Rajasthan Golden Triangle Tour

Rajasthan Golden Triangle Tour

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Overview

 DAY 01 : ARRIVAL IN DELHI
Arrive Delhi. Drive To Agra, Arrive Agra And check In Hotel . Afternoon visit the magnificient Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. , Also visit the Red fort - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566 Then . Over night at Agra Hotel.Check-In At Hotel. Overnight in hotel.

 DAY 02 : DELHI-AGRA-JAIPUR
After a leisurly breakfast, Drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri-a perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town”which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrive Jaipur & transfer to hotel. Later visit the City Palace, Palace of Winds also known as Hawa Mahal,Night stay in Jaipur. Overnight in hotel.

   DAY 03 : JAIPUR –DELHI
After a leisurely breakfast , visit the majestic Amber Fort, is one that cannot be easily described. Ride up on Elephants to the former capital of the royals set against the backdrop of the wooded hills. this elaborate building, observatory, where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century. Evening Drive back  to Delhi,  , Arrive Delhi & transfer to hotel .Night stay in Delhi.

   DAY 04 : DEPARTURE
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi where ornate buildings recall the days when India was the Jewel in the crown of the British empire. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar ,India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House , Red fort , Mahatama Gandhi Memorial , Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple. Later transfer to airport for onward flight.

 

Hotel accommodation for this tour

Hotel which have been tested in the past by us and are good value of money (subject to availability).

City    Deluxe Hotels
Jaipur    Umaid Bhawan / Umaid Mahal / Similar
Agra    Howards Par Plaza / Marina / Utkarsh Vilas / Similar
Delhi    Regent Continental / Clarks International / Vikaram / Aster inn / Similar

Transport for this Tour
01 to 03 people - Medium sized cars - Indian make cars like Ambassador or Tata Indica with one baggage each
01 to 05 people - Large cars - Toyota Innova/Qualis or GM Tavera with one baggage each
06 to 09 people – Tempo Traveller Mini Van with 8 to 9 seats
08 to 14 people – Small coaches with 18 seats
15 to 32 people – Coaches with 27 or 35 seats
All the vehicles are air-conditioned

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Included in the Tour

Accommodation on double / twin sharing basis
3 Nights in the above mentioned / similar hotels.
Breakfast in the respected Hotel during the tour.
Elephant ride at jaipur.
Rajasthani dinner at ethnic village “Chokki Dhani” at Jaipur.
English speaking guide at all palaces visit the local sightseeing tour.
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air Conditioned vehicle with English Speaking Driver.
Driver Accommodation and Food
Toll Tax and Parking
All currently applicable taxes


Excluded in the Tour

Any kind of personal expenses such as monument Fees, laundry, telephone bills and alcoholic beverages. Camera fees (still or movie).
Anything not specified in the itinerary
Entrance charges to places of interest & monuments.
Any flight Charges.
Unspecified meals etc.
5.15% service tax
 

Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. The city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators.
A combination of ancient and modern beauty, Delhi is one of the largest cities of India. The city is a bucket of rich culture, ancient monuments, mass diversity and many more. It's a complete tourism hub for the visitors. It enlightens the heart with every passing monuments, forts, markets and colorful people all around.


Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings.


The city's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets.

                              


Delhi has been the political hub of India. Every political activity in the country traces its roots here.
HISTORY


Delhi, the capital of India has a strong historical background. It was ruled by some of the most powerful emperors in Indian history.The history of the city is as old as the epic Mahabharata. The town was known as Indraprastha, where Pandavas used to live. In due course eight more cities came alive adjacent to Indraprastha: Lal Kot, Siri, Dinpanah, Quila Rai Pithora, Ferozabad, Jahanpanah, Tughlakabad and Shahjahanabad.Delhi has been a witness to the political turmoil for over five centuries. It was ruled by the Mughals in succession to Khiljis and Tughlaqs.

                    


In 1192 the legions of the Afghan warrior Muhammad of Ghori captured the Rajput town, and the Delhi Sultanate was established (1206). The invasion of Delhi by Timur in 1398 put an end to the sultanate; the Lodis, last of the Delhi sultans, gave way to Babur, who, after the battle of Panipat in 1526, founded the Mughal Empire. The early Mughal emperors favoured Agra as their capital, and Delhi became their permanent seat only after Shah Jahan built (1638) the walls of Old Delhi.
From Hindu Kings to Muslim Sultans, the reins of the city kept shifting from one ruler to another. The soils of the city smell of blood, sacrifices and love for the nation. The old 'Havelis' and edifices from the past stand silent but their silence also speaks volumes for their owners and people who lived here centuries back.
In the year 1803 AD, the city came under the British rule. In 1911, British shifted their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. It again became the center of all the governing activities. But, the city has the reputation of over throwing the occupants of its throne. It included the British and the current political parties that have had the honour of leading free India.
After independence in 1947, New Delhi was officially declared as the Capital of India.

