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The journey of a lifetime. Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) 7 Nights/8 Days

The journey of a lifetime. Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) 7 Nights/8 Days

The journey of a lifetime. Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) 7 Nights/8 Days
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The journey of a lifetime.Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) 7 Nights/8 Days

Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur)
Направления: New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur
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The journey of a lifetime.Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) 7 Nights/8 Days

Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur)
Включены

RATES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

 

A.  HOTEL

·  07 nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis including all existing taxes

·  Single room supplement as shown separately

 

B. MEALS

·  Accommodation on bed & breakfast basis at all places.

 

C. TRANSPORT

·     Meeting and assistance on arrival / departure by le passage to India representative

·     Transfer from airport to hotel and vice-versa

·     Sightseeing, excursion and Surface travel as per programme

·     Cost based on air-conditioned transport as below: 

 

Number of Pax: 01-03 Pax

Type of vehicle: 01 Toyota Innova


Number of Pax: 4-07 Pax

Type of vehicle: 01 Tempo Traveller

 

D. GUIDE

·     Local English speaking guide during sightseeing in each city

 

E. ENTRANCE FEES & VISITS

·     Porterage of baggage at airport only

·     Entrance fees at monuments and places of visit. (Subject to change)

·    One way Elephant failing jeep ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur. (Subject to availability of elephant)

·     Rickshaw ride in Delhi (02 person per Rickshaw)

·     All presently applicable taxes


Исключены

COST DOES NOT INCLUDE:

· Items of Personal nature such as laundry, table drinks, telephone bills, tips to room boys, drivers, guides, personal clothing including sleeping bags etc.

· Visa fee for India to be arranged and paid for directly by the clients. Check VISA rules carefully from your nearest Indian Embassy/ Mission before applying for Indian VISA.

· Travel & health insurance to be arranged and paid for directly by the clients.

· Anything not mentioned in the “Rates Includes” section.


Отели

Delhi

Le Meridien Delhi 5* or similar category Hotel


Agra

Courtyard by Marriott 5* or similar category Hotel


Jaipur

JW Marriott 5* or similar category Hotel

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Golden Triangle

Delhi, Agra and Jaipur

 

07 Nights/08 Days

 

Experience the India through this tour of the Golden triangle tourist belt, which encompasses the three major places – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. From Delhi’s historic monuments to Agra’s pristine Taj Mahal, bask in the creations of the Mughal Empire that boast till date of their glory and grandeur. Travel to Jaipur to explore the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, while taking a brisk walk through the Pink City. Visit the capital of India, Delhi, which is famous for its ancient splendours. Take a tour through the popular tourist attractions of Old Delhi and New Delhi, including the Lotus Temple, the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, the Rajghat and others. Bask in the glory of the pristine city of Agra, which is home to the monolithic Taj Mahal. Travel through the ancient city of Fatehpur Sikri famous for its Persian architecture.

 

 

Brief Itinerary Overview

Itinerary and Routing

DAY 01  Arrival in Delhi.

DAY 02  Explore New Delhi & Old Delhi.

DAY 03  Depart for Agra.

DAY 04  Explore the city of Agra.

DAY 05  Depart for Jaipur en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri.

DAY 06  Explore the city of Jaipur.

DAY 07  Drive back to Delhi.

DAY 08  Depart Delhi.

 

Brief Highlights

DELHI

Explore the Old Delhi as well as New Delhi that stand at sheer contrast with each other and witness the passage of time, right before your eyes.

 

AGRA

Visit the picturesque Taj Mahal and stand witness to the greatest creations of love, undeterred by time

 

JAIPUR

Explore the Pink City and its beautiful monuments, such as, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the Amber Fort

 

 

 

DAY 1: ARRIVE DELHI

You land at New Delhi’s international airport and after clearing Immigrations and

Customs are met in the Arrival Hall by our colleague carrying an IPad paging board with your names on it. Transfer to your hotel and check-in.

 

New Delhi is the capital of India and a microcosm of the country. It is a modern metropolis which still preserves its traditional values and manages its multiple personalities effortlessly, making it a perfect gateway city to any North India journey.

