Golden Triangle with Khajuraho & Varanasi 10 Nights-11 Days

It is indeed the best of India tour. This tour covers the most famous tourist circuit of India and the top heritage cities of India - Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho and Varanasi. Delhi, Jaipur and Agra being located in triangle shape make the most tourism circuit of India called Golden Triangle. All the cities in tour are the ancient cities, rich with heritage and culture, encompass 08 world heritage sites. Not just the monuments but food, costumes, festivals, vibrant old markets, culture and rituals are also an integral part of the heritage cities. Highlights of the tours are The Taj Mahal in Agra, Architectural masterpiece Temples of Khajuraho, Ganges and Ghats of Varanasi.

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$1,369

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Duration

11 days

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  • What's included :
    • 10x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • Accommodation included: 10 nights
    • Accommodation on twin share basis in given category of hotels with breakfast.
    • Meeting & Assistance on arrival & departure
    • Transport by chauffeur driven AC Vehicles for all transfers and sightseeing
    • English Speaking Professional Tour Guide for sightseeing in every city.
    • All road tax, state tax, toll taxes, driver allowances etc related to transport.
    • Khajuraho- Varanasi flight (Economy Class, 15kg check-in and 7kg cabin luggage)
    • All current taxes.
    What's excluded :
    • a) Airfares and Visa Charges except for Khajuraho-Varanasi flight)
    • b) Monuments Entrance fees and camera fees (Tickets can be purchased directly at the Monuments with the help of your guide)
    • c) Meals other than breakfast
    • d) Expenses of personal nature.
    • e) Medical and Insurance
    • f) Tipping & Gratuities

  • Day 1: Arrive Delhi

    Pass By: Delhi, India
    Arrive at Delhi International airport, where you are warmly welcomed and received by our representative followed by transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.
    Overnight stay is in Delhi.
    Arrive at Delhi International airport, where you are warmly welcomed and received by our representative followed by transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.
    Overnight stay is in Delhi.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Stay in 3 or 4 STAR hotel as per package you buy

    Day 2: Delhi

    Stop At: Delhi, India
    Post breakfast meet your tour guide at hotel lobby and proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Delhi. First we proceed to Old Delhi where we see the Red Fort (a UNESCO world heritage site) from outside before walking through Chandni Chowk, savoring the ambience of the oriental, crowded bazaar. Later we continue to India's largest mosque, Jama Masjid.
    Afterwards we will have a brief photo stop at India Gate, a memorial to the soldiers of British Indian Army who died in First World War. Next, visit The Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO world heritage site(Tomb of the second Mughal Emperor) built in 1570. This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal.
    Later this afternoon, visit another UNESCO World Heritage site, the Qutab Minar, a minaret that forms a part of the Qutub Complex, built in early 13th Century. The Qutub Minar is a towering 73 meter high tower built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibak in 1193 to celebrate Muslim dominance in Delhi after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu ruler.
    Later, visit Connaught Place a sprawling circular market is a frenetic business and financial hub, centered on a ring of colonnaded Georgian-style buildings with global chain stores, vintage cinemas, bars and Indian restaurants.
    Return to hotel for an evening at your leisure. Overnight stay is in Delhi.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay at 3 STAR or 4 STAR hotel as per package you buy.

    Day 3: Delh- Jaipur (260 km / 5 hrs drive)

    Pass By: Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan
    Post breakfast drive to Jaipur, known as the 'Pink City' for the colour of the buildings in the old town. Some parts of the road are very rough so the journey takes most of the afternoon. Jaipur was founded in 1727 as Mughal power within India was declining. The then Maharaja Jai Singh moved his capital from Amer Fort down onto the plain below. The city is now the capital of Rajasthan State and commonly called the 'Pink City' because of the pink paint on all the buildings in the old city area. This was apparently done to imitate the magnificent, red sandstone buildings of the Mughals and in an attempt to impress the Prince of Wales when he visited Jaipur in 1876.

