Golden Triangle Rajasthan with Khajuraho & Varanasi Tour-14 days
Allow India to exercises its special magic on you with our 14 days Golden triangle Rajasthan with Khajuraho & Varanasi tour. Immerse yourself into the mesmerizing life of India - one of the countries in the world with the oldest and richest civilizations. Witness how a country throbs in its myriads of lifestyles full with spirituality. Enjoy the tall minarets, palaces, majestic temples, forts and thoroughfares that have been delights of travelers since the earliest times. From the majestic Himalayas to the tropical forests of Western Ghats, perhaps India is the most diverse country in the world. Our guided tour will acquaint yourself with, on the one hand - a booming economy, latest technology, trendy cars and night life, and on the other hand, just exit the main road and you will find yourselves in a village away from the modern hullabaloo with their own Middle Age slow and serene life. Moreover, don't forget to taste some of the hundreds of varieties of Indian cuisine specific to the particular the region you visit.
In our Golden triangle and Rajasthan with Khajuraho & Varanasi tour - 14 days tour, you will get a firsthand experience of many facades of India. Varanasi is perhaps the cradle of Hindu Civilization. Khajuraho offers exotic and erotic architecture from millennia back. Visit Delhi's Lal Quila or Red Fort, the Qutab Minar, and Lotus Temple among others. The Humayun's grave is Delhi is believed to be a prototype for the Taj Mahal. Immerse into the colorful life of Jaipur. We also visit the the Taj Mahal itself in Agra - one of the seven new wonders of the world. Further discover the cultural and geographical wonders of north western India passing by the ancient cities of Pushkar, Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Our other India tours include: North India Tour - 13 days, Enchanting Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling: Overland tour - 7 Days, Glimpses of Mt Kanchendzonga: Sikkim, Kalimpong & Darjeeling Tour - 10 days.
Important Note and Optional Activities
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrival Delhi (India)
After your arrival in Delhi airport, a representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will pickup you up and transfer to your hotel. Relax in the rest hours of this day and also visit the traditional bazaars as well as historic and monumental sites in Delhi. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi
After breakfast, we visit the historic monuments of Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate, Parliament House, Birla Temple, and Raj Ghat. Visit to the majestic Red Fort or Lal Kila, the beautiful marvels covered in red sandstone. Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India that was built by Emperor Shah Jahan of the Taj Mahal fame. Rajghat - a memorial of Mahatama Gandhi. After exploring the Old Delhi monuments, we visit Rastrapati Bhawan (Presidential Palace), the India Gate a memorable monument built in the honor of Indian soldiers, and Qutub Minar one of the tallest towers in the world. Overnight at Delhi hotel.
Fly Delhi to Varanasi, Varanasi Sightseeing
taking our morning breakfast we fly to Varanasi (SG-116 Dep: 0935/Arr:
11:10). On arrival at Varanasi, transfer to hotel. Visit Sarnath at 9
kilometers from Varanasi. After gaining enlightenment in Bodh Gaya,
Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon at the Deer Park,
thus setting in motion the Wheel of Dhamma. Similarly, Emperor Ashoka (c
304-232 BC) visited Sarnath around 234 BC, and erected a stupa here.
Ashoka was a great warrior, but later spread Buddha's message of love
and compassion. We return Varanasi to enjoy the evening religious
practice of Arati. Our guide will also explain the meaning of the
rituals and chants that take place during the Arati. Overnight at
Varanasi to Khajuraho
take our breakfast and fly to Khajuraho. On arrival at Khajuraho, check
in to Hotel. Then we make a tour of the world renowned exotic temples
of the Western, Eastern & Sothern Khajuraho. Besides the eroticism
that the Temple is famous for, the Khajuraho Temples also celebrate
womanhood and various aspects of feminine self. The carvings depict
women in various chores of their daily life: from writing a letter,
applying eye makeup, combing her tresses, dancing & playing with her
child. In the evening, we enjoy the Sound & Light Show at the
Western Temple Complex. Overnight at Khajuraho.
Khajuraho to Orchha to Jhansi to Agra
Breakfast drive to Orchha (190 km/3 hrs drive). The medieval town of
Orchha was founded by Bundela rulers with Palaces and temples of the
16th and 17th century. An interesting feature of the town is that it is
attractively flanked by the River Betwa. After making a sightseeing tour
of Orcha, we proceed to Jhansi train station (17 Km/1/2 hrs drive
approx) for Jhansi-Agra. (Taj Express/Dep: 1520/Arr: 18:47) On arrival
Transfer to Hotel.Overnight at Agra.
taking the morning breakfast in hotel, we pay our visit to Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal is the finest amalgam of love and architecture and of the
great wonders of the world. We also visit Agra Fort, a large fortified
strategic point of Mughal Empire. Started in 1565, it took eight years
to complete its construction. Visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, also
sometimes referred as the a "draft" of the Taj Mahal. Overnight at Agra
Drive Agra to Jaipur : 240 km/ 5 hrs
start Agra Sightseeing tour after morning breakfast. Visit the Taj
Mahal, a finest amalgam of love and architecture - one of the wonders of
the world. We also visit Agra Fort, a large fortified strategic point
of Mughal Empire. Then we further drive to Jaipur. En route, we visit
Mughal Dynasty's Fatehpur Sikri with magnificent red sandstone building,
built by the Moghal Emperor Akbar to commemorate Saint Salim Chisti,
who blessed Akbar with three sons. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel.
