GOLDEN TRIANGLE WITH VARANASI AND KHAJURAHO
Delhi Agra Jaipur Orchha
OUR RECOMMENDATION IN GOLDEN TRIANGLE Have a taste of rail luxury in a 3-night train journey on Maharaja Express of the Golden Triangle before your further exploration of Rajasthan.
DAY 01 ARRIVE DELHI Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. DAY 02 DELHI This morning, journey into New Delhi to see Humayun Tomb then continue to Qutab Minar. Visit some interesting buildings in LutyensĘź Delhi - India Gate, the PresidentĘźs House and Parliament House. Optional: View changing of guards outside PresidentĘźs House. Explore Old Delhi in the afternoon. Visit Jama Masjid and take a heritage walk into the bylanes of Chandi Chowk. Hop onto a rickshaw to discover the bustling streets and end with a view of the faĂ§ade of the imposing Red Fort. (Breakfast included) DAY 03 DELHI/VARANASI Fly to the holy city of Varanasi. Learn about Hindu philosophy at the Benares University then continue to New Vishwanath Temple and Bharat Kala Bhavan for its collection of Indian paintings from the 11th to 20th century. Take a rickshaw ride to the ghats to join in the Hinduism ritual ceremony of evening aarti (evening prayer). (Breakfast included) DAY 04 VARANASI Your pre-dawn cruise starts at the Dasaswamedeh ghat, VaranasiĘźs holiest spot. Thereafter, walk through the narrow crowded lanes of the city, jostling with sacred cows, saffron-robed sadhus and devotees. Visit Sarnath
the Dhamekh Stupa and the Archaeological Museum exhibiting a superb collection of Buddhist artifacts. Drive past the Durga Temple and Tulsi Manas Temples. Pay a visit to the Ashram for Widows. (Breakfast included) DAY 05 VARANASI/ KHAJURAHO Fly to Khajuraho, an UNESCO World Heritage site and visit the Western Group of Temples comprising of the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, the Lakshman and the Vishwanath Temple. Continue to the Eastern Group of Temples that includes the Parsavanatha Temple and Chaturbhuj Temple. This evening, enjoy a unique program of sound and light show held in the grounds of the Western group of temples. (Breakfast included) DAY 06 KHAJURAHO/ ORCHHA/ AGRA Drive 4 hours to Orchha, once the capital of Bundelas. Discover some of the best preserved murals and wall paintings and the three palaces- Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal and the Raj Praveen Mahal, all waiting for their stories to be told. Late afternoon, board the Shatabdi express from Jhansi station for Agra (1756 â€“ 2022hr). (Breakfast included) DAY 07 AGRA Visit Agra Fort and the local markets. View the Taj Mahal at sunset. (Breakfast included) DAY 08 AGRA/JAIPUR Drive 1.5 hours to visit Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of the Moghul Empire. Off the tourist circuit, discover Chand Baori one of the most beautiful step wells in Rajasthan and India. Also visit the Harshat Mata Temple. Arrive in Jaipur in the evening. (Breakfast included) DAY 09 JAIPUR Visit Amber Fort by way of the elephants. Tour Jaipur, the Pink City starting from the Palace of Wind to the City Palace. Take in the bustle of Johari Bazaar and explore the havelis along the streets. (Breakfast included) DAY 10 JAIPUR/ DEPART DELHI (Breakfast included)
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