    Arrive Jaipur and check-in your hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure. You can go to local market, restaurants etc as the driver will be available on your disposal.
    Overnight stay in Jaipur.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in 3 Star or 4 Star hotel as per package you buy

    Day 4: Jaipur Sightseeing

    Stop At: Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan
    Post breakfast at 08:30AM, meet your local guide at hotel Lobby and proceed for full day guided city tour of Jaipur. Visit Amer Fort, also known as Amber Fort is one of the best Forts of Rajasthan, located 11 km form Jaipur city is a top tourist attraction of Jaipur. Later return to Jaipur city and stop for photo shoot at Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal followed by visits to City Palace and Jantar Mantar. Evening is free to visit local market.
    Overnight stay in Jaipur.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight in 3 Star or 4 Star hotel as per package you buy.

    Day 5: Jaipur - Agra (240km / 4-5 hrs drive)

    Pass By: Agra, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
    Post breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri.
    Located 40km from Agra, Fatehpur Sikri was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 after it was prophesized that the then childless Akbar would have sons if he moved his capital to the site. At great expense to the empire, the capital was moved here but sadly only occupied for 14 years before slowly being deserted and ruined after Akbar left the city due to a scarcity of water. While here we visit the remarkably well-preserved and graceful buildings within the Ghost City including the Jama Masjid, tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal Palace and other palaces that speak of the grandeur and splendour of the Mughal Empire at the height of its power.

    Post breakfast drive to Agra, situated along the bank of Yamuna River is a major tourist destination of India, having 3 UNESCO world heritage sites including the very famous Taj Mahal. Arrive Agra and check-in the hotel. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.
    Overnight stay in Agra.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in 3 Star or 4 Star hotel as per the package you buy.

    Day 6: Agra sightseeing

    Stop At: Agra, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh
    Early morning at Sunrise, visit the most beautiful monument and the wonder of the world, The Taj Mahal. It took 23 years (1630-1653) and 1000 laborers to complete its construction on an order by Mughal emperor Shahjahan. Shahjahan made The Taj Mahal on the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal.
    Return to hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Red Fort, It was the Royal Residence of Mughal Emperors until 1638, when Shahjahan shifted his capital from Agra to Delhi. Also visit mad-ud-daula, known as the Mini Taj. Rest of the day is free for leisure/shopping.
    Overnight stay in Agra
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in 3 Star or 4 Star hotel as per the package you buy.

    Day 7: Agra - Orchha (By short Train) - Khajuraho (By Road)

    Pass By: Khajuraho, Khajuraho, Chhatarpur District, Madhya Pradesh
    Post early breakfast transfer to railway station to board train for Jhansi. Arrive Jhansi railway station, where our executive meet you and introduce you to driver followed by drive to Khajuraho enroute visiting medieval city Orcchha.
    Orchha is a mediaeval city, famous for its palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th Century. Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace, is crowned by graceful cenotaphs, and commands a spectacular view of soaring temple spires and surrounding cenotaphs.
    After Orchha visit and lunch, drive to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho and check-in the hotel. Evening is free for relax.
    Overnight in Khajuraho.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in 3 Star or 4 Star hotel as per the package you buy.

