9-Day Golden Triangle with Varanasi
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
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- Day 1
Upon arrival at India Gandhi International Airport, you are greeted by our representative and escorted to the hotel. After a brief introduction of your India tour, you will check in to have some free time on your own to adjust to the new time zone.
- Day 2
After breakfast, start your tour today with the visit to Old Delhi to see Jama Masjid and then a unique glance at local life by an exploration to the bustling local bazaar of Chandni Chowk on a rickshaw.
Pass by Red Fort before driving to New Delhi for Qutub Minar. Continue to visit Raj Ghat and Humayun Tomb. After that, drive along the city landmarks of India Gate, President's House, Parliament House & Government Secretariat Buildings and stop for photo opportunity there. Finish today with an insight into the local religion at a colorful Hindu Temple - Laxmi Narayan Temple.
- Day 3
After a breakfast drive to Delhi airport to board the flight to Varanasi. Arriving in Varanasi, our representative in Varanasi will greet you at the airport and help you settle down at hotel. Evening witness the thousand-year-old Aarti Ceremony during which worshippers pray near the water by the light of candles and lanterns.
- Day 4
Wake up earlier for a sunrise boat cruise on the Ganges River, vivid picture of devoted Hindus bathe in the river offering the prayers against morning sunlight make the journey quite rewarding. Return to the hotel for breakfast followed by a brief city tour to Banaras Hindu University, Golden Temple and Bharat Mata Temple which is dedicated to Mother India. Afternoon continue your adventure to Sarnath (The Deer Park) where the Buddha preached his first sermon and Sarnath Museum (closed on Fridays).
- Day 5
Morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and be escorted to Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi. Be picked up at the Delhi airport exit and your private driver will drive you to Agra (approx. 4.5 hours). Check into your Agra hotel upon arrival. Rest of the day is at leisure.
- Day 6
Rise early for a visit to the Taj Mahal in all its glory as the sun is rising, which is the best time to see this world-famous manmade wonder, not only to capture the photo the best Taj Mahal sunrise view, but also to avoid the heat and crowds at the Taj Mahal later in the daytime.
Afternoon continue to explore the ancient Mogul capital by a visit to Agra Fort. End this day at Mehtab Bagh which is also called Moonlight Garden, where you could enjoy a beautiful romantic view of Taj Mahal from a different angle.
- Day 7
After hotel check-out, head west to Jaipur (approx. 5 hours) stopping en route to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the former royal city and capital of Emperor of Akbar, boasting one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendor at its height. Followed by a photo stop at the fabulous Abhaneri Step Well (without guide service). This evening, enjoy a complimentary dinner at your hotel in Jaipur.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 8
Today you have a full day private tour of Amer Fort and Jaipur city. The morning journey starts with a jeep ride ascend to the entrance of Hillside Amer Fort, located in Amer, a town 11 km away from Jaipur city. Inside also visit the fabulous Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).
Return to Jaipur city you will be taken to Maharaja City Palace, a royal palace with seven storeys as well as Jantar Mantar, the observatory. This wonderful observatory is attracted by the mathematician as well as astronomers of the whole world. City Palace is a perfect blend of all three excellent styles (Mughal, Rajput, and European). Hawa Mahal is popular all over the world for its magnificent architecture, where you can stop for a photo opportunity. After that, you will be taken through the pink rose garden as well as business centers of Jaipur. In the evening, enjoy a complimentary dinner at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
- Day 9
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and return to Delhi by private A/C vehicle. On arrival, you could go to some markets for last minute shopping before heading to Delhi airport. In time, be escorted to the airport for your flight to your onward destination.
Reviews About This Tour
- Qutub Minar
- Jama Masjid
- Aarti Ceremony
- Holy River Ganges
- Taj Mahal
- Amer Fort
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