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Golden Triangle & Ranthambhore

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Overview

Duration: 9D/8N

 

Destinations Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Ranthambore – Agra - Delhi

 

The Golden Triangle program is a wonderful introduction to India especially for first-time visitors to this land of contrasts. The program combines history, culture, heritage sites and colourful elements of North India, giving you opportunities to explore some of the Mughal architectural wonders such as Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi, the massive Rajput forts and palaces in “Pink City” Jaipur, the monumental Agra Fort and the famed mausoleum of love, the Taj Mahal in Agra.

 

Mid-way through the program, we take you to the deep forest of Ranthambore National Park to spot the elusive Royal Bengal Tiger and other wildlife on game drive by sharing jeep safari.

 

The Golden Triangle program can also be packaged with other cities, for instance, Golden Triangle with Amritsar, Golden Triangle with Rajasthan, Golden Triangle with Varanasi or Golden Triangle with Khajuraho.

 

Best time to travel: October - March

 

For trip customisation, pricing query and bookings, email us at hello@crimsonasia.my.

Program

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi

Meeting assistance on your arrival at International airport and transfer to hotel.

 

Day 02: Delhi (B)

After breakfast, start your program with a visit to Old Delhi to see Jama Masjid and then get a unique glance at local life by exploring the bustling local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on rickshaw. Pass by Red Fort before driving on to New Delhi for Qutub Minar. Continue to Raj Ghat, drive along the city landmark of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings and stop for photo opportunity there. Finish today with an insight into the local religion at a colorful Hindu Temple- Laxmi Narayan Temple.

 

--Jama Masjid: India's largest mosque and the centerpiece of Old Delhi, this colossal place of worship was commissioned by Shah Jahan, builder of the Taj Mahal. Capable of holding some 85,000 worshippers, the view from the mosque's minaret (open to the public) is one of the finest available views of the chaos of Old Delhi.

 

jama masjid old delhi crimsonasia

 

--Chandni Chowk: The largest trading center of North India and there are a number of by-lanes in Chandni Chowk Market, each specializing in a particular field. For example, the parathewali gali is famous for its delicious parathas, the textile lane for its textiles and so on.

 

--Red Fort: Emperor Shah Jahan built Delhi's most magnificent monument. In 1638 Shahjahan shifted the Mughal empire's capital from Agra to Delhi. Construction of the fort began in 1639 and completed in 1648. The name Red Fort comes from the massive red sandstone walls that surround it.

 

--Raj Ghat: a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end.

 

--Qutub Minar: Built in the early 13th Century, it is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutab-ud-Din Aibak, Muhammad Ghori’s chief general and Turkish slave laid the foundation of the world’s tallest brick minaret with a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). It tapers from 2.75 meters in diameter at its peak to 14.32 meters at its base.

 

qutub minar delhi crimsonasia

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur (Drive 270 Kms – 05 Hours) (B)

After breakfast, head to Jaipur the ‘Pink City’ by private A/C vehicle. Stopover for coffee break or photo opportunities are at your request any time en-route. On arrival check in at hotel, afternoon is free for your rest.

 

Jaipur was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) and painted pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. The Royal heritage of Jaipur lives in its architecture and culture. The city in pink is symbolic of the hospitality that reigns in the Rajput culture.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 04: Jaipur (B)

After breakfast, visit hillside Amber Fort on a jeep ride and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors). Drive back to Jaipur and stop at the façade of the famous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Continue to the City Palace Museum & Jantar Mantar-the largest stone observatory in the world. Drive through the pink rose residential & business areas before you are escorted back to the hotel.

 

--Amber Fort: Considered as one of the best hilltops fort in India which makes it a major tourist spot in Indi. This fort is a typical example for Rajput's life style in Rajasthan and it has a unique artistic style which combines both Hindu and Muslim elements. The ascend to the fort by jeep ride is full of unbeatable view and fun.

 

amber fort jaipur image from unsplash

 

--Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace): It is the most famous and beautiful part of Amber Fort. The walls and ceiling of this hall is carved with beautiful paintings and flowers and that too made with pure glass. The reason why this hall was made by glass because in ancient days the queen was not allowed to sleep in open air but she loved to see the stars shining. So, the king ordered his architects to make something which could solve the purpose. The most stunning thing about this hall is that if someone burns two candles, then the reflection converts that small light into a thousand of stars.

