Top 5 Places to See in Delhi

10 Days of Golden Triangle with Golden Temple

Duration: 10 Days

Places: New Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Amritsar-New Delhi

Itinerary

DAY 1 NEW DELHI

On arrival at Delhi International Airport receive a warm welcome from our representative who will help you with transfers and smooth hotel check in. Complete the check-in formalities and spend rest of the day at leisurely. (Standard Check in time for every hotel is 02:00PM. Early check in is subject to availability)

The country’s capital epitomizes its rich past and flourishing present. Umpteen attractions of Delhi not just captivate the attention of the tourists but also leave them astound.

On arrival, check in to hotel, leisure and overnight at hotel.

Overnight at New Delhi

DAY 2 NEW DELHI

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tour of the city with your guide.

Drive past or if you wish you may visit Red Fort – Located in the center of the city, it was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. It was constructed by Shah Jahan in the year 1939 as a result of a capital shift from Agra to Delhi.

Drive Past or if you wish you may take a stop at Raj Ghat: Raj Ghat in Delhi is the cremation site of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is most rivetedly remembered as the Father of Nation. Set amidst deep green lawns and fountains, Rajghat is surrounded by a lovely wooded area and several exotic trees creating a serene ambience.

Visit Agrasen ki Baoli (ancient water reservoir)- Also referred to as Agar Sain Ki Baoli or Ugrasen ki Baoli, this attraction is a historical monument situated on the Halley Road in New Delhi. A mosaic of different assortment of stones and rocks, Agrasen ki Baoli is an ancient water reservoir which rises from the depths of the earth to stand atop 103 stone steps.

Visit Jama Masjid: Known as central mosque of the old Delhi at the time of Shah Jahan. He completed this mosque in the year 1656 and made it the biggest and best known mosque all over in India.

Visit Chandni Chowk – ‘the Moonlight Square – One of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. It is an important historical site renowned for the availability of every kind of goods as well as food. It was constructed in the 17th-century by the Mughal ruler of India Shah Jahan. Chandni Chowk is a perpetually busy area filled with narrow, congested lanes, each specializing in a different product such as spices, jewelry, hardware, and stationery. This is the bustling hub of commerce in the old city. Enjoy a Cycle Rickshaw Ride which takes you through the narrow streets of the Chandni Chowk.

Visit Lakshmi Narayan Temple: Alternatively known as the Birla Mandir, the sacred place is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort Goddess Lakshmi. Temples of other Hindu Gods and Goddesses are present within the complex.

Drive Past India Gate: The India Gate (originally the All India War Memorial) stands as a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army, who died in between 1914–1921 during the First World War. Visit National War Memorial: The National War Memorial is a monument built by the Government of India near India Gate, New Delhi, to honor the Indian Armed Forces.

Also pass by the Rashtrapati Bhavan (formerly the viceroy’s residence) and the Parliament House.

Also enjoy 01 Special lunch at Local Restaurant in Delhi.

Visit Humayun’s Tomb – It is sublimely well proportioned, seeming to float above its symmetrical gardens. It’s thought to have inspired the Taj Mahal, which it predates by 60 years. Constructed for the Mughal emperor in the mid-16th century by Haji Begum, Humayun’s Persian-born wife, the tomb marries Persian and Mughal elements.

Visit Qutub Minar: – Qutub Minar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has survived the ravages of time impressively. Built in the 13th century, the magnificent tower stands in the capital, Delhi. Also see the Iron Pillar, situated inside the Qutub Complex, stands majestically with a height of 24 feet. It is placed in front of the Quwwatul Mosque in Qutub Complex. Iron pillar is made up of 6 tons of 98% wrought iron, which is also attributed to be one of the reasons for why this pillar hasn’t rusted.

Meals Included: Breakfast at Hotel & Lunch at Local restaurant.

Overnight at New Delhi

DAY 3 NEW DELHI-AGRA

After hearty breakfast, travel to Agra in an Air Conditioned Vehicle by road.

