Golden Triangle Tour

              Tour Itinerary:

India's Golden Triangle is a tourist circuit which includes: Delhi, Agra (including the Taj Mahal), and Jaipur. These trips usually last 7 or 8 days and do the trip as a circuit starting and ending in Delhi. The Golden Triangle is so called because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan on a map, but is occasionally expanded to include the wider geographical area of North India, most frequented by tourists. Most tourist fly from Delhi, travel north to the site of the Taj Mahal at Agra,, then West to the desert landscapes of Rajasthan, including the city of Jaipur. These three cities are very famous and that is a basic and most famous route for an tourist to visit in India. 

Cities includes:

New Delhi, Mathura-Vrindavana, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri & Jaipur. 

Tourist spots in this tour:

Lord Krishna temple, The great Akbar’s tomb, Agra fort, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur sikri, Pearl Mosque or Motī Masjid, the Dīwān-e-'Ām and Dīwān-e-Khās (halls of public and private audience), Jahāngīr's Palace, Khās Mahal, Shīsh Mahal, Taj Mahal, Jal mahal palace, Amber fort, Jaigarh fort, Nahargarh fort, Hawa mahal, City palace complex, Jantar Mantar (Jaipur’s Observatory), Chokhi dhani village resort, Birla temple, India gate, Parliament house, Jantar Mantar, Chandni Chowk, Rajghaat, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple & Akshardham Temple. 

DAY-01: New Delhi arrival:

Meet and assist with our GRAND INDIA TOURS representative at airport and transfer to pre booked hotel in New Delhi. If you are arriving in Morning New Delhi so can check in at hotel first and there is option available for the city tour or something related tour activity like shopping, etc. or day can be free for you without any transportation for any activity, just stay at hotel. 

DAY-02: Departure 06:00 hrs. for Mathura & Agra Tour:

After breakfast or breakfast pack you have to proceed from Delhi to Agra Departure time: @ 06:00 hrs. Reaching Mathura-Vrindavana @ 10:00 hrs. a land of God Krishna. Visit the main LORD KRISHNA’S TEMPLES here and later depart @ 11:30 hrs. to AGRA. Reaching Agra @ 13:30 hrs.  Visit “Tomb of Akbar the great”: Visiting the first historical place called ‘AKBAR’S TOMB” in Agra’s Sikandra, the last resting place of the Mughal Emperor Akbar the Great, is on the Delhi-Agra Highway, only 13 kilometers from the Agra Fort.  

Akbar's tomb reflects the completeness of his personality. The vast, beautifully carved, red-ochre sandstone tomb with deer, rabbits and langurs is set amidst a lush garden. Akbar himself planned his own tomb and selected a suitable site for it. To construct a tomb in one's lifetime was a Turkic custom which the Mughals followed religiously. Akbar's son Jahāngīr completed construction of this pyramidal tomb in 1613. The 99 names of Allah have been inscribed on the tomb.  

Depart @ 14:30 hrs. to stopover for a lunch at a nice restaurant on the way to the next tourist spot of Agra. 

Reaching AGRA FORT @ 16:00 hrs.  at “AGRA FORT”:

Agra Fort (sometimes called the Red Fort), was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, and is another of Agra's World Heritage Sites. A stone tablet at the gate of the Fort states that it had been built before 1000 but was later renovated by Akbar. The red sandstone fort was converted into a palace during Shāh Jahān's time, and reworked extensively with marble and pietra dura inlay.

Pearl Mosque or Motī Masjid, the Dīwān-e-'Ām and Dīwān-e-Khās (halls of public and private audience), Jahāngīr's Palace, Khās Mahal, Shīsh Mahal (mirrored palace), and the Musamman Burj can be see @ ‘AGRA FORT SIGHTSEEING” 

Come out from the ‘AGRA FORT’ @ 17:30 hrs. to check in at pre-booked hotel by GRAND INDIA TOURS in Agra.   

