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Slowly Down The Ganges Itinerary
Days 1-2 Delhi
With a cacophony of noise, colour and smells, chaotic Delhi invokes adventure. Head to Old Delhi to visit India's largest mosque and a fascinating Sikh temple. Delhi is an electrifying place to visit - but will soon be left behind for the calm waters of the Ganges.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1
Days 3-4 River Ganges Boat Trip
Kick back and watch the world float by on a Ganges River cruise. Pass village communities and discover the abundance of life on this spiritual waterway.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 2
Days 5-7 Varanasi
Discover India's religious heart and visit the ghats of Varanasi. Witness a candle-lit flower ceremony on the Ganges or travel to nearby Sarnath, the site of Buddha's first sermon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2, Overnight sleeper train - 1
Day 8 Agra
Make tracks to the most iconic sight in India. Agra is home to the beautiful Taj Mahal, a masterpiece of devotion and opulence.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 9-10 Jaipur
Travel from Agra to Jaipur and explore the ornately decorated interior of the Amber Fort. Visit the city's museums or search for semi-precious stones while wandering through Jaipur's famed bazaars.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Day 11 Roopangarh
Feel like a maharaja during an overnight stay at Roopangarh Fort. Explore its serpentine entrance, turrets and grand hall and learn about the local culture in the village below.
ACCOM: Heritage Property - 1
Days 12-13 Pushkar/Camel Safari
Leave the whitewashed temples behind and plod through the desert on camelback to enjoy the moody Pushkar sands at dusk. Spend a night beside the campfire accompanied by the traditional music of Rajasthani nomads.
ACCOM: Camping (with basic facilities) - 1, Hotel - 1
Days 14-15 Delhi
Cross over Snake Mountain to the Muslim city of Ajmer and catch a train back to Delhi. There are plenty more places to visit in Delhi, so spend another day exploring this vibrant city.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1