Golden Triangle is the most popular and visited circuit of India that includes cities of Agra, Delhi and Jaipur located roughly at 250 kms from each other and forming a triangle on Indian map with respect to its locations. The circuit is well connected by road, buses and trains with fast trains like Shatabdi Express. The New Express Highway between Delhi and Agra have shortened the travel time to 2-3 hours only.
Most of the foreign tourists likes to land into Delhi, spend couple of days here, explore the city and then travel southwards towards the land of Taj and then west to the Pink city of India – Jaipur.
Depending upon the number of days you can spare out from your hectic worklife, you can extend the tour to add Khajurao, Varanasi further to Agra, or connect Ranthambore if you are a wildlife enthusiast or may be visit the popular camel fair at Pushkar held in November. Many of the tourists also connect the serene Golden Temple with this trip. Off late this circuit have become pretty popular with the domestic tourists from South India also.
This circuit reflects the grandeur, glory & history of the nation in true sense. So plan your trip to Golden Triangle and ask for all the customizations that you can imagine!
Upon your arrival in Delhi, your driver will greet you at Delhi International Airport and transfer you to your Hotel. Check in and Rest of the day is at your leisure and rest. Evening you might like to visit AKshardham temple. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
After breakfast, proceed at 0900 hrs for a full day tour in Delhi. Visit Jama Masjid- one of the largest mosque in the world, built by Shah Jahan to dominate the city, Red Fort- the largest monument in Delhi that was the residence of Mughal emperor of India for 200 years, Raj Ghat- a memorial built to commemorate the site of Mahatma Gandhi’s cremation, Qutub Minar- UNESCO World Heritage-listed tallest minaret, Humayun Tomb- another UNESCO World Heritage site, Lotus temple- Bahai house of worship, famous for it flowerlike shape, drive past Embassy, Diplomatic enclave, stop for a quick photo at India Gate and Rastrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, Connaught Place and Delhi main shopping area. Be back for overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur by 0830 hrs. On arrival, check in to the hotel. After some rest, proceed to visit Birla temple, Nahargarh Fort (sunset view over city). Evening visit “Chokhi Dhani” -a five star ethnic village resort for an exquisite Rajasthani traditional dinner with dance and music. Overnight stay at Jaipur hotel.
After breakfast proceed to visit city attraction covering Amber Fort enjoy elephant ride to the fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar (observatory), City Palace & Museum. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast drive to Agra – a historical and romantic city of medieval India by 0830 hrs. Enroute stop at UNESCO World Heritage red sandstone complex of Fatehpur Sikri built in 1569 by Emperor Akbar and abandoned 15 years later due to water scarcity. Visit Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-aam,diwan-e-khas. Then continue to Agra. On arrival check-in at hotel, later proceed for a half day city tour to Agra Fort- built by Emperor Akbar on the banks of the Yamuna River. Later proceed to Taj Mahal for the most beautiful sunset view of “The Taj”. (Taj Mahal closed on Fridays). Overnight at Agra hotel.
After breakfast, transfers to the Agra Railway station to board the train to Jhansi. On arrival at Jhansi railway station, pickup and transfers to the beautiful town of Orchha. Later on proceed for half-day tour of Orchha and visit Orchha fort, drive through a series of Hindu temples. Return to your hotel in the evening and stay overnight.
After breakfast drive to Khajuraho. Arrive Khajuraho & transfer to hotel. On arrival at Khajuraho, you will be transferred to your hotel & later after some rest, proceed for city tour of the exotic temples of Khajuraho. Visit the temples of Khajuraho, world famous for its erotic sculptures that present a picture of eternal, spiritual and physical love. Stay overnight at the hotel in Khajuraho.
After breakfast, transfer to the Airport to board the flight to Varanasi. On arrival, our representative will transfer you to the hotel. After lunch, start for an excursion to Sarnath, enroute, visit museum. Visit the Buddhist temple and see Bodhi Tree. Return to your hotel in the evening and stay overnight.
After breakfast, proceed for a boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. The two cremation ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day and night. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth and death. Overnight in Varanasi.
After breakfast, proceed for a little walk through narrow alleys of the ancient city of Varanasi. Visit the most sacred living temple – The Vishwanath Temple. Later, transfers to the airport to board the flight to Delhi to catch your international flight back home with memories of ALifetimeTrip.