Golden Triangle Tours
Day one of Golden triangle tour package with Varanasi our office representative will meet and greet you at the airport where he would be waiting with a ply card in your name outside the arrival hall. He will assist you to the vehicle and the driver will take you to the pre booked hotel. Check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore New Delhi or spend time at leisure. Overnight stayin Delhi.
After an early breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi. Explore some of the most interesting heritage sites in New Delhi as well as Old Delhi starting with QutubMinar , Lotus Temple , Humayun’s Tomb , India Gate , drive pass RashtrapatiBhavan , Red Fort , Jama Masjid , ChandniChowk and Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib. Later visit Raj Ghat , an elegant memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi , Father of the Nation. Drop back at the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
After a healthy breakfast at the hotel,proceed for a check out and start your journey towards Jaipur which is approx. 275 Km. Check in at the pre booked hotel. Evening free at leisure or visit ChokhiDhani village which is an ethnic village resort showcasing the true colors of Rajasthan culture ( entry ticket at an extra cost ). Drop back at the hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a full day local sightseeing of Jaipur starting with AmerFort, drive pass JalMahal , visit HawalMahal , City Palace , Albert Hall museum and JantarMantar . Visit local markets like Johari Bazaar , Chandpole Bazaar , Nehru Bazaar , Bapu Bazaar etc. which is a shoppers paradise to buy bangles , handicrafts , traditional jootis , pottery articles , home items , street shopping and local souvenirs. Drop back at the hotel. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Abhaneri - Bharatpur
After breakfast, proceed for a check out and start your journey towards Bharatpur which is approx. 185 Km. En route visit Abhaneri known for The Chand Baoriwhich is one of the oldest and deepest baoris (stepwells) and if time permits FatehpurSikri , a small city but has some great structures depicting both Hindu and Muslim architecture. Arrival at Bharatpur by late afternoon. Check in at the pre booked hotel. After freshening up visit Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, a popular bird breeding and feeding sanctuary which was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Drop back at the hotel. Overnight stay in Bharatpur.
Bharatpur – Agra
Enjoy a healthy breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a check out. Start your journey towards Agra which is approx. 55 Km. Check in at the pre booked hotel. After few hours relaxation, start your local sightseeing of Agra visiting UNESCO World Heritage Site – The TajMahal , explore MehtabBagh , Agra Fort , Itmad-ud-Daula and Moti Masjid . In the evening explore the local market where you can buy the city’s popular sweet called “Petha” , Marble articles and Leather goods . Drop back at the hotel .Overnight stay in Agra.
Agra – Orchha
Day seven of Golden triangle tour package with Varanasi, after breakfast , proceed for a check out and drop at Agra railway station to board an express train to Jhansi . Arrival at Jhansi station where our driver will be waiting for you outside the arrival hall . He will assist you to the vehicle and star your journey towards Orchha which is approx. 17 Km. Located near the banks of river Betwa, Orchha is a fine example of well-preserved 16th century temples and palaces. Check in at the pre booked hotel. Overnight stay in Orchha.
Orchha – Khajuraho
After breakfast, proceed for a check out and travel towards South east by road towards Khajuraho which is approx. 190 Km. Khajuraho is world famous for its group of temples, built by Chandela dynasty between 950-1050 AD. The temples represent a fine example of stone carving work in form of erotic sculptures. These glorious temples add a perfect charm by changing its hue as the day progress. Check in at the pre booked hotel. Overnight stay in Khajuraho.
Khajuraho – Varanasi
After a quick breakfast, proceed for a check out and start the sightseeing of Khajuraho where the temples are divided in 3 groups , Eastern , Western and Southern zones consisting of famous ancient temples displaying great architecture and stunning sculptures making them one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Drop at Khajuraho airport by evening to board your flight to Varanasi. Arrival at Varanasi late night and transfer to the pre booked hotel. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Day Ten of Golden triangle tour package with Varanasi, after breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges river, where you will be exploring ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank Ghats (riverside steps). Later on, we proceed on a local city tour covering the old heritage temples and monuments in Banaras covering KashiVishwanathTemple ,Kathwala Temple , TulsiManas Temple , Alamgir Mosque and Ramnagar Fort. Drop back at the hotel. Overnight stay in Varanasi.
