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Golden Triangle Tour with Orchha Khajuraho and Varanasi

Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Gwalior - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi

Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days

Group size: Individual or Any Group Size

Tour type: Historical, Cultural & Spiritual

Languages: English or Other Languages

Overview

Experience the wonders of India on a 12-day Golden Triangle and Orchha Khajuraho Varanasi Tour. Immerse yourself in the country’s rich cultural and historical tapestry as you journey through Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Orchha, Khajuraho, and Varanasi. With guided tours, comfortable accommodations, and a carefully crafted itinerary that highlights each destination’s best features, this trip offers an immersive exploration of India’s diverse heritage. From bustling city streets to royal palaces and ancient temples, prepare to be captivated by the beauty and charm of these iconic Indian destinations.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience a warm welcome upon your arrival in Delhi and enjoy a day of leisure to rest and recover at your hotel.
  • Visit historical landmarks such as Raj Ghat, Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, and the vibrant spice market, immersing yourself in the city’s rich history.
  • Explore Qutub Minar, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Lotus Temple, and Akshardham Temple, marveling at the architectural wonders of New Delhi.
  • Explore the historical gems of Orchha, including Raj Mahal, Raia Praveen Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, and more, stepping back in time.
  • Experience the spiritual awakening with a boat ride on the Ganges, visits to key temples, and an enlightening journey to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon.

What's Included

  • Pick-up and Drop from Delhi Hotel/Home stay.
  • Fuel, Toll Taxes, Interstate Taxes, Driver Charges and Parking at each sightseeing place.
  • Sightseeing & Excursion Tour by AC Car.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

What's Excluded

  • Personal insurance coverage. (personal loss, illness or damages incurred during trip)
  • Monument Entrance Fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner.
  • Tips to the tour guide/driver.
  • Camera charges applicable inside the monuments.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Delhi

Upon your arrival at the Delhi airport or railway station, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative who will assist you in transferring to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax and rejuvenate. Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Delhi.

Day 02: Explore the Rich Tapestry of Delhi

Start your day in Old Delhi by exploring its rich history. Take a moment to pay tribute at Raj Ghat, a memorial dedicated to the great leader Mahatma Gandhi. The Red Fort and Jama Masjid are two iconic landmarks that hold great historical significance. A must-see on your trip to Delhi is the lively Chandni Chowk and its bustling streets, as well as the colorful spice market. This vibrant area offers a glimpse into traditional Indian culture and is sure to leave you with lasting memories of sights, sounds, and smells.

Day 03: Delhi to Jaipur

After a delicious breakfast, take a scenic drive to the Pink City of Jaipur. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. You can relax and unwind or explore the city on your own. Enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel in Jaipur.

Day 04: Jaipur City Tour - Unveiling the Royal Heritage

Start your day with a visit to the breathtaking Amber Fort, an architectural masterpiece from the 16th century. Experience the thrill of an elephant ride as you make your way up to this majestic fort. Next, marvel at the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, renowned for its distinctive design. In the afternoon, take some time to explore the City Palace and Museum before heading over to Jantar Mantar, a fascinating astronomical observatory nearby. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure before retiring for a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel in Jaipur.

Day 05: Jaipur to Agra - A Mughal Interlude

After a delicious breakfast, you will embark on a scenic drive to the historic city of Agra. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit Fatehpur Sikri, an abandoned red sandstone city built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in at your hotel and take some time to unwind and relax. You will spend the night at your comfortable hotel accommodations.

Day 06: Agra to Gwalior - Witnessing the Invincible Fort

Today, you will travel by road to Gwalior and check into your hotel. Your first stop will be the impressive Gwalior Fort, known as one of India's most impregnable forts, standing tall at 100 meters above the town. Take in the beauty of the Sun Temple and visit the final resting place of Tansen, considered the father of Indian classical music. You'll also have a chance to see the mausoleums of Ghaus Mohammed before returning to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 07: Gwalior to Orchha - A Journey Back in Time

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, you will be taken by road to the beautiful town of Orchha. Immerse yourself in its rich history as you visit the grand Raj Mahal, Raia Praveen Mahal, and Jehangir Mahal within the fort complex. Take in the beauty of Ram Raja Temple, Laxmi Narayan Temple, Phool Bagh, Shahid Smarak and other historical sites. Rest comfortably at your hotel for an overnight stay in Orchha.

Day 08: Orchha to Khajuraho - From Medieval Charm to Erotic Artistry

After a delicious breakfast, embark on a road trip to Khajuraho. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel in Khajuraho for an overnight stay.

Day 09: Khajuraho City Tour - Marveling at Erotic Sculptures

Experience the wonder of Khajuraho, a city famous for its exquisite temples adorned with intricate and sometimes provocative sculptures. Immerse yourself in the beauty and history as we visit both the Eastern and Western Group of Temples, including must-see sites like Parasvanath Temple and Adinath Temple. After a day filled with exploration, relax at your hotel in Khajuraho for an unforgettable overnight stay.

Day 10: Khajuraho to Varanasi by Flight - Journey to the Spiritual Capital

After a delicious breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival, our team will welcome you and take you to your hotel. In the afternoon, we'll visit some of the must-see attractions in Varanasi such as Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, and Banaras Hindu University where you can also explore an art gallery. We'll end our day with a visit to the renowned Kashi Vishwanath Temple before heading back to our hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 11: Boat Ride and visit to Sarnath - Spiritual Awakening

Begin your day with a peaceful boat excursion along the holy river Ganges, where you can witness the bathing ghats and cremation sites. This unique experience provides deep insight into Indian rituals and spirituality. In the afternoon, venture to Sarnath, a sacred city for Buddhists as it is believed to be the place where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Explore its historical ruins, visit the revered Stupa and Buddhist temple, and immerse yourself in knowledge at the enlightening museum. Afterward, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12: Varanasi to Delhi by Flight and Transfer to International Airport

Today, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Delhi. Once you arrive in Delhi, we will provide assistance at the airport for your transfer to the international terminal for your next destination.

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