What makes India such a special place and such a worthwhile travel destination? Is it the art and architecture or unique wildlife, be it Taj or tiger? The culture or cuisine? The breathtaking natural beauty, be it Himalayan precipice or pristine, sandy beach? Perhaps it is the deeply ingrained sense of spirituality that permeates a land responsible for the birth of the Hindu, Buddhist, Jain and Sikh faiths. It is undeniably all of these things. But what makes India uniquely extraordinary is the charm and vitality of her people.
India is a land of immense antiquity, a nation that proudly displays a vast cultural diversity. India’s name is derived from the Indus River, whose valleys were first settled five thousand years ago. Since then India has been enriched by successive waves of migrants from distant lands, each adding to the cultural heritage of the Subcontinent. Now home to a plethora of languages, religions, ethnicities, and cultures, it is this diversity that truly inspires and continues to breathe life into modern India, and which is displayed in her people to this day.
Day 1-2 | Delhi
Begin by exploring two of India’s main religions with visits to a Hindu and Sikh temple. The next day, explore the narrow dirt roads of “Old Delhi”, observing its myriad of people and colorful bazaars.
Days 3-4 | Agra
Drive to Agra (3 hours) and spend the next two days exploring the famed Taj Mahal, Yamuna River, and Agra Fort.
Day 5 | Fatepur Sikri- Kalakho Village Area
Begin driving deeper into rural India, along the way stop at Fatepur Sikri, the capital of the Mughal Empire between 1570 and 1586. After driving 4 more hours, you will arrive at the Dera Village Retreat in the Kalakho village area. Set on the banks of a monsoon lake, this location is ideal for exploring the village life of rural India.
Days 6-7 | Jaipur
Drive three hours to Jaipur, known as the “Pink City” for the pink-colored sandstone of the buildings in the old walled city. Here, spend the next two days exploring the city, including the Amber Fort and Palace, and other temples and palaces.
Day 8| Departure
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to catch your outbound flight to Delhi.
Trip Dates & Pricing
Dates:This is a private trip with departure dates that fit your schedule. Inquire for further details.
This is a private journey offering on-demand departures
2 Participants: $3685 per person
3 + Participants: $5685 per person
Single Supplement: $945
(if you require single accommodation on tour)