Major Attractions: Historical Palaces/Forts, The Taj Mahal, Worldâ€™s biggest Hindu Temple, Mughal architecture, Elephant ride at Amber Fort, 8 UNESCO world Heritage sites, Colourful culture, Great Temple Architecture in Khajuraho
If you have never been to the subcontinent before, Golden Triangle Tours is a perfect introduction to start with and to experience the great culture and heritage of India. The temple towns of Khajuraho and Orchha will enhance the tour experience. The temples of Khajuraho are famous for their Nagara-style architecture and erotic sculptures. Showcasing the richness of India’s glorious past, this trip will allow you to re-live the Mughal and Rajput eras.
Delhi: Welcome to Incredible India!
On arrival at Delhi International airport, you will be welcomed and assisted by our representative and transferred straightway to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning.
Start the morning with a drive past through impressive boulevards and buildings such as President’s Residence and others in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). Also, drive past through Satish Gujral’s designed Belgian Embassy building. Later you will be to taken for the sightseeing tour of Old Delhi (Shahajahanabad) which would include your visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar among other attractions. We plan to make you visit this part of Delhi in a very special manner. We would take you first to one of the most modern areas of Delhi i.e. ‘Connaught Place’ and from here we will make you board the ultra-modern ‘Metro train’. Just a 10 minutes long train journey will make you travel back to 300 years old period where everything still seems to be working in the same old fashion i.e. at ‘Chandni Chowk’ bazaar.
At Chandni Chowk, we would further take you to ‘Khari Baoli Spice Market’ which is a true delight for eyes. It’s truly unbelievable to see that the spices which we normally see in small sachets & packets are here seen in big sacks & carts. A wholesale market with carts full of different spices and people busy negotiating the prices, it’s really a scene.
Delhi - Gwalior
Board a morning train to Gwalior. You will be assisted at Gwalior railway station and transferred to your hotel to check in. After brief leisure, proceed to visit the magnificent Gwalior Fort, Man Mandir Palace & Sas Bahu Temple. Stay overnight at Gwalior.
Gwalior - Khajuraho
Morning after breakfast take a visit to Jai Vilas Palace & Museum. Later drive straight to Khajuraho. On arrival, check in at your hotel. Evening enjoy Sound & Light show at Western group of Temples. Stay overnight at Khajuraho.
Morning visit the magnificent world famous Kama-Sutra Temples and other various temples. These Temples were built by the Chandelas between 950 AD & 1050 AD. Stay overnight at Khajuraho.
Khajuraho - Orchha - Agra
Morning after breakfast drive to Orchha- a virgin historical site, picturesquely located by the banks of Betwa River. The place with its beautiful palaces, temples and thematic chambers is still almost untouristic. On arrival, visit the Raj Mahal palace, Raj Praveen Mahal Palace, Jehangir palace and the Royal Chhattries (cenotaphs). Later visit Raja Ram temple - only place where Lord Rama is worshipped as a king. Evening board a Shatbdi train to reach Agra. You will be assisted at Agra railway station and transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
Morning visit the master piece i.e. Taj Mahal, to witness the magical effects caused by the reflections of the changing colours of the rising Sun on this brilliant white marble building. It looks more beautiful at sunrise. Later visit Agra Fort and Idmat-du-llah.
Jaipur (Via Fatehpur Sikri)
Morning after breakfast drive towards “the pink city of India- Jaipur” en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri - the abandoned citadel of Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Finally reach Jaipur and check in. Evening you may visit to the popular market places of Jaipur.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort set in a picturesque location. You will be provided an elephant ride to ascend the Fort.
Later enjoy the half day sightseeing tour of Jaipur. If interested; you may have a visit to the ‘Mahout’s (elephant owners) Colony’ to see the baby elephants and domestic pachyderms.
Departure to Delhi
Morning after breakfast, proceed straightway to Delhi and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi international airport for your onward journey back to your home destination. Tour ends.