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North India Highlights

The Taj Mahal took 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants 22 years to complete, yet it only takes a single moment to realize how utterly beautiful it is. From strolling in its serene shadows to walking the streets of Delhi with a local young adult in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project, to spending a night in a traditional village home, these eight days are an incredible introduction to the evocative beauty of India.


Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Moderate% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 155170
Starts: Delhi, India Finishes: Delhi, India
You will visit
  • Delhi
  • Delhi

Itinerary

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Day 1: Delhi

There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is 12 noon) and enjoy the city.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport:
Women on Wheels Transfer (1.00-1.50 hours)

02

Day 2: Delhi/Āgra (1B)

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 your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra.

Included Activities:
Guided Walking Tour with New Delhi Streetkids Project
Old Delhi Guided Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)

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Day 3: Āgra (1B)

Spend the day visiting the highlights of the walled city of Agra including the famed Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort.

Included Activities:
Taj Mahal Visit
Baby Taj Visit
Agra Fort Visit

04

Day 4: Āgra/Jaipur (1B)

Drive to Jaipur, visiting the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri and the village of Abhaneri, which has one of India's deepest and largest stepwells (tank gardens).

Included Activities:
Fatehpur Sikri Visit
Abhaneri Stepwell Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours, 240km)

05

Day 5: Jaipur (1B)

Consider treating yourself to a night at the cinema. Going to see a Bollywood film in India is much more than what we are accustomed to in the west. The atmosphere, energy, and pure fun (not to mention volume!) has to be experienced to be believed.

Included Activities:
Amber Fort Visit
City Palace Visit
Meet a Local Historian

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Day 6: Jaipur/Sāwarda (1B, 1D)

The village is about 60km (37 mi) from Jaipur and has beautiful temples dedicated to different religions, including a unique sikh temple. The residents of the village are still involved in traditional commercial activities. You'll see pottery wheels, silversmiths, cobblers, traditional huts, old temples, and small stepwells.

Included Activities:
Local Village Immersion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 55km)

07

Day 7: Sāwarda/Delhi (1B)

Drive back to bustling Delhi. Opt to join the CEO for a group dinner.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 310km)

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Day 8: Delhi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels
    • Walking tour and project visit with a local guide in Delhi
    • Tour of Old Delhi including Jama Masjid Mosque, Chandni Chowk market, and Gurduwara Sikh temple
    • Visit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort
    • Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri and the Abhaneri step wells
    • Explore Jaipur including the Amber Fort, Jaipur City Palace, and Hawa Mahal
    • Talk with a local historian and scholar
    • Visit the village of Sawarda and overnight in a heritage home
    • Interesting articles, helpful tips, and photography advice from National Geographic before you depart
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (6 nts), heritage hotel (1 nt)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Van, bus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Delve into ancient and modern India with a local guide
  • Walk Delhi's backstreets and support a street kids' rehabilitation project
  • Step back in time at historical forts and palaces
  • Connect with history during a night at a heritage village home
  • Marvel at the grand Taj Mahal and all its glory