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Golden Triangle with Varanasi & Khajuraho Tour


Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights
Destination Covered: Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, varanasi, khajuraho

In just about two weeks, you will experience the best of North India tours with the Golden Triangle. Delhi - a canvas that reflects the complexities, contradictions, beauty and dynamism of a city where the past co-exist with the present. Jaipur- where there is a feast in store for tourists. Attractive monuments where one can breathe the fragrance of history. Jaipur, the pink city, is itself a treat for its visitors, royalty comes out from every hook and corner of the city. Magnificent forts, luxurious hotels and excursions of adjacent places of interest make the city a paradise for tourists.

Agra, famous for the Taj Mahal, this city is also home to other two heritage monuments – Fatehpur Sikri and Red Fort. It is more just a immoral city of graveyards and work. Other destinations of North India which have cultural importance are additionally covered in this Golden triangle tour. Khajuraho: a world heritage site famous for its temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Jain patriarchs. Both internally and externally the temples are richly carved with excellent sculptures that are frequently sensual and, at times, sexually explicit; and Varanasi: Varanasi – the land where experience and discovery reach the ultimate bliss.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
When you will arrive at Delhi airport, you will be greeted by our representative and will be accompanied to your pre-booked hotel. Delhi: the capital of India has something for everyone who visits this city. Delhi is a combination of old and new, the art lovers, historians, political enthusiasts and the youth who want to enjoy the nightlife, Delhi is reinventing itself into a truly global city. It is home to an exquisite array of ancient, crumbling Mughal monuments and leafy gardens. Delhi has seen the rise and fall of many dynasties. Due to this, Delhi has many historical monuments that tell the untold stories of Muslim rulers and British reign. Delhi has a historic past and a vivacious present that make it a very pleasant place for tourists.

Day 02: Delhi
After having breakfast, get ready for a day full of fun. The whole day will be used to have a tour of Old and New Delhi. First, a visit to Jama Masjid built by Emperor Shah Jahan, it is the largest mosque in India. Then a visit to the Red Fort, it was initially named as the Quila-i-Mubarak which means the ‘Blessed Fort’ that became home to the Mughal Royal family and also served as the Capital of the Mughal Empire. Then, we will visit the Humanyun’s tomb, the first garden-tomb of the Indian subcontinent. It was built in 1570 and is an accomplished example of the Mughal architecture. Also, visits to the Qutub Minar, the famous India Gate and President House. The tour of the city concludes with a visit to the Lakshmi Narayan Temple (Birla Mandir).

Day 03: Delhi - Jaipur
Next day in the afternoon, leave for Jaipur. It is the first planned city of India, located in the desert lands of Rajasthan. The city which now serves as the capital of Rajasthan had been the basic of the royalty. The city was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II on 18 November 1727. The old city of Jaipur was fabricated by Maharaja Jai Singh II, on the ambit of Shilpa-Shastra, which is the age-old Hindu architectonics style. The actual anatomy of Jaipur resembles the savor of the Rajputs and the Royal family. At your arrival in Jaipur, check-in to your pre-booked hotel. Spend the rest of the day according to your own choice.

Day 04: Jaipur
after having breakfast, a visit to the Amber Fort, situated at a distance of 11kms from Jaipur, the fort was built by Raja Man Singh but was completed by Sawai Jai Singh. The fort is a perfect example of Mughal and Hindu architecture; it is built using white marble and red sandstone. To cover the journey from the foothills of the Aravallis to the main entrance of the fort, you will be given an opportunity to enjoy the elephant ride, which is a part of old Royal culture. Then later in the afternoon, a tour of the Jaipur city. A visit to the City Palace, the palace also houses a museum which has an wide collection of art, carpets, weapons and enamel ware. Also visit the Jantar Mantar – the astronomical observatory built by the great astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728 and the fascia of Hawa Mahal.

Day 05: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra
Leave for Agra after breakfast. On the way, visit the Fatehpur Sikri which was built by Emperor Akbar in 1569. Earlier, it was the capital of the mughals but was deserted after 15 years due to shortage of water. Also, explore the other elegant buildings including the Jama Masjid, Panch Mahal, Tomb of Salim Chisti and other Palaces which still hold their original magnificence. Proceed towards Agra. On arrival at Agra in the afternoon, check-in to the hotel.

