The Golden Triangle

Visit the World Heritage Sites
Rickshaw ride through the fabled markets of “Chandni Chowk”
Attend “Qawwali” Sufi devotional Music at a 'dargah'.
Tonga ride in Agra
Elephant ride to Amber Fort.
A dinner with a local family in Jaipur

General Information

Photos
A view of the Amber Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Detailed Itinerary

Places Visited 

Delhi ? Agra ? Fatehpur Sikri ? Jaipur ? Delhi

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Departure Dates 

On request.

Detailed Itinerary 

Day 1

Leave for India – Delhi

Day 2

Arrive Delhi where you will be met and taken to your hotel of stay. The schedule of the visits in Delhi is worked out based on the international flight arrival into the city.

Day 3

A day in Delhi for the visits with Qawwali at Nizamuddin dargah.
The places to cover in Delhi are :

Raj Ghat – the memorial to “Mahatma Gandhi” - the Father of the Nation.
Jama Masjid – the largest Friday mosque built by Shah Jehan – the Mughal emperor in 16th century.
Adjacent to the mosque is the bustling bazaar (market) “Chandni Chowk” - take a “cycle rickshaw” ride through the narrow lanes and by lanes of this interesting market.

The ramparts of Red Fort – Shah-Jahan's elegant citadel in red sandstone, which was built as an octagon measuring 900m by 550 m and surrounded by a 9 meter moat which was at its inception fed by the waters of the Yamuna river.

Humayun's tomb – the magnificent structure in red sand stone and white marble is one of the finest examples of the garden tomb, and a precursor of the Taj Mahal.

Qutab Minar – a tower of Victory which was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. Within the spacious courtyard of the adjoining Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque stands the famous Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD and bears Sanskrit inscriptions.

Drive past India Gate – the war memorial of the First World war, the Rajpath towards the residence of the President of the Republic of India – the Rashtrapathi Bhawan (photo stop). It is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings.

Day 4

Travel to Agra
Leave in the morning to Agra visiting Itmad-ud-daulah en-route. The tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father, Ghias-ud-din Beg in 1622-25 AD. He was known as Itmad -Ud – Daulah. This ornate tomb is considered a precursor of the Taj Mahal.

The visits in the city covers Agra Fort and Taj Mahal.

Agra Fort is a masterpiece of design and construction., which was built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Diwan-i-Am, Diwan-i-Khas and Musamman Burj - the Octagonal Tower, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the builder of the Taj Mahal was imprisoned by his son Aurangazeb for seven long years and died a prisoner.

Taj Mahal - the inimitable poem in white marble was built over a period of 22 years (1631-1653), using a workforce of 22000 people, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. The Taj Mahal presents a wonderous sight at different time of the day – at dawn, during the day, at sunset and even on a moonless night. Needless to say it is exquisite on a moonlit night.
Note : The Taj is closed on Fridays

Day 5

Travel to Jaipur
Leave in the morning to Jaipur with a stop at Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri is the deserted city built by Akbar the Great in 1569, in red sandstone, with its various palaces and mosques. Walk through the Main Palace complex as well as the “Bulund Darwaza”, the mausoleum to Sheik Salim Chisti – a Sufi saint.

Day 6

A day in Jaipur with a visit to a local family for meal.
The places that cover in the city during the day are :

Amber Fort - the capital of the erstwhile State of Jaipur until 1728 is perched on a hill. It has halls of Public and Private audience, a Sheesh Mahal (hall of mirrors) various marble palaces which are marvelous examples of ancient Rajput architecture. The Temple of Amba (Mother Goddess), the patron deity of the Royal family is at the entrance to the palace. Ride an elephant to ascend the hill on which the Fort is situated.

Jantar Mantar - an astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 18th century, which is remarkable for its accuracy of the instruments even in the present times.

City Palace - the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. It now houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes, an armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs with weapons of arms, an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit.

Drive past the Hawa Mahal or 'Palace on Winds'. built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate lattice work.

Day 7

Travel Jaipur to Delhi
Spend the morning in Jaipur exploring its colourful markets and in the afternoon leave for Delhi. Arrive and check-in at a hotel for freshen up. Later take your international flight back home.

Price

Price 

Each of our journeys are based on the travelers comfort level and budget. You will be able to select from our recommended 3+ to 5 star premium properties.