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The popular tour of the Golden Triangle India includes the connectivity of the capital Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. It derives its name because of the triangle shape formed by the three locations connecting, at a distance of 200 km from one to another. Golden Triangle India tour lets tourists explore the amazing world of diverse culture of India. India is a magical country and here a trip to the three well-connected cities which form a triangle will simply be superb. Golden Triangle India tour comprises of visiting three metropolitan cities including New Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. These three cities have something or the other to explore for people of all age groups and this tour is best for first time visitors to India. If one needs to cover major historical highlights, then Golden Triangle Tour Package is ideal!
International Airport , Delhi
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Are you a history lover? Get stunned by witnessing the impressive royal palaces and explore the mysterious history behind the glamorous palaces. With our exclusive Golden Triangle India itinerary, you have a golden chance to meet the past of India, the reign of the Emperors, Rajputana and relive their glorious stories in the battlefield.
Golden Triangle Tour India highlights Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, the three iconic cities that reflect the supreme excellence of Indian art and culture. The name Golden Triangle is due to the geographical position of three grand Indian cities and it allows to experience the harmonic cultural heritage and dive into the world of royalty. The interesting fact is that this Golden Triangle India Itinerary runs in a triangle of British, Rajputana and Mughal culture all in a nutshell.
Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel. In the evening Old Delhi market.
Overnight stay hotel (Hotel the Grand/Hotel Surya/Hotel Vivanta by Taj)
Discover the majesty of Delhi under the ambient cloak of darkness on a 4-hour evening walking tour of Old Delhi. With a professional guide, meander through the bustling Chandi Chowk market, sprawled over an atmospheric, moonlit square, and gaze at the resplendent dome atop the Jama Masjid mosque. Browse stalls selling glittering silver and spicy street food while gaining fascinating insight into the history and culture of Delhi from your expert guide. Conclude your enriching experience with a traditional Indian meal at a local restaurant.
Chandni Chowk: Walk the Famous Bazaars of Chandni Chowk. In the heart of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk is a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewellery and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery and traditional Indian sweets.
Nearby, the vast Mughal-era Red Fort now houses a museum complex, and the 17th-century Jama Masjid is a huge red-sandstone mosque with towering minarets.
Later evening back to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel
After breakfast, get ready to guided tour of Delhi inclusive of Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus temple, India Gate and Parliament house (drive Pass).
Humayun’s Tomb: Humayun’s tomb in the capital Delhi is a fine specimen of the great Mughal
architecture. Built in 1570, the tomb is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Its unique beauty is said to have inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the unparalleled Taj Mahal. In many ways, this magnificent red and white sandstone building is as spectacular as the famous ‘monument to love’ in Agra. This historic monument was erected by Humayun’s queen Hamida Banu Begam (Haji Begam) at a cost of about 1.5 million. It is believed that she designed the tomb.
Qutab Minar: Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the topIt is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
Lotus Temple: East of Nehru place, this temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world. Completed in1986 it is set among the lush green landscaped gardens.
The structure is made up of pure white marble the architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Bhai Temple Jainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate.
India Gate: India Gate, an important monument of the city, is a memorial built in commemoration of more than 80,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I. The monument is an imposing 42 meters high arch and was designed by the famous architect Edwin Lutyens.
After breakfast, checkout and drive to Agra city (3 to 4 Hours’ drive). On arrival check-into hotel. After
lunch, get ready to visit Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh Garden (Sunset View Point).
The construction of the Agra fort was started around 1565, when the initial structures were built by the
Mughal Emperor Akbar, and subsequently taken over by his grandson Shah Jahan, who added most of themarble creations to the fort. The fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straightwall facing the river. It is ringed by double castellated ramparts of red sandstone, punctuated at regular intervals by bastions.
Mehtab Bagh Garden: Mehtab Bagh is a charbagh complex in Agra, North India. It lies north of the TajMahal complex and the Agra Fort on the opposite side of the Yamuna River, in the flood plains. The garden complex, square in shape, measures about 300 by 300 metres and is perfectly aligned with the Taj Mahal on the opposite bank
Get ready at 5:00 AM to visit The Taj Mahal in Sunrise and after lunch enjoy Agra’s heritage walk tour. In
the evening get ready to learn Indian cooking demonstration at the local restaurant.
Taj Mahal: Taj Mahal, “the epitome of love”, is “a monument of immeasurable beauty”. The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal of Agra is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight.
It is the love behind this outstanding monument that has given a life to this monument. Come and explore the visceral charisma that it emanates.
Agra Fort Army Gate (Gather Point):
Built in 1080 AD. 5 different armies have stayed in it till date starting from Sikandar Lodi to Indian Army today. 5 different armies were – Hindu Sikarwar Rajputs (Sikandar Lodi, Ibrahim Lodi); Mughals (Babur,Humayun, Akbar); Suris (SherShah); British Army and Indian Army (today).
This Park was built in the memory of the architect of Indian Constitution – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, also known as BabaSaheb. He was an Indian jurist, political leader, philosopher, anthropologist, historian, orator, economist, teacher, editor, prolific writer and a great revolutionary.
