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    Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy city Varanasi

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    • Destination
    • Duration
      10 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy Trip
    • Activities
      City Tour Only
    • Accommodation
      Standard and Luxury Options
    • Meals
      Bed and Breakfast Plan (BB Plan)
    • Vehicle
      Private Vehicle, Train and Aeroplane 
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    Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy city VaranasiMap
    • StartsNew Delhi, India
    • EndsNew Delhi, India

    About - Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy city Varanasi

    The Golden Triangle India Tour offers travelers a rich tapestry of India's historical grandeur, architectural brilliance, and vibrant culture. Covering the iconic cities of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra, this journey provides an intimate look into the royal and Mughal eras, showcasing monumental marvels such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, and the majestic palaces of Jaipur.

    Adding to this unparalleled experience is the inclusion of the holy city of Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India. As one of the world's oldest continually inhabited cities, Varanasi offers a deeply immersive experience with its labyrinthine alleys, historic temples, and the serene ghats along the Ganges. This combined tour not only introduces the majestic past of North India but also offers a profound spiritual journey into the country's religious soul.

    Features of Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi

    Here are the Features of the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi:

    Cultural Immersion

    The Golden Triangle India Tour, augmented with the spiritual depth of Varanasi, is a profound cultural immersion into the heart of India. Here’s how this tour offers an unparalleled dive into the nation’s rich tapestry of traditions, heritage, and spirituality:

    • Historical Narratives: From the tales of Mughal emperors in Delhi and Agra to the Rajputana glory in Jaipur, the journey takes travelers through India's layered history, each city narrating its own epoch.

    • Religious Confluence: While Varanasi showcases the depths of Hinduism with its temples and Ganges rituals, Delhi provides a confluence of religions – from the Jama Masjid to the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib and Lotus Temple, reflecting India's diverse spiritual landscape.

    • Living Traditions: The ghats of Varanasi pulsate with life, where age-old traditions come alive every day, from morning prayers at dawn to the grandeur of the evening Ganga Aarti.

    • Art and Craft: Jaipur’s local bazaars brim with traditional handicrafts, puppetry, and gemstones. Agra’s pietra dura (marble inlay work) is a testament to its glorious past, while Varanasi’s hand-woven Banarasi sarees are an ode to India's weaving heritage.

    • Festivals and Celebrations: Depending on the time of visit, travelers might chance upon local festivals – be it the colorful kite festival in Jaipur, Diwali celebrations in Varanasi, or the vibrant Holi in the streets of Delhi.

    • Culinary Delights: Food is an intrinsic part of the culture, and this tour tantalizes the palate with regional flavors - spicy street food in Delhi, traditional Rajasthani thalis in Jaipur, Mughlai kebabs in Agra, and the signature sweets in Varanasi.

    • Traditional Performances: Witness traditional art forms like Kathak dance in Varanasi, puppet shows in Jaipur or Qawwali sessions at Delhi's Nizamuddin Dargah.

    • Local Interactions: Meeting and conversing with locals, be it the boatmen on the Ganges, craftsmen in Jaipur's markets, or the temple priests, offer genuine insights into the living culture of these cities.

    • Architectural Wonders: Beyond the evident beauty of the Taj Mahal or Amber Fort, understanding the cultural significance, architectural styles, and historic narratives they carry deepens the immersion experience.

    • Philosophical Insights: Varanasi, especially, offers philosophical musings on life, death, and the cycle of rebirth, as witnessed in the rituals along the Ganges.

    Engaging with the myriad aspects of Indian culture through this tour is akin to reading a living book, where every city is a chapter, every ritual a verse, and every interaction a footnote, enriching the soul and broadening horizons.

    Architectural Marvels

    Embarking on the Golden Triangle India Tour coupled with the spiritual sanctuary of Varanasi is akin to taking a masterclass in the architectural heritage of India. Each city in the itinerary boasts structures that stand as testimony to India's rich architectural tapestry, influenced by various dynasties, cultures, and epochs.

    • Red Fort, Delhi: A red sandstone fortress that epitomizes Mughal grandeur with its intricate carvings, lush gardens, and colossal walls. It stands as a symbol of the Mughal era's architectural prowess.

    • Qutub Minar, Delhi: A UNESCO World Heritage site, this 73-meter tall minaret is a blend of Indo-Islamic architectural styles, showcasing detailed carvings and inscriptions.

