Destinations : Delhi – Agra – Fatepur Sikri – Jaipur
Duration : 4 Nights/ 5 Days
Day 1 – Delhi Sightseeing
Your adventure will begin with a warm welcome, embodying the Sanskrit adage Atithi Devo Bhava, or Guest is God. Our team of travel experts will then take you on an exciting sightseeing tour, where you can immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich history of India. After a day of exploring, you’ll have the opportunity to unwind and relax in your hotel room before continuing your adventure the next day.
Jama Masjid (A holy hideout in the arms of Allah): Built in the 17th Century, this colossal edifice is oft regarded as the most majestic mosque in India in contemporary times. For all the right reasons! Built using red sandstone and white marble in an Indo-Islamic architectural style, this masjid is one of the last architectural splendors erected by Shah Jahan. One must only witness!
Meena Bazaar (Shopping in the Old-Delhi charm): One thing about Indian bazaars(markets) is that the vibrance and esthetic quotient are one of a kind! Mentioned in so-many retro Bollywood films, Meena Bazaar brings you a medieval elegance. From burqas (veils worn by Muslim women), embroidered caps (for Muslim men), and pictures of Islamic places to carpets, junk jewelry, and other myriad handicrafts are sold at affordable rates. Meena Bazaar is a paradise for shoppers! Moreover, the Dhaba and food stalls here serve some delish relish!
Red Fort (Architectural grandeur of the Mughal Empire): Home to the emperors of the Mughal dynasty for 200 years, this massive royal Redstone beauty takes you back in time with its regal architecture. Laal Quila (Red Fort) brings you a culmination of the Mughal style of architecture with a fusion of Persian, Timurid, and Hindu traditions. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, the walls, the ceilings, the floors, and each nook and corner have a million stories and unknown facts written on them.
Qutub Minar (Sky is the limit): The final stop for the day will be the world’s tallest brick tower, Qutub Minar. This heritage site is a must-visit spot in Old Delhi. Why not? How often do you come across a minaret with a height of 73 meters and fabricated of sandstone and marble? The Qutub Minar is a tableau of Afghan architectural style that immensely influenced this mighty tower; Upon close observation, you shall find holy Quran verses engraved on the facade. What architectural geniuses!
The nightlife is for you to enjoy! Walk around the bustling streets of Delhi. Some say Delhi street food is food to the soul! See for yourself if you agree. If you are an epicure, well, well! Ranging from the famous Chaat, Gol Gappas, Ram laddoos, Chole Bhature, and Kebabs to the myriad flavors of Paranthas (do visit Paranthe wali gali, if you can), Delhi street food is heaven for epicures!
Day 2 – Agra Sightseeing
Day 2 begins with you relishing some Indian breakfast. Our next stop in our Golden Triangle trip- Agra!
The city was once the capital of the Mughal empire; it provides you with an all-sensory experience of the magnificence of the monarchy and the Mughal architectural finesse.
Want a first-hand experience?
We sure are here for your needs.
Taj Mahal (Mausoleum of royal romance): Sightseeing for the day begins with a visit to the Taj Mahal. Owing to the worldwide claim to fame, this is one monument you can’t go without beholding. The intricate craftsmanship and the ethereal design are a quintessence of the creative splendor of India back in the day.
Agra Fort (Immortal emblem of the Mughali power) : Shreds of evidence of the Mughali archaeological prowess will take you aback throughout the trip! Agra Fort is another. With several splendid surprises, we will let you unravel this opulent monument. Embark in the decades and have a first-hand feel of the Mughali lifestyle! This fort is the pinnacle of Mughal power, culture, and creativity. So, please take advantage of it while on a Golden Triangle Trip!
As the Sun sets, the evening is for you to cherish. Walk around the streets of Agra, devour the street food- Oh, we have some suggestions-
Take advantage of the famous dessert of Agra- Agra Petha. This translucent dish is simmered in flavored sugar syrup to make it very delectable!
That is not all!
You are in the land of the great Mughals! How can we let you go without a royal souvenir? Mughali cuisine is the hallmark of Agra. A paradise for connoisseurs!
Day 3 – Fatehpur Sikri
Off to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, we go!
Fatehpur Sikri (An abandoned city of archaeological brilliance): Enroute Jaipur, we halt at Fatehpur Sikri, an eminent city in Agra. If you have been fascinated by Mughal architecture yet, you will fall for the historical relevance of Fatehpur Sikri!
An abundance of palaces, mosques, and monuments adorns the city. Constructed using red sandstone, this city features the Indo-Islamic architectural style.
