Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi and Khajuraho

India is a land of heritage, culture, and wildlife. This 2 weeks in India itinerary – A Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi and Khajuraho is designed to make you feel enlightened and refreshed blending all that is best in the subcontinent

Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi and Khajuraho

If you are wondering where to go or what to do or which itinerary to follow for 2 weeks in India. This Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi and Khajuraho, an India itinerary for 2 weeks is our attempt to give you a chance to understand more about the amazing culture and diverse wildlife of India.

Panthera Tigris or the Tiger, is one of the most charismatic and regal animals ever seen. Everything about this animal is classic and completely amazing. There wouldn’t be a single person who is not astounded by its presence.

We would be visiting some major national parks, Ranthambore National Park, Keoladeo National Park, popularly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve on this Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi and Khajuraho, so you can capture the wildlife essence of India along with your cultural Varanasi Khajuraho tour. For all the wildlife enthusiasts, this is an excellent opportunity to understand the various bio diversities and the flora and fauna found in every location. Apart from this, you would also be getting acquainted with India and its rich culture and heritage on your way. You are sure to find this trip the most memorable and fun-filled with lots of adventure packed activities planned for you.

Itinerary

15 Days / 14 Nights

This 2 weeks in India tour itinerary that covers Delhi Agra Varanasi Khajuraho and other wildlife parks of Central India has been carefully designed to give you a taste of the exciting, endless possibilities and can be tailored to suit your exact preferences.

You will be arriving early in the morning and will be received by our representative at the Delhi Airport. We will be helping you in checking-in into the hotel. After a brief rest, we would embark on a sight-seeing tour to the streets of New and Old Delhi paying visit to India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan and the Parliament House.

Overnight stay in: Delhi

Meals included: Breakfast

On the second day of your Golden Triangle tour, we would be driving you to Jaipur. You would be seeing the Amber Fort en route to Jaipur.

After arriving at Jaipur, we would embark on a city tour visiting the City Palace, Jantar Mantar (largest sundial in the world) and Observatory

Overnight stay in: Jaipur

Meals included: Breakfast

On the 3rd day morning, we would be driving you to Sawai Madhopur from Jaipur. We would be visiting the Ranthambore National Park there. You would be checked-in to a resort near the National park where you can freshen up. In the evening we would foray into the national park. This park was established in the year 1955 as Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary and declared as a tiger reserve in the ’73. It became a National Park in 1980 and has a spread of 392 sq.km.

The next two days would be spent exploring Ranthambore National Park and its flora and fauna. We would be looking mainly for tigers and other desert species like the desert fox, Caracal, Palm Civet, Fishing cat, etc. There are many birds also to look out for.

Overnight stay in: Ranthambore National Park

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we would go on a morning drive through the jungle before bidding adieu to Ranthambore. After two days of exploration in Ranthambore, we move to our next destination, the Keoladeo National park. Known for its rich variety of rare and exotic birds, this place is a treat for bird watchers. Eurasian spoonbills, Great egret, painted storks, Greater Painted-snipe, Black-headed Ibis, Black Bittern and waterfowls are some commonly found bird variety here.

We would be spending the following day also in bird watching. We would be going on a boat ride to explore all the nesting colonies of the birds in this park

Overnight stay in: Keoladeo National park

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 of your Delhi Agra Varanasi tour itinerary would start with a final round of bird watching and walk around the park. Post this; we would be driving you to Agra. Relax and unwind in The Taj Mahal, known for its beauty and architecture. Soak in the romantic aura and learn more about the wonder of the world.

Overnight stay in: Agra

Meals included: Breakfast

We would start the day with a quick city tour visiting the Agra Fort after which we would be escorting you to an overnight train to Umaria, Madhya Pradesh.

Overnight stay in: NA

Meals Included: Breakfast

From Umaria, we would be driving to Bandhavgarh National Park. As soon as we arrive there, you would be checked-in to the resort where you can freshen up. We would then be going on a excursion into the national park. Once a hunting reserve area of the Royal Rewas, this place was declared a National Park in 1968. It is located 197 km NE of Jabalpur and derives its name from the famous fort in that region.

