This trip, filled with the buzz and excitement of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, also provides glimpses into rich and varied cultural and historical splendor of the holy city of Varanasi. It is also a comprehensive introduction to India’s varied wildlife, fascinating culture and spectacular Moghul and Hindu architecture.
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For Northern India one conjures up immediate and familiar images: the Taj Mahal, the holy River Ganges, tigers, turbans, saris, great food and rickshaws. To substantiate that, this short trip gives a comprehensive introduction to some of the main highlights of North India. The tigers in Ranthambore National Park are the best allurement for the wildlife lovers; and the most sacred of cities, Varanasi adds up a new flavor to the tour. The people are entertaining; the train is fun; and the food a delight. This is a complete and very rewarding holiday according to those who have done this tour and have shared their experiences with us. Many of the sights in North India are a testament of the juxtaposition of the great Moghul and Hindu architecture of the 16th and 17th centuries when magnificent buildings including the Taj Mahal at Agra, Amer Fort and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) at Jaipur, the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri and the Jama Masjid of Delhi - the largest mosque in India, were built. In addition, there are great buildings from the British Raj; the seat of government in Delhi and the famous India Gate from where tree-lined avenues radiate the splendor and remind us of the importance of Delhi to the British.
Please note: You can use this itinerary as a guide to fully customise this tour as per your budget and requirements. Flexible options include travel dates and duration, places visited, activities and experiences, hotel category (star/rating) and any specific requirements that you may have.
Arrival Delhi & Transfer to Jaipur (260 kms/5-6 hrs). Arrive at the international airport of Delhi in the morning and drive to the colourful capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’. In the evening explore the colorful bazaars of Jaipur. Overnight Hotel
Sight-seeing of Jaipur. In the full-day sightseeing programme of Jaipur visit Amer Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar (18th century observatory) and Hawa Mahal (the Palace of Winds). Overnight Hotel
Jaipur – Ranthambore (180 kms/4-5 hrs). In the morning drive to Ranthambore. In the afternoon take the first safari in Ranthambore National Park in pursuit of the elusive tiger. Overnight Hotel
Ranthambore – Agra via Fatehpur Sikri (270 kms/7-8 hrs). This morning, take another safari in the park to spot the tiger and other animal and bird species. In the afternoon drive to Agra, visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Overnight Hotel
Sight-seeing of Agra – Varanasi (By O/N Train). In the morning visit Taj Mahal while the sun rises. After breakfast visit Red Fort. In the evening transfer to the railway station to board overnight train to Varanasi. Overnight Train
Arrive in Varanasi. In the morning arrive in Varanasi. Afternoon is free to relax, and in the evening visit the Ghat on the Ganges to watch the spectacular Aarti ceremony. Overnight Hotel
Sight-seeing of Varanasi – Delhi (By O/N Train). In the morning take a boat-ride on the River Ganges to watch the morning rituals of Hindus who throng this place to wash off their sins. In the afternoon leave for an excursion to Sarnath. In the evening board the train for Delhi. Overnight Train
Arrive in Delhi & Afternoon Sight-seeing. In the morning arrive in Delhi and check in. Later in the local sightseeing programme visit the Red Fort and Chandni Chowk in Old Delhi, and later drive through New Delhi to see important government building of Colonial Era. Overnight Hotel
Tour Concludes. Check-out from the hotel and transfer to the international airport or any point of convenience in Delhi for onward journey to respective countries.
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Suitable for families with young children
Highest Point (Max altitude)
Fairly easy 5-6 hours of activity per day. May include some uphill sections, reasonable fitness recommended.
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