Golden Triangle Tour of India

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Golden Traingle Tour
(06 Nights / 07 Days)


Day 01: – Arrival Delhi                                                                               

Welcome upon arrival at Delhi International airport. You will be assisted upon arrival and transferred to Hotel.Amber fort- Jaipur 2

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02: – Delhi                                                                                                  

Today you will enjoy full day city tour of Delhi.

Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings. Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.

 Today you will visit Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Jama Masjid

 Humayun’s Tomb was the first Persian architecture building with surrounding gardens to come up during the Mughal era and marked the beginning of building large exquisite tombs for the erstwhile emperors. This gave birth to Indo-Islamic architecture which is dominant in the architecture of the Mughal era. Humayun’s tomb was build in the center of fours parts of a quadrilateral garden known as the Char Bagh Garden – it was the largest garden in Asia at the time covering an area of 30 acres. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993

Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the tallest minaret in India. Construction of Qutub Minar was started in 1192 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak, his successor Iltutmush added 3 more sections and Firoz Shah Tughlak added two more sections in 1368. The 72.5 meter tall minaret is built of red sandstone and marble, this victory tower was used as a watch tower. Qutub Minar was repaired by Firoz Shah Tughluq (Late 1300s) and Sikandar Lodi ( early 1500s). Qutub Minar was built on the ruins of Lal Kot or the Red Fortress, in the then city of Dillika – the capital of the last Hindu Rulers Tomars and Chauhans of Delhi. The 7 meter tall Iron Pillar in the Qutub Complex is an alloy made of many metals and has Sanskrit inscriptions in Brahmi script dating back to the 4th Century.

Lotus Temple also called Bahai Temple. This distinctive lotus shaped marvel in marble is surrounded by a landscaped garden and is a symbol of peace. Similar in style to the Sydney opera house is this white marble and concrete structure in the shape of a lotus flower. This is the Asian headquarters of the Bahai faith (Closed on Mondays).

India Gate war memorial dedicated to the lives of laid down by the Indian soldiers. Then pass thru the president’s residence – Formerly the Viceroy’s Palace, parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, – an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture.

Raj Ghat Set in the midst of deep green lawns, Rajghat is the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. A memorial to the father of the nation, Rajghat is a simple square platform with a black memorial stone with “Hey Ram” inscribed on it.

Jama Masjid (Mosque) – This great mosque of Old Delhi is the largest in India, with a courtyard capable of holding 25,000 devotees. It was begun in 1644 and ended up being the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

 Day 03: – Delhi – Agra  

 Morning visit Akshardham Temple, afterwards you will be transferred to Agra (205 Kms – Approx 5.30 Hours).

 Akshardham Temple Akshardham epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers (Closed on Mondays).

 After your visit proceed for Agra. En-route visit Sikandra.

 Sikandra Akbar started building his own mausoleum, near Agra, that was to be a perfect blend of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain designs and motifs, bespeaking of his religious tolerance and secular views. However, he could not complete it and died. Thus, his son Jehangir completed his tomb, popularly known as Sikandra after Sikandra Lodi, who established the community where Akbar’s Tomb is located. However, Jehangir made quite a number of alterations in the original plan, in keeping with the development of Mughal art and architecture. The tomb has three-storeyed red sandstone minarets displaying wondrous inlay work of marble on the four corners of the building.

 After your visit continue driving towards Agra.

 Upon arrival at Agra, Check in at hotel.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

 Day 04: – Agra                                                                                                              

 Agra has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. Though the heritage of Agra city is linked with the Mughal dynasty, numerous other rulers also contributed to the rich past of this city. Modern Agra was founded by Sikandar Lodhi (Lodhi dynasty; Delhi Sultanate) in the 16th century. Babar (founder of the Mughal dynasty) also stayed for sometime in Agra and introduced the concept of square Persian-styled gardens here. Emperor Akbar built the Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri near Agra. Agra came to its own when Shahjahan ascended to the throne of Mughal Empire. He marked the zenith of Mughal architecture, when he built the Taj in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Today you will visit Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Taj Mahal 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 still of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ‘Love Poem in Marble'(Closed on Fridays).

Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.  Akbar made it his capital and arrived in Agra in 1558. His historian, Abdul Fazal, recorded that this was a brick fort known as ‘Badalgarh’. It was in a ruined condition and Akbar had it rebuilt with red sandstone from Barauli area in Rajasthan. Architects laid the foundation and it was built with bricks in the inner core with sandstone on external surfaces. Some 4,000 builders worked on it daily for eight years, completing it in 1573.

 Rest of the day at leisure.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 05: – Agra – Jaipur                                                                                               

 Morning you will be transferred to Jaipur (233 Kms – Approx 5 Hours). En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. 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 splendor of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.

After your visit continue your drive towards Jaipur.

 Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at Hotel.

Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 06: – Jaipur                                                                                                            

Jaipur (Pink City) was founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amer, after whom the city is named. Jaipur was the capital of former Kachwaha rulers and it so presents itself as a versatile tourist destination. This royal place is rich in heritage, culture and architecture with splendid fortresses, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis. Jaipur turns out to be an ideal tourist destination. It is not just the royal buildings and palaces that this city offers. Other than these captivating attractions, Jaipur displays exquisite handicrafts and spectacular jewellery. These intricate works of art add life and colour to this Pink City’s uniqueness. Also, the serenity of lush gardens and floral array acts as the cherry on the cake of fabulous landscapes. All this make a picturesque view that tends to enthral any visitor. Jaipur is also known as Pink City.

Morning visit Amber Fort and in the afternoon you will visit City Palace, Obervatory, drive past Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and Albert hall.

Amber Fort 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 into the plaster. A major attraction at Amber is the Elephant Ride 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 Maharaja.

City Palace the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of   the city. 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.

Observatory is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, and completed in 1738 CE. It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 07: – Jaipur – Delhi + Departure                                                                                                             

Morning you have free time for shopping or for spending leisure in Jaipur.

Later in time you will be driven back to Delhi international airport (260 Kms – Approx 6 Hours) to board your onward flight.

You have the option of adding to the above program with the following tours:

  • Extension tour to Ranthambore National Park (2 nights / 3 days) or/and
  • Extension Tour to Udaipur (2 nights / 3 days) or/and
  • Extension Tour to Jodhpur (2 nights / 3 days)


  • Extension tour to Ranthambore National Park (2 nights / 3 days)

Day 07: – Jaipur – Ranthambore

Morning you will be transferred to Ranthambore (156 Kms – Approx 4.30 Hours)

 Ranthambore National Park is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country Park’s abandoned fortress, lakes and above all its `friendly’ tigers have made it one of the most filmed wildlife reserves in the world. Ranthambore was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and became part of Project Tiger in 1973.

Ranthambore National park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best places in the country to see these majestic predators in the wild. The tigers can be easily spotted even during the day. A good time to visit between November and May when the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. The Park, which covers an area of nearly 400 sq. km. and is set between the Aravali and Vindhya ranges. Its deciduous forests were once a part of the magnificent jungles of Central India.

Upon arrival at Ranthambore, check in at Hotel.

Enjoy afternoon Safari inside the Park.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 08: – Ranthambore                                                                              

Enjoy morning and afternoon Safari inside the park.

Ranthambore is one of the finest tiger reserves in the country under the Project Tiger scheme. It covers an area of 410 sq km running from the easternmost spur of the Aravallis to the Vindhya Range.

Ranthambhore is a dry deciduous forest replete with several lakes rivulets and a magnificent ancient fort overlooking the park. The wildlife that one can see here are a large variety of birds, including an impressive number of waterfowl and birds of prey. The water bodies are home to marsh muggers, turtles and pythons. The park also has an abundant population of Sambhar and Cheetal as well as Nilgai. The more rare sightings are the leopard, sloth bear and the majestic tiger.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

 Day 09: – Ranthambore (Sawaimadhopur) – Delhi (By Train)                                                       

Today in time you will be transferred to Sawaimadhopur railway station to connect your train for Delhi.

 Upon arrival at Delhi railway station you will be met and transferred to international airport to board your onward flight.

Visit ends

  • Extension Tour to Udaipur (2 nights / 3 days)

Day 07: – Jaipur – Udaipur

 Morning you will be transferred to Udaipur (416 Kms – Approx 8 Hours).

