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Golden Triangle With Ayurveda Tours

The best of Northern India is brought to you in the Golden Triangle tour package. The combination of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur ensures a whale of time for all first timers to India. The package is a perfect for those looking forward to check out the capital city of India - Delhi, the joyous and colourful land of Jaipur in the Indian royal state of Rajasthan and the city of Taj - Agra. The three tourist destinations covered in the Golden Triangle tour package offer a variety of tourist interest places. One also has an option to extend this tour by visiting Khajuraho, a World Heritage Site, renowned for the 10th century A.D. marvellous temples containing stunning sculptures. Life in every form and mood has been beautifully etched out in stone, justifying the excellent craftsmanship and artistry of the workmen.

08 Nights /09 Days
Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Delhi – Hardwar - Rishikesh

Day 01 - Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi Tour PackagesCompany representatives will receive you on arrival at the international airport in Delhi late in the night or midnight. Transfer to your hotel. Relax.

DELHI the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India. Start a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi
after breakfast.

OLD DELHI - A sightseeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India and the Red Fort - once the most opulent fort and palace of the Moghul Empire. Enjoy the cycle rickshaw ride from Jama Masjid to Chandni Chowk.

NEW DELHI - An extensive sightseeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the President's Residence, Lotus Temple and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. vernight will be at Delhi.

Day 02 - Delhi - Agra by surface 200km in 4hrs
In the morning after breakfast leave for Agra and visit Sikandara and Vrindavan (ISKCON temple) en-route to Agra. Check in at hotel.

Taj Mahal, Agra Travel PackagesAGRA : Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat (seat of the Emperor). Today a visitor to Agra is caught up in a world of contrasting edifices, of red sandstone and white marble, narrow galleys and quaint buggies, and that irresistible charm that this favorite city of the Mughals still retains. It is not surprising, that modern Agra still reflects its Mughal heritage most conspicuously. A walk down the narrow bustling streets of the city will introduce the visitor to the wafting aroma of Mughlai cuisine.

Day 03 - Agra
TAJ MAHAL : Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen. Proceed for visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Itmadullah's Tomb. Return to hotel and relax in the evening. Overnight will be at Agra.

Day 04 - Agra - Jaipur by surface 230km in 5 hrs
Drive to Fatehpur Sikri after breakfast. The deserted, red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city and its "ruins" are in pristine condition... it's not hard to imagine what the court life must have been like in the days of its grandeur. Also visit the Bulund Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world. Continue drive to Jaipur and reach by late afternoon. Relax at your hotel.

Day 05 - Jaipur
Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort after breakfast. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

Amber Fort , JaipurAMBER FORT PALACE -
Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sightseeing.

CITY PALACE - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.

JANTAR MANTAR - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.

HAWA MAHAL - The ornamental facade of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. It is a five-storey structure of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Relax in the evening or proceed to Choki Dani Village for dinner. Overnight will be at Jaipur.

Day 06 - Jaipur - Rishikesh by surface
After breakfast proceed for Delhi and upon arrival transfer to a local restaurant for an early lunch. Post lunch drive to Hardwar and Rishikesh. Upon arrival check in to hotel Ananda Resort.

Day 07 - At Ananda
Full day relaxation or get the Ayurvedic treatment to quench your soul and refresh your mind. Ayurveda is a 4000 year young system, unlike modern medicines which is 400 years old. The Ayurveda system of medicine Ananda, Ayurveda tour Packagesaims at not just curing disease but also maintaining health. Hence it advocates a life of physical, mental and spiritual discipline. Another Ayurvedic belief is that we are an integral part of nature. And any disease that materializes in our body has a solution in nature. Ayurveda believes in the innate abilities of nature and the body to cure itself. Medicines are drawn from nature - herbs and plants, animal and mineral products - which detoxify and gel with the natural substances of the human body.

The treatment is prescribed by a physician based on the patients' state of health gauging by the status of the doshas - can be in stages, sometimes of longer duration. Depending upon the nature and intensity of the disease the treatment involves either medicines or oil baths and massages or a combination of both.

Another theory of Ayurveda is that certain passages or minutest channels of the human body has to be cleansed regularly through processes like emesis [vamana], purgation [virechana], oil - predominant enema [snehavasti] , decoction - predominant enema [ niruhavasti ] and nasal medication [ nasya]. Panchakarma is the Ayurvedic terminology for this five fold purificatory process which involves repeated application of oil and heat therapy in tandem with certain internal medication. Panchakarma rejuvenates the body and mind to its potential.

Day 08 - At Ananda
Full day relaxation or get the ayurvedic treatment to quench your soul and refresh your mind Day 09 - Rishikesh - Delhi - Next destination by surface 250km in 5hrs After a leisurely breakfast proceed for Delhi. Upon arrival free time for shopping in Delhi In time proceed to the airport for flight with sweet memories of your tour.