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Golden Triangle with Yoga & Meditation

Duration : 12 nights/ 13 Days, Region : North India

Tour code : MAX/GT/HAR/218

from $625*

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Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival meet our company’s representative and get check into your pre booked hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi hotel.
Included meals: no meal included
Included entrances: no tour activity today

Day 02: Delhi sightseeing

Today morning after breakfast meet your guide at hotel lobby, who will take you for splendid guided sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Laxmi Narayan Temple – the great sacred place of worship for Hindu devotees, India Gate - The monument of martyrs of World War -I, Parliament House - The Indian Government command center, Qutub Minaret- built in 1193 AD is tallest brick minaret in India, Humayun’s Tomb – built in 1562 AD gave an architectural inspiration in construction of Taj Mahal. In the afternoon take city sightseeing of Old Delhi visiting Jama Masjid - The largest mosque in India, Red Fort - The red stone magic, Gandhi memorial - The chronicle of father of the nation. In the evening you have an option of enjoying the sound & light show in the Red Fort, Overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb & Qutub Minar

Day 03: Delhi - Haridwar (express train) & Haridwar - Rishikesh (25 kms / 30 min drive)

Today early morning, check out from the Delhi’s hotel and get transfer to Delhi railway station to board the super fast Shatabdi Express train to Haridwar. On arrival at Haridwar railway station our representative will be there to assist you till your pre booked hotel in Rishikesh, also known as Yoga & Meditation capital of the world. In the afternoon enjoy city tour of Rishikesh visit Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Muni Ki Reti – Chief bathing Ghat in Rishikesh followed by grand viewing of Ashrams, some of which are worldwide renowned as centre of theoretical studies for Yoga and Meditation. Evening attend the Aarti procession on the bank of Ganges.

Some famous Meditation Ashrams of Rishikesh are, Shivanand Ashram, Omkarananda Patanjali Ashram and Parmarth Niketan Ashram. Overnight at the hotel in Rishikesh
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Aashrams and Temples

Day 04 - Day 08: Rishikesh

Rishikesh – Full day at Ashram for Meditation & Yoga classes Full day at Ashram for Meditation & Yoga classes
Day routine of Ashram
05.30 A.M. to 06.30 A.M. Meditation classes
07.00 A.M. to 08.00 A.M. Yoga class
08.15 A.M. Breakfast
12.00 Noon. Lunch
15.00 P.M. to 15.45 P.M. Lecture
16.00 P.M. Tea
16.30 P.M. to 19.00 P.M. Yoga & Meditation Classes
19.30 P.M. Dinner
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included entrances: Yoga sessions

Day 09: Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi (express train)

Today Morning take a breakfast and checkout from the hotel, we will drive to Haridwar, upon arrival take temple tour of the religious city. Haridwar is first city where holy river Ganges enters the great Indian plains after flowing from Himalayas, Visit Chandi Devi & Mansa Devi Temple by cable car. In the evening board super fast Shatabdi train to Delhi. Overnight stay at the hotel in Delhi
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Mansa Devi temple ropeway ride, Train ticket

Day 10: Delhi - Agra

Morning, drive to Agra – city of one of the Seven Wonders of the World Taj Mahal. Enroute to Agra visit Sikandra Tomb, mausoleum of Greatest Mughal Emperor Akbar, the Tomb was constructed between 1542 – 1605 AD.

Upon arrival Agra check into the hotel reserved for your overnight stay. After freshen up meet your guide at the hotel and proceed for memorable sightseeing tour of Agra, start the tour with visit to Taj Mahal – The grandest structure devoted to Love. It is said the Taj Mahal was constructed by Shah Jahan to keep his last promise to his beloved wife Queen Mumtaz Mahal, that he will built the most beautiful monument in the world in her memory. The construction of white marble Tomb started in 1631 AD and took 22 years to get completed with workforce of 22,000 labours. Enjoy a Tonga ride to vsit Taj Mahal.

Later in day visit Agra Fort – Centre of Mughal rule in India. This world Heritage site was constructed between 1565 – 1573 AD. Your Agra tour ends with visit to Itmad-ud-Dalulah Tomb crowned as the most beautiful monument in India, the Tomb is also known as Baby Taj and was constructed between 1622 – 1628 AD by Noor Jahan wife of Mughal Emperor Jahagir in memory of her father.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Sikandra fort, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb

Day 11: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Abhaneri - Jaipur

Today morning after breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant we will take a drive to The Pink city Jaipur, en-route visiting the deserted city Fatehpur Sikri once the capital of Mughal Empire. But due to scarcity of water the place was abandoned, places to visit at Fatehpur Sikri are Buland Darwaja, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Hall of Public Audiences, Hall of private audiences.

After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, continue drive to Abhaneri village which is situated about 90 kms before Jaipur. Abhaneri is a less popular place. It has one of the oldest and largest step well named Chand Baoli. Visit Chand Baoli and temple before continuing your drive to Jaipur.

