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Golden Triangle & Cultural India: 15 Days


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Point of Arrival & Departure: Delhi (DEL) India
Destinations Covered: Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Pushkar-Bikaner-Jaisalmer-Jodhpur-Udaipur-Varanasi-Delhi
Highlights: Old Delhi, Chandni Chouk, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Prliament Street, Lodhi Garden, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, Jantar Mandir, Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Bikaner Fort, Desert Dinner, Ossyan temple, Traditional dance, Mehrangargh Fort, Lake Pichola, Udaipur City Palace, Ranakpur Village, Varanasi, Arati on River Ganges, Elephant ride and much more
Duration: 14 Nights & 15 Days
Itinerary
Day 1 & 2: Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport or Railway Station, we transfer you to the pre booked hotel. Get relaxed and rest of the day is at own leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel after the dinner.
Second day is for Delhi Sightseeing. Delhi is one of the best examples in the world where old meets new. Experience the combined charm of Old and New Delhi by driving through Old Delhi, the old capital of India (12th & 19th centuries) & visit Gandhi Memorial (Rajghat), Red Fort & Juma Masjid, India Gate, Parliament House, & Juma Masjid, India’s largest mosque completed in 1656 and commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan.
Red Fort: The Red Fort is an iconic symbol of India. Since Independence. Indian prime minister hoists the national flag at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech from its ramparts to address the nation. Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. And was the ceremonial and political center of Mughal government and the setting for events. The walls of the fort extend for 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) and vary in height from 60 ft (18 m) on the river side to 110 ft (33 m) on the city side. Shah Jahan began construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648.
Qutab Minar: And we drive to see Qutab Minar, one of Delhi’s most visited and striking monuments built by King Qutubuddin Aiback  as a monument after defeating the last Hindu Kingdom in 1199 with a height of 239 feet, this red stone tower ranks as the highest in India. Back to the hotel, relax & spend the night.
Day 3: Delhi–Agra (210 K.ms, 4 hours’ drive)
After early breakfast you will drive to Mughal City Agra and check into the Hotel. Enrout you may also visit Mathura the birth place of Lord Krishna. Afternoon visit the Agra Fort, build by the great Emperor Akbar. And you visit the famous Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal Closed on Fridays). And depends on the available time you can visit other attractions like Dayal Baug, Itimad-ud-Daulah etc. Evening back to hotel to spend overnight.
Taj Mahal: This magnificent tomb built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.  Some 20,000 laborers spent 22 years on the exquisitely symmetrical white marble mausoleum, beginning in 1632.  History says more than 1,000 elephants transported the marble from Rajasthan, Afghanistan, China, and Tibet, and the Taj’s elaborate inlays comprise 28 varieties of precious stones.
Agra Fort (UNESCO World Heritage site): The imposing Agra Fort complex (CA 1565) can be more accurately described as a walled city, for generations served as the seat of Mughal power. The fort covers 94 acres and has walls 70 feet high; 1,440,000 workers worked eight years in its construction. Shah Jahan’s son deposed him and imprisoned him here in the fort during his final years, reportedly in a tower with a view of the Taj Mahal.
Itimad-ud-Daulah (CA. 1628): This two-story marble mausoleum often described as a “jewel box”, sometimes called the “Baby Taj”, the tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah is often regarded as a draft of the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum embodies the latter phase of Mughal architecture that saw red sandstone largely abandoned in favour of white Italian marble.
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur (238 K.ms, 5 hours’ drive)
After breakfast you will drive to the Pink City of Jaipur, enroute you will drive the Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted red sand stone city built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar and Buland Darwaza, Salim Chisti then proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Fatehpur Sikri (UNESCO world heritage site): This is a sand stone city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The city served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. The fortress here is a built entirely of red sandstone & decorated with exquisite filigreed marble lattice work and mother of pearl interior.
Day 5: Jaipur City Sightseeing. 
Have your delicious breakfast & drive to the Amber Fort, built in 16th century enjoy an elephant ride at here if interested. Drive past the Hawa Mahal ‘’the Place of winds’’. In the afternoon you will visit the city palace and museum, walk to adjacent Jantar Mantar an astronomical observatory.
Amber Fort: Amber Fort is built by the Kachhawah Rajputs as their capital from 1037 to 1728 and considered the pinnacle of Rajput architecture. The impressive room of mirrors, walls of jewel-encrusted marble, and the royal apartments offering beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. Try an Elephant ride (subject to availability of Elephant) to the top of the Palace fort and jeep ride for descending.
Hawa Mahal: 
Hawa Mahal is also called ‘‘The Palace of Winds’’, a legendary building with 25-cm thick façade, dating from the 18the Century, the Hawa Mahal has 953 windows and niches so that ladies of royal family could see the procession and events of the city without being visible to the people.
Jantar Mantar observatory (1728-34): Is built by Maharajah Jai Singh II, who had great interest in astrology. Thereafter, we will visit the City Palace now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts, paintings, and other royal treasures. Spend the night at hotel
Day 6: Pushkar (Jaipur to Pushkar by 3 hours drive)
Morning after breakfast drive to Pushkar. Upon arrival check into Hotel. Evening visit Bramha Temple, Pushkar Lake etc.
