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Golden Triangle tour with Temples of Varanasi
Golden Triangle Tour Golden triangle with Varanasi travel packages include a trip to Varanasi which is a very famous pilgrimage centre in the vicinity of Delhi and this takes about 9 days and 8 nights to complete. Temples of Varanasi have a great pilgrimage significance in the life of every Indian, and the Ganges in Varanasi is a must visit place, where the evening prayers and boat ride is nothing less than a celestial experience. Known as Kashi and Benaras, the ghats of Ganges are packed with devotees all the year round. Banaras Hindu University in the city has become a world famous educational place.

Optional tours of Khajuraho temples by adding 01 Day is available on request
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights



Destination Covered: Delhi (Arrive) – Jaipur – Agra - Varanasi temples - Delhi (Departure)


Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi , you will be met by our Representative and transferred to the hotel to rest for the night.

Day 02: Delhi
The capital of India was destroyed and rebuilt a number of times, and virtually carries in its bosom the history of 07 cities. The present New Delhi was designed by Edwin Lutyens, and its main architect was Herbert Baker. In 1911 the capital of the British Raj was shifted from Kolkata to Delhi.
Visit Old Delhi: the former center of Mughal power which offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling markets. Visit the Red Fort built in 1648 by the great Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan famous for his great edifice of love the Taj Mahal. Also see the biggest masjid in India the Jama Masjid, constructed by Shah Jahan in 1658.
Post lunch you will be taken to see the "New Delhi" which came into existence much later, and is also known as Lutyens Delhi, taking after the name of a British architect who was largely responsible in designing India Gate, Presidential House, Secretariat, Parliament House and many other buildings in that area.
Visit the recent jewel in the crown, Lotus Temple and then drive on to see the tallest tower in Delhi, known as Qutub Minar, which declared the arrival and rise of Islam in India, Visit Humayun's Tomb – the great monument of Delhi was built by his wife Haji Begum in the 16th Century. An early example of Mughal architecture considered the predecessor of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03: Delhi – Jaipur By Surface 265 kms. 4-5 hours Journey
Morning drive to colorful city of Jaipur also known as a pink city of Rajasthan, on arrival check-in at Hotel.
In the evening pay a visit to Birla temple at the time of prayer ceremony. Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 04: Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs from 1037, until Sawai Jai Singh II moved to the newly created Jaipur. The building of the Fort-Palace was begun by Raj Man Singh, a noted Rajput general in Akbar's army in 1600, and was later added to by successive rulers. Situated a top a hill 11 kms. From Jaipur the Fort shows distinct Mughal influence in the architecture and spectacular views from the walls,.
After lunch visit Jaipur city, enjoy visiting City Palace. Jaipur was founded in 1727 by Sawi Jai Singh II a Rajpur Maharaja, the City Palace built 1728-1732, occupies the center of Jaipur and houses an interesting textile and costume Museum. Arm and Armor museum and art Gallery. Followed your visit to Jantar Mantar
Jantar Mantar: Sawai Jai Singh loved mathematics and science and he worked in association with a brilliant scholar from Bengal to build the city of Jaipur. Jai Singh also studied ancient texts on astronomy and had the wors of Ptolemy and Euclid translated into Sanskrit. Literally Instruments for measuring the harmony of the heavens, the jantar mantar observatory was built between 1728 and 1734. The observatory with instrument built o stone and marble, which still give accurate reading, is fascinating.

Day 05: Jaipur - Agra By Surface 237 kms. 4.5 hour driving time + Sightseeing of Fatehpur Sikri
Morning drive to Agra en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri. as one enters Sikri from the Agra Gate, one of the nine gateways on the way to the palace complex, Diwan-i-Aam, or the hall of public audience appears first. It is a huge rectangular walled-in courtyard where petitions were heard, proclamations made, ambassadors received and entertainment programme held. Ponder the mysterious desertion of this capital city that was dramatically abandoned a few years after it was built. It was a veritable fairy tale city and its 'ruins' are still in a pristine condition. Though over 400 years old, Fatehpur Sikri is perfectly preserved.
On arrival in Agra check-in at Hotel
At around 1500 hrs. visit Agra Fort:
Agra - Once India's Mughal capital. Here you enjoy a horse and cart/rickshaw ride to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings behind it's fortified walls.
Agra Fort: on the west bank of the Yamuna River,Akabr's (the third of the Great Mughal) magnificent Fort dominates the center of the city. Akbar erected the walls, gates and the first building inside, Shah Jahan built the impressive imperial quarters and mosque, while Aurangazed (the sixth and last of the Great Moghuls) added the outer ramparts. The Predominantly red sand stone structures combining Hindu and Islamic styles of architecture glow beautifully at Sunset.
Enter Taj Mahal before sunset, Enjoy your visit to the Wonder of the World
Taj Mahal: Visit the magnificent monument of love – Taj Mahal at Sunset. The Taj Mahal built by an emperor in memory of his beloved queen. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1631, and is believed to have taken 18 years to complete. with over 20,000 craftsmen working around the clock, the design and construction is said to be that of the legendary architect, Ustad Ahamad Lahori. Legend has it that once construction was completed, Shah Jahan had Lahori's hands cut off, and blinded, so he would never be able to duplicate the structure. What makes Taj Mahal unique is its perfect proportions, distinct femininity, medium of construction and ornamentation. Its marble exterior reflects rose and golden tints at sunrise and sunset, while it is dazzling white during the day.
Special Dance Show: Today evening you will experience a miraculous Mughal night at Kala Kriti, where you will be seated on luxurious seats, enjoying folk dance and musical performances. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Agra – Varanasi
Morning optional visit to Taj Mahal for sunrise, later sightseeing of Itmad-ud-daula, Dyal Bagh.
Later in the evening transfer to the train station to board the Overnight train for Varanasi.

