Golden Triangle and holy Ganges
9 Days/ 8 Nights: Delhi (2 Nights), Varanasi (2), Agra (2), Jaipur (2)

Travel Interests:  Heritage and cultureGolden Triangle
Area:  North India

A truly Magical Journey in to the Mystic land of Sadhus, Aghoris and the Holy Ganges River, and  the Golden Triangle of India covering the magnificent Taj Mahal at Agra, the Forts and Palaces of Maharajas of Jaipur and the contrast culture of Capital of India, New Delhi.

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Tour Summary
WhenWhereWhat To Experience and Admire
Day 1-3DelhiChandni Chowk, Red Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Cycle Rickshaw ride
Day 3-5VaranasiEvening and Morning Boat ride on Ganges, Aarti on Sacred Ghats, Sarnath
Day 5-7AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Tonga Ride
Day 7-9JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar Mantar, Elephant Ride, Cycle Rickshaw ride
Tour Itinerary 


Day 01

Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India! Upon your arrival at New Delhi Airport, our local representative will receive you at the arrival hall and escort you to your Hotel in an air-conditioned Car.  Our representative will help you with check-in process, brief you about your tour program and handover your entire tour related documents.
This day you would spend acclimatising yourself with the new time zone to begin your exciting journey from next day.
Overnight: Delhi
Meals:       Breakfast 

Day 02


Delhi – Capital of modern India “The Heart  of India” . Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi King to that of imperial India’s Parliament House and the President House. Where medieval palaces and bazaars exist beside a modern metropolis. Delhi is the city waiting to be explored, so enjoy!        
Morning Old Delhi city sightseeing visiting the Raj Ghat, the site where  Mahatma  Gandhi  was cremated;  Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India; and drive past Red Fort - once the most  opulent  fort and palace of the Mughal Empire. (Red Fort is closed on Monday)       
Afternoon New Delhi city sightseeing visiting the Humayun's Tomb, the Qutub Minar. Drive along the ceremonial avenue - Rajpath, past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and the President’s Residence and end the tour with a drive through Diplomatic Enclave.        
Overnight: Delhi
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 03

Delhi – Varanasi by flight

Morning in time transfer to Airport to connect flight to Varanasi.
Upon arrival at Varanasi Airport you are met and transferred to Hotel.
Evening view "Aarti" ceremony on the Ghats. Arti Ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. The ceremony addresses the five elements: water, air earth, fire and ether (spirit). Five handsome, young Brahmans perform the ceremony. For the believers, it is a religious experience; for the rest of us it is a beautifully choreographed, colorful performance.
Overnight: Varanasi
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 04


Early morning, drive to Dashashwamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges. The best time to visit the ghats is at dawn, when pilgrims take their morning dip. There are over 100 ghats, Dashashwamedh Ghat is probably the most convenient place to begin the boat ride. Varanasi's principal attraction is the long string of bathing ghats which line the west bank of the Ganges. Ghats are the steps which lead down the river. At the "burning ghats", bodies are cremated. Enjoy the boat ride while looking out for the people on the ghats - the women bathing discreetly in their sarees, the young men displaying prowess in yogic postures, the Brahmin priests offering prayers for one and all, and in the midst all this, the numerous beggars.
Breakfast at Hotel.
After Breakfast tour of the city of Varanasi, visit the numerous temples, which spot the banks of the river. You will be able to walk through the narrow lanes and stop by at the bazaars to have a look at, among other things, the world famous Banaras silks. Visit Sarnath. The buried Buddhist city of Sarnath, north-east of Varanasi - it is as holy to the Buddhists as Varanasi is to the Hindus. Having achieved enlightenment at Bodhgaya, Budhha came to Sarnath to preach his message of the way to niravana. Later, Ashoka, the great Buddhist emperor erected magnificent stupas and monasteries at Sarnath. What is visible today are the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and one can visit a fine museum, which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculpture.
Overnight: Varanasi
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 05

Varanasi - Delhi by flight drive to Agra (210Kms / 4 Hours)

In time transfer to Airport to connect flight to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, you are met and drive for Agra. Check in to Hotel.
Overnight: Agra
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 06


Agra – The ancient city once the capital of Mughal empire in the 16th and 17th century, depicting a gorgeous panorama of majestic architectural creations and a rich tradition of art and culture. Housing one of seven wonder’s of the World,  the marble symphony of Shah Jahan “The Taj Mahal” . Discover the dazzling creations of their craftsmen in other architectural marvels in Agra, the quintessential Mughal city.
Morning sightseeing of the Taj Mahal (Friday closed) – one of the Seven Wonders of the World built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal. This beautiful mausoleum took 22 years to complete with a work force of 20,000. Craftsmen and master builders came from all over Asia to join in the great work – from Baghdad, Shiraz, Delhi, Samarkand and Turkey. The marble, India’s finest, was quarried at Makrana near Jodhpur. Precious and semi precious stones were imported from distant lands: Jasper from the Punjab, Jade & Crystal from China, Turquoise from Tibet, Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan and Ceylon, Chrysolite from Egypt, Amethysts from Persia, Agates from Yemen, Malachite from Russia Diamonds from Golconda and Mother of Pearl from the Indian ocean.
Also visit one of the important architectural monuments in Agra - The Agra Fort built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of courtyards; mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire.
Overnight: Agra
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 07

