11 Days India Golden Triangle with Khajuraho & Varanasi - 11 Nights In-depth Cultural

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Start and end in Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour 11 Days India Golden Triangle with Khajuraho & Varanasi, you have a 11 day tour package taking you through Delhi, India and 8 other destinations in India. 11 Days India Golden Triangle with Khajuraho & Varanasi includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • : Delhi

    After breakfast we head to Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. We will visit the Raj Ghat where the father of India Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. The next stop is Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India. From here you will be driven past the iconic Red Fort, the standing testimony to the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. We then visit Chandni Chowk, a very popular and busy market in Old Delhi. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk will be interesting as you can observe the local life through the busy bazaar. After this we will head to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib which is one of the prominent Sikh houses of worship. Next we will go to Humayun?s tomb, another UNESCO world heritage site. Later we will visit Qutub Minar, touted as India?s largest Minaret and India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President?s House and other Government Secretarial Buildings before going back to your hotel. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini (4 stars) or similar

  • Jaipur by Car

    After breakfast you will be transferred from Delhi to Jaipur. Stop-over for coffee break and photo stop on your request. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre (4 stars) or similar

  • : Jaipur

    After breakfast the Jaipur journey starts from Amber Fort also known as Amber Palace, the earlier capital of Jaipur. This magnificent fort was constructed in red sand-stone and marble by Raja Man Singh and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. You could ascend the fort by walking up the steps or in jeep (on direct payment basis).? Later you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storeys as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular all over world for its magnificent architecture. You will be taken through business centers of Jaipur. End your tour with visit to Birla Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (Narayan), the preserver and his consort Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth and good fortune. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre (4 stars) or similar

  • Fatehpur Sikri - Agra by Car

    After breakfast you will be transferred from Jaipur to Agra. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri which was built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri holds exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization and is one of well-known UNESCO World heritage site of India and has various historical monuments. Stop-over for coffee break and photo-stops on your request. On arrival check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road (4 stars) or similar

  • : Agra

    After an early breakfast proceed to visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), one of the wonders of the world. This beautiful building is elegantly built with white marble by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between the years 1631 to 1648 and it was built in the memory of his favorite beloved Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Next proceed to visit Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its architectural structure and was built in the 16th century during the Mughal Empire. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. Rest of the day is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road (4 stars) or similar

  • Jhansi by Train & Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho by Car

    In and around Jhansi, KhajurahoAfter an early breakfast you will be transferred to the railway station to board train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi railway station you will be greeted by our representative and from here drive to Khajuraho. En-route we will visit Orchha. Orchha, a town in Madhya Pradesh near the banks of Betwa River. The medieval city of Orchha seems to have frozen in time, its palaces and temples still retaining their original grandeur. The word Orchha means hidden. When the Tughlaqs, who were ruling Delhi in the 15th century, pushed the Bundelkhand rajas out of Garkhundar, they retreated to distant Orchha. You will find it so easy to travel back in time when taking a quiet and less crowed walking tour around here. After visits continue your drive to Khajuraho, stop-over for coffee break and photo stops as per your request. On arrival check in at the hotel.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Radisson Jass, Khajuraho (4 stars) or similar

  • Allahabad by Car

    In and around AllahabadAfter breakfast visit Khajuraho, once the capital of the Chandela Dynasty. This little village is now famous for its World Heritage-listed temple architecture. Enjoy your exploration of the world renowned Khajuraho Temple Complexes, each of which decorated with unbelievably exquisite sculptures that have stood the test of nature for more than 1000 years and stayed almost intact. It is said that Khajuraho is something that can?t be described in words but must be experienced, you will find your own answer there. After visits you will be transferred from Khajuraho to Allahabad, stop-over for coffee break and photo stops as per your request. On arrival check in at the hotel. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Kanha Shyam, Allahabad (3 stars) or similar

  • Varanasi by Car

    Morning proceed to visit Allahabad city. Triveni Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and "invisible" Saraswati rivers, is considered holy by Hindus. It?s near the 16th-century Allahabad Fort, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. In the fort are the ancient sandstone Ashoka Pillar, the underground Patalpuri Temple and a sacred banyan tree. The Allahabad Museum has Rajasthani miniature paintings. In Allahabad we cover overlooked by the eastern ramparts of the Allahabad fort, wide flood plains and muddy banks protrude towards the sacred Sangam. At the point at which the brown Ganges meets the Greenish Yamuna, pandas (priests) perch on small platforms to perform puja and assist the devout in their ritual ablutions in the shallow waters. Enjoy bath in Sangam to get rid of all your sin. Later we will cover the other spot in Allahabad like Hanuman Temple and then proceed for Anand Bhavan, one of the country?s best-running museums in memory of Jawahar Lal Nehru.? Later in the day continue your drive to Varanasi, stop over for coffee break and photo stop on your request. On arrival check in at the hotel.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi (5 stars) or similar

  • : Varanasi

    Early morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Next head to visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, one of the most famous temple in Varanasi, also known as the Golden temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva. After this drive back to hotel for breakfast.? Afternoon is at leisure in which you can partake in the activities of your interest. Later this afternoon head for old kashi walking tour. Walking in the oldest markets, narrow and puzzled alleys of Varanasi will take you to an entirely different world. Seeing a 400-year-old saree market, the spice and grains market, a magnificent mosque built by the Mughals along the river and the temple of Lord Kaal Bhairao, known as the Kotwal or the Police Chief of Varanasi will give you a real sense of the old city "Kashi". Then this evening witness the thousand-year-old Aarti Ceremony during which worshippers pray near the water by the light of candles and lanterns. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi (5 stars) or similar

  • Delhi by Flight & Departure from Delhi

    After a leisurely breakfast check out from the hotel and drive to Sarnath and visit the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century B.C. to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (Closed on Friday).? After visits in time you will be transferred to airport to board flight back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi self-transfer to another floor on same terminal to board flight back home. No service in Delhi. Meal: Breakfast

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

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