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Highlights of North India Tour

Duration:
12 days / 11 nights
Destinations:
Delhi, Agra, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur
Price Guide:

Price guide for this 12 day tour:

  • £2080 in low season
  • £2395 in high season

based on two people travelling.

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Overview

Discover the diverse magic of North India’s rich culture and natural beauty on this spectacular North India Tour. See the Golden Triangle highlights including Delhi, the Taj Mahal and the charming pink city of Jaipur. Enjoy tiger spotting jeep safaris in Ranthamabore National Park and experience tribal life in the Thar Desert on route to the historically rich cities of Jodhpur and Udairpur.

Highlights of North India Tour Includes:

  • Full day sightseeing tour of New and Old Delhi including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi through the bustling streets
  • Afternoon sightseeing trip to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Visit To Fatehpur Sikri including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Three game drives in Ranthambore National Park
  • Morning sightseeing trip to Amer (Amber) Fort including elephant and jeep ride, Entrance fees and English speaking guide included
  • Afternoon sightseeing trip in Jaipur including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Bishnoi Village safari followed by a sightseeing tour of Jodphur
  • Full day sightseeing tour of Udairpur including entrance fees and English speaking guide
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Airport meet and greet and departure transfers
  • 4 and 5 star Accommodation

Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and this Highlights of North India Tour is just an example to help inspire you. This tour can be combined with a range of options such as additional destinations in North India, a South India Tour or a beach extension.

Highlights of North India Tour - 12 Days / 11 Nights

Discover the diverse magic of North India’s rich culture and natural beauty on this spectacular North India Tour. See the Golden Triangle highlights including Delhi, the Taj Mahal and the charming pink city of Jaipur. Enjoy tiger spotting jeep safaris in Ranthamabore National Park and experience tribal life in the Thar Desert on route to the historically rich cities of Jodhpur and Udairpur.

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Day 1 - Arrive in Delhi

Upon arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Authentic India Tours representatives who will transfer you to your hotel for a 2 night stay.

The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the wonderful facilities of your luxury hotel.

Accommodation: Deluxe room, The Oberoi 
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Day 2 - Delhi

Today is an opportunity to explore the historical city of Delhi with a full day sightseeing tour. Your tour begins in the wide avenues of New Delhi where you will see the Lutyen’s buildings and the India gate memorial, along with the impressive tomb of Humayan and Qutab Minar.

In the afternoon your visit continues with a traditional rickshaw ride through the bustling and vibrant streets of Old Delhi. You'll also see the Jama Masjid and Rajghat, the resting place (Samadhi) of Mahatma Gandhi.

Accommodation: Deluxe room, The Oberoi 
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 3: Delhi - Agra

The morning drive to Agra will take about 3 – 4 hours.  In the afternoon you will visit 2 UNESCO world heritage sites the impressive Agra Fort followed by the world famous Taj Mahal.

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 hours, 233 kms

Accommodation: Deluxe Garden View Room, The Trident
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 4: Agra - Ranthambore

This morning your adventure takes you to Ranthambore National Park where you will stay in a jungle lodge. Ranthambore is a former royal hunting ground and home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. 

The journey in total takes about 6 hours and includes a stop en-route at the deserted Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri which dates from the 16th century. 

Approximate travel time and distance: 6 hours, 271 kms

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Ranthambore Kothi
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 5: Ranthambore

If you love nature today is a special treat with 2 safari drives into Ranthambore National Park. Your jeep safari will take you through the rugged terrain which is home to a wild variety of wildlife including the elusive Bengal tiger.

Your game drives are early in the morning and then again in early evening when temperatures are at their coolest and the animals are most active.

Accommodation: Deluxe Room, Ranthambore Kothi
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 6: Ranthambore - Jaipur

This morning you have another opportunity to enjoy a safari in the national park before departing for the 4 hour journey to the Pink City of Jaipur where you will stay for two nights.

Jaipur is one of India’s best loved destinations and is home to wonderful historic sites as well as the film ‘The Exotic Marigold Hotel’.

Approximate travel time and distance: 4 hours, 191 kms

Accommodation: Suite, Dera Mandawa
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 7: Jaipur

After a leisurely breakfast there’s plenty to see today on your full day tour of Jaipur. This morning you will visit the impressive Amer (Amber) Fort, which if you choose can be accessed on elephant’s back or alternatively a jeep ride can be provided.

Then in the afternoon the sights of Jaipur including the City Palace, Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar and the Museum are all waiting to be explored. Jaipur is also a great place to pick up some souvenirs and gifts from the lively market stalls.

Accommodation: Suite Room, Dera Mandawa
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 8: Jaipur - Jodhpur

Today we venture from Jaipur to Jodhpur on an a 5-6 hour journey which  embraces the cultural diversity of Rajasthan

As you travel through the heart of Rajasthan into the Thar desert, take time to observe the forts and palaces which are dotted along the route.

Your stay in Jodhpur is for 2 nights.

Approximate travel time and distance: 6 hours, 333 kms

Accommodation: Courtyard Superior Room, Ratan Vilas
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 9: Bishnoi Village & Jodhpur

This morning we leave Jodphur for a jeep safari to Bishnoi Village where you will experience an eco-friendly traditional way of tribal life.

Then in the afternoon Jodhpur, which is also known as the Blue City is waiting to be discovered. You start with a visit to the impressive 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort followed by a tour of Jaswant Thada. 

Accommodation: Courtyard Superior Room, Ratan Vilas
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 10: Jodhpur - Udaipur

Your travels today take you to Udaipur which will take 5 -6 hours. You will stay 2 nights in the Udaipur which is known as the City of Lakes and is home to an array of lavish royal residences.

