Golden Triangle Tour PackagesDuration: 07 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
One of the most popular and classic routes amongst foreign and domestic tourists alike, the Golden Triangle Holiday Tour takes you on a one-week journey to three iconic cities of North India. Each of the three prime cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur offer an eclectic mix of historical and modern India. Together, they cover some of the most famous landmarks of Indian tourism including Taj Mahal.
Ideal for those who want a bird eye's view of North India, this tour takes you to important landmarks of Delhi such as the Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb, presents Taj Mahal and Mughal sovereignty in all its glory at Agra and offers you a taste of regal splendor at Jaipur. As far as tours and travel in India is concerned, the Golden Triangle Tour Packages simply has no competition in terms of people who avail it every year.
Highlights of The Golden Triangle Tour : Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chowk, Humayun's tomb, Qutub Minar, President's House, Lotus Temple, Mathura, Vrindawan, Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar, Taj Mahal, Buland Darwaza, Abmer Fort, Dinner at Chokhi Dhani, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, camel cart ride to the Samode Fort and much more..
Daywise Itinerary for Golden Triangle Tour:
Day 01: Arrival at Delhi
A company representative from TNS will receive you at Delhi International Airport and transfer to your hotel, which has already been booked for you. You will spend the night at Delhi. The next day holds exciting amusements that will keep you busy all day, so it is advisable to take proper rest on this day.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Delhi
After breakfast, you will go on a sightseeing tour of Delhi, the capital of India since the 13th century.
Old Delhi presents you the pride of India, Red Fort, where India's tricolour was first unfurled when it got independence. Red Fort is a splendid example of Mughal splendour and architecture. The accompanying market of Chandni Chowk is Asia's largest market. You can find some of the best delicacies of Delhi and excellent bargains in the narrow lanes as well as enjoy a rickshaw ride here. Other highlights here are the Jama Masjid, largest mosque in India; and Rajghat, memorial of Mahatama Gandhi - Father of India.
New Delhi or Lutyen's Delhi was developed by British. It sports wide roads and European architectural style at its best. India Gate and the Rashtrapati Bhawan or the President's House are worth seeing. Other highlights of the area are Humayun's tomb; Qutub Minar, which used to be the tallest tower in the world when it was built; and the splendid Lotus Temple of the Bahai faith.
In the evening, you will see the light and sound show at Red fort and spend the night at your hotel in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi - Agra (Distance by surface: 201 km, Usual Time Taken: 4 hrs)
You will have an early breakfast on this day and then proceed to the second point of the Golden Triangle Tour - Agra. You will also visit Mathura, Vrindavan and Sikandra en-route.
Mathura is a famous Hindu pilgrimage centre and is considered to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. You will see some of the famous temples of Mathura and Vrindavan such as the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple built at the exact location where Lord Krishna is believed to have been born, and the ISKCON temple, which has its followers around the world.
Vrindawan is merely 10 km away and is believed to be the playground of Lord Krishna. The main temples here are the Bankey Bihari Temple, the Govind Dev Temple, the Madan Mohan temple, the Pagal Baba temple, the Radha Ballabh Temple, the Rangaji temple, and the Nidhi Van temple.
4 km before Agra, you will visit Sikandra, the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Its construction was started by Emperor himself but it was completed by his son Jehangir. It presents a blend of Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, Jain, and Hindu motifs.
In Agra, you will check in at a hotel for overnight stay.
Day 04: visit to Taj Mahal in Agra
Early morning, visit to witness the incomparable Taj Mahal with it's speculative view at the time of Sunrise. Taj Mahal, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna, followed by visit to Pearl Mosque and the Tomb of Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noor Jehan in memory of her father. In the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
Day 05: Agra - Jaipur (Distance by surface: 235 km, Usual Time Taken: 5 hrs)
Have an early breakfast on this day and check out of the hotel, as you will proceed to the third glorious point of the Golden Triangle - Jaipur. You will also visit Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Emperor Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri in the honour of Salim Chisti, a saint who blessed him with an heir.
Fatehpur Sikri was a model town with some original architectural works and mesmerizing delights but had to be deserted later, due to scarcity of water in the region. Important monuments here are the Buland Darwaza meant for Royal Entrace; Salim Chisti ki Dargah or the Tomb-Shrine of Saint Salim Chisti; Panch Mahal; and Diwan-e-Khas.
At Jaipur, you will check in at the hotel for overnight stay. In the evening, you will visit the beautiful Birla Temple and have dinner at Chokhi Dhani, a popular hangout for foreigners who love the Rajasthani & Continental cuisine of this 5-star resort as much as they love its ethnic village ambience, complete with live music, folk dances, puppet shows, and astrology.
Day 06: Excursion to Jaipur
On this day, you will savour breakfast followed by Jaipur's architectural delights. You will embark on a sightseeing tour with the royal elephant ride to grandiose Amber Fort. In the afternoon, you will see the City Palace that reflects regal elegance of erstwhile royalty to this day. A part of the Palace still houses the heirs of the royalty who still maintain their culture.
Other highlights of the Golden Triangle Tours are the Central Museum, Jantar Mantar or the Royal Observatory built on the designs of Raja Sawai Jai Singh and Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds that was built to keep interiors cool and naturally air-conditioned in summers. The honeycomb façade of the Hawa Mahal allowed royal ladies to see the royal processions without being seen from outside.
In the late afternoon, you are free to do shopping at Jaipur markets, where you can buy gems, textiles, handicrafts, and carpets. You may also visit the famous Nahargarh Fort, which looks magnificent when it is illuminated in the evenings. You will spend the night at Jaipur.
Day 07: Jaipur - Samode - Delhi (Distance by surface: 258 km, Usual Time Taken: 5 hrs 30 minutes + 2 hours for excursion to Samode)
This is the last day of your Golden Triangle Tour. You will take an early breakfast and then leave for an excursion to Samode, which was an important caravan stopover point long ago. The highlights of the tour are Samode Palace that houses Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Mirrors. A camel cart ride to the Samode Fort and exploring the unique traditions and culture of semi-desert village area are other amusements here.
You will then return to Jaipur and check out of the hotel before driving back to Delhi. If time permits, you may also see and have lunch at Neemrana Fort en-route, which has been turned into a heritage hotel now.
In Delhi, you will be transferred to the International Airport, where a company representative from TNS will fare you well as you board your flight to onward destination.