9 day itinerary

India's Golden Triangle with Varanasi

The spirit of India

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On this fascinating private tour experience the real flavour of India and discover the major influences that shaped the country's colourful and multi-cultural history. Visit dramatic settings, cruise down the Ganges River and see the most sacred ancient temples and sites. According to legend Varanasi was founded by the god Shiva over 3000 years ago, it is one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities and has a vast wealth of culture and history. Experience everything from the intimate life and death rituals to the manic ghats to the many sacred temples throughout this spiritual and magical city.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Exploring Delhi's temples and mosques
  • Witnessing the splendour of the Taj Mahal at sunset
  • ExploringJaipur's romantic palaces
  • Khajuraho's medieval temples
  • Experiencing The Ganges holy ghats
  • Sarnath holy Buddhist sites

Sample Itinerary Summary

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Duration
9 days
Destination Breakdown
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Included
  • Accommodation as detailed in twin or double bed with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year)
  • Meals as stated
  • Private air-conditioned transport plus trains (chair car) and economy flights where stated - Please be aware that the domestic flight luggage allowance may be less than your international flight allowance. Maximum allowance on a domestic flight is 15 K
  • Services of a qualified English-speaking local guide
  • Airport/train station assistance and transfers
  • All site entrance fees while touring as appropriate.
  • International flights.
Not included
  • Visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Beverages during meals
  • Tips for the driver/guide
  • Optional excursions
  • Delhi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Monuments, forts and temples
    • Experience old and new Delhi
    • Chandni Chowk
    • Humayun’s Tomb
    • Historic and cultural city
  • Jaipur

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Jaipur City
    • Amber Fort and Palace
    • Jantar Mantar Observatory
    • Rajasthani Fort Palace
    • Also known as Blue City
  • Agra

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Taj Mahal at sunset
    • Visit the Ghost City
    • Traditional and historic city
    • Delicious cuisine
    • Iconic Indian architecture
  • Varanasi

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Home to one of the worlds most spiritualist rivers, The Ganges
    • Sacred and holy city
    • Experience a traditional Aarti Hindu ritual on the holy ghats
    • It is believed that Varanasi was founded by the god Shiva over 3000 years ago
    • Many sacred temples across this holy city