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golden triangle tour of india

Golden Triangle Tour of India

Overview

Be a witness to the glorious past of India as this tour takes you through the historical kingdoms of India. Witness artefacts of many eras and dynasties in Delhi, right from Old Fort, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun Tomb to the more modern Akshardham Temple. In Jaipur experience the Rajputana history through the forts of Amer and Jaigarh and see other palaces like City Palace, Hawa Mahal etc in the city. At Agra visit the Iconic Taj Mahal, which is one of the seven wonders of the world, and then proceed to the majestic Red Fort, which was the seat of power in India for more than a century. In between visit historic places like the Abhaneri stepwell, which is one of the biggest in India.

During the tour be guided by a professional tour manager and expert local guide. Stay at comfortable 4 star hotels all throughout.



Trip Highlights

  • HERITAGE WALK AT AGRA
  • VISIT TO FATEHPUR SIKRI
  • VISIT TO ABHANERI STEPWELLS
  • VISIT TO BIRLA TEMPLE FOR EVENING PRAYER CEREMONY AT JAIPUR
  • JHALANA SAFARI PARK JEEP RIDE FOR LEOPARD SPOTTING
  • VISIT TO SANGANER BLOCK PRINTING FACTORY



ITINERARY - 7 Days

Our representative will receive you at the airport and ensure a smooth check in at your hotel.

Delhi is the capital of India and the seat of the central power and government. With multiple administrative and state headquarters, important political hubs and national landmarks, Delhi is a modern world capital city with its multi-lane highways, snarling traffic, sky high buildings and malls coupled with modern glass & chrome financial and commercial centers. However, at the same time, Delhi is also a timeless entity, carrying within its folds, a rich history and a repertoire of artistic, aesthetic architectural wonders, that bear stamp on the different dynasties and rulers that have made their indelible mark on the landscape and culture of the city. Old Delhi hums the influence of the Mughal period, New Delhi, on the other hand, shines with colonial, contemporary and modern outlook.

Have a pleasant overnight stay in your hotel.

After breakfast served at the hotel, begin a day of sightseeing the tourists spots of the city.

The sightseeing tour will include the following destinations.

Raj Ghat on the banks of the Yamuna is the memorial built in the memory of the nation’s most iconic and revered personality, Mahatma Gandhi., the Father of the Nation. A stone footpath surrounded by lawns marks the way to the simple black platform with the eternal flame, which is the site of cremation.

The Red Fort built by Shah Jahan in 1639 is a fortified structure built in red sandstone and it is from here that the Prime Minister of India delivers the Independence Day speech every year. The massively built fort, emits grandeur and grit and is one of the most visible and recognizable landmarks of the city.

The Jama Masjid, is the largest mosque in Asia and was built by Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. Take a look at its splendid outer architecture manifested by the towering minaret, domes and arched gateways.

From the splendor of the Mughal age, proceed to the area of New Delhi.

Built by the British as their capital city sometime in the 1930’s, New Delhi is distinguished by its colonial influence. Sir Edwin Lutyen was commissioned to build the new city and hence the imposing government buildings and tree lined streets of the New Delhi are also referred to as Lutyen’s Delhi.

The India Gate is a war memorial dedicated to the soldiers who died during the First World War and Third Anglo-Afghan war. The India Gate is situated on the Rajpath which is one of the main areas where the Republic Day celebrations are carried out. The Parliament house a circular building where the ministers of the country meet regularly as well as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India are at close quarters to the India Gate. The Mughal Gardens within the Rashtrapati Bhavan popular for its fountains and well maintained lawns is open to the public during spring.

Qutub Minar though built in 1193 by Qutbuddin Aibak has been rebuilt by various rulers over the years and marks the site of the country’s first Muslim Kingdom. The iron tower opposite the structure is unique since it is known not to have ever rusted through all these years.

The Lotus Temple is a flower shaped construction and is the Bahai House of Worship. Open to people of all religions and race, this architectural wonder is a place for quietude and peace with oneself.

Return to the hotel after an eventful day of sightseeing and rest well.

Overnight will be at Delhi.

BY ROAD IN 3 HOURS

Breakfast will be at hotel after which you will proceed towards Agra, the second stop in theGolden Triangle tour Itineraryin a comfortable and spacious vehicle.

