Women only tour to Northern India
India at a glance
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! From the vibrant city of Delhi to the charming village of Bishnoi and the world-renowned Taj Mahal, this tour takes you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of India. Discover the perfect blend of history and modernity while savoring the tantalizing aroma of Indian spices amidst stunning vistas of ancient fort palaces.
Explore the Pink City of Jaipur on an all female owned fleet of rickshaws
Learn to create the same dishes prepared during the opulent Mughal Empire in a cooking class
Meet the women of Sheroes Cafe over lunch, where acid attack survivors are given a livelihood
Join the women of a local family for dinner, get henna, and learn how to tie a saree the traditional way
Visit a niche textile town and make your own block print scarf
Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and see it from local known viewpoint
To experience the once in a lifetime Holi Festival and throw color with the locals, choose March 24 – April 2, 2024 dates! Spots are very limited. See our Holi Festival Itinerary here!
India, with all its mystic beauty, can present quite a challenge for travelers. But, have no fear, our team has made it our ultimate mission to turn your journey into an exceptional experience. We’ve taken out all the guesswork, leaving you with nothing but the most genuine Indian experience. Get pampered with lavish accommodations, and travel in style in our air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and let the magic of India unfold before your very eyes!
Proof of travel insurance is required before joining day 1 of any Meetup Tour. International flights are not included.
Join us for Holi Festival!
Choose the March 24 to April 2 Meetup Tour. Spots are very limited!
Throw colors like a local for this joyous festival of colors, love, and spring! We supply the color filled balloons, water guns, and the white outfit to get colorful in. You come with some playful competition to shower each other with color and love.
Meet your new BFF.
People often leave our Meetup Tours with friends for life and couches to crash on all over the world.
Guaranteed solo time.
Spend it with friends or explore on your own, but take time to reflect on your incredible journey.
Get your beauty sleep.
Enjoy our hand-picked accommodation combining the design, location and comfort.
Welcome to Delhi!
Welcome meeting & first taste of local cuisine
Welcome to India! Our driver will be waiting for you as you exit the Indira Gandhi International Airport. Your ride is complementary, and you’ll be escorted to our beautiful hotel in Delhi where you will meet the group. We recommend arriving before 3pm, so you will arrive in time for a 6pm welcome meeting and our first delicious meal together! Meals: dinner
Rickshaw tour, Khari Baoli Spice Market, authentic dinner with local family
Get ready to see Delhi from a whole new perspective. As a local would, jump on a rickshaw and journey through the bustling alleys and winding streets of Old Delhi, visit one of the historical Sikh Temples constructed in 18th century, and culminate in a stop at the lively Chandni Chowk square. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, let your senses run wild as you immerse yourself in the sweet and spicy aromas of Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest wholesale spice market. Explore the vibrant courtyard where the spices are stored and indulge in the unique flavors of India. After a bit of leisure time, we’ll meet back up in the later afternoon to enjoy a unique cultural experience with a local Indian family. Explore Indian wedding traditions, get dressed up in traditional attire, partake in lively dancing, and cook together with the family, for a delightful taste of authentic Indian food to kick off your first full day. Meals: breakfast, dinner
Short drive, Sheroes Cafe, and the Taj Mahal
Buckle up as we bid adieu to Delhi and say hello to Agra, situated on the majestic Yumana River. Upon arrival, we’ll stop at Sheroes Hangout Cafe, a groundbreaking cafe run by female acid attack survivors who have turned their trauma into strength. Chat with these brave women and indulge in their scrumptious snacks and coffee, all while supporting their new livelihood. After some leisure time in the afternoon, we’ll head off to experience an iconic wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal. Here we’ll spend time basking in the colors of the sunset and admiring the stunning marble architecture of this monument of love, built by Emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his beloved wife. Meals: breakfast | Drive time: 3 hours.
Pink City Rickshaw Tour!
After breakfast, we’ll make our way to Jaipur. Enjoy some solo time at the hotel to relax or explore on your own. There’s no better way to see Jaipur than jumping in the back of a Pink City Rickshaw! In the early evening, this all-female fleet of rickshaw drivers will whisk you off for a ride you’ve never experienced before. Explore the bustling market lanes, marvel at the beautifully illuminated Albert Hall Museum, and savor a cup of traditional chai, all while supporting an empowering initiative that offers newfound employment opportunities to 200 women from low-income households in Jaipur. Meals: breakfast, lunch | Drive time: 4 hours.