Day 06: Agra
Next day, after having breakfast, explore the beauty of Agra. A visit to the Red Fort, built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 and further changes were made up till the time of his grandson, Shah Jahan. The fort houses remarkable Pearl Mosque, the Halls of Public and Private Audience respectively. Then go to Itmad-ul-Daulah, which puts prosperous resemblance of Persian architecture, and built by Empress Noor Jahan as tribute to her father Ghias-ud-Din Beg. The major attraction of the day – the Taj Mahal, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and was made by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the Taj started in 1631 and it took around 22 years to complete it. From afternoon, you are free for individual activities. Night stay at Agra hotel.

Day 07: Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho
Leave for Khajuraho after having breakfast, while travelling to Khajuraho visit Orchha - meaning a "hidden place", certainly lives up to its name. Languishing amid a tangle of scrubby dark forest, 18km southeast of Jhansi was once the capital of the Bundela dynasty. Clustered about the bottom of the alien ruins, a asleep village of neatly corrective houses and bazaar stalls. You would also visit the Ram raja temple and the fortress surrounding the city. Then we will carry on with our journey to Khajuraho, on arrival check-in to the hotel.

Day 08: Khajuraho
After having breakfast, we will leave for Khajuraho; built between 950 to 1050 A.D. during the Chandela dynasty of Central India. Khajuraho houses the largest group of Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. There are 25 surviving temples. In every temple, there is the depiction of royalty, armies, wrestling, kinship, war, courtship, marriage, lovemaking, music and dancing, spiritual teachings, union, meditation, bliss, gods, goddesses, plants, animals and an abundance of all human forms. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. Spend the evening at leisure and night stay at hotel.

Day 09: Khajuraho - Varanasi
Next day, leave for Varanasi after having breakfast. Varanasi is approximately 8hrs from Khajuraho by road. You will reach Varanasi by evening, at arrival check-in to the hotel. Take rest in the evening and night stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Varanasi (Kashi)
Varanasi, also known as Kashi and Benaras, is the cultural capital of India. It is one of the oldest living cities in the world, with a continuous history dating back 3,000 to 5,000 years. Today, it retains much of the allure of the ancient world. The present name Varanasi has its origin in the two tributaries of the Ganges - Varuna and Asi. After breakfast, a visit to Sarnath – the hidden Buddhist city Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma. After the Buddha attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, he came to Sarnath. Here in the Deer Park, Buddha delivered his first sermon, or in religious language, set in motion the ‘Wheel of Dharma’ (maha- Dharmachakra Pravartan). Sarnath is the place accustomed by the Buddha himself for pilgrimage and it is one of the four holy sites of the Buddhists. At Sarnath, there are many others place to explore like the Dharmrajika Stupa, impressive Lion capital, India’s National Emblem at Sarnath museum, the Saddharmachakra Vihar’s at biconcave ruins.

Day 11: Varanasi
A boat rides early in the morning to explore the bathing Ghats (river banks) and cremation site. From the boat, experience the glorious sun to rise over the river; this is a holistically uplifting sight. The countless Ghats along with the banks of Ganges in Varanasi are also referred as the ceremonial stairs. Here, you can many people performing different Hindu ceremonies. Few of the Ghats are as old as hundred years scattered all over the city with more than 25,000 temples. Return back to hotel for breakfast. After having breakfast, a tour of Varanasi city- a visit to the Bharat Mata temple. Inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1936, the Bharat Mata Temple is unique in this city of shrines, as the principal deity is Mother India. The stunning central statue found in the temple is a map of an undivided India, carved out of marble. Visit the Durga temple, Tulsi manas Mandir, the Banaras Hindu university which also has an art gallery and the mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. In the afternoon, a venture to Ramnagar. In the evening, return back by boat. On the way back, observe the religious ceremonies along the banks of river Ganges.

Day 12: Varanasi - Delhi or Kathmandu (Flight)
After having breakfast, we will leave for Khajuraho : built between 950 to 1050 A.D. during the Chandela dynasty of Central India. Khajuraho houses the largest group of Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. There are 25 surviving temples. In every temple, there is the depiction of royalty, armies, wrestling, kinship, war, courtship, marriage, lovemaking, music and dancing, spiritual teachings, union, meditation, bliss, gods, goddesses, plants, animals and an abundance of all human forms. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. Spend the evening at leisure and night stay at hotel.


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