Be dazzled by India’s colorful interior on an exploration of its rich history and heritage. Explore sprawling palaces in the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi, then meet the elders of a traditional village and peruse the markets Bikaner’s old city with a local expert. Each day brings a new twist of the kaleidoscope—and a brighter understanding of this amazing country.

Trip highlights

City Walk, Explore the streets of Delhi with an adolescent tour guide from the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. As a former street child, your local guide will have a unique perspective on the city and can provide more information on the life of a child in India. The guided tour helps support the guide's college or university tuition.

Taj Mahal Visit, Cross one off your bucket list as you visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Explore the gorgeous white marble mausoleum, built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan as a testament of his love for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

Itinerary - 15 Days

Day 1 Delhi

There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Included Activities:
Women on Wheels Transfer
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Delhi/Mandāwa (1B)

Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi as part of the G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Continue on to Colonial New Delhi for an orientation tour then drive to Mandawa village.

Included Activities:
City Walk
Colonial New Delhi Orientation Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00-7.00 hours, 240km)

Day 3 Mandāwa/Bīkāner (1B)

Start the day with a walking tour of Mandawa then drive to Bikaner and stay in a heritage hotel, once the residence of nobility. Visit the town's colourful markets and havelis. Option to visit a camel breeding centre.

Included Activities:
Mandawa Walking Tour
Havelis of Shekhawati Guided Tour

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 140km)

Day 4 Bīkāner (1B)

Today visit the well-maintained 16th-century Junagarh Fort. Drive down to the small town of Deshnoke (about half an hour away) to visit Karni Mata, where rats are revered by the locals. Don't have a liking for rats? (Really, it's ok if you don't.) Opt to stay out and enjoy the beautifully carved doorway and the small market nearby.

Included Activities:
Explore the Caravan Route
Junagarh Fort Visit
Deshnoke Rat Temple Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

Day 5 Bīkāner/Jodhpur (1B)

Arrive at the "Blue City" and visit Mehrangarh Fort in the afternoon, built in the 15th century and well-known for its iconic Clock Tower.

Included Activities:
Mehrangarh Fort Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours, 220km)

Day 6 Jodhpur/Chandelao (1B, 1D)

Take a Jeep excursion into the countryside to visit tribal hamlets of Bishnois and Prajapats. Continue on to Chandelao Garh and explore the village and local markets.

Included Activities:
Jeep Safari in Jodhpur
Chandelao Garh Village Stay

Transport:
Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)

Day 7 Chandelao (1B, 1D)

Enjoy Chandelao Garh and explore the village and local markets. Meet with the village elders and teachers to discuss various aspects of daily life, economy, and culture in rural areas. Also visit the Sunder Rang Project at Chandelao which is striving to help village women become more economically independent by training them in traditional crafts.

Included Activities:
Discover Village Life
Chandelao Garh Village Stay

Day 8 Chandelao/Udaipur (1B)

Drive to Udaipur, visiting the stunning Ranakpur Jain temples en route. This afternoon, take an orientation walk with your CEO in Udaipur.

Included Activities:
Ranakpur Jain Temples Visit
Orientation Walk

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

Day 9 Udaipur (1B, 1L)

Explore the City Palace museum, see Pichola Lake by boat, and visit the Jagdish Temple. For lunch, enjoy a cooking demonstration at the home of a local family.

Included Activities:
City Palace Visit
Pichola Lake Boat Tour
Jagdish Temple Visit
Family Home Meal

Transport:
Private Vehicle

Day 10 Udaipur/Jojawar (1B, 1D)




Included Activities:
Train Safari

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.50-4.00 hours)

Day 11 Jojawar/Jaipur (1B)

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is known as the "Pink City" after the rusty colour that many of the houses are painted. With beautiful palaces, forts, gardens, temples, and unending market streets, it's a city with a lot to offer.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s))

Day 12 Jaipur (1B)

Visit the 15th century Amber Fort which was the former capital of the region. Take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar Observatory.

Included Activities:
Amber Fort Guided Tour
City Palace Visit
Jantar Mantar Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle

Day 13 Jaipur/Āgra (1B)

Drive to Agra, stopping to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. In Agra, visit the famed Agra Fort.

Included Activities:
Fatehpur Sikri Visit
Agra Fort Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))

Day 14 Āgra/Delhi (1B)

Rise early to visit the world-famous Taj Mahal and enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Continue to Delhi.

Included Activities:
Taj Mahal Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)

Day 15 Delhi (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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