Destinations : Delhi ? Jaipur ? Agra ? Khajuraho ? Varanasi ? Delhi ? Departure
Welcome to India! Explore the Taj Mahal! Visit the array of Mughal monuments in Delhi and Agra and Rajput architecture in Jaipur. Visit the Khajuraho temples known for erotic sculptures, and Varanasi, the oldest city which is rooted in history. Take an evening boat ride along the holy River Ganga for views of evening Aarti on river Ganga by thousand of devotees. The Ghats of Varanasi witness daily happenings of Life and Death circle.
Day 01 : Arrival in Delhi
Upon your arrival at the Delhi airport for your 8 nights Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho & Varanasi, our representative will meet you for your private transfer to the hotel.
Today the rest of the day is free.
The capital of India, Delhi is a city which reflects the unique changing facets of contemporary Indian culture, where ancient heritage compete for a space alongside colonial buildings, modern multiplex, shopping malls. A city as old as the myths has been developing fast and the rich heritage and culture is still alive with a various attractions of old and new.
Evening enjoy Light and Sound Show at Red Fort. After dinner at an outside eatery, stay overnight.
Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, your sightseeing in Delhi will begin. Delhi is split into two parts-Old Delhi and New Delhi. First you visit New Delhi and its heritage monuments. First drive past the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan, Parliament building, halt for a while at India Gate which is the Memorial Arch of World War I. Then you proceed towards Humayun?s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, National Art Gallery and Museum. Have Lunch.
After lunch you explore Old Delhi. First visit Raj Ghat, the Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and pay tribute to his soul. The main market area is chaotic. Then you explore the majestic red sandstone architecture Red Fort. Visit the adjacent Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in Asia built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Walk past the roads of Chandi Chowk. You will wonder to see the happenings on the streets of the market. If you want you can pick up some antique things.
Day 03: Delhi-Jaipur (250 Kms-05 Hrs)
Get up soon. After breakfast, head towards Jaipur, the pink city of Indian state Rajasthan. On the way drive enjoy the scenes of Indian villages. Upon arrival, take your Jaipur hotel. Rest of the day is for leisure.
Evening walk past the lively roads of Jaipur city. The pink beauty mesmerizes you. Have Dinner and stay overnight.
Day 04: Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast, you go to Amber Fort located at a distance of 11 kilometers from Jaipur. You enjoy an elephant ride to the top of the fort which will exhilarates you. The panoramic view of Jaipur city from the fort is spectacular. Explore the interiors and exteriors of the fort. Then on the back to city you visit the Jal Mahal. Enjoy a camel ride on the bank of the lake of Jai Mahal. The scenic environ thrills you.
Have your lunch. Afternoon, you tour Jaipur city. Visit the City palace and its museum, Hawa Mahal known as Palace of Winds, Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory. Visit the handicrafts markets of Jaipur.
Evening for fun and dining at Choki Dhani ethnic restaurant. Grasp the pure charm of Rajasthani culture. Stay overnight.
Day 05: Jaipur-Agra (250 kms)
After breakfast, pack up to Agra. On the way drive visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Mughals. It is a world heritage site.
Drive to Agra. On arrival take your hotel. Late afternoon you visit the Agra Fort and It-mad-Daula?s Tomb. Visit the markets and leather factories.
After a Mughlai dinner, stay overnight.
Day 06: Agra-Jhansi By train and Drive to Khajuraho (Enroute Orchha)
Golden Triangle Taj Mahal Tour will be rewarded today. At dawn you explore the majestic Taj. The morning beauty of Taj is incomparable. The color of Taj changes when the sun rises over the sky.
You take your train at Agra railway station to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi, our representative meets you here and drives you to Khajuraho. Enroute you visit Orchha temples which display the medieval temple architecture.
On arrival at Khajuraho you take your hotel.
Khajuraho located in Madhya Pradesh is a major tourist destination in India known for the Medieval Hindu and Jain Temples.
The walls of the temples have some erotic sculpture and motifs. The temples earned the world heritage recognition. Intricate sculpture and erotic carvings depict the life of the gods and goddesses. Some of the carvings of the wall depict sexualities of human beings also.
After dinner, stay overnight.
Day 07 : Khajuraho-Varanasi (By Flight)
After breakfast, you enjoy half-day sightseeing at Khajuraho.
First you visit the great Kandariya Mahadev Temple built in honor of Lord Shiva. One of the tallest temples at Khajuraho, it has some erotic carvings. Then, you tour the three Hindu Temples of Khajuraho known as Brahman, Vamana and Javari. Explore the erotic sculpture of the temples which have some musical rhythm. At last you visit the Jain Temples of Khajuraho. Explore the architecture and sculpture.
After lunch you fly to Varanasi boarding a flight at Khajuraho airport. On arrival, take your hotel in the holy city Varanasi.
Varanasi, a Hindu pilgrimage abode is considered as the oldest inhabited cities of the world. River Ganga is a holy river in Hindu beliefs. The temples of Varanasi are located on the bank of the river. Varanasi is also synonymous with Benaras Hindu University, and Sarnath, the Buddha pilgrimage center. At Varanasi the great Indian writers--Kabir, Tulsidas, Ravi Das spent several years of life. Varanasi silks and ?paan? are also famous.
Evening you proceed to the Ghats to watch the Aarti ceremony. Thousand of devotees throng the ghats and offer pujja to Ganga Maya. After dinner, stay overnight at hotel.
Day 08 : Varanasi Sightseeing
Varanasi is a city in which you see a different world. Though it is a typical Hindu city you see here a cosmopolitan air. Today in the early morning you enjoy a boat cruise on the Holy River Ganga. If you do believe in Hindu spiritualism, take a holy bath as it is said that Ganga has the power to cleanse sins of life. Have a look on the Life and Death circle. In one side you will the prosperity of life and in other side the cremation of the dead.
Then you take your breakfast. After breakfast, you set out your excursion tour to Sarnath which is 10 kilometers away from Varanasi. Sarnath is a Buddhist pilgrimage center and it is here that Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment.
Then you visit the Benaras Hindu University in support of our guide. Explore the Museum of the university which has a wide collection of artifacts and paintings.
Day 09 : Varanasi-Delhi (By flight)
Today you bid farewell to Varanasi as you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Delhi where you board your homebound flight.