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Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho & Varanasi

Destinations: Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Agra – Jaipur
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days

It is easy to get carried away by India and her exotic cities, each promising more excitement and intrigue than the next. The Golden Triangle tours at times tagged with other places of equal charisma save the day here as it effectively come up with various tour packages taking care of planning and other intricacies involved in a holiday. Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho and Varanasi effectively showcase India at its best with its forgotten sagas and unforgotten relics. The monuments, temples, mosques, museums and amazing natural beauty to cap them all make the golden triangle tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi a sheer delight. It takes 8 nights and 9 days.

For a travel enthusiast there is nothing more desirable than going from one city to another, sleeping in unknown hotel rooms and seeing new friends. After covering all there is to see in the flamboyant Delhi, ancient Agra and royal Jaipur, the golden triangle tour steers to a different direction, to Jhansi, where a car will be arranged to take you to Khajuraho, the land full of vivid portrayal of medieval culture. The Orccha temples on the way are just a slight warm up for the new plunge.

Khajuraho and Varanasi are popular tourist destinations in Madhya Pradesh and are especially known for their medieval temples, culture and arts. Here the three Hindu Temples of Khajuraho called by the names Brahman, Vamana and Javari deserves special mention. The walls of the temples are carved with scores of erotic and sensuous figures that clash horribly with India’s current conventional attitude. Each figure has a story and the place is branded as World Heritage site by UNESCO. Next day gives you half a day for more sight seeing around the place before taking off to Varanasi.

Varanasi has never stopped to amaze visitors with it’s seemingly thousands of little and big temples strewn all over the place. An ultimate pilgrim retreat, Varanasi is the final destination in the Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi. It is located on the banks of River Ganga. Apart from the frequent visit of devotees, Benaras Sari and university are quite famous. It is certainly a world like no other.

With its age old temple and even more ancient customs, the city uncannily maintains a modern air. Visiting Buddhist pilgrimage at Sarnath and University Museum is a final touch of beauty to the 9 days of pure bliss. Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi thus ends by taking a lost look at the array of temples before returning to Delhi.

Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho & Varanasi

Destinations: Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Agra – Jaipur
Duration: 08 Nights / 09 Days

Day 01: Arrival Delhi
Welcome to the capital of India – Delhi.
Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport by our tour executive who will escort you to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Overnight in Delhi

Day 02: A day in Delhi for the visits
After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Old Delhi Old Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting - Red Fort - The red sandstone walls of Lal Qila, the Red Fort, extend for two km and vary in height from 18 meters on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Shah Jahan started construction of the massive fort in 1638 and it was completed in 1648. Jama Masjid - Jama Masjid The splendid mosque built by Muhammad Ali Shah in the typical Mughal style with two minarets and three domes, lies to the west of the Hussainabad Imambara. Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Also, visit the Swami Narayan Temple and Bangla Sahib Gurudwara

Proceed for the visit of New Delhi
New Delhi - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit:- Humayun's Tomb - Built in the mid 16th century by Haji Begum, senior wife of Humayun, the second Mughal emperor, Humayun's Tomb is an early example of Mughal architecture built in Delhi. Qutub Minar - 13 km to the south of Connaught Circus at Lalkote of 8th century Tomor Rajputs, the 72.5 mts high Victory Pillar stands as a victory stand of a Muslim King Qutub-ud-din-Aibak in India. A drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, The President's Residence, and a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. End with the visit of the Lotus temple at the sunset
Overnight at Delhi

Day 03: Take a flight to Varanasi
After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a flight to Varanasi
Leave for Varanasi by Jet Airways flight 9W 723(10:40/11:50 hrs)
You will be met on arrival and transfer to the hotel
Upon arrival check-in at the hotel

Late afternoon, proceed to visit the Buddhist site of Sarnath
Evening, attend the Aarti ceremony in the ghats of the ganges
Overnight in Varanasi

Day 04: A day in Varanasi
Today wake up early and proceed to the ghats of Varanasi to have boat ride on the river Ganges at the sunrise. Later walk through the ghats and see the local life of the pilgrims
Return to the hotel to have your breakfast
drive to the airport of Varanasi
Leave for Khajuraho by flight 9W 723 (1220/1300 hrs)
Arrive Khajuraho and check-in at the hotel

In the afternoon, visit the eastern and southern group of temples
Evening, attend the sound and light show at the temple complex
Overnight in Khajuraho

Day 05: Leave Khajuraho for Jhansi to board your train to Agra.
Early morning, take a guided tour to the Western Group of temples at the sunrise
Return to the hotel for breakfast
leave for Jhansi visiting the temples of Orcha enroute
On arrival in Jhansi, board the Shatabdi train to Agra. Leave for Agra at 18:10hrs
Reach Agra at 20:30hrs. Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Agra

Day 06: Visit the Taj Mahal today
After breakfast, take a guided tour to visit the World famous Taj Mahal (closed on Fridays) built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal
Visit the famous Agra Fort
In the afternoon, visit Itmad ud Daulah and the Mehtab Bagh to have an uninterrupted view of the Taj Mahal across river Yamuna. Also explore a marble factory to see the making of marble inlay work
Overnight in Agra

Day 07: Drive from Agra to Jaipur visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute
After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Jaipur known as "pink city" and the capital of Rajasthan named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur.
Enroute visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, a place worth visiting to discover how once the city could have been which has now turned into ruins, situated 26 miles west of Agra, it was build at orders of the Mughal Emperor Akbar.
Arrive Jaipur in the evening and transfer to the hotel
Overnight in Jaipur

Day 08: A day in Jaipur for visits
Today after a leisurely breakfast, take an excursion to the majestic Amber Fort
Take an elephant or jeep ride to ascend the hill on which the fort is situated
The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Mughal Architecture, construct by Raja Mann Singh in 1592 and completed by Swai Jai Singh, the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble.

Later visit the City Palace and the Observatory and photo stop near the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal.
In the evening, you have the option to see an ethnic village
City Palace located in the heart of the old city of Jaipur, is a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture and the royal family still lives in a part of this Palace. The building now forms the Maharaja Swai Man Singh II Museum and on display here is a wide array of royal costumes; some vary exquisite and precious pashmina (Kashmiri) shawls, Benares silk sarries, Sanganeri block prints and folk embroidery.
Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 09: Drive from Jaipur to Delhi. Depart Delhi
After breakfast, leave for Delhi.
Upon arrival in Delhi you will be dropped at the Delhi International airport to board your homebound flight

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