India's Golden Triangle, the Bathing Ghats of Varanasi and Goa (16 nts)

India's Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra & Jaipur) really requires no introduction. Some of the sights within are listed below:-
Delhi: India Gate, Houses of Parliament, Humayun's tomb, Red Fort, Jama Masjid and many more sights.
Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Itamadh-Udh-Dhaula, Fatehpur sikri.
Jaipur: The Palace of Winds, City Palace, Observatory, Amber Palace, Jaigarh fort and many more.
Mumbai: This city is: the engine of India; heart of the Indian cinema (referred to as Bollywood: Indian film factory producing more films than Hollywood); the home of cricket to many Indians (Take a walk down the Mumbai Maidan, a red turf park where nearly 5 - 10 cricket matches are played right next to each other); shoppers delight. It has many sights such as elephanta caves, museums, Marine drive and a mix of old architechture with buildings such as Mumbai Victoria Terminus (now called Mumbai CSTM), Mumbai Churchgate along with buildings which are typically that of Mumbai.
Varanasi: Bathing ghats of Varanasi are one of greatest images of India. Taking a boat ride along the Ganges in the morning is an experience not to be missed. Other sights include: Kashi Vishwanath temple, Benares Hindu University and a visit to Sarnath (the buddhist pilgrimage point).
Goa: Notable for its' beaches, mapusa market and easy going life-style.

Detailed itinerary is given below:

Day Itinerary
01 DELHI - VARANASI. Catch overnight train from Delhi - Varanasi: 2005 - 0610*.
02 VARANASI. Arr Varanasi 0610 hrs. Two night's stay in hotel.
04 VARANASI - AGRA. . Overnight train from Varanasi to Agra: 1815 - 0640*.
05 AGRA. Arr Agra at 0640 hrs. Overnight stay in Agra.
06 AGRA - JAIPUR. Evening train from Agra to Jaipur:1725 - 2230. Two night's stay in hotel.
08 JAIPUR - MUMBAI. Catch overnight train from Jaipur to Mumbai:1400 - 0655*.
09 MUMBAI. Arr Mumbai at 0655 hrs. Overnight stay at hotel.
10 MUMBAI - GOA. Catch daytime scenic train ride along the Konkan route western ghats from Mumbai - Goa: 0710 - 1910 or the shatabdi experss: 0510 - 1430. Check in at hotel for 7 night's stay.
17 Goa. Check out of hotel. Trip concludes.

Alphabets in red represent car + driver itineraries for individuals for that section.
Alphabets in green means train travel for that section (generally in AC 2 Tier or AC 3 Tier unless stated otherwise).
Alphabets in blue indicate flights between sections.

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