India's golden triangle is a tourist circuit which includes: Delhi, Agra (including the Taj Mahal), and Jaipur. These trips usually last 6 or 7 days and do the trip as a circuit starting and ending in Delhi. Flights and hotels are often included in the price, and it is normally possible to do the trip by coach or private journey through most tour operators. The Golden Triangle is now a well travelled route, hosting many of India's great cultural gems, and providing a good spectrum of the country's different landscapes.
AGRA: This historical city stands 200 km south of New Delhi, on the banks of river Yamuna. See Agra's many timeless architectural wonders here like: the wonderful Taj Mahal, the awesome Agra Fort, and the sprawling Sikandara - a whole city in itself. The semi circular fort was started by Akbar in 1565, and completed in 1574.
Taj Mahal: The Taj stands in its splendor of white marble, an imposing citadel on the banks of river Yamuna. Built in 17th century by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is an ode to the emperor's eternal love for his wife. It took over 20,000 skilled workers from across the country, working day and night, for 22 years for this architectural wonder to be created.
Fatehpur Sikri: 40 km from Agra, it is a city completely made of red sand stone. Built by Akbar and dedicated to a saint, Fatehpur Sikri was conceived in 1571. Worth visiting are the Jama Masjid, Salim Chisti's tomb, the Diwan-e-Aam, the Diwan-e-Khas and the Queen's palaces within the city.
JAIPUR: The Pink City is replete with historical landmarks that echo its past glory and living traditions. Discover palaces and forts, temples and gardens, crafts and pageantry here. City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Amer fort, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal etc. are some of the major attractions.
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, we will pick you and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi to Agra
On Agra arrival, pick up wil be provided and transfer to hotel. This morning visit the Agra fort, built by the great Emperor Akbar, and the famous Taj Mahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. You may also visit Dayal Bagh. By evening return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 03: Agra to Fatehpur Sikri
This morning after breakfast excursion to Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Visit the Palace Complex, Buland Darwaja and the Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti. Return to Agra and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 04: Jaipur City Tour
This morning after breakfast visit the Amber fort, built in 16th century, enjoy an elephant ride at Amber. Drive past the Hawa Mahal-a Palace of winds. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur to Ajmer to Delhi by Train
This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Jaipur airport. On arrival visit the Dargah Khwaja Sahib, one of the holiest Muslim shrines in the country and proceed back to Ajmer. On arrival Pick up and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 06: City Tour of Delhi & transfer to Airport for your onward Journey
This morning after breakfast first you will visit old Delhi. The Raj Ghat, Red fort & Jama Masjid are important places to visit, you may also visit Chandni Chowk, spice market etc. Later on proceed to visit the New Delhi. The Qutub Minar, tallest stone tower in India, imposing India Gate and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple and, newly built Akshardham temple are of much significance. Later on you will be transferred to Airport for your onward Journey.
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