Golden Triangle Tour Package 10N11D

Golden Triangle Tour Package 10N11D

Golden Triangle Tour Package – Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Jaipur- Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi

Day 01 : Arrive at Delhi 
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
Full day tour of Delhi.Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping center. Visit Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort & Chandni Chowk. Overnight at Delhi.

Day 03 : Delhi  Jaipur 
Morning drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja’s City Palace, & the Observatory . Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 04 : Jaipur – Morning visit Amber fort
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Enjoy Elephant ride at Amber Fort. Evening dinner at Choki Dhani (Optional). Overnight at Jaipur hotel.

Day 05 : Jaipur  Agra 
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
After visits drive to Agra. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit city. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort, the Halls of Public and Private Audience.
Overnight Agra. TAJ MAHAL remains closed to public on Fridays.

Day 06 : Agra-Gwalior-Orchha
Morning drive to Gwalior. Visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. After sight seeing of Gwalior proceed to Orchha. Overnight in Orchha.

Day 07 :  Orchha-Khajuraho
Morning visit Orchha city. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires & cenotaphs. Afternoon drive to Khajuraho. Overnight in Khajuraho.

Day 08 : Khajuraho  
Morning city tour. The world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple – the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.Overnight at Khajuraho. Day 09 ;- Khajuraho-Varanasi

After wash and change, visit temple to see AARTI (Prayer) performed by the Pujari (Priest). Come back to the hotel, have your breakfast and proceed to airport to board the flight to Varanasi. Pickup from Varanasi airport and check into hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 10 : Varanasi 
Morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 11 : Varanasi-Delhi-Departure
After breakfast explore this holy city on foot and enjoy last minute shopping. Afternoon flight to Delhi. Arrival transfer from domestic airport and come to the city for dinner. After dinner proceed to international airport for final departure to your country.

To get this Golden Triangle Tour Package customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

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Golden Triangle Tour Package 14N15D

Golden Triangle Tour Package 14N15D

Golden Triangle Tour Package – Duration : 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered : Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Bharatpur – Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho – Bandhavgarh – Mumbai or Delhi

Day 1 : Arrive in Delhi  
Upon arrival, you will be met by our representative and escorted to the hotel for check-in. After Lunch, You may also go for half day sightseeing tour of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 2 : Delhi to Jaipur (290 Kms – 6 hrs )
After breakfast, travel to Jaipur by road. Upon arrival, you will be met a Smile India Tour representative and escorted to the hotel.
Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and is always at its exuberant best in terms of color, dance, and song with the traditional arts and crafts.. After check-in tour of Jaipur start. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this colour. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja’s City Palace, the Observatory & Ram Niwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 3 : Jaipur  
After breakfast start another 4 hour guided tour of Jaipur, beginning with an excursion to the city including ride on a painted elephant to the magnificent fortress-palace at Amber. Once the royal capital, the fort is a fine example of the blending of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Jaipur/Ranthambore (Approx. 157 Kms. – 3 hrs.) 
Morning drive to Ranthambore. The Ranthambore Tiger Sanctuary is one of the fine examples of the “Project Tiger” conservation efforts. Nestled in the Aravali hills, amidst the arid plains and rugged tracts of the royal state of Rajasthan, lies Ranthambore National Park, a haven for the adventure seeker and the wildlife watcher. In the 13th century A.D. Govinda, the grandson of Prithviraj Chauhan took over the reign of the land. Later his successor Vagabhatta, beautified the city and built a noteworthy temple at Jhain.

In the middle of the 15th century A.D. Rana Kumbha captured the fort and gifted it to his son to be occupied later by the Hada Rajputs of Bundi and Mughal Emperors Akbar and Aurangazeb. Mughal Emperor Shah Alam gifted it to Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I of Jaipur in 1754 and since then it was maintained as the hunting preserve of the Maharaja. Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh were part of the royal hunting who stayed here.You will be accompanied by a naturalist into the Park for evening safari. On arrival check in at hotel.

Day 5 : Ranthambore
National park Timings Morning (0630hrs. – 0930 hrs.)
Evening (1430 hrs. – 1730 hrs.)
Full day to explore the park. You will be accompanied by a naturalist into the Park for morning and evening safari. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 : Ranthambore /Bharatpur (Appx. 150 kms. – 4 hrs.)
(Keoladeo National Park open at 0630 hrs. till 1800 hrs.)
Morning drive to Bharatpur. Bharatpur is home to India’s most famous bird sanctuary. A total of 400 species of birds have been recorded, most famous of which is the Siberian Crane. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7 : Bharatpur – Agra (60 kms – 2 hrs)
Early Morning visit the bird sanctuary. After B.fast drive to Agra.This morning full-day city tour of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Itamad Ud Daula’s tomb. Proceed to the Agra Fort (also called Red Fort), noted for its fine views of the Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna River. Then move on to the Taj Mahal, the single most important sight a visitor to India can see. The most extravagant monument ever built for love, Taj was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal.

The Itamad Ud Daula’s tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan, consort of Jehangir, in memory of her father, Ghiyas Beg, also the Chief Minister in the Court of Mughal Emperor Jehangir. The monument is beautifully conceived in white marble, mosaic, and lattice. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8 : Agra-Gwalior-Orchha
Morning drive to Orchha enroute stops at Gwalior. Visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. Afternoon continue to drive Orchha. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires & cenotaphs. Overnight Orchha.

