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North India Revealed

From £805 for 22 days
Trip Overview
Visit northern India and join an adventure to one of the planet's most enticing destinations. See towering fortresses above city squares, vibrant colours in busy bazaars, pilgrims praying on river banks, Maharajah mementos in a ghostly palace and camels silhouetted on a desert landscape – welcome to a land of magic and life. Discover well-known sites and hidden secrets, from the beating heart of Delhi to the holy city of Varanasi – this is chaotic and inspiring India.

Please Note: We are aware of maintenance work scheduled at the Taj Mahal complex which is due to last until late 2018. There may be times when there is scaffolding around the building or over the dome but the site is scheduled to remain open for the duration of all works.

 

Essential Info
Starts: Delhi
Ends: Delhi
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IHHRR
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: India
What's Included

Meals

1 Breakfasts included
1 Dinners included

Transport

Overnight sleeper train,Train,Private vehicle,Public bus,Metro,Auto rickshaw,Cycle rickshaw,Camel,Taxi

Accommodation

Camping (with basic facilities) (1 night),Hotel/Guesthouse (17 nights),Overnight sleeper train (3 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Experience old and new India in the bustling streets of Delhi, where ancient temples stand against billboards advertising Bollywood films

•   Discover the ancient forts, lake palaces, rural villages and colourful cities of Rajasthan: sandy red Jaisalmer, blue Jodhpur, white Udaipur and pink Jaipur

•   Ride out into the Thar Desert on a camel safari. Feast on Rajasthani cuisine at sunset before bunking down to camp between the sand dunes

•   The world famous Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary is home to hundreds of bird species. Share in the delight and knowledge of local amateur bird-watchers, as you’re pedalled around the park in a cycle rickshaw

•   The Taj Mahal in Agra may be one of the most recognisable buildings in the world, but its poetic history and beauty have the power to surprise even the most jaded travellers

•   Pushkar and Varanasi are among the holiest cities in India. Climb to hilltop temples at sunrise, dodge cows in the street, and observe pilgrims praying and bathing along the ghats of the sacred Ganges River during a boat cruise

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 4th Oct 2019
Returning: 25th Oct 2019
£920pp
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Departing: 9th Oct 2019
Returning: 30th Oct 2019
£850pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Oct 2019
Returning: 1st Nov 2019
£850pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 18th Oct 2019
Returning: 8th Nov 2019
£885pp
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Limited Availability
4 spaces
Departing: 25th Oct 2019
Returning: 15th Nov 2019
£935pp
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Fully Booked
Departing: 30th Oct 2019
Returning: 20th Nov 2019
£935pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 1st Nov 2019
Returning: 22nd Nov 2019
£890pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 6th Nov 2019
Returning: 27th Nov 2019
£890pp
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Departing: 8th Nov 2019
Returning: 29th Nov 2019
£890pp
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Itinerary & Notes
Namaste and welcome to Delhi, India. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. Your leader will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you bring these details. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. If you arrive into Delhi with time to spare, perhaps pay a visit to the World Heritage-listed Humayun's Tomb or the 12th-century Qutub Minar. As the former residence of royal families and British soldiers, the Red Fort plays a vital part in Delhi’s history.
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