National Geographic Journeys: Discover India (AHHNG)

Countries Visited: India
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
  • All the adventure you want, with a softer landing
  • Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services
  • Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time
  • More included meals, activities and transfers
    Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
    Group Size: Max 16, Avg 12.
    Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 4 dinners
    Accommodations: Not Availaible

    Highlights
    Walk the backstreets of Delhi with a local guide, enjoy a talk with a local historian and scholar, explore the grand forts and palaces in Rajasthan, enjoy a safari in Ranthambore National Park, experience local living with a heritage village homestay

    Description
    Treat yourself to 15 unforgettable days of discovery in Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and more. Enjoy a guided tour of the world's most magnificent testimonial to love - the Taj Mahal. Visit the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism, spend a night in a traditional village, witness holy rituals on a sunrise Ganges cruise, and discover the hidden side of Delhi with a former street youth now taking part in a G Adventures-supported project. Don't just see India; get inside its soul.
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    Tour Operator
    G Adventures
    Duration
    15 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1DelhiDay 1 Delhi
    Arrive in Delhi at any time. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel included. There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is 12:00 noon). Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Women on Wheels Transfer
    Day 2DelhiDay 2 Delhi (1B)
    Walk through the backstreets of Delhi with a young adult taking part in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Later, explore Old Delhi with our CEO including a rickshaw ride through the busy streets, Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), Chandni Chowk local market, and Gurdwara Sikh Temple. Included Activities: Guided Walking Tour with New Delhi Streetkids Project Old Delhi Guided Walk Qutub Minar Visit Transport: Private Vehicle Cycle rickshaw
    Day 3VaranasiDay 3 Delhi/Varanasi (1B)
    Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city where millions of Hindus travel for pilgrimage, worship, or mourning. Included Activities: Ganges River Talk Evening Ganges Boat Tour Transport: Plane (1.50 hour(s)) Cycle rickshaw
    Day 4VaranasiDay 4 Varanasi (1B)
    Rise early for a boat ride along the Ganges to observe the sunrise, as well as the bathing and burial dawn rituals. Later, have breakfast at Open Hand, a vocational training cafe. G Adventures has partnered with Open Hand to provide dignified and meaningful job opportunities to Indias underprivileged. Take an excursion to Sarnath later in the afternoon, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon. Included Activities: Morning Ganges Boat Tour Breakfast at Open Hand Project Sarnath Visit Transport: Cycle rickshaw Private Vehicle
    Day 5KhajurahoDay 5 Varanasi/Khajuraho (1B)
    One of the most popular destinations in India, Khajuraho is home to India's largest group of medieval Hindu temples. Discovered in the 20th century and famous for their erotic sculptures depicting scenes from the Kama Sutra, the Khajuraho group of monuments is today protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Included Activities: Khajuraho Temples Guided Tour Yoga Class Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle
    Day 6AgraDay 6 Khajuraho/Agra (1B)
    Today we travel by private bus and then public train to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Traveling by train in India is truly a wonderful experience. Its a great way to meet locals and see the countryside as it unfolds in front of you. Our journey by train will end in Agra, one of the Mughal Empires most important cities. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s)) Train (2.50-3.00 hours)
    Day 7Ranthambore National ParkDay 7 Agra/Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1D)
    The bustling city of Agra is best known as the site of India's most famous landmark and testament to love, the Taj Mahal. In the morning well tour both Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Guided Tour Agra Fort Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s))
    Day 8Ranthambore National ParkDay 8 Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1D)
    Included Activities: Ranthambore Safari Ranthambore Fort walk and Ganesh Temple
    Day 9JaipurDay 9 Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur (1B)
    After a leisurely breakfast well head to Indias "Pink City," also known as Jaipur. Founded in 1728, Jaipur has the distinction of being one of the best-planned pre-modern cities. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-6.00 hours)
    Day 10JaipurDay 10 Jaipur (1B, 1D)
    Explore Jaipur including the City Palace, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory and Hawa Mahal. This evening, enjoy a culinary experience with a family in Jaipur, including a local market visit and cooking demonstration and meal in their home. Included Activities: Amber Fort Guided Tour City Palace Visit Jantar Mantar Visit Family Culinary Experience Transport: Private Vehicle
    Day 11JojawarDay 11 Jaipur/Jojawar (1B, 1D)
    Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 250km)
    Day 12UdaipurDay 12 Jojawar/Udaipur (1B)
    We continue on to Udaipur, famous for its lakes and Raj-era palaces. The most famous of these, and certainly the most photographed, is the Lake Palace, which we view from the boat. This beautiful white marble palace is now a hotel and entirely covers a small island in Lake Pichola. Originally known as the Jag Niwas, the palace took three years to build and was inaugurated in 1746. Included Activities: Pichola Lake Boat Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
    Day 13UdaipurDay 13 Udaipur (1B)
    During free time, journey out to the hilltop Monsoon Palace, summer resort of the Maharajas. Sit atop a hill with a panoramic view of the city's lakes and watch the sunset. Included Activities: City Palace Visit Jagdish Temple Visit
    Day 14DelhiDay 14 Udaipur/Delhi (1B)
    Fly to Delhi for the final evening with the option to enjoy a farewell dinner. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s))
    Day 15DelhiDay 15 Delhi (1B)
    Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
    Dates/Pricing

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    11/05/2017$2,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 13; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    11/12/2017$2,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    02/04/2018$2,899.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
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    12/23/2018$3,099.00* (USD) / Land Only; Per Person; Guaranteed Departure; Availability: 16; Minimum Age: 12; 1 AdultQuote
    Disclaimer

    Local Flights: All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.

    Please Note: Only 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kgs will be permitted on our internal flights in India. For any extra weight the airline may charge an additional fee at the time of check-in.

    Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

    VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

    Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      
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