Explore three most famous and breathtaking places in India, including Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, which is popularly known as the Golden Triangle. Along with this, this 9-day excursion will give you a chance to witness the religious & spiritual side of India by paying a visit to temples of Vrindavan & ashrams of Rishikesh.
Arrive in Delhi, India’s national capital city, where you’ll be greeted by the tour representative who’s waiting in Airport’s arrival hall. After receiving amiable invocation, you’ll be transferred to the pre-booked luxurious hotel. Complete check-in formalities, and relax for the remaining day. Meanwhile, enjoy delicious meals served at the hotel.
Explore Charms of Delhi Time: 3 to 4 Hours (approx.)
Proceed for Delhi sightseeing tour after having breakfast at the hotel. Start with the magnificent glimpse of Jama Masjid, India’s largest mosque built in 1656. After witnessing the religious significance of this devotional site, take a traditional bicycle ride to explore the bustling area of Chandi Chowk market. Then, drive past the Red Fort, before you stop for some time at Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi, the pioneer of non-violence was cremated on 30 January 1948.
Now, continue to drive for 14 minutes to reach India Gate, an imposing 42m high structure in New Delhi, which is actually a war memorial dedicated to Indian soldiers who fought for British in World War I. After clicking some selfies with India’s pride, it is time to again drive past the Parliament area and Diplomatic Enclave before biding a warm farewell to this beautiful city.
Delhi to Jaipur Time: 5 Hours; 282 km (approx.)
After lunch, you’ll be privately driven to the beautiful Pink City, Jaipur. Drive for approximately for 5 hours to reach your next destination. On arrival, check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Elephant Safari at Amer Fort Time: 2-3 Hours
Start this day with an exciting excursion to the royal Amer Fort, after an early breakfast. Located on a hill in the suburbs of the Pink City, this impressive fort was once the royal capital of Rajasthan, the land of the kings. Enjoy the royal Rajputana grandeur while passing the fort’s entrance on an exciting elephant safari. Next, drive back to the hotel for breakfast and meanwhile enjoy royal glimpses of Jaipur's star attractions, Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal on your way.
Explore Other Attraction of Jaipur Time: 3-4 Hours
After breakfast, you’ll be exploring the splendid Birla Temple that lies at the foot of Moti Dungri Fort. Next, you’ll be visiting the world’s largest stone sundial which is 20 minute drive away from Birla Temple. After exploring the highlights of the pink city, spend some leisure time in the oasis of green at Ram Niwas Garden. Afterward, return back to your accommodation to enjoy mouthwatering Rajasthani cuisines served at the hotel. Overnight stay will be in the hotel.
Time: 5 Hours; 240 km (approx)
After having light breakfast at the hotel, get ready to leave the Pink City. En-route, stop some time at Fatehpur Sikri for astonishing views of this fortified city. Accolades for being the City of Victory, the abandoned city was built in 1569 by the Mughals Great Emperor, Akbar. Exhibiting finest architectural conformations of Mughals, this historic site makes a unique place among the UNESCO world heritage sites. After this excursion, drive back to reach the imperial city of Agra.
Visit Agra Fort Time: 1 Hours
On arrival in Agra, you will directly transferred to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site built between 1565-1573 in an area of 94 acres, the impressive Agra Fort. After this visit, check-in at the hotel to spend your evening at leisure. Sleep overnight at your hotel before dinner.
Visit Taj Mahal in Morning Time: 2-3 Hours
This morning, leave your bed early to witness the most attractive monument of the millennium standing straight in the imperial city of Agra. Pay a visit to Taj Mahal – an apex of Mughal’s masterpiece this morning, when the rising sun lends a warm pink tint to its marble face making a moment to cherish for lifetime. After witnessing the incredible beauty of India's Seven Wonder of the World, return back to your hotel to have breakfast before leaving for Mathura & Vrindavan.
Move to Vrindvan Time: 1-2 Hours; 76 km (approx.)
On arrival at Vrindavan, you’ll get a chance to experience the rich culture and holy beliefs of Hindu religion. Located at an approximate distance of 76 km from Agra, the birthplace of Hindu’s much-loved God Krishna, twin city of Vrindwan & Mathura, are full of holy temples elaborating vivid shades of Hinduism, and devotee’s eternal faith in their Lord. Here, you’ll be visiting the famous Dwarkadhish Temple, Birla Temple, Banke Bihari Temple, Rangnath Ji Temple & ISCON temple. Meanwhile, take a quick break to have lunch.
In the evening, spend some blissful time at one of ISCON temple to attend the spiritual aarti ceremoney. Next proceed to your hotel in Mathura. Today's dinner & overnight stay will be here only.
Time: 6-7 Hours; 361 km (approx.)
After breakfast, it’s the time to leave Agra to reach your next destination which is Rishikesh, Yoga Capital of the World. Surrounded by forests and low hills, Rishikesh is an ancient pilgrimage centre, drawing both religious and secular visitors. Ashrams, temples and yoga and meditation centres dot its hilly lanes. On the way, visit Haridwar's Har ki Paudi- one of the most famous ghats on the bank of the holy river Ganges. After this religious visit, have your lunch and continue drive back to reach Rishikesh.
Arrive at Triveni Ghat for Ganga Aarti Time: 1-2 Hours
On arrival, stop at Triveni Ghat, a popular and auspicious bathing ghat and place of prayer on the Ganges. Witness Ganga Aarti here. After this blissful experience, check at the hotel to have dinner & stay overnight.
This morning, wake up early in the morning to have light breakfast in the hotel. After this, proceed for a small sightseeing tour of Rishikesh where you’ll get a chance to walk on the famous suspension bridges of the city, Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula that cross the river are pedestrian-only. But, scooters and motorcycles and even cows freely use them.
Later, enjoy Ganges Boat Ride. After this ride, have lunch and restart your Rishikesh tour with Swarg Aasram and Shivanand Aasram excursion. With this, keep exploring ancient temples in this holy city. In evening return back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Visit Yoga & Meditation Center Time: 2-3 Hours
After early morning breakfast, visit Yoga & Meditation Aasram. Here you can also join yoga and meditation session to learn some yoga basic from experts. Spend 2-3 hours here. After this explore the outside market where you’ll take a short break from the tour to have lunch.
Enjoy Evening Ganga Arti at Triveni Ghat Time: 2-3 Hours
In the evening, visit triveni ghat for having some incredible glimpse of Aarti, evening worship rituals. After this religious evening visit, it’s time to return back to the hotel for dinner & overnight stay.
Time: 5-6 Hours; 254 km (approx.)
Have breakfast at the hotel, and then proceed for an on-road journey of 254 km from Rishikesh to Delhi. On Arrival in Delhi, your guide will take you to a short tour of spiritutality in Delhi. Your excursion includes a visit to the famous Ashkardham Temple,a spiritual-cultural campus in the capital city. Lunch will be at the canteen of Ashkardham Temple (on your own). After this quick sightseeing tour, you’ll be transferred to the Delhi airport for your next journey.
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