India Golden Triangle Tour
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by flight
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel
Day 2 Delhi – Agra
After breakfast combined sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.
In Sightseeing of Old Delhi takes you to the Raj Ghat (memorial to Mahatma Gandhi), Jama Masjid, - The largest mosque in India. Drive past Chandi Chowk, once an imperial avenue of Mughal Royalty which today is the busiest commercial area of the city. Walk through Chandni Chowk to savour the ambience of an oriental bazaar.
Later sightseeing of New Delhi visit the 12th century Qutab Minar, gracefully hand-carved for its entire height of 234ft, and the iron pillar, which has withstood the ravages of time and not rusted even after 1500 years. Visit the imposing modern Lakshminarayan temple. Drive past the India Gate (war memorial dedicated to the lives of laid down by the Indian soldiers), the president's residence - formerly the Viceroy's Palace, parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, - an interesting blend of the Victorian and 20th century architecture. Later drive to Agra by surface ( 205 kms & 05 Hrs drive) On arrival check in at hotel
Day 3 Agra
Morning sightseeing tour of city visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 year to complete this ' Love Poem in Marble'. (Friday closed).
Later visit the Agra Fort. In Fort visit Diwan-E-Am (House of commons), mosques within Fort and royal pavilions like Macchi Bhavan, Shah Jahani Mahal & others. Several of the buildings are made of pure marble with beautiful carvings. To cool off the rooms, the walls were hollow and filled with running water. The balconies of these pavilions give clear view of Tajmahal & Yamuna River flowing next to it.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4 Agra - Jaipur
Morning leave from Agra to Jaipur by surface (255 Kms. 06 hrs drive) enroute visits Fatehpur Sikri.
Located 40 Km from Agra, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, in honour of the great Saint Sheikh Salim Chisti who blessed Akbar and prophesized the birth of three sons to the heirless Emperor. Akbar used Fatehpur Sikri as his capital and the city was fully occupied for 14 years but slowly became deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city. Scarcity of water was the prime factor for the abandonment of this beautiful city. Visit the remarkable well-preserved, graceful buildings within the 'Ghost City' including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal empire at the height of its power.
Later continue the drive to Jaipur.
On arrival, check in at hotel
Day 5 Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber fort with elephant ride. Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort Apr not look beautiful from the outside, but the interior is a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. En route to Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of city visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as rmoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and Marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.
Day 6 Jaipur - Delhi
Today morning leave Jaipur for Delhi airport ( 265 Km & 06 hrs. drive) to board return flight to home or onward destination
End of Tour
Check-in / Checkout time 12 noon
June to December 2017 - £899pp
A. Accommodation – Sharing twin bedded room for a total of 5 nights.
B. Meals – On room plus breakfast basis.
C. Guides – English speaking local guides in each city.
D. Transport - Air-conditioned medium car.
E. Assistance & Porterages - Meeting and assistance on arrival/departure at airports, hotels and railway stations by Le Passage to India representative and porterages at hotels, railway station for 1 standard bag per person included.
F. Others – Elephant/Jeep ride in Jaipur included.
G. Current applicable taxes .
Supplement for entrances:- included
Delhi – Qutab Minar
Agra – Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur - City Palace, Observatory, Amer Fort
Rates do not include:
Any airfare, airport taxes, supplement for which are quoted separately if applicable.
Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees still or video, tips to drivers, local guides, and hotel staff.
Any Camera fees, still/ video.
Any insurance covers against mishap or evacuation.
Debit Card (no charge)
Credit card (2%)
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