Half day tour of Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri is a unique city complex that houses palaces, tombs, mosques and buildings of many other types. The beauty lies in the use of beautiful red sandstone and implementation of wonderful architectural skills. The destination has deservingly attained position among the World Heritage Sites as declared by UNESCO. The exceptionally peaceful atmosphere and a desire to explore the majestic Mughal heritage bring thousands of tourists to this place. The Golden Triangle tour remains incomplete without visiting Fatehpur Sikri and spending some quality moments amidst the fascinating structures.
Take the assistance of our English speaking guide to learn in detail about various buildings and structures. You will come across the grand entrance structure called Buland Darwaza. Moving further, you can explore the charming beauty of Diwan-i-Aam, Diwan-i-Khas, Ibadat Khana, Panch Mahal, Naubat Khana, Pachisi Court and other buildings. Jama Masjid is the peace-bestowing mosque that will instantly gain your attention. The Tomb of Salim Chishti, designed in white marble, is another structure capable of providing tranquility. The residential buildings and performance venues of the ministers who served the court of Emperor Akbar are other captivating attractions.
Fatehpur Sikri is a perfect example of how ideas from various schools of architecture can be blended together. What you take back are the memories and experience of being the spectator to buildings showcasing Hindu, Islamic and Jain architectural excellence.
Tour of Keoladeo Ghana National Park in Bharatpur
After witnessing the architectural beauty of Fatehpur Sikri, you will be taken on a wildlife expedition, starting with a trip to Bharatpur in Rajasthan. The fortified city is the proud home to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, also known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. The national park is a great attraction for bird-lovers, as it features numerous bird species hailing from different parts of the world. Depending on your month of visit, you may come across open-billed stork, green sandpiper, painted stork, partridges, tawny eagle and many other bird species. A variety of mammals, snakes, amphibians and other creatures can also be explored. Have fun exploring the area on a cycle-rickshaw and in the company of a guide.
Kaila Devi Wildlife Sanctuary
The princely state of Karauli in Rajasthan has Kaila Devi National park in its close vicinity. The city, because of the national park, historic fort and royal palaces, is an important destination of the Golden Triangle circuit. Enjoy a visit to the Karauli City palace and Timangarh Fort and later visit the national park, well-known for being a part of Project Tiger. The park is surrounded by beautiful rivers and accommodates dense forests that attract the nature lovers. Another wonderful feature of the park is that it houses a number of gorges that render a distinctive charm to the area. You will be guided by a guide on a memorable jeep safari tour of the park. Though having an encounter with a tiger is the matter of chance, you may find animals like hyena, jackal, sambhar and sloth bear. Later visit Kaila Devi Temple that acts as the inspiration for the name of the national park.
Jeep safari tour at Ranthambore
One of the most popular tiger reserves in Indian, Ranthambore National Park is a must-see attraction on a visit to Rajasthan. Nature lovers, wildlife explorers and wildlife photographers frequently visit the place for a different kind of sightseeing tour. Set amidst the rustically charming hills of Vindhyas and Aravalis, the park is popular not only for a huge tiger population, but also for many other species of animals. Exploring the park on a jeep safari tour is a thrilling experience, especially if you are able to encounter a tiger.
Coming across leopards, deer, sloth bears, jungle cats, black bucks, Indian flying fox, mongoose, porcupines and many other interesting animal species is quite common for the park visitors. In addition, it is indeed a wonderful experience to explore hundreds of species of trees and aquatic plants. The dense forests of Bakula in the park are known for numerous water pools and provide the best opportunity to see a tiger. Sloth beers can be found in the northern part of the park. Kachida Valley is another part of the park and is known for the huge population of panthers and beers.
Ruins of temples can be seen spread over different routes of the park and they add worth to the exciting journey. The tourists are also provided the opportunity to explore the majestic forts located within the park area. Jog Mahal, for example, is a popular attraction and it offers various types of facilities to the tourists. However, the truly rewarding attraction is the Ranthambore Fort with a spellbinding appearance in the middle of the natural settings.
Full day tour of Jaipur
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan and popularly called the Pink City because of its rich and colorful culture, is one of three prime destinations of the Golden Triangle tour. With the help of a knowledgeable guide, you can explore different tourist attractions that include forts, palaces, museums, gardens and traditional markets. Ascend the small hillock that houses the magnificent Amber Fort. Prefer a ride on a decorated elephant for this purpose and have a royal experience. Spend quality time at the City palace Museum that features collections of royal arms and varieties of other treasures. Later explore the architectural excellence of Hawa Mahal and the beauty of Jal Mahal. Other major attractions in the city include the Jantar Mantar observatory, Sisodiya Rani ka Bagh and Nahargarh Fort.
