Highlights of Northern India

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4.8 Based on 43 Reviews
  • duration 9 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7488
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • See the unforgettable Taj Mahal
  • Search for the elusive tiger in Ranthambore National Park
  • Meander along the Ganges at Varanasi
  • Sample flavoursome and familiar curries
Start and end in New Delhi, the "Highlights Of Northern India" trip is a guided local culture tour that takes 9 days. You will travel through Agra, Ranthambore National Park and Varanasi in India. "Highlights Of Northern India" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Northern India conjures up colourful images of turbans, saris, rickshaws and flavoursome curries. On this trip we sample it all, visiting the Pink City of Jaipur, home to the former Maharaja’s Palace and hilltop Amber Fort. We also stop at Agra and the serene Taj Mahal, which fully live up to expectations. Our early morning boat ride along the mist-shrouded ghats of Varanasi is both fascinating and deeply moving; an experience only equalled by spotting a tiger in Ranthambore National Park.
  • 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 one lunch included
  • All transport
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Entrances fees to Monuments in Jaipur and Agra (as per itinerary)
  • Jungle Safari (as per itinerary)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Single supplement
4.8 - 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... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • 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... Read more
  • 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,... Read more
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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 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 12 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 April 2023, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 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 traveling 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.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.


  • What are some of the most popular tourist destinations in India?

    India is a veritable treasure trove of incredible places, but the most popular tourist destinations include the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Holy City of Varanasi, and Harmandir Sahib: the Golden City in Jaisalmer, the Red fort in New Delhi, and the Mecca Masjid in Hyderbad.

  • How many days are sufficient for an India tour?

    There are so many things to see and experience in India. You could spend six months exploring India and still feel like you have not seen it all. To experience India and its culture in a practical amount of time, you would need at least three weeks.

  • What are some of the tourist scams that I need to know about before visiting India?

    Unfortunately, India is known for having some unscrupulous people who scam tourists. Some common swindles include the 'fake' tourist office, the hotel switch, inflated taxi fares, and switching money for counterfeit notes. Keep your wits about yourself, and you should be fine.

  • Is India a safe place for tourists?

    India is generally safe for tourists. However, petty crimes, such as pickpocketing and purse snatching, are common. Tourists tend to be targeted in busy tourist areas, and petty crime frequently occurs on public transportation and overnight trains. Be aware of your surroundings and take care to avoid potentially risky situations.

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