India is like nowhere else on earth. Every sense will be awakened with the vibrant colours of the buildings and clothes, the smells of spices and incense and the sights of majestic monuments & temples. By joining this tour of India you will journey through some of the most renowned cities in northern India.

Some of the things you’ll get to do include exploring the food markets of Old Delhi with a local guide. Making a flower offering at sunset on the Ganges in the holy city of Varanasi. You can get lost in the winding alleys of Jodhpur; the Blue City. We’ll ride camels in the dunes in the desert city of Pushkar, where you’ll have a blessing by a Brahmin priest. We’ll walk through local villages in the outskirts of Udaipur, and have sunset and sunrise at the Taj Mahal plus much more.

14 Day Group Tour of India Highlights

  • Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset
  • Holy City of Varanisi
  • Camel riding through the desert
  • Blessing by a Brahmin priest
  • Old Delhi food markets guided tour
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Flower offering on the Ganges
  • Get lost in Jodhpur’s winding alley

This tour of India; across Delhi, Varanasi, and through Rajasthan, will truly be an experience like no other, led by an experienced guide and with a group of like-minded travellers.

Tour of India

14 Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive to India

You can arrive at any time today, your group leader will meet you in your hotel in the heart of New Delhi. Feel free to spend a little time exploring before we head out as a group for a welcome dinner. This is your chance to get to know the rest of the travellers in your group and to taste the famously delicious Indian cuisine.
– Accommodation: Twin Rooms
– Optional Activities: N/A
– Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2 – Delhi Day Tour and Overnight to Varanasi

After breakfast, we’ll all head out with a local guide to get a first introduction to Indian life by walking the streets of Delhi. We’ll stop at a Sikh Temple where your guide will educate you on this religion and culture as you tour the temple. You’ll then step into the huge mass kitchen, where Sikh’s provide free meals daily to residents of the city. Watch how thousands of Chapatti’s are made and stir the giant curry pots yourself. After lunch, we head to the Lotus Temple and wander around the gardens before we head inside for a moment of silence to reflect on your reasons for visiting this great country. In the evening we’ll take our first overnight train to the oldest inhabited city in the world… Varanasi.
– Accommodation: Overnight Train – A/C Class
– Inclusions: Delhi City tour with local guide
– Optional Activities: N/A- Meals: Breakfast & Packed Dinner

Day 3 – Welcome to Varanasi

Today we visit one of the holiest cities in the world. This is a true Indian city where cows roam the street, you’ll see lots of Tuk Tuks and narrow alleyways with tall buildings which almost block out the sunlight and form a maze close to the Ganges River. Hindu priests bathed in grey ash wash in the holy waters and bodies burn as cremations to the Hindu Gods. After we arrive, we’ll check into a traditional homestay, feast on breakfast and relax before we explore Varanisi. Our new local legend will guide us around the streets before we finish with a relaxing sunset cruise on the river and watch the daily Brahmin Ceremony on the banks on the Ganges. We finish the day with a family dinner at the homestay and get some well deserved rest.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin/Triple/Quad Rooms
– Inclusions: Varanasi Heritage Walk, Sunset Boat Cruise with offerings and visiting the Ganga Arti Ceremony, visit to the Burning Ghats
– Optional Activities: N/A
– Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 – Sunset at the Taj Mahal

Before breakfast feel free to take advantage of the optional sunrise boat ride on the river. After breakfast we’ll check out and head to the airport to take a flight to Agra. On arrival we’ll check into our hotel and then take Tuk Tuks to a quiet garden south of the Taj to view this magnificent structure away from the crowds at sunset. We’ll grab dinner in the evening and get an early night as we have to get up for sunrise at the Taj Mahal tomorrow.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: Domestic Flight with 15kgs check-in luggage, all transport, Taj Mahal Sunset Viewing from across the river
– Optional Activities: Sunrise Boat Cruise Varanasi, Agra Fort
– Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal and travel to Jaipur

