Golden Triangle with Varanasi - PI-009
India, the large subcontinent, is beautiful and has a varied choice of destinations. To have a glimpse of India, visit to the famous Northern Golden Triangle, comprising Delhi, Agra and Jaipur is the best way to begin exploring India. A two-day extension to the choiced destinations will only encourage your spirit to explore and give a larger vision to India that is. We have included some of the famous destinations for you to choose from. Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities of the world is just one of them. A visit to Varanasi for some is self discovery, for others its salvation while for some it''s just an ancient city.
Day 1: Delhi
Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Sunday, February 25, 2018
Upon arrival at Delhi International airport our airport representative will receive and transfer to the hotel.Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 2: Delhi - Agra
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - Monday, February 26, 2018
Morning after breakfast half-day city tour of Old Delhi visiting Raj Ghat
-the Mausoleum of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid Delhi
and drive past Red Fort
. Afternoon proceed to Agra (4 hrs. drive). Upon arrival check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Agra - Jaipur
Monday, February 26, 2018 - Tuesday, February 27, 2018
After breakfast half day city tour visiting the World famous Taj Mahal
built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan in the year 1652 as a memorial for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The grandeur called the Taj is perhaps the most photographed, filmed, described and sketched building of the world. Taj Mahal
is where fantasy coincides with reality in perfect harmony. An inspiration for innumerous artists over the centuries, the Taj is an ode to love. It took 22 years to create this jewel. The Agra Fort
built and renovated over the centuries, this massive fort gained recognition only during the Mughal reign. Tomb of Itmad ud Daulah
- built by Empress Noorjehan in the memory of her father.After lunch drive to Jaipur (05 hrs. drive) - the pink city of India. The capital of Rajasthan was given a colour coat of pink, a century ago in the honour of a visiting Prince, ever since it has retained the pink colour. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri
(40 kms. From Agra) - once the capital of Mughal Empire and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Its fortifications and Palaces are in a wonderful state of preservation.Upon arrival at Jaipur check-in at Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Morning visit Amber Fort
remarkable for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. Climb upto the fort on the back of an Elephant or by jeeps.Afternoon city tour visiting City Palace
- where the former Maharaja still resides in a part of it, but rest now serves as a Museum. Also visit Jantar Mantar
, an observatory built by a great astronomer Sawai JaiSingh onto drive past through Hawa Mahal
(Palace of winds).Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 5: Delhi - Varanasi
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Thursday, March 1, 2018
Morning after breakfast transfer to airport for Varanasi. Arrive Varanasi and transfer to hotel. Varanasi - one of the oldest living cities in the world, believed to be founded 3000 years ago, is one of the 7 holiest cities of Hindus. Evening free & overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Varanasi
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Friday, March 2, 2018
Early morning boat ride on Ghats of Varanasi
- the most fascinating aspect of Varanasi. Watch thousands of worshippers in obeisance before Sun God.Optional Yoga demonstration on the Ghats.Afternoon visit to Saranath
(closed on Fridays) - the holy shrine of the Buddhist where Lord Budhha preached his first sermon after he had gained enlightenment. Visit the Stupa and Archaeological Museum.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Varanasi - Delhi
Friday, March 2, 2018 - Saturday, March 3, 2018
Morning after breakfast visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple
the abode of great God Shiva, Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and The Benares Hindu University
. Afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight for Delhi. Arrive at Delhi and transfer to the international airport for onward destination.