The Golden Triangle Tour holds an allure like no other, encompassing the rich history, vibrant culture, and fascinating customs of northern India. This extraordinary journey unveils the captivating legacy of Delhi, the timeless charm of Agra, and the awe-inspiring majesty of Jaipur, transporting you to a world where past and present seamlessly intertwine. Experience the grandeur of Delhi, the enchantment of Agra, and the regal heritage of Jaipur as you embark on this remarkable expedition through the heart of India’s cultural tapestry.
(We offer traveler’s pick-up from hotels, Railway Stations or anywhere in Delhi/Gurugram/Noida/Greater Noida/Desired Location& Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.)
|DESTINATIONS COVERED||Delhi, Agra, Jaipur|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Pick-Up from Desired Location in Delhi, Check-In Hotel, Sightseeing in Delhi & Over Night in Delhi
As you embark on your Golden Triangle tour, the journey commences from the bustling national capital of India, Delhi. Whether you arrive at Delhi Airport or find yourself already in Delhi or its neighboring areas, our dedicated representative will extend a warm welcome and ensure a seamless transition to your desired location, marking the beginning of your enthralling sightseeing adventure. Prepare to immerse yourself in the wonders that await as we set the stage for an unforgettable exploration of the Golden Triangle.
Embark on your Golden Triangle adventure, with Delhi as your gateway to history and culture. Begin your tour by visiting the illustrious Red Fort, a magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking architecture, a testament to the glorious Mughal Era. Built by Emperor Shahjahan in 1638, the Red Fort stands as a reminder of Delhi’s transformation from Agra to the imperial capital. Step back in time and discover the captivating tales of Shahjahanabad, the ancient name by which Delhi was once known. Let the city’s vibrant past unfold before your eyes.
After visiting Red Fort, the next destination would be Jama Masjid. Crafted with red stones and marble, Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque, stands a mere 500 meters away from the magnificent Red Fort. Construction commenced in 1650 under the patronage of Shah Jahan, reaching completion in 1656 after six years of meticulous work. Adorned with sandstone and white marble, the mosque welcomes visitors through its north and south gates, while the exclusive eastern gate remains open solely on Fridays, a path once reserved for the esteemed Sultans.
The next stop on your itinerary is the vibrant and bustling Chandni Chowk, a market pulsating with energy and lined with charming narrow lanes. Prepare to indulge in a sensory feast as you navigate through a treasure trove of shops offering an array of souvenirs, aromatic spices, exquisite traditional garments, and mouth watering street food delights. Chandni Chowk’s fame as a culinary paradise is well-deserved, and while here, you can savor the flavors while enjoying the quintessential experience of a delightful rickshaw ride through its enchanting alleys.
Indulge in a delightful culinary journey after your exploration of Chandni Chowk. Savor the flavors of Delhi at an authentic restaurant, immersing your taste buds in the authentic street food that defines the city. Open your palate to the tantalizing spices and vibrant flavors of India, and experience the true essence of Delhi’s culinary scene. Don’t miss the renowned Paranthe Wali Gali, a testament to the city’s unwavering love affair with food in the heart of Chandni Chowk.
After lunch, unveil the captivating allure of the Lotus Temple, a remarkable Bahá’í house of worship in New Delhi. Adorned with a stunning lotus-like structure, this architectural masterpiece has captivated hearts since its dedication in December 1986. Step into its sacred sanctuary, where tranquility transcends religious boundaries, and let the ethereal beauty of its exterior leave you in awe.
Next stop of your journey through time as you discover the grandeur of the Mughal Empire at Humayun’s Tomb. Marvel at the architectural splendor and delve into the historical legacy of one of India’s most powerful dynasties. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this masterpiece commissioned by Empress Bega Begum in 1565, and designed by the visionary architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyas, continues to captivate with its cultural richness and timeless beauty.
Next step into the realm of history at the captivating Qutub Complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stands as a testament to Delhi’s glorious past and the mighty Mughal Empire. Explore a sprawling complex adorned with mosques, tombs, and architectural wonders. Behold the iconic Qutub Minar, reaching towards the sky with unmatched grandeur. Immerse yourself in the majestic Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the remarkable Alai Darwaza, and the legendary Iron Pillar. As you wander through this enchanting site, be enchanted by its rich history and keep an eye out for the diverse array of bird species that call this complex their home, adding an element of natural beauty to this extraordinary experience.
Next destination would be a spiritual and architectural marvel at the enchanting Akshardham Complex in Delhi. Marvel at its intricate design, lush gardens, and captivating exhibits, making it a must-visit destination. Dedicated to the revered Bhagwan Swaminarayan, the complex radiates peace, non-violence, and harmony. Built over a decade by the BAPS organization, it showcases over 20,000 statues, while offering educational insights into Hindu culture. Open to all, this divine sanctuary is not just a tourist hotspot but a cherished venue for weddings and special events, weaving together tradition and grandeur.
