This is the ultimate white glove tour of the regal cities in North India and Varanasi. Gain a unique perspective on the culture and heritage of India while you rest in sumptuous accommodation, enjoying VIP service, our best guides and excellent vehicles.

From the glorious land of Rajputs and Maharajahs to Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world, this whirlwind India vacation offers unique insights into some of the most famous destinations of North India. Personally tested by our team, enjoy interesting excursions to understand India’s rich culture, observe centuries old rituals and marvel at glorious UNESCO Heritage sites.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateHilton Garden Inn, The Oberoi New Delhi
3 - 5VaranasiBoat Rides on The Ganges, Ganga Aarti, Spirituality, SarnathThe Gateway Hotel Ganges Varanasi, Nadesar Palace
5 - 7AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Akbar Mausoleum or Sikandra Fort, Tonga RideThe Trident Agra, The Oberoi Amarvilas
7 - 10JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarSamode Haveli, The Oberoi Rajvilas
10 - 12JodhpurMehrangarh Fort, Town of Mandore, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan MuseumVivanta by Taj - Hari Mahal, Umaid Bhawan Palace
12 - 14UdaipurBoat Ride on Scenic Lake Pichola, City Palace, Aravalli HillsThe Trident Udaipur, The Oberoi Udaivilas
14 - 15DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateThe Trident Gurgaon, The Oberoi, Gurgaon

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 3

International Arrival

Transfer to your Hotel

Experience the VIP Enchanting Service, which includes a fast track personal airport meet and greet facility for your international arrival and departure, airport lounge access on departures, and complimentary premium beverages (including beer) and snacks during your long car journeys.

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

Cycle Rickshaw Ride
Jump into the hustle and bustle of Old Delhi on a fascinating and comfortable cycle rickshaw ride! Sit back, relax and observe as your rickshaw wallah weaves you through the narrow, popular lanes, amidst the swarming masses of people. Your local guide will highlight all the different sections of the market as you breathe in the wonderful aromas of the spice market, the largest in Asia, and the wafts of burning incense from nearby stalls. There’s a sense of the medieval in these bazaars, and items for sale range from the colorful to the quirky, from bangles and silver jewelry to herbal potion concoctions. Supported by your local guide, this is undoubtedly one of the best and most thrilling ways to experience traditional Delhi!

Highlights of Delhi
Whether you want a whirlwind tour or wish to enjoy an in-depth experience of Delhi’s numerous sights, the choice is yours on this full day tour! Discover the Old Town with its bustling markets, including Chandni Chowk, once the grandest Indian market. Head to the imposing Red Fort and onto India’s largest mosque, the Jama Masjid, beautifully decorated with paintings, inlaid stones, carvings and glazed tiles. Feast at the colorful, open-air food and craft bazaar of Dilli Haat. Visit Laxminarayan Temple, built in honor of the Hindu goddess of wealth, and its beautiful gardens. Discover the UNESCO World heritage site Humayun’s Tomb, a monumental landmark in Indo-Islamic architecture with its perfect synthesis of Persian architecture and Indian traditions. Your tour of Delhi is complete with an authentic cycle rickshaw ride, escorted by your local guide. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)

Hotel Options
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 5

Transfer to the Airport

Flight from Delhi to Varanasi

Transfer to your Hotel

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

Highlights of Varanasi (Half Day): Evening
Begin your evening tour of Varanasi with a delightful visit to a bustling local market, brimming with vibrant colors where it seems that everything is for sale! Venture into modern spirituality with a local temple visit. Take a thrilling auto rickshaw ride towards the ghats (steps) of India’s holiest river. Cruise around the River Ganges on an evening boat ride as the sun begins to set. Participate in the enthralling Ganga Aarti, a heartwarming and fascinating prayer ceremony, where you can watch Hindu pilgrims giving offerings to their holy river. (Half Day, Private Evening Activity & Transfer; Time: 1500 hrs – 2000 hrs; Fitness Level: Easy)

