North India Highlights

National Geographic Journeys, Delhi to Delhi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

The Taj Mahal took 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants 22 years to complete, yet it only takes a moment to recognize its utter beauty. Whether strolling in its serene shadows or walking the streets of Delhi, feel the evocative allure of northern India on an eight-day journey. Learn about the G Adventures-supported City Walk project, spend the night in a traditional village home, and explore the “Pink City” of Jaipur with a local historian.

What’s included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Meet a Local Historian, Jaipur National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Village Immersion, Sāwarda G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi
  • Tour of Old Delhi
  • Visit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort
  • Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri and the Abhaneri step wells
  • Explore Jaipur including the Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace, and Hawa Mahal
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Delve into ancient and modern india with a local guide
  • See a different side of delhi with a walking tour led by former at-risk youth
  • Step back in time at historical forts and palaces
  • Connect with history during a night at a heritage village home
  • Marvel at the grand taj mahal and all its glory

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, so check into to the hotel and enjoy the city. We highly recommend booking a pre-night in Delhi to get over your jetlag and be ready for this very busy trip. Included Activities: Women on Wheels Transfer Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Delhi/Āgra (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 before an afternoon drive to Agra. Included Activities: City Walk Old Delhi Guided Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)
Day 3 Āgra (1B) Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Baby Taj Visit Agra Fort Visit
Day 4 Āgra/Jaipur (1B) Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India's deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens). Included Activities: Fatehpur Sikri Visit Abhaneri Stepwell Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 240km)
Day 5 Jaipur (1B) Consider treating yourself to a night at the cinema. Going to see a Bollywood film in India is much more than what we are accustomed to in the west. The atmosphere, energy, and pure fun (not to mention volume!) has to be experienced to be believed. Included Activities: Amber Fort Visit City Palace Visit Meet a Local Historian
Day 6 Jaipur/Sāwarda (1B, 1D) The village is about 60km (37 mi) from Jaipur and has beautiful temples dedicated to different religions, including a unique sikh temple. The residents of the village are still involved in traditional commercial activities. You'll see pottery wheels, silversmiths, cobblers, traditional huts, old temples, and small stepwells. Included Activities: Local Village Immersion Transport: Private Vehicle (60km)
Day 7 Sāwarda/Delhi (1B) Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join your CEO for a group dinner. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 310km)
Day 8 Delhi (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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