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Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring

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Blair "What an amazing tour! Three weeks went by so fast. Our guide was excellent, making our experience of India so enjoyable (I would have had a completely different experience without his guidance - and not in a good way). We visited so many places, and got to experience so much. India is a pretty intimidating place, but every step along the way we felt safe. I can't recommend this tour enough to anyo..."
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11 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
Hostel, Hotel, Camping, Guesthouse, Sleeper Train
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Train & Rail, Jeep & 4WD, Boat, Local Transport
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Adventure
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.

11 Reviews

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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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  • 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 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 tour guide. This is such a good tour for meeting people and if it is your first time in India. The included activities were amazing, such as desert safari. Very much recommend to any traveller.
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  • Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring reviewer 5
    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 http://thetaylorstravels.com/index.php/india/. I hope it helps thanks!!
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  • Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring reviewer 7
    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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  • E
    Written on November 25, 2015
    4.0 - Good

    We had a lovely mix of people and fantastic guide who was always there to help. Enjoyed the trip but the one thing that disappointed me was that they always expect you to tip everyone from waiters to guides on tours when the cost of the tour was included, so you had to pay a lot of tips ontop of what was included. Also a lot of the transport was not included, even though it said on the description and sta travel reassured us it was all included. If you choose to pay and do extra activities that aren't in the cost then that's fine but if you don't have much extra cash (which we didn't) you'll find you have a lot of spare time in places you definitely wouldn't want to explore without your guide so a lot of hanging around in hotels. The hotels were all very nice and welcoming. The transport was ok, what we expected except one of the trains where we were put at the very front of the train which was beeping the horn continuously for 6-7hours, was massively uncomfortable and very very cold so take extra layers for when on transport! The other buses and trains were ok but keep hold of your luggage, lock everything that's important to you. One girl had her passport stolen whilst on the overnight train. If you don't mind some uncomfortable transport, paying a little extra than expected for additional activities and tips but want to see some utterly amazing places and experience the real India then it's the trip for you. Even better if you've travelled other parts of Asia as you'll be aware of the customs and atmosphere of these places. Don't forget a head scarf! You will need it a lot to get into temples and take clothes to cover up your body. Also one last note, travel light! We were able to leave some luggage at our first hotel as we started and finished at the same place but I still took too much and you do have your rucksack on a lot when travelling from one place to another so don't take more than you can reasonably carry!! Overall I am very glad I choose India on a shoestring as it was good value for money but just didn't expect all the extra money I'd need.
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  • Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring reviewer 9
    Written on August 26, 2015
    5.0 - Excellent

    What an amazing tour! Three weeks went by so fast. Our guide was excellent, making our experience of India so enjoyable (I would have had a completely different experience without his guidance - and not in a good way). We visited so many places, and got to experience so much. India is a pretty intimidating place, but every step along the way we felt safe. I can't recommend this tour enough to anyone. Thanks to g adventures, and our fearless leader Jai shukla for making my India experience the best holiday I've had yet.
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  • Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring reviewer 10
    Written on July 9, 2014
    3.0 - Average

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  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

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    • 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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    Location
    Start and end in New Delhi.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this G Adventures booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 27 November 2018 the full payment of $1,101 is necessary.
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    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 65 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1101 for Rajasthan and Varanasi on a Shoestring, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable. But, the deposit is fully transferable to future bookings with G Adventures.
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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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