North India Unplugged

North India Unplugged information and booking

from
$1055
  • Duration
    22
    days
  • Physical rating
    4
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
New Delhi
Accommodation
Camping (with basic facilities), Guesthouse, Hotel
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Transportation
Auto rickshaw, Bus, Cycle rickshaw, Local bus, Metro, Overnight sleeper train, Private vehicle, Train
Important Notes
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See under the Single Traveller section of your Trip Notes for more information. 2. The 25th October departure in 2014 will be in Pushkar during the Camel fair.

Highlights

Experience the holy city of Varanasi, Visit the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra, View dramatic colonial architecture in Kolkata, Experience Rajasthani nomad life in Jaisalmer, Bargain for souvenirs in Delhi, Sip a tasty lassi in Jodhpur, Catch a sunrise from Pushkar's Savitri Temple, Fall in love with romantic Udaipur

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Visit North India and join a far-flung adventure to one of the planet's most exotic destinations. See India's towering fortresses above a city square, vibrant colours in a busy bazaar, pilgrims praying on the river ghats of Varanasi, Maharaja mementos in a ghostly palace and camels silhouetted on a desert landscape - welcome to a land of magic and life. Discover well-known sites and hidden secrets, from the beating heart of Delhi to the cultural melting pot of Kolkata - this is chaotic and inspiring India.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Delhi
It's big, it's bold, it's busy - and there is nowhere in the world quite like it. Delhi's sights and sounds are sure to engage and intrigue.
Days 3-5 Jaisalmer/Thar Desert
Like a city risen from the desert sands, Jaisalmer's sand-coloured buildings, busting bazaars and fascinating living fort all help give the city a wonderful old-world feel.
Days 6-7 Jodhpur
India's enigmatic 'Blue City', Jodhpur, has a captivating Old Town with palaces, heritage buildings, colourful streets and the Mehrangarh Fort shining like a jewel high above the city.
Days 8-10 Udaipur
With dusty hills in the background and tranquil lakes its centrepiece, Udaipur is a truly beautiful city with fabulous heritage buildings, restaurants and narrow laneways.
Days 11-12 Pushkar
Pushkar is one of the India's holiest places. It's also a market centre for many of the local village people and a great place to sit back and relax.
Days 13-14 Jaipur
Jaipur was designed by royalty and has delighted visitors for centuries with its pink-hued buildings, wonderful bazaars and rainbow of bright colours dancing along hectic streets.
Day 15 Bharatpur
The legacy of once being a strong military stronghold is a good fort, and Bharatpur's is pretty impressive. It's also home to the wonderful Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary.
Days 16-17 Agra
Famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal, Agra is a city with a fascinating history and is rich in Mughal heritage, lush gardens and exquisite buildings and temples.
Days 18-20 Varanasi
The holy city of Varanasi, sitting on the River Ganges for thousands of years, attracts scores of pilgrims and travellers wanting to discover something divine.
Days 21-22 Kolkata
With its colonial architecture, mouth-watering cuisine and celebrated intellectual and arts scene, Kolkata confronts in so many ways but surprises in just as many.