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India Golden Triangle Tour

Tour Highlights

  • A private and customized trip.
  • Explore the capital: New Delhi.
  • Famous destination Agra.
  • Stunning monument, Taj Mahal.
  • Visit the Grand Agra Fort.
  • Amazing Jaipur sightseeing.

Trip Overview

The India Golden Triangle Tour, the name itself evokes beauty and attractions, perfectly represents an ideal Indian tour. This 5 nights 6 day tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore India’s royal and cultural heritage. The iconic journey covers the culturally rich cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. These three cities are breathtakingly beautiful and have a special place in the books of history. You get to explore a blend of modern and historical landmarks. Each has its own unique charm, rich with excitement, adventure, knowledge, and fun. 

Delhi - The Capital City of India 

Delhi, often called the "Heart of India," is the capital territory located in the north-central part of the country, on the western side of the Yamuna River. With a rich history that includes influential rulers like the Mughals and Pandavas, Delhi serves as a significant commercial, transport, and cultural hub, as well as the political center of India. Renowned for its culture, history, authentic cuisine, and fashion, Delhi is best known as the seat of India's national government and attracts tourists from around the world. You will explore an iconic landmark in Delhi called Red Fort, often referred to as Lal Qila in Hindi, renowned for its majestic red sandstone walls and historical significance as the main residence of the Mughal emperors for nearly 200 years. It is a UNESCO world heritage site that stands 75 feet (23 metres) high and encloses a complex of palaces and entertainment halls, projecting balconies, baths, indoor canals, geometrical gardens, as well as an ornate mosque. Visit the Jama Mosque, which was constructed in 1644-1656 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. It is made of redstone and marble. The masjid has been built on an elevation of 10 m and has three gates, two 40-m-high minarets, and four towers. 

You'll also have the chance to visit Raj Ghat, situated on the riverbanks, which serves as a memorial for Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, often hailed as the Father of the Nation. Gandhi was cremated here after his assassination in 1948. The site features a modest black marble structure surrounded by a beautiful garden and attracts visitors from across the globe who come to honor the revered leader. Visit Birla Temple, which is one of the major temples in Delhi. Located to the west of Connaught Place, it was built by the industrialist Sh. J.K. Birla in 1939. It covers 7.5 acres and features numerous religious and national significance fountains, shrines, and statues. Without visiting India Gate, your tour of Delhi is not complete. India Gate is a monumental sandstone arch in New Delhi, located at the eastern end of the Rajpath. It is a stunning archway standing as a tribute to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country. You will also be visiting Humayun’s tomb, which was built in 1565 after the death of Humayun and is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun. It is located near the crossing of Mathura Road and Lodhi Road. It stands as a landmark in the development of Mughal architecture and represents the earliest specimen of the Mughal scheme of the garden tomb. 

The famous Qutub Minar is a must to visit. It is a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous landmark in Delhi. It stands today at 72.5 meters and is a brick minaret built in 1193 by Muslim conquerors of Delhi. Also visit Lotus Temple, known as Kamal Mandir, a prime tourist destination. It is in the shape of a spectacular lotus with white petals, making it a breathtaking sight. It is surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. The lotus inspired structure spreads across 26 acres of land and comprises 27 petals in free standing state. The last destination you will cover in Delhi is Chandani Chowk, which is the oldest and busiest market in Delhi. It is a densely populated market that has been around for more than three centuries From clothes to jewellery, from spices to dry fruits, from books to electronics, Chandni Chowk has it all. The market is divided into several streets and lanes, each of which specializes in a different type of product.

Agra- The City of Love

Agra, also known as home to one of the seven wonders of the world, is in western Uttar Pradesh state, in northern India. Agra is a city offering the discovery of a beautiful era. It has a rich history, reflected in the numerous monuments dotted in and around the city. The city was founded by Sultan Sikandar of the Lodi dynasty in the early 16th century to be the capital of the Delhi sultanate (a late medieval empire primarily based in Delhi that stretched over large parts of the Indian subcontinent). Agra is best known for the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO world heritage site. It is often considered to be the world's best example of Mughal architecture. Located on the banks of the Yamuna River, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1631 to honor his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died during childbirth. She asked him to create a tomb unlike any other in her memory. The construction took over 17 years, with 22,000 workers and 1,000 elephants contributing to the effort. Today, it stands as a stunning symbol of love and beauty. 

