Golden Triangle 5D/4N
GOLDEN TRIANGLE **HOTEL 4 STAR**
Day 01 Bangkok/ Delhi
05:30 Meet at Suvarnabhumi International airport.
08:55 fly on AI to Delhi by AI333
12:05 Arrive Delhi by Air India at approx.1205 hrs. Meeting & assistance upon arrival and proceed to a city restaurant for lunch after which drive to Jaipur. ( 5 Hours drive) Upon arrival, check in at hotel.
Dinner & Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 02 Jaipur/ Agra
Breakfast at the hotel, after breakfast visit Amber Fort, ascent to the fort on Elephant / Jeep ride the former capital of the royal Rajputs. Surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake, and its sprawling crenellated walls lattice the surrounding hills. We will ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned, painted elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years.The history of this architectural masterpiece with its mirror-studded alcoves, dazzling mosaics and water-cooled swings that delight today’s visitors as they did their former royal residents.
Jaipur City: Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was built in 1799 so that veiled royal woman could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone screens. We proceed for a guided tour of the City Palace & Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens and the city. Next top the City Palace is the Solar Observatory – an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that gives accurate predictions till date.
Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Agra.
Day 03 Agra/ Delhi
Breakfast at hotel after which depart for sightseeing tour of Taj Mahal (Closed on all Fridays) and Agra Fort.
TAJ MAHAL: Taj Mahal is regarded as one of the eight wonders of the world, and some Western historians have noted that its architectural beauty has never been surpassed. The Taj is the most beautiful monument built by the Mughals, the Muslim rulers of India. Taj Mahal is built entirely of white marble. Its stunning architectural beauty is beyond adequate description, particularly at dawn and sunset. The Taj seems to glow in the light of the full moon. On a foggy morning, the visitors experience the Taj as if suspended when viewed from across the Jamuna river. Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1666 C.E.) in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal at Agra, India. It is an “elegy in marble” or some say an expression of a “dream.” Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber. The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later. The queen’s real name was Arjumand Banu. In the tradition of the Mughals, important ladies of the royal family were given another name at their marriage or at some other significant event in their lives, and that new name was commonly used by the public.
AGRA FORT: This great monument of red sandstone dominating a bend in the river Yamuna, 2km northwest of Taj Mahal was constructed by the Mughals during 1565-1571. It was Emperor Akbar who laid the foundation of this majestic citadel in 1565. The fort was ready by 1571 period of Shahjahan, Akbar’s grandson. The fort is crescent shaped, flattened on the east with a long, nearly straight wall facing the river. Fort’s colossal double walls rise 69 ft in height and measure 2.5 km in circumference encircled by a moat and contain a maze of buildings which form a small city within a city. The fort contains splendid mosques and palaces in red sandstone and white marble built by two generations of creative builders during the time of Akbar and later Jehangir and Shahjahan.
Return to your hotel for lunch after which drive to Delhi.
Dinner at a city restaurant after which check into your hotel. over night stay at a hotel in Delhi.
Day 04 Delhi
After breakfast, depart for full day city tour visiting Akshardhaam Temple, Old delhi and Janpath Market.
Lunch at a city restaurant after which visit Qutub Minar, etc.
Evening Shopping at Janpath market after which dinner at city restaurant.
Dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi.
Day 05 Delhi/Bangkok
After early breakfast at hotel, depart for drive past India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace); Parliament House, Government building.
Transfer to airport to board flight for Bangkok on AI332 @ 1350- 1935