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 - 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 - 7AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur SikriDoubleTree by Hilton Agra, ITC Mughal
7 - 10JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarShahpura House, Samode Haveli
10 - 12JodhpurMehrangarh Fort, Town of Mandore, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan MuseumRanbanka Palace, Ajit Bhawan Palace
12 - 14UdaipurBoat Ride on Scenic Lake Pichola, City Palace, Aravalli HillsFateh Niwas, Fateh Garh
14 - 14DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate

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  • Wine & Food
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Transfer to your Hotel

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

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

Transfer to the Airport

Flight from Varanasi to Agra

Transfer to your Hotel

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

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. (Activity Type : Private;Ideal For: All;Best Time to Visit: All Year;Total Duration: 5 hours;Timings: 08:00 – 18:00 hours;Closed: Taj Mahal Closed on Friday.)

Hotel Options
RoomGuest Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
ITC Mughal – Opt 2
RoomMughal Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
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

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)

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)

Heritage Food Tour Of Jaipur
Discover the interesting sights, sounds and flavors of Jaipur, located in northwestern India. Accompanied by your local guide, navigate the colorful streets and lively narrow by-lanes of the walled city on foot. Pass by heritage buildings, palaces, and historical landmarks that make up the beautiful ‘Pink City’. Drop by local markets that feature spices, flowers, fruits, and vegetables, getting a glimpse of Indian food and culture. Visit a handful of legendary, age-old stalls, learning about quaint family-run establishments. Sample the fascinating local cuisine that offers choices of vegetarian and meat dishes. Try an assortment of traditional sweets and savories made from recipes that have been passed down for generations. Savor delicious preparations, soaking in the flavors and aromas of the region’s royal heritage. Sip on the ubiquitous ‘masala chai’ tea while mingling with locals at street corners. Chew on paan (flavored betel leaf), an after-dinner specialty, ending your tour with a stimulating mouthful! (Half Day; Duration: 2 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Meal included: Yes; Fitness level: Moderate; Please note that this this activity is not available during national/public holidays and festivals.)

Hotel Options
Shahpura House – Opt 1
RoomRoyal Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Samode Haveli – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
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
Ranbanka Palace – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomExecutive 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

Shared – Boat Ride To Jag Mandir
Cruise out onto the luxurious Lake Pichola and enjoy a one hour boat ride that will allow you to experience the city’s various attractions and architecture, such as the City Palace, from a different perspective. Visit the famous 17th century Jag Mandir, guarded by its eight life-size elephants that have been painstakingly carved from marble Experience the once bejewelled island palace walls, and take a leisurely stroll through island’s beautiful landscaped gardens filled with charming flowers, before you return to your boat. If you are enjoying this activity at dusk then you will have the chance to witness the calm waters magically glimmering in the setting sun.

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.

Heritage Walk In Udaipur (Half Day)
Discover the City of Lakes! From lively markets to stunning art and craftwork, Udaipur has a lot to offer culture and heritage enthusiasts. Set out from your hotel to discover the myriad labyrinths of the incredible town. Discover local handicrafts at bustling local markets as you meet local craftsmen. Strike up conversations with locals that will leave you with indelible impressions of Rajasthani life. Explore ancient sites, grand palaces and heritage buildings such as havelis – traditional Rajasthani homes, and visit picturesque locations frequented by the Maharajas (kings) of yore. At the end of your tour, return to your hotel. (Half Day, Private Activity & Transfer, Travel time to activity: 30 mins, Duration: 4 hrs, Fitness level: Moderate, as there is some walking involved. 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
Fateh Niwas – Opt 1
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleResort
Fateh Garh – Opt 2
RoomRenaissance Rooms
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 14 - 14

Transfer to the Airport

Flight from Udaipur to Delhi

Transfer to your Hotel

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.

Transfer to the Airport

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 2,590 /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 – Agra
    • Udaipur – Delhi
  • 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
    • Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
    • Agra: Highlights of Agra
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur (Half Day): Heritage Walking Tour
    • Jaipur: Heritage Food Tour of Jaipur
    • Jodhpur: Highlights of Jodhpur
    • Udaipur: Shared – Boat Ride to Jag Mandir
    • Udaipur: Highlights of Ranakpur
    • Udaipur: Heritage Walk in Udaipur (Half Day)
  • 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

14 days $ 2,590 / person

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