Spend ten days exploring one of India's most popular regions with this itinerary. You'll go from the historic monuments of Delhi to the famed Taj Mahal in Agra, then continue to Ranthambore to search for the Bengal tiger. End your trip in Jaipur, the gateway to one of India's most colorful states, before you return to Delhi.

Highlights

  • Explore the sights of bustling Delhi
  • Watch the sun rise or set over the Taj Mahal
  • Wind your way through the pink city of Jaipur
  • Search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Delhi Delhi
Day 2 Delhi Sightseeing Delhi
Day 3 Delhi to Agra Agra
Day 4 Explore Agra Agra
Day 5 Agra to Ranthambore National Park Ranthambore
Day 6 Tiger Safari Ranthambore
Day 7 Explore Ranthambore Park Ranthambore
Day 8 Ranthambore to Jaipur Jaipur
Day 9 Explore Jaipur Jaipur
Day 10 Return to Delhi & Depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Delhi

Red Fort, Delhi
Red Fort in Delhi

Welcome to India! Your journey starts in Delhi. Settle in and then head out for a sightseeing tour of the main attractions in Old Delhi: the Qutub Minar, Lodhi Gardens, and Jama Masjid. 

Day 2: Delhi Sightseeing

Lotus Temple, Delhi
Lotus Temple, Delhi

Take a full-day tour of Delhi today through the city's monuments. Stops will include the Lotus Temple, National Museum, Janpath, Rajghat, and more.

Day 3: Delhi to Agra

The Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal

Leave the capital city behind and move to the city of Agra for two nights. Agra is best known for being the home of the magnificent Taj Mahal, which you can visit at sunrise or sunset—or both, or in-between. 

Day 4: Explore Agra

Details inside the Agra Fort
Details inside the Agra Fort

Spend another day exploring Agra. Get up early to watch the sunrise at the Taj, or venture further afield. The Sikandra and Agra forts are also well worth a visit.

Day 5: Agra to Ranthambore National Park

The Royal Bengal Tiger at Ranthambore
Royal Bengal tigers at Ranthambore

Drive from Agra to Ranthambore National Park, one of northern India's largest national parks. You'll spend the next three days amidst the lush greenery of the park. 

Day 6: Tiger Safari

Safari jeep in the park

Seek out some of the park's more elusive residents on a tiger safari, where you'll travel with a guide in search of the Royal Bengal tigers that call the park home. Keep an eye out for some of the tigers' neighbors as well, including sloth bears, hyenas, crocodiles, and a wide variety of birds.

Day 7: Explore Ranthambore Park

Structure on the lakeshore

On your second full day in the park, you can continue your search for the tigers, or keep exploring the landscape. Consider a bird-watching tour or pay a visit to Indian's second-largest banyan tree, the Ranthambhore Fort, or one of the area's many lakes, such as the Rajbagh, Padam, and Malik Talaos.

Day 8: Ranthambore to Jaipur

The Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Continue to Jaipur, the gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan. After you arrive, your guide will take you on a tour of the city's landmarks, including its palaces and bazaars. You'll end at the Amer Fort, where you'll have dinner and take in a sound and light show.

Day 9: Explore Jaipur

Jal Mahal in Man Sagar Lake

On your second day in the city, head up to the hilltop forts to take in the views of the city or visit the Man Sagar lake and its Jal Mahal water palace. 

Day 10: Return to Delhi & Depart

Streets of Delhi
Streets of Delhi

Return to Delhi to head home or onward to your next adventure.