Northern Highlights of India Tour

Northern Highlights of India Tour

Northern Highlights of India Tour


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Discover the ancient tales and spirituality of northern India

Discover the myriad of sights in two of India’s most popular northern cities, the energetic Delhi and the pink-hued Jaipur.

Experience a magical, spiritual moment as you witness thousands flock to the riverbanks to pray while you float along the river Ganges at sunrise.

Admire the sculptures carved into the Khajuraho Group of Monuments in the ancient town of Varanasi.

Visit one of the most spectacular, bucket-list monuments in the entire world, the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Discover the sensational history and architecture of northern India on this remarkable, unforgettable 8-day guided city walking tour. The Highlights of Northern India Tour is a jaw-dropping excursion into some of India’s most notable cities and to world-famous monuments.

You'll visit the Taj Mahal, the sculptures carved into the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, a UNESCO Heritage Site, the ancient town of Varanasi, and the pink-flushed Jaipur. You'll also spend time exploring the collection of attractions scattered across New and Old Delhi. The Highlights of Northern India Tour is the perfect way to catch the highlights of unforgettable India.

Highlights of Northern India Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Delhi

Meet and greet a tour representative upon arrival at the airport. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in India’s energetic capital city! Tomorrow you will get to explore New and Old Delhi.

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Hotel in Delhi

Day 2 Sightseeing around New and Old Delhi

Enjoy a chilled-out morning before meeting your local guide for a sightseeing tour around New and Old Delhi. You’ll visit a plethora of places, including Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Raj Ghat, India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Bahai’s Temple, and more!

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Hotel in Delhi

Day 3 Fly to Varanasi

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. This historic city, known as the spiritual capital of India, was built in the 11th century. It gets some of its mystical, surreal beauty from its location along the banks of the river Ganges. Check out Asi Ghat, Durga Temple, and the Golden Temple while you’re here.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Varanasi

Day 4 Fly to Khajuraho

Wake up with the sunrise and enjoy a soothing boat ride along the river Ganges. Admire the thousands of people flocking to the river to worship the Sun God as you float along. Back at the hotel, have breakfast before heading to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

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Hotel in Khajuraho

Day 5 Tour Khajuraho

Before you take a train to Jhansi and transfer to Agra, marvel at the carvings etched into the 10th-century Khajuraho Temples. You’ll get to view the Western and Eastern Group of Temples! Then, transfer to the train station and begin your journey to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Agra

Day 6 Visit the Taj Mahal

Wake up as the sun rises and visit one of the most spectacular buildings in the world: the Taj Mahal. Return to the hotel for breakfast before exploring the Agra Fort, set on the Yamuna River. After, begin your journey to Jaipur. Stop at the ancient Fatehpur Sikri, where red sandstone buildings soar across the centre. Finally, you’ll reach the famed Pink City. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Jaipur

Day 7 Sightseeing around Jaipur

Embark on a sightseeing tour around Jaipur today. Check out Hawa Mahal (Palace Of Winds), City Palace, and Jantar Mantar before travelling 11 km to Amber Fort, a stunning piece of history set along the lake.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Jaipur

Day 8 Head to Delhi and depart

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before driving to the international airport in Delhi.

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Highlights of Northern India Tour Price and Dates

This guided tour in Northern India is always run as a private tour for your group only. Please note that the prices might increase during public holidays.

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2-5: $1,152USD per person
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Accommodation on the Highlights of Northern India Tour

This tour will have you staying in 3-4 star hotels that offer modern necessities to keep you comfortable. Do note that rooms are double occupancy, but you can often upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee. Single travellers are also required to pay a supplement.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement to have a private room in a hotel.

Park Inn by Radisson in Delhi

This hotel seamlessly blends business with comfort. It offers a pool, gym, conference facilities, a swim-up bar, rooftop bar, and WiFi!

The Amayaa in Varanasi

This boutique hotel comes equipped with WiFi, a pool, gym, spa, sauna, and an on-site restaurant.

Ramada Hotel in Khajuraho

Set amid lush greenery, the Ramada offers stunning scenery and amazing amenities, including a pool, WiFi, gym, game room, and a night club!

Howard Plaza – The Fern in Agra

Bask in total leisure at this hotel! Take advantage of their WiFi, gym, pool, free breakfast, rooftop bar, massage services, and swim-up bar.

Alsisar Haveli in Jaipur

This charming hotel offers great places to relax, like a pool, spa, rooftop terrace, and bar and lounge!

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Highlights of Northern India Tour?


No meals are included on this tour.


Accommodation for 7 nights is included on this tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation for yourself and your luggage is included throughout the tour. The train ride is included, but the domestic flights are not. You should budget around 295 USD (depending on availability) for these flights.

Also Included

  • Guide
  • Entrance fees where applicable

Not included

  • Flights to and from Delhi
  • Domestic flights during the tour
  • Tour guide gratuity
  • Personal necessities such as drinks during mealtimes and laundry

Optional Extras

  • Upgrades to single occupancy
  • Additional nights before or after the tour

Frequenty Asked Questions about Northern Highlights of India Tour

How hard is the Highlights of Northern India Tour?

This tour is rated as a 1 / 5. It’s suitable for any level of fitness.

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Highlights of Northern India Tour?

No meals are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Delhi to start this tour?

You can fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), where you will be met by your guide to begin your tour.

Is the Highlights of Northern India Tour in English?

Yes, the tour guide speaks English.

Where does the Highlights of Northern India Tour end?

The tour ends at Indira Gandhi International Airport, where you can catch your flight home.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to India?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for India?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to India for this tour?

The best time to travel to northern India for this tour is from November through February, the mild, warm winter between the incredibly hot summer and the monsoon season.


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