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North India Explorer QIN

Visiting: India
Tour Duration 16 Days
  • Reflections at the Taj Mahal
  • Udaipur / Vic Johnson
  • Colourful Varanasi
  • Varanasi
  • Varanasi
  • Tour Style: Simply
  • Tour Type: Small Groups
  • Tour Pace: Busy
  • Tour Comfort: Simple
 

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Budget Adventure In Northern India

Explore the diverse cities and landscapes of North India by train, bus and traditional sail boat. From the palaces of the 'Pink City' of Jaipur to the pilgrimage centre of Varanasi and the magnificent Taj Mahal, we uncover the country's fascinating architectural and religious heritage. We also cruise along the Ganges watching daily rituals of the villages that flank this sacred river.

Tour Highlights

  • Delhi - Explore India’s bustling capital by metro and rickshaw
  • Jaipur, Agra & Udaipur - Discover India’s glorious moghul heritage
  • Varanasi - Witness the evening aarti ceremony in the holy Hindu city
  • Ganges sailing - Spend 2 days drifting past the timeless landscapes of the sacred Ganges by traditional sail boat
  • Kolkata - Once the capital of the British Raj and one of India’s most engaging cities

Itinerary

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  • 1
    Join Tour Delhi

  • 2
    Optional Old Delhi tour. Overnight train to Udaipur

  • 3
    Arrive Udaipur

  • 4
    Free day in Udaipur

  • 5
    AM train to Ajmer. Transfer to Pushkar by jeep

  • 6
    In Pushkar

  • 7
    AM local bus to Jaipur. PM orientation tour

  • 8
    AM optional visit to Amber Fort

  • 9
    AM train to Agra. PM free

  • 10
    In Agra. Overnight train to Allahabad

  • 11
    Arrive Allahabad. Drive to Batoli Ghat and board boats

  • 12
    Sail to Varanasi

  • 13
    In Varanasi

  • 14
    In Varanasi. Overnight train to Kolkata

  • 15
    Arrive Kolkata.

  • 16
    Tour ends Kolkata

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Included meals 12 1 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Transport
Rickshaw, Train, Boat, Public Bus, Taxi
Accommodation
1 night Standard Hotel
3 nights Basic Overnight Train
10 nights Simple Hotel
1 night Basic Camping
Tour Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Boat Crew
Group Size
Generally 8 - 14