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Taj to Varanasi - Encounters Travel
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12 days

Taj to Varanasi

Start and end in New Delhi
Tour Operator:
Encounters Travel
Max group size:
18
Age range:
5 to 99
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
24084
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US $1,910
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Itinerary

Start and end in New Delhi! With the Discovery tour Taj to Varanasi, you have a 12 days 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.
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  1. Introduction
  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
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
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Where You'll Stay

Hotel
9 nights
Sleeper Train
2 nights

Reviews About This Operator

  • Helga
    · March 15th, 2019
    Amritsar was mind boggling and beautiful!
  • Jodie
    · January 6th, 2020
    Great tour, some little niggles that could be improved to make this better, but overall, really glad we did this tour.
  • Graylin
    · December 30th, 2019
    Although the itinerary was outdated, the tour overall was great!
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Dates & Availability

12 days
Taj to Varanasi
From New Delhi to New Delhi
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Indian Rupee
      India
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
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      Type E
      India
      Type F
      India
      Type D
      India
      Type M
      India
    • Vaccines
      • 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.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before October 3rd, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 3rd, 2021, a minimum payment of $50 is required to confirm your booking with Encounters Travel. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • 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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