Agra conjures images of the Taj Mahal, the impressive Agra Fort as well as the historically seeped Fatehpur Sikri. Poised on the banks of Yamuna, Agra is every bit a tourist hub, with its much sought after Mughal era architectural wonders, mausoleums, bustling marketplaces or chowks, hordes of rickshaws and buzzing guides.

The sightseeing sites in Agra include the following.

The first destination is of course, the magnificent Taj Mahal. Deserving of all the hype that surrounds this structure, the Taj Mahal is an ode to love built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. This imposing and splendid white marble structure is laden with intricate designs and carvings that are delicately detailed and finely carved.

About two and a half kilometers from the Taj stands the Agra Fort, a massive monument in red sandstone which can be described as a walled city. The planning and layout within the fort is highly impressive and strategic since the Fort acted as the residence of the Mughal dynasty till 1638. It is believed that Shah Jahan spent the last days of his life in Agra Fort in the Muasamman Burj, a tower with a balcony view of the Taj Mahal.

After an eventful day spent in visiting the famous tourist sites of Agra, spend the night relaxing in the comfort of your hotel.

BY ROAD IN 6 HOURS

After an early breakfast drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri.

Fatehpur Sikri is a magnificent, fortified ancient city, 40 kilometers west of Agra. It was the short-lived capital of the Mughal Empire between 1572-1585; during Akbar’s reign. According to history, Akbar had visited the village of Sikri to meet Sheikh Salim Chisti, who predicted the birth of an heir to the Mughal throne. When this prophecy came true, Akbar built his new capital here, along with a mosque (that is still used) and three palaces for his three favourite wives. The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece, but erected in an area that supposedly suffered from water shortages and so was abandoned shortly after Akbar’s death.

Proceed to ABHANERI

Abhaneri is a small village of the Dausa district in northern Rajasthan; it is located 95km from Jaipur, towards the Jaipur-Agra highway. The present name of the village, 'Abhaneri', is believed to be a mispronunciation of 'Abha Nagri' or the 'city of brightness. The Chand Baori is a step well that is regarded as a unique invention of the people of Abhaneri; it was created for rainwater harvesting. Located in the front of the Harshat Mata temple, this colossal step well has a depth of 20 meters, with 13 levels. Chand Baori is regarded as one of deepest and largest step wells in India. Despite being so huge, the well still has delicate and intricate carvings which are a visual treat. Various structures are also built around the step well.

After a sumptuous lunch, continue with your journey to Jaipur.

Jaipur is the land of the erstwhile Rajput kings who are deemed to be warrior legends. Their valor, strength and focus on integrity and values set them apart and are remembered as one of the most notable era in Indian history.

Jaipur, also called the ‘pink city’, is fraught with palatial architecture, mahals and forts that glorify the rich past, as well as, with clambering auto rickshaws, alleyways and camel laden rides making Jaipur a heady mix of the old and new, the grand and the mundane.

Evening at leisure.

Have a restful night stay at Jaipur.

After breakfast begins the sightseeing tour of Jaipur the classiest stop in the Golden Triangle India tour itinerary.

AMBER FORT PALACE - This fort is one of the most well-known and most visited forts in India. Amber was once the capital of princely Jaipur state, and the fort the residence of its Rajput rulers. Maharaja Man Singh I, who led Mughal Emperor Akbar's army, commenced its construction in 1592 on the remains of an 11th-century fort.

Continue sightseeing.

The City Palace: The palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. As most structures in Jaipur this palace also reflects the fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture.

Jantar Mantar: The Jantar Mantar, in Jaipur, is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century.

Hawa Mahal: This beautiful structure is predominantly a high screen wall made of pink and red sandstone that facilitated royal women to get an eyeful of the street festivals and busy city life while remaining out of the view of public. This five-storey building was built in the shape of a crown of Lord Krishna with 953 windows and a beautifully decorated façade that resembled a honeycomb of a beehive, giving one a feel of the rich heritage of the Rajputs.

This afternoon is free for you to relax shop or explore independently. Shopping is superb in Jaipur, particularly for gold and silver jewelry, pottery, tie-dye materials, silk, saris, wooden handicrafts and carpets.

This evening, visit the BIRLA TEMPLE to learn more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. The temple was constructed with white marble and seems to be enveloped in serenity by the Birlas in 1988, who are responsible for constructing many other famous temples in India. The temple is an abode to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. For this reason, the temple was formerly known as Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

Enjoy the experience and spend night at Jaipur.