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other UNESCO World Heritage Sites as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. History, architecture, romance all together create the magic of Agra and hence makes for a must-visit for anyone living in or visiting India. On arrival, meet our representative and check in to hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast at Hotel & Dinner at Rooftop restaurant

Overnight at Agra

DAY 4 AGRA

Early morning visit Taj Mahal during Sunrise: One of the seven wonders or symbol of love. The Taj Mahal stands for the Crown of Palaces in the Persian language. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Constructed entirely out of white marble in the 17th century, it is among the finest edifices of Mughal architecture. As fuel based vehicles are not permitted in the vicinity of Taj Mahal, you will head to Taj Mahal gate by a Battery operated Bus. (Friday Closed).

After breakfast, visit Agra Fort (An Epitome of the Mughal Dynasty) – An architectural masterpiece, The Red Fort of Agra or Agra Fort was built by Emperor Akbar in 1573. One of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the fort was once the erstwhile residence of the Mughals until the year 1638. Within the premises of the fort lie the most exquisite structures of the Mughals like the Pearl Mosque, Diwan-i I Khas, Diwan-I-am, Moti Masjid and Jahangir Mahal. Each and every one of these edifices has remarkable handiwork and ornamentation that make this place a delight for every history and architecture lover.

Visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb: Also known as “Baby Taj”, it is a tomb built with white marble in the typical Islamic style architecture. It was built by the Mughal Empress Noor Jahan in the memory of her father Itmad-Ud-Daulah. It happens to be one of the must visit monuments of Agra.

Late afternoon go for Mughal Heritage Kachhpura Village walk with high tea. A narrow bridle path through agriculture fields near Mehtab Bagh takes you into the ancient village of Kachhpura and Humayun’s Mosque. The walk through Kachhpura starts with explaining the paintings (sanji art) on the walls done by community girls under the youth program. Humayun’s Mosque is another monument that is situated inside the village. This is a strange peculiar kind of mosque ever built by Mughals. It has one deep narrow, great central ricer or compartment entered by a high arch and domed in the center with one recess in its weak wall. At each side of this central compartment the building is lower and broken up into the smaller chambers. One can also visit the village school situated near the courtyard. Walk ends in Mehtab Bagh from where you will have the opportunity to watch the Taj Mahal during sunset.

If you wish, you may go for below optional tour (at additional cost)

Mohabbat the Taj Show- You can watch the famous Mohabbat the Taj show, presented by the Sanskritik Natyashala. It is a series of play depicting the saga of love. It depicts the true and immortal love of the Mughal Emperor Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal – his beautiful wife. This is an exciting show to know more about the Taj Mahal.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Agra

DAY 5 AGRA-JAIPUR

After breakfast, check out from hotel and travel to Jaipur by Air Conditioned vehicle.

En-route take a stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Fatehpur Sikri: A city predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture.

After Fatehpur Sikri visit, continue your travel to Jaipur – The Pink City.

Jaipur is a vibrant amalgamation of the old and the new. Jaipur has been ruled by Rajput kingdoms for many centuries and developed as a planned city in the 17th century AD. Along with Delhi and Agra, Jaipur forms the Golden Triangle, one of the most famous tourist circuits of the country.

On arrival, meet our representative and check in to hotel. Leisure and overnight at hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Jaipur

DAY 6 JAIPUR

After breakfast, proceed for full day Jaipur sightseeing tour with your Guide.

Visit Amber Fort – One of the most magnificent palaces in India. this majestic building with its maze-like passages and serpentine staircases is an architectural masterpiece and with significant importance in Indian history. Built by one of the most trusted generals of Akbar, Maharaja Man Singh I in the year 1592, Amer Fort served as the main residence of the Rajput Rulers. The Fort is perched on a hill, so to reach there, you may enjoy an Elephant/Jeep ride in Amber fort. (Elephant Ride can be done only till 11:00AM, post that time Jeep Ride)

Visit Jantar Mantar – largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. Owing to its rich cultural, heritage and scientific value, Jantar Mantar in Jaipur has also been featured on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Jantar Mantar was built by Raja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727-33 and is built out of stone and brass. The main objective of building this vast observatory was to study and gather information about space and time.

