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Travel to the Taj Mahal in style and experience the famous Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Admire the treasures of Mughal architecture in the best Forts and Palaces of North India, including an unforgettable morning visit to the Taj.
Upon arrival to India at Delhi international airport, you will be provided assistance followed by transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will start a full-day city tour of Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Old Delhi and discover the majestic Red Fort (outside visit) and the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. Next explore the major landmarks in Delhi starting with the Qutb Minar, a towering minaret famous for its intricate carvings of Islamic caligraphy and Humayun's Tomb, the mausoleum of one of the great Mughal emperors. On our tour around the city we will also drive by and make short stops at India Gate, Raj Ghat and the flamboyant government buildings along Janpath road.
In the evening, we will make a visit to the Sikh temple Bangla Sahib, the most important Sikh shrine in the city.
Today we will drive to the city of Agra, the former capital of the mighty Mughal empire and the home of the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
In the afternoon we will make a visit of the Itmad-ud-daulah a beautiful mausoleum locally known as the 'Baby Taj', then we will explore the impressive Agra Fort. Recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the Agra Fort is an immense citadel built in red-sandstone and marble that was used as the official residence of the Mughal dynasty, the last great Indian empire. It is considered one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture, an Indo-Islamic concoction of Indian, Persian and Turkish influences.
|Delhi → Agra||230 km||4h|
We will wake up early in the morning to make a visit to the splendorous Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays). Built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife, the Taj Mahal is the grand highlight of any trip to India. There will be ample time to photograph its soaring minarets and shiny marble dome, and once we complete our visit we will return to the hotel for breakfast.
After enjoying breakfast we will leave Agra and start our drive to Jaipur, the grand capital of Rajasthan. We will make a stop on the way for a tour of Fatehpur Sikri, a UNESCO-listed citadel built by Akbar, the greatest Mughal emperor.
Finally we will arrive to the Pink City of Jaipur, where we will spend the evening exploring the city streets and treasure hunting at its lively market.
|Agra → Fatehpur Sikri||36 km||1h|
|Fatehpur Sikri → Jaipur||210 km||4h 40min|
After breakfast we will start our full-day city tour of Jaipur at the UNESCO-listed Amer Fort. Built in red sandstone and marble, the Amer Fort is one of the finest fortresses of the Rajput Hindu kingdoms of Rajasthan, fierce warrior clans that opposed the Islamic Mughals. Our guided visit will lead you through the chambers, courtyards and pavilions of this masterpiece of Rajput architecture, including some of the finest stonework and mirrorwork in India.
In the afternoon, we will visit the major landmarks of Jaipur, including the impressive City Palace and the medieval observatory of Jantar Mantar. We will conclude the tour with a visit (from the outside only) to the sublime Hawa Mahal or "Palace of the Winds", a pink sandstone beehive with a wealth of intricate windows.
In the evening we will head to Birla Temple to witness the evening prayers ceremony (without guide, only driver).
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and start the return drive to Delhi.
On arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to the international airport for your departure flight.
|Jaipur → Delhi||260 km||4h|
|Prices per person||2 pax|
|16 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018||$1031||$888|
|1 Nov 2018 - 15 Apr 2019||$1355||$1189|
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