Destinations Covered : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Khajuraho – Delhi
Khajuraho temples are listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and this group of temples has been given so much importance because they perfectly depict that the society at that time was open-minded and free from any mental chains. You will not at all tired while appreciating the very complex stone engraving work done by the artisans of that time.
When we add Golden Triangle Tour to the destination of Khajuraho then it becomes a beautiful heritage exploration trip as we see the monuments constructed by Mughals in Old Delhi and Agra, by Britishers in New Delhi, by Rajputs in Jaipur and by Chandela dynasty rulers in Khajuraho. All these monuments and sculptures built by the erstwhile empires are now regarded as a representative symbol of India.
On arrival meet and assist at the airport and transfer to prebooked hotel. Overnight at the hotel.Delhi : India’s capital & Red Fort, Delhia major gateway to the country, contemporary Delhi is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy the British left behind . The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the citys’ past.
After breakfast, half day city tour of Old & New Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. Built by Shah Jahan, the construction was started in 1844 and was not completed until 1658; drive past Red Fort; Visit Humayuns Tomb : built in mid 16th century this is an early example of Mughal architecture; Qutab Minar, drive past India Gate, President House, Connaught Place. The city tour ends with a visit to Laxmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir). Afternoon, leave for Jaipur. Arrive Jaipur and check in at prebooked hotel.
After breakfast, excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride from the foothills of the Aravallis to the fort entrance. Amber Fort : At a distance of 11 kms from Jaipur, Amber was the ancient capital of Jaipur state. Construction of the fort began in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army and is a superb example of Rajput architecture.Afternoon, city tour of Jaipur. Visit the City Palace which has museum having an extensive collection of art, carpets, enamel ware and weapons; Jantar Mantar – the observatoyr built my Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the facade of Hawa Mahal.
After breakfast, leave for Agra. Enroute visit the abandoned Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri : built by Emperor Akbar in 1569, was the old capital of the Moghuls, 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. Arrive Agra in the evening and checkin at prebooked hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, city tour of Agra. 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 structues; Itmad-ud-daulah, which was contructed 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. Contruction of the Taj began in 1631 and was not completed until 1653. Afternoon, free for individual activities.
After breakfast, transfer to the railway station to board train for Jhansi at 0800 hrs. Arrive Jhansi at 1025 hrs and board our vehicle to drive you to Khajuraho. Enroute visit Orcha. Arrive Khajuraho and check in at prebooked hotel.
After breakfast, visit the eastern & western group of temples famous for their erotic scultpures. Later, transfer to the airport to board flight for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi meet and assist at the airport and transfer to prebooked hotel.
Transfer to the airport to board flight back home or onward destination.