 

Historians believe that through Delhi’s 1000 year old history, the city has been destroyed and rebuilt eight times, each time built by a new dynasty/ruler. As a result Delhi grew and evolved, absorbing different religions, diverse cultures, both foreign and indigenous, and yet functioning as one organic entity and becoming the culturally secular city you see today.

 

The remainder of the day is at leisure, with a welcome dinner at a restaurant in the evening.

 

Overnight at hotel

 

DAY 2: IN DELHI

Your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel after breakfast.

 

The sightseeing starts in Old Delhi, the former Imperial capital. Here, you trade your vehicle for cycle rickshaws and enjoy a ride through the crowded streets of the 300 years’ old Chandini Chowk market. It is said that the moonlight reflecting on the canal, earned it its name, 'Chandini (Moonlit) Chowk (square). Today it is a busy market selling an extraordinary variety of items – silver, jewelry, aromatic spices, leather, fruit and vegetables. Apothecaries sell home grown medicinal items, and roadside dentists display their bizarre array of equipment and false teeth. It is a wonderful introduction into the world of organized chaos of India!

 

Disembark at Jama Masjid, believed to be the largest in India and Shah Jahan’s last architectural legacy. Originally it was called Masjid-I-Jahanum which means “The mosque commanding a view of the world”. Begun in 1644, the mosque was not completed until 1658. It has three great gateways, four angle towers and two minarets standing 40m high constructed of alternating vertical strips of red sandstone and white marble.

 

After your visit you board your waiting vehicle and drive to Raj Ghat. A simple square platform of black marble marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated following his assassination in 1948. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with labelled trees planted by notables like Queen Elizabeth II, USA President Eisenhower, Ho ChiMinh and various others.

 

In the afternoon drive past Lutyens New Delhi. Known as ‘Rajpath’ or ’Kings Way’- the wide tree lined avenues served as the capital city for the former British Empire. Among the buildings you drive past are the Secretariat buildings, Parliament House, Presidential Palace (Rashtrapathi Bhawan), and India Gate, a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21.

 

Your next destination is one of the architectural triumphs of the Mughal Empire – Humayun’s Tomb.

 

The tomb is one of earliest examples of Mughal architecture in India. Recently renovated with the gardens restored to their former splendor and the fountains working, it is a very attractive site. Architecturally, the mausoleum drew its inspiration from the styles prevalent in Samarkand, and the design of the Taj Mahal is based on this tomb.

 

From here drive to Qutub Minar complex which has many historic monuments. The first mosque in India – The Quwwat-Ul- Islam – built from the dressed and carved stones of demolished temples lies in this complex. It establishes the political victory of Islam in Northern India. The Qutb Minar itself began in 1199 by Qutb ud din Aibak and was completed by his successors. This fluted elegant tower is decorated with elegant balconies and carvings.

 

Return to your hotel by evening.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

 

DAY 3: DELHI – AGRA, BY SURFACE

Check out after breakfast and drive to the city of seventh wonder of the world.

You are met on arrival and assisted with check-in to your hotel.

The afternoon is at leisure.

Your room is booked for two nights.

 

Our value add-on: Option 1:

This evening enjoy a live show a la Bollywood style reenacting the eternal love story of the stunning Taj Mahal.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

 

DAY 4: IN AGRA

Your city exploration starts this morning after breakfast.

 

Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat (seat of the Emperor). Today, a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices of red sandstone and white marble, narrow gullies and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains.

 

You start the tour at the Taj Mahal.

This stunning mausoleum immortalized the name of Shah Jahan’s last wife Mumtaz Mahal, “light of the palace”. Built by Indian artisans and artisans from neighboring Islamic countries, it is aptly described by the poet laureate Tagore as “A tear on the face of eternity”. Decorated with a mosaic of semi-precious stones and Persian calligraphy recreating verses from the Koran, the mausoleum is an important place of pilgrimage since the empress died in childbirth making her a martyr. Prayers are said and passages from Koran are constantly recited in the mosque and cenotaph chamber.

 

After the Taj Mahal you drive to the mighty Agra fort.

