Golden Triangle Tour - Active India Holidays

Golden Triangle Tour

A relaxing seven-day tour featuring India’s so-called Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur), with a rich backdrop of fascinating culture, monumental architecture and historical splendor, in addition to a memorable sojourn at rural and tranquil Karauli and stay at a heritage property of the erstwhile rulers of Karauli.

The itinerary is basically based around the Golden Triangle in which we take in the compelling sights of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The national capital forms the start and end points, ...

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Day 1-2Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel

Day 1-2Arrival in Delhi and transfer to hotel

Day 1

  • Arrive at the international airport of Delhi. After the traditional welcome, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2

  • In the morning in our sightseeing programme we visit the walled city of Old Delhi; crowded, buzzing with activity and still influenced by the great Mughals who once ruled from the ramparts of the majestic Red Fort. We also visit Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India built in 17th century. Later we drive past the New Delhi area to visit India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace), the Parliament House and some other Colonial buildings built by Edwin Lutyens, a British architect, during the first half of 20th Century.

5h 30m-250km

Day 3Agra, land of the Taj Mahal

Day 3Agra, land of the Taj Mahal

  • After the breakfast, we will drive towards Agra, around 4 hrs drive (Famous for many splendid Mughal era buildings) and known as city of Taj Mahal. The city was first mentioned in the Indian epic Mahabharata, where it was called Agrevana (meaning “the border of the forest”). Although Agra’s history is mainly associated with Mughal Empire, the place was established much before it and has linkage since Mahabharata period. The golden age of the city began with the Mughals. It was known then as Akbarabad and remained the capital of the Mughal Empire.

  • visit the Agra Red Fort, a historical fort in the city of Agra and its walls are richly adorned with red sandstone. Till 1638, this fort was main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. Thereafter the capital of Mughal was shifted from Agra to Red Fort in Delhi.

  • Then, we can enjoy a Free evening or make an optional visit to the Taj Mahal.

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: Hotel Jivitesh
Accommodation: The Retreat

Day 4Exploring Heritage of Karauli

Day 4Exploring Heritage of Karauli

Agra - Fatehpur Sikri

  • Visit of Taj Mahal, a 17th century marvel in poetic description. One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj is a dream in white marble with exquisite pietra dura (stone inlay) work. Shah Jahan, the fifth Moghul King, built this beautiful mausoleum in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died at the birth of her fourteenth child.

  • After breakfast, we check-out and drive to Karauli, en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri, , the deserted royal city constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This impressive and well-preserved citadel served as the political capital of Akbar for 14 years. In 1585 Akbar abandoned Fatehpur Sikri due to dearth of water.

    Following our visit to Fatehpur Sikri, continue drive to Karauli, a charming city Karauli, an old holy city dotted with colorful blue buildings and will have enough time to even explore more about the city.

    Tonight, stay in Bhanwar Vilas Palace, where you will be Personal guest to Karauli’s royal family and discover their history, heritage and rich culture. Evening visit temple of Madan Mohan Ji & Kalyan Ji in Karauli. Stay overnight in Karauli

Meal and accommodations
Breakfast: The Retreat
Accommodation: Bhanwar Villas Palace
4h 30m-180km

Day 5-6Welcome to pink city

Day 5-6Welcome to pink city

Karauli - Jaipur

  • Post Breakfast, you will visit the City Palace, its paintings and magnificent structure. Enjoy stroll through the local village. You also get an opportunity to visit an organic farm, shop for handicraft, local school and, a chance to interact with farmers and school children’s. Post. In the afternoon, we drive towards Jaipur. Popularly known as the Pink City, Jaipur is the colorful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich cultural heritage and colorful past, it is one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was established in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the then ruler of Amer. Also known as 'The City of Victory', Jaipur was the first planned city of its time with imposing forts, dazzling palaces, beautiful gardens, lakes and markets. Upon arrival, we check-in to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore the colorful bazaars of Jaipur.

Day 6

  • The City Palace was where the Maharaja reigned from. This palace also includes the famous 'Chandra Mahal' and 'Mubarak Mahal', and other buildings which form a part of the palace complex

  • Visit of Jantar Mantar, built in 1734, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is considered to be one of the most exact astronomical instruments, it is said to be so incredibly precise that it still comes in use for various astronomical observations and calculations in today's time.

  • Visit of the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied facade of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 to allow royal ladies to watch processions and festivities on the road through its 953 ‘jharokas’ or small windows, without being seen by the public.

  • Amber, originally was the capital of the state before Jaipur. It is an Old fort, built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh. This fort is also very popularly known as the Amer Palace. The Amber Fort was built in red sandstone and marble and the Maotha Lake adds a certain charm to the entire Fort.

5h 30m-260km

Day 7Drive back to Delhi

Day 7Drive back to Delhi

Jaipur - Delhi

  • Today drive from Jaipur to Delhi. Arrive in Delhi late in the afternoon and check in at the hotel. Enjoy a free evening relaxing or exploring the city.

  • At the night ,Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the international airport or any point of convenience for onward journey to respective countries.

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