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Golden Triangle with Madhya Pradesh | 12 Days
Delhi – Jaipur – Abhaneri – Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Dhubela – Khajuraho –Delhi
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Tour Advantages

  • Tradition Indian Welcome Ceremony
  • Enjoy Rickshaw Puller Ride around bustling bazaars of Chandni Chowk
  • Visit India’s largest mosque Jama Masjid
  • Visit Raj Ghat – Memorial to Gandhi, "the father of the Nation"
  • Visit Swaminarayan Temple – the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions & timeless spiritual messages
  • Drive pass through the Delhi’s impressive Raisina Hills to India Gate
  • Enjoy shopping in Delhi
  • Visit to Historical Monuments, Palaces & museum in Tour
  • Experience the Mughal & Rajput architecture
  • Rajasthani countryside drive
  • Explore the Jewelry making & traditional block painting
  • Enjoy the horse cart ride up to Taj Gate Stand before the world’s most famous monument to love - Taj Mahal
  • Explore Jai Vilas palace and Gwalior Fort
  • To the history of Bundelkhand Orchha
  • Explore the Architecture of Khajuraho Temple

Day By Day Itinerary

Day 01    Arrive Delhi 
Arrive Indira Gandhi International Airport, meet & greet our representative with Traditional Indian welcome. Transfer to hotel & check in.
Delhi stands as the capital of Modern India. Here you can see the mingling of the Old and New India, the ancient and the modern.  Delhi is made up of seven ancient cities, spanning the period from the 11th to 20th centuries. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many emperors, which have left behind a plethora of monuments that commemorate the grandeur and glory of bygone ages. Very few cities in the world can express such a profusion of architectural styles. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02       In Delhi                                
After leisurely breakfast visit to Old Delhi, was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jahan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance. Here you will see Red Fort, the most opulent Fort and Palace of the Mughal Empire. The fort is Shah Jahan's symbol of power and elegance, built behind red sandstone walls. Its main gate (Lahore Gate) faces Chandni Chowk, the perpetually congested avenue heading west from the Red
Fort, is filled with twisting lanes, small streets and crowded bazaars. If you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce.
Also take a Cycle Rickshaw Puller Ride through the narrow streets of Delhi's bazaar for an incredible insight into the lives of the millions of people who live in the city. As your Rickshaw ride travel towards bustling bazaar of Chandni Chowk, you will be immersed in real India, if you peer through a portico you may see a man getting shaved, silver being weighed, or any other conceivable form of intense commerce. Also visit the Jama Masjid - India's largest mosque, Raj Ghat, a simple but moving memorial to Gandhi, "the father of the Nation".
Evening proceed to see how skilled artisans & craftsmen in India work to create high-end exclusive handicraft products. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 03   In Delhi
After breakfast proceed for New Delhi sightseeing.
New Delhi was designed and built by the British in the 1920's-it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. In 1911 King George V announced the transfer of the capital from Calcutta to Delhi. The King's architects, Lutyens and Baker, set in motion the Design and construction of Delhi's eight cities - New Delhi. Lutyens designed an "Imperial City" having palatial-sized buildings set amid broad tree-lined avenues punctuated by Mughal style gardens, complete with fountains and shallow pools. It took 20 years to complete this immense undertaking only to have the British pack  and relinquish the subcontinent in 1947. You will visit two monuments from Delhi's past - Humayun's Tomb and Qutub Minar.

Your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, past the imposing India Gate and Parliament House. Evening visit to Swaminarayan Temple. Akshardham reflects the essence and magnitude of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spirituality.
Hall of Values - Universal values for mankind presented through audio-animatronics and light and sound diorama presentations from the life of Bhagwan Swaminarayan Giant Screen film - A giant screen film on an 8
5’ x 65’ screen that vividly portrays an 11-year-old child-yogi’s epic pilgrimage of India

Boat Ride - A 12-minute fascinating boat-ride experience of 10,000 years of India's glorious heritage. Learn about the discoveries and inventions of the rishi-scientists of India, see the world’s first university of Takshashila and sail through the caves of Ajanta-Ellora

Garden of India - Sixty acres of lush lawns, gardens and exquisite bronze statues of India's child gems, valorous warriors, national figures and great women personalities inspire visitors with values and national pride Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04    Delhi – Mandawa 260 kms / 4h 30m
After breakfast drive to (Shekhawati) Mandawa. The region lies in the triangular area between Delhi, Jaipur & Bikaner and includes Jhunjhun, Sikar & Churu districts of Rajasthan. Upon arrival check in at hotel.

Afternoon visit the Mandawa, Shekhawati. The semi-desert region of Shekhawati is popularly known as the 'open-air art gallery' of Rajasthan. Shekhawati is unique as no-where else in the world there is such a hundred of havelies, temples, cenotaphs, wells and forts. Later visit to Havelies in Mandawa notably the Chokhani Saraf & Ladia Havelies, also visit temples. See the extraordinary frescoes on the walls of the houses and medieval paintings of Shekhawati. You could enjoy the countryside sitting from the camel cart. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 Mandawa – Jaipur 170 kms / 3h 30m
After breakfast countryside drive to Jaipur. On today’s drive to Jaipur through the Rajasthani countryside we see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored sarees of the region, camels, elephants & scenes of rural lives. Upon arrival check in hotel. Later visit to Sanganer village situated of outskirt of Jaipur Look at the teeming Jain temple from the 17th century and visit the traditional wood block painting, tie and dye fabric, paper factory and blue pottery that make the reputation of the craftsmanship of the city rose. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 In Jaipur
After breakfast visit the 17th century fortress of Amber Fort - marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. Go up the fort by jeeps. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. Also visit Jal Mahal from outside.

