Golden Triangle with Jodhpur
7 Nights 8 Days
Golden Triangle is the most popular and visited circuit of India that includes cities of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur located roughly at 250 kms from each other and forming a triangle on Indian map with respect to its locations. The circuit is well connected by road, buses and trains with fast trains like Shatabdi Express. The New Express Highway between Delhi and Agra have shortened the travel time to 2-3 hours only.
Most of the foreign tourists likes to land into Delhi, spend couple of days here, explore the city and then travel southwards towards the land of Taj and then west to the Pink city of India – Jaipur.
Depending upon the number of days you can spare out from your hectic worklife, you can extend the tour to add Khajurao, Varanasi further to Agra, or connect Ranthambore if you are a wildlife enthusiast or may be visit the popular camel fair at Pushkar held in November.
Many of the tourists also connect the serene Golden Temple with this trip. Off late this circuit have become pretty popular with the domestic tourists from South India also. This circuit reflects the grandeur, glory & history of the nation in true sense. So plan your trip to Golden Triangle and ask for all the customizations that you can imagine!
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi –
Upon your arrival in Delhi, your driver will greet you at Delhi International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and Rest of the day is at your leisure and rest. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi city tour –
After breakfast, proceed at 09:00 hrs for a full day tour in Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid- one of the largest mosque in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate the city, Red Fort- the largest monument in Delhi that was the residence of Mughal emperor of India for 200 years, Raj Ghat- a memorial built to commemorate the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, Qutub Minar- UNESCO World Heritage-listed tallest minaret, Humayun Tomb- another UNESCO World Heritage site, Lotus temple – Bahai house of worship, famous for it flowerlike shape, drive past Embassy, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo at India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Connaught Place and Delhi main shopping area. Be back for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra (250 Kms/ 4-5 hrs) –
After breakfast proceed at 09:00 hrs towards Agra. On reaching Agra, check in to Hotel and after some refreshment, proceed further to visit Taj mahal and Agra Fort. In the evening visit the local market of Agra as Agra is famous for its sweets known as “Agra Petha”. Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (240 kms/ 5 hrs) –
After breakfast check out from hotel and drive to Jaipur the pink city by 08:30 hrs. Enroute stop at UNESCO World Heritage red sandstone complex of Fatehpur Sikri built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar and abandoned 15 years later due to water scarcity. Visit Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-aam, diwan-e-khas. Then continue to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at hotel, dinner at Chokhi Dhani the traditional ethnic village resort of Jaipur (entry tickets on your own). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur city tour –
After breakfast proceed to cover city attraction covering Amber Fort. Enjoy Feel like a maharaja from the past as you ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant outfitted with traditional Indian draperies. Later visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur to Jodhpur (350 kms/ 6 hrs)-
After breakfast, check out from and drive to Jodhpur, check-in at hotel, visit the Umaid Bhavan Palace Museum that is known for its architecture. It displays various items of Maharaja from crocery to weapons. If times permits visit the local market and enjoy the luscious “Mirchi Bada” a traditional spicy dish of Jodhpur. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 7: Jodhpur, City Tour-
“After breakfast, set out to explore the sun city of Jodhpur. Jodhpur is divided into two parts- old city and the new city. The old city is separated by a 10km long wall. The new city however is outside the walled city. Known as the blue city, Jodhpur is actually blue. You will get to know this when you would be in the buzzling and glittering old city of Jodhpur. Some say that the on the orders of the founder of Jodhpur, Rao Jodha, the city was painted blue. Others say that the blue houses belong to the brahmins where other non brahmins too got involved in the act. There is yet another theory that says blue tint repels insects. Here stands the mighty and muscular Mehrangarh- a formidable and impressive hilltop fort. A series of gates lead to theFort “”Jayapol”” built by Maharaja Man Singh in 1806 and the “”Fatehpol”” or ‘Victory Gate’, erected by Maharaja Ajit Singh to celebrate his victory over the Mughals. The main gate is the “”Lahapol””, an iron gate besides which there are 15 hand prints which are the ‘Sati Marks’ of Maharaja Man Singh’s widows who threw themselves upon his funeral pyre in 1843. Inside the fort, visit the palaces “”Moti Mahal”” or ‘Pearl Palace’, the “”Sukh Mahal”” or ‘Pleasure Palace’ and the “”Phool Mahal”” or ‘Flower Palace’. Continue the tour to visit the ‘Jaswant Thada’, a marble cenotaph built in 1899 as a memorial to Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. In the evening, stroll around in the vibrant markets of Jodhpur, to take back home antiques, bandhini, footwears, Mathaniyas red chillies and more.” Return back to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 8: Jodhpur- Jaipur(350 kms/ 6 hrs)-
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and then board a flight to Jaipur with the memories.
- Stay at all places on twin/triple sharing basis- as applicable
- Transfers and movement to monuments.
- Breakfast and Taxes.
- AC Sedan Car for 2-3 people, Innova for 4-6 people.
- Complimentary Local Guide services at Agra and Jaipur(On request)
- Toll Tax and Parking.
- Driver Allowances and State Taxes.
- All Taxes.
- Monument Fees.
- Lunch and Dinner.
- Guide Charges.
- Air/Rail/Bus Fair
- Personal Expenses in Hotel.
- Camera Charges.
- Anything not mentioned except Inclusions