Explore Agra Fort, a large 16th century fortress made of redstone that is located on the Yamuna River in the historic city of Agra, west-central Uttar Pradesh, north-central India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century, is a testament to Mughal architecture and history. The fort houses a maze of buildings, including vast underground sections. The fort was the site of a battle during the Indian rebellion of 1857, which caused the end of the British East India Company’s rule in India, and led to a century of direct rule of India by Britain.

Jaipur- The Pink City 

Jaipur, famously known as "The Pink City," is the capital of Rajasthan, located in the east-central part of the state. As India's first planned city, Jaipur is a major tourist attraction and commercial hub, known worldwide for its colored gems. The city earned its nickname in 1876 when Maharaja Ram Singh had most buildings painted pink, the color symbolizing hospitality, to welcome Britain's Queen Victoria. Today, Jaipur is renowned for its vibrant bazaars, majestic forts, elegant temples, attractive palaces, and scenic wildlife sanctuaries. You will cover famous places in Jaipur, which include Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, City Palace Museum, and Jantar Mantar.

Amber Fort: Fort is among the famous tourist attractions. Situated in the valley of the Aravalli ranges, just below Jaigarh Fort,. It is the finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture. It is clad in pink and yellow sandstone and is a part of an extensive complex. Built by one of the most trusted generals of Akbar, Maharaja Man Singh I, in the year 1592, Amer Fort served as the main residence of the Rajput Rulers.

Jal Mahal: The Water Palace, situated in the middle of a lake in Jaipur, was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Originally designed as a hunting lodge for duck shooting rather than a residence, the palace features a low structure with four dome-shaped pillars at each corner and a larger central dome.

City Palace Musuem: This former royal residence and administrative headquarters of the rulers of Jaipur State was established in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II as part of his grand city project. It was completed in 1732. The palace hosted religious and cultural events and supported arts, commerce, and industry. It was built according to the principles of Vastushastra, combining elements of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles.

Jantar Mantar: It is an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century. It was built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan, and has 19 astronomical instruments. Jantar Mantar is derived from a sanskrit word that means a mysterious formula for calculations. 

Fatehpur Sikri Attractions

En route to Jaipur, you will be exploring Fatehpur Sikri. It was built during the second half of the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. It is the best example of the culmination of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Here you will visit Jama Masjid, Buland Darwaza, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan, and Panch Mahal. Each destination is beautiful in its own way. 

Jama Masjid: Constructed between 1650 and 1656 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, this is one of India's largest mosques. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mosque is protected and preserved for its cultural and historical value. It stands as a testament to the rich cultural and architectural heritage of the Mughal era and continues to be a site of immense historical and religious significance.

Buland Darwaza: Renowned as the “Door of Victory," it was built in 1575 by Mughal emperor Akbar to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and is an example of Mughal architecture. The total height of the structure is about 54 meters above ground level.

Jodha Bai Palace: It is a historical monument named after Jodhi Bai, the Hindu wife of Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is a red sandstone palace built by Akbar, with a central courtyard & a mix of Hindu & Mughal styles. The palace showcases a blend of Hindu and Mughal architectural styles, featuring ornate carvings, spacious courtyards, and intricate stone work.

Birbal Bhawan: Located near the Jodha Bai Mahal in Fatehpur Sikri, it is a famous place to visit. It was built in 1571 and is believed to be part of imperial Harem and housed Akbar's senior queens, Ruqayya Begum and Salima Begum. The architecture of this palace is typical Mughal style and is a two storeyed structure.

Panch Mahal: The Panch Mahal, which means five level palace, is located near Zenana Quarters. It was built by the Mughal Emperor. This five storey mahal is designed in a decreasing order, meaning that each floor is shorter than the one below it. From the top of the palace, one can enjoy a spectacular view of the whole city. 

This remarkable India Golden Triangle Tour encompasses nearly all the essential destinations in India. This popular itinerary includes historic cities offering a rich blend of cultural heritage, architectural wonders, and vibrant local experiences. Ideal for first-time travelers, this tour provides a comprehensive overview of the country's most popular sights and attractions. The best time to visit these destinations is between October and November or February and April, when temperatures are comfortable throughout the day. Book your dream holiday now to experience India's most amazing sights and attractions.

