Duration: 06 Nights & 07 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
The most captivating potpourri of North India, offering the variety & flavor both in terms of time & value. Backed with splendor of culture, décor & history, it's also the most popular tourist circuit due to its accessibility. Delhi offers a wealth of sites including its medieval Mughal buildings, labyrinthine bazaars & Raj's immaculate new city, now the seat of government. Capital of the princely state of Rajasthan, Jaipur, boasts several enormous Forts & Palaces rich with history, pride, chivalry and bravery. Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, is on the banks of River Yamuna, where the Taj Mahal, the most beautiful monument, stands majestically by the banks of the river reciting the Eternal poetry of Love.
Golden Triangle is ideally suited for 1st time visitors to India as its fabulous amalgamation offers many more connecting tourist destinations especially within North India.
|Delhi||Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate,
President's House, Humayun's Tomb & Qutub Minar
Optional Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre
|Jaipur||Elephant ride to Amber Fort Palace , City Palace, Jantar Mantar
(Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)
Optional Cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani
|Fatehpur Sikri||Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti|
|Agra||Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandara & Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb|
|Mathura & Vrindavan||Shri Krishna Janmabhumi Temple, Bankey Bihari Temple & ISKCON Temple|
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir
Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a
testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New
Delhi also marks the division in life styles.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)
Day 02: Delhi
Full Day Tour
Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.
We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Optional - Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor
Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)
Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur (262km - 5hr)
Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.
Optional - Chokhi Dhani
An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)
Day 04 : Jaipur
Full Day Tour
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.
Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani &
Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building
called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city.
Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an
astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate
predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds),
a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799
so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market unseen
by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)
Day 05: Jaipur - Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (260km - 6hr)
Today we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti.
Further we continue our drive to Agra, beautifully situated on
the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the
Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist
destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most
notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO
World Heritage sites.
Overnight Hotel - Agra (B)
Day 06: Agra
Full Day Tour
Today we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations.
We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir
completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. Itmad-Ud-Daulah's
Tomb, built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. It belongs to the
father of Nur Jahan, Ghiyas-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir (Chief Minister
of Emperor Jehangir). This white marble tomb was. This tomb was the first
complete marble Mughal structure.
Overnight Hotel - Agra(B)
Day 07: Agra - Delhi via Mathura & Vrindavan (220km - 5hr)
Today we drive back to Delhi, en route visit Mathura & Vrindavan, places related with the birth & childhood of Lord Krishna. In Mathura we visit Shri Krishna Janmabhumi temple, a stone slab marks the original birth place of Krishna. In Vrindavan we visit Bankey Bihari Temple, built in the year 1864. Temple is famous for the black statue of Krishna, also called as Thakur Ji. ISKCON Temple, one of the most beautiful temples in Vrindavan. Temple is devoted to Krishna, his brother Balaram & Krishna's beloved Radha.
Further we continue our drive to Delhi, upon arrival in Delhi Transfer to Airport for onward Destination.
Our tour concludes: We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serve you again in near future.