India Uncovered

Want to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise? Try your hand at authentic Indian cooking classes? or just visit the magical pink city of Jaipur. India is a beauty of a country, and the tour is nothing short of a wonder in itself! This 13 day tour has you exploring the very best of India’s golden triangle, Pushkar and Udaipur. We take you to the hotspots, the hidden gems, the world famous safari in Ranthambore and everything in between! Whatever part of India you want to see, we’ve got it covered.. The only question is.. When should we meet you there?

When we say classic, we mean the perfect balance of culture, adventure, beaches and parties. High number of inclusions, low cost. Tru-ly authentic experiences from home-stays & hostels to beach huts, hotels and boats. A classic tour means maximum adventure, minimum hassle. Built for backpackers by backpackers.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Travel Ninja
Your Guide! Like travelling with your best mates and one of them happens to know where they're going!

All Transport Included Private Van

12 Nights Accommodation Hotels Twin-share Rooms

Taj Mahal Sunrise Wildlife Safari Ranthambore National Park

tru Exclusives
Royal Palace Lunch
Where we stay!

Welcome to Delhi, the capital of India and where our 13 day adventure begins! Our comfortable hotel is perfectly located for us to explore both sides of this exciting city. Wander the bustling narrow streets of the old town and admire the grand colonial buildings of the new.


The hotel has a great restaurant where you can enjoy the included breakfast. Rooms are spacious with air-con and Wi-Fi.


Udaipur is known as the most romantic city in India and our heritage hotel is right in the heart of it. We’ve got all the city sights right on our doorstep and the beautiful lake is just a 10 minute walk away.

We stay in a few heritage hotels in India and you are in for a treat! Heritage hotels were once palaces, forts or hunting lodges meaning that they’re full of history, character and charm. Most of the time, they’re still run by the families who used to live there so you can expect a TRU-ly local experience and super friendly service.

To top it all off, our hotel here has a stunning rooftop restaurant and terrace. Whether you’re enjoying the included breakfast or a cheeky sunset cocktail, you will not be disappointed by the incredible views of Udaipur!

We’ll be staying on the edge of the holy town of Pushkar next. With easy reach to the town but close to the nature of the desert, our hotel is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing! Admire the views from your cottage, go for a swim in the infinity pool and enjoy a traditional dinner at the cosy restaurant.

Pushkar is a sacred pilgrimage site which means you won’t find anywhere to buy alcohol in the city but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Relax at the hotel’s lounge with a cocktail in hand as you look up at the starlit sky. Sounds dreamy right?


The pink city is calling! We’re staying in another charming heritage hotel that’s right in the centre of Jaipiur, but set back from the hustle and bustle of the main roads. Built around a pretty courtyard with a pool in the middle, this is the best place in the city for us to chill and reminisce about the trip so far!


Enjoy everything that comes with a heritage hotel including the fabulous service and home cooked meals plus everything that modern hotels offer like air-con and TVs in the rooms.


One of the highlights of the trip, we’re heading to Ranthambore next and our 4 star hotel is just just 10 minutes away from the National Park. With a pool, lush gardens, an authentic restaurant and a well stocked bar, it has everything we need to relax after an early morning safari!

All rooms are air-conditioned and Wi-Fi can be found throughout the hotel so you’ll be able to upload those incredible safari pics to make everyone at home jealous!

Last and certainly not least, our hotel in Agra is a modern hotel with everything we need for our night here, and more! An infinity rooftop pool, two restaurants and our personal favourite, the Sky deck. Agra is home to the Taj Mahal and it’s only right that we stay in a hotel with views of this magnificent Wonder of the World. Head to the sky deck to take a look for yourself. This really is a pinch me moment!

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Bucket List
Taj Mahal Sunrise
Tiger Safari
Explore Jaipur city

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13
Day 1


Are you ready for the most epic 13 days of your life? Give us a WAHOOOOO! Let’s do this. Arrive anytime today at Delhi's airport (Indira Gandhi International airport), and we’ll meet you there! Look out for your Travel Ninja, no they won’t be dressed head to toe in karate gear, but I promise you they’ll be looking pretty fresh! A tour guide but with superhuman powers of adventure. Spend some time chilling in our accommodation before we head out for a welcome dinner and a few drinks to get to know your new TruFam who you’ll be spending the next 13 days with. Delhi is a bustling, lively city with so much going on! So have a beer and let’s get out and explore!

New Delhi
Airport Pick Up
exploring india in a tuk tuk
Day 2


Wake up! It’s our first morning in New Delhi, and it’s a beauty! What better way to experience Dehli than being shown around by a local first hand! We’re here to see everything, baby! We set off on a walking tour guided by the Salaam Balak Trust. One of the most trusted non-profit organisations for street children in Delhi. You’ll learn a lot today, so grab those thinking caps and put them on! We’ll visit their headquarters, learn how the organisation provides children with opportunities and care to help support those living on the streets. It’s a rewarding day and one not to be missed. Later, we'll visit some of the main sights including the famous India gate war memorial and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the home to India's President. In the evening we pack our bags and head to the train station where we board the overnight train to our next destination, Udaipur!

