Golden Triangle tour is one of the most popular tours in India taking in Delhi, the Taj Mahal, Agra, Rajasthan and Jaipur.

 

Our tour is not just about sightseeing. It incorporates a lot of storytelling with a few surprise experiences also thrown in.

 

Visit Delhi, which is a combination of 7 different historic cities along with the Taj Mahal and experience a different side of old Agra and its countryside.

 

Experience Jaipur and its history of Rajputs with a twist of craft, wellness and village experience.

 

Clean Travel believes that our innovative approach to tourism has the power to revitalise communities and provide financial security for its inhabitants. Find out more about Clean Travel here.

  • Destination

  • Departure

    Delhi, India
  • Dress Code

    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
  • Included

    Airport pick up and drop off
    Applicable permits and park fees
    Experienced guide
    Land Transportation
    Meals
    Support staff
  • Not Included

    8 nights accommodation
    Airplane transport
    Personal expenses
    Snorkeling with turtles
    Soft and hard drinks
    Tipping
    Travel insurance

March to May is one of the best times to travel with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for travelling.

 

June to August is wet but the land and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.

 

September to November are the busiest months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The landscape and mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.

 

The winter months of December to February are good to travel due to the clear skies and the reduced number of travellers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.

We support you right from your first mail to us, to the planning stage till the time you arrive at the airport in India. Although it’s a custom-designed tour the planning usually does not take more than 2-3 exchange of emails.

 

Be assured that we will take care of you completely so that you can spend time doing what you are really here for – To enjoy your holiday in India.

 

Once you arrive at the airport, we will receive you and be with you at various stages of this tour. It will be not just a guide but a person from the local village who has good knowledge, passionate about his work and is friendly.

We will provide comfortable accommodations which will include hotels or homestays. All the accommodations will have sufficient clean bedding, warm water, and either family or staff to take care of you.

 

The food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, hygienic and safe.

 

You will have clean western washrooms. WiFi or TV may or may not be available at most of these places are away from city life. However, you can always depend on the 3G connection.

5% of the money is directly given back to the community.

 

Our guides and custodians of knowledge are from the local community, thus we support their families.

 

We are discouraging use of plastic bottles on our trips.

 

We urge you to refrain from giving gifts or money to children or young adults in the village.

 

All the raw material for meals is sourced from local markets and villages thus reducing the carbon emission by transporting it from a distant city.

 

The taxis you use will be BS-IV carbon emission standard.

 

The performing artists and singers are handpicked from the local community rather than being invited from another city.

 

Your trip has been designed as per the international standards of responsible tourism – Cape Town Agreement 2002. Therefore it ensures that the money you pay has a direct social, economic and environmental benefit locally.

This experience is designed to be executed at a leisurely pace so that you can experience the local culture of central India.

 

This is suitable for all age groups including senior citizens. In winters, we will provide you with the necessary heating as it gets quite cold.

 

Most of the tour will involve regular walking or travel by AC Sedan, SUV or minibus.

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Day 1 - 3: Delhi

Travelling in India can be an intense experience.Therefore we suggest you take it slow and acclimatize to a new country.

Go on the good old tour of Shahjahanabad and explore the narrow streets each of which has an interesting story. Many rich trader families may have migrated to New Delhi, but their old heritage still exists. Experience the Islamic side of old Delhi by visiting Jama Masjid and adjoining markets for food, crafts, textiles and goods of daily use.

These markets are a heaven for photographers and foodies and are glorious during the Muslim festival of Eid. Visit the Sikh and Jain businessmen who are traditionally into cloth, paper, garments and jewels. We then go for a tour of the UNESCO world heritage sites of Delhi where we also do storytelling for you.

Depending upon your preference, visit the craftsmen, poets, artists, dancers, puppeteers or acrobats in Delhi. Try your skill at making puppets. Visit the Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple, and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

Complete the tour of Delhi in a grand way as a traditional Sikh family invites you to their home. Punjabi Sikh community is known for their valour, hospitality, food and warmth and this might just be the highlight that you will remember.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay/ Hotel
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Day 4: Agra

Depart for Agra by road and arrive by noon followed by check-in. Go for a tour of Taj Mahal, and other lesser known monuments in the city where we do storytelling for you on Mughal empire and its influence on Indian community.

We also highly recommend a tour of the local markets in evening. You may come across fruit, flower and vegetable vendors; oil-based Indian perfume makers who can even customize a fragrance for you.

Go on a short food and sweets trail in the old city. We promise that this will be an experience to remember.

Note: We can add other places of interest for you like Fatehpur Sikri as per your preference.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay/ Hotel
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Day 5 - 7: Jaipur

Depart for an exciting road trip to Jaipur via Abhaneri village.The village has the temple of ‘Harshat Mata’ and one of the most spectacular step wells in Rajasthan.

In medieval age, step wells were sustainable sources of water in Rajasthan which supplied water for drinking, bathing and other household use. We arrive in Jaipur by evening followed by check-in with your hosts. Rest of the day will be available for you to spend at leisure.

Over the next few days, experience Yoga classes in Jaipur with a trained teacher. Visit heritage sites like Nahargarh Fort, Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, and Hawa Mahal on a guided tour. Go for an experience of street life in the evening by visiting the local markets of leather, jewels, street food, readymade garments, silver, bangles, blue pottery, traditional dresses and turbans.

The local family will invite you to their house which was once part of the royalty of Jaipur. Explore the rural life in Rajasthan. Visit a village and briefly live the life of a farmer.

Cook your own meal with the family, learn to tame a cow and prepare food for the animal, try your hands at farming and go for village walks. Participate in immersive pottery workshop and learn how to make your own pot by hand or on the wheel.

Note: Please tell us if you want to add other places in Rajasthan to your experience.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner | Stay: Homestay/ Hotel
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Day 8: Return to Delhi

Early morning drive back to Delhi and drop to the airport for onward journey.

You can also choose to end the trip in Jaipur and catch your onward flight from there.

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The Folk Tales

The Folk Tales India's travel experiences in rural India are handcrafted with special emphasis on making a positive social, environmental and economic impact.

 

When you take one of our travel experiences, you contribute to local communities in preserving their cultural and environmental heritage, and in living a better life.

 

Through our storytelling, you experience a deep connection with the place and its people. We do not provide a sightseeing tour, but a culturally immersive experience through the hands-on activities and meaningful conversations.

Their Social Focus

We design all of their tours with the local community in mind. They ensure that they are directly benefiting, economically, socially and environmentally. All of our tours adhere to the guidelines of United Nation's Cape Town Agreement 2002 for Responsible Tourism.

Certifications

Finalist in the Indian Responsible Tourism Awards for 2016 and affiliated with the WTM Responsible Tourism network.

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