Highlights of Varanasi (Half Day): Morning
Head out on a sunrise boat ride on the River Ganges before you explore the colorful, bustling maze of ghats and temples lining the this holy river. As a meeting place between the physical and spiritual worlds, this can be an intense experience as you witness life and death come together. After a short breakfast, discover architectural relics and artwork at Bharat Kala Bhavan Museum. Venture to a nearby hamlet and observe daily village life, and experience Ramnagar Fort, an 18th century Mughal Fort. On every day except Fridays, you can visit the ancient seat of wisdom Sarnath, where Lord Buddha gave his first lecture after attaining enlightenment.(Half Day, Private Morning Activity & Transfer; Time: 0530 hrs – 1300 hrs; Fitness Level: Easy; Sarnath Museum closed on Fridays)

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Nadesar Palace – Opt 2
RoomPalace Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 5 - 7

Transfer to the Airport

Flight from Varanasi to Agra

Transfer to your Hotel

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

Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
Discover the former Mughal capital of Fatehpur Sikri that was built and founded in the 1500s by the third Mughal Emperor, Akbar. This was a planned imperial city that would bring leaders of many religions together as Akbar held ideals of a syncretistic faith. Unfortunately just ten years after completion the city was deserted due to drought and water shortages. Now a UNESCO world heritage site, this half day tour is a very popular stop en route from Agra to Jaipur. (Half Day, Private Activity en route to Jaipur; Fitness Level: Easy)

Highlights of Agra
Romance at sunset and have your audience with the white marble Mughal mausoleum of the Taj Mahal, grandly overlooking the Yamuna River, during your Half day tour of Agra. Head to the lesser known Mehtab Bagh for prime viewing of the world’s greatest monument of love. The Taj Mahal is not the only UNESCO World Heritage site to explore in Agra – you can witness the divine red sandstone Agra Fort, also a player in this renowned undying love story. If you wish, discover this fabled city with a ride in a decorated tonga (horse drawn carriage) and enjoy a visit to a local market! (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Taj Mahal closed on Fridays. Please note that the Taj Mahal is under renovation until the end of 2018.)

Hotel Options
The Trident Agra – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomPremier Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 7 - 10

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

Dera Amer Sunset Elephant Ride and Dinner Experience
From Jaipur, set out to the foothills of the Aravalli Range prior to dusk and discover the valley camp of Dera Amer. Experience a regal elephant ride through the natural and serene wilderness that engulfs the camp. As the sun begins to set, journey through a private jungle, home to leopards, antelopes and jackals, and along a landscape dotted with a few hamlets that house local villagers. To help guide you along the way is a magical and medieval fortress lit by mashals (flame torches). Experience an alfresco barbecue dining experience under the stars. With a bonfire to keep you warm, and the company of the camp staff and other guests to keep you entertained, this unique four hour elephant experience is one for you to cherish.

Highlights of Jaipur
Wander into regality during your full day tour! Explore Amber Fort, a fabulous sandstone fort complex that overlooks the city. Visit Albert Hall, the state museum of Rajasthan with its vast collection of interesting regional Indian artifacts. Observe the aesthetically beautiful honeycombed façade of Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal). Discover the architecturally rich City Palace with its many regal courtyards, temples and pavilions, and Govind Devji Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna, situated in the heart of the old city. Head to the world’s largest stone observatory – the Jantar Mantar. Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, which acts to preserve the traditional Indian technique of hand block textile printing and boasts numerous beautiful examples. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
Samode Haveli – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomPremier Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 10 - 12

Drive from Jaipur to Jodhpur (350 km, 6 hrs)

Jodhpur

2 Days

Jodhpur is dubbed the blue city due to its plethora of vivid blue painted houses located in the old quarter.

