Visit India and discover the charm of this unforgettable country
Visit India and discover this vibrant, intoxicating, inspiring and dramatic country. Tour India's chaotic city streets and peaceful countryside, from the Mughal splendour of Delhi and Agra to tiger-spotting in Bandhavgarh National Park. Soak up India’s culture and history, smell and taste a world of spices, blush at the erotic Khajuraho carvings and see pilgrims undertake their daily rituals on the Ganges' ghats. This adventure will provide unforgettable sensory experiences of unpredictable, chaotic and enchanting India.
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The Taj Mahal is not only an sumptuous masterpiece of Indian architecture, but also a truly meaningful stop on any traveller’s journey
Old and New Delhi fuse to create a city that pays homage to past empires, while wrestling with its modern identity
Experience the wonder of camping on the banks of the Ganges near Varanasi.
Old Delhi can be very busy and crowded. While it’s an exciting place to see local life moving around you, be aware that on the walking tour you’ll need to navigate through people, tight spaces and walkways.
Rajasthan can reach extremely high temperatures in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours early in the morning when it’s cooler, remember to keep hydrated and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt and anything else that will protect you from the sun.
We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees
This trip travels by overnight train from Delhi to Varanasi.
Long distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between Dec-Feb. Please see the transport section of the essential trip information.
From April 2017, the main dome of the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy to restore its original colour. It is expected the dome will be covered in iron scaffolding during the process which is expected to last a year.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
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A single supplement is available for this trip and is applicable for all nights on tour with the exception of the overnight train on night 11 and 14.
Please do not book flights out of Delhi until after 1pm on the last day.
TAJ MAHAL DOME RESTORATIONS
The main dome on the Taj Mahal will undergo mud pack therapy due to begin in April 2017. It is likely the entire dome will be obscured by iron scaffolding. Portions of the white marble façade will be covered in mud and plastic sheets during the cleaning process. The restorations will be carried out in sections and the work on the dome is expected to last one year.
Our Unforgettable India trips score an average of 4.83 out of 5 based on 84 reviews in the last year.
Overall this was a fantastic trip; it was a great combination of chaos of Delhi with some charming small towns. Our guide Parikshit was really awesome! India can be overwhelming (but wonderful!) and I'm grateful for Intrepid for optimizing my experience.
Review submitted 24 May 2017
Fantastic way to see the world at a base level. If you want big groups and big buses and a whirlwind tour this is not for you. Done at a leisurely pace it is a totally enjoyable way to see a country in a small group with a good overview of the true way the people live.
Review submitted 07 May 2017