Overview

GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR INDIA - Showcasing a different side of India, this tour is designed for anyone with a desire to witness the country like never before. Including three classical destinations Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the tour offers amazing experiences. No wonder, the Golden Triangle Tours are simply magical. These tour packages offer one of the finest cultural experience in India along with a visit to some of the finest monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Taj Mahal in Agra..

Highlights

  • Marvel at the Hindu and Islamic elements of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qutub Minar.
  • Get to know the history of the Humayun’s Tomb - the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent.
  • Enjoy the colorful sights and wonderful smells of Chandni Chowk.
  • Explore the 16th century UNESCO World Heritage Site Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Ride to the top of the hilltop fortress - the Amber Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
  • Marvel at the dramatic grandeur of Jaipur’s City Palace. Get to know the history of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort from your guide.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
Day 03: Delhi - Agra (210 Kms / Approx. 04 Hrs. drive)
Day 04: Agra - Jaipur (240 Kms / Approx. 05 Hrs. drive); En-route Fatehpur Sikri
Day 05: Jaipur Sightseeing
Day 06: Jaipur - Delhi (268 Kms / Approx. 06 Hrs. drive) - Departure

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Evening arrive at Delhi – Indira Gandhi International airport.

 

Delhi - is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. 

 

On arrival meeting, assistance at airport by our representative and transfer to hotel. Where our executive will explain the travel plan in detail and hand over the essential documents (Tour programme, hotel’s vouchers, feedback report etc) to you. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 02: Delhi

After  breakfast at hotel enjoy city tour of New Delhi & old Delhi start from Red Fort - from outside (Closed on Monday) -  built in red sandstone, Constructed by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, Jama Masjid - India's largest mosque. Rajghat - crimination place of Mahatama Gandhi.  Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple and Qutab Minar - the highest stone tower in India. India Gate - This solemn monument was built in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the World War Ist. Drive past the Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Parliament House. 

 

Evening free to explore local markets at your own. Overnight at hotel.

Optional tour: Later in the evening one can visit Swami Akshardham Temple. Akshardham is a Hindu Temple complex also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Hindu & Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. The Temple, which attracts approximately 70 percent of all tourists who visit Delhi, was officially opened on 6 November 2005. It sits near the banks of the Yamuna and famous for it evening fountain show. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (265 Kms / 5.5 hrs)

After breakfast & checkout from the hotel drive to Jaipur. 

 

Jaipur - The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. In-spite of growing into a bustling metropolis, it still retains it's character and history - A beautiful fusion of the yesteryears and modernity. Popularly known as the Pink City because of the extensive use of the locally abundant pink plastered stone, painted so in honor of the visit of the royal consort of Queen Victoria. Jaipur thrills the soul with its massive forts, magnificent palaces, exquisite temples and lush gardens.

 

On arrival, check in at hotel. Rest of the free for leisure activities. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 04: Jaipur - ELEPHANT RIDE AT AMBER FORT

After an early breakfast at hotel, visit the majestic Amber Fort and Palace, originally constructed by Raja Mansingh and one of the finest examples of Rajput architecture. Enjoy the unique experience of an ascent on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant, up to the Fort. In the afternoon, visit the city’s Palace Complex holds several museums that contain impressive collections of miniature paintings, costumes, and armor. Sheesh Mahal built in the 17th century in a fusion style of Hindu and Islamic art. Also see the hall of public audiences and Maharaja Man Singh's Palace who had twelve queens.

 

Later see the Jantar Mantar Observatory, a sanctuary of the astronomer king, Maharaja Jai Singh II. Nearby, the intriguing Palace of the Wind, the Hawa Mahal, was built in 1799 to allow ladies from the royal family to view the city and bazaar below in privacy.

 

In the evening one can enjoy The Amer sound & Light show (optional Tour)- Amber holds the history of a citadel, pulsating with a legendry past of 600 years and 28 kings of the Kachhwaha dynasty, before their capital moved to Jaipur. Through their unique diplomacy of strategic alliances, their valor and strength, the rulers not only established a long dynasty but, in time, also played a part in changing the destiny of medieval India. Through this Son-et- Lumiere spectacle, an attempt has been made to revive the pride of Amber and bring forth the traditions that coloured the lives of its people and the pomp that once existed in its fullest form.

