Here you can find the day-to-day description for North India in 2 weeks.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|3||Bus||Delhi - Agra||Agra|
|4||Bus||Agra - Fatehpur Sikri/Abhaneri Stepwell - Kalakho||Kalakho|
|5||Bus||Kalakho - Jaipur||Jaipur|
|7||Bus||Jaipur - Pushkar||Pushkar|
|8||Bus||Pushkar - Udaipur||Udaipur|
|10||Bus||Udaipur - Ranakpur - Jodhpur||Jodhpur|
|12||Bus||Jodhpur - Bikaner||Bikaner|
|13||Bus||Bikaner - Nawalgarh||Nawalgarh|
|15||Bus||Nawalgarh - Delhi||Delhi|
|16||Delhi||Delhi - End of tour|
You journey takes you further to Abhaneri, where you can see the stepwell before continuing your tour to Kalakho where you will stay at the Umaid Lake Palace (subject to change). Kalakho is located in the countryside and is a wonderful place to experience village life! Often you can see how turbans and saris are made or you can attend an introductory lesson in 'Bollywood Dance'. Tired of all that? Take a refreshing dip in your swimming pool.
After arrival in Jaipur it is nice to climb up to the top of the hill where the imposing Nahargarh Fort stands. Enjoy the sunset, letting the superb view sink in. You will soon understand how Jaipur has earned its nickname (the "Pink City"). The major attractions of Jaipur are the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) with its beautiful façade and the City Palace.
You sleep in the town of Surajgarh/Nawalgarh. The estimated travel time for today is 6-7 hours (230 km).
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When booking your tour, please check to see whether you need any post-tour nights, bearing in mind that accommodation for the night of the final day of the tour (day 16) is not included.
It is possible that the group for a part of this trip is combined with the participants of our 7-Day Delhi, Jaipur and Agra trip. Obviously, we ensure that the maximum of 24 participants is not exceeded. The local English-speaking tour guide(s) ensure(s) proper execution of the trip.
On the trip departing on 10 November, 2018 visit the Pushkar Fair in Pushkar.*
On the trip departing on 16 March, 2019 visit the Holi Festival in Jaipur.
On the trip departing on 30 July, 2019 visit the Teej Festival in Jaipur.
On the trip departing on 31 October, 2019 visit the Pushkar Fair in Pushkar.*
* Note: The itinerary during the Pushkar Fair festival tour has been adapted.
During the Pushkar Fair you stay one extra night in Pushkar and one night less in Bikaner. The route will be: Day 1 Delhi; Day 2 Delhi; Day 3 Agra; Day 4 Agra; Day 5 Jaipur via Fatehpur Sikri; Day 6 Jaipur; Day 7 Pushkar; Day 8 Pushkar; Day 9 Udaipur Day 10 Udaipur; Day 11 Jodhpur via Ranakpur; Day 12 Jodhpur; Day 13 Bikaner via Rat Temple; Day 14 Shekhawati; Day 15 Delhi; Day 16 End of tour.
The itineraries during festival tours may be adapted. Please check the 'News' section for further details. For more information about the festivals please check under 'More info' then 'Festivals'.
You may like to opt for an extension in Amritsar at the end of your tour.
Please specify when booking if you would like this extension. You can indicate this by ticking the appropriate box in the booking form.
This special package to Amritsar starts from € 149 per person (based on two people sharing a room). If you would like a single room then you pay a supplement of € 69.
Amritsar is the state capital of Punjab. You will become acquainted with the friendly Sikhs with their turbans and colourful robes. The Golden Temple is the landmark of the city. This magnificent temple complex is located in the center of the old town, where it is buzzing with activity. The actual sanctuary (Hari Mandir) is surrounded by water called Amrit Sarovar, roughly translated as "Pool of Nectar", from which the city derives its name. The Hari Mandir has a dome, which has the shape of an inverted lotus flower. The Golden Temple is an oasis of calm. It is wonderful to relax a couple of hours here and witness the rituals that take place. In addition to the Golden Temple, there are a number of attractions in Amritsar: the old city, with the Durgiana Temple and a small golden temple, a mosque and many markets.
Schedule for the Amritsar extension:
Day 15: Transfer from Nawalgarh to Delhi with the group and overnight in Delhi.
Day 16: Transfer from hotel to Delhi train station, travel by train from Delhi to Amritsar, transfer from train station to hotel in Amritsar. Scheduled train times: Departing Delhi at 16:30, Arriving Amritsar at 22.35 (train times subject to change).
Day 17: Free day Amritsar.
Day 18: Transfer from the hotel in Amritsar to the train station, travel by train from Amritsar to Delhi, transfer from train station to hotel in Delhi. Scheduled train times: Departure from Amritsar at 16:50, Arrival Delhi at 23.05 (train times subject to change).
Day 19: Delhi.
Day 20: End of extension.
Private transfers by car / bus; train travel Delhi-Amritsar and Amritsar-Delhi; hotel accommodation.
All meals; optional excursions; entrance fees; tips
The mysterious city of Varanasi is located on the banks of the holy river Ganges. Hindus from all over the world come here to take a ritual bath in the holy waters of their 'Mother Ganga'. The ghats stretch along the western banks of the Ganges. Every day there are all kinds of rituals performed here, from cremations to washing of clothes. When you have had enough of the hustle and bustle of the big city, you can visit the ancient Buddhist temples at Sarnath, the place where Buddha preached his first sermon. This tranquil village is located in a green area about ten kilometers from Varanasi. There is also a small museum.
You stay in Varanasi in a hotel with swimming pool.
Schedule for the Varanasi Extension:
Day 16: Transfer from hotel to Delhi train station, travel by night train from Delhi to Varanasi. Scheduled train times: Departure from Delhi at 18:55, arriving in Varanasi at 7:20 am (train times subject to change).
Day 17: Transfer from train station to hotel in Varanasi. Free day Varanasi.
Day 18: Free day Varanasi.
Day 19: 'Check out' at 12.00. Transfer from the hotel to the railway station in Varanasi, travel by night train from Varanasi to Delhi. Scheduled train times: Departure from Varanasi at 19:30, arriving in Delhi at 8:10 am (train times subject to change);
Day 20: Delhi.
Day 21: End of extension.
Private transfers by car / bus; train travel Delhi-Varanasi and Varanasi-Delhi; two nights in a night train; accommodation in Delhi and Varanasi
All meals; optional excursions; entrance fee; tips
This special package to Varanasi starts from € 179 per person (based on two people sharing a room). If you would like a single room then you pay a supplement of € 59.