Best of India

07/02/2020 through 11/14/2022
07/02/2020 through 11/17/2022
Intrepid Travel

Best of India

Visit India and follow the famous Golden Triangle. Enjoy the perfect introduction to India’s three most popular destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – as we explore the icons and discover the secrets of this fascinating region. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence of Rajasthan’s palaces and the traditions of a heritage homestay. Head north into the Himalayan foothills and be introduced to the Mountains and Mystics of this incredible country. These mystical lands look and feel very different from the rest of India – from the food and clothes to the crisp, clean mountain air and spiritual sway of the inhabitants. Discover the complex diversity of India and be enchanted by a land balanced between physical and spiritual worlds.

Activities

  • Delhi – Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Delhi – Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Jaipur – Walking & market tour
  • Jaipur – Amber Fort
  • Karauli – Village walk
  • Fatehpur Sikri – Guided tour
  • Agra – Taj Mahal
  • Delhi – Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
  • Delhi – Jama Masjid
  • Delhi – Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Shimla – Walking tour
  • Shimla – Viceregal Lodge
  • Mandi – Walking tour
  • Dharamsala – Norbulingka Institute
  • Dharamsala – Dalai Lama Temple
  • Amritsar – Golden Temple
  • Amritsar – Jallianwallah Bagh
  • Amritsar – Wagah Border ceremony
  • Rishikesh – City walk
  • Rishikesh – Chaurasi Kutia ‘The Beatles Ashram’

Highlights

  • The Taj Mahal is not only an sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture, but also a truly meaningful stop on any traveller’s journey. Here’s what you need to know about your visit: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/adventures/taj-mahal-travel-guide/
  • Overlooking the picturesque scene of Moata Lake, the monumental Amber Fort is one sight that will forever be under India’s protection
  • Experience authentic Rajasthani luxury with a heritage stay at the lavish Bhanwar Vilas in Karauli
  • Old and New Delhi fuse to create a city that pays homage to past empires, while wrestling with its modern identity
  • The colonial charm of Shimla Hill Station offers a great introduction to the Himalayas, and the World Heritage-listed ‘toy-train’ is a great way to get there
  • As the home of the Dalai Lama, tranquil Dharmasala is the ideal place for an enlightening experience of Tibetan spirituality, culture and history
  • Learn about Sikhism on a visit to the faith’s most sacred monument, the luminous Golden Temple in Amritsar
  • Breeze through the self-proclaimed ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ in Rishikesh and walk along the banks of the holy Ganges River

Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi
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Day 2 Delhi
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Day 3 Jaipur
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Day 4 Jaipur
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Day 5 Karauli
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Day 6 Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
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Day 7 Delhi
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Day 8 Delhi
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Day 9 Shimla
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Day 10 Shimla
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Day 11 Mandi
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Day 12 Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj)
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Day 13 Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj)
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Day 14 Amritsar
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Day 15 Amritsar - Overnight train
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Day 16 Rishikesh
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Day 17 Rishikesh - River Ganges
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Day 18 Delhi
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Day 19 Delhi
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