is the perfect introduction to India's three most popular destinations.
Explore the Mughal splendours and bazaars of Delhi, the markets and palaces
of Jaipur's 'Pink City' and Agra's majestic Taj Mahal. An exciting compact
trip travelling by private air-conditioned vehicle so you have the freedom
to make stops at your leisure. In this programme you will be Covering Delhi,
The capital of India, Jaipur The capital of Rajasthan and popularly
know as the Colourful state of India and Pink city of Rajasthan and Agra the
World famous Love Memorial The Taj Mahal . The programme is in
Triangular in Shape hence popularly known as Golden Triangle Tour. This
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur tour is very popular with full of history and reflects
True Indian culture. While on this short tour of India you will see how
India is progressing in hand to hand with the developing nations without
compromising its oldest and long rooted culture and tradition.
Detailed Itinerary Day 01 Arrive Delhi
Welcome to India. After clearing immigration and custom formalities, your
representative will greet you and assist you to your hotel. Overnight: Hotel
Day 02 New Delhi (B, L, D)
Delhi the Capital of India consists
of two distinguishable parts: Old Delhi, with its typically oriental city
quarters, narrow alleys and bazaars, its temples, mosques and other
historical monuments, and New Delhi, laid out symmetrically as a garden city
by the British with wide stately streets, un- spoilt gardens, widely
scattered colonial-style summer houses and shady alleys.
your guide will take you on a combined tour of Old & New Delhi. The
older part of the Capital takes you to the Red Fort with its Pearl Mosque
and exquisite audience halls, Jama Masjid Mosque with its marble domes and
slender minarets; Raj Ghat (where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated); the Ashoka
Pillar. Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant.
han the modern area takes
you on a drive along Rajpath, New Delhi's broadest avenue, and see the House
of Parliament, the Diplomatic Enclave and the President's House the royal
residence of the former viceroys and now of the President of India. Also
visit the India Gate and drive through Connaught Place, the Qutub Minar
built in the 12th century. Dinner in the hotel.
Day 03 New Delhi / Jaipur (B, L, D)
After a leisurely
breakfast prepare for your onward journey by road to Jaipur (260 kms 5
hours). Arrive Jaipur by Noon and check-in at your hotel. Enjoy lunch in the
hotel. Early this evening, you will get ready for an evening full of joy and
entertainment. Visit Green Pigeon - A local Rajasthani theme Restaurant and
enjoy Cultural dance, magic show with dinner. Also see the making of Roti
(Indian Bread). After dinner, return to your hotel.
Day 04 Jaipur (B, L, D)
Built in 1727 A.D. by
Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II, Jaipur displays a remarkable harmony and
architectural splendor. The ancient heart of the "Pink City" still
beats in its fairy-tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills
and broad avenues that dot the entire city. The only planned city of its
time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall.
This morning visit the
Amber Fort, a spectacular fortress-palace protecting a complex of palaces,
temples, exquisite marble and mirror-inlaid halls and apartments. The
highlight of the tour is an elephant ride up the hill at the Fort like a
In the afternoon, visit the "pink city" so-called
because a great deal of the older part is built of pink-colored stone. Visit
the Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), a high and intricately carved wall behind
which women of the court were sequestered while watching processions. Also
see the Observatory and the City Palace, which houses an excellent
collection of Rajasthani costumes, miniatures and an armory of Rajput
weapons. Enjoy lunch at Surbhi Restaurant and see the largest turban museum
in Rajasthan. Enjoy dinner in the hotel
Day 05 Jaipur/ Agra (B, L, D)
This morning, you will prepare
for onward journey by road to Agra (250 kms 5.5 hours). En route stop at the
walled city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Akbar the Great to commemorate the
birth of his son. The building of this capital was substantially completed
in 1574 but 14 years later the city was abandoned, perhaps at the whim of an
Imperial favorite, and the immense labor of building the "City of
Victory" went for nothing. Visit the red stone mosques, courtyards and
the palace where Akbar once played chess using slave girls as pawns.
Continue for Agra, arriving Agra around lunch time. Enjoy lunch in the
Day 06 Agra (B, L, D)
Agra is famous as being home to one of
the Seven Wonders of the World -the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendor of
the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence
of the legendary Moghul Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th
and early 17th centuries. While its significance as a political centre ended
with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its
architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map.
The 16th century Agra Fort, houses a number of exquisite buildings: the Moti
Masjid (pearl mosque), Diwane-I-Am (palace for general audience),
Diwane-I-Khas (private palace), Anguri Bagh (wine yard), Sheesh Mahal (hall
of mirrors), and the Musamman Bhurj (Jasmine Tower) where Shah Jahan died as
a prisoner of his own son. After the tour of the fort, you will be taken to
visit the magnificent mausoleum, Taj Mahal, erected by Shah Jahan in memory
of his beloved wife, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Begun in 1631, 20,000 workmen took
22 years to complete it a dream in white marble which lies in perfect
proportion to the elegant garden of fountains. It has a forecourt and a
majestic entrance. The main edifice is crowned with a cupola and flanked by
minarets on all four sides. Deep underneath the main structure lie the
cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal & Shah Jahan. The marble shrine surrounding
them is richly decorated with precious stones. Enjoy dinner in the hotel.
Enjoy lunch and dinner in the hotel. Overnight: Hotel Day 07
Agra / Delhi Departure (B, L, D)
After breakfast, Morning at
leisure, After lunch in the hotel, drive back to Delhi (220 kms 4 hours).
Upon arrival, transfer to the Indira Gandhi International Airport well
schedule to check-in for your onward flight.