Visit to City Palace and Museum– Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the years 1729 to 1732, the vast complex of the palace occupied one-seventh of the walled city. In fact, it was once the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. The palace is divided into a series of courtyards, buildings and gardens including the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal. The museum showcases various unique handcrafted products and other things that belong to the royal heritage of the City Palace.

Photo Stop Hawa Mahal – built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Hawa Mahal derives its name from its unique structure, which is a mesh of small windows that allowed cool wind to enter the palace and hence kept the palace comfortable during the hot summer months. The main reason behind the palace’s construction was to allow the women of the royal house to observe the festivities on the streets whilst being unseen from the outside as was the custom of the land.

In the evening enjoy Heena Painting on hands and Feet.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Jaipur

DAY 7 JAIPUR-AMRITSAR

After breakfast, check out from hotel and get trasnefrred to Jaipur airport and fly to Amritsar.

On arrival at Amritsar Airport receive a warm welcome from our representative who will help you with transfers and smooth hotel check in. Complete the check-in formalities and spend rest of the day at leisurely. (Standard Check in time for every hotel is 02:00PM. Early check in is subject to availability)

Amritsar is home to Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as “the Golden Temple,” one of Sikhism’s most spiritually significant.

On arrival check in to hotel, leisure and overnight at hotel.

Meal Includes: – Breakfast

Overnight at Amritsar

DAY 8 AMRITSAR

Early morning meet your guide and proceed for India tour- The Essence of Amritsar

0400hrs – Golden Temple – Understand the philosophical, historical, and architectural nuances, witness the morning Palki Sahab ceremony, and volunteer in the community kitchen

0730hrs – Essential Amritsar + Food Walk – Get a first-hand feel of Amritsar’s vibrant culture and history while walking through the colourful alleyways, bustling markets, and fascinating hidden gems. Along the way we’ll be feasting on some mouth-watering delicacies from heritage food joints, and also visit a workshop where music instruments are getting made.

1130hrs – Kite flying with locals from a rooftop in the old city

1230hrs – Cooking and lunch with a local family – Learn how to cook some delicious Punjabi food with some lovely locals.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight at Amritsar

DAY 9 AMRITSAR

After early breakfast, go on a heritage walk tour of old Amritsar.

An interesting walk through the narrow lanes of Old Amritsar. See the only Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) built by the British in the honour of 21 Sikh soldiers who fought against 10,000 Afghans in the Battle of Saragarhi in 1897.

Walk through colourful bazzars, learn about the Sikh religion and life on the streets.

Later visit the historic Jallianwala Bagh – Jallianwala Bagh is associated with one of the saddest days in Indian History when thousands of innocent people were killed on the orders of General Dyer as they gathered for a peaceful celebration of Baisakhi. There is a memorial tablet at the entrance which serves as a record of history. The place has been turned into a beautiful park and is managed by the Jallianwala Bagh National memorial trust.

Afternoon proceed for excursion to Wagah Border. Wagah, an army outpost on Indo-Pak border – between Amritsar and Lahore, is an elaborate complex of buildings, roads and barriers on both sides. The daily highlight is the evening “Beating the Retreat” ceremony. Soldiers from both countries march in perfect drill, going through the steps of bringing down their respective national flags. As the sun goes down, nationalistic fervor rises and lights are switched on marking the end of the day amidst thunderous applause.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight at Amritsar

DAY 10 AMRITSAR-NEW DELHI

After breakfast, check out from hotel and get transferred to Amritsar airport and fly to New Delhi International airport to board your flight to your native place. (Reach International airport before 3 hours)

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