Stay overnight in Agra. 

DAY-03: Visit ‘TAJ MAHAL, FATEHPUR-SIKRI & proceed to JAIPUR

TAJ MAHAL: Wake up ½ hour before the sunrise and driver will drop you at TAJ MAHAL entranced. At the time of SUNRISE the beauty of the ‘TAJ MAHAL’ and their scenario make unforgettable moments in your life. Agra's Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of three World Heritage Sites in Agra.

Completed in 1653, the Tāj Mahal was built by the Mughal king Shāh Jahān as the final resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtāz Mahal. Finished in marble, it is perhaps India's most fascinating and beautiful monument. This perfectly symmetrical monument took 22 years (1630–1652) of labour and 20,000 workers, masons and jewelers to build and is set amidst landscaped gardens. Built by the Persian architect, Ustād 'Īsā, the Tāj Mahal is on the bank of the Yamuna River.

Come out from the ‘TAJ MAHAL’ @ 08:30 hrs. driver pick you at the entrance of the taj mahal and drop you again at hotel to ready to check out from the hotel after take a bath & later have breakfast in the restaurant.

Depart @ between 10:30 hrs. to 11:00 hrs. from Agra’s Hotel and proceed to the next famous tourist spot called ‘FATEHPUR SIKRI’. Reach @ 12:00 hrs. at ‘Fatehpur-Sikri’. Built near the much older Sikri, the historical city of Fatehabad, as it was first named, was constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570. It was built in honor of Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chisti, who lived in a cavern on the ridge at Sikri, and foretold the birth of his son, who was named Prince Salim after the saint. Depart @ 13:00 hrs. from Fatehpur and proceed to Jaipur. Reach Jaipur @ 18:00 hrs. check in to hotel.
 

Stay overnight in Jaipur. 

DAY-04: Jaipur City Tour with Chokhi Dhani excursion:

Get ready @ 8 am after breakfast to visit the following places in Jaipur, RAJASTHAN: 

> Jal Mahal Palace: @ 08:15 hrs.

Jal Mahal (meaning "Water Palace") is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. 

> Amber Fort: @ 09:00 hrs.

The aesthetic ambiance of this formidable fort is seen within its walls on a four level (each with a courtyard) layout plan in well turned out opulent palace complex built with red sandstone and marble consisting of the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. 

> Jaigarh Fort: @ 11:00 hrs.

The fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amber Fort, is also known as Victory Fort. It has a length of 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) along the north-south direction and a width of 1 kilometre (0.62 mi). The fort features a cannon named “Jaivana”, which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world's largest. 

Nahargarh Fort: @ 12:00 hrs.

Nahagarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the pink city of Jaipur the view of the city from the fort is breath taking. Along with Amber Fort and Jaigarh Fort it formed a strong defence ring for the city. 

> Hawa Mahal: @ 13:00 hrs.

"Palace of Winds" or “Palace of the Breeze”), is a palace in Jaipur, India. It was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, and designed by Lal Chand Usta in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu god. Its unique five-storey exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas that are decorated with intricate latticework. 

> City Palace Complex: @ 13:30 hrs.

City Palace, Jaipur, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur city, the capital of the Rajasthan state, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. 

> Jantar-Mantar (Jaipur’s Observatory): @ 14:00 hrs

The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja (King) Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. It is modeled after the one that he had built for him at the Mughal capital of Delhi. 

Lunch break: 14:45 hrs to 15:45 hrs. Later free for 3 hours to shopping if interested, another option to get back to the hotel for rest till @ 18:00 hrs later proceed to Jaipur’s excursion called ‘Chokhi Dhani’. 

> Chokhi Dhani: 19:30 hrs.

