India's golden triangle is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The Golden Triangle is so called because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan on a map.
India's golden triangle is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The Golden Triangle is so called because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan on a map. The trips usually start in Delhi moving south to the site of Taj Mahal at Agra, then west, to the desert landscapes of Rajasthan. It is normally possible to do the trip by coach or private journey through most tour operators. The Golden Triangle is now a well-traveled route providing a good spectrum of the country's different landscapes. The circuit is about 720 km by road. Each leg is about 4 to 6 hours of drive. The Shatabdi express train also connects Delhi with Agra and Jaipur.
See the sights of ‘Pink City’ Jaipur
Relive the charming fables of India, the royal chapters, and the inhibited wilderness with our specially-crafted itinerary Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore. While Golden Triangle is the popular tourist circuit covering the majestic cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur; Ranthambore is the land of the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. Comb the plush architectural gems such as palaces, forts, and havelis with the thrill of an adventure-filled wildlife safari with our Golden triangle tour with the Ranthambore tiger safari. The view of the ethereal Taj Mahal, ride on the caparisoned back to the magnificent Amer Fort are wonderful experiences added to the 8-day tour of Golden Triangle and Ranthambore.
This historical city stands 200 km south of New Delhi, on the banks of river Yamuna. Over three centuries ago, it was a powerful Mughal capital and the most important city of northern India. It was at this time that Agra's many timeless architectural wonders were born: the wonderful Taj Mahal, the awesome Agra Fort, and the sprawling Sikandara - a whole city in itself.
Taj Mahal : The most photographed monument in the world, the Taj stands in its splendor of white marble, an imposing citadel on the banks of river Yamuna. Built in 17th century by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal emperor, in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj Mahal is an ode to the emperor's eternal love for his wife. It took over 20,000 skilled workers from across the country, working day and night, for 22 years for this architectural wonder to be created.
Fatehpur Sikri: 40 km from Agra, it is a city completely made of red sand stone. Built by Akbar and dedicated to a saint, Fatehpur Sikri was conceived in 1571. Worth visiting are the Jama Masjid, Salim Chisti's tomb, the Diwan-e-Aam, the Diwan-e-Khas and the Queen's palaces within the city.
City Palace: Built by Sawai Jai Singh, it became the official seat of the Jaipur royal family after 1922. A large part of the brilliant palace is now a museum, displaying an excellent collection of artifacts used by the Rajput royalty.
Jantar Mantar: Built in 1728, it is one of Sawai Jai Singh's unique observatories. It has instruments that have been scientifically designed to predict the movement of the major stars accurately. It represents the high point of medieval Indian astronomy.
Amer Fort: It is one of the finest and the best preserved forts, having served as the royal capital for seven long years before the city of Jaipur was built. It has a complex of several palaces, meeting halls, pavilions, gardens and temples. The Fort was built in the later half of the 10th century by Raja Man Singh.
Ranthambore is one of the finest tiger reserves of India and considered the best place to spot a tiger in his own natural habitat. The park is also popular with the wildlife photographers.
Day 01: DelhiArrival local SightseeingOn arrival at Delhiairport / railway station our representative having a placard displaying yourname will meet you at the airport / railway station to pick you up and move tohotel after check-in and freshen up move out for local sightseeing likeRajghat, Lal Qila, Jama Masjid, Lotus Temple, Iskon Temple & local marketetc. Rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Delhi
Day 02:Delhi – Agra via Mathura (240Km/5Hrs. Approx) After breakfast you will be transferred toMughal city Agra via Mathura. After reaching Mathura and make Krishna Janmsthantemple darshan move to Agra. Agra is a major tourist destination in North Indiabecause of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fortand Fatehpur Sikri, all these three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On arrivalcheck in to your hotel. After fresh n up you will visit the famous TajMahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wifeMumtaz Mahal. (Taj Mahal Remains Closed on Every Friday) Later, visit the Agrafort, built by the great Emperor Akbar and the tomb of Etimad-ud-Daula oftendescribed as Jewel Box or the Baby Taj and is regarded as a draft of the TajMahal. Rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Agra.
Day 03: Agra- Ranthambore via Fatehpur Sikri & Chand Baori(300Km/5Hrs45Min.Approx) This early morningat your hotel for freshen up and breakfast, we willdrive to Ranthambore via fatehpur sikri & Chand Baori. On reaching Sawai Madhopur whichis the gateway to Ranthambore, check in to a forest lodge standing in thevicinal area of Ranthambore National Park. It is home to the world famous Royal Bengal Tigers whichare now classified as an endangered species. One can spot awide variety of other animal, plant and bird species in here. You will be takenon an evening jungle trip guided by a wildlife expert (driving in a jeep) atthe Ranthambore National Park. Over Night stay at hotel.
Day 04:Ranthambore to Jaipur (190kms/4hrs Approx.)Afterbreakfast, we will drive to Jaipur. After reaching hotel freshen up and out forlocal market and sightseeing Rest of the day is free at yourleisure. Overnight at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day5: Jaipur City Tour. This morning after breakfast you will visitthe Amber fort nestling among Arawali Hills built in 16th century by Raja ManSingh, enjoy an optional elephant ride at Amber fort subject to additionalcharges, then visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace) & Hawa Mahal - A Palace of winds-it is the Jaipur’s most famous monument. In the afternoon you will visit theCity Palace and Museum, City Palace-conceived and designed by Jai Singh is afine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and is one of the mostimportant architectural landmarks in Jaipur. Walk to the adjacent JantarMantar, an astronomical observatory. Rest of the day is free at your leisurefor rest or shopping. You can visit the local markets for some window shopping.Jaipur is the most famous marketplace for Handicrafts and Gold & DiamondJewellery. Overnight stay at the hotel in Jaipur.
Day 6: Jaipur to Delhi for Departure (281kms/5hr40m Approx.)Postbreakfast, checkout from hotel and at the lastday of Golden Triangle with Rajasthan Tour, we will take you toDelhi. We take youback to Delhi from where you will be transferred to the Airport/Railway stationto board to get back to your hometown. Take along withyourself pleasurable remembrances!Tour Ends with Happy
Tour Ends with Happy Memories….!