Golden Triangle with Holi Celebration
Duration06 Nights / 07 Days
Destination CoveredDelhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri – Jaipur
HighlightsRickshaw ride in Delhi,Tonga Ride in Agra,Step of wells visit,Elephant ride in Jaipur, Special Holi celebration in Jaipur
OptionalCooking class in Delhi/Jaipur, Vintage Car / Chariot ride in Jaipur, Heritage walk in Delhi/Jaipur,Rajasthan folk dance with Dinner at Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur
We can customize it as per your Requirement & Budget
IncludedWarm welcome in Typical Indian StyleAssistance on arrival /departure and during Hotel check-inHotel accommodation on Double sharingDaily breakfast at HotelAir-conditioned Medium Sedan Car for 02 & Toyota Innova in-case of 04 persons with knowledgeable driver for the entire tourElephant ride at Amer fort – JaipurSpecial Holi celebration arrange in JaipurSouvenir gift at the time of departureAll applicable Government TaxesServices of English speaking local knowledgeable guide during sightseeing
ExclusionsInternational / domestic airfareMonument entrance feeTips to hotels, guide and driverAny drinks or meals other than mentioned aboveAny visa/insurance feesAny other services note specified above
17th March 2019: Arrive Delhi (By International flight)
18th March 2019: Delhi sightseeing
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old DelhiOld Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in
the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara Proceed for the visit of New DelhiNew Delhi - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Lotus temple ( known as Bahai Temple), Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President's Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset Overnight at Delhi
19th March 2019: Drive from Delhi to Agra
After an early breakfast, drive to the city of Taj (Agra) Arrive Agra and transfer to hotelIn the afternoon visit the The Agra fort - situated on the banks of Yamuna River, North West of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortress of red sandstone encompasses within its 2.5 km long endosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many visionary
palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Dewan I Khas and two very beautiful mosques.Later visit the Taj Mahal - a white marble Tomb build in 1631 - 1648, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum or Mumtaz Mahal In the evening, free to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts and a marble making factory. Overnight in Agra
20th March 2019: Drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri enroute
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Jaipur known as "pink city" and the capital of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur.Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was build at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Proceed for Jaipur and the next halt is Abhaneri
Abhaneri is a small town village, situated at a distance of 95 kms before Jaipur, on Agra –Jaipur road. The place is popular for the amazing 'Baoris' (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. Famour Abhaneri Stepwell called Chand Baoli, belonging to the 11th century AD. This stepwells is a marvel of architecture & has beautifully carved panels inserted into the sides. The steps, in sets of 4 or 5, are in the shape of an inverted 'V'. The carved stone pillars, which are somewhat damaged now, were once strong enough for supporting pulleys to draw water. Several storeyed verandahs surround this beautiful stepwell. Also visit the Harshat Mata Goddess Temple nearby belonging to the 9th Century. Later proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check in at Hotel. Arrive Jaipur in the evening and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
21st March 2019: Celebrating Holi in Jaipur
Today breakfast at the hotel. Later on get dressup in white to celeberate the colorful festival Holi. Holi celebrations start with a Holika Bonfire on the night before Holi where people gather, sing and dance. The next morning is a free-for-all carnival of colours, where participants play, chase and colour each other with dry powder and coloured water, with some carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons for their water fight. Anyone and everyone is fair game, friend or stranger, rich or poor, man or
woman, children and elders. The frolic and fight with colours occurs in the open streets, open parks, outside temples and buildings. Groups carry drums and musical instruments, go from place to place, sing and dance. People visit family, friends and foes to throw colours on each other, laugh and chit-chat, then share Holi delicacies, food and drinks. Some drinks are intoxicating. For example, Bhang, an intoxicating ingredient made from cannabis leaves, is mixed into drinks and sweets and consumed by many.
Rest of the relax. Overnight in Jaipur.