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Golden Triangle Covering Taj Mahal (One Of The 7 Wonders Of World)

Duration
time-raw5 days
Difficulty
Very Easy
Starting point
Your accommodation in New Delhi
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Drive between the cities of Dehli, Agra, & Jaipur on this comprehensive tour of India's famed Golden Triangle. Enjoy a traditional rickshaw ride, see the legendary Taj Mahal, and learn a ton about Indian history & culture on this 5-day adventure.

What to expect?

Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi

Pass By: Rajpath, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

  • Rajpath (constructed as and formerly named King's Way during the period of the British Raj) is a ceremonial boulevard in New Delhi, India, that runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill through Vijay Chowk and India Gate, National War Memorial (India) to National Stadium, Delhi. The avenue is lined on both sides by huge lawns, canals and rows of trees

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation included: Overnight at Justa

Day 2: Delhi

Stop At: Delhi Rides, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

  • Traveling through small lanes of Old Delhi on Rickshaw

Stop At: Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

  • Biggest kitchen in Delhi where you can also try your hands on cooking as well.

Stop At: Humayun 's Tomb, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

  • Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort, Empress Bega Begum (also known as Haji Begum), in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects were chosen by her. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India, close to the Dina-Panah Citadel, also known as Purana Qila (Old Fort), that Humayun found in 1533.

Stop At: India Gate, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi

  • War memorial built by Britishers.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation included: Overnight at Justa

Day 3: Agra

Stop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh

  • Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Before capture by the British, the last Indian rulers to have occupied it were the Marathas. In 1983, the Agra fort has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage site.It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.

Stop At: Mehtab Bagh, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh

  • The Mehtab Bagh garden was the last of eleven Mughal-built gardens along the Yamuna opposite the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort;[2] the first being Ram Bagh.It is mentioned that this garden was built by Emperor Babur (d. 1530).It is also noted that Emperor Shah Jahan had identified a site from the crescent-shaped, grass-covered floodplain across the Yamuna River as an ideal location for viewing the Taj Mahal. It was then created as "a moonlit pleasure garden called Mehtab Bagh." White plaster walkways, airy pavilions, pools, and fountains were also created as part of the garden, with fruit trees and narcissus.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation included: Overnight at The Retreat

Day 4: Jaipur

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh

  • The Taj Mahal meaning "Crown of the Palaces")[5] is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the south bank of the Yamuna river in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned from 1628 to 1658), to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan, the builder. The tomb is the centerpiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenelated wall

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation included: Overnight at Park Inn

Day 5: Jaipur

Stop At: Amber Fort Palace, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan

  • Amer Fort is a fort located in Amer, Rajasthan, India. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres (1.5 sq mi) located 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur.The town of Amer was originally built by Meenas, and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I. Amer Fort is known for its artistic style elements. With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake,which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace.

Stop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan

  • The City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727.Jaipur is the present-day capital of the state of Rajasthan, and until 1949 the City Palace was the ceremonial and administrative seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur.The Palace was also the location of religious and cultural events, as well as a patron of arts, commerce, and industry. It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family. The palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust. The Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust looks after the Museum, and the royal cenotaphs (known as chhatris).

Stop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan

  • The Jantar Mantar monument in Jaipur, Rajasthan is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, and completed in 1734.It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.It is located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal. The instruments allow the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. The observatory is an example of the Ptolemaic positional astronomy which was shared by many civilizations. The monument features instruments operating in each of the three main classical celestial coordinate systems: the horizon-zenith local system, the equatorial system, and the ecliptic system. The Kapala Yantraprakara is one that works in two systems and allows the transformation of the coordinates directly from one system to the other.

Stop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan

  • Hawa Mahal (English translation: "Palace of Winds" or "Palace of the Breeze") is a palace in Jaipur, India. It is constructed of red and pink sandstone. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the zenana, or women's chambers.

  • The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. He was so inspired by the unique structure of Khetri Mahal that he built this grand and historical palace. It was designed by Lal Chand Ustad. Its unique five-story exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework. The original intent of the lattice design was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen since they had to obey the strict rules of "purdah", which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings. This architectural feature also allowed cool air from the Venturi effect to pass through, thus making the whole area more pleasant during the high temperatures in summer. Many people see the Hawa Mahal from the street view and think it is the front of the palace, but in reality, it is the back of that structure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation included: Overnight at Park Inn

What is included?

  • Admission to all attractions
  • 5x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights in a double occupancy room (Single room costs will be $210 per person)
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Bottled water
  • English-speaking guide

Is this experience for me?

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves and a coat (dependent on season)
  • Overnight items

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
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