- This extended tour managed to cram in a fantastic array of experiences into a relatively short period of time - the sights, sounds and ... smells .. of India!
Highlights for us (too numerous to fully list) included drifting on the River Ganges, the enchanting and inspiring visits to two small, local schools, charming and insightful home visits and home stays, and of course ... the breathtaking sight of the Taj Mahal - all accompanied by a genial and knowledgeable guide.
Tips - a bike lock to secure your luggage on the overnight train was really useful, avoid taking heavy wheeled luggage (they don't go to well up and down flights of steps in the stations).
We found our lightweight sleeping bag liners absolutely invaluable - for the camping and the overnight trains. .... and our flexible three way 'zip off' trousers/shorts proved ideal to cope with both the colder evenings in the North and the sweltering days in the South.
Beware of biting insects on the evening boat trip in Varanasi.
Published on: 23 March 2017