North India Unplugged Itinerary

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Indian Sadhu sitting next to river in Pushkar

Indian youth playing with soccer ball in Agra

Locals praying at the waters edge during Chhath Festival

India kolkota festival of colours

Range of bright colourful dyes available from street vendor

 Local indian woman in colourful Sari transporting fresh water

Indian locals descending the Ghat during ceremony

Days 1-2 Delhi

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-5 Jaisalmer/Thar Desert

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.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1, Guesthouse - 2

Days 6-7 Jodhpur

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 8-10 Udaipur

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?
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 3

Days 11-12 Pushkar

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 13-14 Jaipur

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 15 Bharatpur

Take an optional trip to the famous Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, a welcome relief from the chaos of modern India.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 16-17 Agra

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 18-20 Varanasi

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 21-22 Kolkata

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1