    • Humayun's Tomb, Delhi: Precursor to the Taj Mahal, this tomb is the first garden tomb in the Indian subcontinent, combining Persian influences with Indian architectural elements.

    • Amber Fort, Jaipur: A Rajput masterpiece perched atop a hill, it merges military structures with ornate palatial complexes. The Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace) inside the fort is a testament to the exquisite craftsmanship of the era.

    • City Palace, Jaipur: A fusion of Rajput, Mughal, and European architecture, the palace is a complex of courtyards, gardens, and buildings with detailed artistry.

    • Hawa Mahal, Jaipur: The "Palace of Winds" with its honeycomb facade and 953 small windows (jharokhas) is a remarkable example of Rajput architecture and design.

    • Taj Mahal, Agra: This iconic symbol of love, constructed in white marble, exemplifies the zenith of Mughal architecture with its symmetry, intricate inlay work, and majestic dome.

    • Agra Fort: Another red sandstone Mughal marvel, this sprawling fort combines massive battlements with delicate Mughal designs, palaces, and mosques.

    • Fatehpur Sikri, near Agra: A short-lived Mughal capital, this city is an amalgamation of Persian and Mughal architecture, with notable structures like the Buland Darwaza and Jodha Bai's palace.

    • Ghats of Varanasi: While not ornate, the ghats along the Ganges River are a significant architectural and cultural element of Varanasi. They have been sites of religious and daily life activities for centuries.

    • Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Varanasi: Though the current temple is relatively modern, its architectural design pays homage to the historic and cultural significance of the region with its towering spires and intricate carvings.

    These structures, each with its own distinct style, story, and significance, together weave the rich architectural narrative of North India, making the tour a dream for history buffs, art enthusiasts, and curious travelers alike.

    Diverse Landscapes

    The allure of the Golden Triangle India Tour, augmented by the sacred aura of Varanasi, is not just in its rich historical and spiritual narratives but also in the varied landscapes it traverses. These landscapes, shaped by natural elements and human endeavor, mirror the region's diverse culture and history.

    • Urban Sprawl of Delhi: The national capital offers a blend of the old and the new. While the wide roads and modern infrastructure of New Delhi present a contemporary face, the winding alleys and bustling bazaars of Old Delhi resonate with antiquity.

    • Aravalli Hills, Jaipur: Jaipur lies on the edge of the Aravalli Range, offering a semi-arid landscape. The hills serve as a dramatic backdrop for many of its historic forts and palaces.

    • Rajasthan's Plains: As you drive from Delhi to Jaipur, vast plains with sporadic vegetation highlight Rajasthan's arid climate. These plains have seen countless historical events unfold over the centuries.

    • Yamuna River Plains, Agra: The city of Agra is nestled by the Yamuna River, which not only provides a serene setting for the Taj Mahal but has also been instrumental in the city's historical and agricultural development.

    • Gangetic Plains, Varanasi: Stretching across North India, these fertile plains are fed by the Ganges River. As you approach Varanasi, the landscape becomes a tapestry of agricultural fields, interspersed with small towns and villages.

    • The Eternal Ganges, Varanasi: No landscape is as spiritually and culturally significant as the Ganges river in Varanasi. The meandering river, with its ghats teeming with life, offers a visual spectacle – from morning rituals at sunrise to the evening Aarti at dusk.

    • Architectural Landscapes: The Mughal gardens of Delhi, the ornate palaces of Jaipur, the intricate mausoleums of Agra, and the temple spires of Varanasi – all these man-made wonders have defined and enriched the region's landscapes.

    • Local Bazaars: Each city offers unique market scenes. From Delhi's Chandni Chowk, with its myriad shops and food stalls, to Jaipur's Johari Bazaar, known for jewelry and handicrafts, and Varanasi's bustling lanes selling religious paraphernalia – these are landscapes of commerce, color, and chaos.

    • Aerial Perspective: The flight from Varanasi to Delhi provides an aerial view of the diverse topography of Northern India – a chance to see the intertwining of urban settlements with nature.

    • Rail Journey: The train ride from Agra to Varanasi is not merely a mode of transport but a way to experience the changing landscapes, as urban hubs give way to rural settings, and fields stretch as far as the eye can see.

