Golden Triangle

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19
06 Nights
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Embark on a whirlwind adventure through the heart of India’s rich heritage. This meticulously crafted itinerary explores the iconic Golden Triangle – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur – while adding a unique gem – the historic Abhaneri stepwell.

Highlights:

  • Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and Mughal architecture of Delhi.
  • Explore the majestic Amber Fort and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) in Jaipur, the Pink City.
  • Immerse into the fascinating Chand Baori stepwell in Abhaneri, a marvel of ancient engineering.
  • Stand in awe before the Taj Mahal, a timeless monument to love, in Agra.

Departure & Return Location

New Delhi International Airport

Departure Time

Price Includes

  • 06-night accommodation on sharing double/twin room basis with breakfast
  • Complete transport in AC vehicle with driver
  • Local English or Spanish speaking tour guide for sightseeing as per program
  • Some remote or offbeat locations might not have Spanish speaking guides available
  • Accompanying guide from 10 pax onwards
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi market
  • Jeep ride for uphill & downhill at Amer Fort Jaipur
  • Presently applicable taxes

Price Excludes

  • Airfare, insurance or visa fees
  • Meals other than those specified in ‘package costs includes’
  • Entrances to monuments & activities
  • Camera or video fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Anything not in package costs includes

Complementaries

  • Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands at New Delhi International Airport
  • 02 water bottles per person per day
Itinerary

Day 1Arrive Delhi

Following a warm reception at the airport with fresh floral garlands by a representative or guide, guests will be transferred to their hotel. The representative will assist with check-in procedures upon your arrival at hotel. (Check-in times differ by hotel, but are typically between 1400 and 1500 hours.)

Overnight at the hotel in Delhi. 

Day 2Delhi Sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing of New Delhi. 

The tour begins with a visit to Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a serene Sikh temple. Take in the spiritual atmosphere and witness the community kitchen where volunteers selflessly serve meals. Next, embark on a drive past India Gate, a grand war memorial and prominent government buildings, showcasing the city’s modern architecture and historical significance. Stop at Laxmi Nayarayan Temple, also known as Birla Temple, built by the industrialist Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939, dedicated to Laxmi (the goddess of prosperity) and Narayana (The preserver). The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. Proceed to Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and marvel at the tallest brick minaret in the world. Explore the intricate carvings and the surrounding archaeological complex. Drive to Humayun’s Tomb, the most perfectly proportioned and captivating of Delhi’s mausoleums, the monument that strongly influenced the Taj Mahal. A photography stop at Lotus Temple, a stunning Bahá’í House of Worship known for its distinctive lotus flower-inspired architecture and serves as a place of meditation and prayer for people of all faiths.

Overnight at the hotel in Delhi. 

Day 3Delhi - Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Old Delhi,

Starting your tour with visit to Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial complex. Visit Jama Masjid, one of India’s largest mosques, and immerse yourself in its architectural splendour. Rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi, absorbing the lively atmosphere and local life. Chandni Chowk (old Delhi market) one of the oldest and busiest markets, offering a kaleidoscope of colors, flavors, and cultural diversity, where narrow lanes are lined with shops selling spices, textiles, jewellery, and street food. Steeped in history, this bustling market provides a vibrant glimpse into Delhi’s rich heritage and serves as a delightful maze for exploration. A walk in the aromatic spice market, a sensory delight with its colourful array of spices and herbs. A photography stop at the Red Fort while you drive past the grand monument.

Later, drive to Jaipur (300kms/6hours). On arrival, check in and overnight at the hotel in Jaipur. 

Day 4Jaipur

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed for sightseeing of Amer & Jaipur City. 

We start with Amber Fort. Uphill & downhill by Jeeps at the fort. Amber (pronounced Amer) is at a distance of about 11 kilometres from Jaipur. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was the bastion of the Kachwahas of Amber. The palace is a beautiful melange of Hindu and Mughal styles. The contrast between the harsh exterior and the inviting interior couldn’t be more surprising. During downhill, visit a very heritage structure – Panna-Meena ka kund, which is a square-shaped stepwell, with adjoining stairs on all four sides and a room on the northern wall.
We will make our way back to the city, en-route we will stop at Jal Mahal, Possibly the most serene sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur is the beautiful Jal Mahal Jaipur, the Water Palace. Short stops at the Jewel & Carpet Workshops in Jaipur are must to witness how the local artisans create marvels from raw materials.

Later in the second half of the day, visit Jantar Mantar, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is considered to be the largest of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur. It contains sixteen geometric devices, designed to measure time, track celestial bodies and observe the orbits of the planets around the sun.
City Palace, A beautiful fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture, the palace is still home to the last ruling royal family which lives in a private section of the palace.  The City Palace Complex includes the Mubarak Mahal (the palace of reception) and the Maharani’s Palace (the palace of the queen).
Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal.

Evening free time for Jaipur local markets. Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur. 

Day 5Jaipur - Agra

Breakfast at the hotel & drive to Agra (280kms/5 hours). En-route visit the Chand Baori Stepwell at Abhaneri.

Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It extends approximately 30m (100ft) into the ground, making it one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India. 

On arrival in Agra, check in and overnight at the hotel in Agra. 

Day 6 Agra - Delhi

Sunrise visit of the Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal was built by a grief stricken Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is phenomenal not in its beauty alone that shines forth, but in the deep planning and design that went into its making, and the ethereal idea of immortalizing love. Delicate carvings in marble vie with gorgeous pietra dura for attention.Lapis-lazuli, Cornelian, Mother of pearl, Agate and Emerald are inlaid in floral and geometrical patterns in the marble itself. (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)

Post sightseeing of Taj Mahal, return to hotel for breakfast & daily routine.

Check out and proceed for the sightseeing of Agra.

Agra Fort: Built by Akbar in 1565 A.D, this Fort is a masterpiece aof design and construction. Within the Fort are a number of exquisite buildings, including Moti Masjid, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas etc. Itmad-ud-daula: Built entirely in white marble and inlaid with semi-precious stones, this mausoleum on the bank of the Yamuna exhibits a strong Persian influence. Marble Workshop; local artisans showcase their skill of Marble Inlay work in these workshops. The artisans in Agra are believed to be the descendants of the artists who were actual workers of Taj Mahal.

Later, drive to Delhi. On arrival, check in and overnight at the hotel in Delhi. 

Day 7Departure

Departure transfer to airport for flight back home or onwards destination. (breakfast subject to time availability)

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