This wonderful tour of 8 days offers you a superb opportunity to explore various cities of the Golden Triangle i.e. Agra, Jaipur, and Delhi along with the ancient Indian cities of Khajuraho and Varanasi. Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the country where you see old Indian culture and heritage in its resplendent glory. In Khajuraho, you get to erotic sculptures and ancient temples showcasing the Nagara style of architecture. Khajuraho has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Itinerary of Golden Triangle Tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
The tour driver will pick you from the airport or your chosen spot in Delhi/ NCR. Then you will be transferred to a good centrally located hotel in the capital. Start your Delhi sightseeing tour with a visit to some of the popular spots in old Delhi such as Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar, and Red Fort. After you are done with sightseeing, enjoy a meal of your favorite cuisine at any of the popular eating joints in the capital Overnight stay is in a hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi sightseeing
Today after breakfast, you will proceed again for some amazing sightseeing. Visit well- known tourist attractions such as Jama Masjid, Birla Temple, and Raj Ghat. Drive past Red Fort, India gate, Parliament House, and other key Govt buildings. If you have time on hand you can also visit Bangla Sahib Gurudwara. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Delhi.
Day 3: Delhi to Jaipur (281 km)
In the morning, the tour driver will take you to Jaipur in a pre-booked A/C vehicle. It takes less than 5 hours to reach Jaipur. In Jaipur, you will first visit the Hawa Mahal. The pink-colored place was built so that royal women could see things outside the palace without being seen. Then you can visit other key attractions in Jaipur such as City Palace, Jantar Mantar, etc. Retire back to the hotel and enjoy a lovely dance and music evening. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Jaipur.
Day 4: Jaipur Sightseeing and Transfer to Agra
In the morning again you will step out for some sightseeing in Jaipur city. Visit Amer Fort that offers a birds-eye view of the entire city. It is a brilliant monument. You can book an elephant safari till the entrance of the fort. Now you will leave for Agra city. On the way to Agra, you can take a small break at Fatehpur Sikri- this city is referred to as the city of ruins. It was built by Akbar to commemorate his win over Gujarat. In Fatehpur Sikri, you can visit the Tomb of Salim Chisti and Buland Darwaza. Once you reach Agra you will check-into a hotel close to Taj. Govt Approved tour guide will take you for a sightseeing tour of the Taj Mahal. Taj Mahal is a wonderful monument made by Shah Jahan in remembrance of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Agra.
Day 5: Agra sightseeing
In the morning you will again do some sightseeing of Agra. Visit another amazing monument in Agra- Agra Fort. This is the sister monument of the Taj Mahal. Then you can visit the Tomb of Itimad- ud Daulah. Visit Mehtab Bagh for a sunset view of the Taj Mahal. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Agra.
Day 6: Agra to Khajuraho
In the morning the tour driver will transfer you to the railway station where you will board a train for Jhansi. On reaching Jhansi you will be taken to Khajuraho in a private A/C taxi. On the way, you can stop at Orchha. Khajuraho is recognized for its ancient Jain and Hindu temples. The exotic sculptures which you get to see in these temples will leave you fascinated. Visit Kandariya Mahadev Temple is the largest ornate Hindu temple. Overnight stay is in a hotel in Khajuraho.
Day 7: Khajuraho sightseeing and transfer to Varanasi
In the morning the Govt approved tour guide will again take you for the sightseeing tour of the city. Visit the well known Lakshmana Temple. This is a 10th-century temple made by Hindu ruler Yashovarman. Other main temples that you must visit in Khajuraho are Devi Jagadambi Temple, Parshvanatha Temple, Chaturbhuj Temple, etc. In the afternoon you will be taken to the airport to board a flight for Varanasi. On reaching Varanasi visit the Sarnath Temple. This is the place where Gautam Budha gave his first sermon after getting enlightened. In the evening you can go for a boat ride in the Ganges. Overnight stay is in Varanasi.
Day 8: Varanasi To Delhi
In the morning you will visit the burning ghats ( Manikarnika Ghat) and ancient Kashi Vishwanath Temple. Then you will take a flight to Delhi. On reaching Delhi you will leave for the airport so that you can catch a flight for your onward destination. This marks the conclusion of the Golden Triangle tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi.