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15 Days, New Delhi to New Delhi
Discover India

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Treat yourself to 15 unforgettable days of discovery in Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and more. Enjoy a guided tour of the world's most magnificent testimonial to love read more...

What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • 14 nights accommodation (Hotels (14 nts).
  • 14 breakfasts and 04 dinners.

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Minibus, train, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, boat, plane, walking).
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  • Arrival transfer.
  • Internal flight.
  • Backstreets walking tour in Delhi.
  • Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi.
  • Orientation walk of Varanasi.
  • Lecture on the Ganges.
  • Excursion to Sarnath.
  • Sunset and sunrise boat trips on the Ganges River.
  • Breakfast at Open Hand vocational training cafe.
  • Tour of the Khajuraho temples.
  • Yoga class.
  • Tours of the Taj Majal and the Red Fort.
  • Two safari drives.
  • Visit Ranthambore Fort and the Ganesh temple.
  • Tour Jaipur and visit Amber Fort.
  • Cooking demonstration and dinner in a family home.
  • Village stay at Rawla Jojawar in a historic heritage hotel.
  • Tour Udaipur.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour, local guides.
  • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart.
VERY IMPORTANT
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 320-420 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
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Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Day 2 Delhi
Day 3 Delhi/Varanasi
Day 4 Varanasi
Day 5 Varanasi/Khajuraho
Day 6 Khajuraho/Agra
Day 7 Agra/Ranthambore National Park
Day 8 Ranthambore National Park
Day 9 Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur
Day 10 Jaipur
Day 11 Jaipur/Jojawar
Day 12 Jojawar/Udaipur
Day 13 Udaipur
Day 14 Udaipur/Delhi
Day 15 Depart Delhi
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TRIP SPECIFIC SAFETY

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • New Delhi
  • Varanasi
  • Khajuraho
  • Agra
  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Jaipur
  • Jojawar
  • Udaipur
  • DAY 1 Arrive Delhi

    Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

    Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon).

    Women on Wheels Transfer
    Indira Gandhi International Airport - Delhi
    Transfer by a G Adventures-supported project, Women on Wheels. This program provides safe and reliable transport for travellers, while providing a dignified livelihood for a local woman from a resource poor community.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    1h18:00
    The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Delhi

    Walk through the backstreets of Delhi with a young adult taking part in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Later, explore Old Delhi with our CEO including a rickshaw ride through the busy streets, Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), Chandni Chowk local market, and Gurdwara Sikh Temple.

    Private Vehicle
    Delhi
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Guided Walking Tour with New Delhi Streetkids Project
    Delhi 1h-2h 3-5km
    Explore the streets of Delhi with an adolescent tour guide from the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. As a former street child, your local guide will have a unique perspective on the city and can provide more information on the life of a child in India. The guided tour helps support the guide's college or university tuition.

    Old Delhi Guided Walk
    Delhi 1h
    Visit historic Old Delhi through this guided walk. Explore Jama Masjid, the "Great Mosque," and enjoy its massive courtyard, which can hold up to 25,000 worshippers. Pick up trinkets and textiles or do some window shopping at Chandni Chowk market. Visit the ancient Sikh temple of Gurdwara Sis Ganj, which was established in 1783.

    Cycle rickshaw
    Delhi
    Keep it clean and green on the busy streets aboard a pedal-powered taxi.

    Optional Activities
    Qutub Minar Visit

    Delhi
    250INR per person 1000INR per group
    Visit Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This tall minaret was built in 1192 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak, and is a stunning example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Walk through the surrounding ruins and check it out for yourself. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 3 Delhi/Varanasi

    Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city. Enjoy a lecture at the Ghats of the Ganges by a research scholar about the river's significance spiritually, socially, economically and politically. After, we'll cruise the sacred Ganges at sunset, enjoy a candle and flower ceremony accompanied by sitar and tabla playing, and observe an evening aarti (prayer) ceremony. Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city where millions of Hindus travel for pilgrimage, worship, or mourning.

    Plane
    Delhi - Varanasi 1h30m
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Ganges River Talk
    Varanasi
    While in Varanasi, sit down for a talk with a scholar at the picturesque ghats (stairs) of the Ganges. Discuss the river and the spiritual and social role it plays in daily life here.

    Cycle rickshaw
    Varanasi
    Keep it clean and green on the busy streets aboard a pedal-powered taxi.

    Evening Ganges Boat Tour
    Varanasi 1h-2h 7km
    Enjoy a boat ride on the sacred Ganges River, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to wash away their sins and cremate their loved ones. Participate in a candle and flower ceremony while on the water. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Varanasi

    Rise early for a boat ride along the Ganges to observe the sunrise, as well as the bathing and burial dawn rituals. Later, have breakfast at Open Hand, a vocational training cafe. G Adventures has partnered with Open Hand to provide dignified and meaningful job opportunities to India's underprivileged. Take an excursion to Sarnath later in the afternoon, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.

