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Cultural India

Overview

Golden triangle tour with Varanasi and other impressive places provides the guests with a striking experience and an opportunity to explore the tradition and culture valued and practiced by people in different parts of India. This tour allows guests to visit some significant Hindu temples, forts, monuments, and spiritual places. One can do the boat riding in Varanasi, can experience the elephant ride in Jaipur, can visit the century old temples of Khajuraho. These experiences will help in making the vacation even more enjoyable as well as give an opportunity to explore India’s enthralling cultural and vividness.



Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the Rickshaw Ride at the narrow lanes of Old Delhi
  • Eat the appetizing food on the street of Varanasi
  • Witness the famous Ganga Aarti
  • Visit the Western temples of Khajuraho and experience the sound and light event
  • Visit the ancient town of Orchha
  • Do a Mughal heritage walk at Agra
  • Visit the historic city of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Experience the royal forts of Jaipur
  • Visit the old market of Jaipur and see the famous old crafts and cuisines keeping Jaipur alive



ITINERARY - 11 Days

Day 1

Arrival at Delhi

Depending on arrival our representative will receive you at the Delhi Airport and escort you to the hotel.

Delhi is a famous metropolitan city known for its shopping mall and vibrant culture. The city is also known for its lively street markets offering mouth-watering and spicy dishes to eat. You can explore the nightlife of the city after having a relaxing afternoon.

Night stay at Delhi

Day 2

The City Tour: Delhi

The city tour starts after having the flavorsome Dilli (Delhi) breakfast. The first tourist spot to visit is the Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India designed by Shah Jahan to rule the city. Then head towards the Raj Ghat, a monument which was constructed to commemorate the cremation of Father of India- Mahatma Gandhi. Do a rickshaw ride to explore the leisurely pace of the old Delhi. Travel through winding roads of Chandani Chowk enjoying the view of ancient architecture on old buildings.

Post lunch, visit the famous Qutub Minar built of red sandstone, marble, and engraved with Quran verses. The next stop will be the Lotus Temple, remarked for its floral design and is known as India's Mother Temple. Then pass under the India Gate stone archway which was designed in memory of Indian soldiers and then head towards the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official home of the President of India.

And in the evening visit the Akshardham Temples, the eminent temple of Delhi. This traditional temple reflects the beauty and spirituality of ancient art, history, and architecture.

Night stay at Delhi

Day 3

Delhi – Jaipur: Via Road

A road trip to Jaipur starts after having breakfast. You will reach the city in the afternoon.

Jaipur is the city with the fusion of old and modern culture, famously known as the Pink City and the capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur was established in the 17th century AD as the planned city. An exalted place, the tale of wars, luminous forts situated in Jaipur has been the subcontinent's most sparkling cultural jewels throughout its history.

Visit the Birla temple in the evening. The temple is located in Jaipur underneath the Moti Dungri Fort. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu and is the proud landmark of Pink City. It is beautifully constructed with white marbles with the modern design. Visit the nearby area of the city and explore the evening charm of old Jaipur.

Night stay at Jaipur

Day 4

Exploring the City: Jaipur

After having the breakfast journey of exploring the city starts the first destination is Amber Fort. Amber Fort is the majestic palace cradled on the top of the Aravali Hills. The fort has a charismatic structure with maze-like passages and serpentine staircases.

Afternoon gallivanting of Jaipur

City Palace: City Palace is the famous place in Jaipur where the Maharaja's used to reign. Sawai Jai Singh II who ruled in Amer designed the palace. The City Palace includes the pavilions, parks, and temples constructed in a different style. There is a gateway in the palace that gives entrance to Tripoli, and the Udai Pol.

Jantar Mantar: Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observational site in Jaipur. This place includes the collection of some fixed historical principal instruments. Jantar Mantar represents various developments both in architecture and instruments. This is one of the best-preserved historic observatories of India.

Hawa Mahal: Hawa Mahal was designed to allow the royal court ladies to watch the unseen action in the street behind their delicate latticework. The rosy color of the palace comes from the natural sandstone which makes it one of the most visited tourist spots.

After visiting these beautiful places head towards the old market of Jaipur. As the best shopping experience can be found in the old Jaipur only. There are many alleys and lanes in Jaipur that have best-kept shopping secrets. Buy some Jaipuri jewelry and handcrafts which showcases the culture of the city.

Night stay at Jaipur

Day 5

Road Trip to Agra: Jaipur

Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Head towards Agra visiting Abhaneri.

Abhaneri is a small village in the Dausa region of Rajasthan, at a distance of 90 Km from Jaipur. This small village attracts a large number of visitors from all over the globe. Harshat Mata Temple is the famous tourist attraction of the village. The village is also known for the variety of folk dances like Ghoomar, Kalbeliya performed by tribe people who make their living by catching snakes and selling their venom.

Chand Baori situated in the Abhaneri village is one of the most famous and beautiful step-wells in India. The step-well was built by the ruling king of the region Raja Chand. During the old times, these step-wells acted as reservoirs for string water for summer days. The well is famous for the exquisite sculptures and religious carvings and the stage where the king and queen used to perform art.

You'll have a short visit to Fatehpur Sikri before reaching Agra.

Fatehpur Sikri was founded by Mughal emperor Akbar in 1569. Fatehpur Sikri holds the Mughal structures that exhibit the architectural influences of both Hindu and Muslim. While visiting the city one will be exhilarated with the charismatic culture of this ancient town. The aura of this city offers the loftiness of the panoramic view.

Reach Agra, check-in to a hotel, and have a relaxing evening.

Agra is the city famous for hosting one of the 7 wonders of the world, Taj Mahal. Historical influences and architectural importance makes this city unique and makes the old charm still alive. This city is also known for its small eating joints that reveal the inviting experience of North Indian food.

