Discover North India with Varanasi Extension


3 - 15 March 2020 Solo travellers 45+ years

Discover North India on this small group tour that explores New Delhi, Agra, Ranthambhore, Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Get ready to visit palaces, hill forts, aromatic spice markets, seek out tigers, and walk around local bazaars. You will move from bustling cities like New Delhi to the harsh yet beautiful landscapes of the Thar Desert that surround Jodhpur, and will get a first-hand view of the local history, culture, and architecture of this stunning region of India. The tour will travel by road and plane. Whilst much of the tour will take place on dry land, you will also take to the water to cruise over the glassy Lake Pichola and enjoy boat rides on the iconic waterway, The Ganges. The package includes an internal flight to reduce road travel on the return from Udaipur to Delhi, air conditioned vehicles, and boat travel. Get ready to discover all the key sights in diverse and vibrant Northern India. A major highlight is the option to extend your visit either with a Kerala Backwaters tour, and a trip to Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India. And of course, if time permits choose both. This is a boutique small solo traveller group tour. MARCH DEPARTURE – HOLI CELEBRATION – ITINERARY DEVIATION The annual festival of colours is Holi. Witness the Holi Festival in Nandgaon, a vibrant and colourful experience, and one of India’s major festivals. KERALA BACKWATERS 5 DAY PRE TOUR OPTION There is a remarkable contrast between the south and north of India, and the backwaters of Kerala is a unique destination that offers a fabulous introduction to the south. VARANASI 3 DAY EXTENSION POST TOUR OPTION Don’t miss Varanasi when you visit North India with this highly recommended extension tour after your 13 day Discover North India tour. Our past travellers have all claimed it as one of their favourite visits to India, and we agree. INCLUSIONS:

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS

  • 12 nights deluxe hotel stays

  • 12 breakfasts

  • 1 lunch

  • 11 dinners including 2 highlight dinners SIGHTSEEING & GUIDES

  • English speaking national group tour leader escorting the group

  • Unforgettable experience with a local family hosting dinner, and a cooking demonstration TRAVEL

  • 1 internal flight Udaipur to Delhi to avoid long distance road travel

  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

  • Rickshaw ride at Delhi

  • 2 jungle safaris, Ranthambhore

  • Jeep ride at Fort Amber in Jaipur

  • Jeep ride to Bishnoi Village, Jodphur

  • Boat ride at Lake Pichola in Udaipur

  • Airport transfers* ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • All applicable taxes in India

  • Best of small group touring, maximum group size 16

Travel insurance is a mandatory requirement for joining this tour and is in addition to the package price. # Arrival and departure airport transfer provided for nominated tour flight, booked with us as part of your package.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION: VARANASI 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

ACCOMMODATION, MEALS & GUIDE

  • 2 nights deluxe hotel stays (4-5 star)

  • Daily breakfast

  • 2 dinners

  • English speaking group tour leader

TRANSPORT

  • Private transportation by air-conditioned vehicle

  • Rickshaw ride Varanasi

  • Boat rides on The Ganges river, Varanasi

  • Airport transfers #

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

  • All monument entrance fees

  • Tours and excursions as per itinerary

  • All applicable taxes in India

  • Best of small group touring, maximum group size 16 # Arrival and departure airport transfer provided for nominated tour flight, booked with us as part of your package.

This holiday is offered to RSVP members and guests by: ENCOUNTER TRAVEL Call: 1300 653 692 Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm Email: holidays@encountertravel.com.au ABOUT ENCOUNTER TRAVEL A travel agency dedicated to providing holiday groups for single travellers to destinations around Australia and across the globe. From short tropical escapes to adventure trips and leisurely touring, all trips are age-matched and enjoyed with a group of like-minded people.

Looking for a room mate? Take advantage of the twin share rate with the room-mate matching service.

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