Golden Triangle Vacation Tour
Duration :- 15 Days/14 Nights
Destination :- Delhi - Mandawa - Bikaner - Nagour - Kuchaman - Ossian - Pokaran - Jaisalmer - SAM - Jodhpur - Chandelao - Ranakpur - Ghanerao - Khumbhalgarh- Devigarh - Udaipur - Chittorgarh - Bundi - Pachewar - Jaipur - Samod Palace - Deeg -Bharatpur - Fatepur Sikiri - Agra - Delhi
Day 01 : Delhi Arrival
Arrive delhi international airport & meet on assistance and pick up A/c car with driver, transfer to hotel, chek in hotel. Later after proceed for sightseeing of old and new Delhi visiting Qutub Minar. India Gate - war memorial), Laxmi Narayan Temple a (modern Hindu temple), drive past president's estate, Parliament House and Secretariat building. Also, visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Van, the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past the red fort and chandni chowk. Night Stay In Delhi.
Day 02 : Delhi - Mandawa
Morning breakfast & drive to Mandawa. Arrive Mandawa & check in hotel. Afternoon Sightseeing of Mandawa. Visit Mandawa. Mandawa, founded in 1775 by Thakur Nawal Singh and still the home of his descendants, has beautiful frescoes, havelis and mansions. Mandawa Castle, one of the finest castle of Rajasthan, is now a hotel and houses a collection of armories, costumes of ancestors, and cannons from 1820 ancient coins, numismatic collection and many other interesting items and preserved in a Museum. Night Stay in Mandawa.
Day 03 : Mandawa - Bikaner - Nagour - Kuchaman
Morning breakfast & drive to Bikaner. Arrive Bikaner & proceed for sightseeing of Bikaner. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling hands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Later after arive to Nagaur on arrival visit Nagaur fort, Nagaur was continuously under thrdomonion of the Delhi Sultanate, the rulers of Marwar and Guajarat. This place was captured by Sher Shah 1542. Later, it became a part of the Mughal empire as a sarkar(division) under the Ajmer Subah.
Places To See : -
Nagaur Fort :
Nagaur houses the famous ancient sandstone fort that was built in the2nd century. This fort encloses water reservoirs, old palaces and small temples and other slightly ruined edifices. The extra-ordinary paintings in its walls are a connoisseur's delight.
Tarkeen Dargah :
This Muslim shrine is dedicated to Hamiduddin Nagauri, the disciple of the Khwaja of Ajmer. This shrine is a holy place of pilgrimage for the Muslims and Sufis.
Glass Jain Temple :
This famous Jain Temple exquisitely carved out of glass and is considered sacred by the Jain community.
Another magnificent structure that is worth visiting is Amar Singh Rathore Ki Chhatri.Later after drive to Kuchaman fort arrive Kuchaman, check-in hotel. Night Stay in Kuchaman fort.
Day 04: Kuchaman -Ossian - Pokaran
Morning drive to Pokaran. Enroute visit Ossian village, Osian was an important centre of pilgrimage between the 8th and 9th centuries. History also confirms that Osian was a large and prosperous city during the early medieval period. Brahminical influences were very strong in Osian during that period. Later, Jainism also flourished in the place. This was the chief reason for the construction of many Hindu and Jain temples in the place. At the time of construction of the temples between 8th and 12th centuries, Gurjara Pratihara dynasty was ruling in Osian. In ancient times, Osian was known as Ukeshpur. Later after drive to Pokaran, on arrival chek-in at hotel. Night Stay in Pokaran fort.
Day 05 : Pokaran -Jaisalmer -SAM
Morning drive to Jaisalmer,arrive Jaisalmer & proceed for sightseeing. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificient fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Later after drive to Sam approx 40 km from Jaisalmer, arrive camle ride point. You will be provided camle ride till sun set point. After go to swiss tent, check in at tent. Evening enjoy for Rajasthani Folk dance, with camp fire. Night Stay in SAM.
Day 06 : SAM -Jodhpur - Chandelao
Morning drive to Jodhpur, on arrival proceed for sightseeing.of Jodhpur- the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Palace, Public gardens. Later after drive to Chandelao, arrive Chandelao & check-in hotel. Night Stay in Chandelao.
