Be dazzled by India’s colorful interior on a 15-day adventure through its history and heritage. Explore the sprawling mansions and palaces of the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi. Meet the elders of the traditional village of Chandelao. Peruse the markets of the old city of Bikaner alongside a local expert. Each day brings a new twist of the kaleidoscope—and a brighter understanding of this amazing country.
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures–supported project.
Walk through Delhi on an insider tour with a young adult from the G Adventures–supported City Walk project. Continue on to colonial New Delhi for an orientation tour before driving to Mandawa village. (1B)
Enjoy a walking tour of Mandawa. Then drive to Bikaner to explore some of its estates and spend the night in a heritage hotel. The next day, venture into the traditional markets in the old city alongside a local expert. Visit Junagarh Fort and the infamous “Rat Temple.” (2B)
Arrive in the “blue city” of Jodhpur and visit the Mehrangarh Fort and the Clock Tower. (1B)
Take a jeep excursion into the countryside, visiting tribal hamlets such as Bishnois. Continue on to Chandelao to explore the village and local markets. Meet with the town elders to discuss daily life in rural India. Visit the Sunder Rang Project, which helps village women become more economically independent by training them in traditional crafts. (2B, 2D)
Drive to Udaipur, visiting the stunning Ranakpur Jain temples en route. Explore the City Palace museum, enjoy a Lake Pichola boat ride, and visit the Jagdish Temple. For lunch enjoy a cooking demonstration at the home of a local family. (2B, 1L)
Stay at the family-run guesthouse in Jojawar. Enjoy a rural train safari and village orientation walk. (1B, 1D)
Drive to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. The following day, explore City Palace and Amber Fort, and view the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Visit the local bazaars to browse colorful textiles, pottery, and handicrafts. (2B)
Drive to Agra, visiting the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri en route. Later, encounter the historic Agra Fort. (1B)
Rise early to visit the worldfamous Taj Mahal, enjoying stunning sunrise views. Continue onward to Delhi. (1B)
Depart at any time. (1B)
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