Golden Triangle & Yoga

Golden Triangle & Yoga

Recommended Duration of Stay : 09 Nights / 10 Days
Routing to Follow : Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh – Delhi -  Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Mathura Vrindavan – Delhi

Recommended Extensions

  • Shivpuri camping sites for rafting and adventure sports
  • Trip to Kedarnath and Badrinath

Day wise Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival, you will be received by RAJ Travel Consultant’s representative and transfer to the hotel. After assistance on the check in formalities, you will be free to relax in hotel or explore the city on own. Delhi – the capital city of INDIA successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.

Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.

Day 02: Delhi
After breakfast, you will be taken to the guided tour of DELHI – covering both the Old Delhi and New Delhi. In Old Delhi visit the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort, built in the year 1648 by Shah Jehan.

In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31 January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, memorial built in the year 1931 to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of the soldiers who died in these wars are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, built in the year 1931. Until 1950 it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India. We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar, built in the year 1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Golden Triangle & Yoga

Day 03: Delhi - Haridwar  - Rishikesh (220 km - 5 hr)
After breakfast, you will be driven to Rishikesh, enroute visiting the Holy city of Ganges – Haridwar. located at the foothills of the lower Himalayan Range of the Shivalik Mountains. Haridwar lliterally meaning Gateway to God, one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Take a dip at the Ganges bank at the Har ki Pauri.

Upon arrival in Rishikesh, reach to the hotel or the state-of-the-art ashram. Rishikesh is located in the laps of lower Himalayas, & is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. It is claimed as Yoga Capital of the World, as it holds in itself various world famous strategic Yoga and Meditation Schools and ashrams. Rishikesh is also the gateway & the start-off point for journeys to important religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri.

Must to watch the Aarti ceremony at banks of river Ganges.

Day 04: Rishikesh
Early Morning attend the Yoga Session at hotel / ashram. Later you can enjoy the sightseeing of Laxman Jhula, suspension Iron Bridge Lakshman Jhula was built in 1929. This is where Rama's brother Lakshman is said to have crossed the river on jute ropes. Ram Jhula, another suspended bridge close to Lakshman Jhula is the Ram Jhula- This suspended bridge was recently built between Shivanand & Sawarg Ashram. It is similar to the Lakshman Jhula. It is also known as Shivanand Jhula.

Later we visit Geeta Bhavan, famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the Lakshman Jhula.

Evening again attend the Yoga Session at hotel / ashram. Overnight stay at the ashram / hotel.

Day 05: Rishikesh – Delhi (by road 220 kMs. / 05 hours)
Early Morning attend the Yoga Session at hotel / ashram. Later after breakfast you will be driven back to Delhi – upon arrival at Delhi, reach to the hotel. Check in and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 06:Delhi - Jaipur (by road 260 kms - 6 hrs)
Today after breakfast, you will be driven to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.

Upon arrival, reach to the hotel. Check in and relax. Evening optional visit the Chowki Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later drive back to hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Golden Triangle & Yoga

Day 07: Jaipur
After breakfast, you will be taken to the Amber Fort which is 11kms from Jaipur and this the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. Enjoy the Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.

On return, enjoy the guided sightseeing tour of JAIPUR covering the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down unseen by the world through its 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows). Also, visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar, the Solar Observatory, an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. \Overnight stay the hotel.

Day 08: Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (by road 260 km - 6 hr)
After breakfast, check out and drive to Agra, en route visiting the Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water.

Further continue the drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, three of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Upon arrival to Agra, checkin to the hotel. Relax and overnight at the hotel.

Day 09 : Agra - Delhi Via Mathura (by road 220 km - 5 hr)
After breakfast, you will be taken to the guided tour of Agra, prominently visiting the Taj Mahal,(Closed on Friday) symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Also, visit the Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613.

Further, after check out, you will be driven to Delhi, enroute visiting Mathura and Vrindavan

Mathura, the history and culture of this holy town revolves around the legends of Lord Krishna. It's very colourful and Jubilent celebration of festivals like Holi, Teej & Janmashtmi. Visit Dwarkadeesh Temple,Kans Quila, Sri Krishna Bhumi.

(12 kms by Road) Then Proceed to Vrindavan, this town is woven with tales & folklore of Lord Krishna's pranks as a child and with tales of Queen Mira Baiwho sacrificed all worldly gains in her devotion to Lord Krishna. Visit Govinddev Temple, Rangaji Temple, Gopinath Temple, Radha Ballabh Temple are just few of them.

Upon arrival in Delhi, reach to the hotel. Check in and relax.

Later in time drive to Delhi and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Delhi – Departure (by Flight )
Today on time transfer to Delhi airport to board the flight to onward journey.

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