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IN02: 9 Days Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Varanasi - Delhi

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

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Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Delhi, Airport pick-up
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, our local representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you at leisure.
Day 2: Full day Old & New Delhi city
The tour starts with visits to the top attractions in Old Delhi, including Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid Mosque, and a photo stop at the Red Fort. Then a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk bazaar will be arranged for you to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere.

In the afternoon we'll continues to the Qutub Minar, one of the most beautiful stone towers in the world, and Humayun's Tomb. After visiting the landmark India Gate, we will drive past the Parliament House and other Government Secretarial Buildings to visit Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (a Sikh Temple).

Meals: Breakfast

  • Delhi Qutub Minar, India
    Qutub Minar
Day 3: Drive for 3.5h from Delhi to Agra by private car, Agra sightseeing
After breakfast, we will drive to Agra by our private air-conditioned car. After check-in and some rest at the hotel, we will visit the Tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah (also known as Baby Taj) and Mehtab Bagh. Alternatively, you can explore the city at your pace. Our driver and car are free for your disposal in the city.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Agra highlights with Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal, a pure white mausoleum built for Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved wife of Emperor Shah Jahan. We will get there in the early morning so as to seize the breathtaking view at sunrise and also to avoid the crowd.

We will return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, we will head westwards to marvel at Agra Fort, one of the most elegant palaces of the Mughal Empire, with a history of more than 400 years.

Taj Mahal: It is closed on every Friday. Two kinds of entrance tickets, one costs 1300INR and the other is 1050INR. We offer the first one with permission to go into the main dome of the coffins of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal. A bottled water, a pair of shoe covers and a map are included in the ticket price, too.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Taj Mahal Mausoleum in India
    Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort, India
    Agra Fort
Day 5: Drive 5h to Jaipur with visits to Fatehpur Sikri & Abhaneri
A pleasant day starts with a comfortable drive to Fatehpur Sikri, an imperial palace for the Mughal Empire during 1571 - 1585.

After that, we will drive to Jaipur. En route, we will make a stop at Abhaneri village to visit the ancient Chand Baori, which is the largest and deepest stepwell in India.

Upon arrival to Jaipur, our driver will assist you to check in at the hotel. For the rest of the day, you can explore the busy Jaipur bazaars or the colorful streets to have a leisurely look at the local life. Our driver and car are free for your use within the city.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Fatehpur Sikri, India
    Our tour group at Fatehpur Sikri
Day 6: Jaipur full day tour with Amber Fort
We have a full day to enjoy this charming pink city. The majestic Amber Fort, it must be very interesting to pay for an elephant ride to get to the top and then start your visiting. Drive back to the city and stop and take photos at the water palace named Jal Mahal, followed by a visit to exquisite buildings Maharaja City Palace and the rich exhibits inside. Next we will visit Jantar Mantar, it is the most important, comprehensive and well preserved ancient observatory in India, and it is also a world heritage site assessed by UNESCO. The last stop for today is a photo stop at Hawa Mahal, also known as the Palace of Winds.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Amber Fort, Jaipur
    Amber Fort
Day 7: Fly 1.5h from Jaipur to Varanasi, Airport-hotel transfer
After breakfast, our driver will transfer you to the Jaipur airport for your flight to Varanasi. Our Varanasi driver will meet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. Take a walk in the city by yourself to experience the local life.

In the evening, you will witness the unique Ganga Aarti Ceremony at the Dashashwamedh Ghat with the help of our guide. Thousands of lamps are immersed in the water of the sacred Ganges and the floating lamps add a divine aspect to the river: a not-to-be-missed experience.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Varanasi full day sightseeing
We will set out for a boat trip along the Ganges River to see Manikarnika Ghat and Harishchandra Ghat from the boat. Both are holy platforms for locals to hold cremation ceremonies. You may have a chance to witness this traditional ritual during the journey. After that, we will take a morning tour to visit Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and Banaras Hindu University. In the afternoon we will head to the Deer Park in Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (the Museum is closed on Fridays).

Meals: Breakfast

  • Locals at Ganges River
    Locals at Ganges River
  • A sadhu in India
    A sadhu in India
Day 9: Fly 2h from Varanasi to Delhi by flight, Departure from Delhi
The tour ends today. You may seize the last minute for exploration of the city. Our driver will transfer you to the Varanasi airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, you will connect to your onward flight on your own. We wish you a pleasant trip home!

