• North India Cultural Tour

    North India Cultural Tour

    9 Nights / 10 Days Starting from: USD 1090 Per Person*

    North India Cultural Tour

Overview

North India Cultural Tour is a nostalgia of experiencing a never before cultural heritage of the country blessed with many marvels. Beginning from Delhi’s sightseeing, the tour proceeds towards Jaipur, a city where royalty and splendour rest in its true form. The major cultural attractions include Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar. The tour then furthers in east towards the still preserved ruins of Fatehpur Sikri. The next halt is in Agra where the white tomb, Taj Mahal rests in love and peace. The trail then centers to Khajuraho via Jhansi. Famous as an apogee of Indian sculptry, Khajuraho Temples depict the erotic art in its true essence. The catharsis of this itinerary rests in the timeless city of Varanasi, where Hindu traditions still dwell around the banks of River Ganges. One can feel and understand what life is all about through reliving the various emotions of life through North India Cultural Tour.

Trip Facts

  • Destnation: India
  • Activities: Tours
  • Duration: 7 - 14 Days
  • Group Size: 02+ Pax

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival Delhi

Meetings & assistance upon arrival, followed by transferring to hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02 Delhi

Enjoy the breakfast at the hotel to welcome the fresh day in Delhi. Around 10:30am, meet with the tour guide, prior to the sightseeing in Old and New Delhi.
Proceed to the Red Fort named for its red-sandstone walls (closed on every Monday) and designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This fort complex was constructed by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan as to be the residence In front of the Red Fort, there is the imperial avenue known as Chandni Chowk.

When pass through alleyways, it seems getting narrower and we end up at the Jama Masjid which is the largest Muslim mosque in India. You can also enjoy the Rickshaw ride crossing the streets in Old Delhi. Finishing the visit in Old Delhi, let’s head to New Delhi. Continue our visit to Qutab Minar and India Gate, a 42 meters archway built for memorial of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War. Watch the famous War Memorial Arch and see the contrast between old and New Delhi.

Carry on our tour, drive past Rashtrapati Bhawan. It was initially constructed as the Imperial residence of the Viceroy in the early 20th century. Nowadays, it becomes the current residence of the President of India and Parliament House. This unique circular architecture was built with huge colonnades which house the Upper and Lower House of Parliament. Finally, proceed to the Government secretariat buildings at Connaught Place where the heart of New Delhi as well as the busy shopping centre are. Enjoy the overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03 Delhi – Jaipur

Breakfast at hotel.Later drive to Jaipur (Approx. 259 Kms / 6 Hours). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in.
Rest of the day at leisure for personal activities or visit local markets. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 04 Jaipur

Morning excursion to Amber Fort set in a picturesque location. Amber is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Built in the 16th century by Raja Mansingh in red sandstone and white marble, the palace complex has some very interesting apartments. Jai Mandir, Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Ganesh Pol and Temple of Kali are some of the prominent areas of interest. Elephants are provided to ascend the fort to visit the complex
(Between 0730 am – 1130 am, subject to availability).

Afternoon 1400 hrs, proceed to visit Jaipur City. This city was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer 260 years ago. Visit the Maharaja’s City Palace, the home of the erstwhile royal family & the Observatory. Drive past Hawa Mahal or the Palace of winds built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh & also drive past the old part of Jaipur.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 05 Jaipur – Fatehpur Sikri – Agra

After breakfast, leave Jaipur for Agra (Approx. 232 Kms / 06 Hours) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is beautiful city with an interesting birth story behind. There, in a grotto in Sikri, lived a Muslim Saint, Sheikh Salim Chishti by name. Akbar hearing of his renown, asked of the blessings of a son, and when a son was born, not only was the child named Salim, the site for a mighty and ambitious project - a city - was chosen near the residence of the saint erected in k1569.
The shortages of water lead to the desertion of this city. Visit the mosque of Salim Chishti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces.
Upon arrival in Agra, transfer to Hotel for check-in. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 06 Agra

Early morning visit Taj Mahal at Sunrise. Agra, the home of the immortal Taj Mahal, the inimitable poem in white marble is the first expression of love of an Emperor Shahjehan to his queen Mumtaz Mahal. This great monument was completed in 1653 AD. (Taj Mahal remains closed on every Friday.)

Return to hotel for breakfast.
Taj Mahal

After breakfast, start the sightseeing with visiting Agra Fort and Tomb of Itimad-ud-daulah.
Agra Fort, on the banks of the river Yamuna, is the imposing structure replete with priceless examples of craftsmanship in the Mughal period and including the beautiful pearl Mosque which was designed and built by Emperor Akbar in 1565 AD. Tomb of Itimad-ud-Daulah was built between 1622 AD by Empress Nur Jehan in memory of her father,
Ghias-id-Din Beg. It is considered as a precursor of the Taj Mahal.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 07 Agra - Jhansi By Train #12002 Bhopal Shatabdi Depart at 08:11 Hrs Arrive at 10:45 Hrs Jhansi – Khajuraho by drive

Early breakfast at hotel.
Later on time transfer to Agra Cantt railway station to board the train to Jhansi. Upon arrival in Jhansi, drive to Khajuraho (185 Kms / 4 hrs) enroute visiting Orchha.
Orchha's grandeur has been captured in stone and frozen in time and is a rich legacy of the ages. The palaces and the temples were built by its Bundela rulers in the 16th and 17th Century.
After sightseeing, continue drive to Khajuraho. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for check-in.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 08 Khajuraho – Varanasi By Flight 9W-2424, 14:05 / 14:55 Hours

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning visit Khajuraho Temples.
Later on time transfer to Khajuraho airport to board flight for Varanasi.
Meeting & assistance upon arrival at Varanasi airport and transfer to hotel for check-in.


