The Halal-friendly Golden Triangle Tour: An Enchanting Heritage Walk.
Embark on a Muslim Halal holiday trip to India, where Delhi, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Jaipur weave a tapestry of Islamic cultural heritage and beauty.
THE HERITAGE WALK
TOUR DURATION – 08 DAYS
03 NIGHTS DELHI / 02 NIGHTS AGRA / 02 NIGHTS JAIPUR
DAY 01: DELHI
Upon arrival at Delhi Airport / Station, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort to freshen up. Then, at your convenience, you can head out for sightseeing and visits. Enjoy your exploration of the heritage city of Delhi.
Discover Delhi, India’s capital, nestled along the Yamuna River. This ancient city, with its rich history, UNESCO heritage sites, and British colonial charm, houses a treasure trove of ancient relics, historic marvels blending Indo-Islamic architecture, captivating museums, inspiring art galleries, lively performing arts, delightful dining, and bustling markets that breathe life into every corner.
DAY 02: DELHI
After breakfast, set forth to unlock the treasure trove of Delhi’s heritage.
Explore Delhi’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Qutub Complex, Humayun’s Magnificent Tomb, and Safdarjung’s Grand Mausoleum. Immerse yourself in the serenity of Lodi Gardens, spanning 90 lush acres, blending nature’s beauty with historic treasures. Enjoy a leisurely evening on your own.
DAY 03: DELHI
After breakfast, immerse yourself in Delhi’s rich heritage and culture with a unique blend of Walking and Car Tours. Explore the authentic Delhi, designed by those who know it best. As the sun sets, experience the captivating Red Fort Light & Sound Show, where history comes to life against the backdrop of this grand monument.
Experience the enchanting heritage of Shahjahanabad in Delhi’s walled city. Explore its history, architecture, cuisine, and traditions, with echoes of Urdu and Persian literature. Visit iconic spots like Masjid-i Jahān-Numā (Jama Mosque) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Red Fort (Lal Qila). In the afternoon or evening, discover the modern side of Delhi, New Delhi, the former capital of British India.
DAY 04: DELHI – AGRA
(Approximately 210 kilometers, or a 3-hour drive)
After breakfast, we will drive to the “Indian heritage city Agra.” Upon arriving in Agra, we will embark on a journey of sightseeing and visits.
Nestled on the serene banks of the Yamuna River, Agra is a global treasure, alluring millions each year to witness the iconic Taj Mahal and explore its historical riches. Known for Mughal architectural mastery, Agra boasts three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in a tapestry of history, architectural marvels, and artistic heritage, leaving an indelible mark on your soul. Agra is a must-visit destination.
Explore the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a universally admired masterpiece and symbol of India’s rich history. Celebrated as the “Jewel of Indo-Islamic Architecture,” it represents the zenith of Mughal design and was honored as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
DAY 05: AGRA
Start your day with a mesmerizing sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal. Afterward, return to your hotel/resort to freshen up before embarking on a day of exploration in Agra.
Explore Agra’s heritage with Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Yamuna River. Sheltering Babur after the 1526 Battle of Panipat and witnessing Humayun’s coronation in 1530, it served as Akbar’s capital from 1558. This red sandstone marvel was completed in 1573, known as the “Qila-i-Akbari.” Next, visit the Itmad-ud-Daulah Tomb, a Mughal masterpiece from Emperor Jahangir’s era. Housing the cenotaphs of Mirza Ghiyas and Asmat Begum, parents of Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, it’s often dubbed the ‘Baby Taj Mahal’ for inspiring the Taj’s grandeur. Conclude at Sikandra Tomb, Emperor Akbar’s resting place, personally designed and complemented with a stunning garden, completed by his son Emperor Jahangir.
DAY 06: AGRA – FATEHPUR SIKRI / JAIPUR
(Approximately 240 kilometers, or a 4-5 hour drive)
After breakfast, explore UNESCO-listed sites Fatehpur Sikri and Keoladeo National Park while continuing your journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, transfer to your hotel or resort.
Explore Fatehpur Sikri, the “City of Victory,” a UNESCO world heritage site and a testament to Indo-Islamic architectural excellence, founded by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. It briefly served as the Mughal Empire’s capital, leaving a significant imprint on Indian town planning with its uniform Mughal architectural style and grand gateways.
Optionally, consider visiting Keoladeo National Park, formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, another UNESCO world heritage site. Initially, a royal hunting reserve in the 1850s for Maharajas and the British, it now hosts over 370 bird and animal species, with naturalist Salim Ali playing a pivotal role in securing its establishment.
DAY 07: JAIPUR
After breakfast, enjoy a Jaipur sightseeing tour. In the evening, experience Rajasthan’s local heritage and culture at Chokhi Dhani, where you can immerse yourself in traditional art, customs, and activities, and savor a delicious Rajasthani feast.
Jaipur, the Pink City, is a UNESCO-listed world heritage city and the gateway to Rajasthan’s royal kingdom. Founded by King Maharaja Jai Singh II, a renowned mathematician and astronomer, it became India’s first planned city in 1727. Jaipur captivates with its cuisine, marvelous architecture, natural beauty, and the warmth of its residents. This city is a treasure trove of rich culture, living history, and vibrant colors. In 1876, the ruler painted the entire city terracotta pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, a tradition that continues today, symbolizing culture and hospitality.
Embark on a day of heritage exploration in Jaipur, beginning with the UNESCO-listed Amber Palace, a 1592 marvel blending Rajput and Mughal architecture. Next, discover the City Palace, a fusion of Mughal and Rajput styles in the walled city’s heart, reflecting a great ruler’s vision. Then, explore the 18th-century UNESCO observatory, Jantar Mantar, renowned for precise naked-eye astronomical observations. Don’t miss the iconic Hawa Mahal, adorned with delicately honeycombed pink sandstone windows. Finally, delve into the Indo-Saracenic architecture of the Albert Hall Museum, housing 19,000 historic objects, including the captivating 2,300-year-old Egyptian mummy Tutu, excavated from an Akhmim pyramid.
Experience Jaipur’s Elephant Village nestled in the scenic Aravali mountains, for unique interactions with majestic elephants. Activities include feeding, bathing, painting, and thrilling Elephant Safaris, creating unforgettable memories.
DAY 08: JAIPUR / DELHI
After breakfast, transfer to Jaipur Airport / Station or continue your drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to Delhi Airport / Station.
Delhi, situated approximately 280 kilometers away, can be reached comfortably in just 6-7 hours by road travel.