Luxury Golden Triangle | India
7D5N Luxury Golden Triangle with Trident Hotels from SGD $1,765 per person inclusive of return airfare between Singapore & Delhi on Singapore Airlines.
This summer, Trident Hotels offers an idyllic setting to explore, relax and take home a memorable holiday.
Arrive Delhi, meet/greet by your guide and driver, and transfer to Maiden Hotel.
Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast visit Qutub Minar and Lotus Temple.
Qutub Minar, built in 1199 by Qutub-ud-Din, is one of the most visited tourist spots of Delhi. Iltutmish, the sultan's successor and son-in-law, completed it. The purpose of building this beautiful monument is not very clear as some believe that it was built as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India, while others say it served as a minaret to the adjoining mosque, and was used by the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer. The minaret is 72.5 metres high and one has to climb 379 steps to get to the top. The diameter of the base is 14.3 metres while the top floor measures 2.7 metres in diameter.
Visit the Lotus Temple, surrounded by a landscaped garden and is a symbol of peace. This is the Asian headquarters of the Bahai faith, and a circular temple that is open to all.
In the afternoon, we drive to Agra. In the 16th and 17th century, Agra was the capital of India. Most of its monuments and forts are constructed in that era.
On arrival transfer to Trident Hotel Agra.
Overnight in Agra.
Early morning visit Taj Mahal, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. The beautiful white marble architecture was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died during the birth of their 14th child.
Visit Agra Fort, the crescent-shaped fort was commissioned and construction with deep moats surrounding the outer 2.4 km wall facing the river and provide good views of Taj Mahal. The fort was built by Great Emperor Akbar in 1565 A.D. On completion visit shops with craftsman working on marble inlay and carpet weaving.
After lunch, drive to Jaipur (237km, approx 5 hours drive) en route visiting the world heritage monument of Fatehpur Sikri (the City of Victory), built during the second half of the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri was the capital of the Mughal Empire for 10 years.
Drive on to Jaipur, and check in Trident Hotel Jaipur for 02 nights.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Drive to Hawa Mahal for a photo stop, and then drive to Amber Fort. Ride on an elephant to the entrance gate of the classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort Palace. The rugged, time-ravaged walls of the Fort may not look beautiful from the outside, but the interiors are a virtual paradise. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster. Visit Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory and famed Sheesh Mahal - a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, specially imported from Belgium.
Visit semi precious stone cutting and Rajasthani handicraft center.
After lunch, we start city tour visiting Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, of which part of it converted into a museum; a small part of the Palace is still used by the royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. The royal families of Jaipur once used most of these weapons. Just outside the Palace we visit Jantar Mantar - the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. This observatory has 17 large instruments and most are still in working condition.
Just outside the Palace we visit Jantar Mantar - the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. This observatory has 17 large instruments and most are still in working condition.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Early morning, 07.30 hours, drive to Delhi.
On arrival and after lunch, check in at the Maidens Hotel Delhi.
Visit Akshardham Temple. Swaminarayan Akshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India’s ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India’s glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind.
Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, drive around Delhi to have a feel and understanding of Indian ancient and contemporary history by viewing some of the most important buildings and roads in New as well as in Old Delhi.
We first drive around the India’s major administration and legislature assembly house known as Sansal Bhawan (Parliament House), Presidential House, the North and South Blocks where all the important Ministries of India are located, and finally around the India Gate.
We spend some time shopping at Connaught Place.
After dinner, transfer to airport to check-in for your departure flight for Singapore.
Arrive in Singapore at 07.20 hours.
|Price per person in SGD dollars|
7D5N Luxury Golden Triangle ~ Agra, Jaipur & Delhi
|Valid from Apr 01 - Sep 30, 2015|
|02 Persons||03-05 Pax||06-12 Pax||S. Supp.|
|Tour prices above do not include airport taxes & fuel surcharge of approx. SGD $400± per person, and must be paid to Eco Adventures at the time of ticket issuance. Please note that all airport and related taxes are subject to change by Singapore Airlines until the air tickets are issued.|
- Return international airfare on Singapore Airlines 'Q' Class: SIN/DEL/SIN
- All airport transfers and transportation as per itinerary
- 02 nights in Heritage Room in Maidens Hotel in Delhi with breakfast on Days 01 & 05
- 01 night in Garden View Room in Trident Hotel Agra with breakfast Day 02
- 02 nights in Garden View Room in Trident Hotel Jaipur with daily breakfast on Days 03 & 04
- Meals in hotels and local restaurants as indicated in the itinerary
- Guided sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary
- Monument entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Agra - Taj Mahal and Agra Fort
- Fatehpur Sikri
- Jaipur - City Palace, Observatory, Amber Fort and elephant ride
- Delhi - Qutub Minar & Akshardham Temple
- Indian Visa, and Visa application fee
- All relevant airport taxes (currently SGD $420± per person, and subject to change by Singapore Airlines with little or no notice)
- Travel insurance covering trip curtailment, missed flights, lost baggage, medical evacuation, etc. (strongly recommended)
- Other meals, and all drinks at meal times
- Personal expenditure like phone calls, laundry, etc.
- Tips & gratuities for guide and driver