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Golden Triangle Tours
Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
Golden Triangle tours covers three most visited cities of India viz. Delhi Agra and Jaipur tour. The tour offers fascinating opportunity to the travelers to know the culture, art and architecture of these fascinating tri-cities in particular and India in general. Luxury train Palace on Wheels provides a good option to explore the tourist delights of Golden Triangle tours in a comforting and luxurious way. Our week long itinerary of the most popular Golden Triangle tours of India is detailed below.
On your arrival at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport or railway station, you will be warmly welcomed by our Golden Triangle tour representative and transferred to your hotel. Freshen up and relax. Rest of the day free, stay overnight in Delhi
Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing
Delhi is the capital city of India. It is distinctly divided into two parts - the Old Delhi and the New Delhi. The city has witnessed the rule of at least 10 different regimes over its thousands of years of existence. That's the reason you will find a heritage monument in every part of Delhi. We will visit the following attractions of Delhi on the second day of our Golden Triangle tour packages.
Qutab Minar- The 72.5 m high minaret is an excellent example of Indo-Islamic architecture. It has a base diameter of 14.32 m and the top diameter of 2.75 m at peak. It is situated in Mehrauli and was initially commissioned by Quatb-ud-Din-Aibak and completed in 3 stages by different rulers. The minaret has 379 steps. Tourists are not allowed to scale Qutab Minar but you can enjoy sitting in the green lawns surrounding it.
India Gate- The 42 m high India Gate stands on the west end of Rajpath at the very heart of Delhi, just opposite the Rashtrapati Bhawan (President House). Names of 90,000 soldiers are inscribed on it who were killed in World War I. You can enjoy boating in the water channels (Boat Club) near India Gate. There are beautiful fountains which are illuminated in the tricolors of Indian flag. It is a popular picnic and weekend hangout spot.
President House- It is the seat of power for the President of India. The massive building is built on Raisina Hills. This grand palace of Indian royalty is built in Victorian-gothic style. It has 340 large rooms, 74 lobbies and 37 fountains. Edwin Landseer Lutyens was the chief architect of this magnificent palace, which is counted among the most spacious palaces of the world. There is beautiful Mughal Garden in it which is opened to the public for one month in February-March every year.
Red Fort- As the name implies, it is built in red stone. Red fort was commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. It is situated on the banks of river Yamuna, just opposite to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. The fort was at the center stage of India's first freedom movement of 1857. Prime Minister of India addresses the nation from its ramparts on 15 August (Independence Year) every year.
Jama Masjid- It is the largest mosque in India and was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in 1656. The courtyard of the mosque measures around 1000 sq m and has seating capacity for 1, 00,000 people. Ustad Khalil was the chief architect of Jama Masjid. There are four minarets in the mosque, each measuring 130 ft in height. Jama Masjid faces the imposing Red Fort and you can have a panoramic view of Old Delhi from its ramparts.
Humayun's Tomb- It was built in 1565 by Haji Begum, who was the eldest widow of Emperor Humayun. The mausoleum is situated on the banks of river Yamuna and its gardens are designed in Iranian Charbagh style of architecture. There is Cenotaph of Humayun at the center of the hall.
Other Tourist places in Delhi are:
We will start for Agra in the early morning from Delhi. We will visit the following monuments in Agra:
Taj Mahal- Taj Mahal, Agra is the prime draw of Agra and tourists from all over the world come to visit Taj Mahal throughout the year. In 1983, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and now it is counted among the Seven Wonders of the World. The impressive mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the fond memory of his wife Mumtaj Mahal. Its construction was started in the year 1632 by Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan and it took 22 years to 20,000 people to complete its construction in the year 1653. There are four minarets that flank Taj Mahal's main dome, each of which is 130 ft tall. Surah's from the Holy Quran are inscribed on its walls. The entire complex is set around a square Charbagh Garden which is characteristic of Mogul architecture in India. Calligraphers from Persia, sculptors from Bukhara and stone cutters from Baluchistan were part of the core team of 37 artisans who crafted this wonderful marvel in white.
Twenty eight types of precious and semi-precious stones are beautifully inlaid in the white marbles of Taj Mahal. As a tomb, Taj Mahal has no rival in the world as mortal remains of no other human being have been housed in such grandeur anywhere else. Taj Mahal is one of the most spectacular monuments of the world and the image of its swelling dome that gently rests on a square base is familiar imprint of tourism magazine all over India and the world. Taj Mahal is closed for tourists on Fridays. Taj Mahal by Moonlight Visit are a great draw for tourists when one can view this wonderful beauty in white in its full glory and aura. However, moonlight visits are not permitted during the month of Ramzan. We will spend our entire day watching this wonder of the wonders and return back to our hotel room in Agra for overnight stay during your golden triangle tour packages.
