Golden Triangle Tour
Duration : 04 Nights / 05 Days
Destinations covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi.
Day 01 : Delhi
Delhi Arrive Delhi. Meet, assist and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon proceed on a half day tour of Old and New Delhi including the Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort and J ama Masjid. The highest stone tower in India, the Qutub Minar was built by Qutbuddin Aibak. The Red Fort was built in the in the 17th century by the Mughal Empe~or Shahjahan. Also, drive past Parliament House and India Gate. This monument was built in memory of the 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War 1. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi - Agra
Agra This morning, drive to Agra(4hrs). On arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. In the afternoon, a half day tour of Agra city takes you on a visit to the Taj Mahal (Fridays closed) - one of the wonders of the world. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. The monument is a perfect piece of architecture. It took 22 years, 41 million rupees, 50 kilos of gold and around 20,000 workers to complete this marvel in marble. Later visit the Agra Fort, a magnificent citadel with exquisite marble palaces, ornate alcoves and terrace pavilions. Though Akbar built it mainly as a military centre, it was under Shahjahan's rule that the fort became more of a mini city. Overnight in Agra.
Day 03 : Agra - Jaipur
After Breakfast drive to Jaipur (5hrs) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-the deserted, but perfectly preserved sandstone city. Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar in 1571 in honour of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti. It was the Mughal capital for 14 years after which it was abandoned, probably due to the lack of water. The capital is amazingly beautiful, and it reflects the Hindu-Muslim architectural style which Akbar favoured. Walk through history as you see the Buland Darwaaza, Paanch Mahal, the Hiran Minar that Akbar built in memory of his favourite elephant, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Jama Masjid, Birbal's House and the Diwan-i-Khas. On arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in J aipur.
Day 04 : Jaipur Local Sightseeing
Jaipur This morning proceed for a half day tour of Amber Fort. For an experience that's truly royal, visitors can reach the fort through snaking pathways on elephant back. In Amber, you will see magnificent palaces, with walls covered with mirrored mosaic. The fort is built in red sandstone and white marble; the palace complex has very interesting apartments, the like of which are not to be found anywhere else in the country. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace and Jantar Mantar- the astronomical observatory. The palace has an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamelware and old weapons. The Jantar Mantar was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728, a testament of his passion for astronomy. Also visit the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of the Winds. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 05 : Jaipur - Delhi
Onward Transfer to the J aipur airport/ railway station, or Delhi airport (4hrs) for your onward destination.
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