Tour Code: ING11

11 DAY GOLDEN TRIANGLE & VARANASI

Day by Day Itinerary

Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Varanasi

Highlights

  • Returned flights from Australia
  • Incredible sightseeing as per the itinerary, including bustling Delhi, the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra, Jaipur’s Amber Fort and Palace of the Winds and the Abhaneri step well. Enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges River in Varanasi, walk the backlanes of Varanasi’s old city.
  • Small group experience, with no more than 20 people
  • 4* and 5* hotels accommodation
  • Domestic flights
  • All airport transfers
  • Air-conditioning vehicles
  • Daily breakfast
  • Professional English-speaking guide
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From pp twin/double share
AU$3,001
Typically AU$4,850 -38%
Single traveller
AU$720

Welcome to Delhi!
On arrival at Delhi airport, our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi. Check-in time is at 3.00pm.
Meals: On-flight meal
Accommodation: Hotel Crowne Plaza 4* or Similar
Noted: Some flights may depart the night before and fly overnight, to arrive on Day 1.

After breakfast, you head to explore highlights of the Old Delhi by experiencing the Delhi Metro train. Start visiting Jama Masjid – another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. After that, you will have a rickshaw ride to explore the old part of town which includes:
Chandni Chowk – the Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India.
Spice Market – A bit west of Chandni Market you will find yourself on Khari Baoli Road in the heart of Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. Here we found hundreds of shops dealing in refined, local and exotic spices. This large market area is rich in color and photographic opportunities, and is well worth seeking out.
Next to visit Red Fort – Delhi’s most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India.
In the late afternoon, you return to your hotel with Delhi Metro Train. Overnight in Delhi.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radison Dwarka 5* or Similar

After breakfast, proceed to Jaipur to explore the highlights of Jaipur such as: City Palace – situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area, JantarMantar – built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provides accurate time, which is subject to daily corrections.
Albert Hall Museum – situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. Late afternoon, you will check in your hotel and overnight in Jaipur.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Sarovar Premium 4* or Similar

Wake up! Breakfast at hotel and then proceed to sightseeing tour of Jaipur including:
HawaMahal – built in 1799, by Maharaja SawaiPratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. Next, we drive to Amber Fort and experience the Jeep ride or Elephant ride from old town to reach the Courtyard of Amber Fort.
In the afternoon, you continue visiting JalMahal before returning to your hotel. Overnight in Jaipur.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Sarovar Premium 4* or Similar

After breakfast, you will spend your day to Agra (260km) and visit en-route to Abhaneri – a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the Chand Baori step well and Harshat Mata Temple.
In the afternoon, you arrive in Agra. Check in your hotel and overnight in Agra.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Regal Vista 4* or Similar

Early wake up for sunrise visit to Taj Mahal. TajMahal – the World Heritage Site in the year 1983.
Breakfast at your hotel and then you will continue visiting Agra Fort and Itmad-ud-Daulah – India’s first tomb to be made completely out of marble, Itmad-Ud-Daulah signals the beginning of new era in Mughal architecture. Until then, it was buildings of red sandstone. It was constructed during Jahangir’s period. The 21-meter high tomb was constructed in memory of MirzaGhiyas, who was the father-in-law of Jahangir. He was bestowed with the title Itmad-Ud-Daula, which means pillar of the state. Influenced by Islamic architectural style, the monument’s towers display Persian touch.
In the evening, you will be transferred to Train station for night train to Varanasi. Overnight on train.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight on train
Noted: Taj Mahal closed on every Friday

Early morning arrival at Varanasi Train Station, we will meet and transfer to the hotel for breakfast. Then, start your sightseeing by experiencing the Old Town with rickshaw ride to explore Annapoorna Devi Temple – the Hindu Goddess of nourishment, AssiGhat – a favorite spot for Hindu devotees to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva after taking holy dip in the river.
Bharat Mata Temple – a fairly new temple built in 1936 and located at KashiVidyapeeth Campus, is a shrine dedicated to Mother India.
DashaswamedhGhat – a very favorite among the Hindu devotees and is considered as the main Ghat.
Evening visit Ganges Aarti Ceremony – a sacred and oldest city of the world located at the banks of the holy River Gange. Where, Gange aarti is performed daily in the evening by a group of priests at the Dashashwamedh ghat.
Late afternoon, we drive back to your hotel and overnight in Varanasi.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel The Amaya 4* or Similar

Early wake up and enjoy the sunrise at Ganges with boat ride. Later return to your hotel for breakfast.
Today, you will spend your day to explore the highlights such as:
Sarnath is the main place to visit while on tour around Varanasi. A much sacred pilgrimage and tourist spot in country. Sarnath is only 10 km away from Varanasi. It is one of the four most significant Buddhist pilgrimage places in India.
Sarnath Buddhist Temple – A number of twentieth century Buddhist temples in Sarnath. Many of these Buddhist temples at Sarnath are built and maintained by monks from Tibet, China and Japan but the main Buddhist temple is the MulagandhakutiVihar.
Sarnath Museum – Sarnath has yielded a rich collection of sculptures, artifacts and edifices comprising numerous Buddha and Bodhisattva images and other ancient remains.
In the evening, you are free time to visit the local market and overnight in Varanasi.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: The Amaya Hotel 4* or Similar

Breakfast at your hotel and you will take a flight back to Delhi.
On arrival Delhi airport, meets and greets our tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Delhi.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radison Dwarka 5* or Similar

After breakfast, you spend your full day to explore the highlights of New Delhi such as:
QutubMinar – the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture, Humayun’s Tomb, Lotus Temple and India Gate – the towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radison Dwarka 5* or Similar

After breakfast, you are free time at leisure until we drive to the airport for flight home.
Meals: Breakfast

Today, you arrive at your home. We hope you enjoy by this magical Indian adventure.

Included

  • A safe and comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Accommodation Double/Twin rooms
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet
  • Sightseeing Tours in All Cities
  • Domestic Flight Ticket Varanasi/Delhi
  • Train ticket Agra/Varanasi (Air-con Sleeper)
  • Boat ride in Varanasi
  • Jeep in Jaipur
  • 1 farewell Dinner
  • 1 Rickshaw Rides inVaranasi
  • 1 Indian SIM Card for local use with 1 GB data everyday Optional and On Request in advance 10 Days before arrival
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Water bottle per day

Excluded

  • International flights from Australia by full cost airlines.
  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fee in India
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide (AUD10/per person/day)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (we strongly recommend you hold a valid travel insurance policy for all domestic and overseas travel)
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “3 Instalment Payment Plan”, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of installments when you select to book your departure tour.

  • First payment: You will be required to settle $200pp deposit online through our website link.
  • Second payment: You will be required to settle the second payment $1,400pp after 7 days when you receive our company invoice.
  • Final payment: Final payment will be collected 120 days before your departure.

However, you will have 7-day cooling off period. Please refer to “Flexible Cancellation” section.

Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

  • Airline:                                  or similar (23kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage.
  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 23 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)

COVID-19
Due to COVID there maybe disruptions to standard operating schedules of particular components of this itinerary. Should a component be effected a substitute will be confirmed prior to departure.

Physical Requirements
A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is AU$10/person per day. Tipping is collected by agent before travelling or the day of your arrival.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $780 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available.

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Group Size
2-15 people

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.
A visa is required for travel to India, please visit:  https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/india

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure month
Depart Date
Return Date
Price
Note
Wednesday
17 Apr 2024
Tuesday
16 Apr 2024
AU$3,401
High Season
Wednesday
01 May 2024
Tuesday
30 Apr 2024
AU$3,001
Friday
17 May 2024
Thursday
16 May 2024
AU$3,001

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