A tour that combines Yoga with one of the most sought after tours of North India, the Golden Triangle is not to be missed. Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual discipline that involves a combination of processes to attain a holistic sense of well-being. The central aim remains to achieve a heightened sense of peace and wholesome happiness about oneself and things around. Along with this, you will also travel across Delhi-Agra-Jaipur to unravel majestic palaces, globally recognized monuments with a classic fusion of Mughal, Indian and Rajput architecture, age-old markets all of which are jewels in India’s crown. Agra’s Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra Fort have been boosting tourism in India. A visit to the said places is a must, for those traveling across North India. Rajasthan is a haven of forts and palaces. Jaipur’s enigmatic Amer Fort, the magnificent Royal City Palace, and the charming Hawa Mahal feature in the itinerary. These heritage buildings reflect the ethos of Rajasthani culture.
Namaste and welcome to Delhi, the capital city of India. Our representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day/evening is at leisure.
After breakfast, you will head to Agra, which is a beautiful city situated on the banks of river Yamuna that achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628. It still remains a popular tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at the hotel. After some relaxation, visit the Agra Fort that resembles the magnificent Red Fort in Delhi. The Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) are must-see attractions here. Later in the evening, we will visit the Taj Mahal - the most extravagant symbol of love, dedication and purity that took almost 22 years to build. It is an ivory-white marble monument where rests the mortals of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan (who built Taj Mahal) and his wife (Mumtaz). An interesting fact about this stunning edifice is that it turns pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night as the moonlight falls upon it. Watching the sunset over this iconic monument is truly a sight to behold.
Post breakfast and check out, drive to the beautiful city of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City of India. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city of the Mughal Empire. The city boasts some of the magnificent monuments built during the Mughal Era, which include the Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza, and Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti. You have time to explore the corners of Fatehpur Sikri before continuing your way. Continue drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Jaipur is a city known as the Pink City of India due to the extensive use of pink sandstone in various buildings of the city. Its monuments showcase a myriad of architectural styles and its vibrant bazaars are famous for traditional handicrafts and jewelry. The ambiance of this city speaks volumes of the rich lifestyle of the Rajput Kings.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will head out for sightseeing of Jaipur. Visit the Amer Fort dating back to 16th century that displays private halls, pavilions, former private chambers of the King and royal Rajput women. The reflection of this fort, falling on the Maota Lake, is truly captivating. Enjoy an Elephant ride here. Explore the City Palace consisting of former private and public chambers, silver vessels, courtyards, gateways, private chambers of the King and lot more. Later, head to Jantar Mantar- an astronomical observatory that features the World’s largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. Visit the Hawa Mahal - a five-story palace built-in 1799 during Rajput rule. It is popularly known for its intricately-designed 953 windows adorned with spectacular latticework. Later, the afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs.
This morning post breakfast, we will drive back to Delhi. On arrival, you have the rest of the day at leisure. Relax at the hotel or head out for shopping.
After breakfast, proceed with Delhi sightseeing with the first visit to the Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. Visit Chandni Chowk – oldest, biggest bazaar of Old Delhi. Later, walk up to Fatehpuri Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride till Red Fort. Here our driver will meet you, drive past Red Fort (a 17th-century historical fort in Delhi) and reach Rajghat, a memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. An eternal flame burns on one side of this memorial. Visit the Humayun Tomb - the first garden-style tomb of India. The main highlight of this tomb, inspired by Persian architecture, is the four garden squares with water passage channels surrounding the tomb. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - residence of the President of India and India Gate - an archway built in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I. Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 to mark the beginning of Muslim rule in India. Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will check-out from the hotel, and drive to Rishikesh. Once you arrive in Rishikesh, you will check-in at the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Get ready for an early morning Yoga session to purify your soul & mind. Afterward, have breakfast and later proceed for the sightseeing tour of Rishikesh. Visit Laxman Jhula, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram, Bharat Mandir. In the evening, you can enjoy the Ganga Aarti ceremony.
Go for an early morning yoga session. Have breakfast and then spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Start your day with a leisurely breakfast. Post that we will drive you to Delhi and transfer to the airport. You can board your flight for your onward journey. Hope you had a wonderful time exploring with us. Have a pleasant flight.
|Duration||:||9 Nights / 10 Days|
|Starting price||:||622 Per Person|
|Route||:||Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Rishikesh - Delhi|