    Cycle rickshaw
    Varanasi
    Keep it clean and green on the busy streets aboard a pedal-powered taxi.

    Morning Ganges Boat Tour
    Varanasi 1h
    Catch the sunrise from a boat cruising the sacred Ganges River, where Hindu pilgrims from all over the world come to wash away their sins and cremate their loved ones. Witness locals participating in dawn rituals of bathing and burning at the river.

    Breakfast at Open Hand Project
    Varanasi
    Enjoy a visit to one of G Adventures' partners, Open Hand. It's a social enterprise whose mission is to transform society by providing dignified and meaningful job opportunities to underprivileged people in India. With vocational training cafes around India and an ethical manufacturing factory in New Delhi, G Adventures has partnered with Open Hand to manufacture ethically-produced products for G Adventures' online gear shop and to provide fair wages, vocational training, safe housing, counselling, and other social resources to marginalized people in India.

    Private Vehicle
    Varanasi
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Sarnath Visit
    Sarnath 1h-2h
    Explore the ruins at the site of the Buddha's first sermon. It is said that after attaining enlightenment at Bodh Gaya Buddha continued to Sarnath. In a deer park, he preached his first discourse and set in motion the 'Wheel of the Dharma'. This is one of the most holy sites to Buddhists. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Varanasi/Khajuraho

    Fly to Khajuraho and visit the western temples, famed for their erotic sculptures depicting the Kama Sutra. This evening, take a yoga class.

    One of the most popular destinations in India, Khajuraho is home to India's largest group of medieval Hindu temples. Discovered in the 20th century and famous for their erotic sculptures depicting scenes from the Kama Sutra, the Khajuraho group of monuments is today protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Plane
    Varanasi - Khajuraho 1h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Private Vehicle
    Khajuraho
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Khajuraho Temples Guided Tour
    Khajuraho
    Get ready to be impressed by the beautiful temples of Khajuraho during this guided tour. Not intended for the bashful, these erotic carvings are similar to style of the Kama Sutra. These Hindu temples were build over a span of a 100 years, and while originally there were more than 80 of them, only 22 currently remain.

    Yoga Class
    Stretch and hold poses in this gentle but effective form of exercise. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 6 Khajuraho/Agra

    We'll start today's travel by private bus and then public train, where we'll meet locals on the way to Agra.

    Today we travel by private bus and then public train to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Traveling by train in India is truly a wonderful experience. It's a great way to meet locals and see the countryside as it unfolds in front of you.

    Our journey by train will end in Agra, one of the Mughal Empire's most important cities.

    Private Vehicle
    Khajuraho - Jhansi 4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Train
    Jhansi - Agra 2h30m-3h
    Climb aboard, take your seat, and enjoy the ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Agra/Ranthambore National Park

    This morning, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal and visit the Agra Fort. Later, travel to Ranthambore National Park and take in the magnificent surroundings before heading out on safari the next day.

    The bustling city of Agra is best known as the site of India's most famous landmark and testament to love, the Taj Mahal. In the morning we'll tour both Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.

    Taj Mahal Guided Tour
    Taj Mahal 1h-3h
    Here's one to cross off your bucket list; a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take a guided tour of India's most famous landmark and an icon of Mughal architecture. Built by the emperor Shah Jehan as a testament of his love to his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, this stunning white marble structure draws visitors from all over the world.

    Agra Fort Guided Tour
    Agra 1h-3h
    Enjoy a guided tour of this palatial Mughal fort made of red sandstone and white marble. One of the most important battles of the Indian rebellion of 1857 happened at this fort, which caused the end of the British East India Company's rule in India.

    Private Vehicle
    Agra - Ranthambore National Park 5h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 8 Ranthambore National Park

    Explore the park with local naturalists/rangers on two private safari drives in search of deer, birds, leopards, monkeys, and if we're lucky, the elusive tigers. Also, walk with locals through the ruins of the 1000 year-old Ranthambore Fort and visit the Ganesh Temple.

    Ranthambore Safari
    Ranthambore National Park
    We have two safari drives today to explore Ranthambore National Park - one in the morning and another in the evening.

    Ranthambore Fort walk and Ganesh Temple
    Ranthambore National Park 1h-2h 5km
    Ranthambore was once the private hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Jaipur, and its rich heritage manifests itself in its many chhatris, forts, and and hunting lodges that give the park its heritage status. Walk through the ruins of the old fort and visit the Ganesh Temple, a popular spot with locals for worship, dedicated to the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 9 Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur

    Drive to Jaipur and delve further into India's history.

    After a leisurely breakfast we'll head to India's "Pink City," also known as Jaipur. Founded in 1728, Jaipur has the distinction of being one of the best-planned pre-modern cities.

    Private Vehicle
    Ranthambore National Park - Jaipur 4h-6h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Jaipur

    Explore Jaipur including the City Palace, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal. This evening, enjoy a culinary experience with a family in Jaipur, including a local market visit and cooking demonstration and meal in their home.

