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8 Days Culture tour itinerary for india: Explore The Best Of The Golden Triangle Tour & Kamasutra Temples

Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Orchha

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Culture Tour
History
History Tour
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Sightseeing Tour

Visit some of the most significant temples, forts & spiritual places, monuments & landmarks in the famed Golden Triangle Tour circuit in India. This amazing tour will also offer the chance to explore Orchha Fort and Khajuraho Temples. 

DAY 01

Delhi

  • Meet with you at Delhi airport and head to the hotel. 

  • Check-in at the hotel.

  • Enjoy sightseeing in Delhi:

    • Jama Mosque: Jama Mosque is one of the largest mosques in India. It was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656 at a cost of 1 million rupees and was inaugurated by an Imam from Bukhara, present-day Uzbekistan. 

    • Chandni Chowk: Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi and it was designed by elder daughter of emperor Shahjahan, her name was Jahanara. You can also take a rickshaw ride to explore the narrow and busy streets of Chandni Chowk (optional). 

    • Red Fort: Red Fort is a historic fort and it was the main residence of emperor Shahjahan. Built-in 17th century, we will observe it from outside.

    • Raj Ghat: Raj Ghat is a memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. Originally it was the name of a historic ghat of Old Delhi.  Close to it, and east of Daryaganj, there was Raj Ghat Gate of the walled city, opening at Rajghat to the west bank of the Yamuna River.

    • India Gate: India Gate is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the "ceremonial axis" of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway.

    • President's House: Rashtrapati Bhawan is the official home of the President of India, located at the western end of Rajpath in New Delhi.

    • Agrasen Ki Baoli: Agrasen Ki Baoli is a 60-meter long and 15-meter wide historical stepwell. It is believed that it was originally built by the legendary king Agrasen and rebuilt in the 14th century by the Agrawal community which traces its origin to Maharaja Agrasen.

    • Akshardham Temple. Akshardham or Swaminarayan Akshardham complex is a Hindu mandir and a spiritual-cultural campus in New Delhi. Fountain Show: Enjoy here the most famous fountain show of Akshardham (optional). 

  • Return to the hotel. 

Overnight in hotel

DAY 02

Delhi-Jaipur

  • Visit some more amazing sights in Delhi before leaving for Jaipur after breakfast in the hotel:

    • Qutub Minar: Qutub Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built-in 1193 by Qutub-ud-din Aibak. The tower has five distinct storeys. Close to the tower is one of Delhi's most curious antiques, the Iron Pillar.

    • Lotus Temple: Baha'i faiths Temple is notable for its flower-like shape. It has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification.

    • Birla Mandir: Laxminarayan Temple, also known as a Birla Mandir, is one of the major attractions of Delhi and attracts thousands of devotees every day.

    • Bangla Sahib: Gurudwara Bangla is a Sikh temple, which is built of white marble and inlaid with semi-precious stones. It is one of the most prominent Sikh houses of worship.

  • Eat lunch in one of the best restaurants in Delhi.

  • Drive to Jaipur. It takes 4 hours to reach Jaipur. 

  • Arrive in Jaipur. 

Overnight in Jaipur

DAY 03

Jaipur

  • Do sightseeing in Jaipur:

    • Amer Fort: With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake. Amer is a town with an area of 4 square kilometres. The town of Amer and the Amber Fort were originally built by the Meenas and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I. You can enjoy here elephant ride (optional).

    • Hawa Mahal: Named as well, the palace of wind. The structure was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh.

    • Jal Mahal: Meaning “Water Palace” is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. The Jal Mahal palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture.

    • Jantar Mantar: It’s an observatory. The primary purpose was to compile astronomical tables and to predict the times and movements of the sun, moon and planets.

    • City Palace: City Palace, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex.

  • Eat dinner along with enjoying folk dance and live music.

  • Return to hotel.

Overnight in hotel

DAY 04

Jaipur-Agra

  • Head to Monkey Temple in Jaipur after breakfast before leaving for Agra.

    • Galtaji (Monkey temple ) is an ancient Hindu pilgrimage site in the town of Khania-Balaji, about 10 km away from Jaipur. The site consists of a series of temples built into a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur. A natural spring emerges high on the hill and flows downward, filling a series of sacred kunds (water tanks) in which pilgrims bathe. Visitors and pilgrims can ascend the crevasse, continuing past the highest water pool to a hilltop temple from there are views of Jaipur and its fortifications spread out across the valley floor. It is believed that a saint named Galav lived here, practised meditation, and did penance.

  • Drive to Agra, 4 hours drive. 

  • Eat lunch on the way to Agra. 

  • Arrive in Agra.

Overnight in Agra

DAY 05

Agra

  • Go for sightseeing in Agra:

    • Taj Mahal: The Taj Mahal is a white marble tomb. Built-in 1631 in the memory of Mumtaj Mahal, daily thousands of visitors from across the globe come here just to behold its celestial beauty. Also known as a temple of love which is a pilgrimage for love birds.

    • Agra Fort: Agra Fort is a historical fort. It was the main residence of the Emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Agra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also known as a high red walled city.

    • Itmad Ud Daula: Baby Taj, also known as Itmad ud Daula, built of white marble before the Taj Mahal and considered sketch of the Taj Mahal. Built by Noorjahan in the memory of her parents.

    • Mehtab Bagh: You will enjoy the sunset view of Taj Mahal from the bank of river Yamuna; a place called Moonlight Garden and your guide will tell you here an interesting story about Shahjahan and his lady love.

    • Mohabbat e Taj.  It's a saga of Shahjahan and Mumtaz mahal. A must-see (optional).

  • Return to hotel.

Overnight in  hotel

DAY 06

Agra-Jhansi-Orchha-Khajuraho

  • Drive to Agra Cantt Railway Station since the train leaves at 9:55 am (Gatiman Express). 

  • Enjoy your journey in India's fastest train. Breakfast will be served on the train. 

  • Arrive in Jhansi at 12:35 pm and drive to Orchha from Jhansi (30 minutes ride).

  • Experience sightseeing in Orchha: 

    • Orchha Fort: The fort and other structures within it were built by the Bundela Rajputs starting from early 16th century by King Rudra Pratap Singh of the Orchha State and others who followed him.

    • Ram Raj Temple: It is a sacred Hindu pilgrimage and receives devotees in large numbers regularly and is also commonly known as Orchha Temple. The annual domestic tourist number is around 650,000 and the foreign tourist number is around 25,000.

    • Fourteen Cenotaphs and Betwa River: There are fourteen 'Chatris' or memorials to the rulers of Orchha, grouped along the Kanchana Ghat of the river Betwa. There are the 17th and 18th centuries beautiful cenotaphs of the rulers of Orchha.

  • Eat lunch in a five-star hotel before leaving to Khajuraho.

  • Drive to Khajuraho, 4 hours drive. 

  • Arrive in Khajuraho and check-in at the hotel. 

Overnight in hotel

DAY 07

Khajuraho

  • Drive to Panna Park early morning where we will see tiger, deer, Blackbuck and many other animals and there is a boat ride as well (optional). 

  • Return to the hotel.

  • Start exploring Khajuraho after having some rest:

    • Kamasutra Temples: It is not just one temple but a group of temples. It is said that Shiva and other deities visited the region during ancient times to play and hence, the temples were created in their honour. All Khajuraho temples, except one, face the east and the architecture of the temples is designed in a way that is a perfect integration of male and female deities and symbols. The artwork outside the temple, that is found to be the most interesting by tourists, is a depiction of the four goals of Hinduism - Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Hence, all the erotic imagery that has so enthralled tourists.

  • Check out the Jain Temples

    • Parshvanath Temple: This temple contains an inscription dating from 954 AD by its builder Pahila, mentioning donation of gardens and requesting future generations to safeguard the temple. It mentions Chandella Dhanga as the reigning king. A well known early magic square is found in this temple.

    • Adinath Temple: The Adinath Jain temple contains an idol with an inscription dated to the year 1027 during the rule of Chandella king Madanavarman. The sculpture features Adinatha with an ushnisha on his head and dharmachakra with a small bull figure.

    • Shantinath Temple: The Shantinath Temple is a modern composite structure that incorporates sections of several temples and has several shrines. The main section has a 15 feet (4.6 m) idol of Lord Shantinath with an inscription of the year 1028.

    • Ghantai Temple: The Ghantai Temple was built around 960 AD by Chandela kings of Khajuraho. This temple was dedicated to Lord Rishabha as Chakreshvari is seen in this temple along with Nine planets and Gomukh yaksha.

  • Watch a live dance show. We will see 29 forms of dance in this theatrical dance show where artists from Mumbai and Bollywood perform dances (optional).

  • Return to the hotel.

Overnight in hotel

DAY 08

Khajuraho-Jhansi-Delhi

  • Head to Raneh Waterfall. It's 20 km drive.

  • See Raneh Waterfall and second-largest canyon in India.

  • Drive to Jhansi, 4 hours drive from Khajuraho.

  • Catch the Shatabdi Express Train. The train departs at 6:30 pm.

  • Enjoy train journey from Jhansi to Delhi. Dinner will be served on the train. 

  • Arrive in Delhi at 11:30 pm and transfer to hotel or airport.

  • 449 USD Per Adult
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • All transfers in an air conditioning car

  • Train tickets 

  • Buffet lunch in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Orchha

  • Bottled water

  • Tour guide fee

  • All toll taxes, parking fees and fuel charges

  • Break in the train from Agra to Jhansi

  • Dinner on the train from Jhansi to Khajuraho

  • Accommodations

  • Monuments entrance tickets

  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi

  • Elephant ride in Jaipur

  • Panna Safari in Khajuraho

  • Akshardham fountain show

  • Mohabbat e Taj show

  • Khajuraho dance show

  • Tipping and gratitude

  • Golden Triangle Tour with Orchha and Khajuraho is going to be an amazing tour which will offer you a chance to explore the best of cultural and spiritual temples and monuments of India. Visit some of the most significant temples, forts & spiritual places, monuments & landmarks in the famed Golden Triangle Tour circuit in India.

  • The capital city of India, Delhi had been a favourite of many dynasties and rulers in the past. Due to this, the heritage and culture of Delhi have influences of various ethnicities. One part is Old Delhi and the other half is New Delhi. Old Delhi is known for its architectural wonders that brilliantly depict the tales of its bygone era. On the other hand, the new face of Delhi has a modern infrastructure that talks about the urban delights of the city.

  • Jaipur is the capital of India’s Rajasthan state. It evokes the royal family that once ruled the region and that, in 1727, founded what is now called the Old City, or “Pink City” for its trademark building colour. At the center of its stately street grid (notable in India) stands the opulent, collonaded City Palace complex. With gardens, courtyards and museums, part of it, is still a royal residence.

  • Agra is home to the iconic Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built for the Mughal ruler Shah Jahan’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal (who died in childbirth in 1631). The imposing main building features a massive dome and intricately carved white marble inlaid with precious stones. This is set behind a reflecting pool inside a courtyard defined by 4 minarets.

  • Once a princely state, Orchha lies in the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh. The town of Orchha was founded in 15th century AD and in today's world, it is renowned for its numerous temples, palaces and forts.

  • Khajuraho: The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples in Madhya Pradesh about 175 kilometres from Jhansi. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. The temples are famous for their nagara-style architectural symbolism and their erotic sculptures. Most Khajuraho temples were built between 950 and 1050 by the Chandela Rajput dynasty.

  • Hotels can be booked at request.

  • Minimum number of participants: 2

  • Maximum number of participants: 20

  • Tour can be customised by your time and wish.

Agra, Delhi, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Orchha

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