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Golden Triangle Tour

Delhi * Agra * Jaipur - 05 Nights/06 Days


DAY 01: ARRIVE DELHI

Meet & assist upon arrival at Delhi Airport, and then shall transfer to your hotel.

Delhi is India’s capital and a major gateway to the country. It is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds - the ancient with the modern. Amidst the fast spiraling skyscrapers the remnants of a bygone time in the form of its many monuments stand as silent reminders to the region’s ancient legacy.

Overnight in Delhi

 

DAY 02: DELHI

After breakfast, your guide will take you on the discovery tour of Delhi.

Begin the tour with a visit to unique yet fascinating experience of Old Delhi, the capital of Mughal India during 12th and 17th century. 
Drive past the opulent Red Fort towards the 17th century Qutub MinarJama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. People stream in and out of the mosque continuously and the presence of a nearby bazaar means that the area is rarely quiet. You may take a private tricycle ride through the lanes of Chandni Chowk, also known as Silver Street. This is perhaps one of Delhi's most populated areas and the largest marketplace. Conclude the tour of Old Delhi with Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation.

The discovery of New Delhi starts with a visit to Humayun’s tomb ~ the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble, one of the finest examples of the garden tomb and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Visit Qutab Minar which is Delhi's Eiffel Tower, its Statue of Liberty and Nelson's Column. Drive to one of the most colonial part of New Delhi called Raisina Hill. Drive past the Viceroy's House, now the residence of the President of India and Lutyen's magnum opus; the India Gate, a war memorial arch. Also drive past the Lotus Temple.

Overnight in Delhi 


DAY 03: DELHI – AGRA (204 Kms/5 hrs)

After breakfast at hotel, you will drive to Agra. Upon arrival proceed for check-in to your hotel.

Agra - Medieval city situated on the banks of river Yamuna, it came into prominence when a lavish patronage of Mughal rulers created forts,
tombs, and palaces in red sandstone and marble inlaid with semi precious stones. Taj mahal

Later you will visit Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays).  Horse carriage will take you to the gates. 

On the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan built her this memorial. 20,000 men labored for over 22 years to build this wealth of white marble and precious stone.

 

Further you will explore the Mughal legacy in Agra.

Agra Fort, built in the 16th century, this fortress of red sandstone, known as the Red Fort of Agra, encompasses the imperial city of the Mughal rulers.

Marble Inlay workshop and Zardozi, Agra is known for its fine marble work which is made by some of the marble carver descendants who worked on the Taj Mahal. Various semi-precious stones are embedded in marble to create pleasing geometric and floral patterns, similar to those seen in the Taj Mahal. Zardoz, the craftsperson that sets seed pearls and precious stones with fine gold and silver wire, is part of a craft that has flourished within India and been revived over the past 50 years. 

Overnight in AgraAgra Fort


DAY 04: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR (250 KMS/06 HRS)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later you will drive towards Jaipur. On your way, you'll visit Fatehpur Sikri, a fort palace that was the onetime capital of the Mughal Empire and is now a UNESCO world heritage site.

Fatehpur Sikri -the deserted red sandstone city, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the late 16th century and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water.
After the tour continue your drive towards Jaipur.

Jaipur – The City of Royalty, was one of the first examples in the world of city planning. The 250 year old city is a startling blend of forts and palaces, of teeming markets, shops and transport of every kind, from cars to camels! Jaipur today, is the capital of Rajasthan with a population of over 1 ½ million people.

Upon arrival in Jaipur, proceed for check-in to the hotel.

Overnight in Jaipur


Day 05: JAIPUR

Take a morning excursion to the Amber Fort.  Maharaja Mansingh, Mughal Emperor Akbar’s most successful General, started the construction of Amber Fort in the 17th century. Before the City Palace was constructed in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. With its honey-colored fortress-palace in the Aravalli Hills which can be mounted on elephant back, Amber has been described as the sleeping beauty of Rajasthan.

Afternoon, you will take a city tour of Jaipur.  Hawa Mahal

Sites to visit include:

Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), an elaborate building encrusted with delicate honeycomb screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could view the world outside. 

Jai Singh’s Observatory built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who, besides being a prince was also a soldier, astronomer and builder.

City Palace, a part is now a museum that contains fine Rajput and Moghul paintings, rare manuscripts and an armory, old carpets, and embroidered clothes of the Maharajas and the Maharanis.

Later on come back to your hotel.

Overnight in Jaipur


DAY 06: JAIPUR – DELHI & DEPARTURE

Morning is at leisure. Afternoon you will drive towards Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to the International Airport for onward destination.


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