Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
Get insights about the cultural and royal heritage of India by choosing the Golden Triangle Tour. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the bygone era. The grandeur, vibrant culture and glory of three different cities – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, leaves the visitors spellbound. The tastefully crafted itinerary allows you to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Delhi, admire the royal craftsmanship at the Jaipur and marvel at the Taj Mahal in Agra. The Golden Triangle tour may last for 7 days but the memories will last forever.
Arrival in Delhi
A warm greeting in Delhi by our team members followed by an assisted transfer to the hotel characterizes the starting of the tour to the Golden Triangle- Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. A sojourn in the country capital Delhi makes the travelers acquainted with the fusion of ancient and modern Indian culture. With the technological boom worldwide, Delhi has also stepped into an era of transformation where the primordial culture shakes its hand with the contemporary customs.
Whether it is the Anna fever or the night life of the capital, this buzzing world city equally hymns with every aspect of modern day life. Delhi is also one of the centers of tourist attractions as it contains the aroma of the Mughal era along with some of the best architectural wonders left by the colonial rulers. The colors of different Indian regions, cultures and crafts are scattered in different corners of this never sleeping city.
Exploring the Capital, Delhi
The second day morning starts with a refreshing breakfast and then a ride from the hotel to the Laal Quila, the fort of red stones. This tall, steady fort, standing like a meditative yogi, hymns the age old story of the colonial India. The old part of Delhi, consisting of the world famous Chandni Chowk, Asia’s largest mosque Jama Masjid and the Meena Bazar, offer the visitors a chance to witness the colorful Indian lifestyle. Chandni Chowk is also famous for its Mughal style foods and the rickshaw rides.
After a visit to the old part of Delhi, the troop moves to the central part where the travelers spend time in Rajghat (The cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), the India Gate and the President’s House. Those who want to take some memories of this colorful city with them, Delhi Emporium, Connaught Place and Karol Bagh are the best shopping places for them. After spending the evening in the Lotus Temple (the Baha’i House of Worship), the visitors are taken to the hotels to take rest for the night.
A Drive from Delhi to Agra
A morning kick start with a drive to the city of Love, Agra, is a real treat to the romantic couples. Situated in the bank of river Yamuna, Agra is one of the oldest cities in the country. In every breath of Agra, the Mughal era is revived before our eyes. The Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikhri, Ram Bagh, its multi cuisines and the street markets, are the gem stones fitted in the crown of this erstwhile capital of Hindustan.
As we reach the majestic city of Taj after enjoying a cozy roadway journey, everyone is taken to the hotel. The visitors can enjoy the rest of the day in their own way and can also enjoy some shopping in the street markets of Agra.
A Visit to Taj and other Monuments
We want to give all the visitors the best travel experience during their journey and thus take them to the magnificent Taj Mahal at sunrise. When the first rays of sun fall on the Taj Mahal, the final resting place of Shahjahan’s wife Mumtaz Mahal, it looks like a gorgeous woman in golden apparel. The Taj Mahal represents the concept of paradise garden as mentioned in mystic Islamic texts where trees, flower, plants and water fountains play a vital role. To preserve each part of this centuries old mausoleum, the Government of India has made special arrangements.
After spending some time in the earthly garden of paradise, it’s now time to move towards the citadel of red stones, Agra Fort. This fort was originally held by the Hindu Sikarwar Rajputs. After the Rajputs, Sikandar Lodi conquered it. Later on, the Mughals took its possessions and ruled there for many centuries. The Agra fort is divided into many sections such as Mahangiri Mahal, Khas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, Musamman Burj, Diwan-I-Khas, Diwan-I-Aam and Moti Masjid. There are beautiful pietra dura style carvings on the walls and pillars of different palaces inside this fort.
The visit to Agra is probably incomplete without a visit to Itmad-ud-daulha or Baby Taj. It can be said to a blueprint of the original Taj and thus contains many architectural wonders of the Mughal Period. After a visit to Baby Taj, we return back to the hotel where to take rest for the night.
A Drive to Jaipur en-route Fatehpur Sikri
Next day morning starts with a drive to the pink city of Rajashtan, Jaipur, en-route Fatehpur Sikri. This city comes under Agra district. It was basically built by the Sikriwal Rajput Maharana Sangram Singh. Enchanted by the beauty of this city, Akbar attacked it seven times and on his last attempt, he conquered the place. Thus, Rajputs had to leave it and since then it is named Fatehpur (conquered) Sikri. One can witness the essence of both Rajjput and Mughal in this city of Uttar Pradesh.
After exploring the beauty of Fatehpur Sikri, the voyage now moves towards Jaipur, the pink city of Rajasthan. The land of Jaipur has many such places that tell us the story of the heroic past of the brave Rajputs of this desert. City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Amer and Sish Mahal are just to mention a few of the many historical gem stones fitted in the crown of this city. In Jaipur, the traditional and the contemporary culture have intermingled in such a way that it has become one of the best tourist destinations to the global nomads.
After reaching Jaipur, you will be taken to the hotels. The rest of the day is free; so you can enjoy some shopping in the local markets of the city.
A visit to Forts and Palaces
Elephant and camel ride are two of the must dos that every visitor to Jaipur wants to enjoy. The sixth day of the tour is planned to make the visitors acquainted with the true history, culture and lifestyle of Jaipur. The morning starts with a trip to Amer Fort, the erstwhile capital of the Kachwahas Rajputs. This ancient capital positions atop a range of craggy hills. A small lake in front of this fort takes its beauty to the zenith of all. Just few kilometers away is the Jaigarh fort, our next destination. This fort is one of the ideal places for photographers, as from here a greater portion of the pink city is visible. This fort was built by the Rajputs to protect the city from the external attacks.
After the forts, the convoy moves towards the palaces. The Jal Mahal, standing amid a silent lake, is one of the architectural wonders of the ancient period. The visitors can also enjoy a boat ride around this palace. We now move towards the hallmark of Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal. After the Hawa Mahal, our next move is towards the City Palace. Carvings of silver and gold on the walls and pillars of this Mahal is a real retreat to the art lovers. The royal wagons of the colonial period are preserved by the palace authorities quite well.
Holding hands with the modern trends, many shopping complexes and multiplexes have also sprouted in and around the city. Following a day of visit in the history, the travelers are taken to the hotels so that they can take rest for the night.
Return Drive to Delhi
The last day of the journey starts with a leisurely breakfast. After the morning snacks, the troop sets on a drive returning Delhi. To make the journey cozier, each of the travelers is transferred safely to the international airport upon arrival in Delhi, so that they can bag pack rejuvenating memories of the Golden Triangle Tour with them.