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Iconic India

Small group tour
17 days - From AU$5560*PP

Explore Delhi's monumental relics and the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra. Experience the humbling spectacle of thousands of devout Hindus bathing in the Ganges. Uncover vibrant Rajasthan, from the royal history of Jaipur, to the thriving bazaar at Jodhpur and the Aravali Hills near Jojawar. Travel by jeep in the wild tiger reserve of Bandhavgarh, take a countryside train safari and explore romantic white-washed Udaipur by foot and boat.

Inclusions

  • 16 nights hotel accommodation
  • breakfast daily
  • 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 2 internal flights within Asia
  • 2 day trains
  • 2 jeep safaris
  • transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • small group touring
  • entrance fees (not including camera fees)
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • local English-speaking guides
  • return transfers.

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DECEMBER 13th
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DECEMBER 29th
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JANUARY 19th
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AU$5749*

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DECEMBER 27th
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Small Group Tour Itinerary

2017

DAYS 1-2: DELHI
Arrive in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Explore Delhi's rich history,  sites, starting with a tour of Humayan's Tomb, then continuing to Chandni Chowk and chaotic Old Delhi. Travel by rickshaw to India's largest mosque, Jama Masjid, then embark on a walking tour exploring Delhi's culinary delights. Visit a welcoming Sikh temple in the afternoon.

Hotel: The Suryaa New Delhi

DAYS 3-4: VARANASI & KHAJURAHO
Fly to Varanasi, the spiritual heart of Hindu India. Be enlightened at the temples and stupas of nearby Sarnath, the birthplace of Buddhism, before an evening aarthi ceremony on the river banks. Rise early to  experience an unforgettable sunrise on the Ganges, where thousands of pilgrims bathe and pray. Fly to Khajuraho, and spend the afternoon exploring the World Heritage-listed temples with their intricate and erotic carvings.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Varanasi
Hotel: Radisson Hotel Khajuraho 

DAYS 5-6: BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK
Drive through delightful villages and rural landscapes as you travel to Bandhavgarh National Park, which boasts the highest tiger density in India, as well as wild boar, jackal, sambar deer and many other species. From your charming safari lodge, experience the thrill of dawn and dusk game drives.

Hotel: Kings Lodge

DAYS 7-8: KHAJURAHO & ORCHHA
Enjoy a morning at leisure before the afternoon drive to Khajuraho. The following day drive to the charming riverside town of Orchha. Take part in a cooking class and enjoy your creations for lunch. Explore the historic cenotaphs and Chaturbhuj Temple and the painted rooms of the Raj Mahal palace.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel Khajuraho
Hotel: Amar Mahal

DAYS 9-11: AGRA & JAIPUR
After a morning exploration of Orchha's temples, take the train to Agra. Next day, enjoy the unforgettable experience of the Taj Mahal at sunrise. Set out for Jaipur, with a stop at a spectacular stepwell. In Jaipur, visit a local milk market and the ornate Palace of the Winds, then head to the huge hilltop Amber Fort. Enjoy a free afternoon, perhaps taking in the City Palace or a Bollywood movie.

Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton Agra
Hotel: Alsissar Haveli

DAYS 12-13: JODHPUR
Travel to Jodhpur, where a trip to the impressive Meherangarh Fort affords stunning views of the azure-hued buildings in the Blue City. Explore the lively bazaar with a guided walk in search of a bargain or try the delicious local lassi.

Hotel: Ratan Vilas

DAYS 14-17: JOJAWAR & UDAIPUR
Atmospheric Jojawar village is your base for an exhilarating train safari through the Aravali Hills. Visit a camel herder village by jeep and see the Jain temples at Ranakpur before travelling on to the white-washed lakeside Udaipur, one of the world's most romantic cities. Venture among the ornate cupolas and balconies of the City Palace and take a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Explore the city's narrow streets before a farewell dinner. On your last day, enjoy free time before your departure transfer.

Hotel: Rawla Jojawar
Hotel: Fateh Niwas

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Iconic India reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Accommodation
8.3
Content of holiday
9.2
Tour leader, if applicable
9.7
Local guide(s)
8.7
Value for money
8.9
Overall rating
8.9
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 19 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Januario

Darwin Australia Friends
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We had an excellent tour leader who is very passionate with the people of India and its country and shows respect to all its traditions and customs. He is very patient and cool headed, traits that a tour leader should have. His organisational skills is superb, the hotels and restaurants and the tours were always spot on. Ian is also a super dooper photographer.
Rajputana Hotel and Ratan Vilas were not up to standard. There was no hot shower at Rajputana and no bed sheet underneath the quilt cover at Ratan Vilas. To us this is very unhygienic because the quilt cover is not changed for every new customers.
Confirmed traveller: 10 November 2016
Published on: 17 November 2016
8 out of 10

Karen

Couple
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We went to very interesting places and great rooftop restaurants.

The guides provided a lot of history and vital information on each city.
The 7 hour bumpy trip to the national park was too long and uncomfortable. The accommodation and meals were fantastic but we didn't see a lot of wild life on our two Safaris on jeeps.
I didn't like the trip to the carpet factory.
They took us in, offered a chai tea and closed the doors while about 10 salesman tried to get a sale. It was a waste of time and everyone would have preferred to do a bit of shopping instead.
Confirmed traveller: 10 November 2016
Published on: 13 November 2016
8 out of 10

Nahrell

Merimbula NSW Australia Friends
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Varanasi - favourite town
Local and country train rides - great fun
Bollywood - great fun
Rajasthan - excellent destination
our last hotel in Udaipur (Rajputana) - poor standard
(no hot water, too far out of town, unsatisfactory breakfast)
Confirmed traveller: 10 November 2016
Published on: 13 November 2016

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