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India Spiritual Walking Journey

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Destinations: New Delhi, Varanasi, Taj Mahal, Jaipur
Type of adventure: icon-22.png Culture
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 11495
Duration: 8 days
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    Scheduled

    The right number of like-minded travellers to make new friends.

    Private

    Your dates. Your group. Our expertly-designed itinerary.

    Custom

    Tailored to your interests, a bespoke travel experience.

  • Support
    Daytime Guided
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    Self-Guided

    Combines the hallmarks of any B&R itinerary (excellent hotels and beautiful routes) with the freedom of pacing each day exactly the way you like.

    Daytime Guided

    Throughout the day, a knowledgeable local guide provides insider access and expert tips. At night, you can explore and dine on your own.

    24/7 Guided

    Our B&R guides are with you throughout, anticipating needs, translating languages, providing advice and—above all—facilitating fun.

  • Hotels
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    Signature

    We use premium hotels that are unique expressions of the region. Often they’ve had a previous life as a monastery or a castle, but in every case they offer an exceptionally comfortable stay.

    Bistro

    These are stylish 4-star properties that offer a casual and comfortable stay. Often without a 24-hour concierge or room service, they tend to be smaller family-run hotels that are perfect for the region.

  • Level
    Occasional
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    Occasional

    “I can’t say I really ‘work out,’ but I’m in good shape and am relatively active.”

    Recreational

    “I enjoy a good walk or ride, and feel comfortable while on the move.”

    Enthusiast

    “I get moving at least once a week, and don’t mind a little sweat.”

    Avid

    “I get moving a few times per week and enjoy some exertion.”

    Expert

    “I want to feel invigorated each day and going hard is how I like to do that.”

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Connect with an ancient culture

This journey will take you from the hustle and bustle of Delhi’s vibrant and colourful streets, to the spiritual hub of Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, to the holy waters of the Ganges River for a private Hindu ritual of worship. The rest of your journey just grows in experiences—the omnipresent colour, the irony of an elephant traffic jam, contrasting with the opulence of the palaces and forts we visit and stay in. This is B&R’s India—a spiritual and cultural land and an adventure that will leave you forever changed.

Trip designed by Travel Expert Karen MacRae TRIP DETAILS per person from $11,495 USD
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Day by Day

Meet your guide for a short drive to the stately Imperial Hotel where you can relax after a long flight. Located about 45 minutes from the city, it’s the perfect way to unwind and start your trip.

Begin your day with a heritage walk of Old Delhi with a friend of ours, photographer and artist Vikram Kalra, inspired by the vast history and historical kaleidoscope that is Delhi. This afternoon, embark on a tour of New Delhi followed by lunch at Café Lota.

Take a quick, 80-minute flight to Varanasi, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world. Grab a quick bite to eat before heading off to Sarnath, home of the first sermon of Gautama The Buddha. If time permits, visit the Mother India Temple.

Behold the life and death of the Ganges River this morning, the funeral ceremonies burning 24 hours a day on the holiest water in India. Stroll along the sacred Ghat and make your way down in time for a private aarti, a Hindu religious ritual of worship and an important part of prayer.

Head to Agra today and catch a beautiful sunset at the Taj Mahal. If there early enough, you’ll have time to relax at your ultra luxury hotel, complete with private balcony and stunning views of the Taj Mahal, or swim in the world class pool.

The next morning, we’ll awake in time for sunrise at the one of the eight wonders of the world, a world UNESCO site and an immense mausoleum of white marble dedicated to love, the Taj Mahal.

Depart early for a three-hour drive to Jaipur, with a stop along the way to visit Fatehpur, the “City of Victory.” It offers an exceptional testimony to Mughal civilization near the end of the 16th century.

Visit Jaipur’s City Palace located in the heart of the walled Pink City. Meet with Thakur Durga Singhji of Manadawa for cooking lessons and lunch followed by a hike to the Meena tribal village to see the unique rituals of monkeys and peacocks being fed.

Time to say goodbye! We’ll bring you back to the airport for your flight to Delhi, where we have arranged day rooms to relax in before your flight home. Safe travels!

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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated with wine (as selected by B&R)
  • Services of B&R guide(s) and support van
  • Use of two lightweight, telescoping walking sticks
  • Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
  • All special events and private tours
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off
  • All baggage transportation
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Butterfield & Robinson
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