Delve into the cultural riches of India during 15 unforgettable days in Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and more. Enjoy a guided tour of the world’s 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. Don’t just see India; glimpse its soul.
Explore five UNESCO World
Heritage sites, including the
incredible Taj Mahal.
Cruise the Ganges River at sunrise
to witness ancient Hindu rituals,
and prepare a meal with a family
Go on game drives in Ranthambore
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
Walk through Delhi on an insider tour with a young adult from the G Adventures–supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with our CEO
and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the busy
Days 3 & 4 — Varanasi
Fly to Varanasi, the
quintessential Indian holy city. In the afternoon,
enjoy a lecture at the ghats (stairs) of
the Ganges on the river’s spiritual, social, and
economic significance, and then embark on a
boat just before sunset. The next day, rise early
for a dawn-lit boat ride on the river and observe
rituals of bathing and burial. Then have breakfast
at Open Hand Café, a G Adventures partner,
to learn how this social enterprise is providing
opportunity to local people. Later, visit Sarnath,
the site of the Buddha’s first sermon. (2B)
Day 5 — Khajuraho
Fly to Khajuraho and
visit the western group of the temple complex,
famed for its erotic sculptures depicting the
Kama Sutra. Later, take a yoga class. (1B)
Day 6 — Agra
Today, travel by road before mingling
with locals on the train ride to Agra. (1B)
Day 7 — Agra/Ranthambore National Park
This morning, explore the magnificent
Taj Mahal and visit the Agra Fort. Later, travel by
private vehicle to Ranthambore National Park. (1B, 1D)
Day 8 — Ranthambore National Park
Enjoy two safari drives through the park with
local naturalists/rangers to spot leopards,
monkeys, and, with some luck, one of the park’s
elusive tigers. Then walk with some locals to the
ruins of Ranthambore Fort and visit the Trinetra
Ganesh Temple. (1B, 1D)
Days 9 & 10 — Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur and delve
into India’s history with visits to the City Palace,
the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and the
impressive Amber Fort. Enjoy a traditional
culinary experience with a local family, visiting a
nearby market with them and then sitting down
to a meal in their home. (2B, 1D)
Day 11 — Jojāwar
Travel to the village of
Jojāwar and spend the night in a family-run
guesthouse. Explore the village and meet some
of its residents. Opt to take a rustic train safari
through the Aravalli Hills. (1B, 1D)
Days 12 & 13 — Udaipur
Travel to Udaipur and
take an orientation walk. Discover Lake Pichola
and the fairy-tale Lake Palace. Explore the City
Palace and Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord
Days 14 & 15 — Delhi
Fly to Delhi for our final
evening, and opt to join a farewell dinner.
Depart at any time the next day. (2B)
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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Arrival transfer, internal
flights, transport between destinations and to/
from included activities, and activities as listed
in the itinerary. The optional rural train safari,
optional balloon ride, and optional farewell dinner
are at an additional cost.
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.