Day 07: Arrive Varanasi
Meeting on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
Varanasi, known to the devout as Kashi, is said to have been founded by Shiva, Lord of the Universe. One of the oldest living cities in the world, as also one of the most important pilgrimage sites in India, Varanasi is a major tourist attraction. Situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges, the city has been a centre of learning and civilization for over 2000 years.
After some relax proceed for tour of Varanasi visiting Banaras Hindu University, Durga temple & Bharat Mata temple (Mother India Temple). And Sarnath , the spiritual centre of Buddhism.
Sarnath: once of the most sacred places for Budhhist, where Lord Buddha gave first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Visit famous Dhamaekha Stupa, Moolgandha Kuti Vihar and famous Sarnath museum having rich collection of antiques from Ancient India.

Day 08: Varanasi – Delhi By flight
Early morning boat ride at river Ganges, experience the ritual tradition of Hindu religion. Hindu priest perform special prayer ceremony on the ghats (Steps). You will have round of ghats where devotee pray early morning at the religious city of Varanasi.
Later in time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for Delhi, Meeting on arrival and transfer to the Hotel.
Evening walking tour of Delhi Haat. In the hub of South Delhi lies Delhi Haat. The place which has been developed by the Tourist Department of Delhi, to enhance the craft manship of our country. This gives them a platform to show their skilled work and launch themselves from here. As the area is filled by tourists who would not miss the sight in the evening which is lovely. One can get goods at a very nominal price. The place has great food stalls with cuisine from different tastes of India, making it a place for everyone.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 09: Depart Delhi
In time transfer to the Airport to board the flight for onwards destination.

Best time to visit: July to May.

TOUR COST IN US DOLLAR

TOUR COST : BASED BUDGET HOTELS
MINIMUM OF 02 PAYING PERSON US Dollar 495 Per Person

TOUR COST : BASED STANDRAD HOTELS
MINIMUM OF 02 PAYING PERSON US Dollar 540 Per Person

TOUR COST : BASED DELUXE HOTELS
MINIMUM OF 02 PAYING PERSON US Dollar 940 Per Person

TOUR COST : BASED LUXURY HOTELS
MINIMUM OF 02 PAYING PERSON US Dollar 1880 Per Person

Tour cost available for Single traveler on request

Airfare Supplement : Varanasi - Delhi
Airfare supplement will be quoted the moment we get booking informations as Airfare keeps changing on daily basis.

TOUR LODGING INFO: 07+1 Hotel Nights
Our aforementioned quoted prices are based on room + mentioned meals basis, on the same or equivalent hotels.

PLACE NO.OF NIGHTS
DELHI 02 NIGHTS
AGRA 01 NIGHT
TRAIN 01 NIGHT OVERNIGHT TRAIN
VARANASI 02 NIGHTS
JAIPUR 02 NIGHTS

TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES / HIGHLIGHTS:
  • 7+1 Nights accommodation in the mentioned category of hotels or similar.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • All transfers / tours and excursions by one AC chauffeur driven private vehicle.
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Special Indian cultural Dance show in Agra
  • Boat ride at River Ganges
  • Overnight train seat for Agra to Varanasi2 tier ac sleeper class on Deluxe 1st ac on Luxury Packages and 3 Tier ac sleeper class on budget and Standard packages
  • Service of English speaking local guide during all sightseeing tours.
  • Daily Bottled Water
  • Sightseeing as per package details.
  • Our handling charges
  • All presently applicable taxes.
PACKAGE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions
  • Entrances at all sightseeing, Cameras Fee
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry, telephones, etc.
  • All other than those listed in above inclusions.
HOTELS

New Delhi
BUDGET HOTELS : Aster Inn
Grand Park Inn
Almondz
STANDRAD HOTELS : On the House
Thikana
Cabana
DELUXE HOTELS : Oberoi Maiden
The Park
LUXURY HOTELS : The Oberoi
Hotel Taj Mahal
The Oberoi Gurgaon
The Trident
Le Meridien
Agra
BUDGET HOTELS : Taj Home stay
Taj Resorts
STANDRAD HOTELS : Raj Mahal
Utkarsh
DELUXE HOTELS : Jay Pee Palace The Trident
Radisson
LUXURY HOTELS : The Oberoi Amar Vilas
Jaipur
BUDGET HOTELS : Fort Chandragupt
STANDRAD HOTELS : Mandawa Haveli Heritage
DELUXE HOTELS : Le Meridien
Samode Haveli
The Trident
LUXURY HOTELS : The Oberoi Raj vilas
Rambagh Palace
Varanasi
BUDGET HOTELS : India Hotel
STANDRAD HOTELS : Ideal
DELUXE HOTELS : Taj Ganges
LUXURY HOTELS : Taj Nadesar Palace (Grand Heritage)