Meals: Breakfast

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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
DelhiLe Meridien New Delhi - Downtown
Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini
AgraCourtyard by Marriott Agra
Radisson, Agra - Standard Room
JaipurHilton Jaipur
Four Points by Sheraton - Deluxe Room
VaranasiRamada Plaza JHV Varanasi
Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi
Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec
Tour Prices with Luxury Hotels
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec$1699
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec$1549
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfares of Jaipur - Varanasi - Delhi.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Personal assistance by our representative on airport arrival.
  • Service of English speaking local guides per itinerary.
  • All transfers in private A/C vehicle with experienced driver.
  • Monuments entrances fees as per the itinerary.
  • Rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi.
  • 2 bottles of drinking water per person per day.
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of Delhi.
  • Lunches and dinners, but advice freely available.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • India visa fee.
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  • Karla Euphemia from ItalyPosted on February 19, 2020
    We had an unforgettable impression on this 9-day Delhi Agra Jaipur tour with Varanasi! Through this unique experience, I would like to say that India is an amazing country where people and animals live in peace perfectly. All the attractions were visited as planned and they were worth full explorations! The pure white mausoleum of the Taj Mahal looked gorgeous with the sunrise view in the early morning! Get up earlier would be better to avoid the crowd!
  • Saul Field from AustraliaPosted on January 22, 2020
    The Indian tour guides arranged for explaining the Taj Mahal and Ganges River were very humorous and professional. We had a pleasant 9 days Delhi-Jaipur-Agra tour with Varanasi in India.

    This was the first time I had booked a tour package from Agate Travel, which was surprisingly well-pleasing. The whole services in hotels and drivers were considerate. Both the accommodation and the scenic spots satisfied us very much. I had a very enjoyable trip this time.
  • Carol Dunn from USAPosted on January 07, 2020
    Very satisfied with the trip to India. The local tour guides were very dedicated and patient.
    The Taj Mahal is a must-see, as is the Ganges.
  • Quincy Horwitz from SingaporePosted on December 24, 2019
    It was a wonderful experience far beyond my expectations. The Indian tour guides were very conscientious.
    The scenic spots were so beautiful. The spectacular Taj Mahal, the romantic Palace of Winds, the elegant Agra Fort, and the unique Ganga River, all made my 9 days Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi even more memorable!
  • Alison Gibson from GermanyPosted on December 10, 2019
    A lot to see in this magical country... The road condition was not very good, otherwise, we would have a more efficient trip. The food and accommodation were pretty good.
  • John Patel from SpainPosted on November 28, 2019
    The ancient monuments were even more beautiful and amazing than I has expected.
    Thanks for the guide’s professional and interesting explanation of those marvelous attractions.
    Also, thank the drivers for their considerate services.
  • Connie Busch from the United StatesPosted on November 12, 2019
    The tour guides were very kind and the cities arranged in the tour route had their own characteristics. It was a great 9 days Delhi-Jaipur-Agra tour with Varanasi! The schedule was very full. Indian food and western cuisine were well arranged. Hotels were also clean and equipped with good facilities.
  • Susanna Munro from MalaysiaPosted on October 27, 2019
    It was a great trip to explore the ancient sites and customs of India during the 9-day Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi. Both the local guides and drivers were very professional. The meals were quite to my taste.
  • Anderson from AustraliaPosted on October 11, 2019
    Exploring the ancient culture of India during the 9 days Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi was really beyond my imagination.
    First, the schedule was orderly and reasonable. We got a panoramic view of India scenery and cultural customs.
    Second, the local tour guides arranged for us were professional and dedicated. Their introductions were excellent and sounded very informative and well-rounded.
  • Jeremy Kaufman from FrancePosted on September 29, 2019
    I was a little afraid of the security before I flew to India. But there were no necessary worries with group Tours. Suggest ladies not going out alone at night. The hotels’ environments were clean and comfortable. The most important one was India's monuments and cultural relics were really worth visiting! The itinerary of this trip to India was quite reasonable. The local tour guides were very professional with detailed introductions. The 9 days Delhi-Jaipur-Agra tour with Varanasi was so cost-effective.
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