Holy Love - Golden Triangle with Holistic Varanasi
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Golden Triangle Tour Package with Varanasi - Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Varanasi

5Varanasi is the world's oldest living city, also known as Kashi, the City of Life. A trip to Varanasi becomes even more unmissable when it is combined with the Golden Triangle tour of 9-days. This private and guided tour will take you through the colorful bylanes of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur while making a special stop at Varanasi.

The historic bylanes of old Delhi call out to you as you witness history come alive in front of your eyes. The Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rashtrapati Bhavan, all imposing and magnificent structures that call out to you to spend more time in incredible India.

Jaipur, the Pink City, welcomes you to explore its bustling local bazaars, the completely pink Hawa Mahal, and other ancient monuments.

The trip to Agra begins with a sunrise visit to the monument of love - The Taj Mahal.

The City of life Varanasi welcomes you to explore the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and an exclusive boat ride down the holy river Ganga to observe the famous evening Aarti performed by the banks of the river. Explore the bustling streets and the intricately carved temples in this city as you take with you the memories of a lifetime.

Tour Highlights
8 Nights/9 Days
Private Tour
Fully Escorted
8 breakfasts, 3 dinners included.
Private Car
English Speaking Driver

Vibrant Experiences

Chandni Chowk Bazaar & Spice Market
Red Fort - Jama Masjid - India Gate
Akshardham Temple
Qutab Minar - Humayun’s Tomb
Taj Mahal Sunrise Visit
Jaipur’s Local Bazaar
Amer Fort - Maharaja's City Palace - Hawa Mahal - Jantar Mantar
Evening with Local Family
Indian Cuisine Cooking Experience
Local Handmade Artifacts & Jewelry Shopping
Overnight Sleeper Train
Boat Rides Over River Ganges

Trip Route

Delhi Jaipur Abhaneri Agra Varanasi (Overnight Train) Delhi

With Standard Hotels

A$1697 per person/twin share

With Deluxe Hotels

A$2047 per person/twin share

With Luxury Hotels

A$2447 per person/twin share
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Itinerary
Holy Love - Golden Triangle with Holistic 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

03

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Hotel Park Regis or Similar

Hotel Trident or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Radisson or Similar Hotel

01

Overnight Train

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

01

Varanasi

Hotel Silk City or Similar

Hotel Clarks or Similar 

Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV or Similar

01

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 morning.
Day 2: DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF OLD DELHI
Your day would begin after a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast, you get yourself ready for a personalized guide tour, which begins from the Old and Historic Delhi.  Morning- The first halt is Red Fort. Then the guide will arrange a cycle rickshaw tour, which will let you catch a closer insight of old era and the very illustrious Anarkali Bazaar of Chandni Chowk. At Chandni Chowk, we would further take you to Khari Baoli Spice Market – the largest spice market of Asia, which is a true delight for eyes.  Old Delhi is also the sparkling haven for food connoisseurs. This is the place, where you will relish tasting the unique traditional Mughal delicacies, which are prepared by expert cooks, who have inherited the trade from their forefathers.  Afternoon- In the afternoon you will visit the Humayun’s Tomb and the 12th century Qutab Minar. Late Afternoon- Late afternoon visit Akshardham. It is a spiritually enriching experience. Whether it is in realising the power of prayer, in feeling the strength of non-violence, in being aware of the universal nature of Hinduism’s ancient principles, or just in admiring the beauty of God’s abode on Earth –- each element has a spiritual significance. Late Evening (Optional)- We will take you back to your hotel. After a brief refresh, visit award winning Bukhara restaurant of ITC Maurya, where tandoor-cooked Indian dishes are served in a rustic-chic space with an open kitchen. After dinner, return to your hotel and paint a picture of places you visited in your vivid memory. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part.   Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 3: DELHI - JAIPUR

Welcome to a fresh new morning, after delicious breakfast proceed to Jaipur.

You will reach the Jaipur by afternoon. Have a relaxing afternoon.

 

Evening

 

Later visit a mock village called ‘Chokhi Dhani’, which is a perfect mirror to the Rajasthani culture, food, traditions and heritage. The name Chokhi Dhani literally translates to Rajasthani Culture.