Overnight stay in: Bandhavgarh National Park.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

11th and 12th day are completely dedicated to Tiger spotting and exploring of Bandhavgarh National Park. This park boasts of the highest number of tigers in India. Other more prominently spotted animals are Nilgai, Chital, Leopards, Deer, Chinkara, Wild Boar, Fox and Jackal. It has a spread of 105 sq.km and has a buffer zone of 437 sq.km. Overall it has more than 37 species of mammals and around 350 species of birds.

There would be morning and evening sessions of jungle exploration and safaris.

Overnight stay in: Bandhavgarh National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today, you would be leaving for Khajuraho. After checking-in to the hotel, you can freshen up.  We would be exploring the Western group of Temples late in the afternoon on a Khajuraho sightseeing tour. This comprises of the Devi Mandap, Varaha Mandap, Lakshman Temple, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Mahadev Shrine, Devi Mahadevi Temple. The Western group of temples are a set of fascinating temples with sensational sculptures and figures. It derives its name from Date palm trees found in abundance in this area.

These are supposed to be the most important temples in Khajuraho and one among the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. It is said that it took 100 years for the complete construction of these temples. Enjoy the day of your Khajuraho temple tour

Overnight stay in: Khajuraho

Meals Included: Breakfast

You would have the morning to yourself. In the afternoon, you would be flying to Varanasi for your Varanasi city tour package. Accompanied by a Banaras tour guide, we would then go on a spiritual tour covering Varanasi city and all the ghats on the river banks. In the evening we would end the day on the river banks sinking in the beauty of the Ganges and soaking in the spiritual aura of the evening aarthi and other evening prayers happening on the river banks.

Overnight stay in: Varanasi

Meals Included: Breakfast

We would go on a boat journey on the Ganges and in the afternoon depart to Delhi. We would be ending our Golden Triangle tour with Varanasi and Khajuraho with this and you would depart from Delhi to your onward destination.

Overnight Stay at: NA

Meals Included: Breakfast

Quick Facts

Wildlife

Bengal Tigers, Asiatic Leopard, Indian Bison or Gaur, Indian Wild Dog, Barasingha or Swamp Deer, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Wild Boar, Chausingha and Chinkara and over 300 species of birdlife

Must Do’s

Take a rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk, which was once the largest wholesale markets in India. Enjoy a early morning boat ride on River Ganges at Varanasi

Ideal for

Cultural, wildlife and photographic enthusiasts, first time travellers, families and couples

Options & Extension

This trip can be extended to include a visit to Orchha for those looking for Orchha Khajuraho tour packages and other wildlife parks in Central India or for leisurely stay at Goa or Kerala. It can be extended into an India itinerary for 3 weeks / 1 month.

Featured Camps & Lodges

Learn more about the luxurious properties available for your trip.

Tree House Hideaway Bandhavgarh

Tree House Hideaway

at Bandhavgarh National Park

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Sher Bagh Resort - Pool View

Sher Bagh

at Ranthambore National Park

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Dates & Rates

Fully inclusive rate per person sharingPrice
10 October 2017 - 15 April 2018Available on Request
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast at hotels in Delhi Agra Jaipur Khajuraho & Varanasi, except at the featured Camps & Lodges, where the stay is on full board basis
  • Overland transfer and sightseeing by an AC Innova vehicle
  • Entrance fees at monuments in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho and Varanasi
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides during sightseeing tours in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho and Varanasi
  • Mineral water bottle provided during sightseeing tours and long drives
  • All taxes included
  • Economy class airfares on the following route:  Khajuraho/Varanasi, and Varanasi/Delhi (subject to change at the time of issuing)

At Camps & Lodges

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis
  • All meals
  • Park fees
  • Photographic fees (non-professional)
  • Services of an English-speaking naturalist
  • Forest guide fees
  • Scheduled safari activities in the morning and evening
  • All applicable taxes
  • This rate is not valid in on special holidays such as Christmas / New Year / Diwali etc
  • Check in time at the hotels is 14:00 hrs and check out time is noon.
  • The quote is valid for two people travelling together and sharing the same room.
  • Vehicle included for this trip is an air conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Air fare mentioned is based on current fares applicable in economy class.
  • The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays.
  • Only morning game drives are possible in the national parks on Wednesdays, as the parks are closed on Wednesday afternoons
  • Game drives at National Parks are in shared jeeps
  • This offer only applies to the hotels and resorts specifically mentioned in the itinerary

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