 

This musical extravaganza has highlighted the local legends, folklore, with a myriad of music that continues to give Rajasthan its unique identity. The show is a simple attempt to end the silence that had long fallen upon Amber - for the spirit of Amber is eternal. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 05: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (280 Kms / 5.5 hrs)

After an early breakfast & checkout from the hotel and drive to Agra.

 

Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri bears exceptional testimony to the Mughal civilization at the end of the 16th century. It offers a unique example of architectural ensembles of very high quality constructed between 1571 and 1585. Its form and layout strongly influenced the evolution of Indian town planning, notably at Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi).

 

The 'City of Victory' had only an ephemeral existence as the capital of the Mughal empire. The Emperor Akbar (1556-1605) decided to construct it in 1571, on the same site where the birth of his son, the future Jahangir, was predicted by the wise Shaikh Salim Chisti (1480-1572). This capital without a future, some 40 km from Agra was, however, considerably more than the fancy of a sovereign during the 14 years of its existence. The city, which the English traveller Ralph Fitch considered in 1585 as 'considerably larger than London and more populous', comprised a series of palaces, public buildings and mosques, as well as living areas for the court, the army, servants of the king and for an entire population whose history has not been recorded.

 

Later continue drive to Agra. Agra, situated on the west bank of River Yamuna, Agra was once the flourishing capital of the Muslim rulers of India. Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire – giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. 

 

On arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 06: Agra – Delhi (203 Kms / 4.5 hrs)

After breakfast& checkout from the hotel visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) world's greatest monument to love. Emperor Shah Jahan built this pristine white marble mausoleum in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The monument looks amazingly graceful from almost any angle and took 24 years and 20,000 people to build.

 

Agra Fortbuilt by the Mughal dynasty's greatest Emperor, Akbar, in 1565. A number of the fort’s beautiful palaces, mosques and gardens were built by his successors in later years. Pearl Mosque, it shined like a pearl. It is held that this mosque was constructed by Shah Jahan for his members of royal court. Diwan-i-Khas - Here envoys and other honoured guests were granted a personal audience with the ruler. the Dīwān-e-Khās is a small marble structure near the Dīwān-e-Ām.Diwan-i-Aam - the ruler held mass audience. He would sit on his throne facing petitioners. His minister would assemble the petitions and refer them to the Dīwān-e-Khās for private audience. Jahangir Mahal - Jahangiri Mahal is the most important building of the Akbari period in the Agra Fort.

 

Later in time transfer to Delhi airport to board your homebound flight with the happy memory of our incredible nation.

 

 

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Inclusions/Exclusions

COST INCLUDES:

  • 05 Nights air-condition accommodation on Double / Twin share room at proposed hotels.
  • Daily breakfast at hotel as per detail itinerary from Day 02.
  • Meeting and assistance services on arrival / departure.
  • Air – conditioned chauffeur driven Vehicle (as per above) for city sightseeing, tour, excursion etc. as per above program.
  • Cycle Rickshaw ride at the narrow alley of Chandni Chowk / Old Delhi.
  • Traditional Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur.
  • English speaking local guides during the city tour at all places as per detail itinerary.
  • All parking, road taxes, government taxes and driver allowances.
  • Tour assistance throughout the tour.
  • All presently applicable Government taxes.
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(**Please note: Other foreign language speaking guides are also available in same price, kindly contact us for more details.)
 
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Any international and domestic airfare if it is not mention in cost inclusion.
  • High season supplement from (20 Dec till 05 Jan)
  • Transport during free days / any optional tour / Entrance & Camera Fees at the monuments.
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone calls, Laundry, soft / hard drinks, lunch, tipping etc.
  • Any Porterage services at Airport/Railway Station.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.

Add-ons

  • Delhi – Food walk, Yoga, Akshardham temple fountain show, ayurvedic massage.
  • Agra – Mohabbat-e-Taj show, Yoga, Food Walk, Cycle Ride.
  • Jaipur – Cooking Class, Food walk, Yoga, Chokhi Dhani, Dye It Yourself (DIY) workshop, Amer Fort – light & sound show.