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GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH AJMER SHARIF

07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH AJMER SHARIF

(01 Night Delhi – 02 Nights Agra – 02 Nights Jaipur – 02 Nights Ajmer)

Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. In Old Delhi, a neighborhood dating to the 1600s, stands the imposing Mughal-era Red Fort, a symbol of India, and the sprawling Jama Masjid mosque, whose courtyard accommodates 25,000 people. Nearby is Chandni Chowk, a vibrant bazaar filled with food carts, sweets shops and spice stalls. Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is 378 kilometres west of the state capital, Lucknow, 206 kilometres south of the national capital New Delhi, 58 kilometres south of Mathura and 125 kilometres north of Gwalior. Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building color. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, colonnaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it is still a royal residence. Ajmer is a city in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan. South of the city's artificial Ana Sagar Lake is Ajmer Sharif Dargah, the domed shrine of the Muslim Sufi saint Garib Nawaz. Nearby, a 16th-century palace built by the Mughal emperor Akbar now houses the Ajmer Government Museum, displaying armor and stone sculptures. A museum at the Indo-Saracenic–style Mayo College exhibits art and taxidermied birds.Travel to India and explore the Golden Triangle along with Ajmer Sharif like never before.

Recommended Extension       : 01 Night at Jaipur

Recommended Add-on            : Ranthambore, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Pushkar

Itinerary Adjustment                : Delhi stay can be eliminated and you can reach Agra on same day of arrival at

              Delhi.

Meals                                       : Breakfast Inclusive. Lunch and Dinner Optional.

N.B. De-tours and Optional services also available. Itinerary can be customized.

Itinerary

  • 1

    ARRIVE DELHI

     Arrive Delhi Airport by late evening or night flight.

     Meeting and assistance on arrival at Delhi International airport. Complete Immigration and transfer to the hotel.

     Check-in, freshen-up and relax to beat the jetlag.

     Overnight at hotel

  • 2

    Delhi - Agra (By surface: 230 Kms/ Approx 4 Hours)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Morning proceed by surface for Agra through Taj Expressway or Yamuna Expressway which is a Hi-Speed Toll road. (Optional - You can take a De-Tour through Mathura which is the most the important and holy city of Hindus as the deity Lord Krishna was said to be born here. However, the journey is bit more and post lunch at Mathura, you will arrive Agra by evening)

     Arrive Agra and check-in at the hotel.

     Quick bit Lunch at restaurant/hotel.

     Visit Agra Fort - the foundation of which was laid by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and continued till the time of Shahjahan. The high red stone monument stretches for around 2.5 Kms, dominating a bend in the river Yamuna northwest of the Taj Mahal. Enjoy the private hall, sleeping chambers, the court of King and the fascinating palaces inside the fort. Travel back to time on the interesting facts narrated by our guides.

     Visit the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah, father of Queen Nur Jehan - a two-storied tomb bearing mosaics in inlaid semi-precious stones.

     Dinner at restaurant/hotel.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 3

    Agra – Visit to the Taj

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Morning visit to the famous and most awaited Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal closed on Friday) which is among the wonders of world that was built by Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz Mahal by the banks of river Yamuna The Taj has been called the most extravagant monument ever built for the sake of love. The great monument took almost 22 years to build and was completed in 1653. Believe its Grandeur and teleport yourself to that bygone era soaking yourself in the saga of love turning your dream into a reality. An experience never-before will be embossed in your memory to be cherished forever.

     Lunch at restaurant/hotel.

     Visit local market/shops to collect souvenirs and go for shopping. Rest of the day at leisure

     Dinner at restaurant/hotel.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 4

    Agra - Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (By surface: 245 Kms/ 5 Hours drive and 02 hours for visit)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Post breakfast proceed by surface to Jaipur en-route visiting Fatehpur Sikri situated around 40 km from Agra built by Emperor Akbar in 1569.

     Lunch at restaurant/hotel in Bharatpur

     Post lunch drive forward to Jaipur (Approx 4hrs)

     Arrive and check-in at the hotel

     Dinner at restaurant/hotel.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 5

    Jaipur (City Tour)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Morning visit Amber Fort and enjoy elephant ride (subject to availability) else Jeep ride to the Amber entrance gate. Feel the royal and majestic lifestyle of the erstwhile Kings and take time to know the very interesting history of the place. Inside the Fort visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory. Inside the Jag Mandir is the famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period. On the way from Amber Fort, you will have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal- the Palace of Winds.

     Lunch at restaurant/hotel.

     Continue sightseeing by visiting the Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum. A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armory Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.

     Dinner at restaurant/hotel.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 6

    Jaipur – Ajmer Shariffi (By Surface : Approx 140kms // 3 hrs)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Check-out from hotel.

     Visit the local market and feel the local flavor as well as indulge in the most done activity by every traveler i.e. collecting souvenirs and shopping.

     Lunch at local restaurant/hotel.

     Transfer to Ajmer

     Arrive and check-in at the hotel. Ajmer is a haphazardly busy city, 13 km from the tourist heaven of Pushkar. It encompasses the peaceful lake of Ana Sagar and is itself ringed by the sturdy Aravalli Hills. Ajmer is Rajasthan’s most significant place in terms of Islamic history and heritage. Considered to be one of the best places to visit, Ajmer holds one of India’s most well-known Muslim pilgrimage centers, the shrine of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti, who established India’s prime Sufi order.

     Evening visit around the Anasagar lake.

     Dinner at restaurant/hotel.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 7

    Ajmer (Full day local sightseeing)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Morning visit of Ajmer-e-Sharief Dargah – At the foot of a barren hill, is situated India’s most important pilgrimage center for people from all faiths. It is the splendid tomb of the Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti more popularly known as Khawaja Saheb or Khawaja Sharif. The shrine is next only to Mecca or Median for the Muslims of South Asia. Emperor Akbar used to make a pilgrimage to this Dargah from Agra once a year. Also visit Adhai-Din-Ka Jhopara – One of the finest examples of Indo-Islamic architecture, this mosque was a Sanskrit college in the 12th century. In 1193 AD Mohammad Ghori destroyed the college and a mosque was built in its place. The mosque is built on pillars and surprisingly no two pillars are alike. The archways are finely engraved with Kufi and Jughra inscriptions from the Holy Quran (also spelt as Koran)

     Lunch at Hotel/Restaurant.

     Visit other places in and around or stay some more time at the Dargah paying homage to the saint.

     Dinner at restaurant/hotel.

     Overnight at the hotel

  • 8

    Ajmer – Delhi (By Rail)

     Enjoy Breakfast at hotel

     Check-out and transfer to Ajmer Railway station or Jaipur Airport as per respective onward schedule for boarding train or flight.

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