Golden Triangle Tour ( Delhi – Agra – Jaipur )
Day 01 – Delhi to Agra (Approx. 205 Km & 3.5 hours’ Drive)
Depart for Agra at 07: 30 AM. Reach Hotel in Agra and check in to the Hotel. Time to freshen up.
Afternoon Visit to World famous “Taj Mahal” built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. After her untimely death, Shah Jahan had her mortal remains buried in this mausoleum. And after his own demise he was placed to rest next to his beloved queen in the same mausoleum. Under the dome, below the ground level, in a dimly lit chamber, lie the mortal remains of Shahjahan and his beloved queen Mumtaz, Reminding the world of their undying love.
Later visit to Agra fort, Within a radius of 3 kilometres, on the banks of the river Yamuna, rises the crescent like Agra Fort. Designed and built by Akbar in 1565 A.D., the fort is surrounded by a 70 feet high wall. It houses the beautiful Pearl Mosque and numerous palaces including the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan‐i‐Khas, Diwan‐i‐Am and Moti Masjid. Evening free for leisure. & Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 – Agra- Jaipur
(Approx 230 kms – 4.5 hours drive ) route visit to Fatehpur Sikri –(optional)
After early morning breakfast (07:30 AM to 08:30 AM), leave by surface for Jaipur, on arrival check into the Hotel.
In the afternoon we proceed for half day city tour of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal is one of the most common and popular tourist attractions in Jaipur. Hawa Mahal was basically used as a veil by the royal women folk to watch the proceedings on the road below. Today it is the one of most visited monuments in Jaipur. The City Palace is another beautiful landmark that was built by Kachchwah Rajput rulers of Jaipur. The City Palace is a classic example of Mughal and Rajput architecture. A part of the palace today is museum that houses a collection of rare manuscripts, weapons, Mughal carpets and costumes, and Mughal and Rajasthani miniatures. Jantar Mantar makes another wonderful sight to visit. Built in 1718 by Sawai Jai Singh, Jantar Mantar Observatory is one of the five observatories that were built by the king. The observatory was built to study the movement of stars. The observatory is built in stone and marble. Evening free for leisure & overnight at the Hotel.
Day 03 – Jaipur to Delhi ( Approx 260 Km & 5 hours drive )
Tour of Amer fort & City ,
After early morning breakfast, Morning visit to Amber fort is another famous tourist attraction in Jaipur. The Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in the 16th century and was completed by Sawai Jai Singh in the 18th century. The fort offers magnificent views of the surrounding area. The fort is a mix of Mughal and Rajput architecture and is built in red stone and white marble.
Later drive back for Delhi.
City tour of Delhi
Tour of New Delhi (Duration: 4 Hours)
The tour to Imperial Delhi will include a visit to the Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower in India. Qutub-ud-din Aibak started it in 1199. Pulling down 27 Hindu and Jain temples and using their columns erected the attached Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque also built by him. Then visit Humayun’s tomb, built by the widow of the second Mughal Emperor, Humayun, it is an outstanding monument in the Indo-Persian style, a precursor of the Taj Mahal. The tour also includes a drive past the imposing India Gate, the Parliament building and the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the President’s residence.
Tour of Old Delhi (Duration: 4 Hours)
The area around Red Fort in North Delhi, is part of the historic city of Shahjahanabad, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th Century. Now known as Old Delhi, it remains largely unchanged in its historic ambience and walking through its narrow lanes will take you back to an earlier time. We first visit Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and National Gandhi Museum. The final stop of the tour is the visit to Red fort (Lal Qila). Built during the reign of Emperor Shah Jahan was a residence to the royal family.
Note: Red fort is closed on Monday
Temple Tour (Duration: 6 Hours)
Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomizes 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
The grand, ancient-styled Swaminarayan Akshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. The complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. Note: The Temple is closed for public on Mondays.
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