Golden Triangle is the most popular and visited circuit of India that includes cities of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur located roughly at 250 kms from each other and forming a triangle on Indian map with respect to its locations. The circuit is well connected by road, buses and trains with fast trains like Shatabdi Express. The New Express Highway between Delhi and Agra have shortened the travel time to 2-3 hours only.
Most of the foreign tourists likes to land into Delhi, spend couple of days here, explore the city and then travel southwards towards the land of Taj and then west to the Pink city of India – Jaipur.
Depending upon the number of days you can spare out from your hectic worklife, you can extend the tour to add Khajurao, Varanasi further to Agra, or connect Ranthambore if you are a wildlife enthusiast or may be visit the popular camel fair at Pushkar held in November. Many of the tourists also connect the serene Golden Temple with this trip. Off late this circuit have become pretty popular with the domestic tourists from South India also.
This circuit reflects the grandeur, glory & history of the nation in true sense. So plan your trip to Golden Triangle and ask for all the customizations that you can imagine!
Upon your arrival in Delhi, your driver will greet you at Delhi International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and Rest of the day is at your leisure and rest. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed at 0900 hrs for a full day tour in Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid- one of the largest mosque in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate the city, Red Fort- the largest monument in Delhi that was the residence of Mughal emperor of India for 200 years, Raj Ghat- a memorial built to commemorate the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, Qutub Minar- UNESCO World Heritage-listed tallest minaret, Humayun Tomb- another UNESCO World Heritage site, Lotus temple- Bahai house of worship, famous for it flowerlike shape, drive past Embassy, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo at India Gate and Rastrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Connaught Place and Delhi main shopping area. Be back for overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur by 0830 hrs. On arrival, check in to the hotel. After some rest, proceed to visit Birla temple, Nahargarh Fort (sunset view over city). Evening visit “Chokhi Dhani” -a five star ethnic village resort for an exquisite Rajasthani traditional dinner with dance and music. Overnight stay at Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast proceed to cover city attraction covering Amber Fort. Enjoy Feel like a maharaja from the past as you ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant outfitted with traditional Indian draperies. Later visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Agra – a historical and romantic city of medieval India by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at UNESCO World Heritage red sandstone complex of Fatehpur Sikri built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar and abandoned 15 years later due to water scarcity. Visit Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-aam,diwan-e-khas. Then continue to Agra. On arrival check-in at hotel, later proceed for a half day city tour to Agra Fort- built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna River. Later proceed to Taj Mahal for the most beautiful sunset view of “The Taj”. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays). Overnight at Agra hotel.
After breakfast, check-out from your hotel and take the road to the capital city. You might like to visit Akshardham temple enroute pretty famous for its marvelous architecture. On arrival at Delhi, check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, transfers to Delhi airport to board your flight to Bangalore. On arrival at Bangalore airport, pick up and transfers to Mysore – enroute visit Tipu Sultans summer Palace at Srirangapatnam. Upon arrival in Mysore, check into your hotel. Visit Brindavan Gardens in the evening-the musical fountains and colourful lights turn this place into an enchanting fairyland. Overnight stay at Mysore hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Mysore. Mysore, the old capital town, has the magnificent Maharajas Palace, Chamundi Hill and the Art Gallery, with a fine collection of paintings & musical instruments. You might also like to visit Big Bull, St. Philomena’s Church, Jagan Mohan Palace and Zoo, as time permits. Overnight stay at hotel in Mysore.
After breakfast, drive to Ooty- the Queen of Hill stations nestled in the Nilgiri range. A Britisher Mr. John Sullivan discovered Ooty in 1821, the sheer grandeur of this romantic city is enough to drain you out. Afternoon arrive at hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Ooty. Visit the Doddabeta Peak which is the highest peak of Tamil Nadu. From here, you get panoramic view of the neighboring regions. Afternoon visit the famous Botanical garden built in 1847 and the Ooty Lake where boating facility is available. Horse-back riding around the lake also is available. Ooty is all about majestic waterfalls, lush green tree forests, endless tea gardens and manicured golf courses. Overnight stay at Ooty.
This morning, after breakfast, transfers to Bangalore. Rest of the day is free at your leisure. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Bangalore. Visit Bull Temple, Lalbagh, Cubbon Park, ISKCON Temple, Vidhana Soudha and finally at Commercial Street for some quick shopping. Overnight stay at hotel.