India Golden Triangle & Safari

Want to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise? Try your hand at authentic Indian cooking classes? or just visit the magical pink city of Jaipur. India is a beauty of a country, and the tour is nothing short of a wonder in itself! This 9 day tour has you exploring the very best of India’s golden triangle. We take you to the hotspots, the hidden gems and everything in between. Whatever part of India you want to see, we’ve got it. Learn a few moves at a Bollywood dance class, grab those binoculars before going on safari. You want to see everything.. We’ve got it here for you. The only question is.. When should we meet you there?

When we say classic, we mean the perfect balance of culture, adventure, beaches and parties. High number of inclusions, low cost. Tru-ly authentic experiences from home-stays & hostels to beach huts, hotels and boats. A classic tour means maximum adventure, minimum hassle. Built for backpackers by backpackers.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

All Transport Included Private Van

8 Nights Accommodation Hotels Twin-share Rooms

Taj Mahal Sunrise Wildlife Safari Bollywood dance class

tru Exclusives
Royal Palace Lunch
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Low Deposit
Stupidly low deposits so you won't have to raid the piggy bank to lock in your trip.
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Free date change
If your plans change, no stress. We allow one free date change up to 60 days before you travel.
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Payment Plans
Have something to look forward to & pay us when you can.
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Unrivalled Support
The best 1 on 1 support before, during and after your trip.
Bucket List
Taj Mahal Sunrise
Tiger Safari
Bollywood Dance Lesson

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9
Day 1


Are you ready for the most epic 9 days of your life? Give us a WAHOOOOO! Let’s do this. Arrive anytime today at Delhi's airport (Indira Gandhi International airport), and we’ll meet you there! Look out for your Travel Ninja, no they won’t be dressed head to toe in karate gear, but I promise you they’ll be looking pretty fresh! A tour guide but with superhuman powers of adventure. Spend some time chilling in our accommodation before we head out for a welcome dinner and a few drinks to get to know your new TruFam who you’ll be spending the next 10 days with. Delhi is a bustling, lively city with so much going on! So have a beer and let’s get out and explore!

New Delhi
Airport Pick Up
exploring india in a tuk tuk
Day 2


Wake up! It’s our first morning in New Dehli, and it’s a beauty! What better way to experience Dehli than being shown around by a local first hand! We’re here to see everything, baby! We set off on a walking tour guided by the Salaam Balak Trust. One of the most trusted non-profit organisations for street children in Delhi. You’ll learn a lot today, so grab those thinking caps and put them on! We learn how the organisation provides children with opportunities and care to help support those living on the streets. We visit their headquarters to meet some of the children and learn how the Salaam Balak Trust has positively impacted their lives. It’s a rewarding day and one not to be missed. We head back to freshen up before heading out for dinner as a group. There’s so many MUST tries in India, and Kingfisher is one of them! I know what you’re thinking, you're not a bird watcher, but It’s actually India’s local beer and up there with one of our personal favourites.

New Delhi
City Tour
1x Breakfast
Day 3


Have you really visited India if you haven’t had a cooking class? India is known for having some of the best food in the world, so try your hand at cooking up a storm! We take part in a hands-on, authentic Indian cooking class rustling up some traditional Indian dishes. Be ready for your socks to be blown off! (And your taste buds.. Go easy on the Chilli powder) After trying out enough food to eat for a week! We set off and head to Agra! We have a chilled evening in preparation for the BIG DAY TOMORROW! Who’s excited?! WE ARE! We’re seeing a wonder of the world!

Cooking Lesson
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
Day 4


This is it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The destination that’s been on your bucket list since you could hold a pen. We’re up early as we head to the Taj Mahal for sunrise! Make sure you’ve packed your camera, your GoPro or even a disposable camera because this moment really is once in a lifetime. Spend the morning learning about how the Taj Mahal was built and the story behind it, enter inside to see the tombs where Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife are buried. Watch the sun come up with your TruFam and take in the surroundings of by far one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. There’s no better way to experience the Taj Mahal, and it’s picture-perfect views than early morning. Is there anywhere else you’d rather be? After an epic morning of culture, cameras and a whole lot of coffee, we head to Laxmi Vilas Palace. Yes, we said that. We’re going to a palace! We FANCY baby! Only the best for our TruFam royalty! A TruExclusive you won’t get anywhere else! We stop for a delicious private lunch.