    The Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi offers not just a cultural or spiritual exploration, but also a journey through varied terrains. Each landscape, be it natural or man-made, tells its own story, adding layers to the traveler's experience and painting a comprehensive picture of Northern India's geographical tapestry.

    Best Time to Visit the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi

    When planning a trip to the Golden Triangle along with Varanasi, it's crucial to consider the region's climate and seasonal events to ensure a pleasant and immersive experience. Here's a breakdown of the best times to visit:

    October to March (Winter):

    • Climate: This period is the most recommended time for tourists. Winter in North India is characterized by mild temperatures and clear skies. Mornings and nights can be chilly, especially in December and January, but daytime temperatures are usually comfortable and conducive for sightseeing.
    • Festivals: You might witness some of the major Indian festivals during these months. Diwali (Festival of Lights) usually falls in October or November, and Holi (Festival of Colors) is celebrated in March. Experiencing these festivals can be a highlight of your trip.

    April to June (Summer):

    • Climate: These months are quite hot, with temperatures often soaring above 40°C (104°F). While this isn't the most comfortable time to explore, travelers can still visit by planning sightseeing activities during the cooler early mornings and late evenings.
    • Advantage: The benefit of traveling during this period is the lesser tourist crowd, allowing for more intimate experiences at major attractions.

    July to September (Monsoon):

    • Climate: The monsoon brings relief from the summer heat with frequent rains and occasional thunderstorms. While the landscape becomes lush and scenic, this season might pose challenges due to waterlogging in some areas, especially in Delhi.
    • Considerations: If you're interested in capturing the beauty of the Taj Mahal with the Yamuna River filled to the brim or enjoy the romantic charm of Jaipur's palaces against a cloudy backdrop, this season can be ideal. Carry rain gear and be prepared for some disruptions in your itinerary.

    Specifically for Varanasi:

    • Sublime Ganges Views: The winter months, especially from November to February, provide mesmerizing fog-laden views over the Ganges during the early mornings, making boat rides incredibly ethereal.
    • Dev Deepavali: Falling in November, this is a special festival in Varanasi celebrated on the full moon day, where thousands of earthen lamps are floated on the Ganges. The ghats are lit, and the atmosphere is spiritual and celebratory.

    For the most balanced experience in terms of weather, cultural events, and overall comfort, the winter months from October to March stand out as the best time to undertake the Golden Triangle India Tour with the Holy City of Varanasi. Ensure to book your accommodations and services in advance, as this is a popular period among tourists.

    Important Notes on the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi 

    • Visa Requirements: Most foreign nationals require a visa to enter India. Ensure you obtain the appropriate visa well in advance of your travel dates. An e-visa facility is available for many countries, simplifying the process.

    • Health Precautions: Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus, and Polio are generally recommended. Consult with your local health department or a travel clinic at least a month before your trip.

    • Packing Essentials: Carry light cotton clothing if you're traveling during summer or monsoon. For winters, pack warm clothing, especially for the evenings. Comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are a must regardless of the season.

    • Safety: While these cities are popular tourist destinations and generally safe, it's advisable to avoid isolated areas after dark. Beware of pickpockets in crowded areas.

    • Etiquette: When visiting religious places, dress modestly and remove your shoes before entering. In many Hindu temples, leather items, including belts, might not be allowed inside.

    • Stay Hydrated: Drink bottled water, and avoid tap water. Ensure the seal is intact when purchasing bottled water.

    • Cuisine: Indian food can be spicy. Always consume freshly cooked meals and avoid street food if you have a sensitive stomach.
    • Currency: The official currency is the Indian Rupee (INR). It's recommended to carry some cash, especially for small expenses. Credit and debit cards are widely accepted in cities.

    • Connectivity: While major cities have good internet and mobile connectivity, it can be patchy in certain areas, especially when traveling between cities.
    • Local SIM Card: Purchasing a local SIM card for the duration of your trip can be economical and convenient. Ensure your phone is unlocked to use international SIM cards.

    • Festivals: If your visit coincides with local festivals, it can be both a fantastic cultural experience and a time of increased crowds. Adjust your plans accordingly.

    • Cultural Respect: Varanasi, being a religious hub, is sensitive to cultural norms. Familiarize yourself with basic customs to ensure you respect local traditions, especially near the Ghats or temples.

