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North India Experience

Visit India and experience a kaleidoscope of colour and culture

North India Experience
3 Reviews

USD1600
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Start: Delhi, India Style: Original Ages: Min 15
Finish: Delhi, India Theme: Explorer Group Size: Min 1 – Max 9
Destination: India Physical Rating: ⚫⚫

Colorful and chaotic, vibrant and romantic – welcome to Rajasthan. Explore India’s captivating northwest on this 15-day tour, taking in fairy-tale desert cities, the treasures of the maharajah and forts with fascinating histories. Marvel at the grandeur of the Taj Mahal in Agra, travel across the Thar Desert on camelback and immerse yourself in romantic Jodhpur. This tour doesn’t just cover Rajasthan’s many bucket-list worthy sites, but also immerses you in the thrum of daily life with time spent in traditional villages, market wanderings and plenty of memorable meals. Add a touch of comfort and some very special heritage property accommodation for a true Rajasthani travel adventure.

Why you’ll love this trip

  • DiscoverNorthern India’s man-made beauties – from Jaipur’s ‘Palace of the Winds’ and Royal City Palace to Agra’s Red Fort and iconic Taj
  • Get to the heart of Old Delhi, where ancient temples stand against billboards advertising Bollywood blockbusters, by foot and cycle
  • The Taj Mahal may be one of the most recognizable buildings in the world, but do you know its poetic history? A local expert will fill you
  • Keep your adrenaline charged with a Leopard-spotting safari among the lakes and jungles of one of India’s hidden gems of India -Jawai
  • Visitour local friends in Chandelao while staying in an ancient fort built in the  Share a meal together and gain insight into local life. Explore the secrets of the vault room.
  • Walkthrough past hills, shimmering lakes and marble palaces of Udaipur – India’s most romantic city. Udaipur features as the top three best cities in the world to Tourist and Travellers.
Itinerary

Namaste! Welcome to Delhi. There are no planned activities today so if you’re arriving early, inform your concierge representative to arrange a small tour around the city. Join the welcome meeting at 6 pm where you’ll meet your Tour Ambassador and fellow travelers. After the meeting, why not continue the introductions over an optional group dinner.

Accommodation:

  • Boutique Hotel

Optional Activities:

  • Delhi – Humayun’s Tomb
  • Delhi – Red Fort

Meals Included:

  • No meals included on this day

Join your Ambassador into the sights and sounds of Old Delhi! Set off on the city’s modern metro system, then get a taste of India’s famed public transport with a cycle rickshaw ride through chaotic streets including the famous Chandni Chowk and Chawri Bazaar. Visit Jama Masjid, Delhi’s oldest mosque and one of its most impressive buildings, followed by Gurdwara Sis Ganj Sahib, one of the nine historical Gurdwaras in Delhi. It was first constructed in 1783 to commemorate the martyrdom site of the ninth Sikh Guru. Then explore the Akashardham Temple that displays millennia of traditional Hindu and Indian culture, spirituality, and architecture. The rest of the day is free for you to relax.

Accommodation:

  • Boutique Hotel

Included Activities:

  • Delhi – Old Delhi walking & Rickshaw tour
  • Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Delhi – Sheeshganj Gurudwara
  • Delhi – Akshardham Temple

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast

On the journey to Agra, stop enroute at the Agra Fort, the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. This evening; Set eyes on the sparkling Taj Mahal at sunset before exploring more of this famous landmark. Spectacularly built in the 1640s as a memorial to the wife of Emperor Shah Jahan.

Accommodation

  • Boutique Hotel or Similar

Included Activities:

  • Guided Tour – Agra Fort
  • Guided Tour – Taj Mahal

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast

This delightful town was founded in 1348 and is packed with rural ambience and traditional temples. Take a guided walk around the Old Quarter, interacting with friendly locals and learning about rural Indian life off the tourist trail. Be sure to visit the eclectic market stalls along the way and sample some seasonal local sweets made from Indian ingredients, including petha (pumpkin), jaggery (organic sugar), peanut brittle and gazak (sesame seeds). Stay in a restored heritage property tonight where dinner is included.

Accommodation:

  • HeritageProperty

Included Activities:

  • Karauli VillageWalk

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner

Take a train from Jaipur to Ranthambore reaching early afternoon and check-in to your Haweli. You will. Our local representative will meet you at the railway station and escort you to your Haweli.

Accommodation:

  • RoyalHaweli

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch and Dinner

Once a famous hunting ground for the Maharajas of Jaipur, the National Park is now one of the original Project Tiger reserves – a conservation programme launched by the Indian government. On arrival, check in to your hotel before an included visit to the ancient ruins of Ranthambhore’s 10th-century fort, where you can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding park. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps find a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy Rajasthan’s juxtaposing quiet.

