Tour of Golden Triangle with Mathura - Witness Holi
Tour of Golden Triangle with Mathura - Witness Holi
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Note:
- Taj Mahal will be closed on Fridays
- No Elephant ride during Navratri Festival
- Akshardham temple is closed on Monday


Highlights: Delhi - Mathura - Agra - Jaipur


Hotels:
Delhi - Hotel The Royal Plaza 4*
Mathura - The Radha Ashok 3*
Agra - Crystal Sarovar Premiere 5*
Jaipur - Royal Orchid Central Jaipur 4*


Itinerary:


Day 0: London Heathrow to Delhi by flight


Day 1: Arrive Delhi
- 11:40 hrs: Arrive Delhi airport
- Upon arrival you will be assisted at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
- Afternoon visit Akshardham temple (Closed on Monday) – Optional


Day 2: Delhi
- Full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. You will get a feel for this city as you explore its historic sights. Raj Ghat which is located on the banks of the river Yamuna, This is Mahatma Gandhi’s Memorial, where he was cremated following his assassination in January 1948.


Opposite the Red Fort lies Jama Masjid made of red sandstone and white marble, completed in 1656. It is India’s largest mosque. Explore the bustling cultural delight of the colourful market on the 'cycle rickshaw' for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through "Chandni Chowk" or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue-heading west from the Fort. You will take a view of Red Fort – the 17th century imposing fortress built in red sandstone is surrounded by a huge boundary wall 33m high. Inside are exquisite palaces and beautiful gardens.


Afternoon you will head into New Delhi, visiting Humayun’s Tomb, an impressive garden tomb with high arches and a double dome, built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal.


Then continue on to the wonderful Qutab Minar - the landmark of Delhi, the beautiful grounds feature the well preserve a huge tower of victory standing over 72 meters. You will drive on to Rajpath and through to India Gate and the Lutyens Delhi with its tree lined boulevards leading to the British Viceroy’s Palace (Rashtrapati Bhavan) now the official residence of the President of India, the Secretariat, India Gate and Parliament House.


Day 3: Delhi to Mathura by surface
- After breakfast drive to Mathura.
- Upon arrival check in at Hotel.
- Evening visit temple of Mathura.


Day 4: Mathura
- Full day witness the Holi festival.


Day 5: Mathura to Agra by surface
- After breakfast drive to Agra.
- Upon arrival check in at Hotel.
- Afternoon enjoy visiting the world famous Taj Mahal (closed on Friday)
The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died in 1631, built one of the world’s most famous buildings, the ‘Taj Mahal’. Its perfect proportions and exquisite craftsmanship have been described as ‘a vision, a dream, a poem, and a wonder.’ Visit the 16th century Agra fort. This commanding red sandstone monument stretches 2.5 kilometres along the banks of River Yamuna, encompasses serene gardens and terrace pavilions, with striking views providing glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal across the river.


Day 6: Agra to Jaipur by surface
- After breakfast drive to Jaipur, en route visit Fatehpur Sikri - the imperial ruins of the dream capital city of the Great Mughal Emperor - Akbar.
- You will continue the drive to Jaipur, the famed ‘Pink City’ and the capital of Rajasthan known for its palaces, three hill forts and a shopper’s paradise.
- Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at hotel.
- Evening at leisure to explore colourful bazaar.
- Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 7: Jaipur
- Morning excursion to Amber - capital of the old state of Dhundhar, located on the rugged hills that surround Jaipur. Ride the colourfully painted elephants up the hill, admire the massive gateways, courts, stairways, pillared pavilions and palaces that recall the glory and wealth of Amber’s association with the Mughals.
- During the afternoon visit the City Palace (still houses the erstwhile Royal family); Jantar Mantar - the Royal Observatory and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - built for the royal ladies to watch the activities on the market street below without being observed themselves.
- Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 8: Jaipur to Delhi by surface
- After breakfast drive to Delhi.
- Upon arrival check in at Hotel.
- Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 9: Delhi to London Heathrow by flight
- Transfer to airport in time to board flight to London Heathrow.



Offer Includes

  • Flights from London with Virgin Atlantic
  • Airport taxes
  • 8 nights accommodation on Bed & Breakfast basis
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by private air-conditioned car
  • Entrance fees to the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Services of local English speaking guide as per the itinerary during city tour
  • Jeep ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers
  • Witness the Holi Festival of Mathura

Meal Plans

  • Bed & Breakfast