The Delhi-Agra-Jaipur is one of the most prominent tourist circuits in the country that allows guests to visit the charm of the era of the Kings and guests get to explore the beautiful places and the pride of the country viz. the Taj Mahal at Agra including the grandeur of the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Outab Minar, Jama Masjid, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, the Agra Fort, the Hawa Mahal Palace and the various other aspects of the Pink City of Jaipur that is the capital of the state of Rajasthan. These architectures are some of the very finest examples of Mughal architecture along with the Kings of Rajasthan and you also have the opportunity to stay at one of the palaces turned hotel in Jaipur as well. This tour that is opted by guests from all across the World who want to come and relive the era of the Mughals is also referred to as the Golden Triangle Tour and it is one of the most opted itineraries for guests who come on their tour of India. India is known as a land of culture, traditions, Yoga an off-course the various National Parks across the country that is home to very rare and endangered animal species like the Bengal Tigers, Indian One Horned Rhinoceros, Asiatic Wild Water Buffaloes, Asiatic Elephants, etc. and guests who come to India prefer to land at the IGI airport at New Delhi and they prefer to start their India tour with the Golden Triangle Itinerary. The glory of the past era and the present era can be seen at its best on their Golden Triangle Tour itinerary of New Delhi – Agra and Jaipur and these places have been the seat of the very powerful empires of the country viz. the Mughals, Rajputs and the British. Your tour starts at Delhi and it continues across Agra and further to Jaipur. There are required stops at Fatehpur Sikhri and Sikander to view the tomb of the Mughal Emperos Akbar. This tour is not just about the historical aspects but is a combined experience of good food, shopping, culture and sightseeing at the same time. A sample itinerary for this Delhi-Agra-Jaipur tour is mentioned as below:
Day 1: On the first day you will arrive at the New Delhi airport and upon arrival you will be met by a local representative who will offer you a warm welcome at the capital and you will board your comfortable vehicle and proceed to visit the India Gate that is said to be the gateway to the country. You will explore across the area of the India Gate and later in the day you will go to check into your hotel nearby. The evening will be free and you can explore the site near the place and the dinner will be served to you at the hotel itself. The overnight stay will be at the hotel that is a very neat and clean place.
Day 2: The second day is the day of sightseeing across New Delhi and you will get to visit the famous monuments and tourist spots of Delhi. You will have your breakfast at the hotel and you will be picked up in your comfortable vehicles and then you will go to explore the various tourist spots in Delhi area like the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutub Minar. Also get to visit the Lotus temple and the famed market area of Connaught Place in New Delhi. Depending on the time availability you can also go to explore the other places if interest and later return back to your hotel for night halt. Dinner will be served at the hotel itself and you will spend the evening at the hotel and overnight stay.
Explore the beautiful and vibrant city of Delhi that combines the medieval period and the modern World and post your sightseeings at Delhi you will return to your hotel for night halt. Dinner arrangements will be made for you at the hotel itself in the nice banquet hall that is regularly checked for hygiene and all the COVID19 related protocols and the meals at the banquet hall are cooked with all the fresh ingredients that are sourced from the local market. The night halt will be at the hotel and this will be your last evening at Delhi before you check out to visit Agra the following day.
Day 3: The next morning you will have your breakfast at the hotel and you will check out with assistance and later the local guide will meet you at the Lobby area with the vehicle and you will board the comfortable vehicle to begin on your drive to Agra – the land of the Taj Mahal the epitome of love. On the way to Agra, across the beautiful 6 land expressway you will stop at Sikander to catch a glimpse of the Akbar’s tomb here and at Agra you will go to check into a nice hotel here. Have a nice lunch at the hotel and later in the day you will set to explore the beautiful Taj Mahal at Agra. The vibrant monument of the Taj Mahal can be described to be one of the most popular tourist attractions of the country that draws lakhs of visitors everyday and people from all across the World come to visit the Taj Mahal. In the evening, you will be free to explore the market area of Agra that is known for its various handicrafts in terms of wood, leather, etc. and get to savor the local cuisine of Agra as well. The night halt will be at a very nice and deluxe hotel at Agra. Before you end your visit at Agra at the Taj Mahal and the local market in case you have time in your hands you can get to explore the Itmad-Ul-Daulahi’s tomb that is also referred to as the mini Taj as well.
