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GOLDEN TRIANGLE (4 Nights & 5 Days)
Delhi, Jaipur and Agra: three of the most fascinating cities in the whole of the Indian sub-continent set at the very heart of the Mughal Empire of the 16th and 17th century. This tour will give you a fascinating insight into a rich culture, and civilization that will leave you with a feeling that you have only just begun to scratch the surface of something both beautiful, and mystical.
What to Expect
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to Jaipur. After checking-in at the hotel in Jaipur, we begin our afternoon tour of this fascinating city, the capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, by driving past the City Palace, a former royal residence, which showcases a delightful blend of Mughal, and traditional Rajasthani architecture. It sprawls over 1/7 of the area in the walled city and now houses the City Palace Museum. The tour continues to Jantar Mantar, a 17th century observatory, and photography stop at the "Palace of the Winds", whose ornamental facade is a landmark in Jaipur. The pink sandstone structure is encrusted with fine trellis work and balconies which has niches and windows.
Spend the night in Jaipur at a 3 or 4 star hotel.
This morning will be the highlight of your visit to Jaipur, with a tour of the Amber Fort. A classic, romantic, Rajasthani fort palace. For a truly royal experience an elephant ride through the snaking pathway up to the palace entrance is included.
Depart in the morning by road to Fatehpur Sikri: ‘the deserted city'. Fatehpur Sikri is a perfectly preserved example of a Mughal city. The main entrance to the city is through the 175 foot Buland Darwaza, the highest gate in the word. After checking-in at your hotel, we begin the afternoon tour visiting the Agra Fort commissioned by King Akbar during his reign. It was later used by his son Jahangir as the seat of power. We will then take you to the local bazaar, and that famous labour of love, the Taj Mahal, which has been awing visitors from around the world for centuries.
Spend the night in Agra at a 3 or 4 star hotel.
Depart in the morning by road to Delhi, the capital of India. In the afternoon you can take in the sights of Old Delhi, one of the former capitals of Muslim India between the 12th and 13th century. Its bustling roads and lanes are full of history, interesting monuments, mosques and forts. We will pass the commanding Red Fort that extends over 2 kilometers and had been modeled on the Agra Fort by the Emperor Shah Jahan. Your tour will also include a visit to the colourful Chandni Chowk bazaar, and the largest mosque in India, the final architectural extravagance of Shah Jahan.
Spend the night in Delhi at a 3 or 4 star hotel.
Depart from Delhi.
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