Introduction

Experience the richness of Indian culture on this classic tour of India's Golden Triangle taking in Delhi, both old and new, the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and the stunning Pink City of Jaipur.



Pricing Details
Trip Highlight
  • Visit best of Old and New Delhi.
    Red Fort Image
  • The spectacular Taj Mahal.
    The spectacular Taj Mahal Image
  • The magnificent Agra Fort.
    The beautiful Agra Fort Image
  • The Pink City of Jaipur.
    City Palace
  • An exotic elephant ride into Jaipur's Amber Fort - just like the Raj would have done.
    An exotic elephant ride Image
  • Fatehpur Sikri - An ancient abandoned Mughal city.
    Fatehpur Sikri Image
  • India's rural Shekhawati region famed for its beautiful Rajasthani architecture and classic havelis.
    Mandawa haveli Interiors
  • Alsisar - Rajasthani architecture and painting at some local havelis.
    Amber Fort Image

Day 1

Delhi

Welcome to India! Arrive Delhi airport and included transfer to your hotel. Overnight - Delhi.
(No Meals)

Stay at: WelcomHotel Dwarka Delhi
Delhi Airport image
Delhi
Delhi Airport

Day 2

Delhi

This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We'll then enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Delhi, taking in the impressive Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India's oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat, Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and a carpet emporium. Tonight, we enjoy a group Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at Delhi. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Stay at: WelcomHotel Dwarka Delhi

image of Lotus Temple
Delhi
Lotus Temple

Day 3

Delhi - Agra

(Driving Time: Approx 4 hours)

Departing Delhi, we journey to Agra. Here we take a tonga ride to the legendary Taj Mahal. Built entirely of white marble, the Taj Mahal has no peers. Continuing, we visit Agra Fort, which boasts some of India's finest Mughal buildings. We also visit a marble craft shop. Overnight at Agra.
(Breakfast)
Stay at: Mansingh Palace Agra
image of The Taj Mahal
Agra
The Taj Mahal
Amazing Facts
The Taj Mahal takes on different colouring at different times of the day, from a pinkish hue in the morning, milky white in the evening and golden at night when lit by the moon. They say the changing colour resembles the changing mood of females - in particular the Emperor's queen.

Day 4

Agra– Fatehpur Sikri– Jaipur

(Driving Time: Approx 5 hours)

En route to Jaipur, we visit the awesome ghostly former Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned allegedly due to a lack of water. We enjoy lunch at Chandra Mahal Haveli in Peharsar. In Jaipur, we visit a cotton trading / tailor shop where you can get clothing tailored for delivery to your hotel before we leave Jaipur! Lunch and overnight at Jaipur.
(Breakfast, Lunch)
Stay at: Mansingh Palace Fatehpur Sikri Jaipur
image of Panch Mahal
Fatehpur Sikri
Panch Mahal

Day 5

Jaipur

Morning proceed to visit Amer Fort. Ascend the Fort in Majestic style on Elephants back. After journey to the 16th century Amer Fort later in the afternoon we tour the City Palace, which boasts an interesting museum of regal attire and Jantar Mantar, an ancient astronomical observatory. A photo stop at Hawa Mahal (The palace of winds) which is just a façade where royal ladies used to sit behind unseen during big royal or public processions on the main street of Pink city.
(Breakfast)
Stay at: Mansingh Palace Jaipur
image of City Palace
Jaipur
City Palace

Day 6

Jaipur – Alsisar

(Driving Time: Approx 5 hours)

Today, we drive to the semi-desert Shekhawati region. The small towns in this region became important trading posts, a lasting legacy of which are the beautiful painted Havelis (mansions) constructed by wealthy merchants in the 18th and 19th centuries. Afternoon village walk and time to relax. Dinner and overnight at Alsisar.
(Breakfast, Dinner)
Stay at: Alsisar Mahal Alsisar
image of Alsisar
Alsisar
Alsisar

Day 7

Alsisar - Delhi

(Driving Time: Approx 7 hours)

Returning to Delhi, the remains of the day are free for you to relax or perhaps do some last-minute shopping. Overnight at Delhi.
(Breakfast)
Stay at: WelcomHotel Dwarka Delhi
image of Qutub Minar
Delhi
Qutub Minar

Day 8

Delhi

Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.
(Breakfast)
Delhi
image of Delhi Airport Departure
Delhi
Delhi Airport Departure
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Introduction

Varanasi, also commonly known as Benares or Banaras and Kashi, is a district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated on the banks of the River Ganges. It is regarded as a holy city by Buddhists and Jains, and is the holiest place in the world in Hinduism (and center of earth in Hindu Cosmology). It is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and probably the oldest of India. The culture of Varanasi is closely associated with the River Ganges and the river's religious importance. The city has been a cultural and religious center in North India for several thousand years. The Benares Gharana form of Indian classical music developed in Varanasi. American writer Mark Twain wrote: "Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together."



