Taj Mahal mausoleum viewed from the Agra fort, India

The Fabled Cities of North India Tour

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Countries Visited

India

Places Visited

Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra...

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Suggested Duration

14 Days

The famous cities of North India are no longer relegated to stories. Experience the beautiful history and ravishing culture that has brought renown to the country. You will watch the immaculate marble of the Taj Mahal capture the colors of sunrise. Experience the tremendous devotion of pilgrims at Varanasi. Capture the images of the pink city walls of Jaipur and the blue buildings of Jodhpur. Find the reality of lakeside cities and forest-clad temples far more wondrous than the stories of India...

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the unique and exquisite details of the famous Taj Mahal
  • Witness one of the holiest cities in India and Varanasi
  • Visit the Dhamek Stupa, said to be where Buddha give his first sermon after enlightenment
  • Explore the ancient capital city of the Mughal empire at Fatehpur Sikri
  • Find the iconic colors of the celebrated Pink City of Jaipur and Blue City of Jodhpur
  • Discover the magnitude of size and opulence of the Mehrangarh Fort
  • See the traditional culture and life of villagers at Masuda 
  • Enjoy the romance and scenery of the incredible city of Udaipur

Detailed Description

Experience the true beauty of North India on this 14-day trip through diverse and treasured cultures. Find the majesty of lavish city palaces and the splendor of intricately carved temples. Visit local villages to experience the vibrant and friendly people. Walk in the footsteps of Buddha and cruise down the holy River Ganges. You can look out over the walls of a fabled fortress or find elephants engraved in marble. From tasty cuisine to ancient abandoned cities there is no end to the splendor in store for you.

Your incredible tour of India begins with your arrival in Delhi. The capital city is filled with vibrant streets that wind through the ancient and modern neighborhoods of the city. Tour through the spectacular history that takes you from Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial to the largest mosque in India at Jama Masjid. Come to Varanasi where the holy River Ganges winds along the city’s famous ghats. Over one million people make the pilgrimage to the holy city every year. Your tour begins at Dhamekh Stupa and ends with an evening river cruise.

The following day you watch the sunrise over the water and witness the different section of the riverside steps. In the afternoon you will come to Khajuraho to experience the unparalleled Hindu temples. In the morning you will visit the Western Temple Complex and continue onward to Agra. A morning guided tour of the Taj Mahal displays how the white marble reflects the various colors of the sunrise. The rest of the day will have you exploring the celebrated Agra Fort and Mehtab Bagh Gardens. Fatehpur Sikri is the ancient capital of the Mughal Empire. The sandstone complex is impressive in color and magnitude. You will enjoy lunch with a local family and find yourself Jaipur in the early evening.

The Pink City of Jaipur is yours to see on a full day tour of the history and the culture. The following day you will visit the village of Masuda and spend the evening in Bijaynagar. Venture through the countryside visiting the villages of Nimaj and Jalaran before reaching Jodhpur, the Blue City. A half-day tour through Jodhpur shows you the regal history of the cityscape and the remarkable surrounding landscape. In the evening you will travel in luxury to Jojawar. A lovely train ride winds through the forests and foothills. You disembark at Ranakpur to visit the amazing Chaumukha Temple and find yourself in Udaipur in the afternoon ready for high tea at Monsoon Palace. Delight in a full-day tour of the lakeside city. The next day you will return to Delhi and continue your journey home.    

Starting Price

$2,095 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.

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