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Golden Triangle with Ellora, Ajanta cave

Duration: 1o Nights/11 Days
Destinations: Delhi-Agra-FatehpurSikri-Jaipur-Udaipur-Mumbai-Aurangabad - Mumbai

Golden Triangle Tour includes journey of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with the historically important destinations like Ajanta and Ellora, which offers you a unique opportunity to closer with rich cultural heritage of India. Moreover it also has some of the excellent examples of the Mughal architecture.On the other hand, the romantic city of Udaipur (Rajasthan), the metropolitan city Mumbai (famous for temples, cathedrals, mosques & pleasant coastline), and the Ajanta – Ellora caves are also some important landmarks in the India tourist map.

Day 01 - Arrive Delhi
Book NowOn arrival at Delhi, after clearing immigration and customs, step into the receiving area where you will be met and assisted by Grand Travel Planner representative and transferred to the hotel for a Check-in. Delhi a dynamic city where the past and the present coexist, has been ruled by numerous dynasties. The city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its character. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built, destroyed and rebuilt. It has been witness to many important events in Indian history, and today it stands proud as the capital of India.

Day 02 - Delhi
Golden Triangle & Nepal ItineraryAfter breakfast, embark on a sightseeing tour of the New Delhi which includes visits to such sights as the Qutab Minar 72 meters high and one of the most perfect towers in the Persian world. The Iron Pillar which has survived the vagaries of weather for over 1500 years & Humayun’s Tomb. Continue with a drive through Embassy area, the Government buildings (1921-1930.) & visit Old Delhi Old Delhi: An ancient walled city. Here you will drive past the Red Fort, Raj Ghat, the memorial site of the Mahatma Gandhi; Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India; and Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colorful market of the old city. Rickshaw Ride at Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi..

Day 03 - Delhi–Agra                          (204 Km/4-5 hrs) 
After breakfast , drive to  Agra  transfer to the hotel.
On arrival at Agra, check-in at the Hotel. 
Evening, witness the magic of the ultimate symbol of Mughal achievement, The Taj Mahal at Sunset. Taj Mahal, a dream etched in milky white pristine marble is the peerless monument portraying the beauty of eternal love! A commemoration of the memory of Shahjahan's beloved wife, Mumtaz. Taj Mahal is indeed India's rich tribute to womanhood. Renowned for its aesthetic beauty, this extravagant building of timeless beauty is the outcome of a unique combination of passion and architectural exuberance.

Day 04 - Agra
After breakfast, visit Agra Fort - the seat and the stronghold of the Mughal Empire under successive generations. This was the seat of Mughal rule and administration and the present structure owes its origins to Akbar who erected the wall s and gates and the first buildings on the eastern banks of Yamuna River. Shah Jehan added the impressive quarters and the mosque while Aurangzeb added the outer ramparts. Visit its Hall of Public Audience and its Royal Pavilions.

Later, visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, the monument that is most important in Agra is the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah or "Baby Taj" as it is called sometimes. A highly ornate edifice, this mausoleum is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned. Though the structure does not have much to offer architecturally, it makes a clear departure from the earlier Mughal tombs built during the period and is more softer and with a lot of inlay carvings.

Day 05 - Agra-Fatehpur Sikri-Jaipur                  (235kms/5-6hrs) 
Golden Triangle & Nepal ItineraryAfter breakfast, proceed to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri (ghost capital) for a tour of these magnificent and world heritage buildings, which are still in a state of perfect preservation. The city is divided into religious and secular sections. The profusion of sculpture is breathtaking. Also, the white marble mosque in the secular section is incredible. It is a very sacred mosque and pilgrims from far and near arrives here to pay their respects. 

After visit drive continue to Jaipur Upon arrival check-in at the hotel.
In the evening, visit Chokhi Dhani - An ethnic village resort, the vitality of Rajasthani folk culture comes alive as children dance rhythmically to the loud tenor of folk songs sung by men and women, festooned in bright clothes. Gaily caparisoned camel, horses and bullock carts offer joy rides. A traditional Rajasthani dinner will be served.

Day 06 - Jaipur
After breakfast, visit Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Rajputs. Few fail to be moved by the dramatic Rajput grandeur of this hilltop fortress-palace 11-km north of Jaipur. Set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding hills. We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years. Our guide will elaborate on the history of this architectural masterpiece with its mirror-studded alcoves, dazzling mosaics and water-cooled swings that delight today’s visitors as they did their former royal residents.
Elephant Ride at Amber Fort!!! 
Afternoon, visit Jaipur City.
Visit Jal Mahal-
 This palace is situated in the center of Man Sagar lake and has got a major tourist attraction.
Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds
Jaipur is synonymous with Hawa Mahal. This beautiful monument of India was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in the year 1799. Also known as the Palace of Winds, this beautiful monument is the landmark of Jaipur. The monument is five stories high and the front of the monument is delicately carved with beautiful motifs. 

We proceed for a guided tour of the City Palace & Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.  The center of the palace is a seven storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens and the city. 
Next top the City Palace is the Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that gives accurate predictions till date. 
Drive past from Jantar Mantar-
 This wonderful astronomical observatory is famous throughout the world. It bears the hallmark of exceptional astronomical development of the medieval period.

Day 07 - Jaipur - Udaipur (by air)
Today morning we will fly for Udaipur, the city of sunrise After some refreshments, we will start our sightseeing tour with Today morning we will fly for or the Garden of the maids of Honour. After visiting the extensive lawns of Sahelion ki Bari, we will head towards the Museum of folk art It showcases a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments and paintings. Then we will stop for a quick bite at a restaurant and proceed to the City Palace. It boasts of being the biggest palace in India, where 4 generations of Maharajas added their contribution. The museum of the palace is decorated with beautiful peacock mosaic and miniature wall paintings that depict stories from Indian mythology. In the evening we will go for a Boat ride on the lake Pichola The famous Lake Palace inside the Lake Pichola was the summer residence of the former rulers. 

Day 08 -Udaipur - Mumbai (by air) 
Book NowOn eighth day, we will fly for Mumbai – the city of dreams, the city of films, and the city of contrasts. Mumbai is the second biggest city of India popular for the Temples, Cathedrals and Mosques and the best of Cosmopolitan Culture While walking through the Harbour area we will visit the Gateway of India It is built in 1927 by the English to commemorate the visit of George 5th from England. In the evening, we will pay a short visit to the Gandhi Museum and Hanging Garden.

Day 09 - Mumbai - Ellora - Aurangabad (by air) 
Transfer to hotel. 
Afternoon sightseeing of Ellora Caves.

Day 10 -  Aurangabad 
Full day excursion to Ajanta Caves. 

Day 11 - Aurangabad - Mumbai By flight - (By Flight)
Afternoon transfer to the airport to board your flight for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai & transfer to the International Airport to board your flight for onward journey.
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