Golden Triangle Tour

Journey through Mughal realms and ‘Pink City’

  • Amber Fort Jaipur

  • Red Fort delhi India

  • Taj Mahal Agra One of the Seven Wonders of World

  • Hawa Mahal Jaipur

  • Red Fort Agra

Summary of Golden Triangle Tour

  • Duration: 06 Days & 05 Nights
  • Major Attractions: Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort & other forts, palaces, temples of Rajasthan
  • Destination Covered: Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri, Jaipur
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Highlights of Golden Triangle Tour

The Golden Triangle Tour is one of the most popular tours in India. It offers an opportunity to witness and experience the rich royalty and cultural heritage of Northern India. The Golden Triangle Tour showcases a unique blend of the Mughal Sultanate, Rajputana Royalty and reminders of the British Raj in a single tour, underlining a wide array of cultures within the region. Take the tour and relish the rich multi-cultural history and secular nature of present-day India. Golden Triangle tour packages cover popular tourist destinations in cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, with a brief stopover at Fatehpur Sikri.

Itinerary Details

  1. Day 01

    Delhi

    As you arrive in Delhi, our representatives will receive you at the airport and you will be transferred to your pre-booked hotel for an overnight stay.

  2. Day 02

    Delhi

    After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a day-long excursion tour to various historical sites and landmark monuments in the national capital. We commence this excursion with the Qutub Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is 73-metres high. This 5-storey structure has a tapering design, with the circumference of the minaret reducing in circumference as we ascend higher. The structure’s construction was started by the founder of the Delhi Sultanate, Qutub-Ud-Din-Aibak and Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Sher Shah Suri contributed to additions to this monument.

    After the Qutub Minar, we visit Humayun’s Tomb, which serves as a mausoleum for the Mughal Emperor, Humayun. The site reflects Central Asian and Persian styles of Islamic architecture. The tomb is surrounded by four gardens famously known as ‘Char Bagh’. Later, we visit the India Gate and President’s House or Rashtrapati Bhavan. India Gate is a war memorial dedicated to the 70000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives during the First World War. The monument has names of over 13000 soldiers inscribed on its walls. After the 1972 War, a small structure was added known as the “Amar Jawan Jyoti” which consists of a black marble plinth, an inverted rifle, a soldier’s helmet, bounded by four eternal flame, This structure serves as a memorial for the unknown soldiers who have lost their lives in service of the country.

    Next you will visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan, also known as the President’s House and previously known as the Viceroy House. It serves as the official Residence for the President of India and is spread across a 320-acre area surrounded by the Mughal Gardens. Only certain portions of the Rashtrapati Bhavan are accessible to the general public such as the museum, clock tower, the stables, the Mughal Garden, etc. are open to the general public. Visitors can also witness the change of guard ceremony here on weekends.

    Next on the itinerary is the majestic Parliament House from where the parliament of India functions. The building has a circular shape inspired by the Ashoka Charka and is surrounded by beautiful gardens with its perimeter fenced for security reasons.

    Then we head to the Red Fort, also known as the Laal Qila, which is also the site for Independence Day and Republic Day parades. This palace served as the official residence of many Mughal Emperors. It derived its name from the red-coloured sandstone which is used for its construction. This UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases the grandeur of Mughal architecture and has several structures such as the Lahori Gate, Delhi Gate, Chatta Chowk, Naubat Khana, Nahr-i-Bihist, Mumtaz Mahal, Diwan-e-Khas, Hira Mahal and Moti Masjid to name a few.

    From the Red Fort, we head to Jama Masjid, the biggest mosque in India, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Its courtyard can accommodate almost 25000 people at a time. The mosque has three domes on its terrace and is surrounded by two minarets with a height of 40-meters. The structure is made of red sandstone and white marble and is filled with Islamic calligraphy adorning its walls.

    After visiting the Jama Masjid, we head to Chandni Chowk Market, one of the oldest, busiest and most famous marketplaces in Delhi. The market is renowned for garments, designer clothing, consumer electronics, accessories and jewellery, books and many other goods. Chandni Chowk is also very famous for authentic, delicious food and sweets and has many restaurants and sweet shops making and selling a wide variety of authentic North Indian cuisine.

    After some shopping and indulging in local delicacies, we head to Raj Ghat, which is a monument constructed in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, who is also warmly referred by many Indians as the father of the nation. It contains a black marble platform and an eternal flame.

    Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  3. Day 03

    Delhi-Agra

    Today you will be transferred from Delhi to Agra by road. On arriving Agra, check into the hotel and rest for a while.

