Culture & History - India: India's Golden Triangle - 6 Days

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Visit the great Jama Masjid- the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur'an written on deer skin. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk. 

Next take an exciting rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar.

In New Delhi, visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Stop for lunch at Pindi - North Indian Restaurant, then drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.

 

Price Per Person US$ with 3* Hotels: (Validity till April 15, 2019 except Dec 20, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019)

Based on minimum 2 People: US$813.60

Accommodation on twin sharing basis in below mentioned 3* hotels in base category rooms.

2 nights Delhi at Hotel Florence Inn  http://www.florencegroup.in/

1 night Agra at The Retreat  http://www.theretreat.co.in/

2 nights Jaipur at Vista Maurya Palace http://www.vestahotels.in/sub_hotel.php?hid=3

 

Price Per Person US$ with 4* Hotels: (Validity till April 15, 2019 except Dec 20, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019)

Based on minimum 2 People: US$957.60

Accommodation on twin sharing basis in below mentioned 4* hotels in base category rooms.

2 nights Delhi at Hotel Royal Plaza   http://www.hoteltheroyalplaza.com/

1 night Agra at Four Points By Sheraton  http://www.starwoodhotels.com/

2 nights Jaipur at Hotel Ramada  http://www.ramadajaipur.com/

 

Price Per Person US$ with 5* Hotels: (Validity till April 15, 2019 except Dec 20, 2018 – Jan 5, 2019)

Based on minimum 2 People: US$1,108.80

Accommodation on twin sharing basis in below mentioned 5* hotels in base category rooms.

2 nights Delhi at The Lalit http://www.thelalit.com/the-lalit-new-delhi/

1 night Agra at Jaypee Palace http://www.jaypeehotels.com/convention-center

2 nights Jaipur at ITC Rajputana  http://www.itchotels.in/hotels/itcrajputana/jaipur

 

Price includes:

Arrival, departure transfers & land transport in air-conditioned Toyota Innova as per itinerary.
Professional English Speaking Local guides during sightseeing in Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri & Jaipur as per itinerary.
Monument entrance (single entry)

Cycle - rickshaw ride through the ancient bazaar of Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi

Elephant ride to Amber Fort in Jaipur
Mineral water in the vehicle

GST 5%

 

Meals as described in the itinerary;
Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 2 dinner.

 

Does not include: Any air & train fair, Insurance, Portage, Meals other than mentioned above, Tips, Any expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, telephone calls, laundry.

 

B: Breakfast

B,L: Breakfast, Lunch

B,L,D: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

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Payment for internal flights is generally due within 14 days of booking.  Should you need to cancel at any time, your deposit will be non-refundable. Although we will try to refund your internal airfare less any penalties levied by the airline.

In the case of GIT’s

Final Payment:

1st installment is due 90 days prior to departure.  If you need to cancel between 60 and 90 days prior to departure, we will refund 25% of your trip cost, as well as your internal airfare less any penalties levied by the airline.
2nd and final installment is due within 45 days prior to departure. If you need to cancel within 45 days of departure we will not be able to issue you a refund.

In the case of FIT’s

Full and final payment is due within 45 – 30 days prior to departure. If you need to cancel within 30 days of departure we will not be able to issue you a refund. Your internal airfare will be refunded less any penalties levied by the airline.

 

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Day 1: Arrive Delhi Meet on arrival and transport to hotel.

 

Day 2: Delhi

Full day a guided tour of Old & New Delhi including; the Jama Masjid Mosque, a rickshaw ride through the market in Old Delhi, visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, India Gate, President's House & Qutub Minar.

Start the tour with a visit to the great Jama Masjid- the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur'an written on deer skin. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk. 

Next take an exciting rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar.

In New Delhi, visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948.

We will stop for lunch at Pindi - North Indian Restaurant.

Further drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.

Culminate the day at Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture.