Day 4: The next morning you can enjoy a nice breakfast at Agra and the comfortable vehicles will pick you up and you will check out of the hotel and travel to Jaipur – the pink city and the capital of the land of Rajputs viz. Rajasthan. Arrive at Jaipur and you will check into a nice hotel and post lunch you will go to visit the Amer Fort at Jaipur. Take time to enjoy a elephant ride at the Amer Fort and also explore the market area of Jaipur as well. Return back to your hotel for night halt and enjoy the luxurious Rajput style dinner at your hotel.
Day 04: Today is the day of sight seeing across the pink city of Jaipur and you will explore the complete day to visit and explore the city. At first you will be picked up from your deluxe hotel at Jaipur by a luxury vehicle and you will set out to explore the Hawa Mahal palace that is one of the prime attractions of Jaipur city and this palace is known as the place that has several windows. Later in the day you will also get to explore the city palace, the Jai Mahal palace, the Jantar Mantar that is a grand astronomical observatory that was built by the great King Sawai Jai Singh II. Have a nice ethnic Rajasthani cuisine lunch that is known to have ingredients that are used to keep the body cool and later you will go to visit the Amer Fort and here as well you will get to explore the fort on an elephant back ride and this allows you to have a panoramic view of the beautiful city of Jaipur. Post this you will go to explore a famous temple shrine in Jaipur that is called as the Govind Dev Ji temple and in the evening you will visit the market area across the Hawa Mahal where you will spend time shopping for some of the local souvenirs to carry back home as a memoir of your tour to Delhi Agra and Jaipur. Return to your hotel for night halt. Today is the last evening at Jaipur and also on this short tour of the Golden Quadrilateral and so you will enjoy a gala dinner at your hotel and retire for the evening.
Day 05: The next morning you will enjoy a nice breakfast at the hotel and post breakfast you will pack your luggage and board your luxury vehicles to travel from Jaipur to Delhi and you will be dropped off at the IGI airport at Delhi for your flight to the onward destination. Tour Ends. In this tour there are certain inclusions and exclusions and certain inclusions are welcome and greet at the airport by local representative, welcome drink on arrival at hotel, complimentary breakfast, local guide, pick up and drop, all sightseeings and transfers, applicable taxes, etc. The exclusions in the tour include meals other than specified, air transfers, adventure activities, any cost due to delay in tour because of illness. This Golden Triangle tour is one of the most opted tours across India and therefore you need to ensure to make prior booking of this tour to get the availability at the requisite hotels in the respective cities.
Delhi is one of the most vibrant cities in the country and it is also a great place to witness the culture and traditions of the glorious past of the country. New Delhi is the capital of India and it is one of the financial capitals of the country as well and the city of Delhi is a blend of heritage, art and crafts and also the diverse cuisine and culture as well. Often called as the city of dreams, Delhi is the perfect place that blends the ancient and modern Worlds together. Delhi was made the capital of the country by the British empire who shifted the capital from Kolkata to Delhi and this has been the capital of the country since then. Delhi is a popular tourist destination of the country and has certain monuments that have been declared as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and these monuments draw tourists from all across the World to Delhi. Delhi is an exhibition of history of the country and it has always proved to be a strategic and cultural hub of India. Delhi offers numerous tourist attractions to its guests from monuments, museums, shrines to modern day markets. As the city if a hub of business activity so people from all across the country have come to Delhi and settled here and so when you explore across Delhi you will have the experience of exploring the country as well.
From the historical monuments to the bustling markets, Delhi has to offer a lot to any visitor coming here. The bustling market places of Delhi like Connaught place, Hauz Khas, Khan market are known to be a few of the most prominent market places in the city and also there are several cafes and restaurants across the place that serve the best in class cuisine and flavours that are a true taste of the country. Street food is a must try when you visit these markets of Delhi and right from the moment you step out of your vehicles that bring you from the Delhi Airport you will get to see a kaleidoscope of culture and heritage that is spread across the city. Delhi is known for its rich heritage and spiritual history and no wonder Delhi attracts a large number of visitor every year. The major tourist attractions in Delhi are Jama Masjid, Birla temple, Cathedral church, Gurudwara Bagh Sahib, Akshardham, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Hazarat Nizamuddin Dargah, etc. A visit to Delhi is surely one of the most rewarding experiences for any tourist.
Apart from being a modern city that is the capital of India, Delhi has a rich history and the city was ruled by some of the most powerful rulers of Indian history. It is believed that the history of Delhi is as old as Mahabharata and the place was known as Indraprashtha that was inhabited by the Pandavas. Ruled by the great emperors of India, Delhi came under the British rule in 1803 and it was in 1911 that the British shifted their capital from Kolkata to Delhi and after India’s independence, Delhi has been the official capital of India. Delhi today being the capital of India, is the largest commercial centre in Northern India and it also the largest centre of Small industries that include the handlooms, fashion, crafts, electronics and IT industry and all these contribute a lot to the economy of Delhi as well. Tourism plays a major role in the revenuer generation of the city and this is evident from the thousands of tourists who come to visit Delhi and they come to witness the ancient culture of this vibrant city of the country and witness the various ancient monuments of the place.
The Delhi University is a vast centre of learning for the various students of the country who come to make it big and they enrol themselves in various graduate and post graduate courses of the university. The AIIMS at Delhi is the premier centre of medical studies and one of the most reputed government hospitals in the country. The IIT Delhi is also the top preferred engineering colleges in the country and students from all across the country come here and once they finish their education they find good jobs in Delhi as well and this way this city had become a cosmopolitan city as people from all parts of the country live here. The River Yamuna flows across the city in the east and the Aravali mountain range bounds the city from west to south. Delhi is bounded by the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and Punjab and these states have a strong influence on the culture and lifestyle of the people of Delhi. Delhi is a true cosmopolitan where people are open to embracing new ideas and lifestyles and the various festivals are celebrated here with great pomp and vigour and cultural gatherings and the festivals include Holi, Diwali, Eid, Guru Purab, Buddha Purnima, Christmas, etc.
Agra on the other hand is located around 206km from New Delhi and this city is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and this city is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh and the River Yamuna flows across the city. Agra is one of the most populous cities in Uttar Pradesh and it is a major tourist attraction because of the presence of the symbol of love – the Taj Mahal. The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikhri in Agra are all UNESCO World Heritage Sites and coupled with Delhi and Jaipur, Agra forms a part of the Golden Triangle tourism circuit of the country. Few of the popular monuments that are a tourist attraction in Agra are that of the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar’s tomb, Dayal Bagh temple, Kerthan lake, Fatehpur Sikhri, etc. and tourists from all over the World come to Agra to catch a glimpse of the beauty of the Taj Mahal that happens to be a major tourist attraction of the city. Agra was once the seat of the Mughal Rulers and they built several monuments across the city to showcase their architectural finesse and these monuments have made Agra hold a special place in the tourism map of India. Apart from the Taj Mahal, there are two other UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Agra and these are the Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikhri.
Not only because of the monuments but people visit Agra to witness the culture, traditions of the city along with the food as well and one signature dish of Agra is called as the Petha that is a signature sweet dish of the city that is made up of sweet gourd. Various flavours of this sweet are prepared in the city and these are the Paan petha, Kesar petha, Angoori petha, Shahi Angoor petha, etc. Agra is also a very important business centre in North India after Delhi and various industries like paper and leather are flourishing in the city as well. The Taj Mahal at Agra is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the World and because of this repute many foreign tourists come to the city that makes it an ideal place to be explored. Agra was established by Sikandar Lodhi is the Lodhi dynasty in the sixteenth century and he had built several forts, steep walls and mosques across Agra. Agra under the Mughal regime was ruled by several great Kings like Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan, etc. and it was called as Akbarabad and the Mughals added to the beautification of this city by building gardens and the various monuments that stand tall even today. Agra came under the control of the Maratha empire after the Mughals and later on under the British rule. This beautiful city is well connected by road from Delhi and Lucknow and regular taxi services can be availed by tourists to come here and explore the places of interest. Regular train service is also available to Agra and guests can avail these services of rail as well to reach Agra.
A short brief about the tourist place in Agra, the Taj Mahal is located at the Dharmapuri area in Agra and it is considered to be one of the seven wonders of the World and the monument overlooks the Yamuna River. Popularly called as the monument of love, the Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Built by the great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz, the monument in Agra is where the tomb of the queen and the king are present. Described as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this popular tourist attraction of Agra draws visitors in thousands everyday who come to admire the architectural grandeur of this monument. The monument remains open to tourists for viewing everyday from 6AM to 6.30PM and the entry tickets can be purchased at the counter near the monument. Another very popular monument of Agra is the Agra Fort that too is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and this fort is considered to be one of the most important forest of the Mughal period and it is one of the finest places to visit in Agra as well. The great Mughal emperor Akbar considered this fort to be his home across his tenure and once you walk across the fort you will get to witness the various historical sites like Diwaan E Khas, Khas Mahal, etc.
Located at the Dalabganj area in Agra, the Agra fort is opened to public viewing everyday from 6AM to 6PM. Fathehpur Sikhri located in the Agra district was once the capital of the Mughal empire and emperor Akbar built the town and this town was built entirely with red sandstone. Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well, Fathehpur Sikhri also has significant things to explore across the place and one notable thing is the Buland Darwaza that is a 54m high door and the structure leaves the guests in awe. The beautifully carved out monuments in the interior of this town is sure to leave any visitor enthralled. Fathehpur Sikhri is also located 37km southwest of Agra city and it is opened for public viewing from 6AM to 6PM everyday. Another popular tourist attraction in Agra is that Itmad Ud Daulah’s tomb and this is also a very unique place to visit in Agra as well. This tomb in Agra bears a resemblance to the Taj Mahal when it comes to the construction and it has used the red sandstone along with the marble and it is often referred to as the Baby Taj. Built by Noor Jahan in 1628, the Itmad Ud Daulah’s tomb is located at the Moti Bagh area in Agra and it is opened for public viewing everyday from 6AM to 6PM.
Another popular monument in Agra is the Akbar’s tomb and it was built by emperor Shah Jahan in 1613. The monument is a top attraction for tourists who are history buffs and the entire monument is built with red sandstone that has some of the most stunning marble designs. The ceilings have exquisite carved out designs and calligraphy on the walls that take you to the underground chamber that has the tomb of the great Mughal emperor Akbar the great. Located at the Sikandra area of Agra in UP, the Akbar’s tomb is opened for public viewing everyday from 10AM to 6PM. Another popular tourist attraction in Agra is that of the Moti Masjid that was built by Shah Jahan and it was a pearl mosque located on the banks of the Yamuna River. Although it is not a very renowned monument of Agra like the Taj Mahal yet it is an unknown gem to explore and also a top place in Agra as well. A beautiful mosque that is known for its intricate designs and architecture, the Moti Masjid is a brilliance of an architecture that attracts many tourists to this place and it stands on a slope that is having several slopes and it is open to public viewing from 6AM to 6PM.
Another popular tourist attraction in Agra is the Jodha Bai ka Rauza or the palace that was built by the great Mughal emperor Akbar for his beloved queen Jodha Bai. This monument is a testament of the peaceful relations among the Hindu and Muslim community and today it is a popular tourist attraction in Agra that draws hundreds of visitors to the place. This place is the biggest palace located within the premises of Fathepur Sikhri and is made of red sandstone. The ceilings of this place is beautifully painted and emperor Akbar drew inspiration from the Gujarati architecture to build this palace. The palace is located at Dadaipura at Fathehpur Sikhri and it is opened to tourists for viewing from 7.30AM to 6PM. The Mehtab Bagh is located between the Taj Mahal and the Yamuna River and it is a hidden place to visit in Agra and it is located in the shape of a quadrilateral garden and it is in symmetry with the Taj Mahal. It is said that there is a spot in the garden where Shah Jahan would sit and admire the moonlit Taj Mahal and it being a symbol of love has now become a popular spot for photography among the couples.
