Overview of Cultural Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour (8 Days)
This ‘Cultural Golden Triangle with Varanasi’ tour is a blessing for those willing to take a plunge into ancient India, its rich cultures, majestic history, vibrant traditions and awe-inspiring religions. The tour weaves together the spectacular travel circuit Golden Triangle with spiritual Varanasi. While Golden Triangle brings together the best trio of India – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur; Varanasi makes you forget all worldly sorrows with its seamless mélange of spirituality and serenity. At Colourful Indian Holidays - India Tour Operator, the tour promises great comfort of traveling along with the best accommodation options to let you live the best of Indian hospitality.
Cultural Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour (8 Days) Itinerary
- Day 01: Welcome to Delhi
As you arrive at the IGI airport in Delhi, our representative will greet you in a traditional way with a garland showcasing the warmth of true Indian hospitality. You will be then transferred to your hotel for an overnight stay.
- Day 02: Delhi: Embrace Local Cultures
After breakfast, you will be taken on a sightseeing experience in Delhi, the national capital. Delhi has seen some major events in history and houses numerous historical wonders narrating tales from some major dynasties. First, you will visit Qutub Minar, world’s tallest minaret standing at a height of 72.5 meters (237.8 ft). Thereafter, visit the majestic Humayun Tomb raised in the memory of Mughal emperor Humayun in 1562. Your next visit will be to the Lotus Temple also known with the name of Bahá’í House of Worship. This temple looks like a lotus and is open to all, regardless of religion, caste and creed. Your next place of visit is Raj Gath, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. During the evening hours, you will visit Chandni Chowk, the oldest marketplace of Delhi. At night, drive past the gleaming President House before you reach your hotel for an overnight stay.Special Activity: Cycle Rikshaw Ride in Old Delhi, Sound & Light Show at Red Fort.
- Day 03: Delhi – Agra Tour (205 Km/ 3 hrs) using the expressway
After breakfast drive to Agra, upon arrival visit Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday). Taj Mahal is an epitome of true love built by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. This mausoleum shines brightly in white marble and it has earned a place among the New 7 Wonders of the World. Later visit Agra Fort, the grand residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.Special Activity: Mohabbat The Taj Show in Agra, Taunga Ride.
- Day 04: Agra – Jaipur Tour (240 Km/ 5-6 hrs) via Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri
Get ready for an amazing Taj visit by sunrise which looks no less than a dream. Leave for Jaipur and en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, a city of great historical importance. It was set up by Mughal emperor Akbar in the year 1570 and houses numerous wonders belonging to that era, including Buland Darwaza, Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhawan and Panch Mahal. You will also explore the very beautiful Abhaneri, – a small rustic village home to the deepest and largest step wells (also known as tank gardens) around India. Later, you will continue driving to Jaipur. Upon arrival, check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
- Day 05: Welcome to Jaipur
A splendid breakfast at your hotel and take a drive to the Pink city of Rajasthan, Jaipur. The city has numerous historical charms and takes you deep into the memory lanes. After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amber Fort in the outskirts of Jaipur followed by Elephant ride to the fort. Stop for photography at Jal Mahal. Later walled city tour by walk: The sightseeing tour starts with City Palace, a majestic palace flaunting a mix of Rajasthani and Mughal art and architecture. Next, you will visit the Jantar Mantar, housing nineteen architectural astronomical instruments set up here by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II. Hawa Mahal of Jaipur is a must visit place standing right in the city center. This red and pink sandstone monument has 953 small windows which were once used by royal women to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street without being seen. The evening is free to explore the vibrant Bangle street of Jaipur city brimming with beautiful bangles, spices, Rajasthani attires, juttis, and much more. The day ends at Ramachandra Ji temple with a beautiful city view. Rajasthan Tour Packages are also the best way to witness the real charm of the pink city for lusty travelers. Special Activity: Evening dinner with Indian family along with a cooking demo. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
- Day 06: Jaipur – Varanasi by Flight
Morning transfer to Jaipur airport for flight to Varanasi. As you arrive in Varanasi, you will be received by our representative & transferred to the hotel to unwind. During afternoon hours, get ready for an excursion to this city oozing serenity and spirituality. Varanasi holds great importance among Hindus and remains one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on earth. You will visit Sarnath where Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Sarnath is a famous Buddhist pilgrimage destination visited by numerous Buddhism followers from all over the world. Evening prayer conducted here is extremely soul soothing. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
- Day 07: Varanasi: The City of Ghats
The day starts with a soothing boat ride on the pristine river Ganges to spot beautiful sunrise. Later, return to your hotel for breakfast and get ready to explore the city of Varanasi. The city is a charmer for those who believe in the seamless powers of spirituality. Visit the ancient ghats of Varanasi where devotees can be seen performing various rituals. Also, visit the local bazaars of Varanasi which tell a lot about the history of the place while treating you with lip smacking street food. Return to your hotel for an overnight stay.Special Activity: Boating at River Ganges.
- Day 08: Varanasi – Delhi – Onward Journey by Flight
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Varanasi airport to catch a flight to Delhi from where you will continue your journey to your onward destination.
Special Activities of Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour
Delhi – Special Activity:
Cycle Rikshaw Ride in Old Delhi, Sound & Light Show at Red Fort
Jaipur – Special Activity:
Evening dinner with Indian family along with cooking demo
Walking tour in Jaipur
Varanasi – Special Activity:
Boating at River Ganges.
Route Map of Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour
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