As one of the world’s most intoxicatingly colourful, vibrant and spiritual destinations, holidays to India are certain to stir all the senses. A country where bustling metropolises sit side by side with tropical national parks; ancient tombs, iconic landmarks and magnificent palaces rub shoulders with traditional street markets; and a melting pot of cultures, traditions and beliefs combine to create an energy like nothing you’ve ever experience before. And, what better way to soak it all up than a fully escorted tour?
From the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, let us take you on a spectacular sightseeing adventure across India.
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Uncover the true spirit of India on this once-in-a-lifetime escorted Golden Triangle tour, featuring Delhi, Agra and the world-famous Taj Mahal.
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Asia’s second largest country is brimming with incredible sights and stunning scenery, and one of the most popular ways to take in the highlights is the Golden Triangle. This well-travelled route encompasses several of the national’s remarkable cities and offers an unforgettable experience – a true taste of India.
Sprinkled with monuments of past and present, Delhi is home to Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar and the India Gate. In Agra you’ll find one of the new wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, along with the remarkable Agra Fort. A visit to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur is sure to please the eyes, with magnificent architecture showcased through the city’s colour scheme and historic gems such as the Amber Fort and City Palace.
Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.
The Taj Mahal – easily one of the most iconic and recognisable structures in the worldView Tour
A simple yet essential part of an Indian meal, naan is a leavened flatbread that is kneaded with yoghurt and traditionally cooked in a clay oven. Whilst having them plain is a popular choice, many people enjoy naans mixed with butter, garlic, paneer or peshawari.
Famous all over the world, dosas are a light, crispy rice pancake usually filled with potatoes and onions, but can also be combined with other vegetables. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or as a snack, and is often served with chutneys and sambar.
Originating from the Punjab region, lassis are an ancient yoghurt based drink that can be salted or sweet. Salted lassis are considered to be savoury, with spices such as cumin added to enhance the flavour, whilst sweet lassis are often blended with fruit, including mango, banana and apple.
Of course, curry has to be mentioned when talking about Indian cuisine! This dish has been influenced by different cultures, regions and traditions, with popular varieties including dal, vindaloo, rogan josh, butter chicken and fish kofta.
With so much on offer, you might need some inspiration! We’ve hand-picked a selection of favourite destinations and provided an overview of the very best highlights...
A spectacular example of Persian architecture and one of Delhi’s historic gems, Humayun’s Tomb was the first tomb of a Mughal emperor. Thought to have inspired the Taj Mahal, this grand mausoleum is surrounded by beautiful gardens and other tombs.
Renowned for its rich history and fine details, the incredible Qutub Minar is India’s tallest minaret. Completed in the 12th century, the five-story tower rises more than 70 metres and is made from a unique mix of marble and sandstone. You'll also find inscriptions from the Quran carved into the exterior.
Commemorating the Indian soldiers who died in World War 1, the India Gate is a remarkable stone arch; similar to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Burning beneath the structure is an eternal flame, and the names of the soldiers are inscribed on the wall.
The most iconic sight in India, the magnificent Taj Mahal is on everyone’s bucket list. This mausoleum was created as a tribute to Mughal emperor Shan Jahan when his wife died, taking more than 20 years to complete. Admire the grand architecture and explore the stunning ornamental gardens.
Built in 1573 by Mughal emperor Akbar, Agra Fort is a red sandstone fortress with fairy tale palaces and beautiful mosques inside. Often called a city within a city, highlights include the Jahangir Mahal, Anguri Bagh and Musamman Burj.
Amber Fort and Palace
One of the most popular sights in Jaipur, Amber Fort and Palace is the former residence of the Jaipur Royal Family. Built with white marble and pale yellow and pink sandstone, it is best known for being a magnificent example of Rajasthani architecture. And, with a fascinating history of legends, betrays and romance, it makes for an incredible visit!
The home of Jaipur’s Royal Family, City Palace is more extravagant than you could ever imagine. Take in a dazzling display of costumes and textiles at the Mubarak Mahal, view finely crafted daggers in the Armoury, and admire the stunning blend of architectural styles.