Heart of India

Taj, Tigers & Rajasthan

tour only from
13 days
with flights from
15 days


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. 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.

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our Heart of India with Varanasi tour which includes 3 nights in Varanasi, one of India’s holiest cities.

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 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

Tour Highlights

  • Birla House- Gandhi’s Tomb
  • India Gate by tuk tuk
  • Taj Mahal sunset
  • Jungle Safari in Ranthambore
  • Jaipur Cooking Experience
  • Blue City of Jodhpur
  • Village walk in Deogarh
  • Ranakpur Temples
  • Lake Pichola in Udaipur

Activity Level: Discoverer

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
  • 21 Meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 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)

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return 1 day after the tour ends.

For flight details, see Before You Depart.

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. This evening, we'll come together for a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Sheraton New Delhi or similar
Meals: Dinner

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: Depart Udaipur

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Feb. 24, 2023 to get the best price.

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.

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Oct 3 — 17
$3,499 $2,999
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Oct 4 — 16
$2,049 $1,549
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$2,099 $1,599
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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

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.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

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.

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Brahmin & Blue City Walking Tour

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