Rich & Divine - Golden Triangle, Haridwar, Rishikesh & Varanasi
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Golden Triangle Tour Packages with Haridwar, Rishikesh & Varanasi

The Golden Triangle cities are the best showcase of India's rich and colorful history. The three cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur form the three points of the Golden Triangle journey. You begin this 13-day private and guided tour by exploring Delhi, the entry point to incredible India.

Agra, the Old Capital City of the Mughal Empire welcomes you in the next part of this private and guided tour. Visit the monument of love, Taj Mahal, and then move on to Jaipur - Rajasthan's Pink City will give you a glimpse of the flamboyant state.

From Jaipur to Haridwar - take in the divine aura of this city's rich history and culture as you witness many holy ceremonies at the banks of the Ganges River.

We now move to Rishikesh, the Yoga Capital of the world. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, this quaint little town is unmissable while venturing down the banks that line the river.

Another holy city on the tour, Varanasi, welcomes you with open arms as you board an exclusive boat and witness the beautiful holy celebrations on the banks of River Ganga. This view will remain with you forever as you leave with joyful memories of this 13-day trip.

12 Nights/13 Days
Private Tour
Fully Escorted
13 breakfasts, 3 dinners included
Private Car
English Speaking Driver

Vibrant Experiences

Delhi Sightseeing
Taj Mahal
Buddhist Monasteries
Overnight Sleeper Train Journey
Holy Varanasi
Boat Rides Over River Ganges
1000 Years Old Step Wells
Evening with Local Family
Indian Cuisine Cooking Class
Yoga & Meditation
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Rural Villages

Trip Route

Delhi Agra Jaipur Haridwar Rishikesh Varanasi Bodhgaya Delhi

With Standard Hotels

A$1347 per person/twin share

With Deluxe Hotels

A$1547 per person/twin share

With Luxury Hotels

A$1947 per person/twin share
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Itinerary
Rich & Divine - Golden Triangle, Haridwar, Rishikesh & Varanasi Route Map
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

 

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

04

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Hotel Park Regis or Similar

Hotel Radisson Blu city center or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Trident, Agra or Similar

 

01

Rishikesh

Hotel Rishikesh Inn or Similar

Hotel Divine Resort or Similar

Hotel llbee Ganga Resort or Similar

01

Haridwar

Hotel Hyphen or Similar

Hotel Golden Tulip or Similar

Hotel Radisson Blu or Similar

 

01

Varanasi

Hotel Silk City or Similar

Hotel Clarks or Similar 

Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV or Similar

02

Bodhgaya

Hotel Bodhgaya Heritage or Similar

Hotel or Similar 

Hotel or Similar

01

Package Price

AUD$1347

AUD$1547

AUD$1947

 

