Golden Triangle With Rishikesh
Tour Duration : 9 Nights / 10 Days
Tour Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Rishikesh
Best Travel Package for peace lovers to experience the serenity of Rishikesh along with the trip to the cities of Golden Triangle.
Day 1: Arrive at Delhi
Upon your arrival at the airport, meet our representative awaiting just outside the arrival hall, past the customs area & currency shops. Later at the hotel our representative will brief you about tour starting day after. With a multi-ethnic society, Delhi welcomes all to witness a miniature of the vast Indian subcontinent.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
A full day sightseeing tour of Delhi is planned for the day. The attractions here worth visiting first include the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Fort and the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. The day tour will also include visits to one of the largest brick minarets of the world- Qutab Minar, white lotus shaped Baha’i Temple- Lotus Temple, the stunning Humayun's Tomb built in 1562 CE, and beauteous Laxmi Narayan Temple. Visit the eclectic mix of modern and cosmopolitan worlds of India and take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Enjoy a drive past monuments of national significance such as President’s House, Parliament House and later enjoy a night view of India Gate under starlit sky.
Day 3: Delhi – Agra
Morning drive to Agra en-route visiting Sikandra. Tomb of Akbar the Great, a magnificent specimen of Mughal architecture, is situated at Sikandra. On arrival in Agra, check into the hotel. This day is spent exploring the best of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra. In afternoon, visit the ultimate emblem of love and an edifice that has most rightly been called a World Wonder- Taj Mahal. Built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, Taj Mahal is a UNESCO acclaimed site and is called “the jewel of Muslim art in India” for its beauteous design and configuration. Later, visit the imposing structure of Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of public and private audience. Also visit, the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah a replica of Taj Mahal often regarded as a draft of the famous mausoleum was built by Empress Noorjehan in memory of her father.
Day 4: Agra – Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri or Bharatpur National Park (according to guests’ preference). The monuments and edifices of Fatehpur Sikri are applauded by UNESCO for they showcase a beauteous synthesis of various regional schools of architecture and influences of Hindu, Jain and Islamic architectural styles can be seen here. Explore the beautiful edifices inside which includes Jama Masjid, the Buland Darwaza, palace of Queen Jodha Bai, Birbal's Palace, tomb of Saint Salim Chisti inside. Now known as Keoladeo National Park, the bird sanctuary of Bharatpur is a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for avifauna and highly endangered species of birds such as Siberian Crane. Continue your drive to Jaipur.
Day 5: Jaipur Sightseeing
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and leave for a half-day sightseeing tour to the hilltop fortress of Amber. A small trek up the hill will be covered while riding an elephant in the royal manner. Today the structure stands with its beautifully carved ceilings, intricate patterns and stunning designs . In the afternoon, tour the old walled city of Jaipur. Visit the unique Jantar Mantar Observatory- an assortment of architectural astronomical instruments. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II it consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time and predicting eclipses etc. Stunning City Palace will be the next destination on this city tour. Drive-by the stunning Hawa Mahal- a palace with hundreds of ornamental windows, built for royal ladies to be able to watch the daily processions of city.
Day 6: Jaipur – Delhi
Leave Jaipur by car halting for lunch at Neemrana Fort. Built in 1464 AD, Neemrana- Fort-Palace is one of the most striking heritage resorts offering an opportunity to experience kingly excesses even to the masses. Situated on a hillock the fort commands magnificent views of the surrounding village. The interiors include period furniture, antiques, frescoed paintings and a regal ambiance. A visit to the fort thus completes the essence of royal stay in Rajasthan.
Day 7 To Day 9: Delhi – Rishikesh
A hub of masses of ashrams, yoga and meditation centers Rishikesh has emerged as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’. In the evening a grand ritual of Aarti is performed by priests who lights grand lamps and pays offerings to River Ganges. A three day session here will be very fruitful for anyone desiring to learn simple and effective measures of yoga. You can practice humming or gong meditation and try all styles of Ayurvedic massages amidst an ambiance fused with chanting of vedic mantras.We start our day with acclimatization briefing about the whole program, followed by introduction of the day’s program by the Yoga teacher. Every day morning walk and yoga class followed by relaxation of body & mind. Every day evening in-house yoga & traditional meditation class with visiting instructor. Late evening visit the Ghats for Aarti, dedicated to Goddesses Ganga.
Day 10: Rishikesh – Delhi
Today we leave the spiritual world and leave for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi you will be directed to the international airport to board the onward flight back home completely rejuvenated.