Shahi Jama Masjid was built by Princess Jahanara Begum, the favorite daughter of Emperor Shahjahan in 1648 AD. She stayed unmarried and used the money set aside for her dowry to build this mosque. The main gate of the mosque was demolished in 1858 AD.
Vaidya Ramdutt Gali:
Vaidya Ramdutta was an Ayurvedic Doctor. Vaidya Ramdutta was his name, Gali means small lane. This doctor used to treat people with the herbal medicines. His family members are still practicing the same. Ayurveda is the combination of two words ‘Ayur’ means ‘age’ & ‘Veda’ means ‘to increase’, so Ayurveda tells how to increase your age with the natural herbal remedies.
Mankameshwar Mandir (Temple) is one of the most ancient temples devoted to Lord Shiva. It is said that the Shivlinga is covered by the silver metal and was founded by Lord Shiva himself during Dwapara era, when Lord Krishna was born in Mathura.
Lohar Gali is a bustling street with vendors selling colorful clothes, dresses, floral decoration and the
special paan. These are folded in such a manner so that their shape becomes that of a pyramid. They are then coated with “chandi ka verk” (Silver Foil) and garnished with coconut powder.
A merchant named Mohan Lal in 1880 built this temple. He was in the business of making brocade borders for Saaris. Cause of this type of carving is unknown, but people believe that this shows his love towards Music. These are about 135 years old but still in very good condition.
After breakfast, checkout and drive to Fatehpur sikri. After lunch visit Abhneri and drive to Jaipur, On arrival check-into hotel and overnight stay in hotel.
Fatehpur Sikri: The ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri is home to well-preserved courtyards, palaces, pavilions and arches within its walls. Foreign visitors flock here to photograph the superb regal architecture. The striking red hue of the buildings is particularly pronounced at sundown. Wander the abandoned city and admire the grand structures, which reveal details about court life in one of the world’s most pow erful dynasties. The complex became the capital of the empire in 1571, but was abandoned just 14 years later due to water shortages. It was built by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar, who was known for his policy of religious tolerance and for his sympathetic approach to the conquered Hindu subjects. As you explore, note the unique mixture of Muslim and Hindu architectural elements that exist within the walled city.
Abhaneri Step wall: Chand Baori at Abhaneri Village in Rajasthan is the most photogenic step well of India. When you stand next to this 13 story deep step well with symmetric triangular steps leading to the water at the bottom, you cannot but be mesmerized. You, of course, understand that in the desert of Rajasthan, it is a practical water management solution. It also serves as a natural cooler in summer months. But, what inspired the people of those days to build it so beautifully. Were all the public spaces so beautiful in 9th CE? I wonder how India would have looked then.
After breakfast, get ready to Jaipur guided tour inclusive of Amber fort, Hawa mahal, Jal Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar.
Amber Fort: Amber Palace aka Amber Fort was constructed in 1592 AD by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army. Later it was expanded and renovated by Raja Jai Sigh I. Situated at a distance of 11 km from the city, it carries the pride of Jaipur.
Set amidst the hills and overlooking the Maota Lake, Amer Palace is the finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture. Within the vicinity of the Amber fort there are 4 courtyards. There are various other buildings within these courtyards i.e., Palace of Man Singh I, Garden, Tripolia gate, Lion gate, Diwan-I-Aam, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Mahal, etc.
Hawa Mahal: The renowned ‘Palace Of The Winds’, or Hawa Mahal, is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city. Located in the heart of Jaipur, this beautiful five-storey palace was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who belonged to Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty. The main architect of this palace built of red and pink sandstone, is Lal Chand Ustad and the palace is believed to have been constructed in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Considered as an embodiment of Rajputana architecture, the main highlight of Hawa Mahal is its pyramid shape and its 953 windows or ‘Jharokhas’ which are decorated with intricate designs.
City Palace: The City Palace is a palace complex, situated in the core of the Pink City Jaipur. The beautiful complex comprising numerous edifices, vast courtyards and attractive gardens, is a souvenir of the majestic history. The Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal are some of the significant structures in the complex. To preserve the valuable items of the bygone era, many compartments of the palace have been converted into museums and art galleries. To witness the beauty of the palace, thousands of visitors from across the world visit the City Palace every year.
Jantar Mantar: The Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is the largest and one of the best preserved of five observatories constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh all over northern India. For being a reputed astronomer, Jai Singh was commissioned by Emperor Muhammad Shah, to correct the astronomical tables and to confirm the data that was available on the planetary positions. He took nearly seven years to finish the Jantar Mantar. It was restored in 1901 and in 1948 the famous observatory was declared a national monument. The Jantar Mantar in the Pink City consists of multiple structures of stone masonry built in varied and large geometric forms that have caught the attention of artists, architects and art historiographers throughout the world.
Later evening back to hotel. Overnight stay.
Morning Yoga Session. After lunch drive to Delhi airport.