Day 1: DELHI, WELCOME TO INCREDIBLE INDIA!
You will be greeted & assisted by our representative at Delhi international airport and later transferred to your hotel to check in. Remaining time is at leisure till next day. Meals: Welcome Dinner Included.
Day 2: DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF DELHI
Welcome to a fresh new morning, after delicious breakfast begin your tour of New Delhi. This morning, you will visit the imposing boulevards and buildings such as Rashtrapati Bhawan (President’s Residence), the one-time imperial residence of the British viceroys, India Gate - a memorial raised in honor of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war, and many more in Lutyen’s Delhi (New Delhi). DELHI – AGRA, TOUR OF ROMANCE AND EXALTATION BEGINS Later, pack yourself for a road trip to Agra – the Old Capital of Mughals. On arrival, visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site. In the evening visit the famous Taj Mahal-the symbol of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal and enjoy the mesmerizing sunset in the backdrop of this symbol of love. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 3: AGRA, SUNRISE VISIT TO TAJ MAHAL
At dawn, visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world, to observe the effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this masterpiece. Return back to your hotel for a delectable breakfast, while a part of you is still living in romanticism. FATEHPUR SIKRI - ABHANERI (STEP WELLS) After breakfast checkout from the hotel and drive towards Fatehpur Sikri-a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a perfectly preserved red sandstone ghost town, which was once the capital of Mughal Empire built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply failed. Later drive towards Abhaneri. The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and one of the most beautiful ones. JAIPUR Later, you will be transferred to Jaipur, “The Pink City of India”. As the evening sets in, explore the bustling local bazaar & indulge yourself in shopping local handmade artifacts & jewelry. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 4: JAIPUR, THE PINK CITY
Enthralling, historical Jaipur, Rajasthan’s capital, is the gateway to India’s most flamboyant state, Rajasthan. Renowned globally for its colored gems, the capital city of Rajasthan combines the allure of its ancient history with all the advantages of a metropolis. Since the color pink was symbolic of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the entire city pink. The pink that colors the city makes for a marvelous spectacle to behold. The morning is fresh as ever for you, and this is when you will have an excursion to Amber Fort by jeep. This palace is laid out over four layers and sits beside the shimmering Maota Lake. Afterwards visit the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family), Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds) and visit its museum of regal clothing and textiles. Then we continue to the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory. EVENING WITH LOCAL FAMILY & COOKING CLASS Spend evening with the local family. You will experience a great insight into the lifestyle of Indian family. Later, you will be part of a cooking class with the local family. You will learn few local dishes and how to prepare them from with fresh ingredients. Enjoy the dinner prepared by you with the family. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included.
Day 5: DELHI, DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF DELHI
Morning after breakfast, checkout, and drive to reach Delhi. You will reach Delhi by late afternoon. On arrival visit The Lotus Temple, 12th century Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. You will have some time to look around in the markets near your hotel. Remaining time is at leisure till next morning. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 6: HARIDWAR, GATEWAY TO THE GODS
This morning post healthy breakfast check out from hotel and you will be transferred by road to Haridwar. It is the first place where Holy River Ganges reaches the plains descending the Himalayas. Haridwar is one of the best places to head to if you are in a quest for peace and spirituality. Visit some of the sacred Hindu temples and ashrams. Later take a stroll in the colourful markets of Haridwar. In the evening witness the auspicious ‘Aarti’ (holy ceremony) at the Ganges river ‘Ghat’ at sunset. It is a sight to behold, as the city is drenched in the divine aura of the glittering Diya’s and the ambiance is accentuated by the chanting of the mantras to appease the gods. The tiny Diya’s bedecked by flowers appear as if thousands of lamps are set to float in the river. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 7: RISHIKESH, YOGA CAPITAL
After Healthy breakfast, drive to Rishikesh which is an ancient city and is famous for its Ashrams and for grand viewing of holy river Ganges surrounded by mountains. Rishikesh is also known as Yoga Capital of India. Ever since the Beatles visited the ashram of the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the late '60s, Rishikesh has been a magnet for spiritual seekers. The town’s lanes and alleys retain an old-world charm, and it remains a wonderful place to relax and unwind among nature. Wander around and explore on foot. Venture down to the ghats lining the river and relax for a while amid the daily goings-on. Visit Laxman Jhoola- a divine bridge. For the adventurous, there are opportunities for white water rafting on the Ganga, Bungee jumping etc (All Optional). Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 8: OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN TO VARANASI
Start your day with early morning yoga class to rejuvenate your mind and body. After breakfast explore the local markets and Ghats before we transfer you to the station to board an overnight train to Varanasi. Get a unique slice of Indian life on board an overnight sleeper train bound for Varanasi (approximately 14 hours). 2ndA/C Overnight Sleeper Train Ticket – Haridwar to Varanasi Included.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner (Train) Included.
Day 9: VARANASI, HOLY CITY
You will be welcomed and assisted at Varanasi station and transferred to your hotel to check in. After breakfast explore the Varanasi visiting Kashi Vishawanath temple, Banaras Hindu University, Sankat Mochan Hanuman temple and various other attractions located in the narrow lanes. Later take an excursion to Sarai Mohana Weavers Village. Sarai Mohana is famous for its silk weaving and most of the locals here are involved in the craft. As night falls, we head to the holy Ganges River to board your exclusive boat and witness the sprawling Aarti possession, a devotional Hindu ritual which involves numerous small candles being lit inside cups made from leaves and flowers and floated down the river – an unforgettable experience. Stay overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 10: VARANASI
Early morning transfer to the Ghats of Holy River Ganges to take an early morning boat ride along the Ganges River, as we explore the city. The Ganges is a constant hive of activity throughout the day, as hordes of people come to pray and immerse themselves in its spiritually cleansing waters. We will then go on a walking tour of the city, exploring its medieval streets, intricate temples, and busy markets, abuzz with the general cacophony of Indian life. Later take an excursion to the ancient Buddhist site at Sarnath where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after becoming enlightened. Meals: - Breakfast Included.
Day 11: BODHGAYA, THE CRUCIBLE OF BUDDHISM
After breakfast proceed to Bodhgaya, the crucible of Buddhism, Bodhgaya was where Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment beneath a bodhi tree 2600 years ago and became Buddha (the 'Awakened One'). The city is a sheer delight for history aficionados and those seeking spiritual enlightenment. Visit the Mahabodhi Temple complex - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the most hallowed spot in town where the bodhi tree flourishes inside the temple complex, amid a beautiful garden setting, its roots embedded in the same soil as its celebrated ancestor. Explore Thai Monastery, Indosan-Nippon Japanese Temple, Archaeological Museum, and many monasteries and temples. The ambience is a mix of monastic tranquility, and small-town hustle, underpinned by an intensity of devotion that makes it endlessly interesting. Overnight stay in Bodhgaya. Meals: - Breakfast Included.
Day 12: DELHI BY FLIGHT
At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Bodhgaya Airport to board the flight to Delhi.
On arrival You will be welcomed and assisted at Delhi airport and transferred to your hotel to check in. Stay overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Domestic Flight Ticket - Varanasi to Delhi Included.
Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 13: DELHI DEPARTURE
This Morning after breakfast checkout from your hotel and at appropriate time you will be transferred to Delhi international airport for your onward journey. Board your flight and fly back with memories to cherish for life. Tour ends. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

