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Golden Triangle Tour

The Delhi-Agra-Jaipur circuit, popularly known as the Golden Triangle, probably attracts more tourists than the rest of India put together. The breathtaking beauty of the Taj, the Rajput splendour of the "Pink City", and the strange amalgamation of the ancient and modern that go to make India's capital city create a heady magic mix potent enough to satisfy the casual visitor, seductive enough to lure the serious traveller further in. Here's a couple of quick 4 and 5 day itineraries- the minimum time required to see these cities. You could either extend your stay to Holy City Varanasi, Amritsar, Land of Dalai Lamba Dharamshala.

ITINERARY

  1. Day 01 Delhi

    Arrive Delhi and check into your hotel. Visiting such sights as, Humayun’s Tomb (1586), the Qutub Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years. Continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930) and Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital. We will also visit India Gate. Later, we cross the city and into the walled gates of the Old city with visits to the Jamma Mosque (1650) and drive through the fabled area of Chandni Chowk (aptly translates to Moonlight Square) where the throngs of shoppers and vendors meet in the oldest area of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat and nearby ghats where the founder of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi and thereafter Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were cremated.
    The highlight of this tour would be a ride on cycle rickshaws. Now these are 3-wheel cycles with a sofa seat at the back. The Rickshawalla (Rickshaw driver) sits on a small cushion in the front and two passengers on the sofa seat behind. This is a remarkable way to explore and picture the hustle and bustle as well as the colour of the narrow winding streets bursting with people and pavement shops selling wares of all description - including a laughing set of dentures. The ride would be accompanied by peals of laughter both from the passengers as well as the onlookers.

  2. Day 02 Delhi - Jaipur (265 Kms / 05 Hrs)

    After breakfast, we will drive to Jaipur along one of the India’s finest freeways. Upon arrival in Jaipur check into the Shahpura House, the Traditional Rajput architect, a mixture of Mughal and Indian, a facade with domes and frescoes. The House is a very fine example of Shekhawati frescos and architecture. Conceived as a traditional Indian palace, The Shahpura House showcases the rich heritage of the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan with its rambling courtyards, gentle rippling fountains, reflecting pools and gardens. Interiors embellished with decorative domes, hand painted frescoes, intricate mirror work and beautifully crafted artifacts create an ambience of regal splendour, the family portraits, which add to the charm of this family hotel where tradition still runs strong.
    After rest & relaxation, we will explore the unending shopping options of Jaipur along with our Guide. An essential starting point for Rajasthan craftwork is block making and block printing and we will be exploring the process from start to finish in some of the popular stores here. The opportunity also exists here to tailor make outfits to your design and size.
    We also explore one of the chief attractions of Jaipur - its jewelry, which offers a variety that ranges from chunky tribal jewelry to enameled gold to modern diamond jewelry. Kundan (art of stone setting) and enamel jewelry has been a specialty of Rajasthan, particularly that of Jaipur. The stones are embossed into decorative shapes & patterns and embellished with delicate enamel ornamentation in the champ eve (raised field) technique. Jaipur is well known for its gold and silver enameling. Colorful bangles made of lac and set with semiprecious stones make an inexpensive buy. The craftsmen take great pains to embed the hundreds of stones into the lac. The skilled gem-cutters of Jaipur carve enchanting little animals and birds from rock, crystal, jade, smoky topaz and amethyst. Intaglio beads & buttons and crystal scent bottles are also available.

  3. Day 03 Jaipur

    Morning we visit Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Jaipurs. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11 km north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding hills.
    We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years. Our guide will elaborate on the history of this architectural masterpiece with its mirror-studded alcoves, dazzling mosaics and water-cooled swings that delight today’s visitors as they did their former royal residents.
    We shall visit the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-Octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was built in 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone screens
    Later in the afternoon, we proceed on a tour Of the City Palace & Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The palace lies in the heart of the city and occupies the whole central grid. The fortified wall has seven gates and was built for protection from invading armies and animals that lived in jungles, which surrounded the wall that time. Next, we visit the Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date.
    After visit time free for personal activities. Overnight stay at hotel.

  4. Day 04 Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (240 Kms / 05.05 Hrs)

    Morning depart to City of Taj - Agra, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri, Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty –Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honor of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwan-e-Khas entirely unique in its concept is a tall vaulted room with an intricately carved central pillar and capital supporting a platform that once held the emperor's throne. The airy Panch Mahal a 5 storied structure rising in pyramidal fashion was probably used by the ladies of the court. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the finest building here, the marble Tomb of Salim Chisti enclosed by finely carved, lacy marble screens. The Buland Darwaza, an imposing gateway 54 m high was built to commemorate Akbar's Aligarh the famous university town is a center of Islamic studies. Akbar built in 1492, The Tomb is combination of Muslims and Hindu Architectural styles. On arrival check-in into the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

  5. Day 05 Agra City Tour – Delhi (200 Kms / 04 Hrs) Delhi Dep.

    After breakfast you will be taken for visiting Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal is one of the wonders of the world and the epitome of love, beauty and sacrifice. Built by Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, its construction is believed to have Taken 22 years to complete with over 20,000 craftsmen working round the clock. Even as the world is caught in the skirmishes of War and peace, Nuclear and Non-Nuclear, Taj has stood as the epitome of love. One of the Most visited and most photographed places in the world, this extravagant monument of love is the culmination point of Indo-Persian architecture , Agra fort - Agra Fort is situated in the center of the town. Built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah-Jahan's time. Though Akbar built the principle structure, his grandsons made many more additions.
    After the visit straight drive to Delhi International Airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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Cost Detail – Valid from 01 April 2020 to 30 September 2020
01 person
Cost on twin sharing basis
US$ 520
Private Single Room US$ 190
Cost Detail – 1 Oct 2020 to 31 March 2021 (Except: 20 Dec till 5 Jan)
01 person
Cost on twin sharing basis
US$ 580
Private Single Room US$ 250

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Accommodation

Check-in Time: 12:00
Check-out Time: 12:00
During the tour, you will stay in various accommodations
Delhi : WelcomHotel Dwarka
Jaipur : Shahpura House
Agra : Four Point By Sheraton
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • 04 Nights accommodation as per above mentioned hotels
  • Daily Buffet breakfast at hotel
  • English speaking local Guide for sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Entrance fee for all monuments mentioned in the itinerary
  • Surface Transportation in Deluxe air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary
    : 02 Pax – Medium Car, 03 Pax – Toyota Innova, 04-08 Pax – Tempo Traveller
  • Rikshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Elephant ride at Amer Fort
  • Horse Carriage ride at Tajmahal in Agra
  • One bottle of mineral water for each person during the tour.
  • Personal assistance by our representative on arrival & departure at airport
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Flight Tickets
  • Medical and insurance of any kind.
  • India Tourism Visa (https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html
  • Any expenses arising out of unforeseen circumstances like flight delay/cancellation/hike in fare, strike or any other natural calamities
  • Personal nature Expenses i.e. Telephone Calls, Laundry, Soft / Hard Drinks, Meals, Tipping etc.
  • Camera Fee at any Monument
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Gratuities: We do not include tipping when quoting the tour price. If you are travelling independently, we suggest to pay tips for Guide, Escort, driver and hotel bellboys as a gratitude for their service.

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