Delhi – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri - Agra – Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho - Delhi
Golden Triangle tour, one of the most popular tourist circuits in India, covers three historically significant cities of north India which include Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is considered to be the classiest tour in India which displays royal and cultural heritage of India. You can also take an Elephant ride to visit the Amber Fort and can also enjoy elephant polo match organized in the city. When in Jaipur, you may also like to go shopping.
We have crafted for you Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho which will take you across these fascinating destinations in India over the course of a week.,Specifically designed to satisfy those tourists who wants to explore the royal and cultural heritage of India in the shortest possible time this holiday package is ideal for the connossiurs of art and culture as well as romantic couples.
As you arrive at the Delhi Airport, our team members will give you a warm welcome and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Check in to the hotel and spend the rest of the day as per your liking. You can explore the city markets or popular hotspots near your hotel.
Enjoy a refreshing breakfast early in the morning and then set off for a sightseeing tour to the city of Delhi. This day tour will begin from Old Delhi, visiting the Raj Ghat first. It is the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and speaks much about the Indian independence struggle. Later drive past Red Fort which is a World Heritage Site and is one of the most spectacular pieces of Mughal Architecture. Thereafter, visit to Jama Masjid, one of Asia’s largest mosques. If you want, you can also savor a rickshaw tour to the streets of Chandni Chowk which is completely optional. After visiting Old Delhi, you will be driven to New Delhi, which reflects the legacy the British left behind. The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a drive past through President’s House, Parliament building and India Gate. Later you will visit Humayun’s tomb, built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun. Then after, visit Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India built by Qutb-ud-din Aibak in the 13th century. Before returning back to your hotel you will also visit the Laxmi Narayan Temple. The overnight stay is arranged in the hotel in Delhi.
Delhi – Jaipur
Early morning, drive to Jaipur followed by a leisurely breakfast. Jaipur is around 265 kilometers away from Delhi which takes about 5 to 6 hours of drive time. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan which offers a glimpse of the royal traditions of the state and its modern outlook. The city is dotted with a host of palaces and forts, most of which are colored in pink. This scattering of pink color creates a pinkish hue for which the city is named ‘pink city’ of Rajasthan. Upon your arrival in Jaipur, check in to the hotel for relaxation and overnight stay.
Jaipur is one of the most preferred destinations for a cultural tour in India; a tour of the city is like a walk on the royal path of yesteryears. Post breakfast, you will be taken on an explorative tour to the city of Jaipur beginning with a visit to the Amber Fort. For its marvelous appeal, it’s called the ‘sleeping beauty of Rajasthan’. In the fort, you will be offered an elephant ride which is ornamented in different colors. The somber exterior of Amber Fort belies the richness of the royal apartments, which open on to striking views of the gorge. After exploring the Amber Fort, you will be escorted towards the main city of Jaipur, where you drive past to the Hawa Mahal. It is the signature building of Jaipur which is elaborately encrusted with delicate honeycomb screens and carved balconies. The guests can also make a photo stop at the Albert Hall which is situated near the Hawa Mahal. Afterwards, move towards the observatory Jantar Mantar, built in the 17th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II who was the founder of Jaipur. After Jantar Mantar, move towards City Palace, which is one of the best monuments that has preserved the remains of the royal Rajputs in a fine manner. There is also a souvenir shop inside the palace from where you can buy antique items. If you want, you can stroll through the local markets of Jaipur in the evening.
Later, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
After a leisurely breakfast in the morning, check out from the hotel and embark on a drive to Agra en-route visiting Abhaneri and Fatehpur Sikri. Agra is about 233 kilometers from Jaipur and covers a drive time of around 6 hours. Abhaneri is a small village located on the Jaipur-Agra road; popular for the amazing 'Chand Baori' step well and Harshat Mata Temple. After Abhaneri, move towards Fatehpur Sikri which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the second half of the 16th Century. This city houses various palaces, mosques and temples built during the reign of Akbar. After having a tour to Fatehpur Sikri, continue your journey towards Agra. The city of Agra, once ruled by the Mughals, is a great place to witness the majesty of Mughal art and architecture. The city was ruled by a number of monarchs whose reigns still bear a lot of influence on modern city culture. Upon your arrival in Agra, check in to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, visit the majestic Taj Mahal under the fresh morning rays of the sun. The Taj Mahal is certainly famous as an icon of the immortal love, but this white marble building has kept in its walls many mysterious chapters of Mughal history which can still be heard. As the explorative tour to Taj Mahal gets over, you will be taken to the Agra Fort where the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan spent the last years of his life. This red colored citadel is still standing as a witness to the rise and fall of Mughal rule in India. There are various palaces, mosques, private & public halls and gardens inside this fort which are unique specimens of art themselves. Later, move towards the Itmad-ud Daulah tomb which is also called Baby Taj for the original Taj Mahal is said to be inspired by its architectural style. It is a mausoleum built by Nur Jahan in the memory of her father Mirza Ghiyaz Beg. Later, guests will be taken to the renowned carpet manufacturing unit to understand the art of carpet weaving and Durry making in India.
In the evening, take a stroll to the local markets of the city or you can relax and unwind in your hotel rooms. Overnight stay is arranged in the hotel in Agra.
Agra – Jhansi (Train) – Orcha – Khajuraho
Early morning transfer to Agra railway station to catch your train to Jhansi. On reaching Jhansi, drive to Khajuraho which is around 175 kilometers away and encompasses a drive time of approximately 4 hours. En-route a visit to Orcha is also been arranged. Orcha is a small city nestled amid the lush green landscape. The city is dotted with temples, palaces and fort built by the Bundela rulers who established the city as their capital. After Orcha, continue your journey to Khajuraho, a temple city situated in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. As you reach Khajuraho, check in to the hotel to relax and unwind. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Khajuraho – Delhi (Departure)
Post breakfast explore the length and breadth of Khajuraho temples. Famed for their sensuous and erotic carvings on the outer walls of these temples, Khajuraho temples depict the everyday life of the people during the reigns of the Chandelas. Originally there were 85 temples, out of which only 22 are surviving and have been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their unique artistic creations.
Divided into three geographical categories- eastern, western and southern, these temples are entirely made up of granite and sandstone. The Khajuraho temples are a concoction of spirituality and eroticism built with profuse patronage and artistic genius.
All the temples have a common topology with a lofty base and a series of miniature towers with curved contours called Shikharas. These temples also have an entrance hall (Mandapam) and sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha).
In the afternoon, guests will be transferred to the airport to catch flight for Delhi where they will board the flight for onwards destination.