    Later in the day, we take a local sightseeing excursion to explore the most notable attractions in Agra. Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal and any trip to Agra is incomplete without visiting the Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is constructed of ivory-white marble and stands on the banks of the river Yamuna.

    The Taj Mahal showcases the Persian and Mughal style of architecture. The tomb of Mumtaz Mahal serves as a centre-piece of the 42-acre complex, which also houses a mosque and a guest house. The Taj Mahal is bordered with red-sandstone walls on three sides. The structure of the tomb has a central marble dome surrounded by smaller domes and four white-marble minarets. The walls of the Taj Mahal are adorned with Arabic and Islamic calligraphy, plant motifs, calligraphy of Persian poems, marble lattice and reflective tiles.

    After witnessing the wonders of this majestic epitome of love, we head to Agra Fort, which has served as the based for many Mughal Emperors. Built on a 94-acre semi-circular plan, it runs parallel with the Yamuna River and has 70-foot tall walls.

    Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  4. Day 04

    Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Abhaneri-Jaipur

    After breakfast, we will leave for Jaipur. En-route we will explore the deserted cities of Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri, which once served as the capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. In Fatehpur Sikri, we will explored ancient sites such as the Bulund Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khas and many others.

    The Bulund Darwaza here is 55-meter high and is set in the south wall of the mosque. The Jama Masjid has distinguishing features. There are three mihrabs in each of the seven bays, while a dome covers the large central mihrab, it is decorated with white marble inlay, in geometric patterns.

    Abhaneri, a small village 95-km from Jaipur, is famous for its ‘baori’ or step walls which the natives once used to harvest rainwater. The most famous of the ‘baoris’, known as the Chand Baori, is one of the deepest and largest step-wells in India. Continue your drive to Jaipur.

    Upon arrival in Jaipur, check-in to the hotel for an overnight stay.

  5. Day 05

    Jaipur

    Enjoy a lavish breakfast at the hotel and get ready to explore the Pink City of Jaipur. The day starts with a visit to Amer Fort followed by Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and the Royal City Palace. These places let you relish the Rajputana culture, heritage and royalty. Amer Fort, situated in Amer, about 11-km from Jaipur, is famous for its Hindu artistic style of architecture.

    The Amer Fort is constructed out of red sandstone and marble and contains massive ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths. The fort overlooks the beautiful Maota Lake. It includes the Diwan-e-Aam, Diwan-e-Khaas, the Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Mirrors and the Sukh Niwas, where a cool natural eco-system is constructed with the air flowing over the waters of the lake.

    From the Amer Palace, we head to Hawa Mahal, which is popularly also referred to as the Palace of the Breeze. It is constructed using red and pink sandstone. This five storey monument is almost 50 feet high, and its 953 windows are designed in a honeycomb fashion, cooling the palace interior using the venturi effect even during the harshest summer months. Next you will visit the Jantar Mantar, housing numerous nineteen architectural astronomical instruments. It was constructed by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. Here you will see the world’s largest stone sundial. Travellers get amazed by seeing the classical celestial coordinate systems here which give tough competition to any modern day equipment.

    From the Jantar Mantar, we head to the City Palace, which served as the seat of power of the Maharaja of Jaipur. A large portion of the palace still serves as a Royal Residence. The Chandra Mahal portion of the City Palace has been converted into a museum. There are other structures of importance within the City Palace which include the Mubarak Mahal, Pritam Niwas Chowk, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khaas, Maharani Palace, Bagghi Khana and Govind Dev Ji Temple.

  6. Day 06

    Jaipur-Delhi

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to Jaipur Airport to catch a flight to Delhi. This Golden Triangle Tour takes you back into history and ends with remarkable memories.

HTOI Special Activities

  • Cycle Rickshaw Ride in Delhi
    Riding a cycle rickshaw through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk Market in Old Delhi is something not to be missed. It will completely change your thinking about India. The rickshaw puller accompanied by guide will take you till the spice market showing the different colors of India in a small but extremely busy market.
  • Mohabbat-E-Taj Show in Agra
    Enjoy your evening appreciating the live love saga of Taj Mahal in Kalakriti Cultural Center. Mesmerizing dances, melodious music and heart-touching story of Queen Mumtaz and Emperor Shahjahan will make you speechless. The show performed live by the professional artist is as exciting as visiting Taj Mahal.
  • Elephant Ride at Amber Fort
    Riding the elephant to ascend the heights of historical Amber Fort will make you feel like Maharaja, as you will take the same route, which the royals used to take to enter the palace centuries ago.

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