Taj Triangle Tour: New Delhi, Mandawa, Jaipur, Agra, New Delhi

Rajasthan, Rajasthan Tour, Taj Triangle Tour

Taj Triangle Tour

(8 Days / 7 Nights)
(New Delhi-Mandawa-Jaipur-Agra-New Delhi)

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Rajasthan Tour, Mandawa, Havellis in Mandawa

Jaipur, Agra and New Delhi forms the Golden Triangle of India. Taj Triangle Tour will take you the cities which form the golden triangle and as well as to Mandawa in the state of Rajasthan. Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world and the most beautiful monument of India. It is an enduring monument of love with a continually fulfilling beauty.

Taj Triangle Tour, Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal in Agra

Day 1: New Delhi
Around midnight arrive in Delhi. The cosmopolitan city and capital Delhi is the main gateway for the travellers. Upon arrival, you will be met by an Indo Vacations representative and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: New Delhi 

In the morning we have sightseeing in Old Delhi. Sightseeing of Old Delhi includes "
Rajghat", the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated and Jama Masjid, the great mosque of Old Delhi. Today we also visit the famous Humayun Tomb which is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India and Qutub Minar which is 71 meter high and was constructed in 1199. Before we proceed to the hotel we drive through New Delhi where we visit the India Gate, Government buildings and Embassies.

Day 3: New Delhi - Mandawa (about 270 km / 5-6 hours)

After breakfast we proceed to
Mandawa. Shekhawati is in the North east region of Rajasthan and is the homeland of marwaris. The marwaris form one of the most important merchant and business groups in India. They developed their business acumen on the trade routes between Delhi and the coast between India and Central Asia. The marwaris enjoyed protections by Maharajas and many of them built grand havellis. In the evening we visit havellis. The havellis are mansions, elaborately and attractively decorated with a strong main entrance. The walls are often covered with murals, local legends and religious scenes from Hindu mythology.

Day 4: Mandawa - Jaipur (about 168 km / 3 hours)
Today we drive to the Pink City
Jaipur. This city owes its name, foundations and careful planning to the great warrior and astronomer, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous for its handicrafts and precious and semiprecious stones. In the afternoon we visit the City Palace which is still the formal residence of the royal family, built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. In the museum of the city palace we visit the private collection of the Jaipur Maharajas. We continue to Jantar Mantar, a stone observatory, the largest of Jai Singh's five remarkable observatories. It's complex instruments reveals us the secrets of medieval Indian astronomy.

Day 5: Jaipur

After breakfast we drive to the ancient capital of
Amber, laying 11 km. away from Jaipur. Amber was the ancient capital of Kachhawaha dynasty for 6 centuries before it was moved to newly created Jaipur. We will ascend to the Palace Fortress on the back of an elephant. Enroute to Amber we will visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds), built in 1799 AD, it contains 953 small casements with each having its own balcony. The windows enabled cool air to circulate and the ladies to watch processions below without being seen. In the afternoon we have a walk through the colorful Bazaar of Jaipur and visit a factory to see the famous block printing work being done since centuries in Jaipur. In the evening we drive through the new city of Jaipur and visit "Laxmi Narayan Mandir", a Hindu temple made out of white marble. We might have an opportunity here to observe a prayer ceremony. Today we have dinner with a presentation of Indian music and dance.

Day 6: Jaipur - Agra (about 260 km / 5-6 hours)

Today we leave Rajasthan, the biggest state in India and drive through a series of fields, small towns and villages to Agra. Enroute we make a stop and visit
Fatehpur Sikri, which was once an imperial capital frozen in time, constructed by Akbar the Great in the 16th century. This wonderful city constructed by red sand stones was abandoned as abruptly as it had been built. It has been generally stated that it was due to failing in the water supply. Late evening arrival in Agra. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 7: Agra

We start today our sightseeing by a visit to the
Agra Fort, built by three of the greatest Mughal emperors. The construction of this massive structure began in 1565 under Akbar's reign and continued till the time of his grandson's reign, Shah Jahan who built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque. After the visit of Agra Fort we proceed to visit the most beautiful monument of India, the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to love, with a continually fulfilling beauty. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1631-52, as a tomb and memorial to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal (Jewel of the Palace), who died at the age of 39 giving birth to her 14th child. We spend enough time at Taj Mahal to take this impressive memory home. After the visit of Taj Mahal we have a look at the famous fine marble inlay work which is still being done in Agra by the descendants of the families of builders and artists of the Taj Mahal.

Day 8: Agra - New Delhi (about 200 km / 4 hours)

In the morning after having breakfast drive to New Delhi. Arrival in New Delhi in the afternoon. The rest of the day at leisure. In the night transfer to airport or railway station for onwards journey.

Tour Reservation
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Inclusions:
      Standard rooms on twin sharing basis.
      Breakfast in the Hotel.
      Elephant ride in Amber (Jaipur).
      One Dinner will be with a presentation of Indian music and dance during your stay in
         Jaipur.
      Driver allowances.
      Toll tax and parking.
      Hotel transfer at all places.
      Vehicle insurance included.
      Petrol/Gas cost included.
      Services of qualified local English Speaking or any other language guide at every
         city of sight seeing.

     
All Transfers and departures on arrival and departure by Indo Vacations 
         representative.
      All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual air-conditioned 
         vehicle (car/Jeep etc.) with driver (reliable, experienced and English speaking - have
         a look at the
references on our website from all over the world).

Exclusions:

     
Any kind of Personal Expenses such as Tips, Laundry, Telephone Bills, and Alcoholic 
         beverages.

     
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
     
Any Flight Charges.
      Monument Entrances.
      Unspecified Meals etc.
We always look forward for any changes in the itinerary as wished by you for your individual trip.
    If you are willing to travel in a group - the Group Departure dates are available !
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