“The Golden Triangle”
Not only Nepal, Time in Nepal will accompany you also to the discovery of three of the most popular destinations in India. Manish’s mother was Indian, he speaks Hindi and both of us love “The Golden Triangle” this explains our choice to give you an Unforgettable, Unique Tour in this part of India.
The “Golden Triangle of India “represents the most famous tourist route in the country. It is a perfect introduction to the colors, scents and most emblematic places of India and through crowded bazaars, tranquil temples and majestic mosques will lead you to discover the three most popular destinations: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It is a concentration of history, culture and traditions, which embodies the essence of the country. For those who have never visited India, this tour is a good introduction to its discovery, as well as it offers the opportunity for a soft approach to a complex country full of contradictions. The tour takes its name from the triangle that the three cities form by joining them on a map. The itinerary starts from the capital to cross the regions of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan to discover the gold of India and the extraordinary historical and religious attractions that are encountered along the way.
What you will see
As anticipated the tour starts from Delhi and leads to explore the most important sights of the city from the Red Fort to the Qutub Minar, from the India Gate to the Lotus Temple and Jama Masjid Mosque.
Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, known as the “pink city” for its fascinating center made up of characteristic pink brick buildings. We will visit historic attractions such as the Hawa Mahal (the beautiful Palace of the Winds), the impressive Jaipur City Palace, Albert Museum, Jantar Mantar, a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, the wonderful Amber Fort and Panna Meena ka Kund, an eight storey step well. The city is also renowned for traditional craftsmanship and design and you will enjoy a walking tour in Bapu Market, Jaipur’s local Bazaar.
On the way to Agra, we will visit Fatehpur Sikri. The city that was once the proud capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th century now stands deserted as a well –preseved ghost town. It was abandoned by its occupants after only 15 years due to an insufficient water supply. Agra The magnificent Taj Mahal is of course the first and most important of Agra’s monuments and nothing can really prepare you for it. At dawn the Taj is even more majestic and you can appreciate even better the vastness and regal splendor of the mausoleum. We will visit also Agra Fort, from its walls, you can admire the Taj Mahal that stands in the distance.
When to go
The best time to explore the Golden Triangle is from October to mid-April, when average temperatures are between 22 and 32 degrees and the rarest rains make the visit more pleasant: Furthermore, October is the month of the evocative Diwala Festival, the Festival of Lights, while if you organize a visit in March it will be the time of the Holi Festival, the Festival of Colors. .
Duration of the tour – 7nights/8 days
Highlights – The Red Fort, the zenith of Mughal creativity, the Wind Palace, a stunning example of local artistry and Taj Mahal, the enduring monument to Love
Minimum 4 people
This tour can also be combined with a tour of one week in Nepal
Day 01 – Pick up at the Indira Gandhi airport and transfer to the hotel
Day 02 – Full day sightseeing in New Delhi: Red Fort, Jama Masjid Mosque, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, India Gate
Day 03 – Drive to Jaipur Rajastan. Stay overnight in hotel
Day 04 – Full day sightseeing: City Palace, Wind Palace, Albert Museum, Jantar Mantar
Day 05 – Half day sightseeing: Amber Fort, Panna Meena ka Kund and walking tour in Jaipur local bazaar – Bapu Market.
Day 06 – Drive to Agra. On the way visit of Fatehpur sikri. Stay overnight in hotel
Day 07 – Early morning sunrise tour of Taj Mahal and then visit of Agra Fort. Later back to New Delhi. Stay overnight in hotel.
Day 08 – Drop off at the airport for departure