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Flowing through India and Bangladesh, the Ganges River is over 1500 miles long and holds sacred meaning in Hinduism. Along it's shores, an ancient bathing ritual is performed which pays homage to ancestors, and it's waters are coveted for containing mystical properties. An increasingly popular destination for river cruises, a trip down the river gives a unique view of the country and many ways in which the Ganges is essential t ... Read More

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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India & Nepal

SmarTours
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15 days
$ 200 / day
$ 2,999
From : $ 7,248
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Taj Mahal
  • Delhi Sightseeing
  • Elephant Ride to Amber Fort (Jaipur)
  • Sunrise Boat Ride on the Ganges River
  • Durbar Square (Kathmandu)
Visits:
Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Bhaktapur, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Khajuraho, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, Varanasi, India, Nepal
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South Asia Culture Cradle, India Nepal Bhutan Tour

24 days
$ 166 / day
$ 3,988
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Travel the north of India, touch the man-made beauty of the incomparable Taj Mahal and the Red Fort in Agra.
  • See the Palace of the Winds and Royal City Palace in Jaipur
  • Visit holy river in Varanasi.
  • Visit Nepal in the golden triangle route with Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park and Pokhara. 
  • Visit the mysterious Bhutan.
Visits:
Agra, Chitwan National Park, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Mumbai, Pokhara, Punakha, Varanasi, Bhutan, India, Nepal
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India and Nepal In-depth Tour

32 days
$ 150 / day
$ 4,800
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Minimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Travel the north of India, touch the man-made beauty of the incomparable Taj Mahal and the Red Fort in Agra
  • See the Palace of the Winds and Royal City Palace in Jaipur
  • Visit the holy river in Varanasi.
  • Travel the south of India, the glory cinema show in Bollywood 
  • Enjoy a peaceful backwater cruise in Kochin
  • Visit Pondicherry, the location of the entire first act of Life of Pi.
  • Visit Nepal in the golden triangle route with Kathmandu, Chitwan National Park, Lumbini and Pokhara. 
  • As one of the most important human civilization cradle, India and Nepal offer enough spirituality to inpsire – the Jama Masjid mosque in Delhi, the ghats of Varanasi, and plent of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage sites; evening prayer ceremonies, ancient bathing rituals and candle flower ceremonies on the Ganges.
Visits:
Agra, Chennai, Chitwan National Park, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Kathmandu, Kochi, Mumbai, Pokhara, Varanasi, India, Nepal
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Wonders of India, Nepal & Uae

Indus Travels
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 175 / day
$ 2,449
From : $ 5,997
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Enjoy a sunset tour to the magnificent Taj Mahal
  • Visit Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu
  • Watch a spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas
  • Tour Abu Dhabi city and enjoy the picturesque scenery
  • Spend time at the aromatic Spice Souk and the glittering Gold Souk in Dubai
Visits:
Abu Dhabi, Agra, Agra Fort, Bharatpur, Delhi, Dubai, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Kathmandu, India, Nepal, United Arab Emirates
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Golden Triangle Tour with Varanasi

9 days
$ 64 / day
$ 575
From : $ 776
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore the capital of Rajasthan, Infused with culture and embellished with timeless palaces with beautiful architecture
  • Discover Delhi is a city filled with history, culture and heritage
  • Visit the Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Chandini Chowk and Raj Ghat
  • See the amazing Agra, home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Visit Varanasi
  • Visit the enchanting Temples of this holy city
Visits:
Agra, Agra Fort, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Qutab Minar, Rajasthan, Varanasi, India
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Essence of India

18 days
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Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Cruise along the picturesque Lake Pichola
  • Take an exciting auto-rickshaw ride through Jodhpur
  • Enjoy a thrilling jeep ride at Amer Fort
  • Canter Safari excursions in Ranthambore/Keoladeo National Park
  • See the majestic Taj Mahal change color at sunrise
  • Witness the beautiful Puja ceremony
  • Cruise along the legendary River Ganges
Visits:
Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Bhaktapur, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Jodhpur, Khajuraho, Qutab Minar, Rajasthan, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Udaipur, Varanasi, India
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Delhi to Kathmandu

16 days
$ 179 / day
$ 2,869
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Visits:
Delhi, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Kathmandu, Taj Mahal, Varanasi, India
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Northern India’s Royal Rajasthan

14 days
$ 704 / day
$ 9,850
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Breathtaking Sites: Stand in awe as the afternoon sun bathes the ethereal beauty of Agra’s Taj Mahal, plus visit spectacular Agra Fort. Discover silent Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved Mughal city dating from the 16th century. 
  • Princely Capitals: Admire regal cities built by maharajas. In the “pink city” of Jaipur, visit the Amber Fort, City Palace Museum, and Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century royal observatory. In the “blue city” of Jodhpur, explore Mehrangarh Fort, home to royal palaces with priceless decorative arts. And in magical Udaipur, the “city of lakes,” discover the vast riches of the City Palace and enjoy its panoramic views over the scenic lake setting.
  • Wildlife: Accompanied by expert naturalists, visit two renowned wildlife refuges. In Ranthambore National Park, take game drives in search of monkey, wild boar, jackals, and the elusive Bengal tiger, and in Keoladeo Ghana National Park discover some of the 400 species of exotic birds at home in this World Heritage-listed bird sanctuary.
  • The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels: To better experience these imperial capitals and remote but fascinating places, travel for five nights in comfort aboard our luxury train, designed to re-create the splendor of the royal maharajas.
Visits:
Delhi, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal, India
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Taj to Varanasi

