Explore the mesmerizing cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur which compose the famous “Golden Triangle”. This Rajasthan tour itinerary is one of the most renowned in India and can be done in just 4 days from Delhi.
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Day 1: Delhi to Agra
Are you ready to explore the city of Agra? Start your day by heading there in the morning. On your way, you will get to see the grand mausoleum of Emperor Akbar. It’s the largest in the Mughal Empire and a beautiful blend of Hindu and Islamic architecture.
Once you reach Agra, get ready to be transported back in time. The city is full of reminders of its glorious past. Take a guided tour of the Red Fort, which was the stronghold of the Mughal Empire. It’s the most significant and largest fort in India and is classified as a world heritage site. Marvel at the white marble courtrooms, pavilions, and the beautiful octagonal Jasmine Tower.
From there, you can see the Taj Mahal, the mausoleum that was built by Shah Jahan for his late wife. The Taj Mahal is an architectural world wonder and a sight that you don’t want to miss. Hop on a rickshaw to reach there, but do keep in mind that it’s closed on Fridays.
Once you reach the Taj Mahal, you’ll be enchanted by its grandeur, beauty, and the story of an immortal love that it represents. Get ready to be swept off your feet!
Day 2: Agra to Jaipur
Today’s itinerary takes you to the magnificent Fatehpur Sikri, a city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in honour of the Sufi Saint Salim Christi. Admire the Victory Gate “Buland Darwaza,” the tomb of sage Salim Christi and Hiran Minar, a tower adorned with elephant tusks in memory of Akbar’s favourite elephant. Later, you will arrive in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan and the city of Maharajas. Jaipur is known as the “pink city” due to its painted walls and gates. As you explore the streets, you will encounter lively markets packed with jewellery, paintings, sculptures, and colourful fabrics. Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Rajasthan!
Day 3: visit Jaipur and Amber
Explore the stunning Hawa Mahal, a five-story palace known as the Palace of the Winds. Next, make your way to the ancient Amber fortress, situated on the mountainside. You’ll get to ride a 4×4 for the last part of the journey. The Ganesh Gate, adorned with a beautiful Ganesh in dark head and the Sheesh Mahal or Palace of Mirrors are the main attractions of this fort. Return to Jaipur and visit the main attractions like the publicly accessible part of the municipal palace still inhabited by the Maharaja’s family and the Janta Mantar observatory.
Day 4: Jaipur to Delhi
In the morning, head back to Delhi (5-7 hour journey), the last stop on this trip. Delhi is home to many iconic monuments like Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Qutb Minar and Humayun’s Tomb.