Highlights of Northern India

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Ranthambore Search for Bengal tigers in India's most famous national park
  • Chambal Take a river safari to look for gharial and soft shell turtles
  • Bateshwar Explore 40 Hindu temples that line the banks of the River Chambal
  • Varanasi Float on the River Ganges and watch pilgrims bathe at holy 'Benares'
The Highlights Of Northern India trip starts and ends in New Delhi. It is a wildlife tour that takes 15 days taking you through Ranthambore National Park, Taj Mahal, Pushkar and 6 other destinations in India. Highlights Of Northern India is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

This trip is North India at its best. Going beyond the \ Golden Triangle\ we search for Bengal Tigers in Ranthambore, take a boat trip down the Chambal River in search of endangered Gharial crocodiles and witness the spiritual evening aarti ceremony in Varanasi. Ranthambore National Park - Search for Bengal tigers and other wildlife in India's most iconic national park Bateshwar - Explore 40 Hindu temples that line the banks of the River Chambal Golden Triangle - Discover Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, North India's historical hub
5 - Excellent
Based on 294 reviews
  • Suzanne
  • On Feb 17 2020
5 - Excellent
Suzanne's review for another Explore tour
“This was a great whistle stop tour of Cuba giving a fantastic insight into Cuban life, Politics and history thanks to our excellent tour leader Jose. Lots of time was spent travelling in the bus but that was anticipated as per the trip notes. However it meant short stays in each destination, especially Santiago de Cuba. The trip met and exceeded my personal expectations but I would have liked extra time in certain places. I really enjoyed the jungle trek and sleeping out under the stars.”
  • Derek
  • On Dec 02 2020
4 - Very Good
Derek's review for another Explore tour
“In Vientiane I arrived early and visited Museum of Contemporary Art which had amazing wood tree root carvings. I think it would be good to suggest a visit as an option for people in their free time. Its something like 10k from the city centre, so best if people share a taxi. ”
  • Helen
  • On Jan 03 2020
5 - Excellent
Helen's review for another Explore tour
“Nepal was an amazing country with such diversity and so much culture to learn about. Seeing the mountains on the trek was a huge highlight. Its worth understanding that being in the mountains is unpredictable so the weather can change quickly & mountain views can vary too. If people feel the cold, they should consider bringing heat pads & plenty of layers to use in the tea houses. Changing money at the airport was the best value & ease although ATMs were available in the cities .A walking pole was essential on the trek as was very helpful while descending the many steps especially after rain. Our guide Udaya was very knowledgeable & able to assist us in any way needed throughout the trip. We felt very safe everywhere we travelled. Our group really got on well which helped to have a very relaxed & enjoyable time . There was so many amazing highlights, watching sunrise over the Annapurna range, meeting a rhino on our nature walk, white water rafting, colourful temples & very genuine locals.”
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  • Day 1 : Join tour in Delhi; city tour of New Delhi
  • Day 2 : Walk through Old Delhi's narrow lanes and explore the Jama Masjid mosque before travelling to Jaipur
  • Day 3 : Discover Jaipur's hilltop Amber Fort, City Palace and Palace of the Winds
  • Day 4 : Free morning to walk around Jaipur's markets before travelling to Pushkar
  • Day 5 : Ride a camel and watch the sunset from Savitri Temple
  • Day 6 : Take a jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park
  • Day 7 : Search for tigers before travelling to the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri en route to Agra
  • Day 8 : Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal and visit Agra Fort and the Baby Taj
  • Day 9 : Drive to Chambal Sanctuary, take an afternoon nature walk
  • Day 10 : Search for soft shell turtles and explore the temples at Bateshwar
  • Day 11 : Free time to relax at Chambal before an overnight train to Varanasi
  • Day 12 : Explore Varanasi on a walking tour and watch the evening ceremony on the river banks
  • Day 13 : Visit ancient Buddhist temples at Sarnath. Take a train to Delhi
  • Day 14 : Free time to explore Delhi
  • Day 15 : Trip ends in Delhi
  • 14 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners
  • Hotel Jivitesh (2 nights)
  • Mandawa Haveli (2 nights)
  • Hotel Master Paradise (2 nights)
  • Raj Palace Resort (1 night)
  • Hotel Amar (2 nights)
  • Chambal Safari Lodge (2 nights)
  • Overnight train from Agra to Varanasi (1 night)
  • Hotel New Temple's Town (1 night)
  • Overnight Train from Varanasi to Delhi (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Train
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Naturalist(s)
  • 4WD
  • Rickshaw
  • Any international flights to/from New Delhi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Highlights of Northern India tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Northern India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 11 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Highlights of Northern India tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Highlights of Northern India tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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