We continue on our journey to the Pink City.
Day 4 – Jaipur
The fourth day of our luxurious Golden Triangle tour of India commences by beholding the winsome silhouettes of pink that hue the city of the royals. Jaipur is a fine blend of nobility, old-school allure, and a modern lifestyle. But what really makes it a must-visit is its artistic heritage and rich history. Be it the mellifluous landscape or the architectural ethereality! You are sure to be awe-struck. Of course, in a good way.
Jaipur is an enticing concoction of forts, monuments, museums, food, shopping, etc.
But why ‘Pink’ City, must you wonder?
Right the moment you set your feet in Jaipur, you will witness the walls of most buildings painted in ‘pink’ terracotta.
Dreamy and how!
To help you have the time of your life in Jaipur, you got to visit the following-
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Breeze): Not its history of over 2 centuries. Neither the fact that it comprises 953 windows. The Hawa Mahal is iconic in Jaipur because of its magnanimous concoction of Islamic, Mughal, and Rajput architectural styles. The best time to visit this gem place is sunrise and sunset when the red and pink structure glimmers in the golden sunbeam. Heavenly!
Jal Mahal (the Island of the Mughals): Set amid the picturesque Man Sagar Lake, the Water Palace (Jal Mahal) is a structure that seems to float on the lake’s surface.
Another quintessential architectural marvel!
The alluring view of the palace against the backdrop of the verdant Aravalli Hills is a million-dollar sight!
Amer Fort (Reminiscence of the regal legacy of the Rajasthan): The Amer Palace was a residential abode for the royal family of Rajasthan. Fabricated out of red and white sandstone and marble, the architecture of this fort is a beauteous fusion of Hindu (Rajputana) and Mughal fashion. This palace overlooks Maota Lake, multiplying the ethereal view from the hilltop by hundreds.
City Palace (Gem in the lap of Jaipur): If you love forts, knowing about their history and the lives of the royals, City Palace is just the place! Or should we say the ‘palace’? Radiating grandeur in all its might, this palace is the perfect epitome of Rajput heritage and culture in Jaipur.
Jaigarh Fort (Window to India’s Pink City): The majestic Jaigarh Fort will attract history buffs, photographers, and culture enthusiasts! One of the most famous things about this fort is that it exhibits the largest cannon on wheels in the world, known as Jaivana Cannon.
So, what is the wait? Do yourself this favor!
Jantar Mantar (one of the largest astronomical observatories in the world): Built-in 1734, Jantar Mantar is one of the finest examples of Ptolemaic positional astronomy. It is a scientific and architectural wonder; Jantar Mantar is known for its perfection.
What makes it such an exception? The observatory comprises 19 stone instruments of interesting shapes and sizes to measure the positions of extra-terrestrial bodies.
We are sure by now you are famished. We got your back and stomach too!
Besides being a feast to the eyes with various colors, Jaipur also promises a treat for the tastebuds. The local food assures an iota of flavors- spicy chaat, dal kachori, sweet churma, thick lassis, and decadent mithais.
We also have upscale restaurants and gourmet cuisine if you are looking for so. Whatever sails your ship!
Post worshipping the stomach, you need to check Chokhi Dhani out. It is a place to explore the wonders of Rajasthan- puppet shows, folk performances, camel and elephant rides, and more fun-filled activities.
Following up, you can let loose and unwind in the pre-booked heritage hotel. These hotels are an incredible gateway to experience history and royalty, remarkably with majestic architecture, courtyards, and green gardens.
Here we call it a night.
Day 5 – Farewell
Commemorate the first meal of the last day of this Golden Triangle trip of India with a bona fide Indian breakfast. Feast on!
What an absolute pleasure this trip has been so far, right?
But that’s not all!
If you are in Jaipur, you must go shopping!
Pay a visit to the Rajasthani Handicraft Emporium, a brand by Rajasthani Government to promote local handicrafts. It exhibits terracotta pottery, art, paintings, silver and lac traditional Indian jewelry, Kota Doria sarees, and other beauteous Rajasthani handicrafts. Also, while shopping locally, you should bargain as much as possible. Since multiple shops are selling the same items, you can get a better deal elsewhere.
World Trade Park is another place you can shop. It’s a high-end shopping mall and has English themed food court.
Feel free to let your guard down and stroll down the streets. Behold the vibrant nightlife for yourself!
Over the sips of chai, you can interact and mingle with the locals over there. You get a closer insight into the overalls of their lifestyles and things to do the next time you come to India!