Discover India

National Geographic Journeys, Delhi to Delhi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

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.

What’s included

  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Ganges River Talk, Varanasi Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lucknow Local Food Walk, Lucknow 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 Lucknow
  • Bara Imambara visit
  • 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

Highlights

  • Walk the backstreets of delhi with a local guide
  • Enjoy a talk with a local historian and scholar
  • Explore the grand forts and palaces in rajasthan
  • Enjoy a safari in ranthambore national park
  • Experience local living with a heritage village homestay

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon). Additional Notes: This tour covers a lot of ground and has many exciting inclusions. Please be prepared for a fair amount of driving and a busy pace. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Women on Wheels Transfer
Day 2 Delhi (1B) 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. Included Activities: City Walk Old Delhi Guided Walk Qutub Minar Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Cycle rickshaw
Day 3 Delhi/Varanasi (1B) Varanasi is the quintessential Indian holy city where millions of Hindus travel for pilgrimage, worship, or mourning. Included Activities: Evening Ganges Boat Tour Ganges River Talk Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s))
Day 4 Varanasi (1B) 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. Included Activities: Morning Ganges Boat Tour Sarnath Visit Transport: Cycle rickshaw Private Vehicle
Day 5 Varanasi/Lucknow (1B, 1D) Travel to Lucknow, known for its cuisine and fascinating cultural heritage. Explore the city including a visit the imposing Bara Imambara, a Shia Muslim shrine and then take a foodie walk with a local expert to taste specialities from chefs called “Bawarchi Tola” serving up traditional dishes from their open-air kitchens. Included Activities: Lucknow Half-Day Tour Bara Imambara Visit Lucknow Local Food Walk Transport: Train (6.00 hour(s))
Day 6 Lucknow/Āgra (1B) Travel by private bus to Agra, one of the Mughal Empire's most important cities. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
Day 7 Āgra/Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1D) The bustling city of Agra is best known as the site of India’s most famous landmark and testament to love, the Taj Mahal. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 8 Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1D) Included Activities: Ranthambore Safari Ranthambore Fort walk and Ganesh Temple
Day 9 Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur (1B) 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. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-6.00 hours)
Day 10 Jaipur (1B, 1D) 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. Included Activities: Amber Fort Guided Tour City Palace Visit Jantar Mantar Visit Family Culinary Experience Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 11 Jaipur/Jojawar (1B, 1D) Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 250km)
Day 12 Jojawar/Udaipur (1B) 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. Included Activities: Pichola Lake Boat Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
Day 13 Udaipur (1B) 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. Included Activities: City Palace Visit Jagdish Temple Visit Yoga Class
Day 14 Udaipur/Delhi (1B) Fly to Delhi for the final evening with the option to enjoy a farewell dinner. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
Day 15 Delhi (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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