India Recon

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Taj Mahal
Jaipur’s Amber Fort
Train travel - a quintessentially Indian experience
  • 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's Included

      • • 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.

    Not Included

    • 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.
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  • Trip Dates and Prices

    Start Date – End Date Trip Status Price
    27 Dec 2014 - 02 Jan 2015 Fully Booked US $605 Contact Us
  • 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.

    India Recon

    David - Australia, 10 Feb, 2014
    Overall Rating

    It was an incredible experience. I felt like a saw a great deal in only 7 days and am definitely considering coming back to explore the South sometime in the future.

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Auto-rickshaw, Bicycle rickshaw, Jeep, Local bus, Private vehicle, Train
5 nights Hotels/guesthouses, 1 night Historic hotel
Delhi, Delhi, India
Delhi, Delhi, India

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