Arrive Jaipur in the evening and relax at Hotel. In the evening we have arranged a special theme dinner to introduce you with Rajasthan culture, enjoy dinner with live folk dance and puppet show program.

Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Included meals: Breakfast , Theme Dinner
Included entrances: Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri stepwell

Day 12: Jaipur sightseeing tour

Morning after breakfast, we will proceed for an excursion to Amber Fort, 11 Kms from Jaipur. Amber was centre of ruling for ancient Kachwaha Kingdom later they shifted their capital to Jaipur. The royal Elephant ride takes you to vibrant entrance of the fortified Amber fort, enjoy guided tour of Amber fort, famous for its unique blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architectural style. Afternoon enjoy fascinating city tour of pink city Jaipur visiting Palace of Winds -this five stories pink sandstone palace was constructed in 1799 AD by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to allow the royal ladies to observe the daily life of Jaipur from 953 small windows on front side of the palace, followed by visit to Observatory an amazing collection of traditional astronomical instruments, end your Jaipur tour with visit to city Palace, it houses rich collection of miniature paintings, rare manuscripts, royal wardrobe, and artilleries, Evening at leisure free to visit the local market. Jaipur is very famous for designer Jewellery and handicraft,

Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Amer Fort, Observatory, City Palace

Day 13: Jaipur – Delhi - Departure

Today morning after breakfast spend leisurely time in your hotel. Explore the city on your own or enjoy the hotel services. Later departure to Delhi airport from where you will board your flight back to home.
Included meals: Breakfast
Map Rishikesh

Trip introduction

Wonderful Taj Mahal India Taj Mahal is also called the "monument of love". Every stone speaks the language of love which will remain an immortal for centuries. In a weeks time one can carry the memories of a lifetime. This tour takes you to some of the fascinating destinations of India like Delhi which is the capital of India and rich in heritage buildings, Agra of course for Taj Mahal , Jaipur where the monuments speaks about the courage and vigour of the Rajput Kings. At Ranthambore you can meet the king of Jungle, Tiger and his subjects.

Brief itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive Delhi
Day 02 :Old and New Delhi combined tour
Day 03 :Train trip to Rishikesh ex Haridwar
Day 04 :Yoga session at Ashram
Day 05 :Yoga session at Ashram
Day 06 :Yoga session at Ashram
Day 07 :Yoga session at Ashram
Day 08 :Yoga session at Ashram
Day 09 :Travel by train to Delhi ex Haridwar
Day 10 :Drive to Agra. Sightseeing in Agra
Day 11 :Visit Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri stepwell
Day 12 :Elephant ride and sightseeing tour of Jaipur
Day 13 :Fly to home from Delhi airport

Trip Highlights

  • Most famous Golden Triangle tour of India
  • Combined tour of Old and New Delhi
  • Explore historic markets of Chandni Chowk
  • Experience the best of Yoga at Rishikesh
  • Visit world’s finest monument Taj Mahal
  • Enjoy a tonga ride to visit Taj Mahal
  • Sacred twin cities of Haridwar & Rishikesh
  • Most experienced tour guides for sightseeing
  • Private car with experienced and trained tourist driver
  • Taste mouth watering Indian cuisine at a city restaurant
  • Enjoy Rajasthani folk dances at Jaipur

Destinations and distance:

total distance covered 1276 kms approx

  • Delhi
  • 250 km (Train)
  • Haridwar
  • 25 km / 30 min
  • Rishikesh
  • 25 km / 30 min
  • Haridwar
  • 250 km (Train)
  • Delhi
  • 204 km / 4 hrs
  • Agra
  • 34 km / 45 min
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • 126 km / 2 hrs
  • Abhaneri
  • 92 km / 1.5 hrs
  • Jaipur
  • 270 km / 5 hrs
  • Delhi

What's included

Accommodation

  • 04 nights in handpicked modern hotels
  • 02 nights in a heritage hotel
  • 06 nights in ashram

Transport

  • Air conditioned private vehicle
  • Traditional boat
  • Cycle Rickshaw
  • Elephant
  • Train / Rail
  • Tonga / horse cart

Meals

  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 08 Lunches
  • 09 Dinners

Guides

  • Escorted airport and railway station transfers
  • Expert and qualified tour guides in each city

Others

  • 01 Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk in Delhi
  • 01 Decorated elephant ride at Jaipur
  • 01 Tonga ride at Agra
  • Traditional aarti at Haridwar
  • Yoga and meditation sessions while staying at Aashram in Rishikesh
  • Train journeys as per AC chair car
  • Visit to step wells at Abhaneri
  • Monument & museum entry tickets for places listed in the tour
  • Portage at airports, railway stations and hotels

Not included

International or domestic flights tickets and airport taxes
Travel Insurance
Visa
Tips at hotels, restaurants, stations, monuments etc.
Pre and post tour accommodation or transport services
Meals other than specified
Camera fee at monuments or museums
Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone calls, mini fridge/bar in room etc.
Single room cost
Other item which is not specified in the above list of inclusions

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