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Enjoy this outstanding tour to the most famous sights of the Subcontinent featuring the incomparable and romantic Taj Mahal in the Mughal capital of Agra, the princely splendour of Jaipur in Rajasthan, the historic grandeur of the Qutub Minar, Delhi’s most famous landmark and the Golden Temple in Amritsar the most sacred temple for sikhs.
Golden Triangle with Golden Temple Tour Package begins with an arrival in Delhi. Met on arrival by representative. Traditional welcome with garlanding and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a morning at leisure we drive to the city of Taj, Agra, stopping enroute at a good restaurant for refreshment. We arrive by evening and check inn to the hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast at the hotel we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife. It’s a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone – undoubtedly the highlight of the tour.
Post lunch tour of the imposing Agra Fort – built of red sandstone and marble is a hilltop citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and gates.Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast we leisurely drive to Jaipur – the fabled “pink city” of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors, are now living monuments.
Enroute we stop at Fatehpur Sikri – which has been described as “the world’s most perfectly preserved ghost town”. Built by Akbar in the late 16th century, it was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. In the afternoon continue to the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, arrive and check inn to the hotel.
This will be a cultural evening, we visit Chokhi Dhani – An ethnic village resort, the vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. A traditional Rajasthani dinner will be served. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel we leave for a half – day sightseeing stopping to view the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) – this elaborate building, now little more than a faade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.
We visit the Maharajah’s City Palace, now partly a museum display a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armoury and costumes. We proceed to visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory – situated in the heart of the city where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After a breakfast at the hotel we visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber – ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant. We wander among glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors.
After lunch we continue by road back to Delhi, arrive and check inn to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel set off for a train journey to the ‘land of Golden Sparrow’ – Amritsar, arrive and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon
at leisure. Evening we visit to India / Pakistan Border for change of guards ceremony and the flag hoisting and lowering activities which are done with great skill and precision by the border security forces of both the countries. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, followed by a sightseeing tour visiting Amritsar’s resplendent Golden Temple – Spiritual Center of Sikh Faith, built by Guru Arjun Singh in the late 16th Century. Later we proceed to Jallianwala Bagh Memorial – an important monument dedicated to hundreds of martyrs of a massacre in 1919.
We visit Durgiana Temple which also draws its share of pilgrims.
Evening visit to the Golden Temple for night holy book ceremony (Real beauty of Golden Temple under lights). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning we take a train journey back to Delhi. On arrival we proceed to our hotel for day use only. Morning at leisure.
After lunch we leave for a half – day sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Including the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, the India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj.
Evening transfer to the international airport to Board your homeward flight or connect to your onward destination.
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