What can you do with 15 days in India? Oh, this and that Start with whitewater rafting in the foothills of the Himalayas and a visit to the Taj Mahal, a monument that redefines the word monumental’. Next, hunt river dolphins (with your camera, of course), witness the moving burial ceremonies at the ghats of Varanasi and camp out along the shores of the mighty Ganges itself. From bustling New Delhi to beautiful Orchha and all points in between, this is India in a nutshella huge, wonderful, brightly-coloured nutshell.
Arrive at any time.
Take a morning train to Haridwar then drive to Rishikesh. Explore this holy city.
Enjoy whitewater rafting in Rishikesh and spend the afternoon exploring.
Drive to Haridwar. Attend an evening aarti (prayer ritual) and walk along the ghats.
Take a morning train to Agra. Spend the evening exploring.
Visit the Taj Mahal, Baby Taj, and Agra Fort by cycle-rickshaw before boarding an overnight train to Allahabad.
Embark on a sailing trip down the Ganges and camp overnight on the river banks.
Drive to Rajpur in Robertsganj. Explore the village and forested areas with a local guide. Opt for a 4×4 safari or a bicycle ride around the town. Overnight tent retreat.
Opt to cycle around the village before driving to Varanasi. Enjoy an evening boat ride on the Ganges.
Watch the sunrise from a boat on the Ganges before a free day to explore the city.
Spend the day travelling to Khajuraho via Satna. Visit the Khajuraho Group of Monuments, India’s largest group of medieval temples, known for their kama sutra statues.
Continue to Orchha, stopping en route to explore the village of Alipura.
Explore the Orchha Palace complex. With free time in the afternoon, opt to take a cooking class.
Visit Tarragram, a local initiative for the sustainable livelihood of paper making, before boarding an afternoon train to Delhi.
Depart at anytime.