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Golden Triangle

 
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Golden Triangle

Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi


DAY 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
On arrival meet and assist at the airport and transfer to prebooked hotel for overnight stay.
Delhi : India's capital & a major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why Qutab  successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the citys’ past.

DAY 02 : DELHI
After breakfast, full day city tour of old & modern capital of India. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658 ;Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648 ; Chandni Chowk - Old Delhi's shopping hub and Rajghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Visit the India Gate, drive past  the President's House & The Parliament. Visit Humayun's Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).

DAY 03 : DELHI - JAIPUR
After breakfast, transfer to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in at prebooked Hotel.
Jaipur : The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also known as “Pink City” owes its name, its foundation and planning to the great warrior astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II. The city of Jaipur has broad avenues. The city sits on a dry lake bed in a wild and somewhat arid landscape.

DAY 04 : JAIPUR
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort.
Amber Fort - The ancient capital of the state until 1727 when Jai Singh decided to move from his hillside fortress at Amber to new site on the plains. The construction of this fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts. Visit the Jagmandir or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal & temple of Kali. Ascend on elephant back, the hill, on which the fort is situated.
 
Afternoon city sightseeing tour.
The city was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago.  Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the Observatory,  Ram Niwas Gardens, Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old part of Jaipur city 
  
DAY 05 : JAIPUR-AGRA DRIVE, 235 KM
Morning depart for Agra visiting en-route Fatehpur Sikri.

The beautiful city was planned and erected by Emperor Akbar in 1569. The story behind the city relates to birth of his Son Salim who was named after a Muslim Saint – Sheikh Salim Chishti.  Emperor Akbar hearing his renown, had visited the Saint, asked of the blessings of a child.  When a son was born, he decided to built a city near the place where the Saint lived.  The city was abandoned after 14 years due to shortage of water and growing population.  The imposing pavilions, Mosque, massive Buland Darwaza (Gate), Panch Mahal and other buildings are worth a visit.

On arrival, check-in at your hotel. 

DAY 06 : AGRA-DELHI DRIVE, 204 KM
After breakfast, city tour of Agra.
Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structures; h was constructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight of the day - The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653.
 
Afternoon drive to Delhi and on arrival, transfer to international airport for flight to onward destination.


 

 

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