Golden Triangle Tour with Orchha And Khajuraho can provide you with a full-fledged glimpse of India’s royal and cultural heritage in such a short span. The journey covers four most popular tourist destinations of India- Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jhanshi, Orchha and Khajuraho. The guests are provided with a slice of British, Rajputana and Mughal royalty on the same platter.
Delhi: Delhi, the incredible capital of iconic India, is always ready to surprise you with its myriad moods, contrasts and contradictions. It is a perfect blend of history and modernity. Beneath the glitzy and glamorous surface of a vibrant city life, there lies a rich legacy of history, culture and traditions. Delhi has been a host to the rise and fall of many empires and dynasties; hence the city lies dotted with great Indian monuments such as the Red Fort, the Jama Masjid, the Qutub Minar and the India Gate. A visit to these monuments is a must in order to understand the rich and varied culture of this magical city.
Agra: When one thinks of Agra, the image of Taj Mahal surfaces on the mind. It is true that the Taj has an unfathomable magical charm that attracts visitors from all over the World. And unlike most of the hyped things in this world, the Taj Mahal is worth every piece of appreciation that has ever been bestowed upon this timeless monument. No wonder it is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. But the Taj is not a standalone attraction in Agra. Agra boasts of a great Mughal legacy that can be witnessed in the form of the magnificent Agra Fort. A day spent in Agra would leave an indelible impression on your memory!
Jaipur: Jaipur, also known as the "pink city" because of a number of places of pink color terracotta, is the capital city of vibrant state Rajasthan. The city was founded in year 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who was the ruler of city Amber. The old city is surrounded by the strong walls and florid gates. This was the first planned city of India. The spectacular forts and monuments like the Amber fort, the Jaigarh fort, the Nahargarh fort, the palace of wind-Hawa Mahal, the scenic beauty of the Jal Mahal, the City palace, the architectural astronomical instrument of historic time -the Jantar Mantar, the famous Sawai Man Singh Stadium, and a lot more places are there to explore in the city.
Jhanshi: Jhansi city, situated between the rivers Pahunj and Betwa is a symbol of bravery, courage and self respect. Jhansi was a stronghold of the Chandela kings. Balwant Nagar was the name of this place. But in 11th. century Jhansi lost its importance. In 17th. century under Raja Bir Singh Deo of Orchha Jhansi again rose to prominence. Raja Bir Singh Deo had good relations with the mughal emperor Jehangir. In 1613 Raja Bir Singh Deo constructed the Jhansi fort. He died in 1627. After his death his son Juhar Singh succeeded him.
Orchha: Orchha is a very old and beautiful town built in the year 1501 by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh. This place showcases an exquisite range of archaeological monuments. The ambiance of the town is very pleasing and the location on the banks of river Betwa also adds to the serenity of the town. Though the word 'Orchha' means a hidden place, this town is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. There are numerous ancient temples that date back to the 16th and 17th century. Places to Visit : Jahangir Mahal, Chhatris, Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort and Chaturbhuj Temple.
Khajuraho: Khajuraho group of monuments are located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Khajuraho, the ancient Kharjjura-vahaka represent today a distinct pattern of art and temple architecture of its own reminding one of the rich and creative period it witnessed during the Chandella rule. It was the principal seat of authority of the Chandella rulers who adorned it with numerous tanks, scores of lofty temples of sculptural grace and architectural splendour.
DAY - 01 ARRIVAL DELHI - Arrive Delhi, meet assist at the airport & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY - 02 DELHI - After a leisurely breakfast sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President's House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Night stay in Delhi.
DAY - 03 DELHI - JAIPUR (BY TRAIN DEP 0610 HRS ARR 1040 HRS ) - Early morning pick up from hotel & transfer to railway station to board the superfast airconditioned train to Jaipur. Breakfast in the train. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to hotel. Later sight seeing tour of Jaipur covering:
AMBER FORT PALACE - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
DAY - 04 JAIPUR-AGRA - Morning drive to Agra via Fatehpur sikri , a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town” which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Agra.
DAY - 05 AGRA -
Morning at sunrise visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife.Also visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience),a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Evening free to explore the rich handicrafts of Agra. Night stay in Agra.
DAY - 06 AGRA - JHANSI - ORCHHA - Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Jhansi, Arrive Jhansi & drive to Orchha & transfer to hotel. Later tour of this historical site with magnificient temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. Night stay in Orchha.
DAY - 07 ORCHHA - KHAJURAHO - After breakfast drive to Khajuraho, The legendary temples of khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the world's artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. Later explore the Western and Eastern temples of khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. Night stay in Khajuraho.
DAY - 08 KHAJURAHO- DELHI ( BY FLIGHT )-DEPARTURE - After a relaxed breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Delhi to connect the onward flight.
* All transfers & sightseeing's by exclusive air conditioned private Toyota car.
* Professional English Speaking Tour Guide in Agra for sightseeing.
* Lunch at one of the finest local AC restaurant.
* Battery Bus Ride at Taj Mahal from parking up to monument & back.
* All Taxes & Parking's.
* Unlimited mineral water.
* Our personal care & attention.
* Entrances fees of all monuments mentioned in program.
* Any Alcohol, Wine, Beer with Lunch.
* Camera fees at monuments.
* Tipping for guide & driver.
* Anything not mention in included features list.