Golden Triangle and Elephant Festival Tour [Mar 2014]
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi (07 Nights / 08 Days)
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  • Jaipur
 
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Elephant Festival Tour

This package will let you endure the past with the present, at the same time exploring the rich cultural heritage of India, with witnessing the most vibrant elephant festival of Rajasthan. A spectacular view of a herd of elephants decorated with bright coloured saddle cloth and sparkling jewellry showcasing the rural life style of India and the high spirited celebrations will definitely give you a delightful experience to cherish.

Golden Triangle & Elephant Festival is planned in such a way that the tourists can enjoy the trip to Delhi, Agra and jaipur. In golden triangle trip they can see the Delhi which is located in the bank of river Yamuna and is a wonderful place to see the Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings. In Agra the tourists cab see magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world over 22 years took to get fully competed where more than 20,000 men labored worked together to fulfill the dream of Shah Jahan’s who designed the Mahal in the memory of his beloved wife and in Jaipur the travelers can see the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. Moreover, in this trip the clients can even enjoy the elephant festival which is organized every year in Jaipur in the month of March on the occasion of Holi, in which the elephants are properly decorated in golden ornaments.


Day 01 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 02 / Delhi
After breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.

Day 03 / Delhi - Agra ( By train Dep 0615 Hrs Arr 0815 Hrs )
Early morning transfer to railway station to board the superfast air-conditioned train to Agra. Breakfast in the train. Arrive Agra in approx. 02 hours & transfer to 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 alcoveof 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. Evening at sunset visit the magnificent Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant _expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife . Night stay in Agra.

Day 04 / Agra - Jaipur ( By road Approx 5 Hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast 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 splendours are now living monuments enroute visiting 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. Arrive Jaipur in late evening & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 05 / Jaipur
After breakfast proceed for city tour of 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. Continue sight-seeing.
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. Night stay in Jaipur.

Day 06 / Jaipur
After breakfast enjoy Elephant festival.
The Elephant Festival is an inimitable event held annually in Jaipur. Groomed flawlessly, rows of elephants do a catwalk before an enthralled audience liked the best fashion models to make this festival an amazing one. The elephants move with poise in the pageant and finally participate in the spring festival of Holi. It is festival time with elephants, typically celebrated one day before Holi, the Indian festival of colors.
Staged at Chaugan Stadium, Jaipur, elephants put up a variety of programs and the arena is brought alive with musicians and dancers. The crowd, which includes sizable presences of foreign and Indian tourist, electrifies the atmosphere. The festival starts with an impressive procession of the majestic animals lovingly painted and tastefully attired with glittering ornaments and embroidered velvets.

A ceremonial procession is recreated with caparisoned elephants, lancers on horses, chariots, camels, cannons and palanquins. Elephant is the centre of attraction in the many races and beauty pageants.

Most of the participants are female elephants. The mahouts (elephant keepers) take great care to decorate the elephants painting their trunks, foreheads, and feet with floral motifs and adorning them from tusk to tail with interesting trinkets. Female elephants wear anklets and make music as they walk.

Finally, some lucky tourists are invited to mount the elephants and play Holi. Participants dance with great vigour and the excitement rises to a crescendo.

Activities in the Elephant Festival Jaipur:
Firstly there is a magnificent procession of the majestic elephants decorated with gold ornaments and velvets and beautifully colored. - The guests are greeted and offered garlands by the elephants.
*Then there is ramp where the best elephant wins the Best Decorated Elephant’ Shield.
*Then there is the game of polo , its really amusing game where you find the elephants chasing the ball in great speed.
*There is Tug-Of-War between the largest elephant and ten people.
*Gaj Shringar is an exhibition where you will find display of elephant-ornaments, textiles (Jhoo) parapernalic howdahs and carriages, paintings medicines and food.
*Program of Dhaph and Gair dance to display the vibrancy and lively mood of Holi.
*The finale has the dazzling display of fireworks.

Day 07 / Jaipur- Delhi(By Road)
After breakfast enjoy colorful holi at your own. Later drive to Delhi, Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel .Night stay in Delhi.

Day 08 / Delhi – Departure
Transfer to airport to board the flight for onward destination.

Cost Per Person
  01 Sep 2014 - 15 Apr 2015  
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Includes:
» 7 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary.
» Daily Breakfast
» All transfers & Sightseeing in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur as per the Itinerary
» Train tickets of Delhi - Agra in air conditioned Chair Car.
» Travel Agra –Jaipur –Delhi by exclusive Air Conditioner Car.
» Local English speaking Guides.
» All taxes, driver allowances, parking etc.

Does not include:
» Any Airfares.
» Entrance fee to the Monuments.
» Beverages, Tips, Laundry etc.
» Any item not shown in Cost includes.

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