Golden Triangle with Lucknow & Varanasi
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Explore the best of North India with our "Golden Triangle with Lucknow & Varanasi" private tour. This 10-day itinerary takes you to Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, and Varanasi, showcasing the cultural and historical marvels of each city. Witness the Taj Mahal at sunrise, attend the Holy Ganga Aarti in Varanasi, and visit the magnificent forts and palaces of the Pink City of Jaipur. With comfortable accommodations, expert guides, and hassle-free transportation, this tour promises an unforgettable journey through India's Golden Triangle.
Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi airport, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. Please note that standard hotel check-in time is 12 pm and early check-in is subject to room availability. You will have the rest of the day free to relax and engage in personal activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, you will embark on a city tour of both Old and New Delhi. The tour will include visits to historical sites like Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, and Raj Ghat. You will also drive past popular landmarks such as the President House, Parliament, and India Gate. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi - Jaipur (265kms)
After breakfast, you will drive to Jaipur and check in at the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the colorful bazaars of the Pink City. You can visit Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar (Please note that we do not recommend any shops. Kindly check the quality of products and negotiate prices before making any purchases). Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 4: Jaipur Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed to visit the Amber Fort followed by Jaigarh Fort. Later, you will visit other prominent tourist spots such as City Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Sisodia Rani Garden, and Birla temple. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5: Jaipur - Abhaneri - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (245kms)
After breakfast, you will drive to Agra with en route visits to Abhaneri stepwell and Fatehpur Sikri. Upon arrival in Agra, you will check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Agra - Lucknow (335kms)
Early in the morning, you will visit the Taj Mahal during sunrise. After returning to the hotel for breakfast, you will proceed to visit the Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daula Tomb. Later, you will drive to Lucknow and check in at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Lucknow Sightseeing
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Bara Imambara, an imposing shrine built in the 18th century by Nawab Asaf-Ud-Daula. Next, you will visit the British Residency, a complex of buildings that served as the residence of the British Resident General in the 19th century. Then, you will visit Chattar Manzil, a palace built by the Awadh Nawabs in the 18th century. You will also visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and Rumi Darwaza, a majestic gate built in the 18th century. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 8: Lucknow - Varanasi (330kms)
After breakfast, you will drive to Varanasi and check in at the hotel. In the evening, you will attend the Holy Ganga Aarti, a beautiful ritual held every evening at sunset on the banks of the Holy Ganges. The entire Ghat gets illuminated with a divine light that can be felt strongly. The magnificent ritual involves huge brass lamps lit with oil, and the priests chant holy mantras that reverberate throughout the location. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 9: Varanasi Sightseeing
Early in the morning, you will take a boat ride along the Ganges River to witness the awe-inspiring sight of devotees performing morning prayers and bathing in the sacred water. After the boat ride, you will visit the ghats, the stone steps leading to the river, to witness the rituals and customs that take place at the river's edge. Later, you will embark on a city tour of Varanasi, where you will explore the narrow alleys, ancient temples, and holy shrines that are scattered throughout the city.
In the afternoon, you will visit Sarnath, an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. Here, you will explore the ancient ruins, temples, and museums that showcase the rich history and culture of Buddhism. After the tour, you will return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 10: Varanasi - Delhi/Departure
After breakfast, as per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport to board a flight for Delhi. From Delhi, you will board a connecting flight for your onward destination.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 9 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 9 nights accommodation
Delhi x 2 nights
3* - Madhuban Hotel/ Meridian Plaza
4* - The Royal Plaza/ Country Inn & Suite Saket
5* - Le Meridien/ The Claridges
Jaipur x 2 nights
3* - Redfox Hotel/ Park Ocean
4* - Fortune Select Metropolitan/ Lemon Tree Premier
5* - ITC Rajputana/ Hilton Jaipur
Agra x 1 night
3* - Howard Plaza the Fern/ Atulyaa Taj
4* - Prime Plaza/ Crystal Sarovar Premier
5* - Mansion Grand/ Courtyard by Marriott
Lucknow x 2 nights
3* - Sapna Clarks Inn/ Hotel Lineage
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ La Place Sarovar Portico
5* - Renaissance Hotel/ Hyatt Regency
Varanasi x 2 nights
3* - Meraden Grand/ Amaya Hotel
4* - Rivatas by Ideal/ Palace On Ganges
5* - Radisson Hotel/ Gateway Hotel Taj
- Varanasi - Delhi flight fare approx INR 5, 500 per person in economy class.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.