New Delhi
Salaam Balak Trust Walk, New Delhi city tour & Rickshaw ride
1x Breakfast
TRU Exclusives
Overnight train
Day 3


Rise and shine! We’ve made it to Udaipur, also known as the ‘Venice of the East’- you’ll soon see why! The day is yours to explore, so once we make it to our new hotel you’ve got time to relax, chill, update your insta stories (you know you want to) or head out to explore the sights, they’re going to take you by surprise, trust us! Later on in the afternoon, we hop aboard a sunset cruise and set sail on the tranquil waters of Lake Pichola. Let your eyes feast on the mesmerising scenery of Rajasthan’s most beautiful and romantic city and take it all in! You’ll notice incredible architecture, temples, picturesque ghats and even majestic palaces. After all that sightseeing, it's time to indulge in some mouthwatering Indian cuisine. Get your taste buds tingling with a delectable traditional thali or savour the fiery flavours of street food!

Sunset boat trip on Lake Pichola
1x Breakfast
Day 4


It’s day two in Udaipur and we couldn't be happier about it! Get your walking shoes on the ready because today we are off on a tour of the city. We’ll dive into the rich history and architectural wonders of this beautiful place and stop off at some of the biggest hotspots in the city. First up we have the city palace so you best be ready to be dazzled by the intricate marble and granite work, adorned with colourful glass inlays, ornate engravings, and elegant towers and balconies. It really is as impressive as it sounds! We’ll then stop off by Jagdish Temple before heading to the north of this bustling city to visit one of the most astonishing gardens- Saheliyon-ki-bari. It’s been a busy day so enjoy the afternoon exploring in your own time, relax by the lake or venture into the markets for some souvenir shopping before we meet for yet another delicious dinner with the TruFam and remenish on the incredible first few days in India!

Udaipur city tour & Palace visit
1x Breakfast
Day 5


Pack your bags, it’s time for our next adventure! Today we make our way to one of the oldest cities in India! We’ll escape to a serene getaway far from the hustle and bustle, yet close enough to the tru-ly eternal spiritual high that the holy town of Pushkar offers. We’ll take it easy, chill by the pool, admire the views and make the most of this relaxing time before an early wake up call tomorrow!

1x Breakfast, 1x Dinner
Day 6


Goood morning! We’re up bright and early today but it’s all for good reason. It’s time to get ready for the day and visit Savitri Mata Temple just in time for sunrise. It’s gonna be a beauty! Perched on a hilltop, we’ll get amazing views of the city below. Later on we’ll explore heavenly Pushkar lake and the popular eighth-century Brahma Temple before having a chilled afternoon. Make the most of the tranquil surroundings, take a dip in the pool, have a drink or two and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Sunrise trek to Savitri Temple & explore Pushkar
1x Breakfast, 1x Dinner
Day 7


Did you ever dream of being a land full of pink? Well, it’s reality and you’ll soon find out why! Today we’re off to Jaipur where we embark on a flavour-filled adventure in India's culinary realm! We’ll meet a local family and dive straight into an Indian-style cooking lesson to master the art of spicing up our lives! You know things are about to get spicyyy! Of course we couldn’t end this experience without indulging in the delicious food we have just whipped up! Masterchef here we come! After an epic day, you have the option to immerse yourself in a whirlwind of colours, music, and dance at Rajmandir cinema, where Bollywood magic unfolds like no other! Popcorn? Check. Drama? Double check. Let the Bollywood extravaganza begin!

Local cooking demonstration
1x Breakfast, 1x Dinner
Day 8


Wake up in the city of Jaipur and it’s an action-packed day baby! We check out the city and head to Jaipur City Palace before heading up to the fort in a 4x4. You want to see a viewpoint? Well, get ready TruFam because this is like no other! You can see the whole city! The whole of Jaipur and its wonderful pinkness! Next up we’ll visit the Hawa Mahal. One of the most amazing forms of architecture in India, it looks like an optical illusion. If that doesn’t get your brain flowing try counting how many windows there are! *Spoiler alert there’s 953?!* World-famous it’s a must-visit in India! In the evening we head out for dinner to explore more of this beautiful city.

