09 Nights / 10 Days
Delhi - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra - Orcha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Delhi/Mumbai
Golden Triangle with Khajuraho and Varanasi is a 10-day tour that allows you to explore the best culture and monuments of Golden Triangle Tour India together with the spiritual temples of Varanasi, the erotic & exotic temples of Khajuraho. This Golden Triangle Tour combined with the Khajuraho offers the opportunity to experience the richness of Indian culture.
The temples of Khajuraho built by Chandela rulers are very different from other temples of India. The temples of Khajuraho are very different from other temples in India. These temples of Khajuraho are not about religion and Gods instead, they are known for the eroticism carved on the walls of the temples in the type of sculptures. These temples are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites and world famous for their erotic architecture and the carvings on the Kama Sutra.
In Varanasi, there is an early morning boat excursion on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India. You can visit 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 Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb, built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple.
No visit to Varanasi is complete without a pilgrimage to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Unearth the rich history of this buried Buddhist city, which flourished from the 6th Century B.C. to the 12th Century A.D.
Our Golden Triangle tour with Khajuraho and Varanasi is a holistic odyssey, seamlessly blending cultural exploration with spiritual immersion. Book your journey now and let the treasures of India unfold before you.
Begin your Tour.
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's ' Khajuraho and Varansi Tour'! On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by Vardhman's representative to your hotel.
Day free at your own pace.
This morning after a leisurely breakfast we will proceed for the sightseeing of Delhi.
Combined city tour of New Delhi & Old Delhi
Visit Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
This morning after breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Jaipur.
Enroute visit Neemrana Fort (Optional).
On arrival check in at your hotel.
Later, In the evening Visit Choki Dhani. (An ethnic village)
Return back to hotel for goodnight’s rest.
This morning after breakfast proceed on a city tour.
This morning you will experience the wonders of this magical pink city, as you proceed on a tour of Amber fort (optional: Elephant Safari).
Later visit the Jagmandir or the Hall of victory glittering with mirrors, Maharaja's City Palace and the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds and through the rose pink residential and business areas of Jaipur.
Shopping in the evening.
After breakfast at the hotel, On your way from Agra you will stop by Fatehpur Sikri which was once capital of Mughal Empire under the leadership of Akbar. This monument is UNESCO world heritage site and built completely using red sand stone.
After visiting Sikri continue driving towards Agra.
On arrival check in at the hotel for Good Night's rest.
Visit Taj during Sunrise.
TAJ MAHAL: Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra. Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed, and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from its stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen.
Visit Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula and Agra Fort.
Afternoon, we ride to the massive Agra Fort. The elegant buildings inside reflect an interesting synthesis of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. The maze of the courtyards, mosques & private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. The Moti Masjid & other magnificent buildings reflect the skill of the ancient Indian architects.
Later you will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellent range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a one stop shop!
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you to Railway Station to board the train for Jhansi.
On arrival at Jhansi around noon, directly proceed to visit Orcha.
The word Orchha or Urchha means ‘hidden’. The reason for this naming is because the Bundelkhand Kings wanted to retreat from the Tughlaqs who rose to power in 15th century. Established in 1501 by Maharaja Rudra Pratap Singh, Orchha has witnessed tough times as well as sociable relations with the Mughal Dynasty.
In the forenoon, we drive to Khajuraho. On arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel.
Full day city tour of Khajuraho
Visit the world famous Khajuraho temples were built by the Chandela kings between 950 AD and 1050 AD. The most important are the Chaunset Yogini Temple dedicated to Goddess Kali, The Mahadev Temple, Chitragupta or Bharatji Temple with a lovely image of 11 headed Vishnu, Vishvanath and Nandi Temples, Lakshmana Temple, Visha Temple of Shiva, which is the largest & most typical of temples.
Visit the Eastern group of temples that consist of the Parasvanath Temple - the only Jain Temple surviving at Khajuraho and has excellent sculptures on the outer walls of the Sanctum, the Javeri Temple dedicated to Vishnu. The other temples in this group are those dedicated to Brahma, Yamuna and Adinath.
After breakfast, we will transfer you to airport to board the flight for Banaras or Varanasi.
On arrival transfer to your hotel.
In the evening proceed to see the world famous Ganga aarti.
Experience the beauty of this Hindu ritual where light is offered up to deities. Hear religious songs sung out into the night and watch as lamps are offered to the gods. Learn why locals say this city liberates the soul from the human body during this once in a lifetime cultural experience.
Return back to hotel.
Early morning boat excursion (extra cost) on the holy river Ganges to see the bathing ghats and cremation site. Watching people bathing and worshipping at the ghats is one of the most extraordinary experiences of a visit to India.
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 Moghul Emperor Aurangazeb, built on the site of an ancient Hindu Temple.
Later visit Sarnath, the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renewed school of learning from 6th Century B.C. to 12th Century A.D. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist Temple and the Museum.
In time transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey for back home with sweet and unforgettable memories of 'Golden Triangle with Khajuraho and Varansi Tour' escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
Later, we will transfer you to Jabalpur Airport to board the flight.
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