Golden Triangle Tour
India’s Golden Triangle is a tourist circuit which includes: Delhi, Agra (including the Taj Mahal), and Jaipur. These trips usually last 7 or 8 days and do the trip as a circuit starting and ending in Delhi. Flights and hotels are often included in the price, and it is normally possible to do the trip by coach or private journey through most tour operators. Although the Golden Triangle is now a well travelled route it is rightly so, hosting many of India’s great cultural gems, and providing a good spectrum of the country’s different landscapes.
Golden Triangle Tour Package
Tour of Delhi visiting Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana – the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping centre.
Delhi – Jaipur (260 kms – 5 hrs)
Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens are the places to visit. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas.
Visiting the Amber Fort with an Elephant ride till the main entrance of the fort is a great experience. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Rest of the day is free and optional visit to Chokhi Dhani resort – built in ethnical rajasthani style and specially in the evening they organise lot of activities like, camel ride, Puppet show, Snake charmer and handloom cloths etc.
Jaipur – Agra (245 kms – 5/6 hrs)
Drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri (Abandoned city) enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
Agra – Delhi (206 kms – 4 hrs)
World famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. There is Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daullah built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father is also a place to visit