Day 01: Arrival in Delhi (Hotel Check in Time 12 noon)
Our representative will greet you at Arrival Hall in Delhi International Airport and later escort you to the designated hotel by a hired cab. Spend rest of the time in leisure activities. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi – full day city tour
Proceed for full day city tour post breakfast in the hotel. The travel guide will brief tourists about the whole day’s activities. The city has been inhabited since 6th Century BC and through most of its history it had served as capital for many kingdoms and empires. In 1639 AD, The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan built a new walled city named Shahjahanabad which served as the capital of Mughal Empire from 1649 until the rebellion of 1857. Later, British East India Company had shifted their capital from Kolkata to Delhi and established it as its administrative centre. Visit Jama Masjid, located at very busy street of old Delhi. It is the largest mosque in India. Also visit Red Fort. These buildings had been built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. Enjoy rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk – one of the busiest markets in Old Delhi.
Explore New Delhi in afternoon and visit some other monuments like Qutab Minar, Parliament House, India Gate, Secretariat Buildings and Jantar Mantar Observatory. A three member committee was formed to plan the construction of the city. The key architect of the committee was Sir Edwin Lutyen who gave the shape to city which is now called New Delhi. Spend rest of time in local markets like Janpath and Palika Bazaar for shopping. Overnight stay in the hotel.
(Every Monday Red Fort is closed)
Day 03: Delhi – Varanasi (by flight)
Visitors will board a flight for Varanasi from Delhi Airport. A local representative will escort visitors to the designated hotel upon arrival in Varanasi. In the afternoon visit Sarnath where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon after getting enlightenment at Bodhgaya. Also visit Dhamekh Stupa, ruins of Deer Park, Mahabodhi Manavihar and Sarnath Museum in the vicinity.
Witness and take part in the world famous Ganges Aarti in evening at the Ghat of river Ganges. Get back to the hotel and stay there overnight.
Day 04: Varanasi – sightseeing
Post freshen up early morning proceed for Ghats of river Ganges to experience the mesmerizing view of sunrise along with a boat ride. Get back to the hotel and have breakfast. Step out for half day city tour/sightseeing, Visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Benaras Hindu University (BHU), Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple and other prominent places.
Explore local markets for shopping and hang out. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 05: Varanasi / Delhi (by flight) – drive to Jaipur (250 kms, 4.5 hrs drive)
Have lunch in a local restaurant near Delhi Airport and later proceed for Jaipur – the state capital of Rajasthan. Check into a hotel upon arrival by evening. Spend rest of the time in leisure activities or shopping. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 06: In Jaipur – sightseeing
Step out for an excursion after breakfast. Visit Amber fort and know about this former residence of Rajput kings. Visit Palace of Winds en route, also known as Hawa Mahal. The royal ladies used to watch the daily activities on street below from this elaborate facade. Visit City Palace in afternoon, a famous landmark which is spread over a large area as it occupies one seventh of the city. Walk to the adjacent Jantar Mantar or Astronomical Observatory made by the Maharaja of Jaipur. It has also been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Grab an opportunity to shop souvenirs, traditional Rajasthani attires, skilful art craft, handicraft and other regional articles from local markets.
Overnight stay in a hotel.
Day 07: Jaipur – Agra (245 kms, 5 hrs drive)
Post breakfast in the hotel depart for Agra. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Fatehpur Sikri en route. This deserted red sandstone city was built by Great Mughal Emperor Akbar as his capital and palace during late 16th century. Popular highlights of this region are Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Diwan-i-Aam, Panch Mahal and so on. Tourists will reach Agra after a drive of 30 – 45 minutes. After freshen up proceed for half day city tour including visit to Taj Mahal. This building was built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1630 to enshrine the mortal remains of his beloved Queen Mumtaz. Also visit Agra Fort.
Overnight sty in the hotel.
(Taj Mahal remains closed every Friday)
Day 08: Agra – Delhi (180 kms, 4.5 hrs drive)
After breakfast in the hotel depart for Delhi. Representatives will escort you to Delhi Airport to board flight for respective destination. This concludes memorable tour of Golden Triangle with Varanasi.