    Embarking on the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi is an immersive journey through the heart of India's rich heritage. It's not just about sightseeing; it's about experiencing the soul of India. At Luxury Holidays Nepal, we strive to offer an itinerary that captures this essence, ensuring our travelers leave with memories that last a lifetime. 

    If you need any further information, please contact us by email: at [email protected], Phone: at +977- 985 100 5129 (WhatsApp)

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    Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy city Varanasi Itinerary

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    What's Included

      All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport and hotel transfers
      For 3-star accommodation: Delhi (Intercity or similar), Jaipur (Rajputana Haveli or similar), Agra (Parador or Similar), and Varanasi (Ganges Grand or Similar) on a twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
      For 4-star accommodation: Delhi (ITC Welcome Hotel or similar), Jaipur (Lemon Tree Premiere or Similar), Agra (Crystal Sarovar Premiere or similar), and Varanasi (Clarks Hotel or similar) on a twin/double sharing bed and breakfast basis.
      A private luxury vehicle with a Specialist English Speaking Driver From Delhi /Jaipur/Agra Drop
      A Driver with excellent skills and record, a good knowledge of the area you are visiting, and sufficient English to communicate.
    • GUIDE:
      An experienced, helpful, and friendly English-speaking Guide
      All staff daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
      Sightseeing tour with a private vehicle and a professional guide.
      Flight ticket from Varanasi to Delhi
      Train Aircon Sleeper from Agra -Varanasi with AC
      Boat Ride and Evening Pray Tour in Varanasi
      All government taxes and official expenses.

    What's Excluded

      International flight airfare (from and to New Delhi).
      India entry visa (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of India page)
      Lunch and Dinner throughout the trip
      Extra nights’ accommodation in New Delhi. In case of early arrival or late departure, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
      Travel Insurance (for trip cancellation, interruption, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.)
      Telephone Calls, Internet, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages.
      City sightseeing and entrance fees
    • FILMING:
      Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
      Please contact us
    • Group and Family Discounts
      Please contact us or send us an email at [email protected]
    • TIPS:
      Tips for the guide & driver. (Tipping is Expected).
    • EXTRA:
      Any other services, activities or personal expenses, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

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      Mr. Charlie Taylor
      United States of America (the), Boston

      India's Cultural Gem

      Every aspect of this tour was breathtaking. The beauty of the Taj Mahal and the Ganges in Varanasi was beyond words. Impeccable service from Luxury Holidays Nepal.

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      Mr. Marc Blanchard
      Australia, Melbourne

      Majestic India - A Must See

      This tour combines India's historical grandeur with spiritual depth. Varanasi's evening Aarti ceremony was a highlight. Luxury Holidays Nepal provided a flawless and luxurious experience.

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      Ms. Nathalie Perrin
      Australia, Sydney

      Cultural Extravaganza in India

      An extraordinary journey through India's most iconic cities. Varanasi's boat ride at sunrise was magical. Luxury Holidays Nepal's exceptional service made our trip comfortable and memorable.

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    Accommodation during the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi


    • 3-star accommodation: Intercity or a similar category. Expect clean and comfortable rooms with basic amenities, often including air conditioning, an ensuite bathroom, and breakfast services.

    • 4-star accommodation: ITC Welcome Hotel or a similar category. Here, you can anticipate a higher standard of room, service, and facilities. Typically, these hotels have in-house restaurants, and spa services, and might also feature a pool or gym.


    • 3-star accommodation: Rajputana Haveli or a similar category. Rooms are usually well-maintained with essential services and might have a touch of local architecture and decor.

    • 4-star accommodation: Lemon Tree Premiere or a similar category. Expect more luxurious amenities, perhaps including a pool, more dining options, and spacious rooms with additional features.


    • 3-star accommodation: Parador or a similar category. Standard rooms with essential comforts and a breakfast service.

    • 4-star accommodation: Crystal Sarovar Premiere or a similar category. These accommodations usually provide a richer experience with more facilities and room amenities.


    • 3-star accommodation: Ganges Grand or a similar category. Clean and comfortable stay with basic services and perhaps a view or proximity to the Ganges.

    • 4-star accommodation: Clarks Hotel or a similar category. A more upscale experience with multiple facilities, more room amenities, and often a more central or scenic location.

    All the mentioned accommodations will be on a twin/double sharing basis, inclusive of breakfast. They have been selected to provide guests with a comfortable stay, reflecting the charm and hospitality of the region.


