Visit North India and join a far-flung adventure to one of the planet's most exotic destinations. See India's towering fortresses above a city square, vibrant colours in a busy bazaar, pilgrims praying on the river ghats of Varanasi, Maharaja mementos in a ghostly palace and camels silhouetted on a desert landscape - welcome to a litany of magic and life. Discover well-known sites and hidden secrets, from the beating heart of Delhi to the cultural melting pot of Kolkata - this is the chaotic and inspiring India.

Start
New Delhi, India
Finish
Kolkata, India
Countries
India
Themes
Explorer
Code
HHRR
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
445kg pp per trip

Visit North India's exotic destinations from Delhi to Kolkata.


Highlights

  • Experience the holy city of Varanasi
  • Visit the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra
  • View dramatic colonial architecture in Kolkata
  • Experience Rajasthani nomad life in Jaisalmer
  • Bargain for souvenirs in Delhi
  • Sip a tasty lassi in Jodhpur
  • Catch a sunrise from Pushkar's Savitri Temple
  • Fall in love with romantic Udaipur

Itinerary

Discover the beating heart of Old Delhi - its narrow streets burst with stores selling silk, copper and spices. Board an overnight sleeper train and head towards Rajasthan.
From Jaisalmer, experience nomadic life on an overnight camel safari through the Thar Desert. Eat local specialties by the camp fire and sleep under a blanket of stars.
Sip on a lassi and admire views of the colossal Mehrangarh Fort. Wander among colourful saris and sparkling bangles in the Sadar Bazaar, one of the oldest markets in India.
India's most romantic city, Udaipur, is a centre for artists and musicians. Why not visit the dramatic Monsoon Palace or have dinner at a rooftop restaurant overlooking the lake?
Mingle with holy men in spiritual Pushkar and seek out a bargain in side-street bazaars. Early risers can take a walk to Savitri Temple for an inspirational sunrise.
See the intricate, pink sandstone latticework of the Hawa Mahal, the 'Palace of the Winds'. Have a unique cinema experience at an optional Bollywood movie screening.
Take an optional trip to the famous Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, a welcome relief from the chaos of modern India.
Discover spectacular views from the Red Fort and admire the elegant architecture of the Taj Mahal of Agra - sunrise over this iconic monument is worth rising early for.
The holiest place for Hindus, Varanasi is a city of ritual and ceremony. Walk the ghats for a heady experience or hire a boat and see the city from the water.
The former capital of British India boasts dramatic colonial architecture. The city also showcases poetry, art, music, film and theatre. Browse flower markets or sample the tangy Bengali cuisine.
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Inclusions

Meals
1 breakfast1 dinner
Transport
Auto rickshaw, Bus, Camel, Overnight sleeper train, Train
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night), Guesthouse (5 nights), Hotel (12 nights), Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)
Included activites
  • Delhi - Jama Masjid
  • Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour
  • Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple)
  • Jaisalmer - Camel safari & overnight desert camp

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Notes

TRIP CHANGES 2013

Please note that this tour will now begin Every Saturday in 2013 (July - Apr) instead of Every Sunday in 2012 (Jul-Apr). This change will begin from the 12th Jan 2013, please note that the 6th Jan 2013 departure will be unaffected by this change.

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