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Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring

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Anonymous "Such an AMAZING TOUR. It does cover all the highlights of Rajasthan as well as giving you free time to choose what you do. I was worried I wouldn't be able to have much freedom but it was a really good balance. It was also nice to stay in a range of hotels(which were much better than I was expecting) and transport. Had a really good group of 9 and we were helped every step of the way by our lovely..."
Excellent
14 reviews
Starts
New Delhi
+7 Destinations
Northern India
Ends
New Delhi
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Highlights

  • Take a camel ride
  • Discover the markets of Pushkar
  • Tour the Amber Fort
  • View the incredible Taj Mahal
Age range
18 to 39 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Camping, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure, Christmas & New Year
Operator
G Adventures
Start and end in New Delhi! With the in-depth cultural tour Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring, you have a 20 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 7 other destinations in India. Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring is a small group tour that includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Delhi
  2. Day 2: Delhi/Bīkāner
  3. Day 3: Bīkāner/Rāisar (1L, 1D)
  4. Day 4: Rāisar/Bīkāner (1B)
  5. Day 5: Bīkāner/Jaisalmer
  6. Day 6: Jaisalmer
  7. Day 7: Jaisalmer/Jodhpur
  8. Day 8: Jodhpur/Udaipur
  9. Day 9: Udaipur
  10. Day 10: Udaipur/Pushkar
  11. Day 11: Pushkar/Tordi Sāgar (1D)
  12. Day 12: Tordi Sāgar/Jaipur (1B, 1L)
  13. Day 13: Jaipur
  14. Day 14: Jaipur/Āgra
  15. Day 15: Āgra/Varanasi
  16. Day 16: Varanasi
  17. Day 17: Varanasi
  18. Day 18: Varanasi/Delhi
  19. Day 19: Delhi
  20. Day 20: Delhi

Travel guide

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What's included

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

14 Reviews

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Good
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Average
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  • Written on June 17, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic trip. Highly recommend. Quite fast paced and suited to a younger crowd.

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  • RL
    Written on December 9, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Fantastic tour. It was great that all transportation and accommodation was included. Thanks to this we could safe our energy for truly immersing into the experience. Lipika was an amazing CEO. Organized, fun, flexible, knowledgeable. Definitely a great... Read more

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    Thank you Ramon!
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  • KF
    Written on August 22, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    The tour was fantastic! I learnt so much with some great people

    G Adventures commented on this review
    So happy for you! India is magical. Appreciate you taking the time to review. Thank you!
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  • CG
    Written on August 21, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    An amazing experience, our guide was great and I would definitely book a tour with g adventures again!

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  • A
    Written on June 2, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    I really love it. The way we did it like locals. Using tuks tuks train and etc.

    G Adventures commented on this review
    India has so much to offer. Thank you for choosing us to share this wonderful part of our planet with you.
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  • DB
    Written on May 21, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Good pace, great sights, diverse, enough free time, local feel.

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  • A
    Written on April 1, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Such an AMAZING TOUR. It does cover all the highlights of Rajasthan as well as giving you free time to choose what you do. I was worried I wouldn't be able to have much freedom but it was a really good balance. It was also nice to stay in a range of... Read more

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  • Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring reviewer 8
    Written on March 17, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Trip was fantastic in general! More than enough optional activities, all very interesting. Accommodation was better than expected. Fantastic country and plenty of places visited on the tour

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  • AT
    Written on September 20, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Hi there, me and my boyfriend did this tour in May 2017 and it was great. If you would like a breakdown of the tour, accommodation, what we spent, what the transport is like and even what to wear you will find all the information on my website... Read more

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  • Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring reviewer 10
    Written on November 7, 2016
    4.5 - Excellent

    Thank you for a great trip! Our guide Neelesh was really professional and helpful.

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Questions & Answers

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

    • The India On A Shoestring tour suggests an age range of18 to 39. I am a fit 53 year old, can I go on this trip?

      This is a YOLO G Adventures trip that is indeed age restricted from 18 to 39 years old and I am afraid they can't book older travellers.

    • Is there any payment other the this amount I need prepared?

      TourRadar does not charge any booking fees or credit card fees. The only other fees that would be incurred would be for extra services such as airport transfers, extra accommodation, pre-paid gratuities, and would only be added at your request.

    • What are the accommodations on this trip?

      The accommodation for India on a Shoestring with G Adventures is as follows:
      Simple hotels (15 nights)
      Sleeper trains (3 nights)
      Camping (1 night).

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    Start and end in New Delhi.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 2,873 km.
    • New Delhi (India)
    • 651 km
    • Jaisalmer (India)
    • 222 km
    • Jodhpur (India)
    • 201 km
    • Udaipur (India)
    • 230 km
    • Pushkar (India)
    • 131 km
    • Jaipur (India)
    • 222 km
    • Agra (India)
    • 537 km
    • Varanasi (India)
    • 679 km
    • New Delhi (India)

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