10 Days | Golden Triangle Trip with Varanasi

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Golden Triangle Trip with Varanasi
Delhi

Lucknow

Varanasi

Agra

Jaipur

Delhi

Tour Overview

Among the major cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Agra and Jaipur were the five most visited cities of India by foreign tourists. Worldwide, Delhi is ranked 28th by the number of foreign tourist arrivals.

The Golden Triangle Trip With Varanasi is a complete package that helps you travel, relax and visit the most monumental sights in India. This trip is of utmost usefulness for both people within and outside India. For those outside India, there is no better, more fun way to spend that holiday, vacation or tourism time than to be calm and enjoy yourself as Golden triangle takes you around some of the most famous, historic, cultural, spiritual and just magnificent places the planet has to offer. For people residing in India, the Golden Triangle tour will help broaden your horizon and aid your understanding and knowledge of your country of residence.

They say learning is constant. Your wealth of knowledge is sure to increase shockingly after this trip. Some of the places to be visited include major centers of tourist attraction such as the Taj Mahal, Varanasi (the oldest living city in the world), the pink city, the house of parliament, the president’s house, awesome palaces as well as many beautifully architectural designs. The route of this trips spans major tourist-attracting cities such as Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi (in Uttar Pradesh) amongst others.

The Golden Triangle Trip with Varanasi is a 10-day experience that promises to be an educative, informative, adventurous and exciting experience.


Tour highlights

  • Get surprised with the diverse culture of Old & New Delhi
  • Experience city of Nawab’s Great Imambara in Lucknow
  • Connect with cheerful locals in an Indian train
  • Early morning boat ride on river Ganges
  • Immerse with the beauty of Taj Mahal

Itinerary

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Day 01 Arrival at the Capital City

On day one, expectations are high, no doubt. During this trip, this is the day you would arrive in Delhi. Delhi, a city that houses about 24 million people is regarded as the city of cities by many and comprises both old and new Delhi. New Delhi, a suburban district of Delhi is the capital of India and is the seat of government at all three levels. When you arrive at Delhi, our representative will transfer you to your hotel and this is where you would spend the night.

Delhi is a city blessed with rich culture. As a result of its proximity to other states, it is home to many festivals and foods. The magnificent city of Delhi has been inhabited since the 6th century and from that time until now, the city has been destroyed and rebuilt. While New Delhi, as expected, is beautifully poised with gigantic structures and large roads - markers of modernization, old Delhi is a maze of small lanes and older buildings. This blend of old and new in one city makes Delhi one of the greatest tourism sites in India.

Day 02 A Tour of the Capital City/ Delhi – Lucknow by Overnight Train

In the morning of day 2, you will begin at Old Delhi, a city built by Shah Jahan (the Mughal emperor) in 1639 AD. Next stop is the Raj Ghat. This is where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will see the museum that was built in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi. Thereafter, you will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular market in Old Delhi to the next stop which is Jamal Masjid built by Shah Jahan, one of the largest mosques in India. Chandni Chowk is full of shops hence, can be crowded. We recommend a rickshaw ride, it is very interesting. You will check out from the hotel at 1200 hours.

In the afternoon of day 2, you will be at India’s largest Minaret known as Qutub Minar as well as Humayun’s tomb (both UNESCO world heritage sites). Your next stop will be India gate built in the memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will then be driven past the Government secretariat, the Parliament house and the President’s house on route your day 2 final destination – the Lakshminarayan Temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana.

Later in the evening, you will be transferred to Delhi rail station just in time for an overnight train heading for Lucknow.

Highlights: Delhi - Visit Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple & drive past Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, President House, Parliament. etc.

Day 03 Lucknow

This morning you will arrive Lucknow and will be transferred to your hotel. Lucknow is the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh.It is a very important seat of administration, aerospace, finance, education, commerce, design, culture, tourism, music and poetry as well as pharmaceuticals, technology. There is so much to see here. It is the city of Nawabs and it is known as the Golden city of India and Constantinople of the east. Lucknow is a multicultural place; it is known for its gardens, baradaris, Imambaras, Islamic shrines and mosques. The city was a major centre during the Indian rebellion that took place in 1857 and was active in the independence movement.

In the morning of day 3, you will visit great places such as Jama Masjid, Roomi Dawarza, the great Imambara Picture gallery and Residency and Dilkusha palace. You will also see monuments such as the Chhota Imambara and Bara Imambara with its blend of Mughlai and Turkish-style architectural design.

There is no hurry at all; you will get to see all these places. In the afternoon, you have free time to yourself. You will spend the night in Lucknow.

Highlights: Lucknow - Visit the Great Imambara, Jama Masjid, Picture gallery, Clock Tower, Roomi Darwaza, Residency & Dilkusha Palace.

Day 04 Lucknow to Varanasi by Train

There are many ways to spend your vacation, there are a number of places to holiday at; there are many trips you can take; but be rest assured, a trip with Golden Triangle is one you will be remember all your life.

As part of the travel package, on day 4 you will take a trip from Lucknow to Varanasi by train. This trip will be in the afternoon (you have free time in the morning). On arrival in Varanasi, the spiritual capital of North India, you will be transferred to your hotel. Varanasi is regarded as the city of temples or the Holy city of India. Varanasi is also called Benaras, Banaras or Kashi. This city is home to the Ganges River. You will stay overnight at Varanasi.

