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QUICK GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR IN 4 DAYS : DELHI - AGRA - JAIPUR

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Delhi City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 4 Days

Ideal Start Time: 11 AM:8 AM:8 AM:8 AM

Total Places Visited: 15

Day 1 Destinations | Day 2 Destinations
DAYS

DAY 1 : DELHI SIGHTSEEING

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 7 AM to 12 PM and 1.30 PM t0 6.30 PM
Entry Fee: Free. Photography fee: Rs. 200

At a distance of 3.5 km from New Delhi Railway Station, Jama Masjid or Masjid-i-jahan-Numa is located in the center of old Delhi near the famous Red Fort. This is one of the largest mosques in India and one of the last monuments built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the top places to visit in Delhi city and also among the top historical sites in Delhi.

Jama Masjid was commissioned by Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees. This mosque was constructed with the efforts of more than 5,000 workers. The Masjid was completed under the supervision of Saadullah Khan, the Prime Minister of Shah Jahan and was inaugurated by an imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. After the British victory in Revolt of 1857, they occupied the mosque and stationed their soldiers here.

The mosque has three large gates, four towers and two 40 m high minarets constructed using red sandstone and white marble. The mosque is built on a red sandstone porch, which is about .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM on all days. Closed on Monday.
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 Indians, Rs.250 foreigner, Rs. 25 for Video Camera and Rs. 5 for museum entry

At a distance of 4 km from New Delhi Railway Station, The Red Fort or the Lal Qila is one of the best historical places in Delhi situated on the western bank of the River Yamuna. This grand fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, from where the prime minister addresses the nation every year on Independence Day (15 August). It is located in the center of Delhi and houses a number of museums. It is one of the best places to visit in Delhi and also one of the top attractions you must include in Golden Triangle tour.

The Red Fort was built by Shah Jahan between 1638 and 1648. The Fort was built when Shah Jahan transferred his capital from Agra to Delhi. The fort is better planned than the Agra Fort and was the residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It was originally called as Quila-i-Mubarak, meaning the blessed fort, as it was the royal .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 5 AM to 7 PM
Entry Fee: Free

At a distance of 5 km from New Delhi Railway Station, Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi located on the banks of Yamuna River in Old Delhi.

Raj Ghat is the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. The cremation of Mahatma Gandhi took place at the Raj Ghat on 31st January 1948, a day after his assassination. The memorial was designed by Vanu G. Bhuta, who intended it to reflect the simplicity of the Mahatma's life. It has won several awards for its architectural design.

The memorial stone of Mahatma Gandhi placed on a simple square platform made of black stone, with the words Hey Ram inscribed on it. It is left open to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. The road on which it is located is also known as the Mahatma Gandhi Road.

It is situated amidst a well maintained garden with fountains and numerous trees that give the area a serene atmosphere. Near the memorial, there are labeled trees planted by visiting .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 9.30 AM to 8 PM. Closed on Monday
Entry Fee: Exhibitions: Rs.145 for Adults & Rs.100 for Children

At a distance of 10 km from New Delhi Railway Station, Akshardham Temple or Swaminarayan Temple is located on the banks of River Yamuna near Nizamuddin Bridge in Delhi. The temple is included in the list of Seven Wonders of the 21st Century by the prestigious Reader's Digest magazine. It is one of best built temples in India and among must visit tourist places in Delhi. It also has been listed in the 2009 edition of the Guinness World Records book as the largest Hindu temple in the world.

Akshardham Temple is dedicated to Lord Swaminarayan. Akshardham means the adobe of the supreme lord and the temple is a fine example of the Hindu architecture. The complex is the second Akshardham complex in the country after the one at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
The building was inspired and moderated by Pramukh Swami Maharaj who was the spiritual leader BAPS community. It was inaugurated in November 2005 by the President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Spread over 100 acres, the temple complex is .....

Overnight Stay in Delhi City

DAY 2 : TRAVEL FROM DELHI TO AGRA & AGRA SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Delhi City to Agra

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6.30 PM. Closed on Friday
Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Indians & Rs.750 for Foreigners

At a distance of 6 km from Agra Cantonment Railway Station, Taj Mahal, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, is located on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra of Uttar Pradesh State. Taj Mahal was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983 and it is also counted among the seven wonders of the modern world. It attracts around four million visitors annually. Taj Mahal is the face of Agra Tourism and among the must include place in your Golden Triangle tour packages.

