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Golden Triangle and Mandawa


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Golden Triangle and Mandawa
Nights : 06 Nights/ 07 Days
Arival : Delhi
Departure : Delhi
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Number of Days   Itinerary Deails
Day 01 / Arrival Delhi : On Arrival, our representative will welcome you at the airport & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Delhi
Day 02 / Delhi : After breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi & DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. Delhi is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land and a window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Covering the 11th century Qutub Minar, The word ‘Qutub’ itself, means ‘pole of justice’. The Qutub Minar made of red sandstone rising to the height of 72.5mts is an architectural marvel of the 13th century. India Gate, a majestic high arch, 42 meters high, built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in the World War I. It is called the All India War Memorial. The President's House, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial, Laxmi Narayan temple popularly. known as Birla Temple. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 03 / Delhi - Agra : Morning drive to the city of Taj- Agra, Arrive Agra in approx. 4 hours & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. It was again a building constructed by Shahjahan who replaced an earlier wooden structure. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Later visit Taj Mahal-It is a White marble memorial (seven wonders of the world) Built by Shah Jahan to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal.Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. This monument took 22 years, 20,000 men laboured over to complete and designed it. It is planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. Evening free to explore the Agra's rich heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Overnight in Agra.
Day 04 / Agra - Jaipur : After breakfast drive to Jaipur- The origins of the beautiful city of Jaipur can be traced back to the eighteenth century, during the reign of Jai Singh II who ascended the Amber throne in 1699. Jaipur today, epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana. Stop at Fatehpur Sikri-The deserted city Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1585.It was founded by the Mughal emperor Akbar to honor the Muslim saint Shaikh Salim Chishti, who had foretold the birth of Akbar's son and heir, Jahangir. Fatehpur Sikri stands untouched and perfectly preserved; a complete medieval fortress of red sandstone, with vast central squares, exquisitely carved multi-tiered pavilions, cool terraces and formal gardens.It ia s a masterpiece of Muslim architecture. It is a 25 miles (40km) west of Agra. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 05 / Jaipur : After breakfast and proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. Amber Fort- located in Amber 11 km from Jaipur, It is set on the dry wrinkled Aravali Hills, and surrounded by fortified battlements. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills.
City Palace which is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. Sawai Maharaja Jai Singh, who founded Jaipur and also laid the foundation of the City Palace. The City Palace has projecting balconies, arches and the entrances. The palace covers one-seventh of the area in Jaipur. The City Palace also has a museum with an exclusive collection of Rajasthani costumes, miniature paintings, carpets and royal paraphernalia Later visit Hawa Mahal- Constructed in 1799. It is the most sensational monument in the city of Jaipur.Hawa mahal ( Palace of Winds) from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.The palace has 953 niches and windows. This five-story, pyramid-shaped structure is made up of small casements, each with tiny windows and arched roofs, beautifully modeled and carved. There is a total lack of ornamentation on the inner face of the building. The chambers are plain and more mass of pillars and passages leading to the top storey.
Evening enjoy dinner at Chokhi dhani (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. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 06 / Jaipur - Mandawa : After breakfast drive to Mandawa, The City of Mandawa was made a thikana in the mid of 18th century by the Shekhawat Rajputs. It is also known open air art gallery of Rajasthan'. Arrive & transfer to hotel.
Later sightseeing of Mandawa - Part of Shekhavati, a region once on the silk route on China, its inhabitants the rich merchants lavishly decorated their houses with paintings on religious, historical, folk and social themes and with the coming of the British, lot of the paintings are found with European influence too; so much so that today it forms an open air art gallery. Mandawa Castle, founded in mid 18th century. Overnight in Mandawa.
Day 07 / Mandawa - Delhi - Departure : After breakfast drive to Delhi & transfer to airport for the international flight back home with sweet memories of India.
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