The Taj Mahal took 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants 22 years to complete, yet it only takes a moment to recognize its utter beauty. Whether strolling in its serene shadows or walking the streets of Delhi, feel the evocative allure of northern India on an eight-day journey. Learn about the G Adventures-supported City Walk project, spend the night in a traditional village home, and explore the “Pink City” of Jaipur with a local historian.

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.

Local Village Immersion, Step back in time and explore the traditional culture of the rural village of Sawarda. Meet with town elders to discuss how modernization is affecting village life.

Meet a Local Historian, In Jaipur, known as the “Pink City,” meet with a local historian and sociology scholar to learn about India’s complex social fabric and traditions, and discuss a range of topics from the country’s belief systems to its architecture.

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 - 8 Days

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Day 2 Delhi/Āgra (1B)

Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi as part of the G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO before an afternoon drive to Agra.

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.

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).

Day 5 Jaipur (1B)

Explore the "Pink City," known also as Jaipur, including the Amber Fort, City Palace, and the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Listen to a local historian/scholar discuss the spirituality, social fabric, customs, and traditions of India.

Day 6 Jaipur/Sāwarda (1B, 1D)

Drive to the rural village of Sawarda where we stay in a heritage home. Exploring this traditional village is like stepping back in time. Walk and meet with locals and explore how urbanization affects village life, modernization and its benefits and disadvantages, as well as simple village customs and traditions.

Day 7 Sāwarda/Delhi (1B)

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

Day 8 Delhi (1B)

Depart at any time.

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