Arrive in Delhi where our company representative stands to receive you. Our representative, knowing very well that you are tired after a long journey, will help you in completing the formalities quickly. Thereafter, he will transfer you to the hotel where you will receive a traditional Indian welcome.
The co-operative hotel staff will also make sure that your luggage and other belongings are transferred into your room without any hassles. Once, in the room, you can refresh yourself. Have your meal and go off to sleep if you want. Alternatively, you can also listen to some music or watch a TV show.
In the evening, our representative will meet you and give a brief of the tour. Thereafter, you will proceed to enjoy a lively cultural or theatrical performance at the any of the following - the Siri Fort Auditorium, Lalit Kala Academy, Kamayani Auditorium, Triveni Kala Sangam or Indian Habitat Centre.Religious Journey
Return to the hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.
Delhi happens to be the first of the Golden Triangle destinations and today you will explore the various attractions that make it so special. So have your breakfast early and move out of the hotel. Attractions in Old Delhi will take much of your time today. Visit the imposing Red Fort or the Lal Quila which was built by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan so as to concentrate the power of his kingdom in one monument. Apart from the palaces and halls inside the fort, also pay a visit to the ASI Museum which houses an interesting collection of royal items.
Next, visit the Jama Masjid which is the only building that catches your attention in the vicinity of the grand Red Fort. The mosque was also constructed by Shah Jahan. Chandni Chowk, the market in this area gives you an idea about what crowd actually means in India.
Move over and visit the Birla Temple, also known as the Lakshmi Narayan Temple. Next, visit the Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories built by the Rajput ruler Sawai Raja Jai Singh. Go around and have a look at the instruments that quietly tell the tale of a young prince and his passion for arts and science. Quiet close by are Janpath and the Connaught Place, two areas where you can shop for a variety of goods.
If you are not interested in shopping, you can very well pick up an activity of your choice. Later, return to your hotel and stay overnight.
It is yet another day to explore the attractions of the capital city of India. So, have your breakfast and set out on yet another exciting day.
Your first destination will be the Lodi Gardens, one of those few destinations in Delhi where development has not adversely affected the greenery. Numerous green plants and trees provide a perfect beginning to the day ahead. You will see numerous joggers as well as old people enjoying a cool weather, if you reach there really early. If not, you can see tourists exploring various tombs of the Sayyid and Lodhi rulers situated within the garden area.
Move over from the greenery of the gardens to experience the sacredness of a temple complex. The newly constructed Akshardham Temple will delight you with its vast area, exquisite carvings and a tranquil atmosphere. The temple complex has an IMAX theatre, a Swami Narayan Temple and lush manicured lawn that is really a treat for your visual senses. Roam around the temple complex and discover big and small beauties at every step.
Later, in the evening, visit the Rashtrapati Bhavan and India Gate, two of the most important structures of modern India. Stroll around at the India Gate, enjoy a boat ride, blow soap bubbles and lick an ice cream. The illumination at night is simply wonderful and gives you a feeling of relaxation.
Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Delhi.
Today, you will set of on a journey to the next destination in the Golden Triangle, Jaipur. The capital city of Rajasthan was founded by Maharaja Jai Singh in the year 1727 AD and since then the city has attracted innumerable tourists.
Jaipur is around 259 km away from Delhi and on the way to it by car, you will stop by at Neemrana to have your lunch and relax. Go around a little bit and observe the tranquility that prevails in this small Rajasthani place.
As you enter Jaipur, tranquility will give way to liveliness. Bustling streets, colorful bazaars, old and new houses and shops will greet you at every step. Freshen up after you reach your hotel. Relax for the rest of the day. In the evening stroll around in the surrounding area and interact with the locals to know more about the city. Alternatively, visit the Johri Bazaar with our guide.
Enjoy your dinner along with the colorful and vibrant Rajasthani folk performances. Stay overnight in Jaipur.
Get ready for an exciting day wherein you will discover the royalty of the city.
Your day begins with a trip to the Amber Fort which was once the capital of the Jaipur rulers. The fort is around 11 km from the city of Jaipur and is located on a hillside overlooking a lake. Walking upto the fort takes around ten minutes, however, you will opt for a way that is regal. Ride on the back of an elephant upto the fort and feel like a Rajput king of an era gone by.
After exploring the interiors of the Amber Fort, drive to the famous City Palace Complex. The Palace complex occupies two out nine sections into which Jai Singh divided the city while laying its foundation. The palace was originally used for official purposes, however, today, a large portion is occupied by Sawai Man Singh II Museum. Tour round the museum and see the exhibits that range from royal costumes, two huge silver vessels, weapons, miniature paintings, crystal chandelier and copies of Hindu scriptures. Quiet close by is the Hawa Mahal, an intrinsic part of the City Palace complex yet demanding its own identity.
Post Lunch, you have the option of either going in for more sightseeing or shop around for ethnic Rajasthani goods. In case you pick up the former option, our guide will show you the other attractions in and around the city - Birla Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Nahargarh Fort, Moti Dungri and Sisodia Garden.
Later, return to your hotel and stay overnight in Jaipur.
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