National Geographic Journeys

Discover India

  • Duration 15 Days | Round-trip Delhi
  • Group Size Max 16
  • From $4,116 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

Delve into the cultural riches of India during 15 unforgettable days in Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and more. Enjoy a guided tour of the world’s most magnificent testimonial to love, the Taj Mahal. Visit the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism, spend a night in a traditional village, witness holy rituals on a sunrise Ganges cruise, and discover the hidden side of Delhi with a former street youth now taking part in a G Adventures-supported project. Don’t just see India; glimpse its soul.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the incredible Taj Mahal.
  • Cruise the Ganges River at sunrise to witness ancient Hindu rituals, and prepare a meal with a family in Jaipur.
  • Go on game drives in Ranthambore National Park.

Itinerary - 15 Days

Day 1 Delhi

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

Day 2 Delhi

Walk through Delhi on an insider tour with a young adult from the G Adventures–supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with our CEO and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the busy streets. (1B)

Days 3 & 4 Varanasi

Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city. In the afternoon, enjoy a lecture at the ghats (stairs) of the Ganges on the river’s spiritual, social, and economic significance, and then embark on a boat just before sunset. The next day, rise early for a dawn-lit boat ride on the river and observe rituals of bathing and burial. Then have breakfast at Open Hand Café, a G Adventures partner, to learn how this social enterprise is providing opportunity to local people. Later, visit Sarnath, the site of the Buddha’s first sermon. (2B)

Day 5 Khajuraho

Fly to Khajuraho and visit the western group of the temple complex, famed for its erotic sculptures depicting the Kama Sutra. Later, take a yoga class. (1B)

Day 6 Agra

Today, travel by road before mingling with locals on the train ride to Agra. (1B)

Day 7 Agra/Ranthambore National Park

This morning, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal and visit the Agra Fort. Later, travel by private vehicle to Ranthambore National Park. (1B, 1D)

Day 8 Ranthambore National Park

Enjoy two safari drives through the park with local naturalists/rangers to spot leopards, monkeys, and, with some luck, one of the park’s elusive tigers. Then walk with some locals to the ruins of Ranthambore Fort and visit the Trinetra Ganesh Temple. (1B, 1D)

Days 9 & 10 Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur and delve into India’s history with visits to the City Palace, the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and the impressive Amber Fort. Enjoy a traditional culinary experience with a local family, visiting a nearby market with them and then sitting down to a meal in their home. (2B, 1D)

Day 11 Jojawar

Travel to the village of Jojawar and spend the night in a family-run guesthouse. Explore the village and meet some of its residents. Opt to take a rustic train safari through the Aravalli Hills. (1B, 1D)

Days 12 & 13 Udaipur

Travel to Udaipur and take an orientation walk. Discover Lake Pichola and the fairy-tale Lake Palace. Explore the City Palace and Jagdish Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. (2B)

Days 14 & 15 Delhi

Fly to Delhi for our final evening, and opt to join a farewell dinner. Depart at any time the next day. (2B)

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