Essential India - 15 Nights In-depth Cultural

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Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Essential India, you have a 15 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. Essential India includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

  • Delhi

    Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included through the G Adventures-supported Women With Wheels project. Accommodation: - Treebo Citi International (or similar). Included Activities: - Women With Wheels Transfer - Meet Your CEO and Group

  • Delhi

    Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project offering a unique perspective of Delhi while supporting at-risk youth. Later, visit Delhi?s famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) and climb the minaret for a bird?s eye view of Old City. Walk through Chandni Chowk, one of India?s oldest and busiest markets, and learn the history of the Sikh religion at Gurdwara. Stop for photos at the colourful market before finishing at Connaught Place, one of the most prominent architectural remnants of British rule. Accommodation: - Good Times Hotel (or similar). Included Activities: - City Walk - Jama Masjid Visit - Gurdwara Sis Ganj Visit - Connaught Place Visit - Chandni Chowk Visit

  • Delhi/Jaipur

    Drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, and start exploring the Pink City. Opt to visit the Jantar Mantar, or Royal Observatory. Dont miss the opportunity to see a Bollywood film at the famous Art Deco Raj Mandir cinema. Accommodation: - Utsav Niwas (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle 05:00 - 06:00 Hr(s)

  • Jaipur

    Opt to see the city on bicycle by pre-booking the Jaipur Cycle Tour. Accommodation: - Utsav Niwas (or similar). Included Activities: - Amber Fort Visit Optional Extras to chose from: - Jaipur Cycle Tour

  • Jaipur/Dhula Village (1D)

    Before saying farewell to the Pink City, admire it from above by pre-booking the Jaipur Balloon Ride when booking your tour. Tonights accommodation is in spacious and comfortable tents outfitted with beds, lamps, and simple en suite bathrooms. Accommodation: - Dhulabagh Camp (or similar). Meals Included: - Dinner Transport: - Private Vehicle: Jaipur to Dhula Village 02:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Village Cycling Excursion Optional Extras to chose from: - Jaipur Balloon Ride

  • Dhula Village/?gra (1B)

    Stop by the impressive Abhaneri stepwell en route to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Accommodation: - Hotel The Agra Grande (or similar). Meals Included: - Breakfast Transport: - Private Vehicle: Dhula Village to ?gra 04:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Abhaneri Stepwell Visit

  • ?gra

    Visit the sparkling, iconic Taj Mahal for sunrise with time to explore the picturesque grounds. Afterward, jump on a cycle-rickshaw for a rustic ride to the walled city of Agra Fort and Baby Taj. Accommodation: - Hotel The Agra Grande (or similar). Transport: - Cycle rickshaw: ?gra Included Activities: - Taj Mahal Visit - Agra Fort Visit - Baby Taj Visit

  • ?gra/Al?pura

    Board a morning train then transfer to a private vehicle for a ride across rough Indian roads to Alipura. This friendly village will be our base for two days where youll stay in a heritage property with time to wander the town and interact with local people. Accommodation: - Alipura Palace (or similar). Transport: - Train 02:30 Hr(s) - Private Vehicle: Jh?nsi to Al?pura 03:30 Hr(s)

  • Al?pura

    Enjoy a day trip to Khajuraho, where Indias largest group of medieval temples reside, known for their Kama Sutra statues. Learn the history of these world-famous temples on a guided tour and enjoy a taste of a little erotica from the Middle Ages. After, opt to visit a nearby waterfall or watch an evening dance performance. Accommodation: - Alipura Palace (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Khajur?ho to Al?pura 01:30 - 02:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Khajuraho Temples Guided Tour

  • : Al?pura/Orchha

    En route to Orchha, visit a unique paper making plant, set up to assist tribal women from the area. All the paper is made from recycled clothing and wood pulp. Continue on to Orchha and embark on an orientation tour of this small town. Set on the banks of the Betwa River, it is the perfect antidote to the chaos of India?s cities. Later, attend an evening puja ceremony at the Ram Raja Temple. Accommodation: - Hotel Orcha Resort (or similar). Transport: - Private Vehicle: Al?pura to Orchha 02:30 - 03:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Tarragram Visit - Puja Ceremony Optional Extras to chose from: - Orchha Cooking School

  • : Orchha/Varanasi

    Opt to sharpen your culinary skills by pre-booking the Orchha Cooking School extra when booking your tour. Transport: - Private Vehicle: Orchha to Jh?nsi 00:15 - 00:30 Hr(s) - Basic overnight train (beds) 13:00 Hr(s) Included Activities: - Orchha Palace Visit

  • : Varanasi

    Disembark the train in legendary Varanasi - the quintessential Indian holy city where millions of Hindus visit for pilgrimage, to worship, to mourn, or to die. Take an orientation walk through the oldest continually inhabited city in the world. There is time here to shop, wander, and absorb the atmosphere of this unique city. Marvel at the ghats from the River Ganges as you enjoy an evening boat trip to witness a mesmerizing candle-lit flower ceremony. Accommodation: - Hotel City Inn (or similar). Included Activities: - Evening Ganges Boat Tour

  • : Varanasi

    Watch the sunrise from a boat along the Ganges. Spend the rest of the day getting to know this holy city. Opt to visit the monasteries and ruins of nearby Sarnath, the site of the Buddhas first sermon. Accommodation: - Hotel City Inn (or similar). Included Activities: - Morning Ganges Boat Tour

  • : Varanasi/Delhi

    Soak up some free time this morning and continue exploring Varanasi. Later, cut out the travel time with a flight back to bustling Delhi. Accommodation: - Good Times Hotel (or similar). Transport: - Plane NA

  • : Delhi

    Depart at any time. Included Activities: - Departure Day

Inclusion

  • GST on total package
  • Accomodation in a well appointed room
  • Meals as per hotel plan and ones mentioned in itinerary
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary in an air-conditioned vehicle (except in the hills when the air-conditioner will be switched off)
  • All toll taxes, parking fees and driver allowances
  • All applicable hotel taxes

Exclusion

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  • All personal expenses, optional tours and extra meals
  • Camera fees, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
  • Vehicle service on leisure days for sightseeing not included in the itinerary
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Tips, laundry and phone calls

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