Golden Triangle Tour with Haridwar

Duration: 8 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi


This unique Golden Triangle Tour with Haridwar includes a visit to three famous cities of India i.e. Delhi, Agra & Jaipur along with Haridwar - A Temple Town. Haridwar is regarded as one of the seven holiest places in Hindu religion.

Experience the history of colossal forts, the magnificence and splendour of Rajasthan's palaces, the symbol of Love – Taj Mahal along with the fascinating pageantry inside the country’s famous temples in Haridwar & Rishikesh.

Trip Highlights
    • yes A Royal Elephant Ride at Amber Fort Jaipur,
    • yes Famous World Heritage Sites, Fatehpur Sikri,
    • yes One of the seven wonders of the world - Taj Mahal,
    • yes Horse Carriage & Battery Van Ride in Agra,
    • yes Visit Lakshman Jhula, Laxman Temple, Sacha Akhileswar Temple, and 13 story temples, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram and Geeta Bhavan,
    • yes Evening Aarti ceremony at Har Ki Pauri – Haridwar,
Itinerary Details
Day - 1     Arrival in Delhi, India

Distant India Journeys representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land.  A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.

Overnight will be at Delhi.

Day - 2     Delhi – Jaipur by surface 280km/6hrs

After breakfast proceed for a half day sightseeing of Delhi.

A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the drive past to Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Mughal Empire.

A sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President’s Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave.

Later drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel and relax.

Overnight will be in Jaipur.

Day - 3     Jaipur

Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace.  Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I.  Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.

Continue sightseeing.

City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city.  It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

Jantar Mantar - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country.  This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

Hawa Mahal- The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur.  It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.

In the evening visit a textile block printing factory and the gems cutting and polishing centre.

Overnight will be in Jaipur.

Day - 4     Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri

Drive to Fatehpur Sikri after breakfast. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its  "ruins" are in pristine condition...  it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.

Continue drive to Agra and reach by late afternoon. 

Upon arrival proceed for the local bazaar in Agra.

Overnight will be at hotel.

Day - 5     Agra

Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}.

Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously.  A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine.


Taj Mahal: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.   

Proceed for visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmadullah’s Tomb with English speaking guide.

Return to hotel and relax in the evening.

Overnight will be in Agra.

Day - 6     Agra – Delhi – Rishikesh by surface 450km/9hrs

After breakfast, drive to Rishikesh via Delhi. It’s a long journey so one can take a break for lunch in Delhi.

On arrival in Rishikesh, check in at the hotel and relax. Later in the evening, enjoy the AARTI at nearest Ghat.

Overnight will be at the Hotel.

Day - 7     Rishikesh – Haridwar – Rishikesh

In the morning, after breakfast we leave for a full day of sightseeing in the town.

We visit Lakshman Jhula, Laxman Temple, Sacha Akhileswar Temple, and 13 story temples, Ram Jhula, Swarg Ashram and Geeta Bhavan.

In the afternoon, we will take you to Haridwar and visit Har Ki Pauri.

Also visit some of the important temples at Haridwar. Later continue drive back to Rishikesh.

In the evening participate in Ganga Ceremony (Ganga Aarti) at nearest Ghat.

Overnight will be at the Hotel.

Day - 8     Rishikesh – Delhi (230km/6hrs) – Depart

After breakfast drive back to Delhi to board your flight back home...


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