Golden Triangle with North India


Day 1: Varanasi

Arrival at Varanasi airport.

You will be welcomed as traditional way. Transfer and check in at your hotel.

If Time Permit & Depand on Arrival Timings - Evening you will assist for boat ride tour to witness holy rituals on Ghats during Ganga Aarti ceremony – a very spiritual experience!

Overnight in Varanasi.

Day 2: Varanasi – Khajuraho [By Overnight Train]

Early morning enjoy boat ride on river Ganges to witness holy rituals on Ghats, Later take sightseeing tour of major tourist attractions of Varanasi city including an excursion to Sarnath – where Budhha delivered his first sermon.

At appropriate time in the evening you will be transferred to railway station to board the overnight train to Khajuraho for your onward trip.

Day 3: Khajuraho[Arrival]:

On Arrival Kahjuraho transfer to Hotel and Free time for Rest and leisure. Later during the day enjoy the sightseeing tour of Western-Eastern group of temples.

Overnight in Khajuraho.

Day 4: Khajuraho – Orchha:

Breakfast drive to Orchha. Orchha – a virgin historical site picturesquely located by the banks of Betwa River. The place with its beautiful palaces and thematic chambers is still almost un-touristic.

On arrivalOrchha, check in at your hotel. After that proceed visit the Raj Mahal palace, Raj Praveen Mahal Palace, Jehangir palace and the Royal chhattries and also visit Raja Ram temple – the only place where Lord Rama is worshipped as a king.

Overnight in Orchha.

Day 5: Orchha – Gwalior:

Breakfast at your hotel and drive to Gwalior.

On arrival, check in at your hotel. After a short break in hotel, visit the local attraction of Gwalior i.e. Gwalior Fort, Jai Vilas Mahal, MaharajBada and Teli Ki Mandir. Evening is kept free at leisure.

Overnight in Gwalior.

Day 6: Gwalior – Agra:

Breakfast at your hotel and drive to Agra.

On arrival check into hotel for rest after that proceed to visit Agra fort shah burj containing the halls of private & public audiences & other palaces. Shah Jahan spent here years of confinement at the hands of his son Aurangzeb, looking wistfully at the TajMahal from the Fort.

After that visit the world famous TajMahal during sunset simply magical, built by Shah Jahan in 1560 in memory of his queen MumtazMahal to enshrine her mortal remains. This architectural marvel is a perfectly proportioned masterpiece fashioned from white marble that stands testimony to the skill of 20,000 craftsmen brought together from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and who took 17 years to complete this 'Love Poem in Marble'.] Enjoy the horse carriage rides one way toward Taj.

Overnight in Agra.


Important notice:

TajMahal remain close on every Friday.

Optional

Evening visit Mohabbat the Taj [Direct payment basis]: Mohabbat the Taj – A show which has taken seven years of chiseling and carving by 28 craftsmen and designers. Made in pure white Makrana marble like the original 17th century monument, a TajMahal replica. It is opened to the public as part of a glitzy stage show from Friday. The model, built upon a 12 x 12 ft area, weighs 8,250 kg. The workmanship and stone inlay work closely resemble the original. It will be showcased at the 400-seat Kalakriti auditorium specially built for the show. This programme has exciting and innovative presentation of a song and drama spectacle involving 60 artists, they have tried to merry the traditional media with the latest gadgetry, audio visual technology, including laser. The Taj will be presented in 10 different moods, representing varying seasons and hours of the day.' The model of the Taj will appear on stage with the help of a hydraulic lift as laser beams dance all over, creating an ecstatic climax for the spectacle titled'Mohabbat-the Taj'. The show will a love story set in the 17th century ambience and woven around the Taj. The replica of the Taj will continue to be open to the public even when the show is over, said by one of official at Kalakriti. (Show of 90 minutes presenting Mughal splendour in all its glory).

Overnight stay in Agra hotel.

Day 7: Agra – FatehpurSikri – Abhaneri Village Step well – Jaipur:

Breakfast in hotel, check – out and transfer to Pinkcity ‘Jaipur’.

En-route visit FatehpurSikri, Palace of JodhBai built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. The FatehpurSikri complex houses tomb of SalimChisti, PanchMahal and other palaces, which surprisingly have withstood the ravages of time and are still in good condition.

on arrival, check - in at hotel.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 8: Jaipur

After breakfast visit to Amber fort .Standing tall over a small hillock overlooking the Pink city, Amber is a classic, romantic Rajasthani Fort-Palace. Miniatures painted on the walls depict hunting and war scenes, apart from festivals. Precious stones and mirrors are embedded into the plaster.

Afternoon half day sightseeing tour. The tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, - the former Royal residence,- part of it converted into a museum. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry -pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers. Also see the miniature items and old carpets at the Textile Museum.

Later visit the JantarMantar, which is the largest stone-and-marble-crafted Observatory in the world. Situated near the gate of the city palace, the Observatory has 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.

Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 9: Jaipur – Delhi:

After breakfast drive to Delhi. On arrival, check into hotel, Rest of the day Leisure activities.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 10: Delhi

Breakfast in hotel and proceed for the tour of Delhi visiting Swaminarayan Akshardham, SwaminarayanAkshardham in New Delhi epitomises 10,000 years of Indian culture in all its breathtaking grandeur, beauty, wisdom and bliss. It brilliantly showcases the essence of India's ancient architecture, traditions and timeless spiritual messages. The Akshardham experience is an enlightening journey through India's glorious art, values and contributions for the progress, happiness and harmony of mankind. The grand, ancient-styled SwaminarayanAkshardham complex was built in only five years through the blessings of HDH Pramukh Swami Maharaj of the BochasanwasiShriAksharPurushottamSwaminarayanSanstha (BAPS) and the colossal devotional efforts of 11,000 artisans and BAPS volunteers. The complex was inaugurated on 6 November, 2005. Akshardham means the eternal, divine abode of the supreme God, the abode of eternal values and virtues of Akshar as defined in the Vedas and Upanishads where divine bhakti, purity and peace forever pervades. For the first time ever in the world witness the heritage of India in all its facets, insights and beauty at the SwaminarayanAkshardham through its monument, exhibitions, verdant gardens and other attractions. (Closed On Monday)

Later visit LalMandir Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana - the cremation sites of Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and ChandniChowk. Also enjoy rickshaw ride in busy bazaar of ChandniChowk.

Evening visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib to attend the evening ceremony or you may also enjoy last minute shopping at the local market places of Delhi to buy souvenirs for your family and friends.

Evening walking tour of Connaught Place and dinner at local restaurant and you will transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Delhi.

Day 11: Delhi [Departure]

Transfer to Delhi airport to flight back home.


Important notice:

This is a sample Itinerary, The final program will be reflected on your own special quote.