INDIA: The golden triangle

Package Includes:

• All Transfers in a deluxe A/C bus or private car.
• Excellent English speaking guides (other langue's available upon request).
• Entrance fees to all sights as per itinerary.
• All hotel taxes and service charges.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Delhi by flight

Meeting and assistance on arrival & transfer from airport to hotel (standard check-in time at hotel is 1400 hrs). Rest day is at leisure for own activities.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: In Delhi

After breakfast, proceed for the guided city tour of Old & New Delhi.

In Old Delhi visit the historic Red Fort (only photo stop from outside) – Shah Jehan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone. Very near the Fort is the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India’s largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan. Go for an interesting walking tour through the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk, which is adjacent to both the Fort and the Mosque. Also visit Raj Ghat – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

Welcome Indian lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon guided sightseeing of New Delhi & visit India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to President House, which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings. Visit Lotus Temple – although the temple belongs to the Baha’i sect, is open to people of all faiths. Baha’i religion, an independent, is a very important prayer and meditation tools to progress in the human. (Closed on Mondays) Visit the Qutub Minar, a Tower of Victory that was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. You will observe the earliest examples of domes and arches in India and see the fusion of Hindu carving skills with Muslim technology and design

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Delhi – Agra by surface (203 kms/3.5 hrs)

After breakfast, drive to Agra. On arrival check in at the hotel.

Afternoon sightseeing of the Mehtab Bagh, The place is an ideal spot for it provides picturesque view of Taj Mahal. The name Mehtab Bagh means ‘Moon Lit Garden’ and the same was testified by the beautiful reflection of Taj Mahal in the pool at night in Mehtab Bagh. The place has a history of its own. It is believed that the great emperor Shah Jahan who built Taj Mahal for his queen wanted an identical one for himself at Mehtab Bagh. However the archaeological findings have proved the existence of garden complex. Whatever the popular beliefs be, the place is worth a visit as it provides bewitching image of Taj Mahal. Indian dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: In Agra

After breakfast, we will take you for sightseeing tour of Agra which includes beautiful Taj Mahal- The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance stands on the banks of river Yamuna. The architecture is considered as the finest specimen of Mughal style of architecture. The architecture is highly inspired from different styles of architecture, which includes Persian, Indian and Turkish. Taj Mahal architecture is truly splendid and one of its kind in the world. The design & layout of Taj Mahal never fails to enrapture architects, engineers, historians as well as common man. (Closed on Fridays). Visit Agra Fort is among the finest examples of the fusion architecture that has dominated the Mogul period. The assimilation of these different styles has given the buildings within the fort a distinctive look. To name a few, for example, the Jahangir Palace built by Akbar is the most magnificent blend of Persian and local style whereas Divan-e-Aam mixes subtleness of Turkish exteriors with the complex pattern of Persian architecture. Babur stayed in the fort in the palace of Ibrahim.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05: Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur (255 kms /5.5 hrs)

After breakfast, you will drive to Jaipur; while driving towards Jaipur you will stop at Fatehpur Sikri for a brief period. Fatehpur Sikri was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The city boasts of some of the magnificent monuments of the medieval period. Akbar, the great Mughal Emperor, made it the capital but was later abandoned due to scarcity of water. The buildings at Fatehpur Sikri present a unique blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles. Some of the attractions at Fatehpur Sikri are the Panch Mahal, the Buland Darwaza and the Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti.

On arrival, check-in at hotel.  Rest day is free for own activities.Evening enjoy Rajasthani dinner with cultural dances at local restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 06: In Jaipur

After breakfast, you will explore the massive Amber Fort (ascending the fort on elephant back). 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 and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. It has halls of Public and Private Audience, a Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) various marble palaces which are marvellous examples of ancient Rajput architecture. The Temple of Amba (Mother Goddess), the patron deity of the Royal family is at the entrance to the palace.

Afternoon city tour of the pink city, visit the City Palace – the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles which houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs, including swords of different shapes and sizes with ornate handles. It has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit.

Also visit the Jantar Mantar – an astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 18th century, which is remarkable for its accuracy even at the present times. Stop at Palace of Winds for taking pictures.

Later back to the hotel & rest.  Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 07: Jaipur – Delhi by surface (approx. 265 kms/6-7 hrs)

After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Rest day is free for own activities.

 

 

Day 08: Departure from Delhi by flight

In time transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for onwards destination.

 

 

 

Item Package Intro

  • Package Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights
  • Destinations: Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Jaipur