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Trip Overview

If you’re looking for a trip full of adventure, culture, delicious food and unbelievable architecture, look no further

AGE RANGE: 18 - 45 yrs

Route

Delhi to Delhi

Stays

13 nights of accommodation

Meals

13x Breakfasts, 1x Lunch, 6x Dinners

Transport

All transport Day 2 to 13. Tuk tuks, bikes, trains, boats & more. Day 1 & 14 airport transfers optional addon with Women with Wheels

Activities

20 included, 12 optional extra over 7 locations

Crew

Your highly trained tour guide, your drivers & your local activity guides

Route

Delhi to Delhi

Stays

13 nights of accommodation

Meals

13x Breakfasts, 1x Lunch, 6x Dinners

Transport

All transport Day 2 to 13. Tuk tuks, bikes, trains, boats & more. Day 1 & 14 airport transfers optional addon with Women with Wheels

Activities

20 included, 12 optional extra over 7 locations

Crew

Your highly trained tour guide, your drivers & your local activity guides

India, like nowhere else on earth. If you’re looking for a trip full of adventure, culture, delicious food and unbelievable architecture, look no further than this magical destination. We’ve carefully selected a route through Delhi & Rajasthan that takes in all the most incredible sights through Northern India. The vibrant colours of the buildings and clothes, the smells of spices and incense, the sights of majestic monuments and temples are all part of daily life. Watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, taste your way around the food markets of Jodhpur and Old Delhi, get lost in the famous blue city, marvel at the iconic Mehrangarh Fort, learn about the importance of camels in Bikaner, stay overnight in the desert & join us for a blessing by a Brahmin priest in the desert city of Pushkar where we ride camels in the dunes. You’ll remember this trip for life.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in India!

Welcome to India, a country that requires little introduction. Unrivalled cultures awash throughout the huge sub-continent, giving rise to phenomenal food, warm people, incredible diversity and immersive architecture influenced by religion, pride, patriotism and history. Walking around the streets of India can feel like a trip through time, watching Brahmins wash in the rivers of the Ganges one morning and then glimpsing sun rays bounce off the glistening white marble walls of the Taj Mahal the next. This is India. Arrive any time throughout the day and meet your group leader in your hotel in the heart of New Delhi. Tonight we’ll venture out as a group for our welcome dinner and our first chance to sample that famous Indian Cuisine.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – The Florence Inn (or similar)
Activities: Welcome Dinner
Optional Extras: N/A
Addon Option: Airport Transfer with “Women with Wheels”
Meals: Dinner
Physical Rating: Low

Day 2 - Delhi Day Tour & on to Bikaner

After breakfast, we’ll head out with our local guide through the streets of Delhi and get our first real introduction into Indian life. Our first stop is a beautiful Sikh Temple, you’ll then step into the huge mass kitchen, where Sikh’s provide free meals daily to residents of the city. Watch how thousands of Chapatis are made and stir the giant curry pots yourself. After lunch, we’ll then head to the illustrious Lotus Temple. In the evening we’ll take an overnight train to the desert oasis of Bikaner.

Accommodation: Overnight Train to Bikaner (Air-con class cabin)
Activities: Delhi City Tour with Local Guide
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Physical Rating: Low

Day 3 - Safari in the Dunes & Camel Research Centre

Once we arrive in Bikaner, we’ll check in to our fantastic accommodation and grab some breakfast before we head out for the day to explore Camel Country. Bikaner is home to some fantastic sand dunes, so we’ll venture out on a jeep safari for an incredible and bumpy ride you’ll never forget! Afterwards we’ll visit the Camel Research Centre, Bikaner is home to some of the world’s best riding camels and one of the world’s largest camel research and breeding farms. We’ll finish the day with a delicious dinner before getting some well deserved rest.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Hotel Jaswant Bhawan Apr-Aug / Camp Rajputana Sep-Mar (or similar)
Activities: Jeep Safari, Camel Research Centre
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Physical Rating: Low

Day 4 - On to Jodhpur

Today we take a train to the home of the blue city, Jodhpur. On arrival in the evening, we’ll transfer to our traditional Haveli accommodation. Our Haveli is situated in the middle of the blue city where the walls are painted blue throughout this labyrinth of buildings in the shadow of the ever imposing Mehrangarh Fort. After checking in, we’ll meet on the rooftop for dinner to catch our first glimpse of one of our favourite cities in Rajasthan.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Kuchaman Haveli (or similar)
Activities: N/A
Optional Extras: Sunrise Yoga
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low

