Duration: 09 Days
Destination Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Delhi
As far as the golden triangle is concerned, it is no triangle which is made of gold, but it is the most famous tourist route of India. For those who are fanatical about exploring the richness of the world of palaces, Maharajas and Mughals, golden triangle India travel is a must for them. Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur are the three most picturesque cities which form this triangle. The golden triangle India travel starts from Delhi which is the capital. Visit Chandni Chowk for some mouth-watering cuisines. Next stoppage after Delhi is the symbol of love the Taj Mahal. Your journey shall take you forward to the Pink City of Jaipur, the land of maharajas.
Day 01:- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel. Tour of Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the Raj Ghat - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. In New Delhi visit the Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate and Lakshminarayan Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House and Government Secretariat Buildings. Overnight Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 03:- Jaipur
Morning visit Amber Fort - the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Afternoon city tour. Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja's City Palace & the Observatory . Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight Jaipur.
Day 04:- Jaipur Fatehpur Sikri Agra
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and 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 Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Overnight Agra.
Day 05:- Agra
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort containing the the Halls of Public and Private Audience. Afternoon free. Overnight Agra.
Day 06:- Agra Delhi Varanasi
Drive to Delhi airport to board flight for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi & transfer to hotel. Overnight Varanasi.
Day 07:- Varanasi (Banaras)
Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Rest of the Day at leisure. Overnight Varanasi.
Day 08:- Varanasi Delhi
Morning free. Later transfer to the airport for Delhi flight. Arrive Delhi. Transfer to city centre. NO HOTEL in Delhi. Later transfer to International airport for return flight.
Day 09:- Departure
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