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If you are visiting India for the first time and you are confused about the tourist destination, then opt for the Golden Triangle Vacation Package. The 7-day tour package lets you visit the cities of the Golden Triangle, which is the most famous tourist circuit in India. The tour takes you to Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. These three cities are located at an equal distance from each other and are quite magnificent. These form a shape of almost an equilateral triangle on the Indian map. That’s why the circuit is known as the Golden Triangle. Besides the sightseeing tour of the three cities, tourists will also visit the architectural wonders of the walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Apart from sightseeing, the tour also allows tourists to feast the taste buds with the local dishes and shop in the bustling markets. The tour includes the best of everything, including accommodation and transport. Hence, the tour is well-suited for the first-timers, who wish to gain insights into the culture and history of the country. The tour ensures a memorable experience.
Namaste, from Delhi - the capital of India. On your arrival at the glorious and historical city, you would be transferred to your hotel.
Delhi is an important city. It has been the political and the cultural capital of many kingdoms since 6th century B.C. Destroyed and rebuilt several times, Delhi has witnessed the mixture of different cultures at a different period. The influence of this beautiful mix can be seen in the language, food and festivities celebrated here.
Mughal were one of the main influences of the region. They have molded the people of the region as well as their habits. Mughlai food is a glorious example of their influence. They introduced the delicious and aromatic kormas, biryanis, and kebabs in Indian cuisine.
Delhi represents the unique merger of old and new. The Old Delhi, with its intricate maze of small lanes, represents the era gone by. Whereas, New Delhi, with its massive roads and huge buildings, represents modern age. On arrival you will meet our representative who will help you check in at your hotel. Overnight is in Delhi.
The entire day would be dedicated to touring the city of Delhi.
You will start your morning tour with Old Delhi, built by the 5th Mughal ruler Shah Jahan. The visit to the Raj Ghat would also be on the itinerary. Mahatma Gandhi was cremated here, making the place highly significant for tourists interested in learning about this national figure. You would also visit the museum built to commemorate him.
On your Delhi sightseeing, you will be driven past the magnificent Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, one of the oldest markets of Old Delhi region. Later you will visit the beautiful Jama Masjid – another iconic monument built by Shah Jahan. The rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk could be an interesting experience. These lanes are filled with people shopping for different items like jewelry, clothes, and household goods. The shops of Chandni Chowk make this place a shoppers’ paradise.
In the afternoon, you will visit Qutub Minar. Qutb ud Din Aibak initiated the impressive minaret's construction, though it was completed by his son-in-law Shamsuddin Iltutmish after his death. The building is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, on the list is Humayan’s Tomb, another World Heritage Site. India Gate, your next stop, is an impressive war memorial dedicated to the Unknown Soldiers. The visit to the memorial has been an emotional experience for many visitors. Apart from that, you would be driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government buildings. Last stop for the day would be the Lakshiminarayan Temple or Birla Temple. The temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the preserver in the Hindu mythology and his divine consort, Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth.
At the end of the day, you will be driven back to your hotel. Overnight is in Delhi.
This day, you will be transferred to Samode by road. The trip would take approximately 4.5 hours to 5 hours. The area is well known for its magnificent Samode Palace and Samode Bagh. The palace, an excellent example of the Indo-Saracenic architecture, combines the best of Indian and Mughal architecture. This approximately 475 years old fort, was converted into a luxurious palace by Rawal Berisal. Later on, Rawal Sheo Singh added the Darbar Hall and the Sheesh Mahal magnifying the beauty of the palace. The beautiful landscape, Samode Bagh, was added by Maharaja Prithviraj Singh more than 150 years ago.
Once you arrive at Samode, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight is in Samode.
Today you will be transferred to Jaipur by road. The city fondly referred to as the Pink City due to its pink-dominated color scheme, is the capital of Rajasthan. Named after the Maharaja Jai Singh, Jaipur represents the beauty and valor of the famous Rajput kings. This 260-years old city has been visited by famous personalities, including the 18th century Prince of Wales.
On your arrival in Jaipur, you will be transferred to your hotel.Overnight is in the royal city of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
This day is dedicated to touring the city of Jaipur and Amer Fort which begins right at the morning. The fort situated at a hillock represents majesty and historic magnificence which can be ascended to on an exciting elephant ride. The fort was constructed with red sandstone and is divided into four sections with a courtyard. The main entrance gate, Surajpol, has a fascinating architecture. Close to the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to Goddess Sila Devi, the lineage deity of the Rajput family of Jaipur. The Diwan-e-Khaas (room of private audiences), Diwan-e-Aam (Hall of public audience), and the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) are some of the most beautiful areas of the palace. One of the interesting places at the Amer Palace is the Sukh Niwas. It has been engineered in a manner so that cool winds, which blow over the water cascade, maintain a pleasant climate in Sukh Niwas.
On the next leg of the journey, you would be taken to Maharaja City Palace and the tourists’ favorite Jantar Mantar. The royal palace, with its seven stories, is a magnificent fort offering a beautiful balance of Mughal, Rajput and European architecture. The Jantar Mantar is a popular observatory, with the world’s largest stone sundial. The venue has been attracting scientists and mathematician for ages. Hawa Mahal, another venue on the itinerary, is famous for its architecture. The structure was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, for accommodating the royal ladies following the Purdah traditions (seclusion of the women from public observation) to observe the festivities celebrated on the road. You would be toured through the pink rose garden and the business center of Jaipur.
A trip to Jaipur is incomplete without shopping. The city is famous for its clothes, semi-precious and precious stones and handicrafts made from wood. Also, the silk painting and miniature found at Jaipur are a must take souvenirs to take back home.
At the end of the day, you would be taken back to your hotel. Overnight is in Jaipur.
Today, you would be driven to Agra after visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route.
The famous fort, built by the third emperor of the Mughal Dynasty – Akbar, is a fine example of the Mughal architecture. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was built primarily as a leisure retreat for the emperor. At Fatehpur Sikri, you will visit Jama Masjid followed by the tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal, and the majestic Buland Darwaza. These buildings depict the beauty of the Mughal architecture and how they lived in style. Some other places you would be visiting are Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace (the residential quarter of the chief queen), Naubat Khana (drum house), Ibadat Khana (prayer hall), and Birbal’s house.
Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, is an important city built on the banks of River Yamuna. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country and the part of the famous Golden Triangle, which includes Delhi and Agra. Once referred to as Akbarabad, the city has served as a capital to several Mughal rulers- Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan.
Once you arrive at Agra, you will be driven to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight is in the city of Agra.
This morning after breakfast your Agra tour would start with the visit to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Shah Jahan built the grand marble mausoleum for his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. The monument took more than a decade to complete and needed a huge amount of funding from the Mughal treasury. The monument is synonymous with love and romance.
Please note that Taj Mahal remains closed on Fridays.
On your next stop, you will head to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Agra Fort. The magnificent complexes within the fort vicinity like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace showcase the beauty of the Mughal architecture. Other must-visit quarters of the Agra Fort are Diwan-e-Aam (hall of public hearings) and Diwan-e-Khas (hall of private audience).
At the end of the trip, you will be transferred back to Delhi by road. you will directly be driven to Delhi airport in time for your onward/return journey. We hope you enjoyed your trip and we wish to see you again soon.
Please note that there will be no hotel reserved in Delhi for this day until unless requested.
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