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Overview
The Essential India tour starts and ends in Delhi. The Essential India is an Explorer tour that takes 8 days taking you through Delhi, India and other destinations in India.

India, a country that is delightfully diverse is the second most-populous country in the world with over 1.2 billion people and bursts with an eclectic mix of ethnicity, a combination of tradition and innovation and an abundance of varied landscapes and scenery. Join our 8-day Essential India tour to discover the many different aspects of this amazing country and let Travel Talk take you to the heart of Indian culture, history and of course Adventure.
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Welcome to India! At the airport terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, as we pick you up from the airport and take you to our Delhi hotel.
Included Activities
  • Welcome Meeting
Optional Activities
  • Group Dinner
Meals
  • No
After breakfast, we begin to explore Delhi, a colourful and chaotic city. Our first stop will be Old Delhi which includes visiting the magnificent Red Fort, built
Optional Activities 
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
Today, we leave early at around 8:00am from Delhi for Jaipur with the drive taking about 6 hours. Jaipur is a city of history and tradition which dates back to its foundation in the 17th century by Sawai Jai Singh, from whom it derives its name. Jaipur is almost equidistant from Delhi and Agra and forms part of the famed Golden Triangle, which so many travellers to North India embark on. In the evening we will visit Birla temple for evening Aarti.
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
In the morning we start the Jaipur city tour where you get to visit the Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds. Afterwards we drive out of town to visit Amber Fort where you’ll be able to walk to the entrance of this traditional Rajasthani Fort and once inside the walls, you’ll see precious stones and mirrors embellishing the plasterwork walls. In the afternoon, we will visit the historic City Palace, a huge sprawling complex which is still home to the former royal family who live in one section. The rest has been converted into a museum which holds an impressive collection of royal weapons and the Hawa Mahal. Lastly, we visit the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observatory which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and features the world’s largest stone sundial.
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
We drive to Dausa after breakfast and visiting Galta Temple (also know as Monkey Temple) and Abhaneri Stepwell. It’s a 100ft well made in 9th Century and is an architectural marvel. Visit a local family for tea or just for a visit (Tipping is expected) to experience a local house.
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
After breakfast leave for Agra, En-route visit Fatehpur Sikri.
Optional Activities
  • No
Meals
  • Breakfast
The drive back to Delhi is on the agenda today and you’ll also have free time for shopping and sightseeing.
Meals
  • Breakfast
Our trip will end today after we say goodbye to our new friends over breakfast, bid you safe travels, and check-out of the hotel at 11:00am.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 3 star hotel
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts
Transportation
  • Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Elephant failing Jeep ride at Amber Fort | Rickshaw ride in Old Delhi | Drinking water supply in vehicle from arrival till departure
Airport Transfers
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers.
Guide
  • Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Delhi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Essential India tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 12 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Delhi, India/ Delhi, India
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A deposit of 78 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 21 May 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Essential India tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Essential India tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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