Golden Triangle with Varanasi

It is the ideal journey for the first time visitors. Witness some of the finest works of Mughal rulers exhibiting their architectural brilliance, found in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. While on the other side, you’ll explore Orchha, Khajuraho, and Varanasi that delineates religious & spiritual ardors of India.

Overview | Full itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

Welcome to India. Arrive at Delhi Airport, and upon arrival at International Airport, you’ll be meeting the tour representative who’ll privately transfer to the pre-booked hotel where the entire day is at leisure. So, relax at your stay to adjust with the time zone. From tomorrow onwards, you’ll be experiencing some of the finest places in India.

Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

Discover Charms of Old Delhi    Time: 1-2 Hours (approx.) 

After an early breakfast at the hotel, proceed for Delhi Excursion. Begin this Old Delhi tour by first witnessing alluring charms of India’s largest mosque, Jama Masjid. See locals engaged in daily prayer to admire the religious significance of this devotional site. Then, enjoy an exciting rickshaw ride to Chandni Chowk market for fantastic glimpses of Old Delhi. After scrolling narrow alleyways of moonlight marketplace, stop at Raj Ghat for some time and enjoy being at the peaceful site of Gandhi souvenir. Later, move to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Fort.

See Highlights of New Delhi    Time: 2-3 Hours (approx.) 

Enjoy lunch at a local eatery before proceeding for New Delhi tour. Continue exploring architectural marvels of Humayun’s Tomb, first garden-concept feretory build by Mughal Empress of that time. Then, move to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Qutub Minar and its complex. Also, visit country’s prestigious landmark of India Gate while driving along the Rajpath. Moreover, see the presidential residence of Rashtrapati Bhawan along with other premier sites. Later, return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 3: Delhi to Jaipur

      Time: 6 Hours; 281 km (approx.) 

Today, after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel you will drive west to the capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Founded by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the year 1727, Jaipur is the first planned city of Independent India. On your way to Jaipur, stop for some time to have lunch at a local eatery, and then continue to drive back to reach your destination. Upon arrival, complete check-in formalities and relax at the hotel as this evening is at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 4: Jaipur | Explore the Pink City

Elephant Safari at Amber Fort    Time: 1-2 Hours (approx.) 

Proceed for an early morning visit to Amber Fort. Demonstrating grandeur glimpse of royal Rajputana and elegant Muslim styles in its architectural ornamentation, Amber Fort is the part of Hill Forts of Rajasthan, the UNESCO world heritage site. Experience the royal prestige while enjoying elephant safari to pass up the fort's entrance. Later, drive back to the hotel while enjoying royal glimpse of Jaipur's star attractions, Jal Mahal and Hawa Mahal to make your journey more memorable.

Explore City’s Other Attraction    Time: 2-3 Hours (approx.) 

Relax in the hotel for some time, have breakfast & later proceed to explore architectural beauties of the Pink City. Visit the legendary City Palace and the museum. Representing an unmatched fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architectural reflections, City Palace is accolades for being the center attraction of the Old City. After sightseeing views of this ornate palace, rest for some time to have lunch, and then walk to the adjacent UNESCO world heritage site, Jantar Mantar for an undefined astronomical observatory. For dinner and overnight stay, return back to the hotel.

Day 5: Jaipur to Bharatpur

      Time: 3.5 Hours; 186 km (approx.) 

After an early breakfast, you’ll be driven be driven to Bharatpur. This journey is approximately of 3.5 hours. Located 186 km southwest of the Pink City, Bharatpur is a small city in the princely state of Rajasthan. It is famous for Keoladeo National Park which is one among India’s major bird sanctuary with around 230 species of birds.

Bird Watching at Keoladeo National Park   Time: 1-2 Hours (approx.) 

Spread over approx 29 square kilometer area, the park is home to over 230 resident species of birds including Bar-headed geese, Brahminy ducks, cranes, peacocks, pelicans and egrets. See popular varieties of birds from Afghanistan, China and Siberia here. After this wildlife excursion, you’ll stop at a local eatery for lunch on your way to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. In dinner, you’ll be served dal baati churma as your dinner. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.

Day 6: Bharatpur to Agra

      Time: 1.5 Hours; 56 km (approx.) 

After an early breakfast, you’ll be driven to the city of Taj Mahal, Agra which is only 56 km away from Bharatpur. On arrival, you’ll be directly transferred to visit UNESCO world heritage site of Agra Fort, a 16th century built monument made of red sandstone. Spend 1-2 hours here and then stop at nearby restaurant to have your lunch. Then, continue to reach the hotel. Check-in and rest for some time.

