GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH H'DWAR R'KESH MUMBAI

Tour overview

Day 01 Arrival in Delhi
Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and proceed to your hotel. After reaching, check-in at the hotel and spend rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 02 Drive from Delhi – Haridwar (200 kms / approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Haridwar – most popular holy city of India, placed in foothills of the Himalaya. It is also the entry point of ‘Ganges’ into the plains of Northern India. Hindu pilgrims and devotees gather at Haridwar to offer prayers on auspicious occasions. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and later visit Har-Ki-Pauri to bath or witness evening aarti – The most spectacular and spiritual ritual of Haridwar. Overnight in Haridwar.

Day 03 Drive from Haridwar – Rishikesh (25 kms /approx. 1 hour)
After breakfast, proceed to next most popular holy city, Rishikesh - The Himalayan foothills are the backdrop for Yogis here who meditate on the banks of the River Ganges. Popular for Laxman Jhula, temples, ashrams and ghats. Upon arrival, check-in at the designated hotel and attend the evening Aarti at Geeta Bhawan's ghat where Hindus gather in large crowds to pay homage to their holy river and seek blessings from Ganga River. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 04 Drive back from Rishikesh – Delhi (225 kms / approx. 6 hours)
After breakfast, drive back from Rishikesh to Delhi. Spend rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Delhi.

Day 05 Sightseeing in Delhi
After breakfast, proceed for a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. This fascinating city has been in existence since the 6th century BC and has seen ups and downs from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. The courtyard of the mosque can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi…noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian. You will then drive past to the Red Fort, which was constructed during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan and served as the residence for the Mughal royal family. It continues to be significant till date, as every Independence Day, the Prime Minister makes a speech from its ramparts as the Indian flag is hoisted. Later, drive past President House and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s Delhi before you head toward Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple memorial marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in the world; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. Overnight in Delhi.

Day 06 Delhi - Agra (210 kms / approx. 4 hours)
On arrival in Agra, check-in into your Hotel. Later proceed for Half Day City Tour of Agra. Visit the Red Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal … a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jahan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. Overnight in Agra.

Day 07 Agra – Jaipur (230 km/approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur and enroute Visit Fatehpur Sikri, which was built by Emperor Akbar and is home to many historical buildings. Akbar wanted to make Fatehpur Sikri his headquarters; however, he had to abandon it due to shortage of water. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World heritage site. Further drive to Jaipur and check into your Hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Evening take a stroll in the markets of Jaipur for the traditional dresses and shoes, curio shops, blue pottery etc. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 08 Jaipur
Today, enjoy a full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows is made of pink sandstone. Post lunch, visit the City Palace… again, a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising geometric devices for measuring time. You will also visit the Albert Hall, which was modeled on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 09 Jaipur – Mumbai (By flight)
After breakfast, proceed to airport to board flight to Mumbai and drive to check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10 Mumbai
After breakfast enjoy half day city tour covering Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Prince of Wales museum, Juhu beach and Chowpatty. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11 Leisure at the hotel
After breakfast, stay at leisure. (Optional) You may proceed for the visit of Elephanta Caves (UNESCO world heritage site) - the rock-cut artwork represents some of the most impressive temple carving in all of India. The main Shiva-dedicated temple is an intriguing latticework of courtyards, halls, pillars and shrines, with the magnum opus a 6m-tall statue of Sadhashiva – depicting a three-faced Shiva as the destroyer, creator and preserver of the universe. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

Day 12 Departure from Mumbai
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Mumbai airport for return flight back home. 

Includes:

  • 11 night accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned above hotels or equivalent
  • Assistance at the airport & Hotel check-in / check-out
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours (except Haridwar & Rishikesh)
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
  • Elephant / Jeep ride at Amber Fort
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary by private tourist vehicle
  • Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax

Excludes:

  • Air tickets and airport taxes
  • Entry Fee at the Monuments
  • Cable car ride in Haridwar
  • In Mumbai, Visit of Elephanta Caves
  • Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls,
  • tips to guides / drivers etc.
  • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

NOTE:

  • Monuments Closed On
  • Delhi - Red fort is closed on every Monday
  • Agra - Taj Mahal on every Friday
  • Jaipur – Elephant ride at Amber Fort will not be operational during Eid /Navrataras Festivals
  • Mumbai - Prince of Wales Museum will be closed on Monday
  • Hotel Check in 1400hrs and check out 1200hrs
  • Package cost will not be valid during public holidays, festivals, exhibitions and long-weekends. A surcharge will be levied and will be advised at the time of booking
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Hotels Offered

 

City

Nights

Category A

Category B

Category C

Meal Plan

Delhi

3

Crowne Plaza MV

SK Premium Park

Surya International

Breakfast

Haridwar

1

Radisson Blu Hotel

Golden Tulip

SRS Lakshay Hotel

Breakfast

Rishikesh

1

Aloha On The Ganges

Ganga Kinare

Hotel Green View

Breakfast

Agra

1

Crystal Sarovar Premiere

Howard Plaza - The Fern

Taj Vilas

Breakfast

Jaipur

2

Holiday Inn City Centre

Park Regis

Leisure Inn Grand Chanakya

Breakfast

Mumbai

3

ITC Grand Central

Gordon House

Sahil

Breakfast

 

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