Group Tour of Golden Triangle with Desert & Lakes
Location: New Delhi
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Holiday Type: Heritage Tours
Interest Type: Group Tours
Package Type: Golden Triangle Tour
Location: New Delhi
Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days
Holiday Type: Heritage Tours
Interest Type: Group Tours
Package Type: Golden Triangle Tour
Delhi :- Delhi also known as the National Capital Territory of India is the capital of India. Delhi was the site of ancient Indraprastha (Khandavprastha), the ancient capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata. In AD 1639, the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built a new walled city named Shahjahanabad, in Delhi, which served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1649 until the Rebellion of 1857.Shahjahanabad today is Old Delhi. The greater part of Old Delhi is still confined within the space of Shah Jahans walls, and several gates built during his rule—the Kashmiri Gate, the Delhi Gate, the Turkman Gate, and the Ajmeri Gate—still stand. In 1911 the British determined to shift the capital of India from Calcutta (Kolkata) to Delhi, and a three-member committee was formed to plan the construction of the new administrative centre.
The key architect on the committee was Sir Edwin Lutyens; it was he who gave shape to the city. The British moved to the partially built New Delhi in 1912, and construction was completed in 1931. A new capital city, New Delhi, was built to the south of the old city during the 1920s. When the British left India in 1947, New Delhi became its national capital and seat of the union government.Delhi's culture has been influenced by its lengthy history and historic association as the capital of India. This is exemplified by many significant monuments in the city, the Mughals and the Turkic rulers constructed several architecturally significant buildings, such as the Jama Masjid – India's largest mosque and the Red Fort. Three World Heritage Sites – the Red Fort, Qutub Minar and Humayun's Tomb – are located in Delhi. Other monuments include the India Gate, is a war memorial located on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi. the Jantar Mantar – an 18th-century astronomical observatory – and the Purana Qila – a 16th-century fortress.
The Laxminarayan temple, Akshardham temple, the Bahai Lotus temple and the ISKCON temple are examples of modern architecture. Raj Ghat and associated memorials houses memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and other notable personalities. Several government buildings and official residences reminiscent of British colonial architecture, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Secretariat, Rajpath, the Parliament of India and Vijay Chowk. Safdarjung's Tomb is an example of the Mughal gardens style. Chandni Chowk, a 17th-century market, is one of the most popular shopping areas in Delhi for jewellery and Zari saris. Delhi's arts and crafts include, Zardozi – embroidery done with gold thread and Meenakari – the art of enamelling.
Places Of Interest :- Qutub Minar, Red Fort, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Connaught Place, Birla Mandir, Jantar Mantar, Akshardham Temple, Iskon Temple etc.
Agra :- Agra is a city on the banks of the river Yamuna in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort . The city is mentioned in the epic Mahabharata, where it was called AgrevaM51;a ("the border of the forest"). Legend ascribes the founding of the city to Raja Badal Singh, a Sikarwar Rajput king (c. 1475), who’s fort, Badalgarh, stood on or near the site of the present fort. However, the 11th century Persian poet Mas'ud Sa'd Salman writes of a desperate assault on the fortress of Agra, and then held by the Shahi King Jayapala, by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni. Sultan Sikandar Lodi was the first to move his capital from Delhi to Agra in 1506. He died in 1517 and his son, Ibrahim Lodi, remained in power there for nine more years, finally being defeated at the Battle of Panipat in 1526. Between 1540 and 1556, Afghans, beginning with Sher Shah Suri ruled the area. It achieved fame as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1556 to 1658.
It is generally accepted that Sultan i, the Ruler of the Delhi Sultanate founded Agra in the year 1504. After the Sultan's death the city passed on to his son Sultan Ibrahim Lodi. He ruled his Sultanate from Agra until he fell fighting to Babar in the First battle of Panipat fought in 1526. The golden age of the city began with the Mughals. It was known then as Akbarabad and remained the capital of the Empire under the Emperors Akbar, Jahangir and Shah Jahan. Shah Jahan later shifted his capital to Shahjahanabad in the year 1689. Since Akbarabad was one of the most important cities in India under the Mughals, it witnessed a lot of building activity. Babar, the founder of the Mughal dynasty, laid out the first formal Persian garden on the banks of river Yamuna. The garden is called the Aram Bagh or the Garden of Relaxation. His grandson Akbar raised the towering ramparts of the Great Red Fort, besides making Agra a centre for learning, arts, commerce and religion. Akbar also built a new city on the outskirts of Akbarabad called Fatehpur Sikri. This city was built in the form of a Mughal military camp in stone.
