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Infra-Red India

Trip Length

Trip Code

11 days GIJN

Countries Visited

India

Start City

End City

Delhi Delhi
Infra-Red India

Get your haggle on in Delhi before legging it to Varanasi for a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges. Next is the Taj Mahal (it’s even better than the pics), a camel cart ride in Tordi Garh, street food in Jaipur, then back to Delhi and home before you fall in love and never leave.

 

India has embraced the power of the horn: Short blasts let the drivers know you're there, long blasts tell someone to hurry up and continuous bleeps from motorbikes happen for no reason whatsoever.

 

Infra-Red India


Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1-2: Delhi

Accommodation: Hotel Perfect or similar, Delhi

Get your haggling hat on. Mind the cows. And keep your hands and feet inside the tuk-tuk at all times. Take off your watch because you're on India time now.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3-5: Varanasi

Accommodation: Hotel Surya or similar, Varanasi

When we get down to the Ganges, buy a little candle boat from one of the kids. When we're on our sunrise boat ride you can send it floating down the holy river. Say a few words for someone back home (mum, dad, Aunty Kath etc).

Day 6: Agra - Taj Mahal

Accommodation: Hotel Royal Residency or similar, Agra

We can't even make a joke here. The Taj is simply that good. Do your best Princess Di pose on the benches as crowds of locals scramble to take your photo (yes, this will happen).

Day 7: Tordi Garh

Accommodation: Hotel Tordi Garh or similar, Tordi Garh

No auto rickshaws, no touts, no hurry, no worry...Tordi's just that kind of place. Scramble onto a camel cart for a village tour and say Namaste to the shy but friendly locals. Did you spot the horse with the blue eyes?

Day 8-9: Jaipur

Accommodation: Hotel Mrignayani Palace or similar, Jaipur

Explore the Amber Fort and the Palace of the Winds. Then why not try and go vego for this part of the trip? Hit up a streetfood vendor for chaat, pakoras, pani puri, samosas and papad.

Day 8

Day 9

Day 10-11: Delhi

Accommodation: Hotel Perfect or similar, Delhi

Take a local bus back to Delhi. We reckon you should put down the camera and spend your last few days trying to take in the overwhelming, crazy, colourful madness of India.

Day 10

Day 11


Your Trip

Nuts and Bolts

Experienced regional tour guide and all transportation and accommodation as indicated in detailed Trip Notes. The following sightseeing trips are included: Delhi - an orientation walk around Chandi Chowk and Janpath including transport; Agra - one visit to the Taj Mahal including transport, entrance and local site guide fees; Tordi Garh - village walk and jeep safari; Jaipur - one visit to the Amber Fort including transport, entrance and local site guide fees.

Summary of accommodation, transport & meals

Transport

Accommodation

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, local payments, 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 city guide will advise on these and they can be paid for locally.

Optional Extras

We have chosen a selection of some great optional activities to enhance your travel experience. You will need to cover any additional costs yourself. The below list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination.
Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed below have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk.


Important Information

Local Emergency Contacts In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency Gecko’s India office can be reached on +91 1145 006 400 during business hours (9.30am to 6pm) or after hours on +91 9999 916 229.

 

About this Information

The information provided here is given in good faith and has been compiled with all reasonable care. However, things change and some of the information may become out of date. Please ensure that you have the most up-to-date information for your trip. We recommend that you check the trip notes for your tour around one month before departure. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff in Australia. We are here to help you!

Last Updated

19 August 2014


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