Flights direct with Jet Airways. Transport private air-conditioned mini bus, train, canter and rickshaws.
9 nights comfortable hotels/lodges. All hotels are air-conditioned and are 3 or 4 star (except in Delhi); they generally have excellent facilities and many are centrally located. All hotels have swimming pools, except in Delhi.
All hotels have pools, except in Delhi.
All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners included.
The roads are generally pretty good, but local traffic and/or road damage after the monsoon can sometimes slow us down.
The tour is not overly demanding, but some of the days can be busy, where travelling is combined with sightseeing. At times it can be quite hot and dusty (except December) and the bustle of the Indian cities can be tiring.
Together with our local operator we have put together a pictorial quiz featuring many of the historical sites this trip visits. This will be given to children on the trip and is terrific fun as well as being somewhat educational in content.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 18 plus leader and driver. Minimum age 5.
The Taj Mahal, built out of white marble, took over 20 years to construct and 1,000 elephants were used! The four majestic minarets that surround the mausoleum are tilted slightly in order that they fall outwards in the event of an earthquake.
Going on a Family Group trip is a fantastic way to meet new friends and create lasting friendships – for parents and children alike! These holidays combine exploration with sociability and fun, as other families will join you. Minimum ages vary across the trip range, but is usually from 5 years old.
Special Interest: For those who have a passion for archaeology, food, flowers, languages or yoga. Solar eclipse and Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) departures and specialist conservation holidays are also included.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Wildlife: Trips may be wholly wildlife focused, or contain an element of wildlife viewing within a less specific itinerary.
All Exodus trips are active but some may have different activities scheduled every day. Activities we offer include kayaking in Slovakia, trekking in the Drakensberg, cycling in the Tuscan countryside or canoeing along the Zambezi River.