Day 5 - Mehrangarh Fort & the Blue City

We’ll give you the morning free to relax after travelling yesterday. We’ll meet in the early afternoon and walk to the Mehrangarh fort together with our local guide. After, we’ll walk through the blue city and stop off at the Jodhpur stepwell, an impressive feat of ancient stone work before walking around the clock tower market to sample some famous Saffron Lassi and delicious samosas. We’ll then make our way back to our accommodation to finish the day.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Kuchaman Haveli (or similar)
Activities: Mehrangarh Fort, Blue City Tour, Jodhpur Step-Well visit, Food Tour
Optional Extras: Sunrise Yoga, Zipline, Blue City Photography Walking Tour
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Physical Rating: Low/Medium

Day 6 – Udaipur, Sunset Cruise on Lake Pichola

Today we’ll take a bus to Udaipur, the “White City” – also known as the city of lakes. It is also the location for filming the James Bond film, Octopussy! The lakes and architecture provide a perfect balance between the hectic and the tranquil and no better way to experience this is with a walk through the markets and old town and finishing with a private sunset cruise on the lake. Afterwards, we’ll then head to one of our favourite rooftop restaurants for dinner.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Raj Palace (or similar)
Activities: Udaipur Orientation Walk, Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Pichola
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low

Day 7 – Udaipur, Local Village & School Visit

An early start today as we head out of town to take a fantastic bike ride. Our guide is from the local village and so will introduce you to the ways the locals live, teach you about their culture and heritage as well as show us the local temples important to village life. We’ll also get to visit a local school during our time in this area. After, we’ll head back to town to check out and we’ll give you the rest of the day free to take one last trip around the markets or grab a beer on a rooftop.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Raj Palace (or similar)
Activities: Bike Ride with Village Visit, School Visit
Optional Extras: Udaipur City Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Medium

Day 8 – Pushkar, Brahmin Welcome on the Lake

After breakfast in the morning, we’ll take the train to Ajmer before transferring to Pushkar, known as one of the holiest towns in India. Pushkar is a backpacker’s paradise with amazing food, beautiful markets, rolling landscapes, hiking and unrivalled sunsets. Tonight we sleep in the desert on a gorgeous glamping site. In the afternoon, a local Brahmin will induct you to Pushkar properly with a blessing on the holy lake and we’ll then grab a drink at a lakeside cafe before heading back to camp to sleep under the stars.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Camp Land’s End (or similar)
Activities: Pushkar Orientation Walk & Brahmin Welcome by Holy Lake
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low

Day 9 – Pushkar, Local Cooking Demonstration

Take an optional sunrise hike to a temple for imperious views of the city and lake at sunrise or take up some yoga on the deck of the infinity pool, the morning is truly yours. Around noon, we’ll shuttle everyone into Pushkar for free time to explore the town at your leisure. Browse the markets, take a yoga class, or simply read a book on the steps by the lake. We’ll then head back to camp at sunset to work with some local villagers learning how to cook traditional Indian cuisine.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Camp Land’s End (or similar)
Activities: Cooking with Locals
Optional Extras: Sunrise Hike, Yoga Class, Camel Safari
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Physical Rating: Low/Medium

Day 10 – Jaipur, Bollywood Movie

Today we grab breakfast and head to Jaipur to complete our visit to the Golden Triangle. On arrival to Jaipur we’ll make our way to our stunning traditional accommodation in the heart of the old town and then watch a Bollywood movie the way the director intended it to be watched, in one of the grandest theatres in the world.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Surya Villa (or similar)
Activities: Bollywood Movie
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low/Medium

Day 11 – Jaipur: Pink City, Hawa Mahal & Local Cooking

After breakfast in the hotel, our guide will meet us to take us on an orientation walk of the old town. We’ll get to visit the local market, understand the origins of the “Pink City”, meet some locals and market traders, learn all about the spices that are synonymous to Indian cooking and view the excellent Palace of the Winds. We’ll then all jump in Tuk Tuks to visit Galta-Ji, or otherwise known as the Monkey Temple. A temple built into the hills that is the home to hundreds of grey long tailed Asian monkeys. We’ll then come back to Jaipur where we’ll enjoy a delicious cooking demonstration in the evening!