Visit Amber Fort, and try your hand at block printing
Let’s embark on a journey to enchanting Amber Fort, a town steeped in history and splendor. As you stroll through the ancient cobblestone lanes, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking sight of magnificent temples, Havelis and the awe-inspiring Amber Palace, which we will scale all the way to the top for a panoramic view of the breathtaking countryside. Jaipur is not only famous for huge forts and history, but for its exquisite craftsmanship and a vast array of precious gemstones. Today, you’ll have the opportunity to delve deeper into its artistic heritage by participating in engaging in a block printing workshop. Observe the precision and dedication of the artisans as they transform plain pieces of cloth into vivid works of art using these unique block printing techniques – then try your hand at creating your own design for a treasured souvenir! Meals: breakfast.
Leisurely exploration of the Blue City
Bid farewell to the enchanting city of Jaipur as we embark on a memorable journey to Jodhpur, known affectionately as the “Blue City” or the “Sun City.” Upon our arrival in Jodhpur, we’ll settle in to our hotel and revel in some well-deserved leisure time. As the sun begins to set, venture out for a delightful late-evening stroll around the iconic clock tower and the vibrant markets of Jodhpur. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local atmosphere, perhaps picking up souvenirs or treasures along the way. Jodhpur is renowned not only for its stunning architecture but also for its delectable culinary delights. Don’t miss the chance to savor some of the city’s popular food snacks, tantalizing your taste buds with the authentic flavors of this remarkable city. Meals: breakfast and lunch. | Drive time: 6 hours
Mehrangarh Fort and lunch at Shambhali Trust
Get ready to visit the magical and awe-inspiring Mehrangarh Fort. Here the walls whisper the history of Rajistan through the intricate sculpture work of Jodhpuri master artists and sweeping panoramic views of the city whisk you away to a bygone era of opulent royalty and prestige. Next, we’ll venture to the Shambhali Trust, an organization with a mission to empower disadvantaged women and girls through education and vocational training. Join us as we learn about their impactful work, followed by a unique opportunity to help prepare a delicious lunch together. Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Homestay experience at a special hidden gem in rural village
Embark this morning on a scenic drive to the hidden gem of Rajasthan, Deogarh. Here, you’ll discover a unique and tranquil haven nestled amidst the picturesque Deogarh hills and a charming village. Immerse yourself in a heritage homestay experience that offers captivating landscapes. Indulge in a specially arranged farm lunch, followed by a delightful evening village stroll, complete with tea at a local’s home. As the day winds down, relish a memorable rooftop dinner. This off-the-beaten-path experience blends leisure and enjoyment, promising a truly exceptional day. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner. | Drive time: 2.5 hours
Meet a famous palm reader, and enjoy a cultural folk show at an ancient Haveli
Begin your day with the option to catch the sunrise right from your hotel and partake in an invigorating early morning yoga session. Then, after breakfast, start the journey to the enchanting “City of Lakes,” Udaipur. Enjoy lunch at the hotel before embarking on a leisurely walk through the historic old city, stopping to check out the exquisite Jagdish temple. Make the most of your leisure time at one of Udaipur’s finest heritage properties, where you can soak in the city’s vibrant atmosphere with a leisurely stroll through the markets. In the evening, you’ll get to meet a renowned local astrologer/palm reader, offering insights into your future and life. As the day transitions to night, immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan with a captivating folk show at an ancient Haveli, where the true colors of this region come to life. Meals: breakfast, lunch | Drive time: 2 hours
Solo time, sunset boat ride, and farewell dinner
Today, indulge in a leisurely morning in Udaipur, granting you the freedom to explore the city at your own pace. Whether it’s shopping, meandering through the city streets, or exploring the majestic City Palace, the choice is yours. Additionally, you can choose to partake in a unique hands-on cooking experience. Later, we’ll meet back up to experience a mesmerizing sunset boat ride that will enchant your senses. Finally, we’ll enjoy delightful farewell dinner together at a charming rooftop restaurant, bringing your Udaipur adventure to a perfect close. Meals: breakfast, dinner
FARWELL FOR NOW
We miss you already!
