An Introduction to India - The North

Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad

An Introduction to India - The North

Amber Fort, Jaipur

An Introduction to India - The North

Humayun's Tomb, Delhi

An Introduction to India - The North

Taj Mahal, Agra

An Introduction to India - The North

For 12 days

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1


Arrive Mumbai today, where accommodation is held from 12 noon.

Day 2


Morning excursion by motor launch to the 2nd century Elephanta Caves (closed Mondays/one hour each way). Afternoon tour of the busy thoroughfares, the waterfront, the famous open air laundry and the Botanical Gardens.

Day 3


Morning free for personal explorations. Evening flight to Aurangabad.

Day 4


Morning excursion to the 2nd century BC Ajanta Caves (closed Mondays - 204 km round trip/2 hours drive each way) whose rock cut temple architecture and frescoes present one of the most celebrated faces of ancient India.

Day 5


Morning excursion to the sixth century Ellora Caves (closed on Tuesdays. 68 kms roundtrip / 45 minutes each way) , highlighted by the great Kailasanatha temple. In the afternoon take a flight to Udaipur

Day 6


A full day tour of Udaipur's lakeside palaces and old city bazaars (closed Sundays/holidays), and a motorboat cruise in the late afternoon.

Day 7


Morning flight to Jaipur. In the afternoon, explore the City Palace, Jantar Mantar and the old city bazaars (closed/Sundays/holidays).

Day 8


Morning tour of Amber Fort. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 9


Drive east to Agra (224 km/ 5 hours plus sightseeing time), visiting the celebrated medieval Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri towards the end of the journey.

Day 10


Morning tour of the Taj Mahal (closed Fridays), the magnificent Red Fort and the Moonlight Garden. In the afternoon, drive to Delhi (192 km/4 hours).

Day 11


Full day excursion to the Old and New Delhi, exploring the medieval and pre-modern faces of the historic capital of India personified by the Jama Masjid and Chandni Chowk, Humayun's Tomb and the legacy of Lutyens and Baker.

Day 12


Accommodation is held till 12 noon, with departure for onward destination.

by David and Margot Chaundler,
Quote start I owe you a huge thank you for an amazing trip. We saw such lovely things and were so lucky. Both of you were amazing in the way you looked after us and produced lovely treats and surprises. You also had a great driver. everything worked like clockwork. Many thanks to Quo Vadis. We are keenly interested in a return trip.Quote end