We wake up at the crack of dawn to head to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to beat the crowds and see this place in almost perfect silence. Your new local guide will show you the best spots to see the building and tell you the fascinating story of romance behind one of the world’s most recognisable buildings. We’ll get to walk inside and learn all the secrets that most people don’t know about and which make the Taj Mahal just that more special. Afterwards, we head back to the hotel for breakfast and jump on a day train to Jaipur to complete our visit to the Golden Triangle. On arrival to Jaipur we’ll make our way to our stunning traditional accommodation in the heart of the old town and then watch a Bollywood movie the way the director intended it to be watched, in one of the grandest theatres in the world.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: Sunrise at the Taj Mahal, Bollywood Movie
– Optional Activities: N/A
– Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – Jaipur

Our guide will meet us to take us on an orientation walk of the old town after breakfast. We get to visit the local market, understand the origins of the “Pink City”, meet some locals and market traders, learn all about the spices that are so important to Indian cooking and view the excellent Palace of the Winds. We’ll then all jump in Tuk Tuks to visit Galta-Ji, otherwise known as the Monkey Temple. The Monkey Temple is a temple built into the hills and is home to hundreds of grey long tailed Asian monkeys. We return to Jaipur where you will have the rest of the day free to explore other sites of this famous city.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: Orientation Walk of City and Market, Galta-Ji Monkey Temple
– Optional Activities: Leopard Safari, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur City Palace, Amber Fort
– Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Travel to Pushkar and Sunset on the lake

After breakfast, we’ll take the bus to Pushkar, known as the holiest town in India after Varanasi, Pushkar is a backpacker’s paradise with amazing food, beautiful markets, rolling landscapes, hiking, and unrivalled sunsets over the holy central lake. In the afternoon, a local Brahmin will induct you to Pushkar properly with a blessing on the lake, we’ll grab a drink at a lakeside cafe before heading back to camp to sleep under the stars. It’s a purpose built campsite with huge tents fitted with comfortable beds in the desert.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: Pushkar Orientation Walk and Brahmin Blessing by holy lake
– Optional Activities: N/A
– Meals: Breakfast: Breakfast

Day 8 – Pushkar

Today we have the whole day to drink in the essence of this great little town. Take an optional sunrise hike to a temple for imperious views of the city and lake at sunrise or take up some yoga on the deck of the infinity pool, the morning is truly yours. Around noon, we shuttle everyone into Pushkar for free time to explore the town at your leisure. Browse the markets, take a yoga class, or simply read a book on the steps by the lake. We then head back to camp to take a camel safari through the desert at sunset. On returning we work with some local villagers to learn how to cook traditional Indian cuisine.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: Camel desert safari, Cooking dinner with locals
– Optional Activities: Sunrise Hike, Yoga Class
– Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 – Travel to Jodhpur

Today we wave goodbye to Pushkar and take an afternoon train to the home of the blue city, Jodhpur. On arrival in the evening, we’ll transfer to our traditional Haveli accommodation. Haveli’s used to be the go-to stopovers for travelling royalty in India and each comes equipped with beautiful Indian architecture and art often with a throwback to the centuries gone with a modern flavour for more comfort. Our Haveli is situated in the middle of the blue city where the walls are painted blue throughout this labyrinth of buildings in the shadow of the ever imposing Mehrangarh Fort. After we check in, we’ll meet on the rooftop for dinner to catch our first glimpse of one of our favourite cities in Rajasthan.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: N/A
– Optional Activities: Sunrise Yoga
– Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – Mehrangarh Fort, Blue City Walk and Street Food Classics

We’ll give you the morning free to relax after the travelling yesterday. You could take a walk around the blue city, take a rooftop yoga class or zip line over the ramparts of the Jodhpur fort. We’ll meet in the early afternoon and walk to the Mehrangarh fort together with our local guide. Your guide will show you around the immaculately kept fort and along with your audio guide, we’re sure you’ll leave this place with a fantastic sense of Indian Royal life. Later on, we’ll walk through the blue city and stop off at the Jodhpur stepwell, an impressive feat of ancient stonework before we walk around the clock tower market to sample some famous Saffron Lassi and delicious samosas. We’ll then make our way back to our accommodation to finish the day.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: Mehrangarh Fort, Blue City Tour, Jodhpur Step-Well visit, Market & Food
– Optional Activities: Sunrise Yoga, Flying Fox Zipline, Blue City Photography Walking Tour
– Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 11 – Travel to Udaipur

