Explore Delhi, Agra and Jaipur along with Ranthambore National Park on a Golden Triangle tour of India.
The Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore promises to be an experience of a lifetime. Along with the fabulous monuments, tombs and other historical sites, this tour also seeks to showcase the fascinating wildlife at Ranthambore National Park. Along with sites including Red Fort, Qutab Minar and Jama Masjid in Delhi, you will come across the eternal beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra. You will also enjoy a jungle safari at Ranthambore National Park which will leave you both thrilled and fascinated.
The Golden Triangle
Our tour embraces the World famous Golden Triangle for a discovery of the greatest spectacles in Northern India – including the Taj Mahal.
GOSINGLES presents the experience of a lifetime to explore the three most visited cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is a place to be inspired and a spectacular history lights up the tour as you pass through the warm colours of India.
Explore a rich heritage and iconic structures on a singles tour of Northern India, visiting the capital Delhi, blue washed houses of Jodhpur with more architectural marvels in Udaipur, Jaipur and Pushkar.
Forming a rough triangle on the map, this singles holiday is labeled golden for much more than the sights and sounds of popular locations but also for its sprawling bazaars and independent trades. The atmosphere is busy and exciting, accommodating tourists with a friendly charm.
The Golden Triangle Tour for singles will take expectations beyond your wildest dreams to a paradise land, absorbing beautiful cultures and sights.
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The park is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Being considered as one of the famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination.
Ranthambore National park is spread over an area of 392 sq km. along with its nearby sanctuaries like - the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary.The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day time busy at their ordinary quest- hunting and taking proper care of their young ones.
Ranthambore is also counted as the famous heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Certainly, a visit to Ranthambore National Park is a treat for every wildlife and nature lover. The time spend on watching tigers roaming around, verdant greenery, a gamut of other species of chirpy birds and animals is priceless and worth enough to be explored at least once in a life.
Day 1 – Welcome to Delhi
Meet your host, transfer to the hotel and settle into the essence of India. Afternoon, sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi arranged.
Notice the contrast between the energetic, narrow streets of the Moghul City and large open boulevards of New Delhi. Visit the black marble memorial to Mahatma Ghandi by the river Yamuna and pass by the Jama Masjid overlooking the moonlight square of Chandni Chowk
Day 2 – Delhi to Agra
Today we visit the world famous Taj Mahal. As one of India’s most visited sites, this marble mausoleum takes your breath away with ease. A masterpiece of Indian art, built by Shah Jahan in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, his third wife. Not stopping there, your singles holiday tour is enriched by more stunning architecture at the Agra Fort. This walled city is home to decorated palaces and notable gates of Delhi and Lahore.
Day 3 – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur
Today you head towards Jaipur, through the deserted yet beautiful city of Fatehpur Sikri for a discovery of graceful buildings in the ‘Ghost City’ including Panch Mahal Palace.
Day 4 – Jaipur
An elephant or jeep ride up to the entrance, certainly something to remember on your tour, welcomes a morning visit to the Amber Fort. Delve into the rich styles of Hindu and Rajput overlooking the Maota Lake for an extraordinary view into opulent palaces.
Later, an opportunity to take photographs at the Hawa Mahal or ‘Palace of the Winds’ will provide stunning views and memories to take home. This fascinating structure is built to symbolise the crown of Hindu God Krishna and its façade is a patchwork of latticed windows, red and pink sandstone.
Day 5 & 6 – Jodhpur
We travel by road after breakfast to Jodhpur and rest at the hotel on day 6. It is an opportunity to take in the landscape, daily life and prepare yourself for the coming days. Share conversation with your fellow singles and take some time to rest.
The following afternoon a city tour captures the impressive 5km structure of Mehrangarh Fort, built high above Jodhpur with views out over the blue-tinted houses below. One of our favourite sights on this singles holiday is the earthy tones of Jodhpur complimented by these delicately coloured villages.
Later today you will visit a cluster of royal cenotaphs in finely crafted white marble named the Jaswant Thada, which is surrounded by beautiful gardens and lake before a trip to the Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum
Day 7 – Udaipur
A relaxing drive through the Aravalli Range, known locally as the Mewat Hills, to visit an important Jain temple in stunning marble. Arriving in the ‘City of Sunrise’ you will enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Lake Pichola with views of palaces build upon two islands. Capturing the buildings lit up by the daytime sun is one of the most tranquil images to enjoy on your Golden Triangle singles tour.
Day 8 – Udaipur
You will discover the imposing City Palace after breakfast, with fascinating influences of Rajput and the Mughul Empire, for incredible views of the city from the upper terraces with more architectural marvels and spectacular gardens to see later today.
Day 9 – Udaipur to Pushkar
Visit the picturesque and sacred Pushkar Lake before an evening tour of one of only a few Brahma Temples in the world. Approach the temple via a number of marble steps and marvel at the decorative entrance gates. A stroll through the local bazaar will ignite your imagination and is a perfect end to the day in Pushkar.
Day 10 – Pushkar – Ajmer – Train to Delhi
A sightseeing tour of Ajmer; an oasis of culture wrapped in the green hills and historic home to many dynasties. In the afternoon, we take a first class train to New Delhi, soaking up the views and culture along the way. This experience provides a real taste of India toward the end of your singles tour. Reminisce and share your favourite moments with the group.
Day 11 – Delhi
Day at leisure. Free for shopping and sightseeing.
