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Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Varanasi

Golden Triangle with Varanasi

The holy Ganges is the lifeline of India, and its sights, sounds and smells fill your senses as you experience the daily life of the river aboard a private boat in this Golden triangle with Varanasi tour. Glide past the riverside temples and ritual bathers who use the waters to absolve their sins and, in Varanasi, discover the meaning behind the ancient Hindu funeral ceremonies that cremate the dead while afloat in the Ganges. You’ll also explore the wonders of the Taj Mahal in Agra; ride an elephant to Amber Fort and the vast City Palace of Jaipur; visit the ancient ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri; and take a guided tour of the colonial sites of New Delhi.

Beyond the many photo opportunities at India’s most famous monuments, this trip takes you on a genuine spiritual journey. Private tour guides will help you feel the soulful connection the people of India have with the Ganges and reveal the meaning of ancient Buddhist and Hindu sites. From luxury hotels to historic family-run guest houses where tradition still runs strong, you’ll enjoy a range of accommodation that encompasses the many faces of India.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. These 10 days you will experience on this Golden Triangle with Varanasi tour will change your thinking about India forever.

949$ / Person

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  • Tour Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
  • Starts/Ends: Delhi
  • Cities Covered: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Varanasi
  • Tour Guide: Yes, for all major monuments.
  • Hotels: 8 Nights on twin sharing basis in 3 star hotels with breakfasts
  • Train: 1 Night journey in Superfast train between Agra-Varanasi in AC class


Arrive Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel. The following days offer sightseeing of Delhi both new and old with visits to the 16th century Red Fort, Jama Masjid – India’s oldest and largest mosque, Raj Ghat – Gandhi’s memorial, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutab Minar. In New Delhi, drive around Presidential Palace, Parliament House, India Gate, and the lotus-shaped Baha’i Temple.

Drive to the pink city of Jaipur (4.5 hours). Afternoon sightseeing tour of Jaipur including City Palace, Jantar Mantar – the observatory and Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds.

Next morning, explore Amber Fort situated on the hill. Take an Elephant ride to the fort (if available). The evening is free to independently explore the crowded and colorful lanes of the pink city’s bazaars.

Morning drive for 4 hours to the City of Taj , en route visiting the deserted town of Fatehpur Sikri, made of red sandstone. Evening is free to explore on your own.

Start the day with sunrise visit of The Taj Mahal, later visit to Agra Fort. In the evening, depart to Agra Fort Railway Station for an overnight train journey to Varanasi.

On arriving in Varanasi next morning, meet the representative at the station. Check in at hotel. Later in evening, explore the ghats of Varanasi at the time of Ganga Arti – holy worshiping ritual of Ganges river.

Next morning take the boat ride on the Ganges river and watch the daily activities of pilgrims across the many ghats (banks) of the river. After breakfast, take the city tour of Varanasi and visit the Buddhist ruins of Sarnath – situated about 10 km from Varanasi.

After Breakafst, Checkout from your hotel and take the Airport transfer for your flight to Delhi. Our services end here.

What's Included

  • Airport transfers on Day 1 & Day 10
  • AC cab for full tour & sightseeing in every city
  • 8 Nights accommodation in 3 * hotels with Breakfasts on twin sharing basis
  • 1 Night overnight Train ticket AC sleeper class
  • All parking, Toll Tax, Road Tax, Driver & Fuel throughout the tour
  • English-speaking guide fees for all major monuments

What's Not Included

  • Anything not specified in the Inclusions above.
  • Economy class Domestic Flight between Varanasi – Delhi on Day 10
  • Elephant ride to Amber Fort, Jaipur (if available).
  • Boat ride in Varanasi
  • All monuments entrance tickets in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur & Varanasi
  • Portage, laundry, telephone calls, meals (other than included breakfasts), snacks, drinks.
  • Camera fees at monuments
  • Tips/gratuities

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