Duration : 8 nights 9 days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Varanasi
The Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi is especially made for those who besides visiting cities of Golden Triangle want to take a holy dip on banks of River Ganges in Varanasi. This tour starts from Delhi and after visiting Jaipur and Agra you finally reach the ancient city of Varanasi where you visit the burning ghats and popular Hindu Temple- Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Arrival in Delhi starts your Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi. After checking into your chosen hotel in the capital, you will begin your Old Delhi tour where will tourist places like Jama Masjid which is one of the biggest mosques in the country, Chandni Chowk- popular for shopping and street food and Red Fort- Symbol of India's struggle for freedom. After these places, you can visit other sites in Delhi like Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar, Lodhi Gardens, Lotus Temple, etc. Check out the visiting timings and entry fee for places you wish to visit. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Delhi.
Delhi has a lot to offer, so one day in the capital cannot do justice. Visit the well known SwamiNarayan Akshardham Temple. The temple is closed for public viewing on Monday. The last entry is 6:30 PM. You can see the water show, thematic gardens, and exhibition here. Later on, if you have time you can visit any nearby shopping mall for some eating and shopping. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Delhi.
Early in the morning, you will be transferred to Jaipur in a pre-booked taxi. The journey spans 5 hours and once you reach you will check into any hotel of your choice. Jaipur presents a wonderful amalgamation of Rajasthani hospitality and modern lifestyle. Visit Amer Fort and you will be surprised by its grandeur and appeal. Enjoy delectable Rajasthani cuisine at any of the well- known eating places in Jaipur. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Jaipur.
Jaipur provides you a wonderful sightseeing experience. There are numerous incredible places to see in the "Pink City". Begin your day with a visit to 'Palace of Winds' i.e. Hawa Mahal. This place was built in a way so that royal women could catch a glimpse of what was happening on the streets. Another remarkable place to see in Jaipur is the City Palace. This royal palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2 in 1727. Also, visit royal observatory Jantar Mantar which is flanked by astronomers and mathematicians from across the globe. For shopping, you can visit any of the well-known bazaars in Jaipur such as Tripolia Bazar, Bapu Bazaar, etc. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Jaipur.
In the morning you will leave for Agra in a prepaid A/C taxi. The distance is not too much and you will reach Agra in about 4 to 5 hours. On the way, you can take a halt at Fatehpur Sikri. This red sandstone city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is completely in ruins but still worth a visit. Once you are in Agra, after you are done with the check-in process you will step out to visit the ever so beautiful Taj Mahal. Taj is a dream in white marble. It looks all the more beautiful at night. Overnight stay is in Agra.
This day, again you will do some Agra sightseeing. Start with Agra Fort, and then you can visit the Tomb of Itimad-ud Daulah and finally Mehtab Bagh. Agra has some very nice Mughlai food joints. Try places like Pinch of Spice, Peshawri, etc. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Agra.
In the morning after having your breakfast you will leave for Agra Cantt Railway Station on time in order to catch the train for Varanasi. The train journey takes around 10 to 11 hours. You will reach Varanasi by night. The tour representative will be there to pick you up from the station and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight stay is in Varanasi.
In the morning you will go and take a holy dip at the banks of the River Ganges. You can even go for a boat ride which is a very nice experience. Then visit the Kashi Vishwanath Temple which is one of the oldest Hindu Temples. Varanasi is known for its burning ghats. It is believed that Manikarnika Ghat is the most auspicious place to be cremated. Overnight stay is in Varanasi.
In the morning after will check out from your hotel. There are some other tourist places to see in Varanasi such as Tulsi Manas Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Devi Temple. In the evening you can attend Arti by the Ganges. Later on, you will leave for the airport to catch the flight for Delhi. On reaching Delhi you will board flight for your onward destination.