Evening witness Aarti ceremony at the Ghat.
Aarti is often called "the ceremony of lights The best time to visit the ghats is at dawn when the river is bathed in a mellow light as pilgrims come to perform puja (literally 'respect'; offering or prayers) to the rising sun, and at sunset when the main ganga aarti ceremony takes place at Dasaswamedh Ghat.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 09 Varanasi

In the early morning, enjoy boat cruise on River Ganges. Thousands of pilgrims throng the water's edge, bathing, worshipping, and meditating. On stone platforms under palm leaf umbrellas, the Pandas-Brahmin priests preside over rites and rituals. Every devout Hindu wants to visit Varanasi to purify body and soul in the Ganges River. The boat trip will also cover various ghats including the cremation sites. Every pious Hindu believes that to die in Kashi (Varanasi) and to be cremated on the banks of the Ganges in order to achieve moksha, release from the cycle of rebirth.

Return to hotel for breakfast.
Later sightseeing tour of the city including the Bharat Mata Temple with a big relief Map of India in Marble, Durga Temple, Tulsi Manas Temple, Banaras Hindu University which as an art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb built on a site of an ancient Hindu Temple.

There after continue to visit Buddhist city Sarnath, 7 km from the city where Buddha preached his first sermon more than 2500 years ago. The site is marked by the massive Dhamek stupa which is believed to date back to 500 AD. Nearby is a Museum where rare collection of manuscripts and other items related with Lord Buddha can be seen. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 10 Varanasi – Delhi - Out By Flight 9W-2424, 15:25/16:55 Hours

Breakfast at hotel.
Morning at leisure.
Later on time transfer to Varanasi airport to board flight for Delhi.
Upon arrival at Delhi airport, wait in the transit area to board flight for onward destination.


Price

                                05 Star Deluxe Hotels      05 star Hotels
Each 10- 14             USD 1120 per person       USD 910per person
Each 07- 09             USD 1220 per person       USD 1010 per person
Each 04- 06             USD 1160 per person       USD 955per person
Each 03                   USD 1165 per person        USD 960 per person 
Each 02                   USD 1295 per person        USD 1090 per person
Single Room SupplementUSD 800 per single     USD 600 per single
 
 10 PERCENT DISCOUNT VALID FROM 16th APRIL TILL 30th SEPTEMBER
 
CITY  5 STAR DELUXE HOTELS 5 STAR HOTELS  No of Nights
Delhi Le Meridien
Radisson Blu Kaushambi / 
Jaypee Siddharth
02
Jaipur Le Meridien/Marriott Hotel Holiday Inn City Centre 02
Agra Jaypee Palace / Courtyard By Marriott Clarks Shira 02
Khajuraho Radisson Jass Hotel Ramada Khajuraho 01
Varanasi Radisson Hotel Ramada Plaza JHV 02
      09 
 

Includes

Accommodation: On Double/Twin sharing basis for 09 Nights as below mentioned at the below mentioned hotels. (Hotel Check-in time 14:00 Hours and check-out time 12:00 Noon) Meals: On breakfast basis. Transport: All transport services including all arrival/departure transfers at the Airport, sightseeing and all excursions as per the above program by using 01 Air Conditioned Vehicle as per the itinerary. 02 Pax – Toyota Innova 03 Pax – Toyota Innova 04 – 06 Pax – Tempo Traveller 07 – 09 Pax – Aircon Mini Coach & 10 – 14 Pax – Aircon Mini Coach Rickshaw ride in Delhi. Elephant ride at Amer Fort in Jaipur. (Elephants will be subject to availability otherwise Jeep ride will be provided). Shared common boat cruise on River Ganges in Varanasi. Train Fare: For sector Agra to Jhansi in Aircon Chair Car Class. Guide: Up to 6 Pax, Local English Speaking Tour guides will be provided at each place during sightseeing tours only as per above program whereas from 07 Pax onwards, an English Speaking Escort will accompany the group throughout the tour from arrival in Delhi till Departure at Varanasi airport for all 10 days. Govt. Service Tax 3.50%

Excludes

  • Any expenses of personal nature such as telephone, laundry, alcohol etc.
  • Airport tax, if any.
  • Any Domestic Airfares.(Supplement quoted above.)
  • Any extra meals other than breakfast as specified.
  • Camera / Video fee at the monuments or any expenses not mentioned above.
  • Any Monument Entrances. (Same will be settled directly by the guests at the monuments.)
  • Visa, insurance etc.
  • Tips & porterage at the Hotels/Restaurants, Driver & Guide.
 

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

Madhu Sudhan Subedi
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Cezar D
2 years ago -
Raj Ghimire
a week ago -

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