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Golden Triangle with Khajuraho, Varanasi & Kathmandu

(Itinerary ID : TP2658)
Package Duration : 11 Nights/ 12 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Jaipur - Agra - Mathura - Vrindavan - Jhansi - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi - Sarnath - Kathmandu - Nagarkot - Bhaktapur - Patan
Starting Price : US$ 710 Onwards per person
Tour can be customized according to your specific requirements
Explore the incredible heritage treasure of the Khajuraho and visit the ancient Orchha temples and historical sites with Golden Triangle with Khajuraho tour. Enjoy the India's major beautiful destinations namely Delhi, Agra & Jaipur city for memorable holiday vacation during India journey.

Detailed Itinerary

Day - 1 - Arrive Delhi - Jaipur (250 km- 5 hrs)
You arrive in Delhi by International flight. After traditional Swagat' (Welcome), our representative would assist you at the airport & to our hotel for check-in. After some rest & breakfast in the hotel we will check-out of the hotel & proceed for Delhi sightseeing.
At 1000 hrs, we will take you for a half Day sightseeing tour of Humayun's Tomb, Lotus temple (Closed on Monday) & Qutub Minar. Later we will leave for Jaipur, the flamboyant capital of Rajasthan. On arrival at Jaipur, our representative will meet & assist you to check-in at our hotel. Overnight Hotel- Jaipur (B)

Day - 2 - Jaipur
Early morning after breakfast 11 km drive to Amber, the capital of the gallant Rajputs from 1037 to 1728 AD. We ride the elephant back and reach the Fort situated on the hill and then visit the Fort Palace. Later we visit the City Palace, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory and the Palace of Winds. Overnight stay. (B)
Optional Excursion to Chokhi Dhani : Today we will take you for an evening excursion to Chokhi Dhani complex, an ethnic village resort located at a distance of 15 km from Jaipur. Evenings at Chokhi Dhani are very special. A Rajasthani village atmosphere is recreated on the sprawling ground and includes the entertainment by folk dancers and musicians. The guests can move around freely and enjoy the evening.
Later drive back to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day - 3 - Jaipur - Fatehpur Sikri - Agra (260 km - 6 hrs)
Fatehpur Sikri After breakfast in the coffee shop, we drive at 0900 hrs to Agra. En route we visit Fatehpur Sikri, a masterpiece in sandstone with the stunning elegance of its palaces and courts. Further proceed to Agra, upon arrival we help you check-in at our hotel at Agra. In the evening enjoy the magic show performed by the local magician.
Overnight stay at Agra. (B)

Day - 4 - Agra - Mathura & Vrindavan - Agra (60 km / 1.5 hrs / One way)
Agra, erstwhile capital of great Mughals & known for Taj Mahal. It has always fascinated Indians & foreigners alike. Most of Agra is on West bank of river Yamuna, with the Agra Fort & Taj Mahal at its nucleus. Taj Mahal is quite simply one of mankind's most remarkable creations.
After early breakfast, we drive at 0800 hrs visit the incredible architectural excellence of Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday), built by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. Next we visit Agra Fort, built principally as a military establishment by Akbar in 1565. The red sandstone Agra Fort was partially converted into a palace during Shah Jahan's time. This massive Fort is 2.5 km long & is considered as the predecessor of the Delhi Red Fort.
Later in the afternoon we visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb and to Mathura (Shri Krishna Janmabhumi Temple) & Vrindavan (Bankey Bihari Temple & ISKCON Temple) (Temples are close between 1200-1600 hrs), related with birth & childhood of Lord Krishna. In the evening return to Agra. Overnight Hotel- Agra (B)

Day - 5 - Agra - (Shatabdi Exp. Dep. 0800 hr/1030 hr) Jhansi/ Khajuraho (166 km/5hr) via Orchha
After an early morning breakfast, we drive to reach on time at 0730 hrs to the railway station to board the train to Jhansi. On arrival our representative meets and assists you on arrival at the Jhansi Railway Station. Next we leave for Orchha, located at a distance of 16 km from Jhansi.
Orchha has a medieval town atmosphere attached to it. The Betwa River quietly flows by the town. The 16th century palaces and temples built by its Bundela rulers appear to be suspended in time. And also visits to Orchha Fort, Jahangir Mahal, Raj Mahal, Ram Raja temple and later proceed further for Khajuraho. Upon arrival in Khajuraho check-in at our prearranged hotel for overnight stay. (B)

Day - 6 - Khajuraho (9W-334 Dep. 1330 hrs/Arr. at 1410 hrs) - Varanasi
Khajuraho Temples Excursion to Sarnath - After an early breakfast sightseeing trip to Khajuraho temples, built between 950 & 1050 AD by the mighty warrior kings of the Chandela dynasty, in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Temples are famous for magnificent carvings depicting numerous sexual postures of the famous Kamasutra, ancient Indian work on sex. Only 22 temples survive of the 85 originally built. In fact, worship is still done today in the Matangeshwara temple, continuing an unbroken 1000 year tradition. Later we leave for the airport on time to board the flight to Varanasi, the oldest & the holiest Hindu city, known for its Hindu traditional customs & rituals. We meet & assist you on arrival at Varanasi airport & help you check-in at our hotel.
Next at 1530 hrs we leave for Sarnath at a distance of 12 Kms from Varanasi, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after Enlightenment. At Sarnath in the Ganges Valley of India, Buddha proclaimed the law of faith. It was here that he taught the keys aspects of Buddhism the four noble truths, the eightfold path & the middle way philosophy. The Buddha encouraged followers to avoid extremes of austerity or pleasure. The remains of monasteries dating from the third century B.C. to the 1st century A.D. indicate a thriving monastic community. Overnight Hotel- Varanasi. (B)

