Golden Triangle with Holy city Varanasi

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
  • Culture of India
  • Agra - the beautiful Agra Fort and the Mughal mausoleum known as Baby Taj
  • The spectacular Taj Mahal - India's most famous monument in all its glory at sunrise
  • Delhi - Explore Old and New Delhi on a guided city tour, visiting sites such as Humayun's Tomb, Jama Masjid Mosque and Raj Ghat - the site of Ghandi's crematorium. Take a Rickshaw ride through Delhi's backstreets.
  • The Pink City of Jaipur - The lofty Amber Fort, regal City Palace and ancient observatory of Jantar Mantar
  • Varanasi: oldest living city
  • Agra-Varanasi by train and Varanasi-Delhi by flight

A memorable & Breathtaking heritage tour of north India 'Golden Triangle with Holy city Varanasi' as the name suggests, this tour comprises of the shape of a triangle on an Indian map. It is the showcase to the world in a way which would inspire the travelers to visit in search of authentic experiences while motivating the native people to preserve the beautiful and historical culture that we have so inherited. It is the right direction for the travelers to see India in such a beautiful way. The Golden Triangle tour comprises of four major cities of India namely Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi. The Golden Triangle tour package is the one and only lifetime achievement of the colors of North India to explore three Heritage rural Faces of India -Colorful culture, Heritage Sites, Arts & Activities.
After arriving in Delhi and looking at the historic sights such the Red Fort and Jama Masjid, a scenic drive takes you to Jaipur where you can tour the Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, and Galta (Monkey Temple), and have shopped at the local market in the evening.
You then travel to Agra, has become synonymous with that of the Taj Mahal, a symbol of Emperor Shah Jahan's undying love for his wife. It is situated on the banks of the river Yamuna, and raised on a 313 square foot marble platform. People travel from all over the world to bask in the magnificence of this monument that has defied time and age as it continues to astound all that have the good fortune of watching it in contemplative silence.
Agra to Varanasi by train, Varanasi literally one of the oldest living cities in the world, has origins that are lost in the mists of time. The daily scene of pilgrims doing their devotions in the Bathing Ghats of the River Ganges at sunrise set against the backdrop of the centuries old temples is probably one of the most remarkable sights in the world. At last, you will fly back to Delhi from Varanasi.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN90
  • Duration10 Days
  • Pricefrom US$1450 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationIndia
  • Min Pax02-20 pax
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Outline Itinerary

01 Days Arrival at Delhi airport and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Delhi, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Delhi and introduce your tour guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, one passport-size photo, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Delhi

  • Accommodation: Hotel Intercity or similar-3 star/ ITC Welcome Hotel or similar-4 star
  • Max. Altitude: 227 meters/ 744 ft.

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
  • For 3 star accommodation- Delhi (Intercity or similar), Jaipur (Rajputana Haveli or similar), Agra (Parador or Similar) and Varanasi (Ganges Grand or Similar) in twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • For 4 star accommodation- Delhi (ITC Welcome Hotel or similar), Jaipur (Lemon Tree Premiere or Similar), Agra (Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar) and Varanasi (Clarks Hotel or similar) in twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Private luxury vehicle with Specialist English Speaking Driver From Delhi /Jaipur/Agra Drop
  • Train Aircon Sleeper from Agra -Varanasi with AC
  • Boat Ride and Evening Pray Tour in Varanasi
  • Flight ticket from Varanasi to Delhi
  • Guided sightseeing tour in all the cities with private vehicles
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • International airfare.
  • India entry visa (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of India page)
  • Travel insurance (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip (Meal costs about 4 -8 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Laundry, telephone bills, luggage handling and Beverages.
  • Entrances tickets to the Monuments
  • Tips for the guides and driver. (Tipping is Expected)

Trip Map

Golden Triangle with Holy city Varanasi Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport by a private luxury vehicle.
  • For 3 star accommodation- Delhi (Intercity or similar), Jaipur (Rajputana Haveli or similar), Agra (Parador or Similar) and Varanasi (Ganges Grand or Similar) in twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • For 4 star accommodation- Delhi (ITC Welcome Hotel or similar), Jaipur (Lemon Tree Premiere or Similar), Agra (Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar) and Varanasi (Clarks Hotel or similar) in twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Private luxury vehicle with Specialist English Speaking Driver From Delhi /Jaipur/Agra Drop
  • Train Aircon Sleeper from Agra -Varanasi with AC
  • Boat Ride and Evening Pray Tour in Varanasi
  • Flight ticket from Varanasi to Delhi
  • Guided sightseeing tour in all the cities with private vehicles
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare.
  • India entry visa (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of India page)
  • Travel insurance (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip (Meal costs about 4 -8 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Laundry, telephone bills, luggage handling and Beverages.
  • Entrances tickets to the Monuments
  • Tips for the guides and driver. (Tipping is Expected)

