IN31: 11 Days Delhi - Varanasi - Jaipur - Ranthambore - Agra - Delhi
Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi
Upon your arrival at Delhi airport, our local representative will pick you up in the arrival hall. He will hold a welcome board with your name for recognition. After a comfortable private drive, you will reach your hotel and check in at the well-chosen hotel. The remainder of the day is free for you to recover from the jet lag or familiarize yourself with this city.
Day 2: Old & New Delhi tour
After breakfast, our golden triangle tour will start with a guided trip of Delhi city. The first destination is the memorial Raj Ghat, a black marble platform built for Mahatma Gandhi - the father of this long-history country. Then our private vehicle will pass by the magnificent Red Fort, famous for its dazzling red façade, and take you to Chandni Chowk, an old but popular market where you will immerse in the local lifestyle by a rickshaw tour. Next, we will head to one of the biggest mosques in India - Jama Masjid with a history of over 360 years.
In the afternoon, we will continue to an exquisitely-carved minaret - Qutub Minar built over 820 years ago but still the largest one in India. Then we will proceed to Humayun's Tomb, a beautiful mausoleum complex considered the precursor of Mughal garden tombs. Next, we will take some photos of the splendid India Gate, a war monument and symbolic landmark. On the way to next attraction, we will drive past the majestic Parliament House and other Government Secretarial Buildings. The photo stops are available at your request en-route. Our last stop is the 18th-century Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a prominent white Sikh Temple topped with golden domes, looking pure and sacred.
Day 3: Transfer from Delhi to Varanasi by flight
In the morning, your golden triangle tour will expand to a holy and ancient city - Varanasi by flight. We will provide comfortable transfer between the airports and your hotels. After the check-in at your Varanasi's hotel, you will have some leisure time in the afternoon. Taking a stroll around the city will make you indulge in the divine ambulance and enjoy the charm of the ancient temples and streets. In the evening, we will take you to watch a beauteous and religious rite performed every day - the Aarti Ceremony featuring the euphonic chants and holy light.
Day 4: Varanasi day tour with Ganges River cruise
In the early morning, a boat cruise on the Ganges River will start your Varanasi city tour full of spiritual experience. With the golden sunrise, you will be embraced by the picturesque sceneries and also meet some devotees performing their bathing rite along the river banks. After the breakfast at your hotel, we will continue to some attractions, including the prestigious Banaras Hindu University with vintage architectures, the gilded Golden Temple and Bharat Mata Temple dedicated to Mother India. Afterwards, we will drive to Sarnath to get close to the peaceful Buddhism by visiting the tranquil Deer Park, where Buddha first preached his thoughts, and Sarnath Museum (closed on Friday) exhibiting crowds of archaeological collections, which date back to the 3rd century BCE.
Day 5: Transfer from Varanasi to Jaipur by flight
After breakfast, we will escort you to the airport for your flight to Jaipur. On your arrival in Jaipur, our local representative will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. During the rest of the day, you can leisurely hang around the local bazaars and street to learn about the local life.
Day 6: Jaipur day tour with Amber Fort
In the morning, we will set out to the 16th-century Amber Fort, an enormous Mughal fort complex featuring the cream-color façade and gorgeous palaces. To reach this imposing fort, we will climb a small hill by 10 minutes' walk or a jeep hired by yourself.
Afterwards, we will drive back to Jaipur for a guided city tour and halfway have a photo stop of the Jal Mahal, a Rajput-style palace located on the central of Man Sagar Lake with four floors in the water. Next, we will explore the royal lifestyle and the Jaipur's history by visiting the 290-year-old Maharaja City Palace with grandiose architectures and rich antiques. Then we will move to an ancient astronomical observatory, the 18th-century Jantar Mantar, comprising 19 instruments highlighted by the largest sundial in the world. Lastly, we will appreciate the impressive façade of Hawa Mahal, an 18th-century palace featuring the honeycomb-shape sturctures built of pink sandstone. On the way back to your hotel, we will pass through a Pink Rose Garden and business centers of Jaipur.
Day 7: Private drive from Jaipur to Ranthambore (3 - 4 hours)
After breakfast, we will set off to Ranthambore by private vehicle. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel for checking in. Your afternoon will be filled with an exciting jungle safari in the Ranthambore National Park, featuring a large tiger population and abundant wildlife, covering leopards, nilgais, wild boars, gazelles, sloths, and spotted deer etc. After the guided sightseeing, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Ranthambore National Park Safarai
Today we will enjoy more thrill of the wildlife and nature exploration. After breakfast, we will go to the Ranthambore National Park and hop in the jeep to start the full-day jungle safari. Seeing the lazy crocodiles basking in the warm sunshine and indulging in the beauty of serene Padam Talao Lake, you will have a lifetime experience. Today’s lunch is offered by the hotel and we will provide the transfer between your hotel and the park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Private drive from Ranthambore to Fatehpur Sikri to Agra
After breakfast, a private drive will bring you to the last city of your golden triangle tour - Agra. En route, we will stop to visit the 16th-century Fatehpur Sikri, a ghost town featuring the amazing structures mainly made of red sandstone. With our guide, we will visit the grand Jama Masjid, the Tomb of Salim Chishti built for a Sufi saint, the five-storey Panch Mahal and the iconic entrance Buland Darwaza. On arrival in Agra, we will help you to check in at your hotel.
Day 10: Agra highlight tour with Taj Mahal
In the morning, we will head to a highlight in India - Taj Mahal, a splendid mausoleum honored as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. With the explanation from your guide, you will not only enjoy the mesmerizing structures, but also learn about the moving stories between the Mughal King Shah Jahan, who built this architectural masterpiece, and the beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal, whom the white marble tomb houses. After this, our guided tour will end with a visit to the Agra Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site which is a spectacular witness to the Mughal history. Besides the colossal façade in bright red, we will also be pleased by the wonderful palaces inside, especially by the Sheesh Mahal featuring beautiful mosaic works. After driving back to Agra, the rest of the day is free for your own arrangements. Our driver is at your disposal within the city.
Day 11: Private drive from Agra to Delhi (3-4 hours), Departure from Delhi
Today your golden triangle with Ranthambore tour rounds off. After breakfast, our driver will escort you to the Delhi airport for your homebound flight. We wish you a nice trip!
|Destinations||Luxury Hotels||Standard Hotels|
|Delhi||Le Meridien New Delhi||Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini|
|Varanasi||Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi||Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi|
|Jaipur||Hilton Jaipur||Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre|
|Ranthambore||The Tigress Resort Ranthambhore||Sher Garh Resort, Ranthambore|
|Agra||Courtyard by Marriott Agra||Holiday Inn Agra MG Road|
Tour with us, you will enjoy
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec|
|Apr - Sep|
|Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec||$2089 |
|Apr - Sep||$1759 |
|Tour Prices with Standard Hotels|
|Month||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers|
|Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec||$1859 |
|Apr - Sep||$1589 |
- Economy class airfare of Delhi - Varanasi - Jaipur.
- Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
- Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
- Service of English speaking guide as per itinerary.
- Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- International flight into and out India.
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
- Tips for guides and drivers.
- Personal travel insurance.
- Visa Fees & camera fees.