 Udaipur founded by Udai Singh II in 1559, is a small city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, formerly the capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar. It is a beautiful city, set amidst the Aravalli Ranges of Rajasthan. Known for its picturesque lakes, Udaipur also called ‘the city of lakes’. The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World and subsequently, also known as the ‘Venice of East’. In context of Rajasthan, Udaipur is the second most-sought after tourist destination of the state, the first being Jaipur. Udaipur had been the capital of Mewar for centuries.

 Upon arrival at Udaipur, check in at hotel.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

 Day 08: – Udaipur                    

Today visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir.

City Palace Udaipur City Palace is one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola, It was built over a period of nearly 400 years being contributed by several kings of the dynasty. This majestic City Palace is the most-visited tourist attraction of Udaipur and often distinguished as the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. Initially, Maharana Udai Singh built this superb wonder, but the present form of the Palace is the result of subsequent additions by his successors. City Palace boasts of the wonderful blend of Medieval, European and Chinese Architecture. The Palace has various towers, domes and arches, which add to the flavor of heritage site. Towering on the banks of Pichola Lake, City Palace is truly a feast to the eyes. City Palace is a marvelous assortment of courtyards, pavilions, terraces, corridors, rooms and hanging gardens. Encircled by fortifications, this imposing Palace is wholly built in granite and marble.

 Saheliyon-ki-Bari is one of the most beautiful and popular destination in Udaipur. The garden lies in the northern part of the city, on the banks of Fateh Sagar Lake in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Saheliyon Ki Bari is famous for its lush green lawns, fountains and kiosks, a delightful lotus pool and marble elephants. There is also a small museum here; of which the main attraction are some stuffed cobras. This renowned garden was designed by Maharana Sangram Singh as a present to his queen in the 18th century. The queen with her 48 maids, who were presented to the king as a part of the dowry on their marriage, came here for some leisure time. The queen with her maids spent some pleasurable moments away from the political intrigues of the court. This patterned garden used to be the popular relaxing spot of the royal ladies. The garden is also known as the ‘Garden of the Maids of Honour’ for the same reason.

Afternoon boat cruise on Lake Pichola.

Lake Pichola is one of the most beautiful and picturesque lakes of Rajasthan, India. Located in the heart of the city, Pichola Lake is the oldest and one of the largest lakes of Udaipur. In 1362, the beautiful lake was built by Pichhu Banjara during the ruling period of Maharana Lakha. Talking about the dimensions of Pichhola Lake, it is extended to 3 miles in length, 2 miles in width and has depth of 30 feet.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 09: – Udaipur – Delhi (By Flight)                       

Day at leisure till the time you are transferred to airport to connect your flight for Delhi.

Upon arrival at Delhi you will be met and transferred to international airport to board your flight for onward destination.

 Visit ends


  • Extension Tour to Jodhpur (2 nights / 3 days)

Day 07: – Jaipur – Jodhpur   

Morning you will be transferred to Jodhpur (340 Kms – Approx 06.30 Hours).

Jodhpur “The Sun City” was founded by Rao Jodha, a chief of the Rathore clan, in 1459. It is named after him only. Jodhpur was previously known as Marwar. Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a very popular tourist destination. The landscape is scenic and mesmerizing. The city is known as the “Sun City” because of its bright and sunny weather throughout the year.

Upon arrival at Jodhpur, check in at Hotel.

Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 08: – Jodhpur

Morning visit Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada,.

Mehrangarh Fort one of the largest forts in India. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, the fort is situated 120 metres (400 ft) above the city and is enclosed by imposing thick walls. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards. A winding road leads to and from the city below. The imprints of cannonball hits by attacking armies of Jaipur can still be seen on the second gate.

Jaswant Thada To the left of the Mehrangarh Fort complex is the Jaswant Thada of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It is a 19th-century royal cenotaph built in commemoration of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II, the 33rd Rathore ruler of Jodhpur. The son of Maharaja Jaswant Singh, Maharaja Sardar Singh, in the memory of his father, built the Jaswant Thada. The cenotaph has two more tombs within it. Near to this are the royal crematorium and three other cenotaphs.

Afternoon at leisure.

 Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 09: – Jodhpur – Delhi (By Flight)

Today in time you will be transferred to airport to connect your flight for Delhi.

 Upon arrival at Delhi you will be met and transferred to international airport to board your flight for onward destination.

Visit ends

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