 

Major attractions at Chokhi Dhani:-

 

Rath Khana: The Rath Khana displays the chariots used by Rajput Royalty since ancient times. All chariots used throughout Rajasthan across all royal houses counts for a unique experience for the visitors.

 

Animal and Cart Rides: Camel, Elephant and Horseback rides are common and apart from animal rides, tourists can also pick from bullock cart rides and boat rides if they do not wish to go for animal rides.

 

Shows and Performances: Chokhi Dhani is famous for the music and dance performances by locals. The most well- known of them is the performance by the nomad tribe showcasing Kalbeliya, Ghoomar and Chari dance forms. Apart from this, the Bamboo Acrobatics, Terah Thali Dance and the Traditional Fire Act showcase the daring acts done by various folk artists which leaves the audience intrigued, speechless and in awe of their heritage.

 

Games: The most famous among the games section is ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ which is a complicated maze, ‘Jungle Sair’ is a forest safari game through artificial forest and ‘Gufa Jharni’ is a trek game wherein the visitor treks through artificial cave made through artificial waterfalls. Apart from these, there are other common games like dart games, archery and shooting.

 

Shopping at Chokhi Dhani: Since Chokhi Dhani is set up to promote everything local, it also promotes local artisans by displaying their arts and artefacts such as handicrafts, home décor pieces, accessories and paintings. This social initiative has been taken up by Kalagram and the artefacts are not very expensive. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner 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 Amer Fort. This palace is laid out over four layers and sits beside the shimmering Maota Lake. Afterwards stop for picture at the Maharaja's City Palace (the home of the erstwhile royal family), Hawa Mahal (the Palace of winds) and visit the UNESCO-listed Jantar Mantar space observatory.

 

Evening with Local Family & Cooking Class

 

Spend evening with the local family. It’s a great way to have a local experience in Jaipur. You will experience a great insight into the lifestyle of Indian family. 

You will be part of a cooking class with the local family. Get a taste of true Indian hospitality thanks to this cooking lesson and meal in the home of a local family. You will learn few local dishes and how to prepare them with fresh ingredients. End the experience by enjoying your meal, accompanied by lots of lively conversation, with the family. Return to your hotel and live a memorable night. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner Included.

Day 5: JAIPUR - FATEHPUR SIKRI - ABHANERI - AGRA, TOUR OF ROMANCE AND EXALTATION BEGINS
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. Later, take a road trip to Agra – the Old Capital of Mughals. On arrival, visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site. Make the overnight stay in your hotel room a memoir of the events of which you were the part. Meals: Breakfast Included.
Day 6: TAJ MAHAL SUNRISE VISIT

At dawn, visit the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the seven wonders of the world and symbol of love, to observe the effects caused by the reflections of the changing colors of the rising Sun on this masterpiece. This momentary reflection of romance will captivate your heart by awe. Return back to your hotel for a delectable breakfast, while a part of you is still living in romanticism. After breakfast, visit Agra Fort - a UNESCO world heritage site. As the afternoon comes around, we'll continue to explore Agra, this time from the back of an electric rickshaw, enjoying the incredible culture and cuisine that the city has to offer. This tour gives you an authentic view of Agra, taking you to its old bazaars, traditional eateries, and its places of worship. OVERNIGHT SLEEPER TRAIN TO VARANASI

After an action-packed afternoon, a day-use room is available for you to freshen up 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 13 hours). Dinner will be provided in the train.
2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper Train Ticket - Agra to Varanasi Included. Meals: Breakfast & Dinner (Train) Included.

Day 7: 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 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 8: 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'll 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. DELHI At appropriate time, you will be transferred to Varanasi 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 9: 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

03

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Hotel Park Regis or Similar

Hotel Trident or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Hotel Fern or Similar

Hotel Radisson or Similar Hotel

01

Overnight Train

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper

01

Varanasi

Hotel Silk City or Similar

Hotel Clarks or Similar 

Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV or Similar

01

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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.
  • 2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper Train Ticket - Agra to Varanasi.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket - Varanasi 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.
  • 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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