Golden Triangle with Varanasi : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi : 09 days
Day 01 Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal III, meet and greet at the airport and then transfer to the hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 In Delhi
After breakfast, full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi.
The visit of the old city ( belongs to XVIIth century) includes the Great Mosque, Jama Masjid and the Red Fort, a perfect example of Mughal architecture built by Emperor Shah Jahan between 1639 and 1648. Enjoy cycle rickshaw ride around the colorful giant bazaar, Chandni Chowk.
In the new part of the city visit – theQutab Minar (built in XIIth century), a splendid monument minaret of the Afghan period. Raj Ghat, the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, and the Mausoleum of Humayun – a huge building that inspired Persians, is the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Rajpath, the equivalent of the Champs Elysees in France, the India Gate (erected in the memory of unknown soldiers died during First World War), The Parliament, and the house of the President.
Overnight in Delhi
Day 03 Drive Delhi – Jaipur (265 Kms / 06 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Popularly known as the Pink City, was built in 1727 AD by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, designed in accordance with Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture. On arrival in Jaipur, check into hotel.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 04 In Jaipur
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour of Jaipur visiting — The Amber Fort situated on the one of the ancient ranges Aravali Hills, 11 kms from Jaipur which was the ancient capital of Jaipur Maharaja, a good example of Rajput style architecture. A slow elephant ride takes you to the top of the Fort, which houses several graceful buildings and a temple of Kali. Later visit City Palace and Observatory. City palace is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The son of the last maharaja and his family still reside in the part of the palace. Observatory – Jantar Mantar, built by Jai Singh in 18th Century which is the finest observatory built by Jai Singh out of five Observatories.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 05 Drive Jaipur – Agra (250 Kms / 05 hours) En route Fatehpursikri Sikri
After breakfast drive by surface for Agra, the city of Seventh wonder of the world. En-route visit Fathepur Sikri, this magnificent fortified city was the capital of the Mughal empire between 1517 and 1585, but had to leave because of shortage of water. After the visit, continue your drive for Agra. Agra which is known for its world famous buildings constructed by the Great Mughals, situated on the bank of the river. On arrival in Agra, check into hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Agra.
Day 06 In Overnight Train Agra – Varanasi
Early morning the sunrise visit of the famous TAJ MAHAL This spectacular white marble mausoleum was built by Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is a most extravagant monument ever built for love. After viewing Taj Mahal, return back to the hotel. After having relaxed breakfast, continue your city tour visiting – Agra Fort, the construction of the massive fort was began by Emperor Akbar following with the additions by the different Mughal emperors. Then visit to Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah — which was built for the Chief Minister of Jehangirs who was also the father of Nur Jahan, wife of Jehangir. Very often it is also called the « Baby Taj « because its design foreshadows the Taj Mahal. After the city tour, transfer to Agra railway station in time to board overnight train to Varanasi.
Overnight on board train
Day 07 Arrive Varanasi
Meet on arrival at Varanasi railway station and transfer to the hotel. The city of Lord SHIVA, situated on the bank of the sacred Ganges is one of the holiest places in India and an important destination for pilgrims. Varanasi has been a center of knowledge and civilization for over 2,000 years. It is probably the oldest city of India, and one of the oldest in the world. Varanasi has always been a major cultural center for music, knowledge, and the art of silk weaving. After a short rest proceed for an excursion to the ancient Buddhist site of Sarnath, a centre of Buddhist worship built by the emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC.
Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 08 In Varanasi
Very early morning take a dawn boat ride on the Ganges where you will see the Hindu rituals of thread ceremony, removing of hairs, offering food to the departed souls, bathing, laundry and the cremation of the dead. After the boat ride, walk through the fascinating narrow twisting lanes of the city to watch the performance of various Hindu rituals by the pilgrims. Later after breakfast proceed for the city tour of Varanasi visiting Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to lord Shiva, Durga Temple and Benares Hindu University. After the visit, enjoy short cycle rickshaw ride towards the Ghats and enjoy Aarti ceremony at the Ganges.Spend rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Varanasi
Day 09 Fly Varanasi – Delhi & Depart Delhi
Morning after breakfast spend the day at leisure and later in time transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi. Meet on arrival at Delhi airport transfer to the Indira Gandhi International airport to connect flight for back home.
Our Golden Triangle with Varanasi tour package is just a suggestion of itinerary and can be modified as per your preference and requirement. Therefore, do not hesitate to inform us and we will do the needful.