Welcome dinner at Chore Bizare Restaurant.  (B,L,D)

 

Day 3: Delhi - Agra (240 km / 4hrs)                        

After early breakfast drive to Agra. Afternoon visit the incredible architectural excellence of Taj Mahal (Friday closed), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort, built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone Agra Fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. This massive Fort is 2.5 km long & is considered as predecessor of Delhi Red Fort. Later in the evening visit Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, built by Noor Jahan, wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, in memory of her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. Before Taj Mahal was built, its rough design was already standing in the form of Itmad ud Daulah's Tomb. (B)

 

Day 4: Drive Fatehphur Sikri- Jaipur (260 km / 6hrs)        

After breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visit Fatephur Sikri, built in 1571, one of the world's most perfect ghost cities and a marvel of design and construction. It is a synthesis of the flourishing styles of the Persian courts and the prevailing Hindu-Islamic trends. Fatehpur (town of victory) Sikri was built by Akbar, the third and greatest of the Great Moguls. It is over 400 years old and today its pristine red sandstone buildings are as perfect as when they were first chiseled.

The town was erected after a holy man, Sheikh Salim Chisti, decreed the births of three sons to Akbar after all his children had died in infancy. There are three sections to the City: The Royal Palace (notable for the Emperor's throne), the outside of the Royal Palace and the Jami Masjid (the location of the Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, a masterpiece in brilliant white marble). The centerpiece of this remarkable monument is the Jewel House of the Diwan I Khas. Architecturally extraordinary, the four doorways lead into a single-story room where a huge central pillar supports a seat reached by mid-air walkways.

After visiting Fatehpur Sikri continue drive to Jaipur. Check into hotel, the remainder of the day is free for independent activities. (B)

 

Day 5: Jaipur                                     

Morning drive to Amber, the name of the ancient kingdom of Jaipur and also the name of its ancient capital, situated 7 miles away. Its history can be traced backed to the 12th century. Amber Fort is superbly located, protected by the wild Arrival Hills on all sides. Originally built in the 11th century, it was expanded by Raja Man Singh in the late 16th century. The ascent to the Fort will be on elephant backs.

Afternoon: city tour including the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar Observatory, bazaars.

Known as the “Pink City,” Jaipur was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II (1700-1743). It has 7 gates into the city--one for each of the 7 planets (which was the number of planets known at the time of the city’s founding). At the heart of Jaipur is its City Palace which houses an extensive collection of rare manuscripts, Mughal and Rajasthani miniatures, Mughal carpets, costumes and textiles, arms and weapons, royal buggies, chariots and palanquins and a remarkable carriage -the Indiraviman - that was drawn by four elephants.

At the center is Chandra Mahal, the seven-tiered Moon Palace where the present Maharaja still resides. The City Palace complex also contains the Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Lord Krishna. Just outside the gateway of the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, the Yantralaya of Sawai Jai Singh II, the last great classical astronomer in India. The modernistic structures known as Yantras are the unique creations of this astronomer-king, designed by him and built by experts to observe the movements of the sun, moon, planets and stars. This is the largest of five observatories founded by the astronomer-king in various parts of the country. Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) is Jaipur's most-photographed building, a honeycomb palace with 953 latticed windows overlooking the bazaar and busy streets of Jaipur. Built in 1799 by the poet-king Pratap Singh, this extraordinary building was used by purdah-bound women to watch the grand processions that were a regular feature of the city. Dinner at Niroj Restaurant (B,D)

  

Day 6: Jaipur - Delhi (240 km / 6hrs)

Morning  independent. Afternoon drive to Delhi, transfer to airport for flight to onward destination. (B)

Highlights

Delhi: Full day a guided tour of Old & New Delhi including; the Jama Masjid Mosque, a rickshaw ride through the market in Old Delhi, visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, India Gate, President's House & Qutub Minar.

Start the tour with a visit to the great Jama Masjid- the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. The courtyard of the mosque can hold up to twenty-five thousand worshippers. The mosque also houses several relics in a closet in the north gate, including an antique copy of the Qur'an written on deer skin. It lies at the origin of a very busy central street of Old Delhi, Chandni Chowk. 

Next take an exciting rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar.

In New Delhi, visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948.

We will stop for lunch at Pindi - North Indian Restaurant.

Further drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.

Culminate the day at Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture.

Welcome dinner at Chore Bizare Restaurant.  (B,L,D)

Route

  1. Delhi