India Golden Triangle Tour - 6 days

India Golden Triangle Tour - 6 days

The India Golden Triangle Tour takes you to three ancient Indian cities that are known as the 'Golden Triangle'. Visit Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra which were once the capitals of Maharajas and Mughal rulers. Walk through majestic forts, grand palaces, and ancient temples. This is an incredible tour that exposes you to India's rich history and culture.

Your Golden Triangle journey begins with a tour of Delhi, the capital of India. This ancient city, which is peppered with both historic sites and contemporary buildings, is a blend of the old and the new. Visit the Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the first monuments built by Muslim invaders in India.

Feel the spirituality in the sacred spaces of the Lotus Temple, Bangla Saheb Gurdwara, and Akshardham Temple. The India Gate is a testimony to the British colonial rule in India.

The fascinating city of Jaipur is your next destination. Known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan, the largest state in India. Founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the city served as the capital of the Rajputana Empire and was India's first planned city.

Take an elephant ride to the top of Amer Fort, where you can tour the stunning Rajput palace. Enter the Rajput Queens' residence at Hawa Mahal, also known as Wind Palace, and enjoy views of the outside world through latticed windows. Find the largest sundial in the world at Jantar Mantar and get awed by the splendor of Jal Mahal, a palace built in the middle of a lake. Agra, a favorite city of the Mughal emperors, is your last destination.

The former capital of the Mughal Empire, Agra has an old - world charm and is home to the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This vibrant city is also home to stunning mosques, Mughal gardens and palaces. Explore the beautiful Agra Fort and take in a breathtaking sunrise view at the Taj Mahal, also known as the "monument of love."

Enjoy an evening stroll at Mehtab Bagh, a beautifully landscaped Mughal Garden from where you get amazing views of the Taj Mahal. Your tour ends as you return to Delhi.

This six - day tour serves as the perfect introductory tour for those who are traveling to India for the first time. You will get to sample the sights, sounds, and flavors that India is famous for. This itinerary is also an absolute gem for people who are interested in Indian art and history.

To fully enjoy this tour, we recommend you dress according to the weather, wear comfortable footwear, and respect local customs and traditions. The weather conditions from September to March remain ideal for tourists to take this tour. Summer is not recommended, as it can be scorching hot.

Temperatures during summer soar above forty degrees in these three cities . If you want to witness some of the colorful festivals that India is so famous for, you can time your travel during the autumn months of October and early November or spring season. Dussehra, Diwali and Holi are some of the popular festivals that are worth witnessing.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience a grand fusion of colonial, Islamic, and modern architectural forms in Delhi
  • Travel through Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, which are treasure troves of old Indian art and culture
  • Discover the grand lifestyle of the Mughal royals by exploring the magnificent Agra Fort
  • Take an elephant ride and explore Amer Fort, one of the largest forts in the Rajputana kingdom
  • Sunrise and sunset view of Taj Mahal, one of the world's seven wonders
  • Enter the Wind Palace, also known as Hawa Mahal, which was the Rajput Queens' summer palace.
  • Observe the world's largest sundial at Jantar Mantar

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi
Day 2 Sightseeing in Delhi
Day 3 Drive from Delhi to Jaipur - 281 km/4.5 hours
Day 4 Drive from Jaipur to Agra - 248 km/4 hours
Day 5 Drive from Agra to Delhi - 230 km/3.5 hours
Day 6 Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Delhi

Delhi, the capital of India, is well connected with international hubs, and you can fly into the city from any of the major cities in the world. If you are already in India, you can either take a flight, train, bus, or taxi to reach the capital city.

You can also reach Delhi by taking a bus or flight from Kathmandu. You can send yo ur arrival details to Third Rock Adventures, and our representative will be there to pick you up from your arrival point and drive you to your hotel. After reaching your hotel, you can check in and take a rest.

Overnight in Delhi .

Day 2
Sightseeing in Delhi

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Your sightseeing tour of this marvelous city begins after breakfast. You will meet your guide, and he will take you to see the top sights in the city.Your itinerary includes a visit to Qutub Minar, a World Heritage Site , Akshardham Temple, the largest Hindu temple in the world, Lotus Temple and other attractions .

The Qutub Minar is the oldest building in India, built by Muslim invaders. The foundation of the Qutub Minar was laid by Qtub-ud-din Aibak, the first sultan of the Delhi sultanate, in 1199 AD. This magnificent victory tower od red sandstone was built over the ruins of the Rajput fort of the Tomars.

The Lotus Temple is a stunning piece of architecture. Fashioned like a white, blossoming lotus, the temple is tranquil and peaceful. For those who practice the Baha'i faith, this exquisite marble building is a hallowed site of worship.

For Sikhs, the Bangla Saheb Gurudwara is a holy place of worship. Guru Har Krishan, the eighth Sikh guru, is said to have resided here in the middle of the seventh century, helping the underprivileged during a cholera and smallpox outbreak. It is believed that the Gurudwara's holypond has therapeutic qualities.

Akshardham Temple is a well-known Hindu temple and a spiritual-cultural complex that embodies Indian culture,spirituality, and architecture. It is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan and is also known as Swaminarayan Akshardham.

The Guinness Book of World Records has listed Akshardham as the largest Hindu temple in the world. The temple's grand architecture feature seight gorgeously carved mandapams and walls with vibrant carvings.

The centerpiece of the temple is Lord Swaminarayan's statue, which is surrounded by images of 20,000 deities, notable Indian historical figures, and sages. India's largest step well is also located with in the Akshardham complex. The British ruled over India for more than two hundred years. New Delhi, dotted with British-era colonial buildings, was designed by renowned English architect Edwin Lutyens.