After morning breakfast, we make an excursion to the 16th century Amber fort. Also enjoy elephant ride at Amber Fort. The fort was built by Akbar's Rajput Commander, Raja Man Singh. Visit and shop at textile industry. Other attractions of Jaipur are the City Palace of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal or Wind Palace and Jantar Mantar or Observatory which was built by Raja Jai Singh. Also visit Laxmi Narayan Temple. Overnight at Jaipur Hotel.
Jaipur to Puskar :146 Km/ 4 hrs
Morning drive to Puskar. Check in to Hotel. After taking our Lunch, we make a sightseeing tour of Puskar. Visit the Lord Brahma Temple which is enclosed by Pushkar Lake. Hindu pilgrims and devotees take a spiritual dip in the holy water of the Pushkar Lake. Overnight at Puskar Hotel.
Pushkar to Jodhpur: 190 Km/ 3.5 hrs
Today, we drive to Jodhpur. On arrival at Jodhpur, check in to Hotel. Then we head for a sightseeing tour of Mehrangarh Fort - one of the famous Forts of Jodhpur. Similarly, Jaswant Thada is a memorial built in white marble in the honor of Jaswant Singh. Then we also visit Umaid Bhawan erstwhile a palace but now a heritage hotel and museum. The Jhanki Mahal, from where the royal ladies watched the official proceedings, in the courtyard, today houses a rich collection of the royal cradles. Other interesting places are the Clock Tower and Sadar Market. In fact, these two landmarks are the prime attraction of Jodhpur city. Discover and enjoy a wide range of handicrafts. Overnight at Jodhpur Hotel.
Jodhpur to Udaipur : 266 Km/5.5 hrs
After taking our morning breakfast, we drive to Udaipur. Take lunch at some good place on the way. Overnight at Udaipur Hotel.
Today, we make a full-day sightseeing tour of Udaipur. Visit the 16th
century City Palace. The major attractions inside the Palace are Durbar
Hall, Palace Museum, Jagdish Temple, and Crystal Gallery. You may also
find it interesting to visit Saheli ki Bari meaning Friends' Garden, a
small decorated garden, created in honor of Royal Ladies for
entertaining purpose. In the evening, transfer to Airport for the Delhi
flight. After arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at
Udaipur to Delhi
Transfer to Udaipur Airport for the Delhi flight. After arrival in
Delhi, transfer to the hotel. Visit around the Delhi thoroughfares
nearby your Delhi Hotel. Overnight at Delhi Hotel.
Your Golden Triangle and Rajasthan with Khajuraho & Varanasi
Cultural tour of North India concludes today. We hope you enjoyed the
tour with us. A representative from Himalayan Glacier Trekking will
transfer you to the airport for your onward journey.
- All airport/hotel transfers
- All ground transportation by A/C car
- Accommodation on twin sharing with breakfast
- An experienced English speaking guide in each city
- Heritage sites entrance fees
- Elephant ride at Amer Fort, Jaipur
- Camel ride at Jaisalmer
- Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, Delhi
- Morning & Evening boat ride in River Ganges,Varanasi
- Train ticket for Janshi to Agra on A/c Chair
- All applicable hotel and transport taxes
- All government and local taxes
What's Not Include
- Indian Visa fee
- International airfare to and from India
- Air fare (Udaipur to Delhi – US$ 89 Approx); (Delhi to Varanasi – US$ 104 Approx) (Varanasi to Khajuraho – US$ 96 Approx) [*airfare are flexible and is the subject to change while booking]
- All meals except breakfast
- Extra night accommodation if needed
- Excess baggage charges
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water etc.)
- Any other expenses incurred in the tour apart from those mention in the cost include part
- Any changes in the above due to political or natural disturbance
We use 4 star hotels in India. We use The Royal Plaza or similar in New Delhi; Royal Orchid or similar in Jaipur and Hotel Radisson in Agra; Pushkar Palace in Pushkar; Ranbanka Palace in Jodhpur; Garden hotel in Udaipur and Radisson Hotel in Khajuraho and Varanasi.
Since the tour is designed on twin sharing basis, you share room with your fellow traveler but in case you prefer single rooms we charge USD 860 as single supplement.
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