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Eleven Day Tour of New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi
Embark on an exotic cultural journey through mystical India with an unforgettable 11 day tour through Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi for only $799 per person (twin share), valued up to $1,602
Tours conveniently begin and end in spectacular New Delhi with departure dates available until December 2017 - see the 'Fine Print tab' for all departure dates
Himalayan Social Journey is one of the world’s finest tour providers and boasts a prestigious 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
Be dazzled by Delhi with a visit to the famed Red Fort, wander through the meandering streets of the Old City; allow yourself to be captivated by the charming chaos of rickshaws and hand-pulled carts and discover the allure of the Chandni Chowk market where you'll find vibrant fabrics and jewelry alongside vendors serving up some of Delhi's most flavourful street food
Encompassing a spectacular blend of history, architecture and culture, visitors will be enthralled by the famous sites of Jaipur including the majestic Amer Fort and it's distinctive red sandstone as well as the Jaigarh Fort, the holy pilgrimage temple of Galta and much more
Set on the banks of the Yamuna River, the picturesque waterside city of Agra offers the opportunity for visitors to experience three spectacular World Heritage-Listed sites: the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and the piece de resistance, the magnificent Taj Mahal
Discover the sights and sounds of Varanasi with a visit to the Sarnath Buddhist Temple and Museum; marvel at the forty foot pillars of Ashoka, erected in honour of the Mauryan King in the third century; and wander around the temple complex of Kashi Vishwanath, idyllically set on the western banks of the holy Ganges River
Return back to Delhi to complete your tour with visits to the grandiose Humayan's Tomb which inspired the Taj Mahal, as well as the striking Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, India Gate and Laxmi Narayan Temple
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Convenient airport transfers to and from New Delhi airport at the beginning and end of your tour
Unwind amid premium four and five star accommodation staying at the stylish five star Crowne Plaza in Delhi; Lemon Tree in Jaipur; Hotel Agra Clarks Shiraz in Agra; and Hotel Clarks Varanasi in Varanasi. Plus stay overnight on an Aircon sleeper train
Start your mornings off with daily breakfasts replete with items like fresh juice, cheeses, eggs and bacon, pancakes, bread, cereals and more
Discover the many mesmerising facets of India travelling in the comforts of an air-conditioned bus captained by your knowledgeable English-speaking guide
Embark on an overnight train ride on an Aircon sleeper train from Agra to Varanasi and enjoy the ease of a domestic flight from Varanasi to Delhi
Immerse youself in local culture with guided-sightseeing tours in all cities, plus a spellbinding boat ride in Varanasi and an unforgettable elephant ride in Jaipur
Travelling solo? Single traveller option is also available, see the 'Fine Print' tab for more information
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Experience the vibrant and culturally diverse country that is India, from the historical Unesco World Heritage-listed sites of Agra to the palaces of Jaipur and the markets of Delhi
With knowledgeable local guides, prepare for an authentic Indian experience replete with insider information - forget the bother of planning an overseas trip from scratch - this is the most convenient way to see the most famous forts, palaces and unrivalled mythical beauty of this exotic region
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Valid for departures until 14 December 2017
Departure Dates: 3 September 2016, 14 September 2016, 3 October 2016, 14 October 2016, 3 November 2016, 14 November 2016, 3 December 2016, 14 December 2016, 3 January 2017, 14 January 2017, 3 February 2017, 14 February 2017, 3 March 2017, 14 March 2017, 3 April 2017, 14 April 2017, 3 May 2017, 14 May 2017, 3 June 2017, 14 June 2017, 3 July 2017, 14 July 2017, 3 August 2017, 14 August 2017, 3 September 2017, 14 September 2017, 3 October 2017, 14 October 2017, 3 November 2017, 14 November 2017, 3 December 2017 and 14 December 2017
The departure date marks the date that guests must be in Delhi to begin the tour
Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don’t get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
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Voucher is valid for ONE PERSON (twin share)
You must purchase and redeem TWO VOUCHERS per booking if travelling with someone, otherwise an additional single traveller (in their own room) surcharge will apply, payable directly to Himalayan Social Journey
