GOLDEN TRIANGLE TOUR WITH VARANASI FROM DELHI (7 DAYS)
The Golden Triangle with Varanasi is a popular tour package in India that covers the three most important cities of the northern region – Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, along with the spiritual city of Varanasi.
The tour usually starts from Delhi, the capital city of India. Delhi is famous for its rich history, culture, and architecture. The major attractions include the Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple, India Gate, and Jama Masjid.
The next destination is Agra, where the iconic Taj Mahal is located. Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and is a symbol of love. Apart from the Taj Mahal, the city also has other significant historical sites such as the Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula’s Tomb, and Fatehpur Sikri.
The third stop of the tour is Jaipur, also known as the Pink City. The city is famous for its colorful bazaars, majestic forts, and palaces. The major attractions include the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, and Jal Mahal.
The tour concludes with a visit to Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world. It is a spiritual hub for Hindus, and the banks of the river Ganges are considered sacred. The city is known for its Ghats, which are the series of steps leading down to the river. The major attractions include the Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Sarnath, Manikarnika Ghat, and Dashashwamedh Ghat.
Overall, the Golden Triangle with Varanasi tour offers a perfect blend of history, culture, architecture, and spirituality. It is a must-visit tour package for anyone who wants to explore the diverse culture and rich heritage of India.
Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi from Delhi (7 Days)
Our driver will take you up from Delhi airport or from your hotel in Delhi and proceed for the sightseeing of the city with the tour guide provided to you.
Red Fort is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, also known as Lal Qila. In the walled city of Old Delhi (presently) the fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s new capital, Shahjahanabad.
Jama Masjid (Friday Mosque)
Jama Masjid, a beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi’s mayhem. India’s largest mosque is built on a 10 meter elevation, towering above the surrounding hubbub. It can hold a mind blowing 25000 people.
Qutub Minar (Victory Tower)
After that, proceed to visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutub Minar is an excellent example of Afghan architecture constructed with marble and red-sandstone and stands 73 meters tall.
This tomb, built in 1570, is of particular cultural significance as it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent. It inspired several major architectural innovations, culminating in the construction of the Taj Mahal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site. This tomb was the tomb of the second Mughal King “Humayun”.
Continue visiting Raj Ghat, the place where the father of the nation “Mahatma Gandhi” was cremated.
After the sightseeing, you will be dropped at your hotel in Delhi.
Overnight stay in Delhi.
After breakfast the driver will take you up from your hotel in Delhi and drive to Agra via the Yamuna Expressway. On arrival meet the tour guide and check into the hotel in Agra.
Taj Mahal, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. The Taj was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. The whole complex was not completed until 1653.
Agra Fort, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its construction along the bank of the Yamuna River was initiated by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Further additions were made, particularly by his grandson Shah Jahan, using his favorite building material – white marble.
Itmad-Ud-Daula (Baby Taj)
It is also known as Jewel Box or Baby Taj. It is the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah and appears quite similar to the Taj Mahal. Therefore, it received the name “Baby Taj.” The mausoleum is also a must-see destination during your trip to Agra.
After the sightseeing you will be dropped back to your hotel in Agra.
Overnight stay in Agra.
Jaipur, enroute Fatehpur Sikri
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Jaipur.
On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Red sandstone buildings cluster at its center. Buland Darwaza gate is the entrance to Jama Masjid Mosque. Nearby is the marble Tomb of Salim Chishti.
After sightseeing at Fatehpur Sikri proceeded towards Jaipur.
Overnight stay in Jaipur.
After breakfast, our driver will come to pick you up from your hotel in Jaipur to start the sightseeing.
Amer Fort (Amber Palace)
Proceeds to visit Amber fort with a tour guide and Amer fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Listed Site. Amer Fort is well-known for its artistic style of Hindu elements and has cobbled paths, a series of gates, and large ramparts.
Later, proceed to visit City Palace. The apartment houses museums with an array of textiles, costumes, arms, weapons, and paintings, a complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings, and the impressive City Palace is right in the center of the Old City.
Hawa Mahal ( Palace of wind)
Continue visiting Hawa Mahal; this monument is popularly known as the “Palace of Winds” and is considered one of the most highly praised landmarks in Jaipur.
In the end, visit the World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory that dates to the 1700s. Adjacent to the City Palace is Jantar Mantar, an observatory begun by Jai Singh II in 1728 that resembles a collection of bizarre giant sculptures.
After sightseeing on the way towards Hotel, have some break and then proceed for the flight to Varanasi.
Spent a leisurely day and then attended the Divine Ganga Arti at Dasaswamedh Ghat in the evening.
Dashashwamedh ghat is one of the oldest, most spectacular, and most important ghat, located on the bank of the river Gange near the old Vishwanath Temple in Kashi. The literal meaning of the Dashashwamedh is the Ghat (river front) of the ten sacrificed horses (dash means 10, ashwa means horse, and medh means sacrifice).
Sarnath, Buddhist Site
Sarnath is a place located 10 kilometers north-east of Varanasi near the confluence of the Ganges and the Varuna rivers in Uttar Pradesh, India. The deer park in Sarnath is where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dhamma and where the Buddhist Sangha came into existence through the enlightenment of Kondanna.
Assi ghat is described in the Kashi Khand as Assi “Saimbeda Tirtha ” means the one who gets a dip here once in his life will get punya of all the Tirthas (religious places of the Hindu). Generally, Hindu pilgrims are used to taking the holy dip here in Chaitya (the month of March/April) and Magh (the month of Jan/Feb), as well as for some other significant events like solar and lunar eclipses, Probodhoni Ekadashi, and Makar Shankranti.
Kashi Vishwanath Temple
The land of Varanasi (Kashi) has been the ultimate pilgrimage spot for Hindus for ages. Hindus believe that one who is graced to die on the land of Varanasi would attain salvation and freedom from the cycle of birth and rebirth. Abode of Lord Shiva and Parvati, the origins of Varanasi are yet unknown.
After sightseeing, Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Varanasi to Delhi
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and on the way to Delhi on arrival you will be dropped to airport or at your hotel in Delhi.
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Good Tour - Sabir was very friendly and helpful and provided a nice tour of the Taj Mahal and surrounding areas.
December 17, 2019
Agra Fort and Taj mahal - My tour guide Sabir was amazing! He brought us to the places with the best angles for pictures and was able to articulate clearly the history of the tour sites... read more
October 5, 2019