We take an 8am bus to Udaipur and arrive around 2pm, for checking in to your central accommodation. Udaipur is known as the “White City” as well as the city of lakes and you’ll see why on arrival. It’s also the location where filming the James Bond film, Octopussy took place! The lakes and palace-like structures provide a perfect balance between the hectic and the tranquil and no better way to experience this is with a walk through the markets and old town and finishing with a private sunset cruise on the lake. Later on, we head to one of our favourite rooftop restaurants for dinner with a view.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: Udaipur Orientation Walk, Private Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Pitchola
– Optional Activities: N/A
– Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 – Local Village Visit, Bike Tour and Free time

Early today we head out of town to take a fantastic bike ride through some typical Indian Villages. A well known saying in India is that “You haven’t seen India until you’ve seen the villages” and we could not agree more since 80% of the population live out here. Our local guide is from one of the villages and will introduce you to the ways the locals live, teach you about their survival, culture and heritage as well as show us the local temples that are important to village life. We also get to visit a local school during our time in this area. After out bike ride, we head back to town to check out and you have the rest of the day free to take one last trip around the markets or grab a beer on a rooftop. We’ll take our final overnight train tonight, so make sure to make the most of your final day in Rajasthan.
– Accommodation: Overnight Train – A/C Class
– Inclusions: Bike Ride with village visit, school visit
– Optional Activities: Udaipur City Palace
– Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 – Old Delhi Food Tour and “Wedding Street”

We arrive back into New Delhi in the morning, where we drop off our bags at the hotel and grab some breakfast. We’ll check in as early as we can and allow the afternoon for rest after your long trip from Udaipur. In the evening our final local legend will accompany us to Old Delhi, a city lost in time but abound with scrumptious delicacies. Our guide will educate us on the area, feed us Indian sweets and snacks and then arrange for us to take Rickshaws through Chowa Chowak to Mutton Street for us to finish with some of the most delicious skewers and Islamic food available. We then head to a bar for our final night together before making our way back to our accommodation for a well-earned rest.
– Accommodation: Double/Twin Rooms
– Inclusions: Old Delhi Food tour, Rickshaw Rides
– Optional Activities: N/A
– Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 14 – Depart

Our final day together in fantastic India. Your local guide can help you arrange transport to the airport to whatever destination you are off to next. Have a safe journey to wherever you are off to next, we hope you had a wonderful time on this 14 day tour of India!
– Accommodation: N/A
– Meals: Breakfast

What’s included in your 14 Day Tour of India?

  • Traditional Welcome Dinner,
  • Delhi City Tour inc Sikh mega kitchen ane Lotus Temple,
  • Varanasi Heritage Guided Walk,
  • Sunset Cruise on the Ganges with flower offering,
  • Family homestay,
  • Visit to the Burning Ghats,
  • View the Ganga Arti Fire Ceremony,
  • Sunrise and Sunset at the Taj Mahal,
  • Bollywood Movie,
  • Jaipur Market Tour,
  • Monkey Temple,
  • Camel Desert Safari,
  • Pushkar Brahmin Offerings,
  • Desert Glamping with pool,
  • Interactive cooking demo,
  • Jodhpur Blue City Tour,
  • Mehrangarh Fort Visit with Audio Guide,
  • Udaipur Sunset Boat Cruise,
  • Bike Ride and Walks through Local Villages and Farms,
  • Heritage Haveli Stays,
  • Overnight Train Experience,
  • Guided Delhi Food Tasting Tour,
  • Wedding Street Walk,
  • Local Legends In Each Location,
  • Guide Throughout

Optional activities:

Sunrise boat cruise in Varanasi, Red Fort Agra, Elephant Experience Jaipur, Amber Fort Jaipur, City Palace Jaipur, City Palace Udaipur

These trips are designed for people of average fitness. The heat and humidity of Asia is something to be considered but not something that will prevent you from travelling.

Accommodation in India

8 Night Twins/Double Hotel accommodation
2 Nights Twin/Double Desert Glamping
1 Night Multi-share Homestay
2 Nights Overnight Train

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