Golden Triangle Tour (07 Nights/ 08 Days)
Destinations: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi
The Golden Triangle India Tour is a private tour & can be started any time of year / month . The Medium AC car, English Speaking guides will be exclusively for you only. The Golden Triangle India Tour is based on private departures , whereby you can benefit from having a private air-conditioned car, stop en-route for breaks or photo opportunities.
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi Delhi
After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century QUTUB MINAR, INDIA GATE and THE GRAND GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS , THE PRESIDENT’S HOUSE, MAHATAMA GANDHI MEMORIAL , Also visit LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE popularly known as BIRLA TEMPLE. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi- Agra( By road Approx 4 Hrs )
After breakfast drive to the city of Taj- Agra , Arrive Agra in approx. 4 hours & transfer to hotel. Afternoon proceed for city sightseeing tour of Agra :
AGRA FORT – the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
TAJ MAHAL : Later at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. Evening free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04: Agra
Early morning second visit to Taj Mahal at sunrise , later return to the hotel for breakfast .
After breakfast procced for City sightseeing tour of Agra .
TOMB OF ITMAD-UD-DAULAH : Built by Noor Jahan – the wife of the Mughal Emperor Jehangir in memory of his father, the white marble tomb represents a fine example of Indo-Persian architecture. Enjoying the privilege of being the first marble tomb of the Mughal period, the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah must be visited to see its beautiful inlay designs and carvings, which are considered even superior to the Taj Mahal. The tomb is popularly known as the ‘BABY TAJ’.
JAMA MASJID or JAMI MASJID: Built by Jahan Ara Begum — the favorite daughter of Shah Jahan who was also imprisoned with him — in 1648, the mosque has a unique shaped dome with no minarets.
AKBAR’S MAUSOLEUM : The mausoleum of Akbar is located at Sikandra at about 10 Km from Agra. Akbar himself designed and started its construction. The beautiful tomb enjoys a perfect blending of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain motifs.
SIKANDRA: It is home to Akbar’s tomb. This grand monument was started by Akbar and completed by his son Jahangir. The mausoleum was started by Akbar in the Spartan style of Timurid architecture. Akbar’s son Jahangir added more decorative designs to the mausoleum .Night stay in Agra .
Day 05: Agra- Jaipur ( By road Approx 5 Hrs ) Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur- the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting FATEHPUR SIKRI-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur in evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for city sightseeing tour of Jaipur :
AMBER FORT: visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills.
CITY PALACE – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
ALBERT HALL : The Central Museum in Jaipur is located at the Ram Nivas Garden in Jaipur, which was earlier a place of recreation for the royal families. A visit to Albert Hall brings you more close to the culture and traditions of Rajasthan. You can learn many unknown and hidden facts about the Rajathani people. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 07: Jaipur- Delhi (By road Approx 5 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Delhi , arrive Delhi in approx 05 Hours & transfer to Hotel . Nights stay in Delhi.
Day 08: Delhi –Departure
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward flight.