Your classic Rajasthan tour – with an uplifting twist! Discover India’s spirituality and ancient cultures as you venture along the banks of the holy River Ganges and into the foothills of the Himalayas.

Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn
3 - 5RishikeshRiver Ganges, Aarti Ceremony, Ashram Visits, YogaHotel Ganga Kinare, Raga On The Ganges
5 - 6HaridwarGanges, Aarti Ceremony, Spirituality, Har Ki Pauri Ghat, TemplesHaveli Hari Ganga
6 - 7DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn
7 - 8AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort, Tonga RideThe Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra, The Trident Agra
8 - 10JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarJas Vilas, Shahpura House
10 - 10DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 $ 1,660 /person
  • Option 2 $ 1,925 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 9 nights.
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available : New Delhi – Haridwar (Dehradun Shatabdi – Dep.06:50 hrs, Arr.11:25 hrs), Haridwar – New Delhi (Dehradun Shatabdi – Dep.18:13 hrs, Arr.22:45 hrs)
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: City Highlights of Delhi
    • Rishikesh: City Highlights of Rishikesh
    • Haridwar: City Highlights of Haridwar
    • Agra: City Highlights of Agra
    • Agra: City Highlights of Fatehpur Sikri
    • Jaipur: City Highlights of Jaipur
  • 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.

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

Board the Dehradun Shatabdi 12017 train departing from New Delhi at 06:50 hrs and arriving in Haridwar at 11:25 hrs

Drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh (30 km, 0.75 hr)

Rishikesh

2 Days

Rishikesh is the ultimate destination for harmony of your mind, body and soul.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Rishikesh
Start your day by visiting the Market – see stalls selling varied items like religious pictures, Om-embossed scarves and t-shirts, steel pots/pans and religious nicknacks. Enroute from Rishikesh towards the Himalayas, pass the impressive Ram Jhula, a suspension bridge above the Ganges and a replica of the Lakshman Jhula, built during the British regime in 1939. Visit a hallowed spot called ‘Vasishta Gufta’ – 2 caves where the Hindu sage and yogi Vasishta practiced spirituality. The highlight of the day is the evening sunset Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ashram – enjoy and participate in religious singing with Ashram students; get involved with the actual Aarti and delight in the phenomenal sight of lights, the aura, the chanting and a special feel – perfect photo opportunity!

Hotel Options

Hotel Ganga Kinare – Opt 1
RoomSuper Deluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategorySimple
Raga On The Ganges – Opt 2
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
CategoryMid-range
Day 5 - 6

Drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar (25 km, 1 hr)

Haridwar

1 Day

Haridwar is a significant pilgrimage destination and is considered by Hindu worshippers as the Gateway of the Gods.

Included Activities

City Highlights of Haridwar
At the juncture where the Ganges emerges from the Himalayas lies Haridwar, the gateway to the 4 pilgrimages in Uttrakhand, where pilgrims come to bathe in the rivers’ holy waters. Dotted with imposing ancient and modern temples, ‘dharamsalas’/pilgrim rest houses and ashrams, Haridwar is also famous for Ayurvedic medicines. Visit Chandi Devi Temple atop Neel Parvat hill, accessible by a ropeway ride (740m long-208m high) to the top; walk to the view point overlooking Haridwar town; visit Mansa Devi temple atop Bilwa Parvat, dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi; explore the famous Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of the Ganges, where you can witness the evening Aarti’s performed by priests and experience a divine aura of lamps floating on the river accompanied by spiritual chants.

Hotel Options

Haveli Hari Ganga – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
CategoryMid-range
Day 6 - 7

Board the Dehradun Shatabdi12018 train departing from Haridwar at 18:13 hrs and arriving in New Delhi at 22:45 hrs

Delhi

1 Day

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.

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 7 - 8

Drive from Delhi to Agra (205 km, 4 hrs)

Agra

1 Day

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 - 10

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

Jaipur

2 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 10 - 10

Drive from Jaipur to Delhi (275 km, 6 hrs)

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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