Delhi – Agra – Jaipur *(6 nights and 7 days)
Golden Triangle Tour is the most popular tourist circuit in India and a must see for a first time traveler to India. This incredible Golden Triangle Tour comprises of the three famous cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur having the grandeur, the glory & the history.
Day 01 :
Arrive Delhi – The Capital city and the political hub of India. The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. On arrival you will be met, assisted and transferred to the hotel. Evening visit the famous Red Fort for an exciting Son-et-Lumiere show (sound & light show). Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 02 :
This morning after breakfast proceed for a full day combined tour of The Old & The New Delhi. The Old Delhi tour includes visits to The Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, the massive Red Fort, Chandni Chowk (moonlight square ) and The Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Thereafter proceed for sightseeing of New Delhi, visit the Qutub Minar - a 72 meter high monument, and Humayun's Tomb built in mid 16th century. Also visit the Lotus Temple, drive past India Gate, the Raj Bhavan, Safdarjung's Tomb and the Parliament. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Day 03 :
This morning after breakfast drive to Agra (203 kms / 4.5hrs), home to one of the seven wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal & is also famous for its leather goods. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Later proceed for a half-day tour of Agra city. Visit The Taj Mahal, which is the mausoleum of Shah Jehan’s beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument of love is made of white marble and it took 20 years to build. Thereafter proceed to visit the Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah. Overnight stay in Agra.
Day 04 :
Today morning after breakfast, drive to Jaipur (232kms / 5hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city which Akbar built as his capital in the 16th century and abandoned just 15 years later. Jaipur is the first planned city of India, located in the semi-desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is a major business center with all requisites of a metropolitan city. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Evening stroll the local bazaar for some exquisite shopping of bangles, leather footwear (mojris), blue pottery, gems & semi precious stones, lacquered bangles, tie-dye fabrics. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 05 :
This morning after breakfast, visit the Amber fort, a massive fort-palace complex built in 16th century and named after the town of Amber. Enjoy an elephant / jeep ride at the fort. Later drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds. It is a five storey high red sandstone structure complete with over 950 windows. The wind (or hawa in Hindi) circulates through these windows giving the palace its name. In the afternoon visit the City palace an imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City. Walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar, the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh during the period 1727-1734. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 06 :
This morning after breakfast drive to Delhi (252kms / 5hrs). Arrive and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 07 :
This day, you will be transferred to the airport to board flight for your onward destination. And with this ends a wonderful sojourn of the “Golden Triangle”