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Golden Triangle With Sri Lanka

Day 01 : Arrival Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport, a GeTs Holidays representative will meet and escort you to your pre booked Hotel.

Delhi : The cosmopolitan capital of India is a dynamic blend of past and present. Having seen the rise and fall of many dynasties, Delhi is the hub of Indian politics.Tourists will get to explore these historic monuments mostly Mughal marvels and new-age temples together with swanky shopping malls, happening nightclubs. Delhi is also home to finest academic institutions of India.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi Sightseeing
You will begin with the Old Delhi’s sightseeing tour. Visit the Red Fort (Closed every Monday), Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan , Rajghat (Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial). Enjoy a rickshaw ride past the silver street in Chandni Chowk.

Later, visit New Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhawan (official residence of president of India), India Gate, Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibak of the Slave Dynasty.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 : Delhi – Agra (By road 205 kms)
After breakfast, drive to the Agra, the city of Taj. On arrival check into the pre- booked hotel .

Agra : Agra needs no introduction. Goes without saying, its claim to fame is Taj Mahal, featuring among the Seven Wonders Of The World. Emitting a pearl-like glow on the banks of Yamuna, Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Among other Mughal monuments Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and tourist magnets.

Visit the charming Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), one of the most extravagant expression of love. Around 20,000 men labored for over 22years to build this mausoleum. Later, proceed to Agra Fort. Emperor Akbar started constructing this red sandstone fort in 1566, on the banks of Yamuna. Notable structures inside the fort are Diwan-i-Aam (hall of public audience) and Diwan-i-Khas (hall of private audience). Marble pavilions with floral inlays create an ethereal ambiance. Check out Emperor Akbar’s gem-studded Peacock Throne, where he met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : Agra – Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute (235 kms / 5 hrs approx.)
Early morning, after breakfast drive to Jaipur, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. This served as the capital of Mughal empire for more than 10 years. A bustling city during Akbar’s reign is now a ghost town. It is believed the beautiful city was deserted owing to dearth of water supply. On arrival to Jaipur, check in at a hotel.

Jaipur: The capital city of Rajasthan draws its name from King Sawai Jai Singh, it’s founder. Alluring forts and majestic palaces richly adorned with Rajput architecture make Jaipur ‘wanted’ among domestic and foreign tourists. Shopping in Jaipur is fun! For those visiting the city, loosen your purse strings for handicraft items, traditional ghagras, junk jewellery, gems, home decor items.

Jaipur is one of the planned cities of Asia, with straight roads intersecting each other at right angles, well-laid streets and countless temples. Jaipur is close to Varanasi as far as temple count is considered. Visitors are said to spot temples in every 100 meters.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05 : Jaipur (Sightseeing)
After breakfast, it is time to explore the Pink City of India. The excursion begins with Amber Fort. The sprawling fort complex is explored on elephant back. So hop onto the gigantic mammal for fort tour.

The next destination is City Palace, in the heart of Jaipur, known for its blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum displaying royal artifacts. Visit Jantar Mantar, the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. Proceed to Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds, constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions and keep themselves updated with the world through windows. The castle shaped pink sandstone structure has over 900 windows and lodged Maharanis and their maidens who were not allowed to venture into public.

Afternoon is reserved for shopping. Head to Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. In the evening visit to Birla Temple built of white marble.

In the evening, visit to Chokhi Dhani (pay directly) - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, folk dance, games, astrology, puppet shows in a traditional village-like ambiance.
Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.

Day 06 : Jaipur-Delhi (Approx. 240km) - Departure To Sri Lanka
After breakfast drive back to Delhi. At the right time you will be transferred to the Delhi Airport to board flight for onward journey. Kindly note, you need to be at the airport 3 hours before the flight departs to Sri Lanka.
Arrival and transfer to Colombo hotel

Check-in at the Hotel.

In the evening, leave for a sightseeing Tour of Colombo driving through the Commercial area of
the Fort, so named, because both the Portuguese and Dutch had a Fort at this point.
Drive passed Pettah – a noisy Oriental bazaar with a hotch-potch of Humanity, ancient vehicles, bargains, mosques & temples. Visit Hindu temple & drive pass Jumi-UL Alfar Jumma Mosque, Continue the tour through the Wolvendaal Dutch Church, Hultsdorf Law courts, to the residential area of Cinnamon Gardens and on to the
Independence Square and Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall.
Also, visit the ceramics corporation showroom, majestic city shopping complex, House of Fashion, and the Odel unlimited dress boutique.

Overnight at the Hotel.

DAY 07:
After Breakfast, leave for Nuwara Eliya via Kitulgala where the “Bridge on the River Kwai” film was shot. Also observe the Water Falls St.Clar’s and Devon.

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya. Its invigorating mountain climate and scenery, is Sri Lanka’s most popular hill resort. Nuwara Eliya is also the heart of Sri Lanka’s tea production, a significant share of the world’s best tea. Sri Lanka’s highest mountain Pidurutalagala (8282 feet) is located here. Nuwara Eliya also has one of the finest 18 hole golf courses in South Asia.

Check-in at the Hotel

Afternoon at leisure.

Overnight at the Hotel

DAY 08 :
After Breakfast, leave for Kandy, en-route visit a tea plantation and a tea factory, where the best tea in the world is produced. You will be told all about the process of manufacturing tea. You can also see how tea is graded. Taste a cup of pure Ceylon tea in the factory.

Check-in at the Hotel, after arriving in Kandy.

Embark on a City tour of Kandy. The last capital of the Sri Lankan kings, Kandy, is a World Heritage Site. The name Kandy conjures visions of splendor and magnificence. Many of the legends, traditions and folklore are still lovingly kept alive. Drive around the Kandy Lake built by the last Sinhala king Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe in 1798. Visit the Kandy town and Bazaar, the arts & crafts center and a gem museum and a
Lapidary.

Also visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. This was first built as a pleasure garden by a Sinhala king and was expanded by the British. It is 147 acres in extent and has an amazing variety of trees, plants and flowers.

In the evening visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and thereafter witness a Cultural show featuring traditional Sri Lankan dancing.

Overnight stay at the Hotel

DAY 09 :
After Breakfast leaves for Colombo

En-route visit Elephant orphanage in Pinnawala. This orphanage is the home to 60 elephants, out of which some are infants abandoned or orphaned in the wild. They are being cared, fed and trained by the wild life authorities. The best time to visit is during the feeding times, when one will have the opportunity to see baby elephants being bottle-fed. Also could accompany the elephants to a river close-by and see them having their daily bath.

Check-in at the Hotel

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight stay at the Grand Oriental Hotel (3*)/ Ramada Hotel (4*), Colombo

DAY 10 :
After Breakfast proceed to airport for departure.