Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi (IOYO-15)

(10 Days) Delhi - Lucknow - Varanasi (Banaras) - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

This is a 10 days Golden triangle trip with Varanasi and the land of Nawabs - Lucknow. You will be visiting the capital of India Delhi, Lucknow famous for its lifestyle and food, Varanasi - one of the holiest cities for the Hindus, Agra the city of immortal Taj Mahal and the Pink City of Jaipur. This customized 10 days Golden Triangle & Ganges private tour offers you a glimpse of the romantic India and is good for people who have a short time for holidays.
Your India adventure starts with your train journeys! You will have a chance to mingle with the local people by taking different trains - Delhi to Lucknow by a night train, Lucknow to Varanasi evening rail and Varanasi to Agra in a night train. The Delhi Jaipur Agra trip is by road. We would strongly suggest you to try a rickshaw ride in Delhi, the local food in Lucknow, an evening Arti in Varanasi, a show on Taj Mahal in Agra, and an elephant ride at Fort Amer in Jaipur.

Day 01 :- Arrive Delhi.
Arrive Delhi & transfer to Hotel. Overnight Delhi. Check-in and check-out timings are always 1200 hrs noon.

Day 02 :-Delhi Lucknow
Delhi Lucknow Morning Visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi and , Jama Masjid and drive past Red Fort and Chandni Chowk. Check-out at 1200 hrs. Afternoon tour of New Delhi. Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Lakshminarayan Temple - a modern Hindu Temple. Drive past President's House, Government Secretariat buildings and Connaught place shopping centre of New Delhi. Evening transfer to Rail-station for Lucknow night train. Night on board.

Day 03 :- Lucknow
Morning arrive Lucknow. Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon visits. Lucknow was the 18th century capital of Nawab Wazirs & the centre of culture and tradition. Visit the great Imambara, Jama Masjid, Picture gallery, the Clock Tower, Roomi Darwaza, Residency & Dilkusha Palace. Overnight Lucknow.

Day 04 :- Lucknow Varanasi
Morning transfer to rail station in time for Varanasi train. Evening arrive Varanasi & transfer to hotel. Overnight Varanasi.

Day 05 :- Varanasi
Morning boat ride on the river Ganges, a ferry pilgrimage from Ghat to Ghat. People bath early in the morning to offer the prayers to the rising sun. The two cremation Ghats are Manikarnika & Harishchandra where funeral pyre burns day & night. It is the belief of every pious Hindu that to die in Kashi and to be cremated on banks of the Ganges is to attain release from the cycle of birth & death.Rest of the day free. Overnight Varanasi.

Day 06 :- Varanasi Agra
Day free. Check-out from the hotel at 1200 hrs. Evening transfer to rail-station for Agra night train. Night on board.

Day 07 :- Agra
Morning arrive Tundla rail-station and transfer to hotel in Agra. Afternoon visit the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 AD for his Queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Agra fort containing , the halls of public & private audience. Overnight in Agra. Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.

Day 08 :- Agra Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur by road enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri built by emperor Akbar in 1569 AD & abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal & other Palaces. Afternoon half day tour of Jaipur, visiting Maharaja's city Palace, Jantar Mantar (the observatory) & Ramniwas Gardens. Drive past Hawa Mahal and through the pink rose residential and business areas.Overnight Jaipur.

Day 09 :- Jaipur
Morning excursion to Amber fort - the ancient capital of the state 1728. Visit the Sheeshmahal or the hall of victory glittering with mirrors.Afternoon free. Overnight Jaipur.

Day 10 :- Jaipur Delhi
Drive to Delhi airport. No hotel.