Varanasi with Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle tour is ‘golden’ for a lot of reasons, in fact we say it is ‘diamond’. For one, you begin you journey in Incredible India with the sightseeing of Delhi – the metropolis that ironically is contemporary and unconventional at the same time. Two- the next stop is what you’ve been waiting for ever since you boarded your flight to India. Well what can we say, for no amount of words can ever take away the delight every visitor experiences when he sees the TAJ MAHAL. We know you’ve heard about it and read about it but when you see it …. you will know why the whole world took fancy to the magnificent white marble marvel. The next stop on your trip is Jaipur- capital of the state of Rajasthan, a romantic realm of resplendent palaces, mighty fortresses and regal Maharajas which still remind of the times of the Mughals. We added Varanasi to the usual 9 day Golden Triangle, making it extra special.
Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed
by transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : DELHI
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.
DAY 03 : DELHI - JAIPUR
Breakfast at the hotel
and 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 04 : 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.
Day 05 : JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - AGRA
After breakfast drive to Agra, enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, Fatehpur Sikri was built during 1571 and 1585. Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. Though the city is in ruins, it is a place to visit if one comes to Agra.But in real terms Fatehpur Sikri is a place where one should spend some time. The sunset over the ruins is sight to cherish. arrive Agra check into the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 : AGRA
Morning visit the famous Taj Mahal built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his queen Mumtaz Mahal, made out of white marble took 22 years to complete (1630-1652 AD). After breakfast visit Agra fort. Built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565, the red sandstone Agra fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. Though the principal structure was built by Akbar, Afternoon visit Itmad-ud-daulah. This tomb belongs to the father of Nur Jahan, Ghias-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir or the Chief Minister of Emperor Jehangir. This white marble tomb was built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. Evening free for shopping around the local market. Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 07 : AGRA - DELHI - VARANASI
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Delhi. On arrival
in Delhi transfer to domestic airport to connect flight
for Varanasi. Upon
arrival in Varanasi meeting and assistance followed by
transfer to hotel.
DAY 08 : 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.
DAY 09 :VARANASI - DELHI
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi meeting and assistance followed by transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.
Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour Highlight
|Delhi||Red Fort, Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, India Gate, President's House, Humayun's Tomb & Qutub Minar Optional Sound & Light Show at Red Fort with dinner at Chor Bizarre|
|Agra||Akbar's Residential complex, Mosque & Tomb of Salim Chisti ,Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Sikandara & Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb|
|Jaipur||Elephant ride to Amber Fort Palace , City Palace, Jantar Mantar (Observatory) & Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) Optional Cultural evening at Chokhi Dhani|
|Varanasi||Boat ride on the Ganges.|
» 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.