Hop on a quick flight back to Delhi and reach the airport by 2pm. As you get ready to return home, reminisce about your cherished memories and maybe even start planning your next adventure! Or, continue the journey with us to Varanasi. Meals: breakfast
Add on 4 Days in Varanasi
Varanasi, the gem of Northern India, is the land of the divine Ganges River that is believed to have an overwhelming spiritual power. The city’s narrow and meandering streets are home to more than 2,000 temples that provide a breathtaking glimpse into India’s rich and diverse religious history.
Varanasi, a city of unparalleled tranquility, is the perfect destination to unwind after an eventful 10-day tour of Northern India’s most iconic sites. We designed Varanasi as an add-on, giving you the opportunity to witness the divine beauty of India. However, if you only have a few days to spare, traveling with us to this enchanted city will undoubtedly be a rejuvenating and worthwhile experience.
If booking both The India Meetup Tour as well as The Varanasi Extension, please book them both separately.
Our accommodation is carefully chosen to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite hotels to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us.
The Suryaa, Delhi
With recently renovated state-of-the-art facilities and indulgent spa treatments including Ayurvedic therapies, The Suryaa is the perfect escape after a long day of exploring the dynamic city of Delhi.
Ranbanka Palace, Jaipur
Once the palace of the Rathores clan of Jodhpur, you’ll feel like royalty as you enjoy stunning views of the Blue City!
Royale Regent, Agra
With an unbeatable location and lavish amenities, this award-winning hotel is a game changer! Take in breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal and Agra from the stunning rooftop terrace and Instagram-worthy pool — the ultimate place to unwind.
Arrival: Indira Gandhi International Airport (code DEL)
- We will will have an airport transfer waiting for you when arrive on day 1. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel in Delhi.
- If you arrive a day or two early, the airport transfer is not included. Please email us directly if you book flights outside this window so we can assist with arranging a transfer and an early night in the hotel .
- Our tour starts at 6pm, so we recommend that you arrive no later than 3pm on day 1. However, we will pick you up from the airport anytime.
Departure: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). You can leave anytime on the last day. Check out is at 10am.
- Visa fees if applicable
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Tips for guide & driver
- Airport drop off
- A non-refundable $500 deposit is required to hold your spot.
- Final payment is due 90 days before departure.
- Pay as much as often as you like until the due date.
- No refunds on deposits.
On rare occasions, any domestic flight that we include in this trip may be changed or canceled with little notice. Remember, we cannot control the decisions that airlines make, so sometimes amendments will need to be made to our mode of transportation. Rest assured that if this happens, we will still get you to your destination. Part of the unique experience of traveling in any form is having the flexibility and grace to embrace detours
Most nationalities are required to possess a visa in order to enter India. The process is relatively simple, but takes a few dates to process. Please be sure you apply for the e-visa at least a week before departure, but earlier is better. Apply here.
The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
Our domestic flight allows up to 30lbs/15kg check-in luggage. If you bring more weight, there will be a fee at the airport.
What our travelers say
SoFe's itinerary was a great blend
“I was heartened by how welcoming people were in India and will never forget the seemingly infinite unique sari and kurti outfits on dazzling display everywhere. SoFe’s itinerary was a great blend of cultural, historical, and social activities and our tour leader helped in many ways to keep us having fun, even over long days of traveling.” Jennie R. | India
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“If you are thinking about doing a SoFe tour -do it! It was so awesome to connect and explore a country with like-minded solo female travelers. I loved getting to experience a country and connect with other SoFe travelers in network. I really appreciated the security of going with a group as well, especially for a country such as India. ” Michelle P. | India
INCREDIBLE TOUR THROUGH India
“India was spectacular – it was vibrant, beautiful, dirty, spiritual, and chaotic – all at once! SoFe provided a wonderfully curated trip through the northern region of the country. Our guides brought the places we visited to life. Shopping was exceptional! Thank you Nidhi and Nikki for a life-changing trip!” Leslie R. | India
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