Day - 7 - Varanasi - Kathmandu (Flight F5 - 622 / 1400 - 1500 Hrs) (Tue / Thu & Sat)
Early morning before breakfast at 0500 hrs boat ride on the river Ganges. We rise before dawn & step gingerly in the boat as the boatman starts rowing the boat. We wait for the daily miracle to unfold, as the Sun appears triumphantly over the horizon. The sound of conches & temple bells add to the delicate pink fabric of dawn. The formerly hushed murmuring of ancient Sanskrit 'Shlokas' now rises, in one voice, to a crescendo of unparalleled piety & joy. We return to our hotel for breakfast. Later we drive to the airport to board the flight for Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, situated on the southern slopes of the mighty Himalayas. The flight is magnificent as we view the mighty Himalayan peaks. On arrival we assist you to check-in at our Hotel. Overnight Hotel- Kathmandu (B)

Day - 8 - Kathmandu
Bodhnath Stupa, KathmanduAfter breakfast, we leave at 0900 hrs for a full Day city tour of Kathmandu. We visit Pashupatinath Temple, the most sacred Hindu shrine & one of the most important sites in the world for Shiva worshipers since Pashupathinath is the guardian spirit & holiest of all Shiva shrines in Nepal. Its followed by Boudhnath Stupa, the largest stupa in the valley. It looms 36 meters tall & presents one of the most fascinating specimen of stupa design. Then we visit Swambhunath stupa, which watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Nepal. Its establishment is linked to creation of Kathmandu valley out of a primordial lake. Kathmandu is also famous for its nightlife, scattered with many luxury Casinos. Overnight Hotel- Kathmandu (B)

Day - 9 - Kathmandu - Nagarkot (32 km-1 hr.)
After breakfast, we leave at 1000 hrs to Nagarkot, a popular hill station, situated 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 mts. above sea level. The panorama of the major peaks of eastern Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang & Gaurishankar, can be seen from here. Upon arrival check-in the hotel. Overnight Hotel- Nagarkot (B)

Day - 10 - Nagarkot - Kathmandu via Bhaktapur & Patanpur (32 km-1hr)
Morning post breakfast we will leave for Kathmandu city via Bhaktapur, the city of devotees situated at an altitude of 1401m, & reminds one of the conch shell. Then Patanpur, also known as Lalitpur, the city of fine arts & beauty. On arrival check-in hotel. Overnight Hotel - Kathmandu (B)

Day - 11 - Kathmandu - Delhi (Flt. 9W-261 / 1415-1545 Hrs.)
Morning at leisure & evening on-time transfer to the airport to board the flight to Delhi. Upon arrival our guide will take you for a sightseeing trip to Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat, then drive around India Gate & President's House. (B) (No Hotel Accommodation)

Day - 12 - Depart Delhi
Our tour concludes : We thanks you for your patronage & ensures a punctual transfer to the Airport for onward travel.

Price Details

Tour Cost (Using Budget Hotels)
Based on minimum 02 pax US$ 710 per person on twin sharing basis
Based on minimum 04 pax US$ 590 per person on twin sharing basis
Based on minimum 08 pax US$ 485 per person on twin sharing basis
Based on minimum 12 pax US$ 455 per person on twin sharing basis
Extra bed US$ 510
Single room supplement US$ 195

Airfare extra (Airfares are subject to change as per airlines notification)
Khajuraho - Varanasi US$ 111 per person in economy class
Varanasi - Kathmandu US$ 250 per person in economy class
Kathmandu - Delhi US$ 168 per person in economy class

Flight Frequency
Khajuraho - Varanasi Daily
Varanasi - Kathmandu Presently Cosmic Airways operates on Tuesday,Thursday and Saturday
Kathmandu - Delhi Daily

Note :
  • Rates are not valid from 20 December to 10 January
  • Monument charges : US$ 85 per person extra
  • Optional tour to Chokhi Dhani : US$ 12 per person extra
  • Supplement cost of Local speaking escort : US$ 325
Above Cost Includes :
  • 10 nights accommodation on twin sharing basis with early check in facility.
  • Breakfast
  • A/C transportation as per the itinerary (No transportation on leisure days).
  • English speaking guide in Orchaa, Khajuraho & Varanasi
  • A/C chair car train fare for the sector Agra - Jhansi
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur.
  • Magic show in Agra.
  • Boat ride in Varanasi
  • All presently applicable taxes.
Cost Does Not Include :
  • Any airfare or airport tax.
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Monument charges.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the cost includes.

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