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Highlights
  • Sample the colours and flavours of udaipur
  • Spot tigers in ranthambore national park
  • Play cricket with local kids in a remote village
  • Marvel at the world's most famous building - the taj mahal

There’s no place on Earth as colourful as India. Don’t believe us? Come see for yourself! Your family will witness the full spectrum over these 11 busy days, from the Jama Masjid’s red sandstone, Jaipur’s pink-tinged architecture, Ranthambore National Park’s lush green hills (and its orange-striped main attraction: tigers!), the blazing white majesty of the Taj, and a dazzling flurry of silks in every market. Adventure is an art, and India has the boldest palette around.

Trip Description
India Family Adventure
 
Travel Theme
Countries
Activities
  • N/A
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
India Family Adventure

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This trip was a really wonderful experience August 2015

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  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
This trip was a really wonderful experience primarily attributable to the enthusiasm, generosity, kindness, knowledge and organizational and leadership skills of the talented CEO Manu Rao.

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It was a very good trip, the ceo Manu was great and the family format worked very well. The kids confidence in travel was greatly increased. The wait time on phone fro calls very log at times when booking or checking details and this was a little frustrating. January 2015

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  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0
India was an amazing experience and far less challenging to travel with a family than we had imagined and this was great credit to GAdventures family tour format and the fantastic CEO. The kids traveled confidently and happily with new friends while we the parents could relax and soak in the history, culture and food.
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I always wanted to see India and the tour really showed it at its best. January 2017

5.0
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  • Lodging 5.0
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  • Meals 5.0
Excellent experience from beginning to end. Well planned, everything was seamless and well it was relatively cheap

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Because of this style of travel,we can enjoy with menber like real family! December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I could experience never known India. I really love this tour.

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Well planned and organized. Well above my expectations. Jai made it a terrific experience! December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Essential India covers all the major sites in a timely period. In addition it enables you to see the 'real India' with the tour of Salam Balaak Trust and small villages such as Tordi and Allipura. It was well organized, with the accommodation quite comfortable and the overall tour provides great value for money. Furthermore, Jai is a star CEO and future clients will be lucky if they can have Jai as there CEO!
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Itinerary

Day 1 Delhi (1D)

Once in Delhi, meet up with the other families in the group, and get to know the CEO. Take the chance to get familiar with one of the main highlights of India - the food! In the evening, enjoy a group meal in a local restaurant, a great way to get to know fellow travellers. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Transport: Women on Wheels Transfer

Day 2 Delhi/Udaipur (1B)

Dive into the heart of India’s capital to explore Old Delhi. Visit Delhi’s famous Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) and climb the minaret for a bird’s eye view of the Old City. Walk through Chandni Chowk, one of India’s oldest and busiest markets, and learn the history of the Sikh religion at the important Gurduwara (Sikh place of worship), Gurdwara SisGanj. Stop for photos at the colourful spice market before finishing at the Victorian Connaught Place, one of the most prominent architectural remnants of British rule. Included Activities: Jama Masjid Visit Chandni Chowk Visit Gurdwara Sis Ganj Visit Connaught Place Visit Transport: Plane

Day 3 Udaipur (1B, 1D)

Visit Udaipur's City Palace, which stands on the east bank of Lake Pichola, a massive series of palaces built at different times starting from 1559. There is also time to visit Jagdish Mandir, the largest temple in the city, before we head out to Bagore Ki Haveli, a palace on the shore of Lake Pichola, where we enjoy a culture show. Included Activities: City Palace Visit Jagdish Temple Visit Bagore-ki-Haveli Cultural Show

Day 4 Udaipur (1B)

A morning boat trip around Lake Pichola will give us a better perspective on the beauty of the lake. There is free time after this on Day 4 to explore the city at leisure. Included Activities: Pichola Lake Boat Tour

Day 5 Udaipur/Tordi (1B, 1D)

Continue on through the desert along a small road, usually accessible via smaller vehicles. Heading northwards, we are on the way to Tordi Garh, a small remote village where we will stay in an old palace. After arriving, walk around this small area, populated by just 2,000 people. The locals are very friendly and the children are inquisitive, especially if you want to take a picture of them! The owner will take you on a walk around the village through various temples, residential areas, community areas, and the general market. In the evening, opt to visit the dunes to watch the sun set over the wilderness. Included Activities: Tordi Sagar Local Village Tour Tordi Sagar Camel Cart Ride Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 6 Tordi/Jaipur (1B)

Travel to the capital of Rajasthan and the former capital of a princely state of the same name, Jaipur. Clothed in pink stucco (in imitation of sandstone), wide-avenued Jaipur is one of the most important heritage cities in India, and marvel at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds). Here, follow in the footsteps of the royal harem or visit the Amber Fort Palace, one of the most spectacular forts in India. Included Activities: Amber Fort Guided Tour Jaipur Cycle-Rickshaw Tour Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 7 Jaipur/Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)

In the afternoon, drive to Ranthambore. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 8 Ranthambore National Park (1B, 1L)

Travel to the small town of Sawai Madhopur, where Ranthambore National Park, one of the original Project Tiger Reserves, is located. The undoubted highlight of a visit to Ranthambore, if not the entire trip to India, is the chance to see tigers in their natural habitat. While there is never any guarantee of seeing tigers, numbers have been on the rise in Ranthambore over the last few years, so the chances are good. The park contains a wide variety of wildlife, from sambar deer to abundant birdlife. Included Activities: Ranthambore Safari Local School Visit

Day 9 Ranthambore National Park/Āgra (1B)

