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AHLNG - Mysteries of India

Be dazzled by India's colorful interior on a 15-day adventure through its history and heritage. Explore the sprawling mansions and palaces of the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi. Meet the elders of the traditional village of Chandelao. Peruse the markets of the old city of Bikaner alongside a local expert. Each day brings a new twist of the kaleidoscope and a brighter understanding of this amazing country.

Inclusions

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Explore the Caravan Route, Bikaner National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Discover Village Life, Chandelao National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Family Home Meal, Udaipur G Adventures for Good: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport G Adventures for Good: City Walk, Delhi
Orientation tour of colonial Delhi
Tour of frescoed havelis of Shekhawati
Visit Junagarh Fort and Deshnoke's Karni Mata Temple (or Rat Temple)
Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Clock Tower
Excursion to rural hamlets of Chandelao and Jojawar
Explore Udaipur
Visit Ranakpur Jain temples
Explore Jaipur and Amber Fort
Visit Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, and the Red Fort of Agra
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
15
Price From
AUD $2,599
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
27 May 201810 Jun 201810AUD $2,599
24 Jun 201808 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
22 Jul 201805 Aug 201814AUD $2,599
19 Aug 201802 Sep 201814AUD $2,599
09 Sep 201823 Sep 201813AUD $2,599
16 Sep 201830 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
23 Sep 201807 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
07 Oct 201821 Oct 201814AUD $2,599
14 Oct 201828 Oct 201810AUD $2,599
21 Oct 201804 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
04 Nov 201818 Nov 20187AUD $2,699
11 Nov 201825 Nov 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
18 Nov 201802 Dec 201816AUD $2,699
02 Dec 201816 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
16 Dec 201830 Dec 201810AUD $2,819
23 Dec 201806 Jan 201915AUD $2,819
06 Jan 201920 Jan 201916AUD $2,819
13 Jan 201927 Jan 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
20 Jan 201903 Feb 201916AUD $2,819
27 Jan 201910 Feb 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
03 Feb 201917 Feb 201916AUD $2,699
17 Feb 201903 Mar 201916AUD $2,699
10 Mar 201924 Mar 201916AUD $2,699
17 Mar 201931 Mar 201916AUD $2,699
24 Mar 201907 Apr 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
14 Apr 201928 Apr 201916AUD $2,599
26 May 201909 Jun 201916AUD $2,599
23 Jun 201907 Jul 201916AUD $2,599
21 Jul 201904 Aug 201916AUD $2,599
18 Aug 201901 Sep 201916AUD $2,599
08 Sep 201922 Sep 201916AUD $2,599
15 Sep 201929 Sep 201916AUD $2,599
22 Sep 201906 Oct 201916AUD $2,599
06 Oct 201920 Oct 201916AUD $2,599
13 Oct 201927 Oct 201916AUD $2,599
20 Oct 201903 Nov 201916AUD $2,699
03 Nov 201917 Nov 201916AUD $2,699
10 Nov 201924 Nov 201916AUD $2,699
17 Nov 201901 Dec 201916AUD $2,699
01 Dec 201915 Dec 201916AUD $2,699
15 Dec 201929 Dec 201916AUD $2,819
22 Dec 201905 Jan 202016AUD $2,819
Itinerary
Day 1 - Delhi
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.
Day 2 - Delhi/Mandawa
Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Continue on to Colonial New Delhi for an orientation tour then drive to Mandawa village.
Day 3 - Mandawa/Bikaner
Start the day with a walking tour of Mandawa then drive to Bikaner and stay in a heritage hotel, once the residence of nobility. Visit the town's colourful markets and havelis. Option to visit a camel breeding centre.
Day 4 - Bikaner
Explore traditional markets in the old city of Bikaner with a local expert. Learn about the age-old traditions of bartering and trading in tea and spices and how modern business practices are still influenced by the the old caravan routes. Later visit Junagarh Fort and the infamous Karni Mata (rat temple).
Day 5 - Bikaner/Jodhpur
Arrive at the "Blue City" and visit Mehrangarh Fort in the afternoon, built in the 15th century and well-known for its iconic Clock Tower.
Day 6 - Jodhpur/Chandelao
Take a Jeep excursion into the countryside to visit tribal hamlets of Bishnois and Prajapats. Continue on to Chandelao Garh and explore the village and local markets.
Day 7 - Chandelao
Enjoy Chandelao Garh and explore the village and local markets. Meet with the village elders and teachers and discuss various aspects of daily life, economy and culture in rural areas. Also visit the Sunder Rang Project at Chandelao which is striving to help village women become more economically independent by training them in traditional crafts.
Day 8 - Chandelao/Udaipur
Drive to Udaipur, visiting the stunning Ranakpur Jain temples en route. This afternoon, take an orientation walk with your CEO in Udaipur.
Day 9 - Udaipur
Explore the City Palace museum, Pichola Lake with a boat ride, and a visit to the Jagdish Temple. For lunch enjoy a cooking demonstration at the home of a local family.
Day 10 - Udaipur/Jojawar
Stay at a heritage home in Jojawar village and take a train safari through the picturesque Aravali mountains.
Day 11 - Jojawar/Jaipur
Drive to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan.
Day 12 - Jaipur
Visit the 15th century Amber Fort which was the former capital of the region. Take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Day 13 - Jaipur/Agra
Drive to Agra, stopping to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. In Agra, visit the famed Agra Fort.
Day 14 - Agra/Delhi
Rise early to visit the world-famous Taj Mahal and enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Continue to Delhi.
Day 15 - Delhi
Depart at any time.