Golden Triangle Tours with Khajuraho Temple Tour
Duration : 08 Days / 07 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi – Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho Temple Tour – Delhi
Day 1 : Arrive Delhi Tours
Arrive Delhi by international flight. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 : Delhi Sightseeing Tours
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be given tour of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi – Visit the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, 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.
New Delhi – Drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayuns tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3 : Delhi – Jaipur Tours
Breakfast at the hotel. Later leave for Jaipur by surface. Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 : Jaipur Pink City Tours
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning you will be given excursion to Amber Fort with Elephant ride.
Tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City . At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. 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. In the afternoon you will be given city tour of Jaipur.
Tour of the Pink City – Your tour will include the imposing City Palace , still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts 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 the hotel.
Day 5 : Jaipur Travels– Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Breakfast at the hotel. Later leave for Agra by surface visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Upon arrival at Agra , check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6 : Agra Taj Mahal Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be given city tour of Agra which includes visit to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal.
Red Fort – lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it 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. Taj Mahal…… Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist’s visit to Agra . Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it’s stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. (Taj Mahal Is Closed On Fridays).
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7 : Agra – Jhansi By Train, Jhansi – Khajuraho
After early breakfast, you will be transferred to the railway station to board train for Khajuraho. Upon arrival at Jhansi , drive to Khajuraho visiting Orchha enroute. Upon arrival at Khajuraho, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8 : Khajuraho Temple – Delhi By Flight, Depart Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Later you will be given city tour of Khajuraho.
Visit the world famous Chandela Temples. Out of the total 85 temples only 22 remain, but offer a beautiful and extravagant ode to human life. Built in 10th and 11th centuries, these temples are dedicated to a particular deity and the on the outer walls are carved various themes, but actually it is an ode to woman hood, an ode to fertility, the form of birth and an ode to greatest form of life.
Of the two groups of temples – Western and Eastern – important temples to visit are – Kandariya Mahadev, Chaunsath Yogini, Chitragupta, Lakshmana, Devi Jagdamba, Parvati, Vishvanath Temple and Nandi, Paraswanath and Adinath.
Later you will be transferred to the airport in time to connect flight for Delhi . Upon arrival at Delhi , transfer to the international airport
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