Golden Triangle Tour

India's Golden Triangle comprises the three most visited cities in the country's north-west - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Just a few hours drive from Delhi is the town of Agra famous for its incredible architectural beauty and splendour that pulls the attention of thousands and hundreds of tourists all the year round. Agra is home to the world famous Taj Mahal which is one of its kind in the whole world and is rewarded as One of the Seven Wonders of the World. Apart from Taj Mahal tour one can also enjoy visit to Agra Fort, Akbar Mausoleum, Itmad Ud Daulah;s Tomb and Meena Bazaar.This triangle has been dubbed "golden" for the extraordinary wealth of cultural and historical splendour on offer in each of the three cities.

This is the perfect introduction tour itinerary to India's three most popular destinations Delhi Agra Jaipur.

Golden Triangle Taj Tours (Custom Made Tour)

Tour Route: Delhi-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur

( 06 Nights/ 07 Days )


Day 1. Delhi
Arrive at the Delhi airport and receive a warm welcome extended by the Grand Travel Planner tour guide on day 1 of the Golden Triangle Tour Package. Check in at a hotel, freshen up and meet the tour representative who gives you a brief introduction about the Rajasthan Desert Tour. Set out on sightseeing tours to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandini Chowk, Qutub Minar, Chattarpur Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Humayun's Tomb and the ruins at the Lodhi Gardens .Come back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 2. Delhi
A full day of sight seeing in Delhi the capital city of India , Delhi is a magnificent city incorporating the historic old city. It sprawls over a vast tract of the Jamuna plain, its population - 13.8 million Delhi was the center of power of the various Muslim dynasties that ruled swathes of the subcontinent from the 12th century onwards. Modern Delhi is really two cities - Old Delhi, Kutub Minar, President House, National Museum & India Gate. (Overnight at the hotel).

Day 3. Delhi - Agra: By road 201 km in 4 hr
Start for Agra early in the morning after breakfast. Reach and check in at hotel.

AGRA: Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}. Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine.

Proceed for sightseeing.

TAJ MAHAL: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.

AGRA FORT - Built by the famed Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction.

Proceed to visit the Itmadullah's Tomb (also known as the BABY TAJ) Return to hotel and relax in the evening.

Overnight will be at Agra.

Day 4 Agra - Jaipur: By Road 221 km in 6 hr
Drive to Fatehpur Sikri after breakfast.

The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

Continue your drive to Jaipur.

Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajahs that lies in the western deserts and is an utterly unique part of India. Proudly belonging to the KSHATRIYA warrior caste and fiercely independent, the Rajput princes made fearsome foes. However, many of them realized that to maintain their wealth and authority locally, it was expedient to proclaim allegiance to the central power. Thus, many enjoyed a privileged position under the Mughal emperors and also the British Raj that followed.

The bustling Rajasthan capital of Jaipur takes its name from its venerated founder Jai Singh II, who was given the title Sawai Maharaja by the Mughal. Literally translated this would mean 'one and a quarter', suggesting that the Mughal thought this emperor to be more valuable than just 'one'. Jaipur is known as the 'Pink City' on account of the distinctive colour of its buildings. This did not, however, form part of the original plan, but dates back to 1856, when the city was given a wash of pink in honor of a State Visit from Prince Albert.

This evening, visit the Birla Temple to learn more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. The marble structure, built as recently as 1985, houses ornate statues including one of Lakshmi (goddess of Wealth and Beauty) and Narayan dressed in gaudy robes, representing a Hindu vision of heavenly luxury. Carvings in the temple and on pillars supporting the covered walkways include images of the Hindu pantheon, as well as Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Francis of Assisi. Your visit will coincide with the AARTI Ceremony, which involves oil lamps being lit and waved, in order to awake and invoke the deity. Enjoy the experience and spend night at Jaipur.

Overnight will be in Jaipur.

Day 5 Jaipur:
Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.

Continue sightseeing.

CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

This afternoon is free for you to relax, shop or explore independently. Shopping is superb in Jaipur, particularly for gold and silver jewellery, pottery, tie-dye materials, silk, saris, wooden handicrafts and carpets. Overnight at Delhi

Day 6 Jaipur - Delhi: By Road 260 km in 5 hr
After leisurely breakfast proceed for shopping.
Leave for Delhi after lunch. Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight will be in Delhi.

Day 7 Delhi - Home:
Breakfast will be at hotel.
Day will be free to explore the markets and other places of interest like the MUSEUM & DILLI HAAT. You will be transferred in the evening to airport for flight with sweet memories of India.

TOUR ENDS WITH SWEET MEMORY , Tour Can be extended to Goa, Varanasi and Nepal

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