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Surya Villa (or similar)
Activities: Jaipur Orientation Walk, Galta-Ji Monkey Temple, Cooking Demonstration
Optional Extras: Leopard Safari, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur City Palace, Amber Fort
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low/Medium

Day 12 – Agra, Sunset at the Taj Mahal

After breakfast we’ll check out and jump on a train to Agra. On arrival we’ll check into our hotel and relax, then in the afternoon we’ll take Tuk Tuks to a quiet garden south of the Taj to view this magnificent structure away from the crowds at sunset. Tomorrow we’ll head inside, but today is all about enjoying the beauty that this building has to offer. We’ll grab dinner in the evening and get an early night as we are up for sunrise tomorrow.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – Maple Grand (or similar)
Activities: Sunset at the Taj Mahal
Optional Extras: Agra Fort
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: Low

Day 13 – Agra, Sunrise Taj Mahal & Rickshaws

An early start today as we wake up at the crack of dawn to head to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to beat the crowds and see this place in almost perfect silence. Your local guide will show you around and we’ll get to walk inside and learn all the secrets that make the Taj Mahal just that bit more special.

Afterwards, we’ll drive back to New Delhi where our local legend will accompany us to Old Delhi, a city lost in time but abound with scrumptious delicacies. We’ll fill our bellies with Indian sweets and snacks and then take Rickshaws through Chandni Chowk to Mutton Street for us to finish with some of the most delicious skewers and Islamic food available.

We’ll then head to a bar for our final night together before making our way back to our accommodation for a well-earned rest.

Accommodation: Twin/Double Rooms – The Florence Inn (or similar)
Activities: Taj Mahal Sunrise Viewing, Old Delhi Food tour, Rickshaw Rides
Optional Extras: N/A
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Physical Rating: Medium

Day 14: Depart

Your local guide can help you arrange transport to the airport to whatever destination you are off to next. We hope we have shown you why India is a dream location and should be at the top of everyone’s bucket lists. Have a safe journey to wherever you are off to next and always remember to #exploremore.

Accommodation: N/A
Activities: N/A
Optional Extras: N/A
Addon Option: Airport Transfer with “Women with Wheels”
Meals: Breakfast
Physical Rating: N/A

India 14 Day Tour Itinerary Map One Life Adventures

Inclusions

Our crew comprises of award winning tour guides who will make your trip unforgettable. Expertly trained and prepared for every circumstance – they’ll be your new best mate and a fountain of knowledge all wrapped up in one, and will stop at nothing to make your trip life changing.

We’ve packed a full itinerary so you can see the best in your 14 days. Not only that, we’ve personally tried and tested all of the accommodation, transport and meals included on this trip to be sure you’ll receive a quality experience.

Group

Maximum group size 22 people (average 16 people)*

Stays

13 nights of accommodation

*Note for Single Upgrades: Night 2 will be a multishare overnight train.

Transport

All transport Day 2 to 13. Tuk tuks, bikes, trains, boats & more. Day 1 & 14 airport transfers optional addon with Women with Wheels during checkout

Crew

Your highly trained tour guide, your drivers & your local activity guides

Meals

13x Breakfasts, 1x Lunch, 6x Dinners

Activities

  • Sunrise Hike, Yoga Class, Camel SafariTraditional Welcome Dinner
  • Delhi City Tour Including Sikh Mega
  • Kitchen & Lotus Temple
  • Jeep Safari in Bikaner
  • Camel Research Centre
  • Sunrise & Sunset at the Taj Mahal
  • Bollywood Movie
  • Jaipur Market Tour
  • Monkey Temple
  • Pushkar Brahmin Offerings
  • Desert Glamping With Pool
  • Interactive Cooking Demo
  • Jodhpur Blue City Tour
  • Cooking Demonstration in Jaipur
  • Mehrangarh Fort Visit With Audio Guide
  • Udaipur Sunset Boat Cruise
  • Bike Ride & Walks Through Local Villages & Farms
  • Heritage Haveli Stays
  • Guided Delhi Food Tasting Tour
  • Wedding Street Walk

Optional Activities: Zipline, Blue City Photography Walking Tour, Udaipur City Palace, Sunrise Hike, Yoga Class, Camel Safari, Leopard Safari, Jantar Mantar, Jaipur City Palace, Amber Fort, Camel Safari, Agra Fort

Health & Safety

The safety and well-being of our guests and staff are paramount, which is reflected in our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of care, support, and vigilance.

At One Life Adventures we:

  • Ensure our guides are trained in First Aid, CPR, and essential safety protocols, ensuring the highest level of preparedness for any situation
  • Are committed to upholding the highest standards of safety and as such our guides undergo continuous Health & Safety training to stay in line with evolving practices and ensure optimal guest care
  • Maintain a dedicated on-the-ground staff to office support system for emergencies and guest health concerns
  • Ensure our guides travel with comprehensive local medical clinic contact information and knowledge of an extensive network of varied medical support along the tour route
  • Offer general advice and guidance on how to stay safe whilst travelling through your chosen destination

Visit Health & Safety information

Night Stays

We have hand picked every location you’ll rest your head on your journey through India to make sure you are fully rested for every exciting new day. We commit to only staying in locations we personally know and love, so you can settle in and relax knowing there’s no place you’d rather be!

