Duration : 16 nights 17 days
Destination : Rajasthan with Varanasi
The Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi is a dream tour for those who wish to explore different cities of royal Rajasthan and at the same time take a holy dip on banks of River Ganges in Varanasi. The tour commences from Delhi and takes you through cities like Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaipur, etc and culminates with visit to the ancient city of Varanasi where you can visit the sacred Manikarnika Ghat and well-known Hindu Temple- Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
The tour begins from Delhi where the tour executive transfers you to a hotel of your choice within your stipulated budget. Delhi has lots in its kitty to offer to the tourist. Begin with places such as Humayun's Tomb, Qutab Minar, Lodhi Gardens, and Red Fort. Always enquire about the visiting timings and entry fee before you go to any of these places. For shopping enthusiasts places such as Shahpur Jat, Hauz Khas Village, etc are a must- visit. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Delhi.
Today again you will step out form some sightseeing. Begin with symbols of modern India like Raj Ghat, Parliament House, India Gate, etc. Later on, visit Swami Narayan Akshardham Temple. Do not plan for Monday as the temple is closed for public viewing. Delhi offers outstanding street food. Try the street food at Chandni Chowk and you will be left asking for more. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Delhi.
In the morning you will be transferred in a prepaid taxi to Land of Havelis- Mandawa. It takes about 6 hours under normal traffic conditions to reach Mandawa. Visit Snehi Ram Ladia Haveli Harlalka Well and Golden Haveli in Mandawa. Overnight stay is in Mandawa.
In the morning you will leave for Bikaner. It takes around 3 hours 30 minutes to reach Bikaner. Some of the must-see places in Biakner are Rampuriya Haveli, Lallgarh Palace, Karni Mata Temple, Junagarh Fort, Bhandasar Jain Temple, Gajner Palace etc. Overnight stay is in Bikaner..
The land of dunes, Jaisalmer beckons travelers to this arid land. It takes roughly 5 hours to reach Jaisalmer in a prepaid taxi. You can ask your tour operator to arrange for bonfire night with lovely dance performances by local artists. The setting sun behind backdrop of sand dunes is just spectacular. Overnight stay is in Jaisalmer.
Have a camel or jeep safari booked which takes you right amidst Thar Desert. You must visit the popular Jaisalmer Fort. Jaisalmer is also known for beautiful Jain temples. Another must-see spot in Jaisalmer is Patwon Ki Haveli. It has a museum housing ancient artwork as well as furniture. Overnight stay is in Jaisalmer.
In morning the tour executive will transfer you in a prepaid taxi to Jodhpur which is also known as the "Blue City". It takes roughly 5 hours to reach. The beauty of royal forts and palaces in Jodhpur will simply astound you. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palaceand Mandore Gardens to have the color of this city sweep over you. Overnight stay is in Jodhpur.
This day will begin with visit to Jaswant Thada. This is an ornate cenotaph which was made by Maharaja Sardar Singh of Jodhpur. Visit Kaylana Lake for boating and bird watching. If you want to do some shopping, Ghanta Ghar and Sadar Market. Overnight stay is in Jodhpur.
In the morning you will leave for Ranakpur which is located at a distance of 155 kms. Ranakpur has a very famous Jain Temple which is flanked by tourists from far and wide. Other main places to visit in Ranakpur are Surya Narayan Temple, Parshuram Mahadev Temple, Sadri, Muchhal Mahavir Temple, etc. Overnight stay is in Ranakpur.
In the morning, you will be transferred by the tour operator to Udaipur. Udaipur offers the best views in the state. Book a room on the lakeside and you will be mesmerized by the beauty of this place. Visit Jagmandir which is a royal 17th century breathtakingly beautiful palace complex. Go for a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Visit the Vintage Car Museum in case you are famous of ancient cars. Overnight stay is in Udaipur.
In the morning leave for Pushkar. The journey takes 6 hours. Pushkar is a popular pilgrimage site as it is home to the sole Brahmaji Temple in the world. Bathing on banks of Pushkar Lake has a lot of religious significance. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Pushkar.
In the morning you will be transferred to Jaipur. It takes 3 hrs to reach Jaipur from Pushkar. In Jaipur you should begin your sightseeing with visit to City Palace, Albert Hall Museum, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, etc. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
In the morning you can proceed to see Amer Fort. It was built by Mann Singh who was the general in army of Akbar. During later part of the day you can visit such as Mehrangarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Jawahar Circle etc. Overnight stay is in Jaipur.
From Jaipur you will be transferred in a prepaid taxi to Agra. Agra is famous for Taj Mahal, Taj Mahal is now a World UNESCO Heritage site. Other places to see in Agra are Tomb of Itimad-ud Daulah , Agra Fort, Mehtab Bagh, Dayal Bagh Mandir etc. Overnight stay is in Agra.
In the morning you will leave for Varanasi in a train. The train journey is long and you will be on board for 10 to 11 hours. The tour representative will pick you up from Varanasi station and transfer you to your chosen hotel. Overnight stay is in Varanasi.
Early morning, you will go to take dip in Ganges. Enjoy a boat ride on the banks of river. Then visit Kashi Vishavanath Temple. It is one of the most ancient Hindu Temples. Visit Manikarnika Ghat where the funeral pyres never seem to rest. Overnight stay is in Varanasi.
In the morning you will check out from the hotel. Visit some other tourist places like Tulsi Manas Temple, Durga Devi Temple, Bharat Mata Temple, etc. In the evening you will leave for the airport to catch flight for Delhi. Once in Delhi you will board the flight for your onward destination.