HENNING’S TWO WEEK TRIP ACROSS NORTH INDIA AND HOMESTAY EXPERIENCE IN RAJASTHAN

Route

New Delhi,Delhi
Agra,Uttar Pradesh
Jaipur,Rajasthan
Pushkar,Rajasthan
Chandelao,Rajasthan
Jodhpur,Rajasthan
Udaipur,Rajasthan

Tour description

Henning wanted to explore the Golden Triangle of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur and also experience more of Rajasthan in Pushkar, Jodhpur and Udaipur.

He was of course interested in the main sights and monuments like the Red Fort in Delhi, the Taj Mahal in Agra, the Amber Fort in Jaipur, Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur or the City Palace in Udaipur. However, Henning emphasised from the beginning of the planning process that it is more the locals and their stories he is interested in.

So we planned a typical two-weeks-travel route from Delhi to Udaipur through Agra and Rajasthan and made him stay entirely at homestays. Also we planned one night outside of Jodhpur in a small village called Chandelao so give him a feel of the rural life and a short break from the busy cities.

We also gave him tips for activities in each place like a slum tour in Delhi or a cooking class in Udaipur. This way he was able to meet many locals and make friends.

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

Best time

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

Approximate price

Backpacker

USD 370

Budget

USD 345

Comfort

USD 1100

Luxury

USD 2200

HENNING’S TWO WEEK TRIP ACROSS NORTH INDIA AND HOMESTAY EXPERIENCE IN RAJASTHAN

Day 1-2    New Delhi
Stay at Life Tree bed and breakfast

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 place to another.

Day 3-3    Agra
Stay at Mohini Homestay

Agra, most popularly known for the Taj Mahal, is a favorite amongst travellers. 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 worth it.

Day 4-5    Jaipur
Stay at Jaipur Friendly Villa

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.

Day 6-7    Pushkar
Stay at Kanhaia Haveli, 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

Day 8-8    Chandelao
Stay at Chandelaogarh

Chandelao is renowned for its fiercely independent people, its colorful clothing, its handicrafts and its traditional way of life. Chandelao is a village of about 2,000 people, where majority of the people are involved in agriculture. Experience authentic village life with mud bricked houses and the friendly ambiance.

Day 9-10    Jodhpur
Stay at Mohan Niwas

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 is an interesting old city to experience.

Day 11-13    Udaipur
Stay at Chandra Niwas

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 .

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