National Geographic Journeys: Mysteries of India (AHLNG)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, Avg 10.
Meals Included: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
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
Be dazzled by India's colorful interior on a 15-day adventure through its history and heritage. Explore the sprawling mansions and palaces of the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi. Meet the elders of the traditional village of Chandelao. Peruse the markets of the old city of Bikaner alongside a local expert. Each day brings a new twist of the kaleidoscope - and a brighter understanding of this amazing country.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2019
- 15 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Delhi||Day 1 Delhi|
There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel (check-in time is noon) and enjoy the city. Included Activities: Women on Wheels Transfer Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mandawa||Day 2 Delhi/Mandawa (1B)|
Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Continue on to Colonial New Delhi for an orientation tour then drive to Mandawa village. Included Activities: City Walk Colonial New Delhi Orientation Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 3||Bikaner||Day 3 Mandawa/Bikaner (1B)|
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 towns colourful markets and havelis. Option to visit a camel breeding centre. Included Activities: Mandawa Walking Tour Havelis of Shekhawati Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 4||Bikaner||Day 4 Bikaner (1B)|
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. Dont have a liking for ratss (Really, its ok if you dont.) Opt to stay out and enjoy the beautifully carved doorway and the small market nearby. Included Activities: Explore the Caravan Route Junagarh Fort Visit Deshnoke Rat Temple Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 5||Jodhpur||Day 5 Bikaner/Jodhpur (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Mehrangarh Fort Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 6||Chandelao||Day 6 Jodhpur/Chandelao (1B, 1D)|
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. Included Activities: Jeep Safari in Jodhpur Chandelao Garh Village Stay Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 7||Chandelao||Day 7 Chandelao (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy Chandelao Garh and explore the village and local markets. Meet with the village elders and teachers and 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. Included Activities: Discover Village Life Chandelao Garh Village Stay
|Day 8||Udaipur||Day 8 Chandelao/Udaipur (1B)|
Drive to Udaipur, visiting the stunning Ranakpur Jain temples en route. This afternoon, take an orientation walk with your CEO in Udaipur. Included Activities: Ranakpur Jain Temples Visit Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 9||Udaipur||Day 9 Udaipur (1B, 1L)|
Explore the City Palace museum, Pichola Lake with a boat ride, and a visit to the Jagdish Temple. For lunch enjoy a cooking demonstration at the home of a local family. Included Activities: City Palace Visit Pichola Lake Boat Tour Jagdish Temple Visit Family Home Meal Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 10||Jojawar||Day 10 Udaipur/Jojawar (1B, 1D)|
Included Activities: Train Safari Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 11||Jaipur||Day 11 Jojawar/Jaipur (1B)|
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, its a city with a lot to offer. Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 12||Jaipur||Day 12 Jaipur (1B)|
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. Included Activities: Amber Fort Guided Tour City Palace Visit Jantar Mantar Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 13||Agra||Day 13 Jaipur/Agra (1B)|
Drive to Agra, stopping to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. In Agra, visit the famed Agra Fort. Included Activities: Fatehpur Sikri Visit Agra Fort Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 14||Delhi||Day 14 Agra/Delhi (1B)|
Rise early to visit the world-famous Taj Mahal and enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Continue to Delhi. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Transport: Private Vehicle
|Day 15||Delhi||Day 15 Delhi (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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