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Trip summary

  • Departure Delhi
  • End Delhi
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard, Deluxe
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
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Description

The Classic Golden Triangle tour is a journey to discover and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of North India, with its colors, sounds, smells, tastes and incredible contrasts.

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The Classic Golden Triangle tour is a journey to discover and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of North India, with its colors, sounds, smells, tastes and incredible contrasts.

Departing from Delhi, the cosmopolitan capital with a rich past, continuing to Jaipur, the pink city with its splendid royal palaces, and finally reaching Agra, pure art with famous monument to love, Taj Mahal.

In a few days you'll be able to breathe in the real essence of this country, travelling across these three charming cities. What are you waiting for? Depart on your holiday and tailormade tour discovering the most fascinating of the countries in Asia.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Delhi
    Day 1
    Delhi

    Meeting with the guide and transfer to the hotel.

    During the afternoon visit the city: starting from Old Delhi, the historical part, surrounded by a wall. Passing the Red Fort, you can admire the most majestic among the Moghul Empire monuments, the Jama Masjid (closed on Friday), which is the largest mosque in India. Built between 1644 and 1658 during the reign of Shah Jahan, it is an imposing architectural work of red brick and white marble that extends for 40 meters in height, with 4 towers at the corners and 3 entries.

    On the banks of Yamuna river you can also visit the Rajghat: the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, after his assassination in 1948. After visiting the old part you will continue with New Delhi. The new part was conceived, designed and built in a majestic style by the British in the 20s of the XX century, a city with wide tree-lined streets, parks, gardens, great houses that host the Parliament, ministries, embassies, the Connaught Place area, the financial, shopping and business center.

    The India Gate, which is the triumphal arch, brings with it the names of several thousand Indians who lost their lives during the First World War. In front of it is the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, the perfect combination of Western and Mughal architectural style. Surrounded by huge parks, its construction was completed in 1929. The Qutub Minar, 73mt. high, is a tower with a diameter of 15m. that narrows down to a minimum of 2m. and a half.

    It spreads over five floors, each of which has a projecting balcony. The mausoleum of Humayun was built between 1564 and 1572 by Haji Begum, the widow of the second Mughal emperor. After nine years after the death of Humayun, it took eight years to complete its construction. Designed by the Persian Misak Ghiyaz Mirza, with a raised octagonal shape with two domes, eight arches, surrounded by a great wall, the mausoleum is an impressive structure. Return to the hotel and overnight.
     

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  • 2
    Delhi - Jaipur
    Day 2
    Delhi - Jaipur

    Breakfast in the hotel. Morning tour of New Delhi. The new part conceived, designed and built in a majestic style by the British in the 20s of XX century, is a city with wide tree-lined streets, parks, gardens, great houses that are home to the Parliament, the ministries, embassies, the Connaught Place area, financial, shopping and business center.

    The India Gate, which is the triumphal arch, brings with it the names of several thousand Indians who lost their lives during the First World War. Opposite is the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, the perfect combination of Western and Mughal architectural style. Surrounded by huge parks, its construction was completed in 1929. The Qutub Minar, 73mt. high, is a tower with a diameter of 15m. that narrows down to a minimum of 2m and a half.

    It spreads over five floors, each of which has a projecting balcony. You will end the visit with the mausoleum of Humayun, built between 1564 and 1572 by Haji Begum, the widow of the second Mughal emperor. After nine years after the death of Humayun, it took eight years to complete its construction. Designed by the Persian Misak Ghiyaz Mirza, with a raised octagonal shape with two domes, eight arches, surrounded by a great wall, the mausoleum is an impressive structure. In the afternoon leave for Jaipur. Arrival at the hotel and overnight.
     

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  • 3
    Jaipur
    Day 3
    Jaipur

    After breakfast, we will proceed to the Amber Fort. The ascent to the fort will be on elephant back.

