India’s golden triangle is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
The Golden Triangle is so called because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan on a map. The trips usually start in Delhi moving south to the site of Taj Mahal at Agra, then west, to the desert landscapes of Rajasthan. It is normally possible to do the trip by coach or private journey through most tour operators. The Golden Triangle is now a well traveled route providing a good spectrum of the country’s different landscapes. The circuit is about 720 km by road. Each leg is about 4 to 6 hours of drive. The Shatabdi express train also connects Delhi with Agra and Jaipur.
Arrive Delhi Airport. You will be met at the airport by our representative who give you a warm welcome with fresh flower garlands and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
This morning we drive leisurely to the home town of Taj Mahal – Agra, takes us through the beautiful countryside. On arrival at Agra we check in hotel.
Post lunch we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. It’s a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone – « undoubtedly the highlight of the tour ».
Later we visit Agra Fort, UNESCO World Heritage Site this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques. Evening we free for shopping and personal activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast we drive to Pink city of Jaipur – Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city’ is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa – Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.
Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, UNESCO World Heritage Site which has been described as “the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town”. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of This superb walled city remain intact to This day. After visit we proceed to Jaipur. On arrival at Jaipur we check in the hotel.
Evening if time is permited we witness to Arti cerenmoney in Birla Temple in Jaipur. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, followed by a sight-seeing tour of the city visiting the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber – ascend the imposing fort on a decorated painted elephant On the way back we stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.
After lunch we tour the Maharajah’s City Palace, now partly a museum display a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armoury and costumes. Later we explore the city on our own and indulge in shopping for gemstones, silver jewellery, Paintings, blue pottery and hand printed textiles that Jaipur is renowned for.
Lastly we visit Jaipur’s Observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage Site this is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India’s historic observatories. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast we drive back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi have lunch. Then we leave for a sightseeing tour of New Delhi we visit the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a red sandstone tower, standing tall at a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Qur’an. Style,The India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and drive past the grand government buildings the President’s House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj, Raj Ghat, a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January, 1948. Two museums dedicated to Gandhi are located near by.
After dinner we drive to Airport board on your homebound flight, end of your Delhi, Agra and Jaipur tour with fthe best ever memories of India.
Per Person Cost Valid 31 Dec 2017
|Particular||With 3* Hotels||With 4* Hotels||With 5* Hotels|
|1 Traveler||US$ 630||US$ 790||US$ 980|
|2 Travelers||US$ 360||US$ 400||US$ 480|
|3 Travelers||US$ 310||US$ 410||US$ 435|
|4 Travelers||US$ 270||US$ 350||US$ 425|
|City||Hotel Name||Hotel Name||Hotel Name|
|Delhi||Florence or Similar||Golden Tulip or Similar||Le Meredian (NCR) or Similar|
|Agra||Libra or Similar||Ramada or Similar||Fortune Select or Similar|
|Jaipur||Taj Vilas or Similar||Howard Fern Plaza
|Trident or Similar|