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Extension To Golden Triangle

03 Nights / 04 Days

India is a true treasure trove of versatile landscapes dynasties and cultures. Wherever one sets their gaze, stories begin to unfurl. Rich in the medley of colors, it’s a country endowed with bustling markets, magnificent forts, and ethereal religious sites. It is one the best places in the world that is bound to present a resplendent show for your senses. Taking this extension to golden triangle along with a tiger safari in India that takes you around the cities of Agra, Jaipur and New Delhi.

One can capture all its grandeur through their very own eyes as they weave stories of their own. This Golden Triangle Tour awaits your presence.

Outline Itinerary

Extension To Golden Triangle

❯ Day 01 : New Delhi – Jaipur

❯ Day 02 : At Jaipur

❯ Day 03 : Jaipur – Agra (by surface, 235 Kms/5 hrs drive)

❯ Day 04 : Agra – New Delhi – Fly back (by road, 220 kms/4 hrs drive)

Trip Highlights

➤ Experience the bustling streets of Old Delhi and signature monuments such as the Humayun’s Tomb and Qutub Minar on this extension to golden triangle tour.

➤ Lose yourself in the pink city of Jaipur, a city well connected while on a Tiger Safari in Ranthambore National Park.

➤ Dive into the grandeur of the Taj Mahal through the city of Agra on the Extension of Golden Triangle Tour in India.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : New Delhi – Jaipur

After breakfast enjoy the oriental-style Old Delhi, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and the lively Chandni Chowk bazaar streets. India Gate and many attractions like the tomb of Humayun, Qutab Minar etc. After lunch drive to Jaipur 275kms / 5hrs drive. Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Accommodation: Oberoi Rajvilas or similar

Day 2 : At Jaipur

This morning you will drive 11 km in the outskirts of the city stop at Jal Mahal to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the State until 1728. Visit the Temple of Kali, the Hall of Victory or Jai Mahal.

Later visit the Observatory, the Palace of Winds and the City Palace and Museum. The museum has an interesting textile section, which contains dresses and costumes of the former Maharajas and Maharanis of Jaipur. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Accommodation: Oberoi Rajvilas or similar

Day 3 : Jaipur – Agra (by surface, 235 Kms/5 hrs drive)

After breakfast drive to Agra 235 kms / 5-hour drive. Enroute stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the ancient abandoned Moghul capital. This 16th century capital of Moghul emperor Akbar is a complex of forts, palaces and mosques built in sandstone.

Continue drive to Agra. On arrival check into hotel. Evening visit Mehtab Bagh to see Taj Mahal at Sunset. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra.

Accommodation: Taj View Agra or Similar

Day 4 : Agra – New Delhi – Fly back (by road, 220 kms/4 hrs drive)

Sunrise proceed to visit the famous white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. After relaxed breakfast proceed to visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of Yamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Check out from the hotel. After lunch drive to New Delhi 220 kms/4-hour drive to International airport to board flight back home late evening.

Festival Extensions

Extension To Golden Triangle

India is a land of diversity. This diversity of culture can be best experienced through various festivals celebrated across India on different occasions. These festivals have religious, cultural and historical significance and people of the region celebrate it with much fervour. We are sharing the details of some of these festivals which can be experienced if the date of the tour coincides with the festivals. Though most of the festivals are only for a day but some of them even longer for which an advance planning is required to extend the stay for the duration of the festival.

Option - 1

Day 2 : International kite Flying Festival Jaipur (14 January 2025)

The International Kite Festival, celebrated on Makar Sankranti (January 14) by the Jaipur Tourism Development Corporation, marks the Sun’s transition into the Northern Hemisphere. Kite enthusiasts worldwide gather in Jaipur to showcase their skills, with the sky adorned with colorful kites of various shapes and sizes. The festival features competitions, special sesame seed dishes, and acts of charity. Held at Jaipur Polo Grounds, it includes a kite market, food stalls, cultural performances, and nighttime kite displays with illuminated kites or Tukals, quickly becoming one of Rajasthan’s most anticipated and vibrant festivals.

Spend your day celebrating makar Sankranti and flying kite at the festival.

Option - 2

Day 2 : Jaipur Literature Festival Jaipur (30th January – 3rd February 2025)

Each January, Jaipur transforms into a vibrant hub for the “largest free literary festival on earth,” drawing around 250,000 visitors over five days. From its humble beginnings in 2006 with just 100 participants, the festival now captivates book lovers, culture enthusiasts, and people of all ages with special sections for kids and those eager to be part of the scene. It features an impressive array of sessions showcasing the finest writers from the Indian subcontinent and regional literary talents. Attendees can experience everything from heated debates and laughter-filled evenings to musical performances under the stars, emotionally stirring stories, workshops for aspiring writers, book signings, and insightful discussions on socio-political matters.

