India’s capital and a major gateway to the country, Delhi Delhi’s uniqueness lies in a striking and successful combination of old and modern cultures and traditions. This the starting point of the Golden Triangle trip and a grand beginning of your India holidays.
New Delhi and Old Delhi were the capitals of the British and Moghuls respectively. While Old Delhi displays its old charm, New Delhi lives up to and speedily progresses and stays abreast with modern times.
Arrive at New Delhi International Airport. The Journey India Pvt. Ltd representatives will meet you at the Airport Installation boutique hotel.
Please note, hotel check-in time is 1200hrs/1400hrs. Early check-in subject to availability of the rooms.
Sightseeing of Old Delhi and New Delhi in the morning. City tour rest of the day – visits to India Gate, Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation site, Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Chandni Chowk, Jama masjid, the Secretariat Building and the Parliament House. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast drive to Jaipur - Jaipur was built by the king Jai Singh. Though built then, Jaipur is still acclaimed by town planners of today for its brilliance in planning and architecture. This is the next leg of the Golden Triangle trip.
Jaipur is known as the pink city, because many buildings are still washed pink, the traditional colour of welcome, which was originally introduced to honor the visit of the Prince Albert in 1856.
On arrival check-in at a Jaipur hotel to hotel. Free for nearly sight-seeing. Stay overnight at hotel.
Visit Amber Fort early in the morning. Just a few minutes’ drive from Jaipur, Situated on the hill top, one can reach the doorway of Ambar Fort on foot, ride on an elephant or open jeep, or by taking a ride on an elephant.
In the afternoon Visit the museum at the City Palace and see the large art collection. The observatory, Jantar Mantar, built in1728, by Maharaja Jai Singh and Hawa Mahal’s façade. Evening free for shopping. Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast drive to Kalkho, en-route visit Abhaneri (01 1Ž2 hrs drive). Abhaneri, located close to Jaipur, is renowned for its step wells and old temples.
Abhaneri, a small village town which had been set up by King Raja Chand, is 95 km away from Jaipur.
From Abhaneri continue to drive to Kalkho – arrive at Kalkho by early afternoon, check-in at Eco Resort.
After Lunch get ready to visit Bhangarh.
Bhangarh – So ‘haunted’ that nobody dares to go after dark!
One of the highlights of the Golden Triangle Trip is the ‘haunted’ city of Bhangarh, situated between Jaipur and Alwar in Rajasthan. Known for its ruins, what remains of Bhangarh today is the history of a once beautiful kingdom.
Built by Raja Madho Singh, younger brother of Man Singh, during the 17th Century, today there is no inhabitant in the ruined but still beautiful city.
The mystery will add a magic to your India holidays.
Stay overnight at Umaid Lake Palace Resort.
Umaid Lake Palace, Dausa
Umaid Lake Palace is an exquisite resort located near Dausa. Guests are spoilt for choice in its spacious beautifully decorated suites & royal deluxe rooms with sit outs overlooking the countryside or the majestic Mughal fountains.
Other attractions during the stay include, camel or camel cart ride, village walks, cooking shows, Rajasthani classical dances with bonfire in the evening, organic farming, bird watching trips around the lake, kite flying or cycle treks.
After breakfast drive to Agra. En route visit the At Fatehpur Sikri, which Emperor Akbar built in 1569 but had to abandon it in 15 years Salim Chisti, along with Buland Darwaza amongst other palaces known for their architectural wonder. Continue drive to Agra. Stay overnight at hotel.
PLEASE NOTE : TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS.
After breakfast visit the Taj Mahal, a unique epitome of love built by Moghul Emperor Shahjahan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Shahjahan’s love story is said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal.
Later visit Red Fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made till the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences, amongst many other beautiful structures, including the Itmad-ud-daulah, which was constructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast at Agra drive back to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi, straight departure transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.
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