India Golden Triangle & Nepal Tour
India’s Golden Triangle with Nepal
13 days from Delhi to Delhi from $1,279 not including airfare.
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi, India
Welcome to India’s capital city! Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 Delhi
This morning, explore the sights of Delhi on your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR. Start in “Old Delhi” at GHANDI BHAWAN, then take a RICKSHAW RIDE through CHANDI CHOWK, a colorful local bazaar. This afternoon, your sightseeing focuses on “New Delhi.” Drive past the India Gate and the President’s House before visiting HUMAYUN’S TOMB. (B,L)
Day 3 Delhi
Enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore the city. (B)
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. This afternoon, your PRIVATE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING features the incomparable TAJ MAHAL (closed Fridays), an extravagant marble monument to love. Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan built it 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. Later, visit 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. (B)
Day 5 Agra
A full day at your leisure. (B)
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.” (B,L)
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. (B,L)
Day 8 Jaipur–Delhi–Kathmandu, Nepal
Today, drive back to Delhi to catch your flight to Nepal. Your sightseeing starts this afternoon with a visit to HANUMAN DHOKA, the historic seat of royalty. Then, visit the TEMPLE OF KUMARI, residence of the Living Goddess and said to be constructed from the wood of a single tree. (B)
Day 9Kathmandu–Chitwan National Park
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Kathmandu. Later, fly to CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK, Nepal’s famous wildlife reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will enjoy a GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY. (B,L,D)
Game activities vary depending on where you stay and will be finalized upon your arrival.
Day 10 Chitwan
This morning, head back out for another GAME-VIEWING ACTIVITY in the park and search for some of the native wildlife. Chitwan protects over 347 square miles of forest, grasslands, and marshes, and is home to many animals, including the elusive tiger, leopards, and the endangered great one-horned rhinoceros. The afternoon is at your leisure. (B,L,D)
Day 11 Chitwan–Kathmandu. Excursion to Patan
Today, return to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, a PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR takes you to BOUDDHANATH, one of the largest stupas in the world and a focal point of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. Then, continue to PATAN, formerly known as Lalitpur (“City of Beauty”). Here, stop in DURBAR SQUARE, the city’s center of business and home to several Buddhist and Hindu sites. (B)
Day 12 Kathmandu–Delhi
Today, fly back to Delhi. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (B)
Day 13 Delhi
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included, and you will have to depart for the airport late in the evening on day 12 or just after midnight on day 13.
Local Host (concierge service) In each city
◦American breakfast (B) daily
◦5 lunches (L)
◦2 dinners (D)
Sightseeing & Activities
Private guided sightseeing as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE
Land transportation from Delhi to Agra, Agra to Jaipur, and Jaipur to Delhi; transfers from/to your hotel to/from the airport for all intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not 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 with your style and budget. Hotels are convenient for shopping and sightseeing.
Local Host Service
Throughout your Monograms vacation, we provide you with a friendly, knowledgeable insider in each destination to offer hints and recommendations, steer you off the beaten path, and help you maximize every moment of your time.
Sightseeing and Activities
Packages feature sightseeing and orientation in each city, so you don’t miss the must-see sights. You can also personalize your trip by adding more activities and excursions that will make your vacation…exclusively yours.
Start your day off with an included breakfast. For lunch and dinner, immerse yourself in the local culture by sampling regional cuisine. After all, one of the best ways to learn about other cultures is to eat like the locals.
Transportation Made Easy
Whether it’s flight arrangements, transfers from the airport to your hotel, sightseeing, or traveling between cities, we can take care of your transportation needs and can include it in your package price.
So Much More Included with Tropical Sails Monograms Package
Plus Much More
Tropical Sails and Monograms makes it simple to personalize your package – add extra nights in your start and end city and include Travel Protection. Plus, before you go, we’ll send you a Trip Planner so you can start getting ready.
Optional Tours on the Program
Half day Guide Tour of Akshardham Temple Approximate value: $42 USD per person
Duration: 5 hours
Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions, and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions toward the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
Child 0-4 yrs free / Child rate 5-11 yrs
Temple Tour Approximate value: $37 USD per person
Duration: 4 hours
Half day guided temple tour of Delhi visiting Birla Mandir and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara.
Journey to Itmadullah Approximate value: $28 USD per person
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
The Itmad-Ud-Daula, or ‘Baby Taj’ was built between 1622 and 1625 by Nurjahan, wife of Emperor Jehangi, for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg, an Imperial Officer. The first tomb in India to be built entirely of white marble, its vibrant paintings and mosaics remain in meticulous condition. The tomb is highly ornate with elaborate carvings and glorious pietra dura (stone inlay) depicting cypresses, wineglasses, and a variety of geometrical arabesque. Set in a small, tranquil garden on the banks of the Yamuna, the tomb resembles an enlarged, intricate jewel box.