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10 Days | Uncover enigmatic wonders and cultural charm in India’s north

4.9 out of 5 based on 110 reviews submitted.
EUR €2,472
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Welcome to northern India, where ancient religion, cultural heritage and spirituality come together. On this 10-day Premium adventure, you’ll discover the Pink City of Jaipur, see the Mughal splendours of Delhi and Agra, safari through Ranthambhore National Park in search of tigers and soak up the ambience of holy Varanasi on a sunrise cruise. A local leader will bring the magic of India to light, from lavish palaces to vibrant bazaars and the incomparable Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Packed with hotspots and hidden gems, you’ll discover the cultural heart of India through Exclusive Experiences, incredible accommodation and local interaction.

Trip overview

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Min 15
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Min 1 - Max 12
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This trip generates 113 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Discover the beauty in the buildings that lie across the north of India, from Jaipur’s Amber Fort and Royal City Palace to Agra’s Red Fort and the iconic Taj Mahal – one of the Seven Wonders of the World!
  • Taste the best of Indian cuisine during Exclusive Experiences, including a street food tour with a local expert in Agra and a homecooked meal in the home of a Brahmin family in Jaipur.
  • Embark on both morning and sunset safaris through Ranthambore National Park in search of antelope, sloth bears, leopards and the elusive tigers that call this park home.
  • Spend two unforgettable evenings at your Feature Stay hotel in Jaipur. The heritage hotel has been in the same family since its opening in 1928 and offers opulent details and warm, friendly service.
  • Visit a royal haveli in Jaipur and hear the stories of its owner’s ancestors, then cruise down the Ganges at sunset accompanied by local musicians – two Exclusive Experiences you can only find on a Premium adventure!
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Positive Change for Marine Life. Donations help them to nurture ocean health with community-led conservation initiatives that inspire coastal restoration, sustainable fishing practices and waste-management.

Is this trip right for you?
  • In the summer months, Rajasthan can get very hot. Be sure to drink lots of water, pack light cotton clothing and use adequate skin protection.
  • There are several early mornings on this trip, as many parts of India really come alive in the dawn light.
  • It can get foggy between December and February, which can put a new spin on the already spectacular scenery. However, it may cause traffic congestion and delays.


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9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners


Auto rickshaw, Boat, Cycle rickshaw, Metro, Plane, Private vehicle, Jeep


Hotel (7 nights), Jaipur Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Delhi - Welcome dinner
  • Agra - Taj Mahal
  • Agra - Expert-led street food tour (as dinner)
  • Agra - Agra Fort
  • Ranthambhore National Park - Morning Wildlife Safari
  • Ranthambhore National Park - Evening wildlife safari
  • Jaipur - Home-cooked dinner
  • Jaipur - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Jaipur - Amber Fort
  • Jaipur - City Palace
  • Jaipur - Private Royal Haveli visit with owner
  • Jaipur - Rooftop drinks overlooking old walled city (one drink included)
  • Varanasi - Sarnath
  • Varanasi - Sunrise Ganges boat trip
  • Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony
  • Varanasi - Sunset Ganges boat trip (musicians on board)
  • Orientation Walk in Varanasi
  • Delhi - Visit to the Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Delhi - Leader-led Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Delhi - Final dinner
Add on activities
  • Jaipur - Balloon Safari - USD280
  • Jaipur - Jantar Mantar Observatory - INR200
  • Delhi - Qutub Minar - INR600
  • Delhi - Red Fort - INR600
  • Delhi - Humayun's Tomb - INR600
  • Delhi - Home-Cooked Delhi Urban Adventure - INR4000
  • Delhi - Delhi Food Walk Urban Adventure - INR3750

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. Please provide a scanned copy of your passport bio page at time of booking to secure a permit for your Ranthambhore National Park visit. Authorities at the park follow a strict booking process whereby permits are issued on a first come first serve basis. If we do not receive your passport scan in time we cannot guarantee you will be able to join the safari. Your full name will need to be provided exactly as it appears on your passport at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on your passport) for flight tickets. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases, you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket if an amendment occurs.
4. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on. You can store excess luggage at the start point hotel. Currently, there are no non-stop flights operating between Jaipur and Varanasi, so you will fly through Delhi. This flight will require an early morning start time.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 110 reviews submitted.
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KIM · Traveled April 2024
India is a fascinating, mesmerizing and occasionally frenetically chaotic country but with a brilliant guide like Karni helping you through to understand its history and culture, you leave with life long memories. Also great group of people is icing on the cake
Review submitted 04 May 2024

Wayne · Traveled April 2024
Having traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, and North America, we had never opted for a package tour operator. However, the prospect of navigating India for two weeks seemed overwhelming. Choosing Intrepid Premium for our journey was a wise decision. With the help of an informed and seasoned guide, along with a thoughtfully planned itinerary, we were able to explore some of the myriad facets of this captivating country.
Review submitted 24 Apr 2024

Greg · Traveled April 2024
Best organised tour holiday I've ever had. Excellent organisation. First class care and attention and a Guide who was sensational - diligent, organised, very knowledgeable and a thoroughly nice chap! Became a friend to the group and took great care of us all.
Review submitted 23 Apr 2024

Kathryn · Traveled April 2024
Our tour guide Gaurang brought northern India to life for our tour Great insight for me Most enjoyable trip
Review submitted 14 Apr 2024

Gillian · Traveled April 2024
I have always wanted to go to India and this was a tremendous first experience to a great country. I recommend it! Our guide was so well organised and thoughtful and made sure we had the best time possible.
Review submitted 08 May 2024
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