 

--City Palace Museum: Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the early 18th century, the monolithic City Palace is an architectural feather in the delightful cap of Jaipur. A haunt where the Royal family had stayed for centuries, the palace today is a much-visited tourist spot in the region.

 

--Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace): Also called "Palace of Winds", it is an example of beautiful ancient architecture that is situated in Jaipur.

 

hawa mahal jaipur image from unsplash

 

--Jantar Mantar: It is the largest stone observatory in world that still in service today. It is the most significant, most comprehensive, and the best preserved of India’s historic observatories. UNESCO transcribed the site to the World Heritage List in 2010.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 05: Jaipur – Ranthambore (Drive 160 Kms – 04 Hours) (B,L,D)

After breakfast drive to Ranthambore. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

 

After lunch, proceed to first Sharing Jeep Safari at the national park for tiger sighting. Back to hotel.

 

bengal tiger ranthambore national park india image from unsplash

 

Day 06: Ranthambhore (B,L,D)

Morning and afternoon game drive at Ranthambore National Park by sharing jeep.

 

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Day 07: Ranthambhore – Agra (Drive 260 Kms – 06 Hours) (B)

After breakfast, head east to Agra, en-route a brief exploration of the former royal city of Fatehpur Sikri (about 1.5 hrs). After lunch, proceed to Agra. Hotel check-in on arrival and rest of the day is at leisure.

 

---Fatehpur Sikri: Built during the second half of the 16th century by the Emperor Akbar, Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory) was the capital of the Mughal Empire for only some 10 years. It is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 08: Agra – Delhi - (Drive 210 Kms – 03 Hours) (B)

Early morning take in the stunning sight of the lavish Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Taj Mahal (closed on Friday), a poem in white marble, was built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal. Later, return to the hotel for breakfast, then visit Agra Fort (Fort and Palace) situated on the West Bank of the river Jamuna.

 

Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Friday.

 

--Taj Mahal:  As one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan had this monument constructed in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at first sight. This grandeur of white marble changes colors at different time as it reflects sunlight. The best time to visit Taj Mahal is at sunset and sunrise time. 

 

--Taj Mahal at Sunrise: An early morning visit to Taj Mahal frees you from the crowds and heat during daytime.

 

taj mahal agra crimsonasia

 

--Agra Fort:  This powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.   

 

agra fort agra crimsonasia

 

After lunch drive to Delhi, upon arrival check in at Hotel.

 

Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 09: Delhi Departure (B)

 

After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed for sightseeing of Lotus temple and Humayun’s Tomb.  

 

--Lotus temple is a Bahá’í house of worship and the reason why it is popularly known as the Lotus Temple is its flower-like shape. The temple is set amongst nine pools and gardens which gives the impression of a floating half-open lotus flower surrounded by its outspread leaves. There is an Information Centre of the temple – the gallery shows the history of the Bahai faith, its philosophy and the socio-economic development activities undertaken by Bahais around the world – an exhibition in the form of photo panels, written texts and films.

Note: Lotus Temple is closed on Monday.  

 

lotus temple bahai delhi crimsonasia

 

--Humayun’s Tomb is the last refuge of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. Located in the eastern part of Dehli, Humayun’s tomb is one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments.  This spellbinding mausoleum is the first example of Mughal architecture in India. After a century from its construction Humayun’s tomb inspired the construction of the more famous Taj Mahal.

 

humayuns tomb delhi crimsonasia

 

After sightseeing, proceed for departure transfer to Airport to board the flight for onward journey.

 

***Program Ends***

 

 

Inclusions:

--Entrance Fees

--Activities

--Accommodation on twin-sharing basis and breakfast

--Local English-speaking guide service

--Meeting and assistance by local representatives

--Private Transfers and Transport

 

Exclusions:

--Flight

--Visa Fees

--Travel Insurance

--Meals unless stated above

--Tipping

--Personal expenses

--Optional activities

--Excess baggage charges

 

For queries/bookings for this tour, pls email us at hello@crimsonasia.my or Whatsapp +6012-2030624.

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For queries/bookings for this tour, pls email us at hello@crimsonasia.my or Whatsapp +6012-2030624.

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