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Golden Triangle with Pushkar

07 Nights / 08 Days

Destinations Covered :- New Delhi | Jaipur | Agra | Pushkar

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival at Delhi

Upon your arrival at the airport, meet our representative awaiting just outside Golden Triangle with Pushkarthe arrival hall, past the customs area & currency shops. Later at the hotel our representative will brief you about tour starting day after. Delhi, the national capital of India is an historic city and commercial centre of Northern India. Numerous dynasties ruled and flourished each bequeathing the city with different colours, shades and folds of civilisation as heritage. With a multi-ethnic society, Delhi welcomes all to witness a miniature of the vast Indian subcontinent.

Day 2: Delhi

A full day sightseeing tour of Delhi is planned for the day. Today Delhi will unleash its historic and cultural heritage as you are introduced to various awe inspiring monuments. Start exploring from the undulated lanes of Old Delhi. 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. Once called Lutyens' Delhi, the area of New Delhi was designed by British architect, Sir Edward Lutyens. These glorious imitations of Victorian style architecture have always been an eye-candy for the connoisseurs of art and architecture. 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. Evening enjoy shopping for souvenirs from national capital city at Connaught Place and Palika Bazaar.

Day 3: Delhi-Agra

Drive to Agra (which was the capital of Mughal Empire for a long time) which takes about four to five hours. This day is spent exploring the best of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra. Visit the imposing structure of Agra Fort containing the Pearl Mosque, the Halls of public and private audience. Akbar started the construction but died before the fort was complete. His son Jehangir continued the construction of the fort, later son of Jehangir-Shah Jahan-added new structures to the massive fort. 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. 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. 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. Resume the journey next and on arrival at Jaipur check in at the hotel.

Day 5: Jaipur

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and leave for a half-day sightseeing tour to the hilltop fortress of Amber. Ride an elephant (Optional) to reach the gates of the fort. The fort was built in 1592 under the reign of Raja Man Singh and was later modified by successive rulers for next 150 years. 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. City Palace is a complex of various palaces in Jaipur which is an erstwhile seat of Maharaja of the region. 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. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit Laxmi Narayan Mandir- a Hindu temple built in white marble. Spend the evening at leisure or go for shopping in the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.

Day 5: Jaipur – Pushkar

Today after breakfast drive to Pushkar- a small and beautiful town in aGolden Triangle with Pushkar valley at the north Indian state of Rajasthan. First take a brief moment to explore Pushkar, one of the five sacred dhams (pilgrimage sites) of Hindus. Perched on the banks of River Pushkar it is one of the oldest cities of India and is laced with various temples. The cattle festival of Pushkar is one of its kinds which have made the city a renowned tourist destination in India. Surrounded by sand dunes at one place and by hills at the other, Pushkar forms a fascinating location for annual religious and cattle fair which is globally famous and invites thousands of visitors from all parts of the world.

Day 6: Pushkar – Delhi

After breakfast, check out from the hotel & leave for Delhi, where you will be transferred to the airport so that you can catch your flight to onward destination.

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