North India Unplugged Overview

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

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.

  • 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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New Delhi, India
  • Finish:

    Kolkata, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    1 breakfast, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt), Guesthouse (5 nts), Hotel (12 nts), Overnight sleeper train (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Auto rickshaw, Bus, Camel, Overnight sleeper train, Train
  • Included activities:

    Delhi - Jama Masjid, Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour, Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple), Jaisalmer - Camel safari & overnight desert camp

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    445kg pp per trip
  • 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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Days 1-2 Delhi

It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.

Days 3-5 Jaisalmer/Thar Desert

Like a city risen from the desert sands, Jaisalmer's sand-coloured buildings, busting bazaars and fascinating living fort all help give the city a wonderful old-world feel.

Days 6-7 Jodhpur

India's enigmatic 'Blue City', Jodhpur, has a captivating Old Town with palaces, heritage buildings, colourful streets and the Mehrangarh Fort shining like a jewel high above the city.

Days 8-10 Udaipur

With dusty hills in the background and tranquil lakes its centrepiece, Udaipur is a truly beautiful city with fabulous heritage buildings, restaurants and narrow laneways.

Days 11-12 Pushkar

Pushkar is one of the India's holiest places. It's also a market centre for many of the local village people and a great place to sit back and relax.

Days 13-14 Jaipur

Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.

Day 15 Bharatpur

The legacy of once being a strong military stronghold is a good fort, and Bharatpur's is pretty impressive. It's also home to the wonderful Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.

Days 16-17 Agra

Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.

Days 18-20 Varanasi

The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.

Days 21-22 Kolkata

With its colonial architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and celebrated intellectual and arts scene, Kolkata confronts in so many ways but surprises in just as many.
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