This outstanding adventure through India’s colourful interior offers a look at its history and heritage, bringing you to the imperial Mughal cities of Agra and New Delhi, stunning capitals of the former princely states and home to sprawling mansions and palaces. Meet the town elders of the traditional village of Chandelao. Explore the markets of the old city of Bikaner alongside a local expert in trade. 

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Walk through the backstreets of Delhi on a tour as part of the New Delhi Streetkids Project.

Take a jeep excursion into the countryside visiting tribal hamlets of Bishnois and Prajapats.

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Day 1

Delhi

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included through Women on Wheels, a G Adventures-supported project.

Day 2

Delhi - Mandawa

Take a walk through the backstreets with a young adult taking part in the G Adventures-supported New Delhi Streetkids Project. Continue on to Colonial New Delhi for an orientation tour then drive to Mandawa village. (B)

Day 3

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)

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 the old caravan routes. Later visit Junagarh Fort and the infamous Karni Mata (rat temple). (B)

Day 5

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)

Day 6

Chandelao Garh

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. (B)(D)

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. (B)(D)

Day 8

Udaipur

Drive to Udaipur, visiting the stunning Ranakpur Jain temples en route. This afternoon, take an orientation walk with your CEO in Udaipur. (B)

Day 9

Udaipur

Explore the City Palace museum, enjoy a Pichola Lake boat ride, and a visit to the Jagdish Temple.

Day 10

Jojawar

Stay at a heritage home in Jojawar village and take a train safari through the picturesque Aravali mountains. (B)(D)

Day 11

Jaipur

Drive to Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan. Visit Barefoot College on the way, an NGO providing basic services and solutions to issues in rural India for more than 40 years. Here we learn more about the NGO and enjoy a local lunch. (B)(L)

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

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)

Day 14

Delhi

Rise early to visit the world-famous Taj Mahal and enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Continue to Delhi where we have the option to visit old Delhi. (B)

Day 15

Delhi

Depart at any time. (B)

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