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India on a shoestring

19 nights from £1,419 per person

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

This exceptional value group tour offers nearly three weeks in enchanting India. You’ll fly in to Delhi and explore the streets of this amazing city before heading out to see some of the most recognisable sites in the country. Feast your eyes on the majestic Taj Mahal, the revered Ganges River and a great variety of temples and monasteries. (GY)

Details

Day 1

Delhi

Arrive in Delhi at any time and have a meeting with your group.

Day 2

Delhi

You’ll start today with a guided tour through New Delhi led by rehabilitated street children to see the hidden corners of New Delhi. You’ll have the afternoon free to explore at your leisure, then afterwards you’ll take an overnight train to Bikaner.

Day 3-4

Bikaner

Today you’ll arrive at your hotel to freshen up before starting your desert adventure. You’ll be going on a camel safari riding across this semi-arid region before pitching a tent and enjoying an unforgettable night amongst the dunes. On the fourth day you’ll head back to civilisation and visit Bikaner.

(One breakfast, one lunch and one dinner included)

Day 5-6

Jaisalmer

On the fifth day you’ll head to Jaisalmer, travelling through the Thar Desert. You’ll have the opportunity to explore this city on your own terms – you can wander through the streets and visit temples and other points of interest.

Day 7

Jodhpur

Today you’ll travel to Jodhpur which is known as the ‘Sun City’ for its lovely sunny weather. You’ll be able to enjoy an authentic experience here as you haggle in Sadar Bazaar. You’ll also visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort.

Day 8-9

Udaipur

Your next two days will be spent in Udaipur, a lovely city which is home to beautiful palaces and incredible natural scenery. Take an orientation walk around the city, visit the City Palace and enjoy a performance at Bagore Ki Haveli.

Day 10-11

Pushkar

Take an orientation walk around the city of Pushkar to really get a feel for the city. During your time here you also have the option to visit the world’s only temple to the Hindu god of creation, Brahma.

Day 12-13

Jaipur

On day 12 you’ll travel to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. This is one of India’s must important cities and contains the Palace of the Winds, the second most visited site in the country, after the Taj Mahal. You’ll take an orientation walk, enjoy a guided tour of the Amber Fort and also enjoy free time to explore at your leisure.

Day 14-15

Agra

Today you’ll head to Agra for the home of India’s most truly iconic sights. Here is where you’ll take a guided tour of the Taj Mahal, you’ll also get the chance to see Agra Fort and Baby Taj.

Day 16-18                                                         

Varanasi

On the 16th day you’ll reach the holy city of Varanasi which sits on the banks of the Ganges River. You’ll enjoy a cruise on the Ganges itself, as well as having free time to explore. Wander through the street to shop in local markets and visit nearby monasteries. Late on day 18 you’ll board an overnight train.

Day 19  

Delhi

After your train journey you’ll arrive in Delhi with the rest of the day free to explore.

Day 20

Delhi

Depart Delhi. (Transfer is not included)

 

Age Restriction

This tour is specifically for people aged 18-35 only. If you are older then please ask us for similar tours that can accommodate you.

 

What’s Included

  • International flights
  • Internal travel: train; metro; local bus; charter bus; rickshaw; small riverboat; camel
  • Simple hotels (15 nights); sleeper train (3 nights); camping (1 night)
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner (Allow USD350-400 for meals not included)
  • Delhi Streetkids walk; Entrance to and guided tour of the Taj Mahal; Orientation walks in Old Delhi, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar and Jaipur; Entrance to and guided tour of the Amber Fort (Jaipur); Overnight camel safari; Sunrise at Savitri temple (Pushkar); Ganges River boat trip at sunrise and sunset (including candle flower ceremony)
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Small group experience: max 16, avg 10

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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