April 26, 2018
3 Day – Golden Triangle Tours
Written By Shahid Jamal
Day 1: Arrive Delhi sightseeing and drive to Agra
Morning pick up from Airport/ /Hotel/Your Desire Place in Delhi and proceed to city tour of Delhi
In New Delhi we visit the 11th century Qutab Minar Tower, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty, who took possession of Delhi in 1206. The India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and drive past the grand government buildings the President’s House and Parliament House all dating back to the time of British Raj. Later drive to Agra. Overnight stay at Agra
Day 2: Agra Sightseeing and drive to Jaipur
After breakfast we leave to explore the monumental heritage of the Great Mughals, including the magnificent Taj Mahal one of the Seven Wonders of the World and 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. It’s a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone
NOTE: TAJ MAHAL IS CLOSED ON FRIDAY
Later we visit Agra Fort, a Unesco World Heritage Site this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.
After that if time permitting you may wish to enjoy shopping in Agra is known for its fabulous handicrafts, made of marble and soft stone inlay work. The Mughals were great patrons of arts and crafts. Empress Nur Jahan took personal interest and was an accomplished artist herself in zari embroidery work. Agra’s major handicraft products besides inlay work are: leatherware, brassware, carpets, jewellery and embroidery work.
Post lunch transfer to the old walled city of Jaipur – Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II, this ‘pink city’ is meticulously constructed on the lines of the Shilpa – Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors, are now living monuments.Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Day 3: Jaipur Sightseeing and drive to Delhi
After breakfast check out & proceed to visit of Amber Fort – (ascend the imposing fort on a decorated painted elephant), which used to be the capital of the Kachhwaha clan, till Jaipur was made the official capital in 1727. Hawa Mahal – built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, Hawa Mahal is the most stunning sight in the city of Jaipur.
After lunch, proceed to visit City Palace, the principle residence of the ruling family and is known for its stunning architecture. Part of it now converted into a magnificent museum. Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory raised in the 18th century. Time permitting visit cottage industry specializing in hand-woven carpets & textiles. Witness how silk carpets are handmade.After a memorable day, drive back to Delhi, arrive Delhi you will be dropped at your hotel or airport.
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