 

When the Mughal Emperor Akbar established his supremacy in Northern India, he began his first architectural venture, rebuilding the fort as a beautiful fort palace.

 

The work was completed by his son and grandson, highlighting the Mughals’ ability to blend defensive and decorative architecture. Richly decorated with marble and mosaic, it was in a part of this fort that Shah Jahan spent the last years of his life, imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb. His private quarters, where he was confined, have a magical view of the Taj Mahal across the river Yamuna.

 

Your last stop is Itamud-ud-Daulah. It was the first Mughal building to use the craft of facing buildings with white marble and decorating them with inlaid semi-precious stones, and art which reached its zenith in the Taj Mahal. Though lacking the grandeur and artistry of the Taj Mahal, Itmad- ud-Daulah is small, intimate and serene.

 

The afternoon is at leisure.

 

Our value add-on: Option 1:

This afternoon take a two hour walk discovering the Colonial Heritage of this city.

Agra was the seat of power for the North West Province from 1803-1857, yet most people overlook its colonial history. The Cantonment area with colonial, early 19th century bungalows is one of the best preserved in the country and encompasses churches and a cathedral, as well as the post office, an art deco building constructed in 1905 whose grandeur reflects the importance of this method of communication and the telegraph office. The first telegraph line in India was laid from Calcutta to Agra and the first message was sent on 25 March 1854, it took 1hr 50 mins for the message to be converted from one end of the wire to another.

 

Start the walk at the Amar Niwas bungalow of the family of Late Major Amar Singh who served in the Royal British Indian Army. Here, you are briefed about the British Rule and the Colonial face of Agra before you set out. The tour is done partly on Tonga’s or rickshaws (Pedi cabs) and some stretches are done on foot, so wear comfortable shoes. The tour includes the bungalows of Cantonment, St George's Cathedral, Havelock Memorial Church, Post Office, St. Mary's Church, Queen Empress Mary Library, Telegraph Office, Sadar Bazar and Mother Teresa orphanage. The walk ends back at Amar Niwas with Hi-Tea with the family.

 

Our value add-on: Option 2:

Visit the Sheroes Hangout – a café run by victims of acid attacks. The women running this place are a beautiful example of courage and persistence in defining their own lives. Apart from tasting the amazing food, you can also admire the different craftworks, read a book, or have a conversation with one of the Sheroes.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 5: AGRA – JAIPUR, BY SURFACE

After breakfast, you check out and drive to your next destination, Jaipur. The drive will take approx. 6 hrs. excluding stops.

 

An hour and a half outside Agra is your first stop, Fatehpur Sikri. A typical visit to Sikri takes about an hour and is worth the time.

 

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Fatehpur Sikri was temporarily the capital of the Mughal Empire under Akbar the Great. Built by Emperor Akbar to honor the Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of Akbars’ son and heir, this structure is constructed entirely in vibrant red sandstone, architecturally it draws its inspiration from Hindu, Persian and Islamic styles.

 

Sikri was the first planned city of the Mughals. The sloping levels of the city, connected into terraces, were utilised for various complexes such as Jami masjid, Buland-Darwazah and tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti; Khwabgah, Diwan-i-Khass, and Diwan-i-Am. The efficient system of drainage and water-supply adopted here suggest an extremely intelligent townplanning by the Mughal emperor but eventually, a lack of adequate water supply for a whole city lead to its abandonment 14 years later.

 

Our value add-on: After Sikri, take a rest break at our lounge, exclusive for our clients only, before continuing your journey to Jaipur. A light lunch will be served here.

 

Your last stop is at Abhaneri. Here visit the famous stepwell, Chand Baoli which dates to the 11th century. Rajasthan has many such tanks which served as community centers. These step wells are marvels of architecture, with steps and carvings all the way down to the water.

 

But at about 64 feet deep, Chand Baoli is India's largest and deepest stepwells with 13 floors and was built in the 9th century for water harvesting. The baori has a precise geometrical pattern, hard to find in this age. The steps form a magical maze and the consequent play of light and shadow on the structure gives it a captivating look and offers opportunity for some amazing photography.

 

There are no more stops now on the remaining drive to Jaipur, and you arrive by evening.