Included Activities

Highlights of Jodhpur
Venture into the mesmerizing Mehrangarh Fort, a stunning, imposing red sandstone 15th century fortress that towers over the city. It is often the venue of esteemed events, including the annual Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF). Visit the 6th century town of Mandore, and glimpse into desert life in the neighboring village of Salawas. Witness the white marble royal memorial of 19th century Jaswant Thada. On every day except Sundays, you can explore Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum, which offers an extraordinary collection of regal relics, including stuffed leopards, quirky clocks, and original photos of the palace in all its art-deco glory. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Umaid Bhawan Palace Museum is closed on Sundays)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperiorCharm-GardnView
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomPalace Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 12 - 14

Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur via Ranakpur (300 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

Highlights of Ranakpur
Journey to Ranakpur on a unique day trip, which can be enjoyed en route. The highlight of this town is the Jain Temple, which dates back to the 15th century and is intricately crafted – and entirely out of white marble. The temple complex is extraordinarily well-preserved, despite its age, and covers a vast area. Take on the role of explorer as you venture through the complex, with its 29 halls, 80 domes and pavilions, and 1,444 imposing pillars, of which no two are alike in design or sculpture. Rankapur is the single most important pilgrimage site for followers of the Jain religion, so expect to find devotees engaged in prayer in this tranquil place. Kindly note that guides are not permitted to accompany you inside the temple complex.

Highlights of Udaipur
Cruise into the City of Lakes and soak up historic culture. Tour the 16th century City Palace, a flamboyant and towering structure sitting on a hilltop and one of the largest palaces in the state, boasting spectacular views and an intriguing museum. Explore 17th century Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Hindu God Krishna. Discover Saheliyon ki Bari, the ‘Garden of Maids’, which boasts lush lawns, stunning lotus pools, marble pavilions and even elephant-shaped fountains! Head to the crystal gallery to witness the world’s largest private collection of crystal. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Set Sail at Lake Pichola
Experience the beauty of royal Rajasthan on a boat ride along Lake Pichola, overlooking the magnificent Lake, City Palace, and other historic sites and ghats of Udaipur. Your tour boat will cast off from the ghat or lakeside, which is barely a few minutes from your hotel. Enjoy a spectacular view of this magnificent medieval city on a romantic evening ride along the lake. Get to know the enthralling stories of the Maharanas of Mewar, including heroic tales of Udaipur’s brave kings and queens, on your leisurely ride. (Duration: 1 hr, Time of Day: Evening; Private Activity; Fitness Level: Easy; Maximum group of 10 for each boat. This activity is only for guests staying at Udai Kothi, Fateh Garh or Fateh Niwas).

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomPremier Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 14 - 15

Transfer to the Airport

Flight from Udaipur to Delhi

Transfer to your Hotel

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.

Included Activities

Street Food Experience
Discover both culture and cuisine on this four hour foodie tour of Delhi! With its bustling food-laden alleys, street food is the soul of Old Delhi. Don a pair of sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes and head out with your expert guide who will take you through the labyrinth as you learn about the rich history, architecture and culture that has shaped the city’s cuisine over the centuries. Stop off on the way at tried and tested hygienic food stalls and renowned age-old eateries in Purani Dilli, where you can try a variety of freshly cooked and quintessential chaats (snacks), from cool kulfi or kebabs to mouthwatering biryani.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 4,247 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 7,416 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 14 nights.
  • Economy flights for all sectors : Delhi – Varanasi, Varanasi – Agra, Udaipur – Delhi
  • All activities as listed :
    • Delhi: Cycle Rickshaw Ride
    • Delhi: Highlights of Delhi
    • Varanasi: Highlights of Varanasi (Half Day): Evening
    • Varanasi: Highlights of Varanasi (Half Day): Morning
    • Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
    • Agra: Highlights of Agra
    • Jaipur: Dera Amer Sunset Elephant Ride and Dinner Experience
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur
    • Jodhpur: Highlights of Jodhpur
    • Udaipur: Highlights of Ranakpur
    • Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur
    • Udaipur: Set Sail at Lake Pichola
    • Delhi: Street Food Experience
  • 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
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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Colors of Rajasthan and Spiritual Varanasi

15 days $ 4,247 / person

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