India: The Golden Triangle
Explore landmarks that haunt the imagination and revive a golden age as you delve deeper into the wonders of India’s Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
"Andrea did a wonderful job designing an itinerary to suit three generations of diverse interests, and was flexible and responsive to last minute changes and requests. He showed us many hidden treasures of this beautiful region that would have missed we're it not for him."
- Heather on her journey in Italy
A possible, beautiful itinerary for you
Landmarks of Exceeding Beauty
Arrival in New Delhi. You are received at the airport with marigold garlands. You open yourself to India, she has won you with this gesture. You head towards the hotel and you get a first glimpse of the busy life, the contrasts, and the contradictions of this wonderful country. In the morning, you visit the old part of Delhi. It is full of legendary architecture: the imposing Red Fort takes you words away, there are mansions and temples that display elements from many cultures, and crystalise a long and complicated history.
A Walk with Aditya Arya
There are many good ways to get to now Old Delhi. A car is not really one of them. A rickshaw let’s you see a big chunk of the city without ever getting stuck in traffic. A bicycle is not a bad idea either, and it certainly sounds tempting. But you are looking for something special, for the essence and the secrets of the city. Thus, you join renowned photographer Aditya Arya. He shows you some of the hidden features of Delhi, shares a photography tip or two, and together you discover the play of light and shadow in a city that has a fair share of both. Read more
Echoes of a Golden Empire
Agra, a former Mughal capital, holds two major monuments, let alone of India, but of the whole human kind: Agra Fort and the Taj Mahal. The Fort is an impressive structure, that still possesses the air of a different age, a golden age. You visit the Taj Mahal, and learn its history, its nuances, and enjoy the white marble edifice that is a triumph of love over death. You are struck with the colour and its purity. Next morning, before sunrise, you head to the Taj, while the tourists are asleep, and witness something quite unexpected: the Taj Mahal captures the colour of daybreak, like a miraculous alpenglow, in this man-made mountain of transcendence.
Like One of the Royals
Jaipur is a city of palaces. In the City Palace, you gain exclusive access to the residential area of the Royal Family. The Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, and the Jal Mahal, the Water Palace, are of such exquisiteness and beauty you could enjoy them all they long. However, you must ready for dinner: a royal experience at a Haveli Mansion. The cheerful images and sounds of a Bollywood film at Raj Mandir Cinema, you are fully drawn to the magic of a former age, that though gone, peeps out from every corner once you learn how to look.