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The Golden Triangle - 7 days | 7 nights

Highlights of the programme :
  • The visit to Delhi, the secular capital of India but oh how vibrant
  • The magnificent tomb of Emperor Akbar at Sikandra in a beautiful setting
  • The ascent to the Amber Fort on elephant back, the mount royal maharajas
  • Shekhawati havelis and decorated with elegant frescoes

ITINERARY

 

Day 01 Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Reception at the airport. Transfer and overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 Delhi
Panoramic tour of Delhi, the capital of the Indian Union, which has many faces. First, Old Delhi, the ancient city of the Mughal sultans with steep and narrow streets teeming with people and New Delhi, the capital of the Indian Empire with wide tree-lined avenues designed as a garden city. Visit Jama Masjid largest mosque in the country, surrounded by narrow alleys and bazaars, the popular area of Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, the center of the Mughal splendor, Raj Ghat, Qutub Minar and the minaret. The boulevards of New Delhi and the inevitable Connaught Place Humayun's Tomb. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 Delhi - Sikandra - Agra
Morning drive to Agra. About ten kilometers before the finish, stop at Sikandra which is the magnificent mausoleum of Emperor Akbar, one of the greatest leaders of the Mughal empire. This red sandstone and white marble edifice stands in a huge garden and differs from other Mughal monuments in its architecture: a tasty mix Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist. Then, drive to Agra. Visit the Red Fort, imposing building, located on the banks of river Yamuna. Simple fort in the 11th century, Emperor Akbar decided five centuries later, to Agra his capital and rebuilt in order to make a residential palace in addition to a strategic military point. All this harmonious buildings and extreme refinement in the decoration of private apartments. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 04 Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Abhaneri - Jaipur
At sunrise visit Taj Mahal, unforgettable white marble mausoleum. It is inside the Taj Mahal, in an underground crypt, rests Mumtaz, wife of Emperor Shah Jahan. Grief crazy, he built her this tomb whose work lasted 22 years. Entirely of white marble, its decoration made of semi-precious stones overlay it a true masterpiece. The route continues to the ephemeral capital of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar to commemorate the birth of his son. It was only inhabited for 15 years and then deserted by lack of water. Then drive through the beautiful countryside to get to Jaipur. Abhaneri stop and visit a beautiful wells degrees, the Chand Baori. It is the oldest and deepest wells degrees in India. Overnight at hotel. 
Day 05 Jaipur
Morning drive to Amber and splendid fort atop a rocky outcrop. Amber was the capital of Rajasthan before being dethroned by Jaipur in 1728. It joined the ancient fortress on elephant back or jeep. Visit multiple palaces contained the fort. The magnificence of this set demonstrates the power qu'atteignirent the Rajput princes at that time. Back to Jaipur and visit the City Palace, the royal palace combines Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and sumptuous museum containing many treasures. Continuation with the visit of the Astronomical Observatory, Jantar Mantar Observatory, built in the 1700s, still held today regarded as futuristic. End of the visit, stop at the legendary Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal, multiple lattices. It was built for women of royal families so they can attend processions safe from prying eyes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 Jaipur - Mandawa
The morning ride by cyclo in the old town full of colorful markets and bazaars. Typical areas have not lost this special atmosphere there for centuries. Departure to Mandawa and visit this village in Shekkhawati, real air art gallery open from Rajasthan. Visit the havelis, sumptuous residences of caravan traders, illustrated with colorful and naive frescoes. Typical village of the region, it is not unusual to see black pigs and camels at the corner of an alley. Overnight at hotel.
Day 07 Mandawa - Delhi
Discovery of some nearby villages: Fatehpur, a small town near Mandawa founded in the 15th century and former capital of a small Muslim state that retains some of the most beautiful havelis in the region. Nawalgarh has many havelis and it is a pleasure to walk through its streets. Then, drive to the international airport in Delhi and return flight to France.

