NORTH INDIA CLASSIC
See the Taj Mahal, Jaipur the pink city, and all the best tourist destinations in northern India.
Bedazzled by the sights, sounds, and spirit of North India. Prepare to be dazzled by the most colorful part of India. Everywhere you go you'll encounter the whole kaleidoscope: orange turbans, purple saris, mounds of scarlet spices in the markets, and golden sand dunes beneath a deep blue sky. Lose the rose-tinted glasses and experience the true colors of India on this revealing trip.
Sightseeing and local guides.
All meals as per the itinerary.
Hotels used are 3 and 4-star category mixture of boutique and heritage hotels.
Domestic flight from Khajuraho/Varanasi and Varanasi to Delhi.
Transportation by coach & domestic flights.
Boat ride and evening prayer ceremony at Varanasi.
Service of a Gay tour manager at all times.
All the entrance fees to the monuments.
Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different from home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Day 1 Saturday - DelhiArrive Delhi.
Meet and greet. Transfer to the hotel. (D)
Day 2 Sunday - Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing of Old Delhi covering Red Fort, Jamia Masjid mosque, and Chandni Chowk. Welcome drinks and dinner at the restaurant. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Monday - Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Jaipur – lunch en route. Check into the hotel. Dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Tuesday - Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing covering Amber Fort, City Palace, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal, and Jaipur bazaars. Lunch at a local restaurant and dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Wednesday -Bharatpur
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bharatpur and check into the hotel. Late afternoon rickshaw ride through the bird sanctuary. Dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Thursday - Agra
Early morning visit to the bird sanctuary.Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Agra visiting Fatehpur Sikri en-route. Check into the hotel. Lunch en route and dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 7 Friday - Agra
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Agra including Taj Mahal and Agra fort.Lunch at a restaurant and dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Saturday - Orchha
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Orchha, visiting Gwalior fort en route. Lunch at a restaurant in Gwalior. Check into the hotel. Dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 9 Sunday - Orchha
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning walking tour of Orchha. Afternoon free time for individual sightseeing, relaxing, massage, etc. Lunch at a restaurant and dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 10 Monday - Khajuraho
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Khajuraho – lunch en route. Check into the hotel. Dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 11 Tuesday - Varanasi
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour to temples.After lunch transfer to the airport for flight to Varanasi. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Participate in an evening prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 12 Wednesday - Varanasi
Early morning boat rides on the Ganges.Breakfast at the hotel. Morning tour of Varanasi including Sarnath. Lunch at a restaurant. Afternoon free time. Dinner at the hotel. (B,L,D)
Day 13 Thursday - Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Delhi.Transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Afternoon free time. Dinner. (B,L,D)
Day 14 Friday Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel.Morning tour of New Delhi covering Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Hauz Khas village, India gate, Lutyen’s Delhi. Farewell dinner at a restaurant. (B,L,D)
Day 15 Saturday - Back to home
Breakfast at the hotel.Transfer to the airport. (B)
This itinerary is correct at the time of issue and in good faith but is liable to change at any time or place for any reason.
(B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
USD 2354 Twin Share
USD 3267 Single
7th November 2020
6th February 2021
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1. Culture Aspects
Expect some culture shock. You'll be exposed to signs of poverty and access to services may be sporadic. The food will be quite different to home and English speakers harder to find. Respecting the local culture will make it easier to fit in and really experience the location.
Places like Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi have good shopping opportunities. You shop marble, precious and semi precious stones in Agra, rugs - carpets and antiques in Jaipur. Silk fabric at Varanasi.
Walking tour of old Delhi and rickshaw ride.
Bird sanctuary at Bharatpur with service of a naturalist.
Sun rise or sunset view of Taj Mahal in Agra.
Elephant ride at Amber fort - Jaipur
Visit to Kamasutra temple at Khajuraho.
Evening prayer ceremony at the banks of river Ganges, and boat ride in Varanasi.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Martin & Douglas
Trip of a lifetime experienced all aspects of India. Highly recommend this group tour it has been a real eye opener. Always dreamed of one of these trips and glad I finally experienced one.
Joe & Yvan
Having never done a trip like this before, we didn't know what to expect. Our trip from Delhi to Varanasi has been fantastic. We would recommend this trip and look forward to booking another one.
Carol & Mette
Again Raj. has excelled! What a great way to experience another culture. Our local guide was amazing and knew his stuff. We hope to come soon and do South India with Raj. Thanks.