Delhi & Agra Bolt-on

5 Days

Haven’t been to India before and keen to see the main sights? Why not bolt on our 5-day trip to Delhi and Agra to get up close and personal with some of the most iconic attractions in India as well as a few hidden gems in both cities. Explore Humayun’s tomb in Delhi and enjoy being gob smacked at the imposing Jamma Masjid or Friday Mosque. See India’s premier attraction, the Taj Mahal with a sunset viewing and fully explore the site and its adjoining palaces. Journey to the deserted palace complex of Fatehpur Sikri and take a walk through Kachpura Village to see some local living.

BOLT-ON HIGHLIGHTS

  • See the iconic sights of Delhi including Humayun’s Tomb, Jamma Masjid and the Lotus Temple
  • Try the culinary delights of Old Delhi with an evening food walk through its chaotic, bustling streets of the old city
  • Visit the enigmatic step well of Agrasen ki baoli one of only a few of its kind in Delhi
  • Watch the sunset behind one of the most famous buildings in the world at the Taj Mahal and wander through a Mughal marvel at the Red Fort in Agra
  • Take a walk through Kachpura Village to gain a unique insight into village life in India and have lunch at Sheroes Hangout a local initiative to support the survivors of acid attacks

5 Days

DELHI & AGRA

$1855 AUD*

Trip code: DAG5 *from

The itinerary for this bolt-on is slightly different depending on whether you choose to do it before or after the trip. If you would like to book this bolt-on as a stand alone trip, no problem!

Day 1 / Arrive Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at any time with a convenient airport transfer to take you to the trip hotel.

Day 2 / Delhi (BD)

Rise early this morning and travel to one of Delhi’s residential areas to see the sunrise over Yumana Ghat. The reflection of the Yumana River’s birdlife on the water, blended with the colours of the sunrise combine to create a truly magical scene.

Visit the imposing Jamma Masjid or Friday Mosque in Old Delhi. Located down what appears to be a side street the unexpected sight of this epic structure will knock your socks off.

Stop for lunch and to explore Paranthe Wali Gali one of Delhi’s premiere gourmet locations and then visit the architectural wonder of Humayun’s Tomb.

Explore Agrasen ki baoli one of only a few stepwells in the Delhi area and visit the spectacular Lotus Temple, one of India’s most modern places of worship.

This evening we will join our local guide, who is a food expert for a walk around Old Delhi to sample the mouth-watering street food. We hope you’re hungry!

Day 3 / Delhi – Agra (BL)

This morning pay a visit to a private Akhada to watch a traditional wrestling match known locally as Pehlwani. Developed during Mughal times wrestling in India is a combination of Persian wrestling with influences from Indian indigenous malla-yuddha.

After the match visit Bara Gumbad, a medieval monument located in the Lodhi Gardens. Take some time to explore, and poke around the other decaying archaeological treasures that lurk in the garden.

Experience the chaos of Old Delhi Railway station catching the train to Agra, on arrival we will visit the gardens of Mehtab Bagh to view a unique sunset with the Taj Mahal as a backdrop.

Day 4 / Agra (BL)

Rise early this morning for sunrise at India’s most iconic sight, the Taj Mahal. Fully explore the gardens, palaces and go inside the actual Taj itself built by the Mughal emperor to house the tomb of his favourite wife.

Explore Agra’s Red Fort which was the main residence of the Mughal Emperors until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Admire the gardens, imposing red brick architecture and marble buildings inlaid with precious gemstones.

Today lunch will be served in one of Agra’s top-rated restaurants.

In the afternoon we join our local guide for a wander through the Kachpura Village to meet the local kids and gain a unique insight into village life in India.

At dusk experience the magic that is a sunset at the Taj Mahal from a viewpoint outside the grounds.

Day 5 / Agra – Delhi (BL)

Early this morning transfer from Agra to the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikiri. Founded as capital in 1571 it was shortly abandoned in 1610 leaving behind a range of red standstone buildings. There are three small palaces at the site each built for one of the emperors’ wives, built in the style of each wife’s religion, Hindu, Muslim and Christian.

Visit Agra’s Jamma Masjid and then enjoy lunch at Sheroes Hangout a local initiative to empower the survivors of acid attacks. Acid attack victims are usually shunned by society in India, Sheroes Hangout provides employment and independence for survivors at several locations throughout India. Payment for meals is by donation – Inverted Atlas will make a donation for your meal on your behalf.

Transfer back to Delhi by road and meet your group and trip leader for your main trip on arrival at hotel.

Day 1 / Delhi (D)

Rise early this morning and travel to one of Delhi’s residential areas to see the sunrise over Yumana Ghat. The reflection of the Yumana River’s birdlife on the water, blended with the colours of the sunrise combine to create a truly magical scene.

Visit the imposing Jamma Masjid or Friday Mosque in Old Delhi. Located down what appears to be a side street the unexpected sight of this epic structure will knock your socks off.

Stop for lunch and to explore Paranthe Wali Gali one of Delhi’s premiere gourmet locations and then visit the architectural wonder of Humayun’s Tomb.

Explore Agrasen ki baoli one of only a few stepwells in the Delhi area and visit the spectacular Lotus Temple, one of India’s most modern places of worship.

This evening we will join our local guide, who is a food expert for a walk around Old Delhi to sample the mouth-watering street food. We hope you’re hungry!

Day 2 / Delhi – Agra (BL)

This morning pay a visit to a private Akhada to watch a traditional wrestling match known locally as Pehlwani. Developed during Mughal times wrestling in India is a combination of Persian wrestling with influences from Indian indigenous malla-yuddha.

After the match visit Bara Gumbad, a medieval monument located in the Lodhi Gardens. Take some time to explore, and poke around the other decaying archaeological treasures that lurk in the garden.

