Golden Triangle Tour in Rajasthan
Day:1 Arrive Delhi
Morning Meeting assistance on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
After leisurely breakfast, visit of Old Delhi and New Delhi,
Old DelhiAn ancient walled city. Here you will drive pass Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. Rajghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colourful market of the old city.
New DelhiThis city designed and built by the british in the 1920's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. First you will visit two monuments from Delhi's past Humayun's Tomb and qutub Minar. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate.
Day:2 Delhi - Sikandra - Agra ( 203 kms./ 4½ Hrs.)
After leisurely breakfast, Drive to agra enroute visiting Sikandra: the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, is only 13 kilometres from the Agra Fort. Akbar's tomb reflects the completeness of his personality. The vast, beautifully carved, red-ochre sandstone tomb is set amidst a lush garden. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it.upon arrival check into the hotel.
After leisurely breakfast, morning visit Taj Mahal , and Agra Fort
Taj Mahal:Agra is the medieval city of the famous 17th century masterpiece Taj Mahal, which of course is the most splendid of all buildings - perhaps the most perfect architectural monument in the world. It was built in the memory of the beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal of one of the greatest kings Shah Jehan of the Mughal Empire.
(Taj Mahal closed on Fridays)
Agra Fort Agra is not only famous for Taj Mahal but the impressive Mughal Red Fort known as the Agra Fort. The story of the Mughal Empire in stone, Built by Emperor Akbar and successively enriched with places and marble pavilions.Afternoon visit Itmad-ud-Daulah
Itmad-ud-Daulah Empress Nur Jehan built Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, sometimes called the Baby Taj, for her father, Ghias-ud-Din Beg, the Chief Minister of Emperor Jahangir. Small in comparison to many other Mughal-era tombs, it is sometimes described as a jewel box. Its garden layout and use of white marble, pietra dura, inlay designs and latticework presage many elements of the Taj Mahal.
Overnight at Hotel
Day:4 Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur ( 232 kms. / 5½: hrs.)
After leisurely breakfast, Drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri: The Mughal Emperor Akbar built Fatehpur Sikri about 35 km from Agra, and moved his capital there. Later abandoned, the site displays a number of buildings of significant historical importance. A World Heritage Site, it is often visited by tourists to Agra.
upon arrival check into the hotel.
AMBER FORT: After breakfast ,proceed to Amber Fort the ascent to the fort will be on elephant back/jeeps,Amber fort,the formal capital of the royal jaipurs.
11 kms from Jaipur - A marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. The magnificent old citadel, a labyrinth of massive walls and towers, shrouds an exquisite marble palace, pillared and carved glimmering with a million tiny mirrors, which create tantalising reflection effect. The ascent to the fort is on gaily caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where Maharaja's of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years.Afternoon visit Jaipur City
City Palace Museum - an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal art. The Museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armoury of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and procession.
Jantar Mantar (Observatory) - an accurate Observatory built in 1726 AD :
Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storeyed wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.
Birla Temple - situated just below Moti Dungri, the Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple has a huge complex and is built in a contemporary style.
Day:6 Jaipur - Delhi ( 260 kms. / 6 hrs.)
After leisurely breakfast, drive to delhi.
Arrival at Delhi, check into the hotel.
Leisure Day - Free for independent activities.
Day:7 Leave Delhi
Early Morning after breakfast Transfer to international airport to board your flight for back home.