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Golden Tour Itineraries  > Cultural Tour Packages > Golden Triangle and Romantic India

Day 1 / Arrival Delhi
Arrive at Indira Gandhi International airport at Delhi, meet Canter Tours representative at the airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2 / Delhi
In the morning after relaxed breakfast proceed for sightseeing tour of New Delhi. Visit the 11th century Qutab Minar, India Gate and the grand government buildings, the President’s House, Red fort, Mahatama Gandhi Memorial. Also visit Laxmi Narayan temple popularly known as Birla Temple for overnight stay.

Day 3 / Delhi - Udaipur ( By flight )
In the morning after relaxed breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight for Udaipur. After arrival at Udaipur, meet Canter Tours representative at the airport & transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the the Jagdish temple. The temple, dedicated to Lord Jagannath. Thereafter visit Saheliyon ki Bari- the Garden of Royal Ladies. These fountains were imported from England in 1889. Maharana Bhopal Singh specially was very fond of this place and built a rain fountain, so that it looked like rain dancing on the dancing maids. Night stay in Udaipur.

Day 4 / Udaipur

In the morning city sight seeing tour of Udaipur. The city is built in 1559 A.D. by Maharaja Udai Singh and has been described as the most romantic spot on the continent of India by Col. James Todd. Visit the City Palace museum, The City Palace, one of the largest palaces in the world, can be approached through the Bari Pol or the Great Gate (1600) with the royal drums and then onto the Tripolia Gate (1725). Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandir ( Folk art museum) The interesting collection exhibited by this Indian folk arts museum includes folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. Also visit the Pratap Memorial. Atop the Moti Magri or Pearl Hill, overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap with a bronze statue of the Maharana astride his favorite horse"Chetak".Night stay in Udaipur.

Day 5 / Udaipur - Jodhpur ( By road )
In the morning after delicious breakfast proceed to Jodhpur by surface therafter transfer to the hotel for overnight stay at Jodhpur.

Day 6 / Jodhpur
in the morning after relaxed breakfast proceed for city sight seeing tour of Jodhpur. Jodhpur - the stronghold of the fierce Rathore clan, was founded in 1459 by Prince Jodha. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a low sandstone hill. Within the fort, visit Moti Mahal and Phool Mahal. Also visit Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph, built in memory of Maharaja Jaswant singh II around 1899 and Umaid Public gardens overnight at Jodhpur.

Day 7 / Jodhpur - Jaisalmer ( By road )
In the morning proceed to Jaisalmer by surface, on arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 8 / Jaisalmer
In the morning city sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer. Throbbing in the heart of the Thar, the burnished sandstone, is an intricately molded wonderland in place of a barren land, today stands a city of gilded magic. The origins of Jaisalmer go back to the 12th century, when Rawal Jaisal abandoned his old fort at Ludarwa and laid the foundation of a new city. Visit the magnificent fort, the Patwon Ki Haveli ( Mansion) and Salim singh Ki Haveli, with their carved balconies and brackets which are supreme examples of the art. Evening camel ride to visit Sam Dunes overnight stay in Jaisalmer.

Day 9 / Jaisalmer - Bikaner ( By road )
In the morning proceed to Bikaner by surface. After arrival transfer to the hotel thereafter city sight seeing tour. Bikaner is named after its founder Rao Bikaji in 1488. But long before this, the city was trade center on the caravan routes from Africa and West Asia. Bikaner’s dominant features are rippling sands and abundant sunshine. The city stands on an elevation, enclosed by a 7 Kms wall, which can be entered from 5 gate. Bikaner City is bolstered by imposing walls and has a 16th century fort housing old palaces, temples and mosque. Founded by Raja Rai Singh the fort is distinguished by its long range of 37 pavilions, a line of balconies and aerial windows of varying designs. Also visit Lallgarh Palace, the museum, Bhanda Sagar Jain and Deshnoke Rat temple. Night stay in Bikaner.

Day 10 / Bikaner - Jaipur ( By road )
In the morning proceed to Jaipur by coach, after arrival transfer to the hotel for overnight stay in Jaipur.

Day 11 / Jaipur
In the morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride ascent to the fort.

Day 12 / Jaipur - Agra
In the morning proceed to Agra by coach enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri, built by Emperor Akbar in 1569 to commemorate the birth of his son and later abandoned due to scarcity of water. Visit the remains, it fortifications within the city including Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other palaces. On arrival transfer to hotel for overnight stay in Agra.

Day 13 / Agra
In the morning at sunrise visit the world famous Taj Mahal, built by the Mughal Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 for his queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains, Also visit the Agra Fort, containing the Pearl Mosque - the rusty and majestic red- sandstone fort of Agra stands on the banks of the river Yamuna and the construction was started by Emperor Akbar in 1566. At the Diwan-I-Khas (hall of private audience) where marble pavilions with floral inlays lend an ethereal ambience, the Emperor sat on his gem-studded peacock Throne and met foreign ambassadors and rulers of friendly kingdoms. Also visit Itmad-up-Dau’s tomb, built by Noorjehan in memory of her father. Overnight stay at hotel in Agra.

Day 14 / Agra - Jhansi ( By train ) Jhansi - Orchha ( By surface )
In the Morning transfer to railway station to board the train to Jhansi , Arrive Jhansi & drive to Orchha & transfer to hotel. Later tour of this historical site with magnificient temples and monuments. Some of the palaces were decorated with painted murals which represent the finest flowering of the Bundela school of painting overnight stay in Orchha.

Day 15 / Orchha - Khajuraho ( By surface )
In the morning after breakfast proceed to Khajuraho by car. Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Day 16 / Khajuraho : Kandariya Mahadeo : Chaunsat Yogini : Chitragupta Temple : Vishwanath Temple : Lakshamana Temple : Matangeshwara Temple :  Parsavanatha Temple : Ghantai Temple : Adinatha Temple : Southern Group : Duladeo Temple : Chaturbhuj Temple 
overnight stay in Khajuraho.

Day 17 / Khajuraho - Varanasi ( By flight )
In the morning after delicious breakfast transfer to airport to catch the flight for Varanasi. It is also the oldest living city in the world. It has a fascination uniquely its own, a quality of sublime beauty, a timeless eternal appeal. Varanasi is the city which cannot be described, only experienced. After arrival at Varanasi transfer to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 18 / Varanasi
In the morning boat cruise at the river Ganges to observe the way of life of pilgrims by the Ghats. Later excursion to Sarnath, 10kms. East of Varanasi, is one of the Buddhism’s major centers of India. After attaining enlightenment, the Buddha came to Sarnath where he gave his first sermon. Today Sarnath is considered as one of the richest place to have antiques since the Ashoka period to the 12th century. The Dharmarajika stupa was also built by Ashoka and it was surmounted by the pillar. This pillar with four lions today forms the national emblem of India. Sarnath has many more ruins of monasteries and stupas. The spot at which the stupa stands is believed to be the place from where Buddha gave his forts sermon. Sarnath has an extremely rich collection of Buddhist statues. Visit the deer park and the museum, later back to Varanasi . Night stay in Varanasi.

Day 19 / Varanasi - Mumbai ( By flight )
In the morning after a relaxed breakfast transfer to airport to board the flight to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai & transfer to hotel. Night stay in Bombay.

Day 20 / Mumbai – Aurangabad ( By flight )
In the morning after relaxed breakfast proceed for half day tour of Mumbai covering Gateway of India – The stone archway designed by Wittett in the 16th century Gujarati style, Prince of Whales Museum , Chowpatty Beach, Dhobhi Ghat, Marine Drive. Later transfer to the airport to board the flight to Aurangabad, the capital of Aurangzeb, who was the last of the great Mughals. Arrive Aurangabad and transfer to hotel. Night stay in Aurangabad.

Day 21 / Aurangabad
Full day excursion to the world heritage sites – Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Aurangabad – as recognised so by UNESCO are renowned the world over for their uniqueness and ancient value
Ajanta caves- offers a rich tapestry of images that speak of palaces, royalty, cultures and tales of everyday life of ancient India. Long buried in the debris of time, these 30 caves were built to offer seclusion to the Buddhist monks, who lived, taught and performed rituals.
Ellora caves-Carved between fourth and fifth century, the rock temples and monasteries of Ellora represent the three major faiths of India - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Like Ajanta, Ellora caves too are a fine example of cave temples with almost 34 caves with intricate interiors and ornamental facades . Night stay in Aurangabad.

Day 22 / Aurangabad - Mumbai ( By flight )
Morning transfer to airport to board the flight to Bombay. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit the local markets. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Night stay in Bombay.

Day 23 / Mumbai - Goa
In the morning after delicious breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Goa. After arrival Goa & transfer to hotel overnight stay in Goa.

Day 24 / Goa
In the morning after delicious breakfast, proceed on a half day sightseeing tour of Goa, visiting Miramar Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus and the city of Panjim-bustling with shops and tourists. The afternoon is at leisure to relax on the beach. Laze on the beach, go for swim, explore the shops for cashewnuts, buy holiday wear. Night stay in Goa.

Day 25 / Goa
Day at leisure overnight stay at Goa hotel.

Day 26 / Goa
Day at leisure. Night stay in Goa.

Day 27 / Goa - Departure
In the morning after relaxed  breakfast, transfer to airport to board the flight to Mumbai or Delhi to connect the flight back home.

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