As the capital of the state and its largest city, Jaipur is usually the first stop on a Rajasthan itinerary. It’s a strong shot of color and noise and activity, especially impactful after the relative order of Delhi, where most overseas travelers first touch down. Founded, as the Mughal Empire was falling in the early 18th century, by a Hindu soldier-king obsessed with architecture and astronomy, the city is one of India’s first examples of urban planning, built along a grid system with the massive City Palace and an extraordinary 18th-century observatory at its heart. To celebrate a visit in 1876 by Queen Victoria’s son Prince Albert (who later became Edward VII), the city’s storefronts and town houses were painted salmon pink, and they’ve remained so ever since. That consistency and spatial order is today undermined by urban life at every turn. Shopkeepers’ wares extend past their doors and out into the streets. Clusters of egg-size pani puri (chile-and-potato-stuffed fried bread) bob furiously in boiling oil, beckoning locals and visitors more daring than I to burn their tongues while taking a bite. Traffic surpasses the usual cacophonous mix of scooters and cars, horns blaring, to include camel-drawn carts, packhorses, painted elephants, goats, monkeys, pigs, and, of course, cows. Businesspeople rush to their next appointments, passing long lines at lassi (kefir) stands, hurrying past women in the brightest possible saris and men in dhotis and loosely knotted turbans whose brilliant colors change according to the message of the moment: mourning, betrothal, celebration, welcome.


                              


This street-level mix of country and city, so foreign to Western eyes, can seem deceptively humble compared with what’s behind the doors of all those pink-washed shops. Because let’s not be too noble: people may come to Jaipur to see the 16th-century Amber Fort or the lacy Palace of the Winds, but the most dedicated activity for most, undertaken with Formula One levels of intensity, is shopping. (Perhaps it’s only natural to get to it while your wallet is still heavy and the selection is the best; Jodhpur and Udaipur are not light on goods, but there is less variety.) In most of the better-known jewelers—the famous Gem Palace, on M.I. Road; Tholia’s Kuber, just down the block; the stunning Royal Gems & Arts, inside a mansion covered in 17th-century frescoes—historically significant bling is there to be fondled, along with less aristocratic pieces at prices that make springing for your first emerald (as I did at Tholia’s Kuber) well worth it. Among the scores of Jaipur’s pashmina peddlers, Andraab sits at the poshest end of the spectrum, in a tranquil, air-conditioned shop in the old city where neatly organized drawers are stacked with spiderweb-light shawls in delicately hand-embroidered paisleys and flowers. Those bearing five-figure price tags (yes, even in dollars) would have taken years to complete.


                  


Jaipur is a hub of contemporary creativity, too. You see it in the mix of Indian fashion designers such as Manish Arora and Zubair Kirmani (of Bounipun) on sale at Hot Pink, the chic shop owned by Munnu Kasliwal in the Narain Niwas Hotel where French jeweler Marie-Hélène de Taillac is artistic director. And in the same way that she and House of Waris use age-old methods to push beyond traditional aesthetics, Alexander Gorlizki is revamping Rajasthan’s other most famous craft, miniature painting. Gorlizki, an English artist, sells at galleries like Greenberg Van Doren, in Manhattan, and Galerie Martin Kudlek, in Cologne, Germany. His paintings are surreal and graphic, though the brushstrokes and motifs remain as they were during the art’s 16th- and 17th-century golden age. They’re executed by his partner Riyaz Uddin, a master painter, and his staff of seven, based full-time in an apartment-style atelier in Jaipur’s crumbling, ancient Muslim quarter. Applying hand-ground pigment to paper with brushes ending in a single squirrel hair, up to five painters may work in a mini-assembly-line fashion, reserving the faces for the master. There is still a trade in conventional miniature painting, but as tastes change, the economy modernizes, and labor laws make years of adolescent apprenticeships a thing of the past, the number of adept hands has dwindled. Though aesthetics were one reason that Gorlizki took up with Uddin, the fact that he’s helping to bring a traditional skill to a new audience is a bonus.

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