08 Days – Golden Triangle with Mandawa Tour

08 Days – Golden Triangle with Mandawa Tour

Destinations Covered: Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – Mandawa – Delhi

Overview 

Golden Triangle Tours bring you the best of North India in just one week. From Mughal grandeur in Old Delhi to British sophistication in New Delhi, Delhi presents an amalgamation of various cultures it imbibed under prominent rulers in the past few centuries. Jaipur brings to life the times of Rajputs who led magnificent lifestyles in splendid palaces; patronage to arts, crafts, and music they extended to their subjects; and medieval notions of chivalry and valor that they upheld in its monuments, forts, palaces, traditions, and legends. Agra is the city of the famous Taj Mahal that has immortalized the love of Emperor Shah Jahan for his Queen – I live and in death. Mandawa – it is like an “open art gallery” of Rajasthan because the whole Shekhawati region and not only  Mandawa is dotted with attractive Havelis that have lavishly painted walls.

Highlights of Tour

Chaotic & serene Old and New Delhi tour

Experience of Fort, Havelis & Palaces

Visit Taj Mahal

Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur

Day 1: Arrival at  Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi airport, you will be met by your local English-speaking representative and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Delhi

Today you will enjoy a full day sightseeing of both New and Old Delhi. Start in Old Delhi where you see the Red Fort from outside before walking through the Chandni Chowk market, savoring the ambiance of the oriental, crowded bazaar. Afterward, continue to the Largest mosque in India – Jama Masjid, Later proceed to visit  Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, built-in 1938, and Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi.

Afterward, you will have a brief photo stop at India Gate, a memorial to the Indian servicemen who died in World War I, and drive past around the new Delhi area Parliament house,  President house.

Day 3: Delhi – Agra

This morning you will leave Delhi and travel to Agra (4 hours), en-route visit Sikandra and the sandstone and marble tomb of Akbar After stopping for lunch, check-in to your hotel.

Day 4: Agra

Wake up early this morning to view the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is rising. Later this morning stop at a marble inlay workshop, where you can learn more about the intricate skill of laying marble, which you saw this morning at the Taj Mahal. Our Next stop is Agra Fort situated on the west bank of the Yamuna River.

Day 5: Agra – Jaipur

After breakfast commence the drive for Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Later you will continue on to Jaipur. Some parts of the road are very rough so the journey takes most of the afternoon and

Day 6: Jaipur

Start today with a brief photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds); continue to Amer Fort, or ‘Amber Fort’ as the British called it, After you arrive at the base of Amer Fort, you will board a jeep that will take you all the way up to the entrance. Inside the fort you will visit the Jag Mandir, Sheesh Mahal,  Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace this afternoon to explore the former Royal residence and  Jantar Mantar ( Observatory) Before returning to the hotel, before return to the hotel we will stop for some shopping inside the walled city.

Day 7: Jaipur to Mandawa

Morning leave for Mandawa.

After arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon our guide will explore Havelis of Mandawa, these havelis built by local merchant families The havelis are famous for beautiful frescos on the walls.

Day 8: Madawa to Delhi

Head back to Delhi today (approximately hours), where you will be transferred to the airport or your hotel and your arrangements end.

Inclusions

Accommodation on twin / double sharing at the hotels mentioned above or similar.

Accommodation will be on Buffet Breakfast at Hotels

All Sightseeing ,transfers, tours by air-conditioned Vehicle

Local English speaking Guide in each city

Rickshaw ride at Delhi

Elephant Ride at Amber fort

All taxes, tolls, parking fees and service tax.

Exclusion

Any airfare (International or domestic).

Passport and Visa fees for India.

Any Lunch / Dinner is not Included

Any Monument Entrances ( Tickets)

Any meals OR options not mentioned in the itinerary / cost inclusion.

Any item of personal nature and Gratuities.

Any insurance.

Additional nights for participants, which is offered at additional cost to individual participants.

All personal expenses such as medical expenses, laundry, drinks, telephone and fax services, and all other services not specifically mentioned as included in the itinerary.