Single Traveller Option: Single traveller packages are available for an additional surcharge of AUD$450 (approx USD$346) per person, payable directly to the tour company on arrival. Please enquire directly with the tour provider at the time of booking
Connecting room may be available in Delhi only on request (subject to availability)
Tour Capacity: The minimum trek capacity is four people and the maximum capacity is 15 people
Tour is suitable for participants aged between 8 and 80 years old
All accommodation is subject to availability. If a desired hotel is not available, alternate accommodation of a similar standard will be provided
Package does not include the following: International or domestic flights(unless specified), insurance, tipping, laundry, telephone bills, luggage handling, entrance fees to monuments, beverages or meals (unless specified)
Tipping is not mandatory but guests are welcome to tip the driver and guide at the end of the tour
Himalayan Social Journey’s cancellation and change of date policy applies. Any changes to confirmed bookings are at the discretion of the tour provider and charges may apply
Airport transfers are available on the first and last day of your tour
Vouchers are not refundable after purchase other than in accordance with the Booking Guarantee
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Vouchers cannot be combined for an extended tour
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Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don’t get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable
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11 Day Delhi, Agra and Jaipur Tour
Day 01:- Arrive Delhi
On arrival at Delhi airport or railway station, our representative will meet you to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight at the hotel in Delhi.
Day 02:- Delhi Sightseeing
After breakfast start s sightseeing tour of Delhi visit
Red Fort:-Delhi's most famous monument, the Red Fort, stands as a powerful reminder of the Mughal emperors who ruled India. Its walls, which stretch for over two kilometers (1.2 miles), were built in 1638 to keep out invaders. However, they failed to stop the fort being captured by the Sikhs and the British. To take your imagination back to the ancient era, a one hour sound and light show of the fort's history is held each evening.
Jamia Masjid:-Jama Masjid is another marvelous treasure of the Old City, and is the largest mosque in India. Its courtyard can hold an incredible 25,000 devotees. The mosque took 13 years to build, and was completed in 1650. A strenuous climb to the top of its southern tower will reward you with a stunning view across the rooftops of Delhi. Be sure to dress appropriately when visiting the mosque or you won't be allowed in. This means covering your head, legs and shoulders. Attire is available there.
ChandniChowk:-ChandniChowk, the main street of old Delhi, is a shocking contrast to the wide, orderly streets of New Delhi. Cars, cycle rickshaws, hand-pulled carts, pedestrians, and animals all compete for space. It's chaotic, crumbling and congested, but completely captivating as well. As one of the oldest and busiest markets in India, its narrow winding lanes are full of inexpensive jewelry, fabrics, and electronics. For the more adventurous, ChandniChowk is an excellent place to come to sample some of Delhi's street food.
Day 03:- Delhi / Jaipur
After breakfast proceed to Jaipur. On arrival check in Hotel later start a sightseeing tour of Jaipur visit
City Palace:-situated in the heart of the old City, it occupies about one seventh of the old city area. The palace is a blend of Rajput and Mughal architecture, it houses a Seven storeyed Chandra Mahal in the centre, which affords a fine view of the gardens and the city. Diwan-E-Am (Hall of public audience) has intricate decorations and collection of manuscripts, Diwan-E-Khas (Hall of private audience) has a marble pawed gallery Mubarak Mahal has a rich collection of costumes and textiles. There is a Clock Tower near Mubarak Mahal. SilehKhana has a collection of armory and weapons.
JantarMantar:-built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the huge masonary instruments were used to study the movement of constellations and stars in the sky. Enormous sun-dial still provides accurate time, which is subject to daily corrections.
Hawa Mahal:-built in 1799, by Maharaja SawaiPratap Singh, is the most recognizable monument of Jaipur. The 5 storied stunning semi-octagonal monument having 152 windows with over hanging latticed balconies is a fine piece of Rajput architecture. Originally designed for the royal ladies to watch and enjoy the processions and other activities, on the street below. Now it houses a well laid out museum. The display “Jaipur past and present” is the special feature of this newly setup museum.
