DELHI, AGRA, RANTHAMBORE, JAIPUR, JODHPUR, UDAIPUR & VARANASI
Discover what makes India so incredible on this journey across iconic cities like Delhi and Agra to incredible natural wonders like Ranthambore National Park with unrivaled cultural and culinary experiences along the way. This perfectly paced tour takes you from the Taj Mahal to a jungle safari where you’ll search for the majestic tigers of Ranthambore to the culinary delights of the “Pink City”, to the beautiful “Blue City” of Jodhpur to the villages of Deogarh and the temples of Udaipur. In Varanasi, one of India’s holiest cities, visit local temples and witness both sunrise and evening aarti ceremonies on the Ganges River plus an excursion to Sarnath, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites. From delightful accommodations to expert Tour Directors, we’ve thought of everything so this trip is hassle-free and you can simply experience and enjoy.
Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our Heart of India tour visiting some of India’s most incredible sites from the Taj Mahal in Agra to Ranthambore National Park with its Bengal tigers to the Pink City of Jaipur and the Blue City of Jodhpur!
Itinerary at a Glance
- 2 nights in Delhi
- 1 night in Agra
- 2 nights in Ranthambore
- 2 nights in Jaipur
- 2 nights in Jodhpur
- 1 night in Deogarh
- 2 nights in Udaipur
- 3 nights in Varanasi
- Birla House- Gandhi’s Tomb
- India Gate by tuk tuk
- Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset
- Tiger Talk & Jungle Safari in Ranthambore
- Jaipur Cooking Experience
- Blue City of Jodhpur
- Village walk in Deogarh
- Ranakpur Temples
- Lake Pichola Boat Ride in Udaipur
- Heritage walk in Varanasi
- Boat ride on the Ganges
Your Tour Includes
- Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- Accommodations in first class hotels
- Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
- Intra-India flights, train and ground transportation
- 26 Meals: 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners plus additional tastings
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
- Top-rated Professional English-speaking Guide throughout the program, and local guides where indicated
- Porterage service at the hotels (1 luggage per person)
Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect
Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return 1 day after the tour ends.
You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.
Day 1: Arrive in Delhi
Arrive in Delhi, the capital of India and the second-most populous city of India! The city’s importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empire and its magnificent monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures.Accommodations: Eros Hotel New Delhi or similar
Day 2: Old Delhi & New Delhi
Day 3: Delhi/Agra
Day 4: Agra/Ranthambore
Day 5: Ranthambore National Park
Day 6: Ranthambore/Jaipur
Day 7: Jaipur
Day 8: Jaipur/Jodhpur
Day 9: Jodhpur
Day 10: Jodhpur/Deogarh
Day 11: Deogarh/Udaipur
Day 12: Udaipur
Day 13: Udaipur/Varanasi
Day 14: Varanasi & Sarnath Excursion
Day 15: Varanasi
Day 16: Depart Varanasi
Guided Tour Pricing
Explore savings of up to $800 per person to dream destinations! Book by Mar. 1st.
Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.
Wed–SatOct 16–Nov 2
Thu–FriOct 17–Nov 1
Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.
Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.
Temple Heritage & Market Tour
Brahmin & Blue City Walking Tour
Udaipur by Cycle
Evening Death & Rebirth Walk
Eros Hotel New Delhi
Crystal Sarovar Premiere Agra
Hotel Ranthambhore Regency
Park Plaza Jodhpur
What to Expect
Max Group Size: 30 travelers
Activity Level: Level 2
Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More
Pacing Level: Moderate
Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More
Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders
A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.
For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.