Varanasi – Delhi
After breakfast , Proceed for a check out and start your day excursion to Sarnath which is approx. 11 Km. known for some great sightseeing spots like Tibetan Temple, Archaeological Museum, Deer Park, Ramnagar,Ashoka Pillar and Thai Temple. Drop at Varanasi railway station to board an express train back to Delhi (option to fly to Delhi is also available.Overnight journey in the train.
Arrival at Delhi railway station in the morning and transfer to the pre booked hotel (early check in will be subject to availability). Day free at leisure or explore some great markets or shopping malls of Delhi for last minute shopping whether you want high end luxury brands or pocket friendly street shopping , Delhi has everything to offer. Drop back at the hotel. Overnight stay in Delhi.
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for a check out and drop at Delhi airport / railway station for your onward journey back home.
01st April – 30th September 2020
|(Except for Festive Period & Long Weekends)|
|Hotel Category||Package Cost Per Adult|
|Based On Minimum 6 Adults Travelling Together & Sharing 3 Double Rooms|
01st October 2020 – 31st March 2021
|(Except For Festive Period, Long Weekends, Christmas & New Year Period)|
|Hotel Category||Package Cost Per Adult|
|Based On Minimum 6 Adults Travelling Together & Sharing 3 Double Rooms|
|Budget||Hotel Suzi International / Hotel Grace||Thikana Palace / Hotel Chitra Katha||Swaraj Resort||Hotel Dazzle / Riya Palace||Orchha Resort||Hotel Isabel Palace||Hotel SLE residency|
|Standard||Trim Room @ Palm D’or/ Hotel NirmalMahal||Trim Mount Blue Jaipur / Rajputana Haveli||Hotel Kiran Villa Palace||Panna Paradise / Optimum Tara Palace||Raj MahalOrchha||Khajuraho Temple View||Hotel Shivoy Grand|
|Deluxe||Grand Uddhav / Hotel Godwin Deluxe||Amer Valley By Parfait / Om Niwas||Regenta Resort||Hotel Dasaprakash / Taj Villa||MPT Sheesh Mahal / MPT Betwa Retreat||MPT Payal, Khajuraho / MPT Jhankar, Khajuraho||Hotel 36 Avenue / Hotel Ganges Grand|
|Super deluxe||Legend Inn / Florence Inn||Nahargarh Haveli / Krishna Palace||The Bagh||Hotel Amar / Royale Residency||Amar Mahal / The Orchha Resort By River Side||Synae Heritage||Surya Kaiser Palace / The Fern Residency|
|Luxury||Regent Grand / Mantra Amaltas||Nirbana Palace A Heritage Hotel / Zone By The Park||The Birder's Inn||AtulyaaTaj/ The Retreat||Hotel Bundelkhand Riverside / V Resorts RajmahalOrchha||Clarks Khajuraho / Hotel Golden Tulip||Hotel Temple On Ganges / HHI Varanasi|
|Premium||Radisson Blu PaschimVihar / Holiday Inn New Delhi MayurVihar||Ramada Jaipur / Laxmi Palace Heritage Boutique Hotel||Amritara Chandra Mahal Haveli / Laxmi Vilas Palace||Radisson Hotel Agra / Clarks Shiraz||Orchha Palace & Convention Centre||Radisson Jass Hotel Khajuraho / Ramada Khajuraho||Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi|
- Pick up from Delhi airport / railway station and drop at Agra railway station.
- Pick up from Jhansi railway station and drop at Khajuraho airport.
