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Golden Triangle Tour

ITINERARY: BHOPAL - AGRA - JAIPUR - DELHI (PACKAGE: 5 DAYS - 5 NIGHTS)


Day 1: Saturday 5th February 2011

Agra: City of the Taj


Depart from Bhopal on the 4th Night at 22:10 by the AP Express and arrive in Agra on the 5th Morning at 5:30. You are received by the KYI Representative and driven to your Hotel for freshening-up and breakfast. Check-out by 9:00 after breakfast and start the Agra City Tour.

Leave from the hotel at 9:00 and visit the city of Agra. First visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, followed by a visit to the Agra Fort which the Capital of the Mughal Empire and houses the Sheesh Mahal or the Palace of Glass. After Agra Fort have lunch and depart for Fatehpur-Sikri, constructed by Mughal emperor Akbar beginning in 1570, in honour of Sufi saint ShaikhSalim Chisti which is en route to the next destination Jaipur.

Jaipur is about 5 hour journey to Jaipur with Dinner enroute, arrive by mid night and check-in into the hotel.



Day 2: Sunday 6th February 2011

Jaipur - The Pink City


After breakfast by 9:00 start the visit in Jaipur the 'Pink City'. Jaipur was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. Begin the visit at the City Palace, built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal styles by Sawai Jai Singh 2, it houses the 7 story Chandra Mahal in the center. It also houses the Royal Museum showcasing the glorious era of the Jaipur royal family. After the City Palace walk to Jantar Mantar, the celestial observatory also built by Sawai Jai Singh 2 modeled after the one he had built in Delhi.

There after visit the Hawa Mahal, built in the glory days or the Jaipur royal family for the ladies of the royal household to enable them to watch the everyday life and royal processions in the streets of Jaipur.

After Hawa Mahal and visit the Amber fort and have lunch. The Amber Fort was the first capital of the Kachawa Rajputs before the Capital was moved to Jaipur in 1727. The marvelous decoration of the Amer Fort is influenced by both, the Hindu and Muslim manner of ornamentation. Amber Fort is followed by a visit to the Nahargarh Fort Complex overlooking the city of Jaipur. The evening can be used for shopping & catching some sights in the old city market, Johri Bazaar.



Day 3: Monday 7th February 2011

Jaipur - The Pink City


Start the day with an early breakfast at 6:00 and a Heritage City walk of Jaipur at 7:30. Experience the past glory of the city and walk through the back streets and by-lanes to see the city hidden from the tourist trail accompanied by some chai and local snacks. After the walk return to the hotel to freshen-up and thereafter a visit to the Anokhi Textile Museum and Factory followed by lunch.

After Lunch visit the Jawahar Kala Kendra, built in 1991 in the memory of Jawaharlal Nehru by noted architect Charles Correa on the lines of the Shilpa Shastra. The center is divided in 9 parts as the 9 planets housing the:
  • House of museums: Displays ethnic art pieces emitting Rajasthani folk culture.
  • House of theaters: Plays with high literary value are staged here.
  • Library: Books and magazines to be found here along with a record of the forthcoming and past cultural events and exhibitions
  • Arts gallery: Displays arts and crafts created by well known artists.
  • Cafeteria: Chill out zone
  • Hostel: Residential facilities
  • Studio: Exhibitions of paintings and sculptures by well known artists.
Rest of the day can be used for a Lecture Session. Around 19:00 depart for Delhi by charter bus. The journey will take about 5/5:30 hours with dinner enroute. Arrive by mid night and check-into hotel.



Day 4: Tuesday 8th February 2011

Delhi City Tour


Begin the day in at 8:00 Delhi after breakfast with a walking tour of the Walled City - Shahjahanabad Tour. Shahjahanabad or Old Delhi as it is known now is the heart of city of Delhi with bazaars like Chandni Chowk, Chawadi Bazaar etc, temples like Jain Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, mosques like the Jama Masjid etc and some of the most crowded streets you may ever see. Old Delhi also has some of the most famous places to eat and savor some of the most popular Indian cuisines. After Old Delhi, visit the National Gallery of Modern Art, established on March 29, 1954 by the Government of India. Its collection of more than 14,000 works includes artists such as Thomas Daniell, Raja Ravi Verma, Rabindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil as well as foreign artists, apart from sculptures by various artists.

Lastly, visit the Humayun's Tomb housing the tomb of Humayun and an ancient mosque. Humayun's Tomb was built by Persian Architect Mirak Mirza Ghiyath sanctioned by his wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1556, it is now one of the most visited sites in Delhi. After the tomb you can visit the near by Nizamuddin Mosque and Village or return to the hotel.



Day 5: Wednesday 9th February 2011


Start the day after breakfast at 9:00 at Qutab Minar - the Tallest minarets in Asia, the symbol of Delhi, built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199. Thereafter visit the Hauz Khas Village and lake area dotted with Mughal Architecture amalgamated with the ever expanding city of Delhi.

After Hauz Khas Village visit the Railway Museum housing more than a century of heritage of one of the largest & oldest Railway systems in the World.

After the Rail Museum the day is available for a Lecture Session or private time. After Dinner return to the hotel and prepare for return flight.

Note:
The purpose of preparing this itinerary is to give a description of your schedule. It is subject to changes in time and schedule due to unforeseen circumstances and events like traffic, weather, delay in departure etc. For the local sightseeing and places to see also refer travel books, guides, internet etc.

Inclusions:
  • Hotel Booking on Twin share basis with Breakfast at all destinations.
  • Train Reservation in AC-2 for Bhopal-Agra.
  • Charter Bus with mike for Agra-Jaipur-Delhi transfers and local sightseeing.
  • Monument Fees to all sites mentioned in itinerary.
  • Jaipur City Heritage Walk and Shahjahanbad Walled City Tour.
  • KYI Travel Kit.
Exclusions:
  • Any personal expenses like shopping etc.
  • Any Local or Monument Guides.
  • Lunch, Dinner, Snacks.
  • Any Venue charges for sessions or lectures.
  • Individual airport drop-offs at the last day.
  • Any individual transportation during the Trip i.e. once guests are dropped back at the hotel in the evening.


 
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