Best of India
3 nights Delhi - 2 nights Udaipur - 2 nights Jodhpur - 2 nights Jaipur - 1 night Agra - 2 nights Varanasi
Best of India
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$3499
Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami
$3699
San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas , Washington
$3899
Price valid for selected departures through 2024.
Surcharge applies for Easter & summer departures ( May-August ).
Prices are per person in double room. Single Supplement USD 989.

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What's included
Best of India Flights  Flights
Tour Package to India Flights  Flights
  • International and domestic flights, we offer departures from most major cities in the USA and Canada. Required valid Canadian or American passport with blank pages. Valid for six months past your return date.
Best of India Accommodations  Accommodations
Tour Package to India Accommodations  Accommodations
  • Three nights WelcomHotel Dwarka New Delhi or similar.
  • Two nights Udaipur Radisson Hotel or similar.
  • Two nights Jodhpur Fairfield by Marriott Hotel or similar.
  • Two nights Radisson Jaipur City Center or similar.
  • One night Radisson Agra Hotel or similar.
  • Two nights Varanasi Madin Hotel or similar.
Best of India Meals  Meals
Tour Package to India Meals  Meals
  • Breakfast daily.
  • Two Dinners.
Sightseeing of Best of India  Included Sightseeing
Tour Package to India Sightseeing  Included Sightseeing
Delhi:
  • Delhi City Tour: Rajghat, Jama Masjid, Minaret Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Sikh-Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Temple, and more.
  • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk.
Udaipur:
  • Udaipur City Tour: City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jagdish Temple, & Sahelion Ki Bari.
  • Bagore Ki Haveli Museum traditional Rajasthani dance show.
  • Rajasthani cooking class followed by dinner.
  • Lake Pichola scenic boat cruise.
Ranakpur:
  • Famous Jain Temple of Ranakpur.
Jodhpur:
  • Jodhpur Old Market and Clock tower Market.
  • Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada Memorial.
  • Bishnoi Village Jeep Safari tour.
Jaipur:
  • Hawa Mahal & elephant ride to Amber Fort.
  • City Palace Museum & Jantar Mantar Observatory.
  • Mehandi (Henna) show & Jaipur Rickshaw ride.
  • Traditional Rajasthani Folk Dances Show with dinner.
Fatehpur Sikri:
  • UNESCO world heritage site of Fatehpur Sikri.
Agra:
  • Agra Fort.
  • Sunrise at Taj Mahal.
  • Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity Orphanage.
  • Mohabbat-e-Taj Show/the love story of the Taj Mahal.
Varanasi:
  • Buddhist pilgrimage site of Sarnath.
  • Sarnath Museum & local silk-weaving workshop.
  • Morning boat ride on River Ganges & yoga class.
  • Rickshaw ride on the banks of the river Ganges.
Privately Guided Sightseeing.
Best of India Services & Fees  Services & Fees
Tour Package to India Services & Fees  Services & Fees
  • Meet and assist representative services.
  • Airport-hotel-airport private transfers.
  • Tourist sites entrance fees and taxes.
Not included:
  • India Tourist Visa Fee, to be obtained online at www.indianvisaonline.gov.in.
  • Customary tips.
  • Advance airline seat selection fees and check-in luggage fees when applicable.

