North India Adventure Overview

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      GBP £1,415
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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Adventure through the heart of North India and Rajasthan

Rose-hued cities, time-worn desert forts and holy rivers – North India is the subcontintent’s showpiece, a place where ancient ruins punctuate peaceful countryside and everyday life is a riot of colour and noise. From the gleaming walls of the Taj Mahal to Delhi’s chaotic streets, India’s energy will leave you giddy with excitement and sporting a smile that’s wider than the Ganges. Spiritual, yet never afraid to entertain – the sites of North India are as alive as a crowded laneway, as vast as the Thar Desert sands, as humbling as a Varanesi dawn and as intricate as the Amber Fort. So give your senses a well-earned kick and delve into a North Indian adventure that ticks all the boxes.

  • Be blown away by the pace of modern Delhi
  • Be privy to a traditional Puja prayer ceremony in Orchha
  • Be romanced by India’s ‘Pink City’
  • Enjoy a local homestay in the heart of rural India
  • Float along India’s holiest river
  • Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Taj Mahal
  • Scan the skies for colourful birds in the Keoladeo Sanctuary
  • Squint at the towering desert fort of Jaisalmer from atop a camel

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New Delhi, India
  • Finish:

    New Delhi, India
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (2 nts), Camping (with facilities) (1 nt), Deluxe permanent tent (2 nts), Guesthouse (1 nt), Heritage Property (4 nts), Hotel (10 nts), Jungle resort (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Auto rickshaw, Cycle rickshaw, Jeep, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle
  • Included activities:

    Agra - Agra Fort, Agra - Motorised rickshaw tour, Agra - Taj Mahal, Bandhavgarh - National Park Safari, Bikaner - Junagarh Fort, Chanderi - Guided village walk, Chanderi - Home cooked dinner & family visit, Chanderi - Traditional music performance, Delhi - Jama Masjid, Delhi - Old Delhi walking tour, Delhi - Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple), Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur - Amber Fort, Jaipur - Hawa Mahal, Jodhpur - Meherangarh Fort, Keoladeo - Bird sanctuary entrance, Khajuraho - Home-cooked lunch & family visit, Khajuraho - Kama Sutra temples, Mandawa - Haveli tour, Orchha - Orchha Palace, Orchha - Ram Raja Temple puja (prayer) ceremony, Orchha - Taragram visit, Varanasi - Sunrise boat ride, Varanasi - Sunset candle flower ceremony

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    564kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. This trip finishes in Delhi on Day 25 by 12pm midday. Please see further details in the trip notes. 2. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information.

  • Total price from

    USD $2,240
    CAD $2,270
    AUD $2,360
    EUR €1,640
    GBP £1,415
    NZD $2,795
    ZAR R21,480
    CHF FR2,025
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  • Per day from:

    USD $89
    CAD $90
    AUD $94
    EUR €65
    GBP £56
    NZD $111
    ZAR R859
    CHF FR81
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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.

Day 3 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.

Day 4 River Ganges Boat Trip

Sacred to the Hindus as a place of worship and ritual, the Ganges is also the lifeblood of millions of Indian people.

Days 5-6 Bandhavgarh National Park

Founded in 1968, Bandhavgarh National Park was once a royal hunting ground. The park has India's biggest tiger population and is rich in animal species and birdlife.

Days 7-8 Khajuraho

Khajuraho is a small, friendly city that is best known for its Hindu and Jain temples that are adorned with erotic carvings depicting the Kama Sutra.

Days 9-10 Orchha

Meaning 'hidden', Orchha is a small village with a grand history and is covered with 16th-century temples and buildings still standing proud.

Day 11 Chanderi

Known for the quality of their handwoven saris, Chanderi is an enchanting town with a fascinating history, a stunning old fort and a strong Jain culture.

Days 12-13 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.

Day 14 Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary

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 15-16 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 17 Shekhawati

A remote town in the Shekhawati region, Mandawa is often described as an outdoor art gallery due to its intricately painted havelis - some wonderfully restored, others crumbling to dust.

Day 18 Bikaner

Located in the Thar desert, Bikaner is known for its camel farm, great food, rustic charm and extraordinary palaces, fort and temples.

Days 19-21 Jaisalmer/Camel Safari

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.

Day 22 Osiyan

Often referred to as the 'Gateway to the Thar Desert', Osiyan is ancient trading town that hosts the remnants of stunning Jain and Brahmin temples.

Days 23-24 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.

Day 25 Delhi

Delhi has been an important city in India for well over 2000 years, and its cultural richness and diversity radiates from every corner.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,240
      CAD $2,270
      AUD $2,360
      EUR €1,640
      GBP £1,415
      NZD $2,795
      ZAR R21,480
      CHF FR2,025
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