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Treat yourself to 15 unforgettable days of discovery in Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and more. Enjoy a guided tour of the worlds most magnificent testimonial to love the Taj Mahal. Visit the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism, spend a night in a traditional village, witness holy rituals on a sunrise Ganges cruise, and discover the hidden side of Delhi with a former street youth now taking part in a G Adventures-supported project. Dont just see India; get inside its soul.

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 155169
  • Starts: Delhi, India
  • Finishes: Delhi, India
You will Visit
  • Delhi

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Included Activities:
Women on Wheels Transfer
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Delhi (1B)

Walk through the backstreets of Delhi with a young adult taking part in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Later, explore Old Delhi with our CEO including a rickshaw ride through the busy streets, Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), Chandni Chowk local market, and Gurdwara Sikh Temple.

Included Activities:
Guided Walking Tour with New Delhi Streetkids Project
Old Delhi Guided Walk
Qutub Minar Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle
Cycle rickshaw

03

Day 3: Delhi/Varanasi (1B)

Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city where millions of Hindus travel for pilgrimage, worship, or mourning.

Included Activities:
Ganges River Talk
Evening Ganges Boat Tour

Transport:
Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Cycle rickshaw

04

Day 4: Varanasi (1B)

Rise early for a boat ride along the Ganges to observe the sunrise, as well as the bathing and burial dawn rituals. Later, have breakfast at Open Hand, a vocational training cafe. G Adventures has partnered with Open Hand to provide dignified and meaningful job opportunities to India's underprivileged. Take an excursion to Sarnath later in the afternoon, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.

Included Activities:
Morning Ganges Boat Tour
Sarnath Visit

Transport:
Cycle rickshaw
Private Vehicle

05

Day 5: Varanasi/Khajurāho (1B)

One of the most popular destinations in India, Khajuraho is home to India's largest group of medieval Hindu temples. Discovered in the 20th century and famous for their erotic sculptures depicting scenes from the Kama Sutra, the Khajuraho group of monuments is today protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Included Activities:
Khajuraho Temples Guided Tour
Yoga Class

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Private Vehicle

06

Day 6: Khajurāho/Āgra (1B)

Today we travel by private bus and then public train to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Traveling by train in India is truly a wonderful experience. It's a great way to meet locals and see the countryside as it unfolds in front of you.

Our journey by train will end in Agra, one of the Mughal Empire's most important cities.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Train (2.50-3.00 hours)

07

Day 7: Āgra/Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1D)

The bustling city of Agra is best known as the site of India's most famous landmark and testament to love, the Taj Mahal. In the morning we'll tour both Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

Included Activities:
Taj Mahal Guided Tour
Agra Fort Guided Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))

08

Day 8: Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1D)





Included Activities:
Ranthambore Safari
Ranthambore Fort walk and Ganesh Temple

09

Day 9: Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur (1B)

After a leisurely breakfast we'll head to India's "Pink City," also known as Jaipur. Founded in 1728, Jaipur has the distinction of being one of the best-planned pre-modern cities.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00-6.00 hours)

10

Day 10: Jaipur (1B, 1D)

Explore Jaipur including the City Palace, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal. This evening, enjoy a culinary experience with a family in Jaipur, including a local market visit and cooking demonstration and meal in their home.

Included Activities:
Amber Fort Guided Tour
City Palace Visit
Jantar Mantar Visit
Family Culinary Experience

Transport:
Private Vehicle

11

Day 11: Jaipur/Jojawar (1B, 1D)




Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 250km)

12

Day 12: Jojawar/Udaipur (1B)

We continue on to Udaipur, famous for its lakes and Raj-era palaces. The most famous of these, and certainly the most photographed, is the Lake Palace, which we view from the boat. This beautiful white marble palace is now a hotel and entirely covers a small island in Lake Pichola. Originally known as the Jag Niwas, the palace took three years to build and was inaugurated in 1746.

Included Activities:
Pichola Lake Boat Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)

13

Day 13: Udaipur (1B)

During free time, journey out to the hilltop Monsoon Palace, summer resort of the Maharajas. Sit atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city's lakes and watch the sunset.

Included Activities:
City Palace Visit
Jagdish Temple Visit

14

Day 14: Udaipur/Delhi (1B)

Fly to Delhi for the final evening with the option to enjoy a farewell dinner.

Transport:
Plane (1.00 hour(s))

15

Day 15: Delhi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer included through the G Adventures-supported Women on Wheels project
    • Backstreets walking tour in Delhi
    • Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi
    • Qutub Minar visit
    • Orientation walk of Varanasi
    • Lecture on the Ganges
    • Excursion to Sarnath
    • Sunset and sunrise boat trips on the Ganges River
    • Tour of the Khajuraho temples
    • Yoga class
    • Tours of the Taj Majal and the Red Fort
    • Safari drive
    • Visit Ranthambore Fort and the Ganesh temple
    • Tour Jaipur and visit Amber Fort
    • Cooking demonstration and dinner in a family home
    • Village stay at Rawla Jojawar in a historic heritage hotel
    • Tour Udaipur
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (14 nts)
    • 14 breakfasts, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Minibus, train, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, boat, plane, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Walk the backstreets of Delhi with a local guide
  • Enjoy a talk with a local historian and scholar
  • Explore the grand forts and palaces in Rajasthan
  • Enjoy a safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Experience local living with a heritage village homestay