On this tour, get to experience some of the most famous attractions of the golden triangle tourist circuit, along with a chance to tour the spiritual Rishikesh and religious Haridwar. From the colonial charm of Delhi to palatial palaces & ancient forts of Rajasthan, and the famous Taj Mahal of Agra, the tour introduces you to India’s rich heritage, diverse culture, colonial past, and designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also, get a chance to visit Rishikesh - India’s Yoga Capital and explore the charm of Haridwar, witnessing traditional Ganga Aarti on the Ghats.
Upon your arrival in Delhi, our company representative will escort you to the hotel in Delhi. If time permits driver will take you for a visit to Dilli Haat- an open-air cultural extravaganza offering vibrant handicraft displays along with traditional food delicacies. Return back to the hotel.
After breakfast, your Delhi sightseeing tour begins with the first visit to the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque of India that can accommodate up to 25,000 people at a time). Later, take a rickshaw ride to Chandni Chowk - the oldest and most popular market of Old Delhi. Drive past Red fort (17th-century fort in Delhi) and reach Rajghat - a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (residence of the President of India and India Gate - a war memorial built in order to commemorate those Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I) and the Parliament House (supreme legislative building of India). Visit the Humayun’s Tomb - a tomb built in the memory of Emperor Humayun. The square gardens with water channels surrounding the tomb is a major attraction here. Later in the day, explore the Qutub Minar complex that houses the tallest brick minaret in the world and various other monuments displaying Sultanate architecture and ruins of various historical monuments mostly built during the rule of the Khilji dynasty.
After breakfast, drive to the Mughal city of Agra. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. After some relaxation, go for an excursion to the Mughal fort of Agra - the Agra Fort nestled on the bank of the River Yamuna River. Constructed from red sandstone, it was the seat of the Mughal Empire until the year 1638. Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Private and Public Halls, Royal Pavilions, etc. Are notable attractions here. Later, visit a Marble Cottage to witness the skilled craftsmen showcasing their marble inlay work skills. Soak in the mesmerizing architecture of this 17th-century monument that took around 22 years to build. This wondrous edifice display marvelous marble inlay work that you won’t find anywhere else. In the evening, capture glimpses of the sunset while you marvel at this stunning beauty.
After breakfast, our company representative will escort you to Jaipur. Enroute visit the mysterious city of Fatehpuri Sikri established by Emperor Akbar. This 17th-century deserted city has a complex of monuments including the Buland Darwaza (highest gateway in the world), a tomb dedicated to a Sufi saint “Salim Chishti” etc. and has many tales to tell that can be best discovered when explored yourself. Also, visit the Chand Baoli in Abhaneri, a small village of Rajasthan, that displays a gigantic staircase with infinite steps and geometrical symmetry leading to a well. So watch your step! On arrival in Jaipur, check-in at the hotel.
Today after breakfast, head for Jaipur sightseeing tour with the first visit to the Amer Fort - a magnificent hill fort of Jaipur. The views of the fort falling upon the Maota Lake below is truly captivating. Enjoy an elephant ride to and fro the Amer Fort. .(Elephant ride optional). Enjoy a royal visit to the City Palace complex. Built on a bank of the Pichola Lake, it has been home to the royal families of Jaipur for many years. It comprises beautiful courtyards, intricately-designed gateways, Palaces, Halls and temples, etc. for you to explore. Walk up to the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur. It is an 18th-century astronomical observatory built by the founder of Jaipur. If time permits, visit the handicrafts factory of hand-woven carpets & textiles and witness how silk carpets are made. In the evening, visit the Hawa Mahal or the “Palace of the Winds” known for its 953 windows carved with ornate latticework.
After breakfast, our company representative will transfer you to Delhi. On arrival, check-in hotel. Later in the evening, go for an (optional) excursion to the legendary bazaars of Delhi like the Khari Baoli (Asia’s biggest spice market), Kinari Bazaar (Golden embroidery clothing) and Dariba Kalan (antique, semi-precious stones, gold and silver jewellery).
After early morning breakfast, our company representative will escort you to Haridwar. On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Relax for the day and in the evening, head to the Har ki Pauri to watch the years-old traditional Ganga Aarti dedicated to River Ganga (said to be the Divine Mother) for a spiritually-uplifting experience. During this worship, witness the beautiful brightly-lit lamps, huge groups of devotees chanting prayers and floating diyas on the River Ganga, priests dressed in their holy attire holding a multi-tiered Diya lamps, sounds of holy bells and lot more to experience.
Post breakfast, our company representative will take you for an excursion to Rishikesh - a magnet for spiritual seekers. This sacred city houses a number of Ashrams (spiritual hermitage) where people visit to practice yoga and meditation. It is popularly called the “Yoga Capital of the World”. Its wonderful settings on the rapid flowing River Ganges and surrounded by densely-forested hills create a perfect ambiance for meditation and yoga. On arrival, visit the famous Ashrams that are great spots for meditation and rejuvenation, Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula - high iron suspension bridges stretched across the Ganges river and end your day, soaking in views of the River Ganges. Before heading for the Ganga Aarti in the evening, you can indulge in a rejuvenating Yoga session at Parmarth Ashram. At the time of sunset, gear up for the grand Ganga Aarti in Rishikesh. Evening back to Haridwar.
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. On reaching, check-in at the hotel. Day kept free at leisure. In the evening, go for a Sound and Light Show (optional) at Red Fort. This spectacular amalgamation of sound and lights depicts the magnificent history of the Mughal Empire and re-creates important historical events from the history of India that are associated with this 17th-century fort.
After breakfast, check-out from the hotel in Delhi. Our company representative will meet you and drop you off at the Delhi Airport to board your flight for onward journey.
|Duration||:||9 Nights / 10 Days|
|Starting price||:||435 Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Delhi|