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Mysteries of India Adventure Tour

Asia

  • India

Be dazzled by India's colorful interior on an exploration of its rich history and heritage. Explore sprawling palaces in the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi, then meet the elders of a traditional village and peruse the markets Bikaner's old city with a local expert. Each day brings a new twist of the kaleidoscope'and a brighter understanding of this amazing country.


Highlights

Spend a night in a heritage hotel in Bikaner, Meet the town elders of a traditional village, Visit an NGO that provides services throughout rural India, See the world
famous Taj Mahal


What's Included

Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Explore the Caravan Route, Bīkāner Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Discover Village Life, Chandelao Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Family Home Meal, Udaipur Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi. Orientation tour of colonial Delhi. Tour of frescoed havelis of Shekhawati. Visit Junagarh Fort and Deshnoke's Karni Mata Temple (or Rat Temple). Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Clock Tower. Excursion to rural hamlets of Chandelao and Jojawar. Explore Udaipur. Visit Ranakpur Jain temples. Explore Jaipur and Amber Fort. Visit Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, and the Red Fort of Agra. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels/heritage homes (14 nts).


Meals Included

14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 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

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.


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!) . You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones.

Day 1 Delhi

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

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

Day 2 Delhi/Mandāwa

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

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

Day 3 Mandāwa/Bīkāner

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

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

Day 4 Bīkāner

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

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

Day 5 Bīkāner/Jodhpur

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

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

Day 6 Jodhpur/Chandelao

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

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

Day 7 Chandelao

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

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

Day 8 Chandelao/Udaipur

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

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

Day 9 Udaipur

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

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

Day 10 Udaipur/Jojawar

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

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

Day 11 Jojawar/Jaipur

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

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

Day 12 Jaipur

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

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

Day 13 Jaipur/Ä?gra

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

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

Day 14 Ä?gra/Delhi

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

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

Day 15 Delhi

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

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

Details

Prices from: €1899.00

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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