Approximate travel time and distance: 5 hours, 244 kms

Accommodation: Deluxe Garden View Room, The Trident
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 11: Udaipur

Your sightseeing tour of the romantic city of Udaipur includes a visit to the City Palace, the Jagannath Temple and the Sabelion-Ki-Bari translated as the Garden of Maids.

In the evening you have the opportunity to enjoy a boat trip on Lake Pichola. Udaipur is also a great place to explore lively bazaars and pick up some mementos of your trip.

Accommodation: Deluxe Garden View Room, The Trident
Meals Included: Breakfast
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Day 12: Udaipur

You will be collected by your Authentic India Tours driver and transferred to Udaipur Airport in plenty of time for your onward flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation

Oberoi, New Delhi

The perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Oberoi New Delhi makes the perfect destination for business or pleasure. This luxurious hideaway is flanked either side by spectacular views over the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Humayun’s Tomb and a forested golf course.

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Trident, Agra

The Trident makes an ideal base for exploring the tapestry of history in Agra, including the majestic Taj Mahal. Welcoming landscaped gardens, water fountains and quiet courtyards surround this oasis of calm built in red stone reminiscent of the Mughal era.

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Ranthambore Kothi, Ranthambore

Located in close proximity to Ranthambore National Park and the lively city of Ranthambore, the Ranthambore Kothi is the ideal abode for a blissful stay. Immerse your senses in the surrounding vibrant green forests, soothing natural lake, and myriad of local wildlife.

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Dera Mandawa, Jaipur

Built around 1885 by Thakur Jait Singh Ji of Mandawa for a residence during his visit to the court of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the Dera Madawa is now run by his great grandson, whose family act as hosts. This tranquil residence has peaceful gardens and a central courtyard, acting as the main social space.

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Ratan Vilas, Jodhpur

This beautiful heritage hotel was once the home of the Maharaj Ratan Singh, and still retains a regal feel, with grand pillars, secluded courtyards and luscious lawns. A welcome retreat hidden away from the bustling Indian streets, this palatial paradise has a glorious outdoor swimming pool for a cooling dip after a day’s exploring, and a small boutique for gifts and souvenirs.

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Trident, Udaipur

With beautiful views over serene Lake Pichola and the Aravalli mountain range, the Trident offers luxurious sanctuary after a hectic day’s sightseeing. Inside, you’ll find traditional artefacts and muted tones, all taking inspiration from Udaipur’s culture and architecture.

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Destinations

Delhi

Busy, bustling and brimming with history, India’s capital city will leave a lasting impression. This city within cities is one of the three Golden Triangle destinations, and as a shopper’s paradise, history lover’s haven and foodie’s utopia, the delights of Delhi will appeal to everyone.

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Agra

Magical Agra is an unmissable destination on any tour to North India. Home to the world-famous Taj Mahal, the impressive sandstone Agra Fort and the ethereal ruins of the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, it’s a must for lovers of architecture, culture, history and photography.

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Ranthambore

An amazing sanctuary for all creatures great and small, Ranthambore National Park is a paradise for wildlife lovers and photographers. Here you’ll get the chance to spot the park’s famous diurnal tigers, along with blue bulls, chinkaras (Indian gazelles), crocodiles, hyena, leopards, sambar, spotted deer and tortoises. There are also 272 species of birds and almost 300 species of vegetation.

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Jaipur

Named the ‘Pink City’ due to its pink-hued buildings, Jaipur is a melting pot of hubbub and history. Meander through markets or pass camel carts on your way to visit the Amer Fort (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), the imposing City Palace and the world’s largest stone sundial at Jantar Mantar.

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Jodhpur

Known as the Blue City due to its azure and cobalt-hued houses, Jodhpur is a popular destination offering number of forts, palaces and temples, along with shopping bazaars and delicious culinary delights. Don’t miss the chance to visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort with its impressive courtyards and intricate carvings, or the peaceful Jawant Thada cenotaph with its gazebos, gardens and lake.

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Udaipur

Nicknamed the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur is home to the beautiful Lake Pichola, inspiration for Rudyard Kipling, and the magnificent Jagdish Temple. With forts, temples, palaces, galleries and green spaces to explore, you’ll be enthralled by this decadent destination that you might recognise from the James Bond film Octopussy.

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Pricing and Inclusions

The price guide for this 12 day North India Holiday is

  • £2080 in low season (May 2019 - September 2020 inclusive)
  • £2395 in high season (October 2019 - April 2020 inclusive)

Please be aware some hotels operate an additional peak pricing rate during busy times. This is normally from mid December to mid January. Please get in touch with your dates and we will be pleased to provide you with an accurate quote.

Prices vary depending on number of people, length of tour, accommodation & season. Reductions are normally available for groups of three or more.

This is a private tour and can be tailor made to meet your exact requirements.

Included with this North India Holiday are the following:

  • Meet and greet assistance on all arrivals and departures.
  • All transfers and sightseeing tours using air-conditioned Toyota Innova
  • Accommodation for 11 nights on double / twin sharing basis
  • Meal Plan: Ranthambore on Full Board; Bed & Breakfast elsewhere
  • English speaking guide for all sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Entrances and monument fee as per the itinerary
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi
  • Elephant ride to Amber Fort
  • Shared safari game drives at National Park
  • Shared boat ride on Lake Pichola.

The price does not include:

  • International / Domestic flight tickets
  • Travel insurance & Visas
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, beverages etc
  • Meals other than mentioned in the above meal plan
  • Camera & video fees at national parks, museums & monuments

Prices mentioned above are per person based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, based on your date of travel and local market fluctuations. You will be informed of any price differences prior to booking.

For an quote based on your dates of travel, any alternative accommodation or changes to this itinerary, please call us on 01792 315499 or email us at info@aitholidays.com