Golden Triangle- DELHI, AGRA & JAIPUR
The three cities of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur provide the visitor with an amazing array of choices that will appeal to just about every traveler.
The historic monuments built by the Mughal Emperors & the British even today hold visitors in awe in their attention to detail and magnificent craftsmanship – the Red Fort, President’s Estate, Jama Masjid, Lodhi Garden, Humayun’s Tomb, just to name a few!
A visit to the the bustling Chandini Chowk market is an experience that one will not easily forget.
Delhi has a lot to offer and your tour can be customised to cater to your particular interests.
The TAJ MAHAL is a “must see” for any visitor to India! One of the seven wonders of the world, this monument of love has withstood the test of time and till today continues to amaze visitors. In addition to the Taj Mahal, there is the Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, both places are worth every hour that you spend marvelling their magnificence.
BHARATPUR BIRD SANCTUARY
This India’s most outstanding bird sanctuary and becomes a paradise for birding enthusiasts during the winter months as large numbers of migratory birds flock to its wetlands. Over 230 species of birds have been recorded here.
This city is the capital of Rajasthan, a state renowned over the ages for its valour, culture and craftsmanship! Tourists throng to this city to see the famous sites.
This palace is outside the main city and was the palace of the Maharaja. Built atop a hill, it’s fortification go on endlessly for miles over the hills. A visit at sunset is a breathtaking experience!
An open air observatory is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features the world’s largest stone sundial. Built in 1734 it is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments.
Also known as the “Palace of the Winds”, is Jaipur’s most acclaimed attraction. It is a 5 storied building that is shaped like a crown and contains 500 finely screened windows where the women of the palace could view the parade below without being seen.
Here is a brief Itenary of your trip
Visit Lodhi Gardens and Humayun’s Tomb with your escort/guide who will accompany you throughout your trip. Drive past the President’s Estate, Red Fort and other historic places as your guide narrates their stories. Feel free to stop and spend time wherever interested.
Evening visit to the famous Jama Masjid Mosque followed by a walking tour of the bustling Chandini Chowk market
You will be transferred to Nizamuddin Railway Station in New Delhi from your hotel.
Take the comfortable, air conditioned, early morning train from Delhi to Agra. You will be accompanied by an escort/guide throughout your trip.
On arrival at Agra, visit Agra Fort. Later in the afternoon visit Taj Mahal and enjoy the view as the sun sets.
Accommodation: Doubletree, Taj Gateway or Oberoi Trident
After an early breakfast drive (45 mins) to Fatehpur Sikri and visit this city that was to have been the capital of the Mughal Dynasty but had to be abandoned due to lack of water supply.
Drive 45 mins to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which attracts a variety of migratory birds from October through February – a Mecca for bird enthusiasts!
After spending a couple of hours at Bharatpur you will drive to Jaipur (3 1/2 hours) with your guide/escort. You will be staying at the beautiful Dera Mandawa which was a residence of the Mandawa Clan in Jaipur and has now been converted into a Homestay.
Accommodation: Dera Madawa, Jaipur
An early morning trip to Aamer Fort/Palace starts off your visit to the “Pink City” of Jaipur. History seeps from every corner of this beautiful city.
In the evening your host, Durga Singh, the scion of the Mandawa Clan will accompany you to some of the more interesting and “not so touristy” places in the city.
Visit “Hawa Mahal” or the “Palace of the Winds” the city’s most acclaimed attraction.
Dinner with your host, Durga Singh – he is an amazing story teller & an expert at weaving history and mythology to explain the customs and culture of Rajasthan.
Accommodation: Dera Madawa, Jaipur
Visit “Jantar Mantar” the world’s largest outdoor stone sundial and several other astronomical instruments built centuries ago.
Later transfer to Jaipur airport and board your flight to Delhi.