Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Varanasi (ODE)

13 Day Tour from Delhi to Delhi

2021 Tour Details

How do you express your eternal devotion to the love of your life? Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan enlisted the help of more than 20,000 workers and 1,000 elephants to erect a towering white marble mausoleum in honor of his wife who died during childbirth. A sunrise visit to the magnificent Taj Mahal, one of the New7Wonders of the World, is just the beginning of your love affair with India. Beyond India’s most sparkling jewel lies a priceless gem mine of experiences you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Hop in a rickshaw for a ride through Delhi’s centuries-old Chandni Chowk bazaar, sit down for traditional Indian cuisine in the home of a noble family in Jaipur, and embark on three thrilling open-air safari game drives through Ranthambore National Park in search of marsh crocodiles, striped hyenas, and the elusive Bengal tiger. A mosaic of memories awaits on this radiant tour of India.

Immerse yourself in the holiest of Hindu pilgrim cities when you add a Monograms vacation to Varanasi to your tour of India. A sunrise boat ride on the sacred Ganges River to watch the striking ritual of devotional bathing along the river’s edge is one of many unforgettable experiences found in this city.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Globus Asia tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery Asia vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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Icons of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond with Varanasi map

 Photo Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Agra Fort
  • Amber Fort
  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Taj Mahal

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

American breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 5 dinners


Notes:

Game drives take place in open-air safari vehicles.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN DELHI, INDIA

Welcome to India! Hotel check-in available mid-afternoon.

Day 2 DELHI

DELHI Orientation drive includes the Red Fort, Jama Masjid, India Gate, and the Presidential Palace. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, Delhi’s famous bazaar. Visit to Qutub Minar. Welcome dinner includes an Indian cooking demonstration with a local chef.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 3 DELHI–AGRA

DELHI Visits to Humayun’s Tomb and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Afternoon drive to Agra.
AGRA Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch

Day 4 AGRA

AGRA Sunrise visit to the Taj Mahal and visit to Agra Fort. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Visit a marble workshop. Free time this afternoon and evening.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Agra with a tour of the ancient village of Kachhpura. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5 AGRA–FATEHPUR SIKRI–RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

AGRA Visit to Fatehpur Sikri (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).
BHARATPUR Train trip to Ranthambore National Park.
RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 6 RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Morning and afternoon game drives in search of the elusive Bengal tiger, leopard, sambar deer, sloth bears, marsh crocodiles, striped hyena, and more.

Breakfast Breakfast
LunchLunch
DinnerDinner

Day 7 RANTHAMBORE–JAIPUR

RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK Morning game drive.
JAIPUR Free time this afternoon before Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite dinner in a local Indian noble family home with sari- and turban-tying demonstration.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 8 JAIPUR

JAIPUR Visits to Amber Fort, City Palace and its museum, Jantar Mantar, and Hawa Mahal. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.

Breakfast Breakfast
DinnerDinner

Day 9 JAIPUR–DELHI

JAIPUR Free time this morning before flying to Delhi.
DELHI Free time this evening.

Day 10 DELHI–VARANASI

DELHI Fly to Varanasi.
VARANASI Guided sightseeing to witness the Ganga Aarti (spiritual worship) on the ghats (steps) leading down to the Ganger River.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11 VARANASI

VARANASI Sunrise boat ride to watch local religious ritual—the Hindus’ devotional bathing in the Ganges. Free time this afternoon.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12 VARANASI–DELHI

VARANASI Free time this morning before flying back to Delhi.
DELHI Free time this evening.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13 DELHI

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

NOTE:
Please note that some flights depart Delhi very early in the morning. In these cases, breakfast is not included on Day 13, and you will need to depart for the airport the prior evening (Day 12) or just after midnight (Day 13).

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

MAYANK DIXIT

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

Hi, I'm Mayank, and with my years of experience in the travel industry, I am committed to making your time in India incredible. My motto is "Atithi devo bhavah." When translated into English it means "the Guest is God" or "Guest become God," expressing the idea that each person visiting India should be served in the best possible manner.

Tour Director - MAYANK DIXIT

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Agra
Jaipur

Agra

Kachpura Village

Kachpura Village

Leave the bright lights of Agra behind and visit the ancient village of Kachhpura.

Price Range: $$

Jaipur

Jaipur by Foot

Jaipur by Foot

Discover the largest city in Northern India on foot, experiencing local delights and sights.

Price Range: $$



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).