The trip takes you, in a short time, to three major Indian cities and lets you experience the magnificent India. From the bustling bazaars to large mosques to marvelous temples to the Pink City with its majestic forts and extravagant palaces to “a teardrop in the face of eternity”, time will pass swiftly. You will experience rich history, colonial past and unique cultures that influence each other. And at the end of the tour, you will have extraordinary memories and an unforgettable taste of India.
Golden Triangle is the most popular tourist circuit in India which covers Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It is called so because of the triangular shape formed by the three cities on map. The tour starts in Delhi where you will explore both Old and New Delhi. Then journey to the Pink City Jaipur in Rajasthan by road. It is said that there is more history in Rajasthan than the rest of India put together. Enjoy an elephant ride in Amer Fort. Then travel to Agra to marvel at the Taj Mahal, a true wonder of the world. The majesty, beauty and touching story of this white marble mausoleum will fill you with awe. Return to Delhi for your flight departure.
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in Delhi. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 03: Guided Sightseeing and Drive to Jaipur from Delhi (265 km/5 hrs). Overnight at a hotel.
Day 04: Guided Sightseeing in Jaipur. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 05: Drive to Agra via Fatehpur-Sikri (251 km/4.5 hrs). Overnight at a hotel.
Day 06: Agra Sightseeing (Taj Mahal and Agra Fort). Overnight at a hotel.
Day 07: Drive to Delhi (210 km/4.5 hrs) and Departure
Our airport representative will receive you at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi. S/he will be displaying an Aarohi Holiday signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to the hotel in a tourist vehicle.
If you arrive before 4 pm, there will be pre-trip meeting in the hotel. You will be briefed about your trip. Ask questions if you have any. And if you arrive after 4 pm, the meeting will be held the next day.
Overnight at Hotel. (No meals included.)
Have breakfast. And then your sightseeing tour will begin. Your guide will take you to explore both Old and New Delhi.
Start with a rickshaw ride in the bustling alleys of Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest markets of Old Delhi. This is where you will have an unforgettable and mad taste of India. It’s also a great place for shopping. After a wild and enjoyable experience in Chandni Chowk, visit Jama Masjid. One of the largest mosques in India, it can hold 25,000 people. It was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. When you are done exploring Old Delhi, it’s time for New Delhi. The sites you will tour are: India Gate, a war memorial built for the 82,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I; Rastrapati Bhavan (Presidential Residence), the official home of the President of India; Lotus Temple, a flower-shaped Bahá’í temple made of pure white marble; and Qutub Minar (Minaret), the second tallest minar in India towering 240 feet.
Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast Included)
On this day, take a drive to Jaipur, the Pink City of India. But before the journey, in the morning, visit Laxminarayan Temple. It’s a Hindu temple devoted to Lord Vishnu, one of the three supreme gods of Hinduism. And also visit a giant statue of Lord Shiva, another supreme god.
The drive covers 265 km and takes about 5 hours. Travel from Delhi to another Indian state of Rajasthan. Rajasthan literally means the Land of Kings and is known for its magnificent forts and extravagant palaces.
Once you reach Jaipur, explore its bazaars. You are in for a spectacular shopping treat. And also visit Hawa Mahal, which means Palace of Winds. Made of red and pink sandstone and like something out of a fairy tale, this palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh so that the women of the royal household could observe the life in the streets.
Overnight at a hotel in Jaipur. (Breakfast included.)
After breakfast, take a short tour outside Jaipur to a town of Amer. Explore Amer Fort, which is also known as Amer Palace, on the back of elephant. A major tourist attraction in Jaipur area, Raja Man Singh the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army constructed this fort. It has influences of both Muslim and Hindu architecture. Then return to Jaipur and explore and do shopping. Two other major attractions you will visit are: City Palace and Jantar Mantar. City Palace is an impressive complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings situated in the heart of Jaipur. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Jantar Mantar is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments. It includes the largest stone sundial in the world.
Overnight at a hotel. (Breakfast included.)
Early in the morning, take a four-and-a-half hour drive to the city of Agra. On the way, stop at Fatehpur-Sikri. The magnificent red sandstone fort was established by the Emperor Akbar of the Mughal Dynasty in commemoration of the Sufi saint Salim Chishti who predicted the birth of his three sons. It was the capital of Akbar’s empire but it was dramatically abandoned mainly due to lack of water. Overnight at a hotel in Agra.
At first, visit the Taj Mahal. Described as “a teardrop on the face of eternity” by the Nobel-winning poet Rabindranath Tagore, it is the best example of the Mughal architecture. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. The white marble mausoleum houses the tombs of both the emperor and his wife. Then, visit Agra Fort. It is one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Primarily it was used for military purposes, then Shah Jahan turned it into a palace and later his son Aurangzeb imprisoned him here. Started in 1565 AD, it took eight years to complete its construction.
Overnight at a hotel in Agra. (Breakfast included.)
Take a drive to Delhi. It takes about four and a half hours. You will be dropped off at Indira Gandhi International Airport for your flight departure from Delhi.
Airport pick up and drop off on a tourist vehicle.
Twin-sharing accommodation in three-star hotel for the duration of the tour including breakfast.
All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle for sightseeing and transferring you between cities.
Elephant ride in Amer Fort, Jaipur.
Licensed English-speaking India tour guide.
All applicable hotel and transport taxes.
International and domestic airfare and airport departure tax.
Travel insurance (mandatory for the trip).
Lunch and dinner (USD 5 to 20 a day depending upon your spending habit).
Monument entrance fees during sightseeing (Approximately USD 55 is enough for the entire trip).
Expenses of personal nature related to laundry, telephone calls, etc.
Alcoholic and cold drinks.
Personal clothing and equipment.(See the equipment tab for detail information)
Tips for guides and drivers (Tipping is expected).
Other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
No Fixed Departure
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