Golden Triangle Tour Itinerary
|DESTINATIONS COVERED-||NEW DELHI, AGRA|
|Day-1||New Delhi||On you arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to hotel, stay overnight in Delhi|
|Day-2||New Delhi||After breakfast, you visit the main sights of Old Delhi – Visit the historic RED FORT – Shah Jahan’s elegant citadel in red sandstone.
Very near the Fort is the JAMA MASJID (Mosque), India’s largest mosque, also built by Shah Jahan, take an interesting rickshaw ride through the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk, which is adjacent to both the Fort and the Mosque. Also visit RAJ GHAT – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.
Afternoon: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Visit the QUTAB MINAR, a Tower of Victory which was built in the 12th century by Qutbuddin Aibak. Within its spacious courtyard stands the Iron Pillar, which dates back to the 4th century AD and bears a Sanskrit inscription in the Gupta style. The pillar has puzzled scientists, as its iron has not rusted in all these centuries. The TOMB OF HUMAYUN – the magnificent structure in red sandstone and white marble is one of the finest examples of the garden tomb, and a precursor to the Taj Mahal. Its proportionate spaces, double dome and refined elegance are characteristic of Mughal architecture. Also, visit INDIA GATE, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to RASHTRAPATHI BHAWAN – the residence of the President of India, which is flanked by the houses of Parliament and the Government Secretariat buildings. Dinner & overnight at hotel
|Day-3||Agra||After breakfast drive to Agra, On arrival you will check in at the hotel, After short rest visit AGRA FORT built by three Mughal Emperors starting from Akbar the Great in 1565 AD, which is a masterpiece of design and construction. Within the fort are a number of exquisite buildings including the Moti Masjid, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal and the Sheesh Mahal, Diwane-i-Am, Diwane-i-Khas and Musamman Burj, where Emperor Shah Jahan, the fifth Mughal Emperor died a prisoner.
ITIMAD-UD-DAULAH, this tomb was built by Empress Noor Jahan in memory of her father, Ghias-ud-din Beg in 1622-25 AD. This ornate tomb is considered a precursor of the Taj Mahal, Evening also visit of local markets of AgraTAJ MAHAL at the Sunset or you visit the same next morning at Sunrise,overnight in Agra