 

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Hotel Golden Grand or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

04

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Hotel Park Regis or Similar

Hotel Radisson Blu city center or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Trident, Agra or Similar

 

01

Rishikesh

Hotel Rishikesh Inn or Similar

Hotel Divine Resort or Similar

Hotel llbee Ganga Resort or Similar

01

Haridwar

Hotel Hyphen or Similar

Hotel Golden Tulip or Similar

Hotel Radisson Blu or Similar

 

01

Varanasi

Hotel Silk City or Similar

Hotel Clarks or Similar 

Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV or Similar

02

Bodhgaya

Hotel Bodhgaya Heritage or Similar

Hotel or Similar 

Hotel or Similar

01

Package Price

AUD$1347

AUD$1547

AUD$1947

 

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Welcome dinner on Day1.
  • Cooking class with dinner in Jaipur.
  • Yoga Class in Rishikesh.
  • 2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper Train Ticket - Rishikesh to Varanasi.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket - Bodhgaya to Delhi.
  • Garlanding welcome at the Airport in Delhi.
  • Morning and evening boat ride over River Ganges in Varanasi.
  • Services of English-speaking local tour guide during all sightseeing tours in Delhi, Agra, Varanasi & Jaipur.
  • Rickshaw/Battery Rickshaw ride to Chandi chowk and Khari Bowli spice market.
  • 1 packed mineral water per person per day.
  • Free Visit to Taj Mahal Inlay Marble work (Workshop).
  • Free Visit to Jaipur's Famous Block Printing Work (Workshop).
  • Jeep Ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Battery bus services from Taj Mahal Parking to Taj Mahal Gate and Return.
  • Airport pickup and transfers.
  • State tax, toll taxes and all applicable taxes.
  • Assistance at all pickup and departure points.
Exclusions
  • Entrance and Camera fees to the monuments and palaces.
  • Rohtang Pass Entrance fee.
  • Light and Sound Show.
  • Anything Not Mentioned in The Inclusions.
  • Porterage at Hotels and Airports, Tips, Insurance, Laundry, Liquors, Wine, Etc.
  • All Items of Personal Nature.
  • Any Cost Arising Due to Natural Calamities Like Landslides, Roadblocks, Etc.
  • Any Increase in Taxes or Fuel Leading to An Increase In Surface Transport.
  • Meals not specified in Itinerary.
  • Tips for staff, guide & driver. 
  • Domestic & International airfares. 
  • Optional, suggested, or unspecified activities. 
  • Insurance and Medi claim.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Visa costs.
  • Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.
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