9 Days Golden Triangle with Khajuraho Varanasi Tour is one of the popular north India holiday packages. The tour covers five major tourist
destinations of north India – Delhi, Jaipur, Agra
, Khajuraho and Varanasi. Delhi, the capital city of India, showcases Hindu,
Mughal & British
colonial era monuments. Jaipur, truly representing Rajasthan, offers to see majestic forts & palaces, colorful culture and buzzing bazaars.
Agra, former Mughal capital, is home to Taj Mahal, on the banks of River Yamuna. Khajuraho, known for its erotically sculptured temples, is
definitely a major destination on India’s travel map. And Varanasi, the cultural and religious capital of India, offers exceptional sights
of Ganga aarti on Dashashwamedh Ghat, Ganga ghats, narrow alleys and Hindu way of life.
Arrival in Delhi
You will be received by our representative at Indira Gandhi International Airport New Delhi on arrival in India. You will be welcomed in traditional Indian way, taken care of and transferred to your hotel to have overnight stay.
Post-breakfast, accompanied with professional local guide, commence the sightseeing tour of Delhi. The whole day is devoted to sightseeing
of various iconic monuments, exploration of famous markets and discovering many facets of Delhi. Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a Sikh temple in the
heart of Delhi, is the first religious monument to be visited. Langar, a free kitchen, needs to be seen here. Red Fort, Jama Masjid and
Chandani Chowk in Shahjahanabad (old Delhi) are next prime attractions of Delhi to be watched. These Mughal monuments are explored in detail.
Chandni Chowk shopping arcade is visited on a manually-pulled rickshaw. Akshardham Temple, built in conventional Nagar style of temple
architecture on the banks of River Yamuna, is a must-see monument to be visited. Visiting Akshardham Temple will be a mesmerizing experience.
In the afternoon, after lunch, you will take a scenic tour to see India Gate and Rashtrapati Bhawan. Hereinafter, visit Qutub Minar as the
last famous monument on the chart of Delhi sightseeing. Later, in the evening, return to Delhi hotel for overnight stay.
Delhi – Jaipur –Jaipur sightseeing
After having breakfast, depart for Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan. On reaching Jaipur, you will be directly transferred to the hotel
to check in, have lunch and relax a bit, before proceeding on a guided Jaipur city tour. Three most famous monuments of Jaipur city –
City Palace, Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar will be visited in enlightened company of Jaipur tour guide. Late afternoon, visit happening market of
Jaipur. Shopping in Jaipur will really exhilarate you. The topping on the cake will be the Aarti in Govind Dev Ji temple. This deity
worship ceremony is held every evening. Overnight stay is scheduled in Jaipur.
Extensive Jaipur, accompanied by a professional guide, awaits today. After breakfast, proceed towards Amber, the hilly terrain
where lies grand Amber Fort. The fort is situated on the top of a hill and is reached by riding
on an elephant’s back. The intact
fort will make you discover its labyrinths of courtyards, gardens inhabited by the monkeys, rooms & walls of mosaics, Palace of
Glass (Sheesh Mahal) and temple dedicated to Kali. Climb up further to another cliff by car and visit Jaigarh Fort, a war
fortress and known for largest canon in the world, demolished foundry and weapons’ museum. Move for Jaipur city. On the way,
stop in front of Jal Mahal to snap few photographs of the palace, located amidst a lake. Have lunch in a nice restaurant of
Jaipur and visit Central Museum, previously called as Albert Hall. Late afternoon, visit Birla Temple, dedicated to the
deities Vishnu and Lakshmi. Overnight stay is scheduled in Jaipur hotel.
