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Golden Triangle Tour with Holy Ganges/Varanasi

Duration :- 07 Nights / 08Days
Destinations:- Delhi- Jaipur - Agra -Varanasi - Delhi

Day 01. Delhi (Arrival) Lotus Temple, Delhi Tour Packages
Fly from your country to Delhi - The Political and Cultural Capital of Incredible India. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Our airport representative or your leader will be waiting for you in the arrival hall located after passing out of the customs area and beyond the airport travel desks and exchange counters. Look out for the Peregrine signboard for your name. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 45 minutes. As your flight arrives in the night you will be straight away transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 02. Old & New Delhi
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel leave for full day sightseeing of Old and New Delhi . Drive into the heart of Indias Capital to explore Old Delhi visiting the famous Jamia Mazjid, walk through the Chandini Chowk and Indias oldest and busiest market, Sheesh Ganj gurudwara, Enjoy rickshaw ride in narrow alleys of old Delhi through Kinari Bazaar and the 400 years old Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, stop for photos at the colorful market before finishing the Victorian Cannaught Place One of the most prominent architectural remnants of British Rule. Later visit Birla Temple, Lotus Temple, Akshardham Temple (Lakshminarayan Temple), Humanyu Tomb, Crematory of Mahatma Gandhi, Parliament House, Presidential House, India Gate, Government buildings & Qutab Minar and other countless monuments. In the evening you will have time for shopping activities. Return to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 03. Delhi – Jaipur (260 Kms - 05 hrs)
Early in the morning after breakfast at the resort check out and drive to Jaipur. This historic city was founded by Maharaja Swai Jai Singh in 1727 AD after shifting his capital from Amber valley to newly formed and planned city of its time after consulting so many maps of the world and finally organized own religious map Shilpa Shastra with the help of a young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Batacharya. Maharaja Swai Jai Singh was a builder, astronomer, astrologer, soldier, and philosopher. Presently, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan & is world famous as the Pink City. Wide-avenued Jaipur is one of the most important heritage cities in India, and home to India's second most visited site. Arrive and check into the hotel. Later in the day after change, wash and some rest go for sightseeing of beautiful Heritage City. First visit the Amber Fort, from the foothill of the fort Elephants will carry you to the famous Amber Fort, the elephant ride gives you the experience and impression of how Maharajas & royal family members were using the services of elephants. Visit the Amber Fort. Later visit the Hawa Mahal ( Wind Palace) wherefrom royal ladies used to watch daily procession of the city. Constructed of red and pink sandstone highlighted with white lime, the five-storied facade is peppered with 953 small windows. The breeze (hawa) that comes through the windows keeps it cool even in hot months, and gives the palace its name. Hawa Mahal, Jaipur Tour Packages