Accommodation:

  • Royal Haweli

Included Activities:

  • Ranthambore Tiger Safari
  • Ranthambore Fort Tour

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Special Information:

  • Passport copies of the travelers is required to book the Safari.

Take a walk around the ‘Pink City’ of Jaipur. Get among the crowds of the city’s bazaars to shop for artisan goods and semi-precious stones. Set on a hilltop overlooking Maota Lake, visit the Amber Fort, an excellent example of Rajput architecture. The Sheesh Mahal inside the fort is a must-see. As the walls are completely covered in little mirrors, the hall illuminates with the light of a single match. After the tour, you’ll head to the Old City to meet your Walk Leader. The walk aims to bring alive all the diverse elements of city’s living heritage. Whether traditional temples, monuments or living craft and culture, or tradition cuisines like sweets making. The entire heritage of people, culture and architecture becomes appealing through the process of walking leisurely and engaging with the community. Our unique Walking Tours with immensely experienced Experts will present you a rare glance into the rich history and culture of these fascinating cities, that only walking can give.

Accommodation:

  • Heritage Homestay with a NobleFamily

Included Activities:

  • Old City Heritage Walk
  • Cycle Rickshaw Ride

Available Activities:

  • Culinary visit to the Bazaar
  • Kite Flying in the Old City(Seasonal)
  • Masala/Spice introduction

Meal Included:

  • Breakfast

Today is a relaxed day that you can fill with experiences of your choice. This morning, you could take a rickshaw to Hawa Mahal, also known as the ‘Palace of the Winds’. Alternatively, head to Jaipur’s Royal City Palace or the observatory of Jantar Mantar to see a collection of intriguing astronomical instruments. After a long day of exploration, perhaps head to the Raj Mandir Cinema to experience a Bollywood film.

Accommodation:

  • Heritage Homestay with a NobleFamily

Included Activities:

  • Guided Fort – Hawa Mahal
  • Guided Fort – Amber Fort
  • Guided Tour – Sheesh Mahal

Optional Activities:

  • Raj Mandir – Bollywood Movie

Meal Included:

  • Breakfast

Stay in a remote rural fort, meet the villagers and learn about local ways. You’ll sleep in a fort dating back over 300 years, packed with atmosphere and history – a homestay with a royal twist. Chandelao is a community initiative in the heart of Rajasthan, helping the villagers earn fair wages and teaching visitors about rural life. You’ll also take a jeep tour to the surrounding villages, giving you a behind-the-scenes glimpse into authentic rural life.

Accommodation:

  • Heritage Homestay

Included Activities :

  • Jeep Safari
  • Camel Cart Ride

Meals Included :

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

This morning head to the blue city of Jodhpur. Enjoy a guided walk to explore the sights, including a visit to one of the oldest markets in India – the Sadar Bazaar. Here you can haggle over Bollywood soundtracks, bangles, leather shoes and colourful saris, or simply soak up the energy of a typical Indian market. Jodhpur is home to some of the best lassis in India, so make sure you try one while you’re here.

Accommodation :

  • Heritage Homestay

Included Activities :

  • Jodhpur – City Walk
  • Sadar Bazaar Visit

Meals Included :

  • Breakfast

Today you have the option to visit the colossal Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest in India. The fort is still run by the Jodhpur royal family. If you choose to visit, you can explore the palaces, galleries and artillery inside the fortress walls and admire great views over the city. If you’d prefer to see a more down to earth kind of Rajasthani life, it is also possible to spend today touring nearby Bishnoi villages. Spending time in these villages offers a glimpse into rural Rajasthani life and the chance to learn about the rich cultural traditions of the people who live there.

Accommodation :

  • Heritage Homestay

Included Activities :

  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Umaid Bhawan Visit

Meals Included :

  • Breakfast

In the middle of wide-ranging wilderness between the cities of Jodhpur and Udaipur is an intimate safari camp surrounded by arid scrubland and towering granite kopjes that numerous leopards and nomadic Rabari herdsmen call home. Explore this remote corner of Rajasthan on a variety of beguiling activities, from game drives out to spot leopards and other wildlife, to birdwatching walks, strolls with the local shepherds or more challenging treks. You can also visit nearby temples and forts, take mountain bikes out to discover the landscape or relax with yoga sessions in wonderfully secluded locations.

Accommodation

  • Permanent Tents amid Wilderness

Included Activities

  • Leopard Safari

Meals Included

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From Udaipur you will travel through the beautiful hamlet of Ranakpur. It is the home of a host of beautifully carved white marble Jain temples. These staggering complex temples attract Jain pilgrims from all over India, making Ranakpur one of the most important pilgrim destinations for Jains in India. We enjoy lunch at a temple today. From here you will continue your journey to gorgeous Udaipur (approximately 3 hours).

