|New Delhi||The Oberoi|
|Agra||The Oberoi Amarvilas|
|Jaipur||The Oberoi Rajvilas|
Golden Triangle with Bengaluru- Oberoi Hotels Tour: A 08-night journey to India’s most popular tourist circuit will bring you one step closer to exploring India.
Upon arrival at airport you will meet with our representative with your name card in arrival hall after customs. Warm welcome with fresh flower garlands and transfer to hotel.
Post check in at hotel, you will meet & discuss with your tour manager about the tour and activities. He/she will be your point of contact 24X7 for anything you might need.
Delhi: Mystery, magic, mayhem. Welcome to Delhi, City of Djinns, and 25 million people. Like an eastern Rome, India’s capital is littered with the relics of lost empires. A succession of armies stormed across the Indo-Gangetic plain and imprinted their identity onto the vanquished city, before vanishing into rubble and ruin like the conquerors who preceded them. Modern Delhi is a chaotic tapestry of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, dusty bazaars, colonial-era town planning, and mega malls.
Overnight at hotel The Oberoi, New Delhi
After breakfast at your hotel, proceed for New Delhi sightseeing as below:
The design of the Taj Mahal is inspired from the Humayun’s Tomb. The Humayun’s Tomb is in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The Humayun’s tomb is the first Indian building to use the Persian concept of a double dome. Humayun’s Tomb was the first garden tomb made in India.
(Closed on Monday) The Lotus Temple, located in New Delhi, India, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city.
Qutb Minar, also spelled Qutub or Qutab, is the 2nd tallest minar in India after Minar-E-Fateh at chhaparchiri at Anandpur Sahib which stands 100 meters tall.
Thereafter visit a Kashmir Co-op society to witness their art & craft & taste the Kashmiri Kahwa. Later in the evening proceed for below sightseeing:
Laxmi Narayan Temple
West of Connaught Place, the busy-looking, Orissan-style Lakshmi Narayan Temple was erected by the wealthy industrialist BD Birla. Mahatama Gandhi inaugurated the complex in 1938 as a temple for all castes; a sign on the gate says, ‘Everyone is Welcome.’
Parliament Street & India Gate
Drive pass Parliament of India, President’s house & India gate.
Return to hotel, overnight at hotel The Oberoi, New Delhi.
After breakfast at your hotel proceed for Old Delhi sightseeing as below;
Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi in lush gardens.
Jama Masjid It is the largest mosque in India and the final architectural extravagance of Shanjahan.
Old Delhi Market
(Chandni Chowk – Market closed on Sunday)
(Rickshaw Ride) Itis one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, now in central north Delhi, India. Built in 17th century by the great Mughal emperor of India Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara.
You would drive through the narrow lanes on a rickshaw through:
Dariba Kalan: Old Delhi’s ancient silver market, hich could also have an important role to play in the nomenclature of the Chandni Chowk as silver is referred to as Chandi in Hindi, a word which could have been slightly deformed to form Chandni Chowk
Khari Baoli:Asia’s largest spice market.
Meena Bazaar: This lane features most of the shops with clothing & accessories. A lot of dresses are traditional Indian sarees and men attire.
Heritage Haveli: gives you the opportunity to get a feel of the Mughal era through the architectural beauty
(Drive Pass) Converted into a barracks by the British, this massive fort is a sandstone carcass of its former self, but it still conjures a picture of the splendour of Mughal Delhi.
Later drive-pass Red fort and hi-tea at a colonial-era hotel The Imperial as below in central Delhi.
Experience hi tea at The Imperial
Experience hi tea at the Imperial Hotel (the contents of the hi tea are French pastries, scones, finger Veg and non Veg sandwiches, Regular tea and coffee) (0300PM to 0600PM)
Post hi tea drive around Lutyen’s Delhi and visit Bangla Sahib Gurudwara as follows,
Parliament Street & India Gate
Drive pass Parliament of India, President’s house & India gate.
Sikh Temple Bangla Sahib
Topped by golden domes, this handsome white-marble gurdwara was constructed at the site where the eighth Sikh guru, Harkrishan Dev, stayed before his death in 1664.
Return to hotel, overnight at The Oberoi, New Delhi.
After breakfast drive to Agra, upon arrival check- in at hotel.
Agra: The magical allure of the Taj Mahal draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. And despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. But the Taj is not a stand-alone attraction. The legacy of the Mughal empire has left a magnificent fort and a liberal sprinkling of fascinating tombs and mausoleums; and there’s also fun to be had in the bustling chowks (marketplaces).
Later proceed for Agra sightseeing as below:
(Agra Fort) Agra Fort is a monument, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.
Itimad-ud-Daulah Nicknamed the Baby Taj, the exquisite tomb of Mizra Ghiyas Beg should not be missed. This Persian nobleman was Mumtaz Mahal’s grandfather and Emperor Jehangir’s wazir (chief minister). His daughter Nur Jahan, who married Jehangir, built the tomb between 1622 and 1628 in a style similar to the tomb she built for Jehangir near Lahore in Pakistan.
