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Golden Triangle with Varanasi

Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Varanasi
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Immerse yourself in the history and culture of India on this tour of India’s Fabled Golden Triangle. Enjoy Rickshaw ride in the bustling streets of Old Delhi, see Asia’s largest mosque in Delhi. ...read more

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival Delhi

Upon arrival in New Delhi, the capital city of India, you will be met by our representative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport and transferred to your hotel.

Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.

Overnight Stay in Delhi.

Day 02 : Sightseeing in Delhi

Today, enjoy the day by discovering Old Delhi and visit the majestic Red Fort spread over an area of 2 km. Visit India’s largest mosque – Jama Masjid, travel through the bustling market and take a cycle rickshaw ride through narrow alleys and lanes in Chandni Chowk.

Apart from all this, you will also get the opportunity to enjoy a walking tour with your guide through the largest spice market in Asia, called Khari Baoli.

Visit Raj Ghat– a black marble platform that marks the spot of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation or Antyeshti (AntimSanskar) on 30 January 1948, a day after his assassination.

Agrasen ki Baoli, also known as Ugrasen ki Baoli is situated amidst the high rises of Connaught Place. It became an even more popular tourist destination after getting noticed in Aamir Khan’s Blockbuster Bollywood movie “PK.” The centuries-old Baoli has an impressive design with 4 levels and 108 steps leading to the well. It is also amongst the top 10 haunted places of India and has stories of people disappearing mysteriously around it.

Later, enjoy a short guided walk in Rajpath area and see the President’s House, Parliament House, and other Government Secretariat Buildings  which are the most imposing features of Lutyen’s Delhi. Take a photo stop at the iconic war memorial arch – the India Gate.

Thereafter, visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the largest Sikh temple of Delhi, with a gold dome followed by the visit to Humayun’s Tomb, the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun which was commissioned by his first wife and chief consort.

Overnight Stay in Delhi

Day 3 : Drive from Delhi to Agra [240 Kms / 04 Hrs]

After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Agra, city of the world-famous Taj Mahal.

In evening, witness the sunset views of the Taj Mahal from a secret spot called Mehtab Bagh (Garden)

Overnight Stay in Agra

Day 4 : Sightseeing in Agra

This morning, visit the surreal Taj Mahal. Step inside this eternal symbol of love and appreciate the intricate designs and symmetries that rhyme like a poem written in marble. Taj Mahal is an extravagant display of love, built by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. You may choose to wake up early in the morning to witness the glistening white marble beauty at sunrise. [Sunrise Visits are Closed on Every Friday]

Later, visit the splendid Agra Fort built in red sandstone, encapsulating magnificent palaces, halls of public, private audience & beautiful gardens.

Visit Baby Taj Tomb “a jewel box in marble”. This mausoleum was built by the Empress Nur Jahan as a gesture of love for her father. The tomb is built from the finest Indian marble embellished with mosaics and beautiful inlay work on semi precious stones. The central chamber contains the yellow marble tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah and his wife. The tomb is painted with floral decorations and fine marble screens of geometric latticework.

Overnight Stay in Agra

Day 5 : Drive from Agra to Jaipur - En Route, Visit Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri Stepwell

Today, post breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive to Jaipur –The land of the Rajputs. Jaipur is known as the ‘Pink City’, home to ancient forts and palaces .Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel for 03-nights’ stay.

En-route Jaipur, you will make a brief stop at Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned capital city of the Mughal Empire .

Also visit the Chand Baori “Abhaneri”. It is a Stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the small village of Rajasthan, which is one of the largest Stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. It was built during the 8th and 9th centuries and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry, which descend 20m to the bottom of the well, thus it is one of the hidden secrets of India!

Later, continue your drive to  Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital. It is an enthralling, historical city and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. The city’s colorful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new

Overnight Stay in Jaipur

Day 6 : Sightseeing in Jaipur

Rise early this morning to visit Jaipur’s famous Amber Fort. En route, take a guided walk through the flower market of Jaipur admiring the beautiful yellow and orange marigolds and other seasonal flowers and observe how they are being traded. In close vicinity is also the wholesale vegetable market where farmers bring fresh produce to begin the day’s trading. Walking through the markets brings you to a junction where you will find some interesting shops .

Visit the masjestic Amber Fort, built in the 16th century. The fort is a mesmerizing blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture.

The Amber Fort was used by Rajputs for the dual purpose of defense and private residence. The fort encompasses charming gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones, richly decorated with intricate stonemason works and paintings, which represents royal splendor and luxury of the Rajput era. To ascend up the fort, you may choose to walk, drive by Jeep, or choose to take an elephant ride.

This afternoon, take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal, Palace of the Winds, with its unique layer-cake honeycomb windows designed to enable erstwhile women of the royal court to observe passing life without being seen; Jantar Mantar, the largest astronomical observatory built in stone, and the City Palace complex with its impressive gardens and museums.

This evening, you will learn more about local lifestyle and culture of India by having Dinner at an Indian home. Spend time talking to your hosts and learn about their way of life. You may also opt for a unique opportunity to step inside an Indian kitchen and learn the age old art of Indian culinary delights. Your hosts will be happy to share their secret recipes and give you some handy tips about Indian cooking.

Overnight Stay in Jaipur

Day 7 : Jaipur to Varanasi by flight

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport to board flight for Varanasi.

Assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Varanasi, the city of Shiva on the banks of the Ganges, is one of Hinduism’s seven holiest cities. With its temples, over a hundred ghats and labyrinth of streets, the city cannot be described, only experienced. Also called Benares or Kashi, Varanasi is the oldest living city in India, and one of the world’s most ancient. Hindu devotional movements flourished here, and it is still the chief centre of Sanskrit learning in North India. It is also famous for silk weaving and ornamental brass-work.

In the evening, we take you to visit the “Ghats” to witness devotees performing the “Ganga Arti” or the special prayer to the Ganga, which culminates in placing tiny lamps or ‘diyas’ on fragile leaves and floating them in the shimmering waters of River Ganga.

Overnight Stay in Varanasi.

Day 8 : Varanasi

Take an early morning boat ride on river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation sites. You’ll see pilgrims bathing and performing rituals on the Ghats, one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. Sunrise on the riverfront, as seen from a boat, can be a spiritually uplifting sight. Later, visit the Viswanath temple (also called Golden Temple due to its gold plated towers) dedicated to Lord Shiva. (Non-Hindus not allowed inside.)

AM : Half-day tour of Varanasi

Visit the Bharat Mata temple with its big marble relief map of India, the Durga temple and the modern marble Tulsi Manas temple whose walls are engraved with scenes and verses from the Ramcharitmanas, the Hindi version of the Ramayana. Also, see the New Viswanath temple, one of the tallest in India (non Hindus are not allowed inside the temple). Go around the Benares Hindu University and its museum, and see the mosque of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb.

PM: Proceed to visit Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s major centres in India, that lies 10 km north-east of Varanasi. This is where Buddha preached his first sermon after attaining enlightenment at Bodhgaya (c.528 BC) It was a center of religious activity, art, and learning from the 4th century BC till its abandonment in the 9th century AD and destruction by invading armies in 1197. During the Buddha Purnima festival in May, Sarnath celebrates the birth anniversary of the Buddha with a fair and procession.

 Overnight Stay in Varanasi.

Day 9 : Flight from Varanasi to Delhi - Departure

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the airport to board flight for Delhi.

You will be greeted upon arrival and transferred to the city (if time permits), to visit markets and enjoy last minute shopping. Later, you’ll be transferred in time to the airport to catch your flight back home.

Inclusions

  • Meet and greet service on arrival and departure
  • AC accommodation at mentioned hotels/resorts with daily breakfast
  • All transfers and transportations including sightseeing as per the itinerary using AC Vehicles with Driver
  • English speaking local guides as per the itinerary
  • All toll taxes and parking charges
  • Mandatory Govt. Taxes as applicable

Exclusion

  • International airfare and extra baggage
  • Any lunch, dinner, snacks, mineral water etc. unless mentioned in the itinerary
  • Camera fee at monuments
  • Additional sightseeing which is not mentioned in itinerary
  • All personal nature expenses like phone calls, portage, tips, gratitude, laundry etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Anything which is not mention under inclusions

Places Covered

About Delhi
Delhi is a city that bridges two different worlds. Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and formidable mosques. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi created by the British Raj is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings.
Delhi has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt here. Interestingly, a number of Delhi’s rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. No wonder chroniclers of Delhi culture – from Chand Bardai and Amir Khusro to present days writers – have never been at a loss for topics. Delhi has been the political hub of India. Every political activity in the country traces its roots here. This was true even of the mythological era. The Pandavas of the Mahabharata had their capital at Indraprastha, which is believed to have been geographically located in today’s Delhi.

About Agra
Agra came into limelight during the rule of Afghan King Sikandar Lodhi – who had made it the capital of his empire. Later in 1526 A.D., the Mughal Emperor Babar took upon himself the task for rendering Agra, a unique character and beauty of its own. The next few hundred years of Agra witnessed the rise of the pomp and pageantry of three great Mughal   monarchs – Emperor Akbar, Jehangir and Shahjahan.  In modern times, the city of Agra is a thriving carpet industry where you can also find leather workers; sandstone and marble sculptors, some of whom claim to be direct descendants of the craftsmen who had helped build the Taj Mahal.

About Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is an enthralling historical city and the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state. The city’s colourful, chaotic streets ebb and flow with a heady brew of old and new. Careering buses dodge dawdling camels, leisurely cycle-rickshaws frustrate swarms of motorbikes, and everywhere buzzing auto rickshaws watch for easy prey. In the midst of this mayhem, the splendours of Jaipur’s majestic past are islands of relative calm evoking a different pace and another world.
The Pink City of Jaipur is a charming place, which dazzles the eye of a tourist with several architectural landmarks, stylish monuments, palaces, museums, wide avenues and colorful bazaars.
Though less than 300 years old, the city is already full of mysteries and legends. Jaipur is surrounded by hill top forts such as Amber Fort, Jaigarh and Nahargarh. Enjoy your wonderful discovery of the unparallel beauty of Jaipur.
About Varanasi
Varanasi, the city of Lord Shiva on the banks of the Ganges, is one of Hinduism’s seven holiest cities. With its temples, over a hundred ghats and labyrinth of streets, the city cannot be described, only experienced. Also called ‘Benares’ or ‘Kashi’, Varanasi is the oldest living city in India, and one of the world’s most ancient. Hindu devotional movements flourished here, and it is still the chief centre of Sanskrit learning in North India. It is also famous for silk weaving and ornamental brass-work. In the evening we take you to visit the “Ghats” to witness devotees performing the “Ganga Arti” or the special prayer to the Ganga, which culminates in placing tiny lamps or ‘diyas’ on fragile leaves and floating them in the shimmering waters of the Ganga.

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