From the iconic tigers of Ranthambore to the legendary Taj Mahal, step into a world of captivating mysteries and vibrant color. Explore Old Delhi on an exhilarating city tour, weaving through the streets on a rickshaw. Join a local family for an unforgettable home-hosted dinner. Walk on the wild side in Ranthambore National Park and seek out its most popular residents: Bengal tigers. Stand in awe before the Taj Mahal in the early morning. Ignite your spirit during the holy Ganga Aarti ceremony in Varanasi. Welcome to India - a perfect synthesis of nature, vitality, spirituality, and regal legacy.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 6/30/2024
Duration
15 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1DelhiDiscover India's perfect synthesis of nature, spirituality, and regal legacy. From the fabled Taj Mahal to the iconic tigers of Ranthambore, step into a world of captivating mysteries and vibrant color.
Day 2DelhiA paradise of contradiction, Delhi features a bustling energy, age-old monuments, and an all-encompassing vitality that courses its way through the busy streets. Experience everything this dynamic metropolis has to offer, from modern New Delhi to historic Old Delhi.
Day 3DelhiStart your morning at the expansive Humayun's Tomb, one of the best-preserved Mughal monuments dating back to the 1500s. This sprawling complex inspired countless mausoleums, including the legendary Taj Mahal. Enjoy some free time in the afternoon to explore on your own. Gather with your group in the evening for a welcome dinner featuring Indian specialties.
Day 4DelhiCut through Old Delhi's buzzing streets on a rickshaw - your mode of transportation for an exhilarating tour of old Delhi. See the city's friendly vendors as you travel down narrow streets and busy corridors. Visit Jama Masjid, one of the largest mosques in India, and stand in awe before its iconic red sandstone towers. Your exploration of New Delhi continues on a journey by the city's famous monuments, including the India Gate and Parliament building.
Day 5DelhiWish the city goodbye and embark on a scenic drive through the countryside. Stop for lunch in a local restaurant before arriving in Jaipur, the "Pink City." See Hawa Mahal, the former home of a maharaja (Indian prince). Marvel at the city's architectural brilliance as you stroll through the heart of the Old City during your free time.
Day 6JaipurTake in the extensive palace complex of Amber Fort, India's former seat of power. Head to the palace by means of a vintage jeep, scaling the hills overlooking Jaipur. In the evening, get to know a local family as you join them for a hosted dinner in their home.
Day 7JaipurSet out to explore the beautiful city of Jaipur, starting with the City Palace. Nearby, take in the impeccable masonry of the Jantar Mantar - the world's oldest stone sundial. The afternoon is yours to discover Jaipur however you please.
Day 8JaipurTravel to Ranthambore National Park where we will seek out tigers in their natural habitat. Learn about Project Tiger's conservation efforts and the impact the organization has had on the Ranthambore sanctuary. Connect with a naturalist, introducing you to India's extensive wildlife.
Day 9RanthamboreBoard a canter (open-air truck) for your first game drive. Seek out barking deer, Indian gazelles, and exotic birdlife. Follow the tigers' paths in search of the sanctuary's renowned wildlife. Then, it's your choice! Return to your hotel to relax -OR- experience an Impact Moment with a visit to Dastkar Ranthambore, a social enterprise dedicated to providing employment and training for local women artisans. No matter what you choose, return to the wild for another chance to seek out marsh crocodiles, sloth bears, and the park's famous Bengal tigers.
Day 10RanthamboreToday we depart early as we make our way to Agra, a city rich with the splendors of the past. Along the way, visit the impressive Abhaneri step well. Built over 1,000 years ago it is an architectural marvel hidden from visitors until recently. Then stop for lunch and get another taste of local flavors. Home to stone forts and marble mausoleums, Agra features a lively culture and picture-perfect architecture.
Day 11AgraThe Taj Mahal, a stunning vision in white marble and sandstone, was built as an expression of love by Emperor Shah Jahan. Experience the romantic spirit of the Taj Mahal in the early morning, when the colors of the sky dance on the bright faCade and shimmer in its reflective pool. Visit Agra Fort, the seat of the Mughal Empire. During a second Impact Moment, enjoy lunch at Sheroes' Hangout - a cafE that empowers female survivors of violence, allowing them to reclaim their lives through employment and sisterhood.
Day 12AgraStart your morning with a train ride to Jhansi where you will connect with your coach and make your way to Khajuraho. In the shadow of the Vindhya mountain range, find a city of stone temples and mystifying sculptures. Make the most of time at leisure this afternoon to explore the area on your own.
Day 13KhajurahoTake in the Chandela Temple complex, home to unparalleled temple architecture and intricate stone carvings. Fly to Varanasi - India's holiest city - where spiritual energy radiates from the ground up. Sail along the River Ganges and pass by the ghats (banks) where locals wade into the river. From the Dasaswamedh Ghat, enjoy a reserved seat to experience the Ganga Aarti ceremony as it illuminates the night sky.
Day 14VaranasiTake advantage of a morning boat ride for an opportunity to see the sunrise on the River Ganges. Travel to Sarnath, where Siddhartha Gautama - later known as Buddha - gave his first sermon in the 6th century B.C. Discover this holy site and gain insight into the country's divine past. Celebrate your adventure through India alongside new friends at a farewell dinner.
Day 15VaranasiEnjoy a morning at leisure before flying back to Delhi, where a room has been reserved for you to freshen up before your return flight home.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
09/24/2024$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/08/2024$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/22/2024$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/05/2024$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/12/2024$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
12/31/2024$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/14/2025$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/21/2025$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
01/28/2025$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/04/2025$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/25/2025$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/04/2025$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/18/2025$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/25/2025$2,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
The Suryaa Hotel - Delhi, India
Radisson Jaipur City Center - Jaipur, India
Juna Mahal - Ranthambore, India
Grand Mercure - Agra, India
Radisson Jass Hotel - Khajuraho, India
Radisson Hotel - Varanasi, India
Lemon Tree Premier - Delhi, India
Disclaimer
* NOTE: Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
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