Golden Triangle with Khajuraho & Varanasi

Code: LMJUYH
09 Nights - 10 Days
  • Delhi 1
  • Taj-Mahal-Agra
  • Jaipur
  • Varanasi
  • Khajuraho

2N Delhi- 2N Jaipur- 2N Agra- 1N Khajuraho(Enroute Orchha) – 2N Varanasi

PACKAGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Visit in Delhi – Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun TombVisit in Delhi – Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb
  • Drive past in Delhi – Red Fort, Rajghat, President House & India Gate
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
  • Visit in Jaipur – Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal & Albert Museum
  • Elephant ride at Amber Fort
  • Visit in Agra – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itmad- Ud – Daula, Sikandra & Fateh-pur Sikri
  • Fort & temples in Orchha & Khajuraho Temple Complex
  • Ganges and Ghats in Varanasi, Sarnath city and Thai Temple
  • Boat ride on river Ganges
  • Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
  • Assistance at airport and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Start From Delhi and End in Varanasi
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION London Heathrow Airport, United Kingdom
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
All Nights accommodation in well-appointed rooms as mentioned in above hotels or equivalent.
Transportation by Air-Conditioned by a 7 seater or 12 seater Traveller van.
Assistance at the airport & Hotel check-in / check-out
One time Entry Fees at the Monuments as per the itinerary.
Services of English-speaking guide during sightseeing tours
Drivers allowances, toll taxes and Govt. Service Tax
NOT INCLUDED
Air tickets and airport taxes.
Optional activities are subject to availability. Charges additional.
Items of personal nature like laundry, phone calls, tips to guides / drivers etc.
Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments

 

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Day 01 Arrival in Delhi

Once you arrive in New Delhi, our representative will receive you and help you reach your hotel. Delhi is a bustling metropolis, and the Indian capital is a major gateway to the rest of the country. It is here in Delhi, where you get to see the blend of the ancient and the modern culture. Successive dynasties selected Delhi as their capital because of its unique and special location. It is a reflection of the British legacy.

Spend your day relaxing and stay overnight in Delhi.

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Day 02 Sightseeing in Delhi

Get ready for a whole day tour of the fascinating city made of the Old and New Delhi. The city has been there ever since the 6th century BC and seen various ups and downs of the history, beginning from the Pandavas rule and right up to the British Raj. Jama Masjid is the biggest mosque in India, and about 25,000 worshippers can fit in the enclosure of the mosque. The mosque commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan and is a leading mosque. Chandni Chowk is the noisy, chaotic and the busiest market in Old Delhi. You can drive through it on a rickshaw to enjoy the uniquely Indian market. Go past the Red Fort that served as the residence of the Mughal imperial family and is a significant place even today, as the Prime Minister makes a speech at Red Fort every Independence Day. The Indian flag is hoisted from its ramparts. It was made during the rule of Emperor Shah Jahan. You can drive past other important government buildings in Delhi, such as the President House, and Rajghat, which is Mahatma Gandhi memorial. He was cremated at Rajghat in 1948. Do visit Humayun’s Tomb that was made in 1562 and commissioned by Humayun’s wife, Hamida Banu Begum. The Persian designer used red sandstone on a massive scale to build the famous garden tomb. Visit Qutub Minar, which was commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi. It is the highest brick minaret in the world.

You can attend a Sufi ceremony at Nizamuddin Dargah, but the choice is optional.

Stay overnight in Delhi.

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Day 03 Delhi – Jaipur (250 km/approx. 5 hours)

Proceed to Jaipur the next day after breakfast and check-in at your hotel upon arrival.

You can enjoy a Bollywood film in the Evening at the Raj Mandir cinema, but this is optional.

Spend the night in Jaipur.

