Experience this North India tour as it takes you from the renowned and holy River Ganges in Varanasi to the exotic Khajuraho temples. This is a culture lover’s dream. You’ll finish in serene Udaipur, the City of Lakes, an ideal spot for reminiscing on your adventures.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn
3 - 5VaranasiBoat Rides on The Ganges, Ganga Aarti, Spirituality, SarnathThe Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi
5 - 6KhajurahoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Temples, Sound and Light ShowHotel Chandela
6 - 8AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort, Tonga RideThe Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra, The Trident Agra
8 - 11JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarJas Vilas, Shahpura House
11 - 13UdaipurBoat Ride on Scenic Lake Pichola, City Palace, Aravalli HillsJagat Niwas Palace, Udai Kothi
13 - 13DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Relaxation
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 2,745 /person
  • Option 2 $ 2,945 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 12 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Delhi – Varanasi, Varanasi – Khajuraho, Udaipur – Delhi
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available : Jhansi – Agra (NDLS Shatabdi – Dep.18:44 hrs, Arr.21:10 hrs)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: City Highlights of Delhi
    • Delhi: 1-2 hr Cycle rickshaw ride
    • Varanasi: City Highlights of Varanasi
    • Khajuraho: City Highlights of Khajuraho
    • Agra: City Highlights of Agra
    • Agra: City Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
    • Jaipur: City Highlights of Jaipur
    • Udaipur: City Highlights of Udaipur
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with unlimited mileage and a trusted chauffeur throughout your trip, apart from during your stay at a beach/backwater resort or houseboat if applicable.
  • All activities described in the itinerary, including entrance fees wherever applicable, accompanied by our tour guide
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes

This listed price is based on two people sharing a double room. The price may vary due to the time of year you travel, the size of your group, and accommodation availability.

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Delhi

2 Days

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Delhi
Visit the imposing Red Fort and impressive Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Laxminarayan Temple; ISKCON Temple; explore Chandini Chowk, the Gandhi Memorial at Raj Ghat; Parliament Street, Parliament Museum, Lodhi Gardens; National Museum, Bangla Sahib; enjoy views of Delhi best on a Metro journey; experience a plenitude of cultural and ethnic diversity at the colorful ‘Dilli Haat’, an open-air food plaza cum craft bazaar.

1-2 hr Cycle rickshaw ride
Explore Delhi in comfort with one of its famous cycle-rickshaw rides…if you love and want to know more of Old Delhi’s’s history, culture and cuisine. Weave through enchanting lanes amid swarming masses of humanity and technology. Sense and smell the aromas of the spice market. Undoubtedly one of the best and most thrilling ways to experience Delhi.

Hotel Options

Colonels Retreat – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
CategoryMid-range
Hilton Garden Inn – Opt 2
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 3 - 5

Flight from Delhi to Varanasi

Varanasi

2 Days

Varanasi, the holy city, is older than history and legend! Located along the banks of the holy River Ganges, it is the oldest living city in the world.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Varanasi
Be enchanted by the colorful maze of ghats lining the Ganges in Varanasi… a crossing place between the physical and spiritual worlds – where both death and life come together. Enjoy morning and evening boat rides on the Ganges; participate in an enthralling Ganga Aarti; go on a tour of the various temples and ghats; visit the ancient seat of wisdom Sarnath and the Bharath Kala Bhawan. Take a trip to a nearby hamlet for first hand glimpses into day-to-day life in a village.

Hotel Options

The Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 5 - 6

Flight from Varanasi to Khajuraho

Khajuraho

1 Day

Khajuraho is famous all over the world for its erotic carvings spread over three groups of temples.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Khajuraho
Visit the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its sculptured stone temples dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Jain patriarchs; enjoy the educational sound and light show – a 50min fascinating evening show depicting the life and times of the great Chandela Kings. Visit the impressive Raneh Falls on the Ken river as it plunges down gorges, where pink sandstone boulders, worne by centuries of water flow, gleam like burnished metal in the waning glow of the setting sun.

Hotel Options

Hotel Chandela – Opt 1
RoomSuperior Garden Facing
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
Day 6 - 8

Drive from Khajuraho to Jhansi (175 km, 4 hrs)

Board the NDLS Shatabdi 12001 train departing from Jhansi at 18:44 hrs and arriving in Agra at 21:10 hrs

Agra

2 Days

Discover the magic of white marble at Agra! The city is home to UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Agra
Explore Agra..the former capital of Hindustan, located on the banks of the river Yamuna. Agra is best known the world over as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 3 grandiose monuments – Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. Visit the sublime white marbled mausoleum of theTaj Mahal..at sunrise and sunset; see the Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daulah; admire the magnificent Agra Fort and the Akbar Mausoleum in Sikandra. Enjoy a decorated tonga ride (a horse drawn carriage, popular in olden days) through the fabled city.

City Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
Visit the timeless UNESCO world heritage site on a day trip to Fatehpur Sikri (City of Victory). This complex of monuments and temples was built in the 16th century by Emperor Akbar during the Mughal era, also considered the richest period of Indian history. Admire the uniform architectural style and visit the elegant and sacred Jama Masjid or the Friday Mosque. Marvel at the Buland Darwaza, the main entrance to this ancient city and spend some time exploring the Tomb of Shaikh Salim Chisti, Birbal Bhawan (dedicated to Akbar’s greatest court advisor – Birbal), the inner courts where Jodha Bai stayed and the inner harem reserved for Hindu wives.

Hotel Options

The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryMid-range
The Trident Agra – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
CategoryUpmarket
Day 8 - 11

Drive from Agra to Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri (250 km, 5 hrs)

Jaipur

3 Days

Jaipur is the eternal rose pink city and gateway to North India’s most colorful state, Rajasthan.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Jaipur
Explore the Amber Fort, the Albert Hall, City Palace, the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. See the Govind Devji Temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, the Lakshmi Narayan and Ganesh Temples; visit the amazing Jaigarh and Nahargarh Forts and Raj Mandir Cinema.

Hotel Options

Jas Vilas – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
CategorySimple
Shahpura House – Opt 2
RoomRoyal Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
Day 11 - 13

Drive from Jaipur to Udaipur (450 km, 6 hrs)

Udaipur

2 Days

Udaipur is the City of Lakes! Tucked away in the heart of the forested Aravalli Hills, this regally romantic city has always stood out from Rajasthan’s other desert cities with its network of manmade lakes.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Udaipur
In Udaipur, embark on a tour of this lovely city which will include the City Palace, Jagdish Temple and a boat ride on scenic Lake Pichola. Take a trip to Haldighati in the Aravalli hills (40km); visit the Eklingji Shiva temple near Devigarh; explore the impressive temple ruins at Nagda (22 km).

Hotel Options

Jagat Niwas Palace – Opt 1
RoomHeritage Lake View
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategorySimple
Udai Kothi – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
Day 13 - 13

Flight from Udaipur to Delhi

Delhi

0 Days

Delhi, the City of Djinns (spirits) is yours to discover! Let us take you on a journey of India’s capital that covers 5,000 years, from its imperial history and two World Heritage sites to today’s electric contemporary vibe.

International Departure

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