Pushkar: The word Pushkar means Lotus, which is believed to be the seat of Brahma, one among the Hindy Holy trinity. Brahma is considered to be the creator of the world. Once he struck his enemy with his Lotus flower in anger, it fell in to three parts, one among them was in Pushkar, and it gave birth to a lake. Town of Pushkar, is a sacred Indian lakeside settlement for Hindus. It is said that every Hindu should visit here once in a life time. Brahma temple of Pushkar is the only temple of this diety in the whole world. Various ghats and temples spread around the holy lake of Pushkar.
Day 7: Bikaner (Pushkar to Bikaner by 5 hours drive)
Today morning drive to Bikaner. Upon arrival check into Hotel. Afternoon visit Bikaner fort & Camel Breeding farm visit.
Bikaner:
Bikaner looks like a town among scrub and sand dunes. Visit Junagarh Fort, one of the best in Western Rajasthan. The barren landscape with rocky outcrop make a dramatic setting for the Junagarh Fort. The town keeps a medieval atmosphere. Head further to the desert village of kakoo and see the rural desert life. Enjoy sunset views of the desert & try to taste the camel’s milk here and ride on its back at the world-famous National Camel Breeding Farm. Karni Mata Mandir (Rat Temple) at Deshnoke is 30 K.ms away from Bikaner.
Rat Temple (Karni Mata Mandir): This is a 17th century temple with massive silver gates and beautiful white marble carvings on the façade. The most intriguing aspect of this temple is thousands of rates made this temple their home.This temple is dedicated to Karni Mata – an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Rats are revered here with sweets and milk in the belief that they are re-incarnated saints. They move over the temple and around your feet. These holy rats are called kabbas, people comes here to pay their respects and curious tourists from around the world as well.
Day 8 & 9: Jaisalmer (Bikaner to Jaisalmer by 6 hours drive)
Morning after breakfast go for a village tour in Bikaner. Afternoon drive to Jaisalmer. Upon arrival check into Hotel in Jaisalmer & overnight saty. Next day go for Jaisalmer sightseeing. Visit Jaisalmer fort, Haveli’s etc. Alos visit the Sand Dunes for Desert Dinner and enjoyinh Jaisalmer traditional dances.
Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer is also called the “Golden City” of Rajasthan in India is close to the Pakistan border, and the city is known for its proximity to the Thar Desert. You can enjoy camel safari in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sonar Qila (Golden Fort). is another attraction.
Day 9: Jaisalmer Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast visit
Day 10: Jodhpur (Jaisalmer to Jodhpur via Osian Temple, 6 hours drive)
Morning after breakfast drive to Jodhpur. Enroute visit Ossiyan mata Temple. Continue drive  to Jodhpur. Upon arrival check into Hotel. Evening enjoy visiting Clock Tower.
Osian Temple:
Osian in Jodhpur district is really an oasis in Thahr desert. And is known as the “Khajuraho of Rajasthan” because of the temples present here.Osian is also a home to the cluster of ruined Brahmanical as well as Jain temples dating back to 8th century BC.
Jodhpur: Jodhpur is also known as ”Suncity” as it enjoys sun round the year. The muscular fort of Mehrangarh towers over the city of Jodhpur is a magnificent architectural masterpiece. This Sun City is also called ‘Blue City‘ due to the blue painted Brahmin houses around the Mehrangargh Fort. The city surrounds the fort is walled with several gates. But the city has expanded beyond the wall during hte past.
Day 11 & 12: Udaipur (Jodhpur to Udaipur via Ranakpur Village, 7 hours drive)
Morning after breakfast visit Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada in Udaipur region. Afternon drive to Udaipur. Enroute visit Ranakpur village. Continue drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival check into Hotel. And day 12 is wholly for Udaipur sightseeing visiting visit City Palace, Shaliyon Ki bari, Fateh Sagar lake & boat ride on Lake pichola.
Ranakpur Village: Ranakpur village in Pali district of Rajasthan is between Jodhpur & Udaipur and is lying in the valley of the Aravalli Range. Ranakpur is popular for its Jain Temples made of marble.
Day 13: Udaipur–Varanasi ( by flight) 
Morning after breakfast departure transfer to airport to board flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi check into Hotel. Evening enjoy Aarti on River Ganges.
Varanasi: One of the 7 holiest town of Varanasi in Hinduism & Jainism is lying on the banks of River Ganga. Varanasi is also known as the favourite town of Lord Shiva. This place also said to be the spiritual capital of India. Two days will pass soon by enjoying this blindingly colourful and unrelentingly chaotic place on earth.
Day 14: Varanasi
Early morning visit Aarthi on Ganges. After breakfast visit Sarnath temple. Afternoon visit Kashi Temple.  Enjoy a boat ride on ganges.
Day 15: Delhi (Varanasi to Delhi by morning flight) 
Today after breakfast leave for the airport to catch your flight to Delhi with the memories of rich Indian tradition and colourful culture.
Package Includes:
  • Arrival transfer to hotel & All intercity transfers by A/c Car,
  • Accommodation of your choice,
  • Accommodation of your choice with daily breakfast,
  • A/c Car for all tours & sightseeing as per the itinerary,
  • Udaipur-Varanasi-Delhi flight ticket,
  • Departure transfer,
  • And all taxes and service charges.
Price as per the request

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