Golden Triangle Tour Package – Duration : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Destinations : Delhi – Jaipur- Agra – Gwalior – Orchha – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi
Day 01 : Arrive at Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi
Full day tour of Delhi.Visit Qutub Minar built by Qutub-ud-Din Aibek in 1199, Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate (War Memorial Arch), Lakshminarayan Temple – a modern Hindu Temple. Also drive past President’s House, Parliament House, Government Secretariat Buildings and Connaught Place shopping center. Visit Raj Ghat – the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi, Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort & Chandni Chowk. Overnight at Delhi.
Day 03 : Delhi Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon tour of Jaipur. Jaipur – the capital of Rajasthan was given a color coat of pink a century ago in honor of a visiting Prince and ever since, it has retained this color. Built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer, this city is 260 years old. Visit Maharaja’s City Palace, & the Observatory . Drive past Hawa Mahal & through the pink rose residential & business areas. Overnight at Jaipur.
Day 04 : Jaipur – Morning visit Amber fort
Morning visit Amber Fort. Amber Fort was the ancient capital of the State. Visit the Sheesh Mahal or the Hall of Victory glittering with mirrors. Enjoy Elephant ride at Amber Fort. Evening dinner at Choki Dhani (Optional). Overnight at Jaipur hotel.
Day 05 : Jaipur Agra
Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Fatehpur Sikri is 40 kms from Agra and built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
After visits drive to Agra. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit city. Visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra Fort, the Halls of Public and Private Audience.
Overnight Agra. TAJ MAHAL remains closed to public on Fridays.
Day 06 : Agra-Gwalior-Orchha
Morning drive to Gwalior. Visit the Man Mandir, Gujari Mahal (today an archaeological museum), The fort, Temples of Sas-Bahu, Teli Ka Mandir, Jai Vilas Palace, Tomb of Gaus Mohammad and the Mausoleum of Tansen. After sight seeing of Gwalior proceed to Orchha. Overnight in Orchha.
Day 07 : Orchha-Khajuraho
Morning visit Orchha city. Orchha’s grandeur has been captured in stone, frozen in time & a rich legacy to the ages. For, on this medieval city, the hand of time has rested lightly: the palaces and the temples built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th century retain much of their pristine glory. Jahangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris has a spectacular view of soaring temple spires & cenotaphs. Afternoon drive to Khajuraho. Overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 08 : Khajuraho
Morning city tour. The world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples. Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple – the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.Overnight at Khajuraho. Day 09 ;- Khajuraho-Varanasi
After wash and change, visit temple to see AARTI (Prayer) performed by the Pujari (Priest). Come back to the hotel, have your breakfast and proceed to airport to board the flight to Varanasi. Pickup from Varanasi airport and check into hotel. Afternoon excursion to Sarnath. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 10 : Varanasi
Morning boat excursion on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from ghat to ghat. People bathe early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. 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.
Day 11 : Varanasi-Delhi-Departure
After breakfast explore this holy city on foot and enjoy last minute shopping. Afternoon flight to Delhi. Arrival transfer from domestic airport and come to the city for dinner. After dinner proceed to international airport for final departure to your country.
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