Every person on this planet has a dream, a dream to be rich and famous, a dream to be successful in life, but in all this rat race and aiming to the reach stars, he forgets to enjoy the moment. The things which he would later regret that he didn’t have time for and one of those things is to TRAVEL. Travel is not only a great stress buster but also makes you intellectually aware of things around you. And that’s why in continuing with the tradition of exploring India’s cultural and historical legacy, we bring you the famous GOLDEN TRAINGLE TOUR WITH UDAIPUR.
The 7 nights/ 8 days GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR WITH UDAIPUR starts its journey from DELHI whereby it moves towards south for a TRIP TO AGRA by ROAD where you see the majestic TAJ MAHAL and then after spending and clicking photographs there, you move towards the west side of the map, to the PINK CITY OF JAIPUR in the culturally beautiful Rajasthan. Enjoy the hospitality of this beautiful city before proceeding to the place which is called the ‘VENICE OF THE EAST’, yes, you guessed it right it’s the CITY OF LAKES – UDAIPUR. Spend a refreshing 3 days/2 nights in this beautiful city built on the banks of the famous LAKE PICHOLA and then head back to the hustle and bustle of city life byflying back to your home country and reminiscing about the beautiful moments spent in this wonderful and colourful country called INDIA.
Day 1 starts with your arrival at the International/ Domestic Airport at New Delhi, where our representative would give you a warm welcome and then take you to your booked hotel where you would be staying the night.
After breakfast, you would proceed for a sightseeing tour of the Capital, where the first place to visit would be the magnificent JAMA MASJID, the largest mosque in India and a beautiful architectural extravagance in itself. The Masjid built by Shah Jahan has a beautiful structure with a big courtyard capable of holding 25000 devotees which come every year to offer prayers on the occasion of Eid.
After clicking photographs you would drive past the marvel in red sandstone and the most iconic buildings of Delhi- The RED FORT which was commissioned by Shah Jahan to be his residence and modelled around the Agra fort. After clicking photographs, you head to the next destination the RAJ GHAT, which is MAHATMA GANDHI’s memorial who is also known as the Father of the Nation. Pay your respects at this black marble platform and proceed to visit the two museums dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi nearby. Next in line to visit is The INDIA GATE, a memorial built in the honour of the Indian Soliders martyred during the World War I. Pay your respect at the Amar Jawaan Jyoti and then drive past the major Government buildings like The Rashtrapati Bhawan- The President’s house and the Parliament house.
The next place to visit is the magnificent QUTAB MINAR, a 11th Century minaret built by Qutab-ud-din Aibek standing at a height of 72.5 meters. Built in red sandstone, it is a marvel in itself for the intricate carvings and the carved verses from the holy Qur’an. proceed to another marvel, THE LOTUS TEMPLE, a beautiful lotus shaped marble structure with thought provoking quotes of the Baha’i sacred scriptures inscribed on its petal cloves. It has a plain central hall which is 34.27 m high where you can meditate and find tranquillity.
Retire after a hectic day with an overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3 would start early where you would be taken to AGRA BY ROAD through the newly constructed Yamuna Expressway. The total distance of the journey which runs through the beautiful countryside is approx. 200 kms and within 3- 4 hrs you would be in the hometown of the Taj Mahal – Agra.
On arrival, check in at the designated hotel and enjoy a delicious lunch. Post lunch, our representative would take you to explore the great architectural design, TAJ MAHAL, the monument in pure marble built by the Great Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his late wife Mumtaz Mahal. Being one of the seven wonders of the world, it attracts millions of tourists all through the year. Made by over 20000 workers over a period of 17 years, this monument is truly an expression of love.
After spending time and clicking photographs, you would then head to another UNESCO world heritage site, The AGRA FORT, a red sandstone fortress with 2.5 kms long enclosure walls. The beautiful monument has the famous Jahangir Palace and the Khas Palace both built by Shahjahan. It also has two very beautiful mosques and audience halls known as Diwan-i-Khas and Diwan-i- Aam. After seeing both the majestic monuments, you can shop for souvenirs and small gifts for your friends and family and then retire for the day. Overnight stay at the hotel with dinner.
On Day 3, after a heavy breakfast at the hotel, you would start your journey to the beautiful Pink City of Rajasthan -JAIPUR. The total distance of 240 kms would be covered by ROAD and it would take approximately 4 hours to reach Jaipur, the city built by Maharaja Jai Singh II and where all houses are painted in different shades of Pink. Enroute you would also visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the City of FATHEPUR SIKRI which has been described by historians as the ‘World’s most perfectly preserved ghost town’. It was built by the great emperor Akbar but was abandoned after 14 years due to lack of water in the area. Although abandoned, the superb architecture in the form of building and minarets still remain intact and one can marvel at intricacies of those times.
After a quick lunch at Jaipur, you can then head to THE CITY PALACE, the residence of Maharaja of Jaipur which is now partly converted into a museum. Here you would be amazed to see the fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture along with display of rare artefacts ranging from paintings, weapons to clothes to even the utensils of that time.
After seeing this beautiful palace, you can explore and shop in the lanes of Jaipur and buy many things like paintings, blue pottery, block printed textiles for which the city is famous for. You can also shop for the exquisite gemstones and silver jewellery which is Jaipur’s forte.
In the evening, you would visit the BIRLA TEMPLE and witness its mesmerizing Aarti Ceremony (as per Time permitted). Overnight stay at the hotel in JAIPUR.
Day 5 is dedicated to sightseeing in Jaipur which would start as soon as you have your breakfast at the hotel. You would be visiting the massive hill top fortress – THE AMBER FORT where you can enjoy a ride on the decorated and painted elephant. Click photographs and get impressed at the architectural brilliance of that time. On the way, back from Amber fort, you would stop at another beautiful landscape of the city – THE HAWA MAHAL or the Palace of Winds. The Hawa Mahal is a monument encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies could see the outside world. A marvel in itself, you can enjoy the fresh breeze once you go inside it.
The last place to visit before you call it a day is the UNESCO world Heritage Site, The JAIPUR OBSERVATORY which shows the astronomical skills and the cosmological skills of that time. It is the most significant, comprehensive and best preserved historic observatories in India.
After a fulfilling day, overnight stay at JAIPUR.
An early breakfast marks the beginning of Day 6 where you would leave for UDAIPUR from JAIPUR by ROAD. The journey of 405 kms BY ROAD to the lake city of UDAIPUR which would take around 8 hours. On arrival at UDAIPUR, check in the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the beautiful and vibrant UDAIPUR city also known as the BLUE CITY because primarily every establishment is painted in the hues of blue. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 7 starts with an early breakfast and then proceeding for a sightseeing day at Udaipur. The first stop is the beautiful CITY PALACE on the shores of the famous LAKE PICHOLA. The CITY PALACE was built by Maharana Udai Mirza Singh in 1559 as the capital of the Sisodia Rajput family after they moved away from Chittor. The city palace is located on the east bank of Lake Pichola and is an architectural marvel in itself. It’s the largest palace complex in Rajasthan and has the perfect combination of both Mughal and Rajasthani architectural styles. After roaming around in the palace soaking in the history, you later proceed towards the famous SAHELIYON KI BARI.
SAHELIYON KI BARI also known as the ‘Garden of Maids’ is one of the most beautiful and picturesque tourist destination of Udaipur. Surrounded by lush green lawns, marble elephants and fountains, chiselled kiosks, lotus pool, this place is located on the banks of FATEH SAGAR LAKE and was built by Maharana Sangram Singh who presented it to his queen. The queen was accompanied by 48 maids in marriage and to offer them their pleasurable moments away from the politics, this garden was made. The Queen and her female maids used to spend some leisure time here. After strolling this romantic place filled and clicking photographs, you are free for the rest of the afternoon.
In the afternoon, you are on your own and you can spend it by enjoying a boat ride in the serene LAKE PICHOLA sailing by the stunning CITY PALACE, JAG MANDIR ISLAND and JAG NIWAS ISLAND.
After a tiring sightseeing day, overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 8, the GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR WITH UDAIPUR officially ends where after breakfast you would be transferred to the airport from where you can proceed for your next desired location carrying memories of this beautiful and culturally vibrant place.