Golden Triangle Haridwar & Rishikesh
Day 01:Arrive Delhi
Arrive in Delhi upon arrival at the airport you will be meeting and escorted to the Hotel where you will spend the night Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02:Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh
Breakfast at Hotel, later drive down to Rishikesh enroute visiting Haridwar where you can visit Har Ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple by ropeway, later depart to Rishikesh and check in at Hotel; Then the evening at your own leisure, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 03:Rishikesh - Delhi
Breakfast at Hotel .Later visit Lakshman Jhula, Ram Jhula, & Swarg ashram, then drive down to Delhi and upon arrival check in Hotel. The evening is free for your own leisure and other shopping activities, overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 04:Delhi - Jaipur
After leisurely breakfast, drive down to Jaipur and upon arrival check in at Hotel Maharani Palace. Evening proceed with visit of the Laxmi Narayan Temple is one of the many such temples built by wealthy Birla family in India, thus it is also known as Birla Mandir. The temple is a great reminder of the secular traditions India has shown over the centuries. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The temple is situated at the foot of Moti Doongri Fort, converted as a small palace by Ram Singh II for his wife Gayatri Devi. Then the evening is free for your own leisure and other activities, overnight at Hotel Jaipur. The magnificent towers, bastions and ramparts and majestic gateways symbolized the confidence and power of the third Mughal emperor. The fort contains splendid palaces both in red sandstone and white marble built by two generations of prolific builders, Akbar and later on by Jehangir and Shahjehan. Of the nearly 500 Akbari buildings built in the Bengal and Gujarati traditions, only a few have survived, arrayed in a band on the riverfront Overnight stay at Hotel.
After breakfast, proceed with excursion trip to visit Amber Fort with photo stop at the Palace of Winds also known locally as Hawa Mahal. Amber Fort is situated 130m high on the Aravalli hills around and 11 km north of Jaipur. It was the ancient capital of the Rajputs till 1037. Enjoy an Elephant ride from the parking to the entrance of the fort after tour return to Hotel. Afternoon proceed with tour of the City Palace, located at the center of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, Armory, manuscripts, paintings etc. Also visit Jantar Mantar (1728-34) by king astrologer Jai Singh II. The instruments are built of stone with marble facing on the important plains for measuring the harmony of the heavens. Each instrument serves a particular function and each gives an accurate reading, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 06:Jaipur-Fathepur Sikri - Agra, 265 Kms/06 Hrs Drive
After breakfast at Hotel, depart by surface for Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is the deserted medieval city built by Akbar in the 16th century. It was mysteriously abandoned 13 years later. Today, it is perfectly preserved as a ghost city built at the height of the empire's splendor. Arrive in Agra, and check-in at the Hotel. Evening proceed with visit of the Dayal Bagh, which has a rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets besides some historical monuments. It is the headquarters of Radhaswami sect. Who have been constructing a temple in white marble for the last few decades? The evening is free for your own leisure and other activities, Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 07:AGRA - DELHI, 205 KMS/05 HRS DRIVE
After breakfast at Hotel, proceed with the sightseeing tour of city with visit to the world famous Taj Mahal (1631-1653), a poem in white marble, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Rabindranath Tagore calls "a teardrop on the cheek of time". Taj Mahal means "Crown Palace" and is in fact the most well-preserved and architecturally beautiful tomb in the world. The dome is made of white marble, but the tomb is set against the plain across the river and it is this background that works its magic of colors that, through their reflection, change the view of the Taj. Enjoy Tonga ride (horse driven carriage) here. Afternoon proceed to Delhi by surface. Upon arrival at Delhi, transfer to Hotel, check - in. Then the evening is free for your own leisure and other activities, overnight stay at Hotel.
DAY 08:Delhi - Onwards Destinations
After breakfast at Hotel, proceed with the sightseeing tour of the 7th city of Delhi, Shahjahanabad (Old Delhi), built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (1639-48 AD) after he shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. Visit the Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque) made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India's largest mosque where more than 20.000 people can kneel in prayer. Drive past the grand Red Fort - an 17th century imposing fortress built of red sandstone, to visit Raj Ghat, located on the banks of the river Yamuna, Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948. An eternal flame burns 24 hours. Afternoon proceed for tour of New Delhi visiting to the towering Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, a huge tower of victory started in 1199 and completed in 1368. The Minar is 72.5m high with a diameter at the base 14.4m and 2.7m at the top. After this drive past the Presidential Palace (Rashtrapati Bhawan), once the Viceroy's residence, is now the official residence of the President of India, the Government Buildings and the Parliament House. Stop at the India Gate (42m) for photo, India Gate is a memorial built to commemorate the 70,000 Indian soldiers who died in the 1st world war. After completing the sightseeing return back to Hotel Then in the evening transfer to airport to board your flight to onward destination or towards your next destination.