North India Highlights Itinerary

Experience a northern India tour through the most exciting parts of the country. Explore intriguing Delhi, visit the Rajasthani gem of Jaipur, marvel at the magnificent Taj Mahal and take a river cruise down the Ganges in Varanasi.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,915
      CAD $2,040
      AUD $2,115
      EUR €1,475
      GBP £1,265
      NZD $2,510
      ZAR R19,265
      CHF FR1,815
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later North India Highlights.
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india jaipur amber fort ladies

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india khajuraho stone carvings

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india varanasi ganges festival

Days 1-2 Delhi

Travel by this city's modern metro system to Old Delhi to see India's largest mosque and explore timeless bazaars and scented spice markets.
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Days 3-4 Jaipur

Visit Jaipur and experience the irresistible charms of the 'Pink City'. Climb to the hilltop Amber Fort before visiting magical Hawa Mahal, or 'Palace of the Winds'. Enjoy some free time to admire Jaipur's bustling bazaars and perhaps explore the impressive City Palace. End the day with an optional Bollywood blockbuster experience.
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Day 5 Agra

Described as a 'teardrop on the face of eternity', the story of the gleaming Taj Mahal is as tragic as it is beautiful. The building's exquisite marble inlay work produces a mesmerising shimmering effect that is truly breathtaking to behold. Visit the enormous Red Fort that looms over the city from high on the banks of the Yamuna River.
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Days 6-7 Orchha

Nestled on the banks of the emerald Betwa River, charming Orchha is the perfect spot to learn the art of Indian cuisine while at a cooking class. Take a tour of the town's temples and palaces, where the superb architecture is a legacy of raja rule. Stop by a sustainable papermaking plant and see how local women use recycled clothing and wood pulp to create products.
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Day 8 Khajuraho

Travel to the remote plains of central India and be captivated by Khajuraho temples. Admire carvings that depict ancient Hindu legends and the mysterious Kama Sutra. In the evening, perhaps take the opportunity to enjoy a traditional dance performance or a home-cooked vegetarian meal.
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Days 9-10 Varanasi

One of India's most sacred cities, Varanasi is awash with temples and shrines. Witness devotions of faith along the banks of the Ganges and experience the magic of a sunset candle-flower ceremony.
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Days 11-12 Delhi

Haggle with locals in Varanasi's colourful bazaars before a flight back to the capital. Back in Delhi, perhaps unwind in the grounds surrounding Humayun's Tomb or head to bustling Connaught Place for some shopping.
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