1- This tour is not operate on Wednesday
2- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
3- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
4- Duration are approximate, the exact duration will depend on time of day and traffic conditions
During this 5-Day Golden Triangle Tour to Agra and Jaipur from Delhi, you will explore the breathtaking Taj Mahal and imposing Agra Fort while in Agra. See the elegant and elaborate Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds which is now little more than a façade and enjoy shopping in Jaipur. Visit Qutab Minar tower, the tallest brick minaret in the world at a height of nearly 395 feet (120 meters). Take pictures at The India Gate and memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Professional guide, transportation in air-conditioned vehicle, entrance fees are all included.
Upon arrival at the Delhi Airport, you will be met by your driver who will welcome you with a fresh flower garland then transfer to your hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely 3-hour drive through the beautiful countryside to the home town of Taj Mahal in Agra.
A buffet lunch is served on arrival we enjoy tour of the imposing Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
Time free for Shopping in Agra, known for exclusive Leather products, Marble inlay items, Jewellery & Embroidery, Carpets & Rugs and other handicraft items.
Pickup at 6am early morning at sunrise we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, visit the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), a UNESCO World Heritage Site one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men labored for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. It’s a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone – « undoubtedly the highlight of the tour ».
After Agra city tour then 4-hrs drive to the old walled city of Jaipur. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city’ is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa-Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. The city’s ancient palaces and forts have borne witness to countless royal processions and fabulous splendor.
You’ll also make a stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri (own expense), which has been described as the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day.
After breakfast, we visiting the Amber Fort. The Amber Fort is situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City and is beautifully reflected in the lake below. Inside the fort, you will encounter the world-renowned Jai Mandir temple with its dazzling Sheesh Mahal hall of mirrors. The walls and the ceiling of the Mahal are covered with a beautiful array of mirrors, which reflect any streak of light, illuminating the entire room.
Continue the tour by making a photo stop at Jal Mahal around 11am. This Rajput style “Water Palace” sits in the center of the Man Sarobar lake. The lake is often dry during the summer, but the winter monsoons frequently turn it into a beautiful lake filled with water hyacinths.
Next, you will visit the Hawa Mahal, another Rajput landmark also known as the Palace of the Winds, for more photo opportunities. The five story Hawa Mahal was built in 1799A.D. along the main street of the old city. It is a pink sandstone masterpiece with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows.
After lunch, proceed to the City Palace and Ovservetory which is located in the heart of the old city. Once the royal residence of the King of Jaipur, the palace was built using a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. It features carved arches, intricately crafted columns and two carved marble elephants that guard the entrance. You’ll also see Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory built in the 18th century.
Time permit, shopping in Jaipur where you will find an enticing variety of goods. Some of the most popular items include precious gemstones, silver jewelry, bangles, clothes, blue pottery, and textiles.
After an early breakfast, begin your return to Delhi which will take approximately 4-5 hours. Enjoy views of the countryside along the way.
In New Delhi we visit the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. It is a red sandstone tower, standing tall at a height of 72.5 metres and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Qur’an.
You’ll also see the India Gate, a memorial raised in honor of pays tribute to around 90,000 Indian army soldiers who died in WWI, the Northwest Frontier operations and the 1919 Anglo-Afghan War.
Parliament House also known as the Sansad Bhavan consists of the the two houses/assemblies of India, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and drive past the grand government buildings, including the President’s House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of the British Raj.
In the latter part of the evening, transfer back to the Delhi airport for your flight
- 4-nights accommodation on twin sharing basic with breakfast
- All Transfers/Sightseeing’s by air-conditioned private vehicle
- Professional private tour guide
- Monument entrance fees
- Buffet Lunch
- Gratuities (recommended)
Delhi : Overnight at a 4* hotel Golden Tulip or similar
Agra : Overnight at a 4* hotel Ramada or similar
Jaipur : Overnight at a 4* hotel Ramada or similar