North India Highlights - Independent Tour

Delhi – Varanasi – Khajuraho – Agra – Jaipur – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Delhi

Combine the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra with the cultural sights of Varanasi and Khajuraho, and unlock the hidden gems of Jodhpur and the romantic city of Udaipur. This two week tour offers a colourful and vibrant insight into the best of North India and explores towns and cities that are full of atmosphere and character.

 

Itinerary
 

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival in Delhi you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Delhi (B)

Full day tour of Old & New Delhi, visiting the Jama Mosque, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s tomb, take a rickshaw ride through fabled Chandni Chowk and drive past India Gate, Parliament and Connaught Place.

Day 3: Delhi – Varanasi (B)

Fly to Varanasi and witness the evening Aarti, the sacred “light ceremony”, on the riverbanks of Mother Ganges.

Day 4: Varanasi (B)

Early morning boat ride to see the morning rituals of Hindus on the riverbank, and take in a spectacular sunrise on River Ganges. Visit Sarnath where Buddha preached his first sermon, Museum, Bharat Mata Temple with marble statue of Mother India and Banares Hindu University, the oldest university in North India.

Day 5: Varanasi – Khajuraho (B)

Fly to Khajuraho. Afternoon is at leisure to explore this quaint little town at your own pace.

Day 6: Khajuraho – Jhansi – Agra (B)

Visit the famous 9th century erotic temples, before driving to Jhansi. Take an evening train for Agra, enroute visiting Orchha, a medieval village famous for 16th century temples and palaces.

Day 7: Agra (B)

Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal, a monument to love and take a horse-drawn cart to visit the Agra Fort.

Day 8: Agra – Jaipur (B)

Travel to Jaipur visiting enroute Fatehpur Sikri, the mysterious ‘ghost city’ before exploring the colourful bazaars of Jaipur.

Day 9: Jaipur (B)

Today visit the hilltop Amber Fort with its picturesque Sheesh Mahal. Afternoon city tour takes in Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the Observatory-Jantar Mantar and City Palace.

Day 10: Jaipur – Jodhpur (B)

Drive from Jaipur to Jodhpur and explore this royal city in the afternoon.

Day 11: Jodhpur (B)

Morning tour visiting Meherangarh Fort – one of the most impressive and formidable in Rajasthan, Jaswant Thada, the Royal Cenotaphs and Mahamandir, dedicated to Lord Shiva, an architectural wonder with 84 intricately carved pillars.

Day 12: Jodhpur – Udaipur (B)

Drive to Udaipur enroute visiting the famous Ranakpur Temples, an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars, all distinctly carved.

Day 13: Udaipur (B)

Morning city tour takes you to City Palace, a fusion of Medieval European and Chinese architecture, Jagdish Temple and Sahelion ki Bari – the garden of maidens. Optional sunset boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Day 14: Udaipur – Delhi (B)

Fly to Delhi.

 

 

 

Please note: Price shown based on travel 01 September 2018 - 30 September 2019. Cost above is indicative, based on Low Season in NZ Dollars and subject to change due to fluctuation in exchange rates

This tour can be priced on 3 star or 5 star accommodation to suit your requirements.

Excluded: International flights, Visa, insurance, airport taxes, meals not included above, beverages during meals included in program, gratuities and any expense of personal nature.


Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

14 days from

$4,722*

Includes

  • Accommodation in 4 star Hotels
  • Meals as shown
  • Internal flights
  • Transfers & sightseeing using air-conditioned private car & driver who will give insights into local customs and ensure flexibility to create your own unique experience
  • A local English speaking guide will escort you when you visit sights and attractions contributing historical knowledge with the personal touches only a local can provide
  • Entrance fees at monuments, current taxes, 24-hours local contact number for emergencies.
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