Jaipur on the other hand is a prominent tourism destination in West India and this city is the capital of Rajasthan and is often referred to as the pink city as well. Jaipur is often accredited to being the first planned city of India. This city is known for its ancient heritage and the seat of the Rajput Kingdom and it is known for its beautiful and historical palaces. Jaipur forms a part of the Golden Triangle that comprises of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and that is a part of one of the most prominent tourist circuits in the country as well. Jaipur is known for its palaces and thousands of tourists come here each month to explore the beautiful palaces and also witness the ancient heritage of the city as well. As per the history, the Price of Wales had visited India in the 1800s and the King of Jaipur had painted the entire city in pink as pink is known to be a colour associated with hospitality and this is why the city came to be known as the pink city. When it comes to the palaces of the city of Jaipur then one prominent name that comes to mind at first is the city palace. This beautiful palace is located deep within the city and this palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. This beautiful palace combines the fusion of the Mughal and Rajput architecture and the last living family of the Rajput Kingdom still reside in one section of the palace. Built by the first Maharaja it went on to be expanded by several other rulers as well. There are two sections in the palace and these are called as the Mubarak Mahal and the Maharani palace. Both these sections now have been converted to museums that houses various roya costumes, Pashmina shawls, folk embroidery, Rajput weaponry, beautiful paintings, etc. A visit to Jaipur without a visit to the city palace is incomplete and so on your Golden Triangle Tour of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur it is a must visit to visit Jaipur and explore the city palace to get an insight into the glory of the Rajputs of Rajasthan.
Another grand example of architecture that guests can explore at Jaipur is the Amer Place and fort that is one of the top tourist attractions of Jaipur city. This beautiful palace is located atop a hill and is at a distance of about 11km from the main city. This beautiful palace is a big complex that has been built with pale yellow and pink sandstone and it is located at about 11km away from the main city and there is a combination of marble as well that has been used in the architecture. The finesse of the architecture of this palace is so grand and strong that is has braved many great natural fury and it stands tall even today. Elephant rides are conducted at this fort and guests can get an aerial view of the beautiful city of Jaipur from this palace. There are four main sections at this palace fort that are having beautiful courtyard area as well. Once a visitor who comes to Jaipur and goes to visit the Amer fort and palace they will enter the palace through the Swaraj Pol and they come to the Cheral Pol. Both these gates open at the Talab Chowk that is the main courtyard area of the fort where the returning Rajput soldiers used to halt.
There are several other sections at the fort that include the King’s room, the women quarters, gardens, temples, etc. This Amer palace and fort is a stunning architecture that shows guests the true example of Rajasthani architecture and there are several other attractions to be seen here as well that include the Diwan e khas, such mandir and the sheesh mahal. Also there are several underground tunnels across the place that connect the Amer fort to the Jaigarh fort as well and a part of these tunnels have been restored and is opened to public viewing as well. When you are at Jaipur then one monument that is sure to come to your mind is the Jantar Mantar that is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This Jantar Mantar is one of the oldest astronomical observatories and it also has the World’s largest stone sundial that makes it a perfect observatory site. The Jantar Mantar is located at the heart of Jaipur city and it is no longer a science centre but instead it is a historical monument where visitors can get guided tours, enjoy music and light shows and also get to enjoy educational activity sessions as well.
The Jantar Mantar at Jaipur is the largest observatory in the World and the stone sundial has the ability to interpret the positions of the celestial bodies and also calculate the time as well. This is made possible by the presence of the 19 astronomical instruments at the place and this allows the observation of the celestial bodies. This unique site was built on ideas from different religious and social beliefs in the 18th century of India. Today the Jantar Mantar at Jaipur attracts tourists, historians, astronomers and architects from all around the World who come to Jaipur on their Golden Quadrilateral tour and they admire the grand structure of this monument. The Jantar Mantar was built by the Rajput King Sawai Jai Singh II who is also credited with the establishment of Jaipur city and this monument was completed in 1734. As the King had great interest in astronomy and was intrigued by the celestial bodies and so he decided to build this monument and today this is one of the prime tourist attractions of Jaipur on the Golden Triangle tour of India.