The Golden Triangle is centred around the three cities of Rajasthan; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. This vast desert state is where Rajput princes ruled for centuries in extravagant splendour, so you can expect some beautiful palaces and maze like forts, a highlight being the Taj Mahal in Agra. The Taj Mahal is a literal labour of love. The great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, built this exquisite white marble mausoleum for his favourite queen, Mumtaz Mahal. The monument was commissioned in 1631 and took 20,000 artisans 22 years to complete
Our Golden Triangle tour is our most popular and as well as visiting the three cities it also takes you to Ranthambore National Park. Home to the famous Royal Bengal Tiger, this park is one of the oldest and largest in India so sightings are frequent. As well as tigers you may be lucky enough to spot leopards, jungle cats, hyenas, deer, crocodiles and over 270 species of birds. Our tours include permits for the tiger parks but these are limited so we recommend booking early.
Southern India’s prized jewel, Kerala is a lush and tropical getaway filled with rolling hills, tea plantations and fringed with a tropical coast and stunning hotels. The mix of colonial and Asian charms around the busy port of Kochi (Cochin), the gentle pace of life on the backwaters and the beauty of the hills make Kerala an outstanding destination full of natural and cultural diversity. The highlight to our Spice Land of Kerala tour is spending a night cruising the canals and lagoons of the backwaters on your very own Houseboat.
Whether you’re looking for a short stay in India or a once in a lifetime trip to all the major sightseeing spots, our Independent India programme is sure to have something to suit your needs. You can visit the Golden Temple in Amritsar, take in the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal in Agra or simply relax on the serene backwaters of Kerala. Internal flights are quick, easy and inexpensive so getting from one place to the other couldn’t be simpler.