Famous Taj Mahal in Agra, India

Best of Northern India Tour: Jaipur to Varanasi

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Countries Visited

India

Places Visited

Delhi, Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Agra...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

Uncover the splendor of spectacular cities and natural wonders that blend unparalleled monuments, prestige, and heritage on this luxurious 9-day tour of Northern India. Immerse yourself in the grand history and captivating spirituality of India. Here, tigers prowl through the underbrush of tropical woodlands, the ghats that line the banks of the Ganges River reflect the energetic and mystical life of the locals, and the intricate gems of the Taj Mahal shine in the passing light.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the fascinating beauty of the Taj Mahal as the white marble reflects the shifting colors of the sunset
  • Search the remarkable woodlands, jungle, and ruins of Ranthambore National Park for sightings of tigers, leopards, and birds
  • Wander through the crafts of vendors that display their jewelry, silks, and spices in Chhatta Chowk bazaar
  • Traverse the exceptional remnants of the Amber Fort in Jaipur, where intricately designed elements capture the elegance and power of the kingdom
  • Cruise down the sacred waters of the Ganges River on a private boat tour, passing famous ghats for views of life in the renowned religious city
  • Explore the marvels of Delhi with a private guide that will help you uncover the fascinating history at the Qutub Minar and Red Fort
  • Discover the cultural charm and romantic inspiration for the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur with its gorgeous lattice veils
  • View the captivating Ganga Aarti Ceremony on the banks of the Ganges River, which take place at dusk in Varanasi

Detailed Description

Embrace the welcoming ambiance and unique allure of culture, history, and natural beauty during your adventurous 9-day Northern India tour, which will immerse you in the spiritual marvels of Varanasi and the antique charms of Jaipur. During your tour, you will also explore the depth of bazaars in Delhi. Your time traveling in India will bring to light the famous beauty and spectacular heritage of the Golden Triangle and Ranthambore National Park.

Your Northern India adventure will begin with your arrival in Delhi, where your private transfer will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city. You will spend two nights in the fascinating city with a guide that will help you uncover the lively vendors of the bustling bazaars and the depth of the preserved architecture that adorns Hindu Temples, elegant mosques, and magnificent fortresses. You will continue to Jaipur, which is known as the Pink City, for two nights of traversing the marvels of the historic city center. Here, your guide will introduce you to the stunning architecture of the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, and the intricate prestige of the Amber Fort before leading you to the bejeweled aisles of the Johari Bazaar, where winding alleyways host vendors who sell handmade jewelry and gorgeous silks.

At Ranthambore National Park, you will have one night with a guided safari around the protected landscape for insights into the ruins and wildlife of the woodlands. This experience will expose you to the more than 300 bird species that inhabit the area. You will also be able to witness India’s Bengal tiger population. Once in Agra, you will have one night with a private guide to discover the fantastic monuments of the city. During your tour, you will meander from the famous Agra Fort to the renowned wonder of the Taj Mahal.

You will have a first-class overnight train take you from Agra to Varanasi for a fabulous introduction to the beauty of India’s spiritual capital. Here, you will spend two nights on guided tours that will lead you through the sacred streets to visit marvelous temples. This unique exploration of the spiritual and secular life of the city will culminate with your participation in a Ganga Aarti ceremony.

Starting Price

$1,750 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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