- Pick up from Varanasi airport and drop at Varanasi railway station.
- Pick up from Delhi railway station and drop at Delhi Airport/ railway station.
- Intercity transfers from Delhi– Jaipur – Bharatpur – Agra and Jhansi – Orchha – Khajuraho
- 3 Nights accommodation in Delhi with 3 breakfasts.
- 2 Nights accommodation in Jaipur with 2 breakfasts.
- 1 Night accommodation in Bharatpurwith 1 breakfast.
- 1 Night accommodation in Agra with 1 breakfast.
- 1 Night accommodation in Orchha with 1 breakfast.
- 1 Night accommodation in Khajuraho with 1 breakfast.
- 2 Nights accommodation in Varanasi with 2 breakfasts.
- Local sightseeing at Delhi, Jaipur, Bharatpur, Agra,Orchha ,Khajuraho&Varanasiby an air conditioned SUV Car .
- Toll taxes ,State permits, parking charges , Fuel charges and driver’s daily allowance.
- All applicable hotel taxes and service charge.
- Travel insurance.
- Safari at Keoladeo National Park.
- Air or train fare throughout the tour itinerary.
- Entrance Fees, additional activities, video camera permits during sightseeing.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicleother than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Personal expenses such as lunches, dinners, mini bar, laundry, telephone calls,spa,tips, porter-age , etc.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client directly).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Any other feature which is not mentioned in the "What’s Included” column.
Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi And Khajuraho
Golden Triangle destinations of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra offer a variety of travel experiences and when the itinerary is combined with Perhaps the holiest of India's cities, Varanasi it becomes a best seller. Varanasi - A highly congested maze of narrow alleys winds behind its waterfront Ghats, at once highly sacred yet physically often far from clean. As an image, an idea and a symbol of Hinduism's central realities, the city draws pilgrims from around the world, to worship, to meditate, and above all to bathe. It is a place to be born and a place to die, in the cold mists of a winter's dawn; you can see life and death laid bare. For an outside observe it can be an uncomfortable, albeit unfishable experience, juxtaposing the inner philosophical mysteries of Hinduism with the practical complications of living literally and metaphorically on the edge.
More holy place surrounded Varanasi; Sarnath, one of Buddhism's major centers, Jaunpur, a city with a strong Islamic history, and Allahabad, a sacred place for Hindus due to its position at the confluence of the Ganja and Yamuna River.
The riverside city, and the focus for most tourist and pilgrims, extends from Raj Ghats in the north to Assi Ghats in the south. At dawn the riverbank's stone step begins to hum with activity. Early risers immerse themselves in the water as they face the rising sun, boatmen wait expectantly on the waterside, pilgrimage flock to the temples, flowers sellers do brisk business, and astrologers prepare to read palms and horoscope while families carry the dead to their last rites by the holy river. A few steps away from the Ghats, motorbikes speed through the lanes past wandering sadhus, hopeful baggers, curious visitors and wandering cows, while packs of stray dogs scavenge among the piles of rubbish.
Arriving in Varanasi
Golden Triangle package tour with Varanasi or the delhi Jaipur Agra Varanasi Tour, has easy accessibility between all the 4 cities, Delhi -Agra and Jaipur form a perfect triangle and Varanasi is an extension to the triangle,
Getting there Airlines link Varanasi with Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu, Mumbai and other cities. Most trains stop at Junction Station near the Cantonment; about 5 km northwest of the old City .Some trains like Express to Jalpaiguri and Guwahati, do not pass through Varanasi itself but stop at Mughal Sarai, 17 km away, which is accessible by road from Varanasi.
Getting Around The only way to see the heart of the heart of the Old city is on foot, though no visit is complete without an early-morning boat trip along the ghats, Varanasi is quite spread out; the University to the south is nearly 7 km from the spacious Cantonment area and the Junctions Stations to the north.
