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Golden Triangle Tour

Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
Activities: Old and New Delhi Sightseeing, Explore the colourful markets of Jaipur, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
Regions: North India
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
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If you are planning to visit India for the first time, there is no better option than the Golden Triangle Tour. It is one of the best tours to discover the rich culture and heritage of India. This tour covers three famous cities of India - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. New Delhi is the capital of India. It is the country's largest and second most populous metropolis. Agra, also known as the city of The Taj Mahal, is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Jaipur the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan often called the Pink City.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

Arrive Delhi by flight. Welcome to India- a country where hospitality is a way of life; to a culture steeped in tradition, a land where history lives in music and dance. You will be received at the airport in a traditional manner with garlands and proceed to your hotel.

Overnight in Delhi.

DAY 2: DELHI

Morning after a relaxed breakfast we will take you to a tour of Delhi.

Pulsing with energy and colour, Old Delhi is laced by a maze of narrow lanes, which twist and turn between the tall, leaning buildings. You will witness the hustle and bustle of thronged bazaars where you will experience the full sights, sounds and aromas indicative of the Indian sub continent. In Old Delhi you will visit the famous Red Fort (closed on Monday) surrounded by shops and bazaars, the Jama Masjid with its tapering minarets and wonderful marble domes and Chandni Chowk. In Old Delhi you will also have an opportunity to experience a rickshaw ride.

As a complete contrast, New Delhi stands in formal splendor. It is a city of wide boulevards that offers ever changing perspectives of Lutyen’s landscaped city. It is also a city known for its formal parks, magnificent Parliament Building, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the official residence of the President of India in the 330 acres of land and designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens) and India Gate. In New Delhi you will also visit Qutab Minar, the 72.5 meter high tower dating back to the 13th century, and Humanyun’s Tomb, which was built in the 16th century and architecturally considered the forerunner of the Taj Mahal.

Overnight in Delhi.

DAY 3: DELHI - AGRA

Morning drive to Agra (Approx. 210 Kms/ 4 ½ hrs drive) Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Agra Fort and Taj Mahal ( closed on Friday)

Agra Fort (Near the gardens of the Taj Mahal stands the important 16th-century Mughal monument known as the Red Fort of Agra. More often than not, the Agra Fort is overshadowed by the pristine beauty of the Taj, but for those looking for something beyond romance, the Agra Fort is worth seeing. Situated on the bank ofriver Yamuna, the Agra Fort today, stands as a citadel of the past that has witnessed centuries slip by).

Then visit Taj Mahal Someone rightly said, ‘see the Taj and die’ and the Taj certainly surpasses this thought. Described as the most spectacular monuments ever built for love, Taj Mahal is the Agra fascination and greatest pride of India. One of the legendary Indian poet -Rabindranath Tagore described its beauty as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died after giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. Around 20,000 workers devoted day and night to construct this magnificent monument.

Taj Mahal proved to be the costliest tomb ever build on this earth. Specialists were brought in from Europe and other Asian counties to produce the exquisite marble screens and pietra dura made with the thousands of semi precious stones. It is said that Shah Jahan also wanted to built a black Taj Mahal as a tomb for himself on the opposite side if the river Yamuna. Locals guides are found saying that he want to portray his negative image, when his own son Aurangzeb threw his son into the jail, but sadly he could not afford his grandiose plans.

The Taj is the monument of love, so its each and every detail has been conceptualized with at most care and meaning. The architects and builders made it a point not to confront the viewer with the mind boggling all at once. So they made the entry through a dazzling arched gateway inscribed with verses from Koran. The credit of designing this spectacular mausoleum goes to the architect Ustad Isa Khan Effendi from Iran. The best marble were transported from Makrana in Rajasthan, and the precious stones came from Afghanistan, Persia and Central Asia.

Overnight in Agra.

DAY 4: AGRA - JAIPUR

After breakfast proceed to Jaipur ( Approx. 245 Kms / 5 ½ hrs drive) en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri (40 kms west of Agra, is built a city predominantly in Red Sandstone and is called Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1570 and 1585. It is one of the finest examples of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture).

After the sightseeing continue for Jaipur.Upon arrival transfer to hotel for check in.

Jaipur – The Pink City : Jaipur needed a fresh coat of paint to welcome its distinguished guest the Prince of Wales in 1905-6. The contractor inability to supply any other color in the required quantity compelled the choice of pink shade for its walls. A contractors compulsion famed Jaipur to Pinkcity. Since then the PINK color is associated with hospitality in Rajput culture.

Overnight in Jaipur.

DAY 5: JAIPUR

After breakfast, you will be taken for sightseeing of Jaipur. Morning proceed to Amer fort with elephant ride while going uphill the fort (subject to availability and alternatively by Jeep). After seeing the fort come back down the fort by open Jeep. Amber fort complex stands amidst wooded hills. One of the finest examples of Rajput/Mughal architec-ture. Built in 16th century it stands as a testament reflecting the glory of the fierce Kachawaha Dynasty that ruled over the region from 12th to the 18th century. The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture.

Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort- palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking look. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.

Then proceed to visit Hawa Mahal which is the best-known landmark of Jaipur. In the heart of the city is situated the City Palace, a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The place is now a museum except for one section where the erstwhile royal family still lives. Jantar Mantar is only one of the five ob-servatories constructed by Jai Singh to whom the city owes its name. Central Museum has a large collec-tion of costumes, woodwork, brassware, jewelry, and pottery. The hilltop forts of Nahargarh, Jaigarh, and Amber constitute the real Rajputana legacy. The Maota Lake offers a breathtaking reflection of the mag-nificent Amber Fort-Palace.

Overnight in Jaipur.

DAY 6: JAIPUR / DELHI

After breakfast morning drive back to Delhi airport to board your flight for next destination (Approx. 250 Kms / 5 ½ hrs drive).

Prices Include:

  • Accommodation for (5) nights on twin share basis in the mentioned hotels and similar
  • Breakfast at hotels.
  • Services of English Speaking Local Guide for the sightseeing as per the itinerary. One time entrances to the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Transport will be using air conditioned Innova Car or similar
  • All currently applicable taxes
  • Elephant ride going uphill at Amber fort(Subject to the availability) / Jeep
  • All current Government taxes are included in the above price, which are subject to change without any notice.

Prices DO NOT Include:

  • International , visa fees, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Car at disposal or any sightseeing on leisure days unless specified above
  • Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • Any airfare – international or domestic
  • Any porterage at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'INCLUDED'.
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