India's Golden Triangle is a Popular Tourist Circuit and Consists of National Capitals Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
Complex and beguiling, India is a country unlike any other. Wondrous sights rich in romance and intrigue come alive in the “Golden Triangle”—Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. Delhi’s immense red sandstone marble tomb, commissioned by Emperor Humayun’s grief-stricken wife, will capture your heart, while Raj Ghat, a black granite memorial to the “Father of the Nation,” Mahatma Gandhi, will stir your soul. Jaipur’s Pink City and Agra’s Taj Mahal, a grand tribute to love, will leave you forever mesmerized.
INDIA's GOLDEN TRIANGLE with uniworld
Your Journey begins in India’s capital city, New Delhi. Home to 17 million people, New Delhi has been destroyed and rebuilt numerous times with all of its conquerors having left traces. Carry on to Agra, to view one of most beautiful monuments ever created, the Taj Mahal. Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing the Taj Mahal at both sunrise and sunset. Wake up early the following morning for a second visit to the unforgettable site and see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn.
See the “Pink City” of Jaipur, where you’ll visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory still used by local astrologers. Next is the city of Kolkota, home of Mother Teresa, followed by India’s “Temple City” Kalna, which boasts magnificent Hindu temples built by the maharajas of Bardhaman in the late 18th and 19th centuries. This adventure by land and river will touch all of your senses and leave you with a lifetime of memories.
This journey is ideal for culturally curious travelers, spiritual seekers, photographers and adventurous souls looking for a truly immersive and unforgettable experience.
This adventure by land and river will touch all of your senses, from Kolkata, where Mother Teresa’s humble home and tomb provide a place of pilgrimage, to the Rajbari Temples devoted to the Hindu god Shiva. Your Ganges voyage delves deeply into India’s fascinating historical and religious heritage, working its charm in myriad ways and leaving you with memories that will forever endure.
The capital of modern India, New Delhi is not one city but many. Sprawling, home to 17 million people, inhabited for at least 2,500 years, New Delhi has been built and destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, and all of its conquerors have left traces.
You’ll find goods from all over India in bustling Connaught Place, in case you want to indulge in some shopping, and the National Museum displays 5,000 years of India’s arts and artifacts. You may opt for the optional tour to Qutab Minar and the Jagannath Hindu Temple.
Pink is the color of hospitality in Rajasthan, which gives you an idea of what to expect in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. You’ll see some marvelous things here, including the City Palace complex and Jantar Mantar, an ancient observatory still used by local astrologers to determine the position of the stars. Find out what the stars reveal about your destiny.
When Jai Singh II and his architect designed the new city in the 1720s, they made the Maharaja’s palace its center and laid out the rest of the town around it. His successors added to it, so it’s now a complex of palaces, halls, gardens and reception areas. Museum rooms display astonishingly ornate clothing worn by royalty over the centuries, ravishing carpets, lethal weaponry, illuminated manuscripts—all the paraphernalia and treasures of royal life. Hear the tales of those who lived here over the centuries as you gaze in wonder at gold-inlaid ceilings and ornate gateways.
To gaze upon the Taj Mahal is a moment at the top of countless travel bucket lists, as well it should be. Widely considered one of the most beautiful monuments ever created, this “elegy in marble” is guaranteed not to disappoint—especially when viewed at the magical hour of sunset. Uniworld guests have the rare pleasure of experiencing the Taj Mahal at both sunrise and sunset. Wake up early this morning for a second visit to this unforgettable site, so you can see the white marble monument aglow with the rosy tinge of dawn.
About the Ganges Voyager II
The ship’s spacious, high-ceilinged suites are a serene sanctuary, with beautiful hand-painted murals and all the comforts of a five-star hotel. All suites have a cozy sitting area and a French balcony with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. A bed dressed in soft linens, with a choice of pillows. Your roomy bathroom has a rain shower, comfy robes and slippers, and spa-quality bath products. Other high-end amenities include a generous amount of closet space, under-bed storage, a flat-screen television with a wide selection of on-demand movies, individual climate control, bottled water replenished daily, fresh fruit and flowers upon arrival, an iPhone docking station with alarm clock, makeup mirrors, and universal electrical plugs. Read about Uniworld's newest ship, the S.S. Joie De Vivre, here.