Afternoon visit to Maharaja’s City Palace - where you can see an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal Art, The museum is resplendent with its collection of robes of royal princes, carpets, an armory of old weapons, miniature paintings portraying court scenes, battle scenes and processions, Jantar Mantar (an accurate observatory built in 1726 A.D.), Birla White Marble Temple and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - a five storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 Jaipur – Abhaneri – Agra 230 kms / 5hrs
After breakfast drive through the Rajasthani countryside. We see villages, woman dressed in the brilliantly colored sarees of the region, camels, elephants & scenes of rural lives. En route visit to Abhaneri one of the biggest baoris of Rajasthan. This vertiginous well was a source of freshness for noble families in the region. Upon arrival at Agra check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 Agra – Gwalior 120 kms / 2h 30m
Early morning enjoy Horse cart (Tonga Ride) ride to the Magnificent Taj Mahal – The 7th Wonder of the World and Monument of Love in the warm glow of sunrise, which was built in 1630 by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete, with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock. The design and construction are said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahmad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, what makes the Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day. It is impossible to visualize the Taj Mahal in any surrounding others than its paradoxical garden. Paradise, in Islam, is visualized as a lush garden where running streams flow. When the Mughal brought this concept to India, they elevated it to heights of incomparable artistry.

After breakfast drive to Gwalior - a mosaic of the Rajput clans. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Later visit to Gwalior Fort, Sas Bahu Temple, Karan Mahal, Gujri Mahal, Tan Sen Tomb and Jai Vilas Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 Gwalior – Orchha 120 kms / 2h 30m After breakfast drive to Orchha - Jewel of Madhya Pradesh, the ancient capital of a Rajput kingdom. A medieval city founded by Bundels rulers with palaces and temples of 16th & 17th century situated on the banks of the Betwa upon arrival check in at hotel. Later sightseeing of Orchha includes Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Praveen Rai Mahal, Lakshmi Narayan, Chaturbuj and Ram Raj temples. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 Orchha – Dhubela – Khajuraho 170 kms / 4hrs
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. En route visit to Dhubela, 110 km from Orchha - the kingdom of Maharaja Chhatrasal (4 May 1649 – 19 December 1731), is a historical place situated on Orchha – Khajuraho Road near Nowgong (Mau Saniya Village) in Madhya Pradesh. Maharaja Chhatrasal was a medieval Indian warrior who fought against the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and established his own kingdom in Bundelkhand, becoming a Maharaja. He was one of the great warriors of Central India and his Empire had alliances with Maratha Empire and Mewar Empire. Great female warrior Mastani Bai (second wife of Bajirao Peshwa) belongs to Dhubela. Our drive continues to Khajuraho, upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 11 In Khajuraho
After breakfast visit to renowned Khajuraho group of temples dedicated to god and goddesses from Hindu mythology. Visit the world famous Chandela temples where forthright sculptures celebrate the Joy of life and love for which there is no equivalent in the world. Also visit the eastern group of temples of Khajuraho that consists of the Parasvanath Temple, which is the only Jain temple at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the sanctum. Visit Javeri temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Overnight stay at hotel

Day 12 Khajuraho Delhi Onward Destination
Breakfast at hotel. Remainder of the day is free for own activities. Later transfer to airport to board the domestic flight AI405 departing at 1650 hrs to Delhi. Arrive IGIA Terminal 3 at 1830 hrs & board the international flight departing at 2230 hrs. Say goodbye to this fascinating and memorable tour.

Tour Inclusion

Accommodation

  • 03 nights stay in Delhi
  • 01-night stay in Mandawa
  • 02 nights stay in Jaipur
  • 01-night stay in Agra
  • 01-night stay in Gwalior
  • 01-night stay in Orchha
  • 02 nights stay in Khajuraho

Economy Air Tickets  

  • 1. Khajuraho Delhi

Meal  

  • Daily full buffet Breakfast

Transfers & Sightseeing

  • All transfers and sightseeing by air-conditioner vehicle
  • All state taxes, Toll taxes and parking

Miscellaneous

  • Rickshaw puller ride at Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi
  • Jeep ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Horse cart ride to Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Monument entry fees wherever applicable as per the above itinerary
  • Services of local English-Speaking Guide
  • 2 bottles of mineral water on daily basis onboard vehicle
  • Souvenirs from the Company
  • All applicable taxes

Tour Exclusion

  • Travel Insurance
  • India Visa Fee
  • Any meal which is not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Video, film & professional still camera fees
  
  • Anything which is not mentioned in inclusions above
  • Expenses of personal nature like Telephone Calls, Laundry, Porterage, Tips, Alcoholic Beverages, etc.
Add on Experiences

With this Incredible India holidays, you can add on some experiences according to your taste to make the unforgettable & memorable tour with an additional price.

asia spice market khari

Asia Largest spice market

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Kitchen

craft museum

Handicraft Museum

Food in Haveli

Home Cooked Food in Haveli

indian crafts bazaar

Indian Crafts Bazaar

agra cooking class

Agra cooking class

making your own taj mahal

Making your own Taj Mahal

mohhabat the taj show

Mohhabat - The Taj Show

rejuvenate spa treatment

Rejuvenate

shop at kinari bazar

Shop at Kinari Bazar

Boating at Ramgarh Lake

ELEPHANT FARM

Explore Chokhi Dhani

Explore the villages in Jeep

Hot Air Balloon Ride

wilderness with Jeep Safari

Rajasthani Cuisines

Rejuvenate yourself with a massage

Fulfill your shopping spree

Heritage Hotel

Raj Mandir Cinema

Explore the Old Town of Khajuraho

Archaeological Museum

Explore the Old Town of Khajuraho

Explore the Old Town of Khajuraho

Panna National Park

Panna National Park

Panna National Park

Light Show in Khajuraho