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Taj to Varanasi

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Taj to Varanasi - Encounters Travel
Taj to Varanasi - Encounters Travel
Starts
New Delhi
+8 Destinations
Northern India
Ends
New Delhi
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Highlights

Start and end in New Delhi! With the discovery tour Taj to Varanasi, you have a 12 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 7 other destinations in India. Taj to Varanasi includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Welcome to Delhi
  2. Day 2: Exploring Delhi and a street food experience
  3. Day 3: Goodbye Delhi, Hello Jaipur. Optional activity available
  4. Day 4: Exploring Jaipur. Optional activity available
  5. Day 5: A visit to the Tordi Village. Optional activities available
  6. Day 6: Birdwatching in the Keoladeo National Park and a visit to the world’s largest stepwell
  7. Day 7: The magnificent Taj Mahal. Optional activity available
  8. Day 8: Sunrise at the Taj Mahal
  9. Day 9: Exploring the villages of Varanasi
  10. Day 10: A boat trip on the Ganges and a Hindu cooking lesson
  11. Day 11: Free day in Delhi. Flights and transfers included
  12. Day 12: Free time in Delhi. Airport transfer included

What's included

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

  • Flights

  • Insurance

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Questions & Answers

Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • January 1, 2017

      Is this tour guaranteed to depart?

      It requires a minimum of 2 persons to operate a departure. We don't currently have any guaranteed departures for this trip based on minimum 2 travellers.

    • January 1, 2017

      Is there A/C on the sleeper train?

      The train Delhi to Varanasi is an A/C train, yes. AC 2-Tier Sleeper is open plan style with 4 berths (lower and upper) similar to the AC First Class, but with curtains separating beds from the corridor. It is comfortable and seats are convertible into bunks for night use. The arrangements of 6 beds are 4 on one side of the common corridor and 2 on the other side against the wall. The latter have their own individual curtain around each bed. There are 4 toilets per coach, 2 at each end, one Indian is style and one western style.

    • January 1, 2017

      Will we be able to buy some food for the train journey?

      Yes, you will have a shopping opportunity in Delhi to buy snacks for the train ride.

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    What are people saying about TourRadar?

    • Elvio18th May 2018
      When our chosen tour date was full other dates were suggested. The staff was patient in guiding us with regards to our many questions related to dietary needs and other information related to the trip. The staff was friendly and respectful on every phone call.

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    About the countries

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    Vaccinations

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    Typhoid
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis A
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Cholera
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Tuberculosis
    Recommended for India. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for India. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Yellow fever
    Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for India. Ideally 10 days before travel.
    Japanese B encephalitis
    Recommended for India. Ideally 1 month before travel.

    Policies

    Location
    Start and end in New Delhi.
    Trusted
    Your money is safe with TourRadar, as we only pay the tour operator after your tour has departed.
    Deposit
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Encounters Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 25 July 2018 the full payment of $1,294 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1294 for Taj to Varanasi, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
    Availability
    Some departure dates and prices may vary and Encounters Travel will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,266 km.
    • New Delhi (India)
    • 179 km
    • Agra (India)
    • 36 km
    • Fatehpur Sikri (India)
    • 166 km
    • Ranthambore National Park (India)
    • 123 km
    • Jaipur (India)
    • 238 km
    • New Delhi (India)
    • 679 km
    • Varanasi (India)
    • 312 km
    • Khajuraho (India)
    • 144 km
    • Orchha (India)
    • 389 km
    • New Delhi (India)

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