Fascinating Golden Triangle with Varanasi

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Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days.

Destination: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi – Delhi.


Fascinating golden triangle tour of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur along with Varanasi by experiencing the glorious Mughal architectures and culture in the north and discovering the spiritual Indian culture by a morning cruise on Ganges River in the holy city of Varanasi.

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Tour Overview

Palaces Highlights
Delhi Arrival at Delhi.
Delhi Red fort , jama masjid  , Chandni chowk Birla Temple , Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar ,India Gate, The Parliament House , drive past Presidents House and Rajghat .Optional Sound & Light Show at Red Fort & dinner at Chor Bizarre.
Jaipur Elephant ride to Amber Fort Palace , City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds)Optional Cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani
Agra Fatehpur Sikri , Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Varanasi Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, New Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University

Detail itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Delhi.

Arrival at Delhi IGI  International airport, On arrival  traditional ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) our company representative would assist you at the airport & transfer to hotel for check-in.

Settled several times over millennia, this city has grown in a way that reflects its past, while retaining its cosmopolitan flavour. Delhi is India’s showcase, be it architecture, religion, shopping, culture – everything is available here – waiting to be discovered.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi sightseeing.

After leisure breakfast at hotel, experience one of the oldest cities in the world. Delhi has its own history and the monuments are tablets on which that history is written. Full day sightseeing visiting Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, lotus temple and then travel through India Gate, The Parliament House and Presidents House.

Not to miss the Old Delhi which is known as “Shahjahanbad”. Visit imposing Red Fort, The Friday Mosque, Birla Templeand Chandni Chowck (The Moonlight Square).
Overnight stay at hotel .

 

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur By Surface (263Kms/05 hrs drive approx.).

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in to the hotel and take small rest. 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 drive back to hotel.

 

Day 04: Jaipur.

Full Day Tour

After leisure breakfast ,you will process to excursion of Amber Fort, the palace complex which stands to this date was commenced under the reign of Raja Man Singh. We take an Elephant ride to reach the Fort situated on the hill, an overwhelming experience.

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 593 stone Jharokas (mini windows)
Overnight stay at Hotel.

 


Day 05: Jaipur – Agra (235Kms/05 hrs drive approx.).

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Agra ‘City of Love’ enroute visiting the ghost city at Fatehpur Sikri built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1569 and later abandoned after 15 years ue scarcity of water supply. See the graceful buildings including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Bulund Darwaza and other Palaces. On arrival Agra, check-in at hotel and take rest.

Evening time free for leisure and explore locale market.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 06: Agra-Varanasi (by night train).

After leisure breakfast proceed for full day city tour of Agra. Visit the Agra Fort, which was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar, and subsequently embellished by other Mughal Emperors. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a handsome example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal (closed on every Friday)… a mausoleum built as a symbol Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete. This edifice is replete with decorative inlays, carvings and calligraphy. Thereafter, visit Itmad- Ud – Daula, known as the “Baby Taj”; this mausoleum rests in a walled garden close to the Yamuna River. You will then visit Sikandra, which is also a mausoleum… of the great Emperor Akbar. Akbar designed his own mausoleum as a perfect blend of Hindu, Christian, Islamic, Buddhist and Jain designs and motifs, in keeping with his religious tolerance and secular views.

Evening time transfer to Agra Railway station and board the train for Varanasi.

Overnight in train.

 

Day 07: Arrive at Varanasi railway junction @1030hrs.

Arrive at Varanasi railway junction at around 1030hrs. On arrival transfer to hotel and take small rest. After wash and change you will process  for sightseeing of Varanasi.

Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest living civilised cities and considered as India’s most ‘Sacred city’. You will visit Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, New Vishwanath Temple, Banaras Hindu University and the mosque built by Moghul Emperor Auirangzeb. Later at early evening visit to the Ganges to witness the evening prayers of Holy River Ganges.

Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08: Varanasi – Delhi. (by Flight).

Early Morning boat excursion on the holy River Ganges to see the Bathing Ghats and the Cremation Site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the Ghats are one of the most unique experiences of a visit to India. Return to hotel in time for breakfast. After leisure breakfast excursion tour to Sarnath – The Buddhist City where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th Century A.D. Visit the ruins, the Stupa, the Buddhist Temple and the Museum. Afternoon transfer to Airport to flight for Delhi. On arrival Delhi check in to hotel and take rest.

Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 09: Delhi – Depart for home.

After leisure breakfast check out the hotel and drive to airport to connect flight for onward journey with pleasant experience.

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