Experience the chaos of Old Delhi Railway station catching the train to Agra, on arrival we will visit the gardens of Mehtab Bagh to view a unique sunset with the Taj Mahal as a backdrop.

Day 3 / Agra (BL)

Rise early this morning for sunrise at India’s most iconic sight, the Taj Mahal. Fully explore the gardens, palaces and go inside the actual Taj itself built by the Mughal emperor to house the tomb of his favourite wife.

Explore Agra’s Red Fort which was the main residence of the Mughal Emperors until 1638 when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. Admire the gardens, imposing red brick architecture and marble buildings inlaid with precious gemstones.

Today lunch will be served in one of Agra’s top-rated restaurants.

In the afternoon we join our local guide for a wander through the Kachpura Village to meet the local kids and gain a unique insight into village life in India.

At dusk experience the magic that is a sunset at the Taj Mahal from a viewpoint outside the grounds.

Day 4 / Agra – Delhi (BL)

Early this morning transfer from Agra to the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikiri. Founded as capital in 1571 it was shortly abandoned in 1610 leaving behind a range of red standstone buildings. There are three small palaces at the site each built for one of the emperors’ wives, built in the style of each wife’s religion, Hindu, Muslim and Christian.

Visit Agra’s Jamma Masjid and then enjoy lunch at Sheroes Hangout a local initiative to empower the survivors of acid attacks. Acid attack victims are usually shunned by society in India, Sheroes Hangout provides employment and independence for survivors at several locations throughout India. Payment for meals is by donation – Inverted Atlas will make a donation for your meal on your behalf.

Day 5 / Depart Delhi (B)

Depart Delhi at any time with an included airport transfer to ensure you don’t miss your flight home.

Keen to have a chat to someone? No worries! Give us a call on 02 7229 1926 and one of our journey specialist will be happy to secure your place or answer any questions you may have!

Duration: 5 Days

Trip style: Bolt-on

Group size: Maximum 15

Trip code: DAG5

Cost: $1855.00 AUD twin share *from

Single supplement: $375.00 AUD *from

Inclusions

  • 4-nights accommodation in traditional hotels in Delhi and Agra
  • Transport by train and airconditioned minibus
  • Either an arrival or departure transfer
  • Services of local guides
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner)     
  • All entrance fees for sites mentioned in the itinerary

Trip price does not include

  • International or domestic airfares
  • Meals not included as per trip itinerary including drinks and mini bar
  • Visa for India
  • Additional accommodation before or after the trip 
  • Items of a personal nature including but not limited to laundry, souvenirs, porterage etc.
  • Travel insurance – please note comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas

Road Rating – Quest

Road rating

This is a short trip with comfortable accommodation and no sharing, we have included one train trip so you can get a taste of local transport but apart from that all transport is by road in airconditioned vehicles. Please remember in India there is a highly recommended dress code for women so as not to cause offense culturally – arms and legs should be covered by either a full-length dress or pants with knee length kaftan or shirt. Men are strongly advised to wear trousers. Delhi can be hot at certain times of the year so be sure to bring light clothes. Public toilets you may encounter may also be of the eastern squat variety.

A note about fitness

To get the most enjoyment out of this trip at minimum you should be able to walk up to 2.5km during scheduled sightseeing, be confident walking over uneven surfaces and be able to carry your own luggage to the hotel, as well as on and off the train.  

In addition, you should be in good health, with no major chronic conditions requiring frequent medical attention. For more information please see our booking conditions.

Single supplement

Traveling by yourself? No problem, we love single travelers and don’t believe in penalising them by charging half the trip price again for our single supplement. With us you are only paying the actual cost to have a room all to yourself. If you’re up for making a new friend, you can elect to share with another single traveler of the same sex and only pay the twin-share price. The choice is yours!

Itinerary disclaimer

This itinerary is correct at the time of upload to our website and we have composed it in good faith. From time to time we may elect to make changes before departure, if we are making a big change we will of course notify you, however if it is a small change this will be reflected in the final trip notes. So, make sure you download these prior to departure. Small changes prior to departure are usually made with the groups best interests in mind and come about due to liaising with our best resources – our past travelers and of course our trip leaders! The ability to change and evolve depending on what our travelers enjoy is what makes us such a great trip operator.

While we strive to operate our trips exactly to the letter of the itinerary, sometimes we may need to make changes on the ground while the group is on the road. This is all part of the adventure of traveling and we would ask that you come on your trip with an open mind and a good sense of humour because as much as we want it to, everything doesn’t always go to plan. In fact, these impromptu situations often make the best stories that you can have a laugh with your friends about later.

Age requirements

Minimum Age: 18 years

The recommended minimum age for the main trips designed to combine with this bolt-on is 18 due to the remote nature of places we will be visiting, however if you wish to book this as a stand alone trip we are happy to accept children as young as 7 years old.

Please note that while we welcome children on this Inverted Atlas trip, they remain the responsibility of the parents for the duration of the trip and should be supervised at all times. While we understand that you are on holidays local guide/s and your traveling companions should not be expected to baby sit. Baby sitting and supervision of young children is not a service Inverted Atlas is able to provide.

There is no upper age limit for this trip, but you should consider the above fitness requirements prior to booking. If you are 65 years or over you will be asked to complete our Health Check Form and have your medical practitioner sign it to confirm you are good health and able to participate safely on this trip.

Travel insurance

Please note that comprehensive travel insurance is a condition of travel with Inverted Atlas. Insurance must include provision for medical situations, emergency medical repatriation to your home country and personal liability at a minimum. Proof of valid travel insurance will be requested by your trip leader on arrival at the pre-departure meeting. Please have this paperwork available for them. If you are unable to provide proof of comprehensive travel insurance, you may not be allowed to join the trip and no refund will be payable.

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