    Day 8: Khajuraho Sightseeing

    Pass By: Khajuraho Temples, Khajuraho India
    Post breakfast meet your guide at hotel lobby for the sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. Start with UNESCo World Heritage Western Group of Monuments. In western group complex, visit Laxman Temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Chitragupta Temple and Vishwanath Templ.Start with the Western Group of Khajuraho temples. Laxman Temple and Kandariya Mahadev Temples are the most important of all and masterpieces of art and architecture. Post lunch visit Eastern Group of Temples. Return to hotel for some relax.
    Later in evening enjoy local cultural dance show in nearby theater (optional and on direct payment)
    Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
    Optional: Early morning or in the afternoon you have an option to do a Jungle safari in Panna National Park (25km/30 Mints from Khajuraho)
    The Park is spread in the area of 542.67 km2 (209.53 sq. mi). It was declared as the twenty second Tiger reserve of India in 1994 and the fifth in Madhya Pradesh.The National Park was awardedas the best maintained national park of India by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of Indiain 2007. Among the animals found here are the Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Chinkara, Nilgai, Sambhar, Sloth Bear and more than 200 species of birds.
    Later in evening enjoy local cultural dance show in nearby theater (optional and on direct payment)
    Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
    Optional on direct payment: Early morning or in the afternoon you have an option to do a Jungle safari in Panna National Park by open Jypsey Jeep (25km/30 Mints from Khajuraho).
    Post breakfast meet your guide at hotel lobby for the sightseeing tour of Khajuraho. Start with UNESCO World Heritage Western Group of Monuments. In western group complex, visit Laxman Temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Devi Jagdamba Temple, Chitragupta Temple and Vishwanath Templ.Start with the Western Group of Khajuraho temples. Laxman Temple and Kandariya Mahadev Temples are the most important of all and masterpieces of art and architecture. Post lunch visit Eastern Group of Temples. Return to hotel for some relax.
    Later in evening enjoy local cultural dance show in nearby theater (optional and on direct payment)
    Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
    Optional: Early morning or in the afternoon you have an option to do a Jungle safari in Panna National Park (25km/30 Mints from Khajuraho)
    The Park is spread in the area of 542.67 km2 (209.53 sq. mi). It was declared as the twenty second Tiger reserve of India in 1994 and the fifth in Madhya Pradesh.The National Park was awardedas the best maintained national park of India by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of Indiain 2007. Among the animals found here are the Tiger, Leopard, Chital, Chinkara, Nilgai, Sambhar, Sloth Bear and more than 200 species of birds.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Dinner: Lunch or Dinner with local family
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in 3 Star or 4 Star hotel as per the package you buy.

    Day 9: Khajuraho - Varanasi (By Flight)

    Pass By: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
    Enjoy relaxed breakfast at hotel. Later at around noon, transfer to Khajuraho airport in time to board flight for Varanasi. Khajuraho-Varanasi flight fare included in the tour price.
    Arrive Varanasi airport, meet our executive and transfer to your pre-booked hotel.
    Later this evening take a rickshaw ride through the streets of Varanasi to the ghats of the River Ganges to witness the Pooja ceremony of Ganga Aarti (a prayer ceremony).
    Overnight stay in Varanasi.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in 3 Star or 4 Star hotel as per the package you buy

    Day 10: Varanasi Sightseeing

    Pass By: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
    We have an early morning start today to commence our cruise on the River Ganges to view the ghats at sunrise when they are abuzz with activity. The devotees perform their ablutions in the river or offer prayers to the rising sun. As we cruise along the river we will have an ideal vantage point to view these activities.

    Later this morning we commence on a brief sightseeing tour of Varanasi. We start by visiting some of the important temples like Bharat Mata Mandir, a unique temple inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi, which interestingly houses one of the most perfect relief maps of India and is dedicated to Mother India. Another is the Durga Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga, consort of Lord Shiva.

    Afterwards we drive through the largest residential university of Asia, Banaras Hindu University, founded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya where we visit the new Vishwanath Temple in the university campus.

    This afternoon we drive to visit the Buddhist sites at Sarnath. It is the fabled place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon to his disciples expounding the principles of Buddhism. The ruins here date back to as far as the 3rd Century BC.
    Return to hotel and enjoy evening at your leisure.
    Overnight stay in Varanasi.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight stay in 3 Star or 4 Star hotel as per the package you buy.

    Day 11: Drop at Varanasi Airport

    Pass By: Varanasi, Varanasi, Varanasi District, Uttar Pradesh
    Post breakfast transfer to Varanasi airport in time to board flight for onward journey.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you from your given pick-up point i.e. Airport, railway station, hotel or any address.Airports
    • Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, New Delhi, New Delhi 110037 India
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Quoted price are on twin share basis for 2 or more person. If somebody wants to stay alone in a room then single room supplement cost would be applicable.
    • To travel to India, foreigners required an Indian Visa which can be applied online by many countries now.
    • No Cost for 1 Child below 5 years using same bed of parents.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Classic India Journeys

Activity ID: V-109547P13

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