Taj Mahal was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan (reigned 1628-1658), in the memory of his favorite wife Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the monument was completed in 1653. The Taj Mahal was constructed under the supervision of architects Abdul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. It took 21 years for the Taj Mahal to be constructed .....

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM. Closed on Friday
Entry Fee: Inside Taj Complex Rs. 5 extra fee

At a distance of 6 km from Agra Cantonment Railway Station, Taj Museum is one of the most popular museums in Agra and is located in the ground floor of western Naubat Khana, also known as Jal Mahal, with in the Taj Mahal complex.

The museum was established in 1982. It is a double storied building having a quadrangle projection outside and is built on a raised platform. It is a big museum comprising of two floors and has three galleries along with a chief hall. The museum displays various exhibits relating mostly to the construction of the Taj Mahal and to the period of its builders. Totally 121 antiquities are on display, which are broadly categorized as Mughal miniature paintings, manuscripts, government decrees, specimen of calligraphy, arms, utensils, plans and drawings of Taj Complex, paintings, specimen inlay work, marble pillars, etc.

In main hall the paintings of Shah Jahan and his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal both on ivory, encased in ornamental wooden frame, replicas .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Indians, Rs.300 for Foreigners

At a distance of 4.5 km from Agra Cantonment Railway Station and 2.5 Km from Taj Mahal, The Agra Fort, also known as the Lal Qila or Red Fort, is situated on the banks of Yamuna River in Agra, It is among the prime places to visit in Agra City. Uttar Pradesh. The Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage and one of the best forts in India.

Agra Fort was originally a brick fort known as Badalgarh, held by Raja Badal Singh, a Hindu Rajput king (1475 AD). Sikandar Lodi was the first Sultan of Delhi to shift his capital from Delhi to Agra. After Sikandar Lodi died in 1517, his son Ibrahim Lodi held the fort for 9 years until he was defeated and killed in the battle of Panipat in 1526. Several palaces, wells and a mosque were built in the fort during the Lodi period.

After the First Battle of Panipat in 1526, the victorious Babur stayed in the fort, in the palace .....

Overnight Stay in Agra

DAY 3 : TRAVEL FROM AGRA TO JAIPUR & JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Agra to Jaipur

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2 Hours
Timings: Timings: 8 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.25 for Indians & Rs. 200 for Foreigners, Rs. 550 for Elephant Ride

At a distance of 13 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Amer Fort or Amber Fort is located in Amer near Jaipur. This heritage site is one of the most famous forts in Rajasthan and among the most visited Jaipur tourist places. It is also one of the best preserved historical places to visit in Rajasthan and among the prime place to visit on a Jaipur tour.

Amber was founded by the Meenas in 967 AD and they dedicated the town to Amba, the Mother Goddess. Around 1037 AD, Amber was conquered by Kachhawa Rajputs and ruled it from the 11th to the 18th century, until the capital was moved from Amer to Jaipur. The Amber Fort was built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 AD and it was further expanded by successive rulers. Man Singh was one of the trusted generals of Emperor Akbar and one among the Navaratnas of his court. This fort is also very popularly .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 6 AM - 1 PM and 4 PM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: Free entry

At a distance of 14 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 500 m from Amer Fort, Srijagat Siromani Temple is one of the oldest temple of Amber town. This temple is dedicated to Meera Bai and Lord Krishna.

Meera Bai is the wife of Mewar king though in childhood she was a great devotee of Lord Krishna and considered him as her husband. This temple was built during1599 - 1608 AD by the queen Kanakwati, wife of king Man Singh I in the memory of her son Jagat Singh.

According to the history, the statue of Lord Krishna in this temple is same statue that Meera Bai used to worship in Mewar. This statue was saved from destruction by rulers of Amer during Mughal war with Mewar and brought safely to Amer.

The temple is a perfect example of Nagara style architecture. It consists of a Sanctum, Vestibule and Mandapa with projecting screen window on either side. The temple stands on a high ornate adhisthana. The three storeyed Garbha griha is crowned by Sikhara. The Mandapa .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for person

At a distance of 11 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station and 8 km from Amer Fort, Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. This is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Jaipur. The lake used to be a bird watcher's paradise in the past and was a favorite ground for the Rajput kings of Jaipur for royal duck shooting parties during picnics.

