Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Golden Triangle with Haridwar and Rishikesh, Supersaver, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 4 other destinations in India. Golden Triangle with Haridwar and Rishikesh, Supersaver includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Once you arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport, a representative will meet and greet you, followed by a transfer to your hotel. Delhi encapsulates two very different worlds, the ?old? and the ?new?, each presenting deliciously different experiences. Rambunctious Old Delhi, the Muslim Indian capital between the 17th and 19th century, has many mosques, monuments, forts and bazaars with a distinctive mediaeval flavour. New Delhi, the imperial city created by the British, flaunts a surprising number of impressive monuments reflecting the glory of the Mughal, Turk, Persian and ultimately the British rulers. In the evening, enjoy a welcome briefing session with the tour managerOvernight in Delhi??in selected hotel and board option.Start point Upon arrival at Delhin International Airport you will be met in the arrival hall by a tour representative., New Delhi, Delhi, India 00:00 - 23:55
After breakfast, go out on a sightseeing tour of Delhi visiting highlights of Old & New Delhi. Start the tour by visiting the largest monument of Old Delhi, the imposing Red Fort (Closed on Mondays). Very near the fort is the 17th-century Jama Masjid (?Friday Mosque?), the largest mosque in India. Walk through the famous bazaars of Chandni Chowk to experience the hustle and bustle of a crowded oriental bazaar. Also visit Raj Ghat, the Mahatma Gandhi memorial, a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation.?In New Delhi, visit the India Gate, the memorial of the First World War and the road that leads from there to the President House, flanked by the houses of Parliament, the Secretariat building followed by the Humayun?s Tomb, also known as the forerunner of the Taj Mahal. End your tour, before your return to the hotel, by visiting Qutub Minar, the tallest brick minaret of its kind in the world.?Overnight in Delhi in selected hotel and board option.
Wake up to breakfast at the hotel and proceed to Jaipur. Food fit for royalty, stunning historical monuments, a merry shopping scene and legendary Rajput hospitality: Jaipur offers all this and more. Jaipur is affectionately known as the ?Pink City? due to its numerous pink-coloured buildings; at sunset, the mellow golden rays bathe the pink fa?ades in an indescribably beautiful way. Check-in on arrival at your new hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisureOvernight in Jaipur in selected hotel and board option.
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a morning tour of Amber Fort. Located on a spur overlooking a lake, Amber Fort?s robust, time-ravaged walls appear imposing from the outside but they hide an interior packed with beautifully decorated palaces and temples, and landscaped gardens. Be dazzled by Sheesh Mahal, a room with all the four walls and the ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces. Admire the frescoes of the Ganesh Pol gate and the colonnade of the Diwan-i-Aam. Return to the old city to visit the City Palace and the beautiful palaces within, such as the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal and the intricately decorated Peacock Gate. Also of interest is the Armoury Museum, which houses an impressive collection of antique weapons such as blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers, which belonged the royals.?Continue to Jantar Mantar, the astonishing largest stone astronomical observatory in the world. Consisting of 14 major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declination of planets and determining the celestial altitudes, the observatory is a major attraction in Jaipur. End your tour by making a stop at the spellbinding Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds (photo stop) and the famous Johari bazaar famous for its jewels and saris, the Tripolia bazaar with bronzes, sculptures and lacquerware, the Bapu bazaar renowned for its perfumes and textiles, and Chandpol bazaar for pottery and bracelets. Overnight in Jaipur in selected hotel and board options.
After replenishing your energy with breakfast at the hotel, take to the road and drive to Agra on the banks of the River Yamuna. Agra rose to fame in the 17th century as the capital of the Mughal Empire and was beautified with gardens, waterfalls, bathhouses and canals. In modern times, the city houses a thriving crafts industry, including marble inlay work and carpets. On arrival check-in Overnight in Agra in selected hotel and board options
Begin the day with one last breakfast at the hotel before? a sightseeing tour of Agra, which includes the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Built in the mid-17th century by the heartbroken Shah Jahan following the death in childbirth of his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, this mausoleum is an eternal love poem written in stone. During the visit, admire the intricacy of the work of the 20,000 craftsmen who were brought from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy to build this astonishing monument. (Closed on Fridays). Continue the tour and visit the Agra Fort, whose forbidding red sandstone battlements hide a number of majestic Mughal palaces. Explore the delightful Diwan-i-Am (Hall of Public Audience) where the emperor once sat on his throne to address his people, and the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience) where he hosted kings and foreign dignitaries. The white marble Mina Masjid (Heavenly Mosque) stands in contrast to the rest of the Red Fort. Afterwards,? drive back to Delhi, and check-in to your hotel.?Overnight in Delhi in selected hotel and board options
After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and drive to Haridwar, located in the region of Uttarakhand. Upon arrival, check-in to your hotel. In the late afternoon, visit Har Ki Pauri, the ?footstep of God?, one of the most sacred ghats both in Haridwar and the whole of India. Witness a Ganga Aarti Ceremony on the banks of the holy River Ganges. Aarti is the beautiful ceremony in which diyas (oil lamps) are offered to the gods. The essence of the Ganga Aarti ceremony is a time when we say thank you, and we offer the light of our thanks, love and devotion to the gods to seek their blessings. The small diya symbolizes to the divine light which shines on us. Overnight in Haridwar in selected hotel and board options.
In and around RishikeshAfter breakfast, depart for Rishikesh and en route stop to visit an ashram where discourses on Hindu religious text can be heard. Afterwards, proceed to your hotel in Rishikesh and check in. Later in the afternoon, visit? Lakshman Jhula, a hanging bridge over the River Ganges, one of the most famous spot in Rishikesh. According to Indian mythology, Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama crossed the Ganga with the help of a hanging bridge made of jute. The bridge offers impressive views of the River Ganges as it criss-crosses its way down to Haridwar. Also visit Bharat Mandir, the oldest temple in Rishikesh, near the Triveni Ghat. This temple is dedicated to Bharat, the younger brother of Lord Ram. (In most of the temples, non-Hindus are not allowed inside the sanctum sanctorum). In the evening, return to the hotelOvernight in Rishikesh.
Begin the day with one last breakfast at hotel before check out and? the drive back to Delhi, where a transfer will take you to the airport to board your flight to your following destination. Breakfast includedEnd point At the agreed time, transfer from the hotel to the airport in New Delhi., New Delhi, Delhi, India