The Golden Triangle is the most popular tourist circuit in India. It comprises of three famous cities of North India, namely Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. During the tour, tourists can visit several famous tourist attractions in all three cities. The tour is well-suited for all as during the tour; tourists can not only get to know the history and culture of the country but can also have fun shopping in local markets. Besides, they get an opportunity to feast on local delicacies. In all, the tour is an exclusive package, which allows tourists to make memories for a lifetime.
• Gain insights into the history of India
• Shop for souvenirs from the local markets
• Pay a visit to some famous temples
• Get astonished by the beauty of the Taj Mahal
• Explore some UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Day1 : Arrive in Delhi and tour some of the important heritage sites in and around Delhi.
Today you have a full-day tour of Delhi.
Your morning tour starts with Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. You will visit the Raj Ghat where the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be visiting the museum that was built to commemorate him. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi. Later we will move to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride (optional) in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper’s paradise. In the afternoon, you will visit Qutub Minar, touted as India’s largest Minaret. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. You will then move forward to Humayun’s tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built-in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings, to your final stop will be at Lakshminarayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. No Hotel.
Day2 : Drive from Delhi to Agra and explore the city
Drive to Agra. Agra the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle Tour along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra is also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan.
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour of Agra and will be taken to Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favourite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Standing majestically on banks of Yamuna River, this breathtaking, immensely beautiful monument is synonymous to romance and love. Your next stop Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Over here you will also get a chance to see Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, which are also known as a private audience hall and public audience hall. Agra is famous for inlaid marble work and handicrafts. TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS. No Hotel.
Day3 : Drive from Agra to Jaipur and visit the city of Jaipur
You will drive to Jaipur visiting en-route Fatehpur Sikri, built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of the well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India
and has various historical monuments. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five-storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architectures. It is central portico with a total of three arched entrances and is locally known as Horseshoe gate. You will visit the other graceful buildings of this place such as Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s Palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal’s house. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan gets its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who built this city. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century, Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink colour due to which this city is also known as the pink city. The origin of Jaipur goes back to more than 260 years. No Hotel.
Day4 : Tour of the city of Jaipur and Drive back to Delhi
In the morning tour of Jaipur, you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven-storey as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by mathematician as well as astronomers of the whole world. City palace is a perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular all over the world for its magnificent architecture. You will be taken through a pink rose garden as well as business centres of Jaipur. A tour of Jaipur is not complete without shopping. Jaipur is famous for clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and jewellery and various handicrafts made of wood, metals, etc. and also for silk paintings and miniatures.
You will be transferred by road to Delhi. No Hotel.