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GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR (DELHI-AGRA-FATEHPUR SIKRI-JAIPUR)
Duration: 4 nights 5 days
Places to visit:
DELHI- RED FORT, INDIA GATE, JANTAR MANTAR, QUTUB MINAR, CONNAUGHT PALACE AGRA – TAJ MAHAL , AGRA FORT ENROUTE VISIT FATEHPUR SIKRI JAIPUR- LOCAL SIGHTSEEING, COKHIDHANI, HAWA MAHAL
Day 1: DELHI
Arrive Delhi; after take some rest, it will be a great idea to start your day by exploring the landmark sites of the Rajpath. Then visit more attractions of Delhi. Overnight stay at Hotel Delhi.
Day 2: DELHI – JAIPUR
After breakfast, Drive Delhi to Jaipur. HAWA MAHAL, CITY PALACE, JAL MAHAL, JANTAR MANTAR, JAIGARH FORT, LAXMI NARYANA TEMPLE, & AMER over night stay at Hotel.
Day 3: JAIPUR
After breakfast, visit JAIPUR sightseeing, at evening visit to COKHI DHANI. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 4 JAIPUR – AGRA
After breakfast, Drive from Jaipur to Agra enroute visit Fatehpur, after reached Agra takes some rest. At evening visit Taj Mahal & Red fort. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: AGRA – DELHI
After breakfast drive back to Delhi.
Located on the banks of Yamuna River, in the North of Uttar Pradesh, Agra is a wonderful place and a popular tourist stopover. General information on Agra reveals that the city was established by Badal Singh in the year 1475. Depicted as “Agrraba”, in the Mahabharata, the city of Agra was once the capital of the Lodhis and the Mughals. In the sixteenth and the seventeenth century, Agra developed as a centre of art, culture, learning and commerce, especially with the help of the Mughal rulers like Akbar, Shah Jahan and Jahangir.
The Taj Mahal is a tomb built in the 17th century by Mughal ruler Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. She is the 3rd wife of Shah Jahan. It is in the city of Agra, Utter Pradesh, Widely thought of as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, it is one of India’s biggest tourist attractions. It was chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Ever since Babur defeated and killed Ibrahim Lodi at Panipat in 1526, Agra played an important center of Mughal Empire. Akbar chose this city on the bank of River Yamuna as his capital and proceeded to build citadel for the purpose. It is said that he destroyed the damaged old fort of Agra for the purpose and raised this grand group of monuments instead in red sandstone. Started in 1565, it took eight years and thirty-five lakh rupees to complete its construction and is second only to Taj in Agra. Qasim Khan Mir Barr-u-Bahr supervised the construction of this building.
Fatehpur Sikri is a city and a municipal board in Agra district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city was founded in 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and served as the capital of the Mughal Empire from 1571 to 1585. After his military victories over Chittor and Ranthambore, Akbar decided to shift his capital from Agra to a new location 23 miles (37 km) W.S.W on the Sikri ridge, to honor the Sufi saint Salim Chishti. Here he commenced the construction of a planned walled city which took the next fifteen years in planning and construction of a series of royal palaces, harem, courts, a mosque, private quarters and other utility buildings.
Chokhi Dhani means ‘special village’ and this mock Rajasthani village, 20km south of Jaipur, lives up to its name. You can wander around and watch traditional tribal dancers setting fire to their hats, children balancing on poles and dancers dressed in lion costumes lurking in a wood. You can also take elephant or camel rides. Children will adore it. It’s hugely popular with middle-class Indian families. Chokhi Dhani in Jaipur exists as both resort accommodations and as a living museum. Even if you aren’t staying at Chokhi Dhani’s resort, the living museum is a must visit during your stay in Jaipur. Open in the evening from approximately 6pm.
Built in 1799, by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Hawa Mahal is a palace in Jaipur, India, so named because it was essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivities while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, and extends to the zenana, or women’s chambers.
CITY PALACE AND S.M.S. II MUSEUM
Situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture; it houses a seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. Sileh Khana has a collection of armory and weapons.
Jal Mahal (meaning “Water Palace”) is a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, India. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh. “The Jal Mahal palace has got an eye-popping makeover. Traditional boat-makers from Vrindavan have crafted the Rajput style wooden boats. A gentle splashing of oars on the clear lake waters takes you to Jal Mahal. You move past decorated hallways and chambers on the first floor to climb all the way up to the fragrant Chameli Bagh. Across the lake, you can view the Aravalli hills, dotted with temples and ancient forts, and on the other side, bustling Jaipur.
JANTAR MANTAR (Observatory)
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Sawai Jai Singh who was a Rajput king. The title of (King) and Sawai was bestowed on him by Emperor Mohammad Shah. Jai Singh II of Amber built his new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1734. It is also located in Ujjain and Mathura. It is modeled after the one that he had built at the Mughal capital of Delhi. He had constructed a total of five such facilities at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved of these.
Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake, near Amber in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amber Fort and its palace complex and was named after him. The fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amber Fort, is also known as Victory Fort. It has a length of 3 kilometres along the north-south direction and a width of 1 kilometre. The fort features a cannon named “Jaivana”, which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world’s largest cannon on wheels.
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE
LAXMI NARAYAN TEMPLE, Jaipur is a Hindu temple located in Jaipur, India and is part of one of the several Birla mandirs located all around the country. The grand temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungari hill in Rajasthan. The temple is sometimes also referred to as the Birla Mandir. Is situated just below the Moti nagri, known for the intricate marble carvings in white marble. This temple forms one of the major attractions of Jaipur. Birla Temple of Jaipur looks stunning, when it is brightly lit in the night. The fascinating exteriors of the temple are carved splendidly with beautiful sculptures based on mythological themes.
The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, the additional extensions were built by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh lIthe last Maharaja of Amer, who built a new city, called Jaipur, where he shafted his capital in 1727.