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Mysteries of India
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15 days

from $2,299 AUD

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Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

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Travelers should be in good health and comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time. Daily activities may include walking tours, visits to sites, safari drives, and easy hikes; and some days will have more physical activities such as longer hikes, kayaking, snorkeling, or biking.

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Casual trips offer immersive travel experiences at an unbeatable value with free time and plenty of choices built into the itineraries. Accommodations are comfortable, well-located, and modest. Trips are led by dynamic local guides, some meals and activities are included, and transportation is provided for included excursions.

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EXPEDITION OVERVIEW
  • Venture into Udaipur’s marble palaces, the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra, Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort, and more.
  • Explore tribal villages and visit a crafts school that empowers local women.
  • Discover the historic markets of Bikaner alongside a local expert.
Itinerary

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.

Day 1: Delhi

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

Day 2: Delhi/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 3: Mandāwa/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 4: Bīkāner

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).

Day 5: Bīkāner/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 6: Jodhpur/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 7: Chandelao

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 8: Chandelao/Udaipur

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

Day 9: Udaipur

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 10: Udaipur/Jojawar

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

Day 11: Jojawar/Jaipur

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

Day 12: Jaipur

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 13: Jaipur/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 14: Āgra/Delhi

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

Day 15: Delhi

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 01 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,929 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,588 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,149 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,808 AUD Per Person

  • date 05 Jan 2020 - 19 Jan 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,828 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Jan 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,828 AUD Per Person

  • date 02 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 16 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 01 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 15 Mar 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 12 Apr 2020 - 26 Apr 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 05 Jul 2020 - 19 Jul 2020
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 02 Aug 2020 - 16 Aug 2020
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 13 Sep 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 11 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 25 Oct 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 08 Nov 2020 - 22 Nov 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 22 Nov 2020 - 06 Dec 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 06 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
  • double occupancy
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    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 20 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $3,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,828 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 Jan 2021 - 24 Jan 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $3,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,828 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Jan 2021 - 07 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $3,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,828 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Feb 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Mar 2021 - 21 Mar 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Mar 2021 - 04 Apr 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 11 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 09 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 06 Jun 2021 - 20 Jun 2021
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 04 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
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    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 01 Aug 2021 - 15 Aug 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 12 Sep 2021 - 26 Sep 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,649 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,378 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Oct 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 07 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 21 Nov 2021 - 05 Dec 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 05 Dec 2021 - 19 Dec 2021
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $2,879 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,608 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Dec 2021 - 02 Jan 2022
  • double occupancy
    (from)
    $3,099 AUD Per Person
  • single occupancy
    (from)
    $4,828 AUD Per Person

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost.

  • Accommodation: Hotels/heritage homes (14 nts).
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Transport: Van, bus, jeep, train, cycle-rickshaw.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Explore the Caravan Route, Bīkāner
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Discover Village Life, Chandelao
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Family Home Meal, Udaipur
  • Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi
  • Orientation tour of colonial Delhi
  • Tour of frescoed havelis of Shekhawati
  • Visit Junagarh Fort and Deshnoke's Karni Mata Temple (or Rat Temple)
  • Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Clock Tower
  • Excursion to rural hamlets of Chandelao and Jojawar
  • Explore Udaipur
  • Visit Ranakpur Jain temples
  • Explore Jaipur and Amber Fort
  • Visit Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal, and the Red Fort of Agra
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

What's Not Included

  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What's Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $3,278

ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Offered in partnership with G Adventures, our National Geographic Journeys line blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.

Age Requirement:12+

All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.