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Best of North India Tour

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Duration of this North India Tour Package:

16 Days - 15 Nights

Placeto visit in India:

Delhi (2N), Varanasi (2N), Khajuraho (2N), Orcha (1N), Agra (1N), Jaipur (2N), Jodhpur (2N), Udaipur (2N), Delhi (1N).

Ideal for/to:

  • Those who are on first visit to India or on an extended Holiday in North India
  • Know Heritage of India & Visit India historical places
  • Experience Culture and Visit Indian Temples
  • Visit forts & palaces in Rajasthan

Highlights: Chandni Chowk, Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Orcha, Varanasi Ghats, Ganges in Varanasi, Khajuraho Temple Sculptures, Mehrangarh Fort, Udaipur Lake Palace.

Inclusions:

Accommodation for 15 nights as per the meal plan mentioned
Airport & Hotel transfers
Internal train journeys (Jhansi - Agra) in AC Class
Private air-conditioned car with driver in Delhi Agra Jaipur Orchha Khajuraho Varanasi Jodhpur and Udaipur
English speaking tour guide in Delhi Agra Jaipur Orchha Khajuraho Varanasi Jodhpur and Udaipur
Sightseeing tours, Hotel transfers and Entrance fee to monuments as mentioned in the itinerary.

Your North India Tour can be extended in number of ways and customized based on your interests and requirements.

North India Travel Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Delhi
On arrival at New Delhi Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in Delhi for check-in.
DELHI: The capital city of India, and said to be one of the oldest existing cities in the world consists of two parts - NEW DELHI, the city created in 1911 as the imperial capital of India by the British and the OLD DELHI, the Muslim capital of India between the 17th and 19th centuries.
Delhi Hotels: Taj Palace (Deluxe) | Hilton Garden Inn (Superior) | Colonel’s Retreat (Standard).

Day 02: Delhi Sightseeing
Your travel to North India begins with a full day tour in Delhi accompanied with a local tour guide. Start by visiting the Jama Masjid; Enjoy a ride of cycle rickshaw in Delhi through the crowded bazaar and shopping streets of Chandni Chowk; Visit Raj Ghat - the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Post lunch; explore New Delhi, India Gate & Rajpath; Rashtrapati Bhawan - the President's House; Humayun’s Tomb; Qutab Minar and the Bahai Temple.

Day 03: Flight to Varanasi.
Board a flight to Varanasi this morning; on arrival, check-in to your hotel
Varanasi: Some might say there is nothing beautiful about Varanasi; no exotic places or beautiful monuments or temples or the natural beauty of a river. It’s true, because there is nothing really beautiful or sparkling clean in Varanasi. It is an old ancient city, weather-beaten, layer upon layer of old things.
So why go to Varanasi? Because, it is the heart of Hindu India; because it offers the opportunity to know the philosophical understanding of a country, its ancient culture and tradition, its people and what has kept this giant ticker box (a billion+ people) alive for thousands of years. A visit to this land in India is a must if you are in North India.
Evening visit the main Ghat in Varanasi to experience the daily ‘Aarti’ ritual, a beautiful sight for visitors and a sacred ceremony for Hindus, along with a Varanasi tour guide who will help you understand this ritual.
Varanasi Hotels:Taj Gateway (Deluxe) | Radisson Varanasi (Superior) | Hotel Meraden Grand (Standard).

Day 04: Early morning Boat Ride & Tour of Varanasi
Experience an early morning boat ride on River Ganges. After breakfast, take a guided tour through the streets of Varanasi visiting sacred temples & shrines, the holy pond near Assi Ghat and the historic bathing site called ‘Dasashwamedh’. Afternoon visit the town of Sarnath; a place famous for Buddha’s first sermon.

Day 05: Flight Varanasi to Khajuraho
Afternoon board a flight to Khajuraho; on arrival, check-in to your hotel in Khajuraho.
Khajuraho: A UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Khajuraho temple sculptures are a great form of art; it is not truly erotic as their reputation would lead you to believe. To understand the significance of these temples it is you have take a guided tour. The temples here are different from the other temples that we see in India
At evening, enjoy a sound and light show at the main temple complex in Khajuraho.
Khajuraho Hotels: The Lalit (Deluxe) | Radisson (Superior) | Hotel Clarks (Standard).

Day 06: Tour of Khajuraho Temples
Visit the Western & Eastern group of temples with a local guide to see the brilliant craftsmanship of the Khajuraho sculptures.
Evening, you may visit the grandeur Raneh Falls, a canyon carved out of granite by the Ken River (During rainy season, there are many waterfalls that sprout in between these sharp rocks).

