Golden Triangle tour is one of the most popular tourist circuits of India. This tour presents the true color of India with Delhi, a rich tapestry of contrasts that is characteristic of this complex land, Agra, the zenith of art & an enshrined romance and Jaipur - exuberant with color for enjoying North India's fascinating cultural heritage.
The combination of all the three cities presents the potpourri of India. The harmonious amalgamation of the capital of the country with its entire historic splendor, the soft romanticism that can felt at amazing Agra and the fierce magnificence of the Rajasthan desert presents India at its best. Since centuries the golden triangle has beckoned travelers from different parts of the world to India. The sights, sounds, smell and savor besides the souvenirs from each holiday destination of the Golden Triangle is enchanting. As it is the metro of Delhi with its rich past, the royal retreat at Jaipur and the romantic Agra with the unique monument of love - Taj Mahal.
The capital of India, is also its seat of power. One of India's fastest growing cities, Delhi has spread far beyond the "seven cities", created between the 13th and the 17th centuries. It has sprawled over the west bank of the river Yamuna, straddling the river. Remnants of the gloriouspast survive cheek - by - jowl with soaring skyscrapers, posh residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes. Delhi has some of the finest museums in the country. Its boutiques and shopping arcades offer access to a wealth of traditional and contemporary crafts, from all over the country. Delhi has specialty restaurants to please the gourmet, sprawling parks and gardens ablaze with flowers, and in the winter months, a variety of cultural events. The myriad faces of the city are simply tantalizing, and entice the curious traveller into a fascinating journey of discovery.
No tour in India can complete without paying a visit to this erstwhile Mughgal city of Agra, the home of Taj Mahal, world's most beloved monument, situated on the banks of Yamuna, this town was chosen by the emperor Babar as a base for the Mughals. With its laid -back lifestyle and its immense wealth of architecture, handicrafts and jewellery, Agra is amongst the most remarkable city of the world. In terms of ambiance it is still associated with its Mughal period led by Babur, who arrived in 1526. Agra grew in prominence as almost all of India came under the rule of Mughal empire but Agra reached its zenith under the rule of Akbar,Shah Jehan and Jehangir. It was under the rule of Akbar that Agra become a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture.
The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is not only the gateway to the state, it is also the most natural place to begin a discovery of Rajasthan's multifaceted attractions. For visitors unfamiliar with its history, a little explanation may be necessary, since it will aid their understanding of one of the most fascinating cities of India. As a city, Jaipur is fairly young, less than three centuries old. It was laid out by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of the Kachchawaha dynasty from Amber which, less than 10-km away, was the former capital of the state. Markets and residential areas have bridged this gap so that, for all practical purposes, Jaipur includes Amber within its sway. Jaipur was color washed pink to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of mughal cities. The current color which is more red than pink was painted in 1876, during the visit of Prince of Wales. The city is best explored on foot and only the adventurous visitor willing to go into the Rastaas and Galis (inner lanes) can feel the spirit of the city. There's an amazing appeal to Jaipur's colorful bazaars, beautifully laid out gardens, parks & the monuments.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Meeting and Assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Delhi
Morning after breakfast enjoy combined city tour of Old & New Delhi visiting Red fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat, India Gate, President house etc. Entrances to Monuments are not included (only guide with driver). Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra
After breakfast drive to Agra and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon visit Taj Mahal-The Eternal symbol of India and Agra, built in white marble. Taj Mahal was built by Mugal Emperor Shahjahan for his Empress Mumtaz Mahal. 20,000 workmen worked for 22 years to complete it. Overnight stay at hotel.
Afternoon tour of the pink-city, Jantar Mantar observatory. Overnight stay.
Day 04: Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur
Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaipur. Enroute visiting Fatehpur sikri- named as The Abondoned city. Built by great Mugal Emperor Akbar, as his capital but after few years abondoned due to scarcity of water. The whole city is built of Red Sand Stone.
Day 05: Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Jaipur. Jaipur is the Gateway to Rajasthan. Also know as Pink city, as all buildings have a pink tint to them. It is an unselfconsciously medieval city, with stately palaces, colourful bazaars (market) and a fort brooding over the city. Graceful women in swirling skirts and viels of red, yellow, orange and magenta, laden with silver jewellery, straight tall men in Turbans and luching carts drawn by camels, do nothing to dispel the illusion. Morning excursion to Amber fort, enjoy elepant ride over there. Afternoon city tour of Jaipur visit City Palace museum, Observatory and Palace of Winds. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Jaipur-Delhi
Morning breakfast at the hotel and drive back to Delhi. On arrival checkin at hotel for overnight stay.
Day 07: Delhi Depart
Breakfast at the hotel and checkout at 12.00 hrs.
Tour Cost Includes:
1. Arrival & departure transfers on private vehicle
2. Twin sharing accommodation as per the category of tour taken with Breakfast.
3. An English speaking tour guide for city sightseeing
4. Private vehicle for the entire tour (deluxe & standard only) and tourist / regular buses for the economy tour.
5. Wages of guide and other members
Tour cost does not include:
1. International Airfare
2. Visa fee and international airport departure tax.
3. Lunch & dinner
4. Expenses of personal nature viz. tips, laundry, insurance, emergency evacuation etc.
5. Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes field above.