Rich & Colorful - Golden Triangle With Village Stay & Holistic Varanasi
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Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi and Village Stay

India's rich and colorful history is best captured in this Golden Triangle tour that takes you through the major cities of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. This 10-day private and guided tour also offers an opportunity to experience a slice of village life with a real village stay in Tordi Garh Villa in Rajasthan. A trip to the oldest city in the world, Varanasi is also included.

To soak in the culture of Delhi, a visit to the Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Old Delhi, India Gate, and Rashtrapati Bhavan is a must.

Jaipur, the Pink City welcomes you to explore the Maharaja's own City Palance, the Hawa Mahal, and the Jantar Mantar. The Tordi Garh Village is now ready for you to explore the traditional way of rural life in India. Meet the local folks and see up close the agricultural practices here.

The next dawn brings with it a visit to the monument of love - the Taj Mahal. Board a train to take a mesmerizing trip to Varanasi. After exploring this ancient city, a boat ride to catch the beautiful evening Aarti performed at the banks of the River Ganga is the perfect end to this breathtaking journey of a lifetime.

Tour Highlights
9 Nights/10 Days
Private Tour
Fully Escorted
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners included.
Private Car
English Speaking Driver

Vibrant Experiences

Taj Mahal Sunrise Visit
Chandni Chowk Bazaar & Spice Market
Red Fort - Jama Masjid - India Gate
New Delhi City Walk Tour
Orphanage Visit
Rural Village Stay - Village Walk
Local Farm Visit
Hot Tea and Cookies at Sand Dunes
Dinner Around Bonn Fire. Jaipur’s Local Bazaar
Evening with Local Family
Indian Cuisine Cooking Experience
Amer Fort - Maharaja's City Palace - Hawa Mahal - Jantar Mantar
Overnight Sleeper Train
Boat Rides Over River Ganges

Trip Route

Delhi Jaipur TordiGarh Village Abhaneri Agra Varanasi (Overnight Train) Delhi

With Standard Hotels

A$1797 per person/twin share

With Deluxe Hotels

A$2047 per person/twin share

With Luxury Hotels

A$2647 per person/twin share
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Book now and pay rest by 30 days before your tour start date.
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Itinerary
Rich & Colorful - Golden Triangle With Village Stay & Holistic Varanasi Route Map
Accommodations

City

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

Nights

Delhi

Hotel Clark International or Similar

Radisson Blu Pachim Vihar/ Dwarka or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

03

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Jaipur Central or Similar

Hotel Trident or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Royale Regent or Similar

Hotel Radisson or Similar

01

Tordi Garh

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

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 The Amayaa 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) Approximate cost of $50 - $70 per person- 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: DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF NEW DELHI - JAIPUR

Welcome to a fresh new morning, after delicious breakfast begin your tour of New Delhi.

 

Morning-

This morning, you will visit the Humayun’s Tomb and the 12th century Qutab Minar.

 

DELHI - JAIPUR

Later proceed to Jaipur.

You will reach the Jaipur by late afternoon. After a brief refresh, visit Patrika gate at Jawahar Circle.

 

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.

Temples at Chokhi Dhani: There is a replica of Vaishno Devi Temple in Chokhi Dhani along with an artificial waterfall made. Other temples to look out for here are, Balaji Temple, Jungle Devta Temple, Ganesh Temple and Tejaji Temple. The diversity of the temples gives a glimpse of beliefs from diverse folks of Rajasthan.

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.

The other performances also include magic shows where the artists display their tricks inducing various visual illusions and hypnotisms and puppet shows wherein puppeteers narrate tales from the ancient times that are typical to Rajasthani culture. 

There is an astrologer who sits with his cards spread out at one place; there are bioscope films that showcase the history of Rajasthan, mehandi and henna artists to color palms and many more country side experiences that one can explore.

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 - TORDI GARH VILLAGE
Post healthy breakfast proceeds to Tordi Garh Village.  Take an excursion to the local village to explore a traditional way of rural life in India. By walking around the village gives you the perfect opportunity of meeting local people and seeing agricultural practices at close quarters.  Visit the homes of the Potters, Ironsmiths, mat weavers, cobblers, and people engaged in other occupations. In the afternoon you may take a jeep ride visiting hamlets of Gurjar, Regar and other tribes and meeting their men and women folks while they are grazing their herd of sheep, goats and cattle, 300 years old step well, Farm Visit (organic farming) and drive to the Tordi Sagar Dam to spot wild animals and migratory birds.  Later ride to the Sand Dunes for a perfect sunset with sundowners and have hot tea and cookies at sand dunes. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included.
Day 6: TORDI GARH - 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 7: AGRA, 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 8: 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 9: 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. 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 10: 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

Radisson Blu Pachim Vihar/ Dwarka or Similar

Hotel The Lalit or Similar

03

Jaipur

Hotel Gandharwa or Similar

Jaipur Central or Similar

Hotel Trident or Similar

02

Agra

Hotel Siris 18 or Similar

Royale Regent or Similar

Hotel Radisson or Similar

01

Tordi Garh

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

Hotel Tordi Garh or Similar

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 The Amayaa or Similar 

Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV or Similar

01

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Inclusions
  • Accommodation at the specified hotels.
  • Garlanding welcome at the Airport in Delhi.
  • Daily breakfast during your stay at all proposed destinations.
  • Evening with Local Family and Cooking class with dinner in Jaipur.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Tordi Garh.
  • 2nd A/C Overnight Sleeper Train Ticket - Agra to Varanasi.
  • Domestic Flight Ticket - Varanasi to Delhi.
  • Jeep ride in Tordi Garh with hot tea and cookies at sand dunes.
  • Heritage Village Walking Tour in Tordi Garh village.
  • 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.
  • Jeep Ride in Amber Fort, Jaipur.
  • Battery bus services from Taj Mahal Parking to Taj Mahal Gate and Return.
  • All arrival and departure transfers, sightseeing by an exclusive deluxe air-conditioned Car with chauffeur as per the itinerary.
  • 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 (Approximately $150 per person).
  • 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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