Start and end in New Delhi! With the discovery tour Luxury Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore & Varanasi, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 4 other destinations in India. Luxury Golden Triangle Tour with Ranthambore & Varanasi includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. DELHI: It is a city that has been an idyllic symbol of the magnificent past and thriving present of India. It has never failed to amaze its visitors with its beautiful blend of various nationalities, diverse cultures & traditions, heritage of the bygone eras and its modern lifestyle ? all rolled into one. Day free at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed with Delhi sightseeing tour with first visit to the?Jama?Masjid?- the largest Mosque in India. Visit?Chandni Chowk?? oldest, biggest bazaar of Old Delhi. 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?- 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.
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, enjoy a royal?Tonga ride?to 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 sunrise over this iconic monument, is truly a sight to behold. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.
After breakfast, drive to Ranthambore. Enroute, visit?FATEHPUR SIKRI:?a 16th century town established by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It comprises of various attractions that depict the grandeur of Mughal architecture and the rich lifestyle of Mughal empire. Though a short-lived capital of the Mughals, this town offers glimpses of stunning monuments built during the reign of Mughals in India. The gateway to this city - the Buland Darwaza - is one of the major attractions here as it is said to be the highest gateway in the world. On reaching, check-in at the hotel.?RANTHAMBORE:?Ranthambore also called the Abode of Tigers is renowned as one the few places that offer highest number of Bengal Tiger sightings. Located in Sawai Madhopur, it also offers deep insights into the traditional village life of Rajasthan. Day free at leisure or you can also visit the Rajiv Gandhi Regional Museum of Natural History or walk-through the small villages of Rajasthan to see its traditional culture and traditions. Overnight stay at hotel in Ranthambore.
The Ranthambore National is a wide expanse of wilderness in Ranthambore. It is a favored spot for avid travelers and photography enthusiasts. It is renowned as one of the topmost places in India with the highest number of Bengal tiger spotting. It also comprises of a years-old Ranthambore Fort, overlooking the entire sanctuary, built in 944 AD. Head for an early morning Ranthambore Wildlife safari where you will soak in the natural beauty and rich wildlife including Leopards, Jackals, Gazelle, Boars etc. - especially Tigers. As per 2014 census, there are about 62 tigers present here. Also, watch animals moving around freely around the lake in this national park. After a thrilling safari ride, return to the hotel. Settle in for breakfast and relax for some time. Later in afternoon, proceed with an evening safari to Ranthambore National Park and continue exploring this natural habitat of various wild animals. Overnight stay at hotel in Ranthambore.
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur.?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. Upon arrival at Jaipur, you will check-in at the hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
After breakfast, head for Jaipur sightseeing. Visit the?Amer Fort?dating back to 16th century that displays private halls, pavilions, former private chambers of the King and royal Rajput women. The reflection of this fort falling on the Maota Lake, is truly captivating. Enjoy an?Elephant ride?here. Explore the City Palace consisting of former private and public chambers, silver vessels, courtyards, gateways, private chambers of the King and lot more.? Later in the day, enjoy Lunch 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, head to?Jantar Mantar. It is an astronomical observatory that features the World?s largest Sundial - Samrat Yantra. Visit the?Hawa Mahal?- a five-storey palace built in 1799 during Rajput rule. It is popularly known for its intricately-designed 953 windows adorned with spectacular latticework. Later, afternoon is kept free to visit the famous Markets of Textiles, Gems, Carpets, and handicrafts. Jaipur is an ideal place for buying souvenirs. Overnight stay at hotel in Jaipur.
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. Fornerly 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.
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 Ramcharitramanas. 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.
After breakfast, our company representative will drive you to Varanasi Airport to board your flight to Delhi Airport. On arrival, connect your flight to take back home.