Enjoy one of the most popular sightseeing options in all of India – the Golden Triangle, seeing Agra and Jaipur as well as Delhi. Take the first day to be picked up from the airport in the morning and brought to your hotel, and then spend the evening at your leisure in preparation for the second day. Wake up the second day and take the full day for a sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Cover the India Gate, take a photostop at Presidential Palace and Parliament House, visit Lotus Temple, Qutab Minar Jama Masjid, Red Fort and Raj Ghat.
The third day starts with a morning drive to Agra, where you will check into a new Hotel. In the afternoon/evening visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Idmad-ud-daulah. The Taj Mahal – Built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal, this beautiful mausoleum in pure white marble is an architectural marvel. Agra Fort – Built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti Masjid and other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architects and artists. Idmad-Ud-daulah – One of the most beautiful of Mughal tombs, stands across the river Yamuna from the Taj Mahal, nearly one and a half kilometers up-stream. Belonging to the age of Jahangir, it contains cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, parents of the powerful Mughal Empress Nurjahan queen of Jahangir.
Start your fourth day with a drive from Agra to Jaipur, visiting Fatehpur Sikri – Emperor Akber’s deserted city – and Bharathpur Bird Sanctuary en route. Check into your hotel when you arrive, and spend the night in Jaipur. The next morning, visit the City Palace, which now houses a museum containing rare manuscripts, paintings, and an armory. Visit the Observatory with a sundial 90 ft high. Proceed with a visit to the Museum amidst the Ram Niwas Palace Gardens founded in 1876 with a large collection of antiques. To finish the morning, see the Palace of Winds, a landmark of Jaipur made of pink sand stone and of unique design. In the afternoon, take an excursion to Amber Fort. 10 km from Jaipur lies Amber, with an old palace overlooking the lake at the entrance to a rocky mountain grove. Built in the 17th century, the palace is a distinguished specimen of Rajput architecture. The Jai Mandir (Hall of Victory) is so delicately ornamented with fine inlay work that it glows.
Finally, on the sixth and final day, transfer back from Jaipur to Delhi Airport for your flight out.
Your adventure awaits!
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