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Golden Triangle

Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

Season

Our Packages Include - Unless otherwise Stated

  • International Flights

  • Meet and Greet

  • All Local Transfers / Transportation

  • Excursions as per Itinerary

  • All Entrance Fees

Itinerary

The Golden Triangle tour of North India is one of the most popular and well known.  The tour basically covers three of the most vibrant, beautiful and amazing cities of India:   Delhi - the capital of India, Agra - the seat of power during much of Mughal rule and the city of Taj Mahal and Jaipur - the Rajasthan Capital with its traditions of Rajput chivalry and valour.

Day 01

Today arrive at Delhi International Airport. Our local representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building after which you would be transferred to your Chosen hotel.

 

Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines 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. 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.

 

Overnight Delhi 

Day 02

This morning after breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for a tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of royal Shah Jahanabad, visiting the great Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar.  Drive past Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan.

 

In the afternoon, attention focuses on New Delhi, visit Humayuns Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, Qutb Minar, built by Qutb-ud-din Aibek.  It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture.

 

Drive past India Gate, memorial built in 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars.  Presidents House, the official residence of the President of India. 

Overnight Delhi

Day 03

This morning drive (approximately 4 hours) to 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.  

 

Agra remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments – though most famous being the Taj Mahal.  En-route visit Sikandara, Akbars tomb. Once you have checked into your chosen hotel, there will be some-time to relax.

 

In the afternoon half day city tour of Agra includes a visit to 16th-century Agra Fort & experiencing the magnificent monument to “Eternal Love”, the Taj Mahal (Friday Closed), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. 

 

Overnight Agra

Day 04

Today spend the day at leisure in Agra to enjoy and revisit the Taj Mahal either for the early morning sunrise or sunset and absorb the beauty of this monument to love. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overnight Agra

Day 05

This Morning drive to Jaipur, stop en-route for visiting of Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbars reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. 

 

Visit Emperor Akbar’s Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti (a famous Sufi Saint).

 

Continue your journey overland and drive to 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. Upon arrival check into Hotel. 

 

Overnight Jaipur

Day 06

After breakfast, the morning excursion will take us to the Amber Fort, the palace complex commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. 

 

Enjoy a unique experience of riding a caparisoned elephant from the foothills of the ramparts of the ancient fort (subject to availability). 

 

Later visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture, Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory)- an astronomical treasure house with solar devices that give accurate predictions,  Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)- a five-storied structure of pink sandstone and Maharajahs observatory- originally built in the cities early years. 

 

Overnight Jaipur

Day 07

Today spend your day in Jaipur at your leisure or simply relax at your hotel.

Overnight Jaipur.

Day 08

Today drive back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to airport to connect onward flight OR extend your trip.

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