Golden Triangle is the most popular and visited circuit of India that includes cities of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur located roughly at 250 kms from each other and forming a triangle on Indian map with respect to its locations. The circuit is well connected by road, buses and trains with fast trains like Shatabdi Express. The New Express Highway between Delhi and Agra have shortened the travel time to 2-3 hours only.
Most of the foreign tourists likes to land into Delhi, spend couple of days here, explore the city and then travel southwards towards the land of Taj and then west to the Pink city of India – Jaipur.
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Day To Day Tour Schedule
11N12D- Golden Triangle With North East
Day 1: Delhi Arrival, overnight at Delhi
Upon your arrival in Delhi, your driver will greet you at Delhi International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and Rest of the day is at your leisure and rest. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi City Tour
After breakfast, proceed at 0900 hrs for a full day tour in Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid- one of the largest mosque in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate the city, Red Fort- the largest monument in Delhi that was the residence of Mughal emperor of India for 200 years, Raj Ghat- a memorial built to commemorate the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, Qutub Minar- UNESCO World Heritage-listed tallest minaret, Humayun Tomb- another UNESCO World Heritage site, Lotus temple- Bahai house of worship, famous for it flowerlike shape, drive past Embassy, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo at India Gate and Rastrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Connaught Place and Delhi main shopping area. Be back for overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Delhi to Agra (216 kms/ 3.5 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Agra by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at Sikandra for a quick Photo Shoot. Later check in to the hotel. Then proceed for a half day city tour to Agra Fort- built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna River. Later proceed to Taj Mahal for the most beautiful sunset view of “The Taj”. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays) Post tour, spend some time shopping around the world’s best marble products and jewelry. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 4: Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (240 kms/ 5 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur – the pink city by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at UNESCO World Heritage red sandstone complex of Fatehpur Sikri built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar and abandoned 15 years later due to water scarcity. Visit Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-aam,diwan-e-khas. Then continue to Jaipur. On arrival check-in at hotel, dinner at Chaukhi Dhani – the traditional ethnic village resort of Jaipur (entry tickets on your own). Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur City Tour
After breakfast proceed to cover city attraction covering Amber Fort. Enjoy Feel like a maharaja from the past as you ride up to Amber Fort on an elephant outfitted with traditional Indian draperies. Later visit Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 6: Jaipur to Delhi (248 Kms/ 5 Hrs)
After breakfast, check out from your hotel and drive to New Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring around or engaging in some quick shopping.
Day 7 : Delhi – Bagdogra(by air); Bagdogra – Darjeeling (90kms/ 3hrs)
After breakfast, transfers to Delhi Airport to board your flight to Bagdogra. Upon arrival at Bagdogra, transfers to the Glen Burn tea Estate- a heavenly little plantation retreat that lies on a hillock above the banks of the River Rungeet, high in the Himalayas, overlooked by the mighty Kanchenjunga mountain range in Darjeeling. Overnight stay at Glenburn Tea Estate.
Day 8 and 9 : Glenburn Tea Estate
Next morning after breakfast, take a leisurely walk through the tea fields. Enjoy tea tasting on the terraced tea gardens of Glenburn Tea Estate. Take a tour of the tea factory and watch freshly plucked tea leaves processed into tea. Enjoy lunch on the banks of river Rung Dung. Overnight stay at the Glenburn Tea Estate. Overnight stay at Glenburn Tea Estate.
Day 10 : Glenburn Tea Estate – Darjeeling
After breakfast, transfers to Darjeeling. Upon arrival check-in to your Hotel. After some relaxation, proceed to visit the popular places around the city like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, PNZ Zoological Park (closed on Thursday) Tenzing Rock, Tibetan Refuge Centre (closed on Sunday), Tea Garden (outer view) and Tiger Hill if time permits. In the evening stroll around the local market of the town. Overnight stay at hotel in Darjeeling.
Day 11 : Darjeeling – Bagdogra(ABOUT 90 KMS / 3 HRS)
After breakfast transfer to IXB Airport for return flight to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi, transfers to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at Delhi.
Day 12 : Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, checkout from the Hotel and then you will be dropped at Delhi Airport for your onward journey.