Advanced Golden Triangle Tour
Tour Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Tour Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Mandawa - Gwalior
Day 1: Arrive at Delhi
Arrive Delhi and meet the representative at the arrival hall. In the afternoon proceed on a tour of the capital city. The important places in Old Delhi includes the majestic Red Fort, the historical Chandni Chowk, besides Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana. In New Delhi visit the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys; the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war; the Laxminarayan Temple, built by the Birlas, one of India’s leading industrial families; Qutab Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty; and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple.
Day 2: To Mandawa
Morning drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa and check - in at hotel. From this hotel you can take a walking tour of the painted houses in this region belonging to some of the leading business families of the country.
Day 3: To Jaipur
Morning drive to the Pink city of Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check - in at hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including, City Palace in the heart of Jaipur is known for its blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Not far away is the Central Museum with its large collection of woodwork, jewellery, costumes, brassware, and pottery. Another monument near the City Palace, Jantar Mantar, is the largest of the five observatories built by Sawai Jai Singh. The Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed for the royal ladies to watch the royal processions without being seen.
Day 4: Jaipur Sightseeing
Morning excursion to Amber Fort, situated just outside the city, is perhaps the most beautiful example of Rajasthani forts and gives a grand view of the city down below. You can have the unique experience of traveling on elephant back to and from the top of the hill on which the fort is situated. This afternoon is free to independently explore the crowded and colorful lanes of the pink city’s bazaars.
Day 5: To Agra
Morning drive for five hours to the City of Taj, enroute visiting the deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri, the red sandstone city of yesteryears. In the afternoon reach Agra and check in at your hotel. Later proceed for the city sightseeing tour visiting The Taj Mahal, which is entirely made of white marble and its walls are decorated with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work.
Day 6: To Gwalior
In the morning enjoy a tour of the other monuments in Agra. The Agra Fort (also called the Red Fort) makes an interesting sight. The fort retains the irregular outline of the demolished mud-wall fort of the Lodis. The Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula is located in a walled garden overlooking the Yamuna. Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra, located in a large walled garden on the road to Delhi, is a magnificent gateway covered with floral and geometrical arabesque decoration in white and coloured marble with four elegant minarets. Later in the day drive to the fort city of Gwalior. Arrive Gwalior and check – in at hotel. Rest of the day is free to walk around in the Palace hotel
Day 7: To Delhi
Morning sightseeing tour of Gwalior visiting the majestic Gwalior fort is one of the largest and mightiest forts in India. Also visit Sas-Bahu Temples are 11th-century temples of Lord Vishnu while Teli-ka-Mandir is a 300-meter-high Vishnu temple of the 9th century. Intime transfer to Railway Station to board Shatabdi Express train to Delhi in the evening. Arrive Delhi and transfer to hotel.
Day 8: Departure from Delhi
Intime transfer to airport to check in for your departure flight for onward destination.