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Discover India Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India

Delve into the cultural riches of India during 15 unforgettable days in Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and more. Enjoy a guided tour of the world's most magnificent testimonial to love, the Taj Mahal. Visit the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism, spend a night in a traditional village, witness holy rituals on a sunrise Ganges cruise, and discover the hidden side of Delhi with a former at-risk youth now taking part in a G Adventures-supported project. Don't just see India; glimpse its soul.


Highlights

Walk the backstreets of Delhi with a local guide, enjoy a talk with a local historian and scholar, explore the grand forts and palaces in Rajasthan, enjoy a safari in Ranthambore National Park, experience local living with a heritage village homestay


What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Ganges River Talk, Varanasi Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lucknow Local Food Walk, Lucknow Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Family Culinary Experience, Jaipur Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi Your Wellness Moment: Yoga Class, Udaipur. Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi. Orientation walk of Varanasi. Excursion to Sarnath. Sunset and sunrise boat trips on the Ganges River. Tour of Lucknow. Bara Imambara visit. Tours of the Taj Mahal. Safari drive. Visit Ranthambore Fort and the Ganesh temple. Tour Jaipur and visit Amber Fort. Village stay at Rawla Jojawar in a historic heritage hotel. Tour Udaipur. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels (14 nts).


Meals Included

14 breakfasts, 5 dinners


Transport

Minibus, train, auto
rickshaws, cycle
rickshaws, boat, plane, walking.


About our Transportation

Train Traveling in India by train is an experience. Distances in India are long and the trains aren't the worlds best, but traveling by rail adds a fascinating new dimension to a visitor's experience in the country. There is virtually no better way to make friends with the people and see the spectacular views of the diverse Indian countryside. The chaos on the Indian Railway stations is a replica of life in India. We use AC Chair car for day journeys on this trip. There are no restaurant or buffet cars on Indian Railways, but on long distance trains an attendant will appear in your coach and ask you if you would like to order food. Regular stops are made at stations where food is also available and on some trains many vendors board the train selling chai, cold drinks and crisps and biscuits. Don't expect pristine western standards anywhere in India, but you'll find and AC Chair class fairly clean by Indian standards, with both western
style and squat toilets usually in a reasonably sanitary condition. Indian trains are quite safe to travel on, even for families or women traveling alone, and you are unlikely to have any problems. Having said that, theft of luggage, although rare is not unheard of, so for peace of mind you may like to take along a chain and padlock to secure your bags (readily available at all Indian stations). Generally, Indian Railways are very efficient, but trains do run late, and sometimes it's hours rather than minutes. Make sure you have something to occupy your time ' a good book, magazine or photos of your home country and family to show the Indian travelers also waiting for the train. Road Road travel in India is certainly not what people are used to in Western countries. Rules are not always followed, drivers appear to speed, do not stay in their lanes, overtake in seemingly dangerous situations, and rarely use their mirrors or driving lights at night. The horn however is used frequently and can range from the latest Bollywood tune to Britney Spears! Although the government is investing large sums of money to improve the road infrastructure, there is a lot more to be done. As a result some of the roads are poorly maintained, pot holed and uneven. This gets even more pronounced particularly during and after the monsoon. Travel time is very long in comparison to Western countries and short distances can take much longer than at home. You have the comfort of an air
conditioned Private vehicle, but be prepared to take an odd ride in a local transport for the experience.


Group Leader Description

All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. Standard luggage allowance for internal flights is 15kg (33lb) for checked luggage, and is 7kg (15lb) for carry
on luggage. Any charges for additional luggage or weight is the responsibility of the passenger.

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 2 Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 3 Delhi/Varanasi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 4 Varanasi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 5 Varanasi/Khajurāho

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 6 Lucknow/Ä?gra

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 7 Ä?gra/Ranthambore National Park

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 8 Ranthambore National Park

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 9 Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 10 Jaipur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 11 Jaipur/Jojawar

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 12 Jojawar/Udaipur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 13 Udaipur

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 14 Udaipur/Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Day 15 Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon).

Details

Prices from: €2299.00

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Style: National Geographic Journeys

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: Max 16, avg 12

Call Us: 01 2311889


My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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