Sarah’s Two week Backpacking North India Tour

Route

Delhi, India

Delhi, India

Delhi is the capital of India, a city rich in history and culture. Delhi is not only an interesting place to visit but is also ideally located to travel to a lot of other worthwhile places in northern India. Delhi is known for it's excellent metro service so it's very easy to get from one sight to another.

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

Agra, most popularly known for the Taj Mahal, is a favorite amongst travellers. As a key location in the story of the Mughal Empire, Agra is known for its beautiful monuments, courtyards and mosques. The Agra Fort is a lesser known but also beautiful sight you must visit during your stay in Agra. The whole city offers that incomparable Mughal vibe and therefore a trip to Agra is definitely something people want to do when in India.

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1853, Rajasthan’s capital city is chock-full with forts, palaces and temples. Shopaholics can lap up traditional footwear, textiles, crafts and gems. Partake in several festivals including the Elephant Festival in spring, when pachyderms pout and prance around.

Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Pushkar, Rajasthan, India

Maybe at first sight it looks just like a small town lost in the dessert but Pushkar, a pilgrimage town halfway between Jaipur and Jodhpur has a lot to offer. It has an equally spiritual vibe like Varanasi but is far less crowded and chaotic. The annual Pushkar Fair in November is a popular local and international festival and one of the biggest camel fairs in the world. It is also considered to be one of the oldest cities in India as according to legend the god Brahma himself created the town.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Due to its numerous blue houses in the old part of Jodhpur, this city in the dessert is often referred to as the “Blue City”. The second biggest city in Rajasthan is famous for the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest in India, and infamous for its pollution due to increasing number of tourists. However, you won’t regret a visit to this dusty town as soon as you enjoy the views over the dessert and the “Blue City” from the top of the fort.

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Udaipur has been called many things: Venice of the East, the White or Lake City and the most romantic place in India. One thing is for sure: when in Rajasthan you can’t miss this town with its white marble temples and palaces, its rooftop restaurants with perfect views of the lake as well as the beautiful surrounding landscapes .

Delhi, India

1862, Vaidwara, Maliwara, Roshanpura, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India

Delhi has a lot of insights into ancient history to offer so go out and explore by visiting the Red Fort & the Jama Masjid from the Mughal Emperors' period or Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi's memorial. Also New Delhi, laid out by the British, presents great sightseeing opportunities like the India Gate, Rajpath Boulevard or Humayun's Tomb, inspiration of the Taj Mahal. Explore Chandni Chowk, a maze of narrow lanes and shops, in a cycle rickshaw. In the evening go to Lodhi Gardens where locals meet after work to exercise or hang with friends.

Tour description

Sarah wanted to explore North India on her first trip.  She set off across Agra and Rajasthan, all places that are rich in culture, heritage and history. The trip started in the political capital Delhi and then Sarah visited the Taj Mahal (because it’s India and you can’t not see the Taj!).

She then traveled to Rajasthan, a state known for its forts, palaces, colorful turbans, sarees and great food. This route was ideal for Sarah as it was her first time (to India).

In Sarah’s own words, “I found India Someday just after googling backpacking in North India and I’m so glad I did!”

India someday helped plan the trip without creating a strict, binding itinerary. Sarah explained that she was a solo female backpacker on a budget, but we worked it out! We figured out a great itinerary well within her budget. You can read the rest of her testimonial here.

So if you’re looking for a great trip but you’re worried about costs, procedures or safety, get in touch, and we’ll handle it!

This trip to North India can be modified to fit any budget. Below you’ll find approximate costs for different types of travelers and an example of an itinerary. If you have a fixed time period, then we’ll add or remove destinations accordingly.

Ideal for

  • Culture,history and heritage
  • Architecture
  • Backpacking

Best Time

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sept
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Approximate Price

Backpacker USD 370 | EUR 350 Per person
Budget USD 745 | EUR 703 Per person
Comfort USD 1100 | EUR 1040 Per person
Luxury USD 2200 | EUR 2075 Per person

The above are approximate rates and would depend on the number of travelers. In addition a * 9% Government Service Tax is applicable on your trip billing.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - 3
    Delhi

    Delhi is the capital of India, a city rich in history and culture. Delhi is not only an interesting place to visit but is also ideally located to travel to a lot of other worthwhile places to see in northern India. Delhi is known for it's excellent metro service so it's very easy to get from one sight to another.

    Tree Of Life, Delhi / Bed & Chai, Delhi.
    Day 3 - 4
    Agra

    Agra, most popularly known for the Taj Mahal, is a favorite amongst travellers. As a key location in the story of the Mughal Empire, Agra is known for its beautiful monuments, courtyards and mosques. The Agra fort is a lesser known but also beautiful sight you must visit during your stay in Agra. The whole city offers that incomparable Mughal vibe and therefore a trip to Agra is definitely something people want to do when in India.

    Coral Tree Homestay/ Mohini Homestay
    Day 4 - 6
    Jaipur

    Painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales in 1853, Rajasthan’s capital city is chock-full with forts, palaces and temples. Shopaholics can lap up traditional footwear, textiles, crafts and gems. Partake of several festivals including the Elephant Festival in spring, when pachyderms pout and prance around.

    Jaipur Friendly Villa / All Seasons Homestay Jaipur
    Day 6 - 8
    Pushkar

    Maybe on the first look it looks just like a small town lost in the dessert but Pushkar, a pilgrimage town halfway between Jaipur and Jodhpur has a lot to offer. It has an equally spiritual vibe like Varanasi but is far less crowded and chaotic. The annual Pushkar Fair in November is a popular local and international festival and one of the biggest camel fairs in the world. It is also considered one of the oldest cities in India as according to legend the god Brahma himself created the town.

    Seventh Heaven / Kanhaia Haveli
    Day 8 - 10
     Jodhpur

    Due to its numerous blue houses in the old part of Jodhpur, this city in the dessert is often referred to as the “Blue City”. The second biggest city in Rajasthan is famous for the Mehrangarh Fort, one of the largest in India, and infamous for its pollution due to increasing tourists’ numbers. However, you won’t regret a visit to this dusty town as soon as you enjoy the views over the dessert and the “Blue City” from the top of the fort.

    Mohan Niwas Homestay
    Day 11 - 14
    Udaipur

    Udaipur has been called many things: Venice of the East, the White or the Lake City and the most romantic place in India. One thing is for sure: when in Rajasthan you can’t miss this town with its white marble temples and palaces, its rooftop restaurants with perfect views of the lake as well as the beautiful surrounding landscapes .

    Madri Haveli