Golden Triangle with Haridwar
- Itinerary Detail
|2||Delhi||India Gate, the war memorial in the heart of the city.
Red Fort built of red sandstone is the of great importance in present day - republic day parades initiate from here.
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques which can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees.
Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial.
Visit Humayan’s tomb and Qutab Minar (the tallest minaret in India)
|3||Jaipur||Visit Amber Fort and Palace of Winds (house of royal ladies), Jantar Mantar (astronomical observatory) and
City Palace (exhibits rich architecture and lifestyle of ancient Rajput kings).
|4||Jaipur-Agra-Fatehpur Sikri||Fatehpur Sikri in Agra, built by Akbar is dotted with small palaces, hall of public and private audience.|
|5||Agra-Delhi||Taj Mahal — Mughal marvel which features among the seven wonders of the world.
Agra Fort built by Akbar is a must see because of its design and layout.
|6||Delhi-Haridwar||Visit the holy ghats of Har-Ki-Pauri,on the banks of Ganges of Evening aarti. Explore temples around the Ghats|
|7||Haridwar-Rishikesh-Haridwar||Rishikesh is famous for its breathtaking landscape and being host to Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula which dates back to epic Ramayana|
|8||Haridwar-Delhi||Departure from Delhi airport|
Duration :08 Nights/09 Days
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Haridwar - Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrival at Delhi’s international airport. Our representative will receive you and assist you in transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi sightseeing
After breakfast, proceed with Delhi sightseeing tour. Visit Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. Visit Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s oldest and largest bazaar of Old Delhi. Walk up to Fatehpuri Masjid and enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride till Red Fort. Here, our driver will meet you and drive past Red Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage site) to reach Rajghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi. An eternal flame burns on one side of this memorial. Visit the Humayun's Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage site): first garden-style tomb of India. The four garden squares with water passage channels, inspired by Persian architecture, is one of the main highlights. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan - residence of the President of India and India Gate - an archway built in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I. Visit Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage site), a 73 m tall towering structure built in 1192 by the first Islamic ruler of India Qutab-ud-din-Aibak, and marks the beginning of Muslim rule in India.
Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
Special Activity: Cycle Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi
Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur, by road [270 Km / 05 - 06 Hrs approx.]
After breakfast, leave for Jaipur, the “Pink City” of Rajasthan. On arrival, check-in to the hotel. Evening is free at your leisure to explore the bazaars of the city.
In the evening, you will prep up for a fantastic Rajasthani dinner at Chokhi Dhani village Resort. It is an ethnic village themed resort where, one of a kind in the country. You can enjoy here the quaint mud and thatch dwellings and the paintings and murals placed beautifully around the village. Enjoy the traditional dinner (At Own Direct Payment basis). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04 : Jaipur sightseeing
Morning after breakfast, set off for a day of exploration in Jaipur and ride to the top of the hilltop fortress - the Amber Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) on an elephant’s back. Get to know the dramatic grandeur of the fort perched on the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by fortified battlements. Then, pay a visit to the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, the five storied structure featuring 953 small windows called jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework. Made using red sandstone, the towering structure resembles a honeycomb and was initially built to allow the royal ladies to peer down without being seen. Next, visit the City Palace. Built in the 18th century, the City Palace is a perfect exemplar of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and fortified walls, built for protection from invading armies. Also, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an astronomy site which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the 18th century with 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Special Activity: Morning Elephant Ride at Amber fort
Day 05: Jaipur - Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri, by Road [245 Km / 05 Hrs approx.]
This day drive to Agra, en route stop at Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), just 37 km from Agra. The sandstone city, commissioned in the 16th century was the glorious but short-lived imperial capital of Akbar, the greatest of Mughal emperors. The inner citadel of the city houses/showcases some prominent evidence of the skillful artisans of the Mughal era, with highly refined architecture. Notable among them is the Diwan-e- Khas, the airy Panch Mahal, the marble Tomb of Salim Chisti, Buland Darwaza - the giant main entrance to the fort, among others.
On arrival in Agra, get transferred to hotel and have a comfortable
overnight stay there. Later, continue drive to Agra. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 06: Agra - Delhi, by Road [200 Km / 04 Hrs approx.]
Early morning visit Taj Mahal (a UNESCO World Heritage site), to catch a glimpse of the spectacular monument at sunrise; truly a sight to behold. It is regarded as the jewel of Muslim art in India, a symbol of India’s rich history and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. The ivory-white marble mausoleum was built by Shah Jahan for his favourite wife - Empress Mumtaz Mahal. The construction is said to have taken 21 years (1632-1653) with over 20,000 artisans working around the clock. Admire the detailed interior and exterior decor, the beautiful Mughal-style garden and the general aura of the white marble beauty.
Return to your hotel for your breakfast. You will now visit Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This was the seat of power of the Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Emperor Akbar who erected the walls and gate and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jahan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions among other stunning structures.
Later, drive to Delhi, and on arrival check-in to hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Special Activity – Battery Van ride in Agra.
Day 07: Delhi - Haridwar, by Road [220 Km / 05 Hrs approx.]
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and drive to Haridwar. The name Haridwar literally means Gateway to God, the sacred source of the holy rivers Ganga and the Yamuna, and is the gateway to Char Dham Yatra (four pilgrimages in Hinduism) in the state of Uttarakhand. It is one of the holiest places for the Hindus. On arrival, check-in to the hotel and relax.
There are few famous temples where you can visit like Chandi Devi temple, Bharat Mata Mandir, Mata Mansa Devi Mandir. In the evening, visit Har ki Pauri Ghat to view the spectacular Ganges Aarti aka Ganga Aarti (the holy worship of the River Ganges). Ganga Aarti is a spectacular sight where Hindu priests chant mantras with large fire bowls in hands, people float diyas (earthen lamps) with flowers on the river, chanting of mantras are done by Hindu priests.
Har ki Pauri is located on the banks of river Ganges, and is considered one of the most sacred places along the Ganges, where taking a holy dip means washing away all sins. It is believed that Hindu God Vishnu’s footprints can be found on a stone wall at the ghat. The ghat also called Brahma Kund, is believed to have been constructed in the 1st century BC.
Overnight stay at hotel.
Special Activity: Cable Car Ride at Mansa Devi Temple
Day 08: Haridwar-Rishikesh-Haridwar [20 Km / 40 min. approx. one side]
This day, proceed for a same-day excursion to Rishikesh. In Rishikesh, you will be visiting Lakshman Jhula and Ram Jhula, two iron suspension bridge on the Ganges, and both are popular tourist landmarks. Also worth visiting are Neelkanth Mahadev Temple; Triveni Ghat, a sacred bathing spot and a confluence of three holy rivers Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswathy; Shivananda Ashram, a well-maintained ashram, founded in 1936, famous for yoga and meditation; Rishikund, Trayambakeshwar Temple.
After sightseeing in Rishikesh, drive back to your hotel in Haridwar and relax. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 09 : Haridwar - Delhi, by Road [220 Km / 05 Hrs]
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, check-out from hotel and drive to Delhi Airport.