Dehli, the nation’s capital, is “connected” to the cities of Agra and Jaipur in what is called India’s Golden Triangle. The tourist’s circuit got its name because of the triangular shape formed by the locations of New Dehli, Agra and Rajasthan on a map.This journey through some of India’s most popular destinations – Dehli, Agra and Jaipur - will give you a feel of the real India, a glimpse into its royal and cultural heritage, a taste of grandiose Rajputana and Mughal royalty as well as of the British legacy.The tour extends to parts of the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Crossed by the Himalaya, Uttarakhand is a place of myth and mountains, covered with sky-reaching peaks, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Called Dev Bhoomi - the Land of Gods – it is well known for its numerous Hindu pilgrimage sites. High altitude winding roads and hiking trails lead to these sites, the birthplace of many tales from Hindu epics. Some popular holiday towns such as Dehradun, Mussoorie, Nainital or Ranikhet were hill stations and education centres for British children during the British Raj. The Beatles visit in 1968 brought fame to the town of Rishikesh, which is now a prime destination for yoga practitioners and spiritual seekers from all over the world. The River Ganges worship ceremony, the Ganga Aarti, is Rishikesh most important spiritual gathering. Jim Corbett National Park’s forests shelter an abundant wildlife, among which the protected Bengal tigers.
Dehli modern metro will transport you on a journey through time, from old Dehli where you’ll see men hauling sacks full of fragrant spices on their back while others weigh gold on dusty scales, to the present-day New Dehli, ideal for enjoying high tea in a setting of colonial-era buildings, such as the buildings of Parliament. From there, you can hop to the futuristic sky scrapers of Gurgaon, a satellite city that will satisfy your urge for shopping, with the glitz and glamour of its shopping centres.Dehli is also one the world’s most polluted cities. Yet amidst the frantic hustle and bustle of a metropolis more populated than Australia, you will glimpse moments of pure magic ;*temple marigolds threaded by old men, a boy perched on a rooftop to fly his kite while Sufi devotional songs vibrate in the air.* So, do not overlook this throbbing and astounding city which has so much to offer, where vestiges of the past will surprise you at almost every street corner.
"Taj Mahal - a teardrop on the cheek of time"- Rabindranath Tagore
Agra’s many Mughal era buildings, among which the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikra, make it a favourite tourist destination.The timeless essence of the Taj Mahal shrouds it in an aura of magic. The Muslim Emperor Shah Jahan, of the Mughal dynasty, had it built in memory of Mumtaz Mahal, his favourite wife, who died in childbirth after giving him fourteen children. The Taj Mahal was to be a gift to this most beloved wife and a lasting monument to his love.
Ever since the Beatles rocked up at the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late '60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers. Today it styles itself as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’, with masses of ashrams and all kinds of yoga and meditation classes.
Most of this action is north of the main town, where the exquisite setting on the fast-flowing Ganges, surrounded by forested hills, is conducive to meditation and mind expansion. In the evening, an almost supernatural breeze blows down the valley, setting temple bells ringing as sadhus ('holy' men), pilgrims and tourists prepare for the nightly ganga aarti (river worship ceremony).
You can learn to play the sitar or tabla; try Hasya yoga (laughter therapy), practise meditation or take a punt on crystal healing.
Tranfer to Jim Corbett National Park.
Morning jungle Safari for tiger sighting.
Evening jungle Safari.
Transfer to Delhi.
Shopping in Delhi.
Fly to your country.
In the beautiful area of Lutyen’s Dehli, amidst a blend of old colonial charm and modern amenities, you will find one of New Dehli’s most iconic hotels. Built in 1952, the Claridges offers style and elegance combined with luxury and contemporary comfort only minutes away from the bustling city centre. Years ago, the lush green lawns used to be Prime Minister Nehru favourite spot for an evening tea.
Relax / read / swim.
One of the few hotels in Agra, the Double Tree by Hilton is situated in the heart of the city centre and offers views of the Taj Mahal, only two kilometres away.
Whether your room overlooks the garden, the pool or the city, you will enjoy magnificent views of the Taj Mahal. An upgrade to a suite will give you additional space that include a separate bedroom, a living room and a dining area. The hotel location allows easy and convenient access to Agra’s popular tourist attractions such as the Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb and Sadar Bazaar.
The hotel has four stylish restaurants allowing you to savour fine cuisine from around the world as well as traditional Indian specialties. In the evening what better way to relax than sipping a refreshing drink in the poolside lounge.
Relax / read / swim.
In the centre of Jaipur pink city, Alsisar Haveli – the heritage hotel is a delightful combination of monarchical architecture, refined hospitality and stately ambiance. Remaining faithful to its pristine original architecture and interior design, the hotel has been tastefully renovated with special care to preserve its high level of excellence, comfort and flair.
Bed & breakfast.
Private bathing ghat Yoga and Meditation Astrologer consultation Aarti.
Bed & breakfast.
In the heart of Jim Corbett National Park, cosily nestled in the soft shade of a wooded area, the River View Retreat resort provides comfort and luxury in communion with nature. You’ll enjoy the view of the outdoors abundant with wildlife from you hotel, while the River Kosi gently flows by. To make your stay perfect, the resort holds frequent bonfires, which will add a magical touch to your evenings.