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AHHNG - Discover India

Delve into the cultural riches of India during 15 unforgettable days 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 at-risk youth now taking part in a G Adventures-supported project. Don't just see India; glimpse its soul.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Ganges River Talk, Varanasi National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Family Culinary Experience, Jaipur G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi Recharge: Yoga Class, Khajuraho
Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi
Orientation walk of Varanasi
Excursion to Sarnath
Sunset and sunrise boat trips on the Ganges River
Tour of the Khajuraho temples
Tours of the Taj Majal and the Red Fort
Safari drive
Visit Ranthambore Fort and the Ganesh temple
Tour Jaipur and visit Amber Fort
Village stay at Rawla Jojawar in a historic heritage hotel
Tour Udaipur
Internal flights
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $2,999
Start Location
Delhi, India
End Location
Delhi, India
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Discovery, Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
07 Oct 201821 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
14 Oct 201828 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
21 Oct 201804 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
28 Oct 201811 Nov 201812AUD $3,199
04 Nov 201818 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
11 Nov 201825 Nov 20189AUD $3,199
18 Nov 201802 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
25 Nov 201809 Dec 201811AUD $3,199
02 Dec 201816 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
09 Dec 201823 Dec 201816AUD $3,199
16 Dec 201830 Dec 201814AUD $3,419
23 Dec 201806 Jan 20199AUD $3,419
30 Dec 201813 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
06 Jan 201920 Jan 201916AUD $3,419
13 Jan 201927 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
20 Jan 201903 Feb 201910AUD $3,419
27 Jan 201910 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
03 Feb 201917 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,999 
10 Feb 201924 Feb 201914AUD $3,199
17 Feb 201903 Mar 201916AUD $3,199
24 Feb 201910 Mar 201914AUD $3,199
03 Mar 201917 Mar 201910AUD $3,199
10 Mar 201924 Mar 201916AUD $3,199
17 Mar 201931 Mar 201916AUD $3,199
24 Mar 201907 Apr 201916AUD $3,199
31 Mar 201914 Apr 201916AUD $3,199
07 Apr 201921 Apr 201916AUD $2,999
14 Apr 201928 Apr 201914AUD $2,999
21 Apr 201905 May 201916AUD $2,999
06 Oct 201920 Oct 201916AUD $2,999
13 Oct 201927 Oct 201916AUD $2,999
20 Oct 201903 Nov 201916AUD $3,199
27 Oct 201910 Nov 201916AUD $3,199
03 Nov 201917 Nov 201916AUD $3,199
10 Nov 201924 Nov 201914AUD $3,199
17 Nov 201901 Dec 201916AUD $3,199
24 Nov 201908 Dec 201916AUD $3,199
01 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $3,199
08 Dec 201922 Dec 201916AUD $3,199
15 Dec 201929 Dec 201916AUD $3,419
22 Dec 201905 Jan 202016AUD $3,419
29 Dec 201912 Jan 202016AUD $3,419
Itinerary
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.
Day 2 - Delhi
Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO including a rickshaw ride through the busy streets, Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), Chandni Chowk local market, and Gurdwara Sikh Temple.
Day 3 - Delhi/Varanasi
Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city. Enjoy a lecture at the Ghats of the Ganges by a research scholar about the river's significance spiritually, socially, economically and politically. After, we'll cruise the sacred Ganges at sunset, enjoy a candle and flower ceremony accompanied by sitar and tabla playing, and observe an evening aarti (prayer) ceremony.
Day 4 - Varanasi
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 India's underprivileged. Take an excursion to Sarnath later in the afternoon, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.
Day 5 - Varanasi/Khajuraho
Fly to Khajuraho and visit the western temples, famed for their erotic sculptures depicting the Kama Sutra. This evening, take a yoga class.
Day 6 - Khajuraho/Agra
We'll start today's travel by private bus and then public train, where we'll meet locals on the way to Agra.
Day 7 - Agra/Ranthambore National Park
This morning, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal and visit the Agra Fort. Later, travel to Ranthambore National Park and take in the magnificent surroundings before heading out on safari the next day.
Day 8 - Ranthambore National Park
Explore the park with local rangers on a private safari drive in search of deer, birds, leopards, monkeys, and if we're lucky, the elusive tigers. Also, walk with locals through the ruins of the 1000 year-old Ranthambore Fort and visit the Ganesh Temple.
Day 9 - Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur and delve further into India's history.
Day 10 - Jaipur
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.
Day 11 - Jaipur/Jojawar
Travel to the village of Jojawar and spend the night in a historic heritage hotel. Explore the village and take the opportunity to meet with locals who provide insight into rural life in India. Opt to take a rural train safari through the Aravali Hill ranges.
Day 12 - Jojawar/Udaipur
Travel to Udaipur and take an orientation walk and boat ride on Lake Pichola.
Day 13 - Udaipur
Explore the City including a visit to the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India and the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation.
Day 14 - Udaipur/Delhi
Fly to Delhi for the final evening with the option to enjoy a farewell dinner.
Day 15 - Delhi
Depart at any time.