Day 07 : Chandelao - Ranakpur - Ghanerao
Morning drive to Ghanerao. Enroute visit Ranakpur Wourld famous Jain Temple.The exceptionally beautiful Ranakpur complex, is one of the largest and most important Jain temple in India. The main temple is the Chaumukha Temple, or Four Faced Temple, dedicated to Adhinath. Built in 1439, this huge, superbly crafted and well-kept marble temple has 29 halls supported by 1444 pillars, no two alike. One km from the main complex is the Amba Mata Temple.Later after drive to Ghanerao, check-in hotel.Night Stay in Ghanerao.
Day 08 : Ghanerao - Khumbhalgarh- Devigarh
Morning breakfast & drive to Devigarh. Enroute visit Kumbhalgarh Fort, (Kumbhalmer) is a Merwar fortress in Rajsamand District of Rajasthan state in western India. The fort has perimeter walls that extend 36 kilometres in length. Claimed to be the longest in the world after "The Great Wall of China". Over 360 temples are within the fort. 300 ancient Jain and the rest Hindu. The vista from the palace top typically extends tens of kilometers into the Aravalli range. Built during the course of the XV century AD, and enlarged through the 1800s, it is now accessible to the general public as a museum.Later after drive to Devigarh, arrive devigarh & check-in at hotel. Night Stay in Devigarh.
Day 09 : Devigarh - Udaipur - Chittorgarh
Morning after breakfast & drive to Chittorgarh. Enroute visit Udaipur, One of the most romantic cities in all of Rajasthan, Udaipur is better known as the City of Lakes.The marble palaces, the beautiful gardens and the placid blue lakes enhance the beauty of th city.
Places Of Attraction:-
Jagdish Temple :
Only 150 m north of the entrance to the City Palace, this fine Indo - Aryan temple was built by Maharana Jagat Singh in 1651AD at cost of 15 lakh rupees and enshrines a black stone image of Vishnu as Jagannath, lord of the Universe. A brass image of the Garuda is in front of the temple.
City Palace & Musuem :
The huge City Palace, towering over the Pichola lake, is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan. The building was started by Maharana Udai Singh II in 1559AD.
The main part of the palace is now preserved as a museum.The Mor Chowk with its beautiful mosaics of peacocks, the favourite Rajasthani bird. The manak ( or Ruby ) Mahal has glass and mirror work, while Krishna Vilas has a remarkable collection of miniatures ( no photography ). In bari Mahal, there is a pleasant central garden. The Moti Mahal has beautiful mirror work and the Chini Mahal is covered in ornamental tiles. there,s an armory section downstairs. More paintings can be seen in the Zenana Mahal. There,s a large tiger- catching cage near the Zenana Mahal entrance.Continue sightseeing.....
Saheliyon Ki Bari :
Saheliyon ki bari, or garden of the Maids of Honour, is in north of city. This is a small ornamental garden, with its fountain, kioskks, marble elephants and delightful lotus pool. It was built by Maharana Sangram Singh the second in 1734AD. In the Olden time the queens used to come with their girl friends so it is called Saheliyon Ki Bari. Later after drive to Chittorgarh. Arrive Chittorgarh & check-in at hotel. Night Stay in Chittorgarh.
Day 10 : Chittorgarh -Bundi - Pachewar
Morning breakfast & check-out hotel & proceed for Chittorgarh fort sightseeing. The fort is lies on a 180-metre high hill and is spread over 700 acres. There are many legends about the foundation of Chittorgarh Fort. Some say that the Bhima- one of the five Pandavas, built this great fort. But actually this fort was built by Chitrangada Morya that is why it is called “ Chitrakut”. The name chitrakut can be seen on the old coins of Mewar state. According to Col James Todd, Bapa Rawal captured this fort from the last Maurya ruler Man Mauri in the year 728 A.D. and established the Guhil ruler. It is said about the fort ‘Garh the Chittorgarh, ‘Aur Sub Gadhaiya’ only Chittorgarh is a fort indeed, rest all are fortresses, those can be captured easily). There are seven gates namely Pdam Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol, Jodla Pol, Laxman Pol, and Ram Pol. The seventh gate Ram in the west is the main entrance gate to the fort. There is a temple of Shri Ram towards its right side. Later after drive to Bundi, on arrival visit to the imposing medieval forts, palaces, temples and havelis. Apart from the famous 14th century Taragarh Fort, you can also visit the Bundi Palace and Sukh Mahal. Sukh Mahal, in particular, holds the distinction of hosting Rudyard kipling, the eminent English writer. So, make sure to visit all these tourist attractions in Bundi.Evening drive to Pachewar, arrive pachewar, check-in at hotel. Night Stay in Pachewar.
