The golden triangle tour provides an opportunity to delve deep into the past and experience the royal splendors of the Emperors and Maharajas. Experience the harmonious symphony between tradition and modernity.
Trace the thousands of years of history in Delhi, now a vibrant city and capital of India. View the spectacular Taj Mahal, an eternal teardrop.
Visit a place known for its hospitality, once painting itself in pink to welcome a Royal Guest.
These are some of the highlights of the India's most famous Golden Triangle Tour.
Duration: 5 Nights/6 Days.
Places to visit: Delhi > Jaipur > Agra > Delhi
DAY 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi very early in the morning. Welcome, meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. On arrival, check into the hotel.
Delhi - the capital of India, presents a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. An ancient city of thousands of years, it was destroyed and rebuilt no less than seven times. The city has been the witness to the rise and fall of many dynasties throughout the history.
Late morning excursion to the city covering the 12-13th centuries Qutab Minar, built by Qutbuddin Aibak and completed by his son-in-law Altmash who succeeded the former. Also visit the 4th century Iron Pillar bearing Sanskrit inscription, a marvel. It has not rusted in all these centuries.
Then visit India Gate. All roads of Delhi lead to India Gate, built in memory of the soldiers who laid down their lives in the World War I. Drive past the official residence of the president of India, Rashtrapathi Bhawan, Parliament House of the world's largest democracy and the other government buildings.
Afternoon visit to Red Fort, built in red sandstone, on the banks of Yamuna River. Constructed by Shahjahan, the fort has within itself Diwan - i - Am, the pillared Hall of Public Audience, Diwan-i-Khas - the Hall of Private Audience where the emperor used to meet select visitors. The fort has also the Pearl Mosque built by Shah Jahan's son, Aurangazeb, otherwise not inclined towards art and architecture. Visit the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque and the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi / Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the Lotus Temple. Set amidst pools and gardens the temple was completed in 1986. Laxmi Narayan Temple is the next destination.
Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon leave Delhi for Jaipur by private coach (about a 6-hour trip). Check in to the hotel and overnight stay at the hotel.
Founded by Raja jai Singh II, the famous astronomer king of India in the 18th century, Jaipur is the state capital of Rajasthan. Know to the world as the Pink City it abounds with magnificent palaces, forts and gardens.
Day 03 Jaipur
Morning tour to Amber Fort and Palace and have a joy ride on an elephant. Set on a hill, Amber Fort was the capital of the princely state of Jaipur until 1728. Within the fort are Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors), and various marble palaces. Visit the famous Hawa Mahal, meaning the "Palace of Winds".
Afternoon excursion to Jaigarh and Nagargarh Forts. Also visit the Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories built by Raja Jai Singh II.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 04 Jaipur / Agra
Morning visit to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri. Often referred to as "India's Pompeii", the city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Akbar, the greatest of the Mughals. After remaining the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1570 to 1586, the city was abandoned. Various reasons are ascribed to this. The finest buildings within this area are the Diwan - i - Am, Diwan - i - Khas, Panch Mahal, Birbal's Palace, Buland Darwaza and the tomb of famous Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti. Bulad Darwaza was built in 1575 to commemorate the conquest of Gujarat by Akbar.
Evening excursion to Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his consort Mumtaj Mhahal. Relish the spectacular sight at sunset. Overnight in Agra.
Day 05 Agra / Delhi
Morning excursion to Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar. Construction of the mausoleum was started by Akbar and completed by his son emperor son Jehangir. Visit Itamad-Ud-Daula's tomb, in many ways precursor to the Taj Mahal. The tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan, wife of Jehangir in memory of her father, Ghias-ud-din Beg, in 1622-25.
Visit the Agra Fort. Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal.
Return to the hotel and after checking out of the hotel transfer to the Railway Station and take a train for Delhi. Reach Delhi and cheek in at the hotel.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 Delhi / Out
Morning visit to Connaught Place, heartthrob of Delhi and also its shopping hub. Return to the hotel and after checking out of the hotel proceed to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to take a flight for your ongoing destination.