Accommodation

  • Heritage Homestay

Included Activities

  • Guided Tour – Ranakpur Temple visit

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Enjoy some time exploring the atmospheric laneways of Udaipur. You will also visit the City Palace while you’re here, one of the largest royal palaces in India. This structure took 400 years to build and hosts a range of treasures and antiquities, from vivid murals to royal utensils. Spend your free time today exploring the streets as you please, or perhaps venture further afield into the rolling hills. A boat ride across the water is a great way to see this impossibly charming townscape from another angle.

Accommodation

  • Heritage Homestay

Included Activities

  • Guided Tour – City Palace
  • Udaipur Lake Pichola Boat Ride

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

After a free morning, take a flight back to Delhi (approximately 1.5 hours, arriving at around 5.30 pm). You’ll be collected and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an evening of free time. You can can continue to explore Delhi, arrange onward travel or simply relax and unwind. If you are staying longer, there is much to see. Raj Ghat is a monument that marks the spot where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. It is now incorporated into the National Gandhi Museum. Hauz Khas Village is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown – it’s a hip artistic enclave set amid an interesting historic site.

Accommodation

  • Boutique Hotel

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast
Inclusions

Meals

  • 15 Breakfasts, 5 Lunch, 5 Dinner

Transport

  • Private vehicle, Rail, Cycle rickshaw, Auto rickshaw, Metro

Accomodation

  •  Hotel (7 nights), Permanent Tents (1 night), Homestay (7 nights)

Included Activities

  • Inclusion:
    • Guided Tour – Old City Delhi
    • Rickshaw Tour – Chandni Chowk
    • Guided Tour – Jama Masjid
    • Guided Tour – Sis Ganj Gurdwara
    • Agra – Agra Fort
    • Agra – Taj Mahal
    • Karuali Village Walk
    • Ranthambore Tiger Safari
    • Ranthambore Fort Tour
    • Old City Heritage Walk
    • Cycle Rickshaw Ride
    • Guided Fort – Hawa Mahal
    • Guided Fort – Amber Fort
    • Guided Tour – Sheesh Mahal
    • Jeep Safari
    • Camel Cart Ride
    • Blue City Walk
    • Sadar Bazaar Visit
    • Mehrangarh Fort
    • Leopard Safari
    • Ranakpur Temple Visit
    • Udaipur – City Palace
    • Udaipur – Lake Pichola Boat Ride
  • Exclusion:
    • All international flights
    • Tips
    • Visas
    • Optional meals and activities
    • All entrances fee
    • Travel insurance
Activities
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Essential Trip Information

Disclaimer:

Our itineraries are updated regularly throughout the year based on customer feedback and to reflect the current situation in each destination. The information included in this Essential Trip Information may therefore differ from when you first booked your trip. It is important that you print and review a final copy prior to travel so that you have the latest updates. Due to weather, local conditions, transport schedules, public holidays or other factors, further changes may be necessary to your itinerary once in country. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary seasonally to ensure our travellers have the best experience. Your tour leader will keep you up to date with any changes once on tour.

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  • Departure/Return Location
    Red Fort Point
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
  • Return Time
    Approximately 8:30 PM
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    Accommodation
    Guide
    Meals
    Transport
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    Flights
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Comments

  • Nina Jenkins
    Nina Jenkins
    January 11, 2020

    Excellent. Our most unique trip ever. The itinerary was carefully thought through and well balanced. The Palace in Ranthambore was mesmerizing and great experience visiting the local community. Our booking was easy, the pre-information packet was timely and thorough. Starting from the concierge service at the Railway Station to having a guide 24×7 and a personal chauffeured car, everything worked like clockwork. Definitely worth it!

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  • Ben Percifield
    Ben Percifield
    January 14, 2020

    I would highly recommend this trip. There was a good variety of activities and destinations, so I feel I got to see the real Rajasthan. I would love to go back and spend longer in certain places. The highlight for me was seeing a tiger at Ranthambhore Wildlife park!! All the hassle of finding transport, food and accommodation, and also entrance tickets is done for you so all you have to do is enjoy the sights!

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  • Amy Creyer
    Amy Creyer
    January 14, 2020

    Homelikestay trips provides a wonderful introduction to the rich diversity of Indian history and culture. It combines visits to some of the country’s most famous forts and palaces with new insight into the some of the challenges of urban and rural life in this developing economy. The itinerary covers a lot of destinations and a lot of miles and you are on the move nearly every day. A highlight for me was the chance to stay in some unique heritage hotels which were havens of calm amid the intense, hectic backdrop of Indian cities. It has made me want to come back for more..

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