A notable example of colonial architecture is the India Gate. This victory arch honors the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. The 42-meter-tall India Gate is constructed of red sandstone and has a shape reminiscentof the Arcde Triomphe in Paris. After your tour ends, you will return to your hotel and take a rest.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 3
Drive from Delhi to Jaipur - 281 km/4.5 hours

Amer Fort - The historic hill fort rises above the town of Amer, which was the capital of the Kuchwaha Rajputs from the 11th to the 18th century Amer Fort - The historic hill fort rises above the town of Amer, which was the capital of the Kuchwaha Rajputs from the 11th to the 18th century

After breakfast, you will board a vehicle and drive towards Jaipur, the Pink City. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the eighteenth century. After reaching your hotel, enjoy a welcome drink and get refreshed.

After resting for a while, you will tour some of the city's well - known sights. Your guide will take you on a tour of Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and Jal Mahal. Maharaja Sawai Man Singh constructed the Hawa Mahal, or the Wind Palace, in the eighteenth century as a summer residence for his family.

The five - story pink sandstone palace is adorned with elaborate latticed windows, known as "jharokhas," and is fashioned to resemble Lord Krishna's crown. The female members of t he royal family used these 'jharokhas' to peer at the outside world. The Hawa Mahal is the biggest palace in the world that doesn't have a foundation. Next, you will get a tour of a unique astronomical observatory, Jantar Mantar.

Developed in the early 1700s by the renowned scholar Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the Jantar Mantar has the largest sundial in the world. In addition, there are twenty or so primary fixed instruments that are colossal masonry representations of well - known instruments. These mammoth instruments were built to observe astronomical positions with the naked eye.

The Jantar Mantar is an amazing manifestation of the scholar prince's astronomical knowledge and understanding of the cosmos. Lastly, head to the Jal Mahal, or Water Palace. Situated in the center of the tranquil Mansagar Lake, the Jal Mahal is a sight to be hold.

The Rajput kings constructed the palace in the middle of the lake as a hunting lodge to hunt for waterfowl. There are five stories in Jal Mahal, four of which are submerged. The palace looks stunning at sunset, and you can enjoy the incredible view.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 4
Drive from Jaipur to Agra - 248 km/4 hours

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Wake up early in the morning and head to Amer Fort after breakfast. Amer Fort, which is perched on a hill top overlooking Jaipur, served as the Kuchwaha Rajput kings' royal residence until the seventeenth century.

The fort was constructed in the tenth century by the king of the Chanda dynasty, and later Maharaja Man Singh of the Kuchwaha dynasty extended and altered the fort. After reaching the parking lot of the imposing Amer Fort, you will take a ride on an elephant to the fort's rampart, just like the Rajput royalty.

The path to the fort has a slight incline, and you can enjoy views of the city as you head up to the fort. Get down at the fort's entrance and begin your tour of the palaces on foot. There are exquisitely constructed palaces inside the fort. These beautifully carved palaces have been built using marble and red and golden sandstone.

Among the magnificent palaces inside the fort are Sukh Niwas, Suhag Mandir, Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khaas, Zenana Mahal, Sheesh Mahal, etc. After touring the fort, you will take the highway to Agra. Once the glorious capital of the Mughal dynasty, this ancient city is dotted with heritage sites and beautiful Islamic architecture.

On reaching the city, you check into your hotel and take a brief rest. Later in the evening, your guide will take you to visit Mehtab Bagh, a Mughal garden that offers astounding views of the Taj Mahal. Mehtab Bagh, one of the forty - four significant riverfront gardens that once bordered the Yamuna, is located directly across the river from the Taj Mahal.

Mehtab Bagh, which had fallen to ruins, is being restored and revitalized, complete with appropriate pathways, or namental trees, and other features that are typical of Mughal garden design. The Taj View Point is located next to the Yamuna River. You can enjoy a sunset view of the white marble monument while listening to the chirping of birds. Storks, herons, and rosy starlings can be seen roosting by the riverside.

Overnight in Agra.

Day 5
Drive from Agra to Delhi - 230 km/3.5 hours

Wake up early in the morning and head towards the Taj Mahal to enjoy the sunrise view. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum constructed by Shah Jahan in honor of his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal.

A fine representation of Islamic art and architecture in India, the monument is made completely of white marble. The mausoleum's exquisite carvings and filigree work were created by artisans from the Mughal Empire, Central Asia, and Iran. The marble in lay work is gorgeous and was crafted using metal and semi - precious and precious gemstones. In the early light of the day, the white marble m ausoleum looks stunning.

The golden and pink rays of the sun make the marble edifice glow beautifully in the morning hours. It is indeed a heavenly sight to see the Taj Mahal at the break of dawn. Later, you will return to your hotel and have breakfast. Af ter breakfast, your guide will take you to another historic site in the city, the Agra Fort.

The Mughal emperors lived in the Agra Fort until 1638, when Agra was replaced by Delhi as their capital. Akbar, the Mughal emperor who had Central Asian ancestry, built this magnificent fort. A walk through the fort's palaces is sure to take you back to the splendor of the Mughal era. Some of the fort's exquisite palaces include Diwan-i-khaas, Sheesh Mahal, Macchi Bhavan, and Khaas Mahal. After exploring the fort, you will leave Agra and return to Delhi by road.

Overnight in Delhi

Day 6
Final Departure

You say farewell to Delhi as your India Golden Triangle Tour finally comes to an end. To ensure you arrive at your destination on time, our representative will transport you to the airport. Do not hesitate to contact us if you feel the need to discover more places in India. The country is very vast with a diverse topography and culture. Let us know where you want to go. We offer a variety of itineraries and our travel consultant will assist you in choosing the right one for you.

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