Our Golden Triangle with Yoga in The Himalayas is carefully-crafted for memorable Indian experiences. Covering the Golden Triangle, the captivating cities of Delhi, Agra & Jaipur the tour covers the kaleidoscope that presents the Indian heritage and culture in its most colorful forms. In addition to the historic charms, the ancient holistic science of Yoga offers a spiritual pathway to the ultimate union of body, mind, and soul.
Golden Triangle with Yoga in the Himalayas begins with your arrival at the Delhi International Airport. At the airport, you will be received by a Trans India Holidays representative and will be escorted to the hotel and help you with the check-in formalities. Delhi, the capital city is a bustling metropolis with an ideal combination of the ancient and the contemporary era. New Delhi is a city created by the British, while the Old Delhi was the seat of the Mughal Empire from the 17th to 19th centuries. There are at least eight cities including Indraprastha, the first of recognized settlements, highlighted in the epic Mahabharata over 3000 years ago. Delhi has always been one of the major cities in the subcontinent. Check-in at the hotel, there are no plans for the day. Overnight stay in Delhi.
After breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for guided sightseeing of Old and New Delhi. This tour includes the following places: Red Fort: The 17th-century Mughal fortress is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The name is taken from a Hindi word Lal, which means red and Quila which means fort for the red sandstone used in its construction. The octet shape fort has a wall of about 2.4 kms and lies along the Yamuna River. Highlights of the fort are a Diwan-e-Am (Hall for public audience), a Rang Mahal (a water-cooled apartment of royal ladies) and a Pearl Mosque, which was constructed with white marble. Jama Masjid: One of the country’s major mosques, here hundreds and thousands of Muslims offer their prayers even today. Jama Masjid was constructed by Shah Jahan as an architectural extravaganza in 1658. The wonders of construction in Jama Masjid are seen in the long stretches of stairs and the hefty courtyard. Chandni Chowk (Silver Street): Chandni Chowk is well-known for its flamboyant streets with the famous shopping spots of Old Delhi. It also has the country’s best known extensive market for textiles, electronic goods, and watches. Chandni Chowk was designed by Jahanara Begum, Shah Jahan’s beloved daughter and was home to the well-to-do families of that time. The famous Parantha wale Gali, known for its mouth-watering paranthas is also positioned in Chandni Chowk. The famous gold market, Dariba Kalan is also situated here. Raj Ghat: An elementary square platform of black marble on the banks of Yamuna River, symbolizes the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated followed by his assassination in 1948. A dedicatory ritual takes place each Friday, in his memory. India Gate: India Gate is a free-standing, 42-meter high arch. Formerly called the All India War Memorial in the memory of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died in World War I. The names of the warriors are engraved all along the walls of the arch. The eternal flame honoring the Amar Jawan (Immortal Soldier) burns for the last four decades. Rashtrapati Bhavan (President’s House): Rashtrapati Bhavan is the authorized residence of the President of the country. It was designed by British Architect Edward Lutyens and was the official residence of the Viceroy when the British ruled India. Humayun’s Tomb: Nine years after the death of Humayun, Haji Begum (widow of Humayun) built this tomb in 1565-66 in his memory. The garden tomb is one of the world heritage sites inscribed by UNESCO and is said to be the motivation behind the 'wonder of the world' Taj Mahal. Qutub Minar: This outstanding building in the southern part of the capital was built by the Muslim King; Qutab–ud–din Aibak in 1199 A.D. The Minar (tower) is 72.5 meters tall and its base is a mosque. It is one of the UNESCO listed heritage sites in India. Overnight stay in Delhi.
You will be met by one of our representatives who will assist you with the check-out formalities. You will then start your trail to Agra, the next stop on your Golden Triangle tour package. The drive from Delhi to Agra will be via the new Expressway, one of India’s finest highways. Agra is situated on the bank of Yamuna River. It is the dwelling place to India’s famous monument, the Taj Mahal. Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th & 17th centuries. To date, it retains the splendor of its bygone days. On your arrival at the hotel in Agra, you will again be met by our representative and will be assisted with check-in formalities. Later in the afternoon, the tour guide will pick you up for the guided sightseeing trip of the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Taj Mahal: This white-marble mausoleum is one of the most beautiful structures in the world and is granted the title of one of the 'wonders of the world'. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is also known as the 'icon of eternal love'. Without a doubt, it is the most recognized and most visited landmark in India. The monument was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz Mahal and took over 22 years. Over 20,000 artisans labored hard day and night. Craftsperson and experts were brought from France and Italy, while the chief architect was from Iran. The visit to the Taj Mahal will long be remembered by you as the highlight of your Golden Triangle Tour. Agra Fort: The center of governance of the Mughal Empire, this historical monument is one of the world heritage sites in India. Emperor Akbar started the construction of this huge red sandstone Agra Fort on the bank of Yamuna River in 1565. It was mainly constructed for the soldiers until his grandson, Shah Jahan, added more opulent accommodations. There are several attractive buildings within its porches such as Samman Burj, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Moti Masjid, a white marble mosque, Diwan–e–Am, Diwan–e–Khas, Jahangir’s Palace, Khaas Mahal, and Sheesh Mahal. Overnight stay in Agra.
