The Golden Triangle
- Days 09
- Grade Easy
- Group Size Minimum 2 pax
- Activities Tour in India
- Start / End Delhi/Delhi
This trip highlights; The The Taj Mahal, the word from Persian and Arabic “crown of palaces”, pronounced also “the Taj” is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. Taj Mahal is regarded by many as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Islamic, Persian, Ottoman, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. And, another attraction is Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City of Rajasthan, is among the fastest emerging metropolis of the nation. Owing to a good urban planning, sound infrastructure and modern amenities, Jaipur is a perfect destination suited for business and living.
- Day 01 Arrival at Delhi
- Day 02 Delhi / Agra
- Day 03 Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Ranthambhore
- Day 04 Ranthambhore
- Day 05 Ranthambhore / Jaipur
- Day 06 Jaipur
- Day 07 Jaipur / Delhi
- Day 08 Delhi
- Day 09 Departure
Arrival at Delhi
Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport by our office staff and transferred to hotel.
Delhi, Capital City of independent India rewards the determined sightseer with more than a thousand monuments and two old capital buildings complexes-including the present seat of Government, designed by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Cosmopolitan hotels, shopping, and fine restaurants abound. Delhi also offers a glimpse into the real India: the labyrinthine street bazaars of Old Delhi, and the temples and monuments of Indian’s chequered colonial past. In the deepest sense, from Old Delhi’s Red fort and Jama Masjid mosque to New Delhi’s chic art galleries and nightclubs, Delhi is profoundly Indian city.
Turbaned shepherded still leads goats and sheep through ravines in Delhi’s remaining open fields and near the airport. In Delhi’s golf courses Mughal monuments share fairways with peacocks. Rajasthani women in bright coloured saris and men in dhoti (skirt like wrap) work with outdated tools in construction sites while executive work out in computerised equipment in health clubs. By day, you will see temples packed with devout, and by night, hotel discos are packed with affluent. Delhi is a city on a move and gate way to India.
Spend the day at leisure. Evening tour briefing and dinner at the hotel. Overnight at stay at Hotel.
Meals – Dinner Only
Delhi / Agra
After breakfast drive 4 to 5 hrs to Agra. On arrival check into the Trident Hotel.
Agra is the home of the Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A mausoleum for Empress Mumtaz Mahal, built by her beloved husband Shah Jehan, the Taj Mahal is often described as a ‘dream in marble’. The city of Agra, the quintessence of the grand Mughal era, reigns to this day in the public mind as the embodiment of royal grace, imposing architecture and power.
Agra Fort on the Western bank of the River Yamuna, Akbar’s magnificent fort dominates the centre of the city. The site was originally used be the son of Sher Shah, but the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the walls and gates and the first building inside. Itimad-ud-Daulah The tomb was built for Ghiyas Beg, a Persian who had obtained service in Akbar’s court, and his wife. On Jehangir’s succession in 1605 he became Wazir (Chief Minister) and received the title of I’timad-ud-Daulah (Pillar of Government).
Lunch on arrival at the Hotel. Afternoon visit Agra Fort and Itmaduallah and Mehtab Bagh.
Later free time to relax at the hotels or explore the markets famous for Arts, handicrafts and marble work. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at The Trident.
Meals – Breakfast at Delhi, Lunch at Agra Hotel, Dinner at local restaurant
Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Ranthambhore
Early morning visit Taj Mahal at sunrise. Taj Mahal, constructed from marble and inlaid with jade, crystal and sapphire, it is the epitome of love.
After breakfast drive 5 to 6 hrs to Ranthambhore en route visiting the deserted palaces and pavilions of the Mughal kingdom of Fatehpur Sikri, a World Heritage Site.
Fatehpur Sikri lies thirty-five kilometres from Agra on the Agra / Jaipur Road. It is Akbar’s famous ghost town, “city of victory”, Fatehpur Sikri, which was the Emperor’s capital for a short span of sixteen years. In the tiny, original village hamlet of Sikri, a holy hermit named Shaikh Salim Chisti prophesied that the Emperor would father three sons. When the prediction came true, Akbar was so persuaded of the Shaikh’s piety and Sikri’s sanctity, that he built his new capital there in commemoration of this benediction.
Lunch at Bharatpur
Ranthambore National Park is one of the biggest and most renowned national park in Northern India. The famous and former hunting grounds of the Maharajas of Jaipur, is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of south eastern, Rajasthan, which is about 130 km from Jaipur. Today the Ranthambore National Park terrain is major wildlife tourist attraction spot that has pulled the attention of many wildlife photographers and lovers in this destination. The park, spread in 1344 sq kms, is majorly famous for its Royal Bengal Tigers and some other wildlife.
