Start and end in New Delhi! With the historical tour Golden Triangle & Ganges, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. Golden Triangle & Ganges includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, transport and more.
Arrive Delhi airport, meet & assist by our representative. Later transfer to hotel.? Night stay in Delhi.Start point You will be picked up from Delhi Indira Gandhi airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India 23:55 - 00:00
After breakfast proceed to sightseeing to Old & New Delhi: Old Delhi - A sight-seeing tour of Old Delhi would entail visiting the Raj Ghat - the memorial site where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated; Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. You will enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk. More evidences of the ancient times that once existed in old Delhi can be found out by winding through the labyrinthine lanes of Chandni Chowk in a rickshaw. The pleasure associated with the rickshaw ride your itinerary here is ultimate. The rickshaw pullers here take you on a ride through various routes, offering you a unique experience all together. New Delhi - An extensive sight-seeing tour of New Delhi would include a visit to the Humayuns Tomb, the Qutub Minar, a drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House, the Presidents Residence and would end with a drive through the Diplomatic Enclave. After sightseeing return to hotel.? Night stay in Delhi.
After breakfast drive to Jaipur also known as Pink City of the desert named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the universe through the nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses to the royal processions and splendors, are now living monuments.? Rest of the day is free to relax. Night stay in Jaipur.
Morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort. Amber Fort Palace - Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started in 1592, its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression.? Continue sight-seeing.? City Palace - A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum.? Jantar Mantar - This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use.? Hawa Mahal - The ornamental fused of this "Palace of Winds" is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women. Evening transfer to hotel. Night stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast you will depart by road to Agra city en route visiting Fatehpur Sikri- a perfectly preserved red sandstone ghost town which was the estranged capital of Mughal emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Continue drive to Agra. Evening free to explore the rich handicrafts of Agra. Night stay in Agra.
After breakfast visit the magnificent Taj Mahal (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday) - one of the Seven wonders of the World surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahans beloved wife. A ride on Tonga upto Taj is sheer fun and frolic all through.? Also visit Agra fort - the rusty and majestic red-sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded Peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.? Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to Delhi airport for board flight to Varanasi. Varanasi - said to be the India?s most sacred city situated on the western bank of the holy river Ganga. It is also the oldest living city in the world.? As a place for devotion and worship, with hundreds of temples dotting the city, sunrise on the river front as seen from a boat can be a spiritually uplifting sight. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel.? Night stay in Varanasi.
Morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats.? Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms & East of Varanasi, is the place where Buddha chose to deliver his first sermon. The celebrated Mantra, Buddham Sharanam Gachhami, owes its origin to Sarnath. On the day before his death Buddha included Sarnath along with Lumbini, Bodh Gaya and Kushinagar as the four places he thought to be sacred to his followers. It makes Sarnath one of the most venerated Buddhist places. Besides Buddhism, Sarnath is also connected with Jainism. There are many Buddhist monuments and edifices in Sarnath. Some of the important Buddhist monuments at Sarnath are the Dhamekha stupa, the Chaukhandi stupa and monasteries and temples of different schools of Buddhism from Japan, China, Thailand, Burma and others. The Indian Buddhist society called Mahabodhi Society maintains a park around the Buddha temple. The Mahabodhi Temple within the park has a tooth relic of the Buddha. There is also a vast expanse of ancient ruins at Sarnath. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD, and today it presents the most expansive ruins amongst places on the Buddhist trail. The Ashoka pillar of Sarnath is the National emblem of India. Also visit the deer park and the museum. Evening be the eye - witness of Holy Worship or the Aarti ritual on the Ghats of The Ganges Night stay in Varanasi.
In time transfer to Varanasi airport to board the flight to Delhi. Night stay in Delhi.
In time transfer to Delhi airport to board your onward flight. End of tripEnd point You will drop off at Delhi Indira Gandhi airport, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India 23:00 - 00:00