As the mesmerizing sightseeing of both Old and New Delhi concludes, the evening calls for a delightful dinner experience. Indulge in culinary delights before returning to your cozy hotel in Delhi, where you can relax and rejuvenate for the night ahead.
Departure to Agra, Sightseeing & Over Night in Agra
Arrive at Agra
After a scrumptious breakfast and checking out at around 9AM, embark on a scenic drive to Agra via Yamuna Expressway, a journey that will unfold for approximately 2 or 2:30 hours. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel and indulge in some well-deserved rest, allowing yourself to unwind and bask in leisurely moments.
Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb or Baby Taj
Your Agra trip would start with a captivating journey to Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb, an architectural gem nestled along the Yamuna River in Agra. Empress Nur Jahan immortalized her beloved father with this exquisite monument, dedicated to Ghiyas-ud-din Beg, a prominent minister in Jahangir’s court. Though smaller in scale compared to other Mughal tombs, its delicate beauty has earned it the endearing monikers of “Shringardan” (makeup case) and “Baby Taj”.
Your next site would be the enchanting Mehtab Bagh, also known as the Sunset Point, where you’ll witness a breathtaking sight. Behold the majestic Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun sets, casting a mesmerizing glow over the tranquil Yamuna River. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this picturesque setting and capture the spellbinding moments with your camera, forever preserving the awe-inspiring glimpses of this timeless masterpiece.
Sightseeing in Agra & Fatehpur Sikri, Departure to Jaipur & Over Night in Jaipur
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
Begin your day at 5:30 am, witnessing the glorious sunrise over the Taj Mahal. The majestic monument bathes in the mesmerizing morning rays, casting a spellbinding glow on the tranquil Yamuna River. Capture this timeless masterpiece’s awe-inspiring beauty with your camera, preserving the picturesque moments forever.
Energized after a delightful breakfast, it’s time to bid farewell to your hotel and embark on an exciting journey to Agra Fort. Prepare to be transported to a bygone era as you explore the majestic Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at its awe-inspiring architecture, fortified walls, and intriguing history that whisper tales of Mughal grandeur. Immerse yourself in the regal ambiance and let the fort’s enchantment captivate your senses, leaving an indelible mark on your Golden Triangle adventure.
Fatehpur Sikri (Optional)
Embark on a captivating journey from Agra to Jaipur, with a fascinating stop at Fatehpur Sikri along the way. Explore the splendid ruins of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, once a majestic Mughal capital frozen in time. Immerse yourself in its architectural wonders and uncover the tales of bygone glory. After this unforgettable experience, resume your drive towards the vibrant city of Jaipur, eagerly anticipating the treasures that await in the Pink City. Let the road be your guide as you continue your Golden Triangle adventure.
Chand Baori – Abhaneri Step Well (Optional)
Discover the mesmerizing Chand Baori, a hidden gem nestled in the Abhaneri village, midway to Jaipur. Step into history as you marvel at this ancient stepwell, a magnificent creation by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty in 9th century AD. With its 3,500 symmetrical steps, Chand Baori’s architectural prowess captivates all who venture here. The interplay of light and shadow casts a spellbinding aura, while the intricate jharokhas and balconies of the royal pavilion evoke a sense of regal splendor. Adjoining the baori (Well) is the enchanting Harshat Mata Temple, radiating joy and happiness throughout the village.
Arrive in Jaipur
Indulge in the warm hospitality of Jaipur as you check-in to your hotel and embark on a culinary journey with a delightful dinner, savoring the flavors of Jaipur’s rich cuisine. , ready to immerse yourself in the city’s vibrant charm and create unforgettable memories. Rest and recharge, for tomorrow holds more wonders to explore in the Pink City.
Sightseeing in Jaipur, Departure at Desired Location in Delhi
Jaipur- The Pink City
Prepare to embark on a captivating journey as your day begins with a sumptuous breakfast. Jaipur, the majestic “Pink City” and the vibrant capital of Rajasthan, beckons you with its timeless allure. Discover the legacy of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who founded this enchanting city in 1728. Immerse yourself in the spellbinding mix of ancient wonders, majestic forts, intriguing museums, bustling markets, and a kaleidoscope of history and culture that make Jaipur a true gem. Let the past and present intertwine as you explore this captivating city.
