Golden Triangle with Ganges
You will begin your Golden Triangle & Ganges tour with a visit to the Old and New Delhi. Here you would visit the biggest mosque in Asia, the Jama Masjid. Later you visit the magnificent Red Fort which is a symbol of the excellent architecture of the Mughals. After the monuments in Old Delhi, the parliament house and the Gandhi Museum are to be visited. After your stopover in Delhi you will be taken to Jaipur, the pink city of India. Here we visit the Royal Palace, City Palace and the local bazaar to shop for some antique ornaments. This would be followed by a visit to the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra and Fatehpur Sikri an ancient city. You then come to the theme of the tour, which is visiting Varanasi, the city of Ganges. There would be a sightseeing tour to Sarnath, the city that was once visited by Lord Buddha. Here, you can enjoy boat rides in the Ganga.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 02 : DELHI - JAIPUR
Breakfast at the hotel and Morning tour of Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Afternoon visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch ), Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President's House, Parliament House, later drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel. Capital of Rajasthan Jaipur was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1728 A.D. It is also called Pink City because most houses in old city are pink colored. The city is surrounded by thick wall 20 feet high and 9 feet wide with eight gates. Ajmeri gate and the Sanganeri gate in the south, Chand Pole gate in west and the Ghat Darwaja in the east are the main gates. The city is surrounded by the hills except in the southwest. Fort and the temples can be seen on the hills.
DAY 03 : JAIPUR
After breakfast excursion of Amer Fort ascend Fort on Elephants back, afternoon tour of city visiting City palace, Jantar Mantar (observatory), Palace of Winds, Birla temple. evening transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Day 04 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
After breakfast drive to Agra en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, on arrival in Agra transfer to Hotel. In the evening visit Taj Mahal at Sunset. Overnight stay at hotel. Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world - The Taj Mahal. The architectural splendour of the Moslems, the fort and the palaces is a vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While it's significance as a political center ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jaha, it's architectural wealth has secured it's place on the international map. Agra was founded by Raja Badal Singh around 1475 A.D. However the mention of Agraban in the Mahabharata suggests that it has been the sister Of Matura, an ancient city in the vicinity, from a very early period. Sikandar Lodi made this place his capital when the Lodis ruled North India. But according to an ancient legend, the name of Agra is derived from Agra vans of the twelve groves of Brijmandala, where teenager Lord Krishna is said to have sported with his companions. Situated on the banks of Yamuna, this town was chosen by the emperor Babar as a base for the Mughals.
Day 05 : AGRA - VARANASI (TRAIN)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to railway station to connect overnight train for Varanasi. Overnight at train.
Day 06 : ARRIVE VARANASI
Upon arrival in Varanasi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 07 : VARANASI
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the day free for self activities visit Temples & Ashrams. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 08 : VARANASI-LUCKNOW (TRAIN)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to railway station to connect train for Lucknow. Overnight at train
DAY 09 : ARRIVE LUCKNOW
Upon arrival in Lucknow meeting and assistance followed by transfer to hotel. Afternoon visits. Lucknow was the 18th century capital of Nawab Wazirs & the centre of culture and tradition. Visit the great Imambara, Jama Masjid, Picture gallery, the Clock Tower, Roomi Darwaza, Residency & Dilkusha Palace. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 10 : LUCKNOW - DELHI (TRAIN)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to railway station to connect overnight train for Delhi. Overnight at train.
DAY 11 : ARRIVE DELHI
Upon arrival in delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.
Golden Triangle Tour Highlight
|Delhi||Visit of Chandni Chowk.|
|Agra||Vist of beautiful Taj Mahal at sunrise.|
|Jaipur||Elephant ride to Amber Fort.|
» Accommodation on twin / Double Sharing basis
» Elephant Ride at Amber, Fort Jaipur.
» Daily Breakfast
» All the arrival and departure transfer with company representative
» Complete transportation with an English speaking chauffer
» Driver Allowance
» Toll Taxes and Parking
» State taxes
» All the currently applicable taxes
Does not include:
» Entrance fee to monuments.
»Monument fees, (Supplement is given separately).
» Meals except then breakfast ( Dinner supplement is given separately)
» Tips, Laundry, Phone calls
»Any other expenses not mentioned above.
May i ask for tailormade itinerary ?
Yes, you can ask for it.
What is Indian Time zone?
It is + 0530 GMT
Can I use foreign currnecy there in India?
No, you can't use foreign currnecy in India directly, you need to change it through bank or authorize money changer into Indian rupees .
Who will Meet us at the Airport ?
Our company representative will be there at the airport arrival lounge carrying a company placard mentioning your name on it.
Does monument fees included in the cost ?
No, it's not included in the package cost and supplement is given separately for that.
What is the weather & temperature like?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult and hard to predict. Of course, it is generally cold at night, and in winter, the days can be quite beautiful if the sun is out. There can be snow or rain storms any time of the year. Trekking in spring (March - April) is particularly lovely and beautiful as the rhododendrons are in full bloom. The mountains still have plenty of high snow to snap your photos. You need to be aware that it can get pretty hot and sunstroke can be a risk. Good polarizing sunglasses or glacier glasses (not trendy fashion ones) for high altitudes/winter treks, and a large brimmed hat are a necessity. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! Between 1000m and 3500m the temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to 5 deg C low. At higher altitude, the temperature ranges from 20 deg C to -10 deg C. During winter it is around 10 deg colder.