Romantic India : The Golden Triangle
|04 nights - 05 days|
|Room is held for you this day in Delhi for immediate occupancy. You will arrive very late in the evening. A very warm welcome awaits you at the airport with garlanding and traditional tikka (mark on the forehead). Welcome drink in the hotel, pre-check in and transfer to the room.|
|Late morning start our tour of this metropolis city. The capital of India is a fascinating city with complexities and contradictions, beauty and dynamism, where the past co-exists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Delhi is not only the present metropolis of India but also a Necropolis.
In Old Delhi we will drive past the historic Red Fort - Shah Jehan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone, Very near the Fort is the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque), India’s largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan. Take an interesting walk through the famous spice bazaars of Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s silver street. Also visit Raj Ghat - the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi drive pat the India Gate, a memorial to the First World War, President House, which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings etc. Also visit the Humayun’s Tomb - the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble considered to be a precursor to the Taj Mahal; Qutab Minar, a Tower of Victory. In the afternoon we will drive to Agra (204 km/ 4 hrs) and arrive directly at hotel AMARVILAS.
AGRA / JAIPUR
Today morning get up early and visit Taj Mahal at sunrise- the inimitable poem in white marble. Built over a period of 22 years, by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1630, for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, it is one of the seven modern wonders of the World. Also visit the Agra Fort, built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction.
|After breakfast we will drive 11kms in the outskirts of the city through the walled city to AMBER FORT, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal and Jagmandir. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated.
Visit the CITY PALACE - the former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles which houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes and armoury of the Mughals and Rajputs, including swords of different shapes and sizes with ornate handles. It has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin and Sanskrit. Then stop at PALACE-OF-WINDS for taking pictures and spend time in crowded lanes & by lanes of pink city, haggling and souvenirhunting.
After check in, rest and lunch, we will tour of the pink city.
|This morning we drive back to Delhi and arrive directly at the International airport to connect our onward flight.|