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The 7-day Golden Triangle Tour from Jaipur is one of the most preferred tours in India. The tour is suitable for history buffs, art admirers, and even wildlife enthusiasts. The tour allows tourists to experience culture, traditions, and history of the country. During the tour, tourists can visit many historical sites, out of which some are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The historical sites boast of the royal lifestyle of the mighty rulers. Besides, tourists can get to know about folk music art dance forms, art and crafts. Tourists can also indulge in shopping for souvenirs in the local markets. They can also taste the local savories. Last but not least, the tour allows tourists to have a look at a wide range of flora and fauna in Ranthambore National Park, which is the most famous wildlife reserve in Rajasthan.
In all, the tour provides travelers with a one-of-its-kind experience as they can admire almost all the aspects of India. So, take up the Golden Triangle Tour from Jaipur and make the most of your vacations.
On the very 1st day of the trip, you will reach Jaipur and immediately you will be transported to your hotel. Jaipur acts as a gateway to reach the other popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan like Udaipur, Jodhpur, Chittorgarh, Jaisalmer, etc. The more you explore this city, the more you will learn about the immortal past that every monument of this city holds. Established on 18th November 1727 by Raja Jai Singh, the ruler of Amer, the earlier capital of this city, Jaipur offers you a number of palaces and forts to visit. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
On the 2nd day you will explore Jaipur and AmerFort for the whole day. The journey in the morning will begin from Amer Fort or Amer Palace and you will ascend (one way) the fort on elephant back. Built in red sandstone and marble by Raja Man Singh, Amer Fort is divided into four sections. Surajpol, the main entryway is architecturally brilliant.A beautiful temple devoted to Goddess Sila Devi is situated close to the Ganesh Gate. You will visit the Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of public audience), Diwan-e-Khas (Hall of private audience), Sheesh Mahal (Palace of mirrors), and Sukh Niwas, which has a very pleasant ambiance.
Next destination is the seven-storied Maharaja City Palace and the Jantar Mantar (the observatory), which is a major attraction for the mathematicians and astronomers worldwide. You will notice a blend of Mughal, European, and Rajput architectural styles in the City Palace. Pay a visit to Hawa Mahal, known for its extraordinary architecture. You can purchase a lot of amazing items from Jaipur, such as carpets, clothing, jewelry, wooden and metallic handicrafts, silk paintings and miniatures, treasurable gemstones, etc.Overnight stay at Jaipur.
This day, you will be driven from Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park. Mostly known for its huge population of Royal Bengal Tigers, Ranthambore National Park occupies a large area and is named after the Ranthambore Fort present inside the park. You can easily spot a tiger here. Other animal species present in the park are – leopard, sambar, nilgai, wild boar, spotted deer, reptiles, etc. It is home to many crocodiles that live in the lakes present in the park and lizards, and you will find them basking in the sun.
You will enjoy the evening Jungle safari / game drive at Ranthambore National Park.Overnight stay at Ranthambore.
On the way to Agra, you will visit FatehpurSikri, built by the great Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. One of the most notable UNESCO World Heritage Sites and adorned with many historical monuments, it is an important testimonial to the great Mughal civilization. In FatehpurSikri, you will visit the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the five-story-high Panch Mahal. Next, you will visit the prodigious, historically significant structure, Buland Darwaza, which is an epitome of architectural wonder.This central porch has three arched entrances and is called ‘Horseshoe Gate’ by local people. The other historically significant monuments in Fatehpur Sikri that you will visit next are –Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s Palace, Naubat Khana, and last but not the least, Birbal’s house. Overnight stay at Agra.
Your next destination of the Golden Triangle Tour will be Agra, the former capital of Hindustan, situated on the banks of the holy river Yamuna. Agra, Delhi, and Jaipur – together form the Golden Triangle Tour, which attracts innumerable tourists from all over the world. Also known as Akbarabad, this city was in the pinnacle of glory during the reign of the Mughal emperors Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan. Overnight stay at Agra.
In the morning of this day, you will visit the Taj Mahal. The majestic appearance of this wonder of the world is a treat to the eyes. The specialty of this mausoleum lies in its exquisite architecture and in the use of ivory-white marbles in its construction. Built by EmperorShah Jahan between 1631 and 1648, in the memory of his most beloved wife, Empress Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth in 1631,Taj Mahal has the tombs of both Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. This grandiose structure stands on the banks of Yamuna and is a true embodiment of love, romance, and marital devotion. This mausoleum remains closed for visitors on Fridays.
The Agra Fort will be your next destination. Built in the 16th century during the Mughal rule, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for architectural magnificence. Inside the fortress, there are many splendid palaces that seem to be coming out of a fairy-tale, like Khas Mahal and Jahangir palace. Here also, you will get to visit the Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, also known as Hall of public audience and Hall of private audience, respectively. The traditional bazaars or marketplaces in Agra are equally famous for various items like handicrafts, artifacts, jewelry, carpets, embroidered items, and ornamented marble work.
Next, you will travel to Delhi by the roadway.
After you reach Delhi, you will get dropped to your hotel. The national capital territory of India, inhabited from as early as the 6thcentury BC, served as a capital of many kingdoms in the ancient era. Destroyed and rebuilt a number of times, its culture and tradition have been influenced by different rulers, who once ruled the city – no wonder it is called “city of cities”. Delhi served as the Mughal capital and you will find the influence of that era in the food habits of the residents. Don’t forget to taste the toothsome Mughlai cuisine, which originated here. All kinds of Indian festivals are celebrated here with much pomp and grandeur due to its proximity to different surrounding states. Old Delhi still has the old buildings and the small alleys dissect the areas from one another, whereas, New Delhi boasts on its large roads, giant buildings, and metropolitan culture.Overnight stay at Delhi.
On the last day of the Golden Triangle Tour Package, you will enjoy full-day sightseeing of Delhi – the political hub of India. Firstly, you will visit the Old Delhi built by Emperor ShahJahan in 1639 AD. Then you will be visiting Raj Ghat, the place of cremation of the Father of our Nation Mahatma Gandhi.Then visit the museum built to memorialize him. On the way, you will see the iconic Red Fort and the vibrant marketplace, ChandniChowk. Your next stop will be one of the largest and historically significant mosques in India - Jama Masjid, built by Shah Jahan. Next comes the interesting rickshaw ride (optional) in Chandni Chowk, which is a famous crowded bazaar, full of shops selling numerous delicacies, clothes, jewelry, household wares, and a lot more.
Pay a visit to India’slargest minaret, Qutub Minar, in the afternoon. Constructed in 1192 by the Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak, it is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your next destination will be another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Humayun’s Tomb. Visit the iconic IndiaGate, whichwas built to commemorate the brave Indian soldiers killed in the First World War. Get a glimpse of the Parliament House, the President’s House, and many other government secretarial buildings while driving towards your finalstop, the Lakshminarayan Temple, which is devoted to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayan.
Later, you will be dropped at the Delhi airport. No Hotel in Delhi.