India is undergoing a rapid pace of development thanks to the factors that paved way to opening a wide arch towards hospitality industry. Tourism and hospitality augment infrastructure, real estate development, technology and overall development. The popular golden triangle tours provide the crux of the whole picture invoking new magic to the destinations with old world charm. Golden triangle tour is basically a concoction of three legendary cities of Delhi, Agra and Goa. But tourist operators are coming up with more novel schemes of tagging other places to the usual triangle. Golden triangle tour with Goa is a happening package as the combo is irresistible.
After covering the regal points of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur with their exemplary sagas, shrines, mausoleums notably Taj Mahal, markets, modern architectural gems, vernacular markets & huge shopping malls, places of faith etc. not to mention savouring yummy food, it is time to plunge into waters of different colour. Yes, Goa cannot be more different than the above mentioned cities with its beaches, resorts, little churches and others. Goa seems to scream the phrase ‘living life your way’ from all corners. This cosmopolitan simply evokes magic from all pores and you can easily find its unique reach and appeal that makes you fall in love with this place.
Just compare the Goan culture with its Anglo Indian, Portuguese and other traits with that you experienced in the heritage cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Do you wonder why India is a land of diverse paradoxes and oxymoron? No matter which faith you belong to you will feel a pull towards the sophisticated churches providing serene ambiences. They say life in Goa begins after dusk and it is no exaggeration. The nightlife and music nights and beach parties all over the place speaks it aloud. When it is time to get back to Delhi, you will not be able to stop from looking back and murmur, ‘next time…’
Day 01 Arrival Delhi
Welcome to the capital of India – Delhi.
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport by our tour executive who will escort you to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 02 A day in Delhi for the visits
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
Old Delhi – A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting – Red Fort – The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid – Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat – the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara
Proceed for the visit of New Delhi
New Delhi – An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun’s Tomb – Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun’s Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Qutub Minar – 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President’s Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset Overnight at Delhi
Day 03 Drive from Delhi to Agra
After an early breakfast, drive to the city of Taj (Agra)
Arrive Agra and transfer to hotel
In the afternoon visit the The Agra fort – situated on the banks of Yamuna River, North West of the Taj Mahal, this majestic fort was started by the Emperor Akbar and it developed as a strong hold of the Mughal Empire, under successive generations. This majestic fortress of red sandstone encompasses within its 2.5 km long endosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many visionary palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan, audience halls such as the Dewan I Khas and two very beautiful mosques.
In the late afternoon, visit the Taj Mahal at the sunset – a white marble Tomb build in 1631 – 1648, seat of the Mughal Empire by Shah Jahan for his wife, Arjuman Banu Begum or Mumtaz Mahal
In the evening, free to explore the Agra’s rich heritage of handicrafts and a marble making factory.
Overnight in Agra
Day 04 Drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Jaipur known as “pink city” and the capital of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur.
Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was build at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Arrive Jaipur in the evening and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Jaipur
Day 05 A day in Jaipur for visits
Today after a leisurely breakfast, take an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort
Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated
The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Mughal Architecture, construct by Raja Mann Singh in 1592 and completed by Swai Jai Singh, the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble.
Later visit the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal.
In the evening, you have the option to see an ethnic village
City Palace located in the heart of the old city of Jaipur, is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of this Palace. The building now forms the Maharaja Swai Man Singh II Museum and on display here is a wide array of royal costumes; some vary exquisite and precious pashmina (Kashmiri) shawls, Benares silk sarries, Sanganeri block prints and folk embroidery.
Overnight in Jaipur
Day 6 Take a flight from Jaipur to Mumbai and connect to Goa
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board flight to Goa via Mumbai
Leave for Mumbai by flight SG 343(1010/1155hrs)
Connect flight SG 248 (1515/1625hrs) from Mumbai to Goa
Arrival in Goa and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Goa
Day 07 In Goa
Today after a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a visit to the spice plantation
Experience a traditional Hindu Goan lunch
Later visit the churches of Goa
Evening, free to relax at the beaches of Goa
Overnight in Goa
Day 08 In Goa
After breakfast, spend the full day in leisure or engage in some beach activities
Overnight in Goa
Day 09 Fly from Goa to Mumbai/Delhi. Depart Delhi
Morning will free at leisure
Afternoon you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight to Mumbai/Delhi
On arrival in Delhi/Mumbai, connect your international flight