Highlights of Northern India

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5.0 Based on 43 Reviews
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  • Local culture
  • Festivals and events
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • See the unforgettable Taj MahalSearch for the elusive tigerMeander along the Ganges at VaranasiSample flavoursome and familiar curries
The "Highlights Of Northern India" trip starts and ends in New Delhi. It is a local culture trip that takes 9 days taking you through Agra, Ranthambore National Park and New Delhi in India. "Highlights Of Northern India" is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Northern India conjures up memorable and colourful images of turbans, saris, flavoursome curries and rickshaws. We visit the 'Pink City' of Jaipur, home to the wonderful former Maharaja's Palace and the splendid hilltop Amber Fort. Agra and the serene Taj Mahal are not to be missed and fully live up to expectations. An early morning boat ride through the mist along the ghats of Varanasi is probably the most sensory intoxicating excursion in India and is both fascinating and deeply moving – an experience only equalled by spotting a tiger in Ranthambore National Park.
5 - Excellent
Based on 43 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 24 2020
5 - Excellent
A fantastic introduction to Northern India.
“This was a wonderful trip. It needs some stamina as there are a lot of early starts and long journeys. Keep an open mind and take it as it comes, there are many rewards. The group got on really well and we had some great laughs.The tour guide was brilliant and was central to the success of the trip. It's made me want to see more of India.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Wonderful first experience of Northern India - highly recommended!
“This was an amazing "starter" trip for anyone wanting to begin to experience India. Packed with highlights, everything ran like clockwork (yes, even the train!) and there were no disappointments - friendly people, incredible sights, amazing experiences and incredible food. Highly recommended!”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 16 2020
4 - Very Good
Busy itinerary packed with highlights
“This is a busy itinerary that covers all the major sights in the 'Golden Triangle' of Northern India, plus two tiger safaris and Varanasi, in only 7 days off work. Most itineraries on offer for this part of the world won't give you so much in such a short time period. This makes it a great option for travellers with little time to spare and who want to see as much as possible of this part of the world. There is little 'down time' and it can feel a bit rushed at times, but for me this was far outweighed by the opportunity to see so much and visit places I simply couldn't have fitted in at all any other way. The trip was very well organised and run and I enjoyed everything we visited.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Dec 02 2019
5 - Excellent
An amazing, enthralling, full-on trip.
“This trip is not for the faint-hearted. Despite various lengths being quoted, the traveler is effectively on the road in India for 8 days, and flies home on day 9. But in the 8 days you pack in an incredible number of beautiful, memorable sights. You will (hopefully, like we did) meet a smallish group of nice, decent, funny people that you are happy to travel, eat and drink with, and who look out for one another. Transport is effective and comfortable. You'll struggle to take in the volume of sights, sounds and smells that India will provide. The food is wonderful, hotels are comfortable and all in all, it's hard to avoid the 'trip of a lifetime' cliche.”
  • Day 1: Start Delhi; transfer to Jaipur.
  • Day 2: Visit City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and the Amber Fort; free time for exploring.
  • Day 3: To Ranthambore; afternoon game drive in search of elusive tiger.
  • Day 4: Morning game drive; drive to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri.
  • Day 5: Visit the incredible Taj Mahal and Agra Fort; overnight train to Varanasi.
  • Day 6: Relax and enjoy the wonders of Varanasi.
  • Day 7: Dawn boat ride on the Ganges visiting the bathing ghats; afternoon flight to Delhi.
  • Day 8: Delhi free day or optional sightseeing.
  • Day 9: End Delhi.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts and 1 lunch included
  • Transfer for group flights
  • 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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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Highlights of Northern India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 22 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 22 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 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.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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