Golden Triangle

Package Description Golden Triangle 8 Days 08 Days 07 Nights Book Now! Delhi - Chandigarh - Shimla - Manali - Palampur - Dharamshala - Amritsar - Delhi
Day 01 Arrive Delhi Upon Arrival at Delhi International Airport you are met at the Arrival Lounge and transferred to your pre-booked Hotel. Evening Visit the Lotus Temple or Akshardham Temple Akshardham Swaminarayan Akshardham temple has intricately carved sculptures and statues of deities. Unlike traditional Hindu temples, however, this one (on the banks of the Yamuna River and spread over 100 acres) also features a 12 minute indoor boat-ride, a light and sound show, an Imax screen, a musical Fountain, and animatronics, -characters that recount the life and philosophy of Bhagwan Swaminarayan. Lotus Temple Representing the Bahai faith - an independent world religion, this is an ideal place of meditation which is open to all other faiths. Bahai temple is one of the most visited sites in the world & this an ideal place of meditation which is open to all other faiths. Overnight at the Hotel. Day 02 Delhi Morning start the city tour of Old Delhi visiting Rajghat (Cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi), Chandni Chowk - India's famous trading center. Drive past India's largest mosque Jama Maszid & Red Fort known as Lal Qila the place that marked announcement of India's freedom from Britisher's. Afternoon your New Delhi City tour includes visit to Qutab Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ) & Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings & Connaught Place the shopping centre. Overnight at the Hotel. Day 03 Delhi – Jaipur After Breakfast leave by private Car for Jaipur. The city is 260 year old built by Maharaja Jai Singh & was given a colour coat of pink a century ago in honour of visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour and known as Pink City of Rajasthan. Check in to your pre-booked hotel. Evening free to visit Colorful Markets of Jaipur. Overnight at the Hotel in Jaipur. Day 04 Jaipur Morning we visit the Amber Fort in the Aravali Hills an ancient capital of the state. An Elephant ride ( Subject to Availability) or jeep can be used to reach hilltop fort , which is a super example of Rajput (medieval Hindu) style Architecture. Afternoon - tour of City Palace and Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. The Palace of Winds – a five-storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main Street of the old city. It was originally built to enable the ladies of the Royal household to watch everyday life Overnight at the Hotel in Jaipur Day 05 Jaipur – Agra Via Fatehpursikri After Breakfast you leave by private car for Agra. Enroute visit Fatehpursikri - an abandoned Capital of Mughals. This city is built in red sandstone , and is a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architectural elements. It was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar during 1571 and 1585 and it is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture Though the city is in ruins, but the sunset over the ruins is sight to cherish. The city was later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Later we proceed on our drive for Agra, upon arrival at Agra check in at your pre-booked hotel. Overnight at the Hotel in Agra. Day 06 Agra Very early morning visit the famous Taj Mahal at sunrise. This is a breathtaking view – the mausoleum was built by sorrowing Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Building's stupendous scale, flawless symmetry, translucent white marble and shimmering reflection in the water channel are truly breathtaking. (Every Friday Taj Mahal is Closed) After viewing the Taj Mahal we return back to hotel for breakfast . After breakfast visit Agra Fort, which lies on the bend of the Yamunna River , was built by the Emperor Akbar between 1565 and 1574. Its imposing walls of red sandstone and its gateways are decorated with coloured tiles echoing the traditions of central Asia. It was Akbar's great endeavour to synthesize the two great traditions of Islam and Hinduism and this is reflected in both his politics and architecture. After breakfast proceed on the the city tour of Agra visiting the Agra Fort, Itmad-Ud-Daulah, Sikandra and the Local Markets. Overnight at the Hotel. Day 07 Agra – Delhi After breakfast leave by private car for Delhi, upon arrival at Delhi check in at your pre-booked hotel Overnight at the hotel Day 08 Leave Delhi (Checkout at 12 noon) Today you are transferred to Delhi Airport to board Flight for your onward Journeys