GOLDEN TRIANGLE Few words seem necessary to narrate the grandeur of India that was once known as the

Land of the Golden Bird â mostly for its silks and spices, and the untold riche s of the Kings and Queens of its princely states. The rulers of the land were co nsidered the representatives of God on earth and their palaces were no less than little paradises with intricate trademark architectural styles, finest décor, plus h carpets, sparkling massive chandeliers, grand furniture, landscaped gardens, b eautifully morphed marble fountains, and all the facilities and amenities one mi ght require for ultimate comfort and enjoyment at all times. It is said that we need a lifetime to see all this fascinating sub-continent of a country has to of fer the tourist, but it is possible to get a very good taste in 07 days in North ern India's Golden Triangle. This is the heart of "Jewel in the Crown" With busy street life, tranquil havens, culture shocks and architectural splendours, the Golden Triangle showcases the essence of places, practices and people of North I ndia. We weave in a rich tapestry of pleasant surprises and amazing world-renown ed monuments. This compact Indian journey will introduce you to three very diffe rent northern cities and the colourful rural life of Rajasthan. From the hectic pace of Delhi, with its bustling markets, magnificent monuments and colonial pas t, travel by private transport to Agra and the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mah alâ truly one of the wonders of the world. Discover why Jaipur is called the Pink Cit y and get a taste of the Rajput kingdom Tour Tour Tour id Tour Duration : Highlights : Focus : Code : 07 Days Old Delhi, New Delhi, Agra & Jaipur The Taj Mahal, Pink City, Amer Fort, Red Fort, Jama Masj EIT (G1)

Day 01: Arrive in Delhi: On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, our representative will meet you . With displaying your name card and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi. Day 02: In Delhi: (Full day tour): This morning after breakfast first you will visit old Delhi. We will visit the c rowded streets of 17th-century Shahjahanabad, or Old Delhi -- just a few kilomet ers from Connaught Place, it feels a hundred years away, and the pungent smells from the ancient streets are a heady reminder that you are far from home. Still surrounded by crumbling city walls and three surviving gates, the vibrant, bustl ing Shahjahanabad, built over a period of 10 years by Emperor Shah Jahan, is ver y much a separate city -- predominantly a labyrinth of tiny lanes crowded with r ickshaws and lined with havelis (Indian "mansions"), their balustrades broken an d once-ornate facades defaced with rusted signs and sprouting satellite dishes. Start with imposing Lal Qila (Red Fort) and Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. If the crowds haven't left you exhausted, wander through, especially Chandni Ch owk, Khari Baoli (the spice market), and Kinari Bazaar. Later in the afternoon v isit The Qutub Minar, known as the tallest stone tower in India, we will also ta ke a tour of Lutyenâ s Delhi and visit the imposing India Gate and the Rastrapathi Bh awan, If tome permits we will take a short drive to visit the Lotus Temple befor e returning back to the hotel. By evening return to your hotel for overnight sta y. Day 03: Delhi to Jaipur: (262 km â 05-06 hrs drive): Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourf ul capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in Indi a. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the rul er of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine division s of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.

Day 04: In Jaipur: (Full day tour): Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to thi s date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience. Later we vi sit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The ce nter of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observa tory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate pre dictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied s tructure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal w omen could peer down the busy street market unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Overnight stay in hotel. Day 05: Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (260 km / 05-06 hrs drive): Today we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), t he political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We vis it Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti. Further w e continue our drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughalera monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Overnight stay in hotel. Day 06: In Agra: Full day tour): Today we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of R iver Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we v isit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the la te 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricat e decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir comp leted the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, bui lt by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. It belongs to the father of Nur Jahan, Gh iyas-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir (Chief Minister of Emperor Jehangir). This whi te marble tomb was. This tomb was the first complete marble Mughal structure. Ov ernight stay in hotel. Day 07: Agra to Delhi via Mathura: (220 km â 05 to 06 hrs drive): Today we drive back to Delhi, en route visit Mathura & Vrindavan, places related with the birth & childhood of Lord Krishna. In Mathura we visit Shri Krishna Ja nmabhumi temple, a stone slab marks the original birth place of Krishna. In Vrin davan we visit Bankey Bihari Temple, built in the year 1864. Temple is famous fo r the black statue of Krishna, also called as Thakur Ji. ISKCON Temple, one of t he most beautiful temples in Vrindavan. Temple is devoted to Krishna, his brothe r Balaram & Krishna's beloved Radha. Further we continue our drive to Delhi, upo n arrival in Delhi Transfer to Airport for onward Destination. Our tour concludes: We thank you for your visit & look forward to serve you agai n in near future.