Enchnating Golden Triangle 5N/6D
India’s golden triangle is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.
Main tourist attractions in the Udaipur Jodhpur trip
India Gate– India Gate is a stone arch that was built as a memorial to the Indian soldiers killed in World War I. An eternal flame burns beneath the India Gate. This landmark has thousands of names engraved on it; it bears the names of over 90,000 soldiers.
Red Fort (Lal Quila)– The Red Fort or Lal Qila was started in 1638 by Shah Jehan and completed in 1648. The Red Fort was the seat of Mughal power from 1639 to 1857. The red sandstone walls of the fort vary from 18m to 33m and the fort covers over 2 kilometers. This is a UNESCO World Heritage site
Raj Ghat– Rajghat is home to memorials of several Indian past leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, etc. It is popular for dignitaries to arrive here to pay homage to past leaders of India. It’s also become a well-visited tourist site.
Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament house– Rashtrapati Bhawan (or Presidential House) is the official home of the President of India. It was built during the British Raj and was home of the British Governor-General of India till 1950 when the President of India took it over. The Rashtrapati Bhawan is a large and vast mansion with four floors and has 340 rooms. Due to security reasons, one can only look at it from outside and take a few pictures. Parliament house is visited along with Rashtrapati Bhawan. Parliament House is an impressive structure that can only be looked at from outside much like Rashtrapati Bhawan.
Humayun’s Tomb– Humayun’s Tomb is a lofty mausoleum set in a square garden. The tomb was constructed with white marble and red sandstone and was designed as a prototype of the Taj Mahal in Agra. It is an excellent example of Mughal architecture. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Humayun’s Tomb is one of the most visited monuments and has kind of become a must-visit. Isa Khans Tomb is a popular monument that is also visited along with.
National Railway Museum– Collection of over 100 real-size exhibits of Indian Railways. Static and working models, signaling equipment, antique furniture, historical photographs, and related literature, etc. are displayed in the museum.
Bahai Temple – Lotus Temple– The Bahai House of Worship in Delhi also popularly known as the Lotus Temple due to its flowerlike shape. It’s spread over a large area with gardens around it and is a major tourist draw.
Qutab Minar– The Qutab Minar is a UNESCO world heritage site and was completed in the 13th C. The Qutab Minar rises over 230 feet in the air, has five stories and is covered with intricate carvings. The carvings feature the history of Qutab and inscriptions from the Koran. The Complex is also home to Imam Tamims Tomb and Alai Minar. There is a large garden around it as well for tourists to spend some time at the monument.
Sulabh International Museum of Toilets– A Museum by Sulabh, a pioneer in Sanitation and Public toilets in India. It features a toilet collection from 2500 BC to modern times. There are hundreds of them on display and can be an interesting visit.
Agra Fort– Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most visited monuments after the Taj Mahal. There are several areas to explore and a guided visit can take up to an hour and a half to explore. Diwan-e-aam, Diwaan-e-khaas, Khas Mahal (white marble palace, one of the best examples of painting on marble), Sheesh Mahal, Mina Masjid, Moti Masjid are some of the areas that are worth a visit.
Taj Mahal– The Taj Mahal is often the reason to visit India. It’s a monument built by Shahjehan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and became a symbol of love the world over. Taj Mahal today is a major attraction and one of the original Seven Wonders of the World.
Fatehpur Sikri– Built during the 16th century, the Fatehpur Sikri is one of the best-preserved collections of Mughal architecture in India. Fatehpur Sikri often referred to as the lost city and has a number of monuments to visit.
Bird watching in Bharatpur– Keoladeo national park or Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary has been the most organized bird sanctuaries in India. Bharatpur remains an attraction for anyone traveling on Agra – Jaipur route. Over the years 380 resident and migrant species of birds have been recorded in the area.
Mehandipur Balaji Temple– Sri Mehandipur Balaji Temple in Dausa is a Lord Hanuman Temple and renowned pilgrim center at 60 Kms from Jaipur, just off Agra Road.
Abhaneri Step wells– Abhaneri is a village at 95 Kms from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Agra road and home to Chand Baori stepwell and Harshat Mata Temple. Abhaneri is a popular stop for travelers on Jaipur – Agra route on the Golden Triangle circuit
Departure TimePlease arrive by 8:45 AM for a prompt departure at 9:00 AM.
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeComfortable athletic clothing.