Golden Triangle With Golden TempleDelhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi - Amritsar - Delhi (08 Nights / 09 Days)
An optimum tour of Golden Triangle with the three cities showcasing India in brief, an absolute merging of past and the present in Delhi, magnificently planned and culturally well developed city of Jaipur, and an internationally famed city Agra carrying a symbol of love Taj Mahal, with this perfect trip we add on Amritsar a sacred place comprising religious and a patriotic touch which adds on the charm in the trip making it all the more exciting and worthwhile.
Golden Triangle & Golden Temple offers you a trip where you come and see the major city of North India. In this trip the visitors can come and see ten places like Delhi- the city has perfect blend of modern and past history which fascinates the visitors. Jaipur is a city which where most of the forts, places and monuments are designed in medical period by Royal Rajput kings. Agra the historical city which was one the capital of Mughals, where in 16th and 17th century the city was highly influenced by Mughal emperors now is one of the major destinations for tours. Moreover, with these cities we are offering Golden temple tour to our visitors’, which is one of the significant and important Sikh Pilgrims. The temple is situated in Amritsar and was originally built in 1557 and is surrounded by small lakes.
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Day 02: Delhi
OLD DELHI - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India.
The heart of Old Delhi lies in the area around Chandni Chowk, one
of the oldest market areas in India and certainly one of the busiest.
NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.
Evening witness the Sound and light show at the Red Fort or ‘Lal Quilla' as the fort is popularly known as, situated in Delhi depicts the Mughal architectural brilliance. The 17th century historical events come alive in the evenings at the fort with the sound and lights of the Son-Et-Lumiere. The Red Fort can be entered from both the Lahore and the Delhi gates. The Lahore gate being the principal gate connects the Red Fort and the Chatta Chawk Bazaar beaming with life (except monday). Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi / Agra (205 Kms) (04 Hrs Drive)
Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel
Later visit the Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566.
At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
After Agra Fort, the monument that is most important in Agra is the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah or "Baby Taj" as it is called sometimes. A highly ornate edifice, this mausoleum is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned. Though the structure does not have much to offer architecturally, it makes a clear departure from the earlier Mughal tombs built during the period and is softer and with many inlay carvings. Night stay in Agra.
Day 04: Agra / Fatehpur Sikri / Jaipur (245 Kms) (05 Hrs Drive)
Also, enjoy the Tonga Ride to the most beautiful monument in the world
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri -a perfectly preserved red sandstone "ghost town" which was the estranged capital of Mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed.
Also, visit drive to Abhaneri village, about 95 kms from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra Road. A detour is well merited for its amazing stepwell or 'baoris' and Harshat Mata Temple.
Step wells are the unique concept of India. These big tanks were used as cool places of resort and water reservoir in parched days. It was a ritual to wash hands and feet before visiting the temple. Adjoining the Chand Baori, there is a temple, dedicated to Harshat Mata. Raised during the 10th century, the wrecks of the temple still boast of the architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India.
From here, continue drive to Jaipur - the fabled "pink city" of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors are now living monuments.
Upon arrival, check into your hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 05: Jaipur
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Evening, visit Chokhi Dhani. Spread over 10 acres of beautifully landscaped area for a rustic look, it is dotted with machaans & platforms where different folk artists perform concurrently. A village fair is created every evening as an ongoing celebration of the rich & vibrant cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
The display of traditional huts and workmanship will take you back to the times when splendor was unpretentious. Experience the rich warmth and rustic charm of a typical Rajasthani Village at Chokhi Dhani- the festivities never end here !!! Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 06: Jaipur / Delhi (270 Kms) (05 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast, drive to Delhi
Upon arrival, check into your hotel
Rest of the day is at leisure tom explore the local vicinity. Night stay in Delhi.
Day 07: Delhi / Amritsar (Shatabdi
Express – 0720 / 1325 Hrs)
Meet and assist upon arrival, and transfer to your hotel
After wash and change, visit Wagah Border to watch Border Retreat Ceremony. The pageant of the beating of the retreat and the change of guard within handshaking distance of the Indian and Pakistani forces here makes the most charming of the spectacles as a daily evening drill. Ascertain the timings before you leave to see this spectacle since these are changed seasonally. Wagah is the only land border open between Pakistan and India. Night stay in Amritsar.
Day 08: Amritsar / Delhi (Shatabdi
Express – 1655 / 2305 Hrs)
Also, visit Jallianwala Bagh- Martyrs’ Memmorial built in the shape of eternal flame of liberty is situated on the outskirts of Golden Temple. Here about 1500 and 2000 persons who were attending a peaceful meeting during the freedom movement fell under the bullets of the British General Dyer on 13 April 1919 and the city of Amritsar.
Afternoon transfer to the train station to board your train to Delhi
Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Night stay in Amritsar.
Day 09: Delhi / Departure
Special care is taken while selecting the hotels, As you may be aware that prices for same category of hotels are NOT the same, we select the hotels based on the quality & services & not just because it is a 4* or 5* hotel, Thatswhy some hotels listed in our classic catergory ( 4* ) are actual 5* hotels but we use them in 4 * categories. Hotels are subject to availability , please note that due to peak season starting from Oct onwards , most of hotels in 4* -- 5* category are already fully booked for many dates starting from october , Once you finalise the booking, we shall start booking the hotels . It may be possible that we may have to go for a higher / lower category of hotels/ rooms in any place & we shall advice you of any supplement / reduction in the price. For Luxury Hotels Suppliment charge 16 nov. to 30th nov., 20 Dec. to 5th jan 2008.and 1st feb. to 29th feb.