9 Day Golden Triangle Touring Holiday
Valid till 30.09.2016
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at New Delhi airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Delhi, the capital of modern India, has seen the reign of many dynasties and rulers over the last 3000 years. Overnight in New Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi
Post breakfast at the hotel, embark on a morning sightseeing tour of Old Delhi. Begin with a visit to the Jama Mosque built in 1650 AD. This is followed by a drive past the Red Fort (closed on Mondays) built between 1639 and 1648 by Emperor Shah Jahan, creator of the Taj Mahal. Later proceed to Raj Ghat – the site of the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Set off on an afternoon sightseeing tour of New Delhi beginning with a drive past Safdarjang’s Tomb while en route to the Qutab Minar (built in 1193). Continue your tour to visit Humayun’s Tomb. Later drive through the Embassy area, Diplomatic enclave, the India Gate and the Presidential Estate (formerly Viceroy’s House) and Connaught Place, New Delhi’s main shopping area. Overnight in New Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi / Jaipur
After an early breakfast, drive from Delhi to Jaipur (258 kms/5.5 hours). Upon arrival check-in at your hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4: Jaipur
This morning you proceed on an excursion to magnificent Amer Fort making a grand entry on the back of a brightly caparisoned elephant. In the afternoon, proceed on a city tour visiting the unique Jantar Mantar, the opulent City Palace and driving past the intriguing Hawa Mahal. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur / Ranthambore
Drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore (156 kms/4 hours). On arrival, check-in at your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Meals and overnight at hotel in Ranthambore.
Day 6: Ranthambore
Proceed on early morning and afternoon game viewing at the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary which covers an area of 392 sq kms of thick forests. One can spot predators like the Tiger and Leopard and other carnivorous animals like the Hyena, Jackal and Sloth Beer. The sanctuary also abounds in Wild Boar and various varieties of deer like Spotted Deer, Sambhar, Chinkara and Nilgai. The common Langaur (monkey) abound in the trees. Meals and overnight at hotel in Ranthambore.
Day 7: Ranthambore / Agra
This morning you drive from Ranthambore to Agra (300 kms/7 hours). En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a deserted, red sandstone city, built by Emperor Akbar between 1570 and 1585. Here you visit the Bulund Darwaza (The Gate of Victory) – the tallest gateway in the world and the white marble tomb of thefamous Sufi saint Shaik Salim Chishti. Continue your drive to Agra and upon arrival check-in at Hotel Stay Overnight at Hotel
Day 8: Agra /Delhi
Morning breakfast at hotel & drive to Agra
Sikandara- En-route you will be visiting Sikandra, which is 18 K.M before to Agra.
Six miles north of Agra, is a glorious introduction to the city of Mughal wonders, Sikandra. The site of Akbar’s mausoleum, Sikandra was begun by Akbar and completed by his son Jahangir in 1613 AD. It reflects the fusion of Hindu and Muslim art and architecture which characterized the era. The tomb is situated in the center of a large garden and four identical red sandstone gates lead to the tomb complex. The building, with three-story minarets at each corner, is built of red sandstone with white marble polygonal patterns inlaid. Sikandra is named after Sikandra Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517.
Continued drive to Agra. On Arrival at Agra, you will be check-in to hotel. Lunch at hotel, then you will be start sightseeing Tour of Agra.
Taj Mahal- Described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, it was constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD). Ustad Ahamad Lahori, a Persian Architect, is said to be the main designer and planner for this magnificent memorial. On full moon nights, the glory of the Taj is at its best. Over the centuries, the Taj has attracted more visitors than perhaps any other Monuments in the country, and it is all too easy resort to conventional superlatives when describing it. What makes the Taj Unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day and glows pearl-like in the moonlight and during the monsoon.
Agra Fort- Construction of the massive red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River was begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, though additions were made up until the rule of his grandson, Shah Jahan. In Akbar’s time the fort was principally a military structure, but during Shah Jaha regin it had partially become Palace. It is an imposing strcture with walls of red sandstone almost three kilometers long. Entered through the Amar Singh Gate, the eastern part of the fort contain palace, audience hall and mosques built by three emperors. The fort presents a good sampling of their favored architectural styles.
Akbar drew on Islamic and Hindu traditions and the result is eclectic. By Shah Jahan’s time the style had become so homogenized that it is impossible to separate the Hindu and Muslim strands. The Diwan-i-Am (public audience hall), the beautiful Diwan-i-Khas (private audience hall) and the magnificent Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque) were also added by Shah Jahan. After visit these two monuments back to hotel. Evening free for shopping or at Leisure.
Lunch break- After Fort Visit you will have lunch at Indian Restaurant. Post lunch you can do the shopping because agra famous for Marble Art and many more later drive back to Delhi On arrival Checked in at Hotel Stay Overnight at Hotel
Day 09:- Delhi
After breakfast Day Free Evening Transfer to Airport For Onwards Connection
What the package includes
- Assistance on arrival at Delhi Airport
- Minibus for Delhi Jaipur Ranthambore Agra Delhi
- Arrival Departure Transfers
- Accommodation 4* bed and Breakfast and Taxes
- Sightseeing Tours
- Elephant Ride in Jaipur
- One Canter Safari in Ranthambore
- All applicable Tax
- Entrance Tickets
- Two Safaris in Ranthambore Jeep Safari
What the Package excludes
- Entrance Tickets
- International Flights
- Personal Expenses
- Lunch and Dinner
Bookings are strictly per persons sharing.