12 days
$ 151 / day
$ 1,809
Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Visits:
Delhi, Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Bharatpur, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Varanasi, India
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Beyond the Golden Triangle

12 days
$ 548 / day
$ 6,570
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Visit the grand Mughal and colonial monuments of Delhi
  • Enjoy a sunrise cruise on the sacred Ganges in Varanasi
  • Discover the gastronomic delights of Varanasi on a fascinating culinary tour
  • Travel to Agra to experience the timeless beauty of the Taj Mahal at sunset
  • Hear your steps echo atthe abandoned capital of Fatehpur Sikri
  • Admire the views from the massive Amber Fort in Jaipur and visit the stately Hawa Mahal
  • See the sights in vibrant Mumbai and sail out to Elephanta Island
Visits:
Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Delhi, Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Mumbai, Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Varanasi, India
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Heart of India

17 days
$ 229 / day
$ 3,895
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit Raj Ghat, a beautifully serene monument.
  • Visiting the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India
  • Enjoy short ride by rickshaw through the crowded lanes of the Chandni Chowk bazaar.
  • Visiting Qutab Minar, a spectacular example of Indo-Islamic architecture topped by a 234-foot-high tower.
  • Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Jaipur and its surroundings
  • See the Jantar Mantar, a remarkable astronomical and astrological observatory built in the 18th century
  • See the Royal Bengal tiger
  • Visit the sprawling Agra Fort on the bank of the Yamuna River.
  • Visit the east and west temple complexes that the Chandelas constructed.
Visits:
Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Delhi, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Khajuraho, Qutab Minar, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, India
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Rishikesh Yoga Retreat 7D/6N

6 days
$ 82 / day
$ 493
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Go rafting on the Ganges from Shivpuri to Rishikesh
  • Take daily yoga classes and get a wholesome massage
  • Peek into local life at Himalayan villages nearby
Visits:
Delhi, Himalayas, India
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12 Days Inspirational India Escapade Experience

Pacific Delight Tours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
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Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Explore Delhi
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Humayuns Tomb and Qutub Minar
  • Explore Varanasi and visit Sarnath, the birthplace of Buddhism
  • Visit Orchha temple and spectacular view of soaring temple spires and cenotaphs
  • Visit the magnificent monument to love, the Taj Mahal.
Visits:
Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Khajuraho, Qutab Minar, Taj Mahal, Udaipur, Varanasi, India
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UK to OZ Overland Express

92 days
$ 64 / day
$ 5,907
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Visiting highlights and natural wonders of 19 countries
  • Spent driving through France, Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Visit the sobering WWII concentration camp of Dachau
  • Boat trip on the Danube River
  • Visit Romani's famous Dracula’s Castle
  • Visit the impressive Tsaravets Fortress
  • At the end of the day soak your aches away in the Turkish baths and tantalise your taste buds with Turkish delights
  • visit Amritsar
  • Visit Agra and the Taj Mahal
  • Spent exploring the numerous pagodas and palaces in Mandalay
  • Explore Kuala Lumpur
Visits:
Agra, Bagan, Bangkok, Belgrade, Blue Mosque, Blue Mountains, Budapest, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Lake Inle, London, Luxembourg, Mandalay, Romania, Salzburg, Sarajevo, Sofia, Taj Mahal, Turquoise coast, Yangon, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Burma (Myanmar), France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom
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24 Days North India Adventure Tour

24 days
$ 104 / day
$ 2,499
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Humayun's Tomb, India's largest mosque Jama Masjid and India Gate, Qutub Minar, Red Fort. Take a Rickshaw ride through Old Delhi.
  • Sunrise boat ride along the Ganges River and explore its many temples. Varanasi
  • Bandhavgarh NP - home of the elusive Bengal tiger and exotic Indian wildlife
  • Visit the stone carved temples, famous for their erotic sculptures dep icting the Kama Sutra. Khajuraho
  • Guided city tour of Agra with sunrise visit Taj Mahal and Mehtab Bagh.
  • Hop on a rickshaw for a ride around this UNESCO-listed site in Bharatpur, famous for its impressive diversity of bird species, Keoladeo Ghana National Park
  • The Pink City of Rajasthan - The Amber Fort, regal City Palace with Elephant / Jeep ride at Amber, Jaipur
  • Guided sightseeing tour to  Bikaner, Osian, Jodhpur, and enjoy an life time experience camel ride in Jaisalmer.
Visits:
Agra, Agra Fort, Amber Fort, Bharatpur, Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Jama Masjid, Jodhpur, Qutab Minar, Rajasthan, Red Fort, Taj Mahal, Varanasi, India
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Top Ganges River Experiences and Attractions

