Experience the magic of the most famous tourist circuit in India Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Allowing you to take a cultural plunge in the three iconic cities in India, the Golden Triangle Tour offers you a chance to visit famous monuments in Delhi, the ethereal Taj Mahal in Agra and the royal forts in Jaipur. While Delhi comprises of medieval Mughal buildings, intricate bazaarsand the immaculate new city which now supports the seat of government, the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur boasts of enormous Forts & Palaces exuding royalty with rich history, pride, chivalry and bravery. On the other hand, Agra, the home of the Taj Mahal which stands majestically by the banks of the river exudes grandeur, reciting to every visitor the Eternal poetry of Love.
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Arrive in Delhi
Arrive New Delhi International Airport by flight. Meet our representative at exit gate & get transferred to pre- booked Hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad. Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Full day sightseeing tour
Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, Visiting the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight stay in Delhi
Delhi – Agra (By surface/ 4 Hours drive)
Morning after breakfast proceed towards Agra. Agra - beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major 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 check in to hotel & relax for a while.
Afternoon proceed for the sightseeing tour of Agra visiting Agra Fort, designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., built with barricaded wall of red sand stone; it houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Macchhi Bhawan, Nagina Masjid, Meena Bazar, Moti Masjid, Sheesh Mahal, Musamman Burj where from Taj Mahal is visible in all its beauty from one side of the fort. Rest of day is free for Shopping in local market of Agra. Overnight stay in Agra. Evening visit one of most beautiful among the seven wonders of the world: Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. Later return to hotel. Overnight stay in Agra.
Agra - Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (By Surface/6 Hours drive)
Morning after breakfast drive towards Fatehpur Sikri, (37 kms from Agra), Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty –Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Afternoon proceed towards Jaipur. Jaipur - popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors. On arrival transfer to hotel.
Optional - Chokhi Dhani
An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Morning after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amer Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of elephant ride to reach the fort. Enjoy photography in front of Hawa mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen. Also enjoy photography in front of Jalmahal - a water palace. Visit City Palace situated in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. Evening transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Jaipur to Delhi (By Surface/6 Hours drive) & Departure from Delhi
Today Morning after breakfast drive to Delhi and transfer to New Delhi International airport to board the flight for onward journey.