Half day tour of Agra
Shift from the royal city of Jaipur to the Mughal city of Agra, the second destination of the Golden Triangle tour. Agra is a prominent destination of the world tourism map for being the home to Taj Mahal, a white marble structure constructed by a Mughal emperor in the memory of his wife. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, the structure is known for its beautiful carvings and architecture. The city has many other attractions that are worth visiting. Agra Fort, for example, is a magnificent structure constructed in red sandstone and having many interesting features. Enjoy being at the clean and lush green gardens called Ram Bagh and Mehtab Bagh.
The city has other interesting structures like Chini ka Roza and Sikandra. The markets in Agra are known for selling beautiful marble figurines that are worth taking back home. Handcrafted items at various popular shops too gain the attention of the visitors
Explore Delhi Cultural Day tour
There is no better city than the capital New Delhi to explore the Indian culture that offers a blend of different religions. The city houses Hindu Temples, Mughal mosques, forts and tombs, Sikh Gurudwaras and colonial buildings. As a result, the city is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. The Golden Triangle tour circuit has New Delhi as its third destination. A guide familiar with the city will help you witness the key attractions of New and Old Delhi.
The Qutub Complex is a unique attraction for the tourists. It accommodates Qutub Minar, one of the tallest minarets in the world. The minaret is indeed a treat to watch for its exceptional construction. The nearby Iron Pillar, which is believed to be many centuries old, is known for having retained its charm over so many years. Some majestic structures and buildings in this complex are worth taking a round of. Later you can visit the Humayun’s Tomb, which is believed to be the inspiration for Taj Mahal located in Agra. Apart from being architecturally excellent, the tomb is also known for the beautiful gardens it is surrounded by.
Red Fort is another attraction belonging to the Mughal Empire. The gigantic complex accommodates fascinating palaces and structures that have managed to remain intact over many centuries. Wandering across the fort complex will transform you to the era when the royal families used it as their residence. New Delhi is not only about exploring the Mughal heritage. It is equally fascinating to discover the modern establishments set up by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. The buildings like the Parliament of India (Sansad Bhavan) showcase the modern architectural skills. The charming avenues in this part of the capital have contributed a lot in improving the modern facet of the city.
Lodhi Gardens are the captivating attraction of the city. It offers attractive lawns, water pools, flowering plants, trees and a great environment to spend quality time. Visit India Gate, the memorial constructed to pay homage to the brave Indian soldiers. The memorial is known for its cenotaph, immortal flame and surrounding gardens. Another nearby attraction is Rajghat, the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated.
Among the most popular Hindu temples in the city are Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple and Lakshminarayan Temple. Each of these temples has excellent architectural beauty and is visited by thousands of tourists. Jama Masjid near Red Fort complex is one of the main mosques around the world and is known for its peaceful environment. You can take a rickshaw ride to the nearby Chandni Chowk, which is known for its old streets and houses. The tourists also love to enjoy the spicy food served at this place. Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory and modern malls and shopping malls in the city can also be explored on this Golden Triangle tour.
Continue your sightseeing by visiting
The Qutab Minar notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture. The Qutab Minar is one of the many masterpieces that depict the sheer brilliance of the ancient Mughal architects with golden triangle travel.
Raj Ghat the last resting place of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. The cremation of Mahatma Gandhi took place at the Delhi Raj Ghat, on 31st January 1950. Visiting the Memorial is a somber moving experience.
Humayun's Tomb is one of the best preserved tombs in Delhi city it has beautiful high arched entrances, which spread light into the interior. The grounds are landscaped with beautiful gardens.
The Birla Temple was built in honour of the Hindu goddess of wealth, Laxmi, and of her consort, Lord Vishnu. The temple has many shrines, fountains, and a large garden.
The Lotus Temple is situated at Kalkaji close to New Delhi and it has been constructed to resemble a lotus flower. The huge lotus flower has been made out of marble, dolomite, cement, and sand. It has become an iconic building in New Delhi because of its unique architecture. This Bahai temple does not impose restrictions on any visitor and is open to people of all religions during golden triangle travel.
During the afternoon spend time at the National Museum. This is India’s finest museum that houses excellent variety of historic artifacts. You need time to get around and fully appreciate some of the rare ancient exhibits on display here. This tour is for those interested in history and the interesting connections that are the result of India’s interactions with the rest of the world right though the ages.
Jantar Mantar is also called Delhi Observatory and it was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II of Jaipur in 1710 A.D. It is a remarkable structure consisting of fourteen geometric devices used for measuring time, forecasting weather changes, and predicting behavior of planets. Today it still fascinates to know how predictions are made and how accurately time can be measured by non mechanical means.