India - Heritage Golden Triangle

India :

 

India is the largest and the oldest civilization in the world. India holds the record of not invading any other country in the last 10,000 years of her history. Sanskrit is one of the earliest known languages in the world, and a member of the Indo-European family of languages, from which most modern European languages have originated. It is the seventh largest country in the world India shares its borders with Pakistan, China, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. India lies entirely in the northern and eastern hemispheres. It is the birthplace of four major religions of the world, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Although Hindi and English are the major languages in India, there are 22 official languages.

Itinerary :

 

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi International airport, you will be greeted by our representative followed by transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast, proceed to the sightseeing tour which eventuates with a visit to old Delhi, walk through the busy lanes of Chandni Chowk, spice market, Red Fort (Closed on Monday) & Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque). Later visit the New Delhi – drive past colossal India Gate and the Rastrapathi Bhawan (Presidents house), visit Laxmi Narayan Temple, the Qutub Minar which is the tallest stone tower in India. Stay overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 03: Delhi – Agra

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Agra (204 KMS/ 4½ Hrs). Upon arrival, proceed to check-in to your hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel

 

Day 04: Agra

Early morning, catch the enchantic view of the Taj Mahal during sunrise (closed on Fridays). The romantic tour begins with the Midway Tonga’s “horse carriages” which drop you at the gates of the Taj Mahal. The edifice stands as a testimonial of love, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal, in mid 17th century. The Taj Mahal is truly one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Return to your hotel after the sunrise tour for breakfast. After breakfast, visit the Agra Fort, an outstanding example of Mughal architecture. In the afternoon, visit Itimad-ud-Daulah, the beautiful tomb of Mirza Ghiyath Beg. Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour. Stay overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 05: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven from Agra to Jaipur (220 KMS / 6 hours) en-route visitng Fatehpur Sikri, the isolated red sandstone city, built by the Great Mughal Emperor Akbar to serve as his capital and residence in the late 16th century. It was abandoned soon after it was built when the local wells went dry and it remains today in much the same condition that it was over 300 years ago. Continue the drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 06: Jaipur

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be driven to the outskirts of Jaipur to the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. En-route to Amber, see the ‘Palace of Winds’, also known as Hawa Mahal. Later in the afternoon, tour the city of Jaipur. The most prominent highlights to be seen here is the City Palace, which is a magnificent complex of exquisite palaces, gardens and courtyards, decorative art and carved doorways. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory built by the Maharaja of Jaipur in 1726 and is one of the five such astronomical wonders built by Sawai Jai Singh and makes accurate predictions even to this day. Wander through the local markets seeping in the local culture, cuisine and beautiful handicrafts. Return to your hotel after the sightseeing tour. Stay overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 07: Jaipur – Delhi – Onward Destination

Breakfast served at the hotel. Afternoon, you will be driven back to Delhi (260 KMS / 6 Hrs.). Upon arrival, transfer to the international airport to board flight for your onward destination.

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