Day 11 : Pachewar - Jaipur
Morning after breakfast & drive to Jaipur,arrive Jaipur check-in at hotel. Later after proceed for city sightseeing.
AMBER FORT PALACE :
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds it's ultimate expression.
CITY PALACE :
A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.
JANTAR MANTAR :
This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.
HAWA MAHAL :
The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-story structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Night stay in Jaipur.
Day 12: Jaipur - Samod Palace
Morning after breakfast & check-out hotel, proceed for half day sightseeing.
Jaigarh (The Fort Of Victory)
It is a rugged fort built in 1726 by Sawai Jai Singh. It was the royal treasury for several years. The world’ Largest cannon (Jay Ban) on wheels is to be aound here. Also of interest is the intricate water supply and storage system, which is considered a marvel of planning. The fort has its own museum and provides some excellent views of Amer Palace.
Albert Hall Museum
In the midst of Ramniwas Garden Albert Hall is standing. Price of Wales laid its foundation stone on Feb. 6th 1876. It is a very well maintained and impressive building displaying a rich collection of painting, carpets, ivory, stone and metal sculpture and other objects.Later after drive to Samod Palace ( 50 km ) far from Jaipur, arrive Samod Palace & check-in at hotel. Evening at leisure.Samode Palace is one of India's most charming and romantic hotels. It offers a quiet, elegant and luxurious atmosphere. Considered India's finest hotel for its consummate standards of modern hospitality, accommodation, services, cuisine and amenities, it is the flagship of the Samode hotels. The winner of the award for the best Heritage hotel in the country, for 5 consecutive years, the Palace has been meticulously restored offering a retreat into an aesthetically beautiful environment where visitors can enjoy India's natural beauty and rich history. Night Stay in Samod Palace.
Day 13 : Samod -Deeg -Bharatpur
Morning after berakfast & drive to Bharatpur. Enroute visit Deeg fort, with massive walls and a shallow wide moat, constructed on a elevated plain on the eastern side of the huge Roop Sagar. Wonder across the ramparts of history, supported by a couple of bastions, and shielding the past with a huge cannon, mounted at the corner. Walk under the impressive gateway protected with anti-elephant spikes. The largest bastion is towards the north-west corner, known as Lakkha Burj or the principal watch-tower. Climb on this 70-foot-high tower, and look at the green countryside sprawled around. It is said that on a sunny day, one could keep a watch on the neighbouring countryside for as far as 10 km!.Later after drive to Bharatpur, on arrive chek-in at hotel.Night Stay in Bharatpur.
Day 14 : Bharatpur - Fatepur Sikiri - Agra
Morning, proceed for Ghana bird century, visit bird sanctuary on rickshaws. The most spectacular water- bird sanctuary features nesting indigenous water- birds and migratory birds. from october till December, the indigenous water- birds nest around the lake, from december on the migratory Geese, Duck and Cranes are the main feature of the bird sanctuary.Back to the hotel.Lunch after drive to Agra. Enroute visit,Fatehpur Sikri. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palace-sa perfectly preserved red sandstone “ghost town" which was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar. Later after drive to Agra, arrive agra & check-in at hotel.Night Stay in Agra.
Day 15 : Agra - Delhi - Departure
Morning breakafst & check-out hotel, proceed for Agra city sightseeing.TheTaj Mahal - One of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife.Agrafort-Rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra. Stands on the banks of the river Yamuna, and the construction was started by emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am ( Hall of public audience ), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back,the emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas ( Hall Of Private audience ). Where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience,the emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly Kingdoms.Later after drive to Delhi.Arrive delhi proceed to airport, catch the flight and back to the home.