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Golden Triangle India Tour with Local Lady Tour Guide

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Day 1: Arrival Delhi & Sightseeing

Stop At: Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi Road, New Delhi 110002 India
Arrive at Delhi airport/railway station and you will be transferred to your pre booked hotel. Check in the hotel and relax for some time.  Then proceed to sightseeing tour of Old Delhi visiting the Raj Ghat  the site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Gandhi Smriti: The Memorial consists of: (a) Visual Aspects to perpetuate the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the noble ideals he represented, (b) Educative Aspects to focus concentrated attention on certain values of life that made Gandhi a Mahatma, and (c) Service Aspects to introduce activities in order to subserve certain felt needs.

On display in the Museum are photographs, sculptures, paintings, frescos, inscriptions on rocks and relics pertaining to the years Mahatma Gandhi spent here. The meagre personal effects of Gandhiji too are carefully preserved
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), 6 km North of Connaught Pl. across from Lal Qila, New Delhi India
The highly decorative mosque has three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and

white marble. Travellers can hire robes at the northern gate. This may be the only time you get to dress like a local without feeling like an outsider so make the most of it.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Red Fort (Lal Quila), Netaji Subhash Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
Red Fort – once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Humayun's Tomb, Mathura Road Opp Nizamuddin Mosque, New Delhi 110013 India
It was built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable features are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome.

There are several graves of Mughal rulers located inside the walled enclosure and from here in 1857 A.D; Lieutenant Hudson had captured the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah II.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qutub Minar, Qutb Minar, Mehrauli, New Delhi 110030 India
Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing '27 Hindu temples'. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: India Gate, Near Connaught Place New Delhi, New Delhi 110001 India
At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42 m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroad. Almost similar to its French counterpart, it commemorates the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during the World War I. The memorial bears the names of more than 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Rashtrapati Bhavan, Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004, India
Rashtrapati Bhavan, home to the President of the world’s largest democracy, is emblematic of Indian democracy and its secular, plural and inclusive traditions. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and stands on a 330 acre estate. It took seventeen years to build this presidential palace which was completed in the year 1929. Almost seven hundred million bricks and three million cubic feet of stone were used in building this architectural marvel that has 2.5 kilometers of corridors and 190 acres of garden area. The main building covers an area of 5 acres and has 340 rooms spread over four floors. The famous Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan cover an area of 15 acres and have 159 celebrated varieties of roses, 60 varieties of bougainvillea and many other verities of flowers. The Estate also has a state-of-the-art Rashtrapati Bhavan Museum Complex (RBMC) comprising the Clock Tower, the Stables and the Garages showcasing past as well as current presidencies, the regal ceremonies, and the rich flora and fauna of Rashtrapati Bhavan, amongst other things. The RBMC was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee on 25th July, 2016.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Parliament House, Sansad Marg, New Delhi 110002 India
The Parliament house is a cirular colonnaded building . It also houses ministerial offices,numerous committee rooms and an excellent library as well. Conceived in the Imperial Style, the Parliament House consists of an open verandah with 144 columns.

The domed circular central hall with oak paneled walls and the three semi circular buildings are used for the Rajya Shabha and Lok Shabha meetings.
Duration: 20 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel accommodation

Day 2: Delhi to Agra

Stop At: Agra Fort Rakabgani, Agra 282003 India
After Breakfast proceed to Agra. After reaching Agra Proceed to visit the Agra fort .This fort was built by emperor Akbar and subsequent generations of  Mughals laid their contribution. It houses palaces like Akbari mahal, Khas mahal, Jahangiri mahal, Deewan e aam; Dewan e khaas. Your private tour guide is going to narrate you about the life of mughal rulers
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India
You are supposed to visit the epitome of love-the Taj Mahal. This white marble edifice erected on the bank of river Yamuna took 22 years time to be finished. This is the supreme expression of love of a man for his beloved. The interiors of the cenotaph are highly decorated with the inlaid semi precious stones. Evening enjoy colorful markets of Agra return back to your hotel for overnight
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel accommodation

Day 3: Agra to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri

Stop At: Taj Mahal, Agra 282001 India
In the early morning visit Taj Mahal sunrise after the Taj Mahal back to hotel.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Fatehpur Sikri India
Fatehpur Sikri is a small city in northern India, just west of Agra, founded by a 16th-century Mughal emperor. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid mosque. Nearby is the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti. Diwan-E-Khas hall has a carved central pillar. Jodha Bais Palace is a mix of Hindu and Mughal styles, next to the 5-story Panch Mahal that overlooks the site. Continue your drive to Jaipur you are assisted by us at the hotel. Over night at the hotel in Jaipur.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: 3 star hotel accommodation

Day 4: Jaipur Sightseeing and Delhi drop

Stop At: Amber Fort Palace, Jaipur 302021 India
After Breakfast proceed to morning sightseeing visit Amber fort – the old capital of Jaipur rulers. Ride on the back of an elephant from the foots of the hill up to the gates of the fortress.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Tripolia Bazar Near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 3023002 India
The palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. As most structures in Jaipur this palace also reflects the fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture.

The City Palace complex is spread over a large area occupying one seventh of the old city of Jaipur. It has a sequence of gardens, buildings and courtyards, temple and museum to give it a grand view that reflects its historical importance and magnificent royal grace. Its outer boundary was built by Raja Jai Singh and other structures by his successors to add charm to it. It also served as a residence for former Maharaja of Jaipur.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Tripoliya Bazaar near entrance to City Palace, Jaipur 302020 India
The Jantar Mantar was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II who from a very young age was fascinated by the movement of the celestial objects.

The instruments at the Jaipur Jantar Mantar are made of stone and are very large structures. To ensure accuracy the structures were first made out of wood and the measurements were adjusted. Once the dimensions were perfected the construction was replicated in stone to give us the magnificent Jantar Mantar.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Hawa Mahal Tripolia Bazaar Road Badi Choupad, Jaipur 302002 India
Hawa Mahal is a five story building that is situated in the heart of the city of Jaipur. It has a beehive like structure and is made of red and pink sand stone lined with white color to make it vibrant. It is pink like the rest of the pink city of Jaipur.

The palace has carved and arched small chhatris or dome-shaped pavilions showing the richness of vivid Rajputana architecture. The walls of palace have 953 jharokha or overhanging balconies from where cool and fresh air can pass.

The most unique aspect about the palace is the fact that at all times a light breeze passes through it. That is how the palace got its name. Hawa means wind, which is the Palace of Winds.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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