    Embarking on a journey through India's iconic Golden Triangle along with the spiritually resplendent city of Varanasi requires not just enthusiasm but a proper visa to ensure smooth travel. Here's an overview of the visa requirements and the process for obtaining an Indian visa:

    Visa Requirement: Every foreign traveler wishing to enter India should possess a valid international travel document, typically in the form of a national passport. Along with the passport, a valid visa procured from an overseas Indian Mission or Post is mandatory.

    Online Visa Application Process:

    • Initial Steps: Every visa aspirant should initiate their visa application process online. They must access the online application link specifically meant for applying for an Indian visa.

    • Completing the Application: After accessing the link, fill in the required details meticulously. Ensure all information is accurate to avoid any complications later.

    • Submission of Physical Copy: Post successful online submission, a physical copy of the application form, duly signed, needs to be readied. This copy, in its entirety, should then be presented either at the designated Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) or straight to the respective Indian Mission/Post. This should be done on the previously decided date of the interview.

    • Supporting Documents: Alongside the application form, it is vital to present all necessary supplementary documents.

    • Guidance on Filling Out the Form: Those seeking guidance on how to fill out the visa application can refer to the 'Instructions for Online Visa Application'. Additionally, for any technical guidance on the online Indian visa application process, 'Technical Instructions' is a valuable resource.

    It's crucial to remember that visa rules and regulations can be subject to change. Hence, we at Luxury Holidays Nepal always recommend checking with the official Indian Mission/Post website or contacting them directly to get the most updated and accurate information before starting your visa application process. This ensures a hassle-free and enriching travel experience through the rich tapestry of Indian culture and heritage.

    Food during the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi

    During the Golden Triangle India Tour with the addition of the Holy City Varanasi, travelers will have the opportunity to savor a myriad of culinary delights from different regions of India. Here's what one can expect in terms of food:

    Delhi (Part of Golden Triangle):

    • Street Food Delights: Savory snacks like chaat, golgappa (pani puri), and aloo tikki.
    • Kebabs and Curries: From places like Old Delhi, especially around Jama Masjid.
    • Bread: Varieties like paratha, especially from the famous Parathe Wali Gali in Chandni Chowk.

    Agra (Part of Golden Triangle):

    • Mughlai Cuisine: Influenced by the Mughals, dishes include biryanis, kormas, and kebabs.
    • Petha: A famous sweet made from ash gourd.

    Jaipur (Part of Golden Triangle):

    • Rajasthani Thali: A platter with various dishes such as dal baati churma, gatte ki sabzi, and more.
    • Sweets: Ghewar and kalakand are must-tries.


    • Street Food: Kachori sabzi, tamatar chaat, and dahi chutney golgappa.
    • Sweets: Famous for its desserts like malaiyyo (a winter specialty) and launglata.
    • Varanasi Paan: A betel leaf preparation considered a digestive and mouth freshener.

    General Culinary Features:

    • Spices: Rich in flavors with the use of various spices like cardamom, turmeric, cumin, and saffron.
    • Vegetarian Fare: As many Hindus are vegetarians, there's a rich variety of vegetarian dishes available. However, chicken, lamb, and sometimes fish are also prevalent.
    • Bread and Rice: Each region offers its type of bread, like the tandoori roti and naan in Delhi or puris in Varanasi. Rice dishes like biryani and pulao are also popular.
    • Beverages: Apart from the globally known Indian tea (chai), travelers can also savor drinks like lassi, especially in Jaipur.

    Travelers are advised to drink bottled water and exercise caution with street food to avoid potential health issues. Exploring the culinary landscapes of the Golden Triangle along with Varanasi is indeed a gastronomic delight, reflecting India's cultural diversity and rich history.

    Transportation on Journey 

    Ensuring a seamless, comfortable, and memorable travel experience is at the heart of what we do at Luxury Holidays Nepal. Recognizing the importance of smooth transportation in enhancing your overall journey, we have meticulously curated a transportation plan tailored to the specific needs and preferences of our travelers.