Day 05 What happens in Varanasi?

There is a Hindu belief that when a dead person’s ashes are immersed in the River Ganges, the soul will attain Moksha (salvation and freedom). In the morning of day 5, you will take a boat rides in the river Ganges. Two of the most renowned ghats, Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats will be visited. These two famous ghats are frequented by many devotees for holy dips and cremation. Here, you will observe cremations takes place at the bank of the river Ganga to release the dead from this birth cycle and free them. Around these ghats, you will observe the burning of funeral pyres around the ghats.

In the evening, you have free time to observe the Arti at the River Ganges ghats; In between the morning and evening, you have free time. You can spend it resting; leisurely learning more about the city or you could visit Sarnath. You will be spending the night in a hotel after your tour of Varanasi.

Highlights: Varanasi - Boat ride on the River Ganges visiting the Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats.

Day 06 Varanasi to Aga in overnight train

In the morning you have free time to visit more of Varanasi. Varanasi is the oldest city in the world (dating bасk to 5000 уеаrѕ) and founded before Rome (capital of Italy). It hаѕ been the сulturаl and ѕріrіtuаl саріtаl of country India for years. Varanasi city has shrines for Buddhist followers - north east of Varanasi is Sarnath, where Gautama Buddha (Buddhism founder) first taught dharma to the people. Here, you could visit Dharmarajika Stupa, Buddhist temple and the ruins in Museum. Check-out from the hotel isat 1200 hrs noon.

Later in the evening you will be transferred to the Mughalsarai railway station for overnight train for Agra.

Day 07 The Agra Tour

Upon your arrival at the Tundla rail station in the morning, you will be transferred to your hotel in Agra. Agra, part of the Golden Triangle tourist circuit (along with Jaipur and Delhi) is a major touristic interest city of India. The town is also known as Akbarabad and went through its peak periods during the time of the Mughals as the capital under the Mughal rulers Akbar, Jahangir and Shahjahan. Agra is home to one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal; the visit to the Taj Mahal will be the high point of your trip to Agra. The Taj Mahal is an elegantly designed structure built with white marble by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. This monumental structure was built between 1631 and 1648 in memory of the emperor’s favorite queen, Queen Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is truly a beauty; it is a marvel that sits comfortably on the banks of the Yamuna River; it is truly a wonder and an embodiment of love and romance.

Another sight is the Agra Fort, a UNESCO world Heritage Site known for its magnificent architecture. It was built in the 16th century, another achievement of the Mughal Empire. The Agra Fort houses many fairy tale palaces including Jahangir palace and Khas Mahal. You will also have some time to see the halls Diwan-e-Aam (private audience hall) and Diwan-e-Khas (public audience hall). In the afternoon, you can visit more places of personal interest or do some personal shopping. Agra is famous for inlaid marble work and handicrafts made of marble, wood and metal. The transport is at your disposal within the city limits. Note that the Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays. You will spend the night in Agra.

Highlights: Agra – Visit Taj Mahal & Agra Fort.

Day 08 Agra to Fatehpur Sikri (Enroute Jaipur)

Fatehpur Sikri was built by the Emperor Akhbar in the 16th century. You will be visiting this place while on your way to Jaipur. Fahtehpur Sikri is one of the most notable USESCO world heritage site in India due to its role in Mughal civilization. Other places you will visit here include the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the Jama Masjid, the Panch Mahal (5-storied) and the Inland Dawarza. The Inland Dawarza is the central portico with three arched entrances. It is known locally as Lutheran Horseshoe gate. Other beautiful buildingz to be visited here include Neubat Khana, Birbal’s house, Mariam-uz-Zamani’s palace and Ibadan Khana.

Next stop is Jaipur, the pink city. The entire city was painted pink when the Prince of Wales visited in the 18th century. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and was built by Maharajah Jaipur Singh. You can spend the rest of the day walking on the colorful streets. Your transport is at your disposal within the city limits. You will spend the night in Jaipur.

Highlights: Agra - Visit Fatehpur Sikri.

Day 09 Amer Palace

The morning of day 9 begins with a visit to Amer palace. Amer palace was constructed by Raja Man Singh with red sandstone. This was the earlier capital of Jaipur It is divided into four sections, each with a courtyard. The gate of the main entrance is Surajpol. Other places here include the temple dedicated to the goddess Sila Devi, the public and private audience halls, the palace of mirrors (Sheesh Mahal) and the pleasant climate-water connection of the Sukh Niwas. You can climb on to an elephant’s back or take a ride in a jeep to ascend the fort.

Apart from that, there is also a trip to the seven-storey Maharajah City Palace and Jantar Mantar (the observatory). Hawa Mahal palace and the garden will also be visited. Jaipur is most famous for its shopping activities. You will be spending the night in Jaipur.

Highlights: Jaipur - Visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar & drive past Hawa Mahal.

Day 10 Road Trip!

On day 10, you will be taken from Jaipur to Delhi by road. We will make sure you get to Delhi airport in time for your return flight. Accommodation is not included here as most flights depart after midnight. It is time for us to say our temporary goodbye as we have completed our part of your holiday, vacation or tourism.

Undertake the Varanasi trip with Golden Triangle; it is a travel you will not regret.


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Golden Triangle Trip with Varanasi

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