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Golden Triangle & Varanasi

14 days from £3,120pp

Includes flights
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Itinerary highlights

  • Explore Delhi by day and enjoy a night time food walk.

  • See the Taj Mahal from a unique angle at sunset.

  • Search for tigers in Ranthambhore National Park.

  • Experience the aarti ceremony and take a boat ride in Varanasi.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Delhi
  • Churi Ajitgarh
  • Jaipur
  • Ranthambhore National Park
  • Agra
  • Varanasi
  • Delhi

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1

Day 1

International outbound flight , Delhi

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Delhi. Arrive into Delhi, be met by one of our friendly, local representatives who will take you to your hotel. Relax before an evening food walk through Old Delhi, a great experience and a chance to try lots of specialties.

Day 2

Day 2

Delhi

Today you will have a guided tour around both Old and New Delhi, taking in Jama Masjid Mosque, the markets of Old Delhi, as well as Humayun's Tomb, and India Gate in the heart of New Delhi.

Day 3 Churi Ajitgarh

Day 3 Churi Ajitgarh

Delhi , Churi Ajitgarh

The driver will collect you after breakfast and take you into the countryside to Churi Ajitgarh, a small trading town. You have the opportunity to stay in a traditional haveli, an Indian mansion house usually built by merchants.

Accommodation

Day 4 Churi Ajitgarh

Day 4 Churi Ajitgarh

Churi Ajitgarh

Free day at Vivaana, a heritage property that is full of character. Spend the day visiting the local villages or exploring the countryside. You could also relax by the hotel pool or also try the spa.

Accommodation

Day 5 Jaipur

Day 5 Jaipur

Churi Ajitgarh , Jaipur

Continue onwards to the Pink City of Jaipur today and have the afternoon at your leisure. A drive of about five hours, your driver will be able to suggest places to stop along the way. On arrival in Jaipur you might like to take a walk through some of the local markets to see the craftsmen at work.

Day 6 Jaipur

Day 6 Jaipur

Jaipur

Enjoy a guided tour around Amber Fort, the original Maharaja's Palace, before heading back into Jaipur for a tour including visiting the current Maharaja's Palace, the Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal.

Day 7 Ranthambhore National Park

Day 7 Ranthambhore National Park

Jaipur , Ranthambhore National Park

Head to Ranthambhore National Park today with private driver. Along the way pass small rural hamtels and scrub desert. You will arrive in time for an afternoon game drive to try to see tigers, sloth bears and deer.

Day 8 Ranthambhore National Park

Day 8 Ranthambhore National Park

Ranthambhore National Park

Today you will head into the National Park, to search for the elusive tiger. Be aware sightings are never guaranteed so I have booked a morning and afternoon game drive to heighten your chances. The park is also excellent for birdwatching as well as deer, monkeys and land monitors.

Day 9 Agra

Day 9 Agra

Ranthambhore National Park , Agra

Leave the park behind and travel to Agra. It's a long journey but your driver will recommend rest stops en route. On arrival in Agra you might like to visit the Baby Taj, considered a "practise" for the larger Taj Mahal.

Day 10 Agra

Day 10 Agra

Agra

This morning you will be taken to see the majestic Taj Mahal for sunrise, do take your time and just soak up the experience, as up close it really does have the wow factor! This afternoon, you have a guided tour of the Red Fort and Agra city. This evening you will enjoy seeing the Taj from a unique angle in Kachpura village, which lies across the river, as the sun sets.

Day 11 Varanasi

Day 11 Varanasi

Agra , Varanasi

Fly via Khajuraho to Varanasi today, one of India's seven holy cities. On arrival, have a relaxing evening overlooking the River Ganges. You might like to take a walk along the ghats and watch some of the evening ceremonies.

Day 12 Varanasi

Day 12 Varanasi

Varanasi

This morning enjoy a fascinating guided tour through this chaotic city. Your guide will take you away from the crowds to see hidden treasures. This evening go on a boat ride on the Ganges to see the city (and its atmospheric aarti ceremony) from the river.

Day 13 Delhi

Day 13 Delhi

Varanasi , Delhi

Free morning to relax by the river or visit a market before you fly to Delhi this afternoon. Spend the evening in an airport hotel, well located for your international flight home.

Day 14 International return flight

Day 14 International return flight

Delhi , International return flight

Your driver will collect you and transfer you to Delhi's International Airport terminal. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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