This tour takes our travelers around India’s Golden Triangle which is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. On the map, these form a roughly equilateral triangle, some 200-250 km along each side. This triangle has been dubbed “golden” for the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendor on offer in each of the three cities.
Jaipur, capital of the largely desert state of Rajasthan, is home to some of Asia’s best bazaars. You could spend weeks in Delhi, the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital, and not see it all, while Agra, once the heart of the Moghul empire, boasts the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal, which adorns the banks of the Yamuna river. The Golden Triangle is a classic introduction to India: if you’ve never been to the subcontinent before, start here. Which usually involves a flight into Delhi.
Agra is a major tourist destination because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpūr Sikrī, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is a city and a union territory of India. There are numerous tourist attractions in Delhi, both historic and modern. The three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Delhi, Qutb Complex, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb are among the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. Delhi has several famous places of worship of various religions. One of the largest Hindu temple complexes in the world, Akshardham is a major tourist attraction in the city.
Day 1 – Arrival at Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and meet our representative at Airport. Transfer to Hotel . Overnight at hotel.
Day 2 – Delhi tour
After breakfast city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi covering Birla Temple, India gate, Parliament area, Government buildings, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, Gandhi memorial, Jama Masjid. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 – Delhi-Agra
After breakfast Proceed to Agra in the morning by drive. En route visit Sikandra – the Mausoleum of great Mughal Emperor Akbar. Check into hotel on arrival. Afternoon by yourself. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4 – Agra tour
After breakfast Full day excursion to Agra. Visit Taj Mahal – The Symbol of Love Engraved in Stone. Also visit Agra Fort – the center of power for Mughals for a long time. Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah is one of the best-ornamented structures in India and many of the features in Taj Mahal were replicated and refined from here. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5 – Agra-Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to Jaipur by drive. Visit Fatehpur Sikri – the deserted capital of Mughals enroute. Appreciate the beauty of magnificent Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Birbal Mahal, Panch Mahal, and Jodha Bai Palace. On arrival, check into the hotel. Afternoon, proceed for the city tour including City Palace and museum; Jantar Mantar – an observatory built by Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur; and Jaipur Bazaar – a bustling shopping mart with exotic handicraft items on sale. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6 – Jaipur tour
After breakfast proceed to Amber Fort – the magnificent Rajput fort and former capital of Kachchwaha Dynasty situated atop a hill 11 km away on the outskirts of Jaipur. Enjoy the Elephant ride at Amber Fort. Afternoon on self. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7 – Jaipur-Delhi
Return to Delhi to take train/flight for the onward journey.
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