CLASSICAL GOLDEN TRIANGLE

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CLASSICAL GOLDEN TRIANGLE

06 NIGHTS / 07 DAYS

DELHI-JAIPUR-ABHANERI-FATEHPUR SIKRI-AGRA-DELHI

  • DAY 01 : DELHI
    Arrival at Delhi airport. You will be welcomed at the IGI airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel in a private chauffeur driven car/coach. Quickly fulfill the formalities of arrival and check–in  at the hotel (at 1200 hours) and start your exploration of India with a city tour of Old Delhi. Our first pit stop is Jama Masjid, built in 1650, it is one of the largest mosques in Asia. Enjoy rickshaw ride in the narrow lanes and alleys of the ancient bazaar of Chandni  Chowk. Visit the majestic Red Fort, a huge complex built of red sandstone, the capital of Mughal Empire in India for two centuries. Lets not call it a day yet as we continue our drive to Raj Ghat and pay homage to Mahatama Gandhi, the father of our nation. This completes the visit to Old Delhi and begins our tour of New Delhi. On your way to Qutub Minar, you drive past the 16th century Humayun’s Tomb. Qutub Minar is one of the tallest towers of the 12th century built in Persian architecture style. Before returning to hotel we take a bus tour of the India Gate, Parliament Buildings and President House and finally returns to hotel for overnight stay.
  • DAY 02 : DELHI– JAIPUR (260 KM, 5 HOURS)
    After breakfast at hotel, we depart for Jaipur. Jaipur (also known as the pink city)is the capital of Rajasthan, and was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1727. It is one of the first planned cities of India and is rich in culture and heritage. After arriving in Jaipur, check–in at the hotel and later we start our exploration of the majestic city with a visit to the City Palace, the former royal residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Even today, the royal family abides in a part of the palace that is cordoned off for the visitors. It is quite different from other Rajput palaces and forts as apart from the Rajput architecture you can also observe smithereens of Mughal architecture. Not far away from the city palace is Jantar Mantar which possesses various astrological instruments that have impressed astronomers all over the world. Here you will see the largest sundial in the world and one of the best preserved observatories. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
  • DAY 03 : JAIPUR
    In the morning, we go for excursion to Amer Fort which is perched on a hill. The architecture of the fort is a unique blend of Rajput and Hindu style. Amer is the former citadel of Kachwahas of Amer who had ruled the city. It is a thrilling climb to the fort as its done sitting on an elephant’s back. The Fort is known for cobblestoned pathways with enormous fortification. There are beautiful buildings inside the fort including Sheesh Mahal (palace of glass), Jai Mandir and Sukh Niwas. The afternoon has been kept free for you to explore the pink city bazaar for shopping or just to take a leisurely walk. Overnight stay.
  • DAY 04 : JAIPUR – ABHANERI – FATEHPUR SIKRI – AGRA (265 KM, 6 HOURS)
    After breakfast, get ready to depart for Agra, home to Taj Mahal. But, before reaching Agra, we shall stop at Abhaneri village where you will visit Chand Baori, an ancient hidden stepwell. The step wells are unique in this part of the world and were used for storage of water by rainwater harvesting. They also served as pools for ritual cleansing before entering a temple. Our next stop is Fatehpur Sikri, the best preserved Mughal Palace city in India which was built by Akbar in 16th century. He used the best craftsmen in the country to build the city but, unfortunately, had to abandon it a few years later after the water system failed. After exploring the fort, proceed to Agra and check–in  at the hotel for overnight stay.
  • DAY 05 : AGRA
    In the morning, we begin exploring the city of Agra, first visiting one of the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World, “Taj Mahal.” It is a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. It took no less than 22 years to build this architectural wonder and was finally completed in the year 1653. The interiors of Taj Mahal are adorned with highest quality inlay work incorporating semi–precious stones. Taj Mahal is undoubtedly a treat to your eyes and spectacle to watch. Then visit Agra Fort which had been the seat of power of the Mughal dynasty for many centuries. The huge awe–inspiring facades of the fort are a symbol of strength, power and resilience of the might empire. The view of Taj Mahal from the fort is also unforgettable. Later we continue our Agra tour and visit Sikandra, the tomb of great Akbar. It is interesting to note that the emperor himself chose the site of his tomb and started the construction although it was later completed by his son, Jahangir. This is made of red sandstone with fine inlay work of marble. After city tour of Agra, return to hotel for overnight stay.
  • DAY 06 : AGRA – DELHI (200 KM, 4/5 HOURS)
    After breakfast, it is time to return to Delhi. Check–in at your hotel after arrival in Delhi, we shall give a car/coach at your disposal with driver to explore Delhi on your own or last minute shopping before returning home. Overnight stay.
  • DAY 07 : DEPARTURE
    After breakfast transfer to airport to catch flight for onward destination.
  • DAY 01 : DELHI
  • DAY 05 : JAIPUR
  • DAY 02 : DELHI - AGRA
  • DAY 05 : JAIPUR

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