    Just 11 km from Jaipur, the Amber Fort is one of the wonderful examples of Rajput architecture that characterized the old capital during the Kachhawah empire. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh and later completed by Sawai Jai Singh. Inside the palace there are the Diwan-e-Aam, the ''public auditorium "; the Diwan-e-Khas, or the '' private audtorium "and the Sukh Niws, where, in summer, a cool breeze blowing through the channels of water cools the air pleasantly. You can then observe the private rooms of the queens from the typical grates windows through which reigned in their intimacy, could observe the various vicissitudes of the royal court. Besides, you can visit the Jai Mandir, known as the "Temple of Victory", with its famous Sheesh Mahal, the brighting "Hall of Mirrors".

    In the afternoon visiting of Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, the famous "Palace of Winds" was built in 1799. The Hawa Mahal is part of the City Palace, commissioned by Sawai Pratap Singh and designed for the women of the royal families, from which they could easily observe, in private, the road and its daily vicissitudes. Our visit will carry on with the Palace Museum: located in the heart of the old town and representing the old royal residence built with a mix of Rajasthan and Mughal styles. A part of the palace, nowadays has become a museum, but the rest of the building is used as a daily accommodation of the royal family of Jaipur. The building boasts an art gallery with an excellent collection of paintings, rugs, accessories and rare pieces of real astronomical works. Jantar Mantar, however, is the stone observatory erected by the great astronomer Jai Singh II, and it is located close to City Palace. It is the largest and best preserved observatory of the area, and thanks to the available tools, astronomers were able to measure the position of the stars and calculate eclipses.
     
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  • 4
    Jaipur - Agra
    Day 4
    Jaipur - Agra

    After breakfast you'll leave for Agra. Along the way visit Fatehpur Sikri, a fascinating ghost town, lying just  past the small town in red sandstone of Agra. Built thanks to Emperor Akbar as his capital, Fatehpur Sikri was a true fairy-tale city and its ruins are still in excellent condition.

    It is not hard to imagine how the court life could be during that time. Set like a jewel in a courtyard of pink sandstone is the marble tomb of Saint Salim Chisti, surrounded by finely carved marble. You will visit the Buland Darwaza, Panch Mahal, the Jami Mosque, the Birbals Palace, the Sunhera Makan, the Jodha Bai 's palace, the Kahan -i - Khas, the Diwan -i - m. After the visit departure to Agra . Arrival, accommodation and overnight.
     

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  • 5
    Agra
    Day 5
    Agra

    Breakfast in the hotel. Visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Agra is the city of the Taj Mahal, perhaps the most photographed monument in the world. No matter how many pictures you have seen or no matter what kind of expectations a person has, the Taj Mahal never betrays. The glory and unparalleled beauty of this monument built for love, goes beyond all human expectation.

    With its perfect symmetry in every way, the construction is distinguished by the remarkable quality of the semi-precious stones marble inlay work in hard rock style. Proceed to Agra Fort. Emperor Akbar began the construction of the fort on the Yumana River in 1565; it was subsequently enriched with red rose stones and marble buildings, respectively by the two Jehangir and Shah Jahan benefactors. The colossal double walls of the strong rise for over 20 meters in height and 2 km and a half in length.

    Inside a maze of superb halls, mosques, rooms and gardens form a small city within a city. You can also admire the Jahangir Place and the Khas Mahal, Diwan-i-Khas and two beautiful mosques Afternoon visit Itmad-ud-Daulah on the banks of the river, which was a source of inspiration for the construction of the Taj Mahal itself. This is the first tomb to be built entirely of white marble and finely decorated with precious stones. Four small minarets at the corners complete the structure. Overnight at the hotel.
     

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  • 6
    Agra - Delhi
    Day 6
    Agra - Delhi

    Free morning for shopping and relax. Late morning departure to Delhi. Upon arrival check in to the hotel, dinner at leisure and overnight.

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  • 7
    Delhi
    Day 7
    Delhi

    The tour is over, the morning is free depending on the airport transfer.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Accommodation in the hotels selected with meal plan as stated
    • Local assistance by English speaking staff

    Price does not include

    • Tips
    • Extras
    • International flights
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