Golden Triangle Tour

06 NIGHTS – 07 DAYS

Delhi – Agra – Fatehpur Sikri- Jaipur -Mandawa

This tour gives you a glimpse of gems of India. Delhi, a 5000 years old city is a potpourri of history, culture and food; Agra, home to Taj Mahal, one of the greatest wonders of the world and pink city, Jaipur, the land of forts and palaces, and Mandawa, also referred to as the open art gallery because of its fascinating havelis with beautiful frescos on the walls built by rich merchants of 18th and 19th century also offers you stay in a castle, an experience that you can never forget. Nowhere, you can experience so much in the world in one week as we offer you in this tour.

Golden triangle Tour Map

1

Day:

Delhi Arrival

Arrival at Delhi airport.Our Representative will receive and transfer you to hotel. Check in at hotel and overnight stay.

2

Day:

Delhi

Delhi is the capital city of India and has served as the capital city to many ruling dynasties of India. The city shows a perfect amalgamation of past and present. Delhi is symbolized as chaotic embroidery of primitive establishments, Mughal tombs, dusty bazaars and colonial architecture.
We shall start our day with a visit to India Gate.This arch was built to commemorate the death of 70,000 soldiers who laid down their lives during World War 1. The memorial even imprints the names of British and Indian soldiers who laid their lives during Afghan war. This splendid monument was designed by Edwin Luyten. There is an immortal flame that burns throughout the day and night as a mark of remembrance.

Jama Masjid, Delhi In the close vicinity of the India Gate lies the Parliament House which is a circular colonnade building housing offices of various ministries and a well-stocked library. This imperial style architectural monument comprises of open air verandah and 144 columns. It is indeed a sight to watch.
Next to the Parliament House is Rashtrapati Bhawan, the residential estate of President of India. This magnificent monument cannot be compared to any other monument in terms of its size, immensity and magnificence. Rashtrapati Bhawan houses 4 storeys and 340 rooms.
Then we move ahead to visit Qutub Minar, the tallest building of the country. This ancient Persian architecture style tower was built in 1193 AD. This soaring 73 meter high tower of victory was built by Qutub Ud Din Aibak. The tower also houses the first mosque of the country.
Next stop is Humayun’s Tomb. It was the first garden tomb of Indian subcontinent. The tomb of Humayun was built by his widow, Biga Begum (Hajji Begum) in 1569-70, 14 years after his death, at the cost of 1.5 million rupees. It has inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in construction of Taj Mahal.
In the afternoon we drive to Old Delhi. The first stop would be at Raj Ghat.
Raj Ghat is the memorial built to mark the cremation spot of the Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. He was the man who changed the course of history with his ideologies and philosophies. There is a simple black cenotaph which marks the spot of cremation with an immortal flame burning at one end.
After paying respect to the Father of Nation, we then go to witness the grandeur of the Mughal Empire, the majestic Red Fort. Red Fort served as the capital and center of operations for the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for two centuries. This majestic monument is now used as a platform by the Prime minister of India to address the people of the republic on the eve of Independence Day.

Board on to a rickshaw and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the intricate alleys of Chandni Chowk. After a joyful ride, we stop at Jama Masjid. Jama Masjid is the oldest and one of Asia’s largest mosques. It was built by Shah Jahan in the year 1656.
Return to Hotel for overnight stay.
3

Day:

Delhi to Agra

(200 KM, 4 Hours)

Wonders of the World, Taj MahalEarly morning we drive to Agra.
Agra finds its name in the great Indian epics, but the city became world famous during Mughal Reign. The city served as the capital of the Mughal dynasty for several years. Agra is noted for its World Heritage sites and inlay marble work. Setting itself beautifully on the banks of River Yamuna, the city magnetizes a lot of tourists with its diverse marble and red sandstone structures.
Reach Agra and check in at hotel.
We shall start our sightseeing tour by visiting one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal. It is regarded as the epitome of love. It was built by Shah Jahan for his beloved wife MumtazMahal as a final resting place. The grandiose of Taj Mahal incorporates hard work of 20,000 workers and was completed in 22 years. The architect of the masterpiece was Ustad Ahmad Lahauri, a Persian architect. It is also renowned for its stylish domes, exceptionally carved screens, and for finest inlay work.
Then we shall move to Agra Fort, an imperialist fort situated on the banks of river Yamuna and served as the center of operation for the Mughal emperor Akbar. The fortified walls of the fort encompass several palaces and houses like Moti Masjid, Diwan-I-Am, Diwan-I-Khas, Musamman Burj, Jehangiri Mahal, Khaas Mahal, Sheesh Mahal etc. The fort is the finest architectural monument built in red sandstone.
Later we shall set out for Sikandra, the tomb of Akbar. Located on the outskirt of the city, the ruler started building his tomb during his lifespan, but the contruction was finally completed by his son , Jahangir. The monument has manicured lawns with exceptionally engraved gateways and white marble memorial and flawlessly adapts the best of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Jain motifs, representing the new religion started by Akbar – the DEEN E ILAHI.
Overnight stay at Hotel