Evening Visit to Taj Mahal    Time: 1-2 Hours (approx.) 

After lunch, leave your hotel to discover attractive trails of the imperial city, Agra. Pay a visit to Taj Mahal – an apex of Mughal’s masterpiece this evening, when the drowning sun lends a soothing orange tint to its marble face making it a moment to cherish to for lifetime. Next, return back to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 7: Agra to Orchha via Jhansi

Agra to Jhansi on Road   Time: 5-6 Hours; 254 km (approx.) 

Today morning is at leisure. Eat your breakfast and finish off check-out formalities to leave for Jhansi. Upon your Jhansi arrival, you’ll be transferred to the local restaurant for lunch.

Jhansi to Orchha On Road    Time: 30 minutes; 17 km (approx.) 

After lunch, continue to drive back to Orchha, considered as one of the highlights of Madhya Pradesh. Here, you’ll drive pass the Orchha Fort and Orchha Temple, giving some fascinating glimpse of India’s incredible architecture which will help you realize a childhood fantasy – travelling back in time! Afterward, check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 8: Orchha to Khajuraho

Morning Transfer to Khajuraho    Time: 4-5 Hours; 172 km (approx.) 

Today you will be driven to Khajuraho which is a journey of approximately 4 hours from Orcha. En-route, stop at a local restaurant for lunch and then continue to drive back to reach Khajuraho, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, renowned worldwide for UNESCO listed world heritage site of Khajuraho group of monuments. Upon arrival, complete check-in formalities and rest for some time.

Explore Khajuraho’s Erotic Artwork    Time: 1 Hour (approx.) 

Representing heritage gathering of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist temples, Khajuraho Group of Monument stand calmly on the land of great antiquity since AD 900 and 1130. There’s always something different about being the holy shrines that are over 800 years old. Prepare to get fascinated by erotic sculptures adoring architectural brilliance of their times. After witnessing erotic artwork representing 800 years old heritage, return back to your hotel for dinner & overnight stay.

Day 9: Khajuraho to Varanasi

      Time: 9 Hours; 401 km (approx.) 

This morning is at leisure. Have your breakfast and then complete check-out formalities as today you’ll be driven Varanasi – the holiest of the 7 sacred cities in India. This inimitable city has over a thousand Hindu and Buddhist temples and shrines. This on-road journey is of approximate 9 hours (401 km). Have lunch on your way to Varanasi at a local eatery, and then continue to drive back. Upon arrival, complete check-in formalities and rest for the day is at leisure. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Varanasi | India’s Holiest City

This morning wake up early to explore Varanasi- the holiest of the 7 sacred cities.

Morning Boat Ride across Ghats of Ganges    Time: 1-2 Hour (approx.) 

Boating across the banks of Ganges river give you a chance to explore the reminiscing history of Hindus’ most visited pilgrimage sites, Varanasi. This place is worth to watch and experience the real charm of Hindu religion that’s spread across the banks of the holy river, Ganges. Afterward, return back to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon is at leisure.

Evening Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat    Time: 1 Hour (approx.) 

Witness one of the liveliest ghats in Varanasi, Dashashwamedh Ghat to be a part of blissful evening aarti. It is a daily ritual that concludes evening prayers, collective chanting of mantras, shines of the holy deepams- all leading to a blissful experience to cherish for life! Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 11: Varanasi to Delhi

After breakfast, check-out from your hotel and start exploring other attractions that the city has to offer. Meanwhile, eat lunch at a local restaurant at the Ghat. Early this evening, you’ll be driven to Varanasi Railway Station to board train to Delhi. This will be a new experience for you. Enjoy overnight stay at train and eat dinner served by Indian Railway. (Option to flight is also available, only if informed at the time of the booking)

Day 12: Spend Some Leisure Time in Delhi

Early morning, you’ll be met at the Delhi railway station (Delhi airport, if traveled via flight). Today the entire day is at leisure. Set away from the town’s bustle and blending, you’ll be spending some leisure time in the beautiful setting of your hotel. If you wish to explore the city, then ask your tour representative/ guide to plan an option visit to city’s market for some shopping. Dinner & Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 13: Departure from Delhi

It’s the last day of this trip so wake up this morning at leisure. Have breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Delhi Airport to catch up your flight for onwards journey. Hope this 13-day journey will let you bring some classic memories of Incredible India with you to cherish for years. Come Back Soon… Namaste!

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