Golden Triangle Tour
Probably the first thing that any traveler to Incredible India would think of visiting is the Golden Triangle of India. A hugely popular program showcasing the highlights of Northern India include visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Goforindiatour brings to you this program with a a mix of interesting and unique experiences within and unmatched services to make this most famous tour the most memorable for you.
Highlights of the tour
- Cycle Rickshaw ride in old Delhi
- Dawn visit to Taj Mahal
- Elephant ride to Amer Fort Jaipur
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
Day 1 Arrive in New Delhi
Traditional welcome - Atithi Devo Bhava (Guest is god) - by garlanding on arrival at Delhi International Airport by a Travel Pals executive. Transferred in your exclusive air-conditioned car to your hotel for immediate check-in. Day free to relax and acclimate. Overnight at a hotel in Delhi.
Day 2 New Delhi
For all those fitness freaks, an early morning walk along the colonial lanes of Lutyens' Delhi can be quite refreshing, and for the more adventurous ones, an extension to the Rajpath can be quite enthralling. Breakfast at your hotel is followed by a guided tour of historic city of Delhi where you can experience the influence of those who once ruled this region; a city built and destroyed and rebuilt seven times. The tour takes you to the monuments that depict the different eras. The tour includes visit to the magnificent Red Fort (exterior); Jama Masjid - one of the Asia's largest mosques. Then enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride in the narrow by lanes of Old Delhi, visiting Chawri Bazar, Dariba Kalan (silver market) witnessing the century-old business markets. It is the largest wholesale market of Asia. Later, visit Rajghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, the "Father of the Nation". Afternoon tour of New Delhi to include Humayun's Tomb, drive past through Rashtrapati Bhawan (Viceroy's House), Parliament Building and halt for a photo stop at India Gate, a war memorial. End your tour with a visit to Qutab Minar, a 73-meters-tall minaret. Overnight at your hotel in Delhi.
Day 3 Delhi — Agra - 3 Hrs Drive
Breakfast early at your hotel, then depart at around 8 am to drive south east of Delhi to the famous city of Agra, world famous for the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. On arrival, meet your guide at Itimad-Ud-Daulah (baby Taj). Later, check into your hotel. After lunch, visit Agra’s grand Red Fort, built in red sandstone by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. Witness some of the breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal standing beautifully by the flowing river Ganges. Drive through to Mehtab Bagh to capture the beautiful Taj Mahal from the other end of the river. Enjoy a leisurely evening or visit the workshop to witness the art of Pietra Dura, a unique art of inlay work of cutting marble and fitting it with highly polished colored stones to create images, the same as perfected in the architecture of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at a hotel in Agra.
Day 4 Agra — Jaipur - Hrs Drive
Dawn-view visit of Taj Mahal to witness the wonder of marble that seems to change colors as the sun rises. A UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is best viewed and enjoyed in this non-chaotic and less crowded time of the day. Taj Mahal is closed on Friday. Return to your hotel for breakfast, check out and proceed to Jaipur, the Pink City of Rajasthan. En route, a guided visit to Fatehpur Sikri, the erstwhile capital of the Mughal Empire built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned 15 years later due to scarcity of water. On arrival at Jaipur, you will be met and assisted with your hotel check-in. Take the evening to relax or use your leisure time to shop in this city famous for gems and jewels, or enjoy a walk in the colorful bazaar.
Day 5 Jaipur
Following an early breakfast, proceed for a visit of the grand Amer fort. Ascend the fort on a decorated elephant, the way the kings used to travel at that time. Experience the kingly palace buildings. Later, visit the City Palace museum and enjoy sumptuous food at the City Palace café (optional); Jantar Mantar - the observatory having instruments from 1728 AD for measuring celestial planet and star positions. Drive past the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). In the evening, enjoy a walk through the colorful bazaars of the city. One can also experience the famous block printing at the nearby workshop. Jaipur is also famous for its gems and jewelry. Overnight at a your hotel in Jaipur.
Day 6 Jaipur — Delhi - 260 Kms / 5 Hrs Drive
Have a relaxed breakfast at your hotel. Later, drive back to Delhi and be met by a Travel Pals executive and transferred to Delhi international airport to board flight for your onward destination with sweet memories of your India trip. Check-in for international flights beginning 3 hours prior to flight departure time for economy class or 2 hours before business/first class.