Explore Old & New Delhi
Jaipur (Explore fort, palace and market of pink city)
3 game drives at Ranthambore jungle safari
Ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri
Itmad Ud Daulah tomb
Ganges River including boat rides
Round-Trip Airfare from LAX
Flights within India
All meals (except at airports)
Activities listed on itinerary
per person (double occupancy)
+$490 for single traveler
You must be able to walk with no problems; trip is not wheelchair accessible
Deposit required (make below) to secure airfare
Full payment due 130 days before and must be made by check
Trip deposit and final payments are non-refundable once paid
A Visa is required to enter India (not included)
Passports are required and must be valid 6 months after final date of the trip
No COVID Restrictions
Your Host: Alan McKay
November 3-4: Fly to Delhi!
November 5: Today marks your arrival in Delhi, a city that promises to surprise and enthrall you with its rich history and diverse culture. From the majestic monuments of its imperial past to the bustling markets of Old Delhi, the city offers a glimpse into India's vibrant tapestry of traditions.
Upon completing airport formalities, you'll be transferred to your hotel, where your rooms have been booked for immediate occupancy since the previous day.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel and then have the first half of the day at leisure.
Later, savor a buffet lunch at the hotel before embarking on a city tour that includes:
Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi: Explore the bustling streets and markets of Old Delhi, once the seat of Mughal power.
Gandhi Smriti: Visit the museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, where he spent his last days.
Humayun’s Tomb: Discover the magnificent garden tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Drive past notable landmarks such as India Gate, Presidential Palace, and Government buildings before returning to the hotel for a buffet dinner and overnight stay.
November 6, 2024:
After breakfast, depart for Jaipur, a journey of approximately 265 km that takes around 6 hours.
En route, visit the iconic Qutub Minar, a towering example of Indo-Islamic architecture.
Jaipur, known as the Pink City, awaits with its majestic forts, palaces, and vibrant bazaars. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Gurgaon before checking in at your hotel upon arrival in Jaipur.
Dinner will be served at the hotel, where you'll spend the night.
November 7, 2024
Start the day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an excursion to Amber Fort. Explore the grandeur of Rajput architecture and enjoy an elephant ride to the fort.
Make a photo stop at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Wind, known for its intricate architecture and numerous windows.
Later, visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar, two architectural marvels that offer insights into Jaipur's royal history.
The evening is free for shopping, where you can explore Jaipur's vibrant markets known for their handicrafts and textiles.
Retire for the night at the hotel after dinner.
November 8, 2024
Commence your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Following breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Ranthambore. This renowned national park, once a private game reserve of the royal family of Jaipur, boasts diverse landscapes ideal for wildlife sightings, including the majestic tiger. Upon arrival, settle in at the hotel. Later in the day, partake in an exciting afternoon game drive within the national park. Your accommodation for the night will be at the Hotel.
November 9, 2024
Experience the thrill of morning and afternoon game drives in the national park, offering ample opportunities for wildlife encounters. Enjoy another comfortable night's stay at the Hotel.
November 10, 2024
After indulging in a delicious buffet breakfast at the hotel, set out on a journey to Agra, with a stopover at the historic site of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Agra, renowned for its Mughal architecture and home to the iconic Taj Mahal, awaits your arrival. Check-in at the hotel upon reaching Agra, where you'll spend the night.
November 11, 2024
As the sun rises, witness the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal, an enduring symbol of love. Following breakfast, delve into Agra's rich history with visits to the Agra Fort and Itimad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb. Conclude the day with a mesmerizing sunset view of the Taj Mahal from Mehtab Bagh. Spend the night at the Hotel.
November 12, 2024
After enjoying a hearty buffet breakfast at the hotel, embark on a scenic drive to Delhi, where you'll catch a flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, transfer to the hotel for overnight accommodation.
November 13, 2024
Rise early for a serene boat ride along the holy river Ganges, observing the sacred rituals and vibrant life on its banks. After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy some leisure time before savoring a traditional vegetarian thali lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, explore the historic site of Sarnath, where Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon. Cap off the day with a captivating Ganga Aarti ceremony at Dashaswamedh Ghat. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
November 14, 2024
Following breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Varanasi airport for your flight back to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to the hotel for overnight accommodation.
November 15, 2024
Bid farewell to Delhi as you transfer to the international airport early in the morning for your onward flight. Welcome Home!