Start and end in New Delhi! 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 7 other destinations in India. Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
In and around New DelhiOn the day of arrival at the New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the citys bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.Start point Our representative will pickup you from Gate No.4-5, Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi, India
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full-day sightseeing of Delhi. The National Capital of India, Delhi has been in existence since the 6th century BC, from the rule of the Pandavas right up to the British Raj. Start your sightseeing from the Rajghat, the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later, visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Afterwards, drive past President House, India Gate and several other government buildings in Edwin Lutyen?s Delhi. Thereafter, visit Humayun?s Tomb, built in 1562, commissioned by Humayun?s wife Hamida Banu Begum. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Agra The City Of The Taj Mahal. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at your hotel. Take some rest at the hotel, later visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Agra Fort. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning before sunrise our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Akbar in the late 16th century. It was abandoned after only 14 years, and the elegant buildings of this superb walled city remain intact to this day. After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Jaipur for overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a full day guided tour of Jaipur. Start you sightseeing with the iconic attraction of Rajasthan Amber Fort and Palace, A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 in red sandstone and marble. The magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, divided into several sections. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort?s majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. After Amber Fort, visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, The Hawa Mahal (palace of winds), Birla Mandir, and Albert Hall Museum. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In the morning, board a flight from Jaipur Airport to Varanasi. Situated on the west bank of the Ganges, Varanasi - also known as Kashi and Banaras - is an important holy city for both Hindus and Buddhists. According to legend, it was founded by the Hindu deity Lord Shiva 5,000 years ago. Mark Twain once said, "Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together." Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. Rest and relax at the hotel, later explore the city of Varanasi, visit various ghats, sacred temples and the local market of Varanasi. Later in the evening attend Aarti on the bank of River Ganges. Overnight stay at the hotel.
In and around SarnathEarly in the morning, enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges, followed by a visit to Akhara and see the traditional form of martial arts practiced there. Morning city tour of Varanasi, this includes a walk through the various sacred Ghats. Visit the sacred shrine of Kashi- Vishwanath (also known as the Golden Temple), and Bharat Mata Mandir, a simple temple dedicated to Mother India. Later proceed to Sarnath, an important site for the Buddhists, visit the Dhamekha Stupa, the Archeological museum and the Chaukhandi Stupa. In the evening attend aarti on the bank of River Ganges in Varanasi. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to Varanasi airport to board a flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi airport, board another flight to your home or onward destination.End point Main Entrance, Terminal 3, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi, India