Albert Hall Museum:- situated in the Ram Niwas Garden. This graceful building was founded in 1876 by Prince Albert (also known as Albert Hall). It has a rare collection of archaeological and handicraft pieces.
Stay overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.
Day 04:- Jaipur
Early morning after breakfast proceed to sightseeing tour of Jaipur Visit
Amer Fort:-The old capital of the Kachhwahas stands atop a range of craggy hills. The fort is remarkable as much for the majestic grandeur of its surroundings as for its sturdy battlements and beautiful palaces. It is a fine blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The solemn dignity of it red sandstone and white marble pavilions, when reflected in the lake at the foot hill, is a sight to behold. The original palace was built by Raja Man Singh, the additional extensions were built by Maharaja Mirja Raja Jai Singh and Sawai Jai Singh lIthe last Maharaja of Amer, who built a new city called Jaipur, where he shfted his capital in 1727.
The palace complex is lavishly ornamented and displays the riches of Amer. Sheesh Mahal chamber of Mirrors. Diwan-e-Am or the Hall of Public Audience is a beautifully proportioned hall open on three sides and stands on two rows of ornamented pillars. Diwan e-Khas or the Hall of Private Audience has delicate mosaic work in glass. Sukhmandir is guarded by sandalwood doors inlaid with ivory. Throughout the massive fort finely carved lattice windows, exquisitely painted doorways, halls and finely sculptured pillars crave for attention.
The old city of Amer was the seat of power and bustling with life and prosperity. Other worth seeing sites are JagatShiromani Temple, Narsinghji temple, the stepwell of PannaMeena and fine carved royal cenotaphs on the road to Delhi.
JalMahal:-On the way to Amer, this small palace is set in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Renovation around the lake is in progress.
Galta (Monkey Temple):-This holy pilgrimage centre has a temple dedicated to the Sun God (Which is the only one of its kind in this part of the country) and natural spring. It crests the ridge over a picturesque gorge and provides an impressive view of the city. As the legend goes, sage Galav performed a difficult penance here.Stay overnight at hotel in Jaipur.
Day 05:- Jaipur / Agra
After breakfast proceed to Agra en route visit
FatehpurSikri:-Built by Akbar, the Mughal emperor in 1570, the city was a tribute to Sufi Saint. FatehpurSikri is a perfect blend of Indian, Islamic and Persian architecture and it was built using red sandstone. For around 10 years, the city remained the capital of Mughal Empire. The city has a 6-kilometer long wall on three sides and there are towers and gates. It houses some of the city’s important buildings namely BulandDarwaza, Birbal’s House, PanchMahal and Jama Masjid. The entire city along with all the important constructions including royal palaces, Jama Masjid and courts were declared as World.
Later proceed to Agra. On arrival check in Hotel. Stay overnight at Hotel in Agra.
Day 06:- Agra / Varanasi (By Train)
After breakfast start a sightseeing tour of Agra visit
TajMahal:-You cannot think of Agra without thinking of TajMahal. Or, you might not have thought of Agra were it not for the monument of love. TajMahal, the white marble beauty was constructed by Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, MumtazMahal. The monument stands proof for the brilliance of Mughal architecture. Named as one of the wonders of the world, TajMahal stands the test of time. It has been declared as World Heritage Site in the year 1983. It is a feast to your eyes and senses to watch the unmatched beauty on the night of full moon day.
Agra Fort:-You would regret if you miss Agra Fort during your visit to Agra. The 16th century monument is yet another proof of the architectural brilliance of Mughals. This is situated near the gardens of the world famous TajMahal. Called the Red Fort of Agra, you will be awe inspired by the powerful fortress. The fortress comprises many palaces namely, Jahangir Palace, KhasMahal and so on. There are audience halls and two mosques. The entire fortress is a symbol of Mughal’s grandeur. It was in Agra Fort Shah Jahan was held prisoner by Aurangazeb, his son. Shah Jahan, the emperor, spent his last days here viewing the monument of love he had built for his wife.