We’ll spend two nights sleeping under the stars in the ultimate in desert campsites (we really mean ultimate – it comes with an infinity pool!) No adventure to Pushkar is complete without exploring the stunning desert surroundings and making it your home for 2 nights is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

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Twin/Double Rooms

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Desert Glamping

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Haveli & Palace Stays

Women with Wheels

Airport Transfers with a Difference

Indian women providing airport transfer services as a part of the Women with Wheels programme in New Delhi, India

Our airport transfers are run by the Women With Wheels programme based in New Delhi. This programme empowers females in India, teaching awareness on their rights and equality also enabling them to become professional drivers.

PRICE: $55 AUD one way
Price is per car

Your driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name on it. 

How can i add this to my booking?

Add this option to your order at the time of checkout if you’d like to include an airport pick up and/or dropoff. You will then receive further details.

FAQs

Before you set out with us on the trip of a lifetime, we want to go over a few things. India is an amazing country with so much to offer, but like with most countries in Asia, things sometimes don’t go according to plan. This is why we may have to slightly alter the itinerary if we need to. One Life is committed to giving you the best possible experience, so if we need to change something we’ll make sure we’ll replace it with something equally awesome!

What is the age range of the tour?

We have an age range of 18 – 45 years old for our tours. Most of our guests are aged between 21-35 years old, though this range varies to slightly older with certain destinations, and are looking to experience our adventurous “flashpacking” style of travel. Our tours are perfect for people of all different backgrounds to share travel experiences with like-minded conscious fellow travellers.

Where do we spend the first night on tour?

The Florence Inn Hotel, New Delhi.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends back in New Delhi, at the Florence Inn.

Where should I fly into?

New Delhi International Airport (DEL).

Will I be picked up from the airport?

We don’t include airport pick ups in this tour, but we can arrange one for you at an additional cost. You can add this on at checkout or email us at a later date to arrange it.

How much spending money do I need for this tour?

Spending varies from person to person & you’ll receive a spending guide in your welcome pack, but $30-40 AUD per day is plenty on average. You can withdraw from ATMs at various points throughout the tour. This website gives accurate prices of all the basics in the Philippines, including food and alcohol.

Tipping is not compulsory, but is very much so expected in India. There is a culture of tipping around 10% of the bill for hotels and restaurants. We usually find it easier if your group leader says how much the tip should be and everyone can pitch in together to form a kitty which will cover you for any hotels or restaurants we visit on tour together.

What are travel times like during the trip?

We take 2 overnight trains during the trip, both 10-12 hours each. These are both in comfortable cabins with A/C. The other travel times range between 1-6 hours and are on a combination of buses/trains.

Can I bring a 20kg suitcase on this trip?

We wouldn’t recommend bringing more than 15-20kg as we strictly use public transport and it will be much more comfortable for you to carry less.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

Yes, we can cater for most dietary requirements & India is a haven for vegetarians and vegans. Please notify us prior to arriving on day 1 so we can arrange this for you.

Is there WiFi throughout the trip?

WiFi is available at all accommodations during the trip, but it’s not reliable and we would recommend picking up a local SIM card on arrival if you need to be online.

Is there safe drinking water in India?

Tap water in India is unfit for consumption, but each of our accommodations that we stay in provide bottled water in the rooms and it will be available to purchase. When buying bottled water you should always make sure it is sealed before opening.

Is India safe to travel?

Like all countries, appropriate caution is required as a traveller to keep yourself and your belongings safe. Provided you exercise the same caution you would in any other country and remain with the group it is perfectly safe to travel.

I am applying for my visa and I need a reference and address?

TravelXS, No.416, 4th Floor, Som Datt Champer-II, 9
Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi, 11066.
PHONE: +91 114 909 8660

What is the rooming situation like?

Most nights on this tour you will be in hotels, traditional havelis or even a desert glamping experience in double/twin share rooms.

Can you help with my onward travel? What are the connections like to travel around India?

Your guide will aid you with any onward travel you might be planning. India is extremely well-connected domestically, with loads of domestic flights and trains available. However, if travelling in high season (December – March), then it is advisable to book this as early as possible because things can sell out very quickly.

Visas & General FAQs

For more information about your visa requirements as well as the answers to more general frequently asked questions, visit Visas & General FAQs

*Group Size Disclaimer: Our standard maximum group size is 22 people for an optimal tour experience. However, on very rare occasions, we may accept up to 24 people due to logistical considerations.

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