Day 12 - Delhi to Ranthambore
You travel from Delhi to Ranthambore by train (approximately 6 hours). Overnight stay at Jungle Vilas (Dinner included)
Day 13 – Morning Jungle Safari
Wake up early for a thrilling jungle safari. Explore the Ranthambore National Park, famous for its lush environs, clear lakes, meandering rivers and various wild species. Drive to the dense jungle of Ranthambore in a jeep for tiger tracking and bird watching accompanied by a naturalist. The scrub woodlands of Ranthambore were the erstwhile hunting reserve of Maharaja's of Jaipur, and royal hunting parties were hosted in the Park. Today, it is a sanctuary for India's exotic wildlife, and famous for spotting the majestic predator - the tiger. The park is also home to a large variety of other animals, including sambar deer, panthers, marsh crocodiles, jungle cats, civets, wild boar, sloth bears and leopards, as well as being a birdwatcher's delight with more than 250 species of birds nesting there. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight stay at Jungle Vilas (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)
Note: - Safaris in the Ranthambore National Park is on sharing basis.
Day 14 – Old City Walk / Afternoon Jungle Safari
After breakfast, proceed to the old city situated within the outer perimeter walls of Ranthambore Fort. Explore dozens of eclectic shops with food sellers, perfumeries, gold and silversmiths, carpenters and cobblers line the narrow main thoroughfare. On the way back, stop at a small temple. After lunch, get ready for another exploration deep into the woods, as you embark on a jungle safari accompanied by a professional naturalist who will regale you with tales of this magnificent forest. Overnight stay at Jungle Villa (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included)
Note: - Safaris in the Ranthambore National Park is on sharing basis in open gypsy.
Day 15 – Morning Safari Return To Delhi
After an early morning safari, you return to Delhi by Train for an overnight stay at Hotel Pride Plaza, Aero City.
Day 16 – Departure to the UK
Say farewell to new friends and a country rich in character, transferring to Delhi airport for your homeward journey.
You will be staying at following 4 star hotels on you tour:
- Delhi - Jaypee Sidharth,
- Agra - Crystal Sarovar Premiere,
- Jaipur - Fortune Metropolitan,
- Jodhpur - Fern Residency,
- Udaipur - Ramya Resort & Spa,
- Pushkar - Pushkar Palace,
- Ranthambore- Jungle Vilas,
- Delhi - Hotel Pride Plaza, Aerocity.
All of the proposed hotels on this tour welcome guests to air-conditioned en-suite rooms, comfortably decorated with TV, Phone, Wi-Fi access, Safe and great views in a relaxing ambiance.
The cremation site and memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, is a black marble statue located by the River Yamuna. Guests should remove their footwear prior to entry, adding to a close to nature feeling. If you have the opportunity take a trip to Jawaharlal Nehru’s samadhi, just north of the Raj Ghat, an attractive park known as the forest of peace.
To put simply, this marble complex structure is the finest example of Mughal architecture ever created and remains one of the world’s most popular sight-seeing destinations. Stand in awe, capture photographs and walk through stunning gardens all built over a period of 20 years in dedication to Mughal Emporer Shah Jahan’s third wife. Our singles holidays all have spectacular sights and opportunities to get a deep understanding of far-away cultures and this is definitely one of the highlights.
Situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh and founded by Mughal Emperor Akbar the city was capital of the empire until 1585. Visiting Sikri today will bring to mind a ghost city, with ruins of the bazaars and vacant imperial buildings still standing. The palace is built using traditional methods and influences in local red-sandstone and is a stunning composition of form and colour, surrounded by walls and a lake to one side.
More notable points of interest in the city include the Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal and Tomb of Salim Chishti.
Overlooking the gardens and lake below, the Amer Fort is a structure divided into four with intricately detailed courtyards, private quarters and entrance gates that impress. Early morning, the fort glows golden between lush greenery, mountain background and the blue sky while in the evening, the structure’s warm hue is a picture you will not forget.
An unmissable experience, sure to provide a thrill and peaceful memories. Climb on the back of one of the nation’s beloved elephants for a ride along a narrow road up to the Sun Gate of Amber Fort. Jeep rides are also available but remember that it’s not every day the opportunity to ride an elephant passes by.
Pichola Lake and Palaces
Surrounded by incredible views and other islands built upon Lake Pichola, the Lake Palace complex is a series of architectural wonders in their own right. Developed over hundreds of years, marble temples, family mansions and glorious arch bridges have been added to the islands, while one has become a sanctuary for travelling birds. Good enough to be used in the Bond film ‘Octopussy’ and definitely one of the many highlights of India’s fantastic Golden Triangle.
Ranthambore Jungle Safari
Ranthambore Jungle Safari is one of the best places to investigate various types of natural life amid Tiger safari. Ranthambore Jungle Safari is real fascination and a standout amongst the most prevalent alternatives to spot creature development and appreciate lovely scene in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.
What is included in the tour
- Stay at 4* Hotels throughout the tour
- Your own single occupancy en-suite room
- Daily Breakfast & Dinner throughout the tour & Full Board in Ranthambore
- Flights from any UK airport
- All Taxes & Surcharges
- 20Kg Baggage allowance and 5kg hand baggage.
- All transfers
- Coordinated Singles only site-seeing and activities (Optional Extra)
- 3 Jungle Safari using open canter on sharing basis
- Entrance fees to the sites as per itinerary
- Dedicated GoSingles host at the hotel
- Welcome get together
- Meet other single, like minded travellers who wish to socialise and make new friends
Price and itinerary may be subject to change
Price excludes: Indian visa
All British passport holders must obtain the holiday visa in advance at least 72 hours prior and not more than 30 days in advance of your departure.
The cost for Indian Tourist Visa for 1 month is US$25 (approx. - £22) from July - March & US$10 (approx. - £10) from April - June and you can purchase from the India Government website https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html failure to comply with entry requirements will result in travel being denied or entry refused.