Chokhi Dhani, a Rajasthani village themed resort, situated in the outskirts of Jaipur, is a representation of the culture, traditions and lifestyle of village life in Rajasthan. you will find a different theme for each day, a festive celebration every time in a different manner with a purview of real rajasthani village culture in fun, entertainment, games, thrill, shopping, rajasthani diet, Rajasthani Kalbeliya Dance or Ghoomer or other folk dance , music and much more to look... to feel... to breathe... to taste... to experience.... whereas Chokhi Dhani Resort is not merely a modern resort with many facilities, but an experience to the Royal culture of Indian history. Warm hospitality in line with the Rajasthani tradition of "Padharo Mhare Des" transports you to the era of Thakurs, the village lords. It is an ideal place for a perfect vacation.

Depart @ 22:00 hrs. from Chokhi Dhani to Hotel.
 

Jaipur also know as a “PINK CITY” of INDIA 

Stay overnight in Jaipur. 

DAY-05: Jaipur to New Delhi return:

After breakfast check out from the hotel probably @ 11:00 hrs. to back New Delhi. Reach Delhi late evening check in to the hotel, later driver drop you at the market for shopping if you are interested. 

Stay overnight in New Delhi today. 

DAY-07: Delhi City Tour:

Full day Delhi City tour start 7 am visit the following places in Delhi or New Delhi: 

> Birla Temple: @ 08:00 hrs.

Also called The Laxmi Narayana Temple. The temple is adorned with many shrines, fountains, and a large garden. The temple is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees on the Hindu festivals of Janmashtami and Diwali. 

> India Gate:

The India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. It was built in 1931. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives while fighting for the British Indian Empire, or more correctly the British Raj in World War I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. 

> Parliament House:

The Parliament of India is the supreme legislative body in India. Founded in 1919, the Parliament alone possesses legislative supremacy and thereby ultimate power over all political bodies in India. 

> Jantar Mantar:

The Jantra Mantra (literally the 'instrument and formula' and often called the Jantar Mantar), is located in the modern city of New Delhi, Delhi. It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, and is one of five built by him, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables. 

> Rajghaat:

Raj Ghat is a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. It is a black marble platform that marks the spot of Gandhiji's cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. It is located on the banks of the river Yamuna in Delhi in India on Ring Road officially known as Mahatma Gandhi Road. 

> Red Fort:

The Red Fort usually transcribed into English as Lal Qil'ah or Lal Qila) is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the lal qila in the walled city of Old Delhi (in present day Delhi, India) that served as the residence of the Imperial Family of India. It also served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. 

> Jama Masjid:

Delhi, is the principal mosque of Old Delhi in India. Commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal, and completed in the year 1628 AD, it is the largest and best-known mosque in India. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, the Chawri Bazar Road. 

> Qutub Minar:

The Qutub Minar is a tower located in Delhi, India. It is the world's tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). Construction commenced by Qutb-ud-din Aibak who won Delhi from Prithviraj under Muhammad Ghori as his commander in chief, and finished by Iltutmish. 

> Lotus Temple:

The Bahá'í House of Worship in Delhi, India, popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape, is a Bahá'í House of Worship and also a prominent attraction in Delhi. It was completed in 1986 and serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent. 

 > Akshardham Temple:

Akshardham is a Hindu temple complex in Delhi, India. Also referred to as Delhi Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham, the complex displays millennia of traditional Indian and Hindu culture, spirituality, and architecture. 

Evening free for personal shopping. Stay overnight in Delhi. 

DAY-08: Departure from New Delhi:

Delhi Departure transfer to AIRPORT or RLY. STN.

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> ALSO NOTE:

> Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodations ( 3star, 4 star, 5 star or 5 star Deluxe as per choice)
2. Transportations: Car, Train & Flight as per itinerary
3. Tour Guide to visit tourist places as per itinerary
4. Car with English-speaking Driver
5. All Transfers & Sightseeing
6. Toll Taxes & Parking
7. Fuel & Gasoline
8. Driver allowances

> Not included:

1. Monuments entry tickets & camera charges
2. Personal shopping
3. Tips
4. Miscellaneous


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