Itinerary

Board your International flight to Delhi, India.
You need a valid Canadian or American Passport with blank pages, it must be valid for six to eight months from your exact return date. For passport holders of different nationalities, please contact your local consulate for information on entry requirements.
American and Canadian passport holders can apply for a tourist visa online at: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/evisa/tvoa.html
Upon arrival in Delhi, and after clearing customs and immigration formalities, meet our representative who will assist you with transfer to your hotel.
India Accommodations
ITC WelcomHotel Dwarka New Delhi or similar
India Meals
No meals
After breakfast at the hotel, you will spend the day exploring India's capital. This tour combines panoramic driving and walking visits to the must-see destinations in Delhi.
In the morning, visit Old Delhi and drive past the Red Fort to see Rajghat, a memorial to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Then continue to see Jama Masjid, the largest Mosque in India, built by Mughal Shah Jahn, who also built the Taj Mahal. Before lunch, enjoy a rickshaw ride through Chandni Chowk, the old marketplace of Shah Jahanabad that is now a picturesque bazaar.
After lunch, you will continue your Delhi City Tour to visit Minaret Qutub Minar, a historical monument combining Hindu, Arabic, and Persian arts.
Your next stop is Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the first structure to use red sandstone on a large scale and the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.
Next, drive past the President's House - the official residence of the President of India and the Parliament House, a unique circular building that houses all the ministers & Secretarial Buildings, to visit Sikh-Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Temple, one of the largest temples in the country.
Before returning to the hotel, you will stop in the heart of New Delhi to take in the India Gate, built to commemorate the Indian soldiers who lost their lives in World War I.
India Accommodations
WelcomHotel Dwarka New Delhi or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
Breakfast at Hotel.
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Udaipur; upon arrival, meet our representative and transfer to Hotel.
In the evening enjoy a traditional Rajasthani folk dance and music cultural dance show at Bagore Ki Haveli Museum.
Bagore Ki Haveli that stands magnificently on the waterfront of the surreal Lake Pichola Gangori Ghat.
Built in the 18th century by Amar Chand Badwa, the then Prime minister of Mewar kingdom, Bagore Ki Haveli has been restored and converted into a museum.
India Accommodations
Udaipur Radisson Hotel
India Meals
Breakfast
After breakfast at the hotel, you will set off on a Udaipur City Tour to explore the vast and exquisite City Palace of the Maharana with its famed Crystal Gallery, see the Fateh Sagar Lake, and visit the Jagdish Temple.
The last stop before lunch is the small but full of historical value Garden of the Maidens (Sahelion Ki Bari). Built in the 18th century with a lotus pool and elephant-shaped fountains by the Maharana Sangram for the Queen and her royal maidens, it's an oasis of green in the dry lands of Rajasthan. Before leaving, don't forget to visit the small museum with many ancient paintings.
In the afternoon, take a scenic boat cruise on Lake Pichola. From the boat, you can take in views of the City of Udaipur in the middle of the Rajasthan desert and the breathtaking views of the Jag Mandir Palace, also known as the Lake Palace.
In the evening, enjoy an authentic cooking class and demonstration followed by dinner.
Overnight in Udaipur.
India Accommodations
Udaipur Radisson Hotel
India Meals
Breakfast and dinner
Breakfast at Hotel.
Depart to Jodhpur along the way visit the famous Jain Temple of Ranakpur.
Ranakpur is widely known for its marble Jain temple, said to be the most spectacular of the Jain temples.
Jainism, Indian religion teaching a path to spiritual purity and enlightenment through disciplined nonviolence (ahimsa, literally “non-injury”) to all living creatures.
Continue to Jodhpur, also known as the 'Blue City'.
Upon arrival check-in at your hotel.
In the Evening enjoy a walking tour of the Old Market of Jodhpur and the Clock Tower Market.
India Accommodations
Jodhpur Fairfield by Marriott hotel
India Meals
Breakfast
Breakfast at Hotel.
Depart for a tour of the Mehrangarh Fort and imagine the lives of the Maharajahs in olden times.
Now a museum, it houses one of the largest collections of palanquins, elephant howdahs, cradles, manuscripts, miniature paintings, costumes, and weapons from every period of history.
Afterward, visit the Jaswant Thada. Built in 1899 by Maharajah Sardar Singh, this beautiful marble building was the traditional burial venue for Jodhpur's rulers and an exquisite architectural landmark of Jodhpur.
In the afternoon take a Jeep safari to a Bishnoi village. Bishnoi is a community found in the Western Thar Desert states of India.
The Bishnoi community follow a set of 29 principles given by their guru and live according to their ancient traditions.
In the afternoon, take a tour of the Mehrangarh Fort and imagine the lives of the Maharajahs in olden times. Now a museum, it houses one of the largest collections of palanquins, elephant howdahs, cradles, manuscripts, miniature paintings, costumes, and weapons from every period of history.
India Accommodations
Jodhpur Fairfield by Marriott hotel
India Meals
Breakfast
Breakfast at Hotel.
Depart by road to Jaipur. Jaipur is Rajasthan's biggest city and its capital. Jaipur is known as much for its fascinating monuments and colorful markets.
Upon arrival check in at the Hotel.
In the evening enjoy a panoramic orientation city drive & Dinner Folk Dances Show.
India Accommodations
Radisson Jaipur City Center Hotel
India Meals
Breakfast and dinner
After breakfast at the hotel, you have a full day of tours before you.
