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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.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateHilton Garden Inn, The Claridges
4 - 6VaranasiBoat Rides on The Ganges, Ganga Aarti, Spirituality, SarnathRadisson Hotel Varanasi, Taj Ganges Varanasi
6 - 7KhajurahoUNESCO World Heritage Site, Temples, Sound and Light ShowRadisson Hotel Khajuraho, The Lalit Temple View
7 - 9AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur SikriDoubleTree by Hilton Agra, The Trident Agra
9 - 12JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarShahpura House, Jai Mahal Palace
12 - 14UdaipurBoat Ride on Scenic Lake Pichola, City Palace, Aravalli HillsFateh Niwas, The Trident Udaipur
14 - 14DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate

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  • Heritage
  • Relaxation
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Delhi

3 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

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)

Walled City Heritage Walk
Explore the myriad charms of Old Delhi on this walking tour! A seamless blend between historic buildings and modern socio-cultural customs and mores, each corner of the old city pays homage to its glorious, vibrant heritage. Stroll down the long, winding alleys of the 17th century Walled City, called so because it was fortified on all four sides by a wall built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan when he declared Delhi the capital of India. Admire the magnificent havelis or Indian traditional mansions with impressive doorways that will take you back in time. Bask in the rich heritage of Shahjahanabad that has endured over the ages. Listen to anecdotes and tales of the past and return with a keen understanding of the city’s and the country’s cultural heritage. (Half day, Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness Level: Moderate)

Hotel Options
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Claridges – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 4 - 6

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

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
RoomSuperior Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 6 - 7

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

Highlights Of Khajuraho (Half Day)
Take a half day tour of the western group of the famous UNESCO World Heritage site temples of Khajuraho. In the center of the Western Group of the temples lies the large 1st century Lakshman Temple, which is surrounded by two small shrines – the Devi Mandap and the Varaha Mandap. Explore the largest temple in all of Khajuraho, the Kandariya Mahadev Temple. Dedicated to Hindu God Shiva, it is considered by many as the most enchanting of the group, given its artistic and refined sculptural detail. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 7 - 9

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

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)

Sunrise Visit Of Taj Mahal
Wake up with the sun to experience the world’s greatest monument of love, the Taj Mahal, in the light of dawn. Your local guide will meet and take you to this awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage site at a time when the crowds are less. Learn about the tale of eternal romance between Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz Mahal, which led to the building of this epic white marble mausoleum with jewel encrusted inlays. This incredible example of Mughal architecture is set within a vast, landscaped complex that features gardens, a mosque and several other mausoleums for the emperor’s other wives, tucked behind a grand darwaza (gateway). (Watchout: Taj Mahal Closed on Friday;Activity Type: Private;Ideal For: All ;Best Time to Visit: Oct – Apr;Avoid: Monsoon & Summer Season ;Duration: 3-4 hours ;Travel Time to Activity Type : 20 – 25 mins one way ;Notes: No Video Cameras are allowed at Taj Mahal.)

Mughal Heritage Walk In Agra
Explore the hidden jewels of Agra! Begin your tour of rural Agra at Eleven Steps, which was built by Mughal Emperor Humayun as part of an astrological observatory. Travel onwards along a walkway past vast agricultural fields to the historic village of Kacchpura. At the village’s entrance, stop to observe the Sanjhi Art on the walls of the settlements, before you visit Humayun Mosque, which was built 100 years before the Taj Mahal. Walk through the streets of Swachha Gali (clean street) where individual toilets are being constructed within houses. This project also supports a local primary school that you have the opportunity to observe. Witness a typical rural house to observe the architectural layout and style of living. Visit a local souvenir shop and watch as young girls create beautiful tattoo patterns the Mendhi (henna) art stall. Discover the Central Courtyard and the Information Resource Center, and end your tour with a cup of tea on the terrace at a guesthouse just behind the Taj. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer, Travel Time to Activity: 20 mins, Duration: 2 hrs, Fitness level: Moderate, as there is walking involved. Please wear comfortable shoes; If you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time.)

Hotel Options
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
The Trident Agra – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 9 - 12

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

Highlights Of Jaipur (Half Day): Heritage Walking Tour
Experience the history of Jaipur on this half day tour. Begin with a heritage walk of the old markets, brimming with friendly locals as they go about their daily lives and an array of vibrant goods for sale. Jaipur boasts some of the finest jewelry and textile markets, particularly with its specialist semi precious stone jewelry. For those wishing to find their own gems, a visit to Johari Bazaar, the principal jeweler’s market is a must. Visit the contemporary Birla Mandir (Lakshminarayan Temple), dedicated to the Hindu Goddess of wealth, and the 18th century Moti Dungri Ganesha Temple, dedicated to the elephant-headed Hindu God of auspiciousness. Venture to the classical 1960s movie theater, Raj Mandir Cinema to absorb the fanfare of Bollywood royalty! (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

North Indian Home Cooking In Jaipur
Join your gracious host for a culinary class in Jaipur and rustle up an authentic Indian meal in style. Traditional Indian cooking is passed on from one generation to another, and involves picking the best spices and produce. Visit the local market with the chef and shop for seasonal produce or spices. Become an expert at making Indian roti bread, cottage cheese curry or delectable lentils. You get to taste the delicious meal you’ve put together at the class too! Jaipur, Rajasthan’s cultural hub, is the ideal backdrop for a master class in Indian culinary traditions. (Half Day; Time of Day: Morning or Afternoon; Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Meal Included: Yes; Fitness Level: Easy; Please note that this activity is not available during public holidays and festivals.)

Hotel Options
Shahpura House – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Jai Mahal Palace – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 12 - 14

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

Cycle Ride In Udaipur
Deviate from the mundane – venture on a bicycle expedition of the City of the Lakes; catch glimpses of Udaipur ‘s diverse cultural colors, pretty lakes, scenic mountains and shops! Set forth for a few hours (or for an entire day…as you wish) starting at Fateh Sagar Lake, shaped like a pear and embellished by 3 small islands, towards Badi Lake, graced by 3 artistic chhatris – kiosks/pavilions, along an interesting route covering some of Udaipur’s popular sights.

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. )

Hotel Options
Fateh Niwas – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleResort
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 14 - 14

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

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,990 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 3,590 /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 in one double room for 14 days / 13 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • Flights mentioned below on Economy Class unless otherwise specified:
    • 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: Highlights of Delhi
    • Delhi: Walled City Heritage Walk
    • Varanasi: Highlights of Varanasi (Half Day): Evening
    • Varanasi: Highlights of Varanasi (Half Day): Morning
    • Khajuraho: Highlights of Khajuraho (Half Day)
    • Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
    • Agra: Sunrise Visit of Taj Mahal
    • Agra: Mughal Heritage Walk in Agra
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur (Half Day): Heritage Walking Tour
    • Jaipur: North Indian Home Cooking in Jaipur
    • Udaipur: Cycle Ride in Udaipur
    • Udaipur: Set Sail at Lake Pichola
  • 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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Highlights of the North

14 days $ 2,990 / person

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