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Start and end in New Delhi! With the Explorer tour Golden Triangle with Dunes and Village Visit, you have a 7 days tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 2 other destinations in India. Golden Triangle with Dunes and Village Visit includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Namaste! Welcome to India. Your adventure begins with a traditional Indian welcome. The tour includes an airport arrival transfer. This is the private car that will take you directly from the airport to the hotel.
Today is programmed as the arrival day so we haven't included any activities until tomorrow morning.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
Post Breakfast enjoys a guided tour of Old and New Delhi.
Old Delhi is one of the best places to observe the great colossal culture and social convergence of old and new.
Further, we get transported 400 years back in time for the Highlight of the visit to Delhi. Old Delhi is a world within. Visit India's largest mosque Jama Masjid is also one of the top ten largest mosques in the world. Later we enjoy a combination of walk and cycle rickshaw ride (Pedicab) to Narrow lanes of Chandni chowk also known as Moonlit square where we witness the old architectural marvel, the lifestyle, and old age practices of the locals, beautifully decorated shops, and of course the Spice Market.
At the end of the thrilling ride on the rickshaw ride, you will head to New Delhi.
New Delhi is quite different from Old Delhi. The city is divided by broad avenues and lined with trees.
In New Delhi first, we will visit Gurudwara Bangla saheb where you will learn about the Sikh culture and religion. We continue our discoveries with a drive through the Embassy area the Government buildings (1921-1930) pass the official home of India's President Rashtrapati Bhawan, the parliament building, and the majestic India gate- a powerful tribute to our brave soldiers.
You will end your beautiful day with a heritage walk at Lodhi garden. Lodi garden is a historical landmark and park extending over an area of 90 acres in the heart of New Delhi. The garden contains the tombs of Mohamad Shah and Sikandar Lodi, the rulers of the Sayid and Lodi dynasties of the 15th century.
The rest of the day will be completely yours.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
After eating a hearty breakfast you will be taken to the former capital of the great Mughal Empire Agra. You check into your hotel for a short break and in the afternoon take a guided tour of Agra.
You will first visit the mammoth Red Fort of Agra which was constructed by Emperor Akbar on the Yumana riverbanks with red sandstone.
As the night closes in and the sun begins to set you will be at Moonlit pleasure garden (Mehtabh Bagh), to take in the magnificent view of the Taj Mahal from the opposite side of the river. The location makes it a perfect spot for relaxation, quietness, and tranquillity. The evening will be at your leisure.
Overnight stay in Agra.
Take the long-awaited trip to an Indian and world landmark and the most popularly known building on earth the Taj Mahal. This wonder of the world was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan to memorialize his beloved wife Mumtaz and as a sign of his eternal love for her. It was built of marble and was decorated with some of the most precious stones and took 20,000 men for labor and some 22 years to build at a cost of about 3 million rupees then, which is about $70 million today. As described by Rudyard Kipling it is the embodiment of all things pure. Filigree, calligraphy, the inlay, and such detailed workmanship are mind-boggling and jaw-dropping. You will stand in awe!
Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Dhulagarh Village for a Real Indian Experience. In Dhulargarh you will stay at a heritage hotel belonging to the Dhula family descended from Raja Man Singh 1st of Jaipur. This is the only place near Jaipur one can get closer to the sand dunes. After some rest enjoy a camel cart safari at sunset. The evening will be at your leisure.
Overnight stay in Dhulagarh.
After breakfast enjoys a guided village tour to experience the real village life and morning activities in the village. Have your delicious lunch at the hotel and later drive to Jaipur.
You will end your beautiful day with a visit of Laxmi Narayana Temple is an example of marvellous architecture. There are idols of Hindu Gods and Goddess, Hindu symbols, ancient quotes. On walls mythological events are carved and there are idols and images of saints, philosophers,s, and historians like Buddha, Socrates, Zarathustra, and Confucius.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast drive to Amer fort 11 km outside of Jaipur the former medieval capital, built by Raja Man Singh the commander of the Rajput Akbar army in 1592. This landmark is a splendid representation of Rajput architecture.
After the short trek, you'll steady your feet and be awestruck by the marvelous sight before you, marble palaces, mosaics, paintings, mirror works, carvings, mural walls, and engravings. When touring Amber fort don't forget to visit 17 century Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), a chamber decorated with an array of mirrors on the walls and ceiling. The Zenana courtyard is a place you must see. It is a private women's residence designed with one corridor but different rooms so that the Maharaja (King) could visit the wife or concubines of his choice, at his pleasure without the others knowing.
After visiting Amer fort, return to the city en route to stop for a picture at Jal Mahal (Water Palace), is a five-story high palace located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. The four-floor stay under the water it is only the fifth floor that is visible.
Later visit the glorious City Palace; when you visit you get a feel for the wealth of the Jaipur royal family one of the richest in India. for a beautiful display of intricate craftsmanship see the superb peacock gate which shows off spectacular and bright peacock images at the entrance that will make you go WOW ! Visit one of the best museums in India with an art gallery and exhibits of royal costumes and medieval Indian armaments. Admire an exclusive collection of regal costumes and marvelous shawls like the pashmina. It is here that you will find what is considered to be the biggest silver object on earth; these are two mammoth silver vessels 1.6 m tall.
Drive past Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace) was built so that the royal ladies could view the Royal processions without anyone seeing them. If you have ever seen a giant beehive then that gives you an idea of the look of this five-story building. The Hawa Mahal is beautifully decorated with latticework and has some 953 tiny windows (Jharokhas).
The rest of the day is completely yours in Pink city. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast drive to Delhi airport. Bid adieu to the beautiful country as you leave for home with beautiful memories.