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
16 June, 2019 25 June, 2019 USD $1450 Closed
04 July, 2019 13 July, 2019 USD $1450 Available
16 July, 2019 25 July, 2019 USD $1450 Available
04 August, 2019 13 August, 2019 USD $1450 Available
16 August, 2019 25 August, 2019 USD $1450 Available
04 September, 2019 13 September, 2019 USD $1450 Available
16 September, 2019 25 September, 2019 USD $1450 Available
04 October, 2019 13 October, 2019 USD $1450 Available
16 October, 2019 25 October, 2019 USD $1450 Available
04 November, 2019 13 November, 2019 USD $1450 Available
16 November, 2019 25 November, 2019 USD $1450 Available
04 December, 2019 13 December, 2019 USD $1450 Available
16 December, 2019 25 December, 2019 USD $1450 Available
04 January, 2020 13 January, 2020 USD $1450 Available
16 January, 2020 25 January, 2020 USD $1450 Available
04 February, 2020 13 February, 2020 USD $1450 Available
16 February, 2020 25 February, 2020 USD $1450 Available
04 March, 2020 13 March, 2020 USD $1450 Available
16 March, 2020 25 March, 2020 USD $1450 Available
04 April, 2020 13 April, 2020 USD $1450 Available
16 April, 2020 25 April, 2020 USD $1450 Available
04 May, 2020 13 May, 2020 USD $1450 Available
16 May, 2020 25 May, 2020 USD $1450 Available
04 June, 2020 13 June, 2020 USD $1450 Available
16 June, 2020 25 June, 2020 USD $1450 Available

Read Reviews

Best of India Tour

Best of India Tour

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We took part in the tour around India with Luxury Holidays. It is highly recommended! The trip took us all the places we would expect and it crossed my mind that if we have tried to do this by ourselves, it would have taken forever to figure out where we wanted to go and even longer to actually get there.
The Luxury Holidays tour made it easy for us and also made sure we got to see most aspects of life India, whether plowing through the crowds in Old Delhi, wandering through the local townships - cows and all - on the way to the Ganges, or the sights of the Taj and the massive Amber Fort complex ,etc etc 
Our guide Ibrahim was excellent - understated but full of knowledge and prepared to go the extra mile to help us. The driver and driver's assistant Lovely and Happy (I kid you not!) were also extraordinarily helpful and really helped make the trip. Would I use Luxury Holidays Nepal again? Absolutely!

Mukesh Pierre, South Africa

18 Day Golden Triangle and Varanasi tour with Nepal Trek

18 Day Golden Triangle and Varanasi tour with Nepal Trek

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We returned last week from a 19 day tour of India and Nepal. Our experiences with Luxury Holidays Nepal were all extremely positive. Everything was incredibly well organized and the guides were first class and very adaptable. Special thanks to Tanveer who was with us for the India part of the itinerary. He was amazingly kind and helpful and always made sure everyone was looked after especially when plans were changed e, the train to Varanasi arrived five hours late and then took four hours longer than it should have, so instead of arriving for breakfast Tanveer had to organize lunch for us at a restaurant close to the hotel. He kept everyone’s spirits up with his wonderful sense of humor! Our guide in Nepal, Pankaj was also wonderful...... friendly, helpful and well organized. And very encouraging when we encountered difficult sections of the trek. The porters Kiran, Rajan and Suresh were also very pleasant and helpful. All in all it was a wonderful holiday and we learnt so much about both countries. Thanks you LHN team!

Jordan Miles, Singapore

Absolutely Amazing Experience!

Absolutely Amazing Experience!

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Such a wonderful experience! The tour guides were amazing and very helpful with information. The accommodation was excellent, clean and comfortable. The places we visited were spectacular! Definitely would recommend this trip to people of all ages. I'm 22 and completed this tour with couples between the ages of 60-80. Loads of fun.

