North India Highlights

Comfort, Delhi to Delhi

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

Home to the Taj Majal, Delhi's Jama Masjid Mosque, and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, this area is known as the Golden Triangle for a reason. But adventurous travellers know it's also bursting with small-town colours and regional culture. This compact 8-day tour offers plenty of time at the best monuments plus local markets, villages and a stay in a heritage hotel for a taste of traditional life. Everyone should see Rajasthan once in their life—this adventure makes it easy for all.

What’s included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Village Immersion, Sāwarda G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi
  • Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project
  • Walking tour and project visit with a local guide in Delhi
  • Tour of Old Delhi including Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk market and Gurduwara Sikh Temple
  • VIsit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj and Agra Fort
  • Excursion to Fathpur Sikri and the Abhaneri Stepwells (tank gardens)
  • Explore Jaipur including the Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace and Hawa Mahal
  • Visit the village of Sawarda and overnight in a heritage home
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Delve into ancient and modern india with a local guide
  • Walk delhi's backstreets and support a street kids rehabilitation project
  • 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, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Women on Wheels Transfer
Day 2 Delhi/Āgra (1B) Walk through the backstreets of Delhi with a young adult taking part in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Later, explore Old Delhi with our 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 Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4 Āgra/Jaipur (1B) En route to Jaipur, stop for an hour at the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India's deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens). Arrive in Jaipur in the evening. 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, 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 Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6 Jaipur/Sāwarda (1B, 1D) The village is about 60 Kms from Jaipur and has a very interesting tone to it. It has beautiful temples dedicated to different religions and also has a unique sikh temple here. The residents of the village are still involved in age old commercial activities. You can see Bulls being used for taking out oil, potters on potter wheel, old gold and silver smiths, cobblers, very traditional huts, visit old temples, and small stepwells Included Activities: Local Village Immersion Transport: Private Vehicle (60km)
Day 7 Sāwarda/Delhi (1B) Drive back to bustling Delhi. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 310km)
Day 8 Delhi (1B) Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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