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Golden Triangle with Khajuraho Varanasi

Tour Introduction

Khajuraho is located in the Central of India, and the temples of Khajuraho are one of the India’s major attractions, which were made by the Chandela dynasty. Khajuraho temples are the only “Idolatrous” temples elsewhere in India.

Varanasi is situated on the bank of Ganges. This is one of the holiest place for Hindu pilgrims where they come to bathe in the river’s water to washes away all their sins.

Khajuraho with Varanasi is a most preferred extension of Golden Triangle Tour.

Duration : 09 Nights - 10 Days

Destination Coverd : Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Khajuraho – Varanasi – Delhi

Day 01: DELHI (By Flight)

Upon arrival, you will be met and greeted by our company representative, who will then transfer you to the hotel. “Delhi is a city of where the past coexists the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and this city is rich in his architecture of its monuments, diverse of cultural elements, daily life”. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: DELHI - Fulday Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast your full day sightseeing tour of Delhi starts which includes the visit of Jama Masjid a strong symbol of architectural excellence and muslim religious faith. Later visit Raj Ghat. After your visit proceed to India Gate where the busy Delhi is reflected in its moving street circle and way far the President House reflects the Shining India as a Global Power in the decades to come, drive past the Presidential Palace and the Parliament House, after lunch visit Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple and Humayun Tomb. Evening at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: DELHI – JAIPUR (260 kms /06 hrs)

After breakfast check -out and drive to Jaipur. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel. “Jaipur is known as the Pink City, a highly idealized description of the terra-cotta-colour lime plaster that coats the old part of the city's walls, buildings, and temples. The reasons for painting the town pink are unknown, but various theories have been tossed about, from using pink to cut down glare, to Jai Singh II's apparent devotion to Lord Shiva (whose favourite colour is reputedly terra cotta). Evening at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: JAIPUR - City Tour

After breakfast proceed full day guided tour starting with Amber Fort, which is famous for 17 century air-conditioning system & Rajputana architecture. Enjoy elephant ride while going up to fort. After photo stop at Jal Mahal, visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal. Evening explore local market of Jaipur. Overnight at Jaipur.

Day 05: JAIPUR - AGRA (235 kms / 06 hrs)

After breakfast check –out from hotel, drive to Agra en- route visit Fatehpur Sikri which is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height. Upon arrival check-in at hotel, Evening free for shopping and personal activities or you have option to go for Mohhabat the Taj show. Overnight at Hotel.

Optional: Mohabbat the Taj Show - The Sanskritik Natyashala presents ‘Mohabbat-the-Taj’ – a series of play depicting the saga of love. The true and immortal love of Shajahan for Mumtaj Mahal- his beautiful wife, the lavish lifestyle of Mughal era.

Day 06: AGRA

Morning after breakfast visit Taj Mahal of India - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". Standing majestically on the banks of River Yamuna, Taj Mahal is synonymous with love and romance. It is believed that the name "Taj Mahal" was derived from the name of Shah Jahan wife Mumtaz Mahal and means "Crown Palace". The purity of the white marble, the exquisite ornamentation, precious gemstones used and its picturesque location, all make Taj Mahal travel gain a place amongst the most popular ones. However, unless and until, one knows the love story behind the Tajmahal of India, it will come up as just a beautiful building. But, the love behind this outstanding monument is what has given a life to this monument. Afternoon visit Red Fort The Agra Fort’s construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1565 when he was just 23 years of age. Within the fort are several fascinating buildings – the Pearl Mosque built of marble, the Hall of Public Audiences, the Hall of Private Audiences where the famous "peacock throne" was kept, the Octagonal Tower, the Jehangir Palace built by Akbar for his son Jehangir and the Khas Mahal, a beautiful white marble structure used as a private palace. Overnight at Agra

Note Taj Mahal is closed for public on every Friday.

Day 07: AGRA – JHANSI – KHAJURAHO (By Train)

Morning transfer to railway station to connect Shatabdi Express (runs all days except every Friday) to Jhansi (Dep. at 08:17 / Arr. at 10:48). Meeting and assistance upon arrival and proceed directly to Orchha.
Orchha: Orchha was founded in the 16th century by the Bundela Rajput , Rudra Pratap, who chose this stretch of land along the Betwa river as an ideal site for his capital. Of the succeeding rulers, the most notable was Raja Bir Singh Ju Deo who built the exquisite Jehangir Mahal, a tiered palace crowned by graceful chhatris. From here the view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs is spectacular.
Complementing the noble proportions of their exteriors and interiors which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting. In the Laxminarayan Temple and Raj Mahal, vibrant murals encompassing a variety of religious and secular themes, bring the walls and ceilings to rich life. Post Lunch drive to Khajuraho (04 hrs drive), check into hotel. Overnight at Khajuraho.
Khajuraho: In the temple architecture of India, the Khajuraho complex remains unique. One thousand years ago, under the generous and artistic patronage of the Chandela Rajput kings of Central India, 85 temples, magnificent in form and richly carved, came up on one site, near the village of Khajuraho. The amazingly short span of 100 years, from 950 AD - 1050 AD, saw the completion of all the temples, in an inspired burst of creativity. Today, of the original 85, only 22 have survived the ravages of time; these remain as a collective paean to life, to joy and to creativity; to the ultimate fusion of man with his creator.

Day 08: KHAJURAHO – VARANASI (By flight)

Morning after breakfast proceed to visit Eastern Temples, include three Brahmanical temples known as Brahma, Vamana and Javari and three Jain temples, the Ghantai, Adinath and Parsvanath & Western temple, including Lakshmana Temple, the Matangesvara Temple and the Varaha Temple form one complex and the Viswanath and Nandi temples. Afternoon transfer to Khajuraho Airport to connect flight for Varanasi. Meeting and assistance upon arrival & transfer to hotel.
Afternoon Half day, sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple. Overnight at Varanasi.
Varanasi: Hindus holiest city and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi was already old when Rome was founded, a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious important when the Chinese travelers Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th century.

Day 09: VARANASI - City Tour

Early morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. (To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we'll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bath and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water's edge. Afternoon Half day, sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple.Overnight at Varanasi.

Day 10: VARANASI – DELHI (By Flight)

Morning after breakfast transfer to Varanasi Airport to connect flight to Delhi. 
Meeting & assistance upon arrival & transfer to International airport to board on flight for onwards destination.

!! Wishing you a happy journey with wonderful memories !!

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PACKAGE COST INCLUDES: -
::- Assistance on Arrival & Departure.
::-Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis as Per Plan.
::-Breakfast at All Hotels.
::-Exclusive A/c vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
::-All permit fees & hotel taxes.

PACKAGE COST DOES NOT INCLUDES: -
::- Air Fare/Train fare.
::- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips. Liquor, boating & joy rides.
::- Any other item not specified in “Cost Includes”.
::- Additional sightseeing or usages of vehicle not mention in the itinerary.
::- Guide & Monuments Entrance Fees.
::- Donations at temples / Any Pooja at Temple.
::- Jeep safari/devaliya park at Sasangir.
::- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blocks etc (to be borne by the clients directly on the spot).
::- Govt. Service Tax. 3.50%

Note: - As per the Government directive, you are requested to produce your photo identity document such as Driving License/Voter ID Card/Passport/at the point of check in at the hotel. We appreciate your cooperation.

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