The Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi is designed to showcase the Mughal Era history of Agra, the ancient holy city of Varanasi, and the spectacular Rajput history and architecture of Jaipur.
You will be welcomed at the airport by a member of the Custom Tours India team, escorted to your air-conditioned car, and introduced to your driver. After check-in into your hotel, you can relax and get used to the hustle and bustle of incredible India. If you are arriving early morning and wish to visit the city, your driver will be standing by.
Start the day in Old Delhi where your tour guide will escort you to The Red Fort and Jama Masjid. You can enjoy a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk where you will wend through narrow lanes of market stalls featuring everything from antique silver jewelry to wholesale spices. You can proceed to the Sikh Temple where you will see how volunteers operate a community kitchen that provides free food to visitors. Continue your sightseeing to Humayun’s Tomb, India Gate, and President House. Returning to your hotel, you can relax and enjoy a spa treatment after a busy day. Dine at the hotel or let your chauffeur drive you to one of Delhi’s premiere restaurants.
Take an afternoon flight to Varanasi where you will be met by a guide who will introduce your driver and accompany you to your hotel overlooking the holy ghats. Your tour guide will take you on a sunset boat trip on the Ganges River where you will observe evening prayer rituals on the ghats amidst a backdrop of flickering oil lamps.
Wake up for a morning excursion on the Ganges River to see worshippers taking an early morning dip to wash away sins. Watch the sun rise and listen to sacred chanting that echoes throughout this holy city. Later drive to Sarnath. A Buddhist pilgrimage site, Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon after enlightenment. Returning to Varanasi you can either relax at the hotel or walk through the sacred city with your tour guide.
Take a morning flight back to Delhi where you will be met by your driver who will take you to Agra. Relax at the hotel and then take a short ride to Mehtab Bagh, a charming park where you can enjoy the beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunset.
In the morning, visit the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort. Agra is an ideal place for a spa treatment and an afternoon of relaxation around the hotel pool.
See the Taj Mahal at sunrise and after breakfast drive to Jaipur enroute visiting the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri and the beautiful Step Well Chand Baori. Upon arrival in Jaipur relax at the hotel, shop at the flagship Anokhi store, or enjoy an Ayurveda Massage.
Your guide will take you on a city tour where you will see the Hawa Mahal surrounded by the extensive bazaars of the Pink City. Then enjoy an elephant ride to the beautiful Amber Fort, its walls winding incredibly over the nearby hills. Tour the City Palace, which is currently the house of the former Royal Family of Jaipur. Complete your day tour at Jantar Mantar to discover the world’s largest sundial and other incredible instruments that were built by ancient astronomers. If you wish, you can explore Jaipur’s extensive bazaars where you’ll find handcrafted fabrics and blue pottery. You may enjoy the evening light and sound show at Amber Fort or you might want to venture to the Monkey Temple. For the discerning shopper, Jaipur is famous for precious and semi-precious jewelry and the team at Custom Tours India will be happy to recommend reputable jewellers. For foodies enjoy a fun filled cooking class with Sonia’s mother.
After breakfast, your route back to Delhi offers time to fill in your travel journal and sort through your photographs. You may catch an evening flight back home or stay a night in Delhi to await your international flight.
This itinerary can be customized if you want to add extra days in any of the cities. You can also continue from Jaipur to Jodhpur and then to Jaisalmer to see the Thar Desert, where you can stay in a luxury tent under the stars and enjoy a camel ride. The team at Custom Tours India is ready to customize every aspect of your trip.
My unique tour
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Ride with Nand
This amazing trip started in the early morning at the Delhi airport, where our driver, Nand Singh, met us. The next 4 days we spent with him doing one of the best trips of my life. He drove us to many great places, and we enjoyed the trip very much.
Another wonderful trip!
This was my third trip booked through Sonia and her team. I was travelling with my parents and an aunt, all of whom are in their 80's. Our plans were a little complicated as we were all coming from different locations to meet in India for a two-week tour of Kerala.
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We wanted to do more than the Golden Triangle.Ranthambore (tigers), Jaisalmer and Udaipur were a must. Sonia booked all this and more besides in super hotels and havelis, with an excellent driver for the whole trip and very knowledgeable tour guides in every city.
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If you are looking for a special trip to India and its beautiful varied regions, Custom Tours India is the company to contact and have plan the trip. I have been to India 5 times (all planned by CTI and Sonia) and each time,
India my favorite country
I have been to India several times always using Custom Tours India, Sonia is a delight to work with she may not say the same for me. I travel a lot, I can say Sonia is on top of every detail which makes the trip run so smooth.
This was my 4th trip to India with Custom Tours. I cannot say enough positive things about Sonia and her drivers. They go way beyond to make sure every aspect of your trip is wonderful! They treat you like family.
I worked with Sonia to arrange our trip to India. She made it a very easy experience for us, made recommendations and answered all our questions. Our hotel stays were excellent. She even booked our air tickets
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We worked with Sonia at Custom Tours India during our recent trip to India. She made it a very pleasant experience for us. She booked us at great hotels (Oberoi and Taj) at reasonable price. Our hotel stays were excellent.
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