INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE
INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE
|Day 1-2||Delhi||Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutb Minar|
|Day 3||Agra||Agra Fort, Taj Mahal|
|Day 4-5||Karauli||Fatehpur Sikri, Keoladeo National Park, Old Bazaar, Camel Cart Ride, Karauli City Palace|
|Day 6-7||Jaipur||City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Amber Fort, The Palace of the Winds|
After arriving in Delhi and settling in spend the afternoon at your leisure.
The following day experience a full day sightseeing around Old and New Delhi. In the bustling old part of town, you take a trishaw ride through the frenetic, but colourful market streets of Chandni Chowk before visiting the 17th century mosque, the Jama Masjid, and the Red Fort – bastion of the British Raj. Take a drive through the streets of New Delhi, passing India Gate and stopping at Raj Ghat, the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, before visiting the impressive Humayun’s Tomb, the final resting place of a Mughal emperor. Your final stop is the Qutb Minar, a historic tower dating from the 12th century.
Drive to the former Mughal capital city of Agra. Visit Agra Fort, where the Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Akhbar, and end your day with a sunset visit to the world’s most famous monument to love – the Taj Mahal.
Depart Agra and stop to explore the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, then continue to Bharatpur and enjoy a trishaw ride in one of the most famous bird sanctuaries in India – Keoladeo National Park. Continue to the walled city of Karauli in the state of Rajasthan and stay in a heritage Art Deco royal palace.
Take a morning stroll through the gardens of your palace-hotel and stop by an organic farm and meet the children at the palace compound school. Visit the old town and view historic frescos in the old palace. Enjoy a camel cart ride to the bustling, medieval bazaar.
Drive to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur and check into your hotel before enjoying an afternoon tour that takes in the amazing City Palace complex, with its impressively colourful gates, a courtyard known as Pitan Niwas Chowk and the incredible moustaches worn by the palace guards. Walk on to Jantar Mantar, the historic 18th century observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II.
Drive to Amber Fort and explore its impressive rooms, halls, courtyards and balconies overlooking a lake. Return to Jaipur and visit its most famous landmark – the Hawa Mahal, better known as the Palace of the Winds, before continuing on to the colourful bazaar, famous for textiles, handicrafts and jewellery.
After breakfast you are transferred back to Delhi. Your tour ends on arrival in Delhi.