 

Transfer directly to your hotel and check-in. Your room is booked for two nights.

 

After your long day, the remainder of the evening is at leisure.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 6: IN JAIPUR

You have a full day of sightseeing ahead you.

 

When prince, soldier and astronomer Sawai Jai Singh II built the pink harmonious city of

Jaipur in 1727, he did it in accordance with a treatise on town planning and architecture, the Shilpa Shastra that is timely even today. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in colour to welcome the guests. It was then that Lord Albert exclaimed Jaipur to be a 'Pink City', and hence the name. Today many establishments and buildings still sport this colour and the name has stuck.

 

You start with a visit to Amber Fort.

 

Hill forts were always important to the Rajput rulers. Belonging to the Hindu “Kshatriya” or warrior class, they believed in the line from the sacred holy book, the Purana that “a fort is the strength of a king”. They built a number of such forts all over the state of Rajasthan; some made for purely defensive purposes, but most built as fort palaces. Amber is one of the finest examples of a fort palace, built similar in style to the surrounding richly decorated Mughal courts. Inside the Fort you must visit the Jagmandir or the ‘Hall of Victory’. Inside the Jagmandir is the famous Sheesh Mahal –‘Mirror Palace’ - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.

 

Our value add-on: After Amber, also visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. The museum chronicles the regeneration of hand block printing techniques in Rajasthan using traditional methods and makes a great stop.

 

In the afternoon visit the sprawling City Palace, a superb marriage of the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. The seven storied Chandra Mahal (Moon Palace) is a sprawling complex with multiple courtyards, public buildings, astronomical observatory and zenana mahals (harems). Within the palace complex are several museums; including an interesting textile gallery exhibiting a fine selection of textiles and costumes from the royal collection.

 

From the City Palace you enter the extraordinary “Jantar Mantar”, the astronomical observatory built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1827. Roughly translated the name means “The Formula of Instruments”. This is one of five observatories he built in northern India.

 

The instruments resembling massive futuristic structures are actually highly sophisticated instruments which are accurate even today.

 

Then drive though the busy streets for a photography stop at Hawa Mahal, the ornate pink façade an icon of the city. This five storied high “screen” composed of projected windows, balconies protected by fine latticed screens was destined to enable the ladies of the harem to observe the lively street scenes of the city from a position of privacy.

 

You return to your hotel by evening.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

 

DAY 7: JAIPUR - DELHI, VIA SURFACE

You have a long drive ahead of you today. Your destination is Delhi, and excluding stops the drive takes approx. 6 hrs.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

DAY 8: DEPARTURE FROM DELHI

We bid farewell to our guests in Delhi. Today your India travel comes to an end this morning.

We will arrange your drop to Delhi airport, for your onwards flight.

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Located on the banks of river Yamuna and in the northern part of the country, Delhi is India's capital city and the home of the Government. Delhi is a huge chaotic city, full of contrasts. While Delhi is in many ways the essence of modern India, because of its long history, it has many ancient and medieval monuments, archaeological sites and important remains and it is considered one of the oldest existing city in the world. Delhi is divided between the narrow, overcrowded alleys of Old Delhi, including its main street Chandni Chowk, where not much has changed in recent times, and the wide, clean tree-lined streets of New Delhi. The government and its offices reside in New Delhi, the official capital, while most of its historic neighborhoods and monuments lie in Old Delhi. Delhi inherited an astonishing number of splendid monuments from various architectural periods and it is just a joy to wander around this fascinating metropolis. Nonetheless, the main touristic sights not to be missed are the Red Fort, the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub complex, the National Museum, the largest mosque in India Jama Masjid, the India Gate, Gandhi Smriti, Lodi Gardens and the Lotus Temple. Mysterious and magical, Delhi is today a bustling cosmopolitan metropolis with trendy lounge bars, theme restaurants, nice shops and everything there is to expect of a modern capital city. Delhi is a city of the present and future, but it is deeply steeped in history and has a lot to show for it.

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The journey of a lifetime. Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) 7 Nights/8 Days
The journey of a lifetime. Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) 7 Nights/8 Days