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India: "Best of" Northern India           




Date: Your choice. 16 nights/17 days. Ask for recommended seasons
Host: Services of a national guide & local guide
Cost: Starting from US$3900 per person
Trip Type: Custom & CLIENT APPROVED


To travel in India brings you face-to-face with an eclectic, vibrant and colourful country that is rich in history, art, architecture and flavourful food. It is a demanding country to travel in and we can make it a more comfortble experience for you. Our clients have been travelling to India for almost 20 years and we know that with the right hotels and guides you will be rewarded with one of the most surprising travel experiences possible.

This program is what we call a "best of" as it takes in many of the most intriguing destinations in northern India.

Our costing is only an estimate, and it will go up or down depending on which hotel you ultimately choose and even what touring you wish to include. Please consider this to be only a starting point!

Questions? Please contact one of the Civilized Adventures' Adventure Travel Specialists at

Why this trip?


  • Stay in beautiful 5* hotels, many that are modelled after Maharajah's palaces
  • Professional local guides join you in each city
  • Flights cover long distances (included)
  • Special inclusions: a prayer ceremony on the banks of the Ganges, seeing the Taj Mahal in changing light, stay in a sandstone castle in the desert complete with a special dinner
  • Several optional activities are listed so you can customize your trip

Day by Day Itinerary

Click on a day below for a trip outline:

Days 1 & 2 - Delhi

Days 1 & 2 - Delhi

You'll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. See Old Delhi and New Delhi with your guide. Enjoy a "welcome dinner" at an acclaimed restaurant.  (5* hotel)

Days 3 & 4 - Varanasi

Days 3 & 4 - Varanasi

Fly to Varanasi, the holy city on the Ganges River. Witness the aarti, or prayer ceremony, in the evening. See life along the river on an early morning boat trip on the Ganges, then join a yoga session with a yoga expert as the morning light fills the sky. Join your guide for a "hidden" Varanasi tour to see the bazaars, markets and other sites. Visit Sarnath, where Buddha is said to have found enlightenment. (5* hotel, B daily)

Days 5 & 6 - Agra

Days 5 & 6 - Agra

Fly to Agra to see the fabulous Taj Mahal, the gardens of Mehtab Bagh and more. (5* hotel, B daily)

Days 7,8 & 9 - Jaipur

Days 7, 8  & 9 - Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur via the abandoned, but preserved city of Fatehpur Sikri. See the "Pink City" of Jaipur with your local guide. Visit the ornate City Palace, Jantar Mantar observatory and the Hawa Mahal (the Palace of the Winds). Explore the Old Bazaar where craftsmen and artisans ply centuries-old trades. Visit the sprawling Amber Fort where palaces and mosques are hidden from view by the massive walls of the fort. (5* hotel, B daily)

Days 10 & 11 - Jodhpur

Days 10 & 11 - Jodhpur

Take the air-conditioned train to Jodhpur where you'll see the old city, the Sadar Market and the seemingly impenetrable Mehrangarh Fortress. Visit the impressive Umaid Bhawan Palace and be guests of a local family for lunch. Also visit an organization that helps women break the cycle of poverty. (5* hotel, B daily, 1L)

Day 12 - Mihir Garh

Day 12 - Mihir Garh

Drive into the desert to the Relais & Chateaux property called Mihir Garh. This is an acclaimed 9-room property built by local craftsmen in the style of a desert palace. Relax and enjoy the tranquility and luxury of this beautiful retreat. Enjoy a special dinner tonight. (5* hotel, B)

Day 13 & 14 - Udaipur

Day 13 & 14 - Udaipur

Drive to Udaipur via Ranakpur, one of the most important holy places of the Jain faith. Continue to Udaipur, a city of palaces and gardens surrounding Lake Pichola. Visit the city Palace, walk through the old city and enjoy a sunset cruise on the lake. (5* hotel, B daily)

Day 15 & 16 - Mumbai

Day 15 & 16 - Mumbai

Fly to Mumbai. Tour the city with your guide and visit Elephant Island. (5* hotel, B daily)

Day 17 - Depart

Day 17 - Depart

You'll be transferred to the airport where you'll check in for your departure flight. (B)

Call us to create YOUR Custom Civilized Adventure!



Starting from US$3,900 per person (based on a minimum group size of 4) Please inquire for pricing. Cost is dependent on your Custom adjustments and group size.


  • Accommodation based on twin sharing of room for 16 nights
  • Daily breakfast, lunch with a family in Jodhpur, packaged water during transfers and tours
  • Services of private air conditioned car/coach for all transfers, drives and sightseeing. We use local jeeps for entrances to Amer Fort.
  • Services of a national guide from Delhi till Udaipur & local guide in Mumbai.
  • Entrance fees to places listed including ASI monuments.
  • Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
  • Boat ride on Ganges for sunrise and during Aarti ceremony.
  • Walking tour of Varanasi..
  • Boat ride on Lake Pichola in Udaipur.
  • Train travel in air conditioned Chair Car carriage for sector Jaipur - Jodhpur.
  • All currently applicable taxes.



  • International return flights.
  • Visas to enter India.
  • Major meals (Lunch & dinner).
  • All items of personal nature, tips, souvenirs, laundry, internet charges etc.
  • Gratuities.
  • Camera fees.
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended).
  • Any activities and excursions not specified.
  • Any increase due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. park fee increase, fuel surcharge, currency fluctuations).

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