Golden Triangle with Varanasi
Visit India and follow the famous Golden Triangle. Enjoy the perfect introduction to India’s three most popular destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – as we explore the icons and discover the secrets of this fascinating region. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence and splendour of Rajasthan’s palaces, the bustle and buzz of markets and bazaars, and the traditions of a heritage homestay. Travel through a land full of contrasts on this compact India tour, jam-packed with unforgettable highlights.
IncludedGolden Triangle with Varanasi
Day 1: Arrival at Delhi
On arrival at Delhi Airport ,our Tour Guide will greet and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day is free for independent activities. Enjoy markets and do you money exchange etc. Tour briefing and Dinner.
Day 2: Mandawa
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Mandawa. En Route you will visit Jhunjhunu, which is famous for various temples like Rani Sati temple and havelis like Sone Chnadi ki haveli, Kanoria haveli and many others. Later you will leave for sightseeing in Mandawa wherein you will visit Mandawa fort- built in the 18th century, this fort has painted arched gateway adorned with Lord Krishna and his cows. Then you will visit Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli and many other famous Havelies. Also visit various houses painted having colorful fresco art & painting. Return to the hotel for comforting overnight stay.
Day 3: Bikaner – Nawalgarh
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for Bikaner. En Route you will visit Dundlod- which is also famous for its fort and havelis. Also visit Nawalgarh- which is famous for its fort, built in 1737 and havelis like Bhagton Ki Haveli, Hem Raj Kulwal Haveli and Anandi Lal Poddar. After sightseeing in this place, you will leave for Bikaner and after reaching this place, check-in the hotel for short relax. Later you will embark upon half day sightseeing in Bikaner wherein you will visit Junagarh Fort, which was built by Raja Raj Singh during the period of 1588 to 1593. Then visit Bhandeshwari Jain Temple, which was built by a Jain merchant, Bhanda Shah in the 15th century. It was constructed in honor of the 23rd Jain tirthankar, Parsvanathji. Also visit Karni Mata Temple, which is a famous centre for rat worship. This 600 years old temple is home to thousands of white, grey and black rats. An image of Karni Mata, a manifestation of Goddess Durga is depicted holding trident in her hand. After seeing this place, return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Jaisalmer – Ramdevra
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Jaisalmer. En Route visit Khichan, a small village that is famous for migratory Demoiselle Cranes. Also visit Ramdevra, famous for temple of Bhagvan Ramdevji Maharaj. On completion of the sightseeing, you will again drive towards Jaisalmer and after reaching this place, check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Jaisalmer
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for full day sightseeing in Jaisalmer wherein you will visit Jaisalmer Fort, which is situated atop the Trikura hills and constructed by a Bhati Rajput ruler Jaisal in 1156. This fort is an ideal fusion of Rajput and Islamic architectural style. Then you will visit Gadsisar Lake, which was constructed by Maharwal Gadsi during the 14th century. This artificial rainwater lake has numerous small temples and shrines on the bank of this lake. You can see different species of birds that migrate from different places. After this, you will visit Patwon-ki-Haveli- constructed by Guman Chand Patwa in 1805. It is the first haveli to have been erected in Jaisalmer and has five separate storeys. On completion of the sightseeing, you will drive towards Khuri sand dunes to enjoy camel safari along with Rajasthani folk songs and dance. Overnight in Luxury tent.
Day 6: Jodhpur
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for Jodhpur. En Route you will visit Osian, which is also known as the oasis in the Thar desert. It is famous for a group of ruined Jain and Brahmanical temples dating back 8th to 11th century. After completing the sightseeing, you will leave for Jodhpur and after reaching this place, check-in the hotel for short relax. Later you will go for half day sightseeing in Jodhpur wherein you will visit Mehrangarh Fort- one of the largest forts in India, which was constructed by Rao Jodha is the year 1459 A.D. It has an exceptional collection of applied and fine arts of Mughal period defining the glorious Indian history. Then visit Jaswant Thada- it is an intricately designed cenotaph which was built in the year 1899 in the honor of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. It comprises of white marble whimsical domes and lattice screens. Also visit Umaid Bhawan Palace- which was completed in the year 1944, was one of the last great palaces to be built in India. On completion of the sightseeing, return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Kumbhalgarh – Udaipur
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Udaipur. En Route you will visit Ranakpur which is famous for Ranakpur Jain temple like Chaumukha Temple and this was built in the 15th century AD by Rajput monarch, Rana Kumbha. After this you will leave for Kumbhalgarh to visit the famous fort in this place. Kumbhalgarh fort stretches approximately 36 km of the whole Aravalli Mountain and has a domed palace. After completing the sightseeing, you will leave for Udaipur and after reaching this place, check-in the hotel for comfortable overnight stay.
Day 8: Udaipur Full Day Sightseeing
Have breakfast at the hotel then you will leave for full day sightseeing wherein you will visit the City Palace- it is the largest royal complex in Rajasthan, which stands on a rocky promontory and comprises of cupolas, balconies, and towers which gives a wonderful view of the lake and the city. After this you will visit Jagdish temple, which was built in 1651 A.D. by Maharana Jagat Singh, this Indo-Aryan temple is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, a manifestation of Vishnu and noted for its beautiful sculpted images and towering shikhara. Then you will drive through the old city of Udaipur to reach Fateh Sagar Lake and will also see Saheliyon-Ki-Bari – Courtyard of the Maidens was designed and laid out early in the eighteenth century as a retreat for ladies of the royal household to spend their time in leisure. Later in the evening you can do shopping in this beautiful city, which is famous for hand printed textiles, wall hangings, wooden folk toys and much more. Return to the hotel for comfortable overnight stay.
