Golden Triangle with Khajuraho Tour

Covered Destinations: Delhi – Jaipur – Agra – Jhansi - Khajuraho

10 Days / 9 Nights

Tour Overview

Golden Triangle with Khajuraho tour takes you around the cities of Jaipur, Agra, Delhi, Jhansi and Khajuraho as Islamic architecture weds into the erotic sculptures of ancient Aryavanshi design. This amazing journey into the ancient and medieval heritage and constructions of India is a must for all those who are architecture enthusiasts and whom History never ceases to amaze. The tour offers a ride through the epitome of romance, Taj Mahal, to the sheer eroticism of the Khajuraho temples, to the grand scale of the Amber fort. This tour is a must for all go get that bag pack and come visit.

Day-By-Day Itinerary

Day 1: Delhi – Arrival, City Tour

On arrival at Delhi our representatives will receive you and escort you to the hotel for a check-in. After getting refreshed you will be taken for the Delhi city tour, which will include a trip to both the Old and the New Delhi. The important memorials, building s and the monuments will be visited, which are a trip to Raj Ghat, the memorial ground of Mahatma Gandhi, a visit to the Red Fort, the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, the Lotus Temple and then a drive down the Rajpath passing the Presidential Residence, India Gate and the Diplomatic Enclave. After this city tour the guests will be taken back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi – Jaipur

From Delhi we leave for Jaipur after breakfast. On reaching the capital city of Rajasthan the guests will check in the hotel and get time to refresh and relax. From there after the lunch the city tour continues with a visit to the City Palace, where the Royal family of Jaipur still resides. A visit to the Birla Temple, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and the famous Janatar Mantar the astronomical observatory ends the tour of the city, after which the guests will return to the hotel for a dinner and a night stay.

Day 3: Jaipur City Tour

The day starts with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, after which the guests will be taken for the Pink City Tour. The trip starts with an elephant ride to the top of the Amber Fort, situated on a hill top. Rest of the free at leiaure or shopping. Evening excursion at Chokhi Dhani: the ethnic village resort. It will give you the feel of the traditional village culture of Rajasthan, it has folk dances and songs performed by the Rajasthani folk artists and the food served to the guests are of authentic Rajasthani cuisine as well as continental dishes. This 15 km away destination from Jaipur will definitely be one of the highlights of the tour. At night the guests will be taken back to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 4: Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

The day starts with breakfast and the trip starts for Agra from Jaipur. On the way we visit Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned capital of the Mughal Empire. The place is famous for its colossal Buland Darwaza and the stunning blend of Islamic and Hindu architecture with influences from Jainism and Buddhism. Emperor Akbar shifted the capital to this place but due to lack of water supply the Mughal capital was moved back to Delhi. We arrive at Agra in the evening and check in the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Agra tour

Guests have the option of visiting the Taj Mahal early in the morning and see the sun rise and glimmer at the white marbled monument. Or start the day with a leisurely breakfast before embarking on the Agra sightseeing tour. The first stop is at the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World and UNESCO World Heritage Site. After marveling at the mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in his wife Mamataz Mahal’s memory we continue the trip towards Agra Fort. The red sandstone fort with its palace and green plush lawn with splendid architecture is a sight that will only awe you. From there we move to the Sikandara, the tomb of Emperor Akbar, that is once again an architectural blend of various religions and cultures. The night stay is at Agra so we return to the hotel after the trip.

Day 6: Agra – Jhansi – Khajuraho via Orcha

It’s an early morning start as the guests have to board a train from Agra to Jhansi. Our representatives will receive the guests at the Jhansi railway station and check in the hotel. From there the trip of Jhansi begins, the first stop will be at the Jhansi Fort where one can hear the legends and the stories about the great warrior queen and freedom fighter Rani Laxmibai. This land is filled with myths and bard songs about the bravery of the queen. The next stop for the night is at Khajuraho, but before that we visit Orchha, the medieval town, that has the serene and beautiful river Betwa flowing and visit the Jahangir Mahal, Orchha Fort, Ram Raja temple and Raj Mahal. On reaching Khajuraho we check the guests in a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7: Khajuraho – Varanasi

After the breakfast the half of the day is for sightseeing of Khajuraho, the beautiful medieval Hindu and Jain temples that has been built from sandstones without using of mortar. The stones are put together and are held by gravity. Thought often the temples are well-known for its erotic sculptures and the portrayal of “Kamasutra” the interpretations of these sculptures have varied over the years. There are 22 temples inside and none of them have the erotic sculptures hear the deities. Some of the deities are still worshipped like in the Matangeshwara temple, which has been going on for 1000 years. From Khajuraho the guests will board a flight for Varanasi. At the Varanasi airport our representatives will escort you to a hotel.

Day 8: Varansi Tour

This day will be unlike any other as the guests will have the priviledge to get a boat ride on the river Ganges at the dawn, before the sunrise and watch the miracle happen, but it will be a feeling that is hard to describe, as the morning chants at the Ganges ghat will make it even more special. The day starts with the breakfast and then the tour of Vranasi, visiting various temples and the famous ghats of the town. On this day itself we take the guests to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon, the place is 12 kms from Varansi. The guests can get a rickshaw ride or walk around the town on their own. The guests will then board a train from Varanasi to Delhi and it will be an overnight train journey.

Day 9: Delhi

The train arrives in the morning the guests will be taken back to the hotel and then they can relax or go around the city on their own. Pay a visit at the famous Chandni Chowk market and other markets of Delhi and enjoy t the life in the metro. Guests will have an overnight stay in the capital city.

Day 10: Delhi – Departure

It’s the final day of the Golden Triangle Tour, the guests will be taken to the railway or the airports from the hotel for their onwards journey.



Destination Luxury Package Deluxe Package Standard Package
Delhi The Park Hans Plaza Apartment 52
Agra ITC Mughal Howard Park Plaza Amar Hotel
Jaipur Sheraton Rajputana Holiday Inn Naila Bagh Palace

Taj – The Gateway

Clarks Varanasi

Palace on Ganges


Taj Chandela


Usha Bundela

Cost Includes:

  • 08 Night’s accommodation as per itinerary on double sharing basis and one night in the train.
  • Daily breakfast at hotel.
  • 01 air conditioned chauffeur driven car for all transfers, sightseeing and drives
  • Assistance on arrival and departure
  • Fuel charges and driver’s allowances
  • Services of local English /preferred language speaking guide at Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Orchha, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Jaipur.
  • Rickshaw ride at Chandni Chowk – Old Delhi*
  • Evening and morning boat ride on Ganges at Varanasi
  • AC class train ticket : Agra – Jhansi and Varaansi - Delhi.
  • Economy class airfare: Varanasi - Khajuraho
  • Elephant ride at Fort Amer – Jaipur*
  • One dinner at Choki Dhani: ethnic village resort*
  • Tanga / tuk tuk ride at Agra*.
  • One bottle of mineral water daily
  • Current government, hotel, road, toll and interstate taxes.
  • Service tax and education cess

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunches and dinners wherever not mentioned.
  • Entry fees to the monuments   
  • Any travel insurance.    
  • Any supplement charged by hotel on the eve of Christmas & New Year’s Eve.
  • Visa fees.           
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, insurances, camera fees, excess baggage, emergency, medical cost, tips to drivers, guides and hotel staff.               
  • Any services not mentioned above        
  • Any increase in cost beyond our control such as fuel and airfare increase, government levies and taxes etc.

Our India trip was everything I wanted. Terrific. Excellent guides & tours. Very professional. The accommodations were superb and everything organized to the letter. I would choose India Travel Vacations for my next trip.

--- Tom Rooker - Florida, USA


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