    • Private Luxury Vehicle: Throughout your journey, you will have at your disposal a private luxury vehicle. This is not just about comfort but also the luxury of setting your own pace. Whether it's a spontaneous stop to capture a scenic view or simply to stretch your legs, having a private vehicle ensures flexibility and convenience. Every vehicle is maintained to the highest standards of safety and comfort and comes equipped with modern amenities. Whether you're traversing the bustling streets of Delhi or the historical lanes of Jaipur, our vehicles promise a smooth ride.
    • AC Train from Agra to Varanasi: Experience the pulse of India in its most authentic form by boarding an AC train from Agra to Varanasi. The Indian Railways is an integral part of the country's fabric, and traveling by train here is an experience in itself. With air-conditioned comfort, you can watch the changing landscapes, witness everyday life, and interact with fellow travelers, making the journey as memorable as the destination itself.
    • Flight from Varanasi to Delhi: To maximize your time and comfort, we arranged for a swift flight from the spiritual city of Varanasi back to the capital city, Delhi. Flying gives you a unique perspective of the country's diverse topography and saves valuable time. Every flight is with reputable airlines, ensuring timely schedules and impeccable service.

    We believe that the journey is as significant as the destination. With our thoughtfully arranged transportation options, we aim to make every moment of your Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi an unforgettable experience. So sit back, relax, and let us drive your adventure. 

    Group Leader during the journey

    Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. The most significant thing that makes this tour enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous, and helpful leader(s) and crew members. Our trip will be led by only the best and most professional leaders. All Luxury Holidays leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills, and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Luxury Holidays only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.

    India Travel Group Size:
    Luxury Holidays don’t require a minimum and maximum size of group for any private tours to India. If travelers like to travel in India with friends, families, or colleagues are welcome to choose any tour package at your convenience time frame. We will be happy to organize a small group of like-minded people to give them an unforgettable experience and opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Generally, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 20 people with its own experienced English-speaking guide.


    If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

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    Health Issues during the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi 

    Exploring the mesmerizing destinations of the Golden Triangle combined with the spiritual allure of Varanasi is undoubtedly a treat for the senses. However, to ensure that this experience remains an entirely pleasant one, it's essential to be aware of potential health issues and take necessary precautions. Here are some health-related considerations for travelers:

    Food and Water Safety:

    • Stick to bottled water and ensure the seal is intact upon purchase.
    • Avoid consuming tap water and be cautious with ice, which might be made from tap water.
    • Stick to well-cooked foods and avoid raw salads or fruits that can't be peeled.
    • Street food is tempting but can be a gamble for those unaccustomed to local culinary hygiene standards.

    Sun and Heat Protection:

    • The Indian sun can be scorching. Always use a high SPF sunscreen, wear sunglasses, and wear a hat or cap.
    • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, especially when touring outdoor attractions.

    Air Quality: Cities like Delhi can experience high pollution levels. If you're sensitive or have respiratory conditions, consider wearing a pollution mask or planning outdoor activities during times when the air quality is better.

    Mosquito-borne Diseases: While Malaria is less prevalent in cities, Dengue fever can pose a risk. Use mosquito repellents, and wear long-sleeved clothing, especially during dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.

    Digestive Issues:

    • 'Delhi Belly' or traveler's diarrhea is a common complaint. Carrying over-the-counter antidiarrheal medicine can be helpful. If symptoms persist or are severe, seek medical attention.
    • Consume probiotics or yogurt to maintain gut health.

    Traffic and Road Safety: Road traffic can be chaotic. Be cautious when crossing roads. Always use pedestrian crossings where available.

    Pre-existing Conditions: If you have chronic health issues or conditions, ensure you carry all necessary medications with you. It's also wise to have a medical note or prescription explaining the purpose of these medications to avoid any potential issues at customs.

    Travel Insurance: Always travel with comprehensive insurance that covers potential health issues, hospitalizations, and, if necessary, medical evacuation.

    Emergency Medical Facilities: Familiarize yourself with the nearest hospitals or medical centers in the cities you'll be visiting.

    At Luxury Holidays Nepal, the well-being and safety of our travelers are paramount. We urge all visitors to prioritize their health and well-being during their tour, ensuring their time in India is filled with enriching experiences and memorable moments, free from health concerns.

    Safety during the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi 

    The Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi is a remarkable journey that takes you through the heart of India's rich cultural and spiritual heritage. While the cities included in this itinerary are popular and generally considered safe for travelers, it's essential to be aware of certain safety guidelines to ensure a hassle-free experience. Here are some safety tips and recommendations:

    • Travel with Recognized Tour Operators: Booking your trip with a trusted and reputable tour operator like Luxury Holidays Nepal ensures that safety standards are adhered to, with regular vehicle maintenance and experienced guides.