Evening is for shopping in the busy streets and some excellent souvenir shops or for leisure activities. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 04. Jaipur (Pink City)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel go for a full day sightseeing of the beautiful Pink City. You will visit the marvelous City Palace - the current generation of the Maharajas (King) still live here, Historic Museum, Astrological Observatory, The Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, etc.. Evening is for shopping in the colorful bazaars, busy markets and some excellent souvenir shops. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 05. Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra (250 Kms - 05 hrs)
After breakfast in the morning at the hotel check out and drive to Agra. Enroute visit one of the most important places of Mughal Era -The Fatehpur Sikri - the abandoned Mughal Kingdom, founded by Akbar in 1569 AD as a ceremonial capital. But unfortunately this magnificent city was abandoned due to scarcity of drinking water and Akbar went back to Agra. Walk the aisles of the Jamia Mazjid mosque, entered by way of the impressive Victory Gate, and lose yourself in the throngs of pilgrims at the tomb of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti, his white marble-encased tomb enclosed within the Jamia mosque's central courtyard. Considered the crowning architectural legacy of Akbar (who also built the Red Fort) and still almost perfectly preserved, today the site is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Continue drive to Agra. Arrive in the city of Love and commitment and Check into the hotel. After change, wash and some rest; go for sightseeing of Agra. First visit Agra Fort on the banks of Yamuna River which was built by three emperors, Akbar & Jahangir in red sand stone & Shahi Jahan in white marble. The Fort is 2.5 Km long and during Mughal rule 1/3rd of the Fort was occupied by the army. When British ruled India, they repeated same tradition and now traditionally Indian army has occupied the same. The Diwan-e-Am (public audience hall), the beautiful Diwan-e-Khas (private audience hall) and the magnificent Moti Mazjid (Pearl Mosque) were built by Shah Jahan. Afterwards visit Itmad-ud-Daulah the Baby Taj. The tomb may not be as mammoth as the Taj but the inlay designs and carvings are no less than Taj if not more. The delicate marble latticework in the passages allows the light to enter the interiors. This tomb was the first complete marble Mughal structure. Also visit Sikandra- Six miles north of Agra, is a glorious introduction to the city of Mughal wonders, Sikandra. The site of Akbar's mausoleum, Sikandra was begun by Akbar and completed by his son Jahangir in 1613 AD. It reflects the fusion of Hindu and Muslim art and architecture which characterized the era. The tomb is situated in the centre of a large garden and four identical red sandstone gates lead to the tomb complex. The building, with three-storey minarets at each corner, is built of red sandstone with white marble polygonal patterns inlaid. Sikandra is named after Sikandra Lodi, the Delhi ruler who was in power from 1488 to 1517. Evening is for shopping and leisure activities. Later in the day return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 06 . Agra - Varanasi (Overnight Train)Taj Mahal, Agra Tour Packages
Wake up to the magnificent morning sight of marvelous Taj Mahal. Early in the morning our guide will greet you at the hotel lobby to take you to visit one of the wonders of the world, TAJ MAHAL (monument of love), built by 5th great Mughal Emperor Shahi Jahan in the memory as mausoleum of his beloved queen Anjuman Bano Begum ( with love emperor called her Mumtaz ). After her death in 1627 AD, in her memory emperor started to built Taj Mahal ( Taj means crown & Mahal means Palace, so it is Crown Palace ) from 1631 to 1653 AD with 22000 labors working since sun rise to sun set in 22 years. It is the romantic origin of Taj as much as its architectural splendor that has led to its fame worldwide. Actually an integrated complex of many structures The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, itself a combination of Islamic, Hindu, Persian and Turkish elements. Built in pure white marble which was transported from Makrana in Rajasthan by the help of animals Taj Mahal is one of the man made wonder's of the world. (Plz note early morning is the best time to visit Taj Mahal).

Return back to the hotel for breakfast and some rest. You have spare time for leisure activities. Later in the day check out and transfer to the railway station to board overnight Train to Varanasi. Overnight is on board the train in A/C Executive Sleeper class.

Day 07 . Varanasi
Arrive at the Varanasi Railway Station in the morning. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check in. Later in the day go for half day sightseeing of Varanasi situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges. Varanasi has been a center of pilgrimage and learning for over 2000 years and is considered to be one of the oldest surviving cities in the world. It is also the unofficial spiritual capital of India. Varanasi is the quintessential Indian holy city, where millions of Hindu travels to for pilgrimage, to worship, mourn or die.

Go for a stroll around the ancient city located on the banks of river Ganges. Walk the narrow twisting alleys, poke around some of the literally thousands of temples and shrines, and experience the energy of the dawn rituals of bathing and burial as you float past the famous ghats of the Ganges on our included sunrise boat excursion. Sitting on the banks of the Ganges River, Varanasi is the oldest continually inhabited city in the world, dating back thousands of years. The culture of Varanasi is deeply associated with the river Ganges and its religious importance. Finish your day with the sunset ceremony at the Ganges. Retunr back to the hotel for Overnight stay.

Day 08. Varanasi - Delhi (Flight) - Onwards Journey / Fly Back to your countryVaranasi Travel Package
Early in the morning go for a boat ride to watch the sunrise over the Ganges when hundred of people are worshiping & taking bath. Breakfast is at the hotel. Later tour the old city visiting the principles temples including Kashi Hindu University where more than 50,000 students from all over the world are learning. Drive outside the city to monasteries and nearby Sarnath where the Buddha first preached his message of enlightenment 24 centuries ago.

Return to Hotel for check out and transfer to the airport to take your flight back to Delhi. Arrive Delhi later in the day where you will be greeted by our representative. Depending upon your onwards flight schedule or tour program you will have time to explore the city some more or transfer to the airport to board connecting flight to back to your final destination. Fly back to your country with the everlasting memories of the magnificent glimpses of Incredible India

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