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Golden Triangle Tours with Ajanta and Ellora is apt for all tourists visiting India with a desire to experience the amazing and incredible architectural marvel, the rich culture and heritage of the country. It will take you to the most prominent erstwhile royal cities of Delhi, then to the famed Agra the former capital of the great Mughal Empire and finally the pink city which is capital of Rajasthan state. You shall get to embark on the next leg that is Ajanta Ellora which is mostly recognized for caves and considered as the world heritage sites. They symbolize the epitome of Indian caves architecture.
Tour Highlights: Indian Golden Triangle Tour with Ajanta and Ellora starts when you reach at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Here you shall meet one of our representatives who will greet you in the warm and welcoming traditional Indian style.
There after he will assist you in checking into a hotel in the city. This very day you shall start the tour with a visit to the massive Red fort, in evening where the unique enactment of Delhi's glorious history through a light and sound show will enthrall you.
Tour Highlights: After having your breakfast you shall be taken on a day long tour of some of the most incredible monuments of Delhi and you will also visit the city bazaars bustling with life. Having been a seat of power for several dynasties throughout its history, over the millennia, this city is home to monuments belonging to the medieval era.
You shall be driven past the presidential palace called the RashtrapatiBhawan. Then you will get to see the grand arch of India Gate which is a memorial to the heroes of the world war. Other monuments like the tomb of Humayun, National gallery, Qutubminar, Doll's museum and Lotus temple will follow suit.Afternoon escorted to a tour of Old Delhi areas where you will get to see Asia's largest mosque, the Jama Masjid along with the Red fort which has been built entirely in red sandstone. The tour shall come to an end with a visit to the Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatama Gandhi, where you may pay your homage to the great soul.
In the evenings you may visit the local markets for shopping or partaking in enjoyment of the numerous entertainment hubs.
Tour Highlights: Next day shall commence with an early morning drive to the fabled city of Agra. On the way to Agra you will also get an opportunity to see and admire the tomb of Emperor Akbar the great at Sikandra. This building has been built in the typical style of the Mughal architecture.When you reach Agra city, check into a hotel and a small tea or coffee break. There after you shall be immediately taken to see the mammoth Agra fort. The construction work on the fort was started by the far sighted Mughal emperor Akbar the great but finished at the time of Shah Jahan's rule. The fort also houses several beautiful gardens of that time. After that you will be taken to the tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula with its entire construction in white marble. Then followed by a visit towards Seven Wonders of the World which is also the everlasting tribute of an emperor's love for his wife, The TajMahal. Millions of visitors come to see its splendorous architecture and the intricate carvings on its walls.
The fourth day tour starts with a road drive to the fabled pink city, the capital of Rajasthan state, Jaipur. Somewhere along the road drive will be a short halt at the FatehpurSikri. This amazing example of Mughal architecture is full of palaces and tombs of that era. When you have reached your destination, the pink city of Jaipur, check into a hotel room. Jaipur was the seat of power of the Kachawas Rajput rulers of the princely state by the same name. The great forts, beautiful palaces and vibrant city markets with their traditional handicrafts are its main alluring points.
Spend the balance part of the day by merely enjoying the sights and sounds of Jaipur roaming around on a rickshaw. Their incredibly lavish lifestyle was famous through out the globe. Even today Jaipur continues to be a strong attraction for tourists from all over the world.
Now you shall be taken on a city tour starting with visits to its famous forts. We shall begin with a visit to the fort of Amber built in typical Rajput architectural style with some elements of the Mughal architecture. Few Mughal monuments are also housed in the fort.The erstwhile capital of the Amer kingdom, this fort was the state's main system of defense from foreign invaders. Amongst the other forts on our tour are the fort of Jaigarh which has the world's biggest canon on wheels and the fort of Nahargarh that was mainly used by former Queens as their residence in the months of summer.
In evening has been kept aside for a visit to the ethnic Rajasthani village resort of ChowkiDhani. Here you shall witness the traditional art, culture and life style of Rajasthan in person. Here you will be served dinner while a presentation of local folk dance and music is underway.
Have a leisurely morning taking your own time to do things. Thereafter you shall be driven down to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Aravalli hill range and the lake, while simultaneously partaking in a camel ride at the JalMahal palace, which is so called because of its location in the centre of a lake called the Sagar lake.
After this you will be taken on a tour of the Albert hall museum, the city palace, the astronomical and astrological observatory of JantarMantar,HawaMahalor the palace of winds. After all of these places have been visited, you shall be on your own to either explore the vibrant city bazaars with their traditional handicraft products, textile products, carpets etc. or you may move around the famous temples of Jaipur and its many gardens. After having your dinner you shall stay at the hotel for the night.
The trip will move now to the next part of your grand experience of India. On this day you will be escorted to a flight for Mumbai, the city of dreams. As soon as you arrive at the Mumbai airport, a specially appointed representative will meet you at the airport. He will assist you in checking into a hotel in the city.
The afternoon has been especially set aside for a visit to the Raj era monument on the seashore, the impressive Gateway of India. After that you shall be taken to the biggest water theme park of the country, The water Kingdom and Essel world. Mumbai city is one place where you will find romance in the air wherever you go.
After having seen the Indian financial hub of Mumbai, on the eighth day of your Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour you shall be taken to the airport for boarding a flight to the city of Aurangabad.Once you have reached there, check into a hotel. This city is very close to both of the world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora caves. Aurangabad is well known as a textile centre and is a fast developing modern city with medieval roots. You may spend the day shopping in the city markets and if you are left with time on your hands then you can also try to pay a visit to the Aurangabad caves for an excursion.
After having your breakfast you shall be escorted on a road drive to the village of Ajanta. It is situated at least 100 km from the city. The caves of Ajanta are considered to be the epitome of universal as well as Buddhist pictorial art form. The 30 different caves here have Monastries and ChaityaGrihas. Being a world heritage site, the architecture of the caves, which is hewn out of rocks, is well preserved. These caves are a living proof of the Buddhist religion having been followed in a flourishing manner in this part of the world prior to the Common Era.
On the 10th day of your Tours, we shall escort you to the famous caves of Ellora. They are very near to the city at a distance of merely 30 km.These caves are home to the Buddhist halls of worship called Buddhist Chaitya. However the most prominent of excavations at these caves is that of the Kailash temple. It is the world's single largest monolithic structure. Upon exploring these caves you shall come across many a sculpture hewn out of rocks in them. In case you happen to be fond of art then you shall be pleasantly amazed at the carved architecture that is located deep in the caves and can be reached only by penetrating their depths.
The Golden Triangle Tour with Ajanta and Ellora now reaches its last point. This will be the tours final day in which you shall take a return flight to the city of Mumbai from the Aurangabad airport. From Mumbai airport you may take a flight for onward journey to your next destination.