Golden Triangle Tour offers you an opportunity to visit the three most exotic destinations of India named as Delhi, the national capital; Agra, the city of Uttar Pradesh state and Jaipur (Pink City), the capital of Rajasthan. It is the best traversed circuit of India for first time travelers which will provide you the glimpse of the tradition, rich culture and history of India in a short span of time. In the tour of 7 Nights 8 Days Golden Triangle Tour with Haridwar & Rishikesh, we have added two another beautiful destinations- Haridwar & Rishikesh( cities of Uttarakhand state) which are religious, relaxing and soothing places. Haridwar is an ancient city and it is one of the most sacred cities in India where you can visit the pilgrimage and take a holy dip into the holy river Ganges whereas Rishikesh is the gateway to the Himalayas and offers massive natural beauty and majesty. It is a perfect destination for those looking to indulge into their spiritual side amid the peaceful surroundings. It is famous for Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda as well as Rafting, camping and Bungee Jumping.
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, our representative will escort you to your hotel. We will visit Red Fort(World Heritage Site), Jama Masjid(one of the largest Mosques in India) and Chandni Chowk which is the heart of the heritage of the Indian traditional society. Here you will feel like it’s a different world altogether. The area is famous for some local shopping and you can give your taste buds some delicious food at GaliParantheWali. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Please note:- the Red Fort is closed on every Monday.
Day 2: Delhi - Jaipur by road (Distance-243Kms)
After breakfast you will visit the Historical Monuments - QutubMinar which is 234 feet high, built in the 12th century; the India Gate, a war memorial also known as Indian Army’s Tomb; the President's Residence (formerly the Viceroy's Palace), Parliament House, Secretariat buildings and the Lotus Temple. In the evening you will depart for Jaipur and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 3: Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast, your Jaipur excursion will commence from the historic Amber Fort with a royal ride over an elephant which is decorated traditionally. You will have a spectacular hillside view while ascending the fort. Please note it is important to reach early to avoid standing in the queue; Alternatively, Amber Fort is also open for tourists in the evening where you can enjoy the light and sound show, which is about the history of Rajputana Kingdom. The tour continues to Jal Mahal (a palace that is located in the middle of a lake), Jantar Mantar(an astronomical observatory) and the majestic City Palace. Next place of interest is the Hawa Mahal(Palace of winds), which has 953 small windows. Its purpose was to allow royal women to have a glance of street without being seen. Jaipur is famous for gems, blue pottery, handicrafts and jewelry, which are available in the nearby markets. The Rajasthani cuisine DalBatiChurma is a must try. You may visit ChokhiDhani, a Village Resort to have a glimpse of the roya Rajasthani Culture and tradition. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur – Agra by road (Distance-240Kms ) via Fatehpur Sikri
After having breakfast, the tour will continue to Fatehpur Sikri, which is famous for its amazing architectural design. Here, you will see the following landmarks -the 54 metre high Buland Darwaza(also known as "Gate of Magnificence”), Jama Mosque, JodhaBai’s Palace, Tomb of Salim Chishti and Panch Mahal. Later you will proceed towards Agra and transfer to the hotel for overnight stay. You may visit the local market.
Day 5: Agra Sightseeing
Early in the morning you will spend some quality time at theTaj Mahal, where you can take some beautiful pictures of a magnificent sunrise. The TajMahal is a white marble architecture which was built by the Emperor Shah Jahan as a symbol of love for his deceased wife. You will have your breakfast at the hotel. Post that, you will visit the Agra Fort also known as the Red Fort, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site. You will be mesmerized to see its style of architecture. Later, you will visit Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah also known as “Baby Taj”. Breathtaking work has been done on the marble dome and pillars. Next you may visit Akbar’s Tomb, a historical piece of art. You may visit a local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Agra-Haridwar by train(Distance-390 Kms), Haridwar Sightseeing and Haridwar–Rishikesh by road(19 Kms)
After breakfast, you will board a train to Haridwar, a holy city. In the evening, you will visit Har ki Pauri Ghat, lies on the banks of River Ganga Where every evening priests perform Ganga Aarti along with people. Now you will proceed towards Rishikesh which is 19 Kms away from Haridwar. You will transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: -Rishikesh Sightseeing
Kick start your day with thrilling activities like Bungee Jumping, Rafting, Hiking, Camping, Cycling etc under the supervision of experts. You may rent a motorbike, cycle to explore plethora of places at Rishikesh. Another tourist attraction is Laxman Jhula which is a famous hanging bridge across the river Ganga. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Rishikesh-Delhi(Distance-231 Kms)
After breakfast, you will leave for Delhi for onward journey taking beautiful memories with you.
Please note that this itinerary is just a suggested one. The Tour package can be customized as per your choice and budget. You can add/remove the places of your interest. Also, the duration of the tour can be customized as per your convenience. Your Suggestions are always welcome.