Start and end in New Delhi! With the Privtae Golden Triangle cultural discovery Tour of India, you have a 8 days tour taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. Private (Chauffeured CAR) Golden Triangle Tour of India includes accommodation in 4*/ 5* hotel as well as an expert English speaking guides, breakfast everyday, Private Chauffeured Car and more.
Namaste!! Welcome to India. Your adventure begins with a welcome by Expedition 2 India's Local representative at Airport. You will be visiting World Heritage-listed Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and Red Fort which look beautiful at night!
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Excursion through Old Delhi. Ride the city's metro system and then hop on a rickshaw to the once water-filled square of Chandani Chowk. Discover Jama Masjid, Delhi's Oldest Mosque, before learning about the history of the sikh religion at the Sheeshganj Gurudwara. Have authentic Indian lunch at Gurudwara.
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Depart for Rajasthan and on to it's capital, Jaipur (Approx 5 hrs) A friendly busy town crammed with palaces and bazaars full of jewellery, textiles and folk-based arts, Jaipur is a favorite for many travellers. Visit the Jai Mahal and the Hawa Mahal the head over to Jaipur's Royal City Palace and explore it's extravagant rooms and apartments. Later, discover one of the five astronomical observatories built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the founder of Jaipur.
Today we will visit Amber Fort, set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, the fort is an authentic example of Rajput architecture and the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors) is one of its more spectacular buildings. Exta feature - Movie in Raj Mandir.
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Jaipur- Fatehpur Sikri- Agra
Leave the "Pink City" of Jaipur behind and we will be visiting Agra. On the journey to Agra, stop en route at the one-time capital of the Mughal empire, Fatehpur Sikiri, (approx 5 hrs drive). The stunning mosque displays both Persian and Hindu design and is secured by a 54-meter high entrance. Once in Agra there's the option of visiting the marble tomb that was saved for the greatest of the Mughal Emperors, Akbar's Mausoleum.
Agra- Taj Mahal
Memorable day as you visit the astonishing Taj Mahal, built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved Queen. Perhaps, this is the most perfect architectural monument in the world, built of white marble and precious stones over a 22 year period - considered the finest example of Mughal architecture in the world. Afterwards, stop at Kalakriti Marble. The Taj Mahal inspired the Kalakriti family to become the manufacturer of fine inlaid marble work. Marvel at the museum quality workmanship as you watch a demonstration of the timely process of marble carvings, filigree and stone inlay. Then browse Kalakriti’s home furnishings and decorative items. In the afternoon, participate in the not to be missed optional tour to the red sandstone Agra Fort, with its incredible maze of walled courtyards, mosques and lavish private chambers reflecting the grandeur of the Mughal Empire; this monument has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, to the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah built of the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and inlay of semiprecious stones.
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In the morning take a guided tour along the banks of the Yamuna River to the iconic Agra Fort. Originally designed by Emperor Akbar in 1565 to be a military structure, it was converted into a palace during Emperor Shah Jahan's reign and later became his prison. In the early afternoon, Take the 3-4 hrs journey back to Delhi by car. Arrive back at the hotel with enough time to relish a exotic meal (Dinner) and check in Hotel.
There are no activities planned for the final day, Private car will drop you off at International airport-Delhi for your Return journey to USA/LAX .
07 Nights Accommodation in 4*/5* hotels on Twin Sharing Basis + Breakfast Everyday.
Arrival & Departure Airport Assistance by Expedition2India's Representative.
English Speaking Local Guides (Day 02, 04, 05, 06)
Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi (One Time).
Movie in Jaipur at Raj Mandir (One Time).
Elephant Ride in Jaipur at Amber Fort (One Time).
Camel Cart Ride at Karauli (One Time).
Tonga Ride in Agra (One Time).
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Portage at Hotels and airports, tips, insurance, laundry, liquors, wine, telephone charges.
All items of personal nature
I really enjoyed the India trip. I learned the culture and loved the food there. Our tour guide was great. Thanks.
My trip was amazing! The entire trip was perfect. My sister and I had the time of our lives. Our tour guide cum Driver Singh was hands down the best part. He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and made us both feel very safe and secure. I give him the highest reviews possible. Expedition 2 India did an excellent job with India and I look forward to looking at more Expedition 2 India travel trips in the future.