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HomeGolden Triangle with Kumbha Mela (Nashik) Tour

Golden Triangle with Kumbha Mela (Nashik) Tour


Duration: 09 Nights - 10 Days

Destination Covered: Delhi - Jaipur- Agra- Nashik - Delhi Depature


Day 01 : Arrive Delhi

Arrive by International flight. After traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome), our representative would assist you at airport & transfer you to the hotel for check in.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis. It successfully blends ancient with modern. Due to its strategic location, successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. Also, several mythological cities have originated here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic of Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who also built the Walled City of Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of the 20th century, much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens. He laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British Rule in India.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)


Day 02 : Delhi

Full Day Tour
Today we take a guided tour of Old Delhi, the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad. We visit the great Jama Masjid, the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Built in the year 1656 AD by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest & best known mosque in India. Later we walk down or take a rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk, the old market place of Shah Jahanabad, now a picturesque bazaar to reach Red Fort. It was built in the year 1648 by Shah Jahan.
In New Delhi, we visit Raj Ghat, memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. It is a simple black marble platform that marks the spot of his cremation on 31st January 1948. Further we drive past India Gate, Memorial, built in the year 193, to commemorate the Indian soldiers who died in the World War I & the Afghan Wars. The names of these martyrs are inscribed on the walls. President's House, the official residence of the President of India, was built in the year 1931. Until 1950, it was known as Viceroy's House & served as the residence of the Governor-General of British India.
We will also visit Humayun's Tomb, memorial of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in the year 1562. The complex is a World Heritage Site & the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. Qutub Minar was built in the1206 by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. It is the tallest (72m) brick minaret in the world, an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture. Qutub Minar & its monuments are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Overnight Hotel – Delhi (B)


Day 03 : Delhi - Jaipur (262km – 05hr)

Today we drive to Jaipur, popularly known as Pink City, the flamboyant & colourful capital of Rajasthan. With its rich & colourful past, resplendent with tales of valour & bravery, it is now one of the most important heritage cities in India. The city was founded in the year 1728 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber.It remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe, through nine rectangular sectors.

Optional: Chokhi Dhani
An evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground & includes the entertainment by folk dancers & musicians. Later we drive back to hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Jaipur (B)


Day 04 : Jaipur

Full Day Tour
Today we take an excursion to Amber Fort, the palace complex established under the reign of Raja Man Singh.We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience like Maharaja and Maharani (Kings & Queen).
Later we visit the City Palace, a perfect blend of Rajasthani & Mughal architecture. The center of the palace is a seven-storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine views over the gardens & the city. Further we visit Jantar Mantar (Solar Observatory), an astronomical treasure house, with solar devices that give accurate predictions till date. We also visit Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), a five-storied structure of pink sandstone. It was built in the year 1799 so that veiled royal women could peer down the busy street market, unseen by the world, through its 953 stone Jharokas (mini windows).
Overnight Hotel – Jaipur (B)


Day 05 : Jaipur - Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri (260 km - 6 hr)

Today we drive to Agra, en route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri (Ghost Capital), the political capital of India's Mughal Empire under Akbar's reign, from the year 1571 until 1585, when it was abandoned, ostensibly due to lack of water. We visit Emperor Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque& Tomb of Salim Chisti.
Further we continue our drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628. It remains a major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Overnight Hotel - Agra (B)


Day 06 : Agra - Nashik (By Over Night Train)

Half Day Tour
Today we visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Fridays), symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations. structure.


Afternoon we will transfer you to Railway Station to board your train to Nashik.

Overnight On Board


Day 07 : Arrive Nashik

Morning we will arrive at Railway Station and transfer you to Luxury Tent for check-in. Nashik is a located on the banks of the Godavari River, the holy river which flows through old Nashik. The town is the highest producer of grapes in India along with onions. The Nassak Diamond, derives its name from the fact that it long remained in the Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple, near Nashik. The Godavari River flows through Nashik from its source, which lies to the southwest of the city, in Trimbakeshwar.
Overnight Luxury Tent - Nashik (B, L, D)


Day 08 : Nashik (Participation in Kumbha with Sahi Snan / Holy Bath)

Morning drive to Nashik to visit Kumbh Festival. There are certain bathing dates, when you will have opportunity to see more religious people in procession and bigger gatherings. The observance of Kumbh Mela has achieved international popularity as "The biggest act of faith." Millions of pilgrims come to participate in the holy event of Maha Kumbh with a tremendous faith. They have a "persistent trust in something sublime". The pilgrims come from all walks of life, with a belief that their sins will be washed off in the holy waters of the sacred river Ganges if they take a dip during the Kumbh but the actual and more science based reasons are different. It is actually the position of stars and constellations during the Kumbh that makes it significant to take a dip in the river at that time..
Overnight Luxury Tent – Nashik (B, L, D)


Day 09 : Nashik - Delhi (By Overnight Train)

Full day, free to visit Kumbh Festival site. In the evening transfer to Nashik railway station to board the train Delhi. 
Overnight On Board


Day 10: Arrive Dellhi & Departure

Morning we will arrive at Railway Station, meet our representative and transfer you to the airport to board the flight for onward destination with a great memory of Kumbh Mela.

Our tour concludes
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We thank you for your patronage and we look forward to serving you again in near future.



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