Delhi - Jaipur - Agra
6Nights / 7Days
01 Sep 19 - 15 Dec 2019 £650.00
The golden triangle tour is a quintessential introduction to the rich culture, tradition and history of India, especially for the first time travellers. The 6 days and 5 nights holiday package consists a tour to major destinations of India - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The golden triangle tour is no doubt one of the popular tourist circuits in India that offers a wonderful opportunity to marvel the grandeur, glory and vibrant culture. Moreover, our expert representatives will help you in planning a perfect tour itinerary that will leave you mesmerized with pleasurable memories for lifetime.
Travel our beautiful northern Indian cities which are full of diversity including Agra Fort (Mughal Grand Architecture) and the Taj Mahal. You will explore Cultural, Colourful Indian traditions along with many activities along the way.
In this tour you are visiting:-
Delhi: Delhi is the best place to experience history, culture, food, spirituality, madness and mystery. Spend a day and explore at your leisure – the Khan Market (For shopping), Akshardham Temple, Dilli Haat INA, Jantar Mantra and many more.
Jaipur: Jaipur also known as the Pink City, with bazaars ranked amongst the most vibrant in Asia, renowned for their textiles, jewellery and Rajasthan handicrafts. For all its colour however, the city’s modern outlook and commercial hustle and bustle offer a stimulating contrast to many other places in the state.
Agra: The splendour of Agra – India’s capital under the Mughals – remains undiminished, from the massive fort to the magnificent Taj Mahal. You can go shopping for designer marble statues and marble carved stones which is also why Agra is famous for.
Fly from London to Delhi.
On arrival at the airport, meet our representative who will take you to the hotel and provide an introduction about your tour. In the afternoon proceed for Old Delhi (the walled city) sightseeing. Enjoy a Rickshaw ride with its old heritage and culture. Visit Jama Masjid - one of India’s largest mosques where twenty five thousand people can pray at one time. Drive through red fort and have a mesmerising view of the Red walls. Also visit Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. Overnight at Hotel.
Meal: No Meal
After breakfast, you will be taken to visit “New Delhi” which came into existence much later and is also known as Lutyens Delhi. Lutyens was British architect who designed India Gate, Presidential House, Secretariat, Parliament House and many other buildings in the area. Visit Lotus Temple (the crown jewel) and then drive on to see the tallest tower in Delhi, known as Qutub Minar, which declared the arrival and rise of Islam in India. Visit Humayun’s Tomb – the great monument of Delhi was built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Later enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of the pink city built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and blushed pink palaces, where once lived the Maharajas. Jaipur was and still remains the only city in the world symbolising the nine divisions of the universe, through rectangular sectors sub-dividing it. It is a royal city and its surroundings are rather like an endless museum. The delightfully laid out gardens, parks, attractive monuments and marvellous heritage hotels, which were once the residence of Maharaja’s are worthy of admiration. Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family, the Observatory, Hawa Mahal also known as Wind Palace built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and drive past the old part of Jaipur city. This fascinating city with its romantic charm gives you a feel of royalty and tradition and has plenty of forts and monuments that remind you of the ancient glamour, glory and charm of Rajput rulers. Remaining of the day is free to explore local bazaars, which are known for its embroidered leather shoes, blue pottery, tie and dye scarves and other exotic wares or relax at your hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast, take an excursion to Amber Fort; add a magical touch to the visit by riding on the back of an elephant from the foot of the hill up to the gates of the fortress in the manner of former kings and queens. Within the complex, Ganesh Pol, an imposing gateway painted with images of the elephant-headed god, Ganesh takes pride of the place. Also a part of the complex is the Diwan-I-Aam (Hall of the Public audience) with its spectacular display of pillars. Afternoon is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight at Hotel.
Have a leisurely breakfast and proceed to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. One enters Sikri from the Agra Gate, one of the nine gateways on the way to the palace complex. Diwan-i-Aam or the hall of public audience appears first. It is a huge rectangular walled-in courtyard where petitions were heard, proclamations made, ambassadors received and entertainment programme held. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its ’’ruins’’ are still in a pristine condition. Though over 400 years old, Fatehpur Sikri is still perfectly preserved. Reach Agra and check in at hotel. In the evening visit the Taj Mahal during Sunset. The Taj Mahal was built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631 and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete with over 20,000 craftsmen who worked around the clock. The design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, Shah Jahan had Lahori’’s hands cut off and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. What makes Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints during sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. Overnight at Hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and before proceeding to Delhi, visit Agra Fort; on the west bank of the Yamuna River, Akbar’s (the third of the Great Mughal) magnificent Fort dominates the centre of the city. Akbar erected the walls, gates and the first building inside, Shah Jahan built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque, while Aurangzeb (the sixth and last of the Great Moghuls) added the outer ramparts. The Predominantly red sand stone structures combining Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture glow beautifully during Sunset. After your visit we will provide your transfer to Delhi airport enabling you to board the flight for your onward journey.