prized creations by India’s finest Modernists - Tyeb, Husain, Souza and Ramachandran, the Gallery presents a showcase of India’s finest works. Jaipur House, the erstwhile palace of Maharaja Jaipur has served as the premises for the museum since 1954 and makes a stunning architectural statement. (Closed Monday)

National Museum

The National Museum has in its possession over 200,000 works of exquisite art, both of Indian and foreign origin covering more than 5,000 years of India’s cultural heritage and bringing history to life. The Museum’s collections include Harappan Civilization, Archeology, Buddhist Art, Indian Miniature Paintings, Indian Textiles, Coins, Central Asian Antiquity, Pre-Columbian and Western Art, Wood Carving, Musical Instruments, Tribal Lifestyle and Arms and Armor. (Closed Monday)

Connaught Place

Connaught Place has a long and distinguished history behind it. This sprawling market was designed in the shape of a horseshoe as the British believed it would prove lucky for both shoppers and shopkeepers. There may be something in that as CP continues to be Delhi’s premier shopping destination. Apart from being the commercial and business hub of Delhi, CP has countless restaurants, watering holes, shops and emporia and cinema halls too.

The Ghats

Along the banks of Yamuna River you will find the ghats (stairs leading to river) where the leaders and freedom fighters of India were cremated. The Raj Ghat is one of the most visited ghats. This simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination in 1948. The cremation ground of Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are also in the vicinity.

Chandni Chowk by Night

By definition, Chandni Chowk means ‘Moonlit Square’ and one of the best times to visit the market is in the evening, when a treasure-house of experiences in old Delhi continues to delight the senses. Come hungry, as there are plenty of culinary options to choose from.

Agra

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Agra. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Agra and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Agra, India insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Agra, IndiaMeet a Local Host® in Agra

Welcome! My name is Mukesh and I am happy to be with you in Agra. I was born and raised in this great city. My tour guiding commenced in 2000, and I will be very delighted to share my knowledge and experience with you in the city of Taj.

Mehtab Bagh

The garden complex situated on the opposite bank of the Taj Mahal is known as Mehtab Bagh or the Moonlight Garden. It was designed as an integral part of the complex in the riverfront terrace pattern seen elsewhere in Agra. Originally, the garden was planted with fragrant flowers and used in the cool of the night as a place from which to view the Taj Mahal reflected in the octagonal pool and in the river.

Mohabbat The Taj

Indian heritage comes to life at the Kalakriti International Convention Centre which is home to Mohabbat The Taj, a state-of-the-art dance and drama spectacle depicting the famous saga of a King’s love for his Queen. The show tells of the immortal love story of Shajahan and his beautiful wife Mumtaj, highlighting the lavish lifestyle of the Mughal era and the hardships faced by the artisans who, for 22 years, toiled over the creation of one of the most amazing displays of craftsmanship in the world. During the show, a 12ft x 12ft replica of the Taj Mahal, the largest of its kind is lifted onto the stage. Hi-tech lighting, dramatic Dolby surround sound and comfortable seats fitted with multilingual options round out a mesmerizing theatrical experience. (August – April, 6.30pm-7.50pm)

Agra at Dawn

Rent a bicycle or book a tour to see Agra in its early morning hours. Watch as the city wakes and enjoy the early morning bustle at the wholesale vegetable and flower market and shoe trading market.

Jaipur

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Jaipur, IndiaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Jaipur. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Jaipur and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Jaipur insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Jaipur

Hi I'm Mahendra and I look forward to sharing with you all that Jaipur has to offer.

Vidhyadhar Garden

Built by Viyadhar, the chief architect and town planner of Jaipur, this beautiful terraced garden has several galleries and pavilions decorated with exquisite murals, depicting Lord Krishna.

Ram Niwas Garden

Built in 1868 by Swai Ram Singh the garden sprawls over 33 acres in the center of Jaipur. In addition to the lovely gardens you will also find the Albert Hall Museum, the state Zoo, Ravindra Manch Theatre and several cafes and picnic spots on the premises.

Bapu & Nehru Bazaars

The ultimate places to get the famous Mojri shoes made from soft camel leather. With beautiful embroidering and vibrant colors these shoes are also comfortable and durable. Fabrics can also be found here as well as saris in colorful block prints inherent to this region.

Albert Hall

This museum, known to be the oldest in the state, was designed by Colonel Sir Swinton Jacob in 1876 to greet King Edward VII (Prince of Wales) on his visit to India. Positioned amidst the gardens of Ram Niwas Bagh in Jaipur, this museum has an assortment of rare articles on display including textiles, carpets, paintings, metal and wood crafts, pottery, arms and weapons, native flora and fauna, toys, dolls and even an Egyptian mummy.

Birla Temple

Dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu, this edifice was constructed of white marble with a modern approach. Visitors can marvel at the delicate carvings of symbols, quotes and mythological scenes that are engraved on the walls.

*The "STARTING AT" price is based on December 24, 2017, which is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Prices based on double room occupancy and a minimum of two travelers. For singles traveling alone, a supplement will be quoted at the time of booking. Single rooms are available at a supplement; triple rooms are available at some hotels.

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in August 2017.

* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. If a price is crossed out, the new price includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).