Golden Ganges- Golden Triangle with Varanasi and Khajuraho

(09 nights 10 days)

Overview

Golden Triangle is the most preferred route taken by tourists to cover India. This Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi lets you explore something different in each city- Delhi a metropolitan city with a contrast of modern and ruins, Agra to take you back in the Mughal era and Jaipur to influence you with its Rajputana royalty and Varanasi to enlighten your religious spirits. Khajuraho completes the tour with its amazing and unique temples.



Highlights

Trip will unfold as:

Day 1

Delhi

Arrive at Delhi Airport. The Cloud Itineraries representative escorts you to the pre-booked hotel for staying overnight. You would have the rest of the day free to explore the city or just relax at the hotel.

Day 2

Delhi

Post breakfast, leave for a long tour through the capital city. Start with the Jama Maasjid and witness the alleys of Chandni Chowk with a rickshaw ride. Pay homage at Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial, drive through Luteyan’s Delhi including India Gate, a cenotaph commemorating Indian martyrs, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan. Visit the Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb. Return to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 3

Delhi-Jaipur (280 kms/ 5-6 hrs)

Leave for Jaipur by road (6 hours) after breakfast. Later you can explore the colorful markets of Jaipur.

Day 4

Jaipur

Leave for a full day guided tour through Pink City after breakfast. Witness the striking beauty of Amber Fort while enjoying a joyride on elephant back. Later, visit City Palace and Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the stunning five-storied pyramid-shaped palace with numerous small windows and screens. Enjoy high tea at Nahargarh Fort during sunset. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 5

Jaipur- Agra (260 kms/5-6 hrs)

In the morning drive to Agra. On the way, halt at Fatehpur Sikri and tour the sandstone city of Emperor Akbar covering the historical Palace of Jodha Bai, Birbal Bhavan and Panch Mahal. In the evening leave for a tour of the Agra Fort and shop around for exclusive specialties at the Local Bazaar.

Day 6

Agra- Khajuraho (Train)

At sunrise enjoy the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, after which transfer to the train station to continue to Khajuraho. Transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7

Khajuraho

Post breakfast, leave for a full day tour of the famous Khajuraho temples. These 25 temples are grouped into three categories depending on their orientation- the Western Group of Temples, the Eastern Group of Temples and the Southern Group of Temples. These temples are dedicated to several Hindu Gods and Goddesses along with deities in Jain beliefs. In the evening, enjoy a light and sound show to understand the history, facts and myths of the Khajuraho temples.

Day 8

Khajuraho- Varanasi

After breakfast, catch a flight to Varanasi and check-in at the hotel. In the evening, visit the banks of the river Ganges for the famous Ganga Aarti.

Day 9

Varanasi

Enjoy a boat ride on river Ganges post breakfast. In the afternoon, city tour of Varanasi after which proceed to Sarnath, a religious Buddhist site.

Day 10

Varanasi- Delhi

Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi so that you can connect with your departure flight form international airport.

As at Cloud Itineraries we believe in letting you ‘live the journey’, please do not hesitate to speak to us to tweak your holiday or change the route. You could also ‘create your own experience’ with our expert help. So hop on and let’s build the most memorable trip together.

Without a doubt, your trip will give you a memory of a lifetime. In addition to a dedicated tour manager/coordinator, your holiday trip is laced by assistance on arrival and departure at the airport, soothing stays at suggested hotels, quick transfers with a driver, all government and road taxes paid for along with driver’s allowance, splendid sightseeing as mentioned, English speaking guides for tours in plan and delish meals as per your itinerary. Please note, that all applicable taxes and service charges will be included as well.


(Exclusions- international airfares, visa charges, meals outside of plan, monument fees, camera charges, insurance and personal expenses).

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