India's Golden Triangle
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Delhi||India Gate, in the heart of the city.
Red Fort built of red sandstone is the of great importance in present day - republic day parades initiate from here.
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques which can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees. Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial.
|2||Agra||Taj Mahal - Mughal marvel which features among the seven wonders of the world.
Agra Fort built by Akbar is a must see because of its design and layout.
|3||Agra-Jaipur||Fatehpur Sikri, Mughal capital in Agra. City Palace which exhibits royal artifacts and Jantar Mantar (astronomical observatory)|
|4||Jaipur-Delhi||Visit Amber Fort and Palace of Winds in Jaipur, en-route Delhi airport.|
Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destination : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival at the New Delhi you will be transferred to the hotel. Check into hotel and relax. Spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll first go for Old Delhi sightseeing, starting with Jama Masjid, the country's largest mosque, built in 1656. The mosque's courtyard is capable of holding 25,000 devotees at once. Next, visit Old Delhi’s oldest and biggest market Chandni Chowk. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride from Fatehpuri Masjid to the impressive red sandstone monument of Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation. Afterward, proceed to Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an early example of fine Mughal architecture in India, built in 1565. Humayun's Tomb is often said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal.
Later, take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), Parliament House, and India Gate - a war memorial constructed in memory of 70,000 Indian soldiers who fought in World War I. Lastly, visit Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a soaring tower of victory. Its construction was commenced in 1193 under the supervision of Islamic ruler Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. The marble and red sandstone built structure is nearly 73 meters tall and tapers from a 15-meter-diameter base to just 2.5 meters at the top. Overnight stay at hotel.
Special Activity – Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi to Agra By Road [220 Km / 4 - 5 Hrs. Approx.]
After breakfast, you will be driven towards Agra via one of India’s finest freeways. Upon arrival in Agra, check into hotel and freshen up. The city of Agra is home to Taj Mahal - the UNESCO World Heritage Site and perhaps the world’s most photographed monument. Pay a visit to this beautiful edifice commissioned in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his loving wife. Then, visit the massive Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an elegant building that reflects a perfect fusion of the Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles with massive courtyards, mosques & private chambers. Next, visit the Mehtab Bagh, an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden, located on the other side of the river. Overnight stay at hotel. Special Activity – Battery Van ride in Agra.
Day 04: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur By Road [240 Km / 4 Hrs. 30 Min. Approx.]
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Built in the 16th century, this ancient fortified city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The complex includes Diwan-i-Khas building, which has a beautifully carved pillar at its centre and the Panch Mahal Palace. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel and relax. Later, check out and explore the unending shopping options in Jaipur. As part of the tour, we will start off from the essential point of the Rajasthani craft work i.e., block making and block printing and visit some of the local stores. We will also explore some of the famous places for a variety of jewelry including chunky tribal jewelry, gold and diamond jewelry as well as colorful lac bangles.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 05: Jaipur Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast, set off for a day of exploration in Jaipur and ride to the top of the hilltop fortress - the Amber Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) on an elephant’s back. Get to know the dramatic grandeur of the fort perched on the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by fortified battlements. Then, pay a visit to the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, the five storied structure featuring 953 small windows called jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework. Made using red sandstone, the towering structure resembles a honeycomb and was initially built to allow the royal ladies to peer down without being seen. Next, visit the City Palace. Built in the 18th century, the City Palace is a perfect exemplar of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and fortified walls, built for protection from invading armies. Also, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an astronomy site which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the 18th century with 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Special Activity- Elephant Ride at Amber Fort
Day 06: Jaipur - Delhi [269 Km / 06 Hrs approx.]
After leisurely breakfast, drive back to Delhi and get direct transfer to the international airport to connect flight back home.