8-Day India’s Golden Triangle Experience + Varanasi

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Tour type

Tour Level: Easy level

Tour Comfort: Standard

Tour Period: 8 Days

tour highlights

  • Visit the majestic Taj Mahal
  • Ride a rickshaw through Old Delhi’s spice market
  • Visit the Amber Fort
  • Experience an evening Aarti ceremony at the Ganges
  • Ride a boat down the famous Ganges River

tour details

Designed for first time visitors to India, this 8-day journey encompasses the best destinations of northern India plus a stop in the country’s most spiritual and sacred city, Varanasi. Along with stays in India’s ‘Golden Triangle’, including the bustling capital of New Delhi, the home of the iconic Taj Mahal, Agra, and the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur, travellers also get to experience the colourful Varanasi complete with a boat ride along the Ganges. This introduction to incredible India also includes an overnight train journey on the world’s largest railway system.

Be met on arrival at Delhi International Airport and transfer to the hotel of your choice.

Overnight in Delhi.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a full-day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi including stops at famous city sites including the Red Fort, Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), the silver street of Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, a Hindu temple (Birla Mandir), India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan (the President's House), Humayun's Tomb, Qutub Minar and the Bahai Temple.

Overnight in Delhi.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to fly to Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India. Met on your arrival in Varanasi and transfer to Hotel. In the afternoon, soak up the city’s sights and sounds during a sightseeing tour of Varanasi’s most iconic spots including the bathing ghats, Kashiviswanath Temple, Durgakund temple and Sankatmochan shrine (Shrine of Monkey God Hanuman).

Overnight in Varanasi.
Rise early for a boat ride on the Ganges River at dawn. Later, enjoy an excursion to Sarnath, where the Buddha gave his first sermon after becoming enlightened. After sightseeing, transfer to the railway station to board an overnight train for Agra.

Overnight onboard train to Agra.
Arrive in Agra at 06:10 hrs. be met by a Diethelm Travel representative to transfer to hotel. Later in the day, head out on a sightseeing tour of Agra stopping at Agra Fort and enjoying a sunset visit of the iconic Taj Mahal.

Overnight in Agra.
Wake early for a sunrise visit to the world famous Taj Mahal. After breakfast, depart for Jaipur by road visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to the hotel of your choice.

Overnight in Jaipur.
After breakfast at the hotel, get ready for a full day of sightseeing in this colourful city including stops at the beautiful Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the mesmerising Jantar Mantar, The City Palace and the Amber Fort.

Overnight in Jaipur.
End the experience by driving back to Delhi from Jaipur and reaching Delhi International Airport for your onward flight.


  • Accommodation on twin sharing on bed and breakfast basis
  • Transfers and tours with English-speaking guides in private air conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Mineral water available in the vehicles


  • Domestic airfare (quoted separately, if requested)
  • International airfare to / from India (quoted separately, if requested)
  • Optional tours
  • Surcharges for other language guides
  • Surcharges for Peak Period
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenditures, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities, etc.
  • Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
  • Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking or when available
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme


Upon request, a local licensed French, German, Spanish or other language-speaking guide at each city who could accompany participants for the entire duration of the trip at an additional cost.

Tour code: INDGTV

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