Agra Delhi Jaipur | Golden Triangle

Day 1 Delhi: Arrive in New Delhi, you will be met and assisted by our representative and transfer to your hotel. India's capital & a major gateway to the country, Delhi is contemporary and a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient and the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind. Today, you will proceed for a half-day tour of New Delhi. The city of Delhi has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife HamidaBanu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. You will drive past President House, India Gate and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi. Thereafter, visit the QutabMinar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by QutbuddinAibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2 Agra: Today, you will proceed for a half-day tour of Old Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in ChandniChowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then visit the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant even today, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later drive to Agra (210 Kms/4 Hrs drive Approximately). Arrive and check in at the Hotel. Overnight stay in Agra.

Day 3 Jaipur: Proceed for a half day tour of Agra, which is believed to have been founded in 1504 by Sultan Sikander Lodi, but flourished later under the Mughal Empire. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar, and subsequently embellished by other Mughal Emperors. The beautiful yet forbidding structure houses many exquisite palaces, and is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Also visit the TajMahal …a mausoleum built as a symbol Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen MumtazMahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Later drive to Jaipur (232 kms / 5 hrsapprox), enroute visiting FatehpurSikri,which was built by the Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make FatehpurSikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. It is the best example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Tomb of Sheikh SalimChishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, FatehpurSikri is a UNESCO World heritage site.
Arrive Jaipur and check in to your hotel and relax. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 4 Jaipur: Today, Proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful HawaMahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the JantarMantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.

Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 5Onwards / Delhi: This morning after breakfast drive to airport to board the flight for your onward destination. Delhi (252 kms / 6 hrs drive approximately)


HOTELS ENVISAGED
City
A
B
C
Meal Plan
Delhi
Crowne Plaza MayurVihar
Vikram
Surya International
CP
Agra
Radisson
Howard
Sun Hotel
CP
Jaipur
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn
Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya
CP

COST PER PERSON:







Category
1 pax
2 pax
3 pax
4 pax
Child withbed
Child withoutbed
Single Supplement.
A
25792
12971
11640
10567
5428
3540
6313
B
23963
12057
10656
9652
4307
2360
5399
C
20600
10375
9083
7971
2950
1880
3717

Inclusions:
* Accommodation in well appointed rooms.
*  Transportation in air conditioned vehicle with a personal chauffer
For the entire tour.
* Cycle Rickshaw Ride in New Delhi.
* Elephant ride at Amber Fort.
*  Assistance, toll, interstate taxes, Govt. Service Tax

Monuments closed on:
* Friday – Taj Mahal.
Exclusions:
* Air tickets and airport taxes  
* Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips etc   
*  Entrances at the monuments
* Guide services as per the above itinerary.

Notes:
* Hotel check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs.
* Extra Bed failing Mattress will be provided for third person in case of
triple occupancy.


Validity: From 01st April to 30th September 2014
                                          Rates are valid only for Indian Nationals