North India Highlights

Discover the cities and monuments of northern India, including the Taj Mahal, Varanasi & Jaipur.

North India Highlights

Explore the history and culture of North India through its most famous monuments and cities on this 11-day itinerary. Starting in New Delhi, you'll discover Agra & the Taj Mahal, Varanasi, Sarnath and Jaipur, before ending with a visit to Ranthambore, India's most renowned tiger park.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Delhi

    You will be met on arrival in Delhi and transferred to the Hans Plaza Hotel for two nights in an executive room (B&B basis).

  2. Day 2: Delhi

    After breakfast at your hotel, embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Old & New Delhi with a knowledgeable local guide.

  3. Day 3: Delhi - Varanasi

    After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch the morning flight to Varanasi (10:30 / 11:45), where you will be met on arrival and transferred to the Hotel Ganges View for two nights in a river facing room (B&B basis).

  4. Day 4: Varanasi

    Awake early for a sunrise boat ride on the Ganges, before returning to your hotel for breakfast.

  5. Day 5: Varanasi - Agra

    After breakfast, depart Varanasi for Sarnath, an ancient city said to the site of the deer park where Gautama Buddha first taught the Dharma to his followers on achieving enlightenment.

  6. Day 6: Agra

    You will be met on arrival in Agra and transferred to the Grand Imperial for one night in a deluxe room (B&B basis). Due to your early arrival, you may have to wait a short while before check-in.

  7. Day 7: Agra – Jaipur

    Depart Agra after breakfast and travel by road to Jaipur (230kms; approx. 5 hours). En-route, you’ll have the opportunity to stop at the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, former Mughal capital, for a tour of the old city palace, mosque and administrative lay out.

  8. Day 8: Jaipur

    After breakfast, enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of the pink city of Jaipur with a local guide. Your tour will include visits to the Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.

  9. Day 9: Jaipur - Ranthambore

    Meet with your driver after breakfast and depart Jaipur for Ranthambore National Park – a drive of approx. 4 hours. On arrival at the National Park, check in at Ranthambhore Kothi for two nights (full-board basis).

  10. Day 10: Ranthambore

    Embark on an early morning game drive in Ranthambore National Park, before returning to the hotel for breakfast. The rest of the morning is at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities and pool.

  11. Day 11: Ranthambore - Delhi

    There will be time this morning for a final early morning game drive in Ranthambore National Park, before returning to the hotel for breakfast.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared double/twin accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.
Pricing

11 days from £1495pp

Pricing

11 days from £1495pp

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