Candice Fitts, Australia

10 Day Golden Triangle and Varanasi

10 Day Golden Triangle and Varanasi

Rating:  

I recently returned from a 10 day tour of India's Golden Triangle, taking in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi. If you made a list of everything you wanted to see in these cities, well this tour hits them all! Forts, palaces, food, The Taj, The Ganges, tuk-tuks, an overnight sleeper train, history, culture, architecture, religion.... It really had it all. 
Accommodation throughout the tour was fine. The Delhi accommodation was excellent, the Jaipur accommodation could have been better and Agra and Varanasi were fine. Our van was comfortable, our drivers very good at their job and navigating around all the motorbikes and cows and the tour guides in each city were great.
Luckily the group of people we travelled with being amazing. This was my first group tour and it really changed my mind on what I did think of group tours. 
The only other thing that made this tour what it was was our guide, Ibrahim. What an incredible young man and one that all the ladies wanted to adopt and take home as their son. He was endearing, funny, informative and made sure we had no questions left unanswered.

I can't wait to return with this company again in November to trek Everest
Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal and a huge thank you Ibrahim!

Brendan Bourke, South Africa

1. Visa Overview:
All foreign nationals entering India are required to possess a valid international travel document in the form of a national passport with a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post abroad.
All Individual visa seekers are requested to apply for the Indian Visa through Online application link, in order to make an application for getting the Indian visa.
The duly signed physical copy of the application form completed in all respect and submitted successfully is to be submitted at the concerned Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or directly to the Indian Mission/ Post, on the scheduled date of interview along with the requisite supporting documents. The instructions for filling the form and scheduling the appointment can be seen at Instructions for Online Visa Application. Important technical information for filling online Indian visa application can be referred to at Technical Instructions.
The applicants are also requested to visit the website of the Indian Mission concerned for detailed information about Indian visa. (For more information about India Visa)

2. Food
When the Moghul Empire invaded during the sixteenth century, they left a significant mark on the Indian cuisine, according to the Texas A&M University. Indian cuisine is also influenced by many other countries. It is known for its large assortment of dishes and its liberal use of herbs and spices. Cooking styles vary from region to region.
Wheat, Basmati rice and pulses with Chana (Bengal gram) are important staples of the Indian diet. The food is rich with curries and spices, including ginger, coriander, cardamom, turmeric, dried hot peppers, and cinnamon, among others. Chutneys — thick condiments and spreads made from assorted fruits and vegetables such as tamarind and tomatoes and mint, cilantro and other herbs — are used generously in Indian cooking.
Many Hindus are vegetarians, but lamb and chicken are common in main dishes for non-vegetarians. The Guardian reports that between 20 percent and 40 percent of India's population is vegetarian.
Much of Indian food is eaten with fingers or bread used as utensils. There is a wide array of breads served with meals, including naan, a leavened, oven-baked flatbread, and bhatoora, a fried, fluffy flatbread common in North India and eaten with chickpea curry.

3. Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays will provide a private luxury vehicle for sightseeing and airport transferal. AC Train for Agra to Varanasi and Flight for Varanasi to Delhi.

4. Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. The most significant thing that makes this tour enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members. Our trip will be led by only the best and most professional leaders. All of Luxury Holidays leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Luxury Holidays only employ local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.

5. Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

6. India Travel Group Size:
Luxury Holidays don’t require a minimum and maximum size of the group for any private tours to India. If travelers like to travel in India with friends, families, colleagues are welcome to choose any tour packages at your convenient time frame. We will be happy to organize a small group like-minded people to give them an unforgettable experience and opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Generally, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 20 people with its own experienced English speaking guide.

7. People in each room:
There will be two people accommodated in each room during the tour. If you prefer a private accommodation, you'll find the option for "single supplement".

8. Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

9. Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
www.makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.comwww.expedia.com
They usually have good offers.

10. Clothing:
Indian clothing is closely identified with the colorful silk saris worn by many of the country’s women. The traditional clothing for men is the dhoti, an unstitched piece of cloth that is tied around the waist and legs. Men also wear a kurta, a loose shirt that is worn about knee-length. For special occasions, men wear a sherwani, which is a long coat that is buttoned up to the collar and down to the knees. The Nehru jacket is a shorter version of a sherwani. 

11. Weather:
India is situated in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, between Burma and Pakistan. 
The climate in India varies from a tropical monsoon climate in the south to a temperate climate in the north. If you are thinking of Visiting Delhi (the capital of India) then best to visit it in October, November, February and March. That's when the nights are cool and the days are filled with a little sunshine. May, June and July are very hot with temperatures over 45 degrees (113 Fahrenheit). It is a dry heat and is sometimes accompanied by dusty desert winds. Most of the rain falls between July and September but they are not the tropical rains you'll experience in India's coastal cities.

12. Insurance:
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page for more information)

12. Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to NepalBhutan and Tibet. Please contact us.

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  1. TAJ MAHAL remain Closed on Fridays
  2. Red for & Lotus Temple Remain Closed on Mondays
  3. Note: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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