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BEST OF GOLDEN TRIANGLE

( 8 Days / 7 Nights )

DAY 01  :  ARRIVE DELHI

Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure.

Overnight is at Hotel

Bahai temple delhi

DAY 02 :  IN DELHI

After a late breakfast proceed for the full day city tour of Old & New Delhi. In Old city visit RED FORT

built by Emperor Shah Jahan; JAMA MASJID, one of the largest mosques in India; RAJ GHAT- the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and enjoy a walking tour in Chandni Chowk- the silver street of Delhi bustling with activity.

In the afternoon visit QUTAB MINAR, the tallest stone tower in India; HUMAYUN’S TOMB built in the Indo Persian style and a predecessor to The Taj Mahal in Agra; India Gate – A War Memorial Arch. Also drive past the President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place – the heart of New Delhi and a busy shopping center.

Overnight is at Hotel

Jama_Masjid_-_In_the_Noon

DAY 03  : DELHI – AGRA (By car)

After early breakfast, Drive 220kms to Agra which is a very interesting 3 hours drive passing through

beautiful countryside and villages. En route stop at SIKANDRA, Akbar’s mausoleum made of red sandstone, just 8 kms before Agra. Later continue your drive and arrive at your hotel and check-in at hotel. Afternoon is at leisure.

Overnight is at the hotel.

 

DAY 04 :  IN AGRA

During your tour visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of

Jamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors – Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan – helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture.

Then proceed for the famous white marble mausoleum, The TAJ MAHAL, which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Visit the Taj Mahal surely the greatest monument to love and one of the wonders of the modern world. Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers worked for 17 years to build this edifice, constructed by Emperor Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Marble was brought from Makrana, near Jodhpur and precious stones of onyx, amethyst, malachite, lapis lazuli, turquoise, jade, crystal and mother of pearl were carried to Agra from Persia, Russia, Afghanistan, Tibet, China and the Indian Ocean.

Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight is at the Hotel.

Taj_Mahal_in_March_2004

DAY 05 : AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR (By Surface)

This morning you will drive to the “pink city” and the capital of Rajasthan enroute visiting the ancient

Moghul capital of FATEHPUR SIKRI en-route. This 16th century capital of Moghul emperor Akbar is a complex of forts, palaces and mosques built in sandstone. The city had to be deserted because of lack of water. The white marble Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chisti, Akbar’s spiritual adviser, is now observed as a Muslim pilgrimage spot here.

Later continue your drive to Jaipur and check in at the hotel on arrival. Jaipur is known as the “pink city” with its buildings of pink and orange hues and it’s a wonderful place to see the color of Rajasthan and its people. Jaipur is well known for its beautiful carpets, enameled ornaments, precious and semi-precious stones, brass ornaments and many other arts and crafts.

Rest of the day is free to explore the colorful town independently. Spend time in crowded lanes & by lanes of pink city, haggling and souvenir-hunting

Overnight is at Hotel.

Jaipur-jal mahal

DAY 06 :   IN JAIPUR

This morning you will drive 11kms in the outskirts of the city to visit AMBER FORT, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. You can

have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to the top of the hill on which the fort is situated.

In the afternoon visit the OBSERVATORY, the PALACE OF WINDS and the CITY PALACE and

MUSEUM. The museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur.

Overnight is at hotel.

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DAY 07  : JAIPUR – DELHI (By Surface)

After breakfast drive back to Delhi. It is a 5 hours drive of 264 kms. Arrive and spend time for last minute

Shopping / souvenir hunting.

Overnight is at the hotel.

DAY 08 : DEPART DELHI