|New Delhi||The Oberoi|
|Agra||The Oberoi Amarvilas|
|Jaipur||The Oberoi Rajvilas|
|Kolkata||The Oberoi Grand|
Golden Triangle with Kolkata -Oberoi Hotels Tour: A 09-night journey to India’s most popular tourist circuit will bring you one step closer to exploring India.
Arrive at New Delhi’s ‘IGI International Airport’ at 1100 hours. Meet with our company representative, warm welcome with fresh flower garlands & then transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, start the Delhi tour by visiting memorial of Mahatma Gandhi ‘Raj Ghat’ & then visit Jama Masjid (one of India’s biggest mosque). A rickshaw-ride through the narrowest lanes of Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi) will entice you, surprise you & might intimidate you, but for sure, these chaotic streets will give you an experience of a lifetime.
Cruise on your rickshaw through many small lanes, such as silver market, book market, wedding market etc. Your rickshaw will come at a halt in ‘Khari Baoli’ – spice market, and then have a walk around in the area. Return to your vehicle by rickshaw-ride & then drive past the majestic Red Fort- where Indian PM unfurls the flag every 15th August (Independence Day) & addresses the nation.
Return to hotel at the end of the tour, Enjoy your overnight stay.
Post Breakfast. Proceed for Delhi’s tour.
Visit Qutub Minar; The Qutab Minar, soaring Afghan-style victory tower and minaret, erected by sultan Qutb-ud-din in 1193 to proclaim his supremacy over the vanquished Hindu rulers of Qila Rai Pithora. Also visit a Kashmiri Co-operative, enjoy a Kashmiri Tea ‘Kahwa’ here when you witness the artisians presenting their local arts & products
Next visit to a Sikh Temple ‘Bangla Sahib’ & then drive past major govt buildings such as Presidents Palace, Parliament House, India Gate circle.
Later proceed to visit Humayun’s Tomb, Humayun’s tomb is sublimely well proportioned, seeming to float above its symmetrical gardens. It’s thought to have inspired the Taj Mahal, which it predates by 60 years. Lotus Temple for a short exterior photography stop;
Return to hotel for overnight stay
Post breakfast and checkout, transfer to airport to take flight for Udaipur.
Upon arrival in Udaipur, transfer to hotel, check-in at your pre booked hotel. The day is to be spent resting and relaxing at your hotel room.
Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Udaipur city.
Udaipur city tour comprises of visit to Sahelion-ki-Bari, which is good example of the art of landscaping, a beautiful garden was built for the 48 maidens meant to be a part of the dowry of the princess. Arrive at City Palace, Standing on the edge of the Lake Pichola and built by Maharaja Udai Singh, the gorgeous City Palace is a marvel in marble. Majestically set on a hill, it is accentuated with balconies, towers and cupolas along with superb views of the lake and the city that can be admired from the upper terraces.
Later, a short walk to the Jagdish Temple, lets you immerse in local life & get great pictures. Late afternoon/early evening, you will have boat ride in Lake Pichola, ride takes you to visit Jag Mandir – the first island palace on Lake Pichola.
Overnight in Udaipur.
Post breakfast, checkout from the hotel and drive to Jaipur (390Kms-7-8hrs).
Upon arrival at Jaipur, accommodate at the pre booked hotel. Overnight.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for sightseeing of Jaipur
We start with Amber Fort. Elephant ride uphill & Jeep ride downhill at the fort. Nostalgic Amber Fort, near Jaipur in Rajasthan, is one of the most well-known and most-visited forts in India. 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, a large grassy enclosure containing eighteen huge stone astronomical measuring devices constructed between 1728 and 1734. City Palace, originally built by Jai Singh in the 1720s and having lost none of its original pomp and splendour. Before you start exploring the local markets, stop for photography at the one world’s most famous façade Hawa Mahal.
Post your exploration in the local market. Return to hotel & overnight.
Overnight at hotel.
Post breakfast,r checkout and drive towards Fatehpur Sikri (205Kms/4hrs), best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. And said to be a copy of the mosque in Mecca and has designs, derived from the Persian & Hindu architecture. Highly popular amongst them is Buland Darwaza, which is titled as the largest gateway in the world.
Continue your drive towards Agra (50kms,1-1.5 hours). Upon arrival, proceed to visit Agra Fort; Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Visit a 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 transfer to your pre booked hotel. Overnight.
Early morning wake-up call and sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. (timings would vary as per season). Sunrise is by far the best time to visit the Taj Mahal. Not just because the early morning light turns the dome of the temple a soft, golden colour, but because this is the time when there are the least amount of tourists. Described by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore as “a teardrop on the face of eternity”, the Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the zenith of Mughal architecture.
Return to hotel, daily routine & breakfast. Later checkout, drive to Delhi airport (200kms,4 hours) to take flight for Kathmandu.
Upon arrival Kathmandu transfer to your pre-booked hotel & check in. Free to self-explore Kathmandu as per your choice today.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Breakfast at your hotel and start with your tour for Kathmandu.
First on the tour is Pashupatinath Temple : Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. Entrance to the temple precinct is forbidden to non-Hindus. The Large, gilded triple-roofed temple was built in 1696 A.D. though 300 years earlier this was a structure on this site. Hindus are cremated on the cremation ghats here and their ashes scattered in the sacred river. One can usually see a cremation in progress
Next is Boudhanath, This is the largest stupa in Nepal and one of the largest in the world located east of the valley. It was built by the Lichchhavi King Mana Dev in the 5th century A.D. Continue with your tour and visit Swayambhunath, Atop a green hillock west of Kathmandu,stands the great stupa of Swayambhunath. This is a site that is over 2500 years old marking the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake.
By late afternoon, end your tour with Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the popular places liked by many visitors due to its exquisite architecture and artistic embellishement. The complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built in 1200 to 1768 A.D. with hundreds of erotic carvings used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu which epitomizes the religions and cultural life of the people.
Transfer to hotel, overnight.
Breakfast at your hotel and proceed for your excursion for Bhaktapur & Patan city.
Bhaktapur Durnbar Square – A former capital of the valley, it was once a flourishing city on the trade route to Tibet. It has preserved its traditional character better than the other two cities, due to its more isolated location. It is regarded today as a classic showcase of medieval Nepalese town life.
Later drive to Sightseeing tour of Patan City.
Patan City is one of the most historically important cities of the Kathmandu valley. It is known as the centre of fine arts and for the superb craftsmanship of its artisans.
Return to Kathmandu’s central market ‘Thamel’ and have a rickshaw tour in the market and explore Nepalese handicrafts. Overnight
This day brings the end of wonderful tour, post breakfast proceeds to airport for the flight to onwards destination.