Agra – Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri 238Kms /5hrs

Morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikari .
This deserted, red sandstone city, built by Emperor Akbar, between 1570 and 1585, now glows in its magnificent past.  Also visit the Buland Darwaza (The Gate of Victory), set in the south  wall. In the northern part of the courtyard is the superb white marble tomb of Shaikh Salim Chishti, built in 1570. Legend says, Akbar was without a male heir, he made a pilgrimage to this spot, the saint foretold the birth of Akbar’s son, Jahangir. In gratitude Akbar named his son Salim. On arrival Agra Check into Hotel.
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 08


Jaipur - The capital of Rajasthan, this picturesque city is a symphony in pink, a color which symbolises hospitality in Rajput culture. Built by Raja Jai Singh in the 18th century it is surrounded by hills topped with rugged fortresses and dotted with fairy tale palaces. Ambling camels and brightly dressed peasants, reflect Jaipur’s desert heritage while teeming markets display a profusion of handlooms and crafts. Come visit the city of love, legends and lore.       
Morning enjoy an excursion to Amer Fort 12 kms outside Jaipur. The original palace was   built by Raja Mansingh the additions were made by Sawai Jai Singh. One of the finest example of Rajput architecture, it was the ancient capital of Kaisshawah rulers. Make your ascent to the palace fortress on the gaily caparisoned elephant back. Tour the chamber and hallways of the palace which are famous for their design and decorations. This unique capital of the erstwhile warrior kings is a must on every tourist itinerary to the state.
Afternoon city tour of Jaipur including the unique Jantar Mantar magnificent stone observatory built by Raja Jai Singh in 1728. The Hawa Mahal, the intriguing “Palace of Winds” is really a facade built in 1799, to allow royal ladies to view the city from the windows. Visit the City Palace, former royal residence built in a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal style and its museums an excellent collection of miniature paintings, costumes and armory.
Overnight: Jaipur
Meals:       Breakfast

Day 09

Jaipur – Delhi (258 kms/6 hrs)

Morning drive to Delhi (258 kms/6 hrs).
Upon arrival connect flight for onward destination, with mesmerizing memories of Incredible India.


Hotel Suggestions
DelhiTaj Mahal The Lodhi
 Taj Diplomatic EnclaveThe Leela Palace
 The LalitThe Imperial
 The ClaridgesThe Oberoi New Delhi
 Colonels RetreatThe Oberoi Gurgaon
 Four points by Sheraton 
 Hilton Garden Inn 
 ITC Maurya 
 Leela Ambience Gurgaon 
 The Surya 
 The Trident Gurgaon 
VaranasiTaj GatewayNadesar Palace
 Ramada JHVBrijrama Palace
 Surya Uday Haveli 
 HHI Varanasi 
AgraITC MughalThe Oberoi Amarvilas
 The Gateway 
 Four Points by Sheraton 
 Trident Agra 
 Radisson Blu 
 Crystal Sarover Premier 
 Ramada Plaza 
JaipurJai Mahal PalaceTaj Rambagh Palace
 ITC RajputanaOberoi Rajvilas
 The LalitRaj Mahal Palace
 Trident JaipurThe Raj Palace
 Samode Haveli 
 Shahpura House 
 Alsisar Haveli 
 Radisson Blu 
Optional Inclusions

Cycle Tour of Old Delhi (Shahjahan Tour, Haveli Tour, Yamuna Tour)
Cycle Tour of New Delhi (Raj Tour, Nizamuddin Tour)
Walking Tour of Old Delhi
Sagway Tour of New Delhi
Live Indian Dance / Drama Show at Kingdom of dreams
Cultural Guly and Indian Dinner at Kingdom of dreams
Delhi Culinary Experiences
Relaxing Yoga session 

Ramnagar Fort & Museum
Walking tour
Excursion to Allahabad
Cycle Tour

Private Terrace Candlelit Dinner enjoying uninterrupted views of the Taj Mahal.
Dine under the Stars at Oberoi Amarvilas
Live Show (Dance and Drama) Mohabbat The Taj
Birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura, Vrindavan and Prem Mandir
Bird watching at Bharatpur Keoladeo Ghana National Park 
Moonlight Visit to Taj Mahal
Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal
Chand Baori Step Well at Abhaneri  

Dinner at Chokhi Dhani
Dinner and cooking demonstration with a local Rajasthani family
Dera Amer Elephant Safari Lunch/Dinner
Sound and Light Show at Amer Fort
Paper Mash Factory
Hot Air Ballooning 
Handmade paper making
Cycling Tour of Pink City
Nahargarh Fort & Jaigarh Fort

Lunch at Samode Palace

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