Jaipur – Abhaneri- Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Leisurely have scrumptious breakfast in the hotel and depart for Agra to pass through Abhaneri village in Dausa district of Rajasthan and Fatehpur Sikri,
a deserted Mughal city of 16th century. Abhaneri, once a flourishing capital of Gurjar king Mihir Bhoj, has now reduced into a non-descript village but houses
world famous ancient Chand Baori & Harshat Mata Temple, belonging to 8th century AD. On arrival, check in at Agra hotel to spend
evening in leisure and have
Agra city tour
Agra tour guide will meet you in hotel’s lobby early in the morning, in the dawn hours, to take you to the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal, a famous mausoleum, is the 7th Wonder of
the World. It was built in 1630 during the reign of Shah Jahan following the loss of his beloved Mumtaz Mahal. You will be a witness to unparalleled beauty of Taj Mahal
at the time of sunrise. Every minute and significant aspect of Taj Mahal’s history, making and architecture will be detailed by the guide. Return to hotel to refresh,
have breakfast and relax for a while. After breakfast, you will visit the Agra Fort on the banks of the Yamuna River with spectacular panoramic views. Agra Fort was
the residence of the Mughal rulers. Have lunch in a nice city restaurant. Spend some time the happening market of Agra, known for marble articles built by artisans.
See yourselves artisans at work. Shopping in Agra is an unforgettable experience. In the afternoon, visit tomb of It-Mad-ud-Daula, popularly called as Baby Taj.
It is said that this tomb was the precursor to Taj Mahal and Shah Jahan drew inspiration to use marble sumptuously in constructing Taj Mahal from this monument.
At the time of sunset, view Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh, across River Yamuna. Overnight stay is scheduled in Agra hotel.
Agra – Jhansi-Orchha- Khajuraho
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Agra railway station to board train for Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi, you will be
received by our representative. Accompanied by local tour guide, visit historical town of Orchha, known for its rustic ambience,
Orchha Fort Palace complex and Raja Ram Temple. The medieval city of Orchha with its palaces and temples built during the 16th
and 17th centuries under the Bundela dynasty are major tourist attractions. Have lunch in restaurant on the bank of River Betwa
and drive for Khajuraho. Reach by evening to Khajuraho to be directly transferred to hotel for overnight stay.
Khajuraho temples tour - Varanasi
After breakfast, a guided tour of Western Group of Khajuraho temples will be conducted. Temples of Khajuraho are UNESCO World Heritage sites and are known for their erotic
sculptures, inspired by Kamasutra, an ancient Indian Sex-Book authored by sage Vatsyayan. Return to hotel, have lunch and in time transfer to the airport to board flight for Varanasi. On arrival at Varanasi,
you will be received by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Late afternoon, you will visit the temple of Bharat Mata and reach
Dashashwamedh Ghat on the Ganges, sacred river, to attend the AARTI ceremony. Return to hotel later in the evening for overnight stay.
Varanasi city tour – Delhi - Departure
The second day sightseeing of Varanasi will commence too early in the morning. At the time of sunrise, departure along with Varanasi tour guide
for a boat ride on the sacred river the Ganges to observe the ritual baths, daily activities, religious rituals etc on the ghats of Benares.
It's a moving moment and an unforgettable experience. Come back to hotel for enjoying buffet breakfast. After relaxing a bit, visit Durga
temple (Durga Kund), Tulsi Manas temple and the Hindu University of Benares. In the afternoon, visit Sarnath (temple and museum),
the Buddhist city which was a center of learning from the 6th century BC to the 12th century AD. Later, in the evening, you will be
transferred to Varanasi airport. On arrival at Delhi, catch flight for your onward destination. Golden Triangle Khajuraho Varanasi Tour ends here.
Above rates are based on current exchange rate, fuel price, entrance fee, hotel rates and tax structure as applicable on the date of mailing the package proposal, however any change in these components beyond our control shall affect the cost accordingly.
Our Above all cost is based on good combination of Heritage & star hotels. All the hotels are neat and clean, tastefully decorated air-conditioned rooms and of international standards with all modern facilities. We have been using these hotels regularly for our various overseas clients with excellent report in respective categories.
In case you are particular to stay with any preferred hotels, please do let us know and we will revise our cost accordingly.
If a particular hotel is stated in this travel proposal is not available, we will book you at an alternative hotel in the same category as the one stated with your consent and agreement.
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50% cancellation if cancelled within 45 days.
75% cancellation if cancelled within 30 days.
100% cancellation if cancelled 15 day or less.