Day 07: Drive Khajuraho to Orchha (170kms & 4 hours journey)
Morning drive from Khajurahoto to Orchha (170kms & 4 hours journey); visit Orchha temple & forts
Orchha (or Urchha, a town in the state of Madhya Pradesh) means ‘Hidden’. This place is true to its name. Everything in this small historic town is hidden. The fort reveals palaces with multiple courtyards. There are some who may want to rush through this town. Wait; there is much to be explored.
Visit Jehangir Mahal - largest of the palaces, the Chaturbhuj Temple & Royal Chattris by the Betwa River.
Orchha Hotels: Amar Mahal (Deluxe) | Amar Mahal(Superior) |The Orchha Resort (Standard).

Day 08: Drive Orchha to Jhansi (20kms & 0.5hrs journey). Board train from Jhansi to Agra (3 hours journey)
Early morning transfer to Jhansi Railway Station to board train to Agra Cantt. On arrival, check-in to hotel in Agra
AGRA: The former capital of ‘Hindustan’ was transformed from a village to a city befitting the glory of mighty Mughals by two great emperors: AKBAR & SHAH JAHAN. Major tourist destinations of its splendid Mughal-era buildings are the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri (all of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites).
After lunch, visit the Agra Fort and late evening visit Mehtab Bagh get a view of Taj Mahal at sunset.
Agra Hotels: ITC Mughal (Deluxe) | Taj Gateway (Superior) | Hotel Taj Resorts (Standard).

Day 09: Agra Sightseeing & Drive Agra to Jaipur (250kms & 5hrs journey)
Start with a sunrise Taj Mahal visit along an expert Indian tour guide. The monument, one of the Seven Wonders of the World was built by Emperor Shah Jahan in honor of his love.
Afternoon drive from Agra to Jaipur; distance is (250kms/5hrs). En-route visit, Fatehpur Sikri, the deserted capital of Emperor Akbar; the city was abandoned as the capital in 16th century due to scarcity of water. On arrival check-in to your hotel in Jaipur.
Jaipur Hotels: The Lalit (Deluxe) | Trident Jaipur (Superior) | Hotel Royal Orchid (Standard).

Day 10: Sightseeing in Jaipur
Full day sightseeing accompanied with a local tour guide in Jaipur
THE PINK CITY: There are three parts to Jaipur; Amer (the old city which was the previous capital of the Kachwahas, clans of Rajputs). Jaipur (the walled city built in the 18th century) and the new city (which has grown outside the walled city).
Places to visit in Jaipur: Start by visiting Amber/Amer Fort; take a ride to its lofty heights on a jeep or a decked up elephant. Later visit the City Palace Jaipur, Palace of Winds (or Hawa Mahal), Jantar Mantar (Maharaja Jai Singh’s astronomy park).

Day 11: Drive Jaipur to Jodhpur (330kms & 7hrs journey)
Jaipur to Jodhpur distance is 330kms & 7hrs journey by road.
Jodhpur: Once known as capital ofthe princely state ‘Marwar’ is today the second largest state in Rajasthan. You are charmed by the colorful history of the land, its impressive forts and the sun-beaten streets. As you travel into Jodhpur through desolate landscape of the Thar Desert, it makes you wonder - Did the sky fell to ground to turn the city ‘Blue’?
Evening at leisure to explore the nearby markets.
Jodhpur Hotels: Taj Hari Mahal (Deluxe) | Ajit Bhawan (Superior) | Devi Bhawan (Standard).

Day 12: Sightseeing in Jodhpur
Start with a visit to the Meharangarh Fort, India’s most impressive fort in Jodhpur that stands stall with an intimidating presence. Brace yourself for the uphill climb to experience great views of the ‘Blue City’ from above. Also visit the Clock Tower & nearby markets; the ancient town of Mandore where you’ll find some beautiful ruins.
Get a glimpse of the authentic Rajasthan rural life in a village safari tour to Salawas.

Day 13: Drive from Jodhpur to Udaipur (300kms & 6hrs journey) via Ranakpur
Drive Jodhpur to Udaipur; en-route visit the Ranakpur Jain Temples - a beautiful must visit sight. On arrival, check-in to your hotel in Udaipur.
Udaipur: Most Romantic City of India, City of Lakes, and Venice of the East are some of the synonyms used to describe ‘Udaipur’. Situated in the hilly range of Aravallis, it is in complete contrast to its counterparts of Marwar, in the north-west.
Udaipur Hotels: The Leela Palace (Deluxe) | Trident Udaipur (Superior) | Devra Udaipur (Standard).

Day 14: City Tour of Udaipur
Places to visit in Udaipur: Udaipur City Palace, an architectural marvel that towers over Lake Pichola and the 350 year old Jagdish Temple. Late afternoon, enjoy a nice tranquil sunset boat-cruise on the beautiful lake placid - Lake Pichola.

Day 15: Flight Udaipur to Delhi
Morning transfer to the airport to board your flight to Delhi; Overnight stay in Delhi
Delhi Hotels: Taj Palace (Deluxe) | Hilton Garden Inn (Superior) | Colonel’s Retreat (Standard).

Day 16: Departure Delhi International Airport
Your Travel to North India concludes with a drop to the Delhi International airport for your flight home or to another destination in India.