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The Golden Triangle
06 nights - 07 days
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi
This is the quintessential tour of India — the signature of the country. Visit the iconic Taj Mahal, the magnificent Forts of Agra and Jaipur, the beautiful deserted city of the great Emperor Akbar at Fatehpur Sikri, and explore the eclectic city of Delhi.
Morning arrival in Delhi and checkin at hotel Maidens for one night stay. Afternoon sightseeing of Old Delhi including an exhilarating rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid through the bustling Chandi Chowk market and back streets: once the centre of the Mughal city — Shah Jehanabad. Finally continue onto the Raj Ghat — Mahatma Gandhi's cremation site, before returning to the hotel.
Morning sightseeing of dynamic New Delhi including the impressive Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar and India Gate. Afternoon drive to Agra. Two nights stay at The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road.
Breath taking sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun slowly caress the white marble, awakening the day and distant memories. After breakfast explore Agra Fort, seeing the many varied architectural styles of the complex, built by successive Mughul rulers. Followed by a visit to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah.
Morning drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the beautiful deserted city, built by the remarkable Mughal Emperor Akbar. Pause by the graceful marble Tomb (Mazar) of Salim Chisti in the middle of the Emperor's courtyard, where generations of women have come to pray for a male heir. Two nights stay at the Shahpura House.
Morning excursion to the Amber Fort slowly meandering up the winding road seated upon a caparisoned elephant. Inside, the interior reveals murals, frescoes, paintings, wonderful intricate carvings and complex mirror work. In the afternoon visit the extraordinary Astronomical Observatory, Palace of Winds and City Palace Complex with its fascinating museum.
Morning at leisure perhaps catching up on shopping or relax by the hotel's swimming pool. Later drive to Delhi to stay and dine in a family-run guesthouse.
Early morning departure for your onward destination.
Suggested extensions: Ranthambore National Park, Udaipur, Goa, Amritsar, Maheshwar, Shimla and Nepal. Various other extensions are available on request.