Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

1

INDIAN SUBCONTINENT

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

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INDIA

Bikaner LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

Delhi

Mandawa

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1

2

1

Agra & Taj Mahal

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2

Jodhpur

Jaipur

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2

Chandelao Garh

LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Jojawar

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2

Udaipur

1

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

SMALL GROUP TOUR

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Women on Wheels Transfer, Indira Gandhi International Airport • City Walk, Delhi • Orientation tour of colonial Delhi • Tour of frescoed havelis of Shekhawati • Visit Junagarh Fort and Deshnoke’s Karni Mata Temple • Visit Mehrangarh Fort and Clock Tower • Visit Ranakpur Jain Temples • Explore Jaipur and Amber Fort • Visit Fatehpur Sikri, Taj Mahal and the Red Fort of Agra RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

PRICES FROM £1549pp

15 day Mysteries of India Delhi • Mandawa • Bikaner • Jodhpur • Chandelao • Udaipur • Jojawar • Jaipur • Agra

Day 1: Arrive Delhi Arrive at Delhi airport and transfer to your hotel with ‘Women on Wheels’, a G Adventures-supported project. Piccadily Hotel Day 2: Delhi – Mandawa Enjoy a youth-led morning walk through Delhi by G Adventures-supported City Walk project. Continue on to Colonial New Delhi for an orientation tour then drive to Mandawa village. (B) Mandawa Haveli Day 3: Mandawa - Bikaner Start the day with a walking tour of Mandawa then drive to Bikaner and stay in a heritage hotel, once the residence of nobility. Visit the town’s colourful markets and havelis. Option to visit a camel breeding centre. (B) Hotel Bharion Vilas (2 nights) Day 4: Bikaner Explore traditional markets in the old city of Bikaner with a local expert. Learn about the age-old traditions of bartering and trading in tea and spices and how modern business practices are still influenced by the old caravan routes. Later visit Junagarh Fort and the infamous Karni Mata (rat temple). (B) Day 5: Bikaner – Jodhpur Arrive at the “Blue City” and visit Mehrangarh Fort in the afternoon, built in the 15th Century and well- known for its iconic Clock Tower. (B) Polo Heritage Day 6: Jodhpur – Chandelao Take a Jeep excursion into the countryside to visit tribal hamlets of Bishnois and Prajapats. Continue on to Chandelao Garh and explore the village and local markets. (BD) Hotel Chandelao Garh (2 nights) Day 7: Chandelao Enjoy Chandelao Garh and explore the village and local markets. Meet with the village elders and teachers and discuss various aspects of daily life, economy and culture in rural areas. Also visit the Sunder Rang Project at Chandelao which is striving to help village women become more economically independent by training them in traditional crafts. (BD)

Day 8: Chandelao - Udaipur Drive to Udaipur, visiting the stunning Ranakpur Jain temples en route. That afternoon, take an orientation walk with your CEO in Udaipur. (B) Hilltop Palace (2 nights) Day 9: Udaipur Explore the City Palace museum, Pichola Lake with a boat ride, and a visit to the Jagdish Temple. For lunch enjoy a cooking demonstration at the home of a local family. (BL) Day 10: Udaipur – Jojawar Stay at a heritage home in Jojawar village and take a train safari through the picturesque Aravali Mountains. (BD) Hotel Rawla Jojawar Day 11: Jojawar – Jaipur Drive to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. (B) Hotel Madhuban (2 nights) Day 12: Jaipur Visit the 15th Century Amber Fort which was the former capital of the region. Take a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar Observatory. (B) Day 13: Jaipur – Agra Drive to Agra, stopping to visit the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri, built by Mughal Emperor Akbar. In Agra, visit the famed Agra Fort. (B) Hotel Utkarsh Vilas Day 14: Agra – Delhi Rise early to visit the world-famous Taj Mahal and enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Continue to Delhi. (B) Piccadily Hotel Day 15: Depart Delhi The day is free at leisure until it is time to make your own way to the airport. (B)

J ourneys E xclusives • Explore the Caravan Route • Discover Village Life, Chandelao • Family Home Meal, Udaipur

TOUR DETAILS

£1549 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 14 nights’ accommodation in named hotels/ heritage homes or similar • Meals as specified: 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners • Services of an experienced Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and local guides • Touring by Van, bus, jeep, train, cycle- rickshaw and walking • Sightseeing and touring as specified DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 6, 20; Feb 3, 17; Mar 10, 17; Apr 24; May 26; Jun 23; Jul 21; Aug 18; Sep 8, 15, 22; Oct 6, 13, 20; Nov 3, 10, 17; Dec 1, 15, 22

TOUR STYLE: National Geographic Journeys

GROUP SIZE: 16 max

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Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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