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Golden Triangle with Holy Ganges

Duration : 07 Nights/ 08 Days, Region : North India

Tour code : MAX/GT/VNS/212

from $575*

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Day 01 : Arrive - Delhi

We welcome you to Delhi, the capital city of India. On arrival meet with our representative at the airport / railway station and he will transfer you to your comfortable hotel booked for your stay in Delhi
Included meals: no meal included
Included entrances: no sightseeing activity

Day 02: Delhi

Start your sightseeing tour this morning with a day tour to Old and New Delhi. Our driver and tour guide will meet you in the lobby after you have had your breakfast and they will take you for the sightseeing trip. Enjoy breakfast at hotel restaurant and then you will be taken for a combined tour of Old and New Delhi. Start your day by covering the sites of New Delhi, established by the British Empire to control the rule on the country. Visit Qutab Minar – the tallest tower in Inida and a fine example of Persian architecture, Raj Ghat - The place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated, Humayun Tomb - beautiful architecture of the Mughal Era designed by the widow of Emperor Humayun Hamina Banu Begam in 1565 AD.

Drive past the stately government buildings including the India Gate, Parliament buildings and the huge Palace of the President of India.

Thereafter have your lunch and continue your sightseeing tour of Old Delhi - the former centre of Mughal Power which offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Visit Jama Masjid - completed in 1648 AD by the Shah Jahan who also constructed magnificent Taj Mahal, Red Fort - completed in 1648. Later board the 'rickshaw ride' for a unique experience from at Moon Square - Chandni Chowk or Silver Street, believed to be the market place of Mughal period, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Evening settle down at hotel and spend your night at Delhi.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Raj Ghat, Humayun’s Tomb & Qutub Minar

Day 03: Delhi to Jaipur.

Morning after relaxed breakfast head to Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan popularly known as the Pink City because all the old buildings and monuments are painted in Pink colour, check into the hotel. After checking in, enjoy the local city tour of Jaipur visiting City Palace Museum - still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public, Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) which is surrounded with courful bazaars of Jaipur, Jantar Mantar - the masterpiece of ancient Indian astronomical calculations constructed by Raja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734.

In the evening enjoy your sumptuous dinner followed by live folk dances and puppet show at a local city restaurant in Jaipur.

Night stay at hotel in Jaipur.
Included meals: Breakfast, Theme Dinner
Included entrances: City Places, Hawa Mahal, jantar mantar

Day 04: Excursion to Amer Fort

Morning enjoy tour of the impressive Amber Fort - situated on the top of Aravali hill just outside the Jaipur City. At the foothill of Aravali range you will sit on a decorated elephant to reach the fort through a slow but steady climb up to the main gate of the fort. Overlooking the Jaipur city the fort of Amer was built in the early 18th century and it took over 100 years to complete this massive fort. The fort is although deserted but it still offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the royal family of Jaipur who lived here. After excursion trip drive back to hotel for lunch. Spend rest of your time at leisure. Spend your night at Jaipur hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Amer Fort, Elephant ride

Day 05: Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra

This morning after breakfast drive to Agra - once the capital of Mughal Emperor and also known for its magnificent Taj Mahal. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri the deserted, red sandstone city that was built by Emperor Akbar as his capital and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. Upon arrival in Agra, Max Holiday representative will assist you to transfer you to the designated hotel for you. Freshen up and relax at the hotel. Spend rest of the day in comfort at your hotel room. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Fatehpur Sikri

Day 06: Agra – Varanasi (overnight train)

Today early morning before breakfast we will visit the most beautiful monument of Taj Mahal. Constructed by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the sweet memories of his beloved wife Mumtaj Mahal, Taj Mahal is perhaps the most beautiful monument of the world built for love. As we reach the parking of Taj Mahal which is little far from the monument, we ride on a ‘Tonga’ (horse cart) to reach the monument.

After Taj Mahal we will visit other important monuments including the red sandstone palace called Agra Fort which is situated on the right bank of Yamuna river. From here Shah Jahan used to see Taj Mahal from the window of his room where he was kept under house arrest by his son Aurangzeb. Also visit Itmad-Ud-Dulah.

