07 Days |
India is blessed with several tourist destinations and the Golden Triangle is the most popular among them. The Golden Triangle Trip comprises of three most notable cities – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The 7-day trip allows tourists to view various heritage sites, historical monuments, iconic landmarks, and notable places in all three cities. Furthermore, the tour also includes the tasting of local food dishes and shopping in the busy market streets. It can be said that it almost transports a person to the early times. The tour is perfect for history buffs, art admirers, shopaholics, and food junkies. The trip helps tourists get to know about the culture and history of India. Therefore, The Golden Triangle Trip acts as a scenic introduction to the diversity of the country. Opt for the trip and enjoy the vacations to the fullest.
Once you arrive in Delhi, which is the first destination of this trip, you will be transported to your hotel. Delhi, which served as a capital to many kingdoms, has been a place that was peopled since the 6th century BC. Destroyed and rebuilt a number of times, Delhi is known as the “city of cities”. The city adorned with beautiful historical monuments had been ruled by many rulers, who influenced the culture of the city. Delhi is the birthplace of the Mughlai cuisine as the Mughal rulers had influenced the food habits of the Delhites. Delhi celebrates all kinds of festivals due to its closeness to different neighboring states. Small lanes and old buildings make their place in Old Delhi, whereas New Delhi boasts on its broad roadways and skyscrapers. This capital city of India is the center of politics.
Today, you will be touring Delhi for the entire day. The morning tour will commence from Old Delhi, constructed in 1639 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Next, you will visit the Raj Ghat, the cremation site of the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Also, you will visit the museum, which was constructed to commemorate the father of our nation. From there, you will pass through the famous Red Fort and the very well-known and busy marketplace in Old Delhi – Chandni Chowk. Your next stop will be one of the largest, famous, and historically significant mosques in India built by Shah Jahan – the Jama Masjid. You may also get to enjoy a rickshaw ride (optional) that would be quite exhilarating as it is a crowded part of the city, packed with all kinds of shops. Varieties of items like delicious food items, jewelry, apparels, household goods, etc. are sold in these shops. This place is truly a paradise for shoppers.
Your afternoon destination will be the largest minaret of India – Qutub Minar. This minaret was built by the Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak in 1192 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Humayun’s Tomb, another UNESCO World Heritage Site is your next destination. The India Gate is the next stop that was built as a tribute to the unknown soldiers. You will drive past the significant monuments in Delhi like the Parliament House, President’s House, and other Government Secretarial Buildings and reach the final stop, the Lakshminarayan Temple, where Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayana are worshipped.
The next destination of the Golden Triangle Trip will be Chomu. This town is located about 30 km away from Jaipur. Thakur Karan Singhji laid the foundation of Chomugadh between 1606 and 1621 AD. Gadh signifies that the palace was fortified with a thick wall of five meters. Additions and alterations were made to the fort complex and finally in 1714 AD, Chomugadh was finished during the rule of Mohan Singhji. The construction of the fort took several years to get completed. The fort was converted into a palace between 1863 and 1901 AD by Govind Singhji and the main Darbar Hall was added to the fort by Thakur Devi Singhji. The three-story building of Chomugadh was designed by following the philosophies of Indian Vastushastra and Shilpashastra.
You will spend today’s afternoon at leisure.
On the fourth day of the tour, you will reach Jaipur via roadways. Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is the reason why this city is named so. The city is adorned with many enchanting castles that depict the architectural brilliance of that era. Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City due to an event that happened in the 18th century when the Prince of Wales had visited the city and in his honor, the entire city was tainted in a pink hue. This city is more than 260 years old.
You will be shifted to the hotel on your arrival in Jaipur.
For the entire day, you will tour Jaipur and the Amer Fort. The former capital of Jaipur is Amer and the Amer Fort or Amer Palace is the site from where your morning tour will commence. You will enjoy an elephant ride while ascending (one way) the fort. Raja Man Singh constructed this magnificent fortress, which is divided into four sections having a courtyard each, using red sandstone and marble. Surajpol is the main entrance gate that has immense architectural beauty. A beautiful temple devoted to Goddess Sila Devi is located near the Ganesh Gate. You will also visit other architectural beauties like the Diwan-e-Aam – hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas – hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal – the palace of mirrors, and Sukh Niwas. The Sukh Niwas holds a very charming ambiance with blowing winds over the cascading waters.
Next, you will visit the Maharaja City Palace, which is a seven-storied royal castle, and the famous observatory – Jantar Mantar. This observatory attracts mathematicians and astronomers from across the globe. You will witness a wonderful unison of three architectural styles at the City Palace – Mughal, Rajput, and European. The Hawa Mahal is another famous palace in Jaipur known for its marvelous architecture. Also, you will get to witness the Pink Rose Garden and the business centers of Jaipur. Shopping is a compulsory part of Jaipur tour as this city is famous for various items like clothes, jewelry, precious and semi-precious stones, carpets, wooden and metallic handicrafts, miniatures, silk paintings, etc.
This day, you will visit Fatehpur Sikri on your way to Agra. The ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. This UNESCO World Heritage Site holds extraordinary proof of the great Mughal civilization along with many historical monuments. The first to visit here will be the Jama Masjid, then the Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal – a five-storied structure, and Buland Darwaza, an enormous monument and an embodiment of awesome architecture. Locally known as Horseshoe Gate, Buland Darwaza is a central doorway comprising of three arched entrances. The other historical monuments on your visit list are – Ibadat Khana, Mariam-Uz-Zamani’s Palace, Naubat Khana, and Birbal’s House.
Known as the earlier capital of Hindustan, Agra is located on the banks of river Yamuna. An important part of the Golden Triangle Tour together with Delhi and Jaipur, Agra is a popular tourist destination in India. Also known as Akbarabad, Agra was at the peak of its glory during the reign of the Mughals and served as the capital to the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir, and Shahjehan.
The first thing you will visit this morning will be the Taj Mahal, a wonder of the world. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built this magnificent white marble mausoleum between 1631 and 1648 in the loving memory of his favorite empress, Mumtaz Mahal. This marble wonder that stands grandly on the banks of river Yamuna is an epitome of eternal love and romance. TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED FOR PUBLIC ON FRIDAYS.
Next, you will visit the Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site popular for its grandeur and architecture. Constructed in the 16th century amidst the Mughal rule, this fortress includes many fairy-tale castles like the Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Other attractions of this site are the Diwan-e-Aam or the public audience hall and Diwan-e-Khas or the private audience hall, which you will get to visit. Mosaic marble work and handicrafts are the specialties of Agra.
Then you will reach Delhi via road.
You will be transferred to your last destination, Delhi Airport.
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