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Day 04 Sightseeing in Jaipur

Jaipur is a colorful city which is well known as the ‘Pink City,' and this is because the ancient city of Jaipur is painted pink. Get ready for a full-day sightseeing trip of forts, palaces, and lakes. Explore Amber Fort on the back of an elephant, and you will discover how it reflects a blend of the Mughal and Hindu architecture. Take a picture of the magnificent Hawa Mahal, known as the “Palace of the Winds” You will love its windows with ornately carved latticework and the beautiful façade made of pink sandstone.
After lunch, vest the City Palace, Albert Hall, and Jantar Mantar Observatory. Albert Hall’s Indo-Saracenic style architecture is based on Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Spend the night in Jaipur.

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Day 05 Jaipur – Agra (230 km/approx. 5 hours)

Have your breakfast and proceed to Agra. On the way, explore Fatehpur Sikri, which boasts of many historical buildings and was erected by Akbar, the Mughal emperor. Akbar had to abandon Fatehpur Sikri because of water shortage. Visit the Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti, the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived here. Today, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Stay overnight in Agra and check in at the hotel.

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Day 06 Agra

Proceed for the city of Agra in the morning after breakfast. Start with the Red Fort which was ordered by Akbar in 1565 and worked upon by other Mughal Emperors. The fort is an excellent example of Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal, which is considered to be an architectural wonder. Its construction took 21 years and the mausoleum, a symbol of love between Emperor Shah Jahan and his Queen Mumtaz Mahal, is replete with decorative inlays, carvings, and calligraphy. Do visit the "Baby Taj" or Itmad- Ud – Daula, a mausoleum that rests in a garden close to the Yamuna River. Later, visit another Mausoleum, Sikandra of the great Emperor Akbar. The mausoleum was designed by Emperor Akbar and reflects a perfect blend of Hindu, Islamic, Christian, Buddhist, and Jain. The designs and motifs show religious tolerance and secular views of the Emperor.

Stay overnight in Agra.

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Day 07 Agra – Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho (220 km/approx. 5 hours)

The next day, you need to proceed to the Railway Station to take a train for Jhansi. Once you arrive in Jhansi, drive to Khajuraho via Orchha by road. Explore the Orchha fort complex and the Jahangir Mahal which is famous for its strong masonry and delicate work. Another well-known palace in the Orchha fort complex is the Raj Mahal. You will love the murals in Raj Mahal, based on religious themes. Visit the Raja Ram Temple and the Laxmi Narayan temple. There is a unique merge seen here of temple and fort architecture.

Check in to your hotel once you arrive at Khajuraho and stay overnight here.

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Day 08 Varanasi

After breakfast, get ready for a half -day tour of Khajuraho. Begin with the Western Group of Temples and the Kandariya Mahadeo, which is the largest of Khajuraho's temples and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Devi Jagdamba is looked upon to be the most erotic temples of Khajuraho. Visit the temple of Parsvanath, in the Eastern Group of Temples. It happens to be the largest and the finest of the Jain temples in Khajuraho India and with no sexual motifs.

Proceed to the airport to take the flight for Varanasi. Our representative will receive you and help you transfer to your hotel. Unwind and spend the rest of the day leisurely and stay overnight in Varanasi.

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Day 09 Varanasi

Start the next day with an early boat ride on the Ganges River and enjoy sights of different Ghats on the bank of the Ganges. You get to see a varied scene from dawn to dusk at various spots. Go back to the hotel for breakfast and later visit the Benares Hindu University or BHU. BHU happens to be the leading residential university in Asia. It is a center of Indian art, culture, and music as well as Sanskrit. Visit Sarnath, which is a famous place as it was here that Buddha first preached his message after achieving nirvana. Sarnath is about eight km from Varanasi.

Do not forget to visit the Dhamek Stupa, where one can see Ashoka pillar, the earliest and most significant relic. It was built in 250 B.C. Buddha declared his faith in front of his first five followers at the Dhamek Stupa. Visit Thai Temple where you will get to see the 80 feet tall Buddha statue with beautiful carvings and paintings.

Stay the night in in Varanasi.

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Day 10 Departure from Varanasi

Proceed to Varanasi airport after breakfast, and board the flight for onward destination.

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