    • Avoid Late-Night Excursions: While most tourist areas are safe, it's advisable to avoid venturing out alone late at night, especially in less frequented areas.

    • Stay Alert in Crowded Places: Tourist spots can be crowded, making them prime spots for pickpockets. Keep your belongings close, and consider using a money belt.

    • Hygiene and Health: Stick to bottled water, ensuring the seal is intact. Avoid street food if you're not accustomed to Indian spices and cooking methods. Dining in reputable establishments can reduce the risk of stomach upsets.

    • Respect Local Customs: Varanasi, in particular, is a significant spiritual hub. Activities like photography might be restricted in certain religious sites. Always seek permission before taking photos, especially of people.
    • Stay Informed: Stay updated about local news and any possible disturbances, especially during festival times when cities can get crowded, and road closures are frequent.

    • Keep Copies of Important Documents: Make copies of your passport, visa, travel insurance, and other vital documents. Store them separately from the originals and consider having digital backups.

    • Local SIM Card: A local SIM card can be handy for emergencies. Ensure your phone is charged, and you have the contact details of your tour operator, hotel, and local emergency services.

    • Avoid Scams: Be wary of overly persistent touts or unsolicited offers of assistance. It's not uncommon for tourists to be approached with offers of guided tours or shopping deals. Always check with your tour guide or hotel before engaging in such offers.

    • Stay Connected: Inform someone, like your hotel or guide, about your whereabouts, especially if you're venturing out on your own.

    Safety and enjoyment go hand-in-hand. We prioritize the safety of our travelers above all else. By being aware and taking some basic precautions, you can ensure that your journey through the Golden Triangle and Varanasi remains a cherished memory for years to come.

    Insurance for the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi 

    While exploring the historic and spiritual landmarks of North India on the Golden Triangle Tour with Holy City Varanasi, it is crucial to ensure that you are adequately insured. A comprehensive travel insurance policy can provide the necessary safety net against unforeseen circumstances that may arise during your journey. Here's what to consider:

    • Medical Coverage: India offers a wide range of medical facilities, especially in urban areas. In case of an emergency, medical expenses can accumulate quickly. Ensure your insurance covers hospitalization, emergency care, medications, and possible medical evacuation.

    • Trip Cancellation and Interruption: Events such as sudden illness, family emergencies, or unforeseen global crises can impact your travel plans. Coverage in this category ensures you're reimbursed for prepaid expenses in case of last-minute cancellations or if you need to cut your trip short.

    • Lost or Delayed Baggage: Traveling through multiple cities can sometimes result in baggage delays or misplacements by airlines or transportation services. Insurance can help cover the costs of essentials while waiting for your luggage or provide compensation if it's permanently lost.

    • Travel Delays: Factors like weather, political upheavals, or transportation strikes can lead to unexpected delays. Coverage can help with expenses incurred due to these unforeseen delays, like additional accommodation costs or meal expenses.

    • Personal Liability: In the unfortunate event you accidentally cause injury to someone or damage their property, this coverage ensures you're protected against potential claims or legal actions.

    • Lost or Stolen Valuables: Coverage for items like passports, cameras, jewelry, or electronic devices can be invaluable, especially if they get lost or stolen during your journey.

    • Activity Coverage: If you plan on engaging in specific activities outside of the standard itinerary, like adventure sports or treks, ensure they're covered in your policy.

    • Policy Exclusions: Always read the fine print. Some policies may not cover injuries or losses caused by specific activities, pre-existing medical conditions, or events considered "acts of God."

    • Claims Process: Familiarize yourself with the claims process and the documents required. Keep all necessary paperwork, like medical receipts or police reports, handy in case of a claim.
    • Local Support: Opt for insurance providers who have local support or emergency contact in India. This can be especially helpful in navigating local systems and language barriers.

    • Policy Duration: Ensure your policy covers the entire duration of your trip, from the day you depart until the day you return.

    At Luxury Holidays Nepal, we strongly recommend that all our travelers obtain comprehensive travel insurance before embarking on the Golden Triangle India Tour with Holy City Varanasi. While we do our utmost to ensure a smooth and memorable experience, it's always best to be prepared for any unexpected challenges that might arise. Safe travels and peace of mind go hand in hand.