Detailed Itinerary

  • DAY 1

    Arrival in Delhi.

    At (Your Arrival Time): Welcome to Delhi !!! The capital city of India has great historical significance and is an important commercial, transport, and cultural hub, as well as the political centre of India. Upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, our local airport representative will warmly greet you and ensure your transfer to your hotel. Complete the check-in procedures, have some rest, and enjoy the comforts of your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to spend. Spend it relaxing, having a go at gastronomy, shopping. Later, enjoy your overnight stay at the hotel.

    Meal: Not Included.

  • DAY 2

    Delhi Sightseeing.

    At 07:00 AM: Wake up in the morning and savor your delicious breakfast served at your hotel. After having breakfast, you will be taken to Delhi to see both old and new parts. First, you will be taken to the Red Fort, which was constructed as the palace fort of Shahjahanabad and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Key features include the Lahore Gate, which serves as the main entrance, and the Diwan-i-Aam and Diwan-i-Khas, the halls for public and private audiences. The water channel that flows through various buildings within the fort. You can explore a museum exhibiting artifacts from the Mughal era. Additionally, the fort houses the Moti Masjid, a striking three-domed mosque made of white marble. Following that visit, Jama Mosque where the city’s Muslims traditionally gather for Friday communal prayer. The courtyard is so huge that it can easily accommodate 25,000 devotees at one time.

    After that, you will be taken to Raj Ghat, which is a memorial complex in Delhi. It is the burial place of Mahatma Gandhi. You can see the black marble platform, a central feature where Mahatma Gandhi was ceramated. You get to see landscaped gardens, inscriptions of Gandhi's famous quotes, riverside views, and a lot more. Next, visit Birla Temple, also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple, a major attraction that amazes you with its beautiful architecture. The sholkas and other sacred texts are written on the temple walls. Then visit India Gate, which is a popular and well known monument in India. You will see the stunning 42m tall archway, which is made of sandstone. The names of 13,516 soldiers who died on the Northwestern Frontier during the Afghan War are inscribed on the walls of the monument. Later, visit Humayun’s tomb, which is a magnificent garden tomb that is an example of Mughal architecture. There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure. Next, visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO world heritage site and a major Islamic construction site in India. The minaret is 72.5 meters high and has five- stories with a projecting balcony. Following that, visit Lotus Temple, a stunning architectural masterpiece. As you enter the complex of the temple, you encounter an enchanting entrance gate, beautiful floral gardens, and scintillating pools.

    Finish your tour by visiting the famous Chandini Chowk in Delhi. It is a busy shopping area with markets full of spices, dried fruit, silver jewelry, and vivid saris, while the narrow side streets are crowded with tiny shops selling essential oils, stationery, and traditional Indian sweets. After visiting all the sights, head back to your hotel and enjoy your overnight stay.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 3

    Drive to Agra, Sightseeing.

    At 07:30 AM: Begin your day by having a fulfilling breakfast at your hotel, then get ready to proceed to Agra through the new express way, experiencing one of the smoothest rides in India. 

    On arrival, check in to the hotel and freshen up before you leave for a tour of one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, which was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jehan as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the most beautiful buildings ever created. It was commissioned by the Mughal emperor to bury his favourite wife. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall. Following that visit, the grand Agra Fort, a historical fort. The fort's complex includes several impressive structures, such as the Jahangir Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas, Diwan-i-Am, Moti Masjid, and the Sheesh Mahal. After that, head back to your hotel and enjoy your overnight stay.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 4

    Drive to Jaipur, Enroute Fatehpur Sightseeing.

    At 07:00 AM: Wake up in the morning and pay a visit to the Taj Mahal. After that, have your breakfast at your hotel and get ready to head to Jaipur. En route, visit the abandoned Mughal town of Fatehpur Sikri. The attractions you will cover here include Jama Masjid, Jodha Bai Palace, Birbal Bhawan, Panch Mahal, and the Buland Darwaza. First, you will be taken to Jama Masjid, where you will see Buland Darwaza, also known as the door of victory, built by the Mughal Emperor to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. It is one of the largest gateways in the world and is the main entrance gate of the Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques in India, with the capability of holding 25,000 devotees. You can see the prayer hall, central courtyard, and domes. The mosque showcases a blend of Persian and Indian architectural styles. Following that, head to Jodha Bai Palace, which was built in the 16th century as a residence for Emperor Akbar's queens and harem members. This palace has several large halls and private chambers. The walls and pillars of the palace have detailed carvings, which showcase the magnificent craftsmanship. 

