Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi - 8 Nights In-depth Cultural

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Start in New Delhi and end in Varanasi! With the in-depth cultural tour Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 3 other destinations in India. Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • ARRIVAL AT DELHI

    Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Delhi. Day free at leisure. Delhi: Delhi has been the national capital of India for more than 100 years and is an idyllic symbol of the magnificent past and thriving present of India. This city fascinates its visitors with its blend of various nationalities, diverse culture and traditions, heritage of the bygone eras as old as 4th century and modernization of lifestyle and culture - all at once. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.Start point New Delhi Airport or Hotel in Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India

  • DELHI SIGHTSEEING

    After breakfast, proceed for Delhi sightseeing tour with first visit to the Jama Masjid - the largest Mosque in India. Visit Chandni Chowk the oldest, biggest bazaar of Old Delhi, explore the narrow alleys, colorful markets and local shoppers. Also get the opportunity to taste the local food in Delhi. On this tour, you will have the most amazing experience and learn about the city?s history through food. Paranthas: Head to the food-stall-lined lane off Chandni Chowk for delectable parathas (traditional flat bread) fresh off the tawa (hotplate). Choose from a spectacular array of stuffings. Natraj Dahi Bhalla - This place offers popular street-food dishes of India. It is famously known as being one of the best Chaat (street food) houses in town and serves undoubtedly the best Dahi Bhalle in Delhi! Kulfi Faluda: Kulfi is one of the most popular traditional dessert in India. It is made from thickened milk flavored with essence and fruits. Kulfi is said to have originated in Indian subcontinent during the Mughal Empire. Later, walk up to Fatehpuri Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride till Red Fort. Here our driver will meet you, drive past Red Fort (a 17th century historical fort in Delhi) and reach Rajghat, a memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. An eternal flame burns on one side of this memorial. Visit the Humayun Tomb, the first garden-style tomb of India. The main highlight of this tomb inspired by Persian architecture is the four garden squares with water passage channels surrounding the tomb. Drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan, residence of the President of India and India Gate, an archway built in honor of the soldiers who died in World War I. Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutab-ud-din Aibak in 1193 to mark the beginning of Muslim rule in India. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.

  • AGRA (205 KMS/APPROX. 4-5 HRS)

    After breakfast, you will head to Agra. Agra: It a beautiful city situated on the banks of river Yamuna that achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1628. It still remains a popular tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at the hotel. After some relaxation, visit the Agra Fort that resembles the magnificent Red Fort in Delhi. The Diwan-i-Aam (Hall of Public Audience), Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of Private Audience ) and the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors) are a must-see attractions here. Later in the evening, visit the Taj Mahal - the most extravagant symbol of love, dedication and purity ever that took almost 22 years to build. It is an ivory-white marble monument where rests the mortals of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan (who built Taj Mahal) and his wife (Mumtaz). An interesting fact about this stunning edifice is that it turns pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night as the moonlight falls upon it. Watching sunset over this iconic monument, is truly a sight to behold. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.

  • JAIPUR (260 KMS /APPROX. 5-6 HRS) VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI

    Post breakfast and check out, drive to the beautiful city of Jaipur, also known as the Pink City of India. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned city of the Mughal Empire. The city boasts some of the magnificent monuments built during the Mughal Era, which include the Panch Mahal, Buland Darwaza and Dargah of Sheikh Salim Chisti. You have time to explore the corners of Fatehpur Sikri before continuing your way to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel.? Jaipur: Jaipur is a city known as the Pink City of India due to extensive use of pink sandstone in various buildings of the city. Its monuments showcase a myriad of architectural styles and its vibrant bazaars are famous for traditional handicrafts and jewellery. The ambiance of this city speaks volumes of the rich lifestyle of the Rajput Kings. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.

  • JAIPUR SIGHTSEEING

    After an early morning breakfast, we?ll take to the magnificent Amber Fort, the former capital of the royal Rajputs. Set on the dry, craggy Aravalli Hills, surrounded by fortified battlements, the palace straddles two sepia-hued tundra hills overlooking Maota Lake. Ride up to this hilltop palace on a caparisoned elephant, passing through the ancient main gate where the Maharajas of Jaipur have entered for four hundred years. Later in the day, enjoy Lunch with Tandoor demonstration at a very fine restaurant in? Jaipur. Also visit Turban Museum, one of the premier tourist attractions in the city, the Jaipur Turban Museum houses the largest collection of turbans in the world. Also, get the opportunity to learn how to tie a Rajasthani style Turban.? Later, we?ll proceed for a tour of Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city. It was built in 1799 so that veiled royal woman could peer down unseen by the world through its 953 ornate stone screens. Also see the City Palace constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, this 19th century palace exhibits an exquisite blend of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles and features exquisite palaces and buildings. Next stop is Jantar Mantar, again built by Sawai Jai Singh II, which is an astronomical observatory exhibiting architectural astronomical instruments. No tour is complete without a little bit of shopping. So in the evening, proceed to Jaipur Bazaars to experience the local culture and explore the shopping hub Jaipur is famous for. Explore the streets and stores of Jaipur and take a piece of India back home. Jaipur is the central hub for shopping in India. The dazzling bazaars of this hypnotic city are flooded with textiles, footwear, ready-made garments, antique jewels, artifacts, bandhini print, carpets, pottery, marble curios and book, a mind-boggling collection of other exciting items. Overnight at hotel in Jaipur.

  • VARANASI (BY FLIGHT)

    After breakfast, our company representative will drive you to the Jaipur Airport to board your flight to Varanasi. (Flight Ticket is not included in the package cost) On arrival at Varanasi, our company representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Day free at leisure.? Varanasi: It is a city located on the banks of River Ganga that is the 2nd largest river of India. Formally known as Kashi and Benares, this city is around 3000 years old. It is one of the holiest pilgrimage sites of Hindus as it is considered to be the abode of Lord Shiva (God of Destruction). Every year, Hindu devotees visit this city to take a holy dip in the River Ganga that is said to wash away all the sins. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.

  • VARANASI SIGHTSEEING

    Your Varanasi sightseeing tour begins with an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges. Enjoy soaking in the spectacular sunrise views and later, return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, head to Sarnath. It is the place dotted with various Buddhist pilgrimage sites of great significance. If you?re a devout follower of Buddha then you must visit this place. Later, visit the New Vishwanath Temple also known as the Birla Mandir. Settled within the Banaras Hindu University, it is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (God of Destruction). It took around 35 years to build this temple. Head to the Tulsi Manas Temple built by the royal family of Banaras in 1964. It is believed to be the place where the legendary poet Tulsidas wrote the great Indian epic Ramcharitmanas. Close to this temple is the Durga Temple (Monkey temple) dedicated to Goddess Durga (divine feminine energy). In the evening, witness the spectacular Ganga Aarti at the Dashashwamedh Ghat. It is daily evening ceremony that has been practiced since thousands of years on the banks of River Ganges. Overnight stay at hotel in Varanasi.

  • VARANASI DEPARTURE

    After breakfast, our company representative will drive you to Varanasi Airport to board your flight to take back home.End point Varanasi Airport or Varanasi Hotel, Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Babatpur, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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

Exclusion

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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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