- duration 13 days
- tour type Group Tour
- age requirement 45+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Witness the majesty of Taj Mahal
- View the rare Indian Tigers in their natural habitat
- Explore the old Indian bazaars
Get ready to visit palaces, hill forts, aromatic spice markets, seek out tigers, and walk around local bazaars. You will move from bustling cities like New Delhi to the harsh yet beautiful landscapes of the Thar Desert that surround Jodhpur, and will get a first-hand view of the local history, culture, and architecture of this stunning region of India.
The tour will travel by road and plane. Whilst much of the tour will take place on dry land, you will also take to the water to cruise over the glassy Lake Pichola and enjoy boat rides on the iconic waterway, The Ganges.
The package includes an internal flight to reduce road travel on the return from Udaipur to Delhi, air conditioned vehicles, and boat travel. Get ready to discover all the key sights in diverse and vibrant Northern India.
This is a boutique small solo traveller group tour.
If you are interested to extend your stay before and/or after the tour, please make sure to check out our other tours based in India.
Day 1: Arrival in New Delhi
Day 2: New Delhi tour
Day 3: Delhi – Agra
Day 4: Agra tour
Day 5: Agra – Fatehpur Sikri – Ranthambhore
Day 6: Ranthambhore tour
Day 7: Ranthambhore – Jaipur
Day 8: Jaipur tour
Day 9: Jaipur – Jodhpur
Day 10: Jodhpur tour
Day 11: Jodhpur – Ranakpur – Udaipur
Day 12: Udaipur tour
Day 13: Departure and onward travel
- 12 Nights at deluxe hotels
- Meals include 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 11 dinners
- Expert English speaking tour guide
- Local family hosting dinner and cooking demonstration
- Entry fees to all monument visits as detailed in the itinerary
- 1 Internal flight Udaipur to Delhi
- Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicles or jeeps
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi
- 2 Jungle safaris in Ranthambhore
- Boat ride at Lake Pichola in Udaipur
- All applicable taxes in India
- Pickup and drop-off at the airport
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees
- Porterage at hotels
- Meals and beverages not specified in the itinerary
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary or the "What's included" section
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A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.Travel Insurance
We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.This tour is exclusively for solo travellers. Couples cannot join the tour; we accept friends travelling together that are not couples/partners. This is an age-matched tour for solo travellers of 45 years & over. The Pace [3 out of 5] This is a medium paced tour with some full days and other half days of sightseeing. You will require reasonable fitness, enough for the tolerance of daily walking, hot weather and some days with long hours of travel by road. There’s also some early starts for some the sightseeing inclusions. India is a vast country and not dissimilar to Australia to travel between major destinations there is some decent travel time by road – please be prepared for the road travel. You need to let go of your western ways and let things happen as they do in India. These types of things are part of parcel of any travel in a 3rd world country. Please advise us in advance if you have any health issues or are taking any form of medication as this is a strict condition of travel that this information is provided to us at the time of booking. All is confidential. About the meals It’s regular that our trips include a number of group dining experiences. There’s nothing better than to share a meal with new friends and discuss the day’s adventures. Daily breakfast is included and other meals as specified by the itinerary. Meals are Indian cuisine. If you do not like Indian food you will have limited choices in most destinations except most breakfasts have some western choices. There are meal options that are tasty but not overly hot in taste but spices are used in the majority of Indian meals. To a western palette it may seem repetitious if you are not accustomed to eating a lot of Indian food. This is all part of the experience – to eat like a local. Drinks, tea/coffee are not included with meals. About the Food in India The traditional cuisine of North India is Hindu vegetarian. Whilst meat is available at many higher end hotels, we encourage travellers to eat the wide range of delicious vegetarian dishes available. In many parts of Indian, Hindu vegetarian meals are the standard and they this means no fish, chicken, pork, beef or mutton (goat). We advise travellers against street food, particularly with meat, and that you only dine at places that are recommended by your guide or escort/leader. By following best advice it’s far less likely that you will become unwell with any stomach complaints. About the Water in India Due to poor quality of drinking water in India, you must only drink bottled water and only bottled water from reliable sources. Also, use bottled water for brushing teeth. Most hotels have bottled water included in the room for the purpose of brushing teeth. About Special Diets Please be sure to advise us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements. We always do our best to accommodate special diet needs and in most cases, special dietary needs can be met. However, in some destinations the variety of choice for certain special diets may be limited. If you are concerned please check with us before you book. Group Guide This is a private group tour with a local English speaking group escort and a driver. The driver may have limited or less than fluent levels of English. Transport Transport is by private air conditioned vehicles. As a guide, sightseeing and excursions are by an 18-seater air conditioned mini-coach for up to 15 passengers. Where the group reaches 16 passengers, a 27-seater air-conditioned coach is utilised. Throughout the tour there will be some leisurely boat trips and two jeep safaris. About The Road Transport While on the road, commuting from one destination to another, driving is generally at around 75-80 kilometres per hour on the main highways. The speed is slower on lesser roads and through towns, and it’s not uncommon to be travelling at only 40-50 kilometres per hour. It’s a slower pace than what we are accustomed to in countries like Australia, New Zealand and other western countries. Furthermore, the driving style is different. There is a lot of overtaking of slower vehicles, more ‘honking of horns’ and at times what may feel like a precarious situation to westerners. Tour drivers are very experienced and well adept to managing this driving style. For anyone anxious about this, you should talk to us before you confirm your booking. Tour luggage information and restrictions Luggage is limited to one medium size suitcase per person up to 20kg, the sum of its length/width and depth not to exceed 140cm (56") plus an overnight bag (airline bag size) which may be carried on board the vehicle. If your luggage exceeds this limit, we ask that you make alternative arrangements for the excess to be forwarded to the termination point of your tour. We suggest you have wheels on your suitcase, as there are certain places where assistance is not available. Internal flights in India The standard inclusion for checked luggage is 15kg. As many travellers in our groups exceed this we pay extra to include up to 20kg of checked luggage on internal flights where available. Internal Airline Luggage Limits For airline luggage information and restrictions refer to your airline for details. If you are flying business class to reach India, although your luggage limits exceed 20kg, the tour limit needs to be adhered to, and not exceed 20kg.