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Around Delhi - 3 Days Itinerary
Experience the enigma of the city of Delhi, which encapsulates the old and the new. Explore the enticing sights of the old which evoke the ancient past and enjoy the thrills of the new.
We do not think that the complete New Delhi experience can be had in 3 days, but we have done our best to give you the experience in a capsule. So be ready to devour the city and its surroundings in 3 days.
No trip to Delhi is complete without the Taj Mahal at Agra(about 4 hours from Delhi). We have also included the rustic Jaipur in what is often called the ‘Golden Triangle Trip’. So here goes... Delhi, Agra and Jaipur in three hectic days.
Tour Delhi – the city (See an iterinary for Delhi in 24 hours)
Take a tour around Delhi and its myriad attractions. Visit the various monuments, forts and memorials. Break for lunch at Chandni Chowk for a taste of the authentic cuisine. Chandni Chowk is famous for its eateries as well. One such is the Paranthe Wali Gali a famous gourmet locality well-known for its Indian breads or paranthas.
Some of the cooks in these eateries are descendants of the cooks of the emperors of the bygone eras.
Continue with the visits and complete the day with a late night entertainment at one of the recommended places. Maybe a Bollywood movie, a concert, or the disco? Pick your choice from the various options available.
On the morning of day two, visit the Taj Mahal in Agra. A truly amazing sight and a must see. Agra is about 205 kms from the city and the drive will take about 4 -5 hours. The Taj Mahal as one of the seven wonders is an attraction not to be missed. Its amazing; its breathtaking; it leaves you very sentimental; brings tears into your eyes; we’ll let you fill in the adjectives by yourselves.
The next stop after the Taj Mahal is Fatehpur Sikri just outside Agra, which was established by the great Mughal emperor Akbar. This is yet another one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture. Don’t miss the tomb of Salim Chishti in white marble among the rest of the buildings in red sandstone.
Leave for Jaipur the same day. Stay overnight at Jaipur
Note: Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
You’ve experienced the city, you got a slice of the history and architecture at Agra. Now its time for some rustic experiences.
Jaipur is a favoured tourist destination, with its magnificent mahals and bustling bazaars. The attractions range from architectural splendours like the Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amer Fort and observatory – Jantar Mantar, (similar to the one in Delhi but on a grander scale), to adventurous rides on elephants and camels and a whole lot more.
Jaipur visited, get back to Delhi in time for dinner of a sumptuous spread in a wide range of cuisine. Check out the many restaurants that are popular and offer a variety of spreads that is sure to tantalize your taste buds.
You have visited seen and experienced quite a bit of Delhi and its neighbouring destinations, but that was just a slice. There is still so much history and culture left to see. Perhaps on another trip!
Distance
Delhi to Agra is 204 kms
Jaipur to New Delhi is 259 Kms
Agra to Jaipur is 220 kilometers
Sightseeing Spots
'Hawa Mahal', or Palace of the Wind, is a landmark of Jaipur. Made of red and pink sand stone, the monument with a spectacular view of Jaipur city, was originally conceived with the aim of enabling ladies of the royal household, to watch the world from within the Mahal.
The palace encloses a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens, several palatial structures, and museums. Each section of the Palace has its distinct feature. The imposing gateways, scalloped arches, and columns are marvels of Rajput architecture.
Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, modelled after the one built in Delhi but on a grander scale. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemeredes.
It is a blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The reflection of the Fort in the lake, is a remarkable sight. Amer Fort houses the famous Sheesh Mahal - a beautiful hall of mirrors that are so artistically set, that the tiniest ray of light reflected in the mirrors, illumines the hall.
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