8 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi – Agra – Jaipur - Goa
India is a land of stark contrasts, while on the one hand, it has places soaked in history, culture, and traditional heritage namely Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, while on the other hand, it has places reeling with modernity like Goa. Come let's enjoy the rich diversity of this country by going on a Golden triangle tour with Goa.
Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
The first day of your golden triangle and Goa tour will begin from the capital of India, Delhi. Our IHPL representatives will escort you to your hotel from the Airport/ railway station. Rest for today and prepare your mind for a wonderful journey ahead. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can stroll around the local market or savor delicious delicacies.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Delhi.
After enjoying breakfast, embark on the sightseeing tour of Delhi. The national capital comprises a plethora of tourist attractions and you will visit the famous places included:
Laxmi Narayan Temple: It is renowned as Birla Mandir which was built by the famous industrialist J.K.Birla in 1938. It is one of the revered temples of Delhi which exhibits a unique architectural style.
Qutub Minar: This UNESCO World Heritage was built by Qutb-Ud-Din Aibak in the 12th Century. The Qutub Minar complex comprises several other ancient structures among which the Iron Pillar and Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque are the most famous.
Bahai Temple: It is popularly known as Lotus Temple. This magnificent edifice is dedicated to the Baha'i faith. The temple is open to all regardless of their nationality, religion, race, and gender. The enchanting architecture can captivate anyone. (Monday closed) After this, you will drive by the India Gate, Parliament House, and Chanakya Puri - an area where all the embassies and the high commissions are located.
Red Fort: This historical fortification was built by Shahjahan and it was once the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal dynasty. This fort is an architectural marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Monday Closed).
Old Fort: Formerly called as Shergarh & Sher Fort, Old Fort is one of the oldest forts in Delhi. It was built in 1648 by Shahjahan. This is a masterpiece of ancient times and one can experience the beauty of the bygone era of the Mughal Empire here.
Rajghat: This memorial is dedicated to Mahatama Gandhi. There is an eternal flame burns at one end of the memorial. There are several other memorials situated in the vicinity of Raj Ghat.
Humayun's Tomb: It is a final resting place of Mughal Emperor Humanyun and it was built by his widow, Queen Haji Begum in the 16th century. This splendid edifice is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is renowned for its magnificent architecture.
Later, return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi.
On the third day of your tour, we shall move towards the romantic city of Agra via road. Once we reach Agra, you will check-in at the hotel and spend some relaxing moments with your loved ones.
We will then proceed towards a sightseeing tour of Agra city which will cover the majestic Taj Mahal which is considered to be the most romantic buildings in the world and the Agra Fort from where the powerful Mughals used to rule. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is situated on the bank of the River Yamuna, from here you can witness the enchanting beauty of the Taj Mahal.
You will also get an opportunity to visit the tomb of Itmad-Ud-Daulah, the tomb is famous because it is a miniature version of the Taj Mahal. It is known as the draft of the Taj Mahal or the 'Baby Taj' in the local language.
Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Agra.
Today after having your baronial breakfast, you will leave for the Pink City of Jaipur. We will visit the architecturally wonderful city of Fatehpur Sikri which was built by Akbar in memory of Khwaja Salim Uddin Chishti on the way to Jaipur. This small city contains many architectural delights like the Buland Darwaza, Birbal Bhavan, Jodha Bai Palace, and the Jama masjid. The intricate artwork detailed on the stone in these historical monuments will leave you awe-stricken. Buland Darwaza is the highest gateway in the world and a perfect example of Mughal architecture. Jama Masjid is the 17th Century mosque and one of the most sought pilgrimage site.
After the exploration of the Fatehpur Sikri, you will continue your journey to Jaipur. Upon your arrival, you will have an assisted check-in at your hotel. The rest of the time is at your leisure. You can explore the nearby market of the hotel and soak in the vibrant aura of Jaipur.
After having breakfast, get ready for the sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Today you will visit the famous Amer fort, where you can enjoy an elephant ride till the entrance of the fort. The fort is an epitome of Rajputana style of architecture and after you take in the beauty of this splendid fort, we will proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaipur which covers the Jantar Mantar (ancient planet observatory built by the king himself) Nawab Sahab ki Haveli, the Hawa Mahal (belt for the royal ladies to see the royal processions and the city life of Jaipur) and then you will be taken to the local bazaars of Jaipur so that you can buy the souvenir for your loved ones.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Jaipur.
After having some sumptuous breakfast you will embark on a journey towards Goa by taking a flight from Jaipur Airport.
Upon your arrival in Goa, you will have an assisted transfer to your pre-booked hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. You can go to the beach and take a stroll. Spend the romantic evening with the love of your life at the beachside or take evening walks and savor local delicacies on the beachside with your loved ones. You can explore the local market of Goa or enjoy the nightlife here. Anjuna flea market is a famous night market in Goa from where you can buy some souvenirs for yourself and your loved ones.
Return to the hotel after the stroll. Overnight stay at the hotel in Goa.
On the 7th day of the tour, you will go for a half-day sightseeing tour of Old Goa.
Old Goa still has some Portuguese charm as Goa was once a famous Portuguese colony. The churches and cathedrals built by the Portuguese are still mesmerizing, we will visit the Se Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the oldest churches in Goa. Here you can catch a glimpse of the casket of St. Francis of Assissi.
Se Cathedral is one of the largest churches in Goa. It was built in 1510 and is renowned for the Golden Bell which is believed to be one of the best in the world.
Saint Francis of Assisi is a Roman Catholic Church that was built by the Portuguese. The intricate sculptures and artifacts of the church are famous.
The evening will be at your leisure to explore the nightlife of Goa.
Overnight stay will be at the hotel in Goa.
Today's day is booked for a full-day tour of the beaches of Goa. Allow the silky smooth sands of Goa and the sparkling water of this beautiful beach paradise weave its magic on you. You can visit Calangute Beach, Candolim Beach, Baga Beach, and Vagator Beach. There are plenty of water sports activities that you can do in Goa such as snorkeling, jet-skiing, surfing, parasailing, scuba diving, banana boat ride, and many more. Enjoy the majestic beauty of the beaches and you can savor the local delicacies on the beachside with your loved ones. Take a long walk or soak in the warmth of the sun. Enjoy your day at the beachside.
Overnight stay will be at a hotel in Goa.
Flea Market usually open in the evening therefore these sightseeing on the last day before Departure is not possible.
Post Breakfast you will proceed to Goa Airport for your onward destination.