North India in Depth

Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodphur, Jawai Banh & Udaipur

From £11600 per person in low season
From £12800 per person in high season

based on 17 nights & selected experiences

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* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.

Price includes:

  • Full Board Basis at Chhatra Sagar and Suján Jawai Leopard Camp

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Daily Breakfast

per person based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • See all the major highlights of northern India, from the Golden Triangle to Ranthambore National Park and more rural Rajasthan

  • Private drivers, expert guides and seamless logistics throughout

  • Balanced set of experiences from seeing all the major sights, experiences markets, walking tours, wildlife and time at leisure to let it all soak in

  • Stay in a mixture of palace hotels, luxury retreats and rural bolt holes

  • This itinerary can be tailored to suit your individual interests and is just a starting point for to help you with your ideas

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Rajasthan is known as the desert state. It is largely hot and dry throughout the year, making it a great destination to get away from European winters.

Summer in Rajasthan extends from April to June. It is s the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 45 degree C, so not ideal for travel, although early April is a good time to get cheaper rates if you dont mind the temperature in the high 30s. In western Rajasthan the temperature may reach at high as 45 degree C, particularly in May and June so we'd suggest avoiding Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert at this time. The second season - technically the "Monsoon" (although in reality Rajasthan never receives much rainfall) extends from July to September. The temperature drops slightly, and humidity increases. 90% of the rain Rajasthan can expect occurs during this period. Lakes and rivers will be higher from mountain run-off and flowers and grasses come to life, bringing added colour to the landscape. The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 degree C to 38 degree C, and the minimum is between 18 degree C and 20 degree C. The official "season" for hotels in Rajasthan starts in October. It’s a great time to travel - warm and sunny during and perfect for exploring and relaxing. The fourth season is "winter", and runs from December to March. With day time temperatures still in the high 20's during the day this a very popular time to travel. Hotels are at the their busiest over the Christmas and new year period. Be aware though that December and January can have very cool mornings and evening and we suggest taking some warm clothing. Whilst temperatures in the desert areas are always hot in the daytime, they become some of the coolest areas of the state once the sun goes down. It’s also fairly standard to expect some fog in the major cities of Northern Rajasthan and Delhi in December and January.
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Insider's View

If you want to add even more days on, why not do a slight detour to the remote city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan after visiting Jodhpur.

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 8476 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

This incredible itinerary provides an in-depth tour of Northern India, exploring all the must-see bucket list highlights from the battle-scarred forts and palaces of Rajasthan, the Taj Mahal, a tiger safari, historic Varanasi and off the beaten track rural hideaways. The itinerary ensures that your experience is perfectly balanced in seeing the major sights, but also experiencing the magic of rural India.

  1. Days 1-3: Delhi

    Begin in Delhi and when you arrive, why not settle in slowly by taking afternoon tea before heading off to one of Delhi's superb restaurants in the evening. The next day you can explore the city with your guide, seeing the major highlights such as Mughal Old Delhi and colonial New Delhi. We can of course tailor your experience in Delhi depending on your specific interests, whether you love to wander through local markets, or possibly have a keen interest in art and architecture for example.

    Accommodation: The Imperial (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-5: Varanasi

    After two nights in Delhi, you’ll fly to Varanasi, one of the world's most ancient cities and where you’ll also have a two night stop. On the arrival afternoon, head off to Sarnath where the Buddha first taught the Dharma followed by the Ganges River and experience the evening aarti ceremony which is absolutely spell-binding. The next day, rise early and head to the river for a morning boat ride as the sun rises over the holy city before your guide leads you through the rabbit warren of alleyways and secret corners of Varanasi. Stop by ancient temples and just soak in this most vivid of Indian cities.

    Accommodation: Taj Nadesar Palace (2 nights)

  3. Days 5-6: Agra

    On the morning you leave Varanasi you’ll fly back to Delhi and from here take the fast train to Agra, which is home to the world-famous Taj Mahal. We recommend visiting at sunrise when the light is at its most beautiful against the illuminated marble, which you can do the following morning after you arrive. Depending on time and how active you would like to be we can also include a walk to the Mughal villages behind the Taj, seeing the local way of life but also getting a different perspective of this amazing monument. This ensures that your experience is perfectly balanced in seeing the major sights, but also being able to experience the magic of rural Indian life, away from the tourists.

    Accommodation: The Oberoi Amarvilas (1 night)

  4. Days 6-8: Ranthambore National Park

    On departure from Agra you’ll drive to Bharatpur, where you will connect to your train towards Sawai Madhopur, the gateway to the Ranthambore National Park. In total contrast to your bustling cultural beginning we have included two nights for you here so that enjoy some brilliant games drives. You will hopefully see tiger, countless deer, monkey and countless exotic bird life. If you are really lucky, there is also bear, leopard and a host of other mammals who occupy the park.

    Accommodation: Suján Sher Bagh (2 nights)

  5. Days 8-10: Jaipur

    From Ranthambore, you will then drive to Jaipur, taking just under four hours. The capital of Rajasthan, you’ll have two nights here providing plenty of time to explore the city. Explore the artisan quarters of the city in the morning, the famous city palace, Palace of the Winds and the Jantar Mantar observatory. If interested, we can also arrange some short walks to see the surrounding villages before seeing the Amber Fort.

    Accommodation: Rajmahal Palace (2 nights)

  6. Days 10-12: Nimaj, Pali, Rajasthan, India

    To give a lovely flow to the itinerary, your next stop will be into the rural heart of the countryside with a two-night stay at Chhatra Sagar which offers you a unique insight into local Indian life.

    Accommodation: RAAS Chhatra Sagar (2 nights)

  7. Days 12-14: Jodhpur

    From here you’ll then continue to Jodhpur, known as the blue city, for your next two-night stay. Explore this stunning walled city on foot with your guide and take the chance to visit the Mehrangarh Fort with its displays of weapons, paintings and elaborate royal artefacts.

    Accommodation: Raas (2 nights)

  8. Days 14-16: Jawai Banh, nr Bisalpur, Rajasthan, India

    On departure from Jodphur, drive south to Bera, an area famous for its population of leopard and remarkable hill scenery of the Aravelli Hills. Here, you’ll head out in 4x4s with your tracker-guide in the hope of spotting these beautiful creatures.

    Accommodation: Suján Jawai Leopard Camp (2 nights)

  9. Days 16-18: Udaipur

    Finally, to finish off your epic journey though India head to Udaipur for two nights. This wonderful city is Rajasthan's most picturesque corner and is best explored with your guide on a walking tour as you visit Pichola Lake and stop into markets all around the city such as the shoe bazaar and spice sellers.  

    Accommodation: Taj Lake Palace (2 nights)

Location

Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, Ranthambore National Park, Jaipur, Nimaj, Jodphur, Jawai Banh & Udaipur

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