Around town, cycle-rickshaws and autos are plentiful, Unmetered taxis are best for longer sightseeing trips. The city has some of the disadvantages of pilgrimage centres, notably rickshaws driver who seen determined to extort as much as possible from unsuspecting visitors.
Swan Tours can make arrangements for local transfers and sightseeing in and around Varanasi.
History of Varanasi
Varanasi Drives its name from two streams, the varuna to the north and the Assi, a small trickle on the south. Banaras is a corruption of Varanasi but it is called Kashi (Siva's 'city of light') by Hindus. As of the seven sacred cities if Hinduism. It attracts well over one million pilgrims while about 50,000 Brahmins are permanent residents. The Jains to considered it holy because three trithankars Suarsvanath, 11th Shyeyanshnath, 23rd Parsvanath were born here.
Varanasi was probably an important town by the seventh century BC when Babylon and Nineveh were at the peak of their power. The Buddha visited in 500 BC and it was mentioned in both the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. It became a centre of culture, education, commerce and craftsmanship but was raided by Mahmud of Ghazni's army in 1033 and by Qutb-ud-din Ghuri in 1194. Ala-ud-din-Khalji, the king of Delhi (1294-1316), destroyed temples and built mosques on their sites. The Muslim influence was strong so even in the 18th century the city was known briefly as Mohammadabad. Despite its early foundation hardly any building dates before the 17th century and, and few are more than 200 years old.
The city stands as the chief centre of Sanskrit learning in North India. Sanskrit, the oldest of the Indo-European language, used for Hindu ritual has been sustained here long after it ceased to be a living language elsewhere. The Banaras Hindu University has over 150,000 rare manuscripts. Hindu devotional movements flourished here, especially in the 15th century under Ramananda, and Kabir, one of India's greatest poets, lived in the city. It was here that Tulsi Das translated the Ramayana from Sanskrit into Hindi.
Old Centre Tour in Varanasi
The customized sightseeing package tour by Swan Tours India, include Visvanath Temple (1777) has been the main Siva temple in Varanasi for over 1000 years. Tourist has to enter by Gate 2, but can exit from any gate, and there is stiff security by the entrance (take passport ID, bags not permitted). The original temple, destroyed in the 12th century, was replaced by a mosque. It was rebuilt in the 16th, and again destroyed within a century. The present Golden Temple was built in 1777 by AhilyaBai of Indore. The gold plating on the roof was provided by Maharaja Ranjit Singh in 1835. Its pointed spires are typically North Indian in style and the exterior is finally carved. The 18th-century Annapurna temple (anna food, purna filled) nearby Built by BajiRao I, has shrines dedicated to Siva, Ganesh Hanuman and Surya. Ask for directions as you make your way through the maze of alleys around the temples.
The GyanKup (well of Knowledge) next door is said to contain the Siva lingam from the original temple – the wall is protected by a stone screen and canopy. The nearby Gyanvapi Mosque (Great mosque of Aurangzeb), with 71-m-high minarets, show evidence of the original Hindu temple, in the foundations the columns and at the rear.
The 17th-century Alamgir Mosque (BeniMadhavkaDarear), impressively situated on PanchgangaGhat, was Aurangzab's smaller mosque. It was built on the original Vishnu temple of the Marathas, parts of which were used in its construction. Two minarets are missing – one fell and killed some people and the other was taken down by the government as a precaution, you can climb to the top of the mosque for fantastic views ; again, bags are prohibited and you may be searched.
The maze of narrow lanes, or galis, along the ghats through the old quarters exudes the smells and sounds of this holy city. They are fascinating to stroll through though easy to get lost in. Some find it too over- powering. Near the Town Hall (1845) built by the Maharaja of Vizianagram, is the Kotwali (police station) with the temple of Bhaironath, built by BajiRao II in 1825. The image inside is believed to be of the Kotwal (Superintendent) who rides on a ghostly dog. Stalls sell sugar dogs to be offered to the image. In the temple garden of GopalMainder near the Kotwali is a small hut in which Tulsi Das is said to have composed the BinayaPatrika poem.
