Seven days of India epicness, starting and finishing in Delhi. Melt Instagram at the Taj Mahal, get your arse kicked at cricket by local kids in Tordi Garh, and stuff your face and backpack with treats from the bazaar in Jaipur.
Seven days in sunny India. By foot, train, local bus and auto rickshaw you'll get to know the Indian culture and its contagious zest for life! Cue Bollywood dance scene.
Day 1 - Delhi
They take their horns very seriously on the roads here. A toot can mean anything from "I'm passing you", "I'm behind you", "get out of the way", or "you look very nice today". Tonight have an evening pre-departure meeting at 6pm followed by an optional dinner with the group.Hotel Perfect or similar
Day 2 - Agra - Taj Mahal
Travel by express train from Delhi to Agra. Leave your expectations behind, because this is better than any postcard. Is that a tear in your eye, or are your allergies playing up again? Visit the majestic Taj Mahal with a local guide and perhaps spend your free time in Agra with an optional trip to mighty Agra Fort.Hotel Royal Residency or similar
Day 3 - Tordi Garh
Take the public bus from Agra to Dausa, then change to a private vehicle for the trip through the countryside to Tordi. Everything seems brighter in this tiny village - the saris, the smiles, the marigold chains they put around your neck when you get here. Good thing you bought three pairs of Ray Bans for $11 in the markets of Delhi. Learn about local life and meet families in this remote town, where few travellers visit. Join a village walking tour and then stay the night in an opulent former palace.Hotel Tordi Garh or similar
Day 4-5 - Jaipur
Continue by private vehicle to Jaipur. Home of the Amber Fort, Palace of the Winds and Johari Jewellery Bazaar. Let your leader show you their favourite food hall for masala dosa and thalis. We spend two nights here so you'll have plenty of time for exploring and optional activities.Hotel Mrignayani Palace or similar
Day 6-7 - Delhi
Jump on the train and journey back to the nation's capital. There's time for a hot shave and a haircut from one of the barbers lining the streets. You'll go home looking fresh as a daisy. Travel by metro, then cycle rickshaw on your way to a walking tour through the heart of Old Delhi. Visit markets and the commercial heart of the city or spend your free time at the Red Fort or Jama Masjid. Have an optional final night dinner with the group tonight. The trip ends after breakfast on Day 7 but Delhi has much more to offer for those who want to stick around.Hotel Perfect or similar
What to Know
- • A Gecko’s expert English-speaking local tour leader.
- • Sightseeing (including entrance fees where applicable): Agra - Taj Mahal; Jaipur - Amber Fort with a local guide and a photo stop at Hawa Mahal.
- • Ride the metro and then take a cycle rickshaw before a walking tour through Old Delhi.
- • Off-the-beaten-track experience in Tordi Garh – village walk, a visit to ruined temples and fortress.
- • Overnight accommodation in a 16th century former palace.
- • Plenty of free time to explore along the way.
- • Travel by train from Delhi to Agra and Jaipur to Delhi.
- International flights, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, visas, pre or post tour accommodation, meals, optional tours sightseeing or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature, laundry and flights unless specified. Some places that we visit charge additional fees if you are entering with a camera or camcorder - your local guide will advise on these and they can be paid for on the ground.
Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments
At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.
Peta - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
The trip was fantastic! Some of the restaurants were a little pricey but otherwise good food Would like more street food and another day in Tordi would be great! The success of our trip however was directly due to our guide!
adam - Australia, 22 Jan, 2014
Trip was paced very well and included some essential parts of India including the jeep ride from Agra -Tordi-Jaipur being a highlight. Bhupati was a fantastic guide who had great knowlwdge and was very friendly and extremely helpful.
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