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Discover India
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15 days

from $2,903 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
  • Explore five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the incredible Taj Mahal.
  • Cruise the Ganges River at sunrise to witness ancient Hindu rituals, and prepare a meal with a family in Jaipur.
  • Go on game drives in Ranthambore National Park.
Itinerary

Delve into the cultural riches of India during 15 unforgettable days in Delhi, Jaipur, Varanasi, and more. Enjoy a guided tour of the world’s most magnificent testimonial to love, the Taj Mahal. Visit the birthplace of Buddhism and Hinduism, spend a night in a traditional village, witness holy rituals on a sunrise Ganges cruise, and discover the hidden side of Delhi with a former at-risk youth now taking part in a G Adventures-supported project. Don’t just see India; glimpse its soul.

Day 1: Delhi

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

Day 2: Delhi

Enjoy a youth-led walk through Delhi as part of the G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Later, explore Old Delhi with your CEO including a rickshaw ride through the busy streets, Jama Masjid (Great Mosque), Chandni Chowk local market, and Gurdwara Sikh Temple.

Day 3: Delhi/Varanasi

Fly to Varanasi, the quintessential Indian holy city. Enjoy a lecture at the Ghats of the Ganges by a research scholar about the river's significance spiritually, socially, economically, and politically. After, we'll cruise the sacred Ganges at sunset, enjoy a candle and flower ceremony accompanied by sitar and tabla playing, and observe an evening aarti (prayer) ceremony.

Day 4: Varanasi

Rise early for a boat ride along the Ganges to observe the sunrise, as well as the bathing and burial dawn rituals. Later, have breakfast at Open Hand, a vocational training cafe. G Adventures has partnered with Open Hand to provide dignified and meaningful job opportunities to India's underprivileged. Take an excursion to Sarnath later in the afternoon, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon.

Day 5: Varanasi/Lucknow

Travel to Lucknow, known for its cuisine and fascinating cultural heritage. Explore the city including a visit the imposing Bara Imambara, a Shia Muslim shrine and then take a foodie walk with a local expert to taste specialities from chefs called “Bawarchi Tola” serving up traditional dishes from their open-air kitchens.

Day 6: Lucknow/Āgra

Travel by private bus to Agra, one of the Mughal Empire's most important cities.

Day 7: Āgra/Ranthambore National Park

This morning, explore the magnificent Taj Mahal. Later, travel to Ranthambore National Park and take in the magnificent surroundings before heading out on safari the next day.

Day 8: Ranthambore National Park

Explore the park with local rangers on a private safari drive in search of deer, birds, leopards, monkeys, and if we're lucky, the elusive tigers. Also, walk with locals through the ruins of the 1,000-year-old Ranthambore Fort and visit the Ganesh Temple.

Day 9: Ranthambore National Park/Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur and delve further into India's history.

Day 10: Jaipur

Explore Jaipur including the City Palace, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar Observatory, and Hawa Mahal. This evening, enjoy a culinary experience with a family in Jaipur, including a local market visit, cooking demonstration, and meal in their home.

Day 11: Jaipur/Jojawar

Travel to the village of Jojawar and spend the night in a historic heritage hotel. Explore the village and take the opportunity to meet with locals who provide insight into rural life in India. Opt to take a rural train safari through the Aravali Hill ranges.

Day 12: Jojawar/Udaipur

Travel to Udaipur and take an orientation walk and boat ride on Lake Pichola.

Day 13: Udaipur

Explore the City including a visit to the City Palace, one of the largest royal palaces in India and the Jagdish Temple, built in 1651 and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. This evening, take a yoga class.

Day 14: Udaipur/Delhi

Fly to Delhi for the final evening with the option to enjoy a farewell dinner.

Day 15: Delhi

Depart at any time.

PRICES & DATES

  • date 27 Oct 2019 - 10 Nov 2019
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    $3,419 AUD Per Person
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  • date 03 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
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  • date 10 Nov 2019 - 24 Nov 2019
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  • date 17 Nov 2019 - 01 Dec 2019
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    $4,908 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Nov 2019 - 08 Dec 2019
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    $4,908 AUD Per Person

  • date 01 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
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  • date 15 Dec 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
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    $3,629 AUD Per Person
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    $5,118 AUD Per Person

  • date 22 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020
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  • date 29 Dec 2019 - 12 Jan 2020
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  • date 12 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
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    $4,372 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Jan 2020 - 02 Feb 2020
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  • date 26 Jan 2020 - 09 Feb 2020
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  • date 02 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
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  • date 09 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
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  • date 16 Feb 2020 - 01 Mar 2020
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  • date 23 Feb 2020 - 08 Mar 2020
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  • date 08 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020
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  • date 22 Mar 2020 - 05 Apr 2020
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  • date 05 Apr 2020 - 19 Apr 2020
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    $4,668 AUD Per Person

  • date 19 Apr 2020 - 03 May 2020
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  • date 04 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020
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  • date 11 Oct 2020 - 25 Oct 2020
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  • date 18 Oct 2020 - 01 Nov 2020
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  • date 25 Oct 2020 - 08 Nov 2020
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  • date 01 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020
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  • date 15 Nov 2020 - 29 Nov 2020
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  • date 29 Nov 2020 - 13 Dec 2020
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  • date 06 Dec 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
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  • date 13 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020
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    $5,098 AUD Per Person

  • date 20 Dec 2020 - 03 Jan 2021
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  • date 27 Dec 2020 - 10 Jan 2021
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  • date 03 Jan 2021 - 17 Jan 2021
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  • date 17 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021
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    $5,098 AUD Per Person

  • date 31 Jan 2021 - 14 Feb 2021
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  • date 07 Feb 2021 - 21 Feb 2021
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  • date 14 Feb 2021 - 28 Feb 2021
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  • date 21 Feb 2021 - 07 Mar 2021
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  • date 28 Feb 2021 - 14 Mar 2021
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  • date 14 Mar 2021 - 28 Mar 2021
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  • date 28 Mar 2021 - 11 Apr 2021
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  • date 11 Apr 2021 - 25 Apr 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $3,199 AUD Per Person
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    $4,668 AUD Per Person

  • date 25 Apr 2021 - 09 May 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $3,199 AUD Per Person
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    $4,668 AUD Per Person

  • date 10 Oct 2021 - 24 Oct 2021
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    $3,199 AUD Per Person
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    $4,668 AUD Per Person

  • date 17 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
  • double occupancy
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    $3,419 AUD Per Person
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    $4,888 AUD Per Person

  • date 24 Oct 2021 - 07 Nov 2021
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    $4,888 AUD Per Person

  • date 31 Oct 2021 - 14 Nov 2021
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    $3,419 AUD Per Person
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    $4,888 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 (14 nts).
  • Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 dinners
  • Transport: Minibus, train, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws, boat, plane.
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Ganges River Talk, Varanasi
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Lucknow Local Food Walk, Lucknow
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Family Culinary Experience, Jaipur
  • Your G for Good Moment: Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi
  • Your Wellness Moment: Yoga Class, Udaipur
  • Rickshaw tour of Old Delhi
  • Orientation walk of Varanasi
  • Excursion to Sarnath
  • Sunset and sunrise boat trips on the Ganges River
  • Tour of Lucknow
  • Bara Imambara visit
  • Tours of the Taj Mahal
  • Safari drive
  • Visit Ranthambore Fort and the Ganesh temple
  • Tour Jaipur and visit Amber Fort
  • Village stay at Rawla Jojawar in a historic heritage hotel
  • Tour Udaipur
  • Internal flights
  • 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 $3,818

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.