Golden Triangle with Varanasi


Tour name:

Golden Triangle with Varanasi

Route :

Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi - Depart

Duration :

07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS

 

 


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore rich heritage & culture of different cities of India Delhi,
    Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi.
  • Visit World Heritage listed architectural wonders such as Taj Mahal,
    Qutub Minar and Amber Fort
  • Enjoy an elephant ride to the top of the Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Battery van ride near Taj Mahal
  • Discover Sarnath, the place where Buddha gave his first sermon
    after enlightenment
  • Witness the pious Evening Ganga Aarti in Varanasi
  • Spectacular photo opportunities throughout the tour

Day 01: [Arrive] Delhi

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On arrival at New Delhi airport, Our GeTS Holidays representative will meet you at the Airport and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Relax and enjoy a day of leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.
New Delhi, the capital of India, is a fusion of the ancient and the modern. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India, deeply steeped in history, art and culture.


Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing

After breakfast, set out on a sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll first go for Old Delhi sightseeing, starting with Jama Masjid, the country's largest mosque, built in 1656. The mosque's courtyard is capable of holding 25,000 devotees at once. Next, visit Old Delhi’s oldest and biggest market Chandni Chowk. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride from Fatehpuri Masjid to the impressive red sandstone monument of Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, our driver will pick you up and drive you to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - Father of the Nation. Afterward, proceed to Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an early example of fine Mughal architecture in India, built in 1565. Humayun's Tomb is often said to be the inspiration behind the Taj Mahal.
Later, take a sightseeing tour of New Delhi and drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s House), Parliament House, and India Gate - a war memorial constructed in memory of 70,000 Indian soldiers who fought in World War I. Lastly, visit Qutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), a soaring tower of victory. Its construction was commenced in 1193 under the supervision of Islamic ruler Qutub-ud-din-Aibak, immediately after the defeat of the last Hindu Kingdom in Delhi. The marble and red sandstone built structure is nearly 73 meters tall and tapers from a 15-meter-diameter base to just 2.5 meters at the top.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur (260 Km/ 05 Hrs Drive Approx.)

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After breakfast, drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and relax.
Popularly known as the “Pink City of India”, Jaipur is home to many historical places and deeply steeped in culture. It is also famous for its Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs.
Overnight stay at Jaipur.

 

Day 04: Jaipur Sightseeing

Morning after breakfast, set off for a day of exploration in Jaipur. Ride to the top of the hilltop fortress - the Amber Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) on an elephant’s back. Get to know the dramatic grandeur of the fort perched on the Aravalli Hills and surrounded by fortified battlements. Then, pay a visit to the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, the five storied structure featuring 953 small windows called jharokhas, decorated with intricate latticework. Made using red sandstone, the towering structure resembles a honeycomb and was initially built to allow the royal ladies to peer down without being seen. Next, visit the City Palace. Built in the 18th century, the City Palace is a perfect exemplar of the Rajasthani and Mughal architectural styles and fortified walls, built for protection from invading armies. Also, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an astronomy site which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur in the 18th century with 13 architectural astronomy instruments.
Overnight stay at hotel.

 

Day 05: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur (260 Km/ 05 Hrs Drive Approx.)

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After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Built in the 16th century, this ancient fortified city was once the capital of the Mughal Empire. The complex comprises several buildings including the Diwan-i-Khas, which has a beautifully carved pillar at its centre and the Panch Mahal Palace. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check into your hotel and relax. Later, check out and explore the unending shopping options in Jaipur. As part of the tour, we will start off from the essential point of the Rajasthani craft work i.e., block making and block printing and visit some of the local stores. We will also explore some of the famous places for a variety of jewelry including chunky tribal jewelry, gold and diamond jewelry as well as colorful lac bangles.
Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 06: Agra - Delhi by drive - Varanasi (By Flight)

Early in the morning pay a visit to the Taj Mahal - the UNESCO World Heritage Site and perhaps the world’s most photographed monument. This beautiful edifice was commissioned in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his loving wife. Then, visit the massive Agra Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), an elegant building that reflects a perfect fusion of the Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles with massive courtyards, mosques & private chambers. Next, visit the Mehtab Bagh, an extension of the Taj Mahal Garden, located on the other side of the river. Then get driven to Delhi to board your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival in Varanasi, get transferred to the hotel.
Check-into hotel and relax.
Overnight stay at hotel.


Day 07: Varanasi Sightseeing

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The day starts with an early morning boat ride on river Ganges. You would watch local rituals along the riverside and ghats (places by the river with steps leading down to the river) during the ride. The locals of Varanasi visit River Ganges very early in the morning to pray to Sun God as well as to offer prayers to the holy River Ganges, considered as mother goddess. The boat ride also takes you to various other ghats where you will see the daily rituals along the Ganges like washing, bathing and praying. For instance, Manikarnika Ghat is famous for Hindu cremation rituals, Dashashwamedh Ghat is popular for the Ganga Aarti ceremony (holy worship rituals of the Ganges), Assi Ghat, the southernmost and a prominent bathing ghat in Varanasi, situated at the union of the rivers Ganga and Assi.
After the boat ride, return to your hotel and enjoy breakfast. Afterward, you will be visiting some of the prominent temples in the city like Sankat Mochan Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple - an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that was restored and rebuilt to its present glory in 1776, Kalbhairav temple, Manas Mandir, Birla temple, Bharat Mata temple among others.
Further, you will walk through the narrow alleyways of Varanasi visiting the local bazaars of town where you can shop for statues, brass works, worship items, and the famous Banarasi silk materials.
We will now lead you towards the Dashashwamedh Ghat to witness a spectacular Ganga Aarti ceremony by the River Ganges. This star attraction of Varanasi treats visitors to the sight of interesting rituals, performed by Hindu priests accompanied by chanting of sacred mantras, to please the Ganges and God of Fire. Photo lovers will definitely like this spot that offers some really great photo opportunities.
In the evening, return to hotel and stay overnight.


Day 08: Varanasi – Delhi [Departure]

Have a great breakfast in the morning and then check-out for airport to board your flight to Delhi.




 



Inclusions Exclusions
  • 07 Nights’ accommodation
  • Meal Plan - Breakfast at all the hotels
  • All transfers, sightseeing & excursions by AC Transportation
  • Services of English speaking guide
  • Assistance of our airport representative
  • Rickshaw Ride in Delhi
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Boat Ride on the Ganges in Varanasi
  • All Applicable taxes
  • Indian Visa
  • Any airfares (international or domestic)
  • Any camera fees
  • Monument Entrances fees
  • Any Meals unless specified above
  • Any expense of personal nature, laundry, Telephone bills, Tips or extras at the hotel etc.