Evening transfer to the train station to board your overnight train to Varanasi in an air conditioned sleeping class cabin. Night on board the train.

Attention : It is advisable to carry enough drinking water bottles and eatable with you for the journey. The food and water available on board and on the platforms may not be hygienic and fit to your taste.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Tomb of Itmad Ud Daulah

Day 07: Arrival – Varanasi

Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Varanasi and transfer to your hotel Later enjoy guided excursion tour of Sarnath - sacred place for Buddhist, where Buddha gave his first Sermon in 590 B.C. Here enjoy a guided walk to visit a ruin of a once flourishing Hindu temples of Varanasi Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which still have an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures found. Evening transfer to the hotel for overnight stay at hotel
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Sarnath Buddhist temples & ruins, Ganges Aarti ceremony

Day 08: Varanasi - Delhi (by flight) – Departure

Early morning, board on a boat and take a ride on the sacred river Ganges. After return back to the hotel for breakfast. Later enjoy the visit to some of the Hindu temples that lie near the river Ganges. Also visit Benaras University. Stroll along the narrow lanes and bazaars full of shops selling, among other things, the world famous Benaras Silks. Afternoon we will provide you the assisted transfer to Varanasi airport for flight to Delhi.

Upon arrival in Delhi, get assisted transfer from Domestic terminal to International Terminal from where board your flight back to home / for onward destination.
Included meals: Breakfast
Included entrances: Boat tickets, Temples visit
Map Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi

Trip introduction

Wonderful Taj Mahal India Taj Mahal is also called the "monument of love". Every stone speaks the language of love which will remain an immortal for centuries. In a weeks time one can carry the memories of a lifetime. This tour takes you to some of the fascinating destinations of India like Delhi which is the capital of India and rich in heritage buildings, Agra of course for Taj Mahal , Jaipur where the monuments speaks about the courage and vigour of the Rajput Kings. At Ranthambore you can meet the king of Jungle, Tiger and his subjects.

Brief itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive Delhi
Day 02 :Delhi Sightseeing
Day 03 :Drive to Jaipur. Jaipur sightseeing and
Day 04 :Elephant ride at Amer Fort & walk through bazaars
Day 05 :Drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri
Day 06 :Agra sightseeing and overnight train to Varanasi
Day 07 :Arrive Varanasi. Sarnath trip and evening prayer participation
Day 08 :Boat ride on Ganges river. Sightseeing in Varanasi Fly back to onward destination ex Delhi

Trip Highlights

  • Classical North India North tour
  • Beautiful contrast of Old and New Delhi civilization
  • Visit crowded and busy streets of Chandni Chowk
  • Walk through colourful bazaars of Pink city
  • Ride on a decorated elephant for Maharaja ride to fort
  • Tonga ride to visit world renowned Taj Mahal
  • In depth experience of many civilizations and culture
  • Most experienced tour guides for sightseeing
  • Private car with experienced and trained tourist driver
  • Ride on an overnight journey in Indian train/rail
  • The renowned Hindu pilgrimage city of Varanasi

Destinations and distance:

total distance covered 1929 kms approx

  • Delhi
  • 270 km / 5 hrs
  • Jaipur
  • 206 km / 4 hrs
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • 34 km / 45 min
  • Agra
  • 604 km (Train)
  • Varanasi
  • 815 km (Flight)
  • Delhi

What's included

Accommodation

  • 04 nights in handpicked modern hotels
  • 02 nights in a heritage hotel
  • 01 night in air conditioned sleeping class overnight train

Transport

  • Private air conditioned car
  • Cycle Rickshaw
  • Tonga/ Buggy
  • Train/Rail
  • Elephant
  • River Boat
  • Walk on foot

Meals

  • 08 breakfasts
  • 01 Lunch

Guides

  • Escorted airport transfers
  • Experienced English speaking tour guides for sightseeing

Others

  • Rickshaw ride in historic bazaars of Chandni Chowk
  • Elephant ride at Jaipur to ascend to Amer fort
  • Tonga ride at Agra to visit Taj Mahal
  • Traditional boat ride on river Ganges at Varanasi during Aarti ceremony
  • Morning boat ride on river Ganges
  • Taxes and service fee

Not included

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