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Golden Triangle with Gwalior- Detailed Itinerary


Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Delhi
Your sightseeing tour of the city would start with a visit to the (Birla Mandir) Laxminarayan Temple, built by one of India's foremost business families and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the preserver. Proceed to the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi that offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

This afternoon you will be taken to visit New Delhi ? drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate built in memory of the 85,000 Indian soldiers who laid down their lives during World War 1. Opposite the India Gate, is the massive Rashtrapati Bhawan, the official residence of the President of India. Continue on to Bahai Temple built like a lotus flower & dedicated to the Bahaii faith. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar. Overnight at hotel

Day 03 : Delhi - Agra (203 kms)
Morning drive to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra - check into the hotel. Afternoon visit Red Fort & the famous Taj Mahal.

The Red Fort lies on the bend of the river Yamuna and was built by Akbar as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat while the Taj Mahal is the most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal "the lady of the Taj". Overnight at hotel

Day 04 : Agra - Gwalior - Agra
Full day excursion to Gwalior (110 kms). Upon arrival proceed for sightseeing tour of Gwalior.
Tour includes the enormous 19th century Jai Vilas Palace famous for its ornate chandeliers & crystal. A few of the rooms have been converted into a museum filled with the Scindia dynasty memorabilia. Visit the huge Gwalior Fort - where a sun temple is believed to have been constructed within the area of the fort. Also visit Gujri Mahal, a turreted palace of stone now houses the archaeological museum. Gwalior also offers the Tomb of Muhammad Ghaus, a saint worshipped by the Mughals & the Tomb of the famous musician Tansen. Return to Agra. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 05 : Agra - Jaipur (221 kms)
Morning drive to Jaipur, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri -the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace in the 16th century. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza the largest gateway in the world.
Continue drive to Jaipur and check into the hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 06 : Jaipur
Morning tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City (approached in princely style on a caparisoned Elephant). The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur - visit the imposing City Palace, still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artifacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 07 : Jaipur - Delhi (250 kms)
Late morning drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi - transfer to the international airport for your onward journey.

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