Golden Triangle with Varanasi Ganges
THE TOUR AT THE GLANCE
Enjoy a spiritual interlude with India. Candle-lit rituals on the River Ganges, palaces, forts and tombs, a riot of colour and vibrancy around every corner -Become a witness to the multiplicity and brilliance of Delhi, the architectural wonders of Agra, the effervescent culture of Jaipur,and spirituality reigns of Varanasi Ganges your exploration of centuries-old heritage takes you through the sandstone and marble halls of the Amber Fort and the exquisite Taj Mahal with World Escapes
EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR JOURNEY
- Discovering the wonders of Old and New Delhi with remarkable historical monuments and local markets
- Exploring the unparalleled Mughal Architecture with Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri in Agra.
- Reveling in the exquisiteness of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Tajmahal in Agra
- Exploring the magnificence of Amer Fort with an Elephant Ride like a royalty
- Reliving the glory days of the historic Pink City with famous monuments.
- Enjoying the boat ride in River Ganga at Varanasi.
- Witnessing the Ganga Aarti Ceremony at Varanasi.
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Delhi is one of India's most colourful and exciting metropolises, where the old and new cities exist harmoniously together.Upon arrival into Delhi, you will be met by our representatives who will transfer you to your hotel for check in.
In the morning you will visit Jama Masjid, the largest and most well-known mosque in India, Raj Ghat- a simple and stunning memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, one of the main architects of India’s Independence from the British. Enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk followed by the orientation walk in Asia’s Largest Spice Market. Old Delhi street food is bestenjoyed in its original setting, in the noisy labyrinthine by-lanes of Chawri Bazaar and Chandni Chowk; pass by the Redd Fort - this mighty fort was built with red sandstones under the rule of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1638.
Afternoon proceed for a visit to Lutyen’s Delhi, primarily consisting of the administrative area of the capital, India Gate and the Viceroy’s House (which is now known as Rashtrapati Bhawan). Visit Qutub Minar- the tallest stone tower as well as one of the finest Islamic structures raised in India; Humayun's Tomb- this magnificent garden tomb is the first substantial example of Mughal architecture in India.
Today, drive to Agra, on arrival check in at hotel.
In the afternoon visit Agra Bazaar-. The city is known for its superb inlay work on marble by craftsmen supposedly with a lineage dating back to the Mughals. Agra’s handicrafts also include carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather shoes.
Optional: Mohabbat-E Taj Show
The Taj Mahal represents the finest example of Mughal architecture and the ‘Mohabbat-e-Taj’ show, with the backdrop of the largest replica of the Taj Mahal to date, brings to life this wonderful monument. Spend an enjoyable evening at the show and gain an insight into what life might have been like in those days. Discover the epic love story of the emperor Shah Jahan and Mumtaz in a typical Bollywood song and dance show, performed by over 80 talented artists dressed in lavish costumes.
Morning visit The Agra Fort is one of the most important and robustly built strongholds of the Mughals, embellished with a number of richly decorated buildings encompassing the imposing Mughal style of art and architecture. Also visit a marble-inlay workshop to see the intricate work and unique skill which goes into each finely detailed piece of marble inlay, using a number of beautiful semi-precious stones.
Afternoon visit Kachhpura village. Walk through the village of Kachhpura in Agra and see the paintings done by community girls and see the Humayun Mosque as well. The village is in the Mehtab Bagh (Graden) area and also offers a great view of the Taj Mahal from the opposite direction.
Visit to Taj Mahal at sunset. The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World that symbolizes the love of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal’s final resting place. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage. The white marble building changes its hue with the variations in the daylight. In moonlight, particularly on a full moon night, the marble appears extraordinarily luminescent.
Today, travel by surface to Jaipur. Enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri. Built by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the mid-16th century, Fatehpur Sikri was meant to be a new capital for his empire. It was also the emperor’s homage to Saint Sheikh Salim Chishti, who predicted the birth of the emperor’s much-desired son and heir. Built in almost uniform style, Sikri is a sprawling complex of palaces, mosques, temples, and other structures. It is a stunning amalgamation of the Persian and Indian styles of building. continue your drive for Jaipur.