The Bhelupura temple with a museum makes the birthplace of the 23rd Jain Tirthankar Parsvanath who preached non-violence. The Dura temple (18th-century) to the south along DurgaKund Road was built in the Nagara style. It is painted red with ochre and has the typical five spires (symbolizing the elements) merging into one (Brahma). Non-Hindus may view from the rooftop nearby. Next door in a peaceful garden, the TulsiManas temple (1964) in white marble commemorates the medieval poet Tusi Das. It has walls engraved with verses and scenes from the Ramcharitamnas, composed in a Hindi dialect, instead of the consensual Sanskrit, and is open to all (closed 1130-1530), Good views from the second floor of 'Disneyland-style' animated show, Bharat Mata Temple, South of Varanasi Junction Station, has a relief map of 'mother India' in marble.
Riverfront in Varanasi
Any Package tour of Varanasi is incomplete without including the Riverfront attractions, Swan Tours, India organizes a visit to this area, The hundred and more ghats on the river are the main attraction for visitors to Varanasi. Visit them at first light before sunrise (0430 in summer, 06000 in winter) when Hindu Pilgrims come to bathe in the sacred Ganga, facing the rising sun, or at dusk when synchronized pujas are performed, Culmination in leaf-boat lamps being floated down the river, usually from 1800 hrs (later in summer), Large crowds gather at Dasasvamedha (Main) Ghat and Mir Ghat every night or there's a more low-key affair at Assi Ghat . Start the river trip at DasasvamedhaGhat where you can hire a boat quite cheaply especially if you can share. You may go either upstream (south) towards HarishchandaGhat or downstream to ManikarnikaGhat. You may prefer to have boat on the river at sunset and watch the lamps floated on the river, or go in the afternoon at a fraction of the price quoted at dawn. For photography, visit the river side between 0700-0900 hrs. The foggy sunshine early in the morning often clears up to produce a beautiful light.
Kite flying is a popular pastime, as elements in India, especially all along the riverbank. The serious competitor endeavor to bring down other flyers' kites and so fortify their twine by coating it with a mix of crushed light bulb and flour paste to make it razor sharp. The quieter ghats, egPanchagnga, are good for watching the fun; boys in their boats on the river scramble to retrieve downed kites as trophies that can be re-used even through the kites themselves are very cheap. Cricket is also played on the ghats, particularly those to the north which are more spacious and less crowded.
Golden Triangle tour with Varanasiand Khajuraho or the Delhi Jaipur Agra Varanasi Tour is one of the best ways to see India in a real sense in the shortest of the durations; the tour can be customized according to your specific requirements and interests. The recommended duration for Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi and Khajuraho the Delhi Jaipur Agra Varanasi Tour is a minimum 5 to 7 nights. Both local and international brands have a presence in all the 4 tourist cities.
Golden Triangle Tour Package with Varanasi
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Explore five historical cities in India, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Varanasi and khajuraho in India, Tour package to Varanasi and Golden Triangle tour offers a perfect package to visit Taj Mahal, Jaipur, Varanasi, khajuraho and Capital city New Delhi. Explore the land of Moksh and the one of holiest cities in Varanasi famous river banks Ganga Ghats of Varanasi, it was Created by Lord Shiva about 5000 years ago and is placed gracefully on the west bank of Holy Ganges River The worth this city lies in the faith of the people; those who die in Kashi will achieve escape or Moksh. It is a seamless place for those who are encouraged by Hindu beliefs, traditions, cultures and notions. They can have honest life experiences, of the Hindu lifestyle and faith here. Varanasi is also well-known as a hub of silk weaving; there are a number of entrancing temples in the city that showcases the customs and religious confidence of the Hindus. The city is moreover a major hub of art, craft, education as well as culture.
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