DAY 01: DELHI
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort for a refreshing break. Whenever you’re ready, venture out to explore the enchanting heritage of Delhi. Enjoy your journey through this historic city!
Nestled along the Yamuna River, Delhi, India’s capital, is a city of immense historical significance and cultural richness. It boasts UNESCO World Heritage Sites, preserves the British colonial charm, and is home to a myriad of ancient relics and historic wonders. The city seamlessly blends ancient and medieval architecture and boasts captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delectable dining options, and bustling markets that infuse life into every corner. Prepare to be enthralled by Delhi’s timeless tapestry of history and culture.
Explore Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Qutub Complex and Humayun’s Magnificent Tomb, and Discover the fusion of tradition, spirituality, and architectural magnificence at Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple. A stunning symbol of millennia-old Hindu culture, this masterpiece was built by over 8,000 global volunteers, a testament to human unity and faith. Step into a world where timeless traditions thrive in the modern age. Enjoy a leisurely evening on your own.
DAY 02: DELHI
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best. As the sun sets, experience the captivating Red Fort Light & Sound Show, where history comes to life against the backdrop of this grand monument.
Step into the enchanting heritage of Shahjahanabad, Delhi’s walled city. Here, history comes to life amidst vibrant markets, colorful shops, charming architecture, exquisite cuisine, and rich traditions. Don’t miss iconic landmarks like the majestic Jama Mosque (Masjid-i Jahān-Numā) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Red Fort (Lal Qila). In the afternoon or evening, venture into New Delhi, the modern counterpart to the former British capital of India. A journey through the contrasts of this city will reveal the rich tapestry of India’s past and its dynamic present.
DAY 03: DELHI – AGRA
(Approximately 210 kilometers, or a 3-4 hour drive)
After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.
Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions each year to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore its historical riches. Known for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra is a must-visit destination.
Embark on a heritage journey in Agra, beginning with the iconic Taj Mahal, a world wonder and emblem of India’s rich history. Celebrated as the “Jewel of Architecture,” it represents the zenith of Mughal design and was honored as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. Then, explore the UNESCO-listed Agra Fort, which witnessed significant Mughal events, and marvel at the red sandstone beauty known as the “Qila-i-Akbari.” Conclude your day tour with a visit to the Sikandra Tomb, where Mughal Emperor Akbar, one of India’s revered rulers, rests eternally. This magnificent mausoleum stands as a testament to his visionary aesthetics, adorned with an enchanting garden lovingly crafted by his son, Emperor Jahangir.
DAY 04: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI / JAIPUR
(Approximately 240 kilometers, or a 4-5 hour drive)
Start your day with a captivating sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal, a moment that promises to inspire awe. After this breathtaking experience, return to your hotel or resort to rejuvenate and prepare for your journey to the “Pink City of Jaipur.” Along the way, make stops to explore the UNESCO-listed sites of Fatehpur Sikri and Keoladeo National Park. Upon reaching Jaipur, you will be transferred to hotel/resort.
Explore Fatehpur Sikri, the “City of Victory,” a UNESCO World Heritage site, and a testament to architectural excellence. Founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century, it briefly served as the Mughal Empire’s capital, leaving a significant imprint on Indian town planning with its uniform Mughal architectural style and grand gateways. Next, visit Keoladeo National Park, formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, another UNESCO World Heritage site. Initially, a royal hunting reserve in the 1850s for Maharajas and the British, it now hosts over 370 bird and animal species.
DAY 05: JAIPUR
After breakfast, embark on a captivating Jaipur sightseeing tour, where you’ll discover the UNESCO-listed city’s heritage and architectural gems. As evening descends, journey to an ethnic village on Jaipur’s outskirts, delving deep into Rajasthan’s rich culture. Engage in time-honored art, customs, and activities. Wrap up this unforgettable experience with a delicious Rajasthani feast, a true taste of local traditions and flavors.
Jaipur, the Pink City, is a UNESCO-listed world heritage city and the gateway to Rajasthan’s royal kingdom. Founded by King Maharaja Jai Singh II, a renowned mathematician and astronomer, it became India’s first planned city in 1727. Jaipur captivates with its cuisine, marvelous architecture, natural beauty, and the warmth of its residents. This city is a treasure trove of rich culture, living history, and vibrant colors. In 1876, the ruler painted the entire city terracotta pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, a tradition that continues today, symbolizing culture and hospitality.
Embark on a day of heritage exploration in Jaipur, beginning with the UNESCO-listed Amber Palace, a 1592 marvel blending Rajput and Mughal architecture. Next, discover the City Palace, a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles in the walled city’s heart, reflecting a great ruler’s vision. Then, explore the 18th-century UNESCO observatory, Jantar Mantar, renowned for precise naked-eye astronomical observations. Don’t miss the iconic Hawa Mahal, adorned with delicately honeycombed pink sandstone windows. Finally, delve into the Indo-Saracenic architecture of the Albert Hall Museum, housing 19,000 historic objects, including the captivating 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy Tutu, excavated from an Akhmim pyramid.
Experience Jaipur’s Elephant Village nestled in the scenic Aravali mountains, for unique interactions with majestic elephants. Activities include feeding, bathing, painting, and thrilling Elephant Safaris, creating unforgettable memories.
DAY 06: JAIPUR / DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to Jaipur Airport or continue driving to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Delhi International Airport, situated approximately 280 kilometers away, can be reached in just 5-6 hours by road travel.
Embark on an enthralling 6-day journey through our ‘Golden Triangle Itinerary,’ which weaves its way through Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Jaipur — these enchanting destinations are steeped in heritage, history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Over centuries, this region has borne witness to illustrious rulers and dynasties, from ancient India to the Delhi Sultanate, the mighty Mughals, and the valiant Rajputs. Their tales of heroism and romance resonate through the grand monuments that stand today, serving as timeless relics of a regal era. These rulers have left an indelible mark on the cultural heritage of India. Join this tour for a glimpse into India’s ancient, medieval, and modern history, a journey through heritage, Indo-Islamic and Indo-British art, and architectural marvels. Explore UNESCO-listed monuments, charming towns, and scenic landscapes, immersing yourself in a tapestry of rich heritage and architectural opulence.