Day 9: Pushkar – Chittorgarh
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Pushkar. En Route you will visit Chittorgarh fort- one of the largest forts in India and listed as a World Heritage Site. This fort symbolizes sacrifice, medieval chivalry, courage, and nationalism exhibited by the Mewar rulers between the 7th and 16th centuries. This fort comprises of Vijay Stambh- built in 1440 AD by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over Mohamed Khilji. Rana Kumbha Palace- This ruined structure is of great architectural and historical interest as well as the most massive monument in the fort of Chittaurgarh. After completion of the sightseeing, you will drive again for Pushkar. After reaching this place, you will check-in the hotel for short relax. Later you will have sightseeing in Pushkar wherein you will visit Pushkar Lake, one of the most sacred lakes of India. After this you will visit Brahma Temple, the only Hindu temple in India wherein the Creator of the World- Lord Brahma is worshipped. On completion of the sightseeing, return to hotel for comfortable overnight stay.
Day 10: Samode
Have breakfast at the hotel then you will leave for Samode. After reaching this place, you will check-in the hotel for short relax. Later you will visit Samode Palace, which is constructed of sandstone at the foot of the Aravalli range of hills around 400 years back. The interiors of this palace exhibit a fusion of Rajasthani as well as Mughal art and architecture. Then visit the village life as you will tour the village on camel back to enjoy the local life and traditions. Also enjoy the folk music on their traditional instruments and buy some local arts and crafts. Return to the hotel for comfortable overnight stay.
Day 11: Jaipur
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will drive towards Jaipur. After reaching this place, check-in the hotel for short relax. Rest of the day is free for independent activities as you can visit any of the colorful markets in Jaipur which is famous for traditional jewelry and handicrafts. Return to the hotel for comfortable overnight stay.
Day 12: Jaipur Full Day Sightseeing
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will leave for full-day sightseeing in Jaipur wherein you will visit Amber fort- which was built by Raja Man Singh I and well-known for its artistic style of Hindu elements. With its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks the Maota Lake, at its forefront. You can enjoy elephant ride in this palace. Later on visit Jal Mahal (Lake Palace)- this palace is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. It is built in red sandstone and is a five storied building out of which four floors remain under water when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed. Also visit Jantar Mantar is one of the most famous astronomical observatory that has a wide range of architectural instruments. The actual meaning of this place is “calculation instrument” and carries lot of astronomical and religious significance. It has 14 devices that are utilized for finding the star location, time, predicting eclipses and much more. Then you can enjoy shopping in this Pink city of India, which is famous for traditional jewelry and other handicrafts. Return to the hotel for comfortable overnight stay.
Day 13: Safari In Ranthambore National Park
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will leave for Ranthambore. After reaching this place, you will be transferred to the hotel for short relax. Later you will have your lunch at the resort then our gypsy will take you for enjoying an exhilarating evening jungle safari in the Ranthambore sanctuary to spot other wild animals like wild boar, deer, bear, leopard and tiger. Later after the completion of jungle safari, our company representative will drive you to resort for comforting overnight stay.
Day 14: Morning Jungle Safari In Ranthambore National Park – Agra
In the morning you will leave to enjoy an exciting morning jungle safari inside the Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary for tiger sighting and to spot other wild animals and exotic birds. On completion of the safari, you will have breakfast the hotel and relax. On completion of jungle safari, our company representative will drive you to Agra and after reaching this place, you will check-in the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 15: Agra Full Day Sightseeing And Overnight Train To Varanasi
You will visit Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise. After visiting this amazing monument, you will have breakfast at the hotel. Later you will visit Agra fort- which was built by Akbar with red sandstone and known as walled city. It has been now declared as UNESCO World Heritage site. After this, you will visit Tomb of I’timad-ud-Daulah (also called as Baby Taj), this mausoleum was commissioned by Nur Jahan, the wife of Jahangir for her father Mirza Ghiyas Beg. It is located on the bank of Yamuna River and this mausoleum is set in a large cruciform garden criss-crossed by water courses and walkways. Also visit Fatehpur Sikri which was founded in the year 1569 by the Mughal emperor Akbar, and also served as the capital of this Mughal Empire from the year 1571 to 1585. This place comprises of one stunning mosque and three palaces. Later you will drive back to Agra and dropped at Agra railway station to board your train to Varanasi. Overnight in train.
Day 16: Varanasi
Upon arrival at Varanasi railway station, our representative will transfer you to car as you will drive towards you hotel. After having breakfast at the hotel you will visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and positioned on the western bank of river Ganges. It is well-known for Hindu art, culture and scriptures. Then visit Dashashwamedh Ghat, which is considered as the oldest Ghat in Varanasi situated on the banks of river Ganges. Later in the evening you can go to the banks of Ganges river, where Aarti (prayer) is performed. Return to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 17: Varanasi – Delhi – Departure
Have breakfast at the hotel, then you will dropped at Varanasi airport to board your flight to Delhi. On reaching this place, you will leave for half day sightseeing in Old Delhi wherein you will visit Red Fort- constructed by Shah Jahan, was built as the fortified palace. Jama Masjid- India’s largest and oldest mosque. The construction of this big mosque began in the year 1644 and was completed in 1658 by five thousand artisans. Also visit Qutub Minar- this is the second tallest Minar in India having height of 72.5 meters. Later in the evening, you can enjoy a rickshaw ride in the bustling bazaars at Chandni Chowk, which is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi. Also tour Khari Baoli spice market in Old Delhi, which is Asia’s largest wholesale spice market selling all kinds of spices, nuts, herbs and food products. On completion of the sightseeing, you will be dropped at Delhi airport to board your international flight to home or next destination.