    Next, you will be visiting Birbal Bhawan, a famous place to visit. It is located near Jodhi Bai Palace, known for its stunning design and double domed construction. This palace showcases the fusion of Mugal and Rajput architectural styles. This palace has rooms arranged around a central courtyard that are designed to be spacious and airy, providing comfort and luxury. Then head to Panch Mahal, which is a five storied palace building and a rectangular colonnaded structure open on all sides and built from local red sandstone. You can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding area as well.

    After completing all the sightseeing, continue your journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, complete the check-in procedure and enjoy your overnight stay.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 5

    Jaipur Sightseeing.

    At 07:30 AM: Have breakfast at your hotel and proceed for the Jaipur city tour. Admire the class of Rajput architecture and colorful Rajasthani culture. Visit Amber Fort on the outskirts of Jaipur, followed by an elephant ride to the fort. Amber Fort is the top tourist attraction in Jaipur. The key attractions of the palace are the carvings of Hindu gods and goddesses on the walls and ceilings. The Amber Palace is divided into four sections, each of which is known as a courtyard. The entry gates of the palace’s courtyards are designed with beautiful Rajput structures that add character to each gate. A step inside the palace transports you to the glorious era of Rajput kings, where you can see the luxury they lived in. You will see paintings of famous Rajput rulers and ancient hunting styles on the palace’s walls, giving it a vibrant look. 

    After that, you will stop for photography at Jal Mahal, the Palace of Winds, better known as Hawa Mahal. It is the most majestic place to see in Jaipur. The palace is not too high and has four dome-shaped pillars at four corners, with a big one in the center. Following that, visit the City Palace Museum, which is spread out over a series of courtyards. The palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust. Then visit Jantar Mantar, a collection of 19 astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan. It includes a set of some twenty main fixed instruments. It features the world’s largest stone sundial, which is a 27m long structure. After that, head back to your hotel and enjoy your overnight stay.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

  • DAY 6

    Departure, Fly Back to Kathmandu.

    At 07:30 AM: Bid farewell to beautiful Jaipur!!! Have your last breakfast at your hotel and get ready to proceed to the airport as per your flight schedule for your journey back home. Safe travels, and may the memories of the trip stay with you forever. 

    Note: Reach the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight time.

    Meal: Breakfast Included.

Cost Inclusion

  • Welcome drink on arrival.
  • Airport pick up and drop on a private basis.
  • All 5 nights of accommodation are in double and triple sharing rooms.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • Meals as mentioned.
  • Battery Van on your way to Taj Mahal. 
  • A rickshaw ride through Old Delhi.
  • Heritage monument visit with govt. approved English speaking guide. 
  • Surface transportation by AC Sedan Car with a chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Personal assistance is provided by our representatives during all arrivals and departures.
  • All interstate taxes, permits, parking, road tax, toll taxes, fuel charges, etc are included.
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges.
  • Tours as specified in the itinerary.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Nature of personal expenses.
  • Travel/health insurance.
  • Meals that are not mentioned.
  • Liquor, boating, joy ride. 
  • Entrance fees to various sightseeing places.
  • Photography and video making fees at the sites.
  • Additional sightseeing or usage of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.

FAQS

  • What modes of transportation are used for the tour?

    We typically use a combination of private car, train, and flights, depending on preferences and budget. Most of our tours offer transportation in air-conditioned Sedan Car.

  • What is the best time to explore the Golden Triangle Tour?

    With a lot of walking to be done, the best time to visit is between October and November or February and April, when temperatures are comfortable throughout the day, dipping slightly at night.

  • What is the Golden Traingle Tour?

    It is a highly popular tourist circuit in India, renowned for its cultural and historical richness. This tour covers three significant cities in the northwestern part of the country: Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. The name "Golden Triangle" comes from the triangular shape formed by the locations of these cities on the map.

Starting Price: NRP 40,000 per person

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