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:
||DELHI - VARANASI.
Catch overnight train from Delhi - Varanasi: 2005 - 0610*.
||VARANASI. Arr Varanasi 0610 hrs. Two
night's stay in hotel.
||VARANASI - AGRA. . Overnight train
from Varanasi to Agra: 1815 - 0640*.
|| AGRA. Arr Agra at 0640 hrs. Overnight
stay in Agra.
||AGRA - JAIPUR. Evening train from Agra
to Jaipur:1725 - 2230. Two night's stay in hotel.
||JAIPUR - MUMBAI. Catch overnight train
from Jaipur to Mumbai:1400 - 0655*.
||MUMBAI. Arr Mumbai at 0655 hrs. Overnight
stay at hotel.
||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.
||Goa. Check out of hotel. Trip concludes.
KEY TO AID UNDERSTANDING OF TABULAR ITINERARY ABOVE.
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.