Day 04: Agra sightseeing
Agra Fort- We will start our fourth day of Golden Triangle tours with sightseeing of Agra Fort. It was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and houses a number of exquisite buildings like Moti Masjid, Diwan - I - Khas, Diwan - I - Aam, Sheesh Mahal and Khas Mahal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Some part of the fort is occupied by the Indian Army and is out of bound for the tourists. Main entrance to the fort is through Amar Singh Gate while Delhi Gate is now closed. It was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar and some parts of the fort were later pulled down and renovated by his grandson Shah Jahan. Aurangzeb, who was son of Shah Jahan added ramparts to the fort, however the fort was brought to its present glory by Shah Jahan.
Sikandara- After lunch, we shall move for Sikandara which is 12 km from Agra. It is the tomb of Emperor Akbar and houses a beautiful Charbagh Garden.
Fatehpur Sikri- It is 40 km from Agra. The city was capital of Mogul Empire for 12 years during Akbar's reign. It was commissioned by Mogul Emperor Akbar to honor the Sufi Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti.
Buland Darwaza- or the Gate of Victory is the main attraction of Fatehpur Sikri. The 54 m high Gateway was constructed by Emperor Akbar to mark his victory over Gujarat. Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan, Panch Mahal, Jama Masjid, Chini-ka-rauza and Ram Bagh are other attractions of Fatehpur Sikri.
We will depart for Jaipur, the Pink City in early morning and have the sightseeing of following attractions:
Hawa Mahal- The Palace of Winds is the prominent landmark of Jaipur. The honeycomb shaped palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1779. It has 953 intricately laid windows and is the epitome of Rajputana architecture in India. The palace still oozes out royal elegance and the real fun lies in ascending its stairs to view Jaipur from the jharokhas (latticed windows) of the Hawa Mahal. The fort stands upright to the entrance of City Palace. Chief architect Lal Chand Usta built Hawa Mahal in red sandstone in sync with the red color of other monuments of Jaipur city.
City Palace- After lunch, we will visit City Palace. The beautiful palace was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. Chandra Mahal, Badal Mahal, Mubarak Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Shri Govind Dev Temple, Diwan-i-Aam and City Palace Museum are some of the imperial buildings and tourist attractions of the palace. Each level of this seven storey palace is known with a different name. Lowermost two storey house the City Palace Museum which has a rich collection of weaponry and handicrafts of 15th century. Third level is known as Sukh Niwas or the Hall of Rest. Fourth is called Shobha Niwas or the Hall of Beauty. Fifth floor has Chhavi Niwas or the Hall of Images. Top levels are known as Mukut Niwas or the Hall of Crown. Our overnight stay will be at a Jaipur hotel. We will continue our sightseeing of Jaipur city for next day.
Day -06: Jaipur sightseeing continued
Jantar Mantar- Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is a big observatory that was built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II. It has a huge Surya Yantra or Sun Dial and other masonry instruments that were used to study the movements of sun, stars and other heavenly bodies.
Amer Fort- The fort stands with grandeur atop a range of craggy hills. The beauty of red stone walls and white marble pavilions of the fort becomes a sight to withhold when viewed in the crystal clear waters of the lake that lies at its foothill. The original fort was built by Raja Man Singh and additions to it were done by later rulers like Sawai Jai Singh and Raja Jai Singh. Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Mirrors, Diwan-i-Khas or the Hall of Royal Audience, Diwan-i-Aam or the Hall of Public Audience and Sukh Mandir are the main attractions ofAmer Fort It has ornamented pillars and walls with beautiful inlaid ivory work and sandalwood doors that are testimony to the riches of Amer rulers of Kachwaha dynasty. The best way to explore the fort is to have elephant safari. Once you reach on top of the fort, you can have a majestic view of Amer and Jaipur from its ramparts.
Nahargarh Fort- The fort was built in 1734 and is situated atop a 600 ft high hill. It houses Hawa Mandir and Madhvendra Bhawan. It remains open for public from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
Jal Mahal- Literally meaning the Palace of Water, the lovely Jal Mahal is located in the middle of beautiful Man Sagar Lake. You can admire the cool ambience of the surroundings sitting in the courtyard of Jal Mahal amid the otherwise arid area of the region.
Other tourist places in Jaipur are:
We will drive back to Delhi after breakfast on seventh day of our Golden Triangle tours. We will reach Delhi in the afternoon. Rest of the day will be all yours. You can enjoy your day relaxing in your hotel room at Delhi or enjoy shopping in its popular shopping centers and malls like Connaught Place, Delhi Haat (Ethnic items and food), Janpath Market, Khan Market or Sarojini Nagar Market.
Day 08: Delhi - Departure
India Tourism Travel executives will escort you to the airport or railway station after breakfast from where you can take your onward journey back to your home. Your Golden Triangle tours ends here.
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