Pricing Details
Trip Highlight
  • Boat Ride on River Ganges.
    Boat Ride at River Ganges
  • Ruins of Fort Orchha.
    Orchha Fort
  • Khajuraho Sculptures
    Khajuraho Sculptures
  • Sunset candle flower ceremony- Varanasi.
    Sunset candle flower ceremony

Day 1

Delhi - Varanasi

Transfer to Delhi airport for flight to Varanasi . Assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon, transfer to visit Sarnath. 10 kms from the centre of the city, Sarnath symbolizes the birth of Buddhism. It was here that Lord Buddha revealed his doctrine and founded his monastic community. The Museum at Sarnath is amongst the most important in India and contains carvings representing a whole range of styles - Archaic, the covering work of sculptors from 3rd century B.C. to the 12th century A.D. Later in the evening enjoy Boat ride at River Ganges to Witness evening Arti at Dasashwamedh Ghat. Every evening, a magical aarti is performed at Dasashwamedh Ghat. Halt your boat right at the steps for the best view. The presiding priests stand on a wooden chauki in the water. To the chant of Sanskrit mantras, and the clash of cymbals and drums, the river is worshipped with flowers, incense, sandalwood, milk and vermilion. First the blazing camphor lamp and then the many- flamed aarti lamps are raised high and then arched back to the water, the dark river reflecting the golden flames as Ganga accepts the worship. Overnight at Hotel

Stay at: Hotel Grapevine Varanasi
Ganga Aarti
Varanasi
Ganga Aarti

Day 2

Varanasi - Khajuraho

Early morning Boat Cruise at river Ganges to witness morning rituals. Morning view on Ghats is very attractive and locally known as “Subahe Banaras”. Return back to hotel and after breakfast go for half day city tour: The consists of visiting the city temples – the durga temple, better known as the Monkey temple on account of the large number of monkeys residing there and the Kashi Vishwanath Temple (or Visheshwar "Lord of the Universe") are the most sacred spots in the city. Visit will also include Bharat Mata or Mother India Temple. Post breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport to take flight to Khajuraho. Meeting assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour Khajuraho : The Eastern Group Temples and The Western Group Temples. The sculptures on these temples are a creed apart and excellence par beyond their imagination. Khajuraho is not a place for the thrill seeking voyeur. It is a place having a remarkable symphony in stone erected in praise of love, life and women. The temples of Khajuraho suggest a simple Hindu theory; to attain salvation one should cross the barriers of all that lures you. Some show animals, some show wars, some show couples in the most erotic form, but most of them show women. Women in their various moods and various ways. Women writing letters, women in seductive poses, women as mothers and women as home makers. It is an ode to woman hood, an ode to fertility, the form of birth and an ode to greatest form of life. Overnight at Hotel

Stay at: Hotel Ramada Khajuraho
Khajuraho Sculptures
Khajuraho
Khajuraho Sculptures
Amazing Facts
One dip in the holy River Ganga or Ganges, washes all your sins away, is the common Hindu belief. People from all over the world throng the ghats of Ganga to take this pious dip and wash away their sins. Varanasi is considered to be most pious of all these cities and hence many Hindu people come here in their last days so that they can die on this pious land on the banks of Ganges. As the famous author Mark Twain has mentioned: " Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together.

Day 3

Khajuraho - Orchha - Jhansi - Delhi

Post breakfast in the morning, transfer to railway station in Jhansi to take the fastest train to Delhi, "shatabdi express" En-route visit the beautiful remains of The Orchha Fort. An inevitable journey to Orchha while visiting Khajuraho to or fro Delhi is a delightful surprise. Though almost in ruins, still one can imagine the grandeur of the structure that it must once have been. The most important monument inside the fort is the Jehangir Mahal, built to commemorate the visit of Emperor Jehangir to Orchha. The Raj Mahal gives a clear picture, of the royalty with which the kings lived. The Raj Mahal still holds some beautiful murals on the walls and the palace gives a spectacular view of the Jehangir Mahal and the Chaturbhuj temple. Continue on to Jhansi in time to take the train to Delhi. Upon arrival at Delhi, transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Stay at: WelcomHotel Dwarka Orchha Jhansi
Orchha Fort
Orchha
Orchha Fort

Day 4

Delhi Departure

Morning post breakfast, check out and transfer to international airport to take flight back home.
Delhi
Delhi International Airport
Delhi
Delhi International Airport
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