Your first stop of the day is at the Palace of Hawa Mahal (the Palace of the Wind); this is a magnificent sample of Rajput architecture built for the ladies of the royal household. Next is an elephant ride up to Amber Fort. Built in 1592 by Maharaja Raju Man Singh, it's a beautiful red sandstone and marble complex that combines Hindu and Rajput features.
In the afternoon, visit the City Palace Museum, home to the Maharajah. This imposing palace built in the 19th century combines Mughal and Rajput styles and now hosts a fascinating collection of weapons and royal customs.
After the museum, tour the Jantar Mantar Observatory, an astronomical observatory built in the early 18th century. You will see an equinoctial sundial, meridian, hemispherical measuring instruments, and other devices used to uncover the secrets of the celestial sky.
As your tour wind down, you will experience a Mehabdi (Henna) demonstration and take a rickshaw ride in the old town of Jaipur to visit the handicraft shops.
Overnight in Jaipur.
India Accommodations
Radisson Jaipur City Center Hotel
India Meals
Breakfast and dinner
Breakfast at Hotel.
Depart for Agra. Along the way stop in Fatehpur Sikri: An UNESCO World Heritage Site. This complex is one of the best-preserved examples of Mughal architecture in India.
Within its walls is the Jama Masjid Mosque one of the largest in India.
Upon arrival in Agra check-in at your Hotel.
In the afternoon continue with a tour of the Agra Fort. Built in 1565 with a view of his beloved wife's mausoleum from a balcony in the Musamman Burj Tower, the Agra Fort was where Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned until his death. Agra Fort has 2.5 km of enclosure walls with two beautiful white marble Mosques, the Pearl Mosque and the Nagina Masjid.
Next a visit to one Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity for Orphanage, feel free to ask your guide for things the charity needs if you want to contribute.
Once at the orphanage, you can tour the orphanage and spend time with the nuns, kids, and those left behind by society.
You will witness the selfless acts taken up by Mother Teresa and the nuns who follow her and the unconditional love and nurturing that the nuns share with the kids and the elderly.
In the evening, witness the Mohabbat-e-Taj Show depicting the romantic love story of Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife, Mumtaj Mahal.
Over 80 talented artists will perform this love story along with creative dance performances. It is a live show, and interpretation is available in English through headphones.
India Accommodations
Radisson Hotel Agra
India Meals
Breakfast
Early morning visit the Taj Mahal and see the sunrise.
Built of white marble in 1653 by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
This enchanting ivory-white mausoleum is one of the world's most admired romantic monuments of India's Mughal era.
Return to the Hotel for breakfast.
Later drive to Delhi airport to board a flight for Varanasi; upon arrival, meet our representative and transfer to Hotel.
India Accommodations
Varanasi Madin Hotel
India Meals
Breakfast
Before breakfast, early in the morning, you will embark on a boat ride on the Ganges River to watch the famous Ghats (riverbank) come to life.
You will see pilgrims and locals alike take a holy morning bath in the sacred river.
After the boat ride, you will attend a yoga class at the Ghats' Yoga Centre before visiting the famous Hindu temples.
Return to hotel in time for breakfast and some time at leisure.
In the afternoon, continue with a tour of Sarnath, where Buddha preached his first sermon to his disciples.
Visit some Buddhist temples and the Sarnath Museum, where you can admire treasures of Buddhist Indian art. There is also a visit to a local silk-weaving workshop.
In the evening, enjoy a cycle rickshaw ride to a Ghat to witness the ritual of "Aarti" on the banks of the river Ganges.
India Accommodations
Varanasi Madin Hotel
India Meals
Breakfast
Breakfast at Hotel.
Enjoy a morning Varanasi walking tour, explore and experience the architecture and legends on the riverfront and the crowded city lanes.
Later transfer to the airport to board the flight for Delhi.
Upon arrival, meet our representative who will assist you with transfer to your Hotel.
India Accommodations
ITC WelcomHotel Dwarka New Delhi or similar
India Meals
Breakfast
Later, transfer to the international airport to board the flight back home.
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Talk to a Travel Expert
1-800-842-6943
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Approve, finalize booking
You are ready to go. From arrival to departure, we will take care of all details of your trip.
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SELECT your package, we offer over a hundred itineraries to exotic destinations
Talk to a Travel Expert
1-800-842-6943
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Send us a message and tell us your preferences. Request a quote.
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This tour delivered far more than I expected, right from the minute we stepped off of the plane!

Right from the minute we stepped off the plane we were greeted by an exceptional BlueSky representative. Hotel and Cruise were excellent. Daily agendas were well planned. The staff on the cruise went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable and our needs met.

- Barbara

I just wanted to tell you how fabulous our trip to India was and thanks again for your help!

We really enjoyed having our own little car with a driver and guide for the week. It was a wonderful glimpse of this part of India, our recollections of the elephants, the cows, the camels, the traffic and the forts and antiquities will remain near the top of our experiences.

- Roland & Brenda

All in all it was a very memorable nature & cultural experience!

We had a great time. Very scenic area. Weather was sunny & nice & wildlife sightings were great.....we even saw the white spirit bear. It was the lodge's first sighting of the year & Kathy was the first to spot it from the boat. The staff was very friendly, welcoming & accommodating.

- Rob & Kathy
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