Essential India

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts New Delhi, India
  • Ends New Delhi, India
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore India's vibrant cities.
  • Discover ancient forts and temples.
  • Revel in the beauty of Agra's Taj Mahal.
  • Witness the erotic sculptures of Khajuraho and Orchha.
The Essential India tour starts from and ends in New Delhi. It is an art and architecture trip that takes 15 days taking you through Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur and 3 other destinations in India. Essential India is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From the intricate saris of Rajasthan to the beautiful symmetry of the Taj Mahal, this compact journey is a photographer's delight and the perfect introduction to India. You'll float past the ghats on the Ganges River to encounter the spiritual heart of Hinduism in Varanasi and get off the beaten path exploring carved stepwells and quaint temples in rural villages. With the perfect combination of included activities and free time to explore the nation's rich heritage, you're sure to be caught up in India's incredible tapestry of life.
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  • On May 10 2018
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  • On Nov 18 2018
“Very Good”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Delhi
  • Day 2: Delhi
  • Day 3: Delhi/Jaipur
  • Day 4: Jaipur
  • Day 5: Jaipur/Dhula Village
  • Day 6: Dhula Village/Āgra
  • Day 7: Āgra
  • Day 8: Āgra/Alīpura
  • Day 9: Alīpura
  • Day 10: Alīpura/Orchha
  • Day 11: Orchha/Varanasi
  • Day 12: Varanasi
  • Day 13: Varanasi
  • Day 14: Varanasi/Delhi
  • Day 15: Delhi
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotels (11 nts), comfortable tented camp (2 nt), sleeper train (1 nt).
Meals
  • 1 breakfast, 1 dinner
    Note: Allow USD345-450 for meals not included.
Transport
  • Train, local bus, private vehicle, auto-rickshaw, camel cart, small riverboat, plane.
Staff & experts
  • CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Included activities
  • Your G for Good Moment: Women With Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • Your G for Good Moment: City Walk, Delhi
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Old Delhi walk with stops at the Jama Masjid, Gurduwara, Chandni Chowk, and Connaught Place
  • Amber Fort tour
  • Rajasthani rural village stay
  • Village cycling excursion
  • Abhaneri stepwells visit
  • Taj Mahal and I’timad-ud-Daulah (Baby Taj) entrance
  • Agra Fort entrance and guided tour
  • Orchha Palace complex visit
  • Western Temple complex entrance and guided visit
  • Ganges River boat trip at sunrise and sunset, including candle flower ceremony
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to/from New Delhi are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Essential India tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essential India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 01 February 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 01 February 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

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.

Age Requirement

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Does this trip suit me?
  • 1. Travel Style : ClassicAll of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
  • 2. Service Level : StandardComfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
  • 3. Physical Grading : 2 - LightLight walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • 4. Trip Type : Small GroupGroup trips average 12 travellers per departure, depending on the adventure. The maximum is usually no more than 16, but some can be smaller or bigger, depending on the trip. Check individual trips for details.
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • This tour has been limited to a group size of 12 participants to protect against COVID-19. The tour will furthermore adhere to any local government restrictions on group sizes to ensure that everybody are kept safe.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and general sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Distancing measures have been implemented to safeguard against COVID-19.
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