4

Day:

Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur (235 KM, 6 Hours )


Jaipur Hawa MahalAfter breakfast, we leave for Jaipur, the pink city.
While on our way to Jaipur, stop en-route and visit Fatehpur Sikri. It is situated at a distance of 37 km from Agra and served as short term capital city of the Mughal Empire under the supremacy of Akbar the Great. Akbar ordered for the construction of grand mosque as a token of appreciation to the saint who had predicted that he would be blessed with a son. When forecast of the saint came true, Akbar shifted his capital from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri. He even constructed three palaces for his favorite wives. The city was a perfect presentation of Indo Islamic style.
Later Proceed to Jaipur. After reaching there, check in at hotel.
Jaipur, commonly known as the Pink City is the capital and the largest city of the state Rajasthan. It is called Pink city because most of the structures in the city are tinted with pink color which is a pictorial treat to the eyes. The city is the melting pot of Indian tourism as it boasts numerous well-known monuments. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.

5

Day:

Jaipur

After breakfast, we set out for an excursion to Amer Fort.
Ascend towards Amer Fort on the back of the elephant. Perched high on the hill, 11 kms from the capital city, the palace is a classic romantic fort with the artistic style of Hindu elements in its architecture. The palace has beautiful fusion of both Hindu and Mughal architecture which is an ultimate feature of this fort.
In the afternoon we go for sightseeing of Jaipur. We start with a visit to City Palace.
City Palace is a complex of palaces with many courtyards. The palace was built by Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 to 1732 AD. The architecture of the palace is a great combination of three styles, namely, Mughal, Rajput and European.
The next ornament we visit is Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark, Hawa Mahal, commonly known as Palace of Winds. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city and enjoy street festivals from the windows.
Next we shall visit Jantar Mantar, which is an astronomical observatory built by Jai Singh II. It is one of the largest and the best preserved observatories in the country. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes.
Return to hotel for overnight stay.
6

Day:

Jaipur – Mandawa (170 KM, 4 Hours)


After Breakfast, we depart for Mandawa.
Mandawa is a small town located 160 kms from Jaipur and is renowned for its forts and havelis. The city of Mandawa was founded in the 18th century. Mandawa is often known as Open Art Gallery because of its forts and havelis. Marvelous mansions dot the town and make it an important tourist attraction of Rajasthan.
Arrive and check in the hotel.
Mandawa forts and havelis TourIn the afternoon, we leave to explore beautiful Havelis which were built by great merchant families in that era. There are various havelis such as Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli which is known for the paintings that display Lord Shiva on Nandi bull and Indra Dev on an elephant; Jhunjhunwala Haveli is known for its striking gold leaf painted room located to the right of main courtyard; Mohan Lal Saraf Haveli famous for the picture of a Maharaja stroking his mustache, and Aakharam ka Haveli which is more than 100 year old Haveli.
Overnight stay
7

Day:

Mandawa – Delhi (260 KM, 6 Hours)


In the morning we shall drive back to New Delhi.
Arrive in New Delhi. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy shopping in the bustling markets of Delhi.

In the evening we shall transfer you to the airport and bid you good bye with everlasting imprints of your memorable journey.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is this a group tour?

No, this is a private travel exclusively for you, your friends and family who may accompany you on the tour.

Is this trip possible for single traveler?

Yes, it is possible. But, the cost may be high in case of a single traveler. You may send us information in the form and we shall send you our best offer depending on number of persons in your group or for a single person.

May I choose dates according to my choice?

Yes, since this is a private tour, you may decide the dates as per your choice. Only in case of certain tours, we have to check if there are any operational difficulties for organizing a tour of your choice. Certain tours are not possible for particular period which we shall let you know. Besides, the cost may vary depending on seasonality.

Could you provide us international flights to India?

It is better if you could buy international tickets directly through your local agent or on internet. Although we can provide you international flight tickets, but you may a get a better deal locally.

Is visa service included in your cost?

No, you have to obtain visa on your own. The visa regulations will depend on your nationality. You may contact us for further details.

Is it possible to make extension or modify tours?

Yes, it is very much possible. You can extend your stay on arrival or departure or at any other place. You may also modify the tour. You may let us know your interest and we can send you modified tour itinerary with cost.

What’s included in the cost?

Our cost normally includes hotel accommodation with breakfast, private air-conditioned car with driver which includes fuel, parking and all taxes, entrance fee to monuments, train tickets if any, guided city tours in English or in other foreign languages, viz French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or other foreign languages subject to availability which we can notify at the time of reservation request. Our cost also includes some other services viz Elephant ride at Amer fort in Jaipur, camel safari in Jaisalmer and boat tour in Varanasi. We shall send you all details at the time of sending you quotation.
We may also include other services viz lunches, dinners or other services if you wish. We may also exclude guide service and entrance fee to monuments if you so wish.

Are domestic flights and trains are included in our cost ?

