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The Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur.

6 day tour through India

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi

On your arrival in Delhi you will be transferred to your hotel. Delhi has been inhabited from the 6th century BC has been a capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the “city of cities”. Delhi’s culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 2: Delhi

Today you have a full day tour of Delhi. Your morning tour starts with Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan 1639. You will visit the Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be visiting the museum that was built to commemorate him. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop – Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India – built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride (optional) in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household goods, etc. and are virtually a shopper’s paradise. In the afternoon, you will visit Qutub Minar, touted as India’s largest Minaret. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,. You will then move forward to Humayun’s tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President’s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings, to your final stop will be at Lakshmi Narayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 3: Delhi–Agra by road

Drive to Agra and check in at hotel. Agra the former capital of Hindustan is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is a major tourist destination of India and a part of the Golden Triangle Tour along with Delhi and Jaipur. Agra also known as Akbarabad went through its peak during the time of Mughals and was the capital of under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjehan. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favorite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Your next stop Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like KhasMahal and Jahangir Palace. Over here you will also get a chance to see Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas, which are also known as private audience hall and public audience hall. Agra is famous for inlaid marble work and handicrafts. Kindly note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. (B)

Day 4: Agra–Fatehpur Sikri–Jaipur

You will drive to Jaipur visiting en route Fatehpur Sikri, built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India and has various historical monuments. You will visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza a graceful monument and stupendous piece of beautiful architectures. It is central portico with a total of three arched entrances and is locally known as Horseshoe gate. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan gets its name from Maharaja Jai Singh who built this city. Many captivating palaces are present here having breathtaking design and architecture. In the 18th century Prince of Wales had visited Jaipur and the entire city was painted in pink color due to which this city is also known as the pink city. The origin of Jaipur goes back to more than 260 years. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 5: Jaipur

Today you have a full day tour of Jaipur and Amer Fort (ascend the fort on Elephant’s back and descend the fort on Jeep’s ride). The morning journey starts from Amer Fort also known as Amer Palace, the earlier capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. The main entrance gate is Surajpole and has a fascinating architecture. Near the Ganesh Gate, there is a temple dedicated to the Goddess Sila Devi. The Diwan-e-Aam – Hall of public audience, Diwan-e-Khas – hall of private audience, Sheesh Mahal – palace of mirrors and Sukh Niwas are quite beautiful. At the Sukh Niwas, a pleasant climate is created by winds that blow over a water cascade. In Jaipur, you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven story as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. City palace is perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput and European). Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular all over world for it magnificent architecture. Jaipur is famous for clothes, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and jewelry and various handicrafts made of wood, metals, etc. and also for silk paintings and miniatures. Overnight at hotel. (B)

Day 6: Jaipur–Delhi by road

Hotel check out time is at 12:00. You will be transferred to Delhi airport to board flight for onward journey. (B)

 

Hotels used:

Delhi:      Le Meridien (5 Star)

Agra:       Trident Oberoi, Jaypee Palace, Radisson (5 Star)

Jaipur:     ITC Rajputana Luxury Collection, Trident (5 Star)

 

Package Cost in USD: 

Cost based on 1 person : $1,410
Cost based on 2 persons : $860
Cost based on 4 persons : $770
Single room supplement : $390

 

 

Our rates include:

  • Accommodation at mention hotels with breakfast.
  • Transfers/tours with fuel & parking charges including presently applicable taxes.
  • Assistance on arrival / departure transfers.
  • Ascend the fort on Elephant’s back and descend the fort on Jeep’s ride.
  • English speaking local guide in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur.
  • Entrance fees as per the tour program. All applicable taxes.

Not included:

  • Airfare Beirut/Delhi/Beirut (From $650 USD)
  • Meals (Lunch-Dinner), Visa fees and Camera fees
  • Tips
  • All other expenses

 

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