Golden Triangle & Varanasi - 9 Days - 9 Nights In-depth Cultural

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Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Golden Triangle & Varanasi - 9 Days, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. Golden Triangle & Varanasi - 9 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as flights, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • Arrival in Delhi

    Upon your arrival at Delhi Airport, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport holding a welcome board with your name, and then transferred to check in at the hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you at leisure. Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini (4 stars) or similar Start point Airport Pick-up, Indira Gandhi International Airport, Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India 00:00 - 23:55

  • Old & New Delhi City Tour

    In and around New DelhiAfter breakfast at hotel, our guide will take you to visit the Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. Drive past the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a popular market in Old Delhi to Jama Masjid, one of the historic and largest mosques in India. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk will be interesting as you can observe the local life through the busy bazaar. Afterwards, we will visit Qutub Minar, touted as Indias largest minaret and Humayuns Tomb, a majestic blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture. Our next stop is India Gate. Then we drive past the Parliament House and other Government Secretarial Buildings to visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib which is one of the prominent Sikh houses of worship. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini (4 stars) or similar

  • Private transfer from Delhi to Agra

    After breakfast, we will drive to Agra by our private air-conditioned car. Stopover for coffee break or photo opportunities are at your request any time en-route. After some rest at the hotel, we will visit the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah, also known as Baby Taj. Later in the day towards sunset head to visit Mehtab Bagh, a little known prime viewing spot of the Taj Mahal which exists opposite the monument on the northern shores of the Yamuna River in Agra. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road (4 stars) or similar

  • Agra Highlights Tour with Taj Mahal

    Today we will visit the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is worthwhile to get an early morning start so as to seize the breathtaking scenery of the Taj Mahal at sunrise with our guide. This beautiful monument 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. The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. Our next stop Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and known for its architectural structure. This place comprises of several fairy-tale palaces like Khas Mahal and Jahangir Palace. The afternoon can be spent visiting more places of interest or shopping. Our driver and car are at your disposal within the city limits. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Agra MG Road (4 stars) or similar

  • Private transfer from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri to Abhaneri to Jaipur

    Today we will drive from Agra to Jaipur. En route, we will visit the must-see attraction of Fatehpur Sikri, which is a UNESCO World heritage site and has various historical monuments. Your guide will take you to visit the Jama Masjid, followed by the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza. Then we continue driving to have a photo stop at Abhaneri village (without guide service), where our driver will be with you and take you for the visit. Abhaneri is known to have Baoris, stairwells that were invented by the Indians to harvest rainwater. These tanks were used as reservoirs of water in dry times of the year. Chand Baori is the most popular of the wells in the region, and is one of Indias deepest and largest. There are three ways to reach the water with the steps, which are divided into the stories. Upon arriving in Jaipur, check in at the hotel.? Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre (4 stars) or similar

  • Jaipur Day Tour with Amber Fort

    This morning we will start our guided tour with Amber Fort. This magnificent fort was constructed with red sand-stone and marble and is divided into four sections each with a courtyard. We can walk up to the fort which takes around 10-15 minutes. Jeep ride is also available on paid service on the spot.? On the way back to the city, we will stop at Jal Mahal, a palace built in the middle of a lake, and take in the nice view from the lakeside. We then visit the Maharaja City Palace, a seven-story royal palace as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. Another palace, Hawa Mahal is popular for its magnificent architecture. You will be taken through Pink Rose Garden as well business centers of Jaipur. The rest time is free for you and our driver and car are at your disposal within the city limits. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre (4 stars) or similar

  • Jaipur to Varanasi by flight

    We will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. On your arrival in Varanasi, our local driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi (5 stars) or similar

  • Varanasi Sightseeing

    Our guide will take you to enjoy an early morning boat cruise on the River Ganges, where you will see the pilgrims taking their morning dip in the sunrise or performing their rituals on the Ghats. A morning city tour follows after breakfast. We will visit Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and Banaras Hindu University. In the afternoon we will head to the Deer Park in Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (Museum is closed on Fridays). In the evening, you will witness the unique Ganga Aarti Ceremony holding at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. Thousands of lighting lamps are immersed in the water of the sacred Ganges and the floating lamps add a divine aspect to the river, a real not to be missed experience. Meal: Breakfast Accommodation: Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi (5 stars) or similar

  • Fly from Varanasi to Delhi and Departure from Delhi

    Our driver will transfer you to Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi. In Delhi, you will connect to your own onward flight on your own. We wish you a nice trip home! Meal: BreakfastEnd point Airport See-off, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India 00:00 - 23:55

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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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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