India’s Golden Triangle is a tourist circuit which includes: Delhi, Agra (including the Taj Mahal),and Jaipur. These trips usually last 5 or 6 days and do the trip as a circuit starting and ending in Delhi. Flights and hotels are included in the price, and it is normally possible to do the trip by coach or private journey through most tour operators. The Golden Triangle is now a well traveled route, hosting many of India’s great cultural gems, and providing a good spectrum of the country’s different landscapes.
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 tourists fly from Delhi, travel southwards to the site of the famous Taj Mahal at Agra, then west, to the desert landscapes of Rajasthan, including the city of Jaipur. These three cities are extremely popular as tourist destinations among the foreign tourists visiting India as well as among the natives.
The circuit is about 1000 km by road. Each leg is about 4 to 6 hours of drive, though with new Mahamaya Express Highway between Delhi and Agra it takes around 1.5 hours to reach Agra by Road.
GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR
(05 Nights / 06 Days)
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, our representative will meet you to assist and transfer to your hotel.
Rest of the day is at your leisure. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 02: Full Day Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast first you will visit old Delhi. The Raj Ghat, Red fort & Jama Masjid are important places to visit, you may also visit Chandni Chowk, spice market etc. Later on proceed to visit the New Delhi. The Qutub Minar – tallest stone tower in India, imposing India Gate and the Rastrapathi Bhawan, Laxmi Narayan Temple and Lotus Temple. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 03: Drive Delhi to Agra (250Kms / 05Hrs) + Taj & Fort Visit
After breakfast you will drive to Mughal city Agra. Arrive Agra and check into hotel. Later visit the famous Taj Mahal (closed to visitors on Fridays.) – one of the Seven Wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created, and the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Agra fort – Agra Fort – the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 04: Drive Agra to Jaipur (250Kms / 05Hrs) Via Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast at hotel, you will drive to the pink city of Jaipur, en-route you will visit the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sandstone city built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar in honor of Saint Salim Chisti, who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, The Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza. After visit continue drive to Jaipur and check in to hotel. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 05: Full Day Jaipur
After breakfast at hotel, proceed to Amber – The Old Capital of the Jaipur Rulers, Here you can enjoy the Elephant Ride from the foot upto the fortress (Optional). Afternoon enjoy the visit of Palace of Wind (Hawa Mahal), Jai Singh’s Astronomical Observatory (Jantar Mantar) and City Palace. (Overnight at hotel)
Day 06: Early morning breakfast at hotel, drive to Delhi and transfer to airport/railway station for your onward journey.