Itmad-ud-Daulah:- India’s first tomb to be made completely out of marble, Itmad-Ud-Daulah signals the beginning of new era in Mughal architecture. Until then, it was buildings of red sandstone. It was constructed during Jahangir’s period. The 21-meter high tomb was constructed in memory of MirzaGhiyas, who was the father-in-law of Jahangir. He was bestowed with the title Itmad-Ud-Daula, which means pillar of the state. Influenced by Islamic architectural style, the monument’s towers display Persian touch. The wall paintings inside are sheer beauty to view.
Evening transfer to Train station for Train to Varanasi. Stay overnight in Aircon sleeper Train.
Day 07:- Varanasi
Early Morning on arrival Varanasi Train Station meet and greet our representative later transfer to Hotel afternoon start a sightseeing tour of Varanasi visit
Annapoorna Devi Temple:-Annapurna or Annapoorna is the Hindu Goddess of nourishment. Anna means food and grains. Purna means full, complete and perfect. She is form of Parvati, the consort of Shiva. The most well-known temple dedicated to Goddess Annapurna is in Varanasi, U.P., India. Adjacent to the Sanctum of the Goddess is the KasiViswanath temple. The two are separated by only a few yards. Annapurna is regarded as the queen of Varanasi alongside her husband Vishweshwar (Shiva), the King of Varanasi. In the temple, at noon time, food offerings to the Goddess are distributed to the elderly and disabled daily. During the Autumn Navaratri food is distributed on a larger scale
AssiGhat:-AsiGhat, the Ghat located at the confluence of Assi River and the holy Ganges, is the southernmost Ghat in Kashi. The Ghat is renowned for a spectacular and large Shiva Lingam placed under a Peepal Tree. This is a favorite spot for Hindu devotees to offer their prayers to Lord Shiva after taking holy dip in the river.This religiously important place got its reference in many puranas, including MatsyaPurana, KurmaPurana, Agni Purana and Padma Purana. Legendary stories describe this Ghat as the place where GoodessDurga thrown out her sword after killing the Asura demons Shumbha- Nishumbha.
The place breasts one more ancient Shiva temple enshrining a Shiva lingam famously known as Asisangameshwar lingam. It was at this place the renowned saint poet Tulasi Das completed the famous literary work Ramcharitmanas. Hindu devotees throng to this Ghat to take holy dip in the confluence and it is a very busy place with performance of Hindu religious rituals all through the year.
Banaras Hindu University:-Banaras Hindu University (BHU), is a Central university, located in Varanasi, India, which is also the largest residential university in Asia, with over 12,000 students living on its campus. BHU was founded in 1916 by PanditMadan Mohan Malviya. The campus spread over 1350 acre (5.5 km?) campus was built on land donated by then KashiNaresh.
It has 140 teaching departments and more than 55 hostels for boys and girls. The total enrollment in the University stands at just over 15000, including students from all over India and abroad. Several of its colleges, including engineering (IT-BHU), science, linguistics, journalism and mass communication, law and medicine (IMS-BHU), Faculty of Management Studies, are ranked amongst the best in India.
Bharat Mata Temple :-Bharat Mata Temple, a fairly new temple built in 1936 and located at KashiVidyapeeth Campus, is a shrine dedicated to Mother India. This temple was built by a Gandhian follower Babu Shiv Prasad Gupt and was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi. It enshrines a marble structure of Mother India, a fine three dimensional structure of undivided India. The marble structure, rather a map of India, is constructed at the right proportions of oceans, lands and hills. This is a unique temple and a symbol of patriotism. This temple is placed itself in the settings of natural beauty overlooking the Ganges and holy Ghats. The temple is in the shape of pentagonal cone with five pillars supporting the structure.