Night stay at Agra

Day 6

Day trip of the City of Taj: Agra

Do the morning visit to the monument of Love: Taj Mahal.

Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1632 for the remnants of his beloved wife. This beautiful sculpture was constructed years ago on the bank of Yamuna River in Agra. Taj Mahal is the stunning example of Mughal architecture incorporating Persian and Islamic styles.

Come back to the hotel, enjoy the famous North Indian breakfast before heading towards exploring the city more precisely.

Agra Fort is one of the historic forts in India situated in the city of Taj. Agra fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors till 1638. It is located just at the distance of 2.5 kilometers from its sister monument Taj Mahal. Agra Fort is also known as the walled town of Mughal emperors.

After visiting these monuments, start your Mughal heritage walk by seeing the historical monuments located on the northern side of Yamuna River. In your walking tour, you will see the Mosque of Gyarah Sidi, Mehtab Bagh, Humayun, and your walk will also offer a panoramic view of the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. This short trip will let you enter in the Mughal era and revive all Mughal stories which you have read or heard.

Discover the lesser-known monuments of the Mughal era. See the traditional handicraft souvenirs made by women in the village. Enjoy the local village food of Kachhpura and take an unforgettable impression of the city with yourself in your golden triangle tour with Varanasi.

Night stay at Agra

Day 7

Jhansi - Khajuraho Visit

Breakfast will be served at the hotel before heading towards Agra railway station to reach Jhansi.

You will be taken to the historic town of Madhya Pradesh- Orchha, once you reach Jhansi.

Orchha is the notable city in Madhya Pradesh located on the banks of river Betwa. In Orchha, the Betwa River divides into seven channels. The city is also famous for its ancient temples and monuments which still have their original grandeur to date. These beautiful significances make Orchha a unique city. Visit these anciently-rich places to keep some good memories of Madhya Pradesh with yourself.

Relish the lunch at Orchha and drive to Khajuraho.

Khajuraho is the city known for its temples. Khajuraho temple depicts meditation, spiritual guidance, royalty, and erotic sculpture. Temples were built during the Chandella dynasty. Khajuraho has balanced the social constructs that suit human sensitivities into a blended aesthetic.

Night stay at Khajuraho

Day 8

Touring the City of Temples: Khajuraho

Breakfast will be served at the hotel before heading towards the temple visit.

Visit the eastern and western group of temples located in the city.

Eastern Temples are:-

Parsvanath temple: Parsvanath temple is the largest Jain temple in Khajuraho. The temple stands within a walled enclosure and is known for its accurate construction and beautifully sculpted figure.

Ghantai temple: Ghantai temple is famous for the prominently craved chain-and-bell on the top of the wall designed with an elephant pillar style.

Brahma temple: Brahma temple is dedicated to Lord Brahma because of the sanctum of a four-faced linga that represents the creator of the universe. It is believed the image of the Lord Vishnu can be seen on the door of the temple.

Vamana temple: Vamana temple features the sanctum, vestibule for the entry. The temple reminds the bygone period and boosts the architectural indicative of the craftsmanship.

Hanuman Temple: Temple of Lord Hanuman in Khajuraho is famous for showcasing the 8 feet tall sculpture of Lord Hanuman.

A light and sound show is organized by the Khajuraho tourist management team to let the tourists understand the details of various Khajuraho mandir located on the western side of Khajuraho. This is also one of the famous tourist attractions in the town.

Night Stay at Khajuraho

Day 9

Trip to Banaras: Varanasi

Breakfast will be served at the hotel before you head towards catching a flight for Varanasi

Varanasi is popularly known as Banaras and is located in the south-eastern state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the seventh holy city in Hinduism boat ride in Varanasi is famous for seeing the ancient Hindu temples. The city is also known for the narrow and impassable roads which reveal the presence of old-age uniqueness in the city.

In the afternoon visit the famous holy places of the city like the 18th century Durga temple, Bharat Mata Temple, and visit the most prestigious Banaras Hindu University; this century-old university is also one of the famous and favorite tourist destinations in Varanasi.

And in the evening see the Ganga Aarti as a Varanasi sightseeing tour cannot be completed without attending this magical event in Varanasi. Aarti is generally rendered in the form of a lit lamp and Diya with candles and flowers floating down the river. The offering is made to the Goddess Ganga. The aarti will give you a glimpse of the beauty of India and various traditions followed in different parts of India.

Day 10

City Tour: Varanasi

Visiting the Daswamedh Ghat early in the morning. It is one one of the most revered holy site of Varanasi. Sit on the stairs of the ghat and feel the magical atmosphere for a moment. See people purifying themselves in the holy water of River Ganga. Watch the hawkers, peddling sadhus, and brightly painted faces of people conducting religious rituals.

Come back to the hotel to have breakfast before visiting Sarnath.

Sarnath is the Buddhist pilgrimage spot in Varanasi. Varanasi is the first city to locate Lord Buddha's achieving enlightenment for the first time. Sarnath is an important place in India where the holy man used to live. Lord Buddha visited the place after attaining enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. It is also the first place for the sermon.

Come back to the city to enjoy the street food of Varanasi. Varanasi street food depicts the essence of the culture of the region. You can enjoy the Kachori sabzi, the most loved street food Varanasi served with spicy gravy (Sabzi) and crunchy bread (Kachori). Eat the famous and mouth licking Tamatar chaat of the city. And taste the Thandai, the most refreshing drink in 'Bhole Baba ki Nagri' (City of Lord Shiva) Varanasi.

Day 11

Catch a flight for Delhi

The golden triangle tour with Varanasi ends on day eleven. You can take a flight for Delhi from Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport in Varanasi and go back home with the memory filled with prepossessing beauty of India.



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