Golden Triangle and Varanasi

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Duration

7 Nights/ 8 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

Multilingual

About this tour

Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle is a famous tourist circuit in North India, covering Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. It offers a kaleidoscope of India’s history, culture, and architectural marvels, including the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra.

Varanasi

Varanasi, also known as Banaras, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River, it’s a spiritual and cultural hub. Varanasi is known for its ghats (steps leading to the river), ancient temples, and the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti, a ritualistic ceremony performed by the river every evening. It’s a place where life and death, spirituality and everyday existence, intermingle in a unique and profound way.

Day 1. Arrival – New Delhi

  • Arrival in Delhi by international flight. Our Spanish-speaking representative will meet you at the airport, assist you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay.

Day 2. New Delhi

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to old Delhi, doing orientation around old Delhi area, walking outside red fort, Chandni chowk street and stop to visit Gandhi’s memorial raj Ghat, this beautiful park is where the cenotaph is located consisting of a black marble platform indicating the place where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated after his assassination. We will continue our tour through New Delhi. The government buildings, the Gate of India, a triumphal arch built in stone and with a height of 42 mt., which contains the names of the 90,000 soldiers of the Indian Army who died during World War I. Panoramic tour of the parliament area and the president’s residence. Later, visit the Humayun Tomb The 16th-century tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun is the first of the great masterpieces of Mughal architecture. Built entirely of red sandstone and marble, the tomb shows considerable Persian influence. It introduced high arches and double domes to Indian architecture. Finally, we will see the Qutub Minar, one of the oldest monuments of the first city of Delhi, since its construction began in 1199. This complex is characterized by combining Hindu styles with Islamic elements. Its minaret, or minaret, is the highest in the world, reaching a height of 72.5 mt. arranged in five layers of decreasing diameter. At the foot of the minaret is the Alai Darwaza Gate, made of red and yellow bricks, which was once the entrance to the mosque. Also here is the tomb of Sultan Iltutamish and the mausoleum of Imam Zami. Return to the hotel and overnight.

 

Day 3. New Delhi-Jaipur (270 kms, 05 hours)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by road to Jaipur, arrival and transfer to hotel. Jaipur, the pink city that owes its nickname to the color of the sandstone with which the buildings of the ancient city were built. The pleasant design of this villa is due to the maharaja Jai Sigh II who began its construction in 1728 and who got his architect Vidyadhar Chakravarty to successfully mix styles as diverse as Hindu, Jain, Mughal and Persian. In the afternoon we will visit Birla Hindu temple. Overnight stay.

Day 4.        Jaipur – Amber – Jaipur (14 kms 30 min)

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion to Amber Fort, the ascent will be on the back of an elephant (subject to availability), and the descent in jeeps. The fort, built by the Mughal kings in order to defend the Citadel. This complex consists of a group of buildings including a palace and another fortress in a higher position. Visit the Maharaja’s Palace, residence of the royal family of Jaipur, an enclosure full of palaces, gardens and other buildings including the Chandra Mahal, has seven floors high, and inside is the Museum of Haharaja Sawai Man Singh II in which you can see carpets, enameled objects, weapons, paintings with miniatures, cannons and clothes of the maharajas. Then we will visit Jantar Mantar, the astronomical observatory, with a sundial of 30 mt. high and other astronomical instruments of great interest. This is one of the five observatories that exist. Next to this area is located the well-known Palace of the Winds or Hawa Mahal (it is a facade with the structure of a palace) that was used for women to see the processions and the life of the streets. Return to hotel and accommodation.

Day 5.        Jaipur – Agra (240 kms – 05hrs).

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Agra, arrival and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon we will visit the Red Fort of Agra. Red Fort, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. The construction, dating from 1565, is conceived as a walled palace surrounded by a deep water moat. The fortress, which is accessed from an imposing gate called Amar Singh, contains numerous palaces and stately buildings built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, and used in successive governments of the Mongol Empire as a base of operations of the Mughal power. Lodging.

Day 6. Agra

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will visit one of the seven wonders of the world. The Taj Mahal (closed every Friday of the year), the monument that has brought worldwide fame to Agra and has become the symbol of India. The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum that Emperor Shah Jahan had built in 1631 in honor of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, the lady of the Taj, who died giving birth to their fourteenth child in 1629. The construction, which involved 20,000 people, was not completed until 1653. It is the most representative example of Mongolian architecture. The main architect, Isa Khan, designed this complex in a rectangle of 508 by 304 meters with a central garden flanked on four sides by octagonal pavilions. The mausoleum, built entirely in white marble, stands on a marble base with a minaret, also white, in each of the corners that reach 41 meters high each. The central body consists of four small domes that surround a larger one located in the middle. In the crypt of this two-story building lie the remains of this couple. If the architectural ensemble itself is already impressive decoration known as hard stone in which small details such as floral arabesques and geometric motifs in semi-relief with precious stones. Rest of free time and accommodation.

Day 7: Agra – Delhi – Varanasi (200 kms, 4 hrs + flight).

  • Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and transfer to airport for flight to Varanasi. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Varanasi or Varanasi is known as the “Eternal City”, today remains the most important place of pilgrimage throughout India and the symbol of Hindu renaissance. The main attraction of Varanasi is the Ghats, the steps from which pilgrims descend to the sacred river, the Ganges. This afternoon-evening we will take a rickshaw ride and watch the Aarti ceremony at the Varanasi Ghats. Return to the hotel and overnight.

Day 8. Varanasi – Delhi – next destination

  • At dawn, departure for a boat ride on the Ganges River (subject to water level), disembarkation and walk to the cremation site to experience the atmosphere and stroll through the heart of the city.
  • On return, breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. At the agreed time, departure for a panoramic visit of the city of Varanasi including the temple of Bharat Mata. After sightseeing, transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi. Wait in transit at Delhi airport for your onward flight to your next destination.

 

Vehicles we use


Sedan 1-2 people


SUV 3-5 people

Mini Coach 6-12 people

Included/Excluded

  • Transportation in well-maintained and air-conditioned car/ Tempo Traveller
  • Multilingual tourist guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Lunch
  • Tourist Guide Fees
  • Accommodation in hotels (Charges applicable)
  • Expenses of personal nature such as table drinks, telephone calls, camera fees for still or video cameras, and tips to drivers and tourist guides.
  • Any airfare, airport taxes, and supplements for which are quoted separately if applicable

Durations

7 - 8 Days

Languages

Multilingual

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Thomas
01/22/2024

Golden Triangle Tour With Varanasi - Creative India Journey

I went India last month and i have availed this particular package from india-sightseeing, the complete package was just amazing. Thanks for the lovely services.
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James
11/03/2023

A breath-taking journey through India's Golden Triangle

I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the unforgettable travel experience you provided through the Golden Triangle tour. It was a truly unforgettable journey, and I wanted to express my appreciation for your travel package. Seamless Planning: Your team demonstrated professionalism and responsiveness from the moment I inquired about the Golden Triangle tour. The itinerary was well-planned, and all logistics were flawlessly handled. I appreciate how meticulously each aspect of the trip was planned. Knowledgeable Guides: The local guides assigned in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur were not only knowledgeable but also enthusiastic about sharing their insights into the region's history and culture. Their commentary provided context for the locations we visited.
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