Train tickets are included in our cost. But, we give supplement cost for domestic flight tickets as these days, there are dynamic fares and these are not fixed. We send you indicative fare at the time of sending you quotation which is subject to change until issue of tickets with advance purchase for which we need payment from you to issue flight tickets. You may also purchase domestic flight tickets directly on your own if you prefer.

What kind of hotel accommodation is provided ?

We provide minimum standard (3 star or similar), superior (4 star or similar), deluxe (5 star or similar) hotels and the cost will depend depending on category of hotels. We can send you quotation for the category that you are interested in. We usually provide heritage or palace hotels which fit in your category of hotels. We may also mix the hotel category if you prefer and can also provide you rates based on hotels of your liking in all places if you like.

When do I have to pay?

We usually request 25% advance upon confirmation of our services unless otherwise informed at the time of sending you quotation. We shall send you all payment terms at the time of sending you our offer.

I am interested. What is next step?

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Why State Express

Established in 1980, State Express has been providing most reliable services to travelers all over the world for last 35 years. We are renowned for our customer first approach and unobtrusive efficiency which ensures the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We have been awarded several times by State Government for being best Tour Operator. All aspects of our tours have been carefully researched and then designed to give ultimate experience to travelers. Let our travel knowledge help you to create a wonderful experience, whether on one of our tour itineraries or a tailor made tour itinerary made exclusively for you to give you an unforgettable holiday.

Our people make the difference

Our success has been possible because of our people who are our biggest asset. We have a team of highly dedicated, sincere, hardworking who work with integrity that has made State Express one of the leading and most reliable tour companies in India. They not only have expertise and experience to meet any requirement, they also speak foreign languages and trained to offer only the best and leave nothing to chance. We know that travel to Indian sub-continent is a dream of many of our guests and our team does everything possible to make their dream true and give them an experience of their lifetime.

Our infrastructure

We have complete infrastructure to provide you best rate and services to you. We are an IATA approved and authorized agents for all domestic airlines and Indian Railways. We have our own cars vans and coaches with experienced drivers. We have multi lingual staff to ensure that our guests do not face any language problem. We also have associate offices in all major tourist centers to provide assistance in shortest possible time.

Our fleet of vehicles & drivers

We undoubtedly have one of the best and most modern fleet of cars, vans, 4X4s and large coaches. Surface travel is a very important aspect in India as you spend lot of your time while travelling on the road and therefore given us an edge over other tour companies who have to rely on other transport companies to provide this service to their clients. We have our own garage and all our vehicles are well maintained to give you hassle free journey.
Besides having the best fleet, it is our drivers who truly make the difference as they play a crucial role in making a tour successful. Even if you stay in best of the hotels and travel in most comfortable and luxurious vehicles, if you do not have a good driver, it may spoil your experience. We have our team of drivers who are part of State Express and have been working with us for years and they are trained, dedicated and motivated to take care of our guests and make them comfortable. That is the reason that more than 90% of our guests thank us and appreciate them after returning to their home.

Our choice of hotels

We take utmost care in selection of hotels that we recommend to our clients and include in our list of suggested hotels. We inspect these hotels regularly to be sure of their quality of product and services. We give lot of emphasis on the location and the people who run those hotels. We want to give you clients an experience of heritage and palace hotels which are unique and not available in other part of the world.

Our tour itineraries

All our tour itineraries are designed by experts to give you an opportunity to see most wonderful sites in number of days at your disposal at the same time giving you time to explore the places in your own way. We have a number of itineraries to choose from which covers all India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. We also include mode of travel and approximate time taken between places to ensure that you do not have any surprises during the tour. Our specialists will also work with you to create an itinerary of your choice either by modifying our readymade tour itineraries or prepare an exclusive tailor made tour for you based on your interest and liking keeping in mind local conditions.

24 X 4 assistance during the tour

We provide you clients real 24X7 assistance during the tour. This is not a marketing gimmick but we have someone in our office always to assist you in case of any emergency anytime. We also provide cell phone numbers of our executive who you may contact even during odd hours when you need them for anything urgent. We have associate offices in all major cities of India to provide you assistance in minimum possible time.

Response time

We know that response time is key to our success and we value it a lot. Even at initial stages before reservation, you will get replies from us in not more than 24 working hours. We shall always be there whenever you need us during the tour.

Personalised Service

Apart from professional service, we believe in emphasising on personalised service. That is to make our guests feel at home in a foreign country and also feel that they have friends here who they can trust for any need. Our customer executives remain in constant touch with our guests during the tour to give them comfort and trust that we are always with them.

Good value for money

We know that there are so many travel companies providing their services and unless we provide good value for money to our clients, they will not be satisfied. Our own fleet of cars, vans and coaches and best special discounted rates with hotels due to our volumes enables us to offer value for money.

Call us at +91 11 47674000 or email us on info@statexp.in for all the details on this itinerary and what is included in your tour. We shall be glad to make any amendments in the tour if you so wish and send you our best quotation and details of the tou to suit your budget and interest.

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