India ⎻ North

Your expedition begins in Delhi, India’s capital city, where unique elements of different historical eras coexist with a bustling economy. Explore Old Delhi by rickshaw and enjoy the aromas of Asia’s biggest spice market. Volunteer at NGO Deepalaya and visit Humayun’s Tomb, the first great example of Mughal architecture. Learn about Bishnoi tribe culture and take a cooking class with an expert in Rajasthani cuisine. Enjoy a sunset boat ride on tranquil Lake Pichola in Udaipur and search for the elusive Bengal tiger in Ranthambore National Park, former private hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Jaipur. Be mesmerized by the Taj Mahal,  jewel of India’s Muslim architecture and art.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Hindi, English

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +5:30

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Indian Rupee (INR)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

76° F

Northern India Expedition

Palaces & Forts, Leopards & Tigers

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – DELHI

Arrive in Delhi

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: The Connaught

Day 2 – DELHI

Private morning tour of Old Delhi:

  • Jama Mosque
  • Cycle rickshaw ride to Asia’s largest spice market
  • Rajghat

Private afternoon tour:

  • Bangla Saheb 
  • President’s Palace & India Gate

Accommodations: The Connaught
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – DELHI

Volunteer at Deepalaya, NGO aiding India’s urban & rural poor

Lunch at Olives

Private afternoon tour:

  • Qutab Minar
  • Humayun’s Tomb

Accommodations: The Connaught
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 – DELHI / JODHPUR

Private transfer to airport for flight to Jodhpur

Private transfer to hotel

Private afternoon tour of Mehrangarh Fort

Accommodations: Ajit Bhawan
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – JODHPUR / JAWAI

Morning safari to meet the Bishnoi tribes

Afternoon cooking workshop

Accommodations: Ajit Bhawan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Days 6-7 – JAWAI

Private transfer to Jawai (approx. 3 hours)

Daily game drives

Accommodations: Amritara Jawai Sagar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – JAWAI / UDAIPUR

Private transfer to Udaipur (approx. 3 hours)

Afternoon boat ride on Lake Pichola

Accommodations: Fateh Garh
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – UDAIPUR

Private morning tour:

  • Eklingji Temple
  • Nagda

Lunch at Devigarh Palace

Private afternoon tour

  • City Palace
  • Durbar Hall
  • Crystal Gallery
  • Maharana’s Vintage & Classic car collection

Accommodations: Fateh Garh
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 – UDAIPUR / JAIPUR

Private transfer to airport for flight to Jaipur

Private transfer to hotel

Private afternoon tour

  • Hawa Mahal
  • Amber Fort

Accommodations: ITC Rajputana
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 – JAIPUR

Volunteer at Digantar Vidyalay School

Private afternoon tour:

  • Jantar Mantar
  • City Palace Museum

Accommodations: ITC Rajputana
Meals: Breakfast

Days 12-13 – JAIPUR / RANTHAMBORE

Private transfer to Ranthambore (approx. 3 hours)

Daily game drives in Ranthambore National Park

Accommodations: Taj Vivanta Sawai Madhopur Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 – RANTHAMBORE / AGRA

Private transfer to train station

Scheduled train to Bharatpur

Private transfer to Agra

Private tours:

  • Agra Fort
  • Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity
  • Sunset visit to the Taj Mahal

Accommodations: ITC Mughal
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 – AGRA / DELHI / HOMEWARD BOUND

Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal

Private transfer to Delhi (approx. 4 hours)

Optional day room use until departure (supplement applies)

Private transfer to airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $3,450 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

I used to be a travel agent and booked all my own travel. Those days are over now that I found NEI for our bucket list trip to the Galapagos! Can’t wait for our next adventure !!! Thanks for everything!!!!

Rozie & Larry D.
Cleveland, Ohio

When to go:

Best times are October to April

What to eat:

Dal Bati Churma (lentil curry & unleavened bread), Laal Maas (mutton curry), Mawa Kachori (pastry filled with milk curd & nuts)

What to pack:

Conservative clothing, light jacket or sweater; shawl or scarf; swimwear, comfortable walking shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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