The festival atmosphere is electric, reminiscent of a traditional fair, where attendees in their finest attire hurry to secure the best seats for sessions with their favorite speakers, navigate conflicts between overlapping sessions, and enjoy the festival grounds, exploring stalls or grabbing a bite to eat.It’s an essential gathering for anyone keen on engaging with brilliant minds on literature and critical global issues, enjoying humor, and gaining a deeper understanding of the subcontinent. Amidst the lively crowds and joyful spirit, the festival promises a memorable experience in the stunning setting of Rajasthan, leaving no visitor disappointed.

Spend your time at the festival, watching various programs that showcase the cultural and musical extravaganza of the country.

Option - 3

Day 4: Taj Mahotsav Agra (February 2025)

The Taj Mahotsav, an extravagant 10-day celebration, brings the rich tapestry of Indian cultural diversity, history, and mythology to life. Held annually starting February 18th and organized by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department at Shilpgram, near the iconic Taj Mahal, this festival is a vibrant showcase of India’s artistic and cultural heritage.

The Mahotsav is a kaleidoscope of performances, offering glimpses into India’s historical grandeur and diverse cultural significance. It’s a not-to-be-missed event where visitors can enjoy the pinnacle of Indian arts, crafts, cuisine, dance, and music. Featuring an impressive lineup of 400 Indian musicians, folk artists, and dramatists, the festival captivates both connoisseurs of folk and classical arts and casual observers with memorable performances.

Beyond the cultural feast, the Taj Mahotsav is also a shopper’s paradise, offering an array of antiques, handicrafts, and exquisite wood and ivory work amidst a backdrop of delightful cuisines. From folk music and dance performances to camel and elephant rides, the festival is a cherished experience for both Indian and international tourists, making it a highlight attraction in Agra. Each year, the Mahotsav embraces a unique theme, delivering a universal message and enriching the cultural fabric of the event.

You have the flexibility to customize your schedule for the Taj Mahotsav, as this program spans 10 days.

Option - 4

Day 4: Holi, Mathura & Vrindavan (Drive 60 Kms/ 1 hour 30 minutes)

After early breakfast drive to Mathura and Vrindavan to experience their world-famous Holi celebration 

Mathura and Vrindavan are famous for their distinctive Holi celebrations, inspired by the playful legends of Lord Krishna and Radha. The tradition, known as Braj ki Holi, originates from Krishna’s playful suggestion to apply colors on Radha to overcome his concern about their contrasting skin tones. This gave rise to various forms of Holi celebrated in these regions, including the spirited Lathmar Holi in Barsana and Nandgaon, where festivities involve sticks and dancing, and Phoolon wali Holi, celebrated with flowers and Ras Leela performances near Govardhan Hill.

Vrindavan’s Widow’s Holi marks a poignant celebration, allowing widows to partake in the festivities by smearing colors on each other, breaking past taboos. The Banke Bihari Temple’s Holi, where priests and devotees engage in a colorful revelry, drawing parallels with Krishna’s own playful acts, is a major draw for visitors. Similarly, the energetic celebrations at Dwarkadhish Temple and the unique Harunga festivities at Dauji Temple, with playful color drenching and mock skirmishes, highlight the region’s rich cultural tapestry. These vibrant celebrations not only showcase the area’s deep-rooted traditions but also offer an immersive experience into India’s festive and spiritual heritage.

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Faqs

Extension To Golden Triangle

In terms of temperature and rainfall, the best time to visit the Golden Triangle in India is from October to mid-April.
India’s golden triangle tour is a tourist circuit which connects the national capital Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. The trips usually start in Delhi moving south to the site of Taj Mahal at Agra, then west, to the desert landscapes of Rajasthan.
Avoid winters as the Taj will shadowed by fog, i.e., from the months of November to February. So early summers, i.e., from March to June is the best time to visit the monument. And the best days to plan a visit are between Monday and Thursday. Just in case you are planning a trip to Taj Mahal, take note of these tips.
DSLR cameras with their lenses are allowed in the Tajmahal and you need not to pay anything for it. You only have to pay when you are having a Movie/video Camera. People can continue using their DSLRs in the premises of Tajmahal but not inside the main mausoleum.

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