Top Ganges River Experiences

Seeing the ancient city of Varanasi

Walking down a set of "Ghats" or stone steps which lead to the banks of the Ganges and are important to many Hinduism rituals

Witnessing the Hindu bathing ritual

Taking a boat tour and feeling the true expanse of the river's size

Visiting a temple in Gangotri dedicated to the goddess Gange

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Ganges River Trip Reviews

43 Ganges River Tour Reviews - Summary 100% Recommend

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Incredible trip

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

India has always been special to me. We recently combined a short segment of independent travel to Calcutta (birthplace of my father and where my grandparents were buried) with an organized trip to India and Nepal. The hotels on the tour were generally OK with superb accommodations at the Meridien New Dehli and good accommodations Jaypee Palace in Agra. Breakfast buffet was excellent most places. The entire trip was made enjoyable, comfortable, fun and ran smoothly due the tireless efforts, skill, compassion, care and friendship of our guide Jasvir Saurana. He took care of all the annoying fees including all the hotel tips, some of small fees for toilet attendants that is annoying for some of the western traveller (shouldn't be as those attendants would not be working there if they are able to find other work easily), and some camera fees for those that happen not to carry small change, etc. (This is not true of other Smart tour guides!). He personally bought treats, additional night boat ride on the Ganges, drinks and flower/candle offering on the Ganges amongst others for the group. He was unstinting of his personal time for demanding and sometimes dependent tourists. He seamlessly integrated personal flight schedules and worked with his agencies and Indian travel bureaucracy/security to make what could have been a travel headache if not nightmare when I unfortunately had to cancel the last segment of the trip due to my mother's illness and subsequent death. The entire journey, guided by someone I would be happy to have as a friend, through northern india including a passing glance of Indian culture, India lifestyle, intra Indian flights, train, boat, rickshaw, bicycle etc, is a life (changing) experience not to miss.

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Operator SmarTours

India/Nepal

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I recently finished up the India-Nepal tour with SmarTours on November 5, 2017. I can’t say enough about it. It was a life-changing experience. We saw many wonderful sites and had some very unique and extraordinary experiences. One of our tour mates was even cast in a Bollywood film to play a British officer! The evening trip to the Ganges River was an other-worldly experience not to be missed. Seeing the Taj Mahal was the fruition of a life long dream. It truly is the most beautiful building in the world. The food and venues were superb. Our tour guide, Jasvir Saurana, a Delhi native, was excellent, from attending to every aspect of our travel comfort to acting as a great narrator and teacher of the history, religion, and customs and practices of India and its various regions. Jasvir gave India the color and contextual meaning to make it come alive for our entire tour group. He was exceptionally kind and courteous to all, making everyone feel welcome and part of a fun and caring group. He truly is a rock star tour guide and great human being. It was the trip of a lifetime. Thank you, thank you, SmarTours and Jasvir! Namaste

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Operator SmarTours

Best I've experienced

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Tour guide Jasvir Saurana has been one of the best I've experienced in my 14 escorted tours over the years. He is knowledgeable, organized, experienced and most of all proud of his country. Being born of Indian parents but never visiting this awesome country until now, I had only minimum knowledge of this magnificent country with all its grandeur and history. Jasvir opened my eyes to so much more with his detailed explanations of India and Nepal in all their majesty. He is very caring and generous with his time and I'm grateful that I was a participant in this journey. Accommodations, transportation and incredible staff made my trip amazing and incredible. I compliment SmarTours for this great experience and would certainly travel with them again.Three Cheers for SmarTours and 10+ for Jasvir Saurana.Namaste.

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Operator SmarTours

Unbelievable architecture and enjoyed fabulous food

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Took this tour Sept 23-Nov 5th and what an adventure! Words cannot describe the amazing experience we had during this tour. We experienced the culture and history, saw amazing sites and unbelievable architecture and enjoyed fabulous food! What made this tour even more memorable was our fantastic tour guide Jasvir Saurana. Absolutely fantastic! If you are planning on taking this tour i would highly recommend this company. Accommodations and transportation was fantastic. ANd of course, if you get Jasvir as a tour guide, well thats just icing on the cake!

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Operator SmarTours

Incredible!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our guide, Jasvir Saurana, made this trip the trip of a lifetime! His knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious. The whole group loved him. I will never forget this experience. I came away with a new understanding of this incredible country: the history, culture, religions, and food. Don't miss out on seeing incredible India with smarTours.

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Incredible!

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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our guide, Jasvir Saurana, made this trip the trip of a lifetime! His knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious. The whole group loved him. I will never forget this experience. I came away with a new understanding of this incredible country: the history, culture, religions, and food. Don't miss out on seeing incredible India with smarTours.

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Operator SmarTours

Ganges River Tours and Travel Guide

Ganges River Attractions & Landmarks Guide

Flowing through India and Bangladesh, the Ganges River is over 1500 miles long and holds sacred meaning in Hinduism. Along it's shores, an ancient bathing ritual is performed which pays homage to ancestors, and it's waters are coveted for containing mystical properties. An increasingly popular destination for river cruises, a trip down the river gives a unique view of the country and many ways in which the Ganges is essential to everyday life.

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