Adorned with pink sandstone palaces, majestic forts and verdant green gardens against a scenic backdrop of the Aravalli hills, Jaipur represents the charm of India’s rich past and the sophistication of a flourishing metropolis. Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II founded the city in 1727, when he decided to shift his capital from Amer. A renowned architect, astronomer, and avid scientist, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II built his capital with geometric precision and made Jaipur one of the most well-planned cities in India. Upon arrival in Jaipur, transfer to hotel.
Afternoon embark on your Cycle Rickshaw ride- This tour is planned to offer you an insight on the socio economic aspects of the city. Every lane in the walled city has something interesting to offer and the relaxed Rickshaw ride is the best way to explore the city like the locals do.
Morning visit the city of Amber and its fort. Erected on a vast hill, the citadel and its fort were intended to protect the ancient capital of the state of Jaipur. Visit the various rooms, the inner courtyards, the rooms of public hearings, the Mughal gardens with star-shaped flower beds. In addition, Amber Fort offers panoramic views of Lake Maota. Other stops include the Hawa Mahal - the famous and magnificent Palace of the Winds.
Afternoon visit the City Palace of Jaipur, always occupied by maharaja and his family since the 18th century. The
ensemble is a superb blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Visit the palace museum with the collections of
miniatures, manuscripts, Mughal rugs, musical instruments, royal costumes, allowing you to discover the historical and artistic past of Jaipur. At the end of the day, you will take rickshaw ride in the old town of Jaipur.
Option: Folk dance with dinner in Jaipur
Witness the renowned folk dancers bring the royal dining assembly to life as they sway to Rajasthani folk numbers. You can join them for a memorable evening followed by dinner at Narain Niwas Palace
Today, transferred to Delhi airport to board flight for Varanasi. Upon arrival meet and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon explore the city walking and enjoy a rickshaw ride. Evening witness the religious ceremony on the Hindu holiest river – The Ganges.
Early morning experience Boat Ride on River Ganga. Check out of hotel by noon and day free to explore.
Morning visit the religious Hindu temple - Bharat Mata temple, Durga temple and the Tulsi Manas Temple. Later visit the Benares Hindu University.
Afternoon proceed for an excursion to Sarnath, one of the top four Buddhist pilgrimage destinations in the world where the Buddha gave his first sermon. Buddhists look upon India as the land of Buddha which makes Sarnath a popular tourist attraction. The Emperor Ashoka, who spread the Buddha’s message of love and compassion throughout his vast empire, visited Sarnath around 234BC, and erected a stupa here. Several Buddhist structures were raised at Sarnath between the 3rd century BC and the 11th century AD. Visit the Archaeological museum (Closed on Friday’s), Asoka Pillar and the Chinese Buddhist Temple.
Optional: A Sunset Stroll Along The Ghats
Strolling along the Ghats at sunset hours is an unrivalled experience. Exploring the Ghats is one of the best things to do in Varanasi. The city has almost a hundred Ghats, the steps of each leading to waters of River Ganges. These are bathing Ghats, praying Ghats and cremation sites for Hindus from all over the world.
Breakfast at hotel , morning at leisure
Later transfer to airport to board flight for Delhi
Upon arrival met and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight
End Of Tour
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST
- Accommodation for a total of 08 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per the program by air-conditioned Medium car.
- All entrance fees to the monuments as mentioned in the program
- English speaking local guide as per program,
- Visit Kacchpura Heritage village in Agra
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Cycle rickshaw ride in the local bazaar in Delhi, Varanasi & Jaipur.
- Evening witness the religious ceremony on the Hindu holiest river – The Ganges in Varanasi
- Company representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
- All presently applicable taxes including the GST charges levied recently by the Government.
- Two bottles of mineral water each day during sightseeing.
TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES
- International / Domestic Airfare
- Any new admission fees / taxes / fuel surcharges/ Visa fees
- Meals not mentioned
- All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, trip cancellation and personal insurance, gratuities, excess baggage fees
- Early check-in/late check-out (except as noted)
- Camera/video fees at monuments
- Communication costs
- Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like a natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flights or a last-minute change of timings, etc.
- Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".
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