Day 9 : Orchha / Khajuraho 
After taking breakfast, transfer to Khajuraho by surface, the cultural and political capital of the Chandela Rajputs dynasty, which flourished between the 9th and the 13th centuries. The erotic sculptures of the Khajuraho temples are famous in the world. Embracing couples, dancers, musicians and provocative maidens adorn these temples, which have been masterpieces of Indian Art. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 : Khajuraho/ Bandhavgarh
Early morning drive to Bandhavgarh. Situated at the foothills of the Vidhya ranges, Bandhavgarh National Park is the habitat of tiger, spotted deer, barking deer, sambar, chausingha, nilgai, guar, chinkara, wild boar, sloth bear, jackal, leopard, and a wide variety of bird life. If you are granted permission by the Rewa’s royal family, you can visit the fort. The wonderful carvings in the fort and the fabulous view from the top cannot be described only experienced. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 11 : Bandhavgarh
Have a full day of jungle activities. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 12 : Bandhavgarh / Kanha
After taking breakfast and checking out of the hotel, drive to Kanha National Park. Located in the central state of Madhya Pradesh, the park covers an area of 940 sq. km. Of particular interest during your stay will be sightings of the superb gaur, the remarkably elegant blackbuck, the hard ground barasingha and the ever-present langur. About 22 species of large mammals can be spotted within the park and the bird life is equally extraordinary. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 13 : Kanha
Full day jungle safari, on elephants. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 14 : Kanha/Nagpur/Mumbai
Drive to Nagpur and transfer to Nagpur airport to connect evening flight for Mumbai. On arrival at Bombay airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 15 : Mumbai
Morning drive to the harbor to visit the Elephanta Islands. It has famous cave temples, dating back to the 8th century BC, and these shrines are dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. Afternoon tour to the Mumbai city includes the Gateway of India, the Prince of Wales Museum, and some other places of attraction. In time departure to the international airport for onward flight.

To get this Golden Triangle Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

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Golden Triangle Tour Package 11N12D

Golden Triangle Tour Package 11N12D

Golden Triangle Tour Package – Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destination : Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Agra, Delhi, Kalka, Shimla, Manali, Delhi

Day 01 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival at International Airport. traditional welcome & transfer to hotel. Afternoon Proceed for a Guided tour of New Delhi Visiting Qutab Minar- tallest stone tower in India, Chattarpur Temple , Humayun Tomb,Lotus Temple , India Gate, Parliament street, Laxmi Narayan Temple etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02 : DELHI
Morning After a Relaxed Breakfast proceed to visit Old Delhi first we visit newly built Akshardham temple , Jama Masjid , Red fort and Chandni chowk . After Lunch free for shopping Around Connaught Place and Palika Bazar. Overnight at Hotel .

Day 03 : DELHI – SAMODE – JAIPUR BY ROAD 260 KMS / 162 MILES 5 HOURS DRIVE
Morning Drive to Jaipur the pink city of Rajasthan via Samode villages . On Arrival check in at Hotel . Evening Visit Chokhi Dhani for a Theme Dinner , Chokhi Dhani- where an ethnic village atmosphere is recreated each evening with thousands of oil lamps, folk dancers, acrobats, snake charmers, puppeteers etc. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04 : JAIPUR
Morning Proceed for City tour Jaipur first we visit The Amber Fort- set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I, the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. You can ride up to the fort from the base of the hill on elephants. On the ride, one can see the skyline of Jaipur, Maotha lake, and the original city walls. Later Visit City Palace , Observatory , Hawa Mahal and Evening Visit Galta Temple . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 05 : JAIPUR – BHARATPUR – FATEHPUR SIKIRI – AGRA BY ROAD 232 KMS/144 MILES 5 HOURS DRIVE
Morning Drive to Agra –The City of Taj Mahal enroute visit to Fatehpur sikri (The ghost city) and Bharatpur Birds Sanctuary. On Arrival Check in at Hotel . Overnight at Hotel.

Day 06 : AGRA
Full Day city tour of Agra visting Taj Mahal, the mausoleum built by a sorrowing Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Taj Mahal is is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture and the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage . After Visting Taj Mahal Proceed to Agra Fort , Itmad-Ud-Daulah , Akbar Mausoleum etc. Overnight at Hotel

Day 07 : AGRA – DELHI BY ROAD 210 KMS/ 130 MILES 4 HOURS DRIVE

Delhi – Kalka by Shatabdi Express – Departure 1725 Hrs

Arrival 2120 Hrs Kalka Delhi by Road – 80 Kms ( 2Hrs) Drive

Morning Drive back to Delhi . Upon Arrival in Delhi Transfer to Railway station to board Shatabdi Express for Kalka . Upon Arrival in Kalka met and Transfer to Shimla – the “Queen of Hills” and a popular tourist destination in Himachal Pradesh . Shimla was declared the summer capital of the British Raj in India in 1864. Upon arrival check in at Hotel .

Day 08 : SHIMLA
Full Day tour of Shimla Visiting Kufri , Sankat Mochan Temple , Indian Institute Of Advanced Studies, Jakhu Temple . Evening free to stroll in the famous shopping place of Shimla town – The Mall & The Ridge. Overnight at hotel

Day 09 : SHIMLA – MANALI VIA KULLU BY ROAD 260KMS / 162 MILES 7 HOURS DRIVE
ToDay Travel by Road from Shimla to Manali another famous Hill station in Manali situated at a height of 2050 m in the Himalayas. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : MANALI
Morning half Day city tour visiting Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Tibetan Monastery and Vashist Hot Water Springs and Temple Afternoon excursion visiting Kothi Gorge, Gulaba, Marhi, Rohtang Pass (Upto Snow Line in case Rohtang is closed due to snow fall) and Sollang Valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 : MANALI – DELHI BY FLIGHT
Morning Transfer to Airport to board flight for Delhi . Upon Arrival check in at Hotel .
Overnight at Hotel.

Day 12 : LEAVE DELHI
Transfer to Airport to board Flight for Onward Journey.

To get this Golden Triangle Tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.

 

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