Golden Triangle with Temples
Duration: 7 Nights - 8 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi- Rishikesh- Haridwar- Mathura - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
01 Day: Arrival Delhi
Assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport and transferred to hotel, where we are holding the rooms on ready occupancy basis. Relax and overnight at hotel.
02 Day: Delhi
After breakfast take sightseeing tour of historic city visiting Old Delhi: the majestic Red Fort, a marvel in red sandstone, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, both built by emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame, Rajghat - memorial of Mahatma Gandhi & a Rickshaw ride past through the silver street in Chandni Chowk, the sightseeing continues, comprising of New Delhi, visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxmi Narayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Humayun’s Tomb, lotus shaped Bhai’s Temple , Qutub Minar , built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; in the evening you can visit see light an sound show at Red fort. Return to the hotel for overnight at the hotel.
03 Day: Delhi - Haridwar: (240 kms - 5 hours)
After breakfast drive to Haridwar, on arrival transfer to the hotel. After relaxation, evening visit some known temples like Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi, Kvand Mela, Sapt Rishi. Later at 7 pm visit Har ki Pauri, is the main ghat at Haridwar, which is so named because it is believed that it sports a footprint of Vishnu on a stone in a wall. The best sight at Haridwar is the Aarti ( Prayers) at Holy River Ganges, performed simultaneously at all temples in Haridwar. Thousands of lit lamps being swayed in circular motions in a rhythmic manner and crowd of devotees singing aarti are quite a spectacle just like the floating lamps and flowers that create a majestic sight in the river just after 'aarti'. Later return to the hotel for overnight.
04 Day: Haridwar - Rishikesh
Today Morning drive to Rishikesh 11 kms from Haridwar later visiting various temples and other Ashrams: Laxman Jhoola, Swarg Ashram Gita Bhawan Parmath Niketan, Jhoola Triveni Ghat Shivanand Ashram Kailash Ashram academy of Meditation. Later to the hotel for overnight stay.
05 Day: Haridwar - Delhi - Agra (425 kms - 4 hours)
After an early breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Agra en route visit Sikandra to see the Tomb of Mughal Emperor Akbar. After visit continue to precede Agra, on arrival transfer to hotel. Later take a sightseeing tour of Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies, across the river Jamuna. In the evening you may visit to the souvenirs market of Agra, one should visit Oswal Emporium where they have built a Mini Taj Mahal inside their showroom and it took 10 years for the artists to complete the mini replica of the Taj. The show room conducts free sound & light show showing the eras of Taj Mahal. Overnight in Agra.
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on every Friday.
06 Day: Agra - Jaipur (230 kms - 5 hours)
Early morning witness incomparable Taj Mahal for a speculative view of this wonderful monument at the time of Sunrise, the architectural modern day wonder of the world; this monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles is one of the wonders of the modern world. Taj, endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world. The tour continues with a visit to the Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort, which lies across the river Jamuna. After visit check out the hotel and drive to Jaipur, en route visit Old deserted town of Mughal Dynasty - Fatehpur Sikri built in red sandstone in honour of Saint Salim Chisti who foretold the birth of 3 sons to Emperor Akbar, is an example of robust stability combined with originality. Each important edifice here represents a type by itself. Notable among them is the Diwane Khas, Punch Mahal, the Tomb of Salim Chisti, and the Buland Darwaza. Later continue to proceed to Jaipur. On arrival transfer to hotel. If time permits you can take a cycle rickshaw ride in colourful market of Jaipur. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Note: Taj Mahal closed on every Friday.
07 Day: Jaipur
Today after breakfast explore the Pink City with an excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, enjoy the experience of ride on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. Afternoon sightseeing tour of City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum. Jantar Mantar is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen, all monuments are located in the vicinity of City Palace Complex of Jaipur. In the evening visit to Birla Temple, speculator white marble temple, glitters in the in the night, at the time of dinner visit to Chokhi Dhani - an ethnic 5 star resort serving Rajasthani & Continental cuisine with live music, astrology, games, folk dances and music, puppet shows in an ambiance of an ethnic village. Return to the hotel for overnight.
08 Day: Jaipur - Delhi (260 kms - 5 hours) - Home Town
After breakfast, if time permits, you can take excursion tour early in the morning at Samode Palace for to visit magnificent Fort and have camel/camel cart ride. Later drive to Delhi. En route you can visit Nimrana Fort, which one of the magnificent fort of Rajasthan, converted into a heritage hotel, where you can have your lunch also. Later continue to drive to Delhi, on arrival transfer to the International airport to board the scheduled flight to Home town. On departure the tour concludes with happy memories.