After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with check-out formalities. You will then start your trip to Jaipur, the Pink city, the next stop on your Golden Triangle tour, en route stopping at Fatehpur Sikri, for a guided tour of this historic town. Fatehpur Sikri: Another world heritage site in Agra, Fatehpur Sikri is the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar roughly 35 kms outside Agra. This city was built in the 16th century and was abandoned a few years later due to the paucity of water. The entire city is still intact, and the sight of this city is worth remembering. The Buland Darwaza, 54 m tall is the main entrance to this city. This gate was constructed in the honor of Akbar’s victory in Gujarat. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, head to Jaipur, the third destination that forms India’s Golden Triangle. Jaipur: It is the capital of Rajasthan, and is known as the “Pink City” because of the pink-tinted constructions in the old city. Recently the walled city of Jaipur has joined the elite list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is situated on a dry lake bed, bordered by barren hills vanquished by forts and broken walls. The city was found in 1727 by Maharaja Jai Singh II, who wanted to be in the good books of the then ruling Mughals. He positioned the city with rectangular blocks according to early Hindu architecture. It is a great city for shopping. On arrival at the Jaipur hotel, you will again be received by our representative and will then be assisted with check-in formalities. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After the morning meal, you will be picked up by the guide from the hotel and will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur and Amber. Sightseeing in Jaipur includes: Amber Fort: The Amber Fort is located 11 km away from Jaipur. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. The Fort is an excellent illustration of Rajput architecture, impressively situated on a hillside facing a lake, which reflects its walkways and walls. Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds): Constructed by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, the Hawa Mahal is one of Jaipur’s main landmarks, the front of the Mahal has pink windows and latticework screens. This Mahal was initially constructed for the ladies of the imperial household to watch the ordinary life and parades of the city. City Palace: The City Palace is still the dwelling of the former royalty H.H Bhawani Singh Ji of Jaipur. This palace museum has an extensive collection of art, carpets and old weapons. Jantar Mantar (Observatory): It was built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728. Jantar Mantar appears to be an inquisitive collection of sculptures but in fact, each construction has a detailed purpose such as measuring the positions of stars, altitudes, and azimuths and calculating eclipses. The most striking instrument is the sundial which is the 27-meter tall gnomon. The shadow this casts moves up to 4 meters an hour. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Delhi. On arrival check-in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Have breakfast at the hotel. Start your journey towards the Himalayas. You’ll be driving from Delhi to Rishikesh. Rishikesh is snuggled in the Shivalik range of the Himalayas along the River Ganges. Home to saints, sages and scholars, the town is known as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ as it is said that yoga had originated here. Ashrams in Rishikesh are globally renowned for yoga courses, meditation, and religious discourses. Arrive in Rishikesh and check into the hotel. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Experience holistic rejuvenation in Rishikesh. At Dewa Retreat there are options to indulge in: Experience the art of Yoga under the guidance of Yoga Gurus (Experts) of the Himalayas. Yoga is a daily activity at the retreat. Calm yourself from the inside with the magical benefits of meditation. Ayurveda & Panchkarma are ancient holistic sciences of health and wellness. Each spa activity helps relieve stress and treat illnesses like pain, irregular metabolism, chronic conditions, etc. and make you feel rejuvenated. Post breakfast at the hotel, leave for sightseeing. In Rishikesh, awe at the beauty of Lakshman Jhula, a suspension bridge across the River Ganges, and Ram Jhula, another larger suspension bridge lower to the prior bridge. Pay a visit to the Parmarth Niketan Ashram to experience ashram living. Bharat Mata Temple is a holy shrine dedicated to the country, worshipped as a motherly Goddess. Later, visit Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar to witness the Ganga Aarti ceremony. The River Ganges -worshipping ceremony is very similar to Ganga Aarti in Varanasi. Prayer lamps are lit at dusk to worship the holy river. Attend the spectacular ceremony. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
The day is at your leisure. Enjoy the amenities at the retreat and the holy ambiance of the town. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by our representative and will be assisted with the check-out formalities. You will then start your drive to Delhi's International Airport in time for your flight.
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