Discover India
15 days from Delhi to Delhi
From $ 3099
Duration15 days

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 at-risk youth now taking part in a G Adventures-supported project. Don’t just see India; glimpse its soul.

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  • Duration: 15 days
    Service level: Upgraded
  • Starts in: Delhi
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Delhi
    Ages: 12+
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Itinerary

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Day 1: Delhi

Start place: 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).
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

End place: Delhi

Day 2: Delhi

Start place: Delhi

Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi as part of the G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO including a rickshaw ride through the busy streets, Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), Chandni Chowk local market, and Gurdwara Sikh Temple.

End place: Delhi

Meals: B
Day 3: Delhi/Varanasi

Start place: Delhi

Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city where millions of Hindus travel for pilgrimage, worship, or mourning.
Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city. Enjoy a lecture at the Ghats of the Ganges by a research scholar about the river's significance spiritually, socially, economically, and politically. After, we'll cruise the sacred Ganges at sunset, enjoy a candle and flower ceremony accompanied by sitar and tabla playing, and observe an evening aarti (prayer) ceremony.

End place: Varanasi

Meals: B
Day 4: Varanasi

Start place: Varanasi

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.

End place: Varanasi

Meals: B
Day 5: Varanasi/Khajurāho

Start place: Varanasi

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.
Fly to Khajuraho and visit the western temples, famed for their erotic sculptures depicting the Kama Sutra.
Meals: B
Day 6: Khajurāho/Āgra
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.
We'll start today's travel by private bus and then public train, where we'll meet locals on the way to Agra.
Meals: B
Day 7: Āgra/Ranthambore National Park
The bustling city of Agra is best known as the site of India’s most famous landmark and testament to love, the Taj Mahal.
This morning, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal. Later, travel to Ranthambore National Park and take in the magnificent surroundings before heading out on safari the next day.

End place: Ranthambore National Park

Meals: B, D
Day 8: Ranthambore National Park

Start place: Ranthambore National Park



Explore the park with local rangers on a private safari drive in search of deer, birds, leopards, monkeys, and if we're lucky, the elusive tigers. Also, walk with locals through the ruins of the 1,000-year-old Ranthambore Fort and visit the Ganesh Temple.

End place: Ranthambore National Park

Meals: B, D
Day 9: Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur

Start place: Ranthambore National Park

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.
Drive to Jaipur and delve further into India's history.

End place: Jaipur

Meals: B
Day 10: Jaipur

Start place: Jaipur

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, cooking demonstration, and meal in their home.

End place: Jaipur

Meals: B, D
Day 11: Jaipur/Jojawar

Start place: Jaipur


Travel to the village of Jojawar and spend the night in a historic heritage hotel. Explore the village and take the opportunity to meet with locals who provide insight into rural life in India. Opt to take a rural train safari through the Aravali Hill ranges.
Meals: B, D
Day 12: Jojawar/Udaipur
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.
Travel to Udaipur and take an orientation walk and boat ride on Lake Pichola.

End place: Udaipur

Meals: B
Day 13: Udaipur

Start place: Udaipur

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.
Explore the City including a visit to the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India and the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. This evening, take a yoga class.

End place: Udaipur

Meals: B
Day 14: Udaipur/Delhi

Start place: Udaipur

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

End place: Delhi

Meals: B
Day 15: Delhi

Start place: Delhi

Depart at any time.

End place: Delhi

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Ganges River Talk, Varanasi Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Family Culinary Experience, Jaipur Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi Your Wellness Moment: Yoga Class, Udaipur
  • Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi
  • Orientation walk of Varanasi
  • Excursion to Sarnath
  • Sunset and sunrise boat trips on the Ganges River
  • Tour of the Khajuraho temples
  • Tours of the Taj Mahal
  • Safari drive
  • Visit Ranthambore Fort and the Ganesh temple
  • Tour Jaipur and visit Amber Fort
  • Village stay at Rawla Jojawar in a historic heritage hotel
  • Tour Udaipur
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Minibus, Train, Auto-rickshaws, Cycle-rickshaws, Boat, Plane, Walking
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (14 nts)
  • Meals

    14 breakfasts,
    4 dinners

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