Overview

Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho is a tour planned to let you enjoy a grand journey through North India’s vibrant cultures and many tourist attractions. With the highlights of the Golden Temple, erotic temples of Khajuraho and the Taj Mahal you are sure to feel delighted at every turn of the journey.

Duration: 7 Nights /8 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Orchha – Khajuraho

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi International Airport meet Surya Reisedienst’s representative transfer to hotel. Check in at a hotel and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast, full day city tour of the old & modern capital of India. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658; Red Fort, which was also built by Shah Jehan. This massive fort was built from 1638 to 1648; Chandni Chowk and Rajghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Witness the India Gate, the Presidents House & the Parliament. Visit Humayun’s Tomb: built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar. The tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur

Surface: 270 kms (Approx), 5-6 Hours
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur: The capital city of the state of Rajasthan also know as Pink City.

HAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. , now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screen sand carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh’s observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dani (an ethnic village resort) where you will have an idea of the village life of Rajasthan here you will also enjoy various traditional Rajasthani dances, puppet show and various other interesting activities.

Day 04: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

Note: – Taj Mahal will be closed on every Friday.

Surface: 240 kms (Approx), 6-7 Hours
After breakfast, drive to Agra. En route visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri: built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Mughals, which was abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces which are still preserved in its original glory. Continue drive to Agra. Evening arrive in Agra and check-in at hotel.

Day 05: Agra

After breakfast Agra city tour. Visit Red fort, which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made up until the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. It contains the hall of public and private audiences amongst many other beautiful structures; Itmad-ud- daulah, which was constructed by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628 and is very similar to the tomb she constructed for her husband, Jehangir, near Lahore in Pakistan; the highlight of the day – The Taj Mahal, which was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 06: Agra – Jhansi – Orchha (By Train: 216 kms (Approx), 3-4 Hours). Jhansi – Orchha (Surface: 18 kms (Approx), 1/2 Hours)

After breakfast transfer to railway station to board the train to Jhansi. Arrive Jhansi & drive to Orchha & transfer to hotel. Later tour of this historical site with magnificent temples and monuments. Some of the palaces are decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 07: Orchha – Khajuraho

Surface: 172 kms (Approx), 4-5 Hours
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. The legendary temples of Khajuraho are an incomparable experience. Acknowledged as one of the worlds artistic wonders, these temples dedicated to the Hindu pantheon of Gods are covered in carvings that are a paean to life and love. Built within a short span of a hundred years by the Chandela Rajputs, the 10th-century temples lay forgotten until they were discovered in the present century. Khajuraho has achieved fame for the sensual appeal of its erotic sculptures. Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. Later explore the Western and Eastern temples of Khajuraho while your guide explains the intricate meaning and legends behind each describable sculpture. Overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 08: Khajuraho – Delhi – Home

After breakfast transfer to Airport to board the flight for Delhi. On arrival Delhi transfer to International Airport. Arrive home with wonderful memories of your tour escorted by Surya Reisedienst.

Highlights

  • Visit Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Jama Masjid, Humayun tomb at Delhi
  • Explore Taj Mahal, Akbar’s Tomb, Agra Fort, and Tomb of Itmad Ud Daula at Agra
  • Explore Kandariya Mahadeva temple, Lakshmana temple, Chaturbhuj, and Javari Temple, Khajuraho
  • Visit City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amer fort and Jantar Mantar at Jaipur

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