The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world, the mausoleum of Shah Jahan's favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the New Seven Wonders of the world, and one of the three World Heritage Sites in Agra. Completed in 1653, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal king Shah Jahan as the final resting place for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Finished in marble, it is perhaps India's most beautiful monument. This perfectly symmetrical monument took 22 years (1630–1652) of labour and 20,000 workers, masons and jewellers to build and is set amidst landscaped gardens. Built by the Persian architect, Ustad 'Isa, the Taj Mahal is on the south bank of the Yamuna River. It is an acknowledged masterpiece of symmetry. Verses of the Koran are inscribed on it and at the top of the gate are twenty-two small domes, signifying the number of years the monument took to build. The Taj Mahal was built on a marble platform that stands above a sandstone one.
The most elegant dome of the Taj Mahal has a diameter of 60 feet (18 m), and rises to a height of 80 feet (24 m); directly under this dome is the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. Shah Jahan's tomb was erected next to hers by his son Aurangzeb. The interiors are decorated with fine inlay work, incorporating semi-precious stones. Agra Fort (sometimes called the Red Fort), was commissioned by the great Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1565, and is another of Agra's World Heritage Sites. A stone tablet at the gate of the Fort states that it had been built before 1000 but was later renovated by Akbar. The red sandstone fort was converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time, and reworked extensively, Notable buildings in the fort include the Pearl Mosque or Moti Masjid, the Diwan-e-Aam and Diwan-e-Khas (halls of public and private audience),Jahangir's Palace, Khas Mahal, Shish Mahal (mirrored palace), and the Musamman Burj. The fort is a typical example of Mughal architecture, effectively showing how the North Indian style of fort construction differed from that of the South. In the South, the majority of forts were built on the seabed like the one at Bekal in Kerala.
Places Of Interest :- Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandra etc.
Jaipur :- Jaipur is the famous city and capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur is known as the Pink City of India because of the colour used exclusively in the walled city.The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is rich in history and culture. Here the past comes alive in magnificent forts and palaces. The bustling bazaars of Jaipur, famous for jewellery, fabric and shoes, possess a timeless quality and are surely a treasure-trove for the shoppers. This fascinating city with its romantic charm takes you to an epoch of royalty and tradition. Rajasthan's beautiful Pink City Jaipur, three hill forts and series of palaces in the city are important attractions.
Places Of Interest :- Hawa Mahal, Galta Monkey Temple, Amber Fort and Palace, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Government Central (Albert Hall) Museum, Kanak Vrindavan Valley, Sisodia Rani Ka Bagh, Vidyadhar Garden.
Bikaner :- Bikaner is a district of the state of Rajasthan in western India. The historic city of Bikaner is the district headquarters. Bikaner is also Division with the four district: Bikaner, Churu, SriGanganagar and Hanumangarh. Bikaner city is located in Rajasthan state of India. This city is in desert coast of the state and located in the northwest region. Rao Bika did establishment of this city and Nehra Jats were with the Rao Bika in the founding of the city hence the name of city derived from both the names Bika and Nehra "Bikaner". Later the city faced various rulers and administrators.
Bikaner located at the distance of 330 kilometers from Jaipur city, capital of the state. Post independence, canals were developed in the city to ensure all round development. Before 15th century, when this city founded, the entire area was man less and called as Jangladesh. However, gradually the progress come and city developed as fifth largest district in entire state.
Places Of Interest :- Junagarh Fort, Lalgarh Palace, Gajner Palace, Bikaner Camel Safari, Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, Ganga Singh Museum, Sadul Singh Museum, Jain Temple.
Jaisalmer :- Jaisalmer, nicknamed "The Golden city", is a town in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is located 575 kilometres (357 mi) west of the state capital Jaipur. It is a World Heritage Site. It was once known as Jaisalmer state. The town stands on a ridge of yellowish sandstone, crowned by a fort, which contains the palace and several ornate Jain temples. Many of the houses and temples are finely sculptured. It lies in the heart of the Thar Desert (great Indian desert).
Jaisalmer is named after Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king who founded the city."Jaisalmer" means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". Jaisalmer is sometimes called the "Golden City of India" because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city gives a yellowish-golden tinge to the city and its surrounding area. It is the largest district of Rajasthan and one of the largest in the country. On the present map, district Jaisalmer is bounded on the north by Bikaner, on the west & south-west by the Pakistani border, on the south by Barmer and Jodhpur, and on the east by Jodhpur and Bikaner Districts.
Jaisalmer is major and one of the most preferred event organizing destinations in Rajasthan. Tourism is a major industry in Jaisalmer. While Jaisalmer may always have been remote, it is filled with many artistic structures and monuments of local historical importance. Jaisalmer's medieval mud fortress and walled township make it a popular tourist destination. The surrounding desolate landscape evidences a stark, austere beauty. Camel safaris through the nearby desert dunes are popular with tourists.
Places Of Interest :- Jaisalmer Fort, The Thar Heritage Museum, Vyas Chhatri, Bada Bagh, Khaba Fort, Patwon Ki Haveli, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Gadsisar Lake, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Surya Gate, Maharaja Palace, The Thar Heritage Museum, Jain Temples, Tanot Mata Temple, Desert Nation Park, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Silk Route Art Gallery, Pokhran Fort, Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli, Rishabhadeva Temple, Folklore Museum, Tazia Tower.