    Amber Fort Guided Tour
    Amber Fort
    Explore this magnificent fort overlooking an artificial lake, famous for its unique mixture of Hindu and Muslim architecture.

    City Palace Visit
    Jaipur 1h
    Explore the courtyards, gardens, and buildings that make up the City Palace. Located in the heart of the Old City, it is a striking blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. Visit the palace's museum to look at ancient carriages and the former maharaja's gold-embroidered wedding outfit.

    Jantar Mantar Visit
    Jaipur 1h-2h
    Visit the Jantar Mantar observatory to see how people looked at the stars and planets in ancient India. Explore the collection of astronomical instruments housed there, some dating back to 1727.

    Private Vehicle
    Jaipur
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Family Culinary Experience
    Jaipur
    Visit the local vegetable and spice market with a local family to learn about popular ingredients in Indian cooking. Return to the family's home where we prepare a meal together and discuss the role of spices and base ingredients such as lime, yogourt, and mango in Indian cooking. After enjoy our dinner with the family.

    Optional Activities
    Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) Visit

    Jaipur 15m-30m
    100INR per person
    Enjoy a visit to the intricately-carved Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of the Winds," which is named for the cool breeze that comes through the structure and keeps it comfortable, even in the hot Jaipur summers. Explore the main complex, blossoming gardens, and the lake. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 11 Jaipur/Jojawar

    Travel to the village of Jojawar and spend the night in a historic heritage hotel. Explore the village and take the opportunity to meet with locals who provide insight into rural life in India. Opt to take a rural train safari through the Aravali Hill ranges.

    Private Vehicle
    Jaipur - Jojawar 6h250km
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Orientation Walk
    30m-1h
    Take a walk around the village and surrounding hamlets and interact with different tribes; the Rabaris (cattle herders), the Garasiyas (farm dwellers) and the Gadulia Luhars (rural ironsmiths).

    Optional Activities
    Train Safari

    Jojawar 1h-2h
    600INR per person
    Enjoy a small train safari with the local villagers through the picturesque mountains of the Aravali Range. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 12 Jojawar/Udaipur

    Travel to Udaipur and take an orientation walk and boat ride on Lake Pichola.

    We continue on to Udaipur, famous for its lakes and Raj-era palaces. The most famous of these, and certainly the most photographed, is the Lake Palace, which we view from the boat. This beautiful white marble palace is now a hotel and entirely covers a small island in Lake Pichola. Originally known as the Jag Niwas, the palace took three years to build and was inaugurated in 1746.

    Private Vehicle
    Jojawar - Udaipur 3h-4h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Pichola Lake Boat Tour
    Lake Pichola 1h
    Sit back and relax on this amazing boat tour on Pichola Lake. The views of the city and gorgeous palaces, including City Palace, cannot be beat. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Udaipur

    Explore the City including a visit to the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India and the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation.

    During free time, journey out to the hilltop Monsoon Palace, summer resort of the Maharajas. Sit atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city's lakes and watch the sunset.

    City Palace Visit
    Udaipur 1h-2h
    Visit Rajasthan's largest palace to get a sense of how royalty lived. Take in the view from one of its many intricately-decorated balconies, with one side facing the stunning Lake Palace.

    Jagdish Temple Visit
    Udaipur
    Visit the intricately-carved Jagdish Temple, which pays homage to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Make sure to take a peekat the black stoned image of Vishnu that's housed inside the shrine.

    Free Time
    Udaipur Afternoon
    Opt to take a boat ride on the lake. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Udaipur/Delhi

    Fly to Delhi for the final evening with the option to enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Plane
    Udaipur - Delhi 1h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Free Time
    Delhi Afternoon
    Opt to join the CEO for a farewell India feast. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Depart Delhi

    Depart at any time.

    Departure Day

    Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals

  • TRIP DETAILS

    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 320-420 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 16 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  3. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  4. All holiday prices are subject to Goods & Services Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  5. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  6. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  7. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  8. CULTURE
    India is a country which is very different to anything you will have experienced before. Although this means it is not the easiest place to travel, this is also what makes it so special. Pollution, poverty and the crowds can result in initial culture shock but should be seen as an exciting new challenge. During our time here we have come to love this large and wonderfully different country but we know that we should always expect to encounter some difficulties along the way.

     In India there are very different attitudes to time keeping, public cleanliness, privacy and service. Trains will sometimes be late, plumbing can sometimes be temperamental and power will often just vanish. Optimistic menus turn out to have only one dish available and everyone, just everyone, will want to know your name. If you are able to travel with a lot of patience and a healthy sense of humour, then we know that you - like all of us - will be captivated by what India has to offer.


  9. LUGGAGE
    Only 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kgs will be permitted on our internal flights in India. For any extra weight the airline may charge an additional fee at the time of check-in.



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