Amazing 8 Nights / 9 Days Golden Triangle with Varanasi

Jasmine, Usha and her family decided to have a tour 8 Nights / 9 Days Golden Triangle with Varanasi or Banaras. Read on about their thrilling tour as their family travelled together to discover the Holy Ganges along with Golden Triangle that covers three fascinating cities of Delhi agra and Jaipur.

Tour Taken : Golden Triangle with Varanasi
Tour Duration : 07 Nights / 08 Days
Group Size : 05 Adults
Travel Period : July 09 to 16, 2017

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
We arrived Delhi airport and meet with the Local company representative who taken us to our Delhi in Delhi which was Hotel Africa Avenue located in South Delhi. The hotel was nice to stay couple of nights in Delhi

Day 02 : Discovered Delhi Tour
After our breakfast we got ready to enjoy our Delhi City tour, when we came down our tour guide Mr. Tarun was waiting for us to show his city. We started our Delhi tour with visiting Old Delhi first where we enjoyed Rickshaw ride, saw the largest Jama Masjid, went to the narrow streets of Old Delhi which we like most. After that we moved to visit India and other surrounding building built in British ruling period.

Jama Masjid
Jama Masjid

It was 1:30 PM  in the afternoon when our tour guide took us to a nice restaurant call Lazeez Affairs where we enjoyed North Indian Food including Butter Chicken which we all like in Indian style. After our meal we went to visit Qutab Minar and Humayun’s Tomb and finished our tour with a Grand Aarti at Birla Mandir

Humayun’s Tomb
Humayun’s Tomb

Came back to our Hotel Africa Avenue and had our Dinner at a local restaurant called Rajinder da Dhaba situated at a walking distance from the hotel

Day 03 : Scenic Bus Journey to Jaipur
This morning when we came town after breakfast our driver Mr. Tarun was waiting for us with a big smile on his face, we helped him to keep our luggage within the vehicle and started to drive towards to Jaipur with couple of Breaks for Tea, washroom and off courseto have our Lunch on the way.

Birla Mandir Jaipur
Birla Mandir Jaipur

We checked in to our hotel Traditional Heritage Haveli, Jaipur a very nice hotel in colorfully decorated in Rajasthani style. Evening we decided to visit a local temple and asked Mr. Tarun for the same, he took us to Birla Temple which we all liked very much.

Day 04 : Went to visit the Royalty of Jaipur City

Hawa Mahal Jaipur
Hawa Mahal Jaipur

After breakfast again we saw our driver with a big smile on his face, we started driving and met with our tour guide at Haw Mahal where we asked our driver to stop as we wanted to take some photo’s along with this beautiful Hawa Mahal. After taking some photo’s we went to Amber fort where we were in a queue to enjoy our elephant ride to reach top of the Amber fort which we all like very much and came down with a local Jeeps

Elephant ride
Elephant ride

After visiting Amber fort we were hungry and decided to have our Lunch which we had at a local nice restaurant called Peacock Restaurant where we like garlic nan’s very much and covered other attractions of the city and went to visit City Palace, how beautiful this palace is, we like most its Armory section and also visited the Observatory which is just couple of minutes walking distance from City Palace
Rest of the day we decided to have our own and went to visit local markets for shopping for Handicrafts, Jeweler shops, Hand knotted rugs etc.

Day 05 : Scenic Bus Journey to Taj Mahal
Morning enjoying our breakfast we checked out from our hotel and board our vehicle (Tempo Traveller) which was good enough for us. After couple of hours running we stopped our to have Tea at a restaurant and board our vehicle again towards to next stop which was Abhaneri Step-well which we all like very much.

Abhaneri Step well
Abhaneri Step well

Our tour was inclusive of Fatehpur sikri but we skipped that as we wanted to have more time in Taj Mahal, on arrival we met with our tour guide Mr. Manoj who was waiting for us at hotel and helped us on our check in at Hotel Seven Hills Tower in Agra which is a nice 3 Star Hotel. After keeping our luggage on our rooms we came down and board our vehicle to enjoy our Agra City Tour with our Tour guide. We visited the historical Agra fort first and decided to visit Taj Mahal by the sunset which we all like most. Our tour guide was well experienced and knowledgeable in what he do to keep us happy.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Evening we were thinking to have our Dinner at outside restaurant but decided to have within our hotel at last.

Day 06 : Scenic Bus Journey to Delhi & Took flight to Varanasi
After an early breakfast, we were a bit hurry to board our vehicle as we had to take our flight to Varanasi from Delhi which is still 4 hrs drive from Agra where we were.

Varanasi
Varanasi

Upon arrival in Delhi, we took our flight Jet Airways for Varanasi, upon arrival at Varanasi airport we saw our driver holding a pla card our name on it and board our vehicle towards to our hotel Zeera’s which was not bad and then we went to visit couple of Temples nearby on our own.

Evening we went to a local restaurant to have our Dinner outside and had South Indian food which was so so …

Initially we were thinking to enjoy 5 Nights / 6 Days golden Triangle Tour but decided Golden Triangle with Varanasi

Day 07 : Ganges Ganges and Only Ganges Today
Wake up early in the morning went to Ganges and enjoy our Speed Boat ride and see how the city come alive along with the sunrise, it was very nice to know about this holy city of Ganges. Visited couple of famous Tamples located around the Ganges including Kashi Vishwanth the major one of Varanasi (Banaras).

Came back to our hotel have our breakfast and enjoyed our city tour with our Guide. Later in the evening we again board our vehicle to enjoy the Grand Aarti Ceremony conducted every evening by the special priests.

Day 08 :  Our flight back to Delhi
Morning after having our breakfast we checked out from our hotel and say bye bye to this holy city and board our vehicle Tempo Traveller towards to Varanasi airport and board our flight to fly back to Delhi

Upon arrival in Delhi, we saw our same driver with a smiling face once again who was waiting us to drove us once again, we checked into our Hotel Africa Avenue once again for the last night and went out to visit nearly by markets for shopping including Sarojini Nagar Market which was close to our hotels.

Day 09 :  Its time to fly back our Home
Morning we enjoyed the day on our own, later in the evening we meet with our driver who transferred us to Delhi International airport and board our flight to fly back our home with a sweet memories of our Golden Triangle India with Varanasi Tour.

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