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Land of the Maharajas Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India

Legend has it that colour film was invented specifically to capture the vibrancy of India. (Okay, we made that up, but still.) This adventure offers a look at the history and heritage of this land, bringing you to the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi, stunning capitals of the former princely states'home to sprawling haveli and Rajput-era palaces'and rural Rajasthan villages and fortified towns untouched by time. And with private transport and unique accommodation throughout, you'll feel a little like royalty yourself.


Highlights

Experience the regal lifestyle by staying in heritage homes and rural palaces, explore stunning forts and intriguing local markets, discover rural Indian culture in hamlets and villages, walk through Delhi's backstreets with a young adult guide taking part in a program to help get kids off the street


What's Included

Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures
supported project. Walking tour and visit to a G Adventures
supported Delhi Streetkids Project. Orientation tour of Colonial Delhi. Tour of frescoed Havelis of Shekhawati. Visit Junagarh Fort and the Deshnoke Rat Temple. Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Clock Tower. Excursion to rural hamlets of Chandelaogarh and Jojawar. Explore Udaipur including City Palace, Jagdish Temple and Pichola Lake boat tour. Visit Ranakpur Jain Temples. Explore Jaipur including City Palace and Amber Fort. Visit Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal and the Red Fort Agra. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Comfort hotels/heritage homes (14 nts).


Meals Included

14 breakfasts, 3 dinners


Transport

Van, bus, jeep, train, cycle
rickshaw, walking.


About our Transportation

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

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. 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. Hard suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) . You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.

Day 1 Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 2 Delhi/Mandāwa

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 3 Mandāwa/Bīkāner

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 4 Bīkāner

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 5 Bīkāner/Jodhpur

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 6 Jodhpur/Chandelao

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 7 Chandelao

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 8 Chandelao/Udaipur

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 9 Udaipur

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 10 Udaipur/Jojawar

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 11 Jojawar/Jaipur

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 12 Jaipur

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 13 Jaipur/Ä?gra

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 14 Ä?gra/Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 15 Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at any time. Arrival transfer included.

There are no planned activities, so check into to the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Details

Duration: 15 Days

Trip Style:

Service Level: Upgraded

Physical Demands Rating: 2 - Light

Group Size Notes: Max: Max 16, avg 12

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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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