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The first choice for international travelers, relevantly called “Golden Triangle”, consists of three most beautiful and charming destinations of India – Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Starting from Delhi, this tour will not take you some of the important landmarks and places of interest like Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Amer Fort, City Palace, and Jai Mahal Palace and among others. But this is one of the best ways to taste the significance of rich heritage and culture like never before.
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Golden Triangle Tour is the most popular tour in India. Starting from Delhi, Golden Triangle Tour also includes Agra and Jaipur as part of the complete tour.
“Delhi is the capital city of India and first destination of the golden triangle. It is the heart of the nation and is rich in culture and heritage. It has some very famous historical monuments like Qutab Minar, Jama Masjid, Red Fort. The capital city is divided into two sections popularly known as Purani Dilli or Old Delhi and Nayi Dilli or New Delhi.”
“Agra is not just the Taj Mahal but it is a colorful place situated on the banks of Yamuna river. It was once the capital of Mughal Empire built by Emperor Akbar. The monument of love – Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is about 200 km away from the capital of the country, New Delhi. The other important Historical in Agra are Fort, Itimad ud Daula, Sikandra, Fatepur Sikri.
Jaipur is also known as Pink City is the capital of State Rajasthan., it was built by Sawaj Jaisingh AD 1727 . It is a city of Forts, Palaces and is also famous for its jewellery, carpets and fabrics.
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Arrive Delhi the Capital city of India.
This is the earliest example of Mughal architecture in India. It is believed that it was this mausoleum, which inspired Shah Jahan to build the Taj Mahal. We drive pass the India Gate, Presidential Palace and Parliament House.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning, we leave for city sightseeing tour of Old Delhi – which came into prominence when Shah Jahan moved his capital from Agra to Delhi. You visit the 300-year-old Chandni Chowk market. A maze of lanes crowded with shops selling an extraordinary variety of items and food, the noise and crowds are a quintessential part of any Indian market.
From here you continue to the Jama Masjid or Friday Mosque. This is India’s largest mosque designed by Shah Jahan and was his last architectural legacy. Originally it was called Masjid-I-Jahanuma, which means “mosque commanding a view of the world”. In complete contrast to the noise and crowds of Old Delhi, is Raj Ghat, a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the main architect of India’s independence. You pass through the Red Fort that dominates this area is the landmark. Built-in the mid-17th century by Shah Jahan, it was plundered by the marauding armies of Nadir Shah and later by British soldiers
Overnight stay is at the hotel.
Delhi – Mathura – Agra
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and we drive to Mathura and Vrindavan.
Mathura, being the birthplace of Lord Krishna, is one of the important Hindu pilgrimage sites. Every inch of Mathura is clothed in reverend devotion to Lord Krishna, the eternal lover of Radha, the warrior, the diplomat and the hero of the cowherd colleagues.
Vrindavan is also a holy town for Hindus. Lord Krishna spent his childhood here. It is home of temples, many dedicated to Krishna and his lovers Radha.
The important Temples worth visiting are Banke Bihari Temple, Janam Bhumi (birthplace of Krishna), Prem Mandir, and Iskcon Temple.
We continue with our drive to Agra.
On arrival check-in at your Hotel. Overnight stay is at the hotel
At sunrise, we visit the world-famous Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) built by Shah Jahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the sill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble’. We return to our hotel for breakfast. Rest of the morning is free for independent activities.
After a relaxed breakfast we leave for the visit of Agra fort, built by Emperor Akbar between 1565 & 1573, reveals the Mughal talent for combining defensive architecture with beauty and design. This fort palace was begun by Akbar as a purely defensive citadel and was subsequently completed by two successive generations that added the delicate mosaic and magnificent marble palaces. The fort is the history of Mughal life in Agra and offers a magical view of the Taj Mahal.
Overnight stay is at hotel.
Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and we drive to Jaipur en-route visit of Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri.
Fatehpur Sikri located 40 Km from Agra. The deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honor of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the remarkably well-preserved, graceful buildings within the ‘Ghost City’ including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.
We arrive Jaipur and check – in a hotel.
Overnight stay in the hotel.
In the morning we visit Amber Fort– A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride (subject to availability) all the way up to the Fort entrance. This journey on caparisoned elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded in the plaster. Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory.
While driving to Amber Fort you will have a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal – the Palace of Winds.
One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. On the first floor is the Textile and Costume Museum, which is a fine example of fabrics and costumes from all over India.
After lunch, we visit the Jantar Mantar (Observatory), which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world built by Jai Singh from 1728 to 1734. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Overnight is at the hotel.
Jaipur – Samode – Home
After breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Delhi en-route to visit Samode.
Samode– According to the Rajputana Gazetteer of 1879 was a large and flourishing town. The Zamindars (landlords) of Samode the principal thakurs of the state of Amer were the Nathawat clan from Chomu, a branch of the house of Amer, tracing their relation to the Jaipur Maharaja the fabled Prithviraj Singhji the 17th prince of the house of Kacchwaha Rajputs. Gopal Singhji one of his 12 sons was awarded Samode, a noble feudatory of the Amer & Jaipur principality. Nestled among Aravali ranges, about 42 km north-west of Jaipur, Samode Palace comes into view like a mirage rising above cobbled streets and stone houses of the Samode Village.
We get down from our car at the entrance gate of Samode Village and take our Camel. We proceed towards Samode Palace on Camel strolling through the village. We get down from our Camel at Samode Palace and visit the extravagant florid hand-painted Durbar Hall and the overlooking gallery which forms the breathtaking Sheesh Mahal or the hall of mirrors built in the middle 19th century is worth visiting. Samode Palace today is one of the finest palace hotels in Rajasthan. Enjoy the camel cart ride through the village.
After visit we continue with our drive to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi we proceed directly to Delhi International Airport to Board your Flight back Home
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- Sightseeing tour of Delhi.
- Explore the historical monuments of Delhi such as India Gate and more.
- Seven Wonders of the World - Taj Mahal.
- Jaipur sightseeing covering City Palace, Jal Mahal and Jantar Mantar.
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort