Golden Tour Itineraries
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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
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 /
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
In the morning proceed to Jaipur by coach, after
arrival transfer to the
hotel for overnight stay in Jaipur.
In the morning excursion to Amber Fort. Elephant ride
ascent to the fort.
AMBER FORT PALACE - CITY PALACE -
JANTAR MANTAR -
/ 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.
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
Day 14 / Agra - Jhansi ( By train ) Jhansi -
Orchha ( By surface )
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.
/ Orchha - Khajuraho ( By surface )
In the morning after breakfast proceed to Khajuraho
by car. Arrive Khajuraho and transfer to hotel for
/ Khajuraho :
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.
/ Khajuraho - Varanasi ( By flight )
In the morning after delicious breakfast transfer to airport to
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
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
/ 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.
/ 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.
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.
/ 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.
/ 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.
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 at leisure overnight stay at Goa hotel.
Day at leisure. Night stay in Goa.
/ Goa - Departure
In the morning after relaxed breakfast, transfer to airport to board the
flight to Mumbai or Delhi to connect the flight back