SUGGESTED HOTELS

You will find below our selection of hotels for this trip. Hotels indicative, subject to availability. The choice of accommodation category belongs to you. You will be able to specify it in your quote.

Maidens - Delhi

The oldest hotel in Old Delhi built in the 1900 Colonial architecture, spacious gardens, magnificent chandeliers, long corridors, everything is done to revive the scent of old India. Very friendly and attentive staff.

Radisson Blu - Agra

For a pleasant stay near the Taj Mahal. Spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Hearty breakfast.

Rambagh Palace - Jaipur

Former residence of the Maharajas of Jaipur, this beautiful place is a must visit. Charm, luxury, refinement and facilities to these places full of history. A sumptuous and elegant setting if you want to get married in India.

Mandawa Castle - Mandawa

Former palace of Maharaja of Mandawa converted into heritage hotel in the heart of an authentic village. Nice big well equipped and decorated in the traditional style. A note of yesteryear for this hotel features beautiful gardens and a pool.

Suggested Activities

You will find below our suggestion of activities to do throughout your journey. Do not hesitate to contact a counselor Aryavrit Travels for any specific request.

Ayurveda massage

Ayurveda invites us to stay in harmony with nature, in touch with the elements of nature by practicing yoga and meditation which help us to purify and nourish our body and mind. A massage  on the eye  helps to rebalance the body and its functions. Enjoy your visit to the birthplace of Ayurveda to experience a massage in the purest tradition.

Cooking lessons

You fell for tandoori chicken, Kerala fish curry, samosas, the thali, the dal, biryani? Do not leave without having learned to cook these dishes. We offer courses in vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine. At the end of the session, you are invited to examine and taste your own the prepared dishes.

Henna session

Mehndi usually refers to the art of drawing with henna on the skin. It is an ephemeral equivalent of tattooing. In Rajasthan, mehndi is an fplk art and it is common for women to get as sophisticated as those of newlyweds drawings. Attend a session to decorate your hands with henna and why not take the opportunity to keep track of your visit!

Yoga

Immerse yourself in the practice of Yoga and meditation which helps you to know your body and mind. An experienced yoga teacher will teach you the various techniques of "pranayama" (breathing), "asanas" (positions) and 'dhyana' (meditation). A unique opportunity in the purest tradition.

Film show

Indians like to say that what unites them is a passion for cricket and love of cinema. India is the largest film industry in the world in terms of production and the number of entries. Attend the screening of a film, it's a unique experience and share a moment of jubilation.

Local family

What could be more authentic than sharing a moment with a local family? An opportunity to understand the Indianess from very close which is worth reading several books on India. A unique opportunity to  learn about the customs of your hosts, with whom you share a traditional meal. A moment of conviviality, memorable exchanges that will only add magic to your stay.

Vintage car

Experience the charm side with a vintage ride in Rajasthan. These old cars of the maharajahs take you as a prince through the main streets of the cities. A timeless adventure not to be missed.

Cricket match

Catch a game of cricket, a sport that is truly thrill the crowds in India. Unknown in France, cricket crystallizes all the passions in the Indian subcontinent, where millions of fans follow live matches of their national team. The best players are idolized as real stars, like Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev considered one of the best cricketers of all time.

Ballooning

Take a step back to admire the pink city Jaipur, it is possible. Climb aboard the platform of your balloon and fly over the capital of Rajasthan and the impressive Amber Fort which is necessary not far from it. In the early morning light, the emotions are at their peak by the glipse by the history of vastness and beauty which has exisred here for last many centuries.

Motorcycle ride

Wander through India or Nepal aboard the legendary Royal Enfield. This breakaway motorcycle delight lovers of nature and you will discover the diversity of landscapes.

Horseback ride

Expect a complete change: in the saddle on the beautiful Marwari horses with amazing earrings shaped like a crescent moon, discover the breathtaking surroundings and go out to meet the locals. A walk to discover treasures, off the beaten path.

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