A Golden Triangle tour combined with a dose of spirituality is a perfect tour for those who plan to get a cultural shock and then seek spiritual peace. India's Golden Triangle is a circuit which allows you to dig out glorious history of the Mughal and Rajput dynasties. The cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, which together make up the Golden Triangle, are travel destinations which will easily pique the interest of even the most jaded traveller. And when you add to it tours to places like Haridwar and Rishikesh, both located in the state of Uttarakhand, the overall effect is going to be magical. Haridwar is popular as the 'Gateway to God' while Rishikesh is called the 'Yoga Capital of India'.
Start your day with a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi (established by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan) and New Delhi. See the Jama Masjid where 25,000 people can pray at a time. Soak up the wonderful views of the Red Fort. Enjoy a rickshaw ride through the narrow, crowded streets of the Chandni Chowk, the erstwhile market of the Mughal dynasty. Make a visit to the Qutub Minar, the Humayun's Tomb, the India Gate and the President's Palace etc. Next day, drive to Haridwar, a famous pilgrimage destination for the Hindus. Haridwar has numerous temples where you'll experience Hindu rites and rituals from close quarters. Located on the bank of the Ganges, this holy town also has several ghats where devotees can be seen observing rituals in large number. View the Ganga Aarti (a devotional ritual performed on the banks of the Ganges) in vibrant action. The melodious ringing of bells, chanting and the sight of lamps afloat the Ganges create a spectacular scene. When in Rishikesh, visit famous attractions like the Lakshman Jhula, Bharat Mandir, Gita Bhawan etc. The next day, undertake a road journey to Agra, the 'City of the Taj'. Enjoy the incredibly engaging view of the ivory-white Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife. After viewing the gigantic Red Fort, head towards Jaipur. Once you are in Jaipur, get ready for a cultural sightseeing. Famous places to see in the city include the City Palace (and the Museum), the Palace of Winds, the Amer Fort and the Jantar Mantar Observatory. Spend some time in the local markets.
Get back to Delhi and then reach the airport or the railway station so that you can continue your onward journey and travel back home.
On arrival at Delhi you will be met by Max Holidays representative and transferred to your hotel in Delhi. Rest of the day is free for leisure activity.
After check in sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Visit to Jama Masjid (one of the biggest mosques of India), drive past Red fort. Enjoy a rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk - a market of Mughal era. After lunch sightseeing of New Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, drive through the President’s Palace and India Gate
After breakfast drive to Haridwar – Gateway to God. After check in visit some of the best temples in Haridwar including Pareshwar Mahadev Temple , Daksha Mahadev Temple and Visit Mansa Devi Temple by cable car . Later, visit Har-ki-Pauri (the footstep of God) - one of the most sacred ghats in Haridwar. It is believed that Brahmakund in Har ki Pauri is visited by Lord Shiva & Lord Vishnu.
In evening witness Ganga Aarti – the spectacular view
After breakfast leave for Day trip to Rishikesh – Yoga Capital of the world.
Visit Lakshman Jhula – Hanging bridge in River Ganga, Triveni Ghat, Bharat Mandir, Parmarth Niketan, Gita Bhawan.
Drive back to Haridwar for overnight stay.
After breakfast, drive back to Delhi. Reach Delhi and check into the hotel. Night in Delhi.
Optional : Visit to Akshardham Temple
After an early breakfast drive to Agra – city of Taj. After check in sightseeing of Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of world. Built by Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Optional : Sheroes Hangout Cafe
After breakfast visit the Red Fort – Former residence of Mughals.
After sightseeing drive to Jaipur – Pink City. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri. A magnificent city built by Akbar which is deserted after 14 years due to lack of water in the area. It is a UNESCO heritage site.
Continue your drive to Jaipur.
Optional : Visit Gaitore cenotaphs or Movie show at Raj Mandir.
After Breakfast, Visit Amber - the ancient capital of the Rajput Empire reaching the fort on elephant back. It is a deserted palace surrounded by majestic ramparts & the magnificent public & private room's evidence the splendor of the rulers of 16th & 17th century Rajasthan. Visit the imposing Palace of wind, Jantar Manter & City Palace now a museum, the ancient Observatory, The exotic Palace of the Winds & the picturesque bazaars of the walled city. Overnight at Hotel.
Optional : Food walk or Light & Sound Show at Amer Fort
After a lavish breakfast drive back to Delhi airport to board flight for your destination with sweet memory of this trip
This trip made my mind full of Holy Spirit and had a sense of calmness. Had good time doing yoga in Rishikesh, the evening aarti at Haridwar made us spellbound. Good work Max Team for making the trip wonderful.
This trip was so awesome that it is getting difficult to express in words. All credit goes to Max Holidays Tea for making it wonderful. All the things were well planned and customised as i wanted. Rishikesh is a place where you can make your soul pure. I would love to come again to Rishikesh. Overall the experience was great at memorable.
We offer services which are better comparing to other agencies running similar trips. Our drivers and guides are highly experienced and trained for hospitality. The hotels are carefully picked to ensure your comfort and safety.
To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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