Jal Mahal was built in 18th century by Sawai Madho Singh I. Jal Mahal was constructed for serving the purpose of a summer resort for his family and guests. The palace was renovated and expanded in the 18th century by Madho Singh II. The Jal Mahal palace is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. It provides a picturesque view of the lake from the Man Sagar Dam and the surrounding Nahargarh hills. The palace was built using red sandstone. It is a five storied building out of which four floors remain under water when the lake is full and the .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 8.30 PM
Entry Fee: Free entry

At a distance of 11 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Khole Ke Hanuman Ji is an ancient temple situated at Laxman Dungri in Jaipur. This temple is considered to be one of the famous temples in Jaipur not to miss in a Golden Triangle tour.

Khole Ke Hanuman ji in Jaipur is dedicated to the Lord Hanuman. The inner sanctum of the temple is quite large and can accommodate 500 devotees. The temple is situated on a hillock and devotees have to walk around 1 km to reach the temple. The temple has an attractive entrance archway. The temple is known for its magical power and it is believed that the wishes of the devotees are always fulfilled.

The natural view of Aravali hill is magnificent from the temple and surrounding places. Large number of tourists visit this place to witness sunset and sunrise from this place. There is also a separate temple for Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiva.

Timings: 6 AM to 8.30 PM

Overnight Stay in Jaipur

DAY 4 : JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO DELHI

Resume Jaipur Sightseeing

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.75 for Indians & Rs.300 for Foreigners

At a distance of 5.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, City Palace is a beautiful palace complex situated in the heart of Jaipur City. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachhwa Rajput clan. Part of the palace current houses a museum, though major part is still a royal residence. It is one of the most visit Jaipur tourist places and one among the well preserved forts in India that can be visit as part of Rajasthan packages.

City Palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732 AD by Sawai Jai Singh II. He planned and built the outer walls and later additions were made by successive rulers till the end of 20th century. The City Palace reflects Rajput, Mughal and European architectural styles although it was designed according to Vaastushastra. The Palace is laid in a grid .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.40 for Indians & Rs.100 for Foreigners

At a distance of 5.5 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jantar Mantar is located near City Palace and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur. It is one of the top tourist places in Jaipur City. This monument is the largest of the five astronomical observatories present in India. The other four astronomical observatories are located at Delhi, Varanasi, Mathura and Ujjain. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Jantar Mantar was built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II and completed in 1738 AD. The name is derived from jantar means yantra and mantar means calculation. The Jaipur observatory was functional for seven years only, as the Maharaja was not very successful in deriving accurate, astronomical observations. It was later restored in the year 1901 and was declared as a national monument in the year 1948.

The .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 9 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.10 for Indians and Rs.50 for Foreigners

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Hawa Mahal is one of the prime tourist places to visit in Jaipur city. The palace sits on the edge of the City Palace and extends to the Zenana (women's) chambers. Hawa Mahal is often represented in promotion of Jaipur Tourism. Jaipur is among the top places to visit near Delhi.

The renowned Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh as a continuation to the stunning City Palace. The main architect of this palace is Lal Chand Ustad and the palace is believed to have been constructed in the form of the crown of Krishna, the Hindu God.

Hawa Mahal was built in Rajputana architectural style. The palace is constructed of beautiful red and pink sandstone and it looks like a five storeyed Pyramid. The palace stands on a podium which is fifty feet high from base. .....

Historical & Heritage | Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days. Closed on Friday
Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Indians and Rs.150 for Foreigners

At a distance of 6 km from Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Albert Hall Museum is a museum situated in Ram Niwas Garden outside the city wall opposite new gate in Jaipur. It is one of the popular places for sightseeing in Jaipur city. It is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the State Museum of Rajasthan.

The Hall was built by Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II. The foundation stone of Albert Hall was laid during the visit of the Prince of Wales, Albert Edward to Jaipur in 1876 and it was completed in 1887. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and was opened as public museum in 1887. It is also called the Government Central Museum. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor, Madho Singh II, decided it should be a museum for the art of Jaipur and included as part of the new Ram Niwas Garden.

It is a fine example of Indo-European architecture. The design of the .....

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