Explore magical India on our 5-Day Golden Triangle (New Delhi, Agra and Rajasthan) tour. India, it is often said, is not a country, but a continent. She mesmerizes her visitors with a sensory, intellectual, spiritual, and philosophical experience that is unmatched by any other place on earth, with an extremely rich history and civilization. From the hectic pace of Delhi with its magnificent monuments, and colonial past, travel to Agra and catch the mesmerizing beauty of the Taj Mahal, and experience the opulence and splendor of Rajasthan’s palaces, majestic temples, and forts. Experience the diversity of traditions, customs, culture, religion, and architecture in these vast regions that India encompasses; it will never fail to mesmerize and enrichen your life
Important Note :
Your safety is of paramount importance to us at Alpine Club of Himalaya. We have the absolute authority to cancel the trip or change the itinerary, when deemed necessary or when we have reason to believe your safety is at stake. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, natural disasters, and such, can contribute to changes in the itinerary when traveling in remote mountainous regions. In these extreme situations, we kindly request that you offer your full co-operation to the trusted leader of the group appointed by Alpine Club of Himalaya. However, we assure you that we will make every effort to keep to the above itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival Delhi
At the airport, you will be welcomed by a representative of Alpine Club of Himalaya. The rest of the day is free and easy, for you to rest, relax, and explore the nearby streets and bazaars of Delhi, India’s largest and capital city. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02: Delhi to Jaipur: 258 kms/ 6.5 hrs
In Delhi, we tour the famous three-storied Laxmi Narayan Temple inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, built with red sandstone and intricate designing on its walls and pillars, on 7.5 acres land that includes artificial caves, stone animals, cascading waterfalls, and fountains, and was. We then pay a visit to the 86 foot-high Lord Shiva statue at the Shiv Murti Mandir Complex.
Then we drive to Jaipur, the capital and largest city in the state of Rajasthan, also known as the Pink City of India, painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales during the rule of Sawai Ram Singh. Other attractions in Jaipur include the City Palace of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace, and Jantar Mantar, the UNESCO World Heritage Observatory which was built by Raja Jai Singh. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 03: Jaipur to Agra: 240 km/ 5 hrs
We will tour the Amber Fort in Jaipur, also known as the Amber Palace, known for its artistic Hindu style elements with large ramparts, and series of gates and cobbled paths, overlooking the Maota Lake. Constructed from red sandstone and marble, the opulent palace was home to the Rajput Maharajas. You can also enjoy elephant rides and shop at the various textile stalls.
Then we drive to Agra. En route, we visit Fatehpur Sikri, a beautiful planned walled palace-city founded in 1569 by Emperor Akbar that served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585, and includes a series of royal palaces, harem, courts, a mosque, private quarters and other utility buildings. The entire palace-city complex is built from locally quarried red sandstone, known as ‘Sikri sandstone’, with influences from Hindu, Jain, and Islamic architecture. Overnight in Agra.
Day 04: Agra to Delhi: 210 km/4.5 hrs
We will visit the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, considered to be the greatest Indo-Islamic architectural achievement that incorporates design traditions of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture. It was built as a symbol of love in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal, a Persian princess, by Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, on the right bank of the Yamuna River.
We then visit the Agra Fort, a 380,000 m2 (94-acre) fort with a semicircular plan and seventy feet high walls, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Next we tour the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, another mausoleum termed as a “jewel box”, and sometimes the “Baby Tāj” because it is regarded as a draft of the Tāj Mahal with walls made up from Rajasthani white marble encrusted with semi-precious stone decorations.
Taj Mahal is closed for public viewing on Fridays.
We drive back to Delhi in the afternoon. We will tour several architecturally magnificent buildings, built by the Mughals and Turks, such as the Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque built in 1656, the Purana Qila, a 16th century fortress, Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial, the Lotus Temple, a flower like temple that has won many architectural awards worldwide, and the three World Heritage Sites; the Red Fort, the Shahjahan’s palace grounds with massive enclosing walls of red sandstone, Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, the India Gate, a war memorial archway inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and Rastrapati Bhawan, India’s Presidential Palace. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 05: Depart Delhi: Farewell Friend
Your brief journey to the Golden Triangle in North India has come to an end. Representatives of Alpine Club of Himalaya will transport you to the airport.
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