Khajuraho Varanasi Golden Triangle Tour

10 Nights Itinerary Covering: Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho – Varanasi


Overview

Witness the full-fledged glimpses of India’s royal and cultural heritage by embarking on Khajuraho Varanasi Golden Triangle Tour. Spanning for over 10 nights and 11 days, the tour takes you to the iconic cities, serene temples and historic monuments. Showcasing the richness of India and its glorious past, the well-planned sojourn allows you to re-live the Mughal and Rajput era. Besides partaking in a number of things to do, you will be rendered speechless with several matchless experiences. Make your trip to India memorable by attending the spectacular Ganga Aarti and marveling at the sculptures of Khajuraho. Gear up to create memories of a lifetime.

Highlights

  • Delight in a Delhi city tour
  • Enjoy a royal elephant ride to the Amer Fort
  • Cherish an excursion to Fatehpur Sikri
  • Explore attractions of Agra
  • Go for Orchha sightseeing tour
  • Revel in a trip to Sarnath
  • Witness the sculptures of Khajuraho
  • A boat ride on River Ganga

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi airport/railway station, meet our tour representative. He will help you with a guided transfer to a pre-booked hotel. After completing the check-in formalities, spend the rest of the day leisurely.

Delhi, the capital of India, features so many world-class shopping malls and eateries. You are free to explore them in the evening. Don't forget to savor mouth-watering, spicy street food and shop in the vibrant markets.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2 - Sightseeing in Delhi

Ruled by many dynasties and rulers, Delhi showcase the influences of various ethnicities in its heritage and culture. Architectural wonders in Old Delhi brilliantly depict the tales of the bygone era. On the other hand, the modern infrastructure talks about the urban delights of New Delhi.

Post breakfast, leave for Delhi sightseeing tour which includes the most popular attractions. The excursion starts with a visit to Raj Ghat - a memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and Jama Masjid - one of the largest mosques in India. Made up off red sandstone and marble, the mosque is an aesthetic example of Persian style of architecture. Savor your lunch and head towards Humayun's tomb (an architecture that served as a blueprint for the Taj Mahal) and Qutub Minar (tallest brick minaret in the world). Drive past the Parliament house, Diplomatic Enclave and Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3 - Delhi - Jaipur

Start your day with a hearty breakfast. Thereafter, brace yourself for a journey towards Jaipur. Titled as the 'Pink City', Jaipur serves as the capital of Rajasthan and is replete with a number of heritage forts and palaces.

Get transferred to your hotel after reaching the city. Check-in at the hotel and you are free to spend the rest of the day leisurely or exploring the nearby surroundings.

An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.

Day 4 - Sightseeing in Jaipur

Leave for Jaipur sightseeing once you are done with your breakfast. The first attraction of the tour is the splendid Amber Fort. Delight in a royal elephant ride, all the way to the fort. Relish scrumptious lunch, resume your journey to other major tourist attraction in Jaipur i.e., Jaigarh Fort. Perched high on one of the peaks of the Aravali range, the fort exhibits huge battlements.

Post this, pay homage at the Laxmi Narayan temple – dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his consort, the shrine is truly awe-inspiring. City Palace, Jantar Mantar (UNESCO world heritage site) and Hawa Mahal are other attractions that you will be exploring throughout the day. The evening is reserved to enjoy cultural performances at the Choki Dhani village resort.

Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 5 - Jaipur - Agra

Day 5 of the Khajuraho Varanasi Golden Triangle Tour starts with a healthy breakfast. Subsequently, you will hit the road to the 'City of Taj', Agra. Enjoy a halt en route at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri. Dating back to the 16th-century, the ancient town was built by the Mughal emperor Akbar himself. A number of historic monuments adorn the city which is titled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your excursion will take you to the Buland Darwaza which is world's largest gateway. Once done with observing the magnificence of the structure, continue your expedition to Agra. Post reaching, receive a warm welcome from our tour representative who will escort you towards one of our listed hotels. The evening is at your leisure. You are free to either unwind or explore the rich handicrafts of Agra in the nearby local market.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Excursion in Agra

On this day, the tour starts in the wee hours. Get ready as early as possible and leave the comforts of your hotel to catch up the awe-inspiring sight of the beautiful Taj Mahal at the time of sunrise. The rays of the rising sun add to the ethereal charm of the architectural wonder. Made up of the white marble, the Taj Mahal is counted as one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Return to the hotel to savor a delicious breakfast. Later on, revel in paying a visit to the other attractions of Agra. Explore the magnificent Agra Fort. The UNESCO proclaimed world heritage site is built in red sandstone and has many intricate edifices like Diwan-i-Am and Diwan-i-Khas within its complex. You can spend your evening sightseeing the Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah. The superb mausoleum is usually considered as 'Baby Taj' or a 'Jewel Box'.

An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.

Day 7 - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho

Your 11-days trip resumes towards Jhansi. Get comfortably transferred to the railway station early in the morning. Embark on the train destined to Jhansi. Once in Jhansi, go for a road trip to Orchha.

Nestled in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh, Orchha was once a princely state. Flaunting a rich historical legacy, the town is replete with innumerable palaces, temples, and forts. Discover the popular places to visit in Orchha like Raj Mahal, Jehangir Mahal of Orchha and Laxmi Narayan temple at your own pace. Further, the tour heads towards Khajuraho. After reaching, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel and relax.

Dinner and overnight stay are arranged at the hotel.

Day 8 - Khajuraho - Varanasi

Commence the sightseeing tour of Khajuraho once you are done with the breakfast. Explore the world heritage sites of Khajuraho, divided into the eastern and western group of temples. Begin your sojourn from the Kandariya Mahadeva temple – most ornate and the largest Hindu temple in Khajuraho. Home to more than 900 stone carvings, the temple is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva.

Next attraction included in the itinerary is the Lakshmi & Varaha temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This is followed by a visit to the Devi Jagadambi temple, a group of 25 beautifully decorated temples with numerous erotic carvings. From there, proceed straightaway towards the airport to catch your flight towards Varanasi. Upon arrival, meet our tour representative who will guide you to the hotel. Call it a day and unwind yourself.

Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9 - Sightseeing in Varanasi

Wake up early in the morning. Go for a boat ride on the sacred Ganga River. Watching people performing various rituals along the ghats of Varanasi is a blissful delight. Return to the hotel to satiate your hunger with breakfast. Thereafter, head towards Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after attaining enlightenment. Must-visit places of this highly sacred Buddhist pilgrimage are Dhamek Stupa, Sarnath Museum and Chaukhandi Stupa.

Once done with exploring the attractions, return to Varanasi to visit the Alamgir mosque which is also famous as the Beni Madhav Ka Darera, Dashashwamedh Ghat, where the mesmerizing Ganga Aarti is held every evening. The excursion ends at the Bharat Mata temple which houses a huge map of undivided India carved in the marble.

An overnight stay is planned at the hotel.

Day 10 - Varanasi - Delhi

Relish appetizing breakfast and get transferred to the Varanasi airport. Delight in your return journey to Delhi. After reaching, complete the check-in formalities at the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Go for shopping and buy souvenirs.

An overnight stay is arranged at the hotel.

Day 11 - Delhi Departure

This is the last day of your tour. Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Our representative will help you to reach the airport/railway station to catch your homebound flight/train.


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