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For the trip of a lifetime explore India’s magnificent Golden Triangle with an English-speaking driver and air-conditioned vehicle. At Indian Travel Plan, we pride ourselves on offering the best tours available, because of our specialist local knowledge and our excellent team of drivers, who are on hand for the duration of your trip. We can tailor-make your tour for you.
On arrival at Delhi you will be welcomed by our English-speaking representative, who will ensure that your transfer to your hotel is seamless, as you ride through the bustling Delhi traffic in an air-conditioned car to the hotel of your choice. Check into hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast at leisure before heading off to explore Delhi, with its bustling markets, vibrant street life, and amazing monuments, including:
Red Fort – this magnificentsandstone monument, referred to locally as “Lal Quila” and commissioned by the fifth Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan in 1639. It represents the apex of Mughal creativity and is a blend of Persian, Islamic and Hindu styles.
Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India that can house up to 25,000 people in a single prayer session. This is another of Shah Jahan’s creations, also built in local sandstone between 1644 and 1658.
Qutub Minar, also known as “The Tower of Victory” is a much earlier monument, constructed c.1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, surrounded by a lush green garden.
Humayun’s Tomb – India’s first great dynastic mausoleum, surrounded by gardens and built in 1570 by Mughal emperor Humayun’s wife, Bega Begum. Overnight stay in Delhi.
DELHI – JAIPUR
Breakfast at the hotel before setting off on the road to Jaipur. Your journey will take you through rural Rajasthan and there will be a stop for lunch on the way. On arrival at the “Pink City” check into your chosen hotel. Rest of day to relax and overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel before setting off to see the city sights:
Amber Fort, also known as “Amer Fort” perched high on a hill overlooking Maota Lake, built by ruling Raja Man Singh I in the 16th century. You can ride an elephant, or take a car/jeep to access the hill-top fortress that showcases the lives and styles of former rulers and includes the world famous “Sheesh Mahal” or Hall of Mirrors.
Jal Mahal – a spectacular red, sandstone,water palace in the middle of ManSagar Lake.
Jantar Mantar, the largest and best preserved observatory in India, built by Jai Singh II in the 18th century
Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of the Winds” is one Jaipur’s most photographed landmarks, with more than 950 small windows in its façade and often compared to a beehive, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799.
And just around the corner, the City Palace – the world-famous complex conceived by Sawai Jai Singh II -featuring unique courtyards and gardens; a museum that will enlighten you about life in Rajasthan. Make sure you visit PitamNawas Chowk with its four magnificent gates depicting the seasons.
JAIPUR – AGRA
After breakfast leave for Agra with your driver. He will point out the interesting sights on the way and on arrival, you will check into your hotel and relax before an evening visit to the Taj Mahal. Ranked as one of the world’s top landmarks, you won’t be disappointed by this architectural wonder created by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz. Overnight stay in Agra.
AGRA – DELHI AND DEPARTURE
A chance to visit Taj Mahal again at sunrise and see Shah Jahan’s magnificent creation in the mellow morning light. Return to your hotel for breakfast and checkout and then depart to Delhi, where you will be taken to either the airport or your chosen hotel if you have onward plans.
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