When you arrive in Delhi, Our representative will pick you up from the airport / railway station and drop you in the hotel. Freshen up and get ready for a whole day tour in the capital of India.
The tour starts with a visit to the Old Delhi. Visit Raj Ghat where Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation was cremated. Drop at Chandni Chowk, which is one of the key attractions of the city and is one of the most crowded places. While on the way to Jama Masjid next, you will see Red fort, which was built during the reign of the Mughals and is yet another significant tourist attraction. After visiting the mosque, you can spend some time shopping at Chandni Chowk. Get lunch. Next Visit to Qutub Minar which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the marvels of Mughal architecture which is located in Mehrauli, New Delhi. Next is Humayuns tomb, which is yet another Mughal architecture and an UNESCO World heritage Site. You will then be taken to India Gate and driven past the Parliament house and the other adjoining government offices such as the President House.
Overnight stay at Delhi.
Highlight of the trip: Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple & drive past Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, President House, Parliament.
On the second day of the Golden triangle tour, you will reach pink city- Jaipur. The train ride to the capital of Rajasthan will remain as a lifelong memory. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the hotel to freshen up.
The history of this city will leave you mesmerised. The handcrafted items for souvenirs, colourful local attire, folk music, dance and the regal forts add to the charm of the place. The City Palace, Jaipur exhibits the architectural beauty which is a fusion of European as well as Mughal styles. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the city will take you back to the time of the Rajput rulers. The Maharaja palace is one of the magnificent examples of the bygone time. JantarMantar, the observatory is also akey attraction in the day tour. Take a break and enjoy the Rajasthani lunch. Post lunch, start your trip by visiting Hawa Mahal which is a unique example of architecture clubbed with immense historical significance.
Overnight stay at Jaipur.
Highlights: City Palace, JantarMantar and HawaMahal.
Start your trip to Agra after breakfast. You will have train reservations and will one of the finest example of an express train travel experience in India. Situated on the banks of river Yamuna, Agra (or also known as Akbarabad) will leave you spell bound with the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Upon reaching, you will be transferred to your hotel to freshen up and get ready for the Taj tour. The symbol of love and purity, Taj Mahal, was built by Shah Jahan in the memory of his loving wife MumtazMahal.
The next stop is the Agra Fort which is an equally impressive architecture of the Mughal era. You can also see the Taj Mahal from this place. It is accredited under the World heritage site by UNESCO. KhasMahal and the Jahangir palace are other main tourist places which also has interesting historical significance. Spend the rest of the day rest of the day in sightseeing or shopping from the local markets.
Overnight stay at Agra.
Highlights: Agra Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
The fourth day of the golden triangle tour will be entirely focused on exploring this historic city. Spend the day in leisure by roaming around in the neighbouring regions. You can even try the local transport to travel around the city. The amazing handicrafts from the bazaars are one of the best options to get your souvenirs for the trip. The mini Taj Mahal is one of the most common ones you can get back home. Sikandra Bagh is the tomb of Emperor Akbar and is located at a little distance from the tomb of Akbar, is the tomb of his wife Mariam-uz-Zamani. This red sandstone monument is a great example of Mughal architecture. The Dayal Bagh meaning the Garden of mercy is also included in your trip which, unlike the previous one, is made of pure white marble.
Overnight stay at Agra.
After breakfast in hotel, you will be taken to the railway station for the train to Gwalior. Reach the city and check in to the hotel to freshen up.
After you complete your lunch, you will visit Man Mandir, the Gujari Mahal which is now a museum, the Telikamandir, the Jai Vilas palace (museum), the Sas-Bahu temple, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad, Mausoleum of Tansen, and the local markets. Your guide will share the stories and the significance related to the history of this region.
Overnight stay at Gwalior.
Highlights: The Man Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, TeliKaMandir,GujariMahal, Sas-bahu Temple, Tomb of the Gaus Mohammad and Mausoleum of Tansen.
Afet the Gwalior tour, your next stop will be at Jhansi. Take the train from Gwalior and reach the land of the fearless Jhansi ki Rani: Lakshmibai. While of the trip, you will hear a lot of legends associated with the queen depicting her fearlessness, courage and leadership.
After arriving in Jhansi, you will have a cab to take you to Khajuraho by road.Reach Khajuraho and check in the hotel. Spend the day at leisure.
The history of this place is equally interesting and is one of the most revered places for the Indian heritage. The temples that you see today were once covered with dense date and palm trees but in 1838, these were discovered by Captain T.S. Burt.
Start the day early if you want to explore the entire city of Khajuraho. There are many temples, each of which has its own set of stories and mythological connection. Visit the Chaunset Yogini Kali temple, Nandi and Vishvanath temple, Lakshmana temple, Bharatji or Chitragupta temple where you would see the eleven avatars of Lord Vishnu in the idol, Mahadev temple, and Shivas Visha temple.
Visit the only Jain temple in Khajuraho - the Parasvanath temple. You can also find some more temples that are dedicated to Lord Adinath, Lord Brahma, and Yamuna. After the trip, get back for lunch and plan to spend the rest of the day in leisure. Visit some more temples in the evening and shop in the bazaars.
Stay overnight in the hotel.
Highlights: The Chaunset Yogini Kali temple, Lakshmana temple, Nandi and Vishvanath temple, Chitragupta temple, Mahadev temple, Shivas Visha temple and Parasvanath temple.
Take the flight from Khajuraho to Varanasi. Upon arrival, reach the hotel and you can spend the rest of the day in leisure. Varanasi, or Benaras or Kashi is considered as the holiest place in India for the Hinduism followers. Situated alongside the river Ganga, there are number of ghats that make the entire landscape even more majestic.
Stay overnight in the hotel.
Being one of the oldest cities in the world, Varanasi has a lot to offer. Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghat the two most popular ghats but you can always take a stroll around the stairs. Many like to photograph the cremation process which is otherwise not a very appreciated gesture. In the evening, the aarti around the river is a must see. The grandeur is what makes it a brilliant choice for the shutterbugs. Take the train to Delhi after the tour.
Highlights: Boat ride on the River Ganges, see the Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats, local cuisine.
Reach Delhi and get transferred to your hotel. Check in at the hotel and freshen up.
Visit the Swaminarayan Akshardham, the largest temple built by Rajasthani pink sandstone and Italian marble. The statues of Swaminarayan, Radha Krishna,Sita Ram, Shiva Parvati and Lakshmi Narayan adorn the campus. Spend the rest of the day at leisure and roam around the place to explore the sights.
After breakfast, get transferred to the airport and carry on with the onward journey.