Overnight will be at Jaipur.

BY ROAD IN 5 HOURS

Early morning, proceed to Jhalana Safari Park for the Leopard sightings.

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Later – proceed to visit Sanganer or Bagru where we will see the villages at work—fascinating art of Tie and Dye, Bandhani, Block printing with wooden blocks and the art of hand made papers.

Bandhani, is a tie and dye method practiced mainly in states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and parts of Uttar Pradesh. The fabric to be dyed is tied very tightly at different points in knots and then dyed with extraordinary colors. When this tied cloth goes for dyeing, these threads or knots doesn’t let that part catch color & allows it to stay white or whatever color the cloth has. Once the cloth is dyed, it is left for drying in open air. Drying can take some time depending upon the weather conditions. In monsoon, it takes around 2 days to dry while in summer it takes only 4-5 hours. In winter it takes around 6-7 hours for drying.

After lunch, drive back to Delhi.

Reach and check in to the hotel.

Overnight will be at Delhi.

Breakfast will be at hotel.

Check out and proceed to visit the majestic Humayun’s Tomb. Humayun died in 1556, and his widow Hamida Banu Begum, also known as Haji Begum, commenced the construction of his tomb in 1569, fourteen years after his death. It is the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture. It is well known that Humayun picked up the principles of Persian architecture during his exile, and he himself is likely to have planned the tomb, although there is no record to that effect.

Later - as per the international flight timings you will be transferred to the airport to fly back home with sweet memories of the Golden Triangle Tour of India.



More Details

HOTELS: (4 STAR MODERN & HERITAGE)

DESTINATION

HOTELS AS MENTIONED OR SIMILAR

NO OF NIGHTS

DELHI

THE MUSE SAROVAR PORTICO NEHRU PLACE

02

AGRA

RADISSON

01

JAIPUR

FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON

02

DELHI

THE MUSE SAROVAR PORTICO KAPSHERA

01




Cost & Terms

DEPARTURE MONTH/YEARTOUR START DATETOUR END DATEPER PERSON ON TWIN/DOUBLESINGLE OCCUPANCY
SEPT 2020Sun, September 13, 2020Sat, September 19, 2020$950.00$1,330.00
OCT 2020Sun, October 18, 2020Sat, October 24, 2020$1,099.00$1,559.00
NOV 2020Sun, November 15, 2020Sat, November 21, 2020$1,099.00$1,559.00
DEC 2020Sun, December 6, 2020Sat, December 12, 2020$1,099.00$1,559.00
JAN 2021Sun, January 17, 2021Sat, January 23, 2021$1099.00$1,559.00
FEB 2021Sun, February 14, 2021Sat, February 20, 2021$1099.00$1,559.00
MAR 2021Sun, March 7, 2021Sat, March 13, 2021$1099.00$1,559.00

TOUR TO INCLUDE:

  • ACCOMMODATION AT MENTIONED HOTELS,
  • DAILY BREAKFASTS AND DINNERS (FIXED MENU),
  • SIGHTSEEING TOURS AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY,
  • AC MINI COACH FOR ALL TRANSFERS & SIGHTSEEING AS PER THE ITINERARY,
  • ACCOMPANYING ENGLISH SPEAKING ESCORT / GUIDE FOR THE TOURS,
  • ENTRANCE FEE TO THE MONUMENTS,
  • ASSISTANCE AT THE AIRPORTS ON ARRIVAL / DEPARTURE,
  • ALL APPLICABLE TAXES AND SERVICE CHARGES,
  • ALL ROAD TAXES, GOVERNMENT TAXES AND DRIVER ALLOWANCES.

SPECIAL PRIVILEGES INCLUDED:

  • UNLIMITED MINERAL WATER AND TISSUES DURING DRIVES AND
  • DEDICATED 24/7 TOUR MANAGER / COORDINATOR FOR TOUR.

TOUR TO EXCLUDE:

  • LUNCHES ARE NOT INCLUDED (OTHER THAN THE ONES MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY)
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES
  • INTERNATIONAL/ANY LOCAL FLIGHTS
  • TIPS TO THE DRIVER AND ESCORT
  • ANY EXPENSES PERTAINING TO CAMERA CHARGES AND OTHER FEES AT THE MONUMENTS.
  • INDIAN VISA

THE PRICE OFFERED IS VALID FOR A GROUP OF 15 PEOPLE.




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