Pink Palace, Hawa Mahal & Amber Fort
1 x Breakfast
Day 9


Buckle up, we’re going on an adventure! This time we’re off to Ranthambore National Park, a vast wildlife reserve near the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan and a former royal hunting ground that’s now home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. We’ll have time this afternoon to explore the area, visit the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort, on a hilltop, before we enjoy a Tiger talk to learn all about the Tiger conservation in the country. Dinner is on us tonight so indulge in the delicious food and prepare yourself for the most EPIC day yet…

Tiger Documentary
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Day 10


Wake up, it's going to be a WILD day! No seriously, it is! We get up early and jump in jeeps for a safari through the National Park. Get those binoculars out because we’re about to see a huge ton of local wildlife. Monkeys, crocodiles, peacocks, deers hey we may even see a wild tiger if you’re lucky! Or unlucky? Grab the camera because with this experience you will see a side to India not often shown on TV. The wildlife is beautiful, The setting is spectacular. The experience? Unbeatable. After an epic morning, the rest of the day is free for your heart's desire, check out the local area or just relax and soak up that gorgeous sun heat.

Morning safari
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 1x Dinner
Day 11


Today we’re travelling to Agra! And since we’re on the way, we’ll stop off at Fatehpur Sikri. A ghost city that was built between 1571 and 1585 before being abandoned and is now known for its beautiful old structures that have been retained. Once we’ve had a wander around, we get back on the road and make our way to our TRU EXCLUSIVE, the best of the best, one of a kind, unforgettable kind of experience! We’ll have lunch at a Palace where we will join a host family for a walk through the organic gardens & the in house dairy farm. We’ll learn what's in season and the family's favourite dishes made from the freshest of ingredients. We’ll even enjoy a traditional lunch at the restaurant. It’s been jam packed so far but the day is not over just yet! We head to our final stop, Agra Fort, another UNESCO heritage site before we finally make it back and enjoy a chilled evening.

Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
TRU Exclusives
Lunch at the Palace
Day 12


This is it, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The destination that’s been on your bucket list since you could hold a pen. We’re up early as we head to the Taj Mahal for sunrise! Make sure you’ve packed your camera, your GoPro or even a disposable camera because this moment really is once in a lifetime. Spend the morning learning about how the Taj Mahal was built and the story behind it, enter inside to see the tombs where Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and his wife are buried. Watch the sun come up with your TruFam and take in the surroundings of by far one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. There’s no better way to experience the Taj Mahal, and it’s picture-perfect views than early morning. Is there anywhere else you’d rather be?


In the afternoon we head back to Delhi, where we kick started our unforgettable trip. C’mon, it’s not a TruTravels trip without a big last night out, so we’re going big BIG. We check into the hotel, grab a shower before we head out into Delhi town for one final farewell dinner! Delicious cuisine, colourful cocktails and drinks and well, the company couldn't be better.

Agra & Delhi
Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
1x Breakfast
Day 13


It’s check out day and time to say goodbye, or as the locals say alavida! We’re not very good at them, so let’s just say see you soon, see you next time, in a while crocodile.. Something like that? Our TruNinja’s on hand to help you with your onward plans, hitching a ride to the airport or just dishing out hugs to the saddest of the TruFam. Hey, we’re going to miss ya! But you’re a part of the TruFam now which means we’ll see you every holiday. Don’t forget to send a Christmas card. Until next time! Why not check out Sri Lanka next.. It’s only a short flight away! ;)

Help & support with onward travel

Trips Departure Dates


Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip starts in New Delhi and ends in New Delhi.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You need to fly into New Delhi international airport (DEL).

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

The closest airport to the end destination is New Delhi international airport (DEL).

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation on this trip is twin share and you will stay in hotels.

On day 2 the accommodation will be a comfortable, airconditioned overnight train where you will be sharing with a maximum of 5 other people.

What is the currency?

The currency for India is Indian Rupees (INR).

Do I need a visa to travel to India?

You will need a visa to enter India and the type of visa you need may vary. An e-visa is available for many nationalities. You can check eligibility and find out more information on the following wesbite:

Are there any COVID precautions in place for my trip?

Yes! We’re doing everything we can to make your trip as safe and stress- free as possible. All trips are run with enhanced safety and hygiene protocols advised by the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office) & WHO (World Health Organisation) including only working with partners who uphold the same standard and are taking the maximum amount of precautions. From switching to private transport where possible to offering private room upgrades, we’ve got all areas covered to ensure your trip is an amazing one!

What happens If I can’t travel due to COVID?

We’re only operating in countries that are open without quarantine and are safe and easy to travel in. That being said if you could no longer travel due to COVID or if something were to arise, we’re offering complete flexibility for our TruTravellers. From free date changes to lifetime deposits. The TruCrew are always here to give you some TLC and to go through your options. Think of us as ya BFF’s, the fun auntie/uncle of the family who loves a drink or your travel guardian angels. Were not fussed.

Is my money protected?

Yep! You will never lose your money. You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We’re offering free date changes or to keep your deposit on file for as and when you’re ready to travel, 2 months, 2 years or even 20!

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