Taj Mahal & Palace Lunch
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
TRU Exclusives
Royal Palace Lunch
Day 5


Wake up, it's going to be a WILD day! No seriously, It is! We get up early and jump in jeeps for a safari through the National Park. Get those binoculars out like the real wild Thornberry you are because we’re about to see a huge ton of local wildlife. Monkeys, crocodiles, peacocks, deers hey we may even see a wild tiger if you’re lucky! Or unlucky? Grab the camera because with this experience you will see a side to India not often shown on TV. The wildlife is beautiful, The setting is spectacular. The experience? Unbeatable. After an epic morning, the rest of the day is free for your heart's desire, check out the local area or just relax and soak up that gorgeous sun heat.

Ranthambore National Park
1x Breakfast
Day 6


Day 6 and we’re heading to Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan and an absolute must-see when visiting India. The perfect mixture of shades of creamy pink to magenta, Jaipur is known as ‘the pink city’. Every street is painted pink in the city centre. An Instagrammers candy floss dream. The city is vibrant and full of life so spend the afternoon taking a look around and grabbing those all-important pics to send to your mates back home. Wish you were here… Try out some delicious street food and even a cute pink chai tea if you’re down. Head back to the hotel, freshen up because in the evening we throw on our dancing shoes. Get ready to show up the rest of the TruFam with your moves because we’re partaking in a Bollywood dance class. (All those hours of watching youtube learning some moves have paid off) IT’S YOUR TIME TO SHINE!

Bollywood Dance Class
1x Breakfast
Day 7

Exploring Jaipur & the Pink Palace

Wake up in the city of Jaipur! Did you dream of being a land full of pink? Well, it’s reality, and it’s an action-packed day baby! We check out the city and visit the Hawa Mahal. One of the most amazing forms of architecture in India, it looks like an optical illusion. If that doesn’t get your brain flowing try counting how many windows there are! *Spoiler alert there’s 953?!* world-famous it’s a must-visit in India! Next, we head to Jaipur City Palace before heading up to the fort in 4x4. You want to see a viewpoint? Well, get ready TruFam because this is like no other! You can see the whole city! The whole of Jaipur and it’s wonderful pinkness! In the evening we head out for dinner to explore more of this beautiful city.

Pink Palace
1x Breakfast
Day 8

Jaipur & Travel back to New Delhi

After spending a wonderful night amongst an array of pink and orange historic buildings and monuments, have a free morning to chill. Head into town and marvel at the breathtaking surroundings, hit the market to grab those all important souvenirs for your mates back home or relax in the hotel looking back on the past epic 7 days with the TruFam. In the afternoon we head back to Delhi, where we kick started our unforgettable trip. Cmon, it’s not a TruTravels trip without a big last night out, so we’re going big BIG. We check into the hotel, grab a shower before we head out into Delhi town for one final farewell dinner! Delicious cuisine, colourful cocktails and drinks and well, the company couldn't be better.

New Delhi
Explore Jaipur
1 x Breakfast
Day 9


It’s check out day and time to say goodbye, or as the locals say alavida! We’re not very good at them, so let’s just say see you soon, see you next time, in a while crocodile.. Something like that? Our TruNinja’s on hand to help you with your onward plans, hitching a ride to the airport or just dishing out hugs to the saddest of the TruFam. Hey, we’re going to miss ya! But you’re a part of the TruFam now which means we’ll see you every holiday. Don’t forget to send a Christmas card. Until next time! Why not check out Sri Lanka next.. It’s only a short flight away! ;)

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Trips Departure Dates


Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip starts in New Delhi and ends in New Delhi.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You need to fly into New Delhi international airport (DEL). Please note that in order to enter India you need an onward ticket exiting the country and also a visa. If this is your first time to India you will need to have the visa printed.

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

The closest airport to the end destination is New Delhi international airport (DEL).

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation on this trip in twin share and you will stay in hotels.

What is the currency?

The currency for India is Indian Rupees (INR).

Are there any COVID precautions in place for my trip?

Yes! We’re doing everything we can to make your trip as safe and stress- free as possible. All trips are run with enhanced safety and hygiene protocols advised by the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office) & WHO (World Health Organisation) including only working with partners who uphold the same standard and are taking the maximum amount of precautions. From switching to private transport where possible to offering private room upgrades, we’ve got all areas covered to ensure your trip is an amazing one!

What happens If I can’t travel due to COVID?

We’re only operating in countries that are open without quarantine and are safe and easy to travel in. That being said if you could no longer travel due to COVID or if something were to arise, we’re offering complete flexibility for our TruTravellers. From free date changes to lifetime deposits. The TruCrew are always here to give you some TLC and to go through your options. Think of us as ya BFF’s, the fun auntie/uncle of the family who loves a drink or your travel guardian angels. Were not fussed.

Is my money protected?

Yep! You will never lose your money. You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We’re offering free date changes or to keep your deposit on file for as and when you’re ready to travel, 2 months, 2 years or even 20!

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