Discover incredible India on this 13 day group adventure tour
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Group Size: Avg 14, max 18.
Trip code: INAD
Duration: 13 days
Discover the magic of India on this 13-day adventure tour. Starting in the bustling capital of Delhi in the north, you’ll get to see the iconic Taj Mahal, bustling cities, ancient palaces, camp under the stars in the desert and relax by Lake Pichola in beautiful Udaipur! You’ll also try incredible Indian cuisine throughout the tour, whilst travelling with a group and a fantastic guide. Get packing today for a magical Indian adventure that will stay with you forever!
- See the fabulous Pink City on a guided tour
- Head through the desert on an epic camel safari
- Take pictures at the iconic Taj Mahal
- Explore the River Ganges in Varanasi
- Personalise your trip with optional activities to suit your budget and style
Day 1: Delhi. Welcome to India! Travel to your hostel. Get to know your guide and group at a meeting this evening, which will be held in the rooftop restaurant of the hostel. After dinner we’ll have a quick Hindi language lesson before heading to a local Sikh Temple.
Day 2: Delhi. Explore Old Delhi this morning. It’s a great introduction to the unique flavour of India, with bustling streets filled with people, markets, cows and rickshaws. The explore the modern side of the city, with a tour of of New Delhi this afternoon before the night train to India’s most sacred city - Varanasi.
Day 3: Varanasi. Wake up as the train arrives in Varanasi. Have your fill with an optional street food breakfast tour before exploring the old town. Then take in the sights, smells and sounds of the ghats, including a Ganga Aarti ceremony where devotees float flowers and candles down the River.
Day 4: Varanisi to Agra. Start the day with a sunrise cruise down the Ganges – watch as the city wakes up, with locals washing in the river and praying on the banks – unforgettable. Then spend the afternoon taking in more of the city, before boarding the sleeper train to Agra.
Day 5: Agra. Wake up as we roll into Agra. Spend the day exploring the city. You might like to take an optional visit to the stunning Red Fort or cool off in a rooftop hotel pool this afternoon. This evening, why not enjoy a traditional Indian meal and drinks at the Hotel Taj Resort with your group?
Day 6: Agra to Jaipur. This morning we’re up early for a sunrise visit to the majestic Taj Mahal – it’s a real bucket list moment. Transfer to Jaipur this afternoon. Check out Nahargarh Fort and the wonderful views over the city before your second Hindi language lesson.
Day 7: Jaipur. Today we’re off to Monkey Temple where you can feed the cheeky inhabitants. You can also bathe in the temple pools. Later, visit the Amber Fort, before enjoying a Bollywood movie at a local theatre for a unique Indian experience. Then try a range of local foods on an optional food court tour.
Day 8: Jaipur. Have a lie in, or choose to enjoy a private morning tour of the Insta-worthy Pink City. Take a stop at the City Palace or go all out with a balloon safari over the city. This afternoon try block-printing or tie dye at an Indian art class. Tonight, we’ll jump on a sleeper train to Jaisalmer.
Day 9: Jaisalmer. Arrive in Jaisalmer where you’ll be picked up by the Camel Safari guides. Head deep into the desert by jeep, riding the last stretch to the camp on camel-back. Tonight, enjoy a delicious meal and Indian music round the campfire before sleeping out in the open under the stars.
Day 10: Jaisalmer to Jodhpur. Wake up early to catch sunrise before hopping on your camel and heading to a desert village to meet the locals. After you’ve said goodbye to your camel buddy this afternoon, visit Jaisalmer Fort or Gadsisar or Sagar Lake. Transfer to Jodhpur this evening with a third Hindi lesson en route.
Day 11: Jodhpur. This morning take a walking tour of the Blue City’s old centre. Later, get your adrenaline pumping with a flying fox zip wire over the Mehrangarh Fort. You can also take part in a Krishna cooking class, where you’ll put together some traditional Rajasthani dishes.
Day 12: Mumbai. Take a morning flight to vibrant Mumbai. We’ll arrive mid-afternoon and take a short orientation walk before our last night together in India.
Day 13: Trip end. It’s time to swap contact numbers and say your goodbyes. Your amazing India Adventure has come to an end. Transfer to the airport or continue your travels. See you soon!
Please note: If you are travelling before April 2020, you will follow a slightly different itinerary. You'll catch a flight to Varanasi on day 2, rather than an extra day in Delhi. Then, on day 11, you travel to Udaipur, fanous for it's lakes and royal palaces. You'll have 2 days to explore the city here, before then travelling onwards to Mumbai on Day 12 on an overnight train. The tour will still finish in Mumbai on day 13. Please contact a travel advisor for a full itinerary.
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Arrive into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) on Day 1 of the trip with plenty of time for the evening pre-departure meeting and make your own way to your starting accommodation. We recommend you use the prepaid taxi service offered by the Delhi Traffic Police at the airport, located at a designated counter outside the baggage-claim area.
Your trip finishes on day 13 in Mumbai. Return transfers are not included but are easy to arrange locally. Your guide can help with this.
If you are arranging your own transfer we recommend you only use the prepaid taxi service offered by the Delhi Traffic Police at the airport, located at a designated counter outside the baggage-claim area. You pay your fare in advance at the counter, which should be between INR200-300 (approx £3). Only give your driver the payment slip when you reach your destination and don’t add any payment, other than a small optional tip.
Please note, if you are travelling before April 2020, we recommend that you arrive into New Delhi Airport on Day 1 of the trip with plenty of time for the evening pre-departure meeting. We strongly recommend arriving in the morning as you will be taking an overnight train that night.
Your trip finishes on day 13 in Mumbai. Your train is scheduled to arrive around 2pm. We recommend flying out after 7:30pm on day 13 or the following day. The local team can assist you in arranging an extra night locally if needed. Airport transfers are not included, but easy to arrange.
You’ll be staying in a variety of hostels during your trip in a mixture of single sex or mixed sex dorms of up to 10 people. Some nights will be on overnight trains. Sleeper trains are a great way to see a lot of the country and to learn about daily Indian life from the locals.
Dinner is included on the first night in the hostel in Delhi, and a delicious vegetarian dinner and breakfast will be provided on the camel trek on days 9 and 10. You’ll have to buy all your other meals yourself. Your tour guide will be able to recommend brilliant local restaurants and eateries whilst you’re away to make the most of the world-famous Indian cuisine.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years old and is open to all young-at-heart backpackers and adventurers. All foreign nationals require a visa which must be obtained before travel in order to enter India.