DashaswamedhGhat:-DashaswamedhGhat, a much acclaimed religious spot, is a very favorite among the Hindu devotees and is considered as the main Ghat. It is believed that Lord Brahma performed his victorious Dasa_Ashwamedha (ten-horses) sacrifice in this spot. Legends claim that a similar kind of ten horse sacrifice was done here in the second century by Bhara Shiva Naga rulers.
The Ghat was renovated by BajiraoPesava I in 1740 AD and later by the Queen of Indore, the princess AhilyabaiHolkar in 1774. This place attracts huge inflow of tourist everyday. DashaswamedhGhat has credited with many religious temples and destinations nearby. This is one of the safe ghats with well laid steps and perfect platforms for the devotees to perform the rituals.
KashiVishwanathTemple :-KashiVishwanath Temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located in Benaras, the Holiest Place of Hindus (and center of earth in Hindu Cosmology) where at least once in life a Hindu is expected to do pilgrimage and if possible pour the remains (ashes) of cremated ancestors here on the River Ganges.
The temple stands on the western bank of the holy river Ganges, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holiest of Shiva temples. The main deity is known by the name Vishwanatha or Vishweshwara meaning the Ruler of the universe. The temple town that claims to be the oldest living city in the world, with 3500 years of documented history is also called Kashi and hence the temple is popularly called as KashiVishwanath Temple. Due to this 15.5m high golden spire, the temple is sometimes called as the Golden Temple, similar to the Golden temple, a Sikh Gurudwara at Amritsar.
The temple complex consists of a series of smaller shrines, located in a small lane called the VishwanathaGalli, near the river. The linga the main deity at the shrine is 60 cm tall and 90 cm in circumference housed in a silver altar. There are small temples for Kaalbhairav, Dhandapani, Avimukteshwara, Vishnu, Vinayaka, Sanishwara, Virupaksha and VirupakshGauri in the complex. There is a small well in the temple called the JnanaVapi (the wisdom well) and it is believed that the Jytorlinga was hidden in the well to protect it at the time of invasion. It is said that the main priest of the temple had jumped in the well with the Shiv Ling in order to protect the (Jyoti-r)Ling from the invaders.
Evening visit Ganga Aarti. Stay overnight at hotel in Varanasi.
Day 08:- Varanasi
After breakfast proceed to Sarnath visit
Sarnath is the main place to visit while on tour around Varanasi. A much sacred pilgrimage and tourist spot in country. Sarnath is only 10 km away from Varanasi. It is one of the four most significant Buddhist pilgrimage places in India; Sarnath is the place where Lord Buddha first covey his lecture after attaining "nirvana".
Sarnath Buddhist Temple:-There are a number of twentieth century Buddhist temples in Sarnath. Many of these Buddhist temples at Sarnath are built and maintained by monks from Tibet, China and Japan but the main Buddhist temple is the MulagandhakutiVihar. The main shrine (vihara), called the Mulagandakuti, is said to be located at the place where Buddha used to stay during his visits to Sarnath. There is a carved sandstone railing inside the temple. In the MulagandhakutiVihara there also is a Buddha walk.The recent 'MulagandhakutiVihara' or the modern Buddhist temple is 110 feet high with an image of Buddha inside it. Buddhist relics discovered at Taxila are enshrined in this 'MulagandhkutiVihara'. There are also fine paintings on the walls of this temple by Japanese artist KosetsuNosu. Buddhist services are conducted there. Besides the MulagandhakutiVihara temple there are Chinese, Burmese and Jain temples nearby.
Sarnath Museum:-Sarnath has yielded a rich collection of sculptures, artifacts and edifices comprising numerous Buddha and Bodhisattva images and other ancient remains. To house all the findings and excavations at Sarnath, the Archaeological Survey of India established a site Museum at Sarnath. Finest specimens of Buddhist art and other important remains have been housed at the museum.
