Sample Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Delhi

Upon your arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be greeted by our friendly representative, who will assist with your luggage and transport you to your hotel. Relax this evening before the adventure starts tomorrow.

Delhi, the capital city of India, has a rich history that spans several centuries. As the seat of power for numerous empires, Delhi has witnessed the rise and fall of many dynasties, each leaving a distinct cultural imprint on the city. Despite its cosmopolitan character today, Delhi retains many of its unique traditions. The city is home to many awe-inspiring monuments and museums that offer a glimpse into its fascinating past.

Day 2

After starting your day with a hearty breakfast, your private guide will accompany you to the Gandhi Museum, dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi's life. You will also visit the beautiful Sikh Temple, Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, and, if you wish, contribute some time to the community kitchen located nearby.

Later, your guide will take you on a scenic drive around New Delhi so that you can admire the city's colonial-era architecture. Head to Old Delhi to walk or ride a rickshaw through the winding lanes to fully experience the atmosphere. Finally, end your day at a beautifully restored Haveli (mansion), where you'll be treated to a delicious dinner with street food and Mughal cuisine.

Day 3

After breakfast, your guide will accompany you to visit Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This magnificent tomb is the final resting place of the Mughal Emperor Humayun, commissioned by his wife, Empress Bega Begum and constructed between 1565 and 1572. In the afternoon, take a walk in a Mughal Garden that dates back to the 16th century and then visit a 750-year-old neighborhood with a community member.

Day 4

Enjoy a leisurely morning at your hotel before your flight from Delhi to Varanasi, which takes approximately 1 hour. Upon arrival in Varanasi, your driver will collect you and take you to your hotel for check-in. This evening, you'll be able to witness the Ganges Aarti, a daily Hindu ritual at dusk. The ceremony involves the worship of the Ganges River, which is considered a goddess, with offerings of lamps and flowers. You'll have a private boat moored at a prime location, allowing you to embrace the beauty of this ceremony.

With a rich cultural heritage of over 2,500 years, Varanasi has been a center of religion and learning since the 7th century BC. Varanasi is where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with modern-day living, from its bustling ghats to its winding alleyways. This city captivates the soul and leaves an unforgettable mark on all who visit.

Day 5

Start your day with a peaceful boat ride and live music at dawn. Later in the afternoon, take an excursion to Sarnath, where Buddha delivered his first sermon. Here, you can participate in a peaceful chanting ceremony with a monk or explore the alleyways of Varanasi to learn about its rich history and culture. Meet silk weavers and artisans and try some delicious street food. End your day with a classical dance performance by a traditional family of artists.

Day 6

After breakfast, your driver will take you to the airport for your flight to Khajuraho. The flight will take about 1 hour, and upon arrival in Khajuraho, your driver will transport you 30 minutes to reach Panna. In the evening, enjoy a tranquil boat ride on the river.

Panna National Park was once troubled by poaching, but it has become a conservation success story. In 2009, two tigers and two tigresses were translocated to the park, igniting a revival of the tiger population. Today, Panna is home to nearly 60 tigers, a testament to the unwavering dedication of conservationists. You can explore the wild side of Panna through jeep safaris, nature walks, and boat rides. Experience wellness in the wilderness with a local yoga master, learn about Malwa cuisine with the hosts of your eco-lodge, and dive into the heart of rural life on walks and bicycle rides.

Day 7

In the morning, visit Toria village, a rural community in the Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. This village is well-known for its scenic countryside walks and proximity to the Khajuraho Temples and Panna Tiger Reserve.

Later in the afternoon, participate in an interactive cooking session with your host, then discover the intricacy of the sculptures at Khajuraho's nearby temples. These temples are famous for their elaborate erotic sculptures and Nagara-style architecture.

Day 8

Begin your day by taking a Jeep safari inside the stunning Panna National Park. Afterward, your driver will bring you to a craft center run by a social enterprise that trains and employs women to create nature-inspired, handmade souvenirs. During your visit, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on screen-printing workshop. As the day progresses, take a leisurely nature walk that provides an alternative livelihood to the community members.

Day 9

Your driver will meet you after breakfast to take you on a three-hour journey to Orchha, a small town known for its rich medieval history, beautiful temples, and unusual cenotaphs. You'll also see stunning Indo-Mughal monuments dotted throughout the streets. Later in the afternoon, your guide will accompany you to Jhansi Railway Station, where you'll catch a three-hour train to Agra.

The city of Agra was the capital of the Mughal Empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was a flourishing center of art influenced by Persian, Islamic, Turkish, Byzantine, and Indian styles. Agra is best known for the Taj Mahal, a stunning marble mausoleum symbolizing love. However, the city is also home to many other historical monuments that provide rich insight into the period.

Day 10

Begin your day early with a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal and witness the breathtaking sunrise over its gleaming white marble structure. Later in the afternoon, you can visit a bear rescue center that has saved the lives of more than 600 performing bears and also helped provide alternative livelihoods to the communities previously dependent on these animals.

Or you can take a leisurely walk around the old city, exploring the architectural landmarks and bustling bazaars. If you're interested in learning about the influence of Mughal women on the empire, opt for the third option, a walking tour.

Day 11

Begin your day visiting the magnificent Fort before embarking on a scenic 4.5-hour drive from Agra to Jaipur. En route, witness the ancient step-wells of Abhaneri, an architectural marvel. Enjoy a delicious lunch before continuing your journey to Jaipur. In the evening, venture out to Bar Palladio for a delightful experience of drinks and dinner surrounded by a vibrant ambiance.

Located in northern India, Jaipur was north India’s first planned city. It was erected by the ruler of Amer as a 'city of victory' during the 18th century and has a rich history that spans four different eras. Jaipur is often referred to as the 'pink city.' Some believe it was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, while others attribute it to the color of the sandstone. Regardless of the reason, the city exudes a unique charm that is a beautiful fusion of history and modernity.

Day 12

Start your day with a delicious breakfast, then head on a fascinating two-hour walking trail. This trail will offer you deep insights into the traditional water management systems that are in place in the otherwise arid region. After that, your driver will take you to a private retreat on the city's outskirts. This retreat is a natural habitat for rescued animals and provides them with a healing touch that helps them recover from their traumatic experiences. Later, take a ride around the city in eco-friendly rickshaws. This ride is an opportunity to extend your support to a non-profit organization that trains and provides sustainable employment to women from low-income groups. By doing so, you will be contributing towards women's empowerment and the community's betterment.

Day 13

Start your day with a cycling adventure before breakfast, then head to a private design studio for an immersive, hands-on block printing experience. Learn the technique from an expert who has mastered this craft for nearly three decades, and create your unique masterpiece to take home. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend as you wish - perhaps you'd like to unwind and relax, or maybe you're in the mood for more activities. If you're interested in learning more about Indian cuisine, join a participatory cooking session with a local family and get a taste of authentic flavors.

Day 14
Departure Day

Today, your driver will take you to Delhi Airport for your international flight home. You will receive VIP assistance during your departure, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.