Overview

Enjoy a super exciting vacation that combines great artwork with the religious essence of India. The Golden Triangle tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi is one of the most immensely preferred tour packages. It covers three historic cities of North India; Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. Experience the mesmerizing beauty of Delhi monuments, as well as the Taj Mahal in Agra, the colorful city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, the Orchha palace of central India, and a glimpse of Hindu temples in Khajuraho. Learn & witness the Hindu religion, along with a memorable cruise on the River Ganges in Varanasi.

9 Nights 10 Days Available on request
Highlights
What makes this tour special.
  • Visit of some UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi Chandi Chowk
  • Explore Pink city (Jaipur)
  • Visit the Taj Mahal in Agra
  • Experience the Indian train journey
  • Explore attractions of Orchha
  • Explore erotic sculptures in Khajuraho Temples
  • Morning Boat ride in Holy River Ganges in Varanasi
  • Participate in evening aarti (prayer)  Varanasi
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

  • Arrival in Delhi with the intercontinental flight.
  • After customs formalities, baggage claim, and meeting with the representative of MoreIndia travels transfer to hotel (check-in at 1200).

Day 2: Delhi

  • Breakfast at hotel & start to the visit of New Delhi with the central districts where the Government buildings, the India Gate, the Parliament building, the Qutub Minar, initiated by Qutub-ud-In and completed by his successors. In the afternoon, visit the red sandstone old town, and explore it's charming maze of alleyways. It is divided into two parts by the silver route, colorful and lively shops, and bazaars. You can visit the Jama Majid, one of the largest mosques in the world, built-in 1650.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Delhi-Jaipur

  • After breakfast drive to Jaipur. Jaipur is one of the most fascinating cities of North India. The decorations of the palaces are veritable laceworks in stone, while the style of its buildings represents a happy syncretism between Rajasthan architectural elements and those of Mughals. This city is also known as the pink city.
  • Overnight at hotel. 

Day 4: Jaipur

  • Breakfast and overnight at the hotel.
  • The day devoted to visiting this beautiful city. It was built in 1728 by the astronomer-Warrior Maharaja Jai Singh. The first visit (to elephant back) will be done at the Strong Amber Fort, 7 miles from Jaipur, built in the 17th century. Then visit the city proper: the Observatory, even more, interesting than Delhi, full of exceptional magnitude and tools where you will find the "Sancrat" (Prince of the Meridian), 90 feet high Gnomon; the "Palace of Wind", which is located on one of the main streets of the city, a curious elaborate and imaginative Palace but at the same time clear example of Oriental art, built with too-the "stone of the desert"; and finally to the Maharaja's Palace dating back to 1570.
  • Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 5: Jaipur-Fatehpur Sikri-Agra

  • In the morning after breakfast drive to Agra. Along the way visit steps well of Abhaneri & then stop to admire the splendid Fatehpur Sikri, the former capital of the Mughal Empire under Akbar the great. Today it is uninhabited and is known as the "ghost town". It is certainly one of the best-preserved archaeological complexes and representatives of Mughal art.
  • Arrival in Agra and hotel accommodation.

Day 6: Agra

  • In the morning after breakfast visit of the famous Taj Mahal. This impressive work was built by Emperor Shajahan for his wife Mumtaz, who died in childbirth in 1630 when the emperor was in battle. For the monument to the beloved Queen brought artists from all parts of the then-known world: from Persia, Turkey, Italy, and France; it was built a new village for hosting professionals (the Taj Ganj, which still exists today). Then visit the Red Fort, the stone history of the Mughal Empire, started by Akbar and finished by Shajahan.
  • Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 7: Agra-Orchha-Khajuraho

  • After breakfast transfer to the train station, depart by train to Jhansi.
  • Agra Shatabdi Express departure at 0815 Hrs and arrive Jhansi at 1030 Hrs. There will be assistance upon arrival and departure for Khajuraho, the ancient capital of the Chandela dynasty. Then you will visit the Orchha, an important historical center linked to the history of the Mughal dynasty.
  • Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 8: Khajuraho

  • After breakfast, we will visit the temples of the Western and Eastern group. These cover a period between 950 and 1050 BC and have an architectural structure quite different from other temples in the country. These temples contain erotic sculptures which recall from the Tantric Era. Later an optional trip to the national park to see tigers. Tiger watching is dependent on luck and they will not always be seen.
  • Overnight at Hotel

Day 9: Khajuraho-Varanasi

  • After breakfast in time transfer to airport to board the flight for Varanasi. Assistance upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Varanasi, also known as (Benares), the "Holy City" par excellence. It is located on the confluence of two rivers, the Varauana and the Asi, and is bathed by the waters of the Ganges. In the evening you see Aarti on the River Ganges.
  • Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 10: Varanasi-Delhi-Onward

  • In the early morning boat trip on the River Ganges. To attend the ablutions of the faithful and the awakening of the world you can admire the spectacular Ghat (scailinate) back at the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast excursion to Sarnath, where Buddha first preached. In time transfer to airport and departure to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to the city for a final shopping opportunity. In the evening, transfer to the airport and depart towards the onward destination.
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't.

What is included in the tour

  • Airport transfers at arrivals and departures.
  • All sightseeing & transfers between the cities in a private car.
  • Meet and greet the assistance of our representative at airports.
  • Welcome garlanding & a bottle of mineral water every day / per person
  • Accommodation on double sharing basis for 9 nights in 4-5 star or Heritage hotels.
  • Daily Breakfast and Dinner.
  • All transport services by AC Car with an English speaking driver.
  • English Speaking accompanying tour guide throughout the tour.
  • Train tickets in AC from Agra to Jhansi.
  • All monument entrances.
  • All applicable taxes except Govt. Service tax.  

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, drinks, etc.
  • International Airfare, visa fee.
  • Anything not mentioned in Include Column.
  • Govt. Service Tax   
Route Map