Golden Triangle Train Tours

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

Delhi- Jaipur- Agra - Khajuraho- Delhi

( 07 Nights/ 08 Days )


Day 1. Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink (non-alcoholic) on arrival at the Hotel. Afternoon, half day sightseeing of Old Delhi visiting Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, Raj Ghat and Shantivana-the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, the shopping centre of Old Delhi.And an overnight stay.

Day 2. Delhi- Jaipur (By Shatabdi Express)
Morning, after breakfast, leave by car for Jaipur and on arrival, transfer to Hotel.
Afternoon, visit Jaipur City: Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. We proceed for a guided tour of the City Palace & Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Next top the City Palace is the Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that gives accurate predictions till date. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the palace of Winds, Jantar Mantar & visit colourful Bazaar passing through the rose-pink residential and business area of Jaipur.(Overnight at the hotel).

Day 3. Jaipur:
After breakfast, visit Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Rajputs. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11-km north of Jaipur. Rest of the day at leisure or free for shopping.
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4 Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra
After breakfast, depart for Agra, en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (40 kms.), built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. Agra was the capital of India at the time of Moghuls in the 16th and 17th centuries and its superb monuments date from that era. Situated on the banks of the Yamuna River, Agra has a magnificent fort and that building, solely for which, many people have been visiting India - the Taj Mahal. Evening visit Itmad–Ud-Daulah .Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5 Agra
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.

Early morning, witness the magic of the ultimate symbol of Mughal achievement, The Taj Mahal at Sunrise. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Later visit Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the wall s and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River

After Breakfast Visit Agra Fort. Evening Free for Shopping.

Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6 Agra-Jhansi-Orchha-Khajuraho (By Shatabdi Express)
Morning, after breakfast in time transfer to railway station to connect the train for JhansiDepart Agra by Train No. 2001 At 0815 Hrs. Arrive Jhansi (Shatabdi Express) At 1040 Hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer from Jhansi to Khajuraho by road (181 kms.), en-route visiting Orchha. Orchha - Set in a medieval city teeming with Palaces, temples and cenotaphs dating back to the Bundela Dynasty, the former capital of this region is now just a village, but the old fort still stands and contains Bir Singh Deo's fine palace and another palace built for, but never used by, Emperor Jehangir. The Fort is on an island in the Betwa river. Rest of the day at leisure.Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7 Khajuraho-Delhi     
Khajuraho has always remained tucked away from the main stream events of history. This is probably why the famed temples escaped the ravages of invaders. Morning, after breakfast, half day tour visiting the western group of temples of which the most important are the Chaunset Yogini temple dedicated to Goddess Kali and the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, 31 meters high, which has a fantastic range of sculptures including sensuous themes. The Chitragupta temple is dedicated to Surya-the sun God. Also visit other important temples like Vshwanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple and the Visha Temple, dedicated to Shiva, and the largest and most typical of temples. Afternoon, drive to Jhansi to board your train for Delhi Dinner on Board. Arrive Delhi & transfer to the hotel.

Day 7 Delhi     
After breakfast, half day sightseeing tour of New Delhi visiting Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple-a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place, the shopping centre of New Delhi. Later, transfer to International Airport to board your flight for onward Journey.

TOUR ENDS WITH THE SWEET MEMORY OF INDIA



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