Golden Triangle with Varanasi
- Itinerary Detail
|1||Delhi||Overnight in Delhi.|
|2||Delhi-Jaipur||India Gate, in the heart of the city.
Red Fort built of red sandstone is the of great importance in present day - republic day parades initiate from here.
Jama Masjid is one of the largest mosques which can accommodate up to 25,000 devotees.
Rajghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial.
Overnight at Jaipur
|3||Jaipur||Visit Amber Fort and Palace of Winds (house of royal ladies), Jantar Mantar (astronomical observatory) and
City Palace (exhibits rich architecture and lifestyle of ancient Rajput kings). Enjoy authentic Rajasthani Dinner at Choki Dhani.
|4||Jaipur-Agra||Taj Mahal - Mughal marvel which features among the seven wonders of the world. Visit Mini Taj, with its design Shah Jahan’s marvel.|
|5||Agra-Varanasi||Agra Fort built by Akbar is a must see because of its design and layout.
Later, board a train for Varanasi.
|6||Varanasi||Visit Sankat Mochan temple and the Bharat Mata temple (Hindu temples),
The Benaras Hindu University, one of the top educational institutions in India.
Go to Sarnath (Buddhist pilgrimage site). You can’t miss out Ashok Stambh, which bears the national emblem.
Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Varanasi - Delhi
Golden Triangle Tour (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur) with Varanasi is one of the best ways to marvel at Indian traditions and culture. One of the oldest living cities of the world, Varanasi, holds a special place in Hindu hearts. Sacred Ganges meanders through the city with countless ghats housing temples and crematoriums. This is a good chance for travelers to unravel cosmopolitan India.
Day 1 Arrival Delhi in evening
Our representative will welcome you on arrival at the airport and escort you to hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 2 Delhi-Jaipur (256kms; 5-6hrs drive approx.)
Today after breakfast, you will proceed for a half-day tour of Old and New Delhi.
Visit Jama Masjid, which is the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Visit Red Fort (closed every Monday), President House, India Gate and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen’s modern Delhi before you head to Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Thereafter, visit Humayun’s Tomb, commissioned by Humayun’s wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562. It was the first garden tomb built in the Indian sub-continent where the Persian architect used red sandstone on a large scale. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, which is the tallest brick minaret in India; it was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi.
Thereafter, drive to Jaipur; check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 3 Jaipur
After breakfast you will proceed for half day city tour of Jaipur. After breakfast you will enjoy a half-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’… it is famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. The old city of Jaipur is painted pink, which gives it a magical glow. Visit the Amber Fort… a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. The best way to explore the fort is to ride up to it on elephant back (pay on your own); en route, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This pink sandstone structure with its ornately carved latticework windows, housed royal ladies.
In evening enjoy dinner at Choki Dhani village. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4 Jaipur-Agra (235kms; 4-5hrs drive approx.)
After breakfast you will drive to Agra; en route visit Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival check in at a hotel and relax. Overnight in Agra
Day 5 Agra-Varanasi (night train)
After 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.
Overnight in train.
Day 6 Arrive Varanasi railway junction @1030hrs
Arrive Varanasi railway junction at around 1030hrs; assistance in transfer to hotel; later you will proceed for sightseeing of Varanasi as follows:
Proceed for the city tour of the Varanasi from the Heritage temples and the city. Starts from the visit of Durga temple called as the Sankat Mochan temple and the Bharat Mata temple. The Benaras Hindu University, one the most presumed educational institutions in India. Later enjoy the pleasure trip to Sarnath few kilometres from Varanasi. This destination holds great religious importance of Buddhists. Here Lord Buddha lectures his first sermon to his disciples, after he attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya.A tombstone is built in the deer park where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Emperor Ashoka, a dedicated Buddhist and Preacher of Dhamma had built a number of stupas and Chaityas here which exists even today. Most prominent amongst these are the Damekh stupa built in the year 249 BCE and the Chaukhandi stupa built in 5th century AD. The Sarnath museum is home of many Buddhist ruins and artifacts. It is also the proud keeper of the Ashok Stambha, the national emblem of India.
In evening enjoy witnessing Ganga Arti on holy river bank of Ganges.
Overnight in Varanasi
Day 7 Varanasi-New Delhi (by flight) & exit
In early morning you will enjoy boat ride in Ganges. Thereafter you will be back to hotel and enjoy breakfast; later you will check out hotel and proceed to airport to board flight for delhi and then connect your onward flight; proceed for half day sightseeing of Varanasi.
Henceforth your journey ends with sweet memories.