A guided tour of the Golden Triangle is one of the most popular travel packages for India. The route covers in this 3-day tour includes 2 nights shared accommodation at 3-star hotels on a bed and breakfast basis.
India's golden triangle is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The Golden Triangle is so called because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and the Jaipur the capital city of Rajasthan state on a map. The trips usually start from Delhi moving south to the site of Taj Mahal at Agra, then west, to the Rajasthan’s Capital City Jaipur. It is normally possible to do the trip by private car or coach. Golden Triangle is now a well traveled route providing a good spectrum of the country's different landscapes.
The main Highlights of this tour:
DAY 01, Delhi / Agra (Via Yamuna Express way route)
Our driver will pick you from your own booked Delhi hotel at 8am to proceed to Agra via “Yamuna Expressway route”, On arrival check in to Hotel Later start a sightseeing tour of Agra Visit:
TajMahal:-You cannot think of Agra without thinking of TajMahal. Or, you might not have thought of Agra were it not for the monument of love. TajMahal, the white marble beauty was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, MumtazMahal. The monument stands proof for the brilliance of Mughal architecture. Named as one of the wonders of the world, TajMahal stands the test of time. It has been declared as World Heritage Site in the year 1983. It is a feast to your eyes and senses to watch the unmatched beauty on the night of full moon day.
(Note: Taj Mahal closed on every Fridays, if you book this trip and Friday comes between so it also can be customizing in order to start Jaipur first.)
Visit Agra Fort:-You would regret if you miss Agra Fort during your visit to Agra. The 16th century monument is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of Mughals. This is situated near the gardens of the world famous TajMahal. Called the Red Fort of Agra, you will be awe inspired by the powerful fortress. The fortress comprises many palaces namely, Jahangir Palace, KhasMahal and so on. There are audience halls and two mosques. The entire fortress is a symbol of Mughal’s grandeur. It was in Agra Fort Shah Jahan was held prisoner by Aurangazeb, his son. Shah Jahan, the emperor, spent his last days here viewing the monument of love he had built for his wife.
Visit Itmad-ud-Daulah (a Mini Taj):-India’s first tomb to be made completely out of marble, Itmad-Ud-Daulah signals the beginning of new era in Mughal architecture. Until then, it was buildings of red sandstone. It was constructed during Jahangir’s period. The 21-meter high tomb was constructed in memory of MirzaGhiyas, who was the father-in-law of Jahangir. He was bestowed with the title Itmad-Ud-Daula, which means pillar of the state. Influenced by Islamic architectural style, the monument’s towers display Persian touch. The wall paintings inside are sheer beauty to view.
Evening visit Market, Stay overnight at 3 star Hotel Parador or similar in Agra.
DAY 02, Agra / Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to Jaipur en route visit to: FatehpurSikri:-Built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor in 1570, the city was a tribute to Sufi Saint. FatehpurSikri is a perfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture and it was built using red sandstone. For around 10 years, the city remained the capital of Mughal Empire. The city has a 6-kilometer long wall on three sides and there are towers and gates. It houses some of the city’s important buildings namely BulandDarwaza, Birbal’s House, PanchMahal and Jama Masjid. The entire city along with all the important constructions including royal palaces, Jama Masjid and courts were declared as World.
Later proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check in at 3-star Hotel Rajputana Haveli. Later start a sightseeing tour of Jaipur Visit:
HawaMahal:-built in 1799, by Maharaja SawaiPratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of this newly setup museum.
JantarMantar:-built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provides accurate time, which is subject to daily corrections.
City Palace:-situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. SilehKhana has a collection of armory and weapons.
Evening visit local markets. Stay overnight at 3-star Hotel Rajputana Haveli or similar hotel in Jaipur.
DAY 03, Jaipur / Delhi
Early morning after breakfast proceed to sightseeing tour of Jaipur Visit:
Amer Fort:-The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, the additional extensions were built by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh lIthe last Maharaja of Amer, who built a new city called Jaipur, where he shfted his capital in 1727. The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars.
"Note: Here at Amer Fort you can enjoy the Elephant ride towards to this fort’s courtyard, but the cost of this ride is not included in this tour cost, our tour guide will help you to get the tickets for this ride easily if you interested to do this ride”
JalMahal:-On the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. It has a water spread area of 300 acres (121 ha) and is enclosed by the Aravalli hills on the north, west and eastern sides, while the southern side consists of plains that are intensely inhabited.
After lunch proceed to Delhi. Driver will be drop you at your hotel in Delhi or you also can move to the Delhi Airport. (Trip End)