Amber Fort (Amer Fort)
Prepare to be enchanted by your first destination, the magnificent Amber Fort (Amer Fort). Located 11 km from the city center, this architectural marvel, also known as Amer Fort, proudly sits atop a hill, showcasing the grandeur of Rajput craftsmanship. Built in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh I, it unveils a world of regal splendor. Explore the Diwan-i-Aam, where public audiences were held, the Diwan-i-Khas, a hall for private meetings, the breathtaking Sheesh Mahal adorned with intricate mirror work, and the serene Sukh Niwas, where cool breezes create an oasis in the scorching desert. Discover the legend of Amber, whether it be the divine Amba, the revered Meena goddess, or the sacred Ambikeshwar temple. Prepare to be transported to a realm of awe-inspiring tales and architectural brilliance.
Step into the mesmerizing world of Hawa Mahal, the illustrious Palace of Winds. Immerse yourself in the intricate beauty of its facade, a testament to the visionary Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, who brought this architectural gem to life in 1799. The Hawa Mahal stands as an iconic symbol of Jaipur, its five stories resembling a magnificent beehive. As you wander through its enchanting corridors, the gentle breeze dances through countless windows and vents, creating an ever-flowing air. Marvel at the ingenious lattice design, crafted to honor the royal tradition of “Parda Pratha.” Here, hidden from prying eyes, the royal women could observe the vibrant street scenes, quietly witnessing the pulse of everyday life below. Prepare to be captivated by this palace’s intricate secrets and rich historical significance.
Your next destination would be the majestic City Palace, an opulent testament to the grandeur of Maharaja Jai Singh II. Step into a realm where Rajput, Mughal, and European influences intertwine seamlessly. Prepare to be enchanted by the breathtaking courtyards, resplendent structures, serene pavilions, flourishing gardens, and sacred temples that compose this extraordinary complex. Immerse yourself in the splendors of the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal, marvel at the divine beauty of the Shri Govind Dev Temple, and delve into the treasures within the City Palace Museum. Prepare to be enthralled by the regal magnificence that awaits.
Indulge in the tantalizing flavors of Jaipur’s renowned Rajasthani cuisine, a culinary extravaganza that will transport your taste buds to a realm of rich and delectable delights. Delight in a sumptuous lunch at a traditional restaurant, where you will be treated to an authentic Rajasthani thali, a lavish platter brimming with an array of exquisite vegetarian dishes. Savor the aromatic Dal Baati Churma, savour the tangy Gatte Ki Sabzi, and embark on a gastronomic journey through the vibrant flavors of Rajasthan. Let the warm hospitality and the culinary heritage of Jaipur leave an indelible mark on your palate.
Next would be Jantar Mantar. Mesmerizing journeys through time as you step into the celestial realm of Jantar Mantar, an extraordinary 18th-century astronomical observatory. Created by the visionary Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734, this architectural marvel unveils the ingenuity of ancient Indian astronomers. Marvel at the intricate instruments and delve into the secrets of the cosmos, as you explore this captivating site that continues to captivate and fascinate visitors from around the globe.
Shopping in local market
Step into a world of vibrant colors, bustling streets, and a treasure trove of unique finds as you embark on a shopping extravaganza in the local markets of Jaipur. Indulge in the sheer opulence of Johari Bazaar, adorned with exquisite jewelry that will leave you spellbound. Bapu Bazaar beckons with its rich tapestry of traditional textiles, while Tripolia Bazar unveils a realm of intricate handicrafts and captivating home décor. Lose yourself in the maze of Nehru Bazaar, where textiles and leather goods, and let Chandpole Bazar weave its magic with its captivating Rajasthani attire and turbans. Amidst the vibrant ambiance, haggle, explore, and surrender to the irresistible allure of Jaipur’s cultural tapestry, as you collect cherished souvenirs that reflect the essence of this captivating city.
Immerse yourself in the sensory symphony of Jaipur’s local markets, where vibrant textiles and gleaming jewelry lure you in. Amidst the shopping frenzy, let the tantalizing aroma of sizzling street food tempt your taste buds. Relish the crispy kachori, delectable samosa, and the iconic Rajasthani Pyaaz Kachori, infusing your shopping adventure with the perfect blend of flavors and culinary delight.
Back to Delhi
The journey back to Delhi is a time to reflect on the memories made in Jaipur. Whether you choose to drive, take a train, or fly, the journey is an opportunity to savor the sights, sounds, and smells of Rajasthan. As you look out the window, you may remember the time you visited the Amber Fort, the Hawa Mahal, or the City Palace. You may also think about the delicious food you ate, the friendly people you met, and the vibrant culture you experienced.
This is only a recommended schedule; you can modify it according to your requirements and available time. You can also choose to add other activities to your trip. I hope you enjoy your Golden Triangle trip!