While the single most famous exhibit of this museum is the Lion Capital of Asoka, the Sarnath museum has a small but awe-inspiring collection of Buddhist artifacts. Among the things to see is a beautiful sculpture of the Buddha from the fifth century. The Buddha sits cross-legged, with eyes downcast in deep meditation, and a halo around his head. Also worth exploring are several beautiful figures of the bodhisattvas. The main attraction of the Sarnath Archaeological Museum is the superb Ashokan Pillar. It has four back-to-back lions, which has been adopted as the National symbol of India. Below this are representations of a lion, an elephant, horse and the bull.
Pillars of Ashoka:-The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed throughout the northern Indian subcontinent, erected or at least inscribed by the Mauryan king Ashoka during his reign in the 3rd century BCE. Originally, there must have been many pillars but only nineteen survive with inscriptions. Many are preserved in a fragmentary state. Averaging between forty and fifty feet in height, and weighing up to fifty tons each, all the pillars were quarried at Chunar, just south of Varanasi and dragged, sometimes hundreds of miles, to where they were erected.
Evening free visit Local Markets and small temples. Stay overnight at Hotel in Varanasi.
Day 09:- Varanasi / Delhi (By Flight)
Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Delhi. On arrival meet and great later transfer to hotel and stay overnight at hotel.
Day 10:- Delhi
Humayun’s Tomb:-If you think Humayun's Tomb looks a bit like the Taj Mahal in Agra, that's because it was the inspiration for the Taj Mahal's creation. The tomb was built in 1570, and houses the body of the second Mughal emperor, Humayun. It was the first of this type of Mughal architecture to be built in India, and the Mughal rulers followed it up with an extensive period of construction all over the country. The tomb is part of a greater complex that's set amongst beautiful gardens.
QutubMinar:-QutabMinar, the tallest brick minaret in the world, is an incredible example of early Indo–Islamic architecture. It was built in 1206, but the reason remains a mystery. Some believe that it was made to signify victory and the beginning of Muslim rule in India, while others say it was used to call the faithful to prayer. The tower has five distinct stories, and is covered with intricate carvings and verses from the holy Quran. There are also a number of other historic monuments on the site.
Lotus Temple:-The Bahai Temple is commonly referred to as the Lotus Temple, as it's shaped like a lotus flower. It's particularly pretty at night, when it's attractively lit up. Made out of white marble, the temple belongs to the Bahai Faith, which proclaims the unity of all people and religions. Everybody is welcome to worship there. The tranquil gardens and ponds surrounding the temple are also a great place for a relaxing picnic.
India Gate:-The towering archway of India Gate at the center of New Delhi is a war memorial, built in memory of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army in World War I. At night it glows warmly under floodlights, and the gardens that line its boulevard are a popular place to enjoy a warm summer's evening.
Laxmi Narayan Temple:-Built in 1938 by the Industrialist G.D. Birla, it is one of the major temples in Delhi and is located near Connought Place. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Laxmi and her consort Narayana. The temple was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi on the stipulation that people of all castes shall be allowed to enter the temple.Stay overnight at Hotel in Delhi.
Day 11:- Delhi / Transfer to Airport
Transfer to airport for flight to your onward destination.
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I highly recommend the 12 day tour of India. What an incredible experience our tour members were treated to. With Ibrahim our guide helping us navigate every step of the way, we were able to experience all the wonderful things that India has to offer. The hotels were excellent ,travel was air-conditioned and comfortable and our city guides offered up a wealth of knowledge. Ibrahim our guide truely went above and beyond to ensure we all had a wonderful trip. I cannot recommend this tour of India highly enough. This is the trip of a lifetime!"TripAdvisor
I just finished my 12 day tour of New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Varanasi and it was incredible. Ibrahim was our tour guide and he was truly amazing! If it wasn't for him we would have been very lost. The whole tour was extremely well organised, our transfers were always on time and well air conditioned. Overall, I can't recommend this tour of India highly enough. Truly grateful we had Ibrahim as our guide and I chose this tour to do around India!"TripAdvisor