This 8 days guided tour to India introduces you the country’s rich history, heritage, and colorful culture. Explore the best cities of Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur while discovering the secrets of this fascinating country.
DAY 01 DELHI
Meet and assist on arrival & transfer to hotel for check in (at 14h00). Rest of the day is at leisure for own activities.
Overnight in hotel.
Suggested Hotels in DELHI: Crowne Plaza Okhla 5*STD / The Grand Hotel Delhi 5* DLX
DAY 02 DELHI
Breakfast at hotel, then proceed for a guided city tour of Old & New Delhi.
In Old Delhi visit the historic Red Fort, Shah Jehan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone, then visit the Jama Masjid, considered India’s largest mosque, built by Shah Jahan. Enjoy a walk through the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk, which is adjacent to both the Fort and the Mosque, then visit Raj Ghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Welcome Indian lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon guided sightseeing tour to New Delhi & drive past India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to President House, which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings. Quick visit of Lotus Temple and the Qutub Minar, a Tower of Victory that was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. You will observe the earliest examples of domes and arches in India and see the fusion of Hindu carving skills with Muslim technology and design
EVENING OPTIONAL VISIT OF AKSHARDHAM TEMPLE (ON EXTRA CHARGES)
Visit and witness the essence of Hinduism at Akshardham Temple one of the biggest and most intricate religious places of worship ever constructed. A visit to this monument is a journey though the gateway to the essence of ancient India and the best of Hindu culture and Vedic civilization. Return to your hotel and free time. Overnight.
DAY 3 DELHI - AGRA
Breakfast at hotel, depart to Agra for 3 hours’ drive. On arrival check in at the hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing of the Mehtab Bagh, an ideal spot to enjoy picturesque view of Taj Mahal. The name Mehtab Bagh means ‘Moon Lit Garden’. It is believed that the great emperor Shah Jahan who built Taj Mahal for his queen wanted an identical one for himself at Mehtab Bagh. However, the archaeological findings have proved the existence of garden complex. Whatever the popular beliefs be, the place is worth a visit as it provides bewitching image of Taj Mahal. Dinner & Overnight at the hotel.
Suggested Hotels in AGRA: Double Tree or Ramada Plaza 5*STD / Jaypee Palace or Radisson Blu Hotel 5* DLX
DAY 4 AGRA
After breakfast, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Agra which includes beautiful Taj Mahal.
Visit first the majestic marble edifice, Taj Mahal. The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal in the memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. It is the epitome of love and romance, stands on the banks of river Yamuna. The architecture is truly splendid, highly inspired from Persian, Indian and Turkish. The design & layout never fails to enrapture architects, engineers, historians as well as common man. (Closed on Fridays).
Visit Agra Fort is among the finest examples of the fusion architecture that has dominated the Mogul period. The assimilation of these different styles has given the buildings within the fort a distinctive look.
Return to hotel and time for leisure. Dinner & Overnight.
EVENING OPTIONAL MOHABBAT THE TAJ SHOW
Mohabbat the Taj show has taken seven years of chiseling and carving by 28 craftsmen and designers. Made in pure white Makrana marble like the original 17th century monument, a Taj Mahal replica. This program has exciting and innovative presentation of a song and drama spectacle involving 60 artists, they have tried to merry the traditional media with the latest gadgetry, audio visual technology, including laser. The Taj will be presented in 10 different moods, representing varying seasons and hours of the day.Timings: 06:15 PM
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5 AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI – JAIPUR
Breakfast at hotel, head to Jaipur; while driving towards Jaipur you will stop at Fatehpur Sikri for a short visit.
Fatehpur Sikri was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The city boasts some of the magnificent monuments of the medieval period. Akbar, the great Mughal Emperor, made it the capital but was later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Upon reaching Jaipur, check-in at your hotel. Enjoy an evening Rajasthani dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in hotel.
Suggested Hotels in JAIPUR: Radisson Blu Jaipur 5*STD / Hilton Jaipur or Marriott Hotel 5* DLX
DAY 6 JAIPUR
Breakfast at hotel. Head 11kms outside the city to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. Afternoon city tour of the pink city, visit the City Palace - the former Royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles which houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs, including swords of different shapes and sizes with ornate handles. It has an art gallery with excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit.
Visit the Jantar Mantar, an astrological and astronomical Observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 18th century, which is remarkable for its accuracy even at the present times.
Stop at Palace of Winds to take pictures. Return to the hotel and overnight.
DAY 7 JAIPUR - DELHI
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel and free time at leisure for the rest of the day.
Overnight in hotel. You can also fly from Jaipur to Delhi instead of 6-7 hrs. drive
Suggested Hotels in DELHI: Crowne Plaza Okhla 5*STD / Hyatt regency or The Grand Hotel Delhi 5* DLX
DAY 8 DELHI
Breakfast at hotel and transfer to the airport for International return flight.
Dates & Prices
Prices are in USD, per person and based on Single & Double occupancy
APRIL - SEPTEMBER