Jodhpur :- Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. After its population crossed a million, it has been declared as the second "Metropolitan City" of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many palaces, forts and temples, set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert.Jodhpur is a city which is also known as the Sun City also called the star of the orient.
It is a splendid place and attracts lot of tourists from different parts of the world throughout the year. Jodhpur tourism is on a high and the population of the tourists is increasing to this wonderful city day by day. The climate of this city is bright and sunny throughout the year and thus it is referred to as the Sun City. Jodhpur is one of the popular destinations and is known as the window of Thar Desert.
Apart from the forts and palaces if this wonderful place, you also have the other attractions at this place and some of them are the Balasamand Lake, the museum of Mandhore and many more. From this place, you will go to the splendid Jaisalmer and the experience of the sandunes at the sunset will really be an interesting one. Take the best from Jodhpur travel and be happy with having the trip of this legendary heritage city.
Places Of Interest :- Mehrangarh Fort, Jaswant Thada, Balsamand Lake, Kailana Lake, Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park, Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, Mandore Gardens, Clock Tower
Udaipur :- Udaipur is the historic capital of the kingdom of Mewar in the former Rajputana Agency. The Sisodia clan of Rajputs ruled the Mewar and its capital was shifted from Chittorgarh to Udaipur after founding city of Udaipur by Maharana Uday Singh.
The Mewar province became part of Rajasthan after India became independent. Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination. Apart from its history, culture, and scenic locations, it is also known for its Rajput-era palaces. It is often called the "Venice of the East", and is also nicknamed the "Lake City" or "City of Lakes".Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar and Swaroop Sagar in this city are considered some of the most beautiful lakes in the state.
Places Of Interest :- Fateh Sagar Lake, City Palace Udaipur, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Lake Pichola, Jag Mandir, Lake Palace, Jagdish Temple, Monsoon Palace, Gulab Bagh, Zoo, Shiv Niwas Palace, Moti Magri.
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Meet & Greet on arrival at Delhi Railway Station / Airport & transfer to Hotel. On arrival check-in to hotel. Overnight stay at Delhi.
After Breakfast check out from hotel & visit Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple & India Gate. After that drive to another historical and romantic city - Agra. Enroute visit Sikandara - the mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Agra.
After breakfast visit The world famous Taj Mahal - the most precious gift of love built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his loving wife Mumtaz & proceed to the Pink City - Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri - once the capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Also visit the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. On arrival at Jaipur, check into your hotel. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
After breakfast start for full day local sightseeing in Jaipur. Visit Amber Fort & Palace, "Gaitore" Cenetophs (Front View), take a photo stop at Jal Mahal, City Palace & Museum, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Evening free for leisure. Overnight stay at Jaipur.
After breakfast transfer to Bikaner. Enroute Asia's biggest camel breeding farm to watch different breeds of Camels. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Bikaner.
After breakfast check out from hotel & visit Junagarh Fort which includes Anup Mahal, Gaj Mandir, Sheesh Mahal and Prachina Museum, Lalgarh Palace. After that transfer to Jaisalmer. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
After breakfast visit the Jaisalmer Fort which is made by unique Golden Lime stone, that’s why its known as Golden Fort or Sonar Kella. After that visit Patwon-ki-haveli, Nathmal-ki-haveli. Salim singh-ki-Haveli. People still live in these ancient buildings dating from 12th to 15th century. Every house has exquisite carvings and filigreed work. After that also visit Gadishar Lake. In evening proceed for camel ride on Sam Sand Dunes & you can experience the spectacular view of Sun set in Thar desert. Overnight stay at Jaisalmer.
After breakfast transfer to Jodhpur. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Overnight stay at Jodhpur.
After breakfast start for halfday sightseeing covering Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mehrangarh Fort and Jaswant Thada. After that transfer to Udaipur. On arrival check-in to your hotel. In the evening take a breathtaking boat tour over the picturesque Lake Pichola (at your own cost) to admire the royal buildings around the Lake and enjoy the scenic sunset view. From the lake you have a wonderful view of the City Palace stretching along the east bank, while the south bank has pleasant gardens running down to the waterside. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
After breakfast start for Udaipur city tour. Visiting Fateh Sagar, Maharana Pratap Memorial, take a photo stop at Nehru Garden, Sehelion-Ki-Bari - Queen’s resort for their friends, Sukhadia Circle (Drive Pass), Bhartiya Lok kala Museum - a museum of folk and art, it displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls. After that visit City Palace – The largest palace complex of Rajasthan, Jagdish Temple – built by Maharana Jagat Singh and is dedicated to Lord Vishnu & Gulab Bagh. Overnight stay at Udaipur.
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Udaipur Railway Station / Airport for your onward journey.