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India Tigers, Temples and White Water

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Explore North India by foot, raft and jeep

Trip Dates

  • 21.Oct. - 01.Nov.2017
  • 25.Nov. - 06.Dec.2017
  • 30.Dec. - 10.Jan.2018
  • 24.Feb. - 07.Mar.2018
  • 24.Mar. - 04.Apr.2018
  • 06.Oct. - 17.Oct.2018
  • 10.Nov. - 21.Nov.2018
  • 08.Dec. - 19.Dec.2018

Trip Dates

21.Oct. - 01.Nov.2017 available Book now
25.Nov. - 06.Dec.2017 available Book now
30.Dec. - 10.Jan.2018 available Book now
24.Feb. - 07.Mar.2018 available Book now
24.Mar. - 04.Apr.2018 available Book now
06.Oct. - 17.Oct.2018 available Book now
10.Nov. - 21.Nov.2018 available Book now
08.Dec. - 19.Dec.2018 available Book now

Trip Highlights

  • White water raft and camp in the scenic Himalayan foothills
  • Spot exotic wildlife on a Jeep safari in Ranthambhore National Park
  • Visit Agra to see the iconic Taj Mahal at sunrise
  • Explore the magnificent Amber Fort
  • Relax at a yoga class in Rishikesh
  • Ride a rickshaw through Dehli’s lively local market
  • Experience Dehli’s nightlife of live music, roof top bars and authentic restaurants

Brief Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Delhi

Day 2 - Delhi

Day 3 - Haridwar

Day 4 - Rishikesh

Day 5 - Shivpuri

Day 6 - Byassi rafting camp

Day 7 - Overnight train to Jaipur

Day 8 - Jaipur

Day 9 - Ranthambhore National Park

Day 10 - Ranthambhore National Park

Day 11 - Agra

Day 12 - Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, trip ends Delhi

The Sweat Level

EASY

Fitness is an important aspect of our trips, and the fitter you are the more easily you will adjust and enjoy yourself. This trip has been assigned a Sweat Level of ‘Easy’. Trips with this grading are fairly relaxed and suitable for most fitness levels. In preparation of the trip, we recommend you exercise once or twice a week for two to three months prior to departure.

When To Go

Mid-October until mid-March are the cooler and drier months in North India. You can expect daytime temperatures of about 20°C to 25°C and average nighttime temperatures of around 10°C. In November, December, January and February daytime temperatures will range between 15°C and 20°C while night time temperatures may fall to as low as 5°C when camping in Rajasthan.

Trip Inclusions

  • 8 nights hotel, 2 nights river camp accommodation on twin share basis
  • 1 overnight train
  • 10 x breakfast, 5 x lunch, 5 x dinner
  • Transportation throughout as noted in itinerary
  • Airport transfers on first and last day of tour
  • Local English speaking Yomads guides
  • Entrance fees for sites included in itinerary
  • Rafting equipment

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Delhi

The adventure begins in bustling Delhi. On arrival, you'll be met at the airport for a transfer to the group hotel with the day is free for you to explore. In the evening, a group briefing will be held where you will learn more about the trip and get acquainted with your Yomads group.

Meals: Nil

Day 2: Delhi

Spend the day uncovering the pulses of Delhi, a thriving metropolis and India's capital city. Visit the 400-year-old Jama Mosque, the largest in India, followed by a cycle rickshaw ride through the teeming bazaar Chandni Chowk and on to Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The evening is free for you to enjoy Delhi’s vibrant nightlife.

Meals: B

Day 3: Haridwar

In the early morning, transfer to the railway station for a train to Haridwar on the Shatabdi Express. In the afternoon, take in the highlights of Haridwar before spending the evening at leisure.

Meals: B

Day 4: Rishikesh

After breakfast, travel to Rishikesh, a spiritual hub known as the gateway to the Ganges. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of the city followed by an evening yoga class before spending the remainder of the day exploring at your own pace.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: Shivpuri

Today we drive toward Shivpuri, making our way to Byassi Rafting Camp, our home for the next two nights. Located about 26kms from Rishikesh, the hill area of the majestic Himalaya is famous for river rafting and camping.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Byassi rafting camp

Today is reserved for exploring the area surrounding our camp, beginning with rafting downriver towards Rishikesh. After leaving the rafts behind, have lunch and embark on a short hike to a nearby village.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 7: Overnight train to Jaipur

In the afternoon, return to Haridwar where we board an overnight train to Jaipur - a must do while in India. Fall asleep to the sway of the tracks before arriving to Jaipur in the early morning.

Meals: B

Day 8: Jaipur

After breakfast at the hotel, set out to explore Jaipur, the largest city in Rajasthan known as the 'Pink City'. There are many sights to take in here, including the magnificent Amber Fort, the ancient citadel of the Kachhawa clan, the Jantar Mantar Observatory, built in the 1700s, and the Hawa Mahal, affectionately called the 'Palace of Winds'.

Meals: B

Days 9 & 10: Ranthambhore National Park

Travel to the stunning Ranthambhore National Park, one of the largest parks in North India and home to a Project Tiger reserve. The next two days will be spent taking Jeep safaris to search for the area's unique wildlife, including tigers, leopards, sloths and sambars.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 11: Agra

Travel to Agra, home to the majestic Taj Mahal and full of a colourful history and lively markets, known as chowks. The day is free for you to discover the many gems of this city at your own pace.

Meals: B

Day 12: Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, trip ends Delhi

It's an early start to the day as we rise in time to see the sunrise over the iconic Taj Mahal before visiting the impressive Agra Fort, one of the best Mughal forts in India. In the afternoon, return to Delhi where the trip ends, leaving you free to head home or continue the adventure on your own.

Meals: B

Accommodation

Delhi 2N Hotel
Haridwar 1N Hotel
Rishikesh 1N Hotel
Shivpuri 2N Rafting camp
En route to Jaipur 1N Overnight train
Jaipur 1N Hotel
Ranthambhore 2N Hotel
Agra 1N Hotel

Disclaimer

The itinerary should be seen as a guide only. This itinerary may change at any time due to inclement weather, forces of nature and other circumstances beyond our control. Prices valid until 30/9/2017. For trips departing after this date, the price will likely increase subject to local inflationary pressures on operational costs.

The Sweat Level

  • Easy
Easy – these are pretty relaxed and are suitable for most fitness levels. Expect though to push a little outside of your comfort zone with the included activities, but they are not for lengthy durations.

Moderate - these will include cycling, walking, kayaking and other activities which will put a sweat on the brow. You should do some pre trip training like going to the gym, jogging, brisk walking or cycling at least 3 times weekly for months before you go to get your fitness level up.

Hardcore - these will include sustained walking or cycling over multiple days and that means you’ll need to get into a great fitness regime before your trip. The best preparation you can do is day walks or cycle trips one a fortnight that build your endurance fitness coupled with some hour long ‘cardio’ workouts up to 3 times a week, and continue this for 3 months before departure.

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