Duration : 05 Nights & 06 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
Accommodation : Modern / Heritage / Palace hotels
Best Time to Visit : October to March
Journey Type : Group & Private Journey
Embark on the quintessential Golden Triangle Tour with Royal India Holidays, a journey that encapsulates the heart of India's heritage and culture. This iconic itinerary unveils the treasures of three magnificent cities: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.
Delve into the vibrant mosaic of India's diversity as you traverse this golden triangle. In Jaipur, the 'Pink City,' immerse yourself in the regal ambiance of majestic forts and opulent palaces. Witness enthralling traditional dances and puppet shows that bring Rajasthan's folklore to life, and savor the delectable Rajasthani cuisine.
In the historic and imperial capital, New Delhi, traverse the annals of time. Stroll through the labyrinthine lanes of "Old" Delhi, where Mughal grandeur reigns supreme. Contrast this with the colonial-era architecture of Lutyen's Delhi, epitomized by Connaught Place and its environs.
And then, there's Agra, home to one of the world's most iconic monuments—the Taj Mahal. This resplendent white marble marvel, a testament to eternal love, awaits your admiration among other captivating sights.
Royal India Holidays invites you to embark on this unforgettable journey, where each city unveils its unique culture, language, festivals, and culinary delights. With us, the Golden Triangle isn't just a tour; it's an immersive experience that paints a vivid picture of India's rich tapestry of history and tradition. Come, traverse the Golden Triangle, and let the magic of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur capture your heart.
Our travel counselor will meet you at the airport and assist you in your hotel check-in. Delhi offers over a thousand monuments, old capital buildings including the present seat of the government, the Lok Sabha, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, the British architect, and bustling bazaars. In contrast it has some of India's most luxurious and modern hotels, markets and restaurants.
We will spend the first 2 days exploring Delhi and visit popular sites like Old Delhi, Red Fort, Jama Masjid (Asia's largest mosque), Humayun's Tomb and Qutab Minar. The highlight of our expedition will be exploring the busy streets of Chandni Chowk Bazaars by cycle rickshaw.
Drive to Agra where we will of course visit the Taj Mahal, the ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river. It was built in the 17th century by the Mughal king Shahjahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the wonders of the world and is called the "symbol of love".
The next day we will make a trip to Fatehpur Sikri, Emperor Akbar's magnificent erstwhile capital city. Constructed out of red sandstone, the fortified city has two different parts. Fatehpur is a religious place, with Jama Masjid (mosque) and the tomb of Sufi saint Salim Chishti located behind the towering Buland Darwaza (Gate of Magnificence). Sikri, the main attraction, houses the palace complex where Emperor Akbar, his three wives, and son lived. We will then drive on to Jaipur.
Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. The bazaars teem with people, camels, horses and a multitude of varied vehicles, while around them are magnificent palaces and buildings.
The afternoon city tour will take you to the City Palace whose museum has an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons. We will also go to Jantar Mantar - the observatory built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the facade of Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. The next morning we will visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of Jaipur state. In the afternoon we will drive back to Delhi.