Be dazzled by India’s colorful interior on a 15-day adventure through its history and heritage. Explore the sprawling mansions and palaces of the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi. Meet the elders of the traditional village of Chandelao. Peruse the markets of the old city of Bikaner alongside a local expert. Each day brings a new twist of the kaleidoscope—and a brighter understanding of this amazing country.
Venture into Udaipur’s marble
palaces, the legendary Taj Mahal in
Agra, Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort,
Explore tribal villages and visit a
crafts school that empowers local
Discover the historic markets of
Bikaner alongside a local expert.
Itinerary - 15 Days
Day 1 — Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures–supported project.
Day 2 — Delhi/Mandāwa
Walk through Delhi on an insider tour with a young adult from the G Adventures–supported City Walk project. Continue on to colonial New Delhi for an orientation tour before driving to Mandāwa
Days 3 & 4 — Bikaner
Enjoy a walking tour of Mandāwa. Then drive to Bikaner to explore some of its estates and spend the night in a
heritage hotel. The next day, venture into the traditional
markets in the old city alongside a local
expert. Visit Junagarh Fort and the infamous
“Rat Temple.” (2B)
Day 5 — Jodhpur
Arrive in the “blue city” of Jodhpur and visit the Mehrangarh Fort and the Clock Tower. (1B)
Days 6 & 7 — Chāndelao
Take a jeep excursion
into the countryside, visiting tribal hamlets
such as Bishnois. Continue on to Chāndelao
to explore the village and local markets. Meet
with the town elders to discuss daily life in rural
India. Visit the Sunder Rang Project, which helps
village women become more economically
independent by training them in traditional
crafts. (2B, 2D)
Days 8 & 9 — Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur, visiting the stunning Ranakpur Jain temples en route. Explore the City Palace
museum, enjoy a Lake Pichola boat ride, and
visit the Jagdish Temple. For lunch enjoy a cooking demonstration at the home of a local family. (2B, 1L)
Day 10 — Jojāwar
Stay at the family-run guesthouse in Jojāwar. Enjoy a rural train safari and village orientation walk. (1B, 1D)
Days 11 & 12 — Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The following day, explore City Palace and Amber Fort, and view the Hawa Mahal (Palace of
Winds). Visit the local bazaars to browse colorful
textiles, pottery, and handicrafts. (2B)
Day 13 — Agra
Drive to Agra, visiting the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Later, encounter the historic Agra Fort. (1B)
Day 14 — Delhi
Rise early to visit the worldfamous Taj Mahal, enjoying stunning sunrise views. Continue onward to Delhi. (1B)
Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include city walking tours, visits to sites, game drives, or easy hikes, with options for more physical activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and biking.
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
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During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $1,139
Arrival transfer, transport
between destinations and to/from included activities,
and activities as listed in the itinerary. The
optional balloon ride is at an additional cost.
Meals Included 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners. Allow
an additional $335–435 for meals not included.
Transportation Van, bus, jeep, train, cycle rickshaw
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.