GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR
DELHI – AGRA – JAIPUR – DELHI
DAY 01: DELHI
Arrive at New Delhi’s International Airport. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, our representative will meet you as you exit the arrival terminal building after which you would be transferred to your hotel.
India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds – the ancient with the modern. The first impressions for any visitor travelling in from the airport are a spacious, garden city, tree-lined with a number of beautiful parks.
Upon arrival at the hotel, proceed for check-in at the hotel.
Stay overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: DELHI
Morning – Proceed for a full day sightseeing of Old & New Delhi. Introduction to Delhi starts with a heritage walk to Old Delhi (Shahjahanabad) visiting Red Fort, Jama Mosque, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat.
In the 17th century, the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan, made his capital in Shahjahanabad, the area that broadly covers present-day Old Delhi, also called as the walled city.
Drive past the Red Fort, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century that took around 9 years to complete this magnificent structure and around 10 million rupees to build the fort. The Red Fort is a masterpiece of architecture and is one of the most visited spots in old Delhi.
Proceed to Jama Masjid which is the largest and most well-known mosque in India. It is flanked by Red fort on one side and old city Chandni Chowk on another side. Built by Shah Jahan in the 17th century, Jama Masjid is one of the most crowded destinations in Delhi for pilgrims and tourists.
The romance of the bazaars (markets) of Delhi can be experienced at its best in and around Chandni Chowk and it’s by lanes. Chandni Chowk market was established during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan & was designed by Jahanara-Emperor Shah Jahan’s favourite daughter.
Later visit Raj Ghat, resting place of Mahatma Gandhi – “The Father of the Nation of India”. Raj Ghat remembers this legend for his tireless and pacifist work to reclaim India’s independence.
Following the visit to Raj Ghat, proceed for Lutyen’s Delhi covering a photo stop at India Gate followed by an orientation tour of Raj path, Parliament House and President House.
Late Afternoon – Visit Humayun’s Tomb. Humayun’s the second Mughal Emperor of India died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. Humayun’s Tomb is the first distinct example of Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture.
Last Activity – Proceed to Qutab Minar which is amongst the tallest and the most famous monuments in the world. This beautiful minaret is 234 feet high and is regarded as the tallest individual tower in the world. The Qutab Minar is one of the many masterpieces that depicted the sheer brilliance of the Mughal architects. Qutbu’d-Din Aibak laid the foundation of Minar in AD 1199 for the use of the Mu’azzin (crier) to give calls for prayer and raised the first storey, to which were added three more storeys by his successor and son-in-law, Shamsu’d-Din Iltutmish (AD 1211-36).
Stay overnight at hotel.
DAY 03: DELHI- AGRA (approx. 4 hrs drive)
After breakfast, check from out from Hotel in Delhi & proceed to Agra.
Arrive Agra, check in at the hotel and day at your leisure till afternoon. Later visit Sikandra to visit the tomb of Emperor Akbar. Explore the city, indulge yourself in shopping to experience the local markets. Overnight in Agra
DAY 04: AGRA
After breakfast at hotel, proceed for City tour of Agra. Visit the world famous “Taj Mahal” which is also called as the “Crown of Palaces”. It is regarded as the best example of Mughal architecture & is widely recognised as “The Jewel of Muslim Art in India”. King “Shah Jahan” was grief-stricken when his favourite of three wives & a Persian Princess “Mumtaz Mahal” died during the birth of their 14th child. The court chronicles of the King’s grief illustrate the love story traditionally held as an inspiration for Taj Mahal. Proceed to Agra Fort – comprised of palaces, mosques and lawns.
Overnight in Agra.
DAY 05: AGRA-FATEHPUR SIKRI- JAIPUR (approx. 5 hrs drive)
After breakfast, check out from hotel in Agra & proceed to Jaipur- “The Pink city of Rajasthan”. The city has been popularised with the name of “Pink City” because of the colour of the stone exclusively used for the construction of all the structures. Anyone who has witnessed the city can substantiate the fact that all the buildings of Jaipur are pink in color Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, built by King Akbar, which includes a stunning mosque & 3 places for each of his favourite wives,one Hindu, one Muslim & one Christian.
Arrive Jaipur, check in at the hotel & rest of the evening at leisure.
Overnight in Jaipur
DAY 06: JAIPUR
After Breakfast, explore the City of Jaipur- Capital of Rajasthan. Enjoy the sights of City Palace. Located in the heart of the city this palace is still used as the residence of the royal family in part. The City Palace is a landmark in Jaipur and is also a very popular tourist hotspot. Apart from the regal architecture, the palace offers a stunning view of the Pink City and also an insight into the rich heritage of a bygone era.
Proceed to Jantar Mantar which consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments. The primary purpose of the observatory was to compile astronomical tables and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets. Finally, proceed to Hawa Mahal- “The Palace of Winds”. The palace was so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside.
Overnight in Jaipur.
DAY 07: JAIPUR-DELHI (approx. 5 hrs drive)
After breakfast, check out from hotel in Jaipur & drive back to Delhi, last stop of the tour. Enroute visit the Amber Fort in the morning, witness its fascinating mix of Hindu & Mughal architecture styles.
Later in Delhi, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight for back home with happy memories along.