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Golden Triangle

6 Days/5 Night

Day 1    : DELHI - AGRA
Drive to Agra in a Sun Tour's vehicle, approximately 203 kilometres and takes around 3-3.5 hours via the Yamuna Expressway. On the way you will cross F1 race track, the town of Noida and Greater Noida (Hub of BPOs and call centers in India) and Mathura which is a sacred city and birth place of Lord Krishna.  Full day City tour of Agra includes visit to Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Sikandra. Overnight in Agra.
(The Taj Mahal is closed every Fridays. All other monuments are open all days of the week).

Day 2    : AGRA – JAIPUR
After breakfast, driver overland for the old city of Fatehpur Sikri (40 kilometres from Agra), the abandoned capital of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri is a classic example of Mughal Architecture and is quite well preserved. Continue to Jaipur, called the Pink City for the extensive use of pink stone on its buildings. The city is approximately 200 kilometres (3-3.5 hours). Arrive late evening in the capital city of the colorful state of Rajasthan. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 3    :JAIPUR
After breakfast, begin with a city tour of Jaipur. Visit the impressive Amber Fort. You can also take an elephant ride up to the gate of the fort. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly located on a hillside overlooking a lake. Visit the City Palace, is the citadel of the Kachchawah Rajput rulers of Jaipur It occupies one seventh of the walled city of Jaipur and is wonderful blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Evening free to wander through the colorful markets. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 4    :JAIPUR
Visit to The Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) The palace is a façade, which is fifty feet in height and a mere one-foot in width. The screen allowed the ladies of the palace to have view of the market place below. Then after lunch visit to Jantar Mantar, one of the five observatories (the others being in Delhi, Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura), built in 1718 by Sawai Jai Singh an avid astronomer, to study the movements of stars. This one is the largest and the best-preserved observatory. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 5    :JAIPUR - DELHI
Early morning depart from Jaipur, approximately 260 kilometers and takes around 5 hours to reach Delhi. Check in at hotel/drop at residence – have lunch. Half day sightseeing of Delhi. Admire the monuments of Old Delhi, such as the Mughal mosque of Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, built by Shah Jahan in 1656 at the height of Mughal power. Visit to Chandani Chowk with the assistance of a local guide -  stroll around the narrow lanes and explore the markets on a super fun rickshaw ride like a local. Explore the winding backstreets of Old Delhi. Wander through the largest spice market in Asia and experience the intoxicating aromas.  Evening visit to Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib (only if time permits). Overnight in Delhi.

Day 6    :DELHI
Early morning visit to Red Fort the red architectural masterpiece of Delhi. This fort was constructed by Shahjahan who also built the wonder of the world Taj Mahal as a symbol of his love. Have breakfast in Chandni Chowk – then visit to Rajghat which is surrounded by deep green lawns, Rajghat a simple black granite platform marking the site where, on January 31, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi’s last rites were performed. ‘Hey Ram’, his last words, are engraved on the black memorial stone. Enjoy the drive pass through India Gate and Parliament House – have lunch at Connaught Place  - then visit to Gurdwara Bangla Sahib.

Get ready to meet one of the architectural marvels in the world. Qutub Minar is one of the most famous tourist destinations in India. The purpose behind the construction of Minar was for the use of mu’azzin (crier) to give calls for prayer.

Like a true example of Mughal imperial architecture, your next destination has a royal aura about it. Humayun’s Tomb was built by his widow Hamida Banu Begam, also known as Haji Begam in 1569 after his death in 1556. It took eight years and Rs 1.5 million to build Humayun’s Tomb. Humayun’s Tomb introduced the four-quartered garden concept into Mughal architecture. The water channels at the garden reflect the four rivers that flow in jannat, the Islamic concept of paradise.

Last would be your visit to Dilli Haat (only if time permits).