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.

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 3DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn
3 - 6RishikeshRiver Ganges, Aarti Ceremony, Ashram Visits, YogaHotel Ganga Kinare, Raga On The Ganges
6 - 7HaridwarGanges, Aarti Ceremony, Spirituality, Har Ki Pauri Ghat, TemplesHaveli Hari Ganga
7 - 8DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India GateColonels Retreat, Hilton Garden Inn
8 - 9AgraTaj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur SikriDoubleTree by Hilton Agra, The Trident Agra
9 - 11JaipurAmber Fort, City Palace, The Palace of Winds, Jantar MantarJas Vilas, Shahpura House
11 - 11DelhiRed Fort, Humayuns Tomb, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, India Gate

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  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
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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
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
Colonels Retreat – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 3 - 6

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

3 Days

Rishikesh is the ultimate destination for harmony of your mind, body and soul. Located in northern Uttarakhad at the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is surrounded by hills on three sides.

Included Activities

Day Trek To Kunjapuri
A great way to enjoy the the mountains and villages of Garhwal Himalayas is to trek to Kunjapuri..1645m high, about 20kms from Rishikesh..dotted with villages, brooks, waterfalls and the sacred Kunjapuri temple. Enjoy magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks to the North and Rishikesh, Haridwar and the Doon valley to the South. Observe stunning sunset/sunrise panoramas over the Greater Hiamalayan Peaks and the vast Indo Gangetic plains. En route towards Gangotri about 6kms from Narendra Nagar, the road bifurcates at Hindola Khal, leading to the shrine on a small hill..5kms further.

Highlights Of Rishikesh
Soothe your soul by joining the renowned evening sunset Ganga Aarti (prayer ceremony) at Parmarth Niketan Ashram. This is a marvellous atmospheric experience to witness, with the many lit candles, singing and wistful worshippers on the banks of the holy River Ganges. Discover Vashishta Gufa, a twin cave temple where the famous Hindu sage and yogi Vasishta conducted sadhana (spiritual practice), once upon a time. Observe two impressive iron suspension bridges that were built over River Ganges – the Lakshman Jhula, built during the British regime in 1939, and its modern 1980s replica, Ram Jhula. Marvel at the open market, with its varied stalls selling religious curiosities, souvenirs, and household goods.(Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomSuper Deluxe
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomCottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 6 - 7

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
Discover spirituality at the Himalayas! Begin your tour of Haridwar with an exciting ropeway ride to the top of the majestic mountain, Neel Parvat, to visit the revered Chandi Devi Temple perched atop. Experience the hustle and bustle of a local market. Catch your breath at a viewpoint that overlooks the city before moving onto the revered Mansa Devi Temple on the neighboring mountain, Bilwa Parvat. Explore the famous Har Ki Pauri ghat on the banks of the river, which reputedly houses a large footprint made by the Hindu God Vishnu. Experience the mystical evening Aarti (prayer ceremony) performed by priests at the ghat, and watch thousands of lamps float downriver, accompanied by rhythmic chanting. (Full Day, Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness Level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomDeluxe Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 7 - 8

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
RoomHilton Evolution Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Day 8 - 9

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

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 - 11

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

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
Jas Vilas – Opt 1
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Shahpura House – Opt 2
RoomRoyal Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 11 - 11

Drive from Agra to Delhi (205 km, 4 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

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 1,890 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 1,990 /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 11 days / 10 nights
  • Meals as indicated
  • 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: Highlights of Delhi
    • Rishikesh: Day Trek to Kunjapuri
    • Rishikesh: Highlights of Rishikesh
    • Haridwar: Highlights of Haridwar
    • Agra: Sunrise Visit of Taj Mahal
    • Agra: Mughal Heritage Walk in Agra
    • Jaipur: Highlights of Jaipur (Half Day): Heritage Walking Tour
    • Jaipur: Heritage Food Tour 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
  • Welcome kit including all important documents and information regarding your itinerary
  • Insolvency insurance
  • Fees and taxes
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Spiritual and Symbolic India

11 days $ 1,890 / person

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