Leave Ranthambore for the city of Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. En route, stop at the abandoned Mughal kingdom of Fatehpur Sikri. Here, walk the aisles of the Jama Masjid mosque, entered by way of the impressive Victory Gate. Lose yourself in the throngs of pilgrims at the tomb of the Sufi saint Salim Chisti, his white marble-encased tomb enclosed within the Jama mosque's central courtyard. Arrive in Agra in the evening, and spend the night in the city. Included Activities: Fatehpur Sikri Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 10 Āgra/Delhi (1B)

Rise early in the morning for a visit to the world-famous Taj Mahal. The early start means we are afforded glorious views of the Taj Mahal as the sun rises over Agra. Later, we visit the Baby Taj and Agra Fort. In the afternoon, return to Delhi. Included Activities: Taj Mahal Visit Baby Taj Visit Agra Fort Guided Tour Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 11 Delhi (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 999

Price Per Day:

$ 91 per person
 
All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.
Details
Trip Includes
  • Arrival transfer
  • Old Delhi tour
  • Painted havelis of Shekhawati
  • Sunset camel ride
  • Guided Amber Palace Fort tour
  • Cycle rickshaw tour of Jaipur
  • Ranthambore National Park
  • Entrance to Taj Mahal and Baby Taj
  • Entrance and guided tour of Red Fort
  • Entrance and guide at Fatehpur Sikri
Meals Included: 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportPlane, train, metro, local bus, charter bus, auto-rickshaw, cycle-rickshaw, jeep.TRAIN The best way to see India is at ground level on the Indian Railway System. In fact no visit to India would be complete without the experience of travelling on a train and negotiating the busy railway station. Indian trains are not merely a conveyance they are an odyssey so sit back relax and enjoy the show. G Adventures uses a combination of AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier and sleeper class (for overnight journeys) and AC Chair car or second class seats for day journeys. There are no restaurant or buffet cars on Indian Railways, but on long distance trains an attendant will appear in your coach and ask you if you would like to order food. Regular stops are made at stations where food is also available and on some trains many vendors board the train selling chai, cold drinks and crisps and biscuits. Whilst not at western standards, but you will find AC2, AC3 and AC Chair class pretty comfortable by Indian standards, with both western-style and squat toilets. Sleeper Class and 2nd class toilets may be a different matter! Bring your own toilet paper and hand wash soap or liquid. ROAD Traveling by road in India or Nepal is exciting and not quite what many of us are used to. Rules are it would appear arbitrary, speeding, do not stay in their lanes, overtake in seemingly dangerous situations, spare use of lights. Travel time can be long in comparison to Western countries, short distances taking a lot longer than at home.
Local Flights All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure. Please Note: Only 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kgs will be permitted on our internal flights in India. For any extra weight the airline may charge an additional fee at the time of check-in.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 15
Max 20, Avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels/guesthouses (10 nts).
Accommodation for family trips has been chosen to give the best location and facilities for your family. They may vary depending on the location and destination, but designed to give the most comfortable experience while travelling. You and your family will generally be sharing rooms on a twin or triple share basis. These rooms will be either adjoining or located at close proximity to each other. Families will be roomed together and not with other families everywhere we stay. If you have any special hotel requests at the time of booking, let us know and we will do what we can to accommodate them. A variety of styles of hotels/guest houses are used in India. These can vary in terms of service, efficiency and cleanliness. In many instances they might not be like what you are used to back home. Power cuts can and are a regular occurrence in many places, especially throughout North and Central India. Although a number of hotels have generators there may be times when these won’t work. It is also recommended when you are in your room to lock the door, as staff will sometime enter without reason.
Start City
Delhi
End City
Delhi
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Age Notes

Min. Age: Minimum age of 5 years for this trip.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1. India is a country which is very different to anything you will have experienced before. Although this means it is not the easiest place to travel, this is also what makes it so special. Pollution, poverty and the crowds can result in initial culture shock but should be seen as an exciting new challenge. During our time here we have come to love this large and wonderfully different country but we know that we should always expect to encounter some difficulties along the way. 2. In India there are very different attitudes to time keeping, public cleanliness, privacy and service. Trains will sometimes be late, plumbing can sometimes be temperamental and power will often just vanish. Optimistic menus turn out to have only one dish available and everyone, just everyone, will want to know your name. If you are able to travel with a lot of patience and a healthy sense of humour, then we know that you - like all of us - will be captivated by what India has to offer. 3. From March 1st, 2009 a 1300 Indian Rupee (approx 28 USD) User Development Fund will be charged for passengers leaving on International flights from Delhi Airport. The Fee is to be paid by passengers directly to GMR counter at the airport before departure, cash only there are no credit card facilities. Please note infant is exempted from UDF. The fee is not a departure tax but goes to the ongoing construction and development of Delhi International Airport. 4. Please note that the Commonwealth Games take place in Delhi from October 3rd until 14th, 2010. During this time (including week prior and week after) activity and security in Delhi may be very high. No official information has been posted but please be aware that streets may be closed off, traffic may be delayed, National Monuments may be closed with little or no notice, some stores and restaurants may be closed. 5. Depending on the lunar cycle, Ramadan will fall between June 18th and July 17th, 2015. Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. Only about 20% of Indians are Muslim, but it is important to note that there may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan. Generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan in predominately Muslim areas of India. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time. 6. Please Note: Only 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kgs will be permitted on our internal flights in India. For any extra weight the airline may charge an additional fee at the time of check-in.

Meals

Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Vegetarians will be able to find a huge range of different foods - India is vegetarian heaven. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our leaders work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. Please note that all passengers traveling to Antarctica are required to fill out this questionnaire. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEO has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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