India's Golden Triangle is the most famous tourist circuit in India, which connect Delhi - the Capital of India, with Agra - the Land of Taj Mahal, and usually finishes in Jaipur - the Pink City. Together these famous cities forms a triangular shape on a Map thus the route is famous as the Golden Triangle Tour of India. The Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi, is an extended Golden Triangle tour which let you experience Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, along with Varanasi, one of the most sacred cities in India dating to the 11th century B.C. Varanasi is regarded as the spiritual capital of India.
Key Highlights of Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi:
Experience Delhi, the National Capital of India, in existence since the 6th century BC.
In Agra, visit World Famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Sites: the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
In Jaipur, visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and the local markets.
Experience Varanasi, among the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, dating to 11th century B.C.
On arrival at the New Delhi airport, Alkof Holidays representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city's bustling streets or wander its wide tree-lined boulevards to get your first taste of India. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today, proceed for a full-day sightseeing of Delhi. The National Capital of India, Delhi has been in existence since the 6th century BC. Start your sightseeing from the Rajghat, the memorial where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Later, visit the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, commissioned by Emperor Shah Jahan. Later, enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Afterwards, drive past President House, and India Gate in Edwin Lutyen's Delhi. Thereafter, visit Humayun's Tomb, built in 1562, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum. Later in the evening visit the Qutab Minar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, commissioned by Qutbuddin Aibak. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Post breakfast, leave for Agra - the city of the Taj Mahal. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in at your hotel. Relax at the hotel, later visit Itmad-ud-Daulah, and Agra Fort. Evening is free for shopping of handicrafts as souvenirs from the market of Agra. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early morning before sunrise our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you for a guided tour of the Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh. Later return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at the hotel, leave for Jaipur. On the way visit Fatehpur Sikri - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Akbar in the late 16th century. After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri, proceed to Jaipur for overnight stay.
Today, embark on a full day guided tour of Jaipur. Start you sightseeing with the iconic attraction of Rajasthan "Amber Fort and Palace", A UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Raja Man Singh in 1592 in red sandstone and marble. The magnificent fort comprises an extensive palace complex, divided into several sections. It stands on top of an easily scalable mountain, which is situated right next to the beautiful Maota Lake. The fort's majestic appearance and its geographical advantages make it a special place to visit. After Amber Fort, visit Jal Mahal (Water Palace), City Palace, Jantar Mantar, The Hawa Mahal (Palace of winds), Albert Hall Museum, and Birla Mandir. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, our representative will transfer you to Jaipur airport to board a flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the hotel in Varanasi. Rest and relax at the hotel, later explore the city of Varanasi, visit various ghats, sacred temples and the local market of Varanasi. Later in the evening attend Aarti on the bank of River Ganges. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Early in the morning, enjoy a boat ride on the River Ganges, followed by a visit to Akhara and see the traditional form of martial arts practiced there. Morning city tour of Varanasi, this includes a walk through the various sacred Ghats. Visit the sacred shrine of Kashi - Vishwanath (also known as the Golden Temple), and Bharat Mata Mandir, a simple temple dedicated to 'Mother India'. Later proceed to Sarnath, an important site for the Buddhists, visit the Dhamekha Stupa, the Archeological museum and the Chaukhandi Stupa. In the evening attend aarti on the bank of River Ganges in Varanasi. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today morning, Alkof Holidays representative will transfer you to Varanasi airport to board a flight to New Delhi. Upon arrival at New Delhi airport, board another flight to your home or onward destination.
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7 nights accommodation in 3 star deluxe hotels on twin or double sharing basis (Please Note: Accommodations can be upgraded to Luxury boutique hotels/4 star/5 star or your choice of hotels on request basis at an additional cost.)
Daily breakfast at the hotels
English speaking local destination guides
All sightseeing and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary
1-2 persons - Air-conditioned sedan car such as Etios/Dezire or similar
3-4 persons - Air-conditioned MUV car such as Toyota Innova or similar
5-10 persons - Air-conditioned mini-van such as Tempo Traveller or similar
Personal assistance during arrival and departure
1 rickshaw ride in old Delhi
1 boat ride on river Ganges in Varanasi
Attend Ganga Aarti on the bank of river Ganges
1 mineral water bottle per person per day
All applicable taxes
Any International or domestic flights are not included
Insurance - It is advisable that you buy a comprehensive medical/travel insurance in advance from your country before traveling to India
Visa fee (if applicable)
Any monument entrance fee, camera fee
Any kind of tips, personal expenses, laundry, or telephone charges
Note: Hotel upgrades are available as per your choice.
Good To Know
A deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 60 days prior tour starting date. For any bookings within 60 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking. This can be paid through bank transfer, credit/debit card, or cash.
No additional cancellation fees apply for this tour. You can cancel the tour prior tour starting date and avoid paying the full amount, but the deposit you have paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within of tour starting date.
It is the sole responsibility of each individual traveller to get the required visa(s) for this tour, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with the Embassy of India in your home country.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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