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14 Nights
Availability : Multiple 2020 Departures Available
Delhi
Delhi
Tour Details
Mysteries of India

15 Days | Delhi to Delhi

Be dazzled by India’s colorful interior on an exploration of its rich history and heritage. Explore sprawling palaces in the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi, then meet the elders of a traditional village and peruse the markets Bikaner’s old city with a local expert. Each day brings a new twist of the kaleidoscope—and a brighter understanding of this amazing country.

15 Days with prices from $2,535 CAD per person

Departure Location

Delhi

End Location

Delhi

Price Includes

  • 14 nights accommodation in hotels/heritage homes
  • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • All scheduled activities

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • Optional excursions
  • Visa's, if required
  • International flights
  • Gratuities

Tour Specialist

  • Lesli Heron
What to Expect

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level: Upgraded

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

Physical Rating: 2 – Light

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

Trip Type: Small Group Trip

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.

Highlights:

  • Spend a night in a heritage hotel in Bikaner
  • Meet the town elders of a traditional village
  • Visit an NGO that provides services throughout rural India
  • See the world-famous Taj Mahal
  • Explore the Caravan Route, Bīkāner
  • Discover Village Life, Chandelao
  • Family Home Meal, Udaipur
For more information on this tour, or help with booking, please contact your favourite Lloyds Travel Agent!
Itinerary

Day 1DELHI

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city.

Day 2DELHI/MANDĀWA

Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi as part of the G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Continue on to Colonial New Delhi for an orientation tour then drive to Mandawa village.

Day 3MANDĀWA/BĪKĀNER

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 4BĪKĀNER

Explore traditional markets in the old city of Bikaner with a local expert. Learn about the age-old traditions of bartering and trading tea and spices and how modern business practices are still influenced by the old caravan routes. Later, visit Junagarh Fort and the infamous Karni Mata (rat temple).

Today visit the well-maintained 16th-century Junagarh Fort. Drive down to the small town of Deshnoke (about half an hour away) to visit Karni Mata, where rats are revered by the locals. Don’t have a liking for rats? (Really, it’s ok if you don’t.) Opt to stay out and enjoy the beautifully carved doorway and the small market nearby.

Day 5BĪKĀNER/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 6JODHPUR/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 7CHANDELAO

Enjoy Chandelao Garh and explore the village and local markets. Meet with the village elders and teachers to 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 8CHANDELAO/UDAIPUR

Drive to Udaipur, visiting the stunning Ranakpur Jain temples en route. This afternoon, take an orientation walk with your CEO in Udaipur.

Day 9UDAIPUR

Explore the City Palace museum, see Pichola Lake by boat, and visit the Jagdish Temple. For lunch, enjoy a cooking demonstration at the home of a local family.

Day 10UDAIPUR/JOJAWAR

Stay at a heritage home in Jojawar village and take a train safari through the picturesque Aravali mountains.

Day 11JOJAWAR/JAIPUR

Drive to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan.

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. Jaipur is known as the “Pink City” after the rusty colour that many of the houses are painted. With beautiful palaces, forts, gardens, temples, and unending market streets, it’s a city with a lot to offer.

Day 12JAIPUR

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 13JAIPUR/ĀGRA

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 14ĀGRA/DELHI

Rise early to visit the world-famous Taj Mahal and enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Continue to Delhi.

Day 15DELHI

Depart at any time.

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  • Worry free planning
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  • Family owned & operated
  • Superior value


Have a Question?

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1.800.800.7252

travel@lloydstravel.com