    Essential Travel Documents:

    • Valid passport with at least six months' validity from your return date.
    • India tourist visa.
    • Printed itinerary and hotel confirmations.
    • Travel insurance documents.
    • Local currency (Indian Rupees) and a reliable credit/debit card.
    • Emergency contact list and addresses of your country's embassies/consulates in India.


    • Lightweight, breathable clothing suitable for warm climates.
    • Modest attire for religious sites (long skirts or pants, scarves for covering shoulders, etc.).
    • Comfortable walking shoes or sandals.
    • A light jacket or sweater for cooler evenings.
    • Sunglasses, hat, and sunblock for protection against the sun.

    Personal Care and Medicines:

    • Personal medication and a basic first aid kit.
    • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
    • Personal toiletries and any preferred brand-specific items.
    • Mosquito repellent.
    • Rehydration salts or electrolyte packets.
    • Over-the-counter medicine for stomach upsets or traveler's diarrhea.


    • Smartphone with a good camera (or a separate digital camera).
    • Universal travel adapter for Indian sockets.
    • Portable power bank for on-the-go charging.
    • Headphones or earplugs.
    • Spare memory cards and batteries for your camera.


    • A small daypack for daily tours and excursions.
    • A refillable water bottle.
    • Snacks or energy bars for long sightseeing days.
    • A small notebook or travel journal.
    • A guidebook or maps of the cities you'll be visiting.
    • Earplugs and a sleep mask (especially helpful if staying in bustling areas).
    • Compact umbrella or lightweight rain poncho (depending on the season).

    Cultural Sensitivity:

    • Familiarize yourself with basic Indian customs and etiquette.
    • Learn a few basic phrases in Hindi (like "Namaste" for Hello) to connect with locals.
    • Be respectful when taking photos, especially in religious sites or of people. Always seek permission.


    • A money belt or neck pouch for important documents and cash.
    • Locks for your luggage.
    • Photocopies of all essential documents are kept separately from the originals.
    • An emergency whistle or personal alarm.

    By ensuring that you're well-prepared and have all the essentials in place, you can look forward to a smooth and memorable journey through the Golden Triangle and the enchanting city of Varanasi. We believe that a well-informed traveler is a happy traveler, and we hope this checklist assists you in your preparations. 

    Trip Extensions/Add-on trips 

    The allure of travel often lies in the allure of the unknown, the excitement of discovering new lands, cultures, and histories. After immersing yourself in the deep-rooted traditions and architectural marvels of the Golden Triangle and the spiritual enclave of Varanasi, you might find the wanderlust in you craving for more adventures.

    Recognizing the inherent thirst for exploration in our travelers, Luxury Holidays Nepal offers an array of trip extensions and add-on packages to enhance your travel experience.

    • Nepal: Venture into the lap of the Himalayas. Whether it's the serenity of the Annapurna ranges, the bustling streets of Thamel in Kathmandu, or the tranquil settings of Pokhara beside the Phewa Lake, Nepal promises a medley of nature, adventure, and spirituality. Explore ancient temples, embark on treks that challenge and inspire, or simply soak in the rich cultural tapestry of this Himalayan nation.
    • Bhutan: Often described as the last Shangri-La, Bhutan offers an experience steeped in mysticism and natural beauty. Traverse through its fortress-like dzongs, walk amidst the fluttering prayer flags, and absorb the country's unique philosophy of Gross National Happiness. From the cliffside Tiger's Nest Monastery to the lush valleys of Paro, Bhutan promises a journey of serenity and introspection.
    • Tibet: The rooftop of the world awaits! Dive deep into the spiritual epicenter of Buddhism with visits to monasteries that echo tales of yore. The vast landscapes of Tibet, punctuated by the grandeur of Potala Palace and the mesmerizing tranquility of Lake Yamdrok, offer a journey that transcends the physical into the realm of the spiritual.

    If you've been enchanted by our services during the Golden Triangle Tour and yearn for more adventures, let us craft the next chapter of your travel diary. With Luxury Holidays Nepal, every journey is not just about the destinations but the stories, emotions, and memories you create along the way. Extend your horizons, and let's continue this beautiful journey together.

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