9 Days Golden Triangle With Ganges
This tour gives you an opportunity to visit historical cities – Delhi, capital of India; Agra, home to Taj Mahal; Jaipur – capital of Rajasthan known for its forts, palaces and hospitality. This also covers Varanasi – one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and spiritual capital of India.
Sketch Itinerary :
Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Mathura - Vrindavan - Varanasi
Delhi - the captial of India gives one many reasons to visit the city. Agra welcomes you with the sign of love - Taj Mahal and Jaipur privileges with the colors of the Rajasthani culture. This gives an opportunity to unveil the majestic cultural and traditional glory of the country. You will also visit Varanasi, formerly known as Kashi - the city that illuminates.The religious capital of Hinduism, Varanasi is the oldest living city of India & one of the worlds' most ancient. The present name is derived from the fact that the city is at the confluence of the rivers Varuna & Asi.
On arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport, meet & greet by our representative & get transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at the hotel.
New Delhi: The capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern era. Standing along the west End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi unwinds with culture, architecture and human diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city, have enriched its character.
After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of old & New Delhi. You will make a visit to Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narayan temple, Qutub Minar, Himayun Tomb. Drive past President house, India Gate and Connaught place shopping center. Return to the hotel after sightseeing tour for overnight stay.
In the morning leave for Jaipur (06 hrs drive approx), upon arrival check-in to the hotel.
Evening to shop around the illuminated old markets of this lovely city. Overnight stay at the hotel
Jaipur: The city that once had been the capital of the royalty, now serves as the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal family. In the present date, Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city. The city of Jaipur, painted in pink, grasp the appreciation of every visitor. One can see that hoary charm still alive in the avenues of Jaipur. Jaipur is the reservoir of Indian customs, traditions, civilization and legacy.
After breakfast at hotel move out to visit Amber fort, usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I. An elephant will spare you the trouble of reaching up to the fortress. Once on top, stroll through the sprawling complex of courtyards and halls.
In the afternoon visit the city palace (A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar (consisting of outsized astronomical instruments).
You will be dropped back to the hotel after sightseeing for overnight stay.
This morning you will be driven (06 hrs drive approx) to Agra en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri, 37 km west of Agra. Jalal-ud-din-Muhammad Akbar, Humanyun's son, accessed the throne at the tender age of 14 yrs. While hunting around Sikri, his curiosity was aroused by the songs of some minstrels about the celebrated Khwaja -Mu'inu'd-din Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of SUFIS. Akbar, who was not having any child heard about Saint Salim Chisti and visited him in the year 1568. The saint blessed him with 3 sons and in gratitude Akbar ordered the great mosque of Fatehpur Sikri, built under his supervision. As a mark of respect to the saint, Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur Sikri and built various secular buildings like the Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan-E-Khas, Jodhabai palace, Birbal's house, Marian's house and the Panchmahal. On arrival at Agra check-in to hotel for overnight stay.
After breakfast move out for the sightseeing tour of the magnificent Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Taj Mahal - "the epitome of love" and "a monument of immeasurable beauty". The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance leaves one mesmerized.
Agra Fort – a UNESCO World Heritage site and also known as Red Fort, founded by the famous Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.
After sightseeing you can make an excursion to Mathura and Vrindavan.
Evening get transfer to Tundla railway station to connect overnight train to Mughal Sarai (Varanasi).
Arrive Varanasi in the morning, meeting & assistance at the railway station & get transfer to hotel.
Varanasi: Hindus holiest city and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi was already old when Rome was founded, a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious important when the Chinese travelers Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th century.
Afternoon visit Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum.
In the evening assemble in Ganga Aarti at the ghat.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early in this morning you will leave to visit Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we'll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bath and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water's edge.
Return hotel for breakfast and relax.
Afternoon move out for sightseeing tour of this holy city visiting the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
This day get transfer to airport to connect flight for Delhi.
Upon arrival, you will be connected to board on flight for onward destination.
Walk back to the rich cultural background of the ancient history; discover the old and the new India with the Golden Triangle Tour. Enjoy the errand to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur which represents the three aeon of the historical period India of the time of warm- blooded Rajputs to the great Mughals and latter to the British.Detail