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Best of India

India

Tour length 19 daysFrom New Delhi to New Delhi
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About this tour

Visit India and follow the famous Golden Triangle. Enjoy the perfect introduction to India's three most popular destinations - Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur - as we explore the icons and discover the secrets of this fascinating region. Experience the history of massive forts, the opulence of Rajasthan's palaces, and the traditions of a heritage homestay. Head north into the Himalayan foothills and be introduced to the Mountains and Mystics of this incredible country. These mystical lands look and feel very different from the rest of India - from the food and clothes to the crisp, clean mountain air and spiritual sway of the inhabitants. Discover the complex diversity of India and be enchanted by a land balanced between physical and spiritual worlds. Old Delhi can be very busy and crowded. While it’s an exciting place to see local life moving around you, be aware that on the walking tour you’ll need to navigate through people, tight spaces, and walkways.Rajasthan can reach extremely high temperatures in the summer. While we aim to do our walking tours early in the morning when it’s cooler, remember to keep hydrated and to bring a hat, sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and anything else that will protect you from the sun.We visit a number of temples on this trip, which requires a certain level of modesty. Please bring clothes that cover the arms and pants/skirts that go past the knees.This trip involves some long train rides, which can be tiresome but offer a quintessential Indian experience. The journey from Delhi to Shimla takes nearly a full day of train travel and you’ll also be taking a ten-hour overnight sleeper train from Amritsar to Haridwar.Sleeper trains are clean and air-conditioned and a great way to travel long distances while still getting maximum time in each place. Beds are padded berths with sheets, pillow, and blanket provided (although some people prefer to bring their own sleeping sheet). Please note that you may be sharing with locals of the same or opposite gender.We’ll be taking a local bus between Mandi and Dharmsala. The road through the mountains is rough and bumpy, but the scenery, adventure, and opportunity to mingle with locals will distract you from any discomfort.In Dharmsala, our vehicle can’t get all the way to the hotel so some walking (500 m) with your luggage will be required.As Rishikesh is a sacred town, no alcohol is permitted.This trip travels into the Himalayas, where temperatures can get very low. We don’t run the trip in winter, but ensure that you’re well prepared for cold weather at any time of the year. The sun can also be strong at higher altitudes, so make sure you bring a hat, sunscreen, and any other relevant sun protection.Long-distance and overnight trains can often be delayed and occasionally cancelled due to heavy fog between Dec-Feb. Please see the transport section of the essential trip information.
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Tour ID 92392
Tour length 19 days
Language English
Group size 12
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel

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Day 1: Delhi
Day 2: Delhi
Day 3: Jaipur
Day 4: Jaipur
Day 5: Karauli
Day 6: Fatehpur Sikri – Agra
Day 7: Delhi
Day 8: Delhi
Day 9: Shimla
Day 10: Shimla
Day 11: Mandi
Day 12: Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj)
Day 13: Dharamsala (McLeod Ganj)
Day 14: Amritsar
Day 15: Amritsar – Overnight train
Day 16: Rishikesh
Day 17: Rishikesh – River Ganges
Day 18: Delhi
Day 19: Delhi

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
10
Exploreo will offset your calculated CO2e at no cost.
How is the carbon footprint calculated?
From€2,120/ Person
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