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Discover India

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 15 Days | Round-trip Delhi
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details


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.

Trip Highlights

    • 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 in Jaipur.
    • Go on game drives in Ranthambore National Park.

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

Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi with G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with our CEO and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the busy streets. (1B)

Day 3 — 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 Vishnu. (2B)

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)

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Activity Level


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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Cost Details

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.

My Own Room

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 $1,109

What's Included

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.

Comfortable, mid-range hotels (14 nights)

Meals Included
14 breakfasts, 4 dinners. Allow an additional $320–420 for meals not included.

Minibus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, boat, plane

Optional Experience

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.