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 : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Haridwar - Delhi
A classic Delhi-Agra-Jaipur tour coupled with Haridwar and Rishikesh portray the richness of Indian traditions. After exploring the historic forts and palaces, watch an evening aarti at Haridwar, a famous Hindu pilgrim halt on the banks of Ganges. Rishikesh’s cool temperature and fascinating scenic wonders with intermittent temples are globally applauded.
Day 1 Arrival New Delhi in evening
On your arrival to Delhi airport ,our representative will welcome and guide you to the respective hotel.
Thereafter you are free for your independent activities. Overnight in Delhi
Day 2 Delhi-Jaipur (256kms/5-6hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast , proceed for half-day tour of Old and New Delhi. India Gate, Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Enjoy a walk in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Drive past Red Fort, Rashtrapati Bhavan , India Gate. Visit Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi.
Thereafter at noon you will drive to Jaipur; check in at a hotel and relax.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 3 Jaipur
After breakfast you will enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back (pay on your own); en route, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This pink sandstone structure with its ornately carved latticework windows, housed royal ladies.
Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4 Jaipur-Agra (235kms/4-5hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival check in at a hotel and relax.
Overnight in Agra
Day 5 Agra-Delhi (205kms/4hrs drive approx.)
Today after breakfast, you will take a half day tour of Agra. History says, Agra was founded by Sultan Sikander Lodi in 1504. But it flourished much later under Mughal patronage. If it's Agra, Taj Mahal (closed every Friday) has to be your halt. The white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal on the banks of Yamuna, is the ultimate epitome of love. Owing to beautiful Mughal architecture, Taj features among the Seven Wonders of The World.
Agra Fort made of red sandstone by Akbar in 1565 is another classic example of Mughal craftsmanship.
At noon you will drive back to Delhi; check in at a hotel and relax.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 6 Delhi-Haridwar (208kms/4-5hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Haridwar; check in at hotel and relax.
In the afternoon you will proceed on a half-day tour of Haridwar. The Gateway to the Gods — Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places according to Hindu mythology, as the Gods are believed to have left their footprints in Haridwar. The town stands as the gateway to the other three important pilgrimages of Uttrakhand … Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Visit Har-Ki-Pauri, the sacred ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in the memory of his brother Bhartrihari. The golden reflection of floral diyas in the river Ganges is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga aarti ceremony at the ghat. Drive past the other bathing ghats at the Ganga river, where pilgrims come to take a dip… it is believed that all your sins get washed away if you take dip in Ganga river at Haridwar. Thereafter, visit the Mansadevi Temple. This temple atop the Bilwa Parvat offers a panoramic view of Haridwar, the Ganges, and the countryside.
Overnight in Haridwar.
Day 7 Haridwar-Rishikesh-Haridwar (20kms one way/40min. Drive approx.)
Today after breakfast, you will proceed for a half-day excursion tour of Rishikesh. One of the holiest cities in India, Rishikesh is not just known for its religious connection, but also for its stunning landscape. Surrounded by the Shivalik Range on three sides, with holy river Ganga river flowing through it, Rishikesh is truly an ethereal experience. Visit the Lakshman Jhula, a suspended bridge across the Ganga. Legend has it that Lakshman crossed a bridge made of jute ropes here. The view from the bridge is panoramic… mountains, the river, the temples and the ashrams. Later, visit Muni-ki-Reti…literally, the sands of the sages. The sandy banks of the Ganga have been used by the sages for meditation for years, thus giving the area its name. Muni-ki-Reti is known for the many ashrams that dot the area. The Beatles too visited the now closed Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram here in the sixties.
Overnight in Haridwar.
Day 8 Haridwar-Delhi (208kms/4-5hrs drive approx.) & exit
After breakfast you will be given transfer to Delhi airport to board flight for onward destination; henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.