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Explore North India’s vibrant cultural and spiritual centers in-depth, from Rajasthan’s historic regal cities to the holy city of Varanasi and the majestic Taj Mahal.

Not just the classics, also discover authentic local villages and atmospheric old cities, take sunset cruises in tranquil Lake Pichola, and explore rural Rajasthan like an insider.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, The Claridges
4 - 6VaranasiBoat Rides on The Ganges, Ganga Aarti, Spirituality, SarnathPalace on Ganges, Taj Ganges Varanasi
6 - 8AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur SikriDoubleTree by Hilton Agra, ITC Mughal
8 - 11JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarThe Trident Jaipur, Samode Haveli
11 - 13JodhpurMehrangarh Fort, Town of Mandore, Jaswant Thada, Umaid Bhawan MuseumRatan Vilas, Raas
13 - 14RohetRajput Hospitality, Fort, Village Life, Sand Dunes, Jeep SafariRohet Garh, Rohet Garh
14 - 16UdaipurBoat Ride on Scenic Lake Pichola, City Palace, Aravalli HillsJagat Niwas Palace, Taj Lake Palace
16 - 16DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

We will welcome you at the airport and take you 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

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. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy; Red Fort closed on Mondays)

Hotel Options
Colonels Retreat – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
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
Palace on Ganges – Opt 1
RoomGanges Deluxe Non River View
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 6 - 8

Transfer to the airport

Flight from Varanasi to Delhi

Drive from Delhi to Agra (205 km, 4 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

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.)

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 Agra Fitness Level: Easy)

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

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)

Discovering Jaipur by Night
Uncover the treasures of Jaipur by night as you experience the vibrant city and its centuries-old attractions in a different light. Begin your open-air jeep ride as you drive past the lit-up exteriors of the atmospheric Albert Hall Museum. Admire the illuminated intricate façade of Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace), a sight dramatically different from but as alluring as its day-time avatar. Pass by Birla Mandir to view the glistening reflections of Jal Mahal (Water Palace) on Man Sagar lake. Finally, stop by the Amer Palace lit up in all its glory. Marvel at these stunning examples of Indo-Saracenic architecture dotted across the rustic and royal cityscape, as your guide shares trivia, local legends, and historical anecdotes about the Pink City. (Half Day; Time: 1800 hrs; Duration: 1.5 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Moderate)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Garden View
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Samode Haveli – Opt 2
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 11 - 13

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
Ratan Vilas – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHomestay
Raas – Opt 2
RoomGarden Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 13 - 14

Drive from Jodhpur to Rohet (45 km, 1 hr)

Rohet

1 Day

Rohet is a wonderful little village tucked within the desert region, where the wind whispers through neem tree groves and bougainvilleas.

Included Activities

Bishnoi Village Jeep Safari
Visit the guardians of the desert with a most fascinating jeep safari in Rohet when you visit a Bishnoi village. An ecologically considerate community of nature worshippers, the Bishnois are committed to protecting trees and wildlife, particularly their kindred spirit animal, the blackbuck. Experience the time-honored ritual of an opium tea ceremony and learn more about the way of life at this vegetarian tribal sect of people, who will welcome and encourage conversation with you (with your local guide acting as a translator). Gain insights into tribal arts and crafts, and watch local artisans at work as they spin yarn or weave handmade carpets that are then sold at local markets. For your safety, please refrain from accepting opium tea when offered.( 2 hours,; Shared Activity & Transfer)

Hotel Options
Rohet Garh – Opt 1
RoomSuper Deluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Rohet Garh – Opt 2
RoomSuite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 14 - 16

Drive from Rohet to Udaipur via Ranakpur (250 km, 5 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.

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. )

Highlights of Udaipur
Journey 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)

Hotel Options
RoomHeritage Lake View
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Taj Lake Palace – Opt 2
RoomLuxury Room - Garden facing
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 16 - 16

Transfer to the airport

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 $ 4,890 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 6,790 /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 16 days / 15 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Delhi – Varanasi
    • Varanasi – Delhi
    • 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: Highlights of Agra
    • Agra: Visit to Fatehpur Sikri
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur
    • Jaipur: Discovering Jaipur by Night
    • Jodhpur: Highlights of Jodhpur
    • Rohet: Bishnoi Village Jeep Safari
    • Udaipur: Highlights of Ranakpur
    • Udaipur:  Set Sail at Lake Pichola
    • Udaipur: Highlights of Udaipur
  • A high-quality air conditioned vehicle with chauffeur for the activities specified in the itinerary
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above
  • All activities specified in the itinerary, including entrance fees, accompanied by your 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
  • Fees and taxes

Not Included

  • Camera fees
  • Tips, additional meals and personal expenses
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Regal and Spiritual North India

16 days $ 4,890 / person

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