Special Golden Triangle with Varanasi
Duration : 7 Nights / 8 Days
Day 1: Arrival in New Delhi
After the formalities of customs, our representative will welcome you at the Delhi airport to greet you on arrival in India.Transfer to the hotel. Registration formalities at the hotel and overnight in Delhi.
Day 2: Visit New Delhi and Old Delhi
After breakfast,Visit Old Delhi. Pass through Red Fort and visit Jama Masjid mosque in monuments are unavoidable. You can also visit Chandni Chowk bazaar and its many as Spice Market, the market papers, jewelry etc. Later, at the option of visiting New Delhi: The Qutub Minar, the “Tower of Victory”, also the highest stone tower across India, the imposing the “India Gate” and Rastrapathi Bhawan, the residence of the Viceroy has now become ministerial buildings and the Laxmi Narayan temple where Gandhi used to come and worship. Return to your hotel and Night stay in Delhi.
Day 03 – Delhi – Jaipur (270kms/6h)
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Jaipur. On arrival we head to the hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure. Explore at your own pace the local bazaars of Jaipur.
Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 4 : Jaipur City Tour
Proceed for a morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE – Amber is the classic romantic Rajasthani fort palace. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. Continue sight-seeing CITY PALACE – A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture, the City Palace sprawls over one-seventh of the area in the walled city. It houses the Chandra Mahal, Shri Govind Dev Temple and the City Palace Museum, JANTAR MANTAR – This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. HAWA MAHAL – The ornamental facade of this “Palace of Winds” is a prominent landmark in Jaipur. Their five-storey str
uctures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
Day 05- Jaipur – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (240 Km. / 5 Hrs. Approx.)
After breakfast,drive towards Agra. En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri – a perfectly preserved red sandstone. Which was the estranged capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar, built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Arrival in Agra, check into the hotel .
Overnight in Agra.
Day 06 – Agra – New Delhi (230 Km. / 3- 4 Hrs. Approx.)
After breakfast visit the magnificent Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured to build this memorial to Shah Jahan’s beloved wife , Also visit the Red fort – the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Am (hall of public audience), a colonnaded hall of red-sandstone with a throne alcove of inlaid marble at the back, the Emperor heard public petitions. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms.
Afternoon drive to New Delhi and Transfer to Airport for your flight to Varanasi. Reach Varanasi and get transferred to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel and relax.
Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 07- Visit Varanasi
The day starts with an early morning boat ride on the River Ganges. The locals of Varanasi visit River Ganges very early in the morning to pray to Sun God as well as to offer prayers to the holy River Ganges, considered as mother goddess. The boat ride also takes you to various other ghats where you will see the daily rituals along the Ganges like washing, bathing and praying. For instance, Manikarnika Ghat is famous for Hindu cremation rituals, Dashashwamedha Ghat is popular for the Ganga Aarti ceremony (holy worship rituals of the Ganges), Assi Ghat, the southernmost and a prominent bathing ghat in Varanasi, situated at the union of the rivers Ganga and Assi. After the boat ride, return to your hotel and enjoy breakfast. Afterwards, you will be visiting some of the prominent temples in the city like Sankat Mochan Temple, Kashi Vishwanath Temple – an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that was restored and rebuilt to its present glory in 1776, Kalbhairav temple, . Photo lovers will definitely love this spot to capture some really interesting pictures. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 08- Varanasi – Delhi By Flight – Departure
After breakfast transfer to Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi. From there you will depart for your onward journey.