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Infra-Red India

Prices From: $790 AUD
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Tour Code: GIJN
Tour Duration: 11
Countries Visited: India

Local Payment will not apply to tours (other than African tours) after December 31st 2012.


India does exactly what it says on the box. Cows are more important than you. The Taj is the best thing you’ll ever see. And yes, the people really do smile that much.(Was Jewels of the North)

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

Day 1-2: Delhi

Get your haggling hat on. Mind the cows. And keep your hands and feet inside the tuk-tuk at all times unless you're a fan of extreme pain.

Day 3-5: Varanasi

When we get down to the Ganges, buy a little candle boat from one of the kids. When we're on our sunrise boat ride you can send it floating down the holy river. Say a few words for someone back home (mum, dad, Aunty Kath etc).

Day 6: Agra - Taj Mahal

We can't even make a joke here. The Taj is simply that good. Do your best Princess Di pose on the benches as crowds of locals scramble to take your photo (yes, this will happen).

Day 7: Tordi Garh

No auto rickshaws, no touts, no hurry, no worry...Tordi's just that kind of place. Scramble onto a camel cart for a village tour and say Namaste to the shy but friendly locals. Did you spot the horse with the blue eyes?

Day 8-9: Jaipur

Explore the Amber Fort and the Palace of the Winds. Then why not try and go vego for this part of the trip? Hit up a streetfood vendor for chaat, pakoras, pani puri, samosas and papad.

Day 10-11: Delhi

Take a local bus back to Delhi. We reckon you should put down the camera and spend your last few days trying to take in the overwhelming, crazy, colourful madness of India.

Tour Grade: Culture

Whether you’re taking in man’s greatest works at places like Petra or Angkor Wat, experiencing grand set-pieces like the Trans-Mongolian Railway or trying your hand at regional specialities like tango in Buenos Aires, getting to grips with local cultures is what travel’s all about. A few tips from a guide and a sense of adventure are pretty much all you need. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get the lowdown on high Tibet among Lhasa’s magisterial temples; follow up Delhi’s eye-popping bustle with a fix of its fiery food; and mix manic markets and Incan masterpieces in Peru.

 Tour Fact Finder


Experienced regional tour guide and all transportation and accommodation as indicated in detailed Trip Notes. The following sightseeing trips are included: Delhi - an orientation walk around Chandi Chowk and Janpath including transport; Agra - one visit to the Taj Mahal including transport, entrance and local site guide fees; Tordi Garh - village walk and jeep safari; Jaipur - one visit to the Amber Fort including transport, entrance and local site guide fees.

Not Included

International flights, arrival and departure transfers, airport/departure taxes, local payments, visas, pre or post tour accommodation, meals, optional tours sightseeing or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature, laundry and flights unless specified. Some places that we visit charge additional fees if you are entering with a camera or camcorder - your city guide will advise on these and they can be paid for locally.

Tour Dates

Start DateEnd DatePrice
19 Feb 201301 Mar 2013$895
05 Mar 201315 Mar 2013$895
19 Mar 201329 Mar 2013$895
02 Apr 201312 Apr 2013$895
16 Apr 201326 Apr 2013$895
30 Apr 201310 May 2013$895
14 May 201324 May 2013$895
28 May 201307 Jun 2013$895
11 Jun 201321 Jun 2013$790
25 Jun 201305 Jul 2013$790
09 Jul 201319 Jul 2013$790
23 Jul 201302 Aug 2013$895
06 Aug 201316 Aug 2013$895
20 Aug 201330 Aug 2013$895
03 Sep 201313 Sep 2013$895
17 Sep 201327 Sep 2013$895
01 Oct 201311 Oct 2013$895
15 Oct 201325 Oct 2013$895
29 Oct 201308 Nov 2013$895
12 Nov 201322 Nov 2013$895
26 Nov 201306 Dec 2013$895
10 Dec 201320 Dec 2013$895
24 Dec 201303 Jan 2014$895
07 Jan 201417 Jan 2014$895
21 Jan 201431 Jan 2014$895
04 Feb 201414 Feb 2014$895
18 Feb 201428 Feb 2014$895
04 Mar 201414 Mar 2014$895
18 Mar 201428 Mar 2014$895
01 Apr 201411 Apr 2014$895
15 Apr 201425 Apr 2014$895
29 Apr 201409 May 2014$895
13 May 201423 May 2014$895
27 May 201406 Jun 2014$895
10 Jun 201420 Jun 2014$790
24 Jun 201404 Jul 2014$790

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