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09 Days The Golden Triangle - Delhi, Agra and Jaipur
Visiting Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Featuring the Taj Mahal, forts and palaces of Rajasthan. Experience stay at a fabulous palace heritage hotel, and ride an elephant & Camel.
This tour takes you to the "must see" destinations for a first visit, or the first leg of an extended visit to India.
Features the sights of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur It includes the Taj Mahal, and forts and palaces of Rajasthan, and the experience of staying at a fabulous palace heritage hotel. You also get to ride an elephant and a camel and shop in exotic bazaars.
Day 1: New Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Reception at airport and transfer to the hotel or guest house. Overnight at hotel. or guest house
Day 2: New Delhi
Morning: combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. In Old Delhi visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, drive past Chandni Chowk, visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. In New Delhi, visit Qutab Minar - 234 feet high tower, nearby stands the iron pillar, the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, Bhai Temple, the modern Birla Temple. Drive past India Gate (War Memorial), President's House, which was once the Viceroy's Palace, Parliament House and Secretarial buildings. Afternoon free for shopping. Overnight at hotel or guest house.
Day 3: Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur. Check-in at the hotel. Afternoon city sightseeing, visiting the Maharaja's City Palace which now houses a museum containing rare manuscripts, fine specimens of Rajput and Mughal paintings and weapons. "Jantar Mantar" the Observatory, and drive past Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds and through the pink-rose residential and business areas. Overnight at hotel
Day 4: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. You ride up to the ramp of this 11th Century Bastion atop a gaily-decorated elephant. Afternoon free for shopping.
Jaipur is a major gems and jewlery centre. You can also shop for blue pottery, woolen carpets, cotton rugs, hand-block printed "Sanganeri" and cotton fabrics and dresses. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Samode
Drive to Samode Palace heritage hotel, which nestles picturesquely amid the rugged countryside. Afternoon explore the Palace, take a walk through Samode village or just relax. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Samode
A full day to enjoy the ambiance of the hotel. Options of half a day camel or jeep safari to explore desert countryside. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Samode-Agra
Drive to Agra. Enroute visit the famed bird sanctuary at Bharatpur and Fatehpur Sikri -a cultural and imperial capital conceived and built by Emperor Akbar. Continue your journey to Agra. Arrive and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Agra
Morning visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by Emperor Shahjahan for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Also visit Agra Fort, an impressive cluster of palaces, fortresses and mosques, on the banks of river Yamnua across Taj Mahal. Visit the Shilp Gram - a Crafts and Performing Art Centre. Afternoon free for shopping. Agre is famous for its special kind of marble inlay work executed on trinket and other sourvenirs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: New Delhi
Drive to Delhi. Arrive and check in at hotel/ guest house, or transfer to airport for flight to next destination. Tour ends.
Price: On request
We also have shorter tours of 05 & 07 days duration.
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