Marble Factory Later visit Marble factory cum Shop to learn “Pietradura” an old technique of making marble products.
OPTIONAL: Kalakrtiti Theatre Show
A stage show on Taj mahal “ Mohabbat the Taj” perform by the professional artist in an A/c auditorium..
Overnight at hotel The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra
Early Morning proceed to visit Taj Mahal by Sunrise as below:
(Closed on Friday) The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.. Described as the most extravagant monument ever build for love, It was constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete. Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Parsian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planer of this magnificent memorial.
Return to hotel for breakfast, later checkout from hotel and proceed to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri The Emperor Akbar (1556-1605) decided to construct it in 1571, on the same site where the birth of his son, the future Jahangir, was predicted by the wise Sheikh Salim Chisti (1480-1572). Fatehpur Sikri is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Fatehpur- Sikri Mosque is said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture
Later Lunch at hotel/restaurant in Bharatpur. Continue drive to Jaipur, upon arrival check-in at hotel.
Jaipur: Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is an enthralling historical city and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state.The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels, leisurely cycle-rickshaws, swarms of motorbikes, and everywhere buzzing autorickshaws. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world.
Overnight at The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur.
After breakfast proceed for Jaipur sightseeing as below,
Hawa Mahal The literal meaning of Hawa Mahal is Palace of Winds. Hawa Mahal was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799. Hawa Mahal is a pyramid-shaped facade with five stories. It has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work. The small windows and screened balconies serve the women to watch processions and different activities taking place on the streets. ( Stop for photography )
Amber Fort Amber Fort, whose construction began in the 17th century. Before the construction of the city palace in Jaipur, Amber was the seat of power. Riding the elephants to the top of the fortress (climbing elephant is possible subject to availability, if not climb it with jeeps). Castle looks impressive, built entirely of white marble and red sandy rocks, with architecture influenced by Hindu and Muslim manner of ornamentation and decoration. Walk in the complex of courtyards and halls. Many of the rooms have delightful wall paintings, with precious stones and mirrors inlaid in the walls.
Down the hill by Jeep en-route stop at Panna Meena Ka Kund- an eight storey step well. Built in the 16th century, the sight storey well has criss-cross steps arranged on three sides with small niches created into the walls. Not only did the step well served as a source of water, it was also the place of community gathering where people would come to chat. Relax or swim in the cool waters.
Jal Mahal Near the cenotaphs of the maharanis of Jaipur, and beautifully situated in the watery expanse of Man Sagar, is the beautiful Jal Mahal. It was built in 1799 by Madho Singh as a summer resort for the royal family, which they used to base duck-hunting parties.(Drive Pass)
Jewellery & Carpet Workshops Visit the local carpet & Jewelry workshop in order to experience in the local arts & skill. Witness the process of creating a local marvel.
Jantar Mantar Largest stone observatory in the World and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveller.
City Palace The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during his reign. City Palace stands apart, with its outstanding art and architecture. City Palace complex covers a huge area, which is divided into a series of gardens, courtyards and buildings, the premises the City Palace Museum.
Return to The Oberoi Rajvilas, overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to airport to take flight for Bengaluru.
Upon arrival, transfer & check in at The Oberoi Bengaluru. Overnight
After breakfast proceed for sightseeing as below,
Lalbagh Botanical Gardens Spread over 240 acres of landscaped terrain, the expansive Lalbagh Botanical Gardens were laid out in 1760 by the famous Mysore ruler Hyder Ali. As well as amazing centuries-old trees it claims to have the world’s most diverse species of plants.
The Bangalore Palace The private residence of the Wodeyars, erstwhile maharajas of the state, Bangalore Palace preserves a slice of bygone royal splendour. Still the residence of the current maharaja, an audio guide provides a detailed explanation of the building, vaguely designed to resemble Windsor Castle, and you can marvel at the lavish interiors and galleries featuring grisly hunting memorabilia, family photos and a collection of nude portraits.
Tipu Sultan’s Palace Close to the vibrant Krishnarajendra Market stands the elegant palace of Tipu Sultan, notable for its teak pillars and ornamental frescoes. It’s an interesting monument, and worth an outing when combined with other nearby sights such as the ornate 17th-century Venkataraman Temple next door and the massive Jamia Masjid , as well as the fort and market.
Bull Temple built Built by Kempegowda in the 16th-century Dravidian style, the Bull Temple contains a huge granite monolith of Nandi (Shiva’s bull) and is one of Bengaluru’s most atmospheric temples. Nearby is the Swee Dodda Ganapathi Temple , with an equally enormous Ganesh idol.
Cubbon Park In the heart of Bengaluru’s business district is Cubbon Park, a sprawling 120-hectare garden where Bengaluru’s residents converge to steal a moment from the rat race that rages outside.
It’s surrounded by wonderful colonial architecture, including the red-painted Gothic-style State Central Library ; the colossal neo-Dravidian-style Vidhana Soudha , built in 1954 and which serves as the legislative chambers of the state government, and neoclassical Attara Kacheri built in 1864 and houses the High Court
Transfer to The Oberoi, overnight.
After breakfast transfer to airport for flight back to home.