9 Days |
Enjoy a boat ride and Ganga aarti in Varanasi
Admire the beauty of the Taj Mahal, the pride of India
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of famous destinations in Delhi
Shop for souvenirs from colorful markets
Explore the alleys of the pink city, Jaipur
Your tour will commence with your arrival at Delhi, where you will will be graciously escorted by our representative and taken to your hotel.
On the first morning, you will visit Raj Ghat, the memorial built to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our Nation. As you travel past the Majestic Red Fort, you will reach your next destination, Jama Masjid. Closer by is the eclectic Chandni Chowk Market, where you can shop for interesting jewellery and clothes.
Your afternoon travel will include visits to the Qutub Minar, Humayun tomb and India Gate, all major historical highlights of Delhi. The first day of your Golden Triangle tourwill culminate with a drive across the Parliament House, President's House and other Government Secretarial Buildings to a final visit to the Lakshminarayan temple. Your overnight stay will be at Delhi.
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.
The next morning you will start bright and early for Jaipur, the pink city of India. We will drive you from Delhi to Jaipur by road. Upon arrival, you will be checked in to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the beautiful pink city of Rajasthan. Here, in the city of the royals, you can spend your time strolling through the vibrant crowded streets, revel in the unique Jaipur bazaars or visit any other place of interest as the vehicle will be at your disposal. The overnight stay will be at Jaipur.
This day you will start with visiting the Amber Fort, the earlier capital of Jaipur. Every room of this fort, like SukhNiwas, is an architectural marvel and will steal your breath away. The day will be followed by visiting other historical monuments like Maharaja City Palace, JantarMantar, and HawaMahal( palace of wind). The rest of the day can be spent by visiting the garden, the business center or shopping at the local market, as per your wish. The overnight stay will be at Jaipur.
Highlights: Jaipur - Visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar & drive past Hawa Mahal.
On the fourth day of the Bestseller India Tour, you will travel to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri, one of UNESCO’s world heritage site. The next highlights of the day would be Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti, the five storied Panch Mahal and Buland Darwaza. The rest of the day, you can visit other graceful monuments like Ibadat Khana, Mariam-uz-Zamani's palace, Naubat Khana and Birbal's house, and spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. The overnight stay will be at Agra.
Highlights: Visit Fatehpur Sikri.
On the fifth day of the Golden triangle tour with Varanasi, we will drive you to two prominent historical marvels of Agra. The first would be TajMahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and the second would be Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The rest of the day, you can tour at your own discretion, check out various handicraft and marble work, and prepare yourself to go to Varanasi after an overnight stay at Agra.
Highlights: Agra – Visit TajMahal& Agra Fort.
As we come to an end of this Budget and pocket friendly tour of most popular cities of India, you will be driven to Delhi airport for your Varanasi flight. After you alight and touchdown at Varanasi, we will drive you to your hotel. The rest of the day you can discover this beautiful holy city at your pace, stroll across the vibrant bazaars of Varanasi and pick small mementos to take back home. Varanasi, also called Benares, has been the touted as the cultural and spiritual capital of North India for years. Most popular tour in India allows you to explore this city at your leisure to discover the spiritual side of you. In the evening when the dusk falls, you can optionally attend the Ganga aarti that is held every day at the Ghats. With the sadhus and devotees singing chants in symphony, it is one of the most magical experience one can have. After the prayer you can go back to the hotel and rest. Overnight is in Varanasi.
Your next day will start early with an adventurous boat trip across the river Ganges to take you to different ghats. Two such ghats where you will find throngs of devotees praying would be Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats. These Ghats are one of the holiest places, where people don’t just take a holy dip, but also get their loved ones cremated. The reason is the strong belief among Indians that whosoever dies in Varanasi and gets cremated on the bank of river Ganga achieves salvation. So, one of the fascinating sights you will find across the bank will be of several funeral pyres burning.
After the holy Hindu ritual, you can decide to spend the rest of the day relaxing or travel to Sarnath, which as per the stories is the deer park where Buddha gave his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. By the time you come back, it would dark and you could explore some more or go back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Highlights: Varanasi - Boat ride on the River Ganges visiting the Manikarnika and Harishchandra ghats.
On the eighth day of your Best seller India tour, you will be sent back to Delhi. From there you can hop on to your next flight or wait till your onward flight arrives. Since most flights depart after midnight, night accommodation will not be provided in Delhi
Depart for your return/onward journey. Marks the End of your Indian Golden Triangle Varanasi travel package.