River Ganges

Golden Triangle with Varanasi

TIN02: 9 Days Private Tour of Delhi - Varanasi - Jaipur - Agra - Delhi
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4 to 5-star hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $1109 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrival in Delhi
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer. The rest of the day is free.
Welcome to India. Our local representative will greet you at the arrival lobby of the Delhi Airport by holding a signboard with your name on it, and then escort you to the hotel to settle your luggage. The rest of the day is free for you to recuperate from jet lag.
Day 2 Delhi
Raj Ghat, Red Fort (drive by), Jama Masjid Mosque, A rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk bazaar, Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, India Gate, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib (Sikh Temple). (B)
Your best tour in India starts from the Raj Ghat, the resting place of Gandhi who is known as the national father of India. At the cemetery, you will be able to remember this world hero together with other visitors. Then you will be escorted to marvel at the iconic Red Fort of Mughal Empire (1526 - 1857) from outside, and take a leisurely stroll at the nearby Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. At the top of the mosque, one could capture the entire layout of Delhi City. Then a rickshaw ride through the bustling Chandni Chowk enables you to get up-close insights into local people's life.

Afterwards, we will move onwards to New Delhi and first head for the Qutub Minar, the highest tower of India built in 1193. Then, wonder at the Humayun's Tomb, a typical architectural work of Mughal Period. Before visiting the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, one of India's most prominent Sikh temples, we will show respect to the impressive India Gate, a monument built in memory of unknown soldiers during the World War II.

Meals: Breakfast
Qutub Minar, Delhi
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
Humayun's Tomb
Day 3 Delhi to Varanasi by flight
Drive to airport, Fly to Varanasi & transfer to hotel. Rest day is free at leisure. (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to airport to catch a flight to Varanasi. Upon landing, accommodate yourself in a fancy hotel with the assistance of our driver. The rest of the day is left for your own arrangement.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Varanasi
Early morning boat cruise on the River Ganges, A morning Varanasi City Tour, Deer Park in Sarnath, Ganga Aarti Ceremony. (B)
In the morning, we will take a boat cruise along the holy Ganges River to revel in the mysterious ghats, where devout pilgrims take their morning prayers at sunrise. The Manikarnika Ghat and Harishchandra Ghat are most notable ones with thousands of devotees. Along the bank, you may see a lot of locals bathing in the river in the chill morning, as they believe that the holy water could wash away their birth sins. A boat excursion is the best way to capture the religious funeral rituals, but taking photos is not allowed.

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by our guide enjoy a Varanasi City tour covering highlight scenic spots, such as Bharat Mata Temple, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir and Banaras Hindu University. In the afternoon, we will escape the downtown city and proceed to the Deer Park in Sarnath, a renowned Buddhist shrine, which would enrich your religious exploration of India. Here you can not only appreciate exquisite murals inside some Buddha temples, but also encounter herds of lovely deer roaming the meadows.

When night comes, one thing you should not miss is to witness the divine and unique Ganga Aarti Ceremony, which is always performed at the Dashashwamedh Ghat with some funeral pyres in blaze for the cremation of dead Hindus.

Meals: Breakfast
River Ganges
Local people at the River Ganges
Day 5 Varanasi to Jaipur by flight
Drive to Varanasi airport, See off by flight to Jaipur. Afternoon is free. (B)
Our driver will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Jaipur. Upon arrival, the local driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. Crowned as the Pink City, most roofs and walls of buildings in Jaipur are painted pink, and even women prefer pink saris. As the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a quite poetic destination endowed with a number of grand forts, palaces and natural wonders. After checking into the hotel, you could spend the rest of the day hanging out in Jaipur bazaars, where the most authentic Indian lifestyle is unveiled in front of you. The transport is at your disposal within the city area.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 6 Jaipur
Amber Fort, Jal Mahal, Maharaja City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal. (B)
A morning excursion to the grand Amber Fort will be a highlighted experience of your trip. Towering on an isolated mountain, the splendid palatial complex was accomplished with red sandstone in 1592. The Palace of Mirrors in the fort will astonish you with its rather exquisite and elegant architecture. We will walk up to the palace, while you can also opt to ride an elephant or take a jeep with extra cost.

