India is the destination of vibrant colours, aromatic spices, and flavoursome delicacies. From billions of years, “the golden bird,” is used as a synonym for this Asian country of intricate heritage. Here, every city relates a unique story of its history to the visitors. The amazing tour package of Golden Triangle with Varanasi includes the most desired locations in West and North India that every holiday enthusiast would like to explore.
Aesthetic Arrangement of the Tour
The Golden Triangle with Varanasi tour package serves you an exquisite bouquet of fascinating travel spots in the Northern and Western India. The sixteen days expedition begins from the metropolitan capital of India- New Delhi and culminates in the spiritual city of Varanasi. Meanwhile, the trip sweeps through the exotic locations of Mandawa, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Samode, Jaipur, and Agra. The handpicked points hold a profound legacy of rich, traditional background.
Elaborating the Cultural Prominence of Golden Triangle with Varanasi
The tour package includes the amalgamation of three culturally rich states clasping Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. While the progressive modes of the two parts of Delhi have endowed separate names to them, these two have remained the truest example of two bodies and one soul.”
Situated in the North, Delhi is the National Capital Territory of the country has its subdivisions known as Old Delhi and New Delhi. While the progressive modes of the two parts of Delhi have endowed separate names to them, these two have remained the truest example of two bodies and one soul.
Old Delhi: The walled city of Delhi was anciently ruled by the Mughal Dynasty. Although the area is occupied with attenuated lanes today, it used to be a luxurious city of India comprising beautiful Havelis of complex designs and structures. The place is popularly known for its oldest markets of Delhi- Chandni Chowk situated nearby the Old Delhi Railway Station.
Grasping a speciality of wholesale, Chandi Chowk stores everything from traditional apparel to scrumptious Mughlai cuisine. Of course, you owe one fine visit to the ethnic sweet shop- the famous Ghantewala Halwaai and do not even miss the best ever paranthas of Paranthe Wali Gali. The historical attractions of the region are Jama Masjid, Lal Mandir, Rajghat, Ghalib Ki Haweli, and St. James Church.
New Delhi: More refined version of Delhi, the city is the capital of India. With wider road lanes and an excellent network of metro rails, New Delhi is an establishment of progress and novelty. Today, a large number of occupants from other states of India are seen in the city. The topmost sites to visit in this part of the country are India Gate, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Qutub Minar, and Humayun’s Tomb. If you are a shopping enthusiast, try out the Sarojini Nagar and Lajpat Nagar Markets for the finest ethnic as well as western apparel shopping experience.
The Golden Triangle Tour then continues the journey towards the next stop- Rajasthan, the land of kings. The great Indian Thar Desert is a peculiar feature of the state which remains an open boundary between the two countries, India and Pakistan. The desert is, however, a desolated quarter of the state. The place is the hottest region amongst all the states in the country. An opulent combination of art and food is found in the folk culture of Rajasthan. Mouth-watering “dal baati choorma” and the famous “ghoomar” dance are the first two impactful highlights, regionally, occupying your mind immediately.
The trip will initiate from the town of Mandawa that resides in the Jhunjhunu district and is familiar to folks for its well-structured havelis, such as Sone Chandi ki Haveli, Kanoria Haveli, Sewaram Saraf Haveli, etc. Another palatial edifice to stop-over is the Mandawa Fort, an 18th-century architecture. The fort is widely known for the frescoes used inside the castle along with an arched gateway decorated with the images of Lord Krishna with his cows. The next stop that comes after the town is Bikaner.
Bikaner, an abandoned land previously which was known as Jangaldesh (forest land), was established into a city by Rao Bika in 1486. The next major development came under the reign of Raja Rai Singh, succeeding ruler of Bikaner, who conquered the Mewar Kingdom in one of the many battles he won. Also, under the rule of Raja Rai, the Junagarh Fort was reconstructed on a 760 feet elevation. The history of the fort holds down the stories of several attacks carried out by Mughals to capture it, which were eventually failed. Junagarh Fort still remains one of the top-rated classic destinations in Rajasthan. The other must see places in Bikaner include Laxmi Niwas Palace and Karni Mata Temple.
Thereafter, the Golden Triangle Tour will immerse you, for the day 5 and 6, in the antique accounts of the forts in Jaisalmer.
Also known as The Golden City, the area is a threshold to the trademark location- Jaisalmer Fort. The fort is called Sonar Qila by the locales and surrounds various hotels and shopping zones. Sonar Qila also encompasses many old Havelis within amongst which Patwon Ki Haveli is legendary. If you visit in the months of January, you get to see the beautiful colours of Desert Festival in Jaisalmer where you receive a chance to sense the folk nature of the city with proximity.
The tour, thus, moves towards the pre-eminent city of Jodhpur one amongst the largest forts of India- Mehrangarh Fort awaits you. The spot is primarily renowned for an unbeatable collection of arts from the Mughal Period. The excursion will pursue the notable areas of Ranakpur Village, Kumbhalgarh, and Udaipur afterwards.
Customarily quotes as the Venice of the East, crafts and performing arts dwell in the heart of the Udaipur- the lake city. Formerly a capital of the Mewar Kingdom, the city was first founded by Maharana Udai Singh in the year 1559.
The magnificence of this big and splendid city owes its gratitude to the beautiful Monsoon Palace and City Palace together with the mammoth, artificial lake in Asia- Jaisamand Lake. Owing to its breath-taking sights for the visitors, Udaipur is one of the awesome tourist spots of Rajasthan. The eventual point of disembarking in the West region will be Jaipur. In between, you will be taken through the Chittorgarh Fort listed as the largest fort in India in the World Heritage Site. Subsequently, you will reach the town of Pushkar where you will see the Pushkar Lake that is counted as a notable and sacred lake in the country. Scrolling down the lane from Pushkar and Samode, you will finally land in Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan.
A popular tourist destination, Jaipur is widely known as the Pink City of India. The reason behind the name lies in the hue of terracotta pink that is evident in the historical walls of the city. The incident that caused this phenomenon of the uniform colour scheme in Jaipur dates back to the 19th century when Prince Albert was about to visit India during the monarchy of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh. In order to a warm welcome for Prince Albert, Maharaja repainted the entire city in terracotta pink. The colour manifested greetings and hospitality anciently. The trip will take the stretch to colossal Amer Fort and Jal Mahal, which is situated amidst the Man Sagar Lake. Other tourist sites in Jaipur include Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal, and Garh Ganesh Temple. The last point of attraction in Rajasthan will be the adventurous Safari in Ranthambhore National Park.
Taking the tour to the next level, the Golden Triangle will arrive at Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Situated on the banks of Yamuna river, the Agra city is an authentic merger of North Indian culture and Mughal architecture.
The city enchantingly captures the travellers’ attention towards its three notable constructions including the Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, and Agra Fort, which are listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Carved with ivory white marbles, Taj Mahal is a craft of serene and elegant beauty. It is often said by Indian folks, “Your trip to India remains incomplete without visiting the Taj Mahal.”
There is a no better option to complete your journey paying a visit to the “spiritual capital of India,” Varanasi. The city, also called Kashi or Banaras, is established on the holy banks of river Ganges. Immersed in the emotions of reverence and calmness along with echoing chants and prayers in the ambiance, the city is the real reflection of Hindus’ belief about the power of devotion to the divine. The place is, too, noted for its production of silk and muslin fabrics as well as ivory works.
A distinguishing factor of Varanasi is that it has remained a residence of many prominent writers of India, including Tulsidas- the author of predominant Indian scripture Ram Charit Manas and Kabir- whose written work acted as a strong influence over Bhakti movement.
The tranquil side of the city is the reason behind keeping Varanasi as a final stop to conclude your journey. Sacred ghats, as well as the temples of the city, are the main points of attractions including the oldest Dashashwamedh Ghat and Manikarnika Ghat. You can enjoy the mesmerising Aarti of river Ganges and return peacefully to end your amazing journey of India.
“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition.” – Mark Twain”
Golden Triangle will complete your tour giving you’re the final drop at the Varanasi Airport from where you can look forward to another adventure.
The visa formalities have to be done with the Indian embassy situated in your state/city. The provision is not guided by the tour organisers while the inclusions of the trip are pickup/drop from the airport, hotels stay, breakfast meals, tour guides, entrance fees for all places, and sightseeing transportation.