India's Golden Triangle with Dubai 2021
11 days with Cosmos Rating:
Day 1 DUBAI, UAE.
Welcome to Dubai. Your hotel room is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 DUBAI.
Sightseeing begins with a walking tour through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter. Next, explore the souks (markets), including the spice souk with its aromas of exotic spices, and the gold souk with its 220 glittering shop windows. Lastly, visit Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. Here, ascend to the At The Top observation deck on the 124th floor for spectacular views and a presentation on Dubai’s history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 3 DUBAI.
Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host will be happy to make suggestions on how to make the most of your time. (B)
Day 4 DUBAI–DELHI, INDIA.
Today, fly to Delhi, capital of India. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 5 DELHI.
Your day starts with an orientation drive in Delhi to see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Take a rickshaw ride through the alleys of Chandni Chowk, a captivating bazaar, and visit the ancient stepwell Agrasen Ki Baoli, which has 103 steps and a series of carved chambers and passages. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. (B)
Day 6 DELHI–AGRA.
This morning, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar, the world’s tallest brick minaret, dating back to the 11th century. After lunch at a local restaurant, travel to Agra and settle in for the evening. (B,L)
Day 7 AGRA.
Start your day with a sunrise visit to the famous Taj Mahal. This remarkable monument, commissioned by Sjahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, took 22 years to build. This afternoon, visit Agra Fort, a colossal, red sandstone UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising the spectacular Mughal Palace with audience halls, the Room of Mirrors, and the pavilion where Shahjahan spent his last days. (B,D)
Day 8 AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–JAIPUR.
Today, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the sandstone palaces, elegant courtyards, and victory gate of this ghostly place built in 1569 and deserted by its people when water ran out. After lunch, travel to Jaipur, often referred to as the “Pink City.” (B,L)
Day 9 JAIPUR.
Start with a visit to the legendary Amber Fort, known as the “Sleeping Beauty of Rajasthan.” This fortress-palace has a somber exterior that hides a richly ornate interior of royal apartments, including an alabaster Hall of Victory and a superb Chamber of Mirrors. Next, visit Jantar Mantar and explore the City Palace Museum with its collection of paintings, carpets, weapons, and costumes; then enjoy time at the bustling markets of the old city. (B,L)
Day 10 JAIPUR–DELHI.
Today, drive back to Delhi. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 11 DELHI.
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Your vacation begins with a 3-night Monograms vacation package in dazzling Dubai. Your visit includes guided sightseeing through the narrow lanes of the historic Bastakiya Quarter, followed by a visit to browse the souks (markets). Here, take in the aromas of exotic spices at the spice souk and explore the gold souk with more than 200 glittering shop windows. The crowning experience in Dubai is an elevator ride to the top of Burj Khalifa—the world’s tallest building. Enjoy superior accommodations and the assistance of a Monograms Local Host® during your stay in Dubai.
Fly from Dubai to Delhi to discover the gems of India without spending a fortune on this 8-day affordable Cosmos vacation in India. Your budget-friendly tour of India begins and ends in the iconic city of Delhi, with overnights in Agra and Jaipur as well. Called the Golden Triangle, these three cities are beloved destinations home to many fascinating and beautiful sites.
In Delhi, see the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate and the pink Presidential Palace. You’ll travel through the colorful Chandni Chowk bazaar by rickshaw and visit the ancient steps of Agrasen Ki Baoli. The next day, visit Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar before departing Delhi for Agra. Here, you’ll marvel at the splendid Taj Mahal at sunrise as the sun rays reflect changing colors of the spectacular marble monument to love. Visit the colossal red sandstone Agra Fort where Shajahan spent his final days in the pavilion amid the Mughal Palace and Room of Mirrors.
Complete the triangle with two nights in the pink city of Jaipur—home to the legendary Amber Fort. Explore its alabaster Hall of Victory and incredible Chamber of Mirrors. Visit Jantar Mantar and the City Palace Museum to browse ancient art and artifacts. This value-minded vacation in India’s Golden Triangle is a treasure not to be missed!
Dubai: Rove City Centre
Delhi: Jaypee Siddharth Hotel
Agra: Jaypee Palace Hotel
Jaipur: Four Points by Sheraton, City Square
Delhi: Ibis New Delhi Aerocity
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