After a short stopover at Jal Mahal for the beautiful lakeside scenery, we will then move to Maharaja City Palace, one of the best-preserved relics of India. The luxury design and abundant collections enable you to witness the extravagant lifestyle of royal families. Afterwards, make your way to Jantar Mantar Observatory, a celestial masterpiece of Sawai Jai Singh II - the founder of the whole Jaipur City. These astronomical instruments are still in function to present his intelligence. The next photo stop goes to Hawa Mahal, also named Palace of Winds, another magnificent architectural masterpiece, with smart design that allows wind to travel through every window of the palace. You could linger for a while to absorb its elegance by a leisure wander.

Meals: Breakfast
Amber Fort, Jaipur
Amber Fort
Day 7 Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (5-6 hours' drive)
Drive to Agra & check in at hotel, En route visit Fatehpur Sikri. (B)
Agra is the next destination of this trip in India. We will go there by a road trip, and en route to reach an UNESCO World Heritage site, the century-old Fatehpur Sikri. It was once the capital of the Mughal Empire in 16th century, but abandoned by the owners after 15 years because of the shortage of water supply. The palace enjoys a delicate mix of Islamic, Hindu and Christian architectures. Follow our guide to have careful appreciation of highlight spots there, including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal, Guland Darwaza, and Ibadat Khana.

After that, we will arrive at Agra and check into the local hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Fatehpur Sikri in India
Fatehpur Sikri
Day 8 Agra
Enjoy Taj Mahal at sunrise, Agra Fort. (B)
The iconic Taj Mahal will start today's tours for you to witness the splendor of this world architectural wonder. The grand mausoleum was constructed in 1622 by the order of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his dead lover. The white-marble palace was accomplished through 22 years, with resplendent design and decorations that make visitors feel awed.

Then we will head for another architectural masterpiece, the Agra Fort. Made up of red sandstone, it is one of the most exquisite forts of India that enjoys a far-reaching history of over 400 years. The maze-like fort boasts numerous halls and magnificent towers as well as mosques. Please follow our guide to uncover more historic stories and mystery of the fort. The rest of the day is free at your leisure pace to further exploration of Agra with transportation at your disposal within the city area.

Meals: Breakfast
Agra Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
India Agra Fort
Agra Fort
Day 9 Agra - Delhi (3-4 hours' drive) & Departure from Delhi
Drive to Delhi airport. See you off there. Wish you a nice trip home! (B)
After breakfast, we will drive to Delhi airport by our private air-conditioned car, where you could take your international flight for your onward journey. Although this tour package is drawing to an end, you could also make an extensional stay for further exploration. We wish you have spent a memorable time in India.

Meals: Breakfast
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DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
DelhiLe Meridien New Delhi - Downtown Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini
VaranasiRamada Plaza JHV Varanasi Ramada Plaza JHV Varanasi
JaipurHilton Jaipur Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre
AgraCourtyard by Marriott Agra Holiday Inn Agra MG Road
Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
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$1489 $1340$1379 $1241
Apr-Sep$1269 $1142$1149 $1034
Tour Prices with Standard Hotels
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Mar, Oct-Dec$1339 $1205$1219 $1097
Apr-Sep$1219 $1097$1109 $998
  • 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.
Price Includes
  • Economy class airfares of Delhi/ Varanasi/ Jaipur in the itinerary
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Personal assistance by our representative on airport arrival/departure
  • Service of English speaking local guides per the itinerary
  • All transfers in private A/C vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned monuments per the itinerary
  • Rickshaw ride through Chandi Chowk bazaar in Old Delhi
  • All government applicable taxes and service charges
Price Excludes
  • International flight into and out of Delhi
  • Lunches and dinners, but advice freely available
  • India visa fee
  • Personal expenses (travel insurance, drinks, camera fee etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
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