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Famous Golden Triangle Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 4 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 375 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 400 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive Delhi. Arrive Delhi International airport by any convenient flight in the early morning. Meet on arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel. Check in in the hotel. Rest in the hotel. Afternoon free for independent activities. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Note: Check-in and Check-out time in the hotels are 12 Noon. Since you will be arriving early morning, accommodation will be required from previous night and that will attract the cost for 1 extra night.

Day 2: Delhi. Morning after breakfast at the hotel proceed for the full day tour of Old and New Delhi in the afternoon. Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jehan's symbol of power and elegance, built by behind sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. Also visit Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk was the commercial center of Delhi in the old time and you will see it come alive in the morning as the trading day starts.

New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's - it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eighth city - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack up and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar. Also visit the local Bahai Temple {Lotus Temple}. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi/Agra. After breakfast at the hotel, check out from the hotel and drive to Agra. En route visit the tomb of Akbar Sikandra. Later continue drive to Agra. On arrival check in to the hotel. Afternoon visit the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Jamuna. Afternoon transfer to hotel Taj View for lunch. Afterwards visit the Pearl Mosque and the Tomb Itamad-ud-Daula built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father. In the evening visit the Taj Mahal at the time of sunset. Overnight stay at hotel. Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.

Day 4: Agra/Jaipur. After breakfast, drive to Jaipur (once the capital of Rajasthan province – now known as "the abode of Rajahs"). Everywhere you will see the monuments of its Rajput rulers. Jaipur is one of the main centers for shopping in India, especially with regard to textiles, jewellery, stones carpets, etc. On the way you will visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5: Jaipur. After breakfast depart for a half day excursion to Amber Fort, 11 km from Jaipur, Amber Fort is a marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort on the back of a gaily caparisoned elephant, true to the style of the Maharajas of the past. The interior of the fort has various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glass work complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure, you will feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom never conquered. After your tour return to the hotel or to a city restaurant where you can relax or enjoy a lunch on your own. At around 2 pm venture back into the city, for the tour of Jaipur.

This afternoon you will visit the City Palace Museum where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art. The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, also visit the awe inspiring Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 AD). Also included is a photo visit at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6: Jaipur/Delhi/Departure. Morning free in Jaipur. Afternoon drive back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to Delhi airport/railway station for onwards journey. End of services with happy memories.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 5 nights hotel accommodation on twin and triple rooms basis in budget hotels
- Daily breakfast at the hotels
- Transport services by an exclusive A/C Car
- Services of an English speaking guide in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
- 1 lunch at Hotel Taj View, Agra
- 1 Rajasthani dinner at Jaipur
- 1 elephant ride in Jaipur
- Assistance on arrival in Delhi
- All taxes.

Price Excludes:
- Any personal expenses such as tips, drink, laundry, and which is not mentioned above
- Any monument entry and camera fees
- Any train/air fare.

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M19045 was founded 40 years ago and we have catered to more than 1 million clients from all over the world. We have been recommended by the Lonely Planet - Rough Guide and and received 11 awards for our service in travel and hospitality. We have a team of 40 members working 24/7 for our clients. Avijit Arya is our...

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