On arrival check into your hotel. Evening nature walk around the lodge and talk on Indian wildlife. Dinner and overnight at Ranthambhore Forest Resort
Meals – Breakfast at Agra Hotel, Lunch at Bharapur & Dinner at Ranthambhore Kothi
Early morning after a hot cup of tea proceed for jungle safari by exclusive canter (truck with 20 seats) with naturalist. Afternoon visit Ranthambhore Fort inside the jungle. Evening again game viewing by canter with naturalist.
Dinner and overnight stay at Ranthambhore Forest Resort
Meals – All meals at Ranthambhore Forest Resort
Ranthambhore / Jaipur
Morning game viewing by exclusive canter with naturalist. After the game drive return to hotel for breakfast, check out and drive 4 hrs to Jaipur, the capital city of the royal state of Rajasthan.
Jaipur, or the City of Victory, was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is a marvellous synthesis of architectural influences – Hindu, Jain, Mughal. It is a well planned city of yore, built from rose-coloured terra cotta. – that has given it the name ‘Pink City’.
The bazaars teem with people, camels, horses and a multitude of varied vehicles, while around them loom the magnificent palaces and buildings.
Although most tourists visit Jaipur to view its grand monuments, nonetheless there are as many who come to shop. The list of things available is endless, but the more popular items on the agenda of a visitor to the city are jewellery, textiles and saris, goods made of marble, wood, stone, lac, clay, metal and leather. The city has, for long, been a traditional centre of the finest of jewellery bedecked with both precious and semi-precious stones, enamelling of gold in green, red and white, the favourite colours of the Mughals, which was introduced by Raja Man Singh. The city is known the world over for diamond and emerald cutting.
Evening free to relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Meals – Brunch at Ranthambhore Hotel, Dinner at Jaipur
After breakfast excursion to Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the region.
Amber was the ancient capital of the region. Now a deserted complex, it however still recalls its heydays in the majestic ramparts rising steeply along the contoured hillsides. Here elephants still carry visitors in stately splendours to the main Palace, through unusually high gateways, obviously designed to accommodate this archaic mode of transport.
In the afternoon weave through the lively streets of the Jaipur City and visit the pink sandstone Palace of Winds, City Palace with its museum and Jantar Mantar (18 centaury observatory).
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel for overnight.
Meals – Breakfast at Jaipur, Lunch at local restaurant midway, Dinner at a special venue
Jaipur / Delhi
After breakfast drive 4 to 5 hrs to Delhi. Lunch en route to Delhi. On arrival check into your hotel. Evening free time to relax or explore the streets of colourful Delhi. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel.
Meals – Breakfast at Jaipur Hotel, Early Lunch at Jaipur, Dinner at Delhi Hotel
After breakfast full day city sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.
The Old Delhi or Shah Jahanabad, was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the first half of the 17th Century. This old city is a dense network of narrow alleys and tightly packed markets and houses. We visit from outside the largest of the Delhi’s monuments Red Fort, or Lal Qila, whose thick red sandstone walls, bulging with the turrets and bastions, rise above a wide dry moat in the Northeast corner of the original city of Sahanajanabad. Later we visit by Cycle-rickshaw Jama Masjid this is India’s largest mosque, designed by the eminent architect Shah Jahan, and built by a workforce of 5000 between 1644 and 1656. We also visit the Kinari Bazaar A colourful street set on Chandini Chowk, and connected to the main road by Dariba Kalan, “the street of incomparable pearl”, which is the centre for the jewellers. The shops in Kinari Bazaar overflow with bright wedding finery.
The New Delhi – The modern area of Central New Delhi, with its wide tree-lined avenues and solid colonial buildings, has been the seat of the central government since 1931. At this hub the royal mall, Rajpath, runs from the palatial Rashtrapati Bhawan, in the east, to the India Gate war memorial, in the west. Rashtrapati Bhavan is the former Viceregal Lodge, now the official residence of Indian’s President. It is the best example of Lutyen’s expansive, imperialist vision, built- of red sandstone in the India-Saracenic (eastern baroque) style. It is a masterpiece of symmetry, discipline, silhouette and harmony. It was one irreverently described as ‘ a British matron in fancy dress). Covering 330 acres of Raisina Hill, it is a huge place. Northeast of the Viceroy’s house is the Council House, now Sansad Bhavan. Baker designed this and Lutyens suggested that it be circular (173 m diameter).
We visit the foundations of Lal Kot, established in the eight century by the Tomara Rajputs, and developed in the 12th century by the Chauhans, the first monuments of Muslim India, now known as the Qutab Minar Complex, stands in the well tended grounds.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at Delhi hotel, Lunch at local Restaurant and dinner at special venue
After early breakfast transfer to international airport for onward destination.
1. All the airport transfer by the private vehicles.
2. Accommodation on twin share basis.
3. Meals as indicated on the program
4. All the applicable entrance fees.
5. Local guide for the tour.
1. India Visa Fee
2. Personal Travel insurance
3. Food (Lunch & Dinner) during the tour
4. Tips to driver, guide etc.