A 7-day North India tour can offer an excellent opportunity of exploring India’s Golden Triangle which consists of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. With so much to see and do in these three incredible cities, the Golden Triangle should be on every traveller’s bucket list. From mesmerizing landscapes and striking architecture to vivid culture, a North India tour can fulfil the wildest fantasies of every avid traveller. So, here is an expertly planned 7-day itinerary for those looking to squeeze in as many unforgettable experiences in a week as possible.

Day 1: Arrival in Delhi

There can be no better starting point of a North India tour than the country’s dynamic capital city, Delhi. Once you have settled in after your journey, you can start exploring the beauty and vibrancy of this city. Clearly showcasing the influence of Turks, Persians, Mongols, Afghans, British and Mughals, Delhi is one of the best places to visit in North India. You can visit Raj Ghat and National Gandhi Museum, both of which are situated a short distance apart, to learn about Mahatma Gandhi and India’s independence movement. Then, you can check out the spectacular India Gate before paying a visit to the serene and revered Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Also, the streets of Delhi are lined with food stalls. So, you can fill up on delicious local delicacies for dinner before turning in for the night.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Delhi

Taking a complete sightseeing tour of Delhi is one of the best things to do in North India. There is no shortage of historical and cultural attractions in Delhi. You can start by visiting the Red Fort, which is beautifully constructed from red sandstone from the Yamuna River. After learning about the fort’s storied past, you can explore the bustling streets and colourful shops in Old Delhi. While there, don’t forget to visit Chandni Chowk, which is counted amongst the largest markets in South Asia and is famous for its eateries and street food stalls. Other sites that you should definitely include in your tour are Swaminarayan Akshardham Hindu Temple, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Lakshmi Narayan Temple and Qutab Minar.

India Gate - Delhi Qutub Minar - Delhi

Day 3: Shopping in Delhi and Arrival in Agra

A trip to India’s capital city cannot be considered complete until you have visited at least one of its many vibrant markets. Counted amongst the country’s most dynamic and versatile shopping destinations, Delhi is home to a number of popular markets. You can soak in the authentic Indian ambience at Dilli Haat, shop for souvenirs at Khan Market or engage in some budget-friendly retail therapy at Sarojini Market. Once satisfied with your shopping spree, get packed and depart for Agra. Situated 215 km away from Delhi, Agra serves as an ideal second destination for a North India tour. Try to reach Agra by nightfall. When in Agra, stay at our associate property at Ramada Plaza By Wyndham, one of the best resorts in India, to make your visit as pleasant as possible.

Day 4: Visit Agra’s Prominent Attractions

Get up early and visit the glorious Taj Mahal at sunrise, which is widely believed to be the best time to visit this iconic monument. Take your time exploring its grounds. Learn about its fascinating history, which includes several interesting facts about its construction and architecture. The Taj Mahal is also listed amongst the country’s most romantic destinations as it was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to express his love for his wife Mumtaz. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Agra Fort. Featuring striking Mughal architecture, this historical marvel is situated along the bank of Yamuna River and served as a stronghold of the Mughal Empire for several generations. After exploring the fort to your heart’s delight, return to the resort and take advantage of the property’s luxurious amenities to enjoy a relaxing evening.

Sikandra Fort in Agra Taj Mahal

Day 5: Sightseeing in Agra and Arrival in Jaipur

Even though Agra is renowned for housing the Taj Mahal, there so much more you can see and do in the beautiful city. Go on a heritage walk to learn more about the city’s history and how the influence of the Mughal period is still visible wherever you go. You can pay a visit to the historic village of Kachhpura and the famous Humayun Mosque. Then, depart for Jaipur, which is situated around 240 km away from Agra. On reaching Jaipur, it is an excellent idea to stay at Club Mahindra Jaipur, which is another one of the most luxurious resorts in North India.

Day 6: Sightseeing in Jaipur

The royal city of Jaipur serves as the capital of Rajasthan, India’s largest state. Dotted with a myriad of tourist attractions, Jaipur is home to grand palaces, historical forts and spectacular monuments. First, visit Amber Fort or Amer Fort, a beautiful historic structure that was constructed by Raja Man Singh. During the tour of the fort, you will get to explore Diwan-i-Am, Shila Devi Temple and Sukh Niwas. The fort also houses Jai Mandir, which is known for its mirrored ceiling and inlaid panels. You can also enjoy an elephant ride across its sprawling grounds. After touring Amber Fort, you can visit other attractions in the city such as the City Palace of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Galtaji Temple.

Jaipur from Nahargarh Fort Amber Fort and Maota Lake - Jaipur

Day 7: Shopping in Jaipur and Departure

Shopping in Jaipur can be a memorable experience. Anything a tourist can wish to buy can be found here. Ranging from its luxurious malls to bustling ancient markets and roadside shops, you can buy traditional garments, trending clothes, stylish footwear, beautiful handbags and unique souvenirs. You can visit one or many of the city’s colourful markets like Johri Bazaar, Bapu Bazaar, Chandpol and Tripolia Bazaar. Once you have completed your shopping spree, you can head back to the resort and pack for departure.

So, follow this carefully designed 7-day travel itinerary for North India to have the holiday of your dreams. Also, stay at the beautiful Club Mahindra resorts to add to the fun and luxury of your vacation.

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Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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