What comes to mind when you think about India? The iconic Taj Mahal, the mighty river Ganga, exotic spices, and colourful markets teeming with people? This experience is about all of that and so much more. We will lead you to fascinating places, both popular and offbeat. Our fun and insightful storytellers will let you in on these cities' best-kept secrets.
You will relish delicious Indian cuisines, in fine restaurants and in the homes of our warm hosts, and even learn some fine Indian cooking tips. Engaging with local art forms and artists, you will get a first-hand feel of the Indian culture.
Come, join us for an intimate exploration of India and carry back memories for a life-time. We will connect you to India in such a way that you will be experiencing it through the eyes of the people who love their city, a rare glimpse into their world, your eyes and hearts will be opened by connecting with this culture and communities.
What Makes This Trip So Special?
Our “Round the Globe” mini series idea started here, after creating the Naudic Campaign film “Love Story” Part 1. An adventure of a lifetime which continues, read and watch the Udaipur film here https://www.roundtheglobe.com.au/blog/udaipur
These experiences have been designed keeping in mind the principles of Sustainable Tourism that involve and benefit the local community and facilitate genuine cultural exchange. We have a community of over 90 cultural experts from different walks of life - weavers, food experts, musicians, dancers, poets, sculptors, painters, wrestlers, boatmen, shoemakers who are barriers of local art forms and who we work with for curating and delivering these experiences. This makes the experiences authentic and humane. At the same time, due to the empowerment of the community, you get an amiable vibe from the locals helping you feel at home in a foreign culture.
This trip is purely experiential and adventurous, mixing travel, leisure and business into one trip. It is open to all those who are ready to get out there, discover and explore India together in a small curated group.
D A Y 1 – D E L H I
Our host will meet you at Terminal 3, outside Gate 5. Please wait at the Chai Café. Post lunch we be exploring all the handicrafts, jewellery and fabric markets, sourcing anything you can imagine, Dilli Haat, Janpath, Khan and Tibetan Markets. Afternoon Tea at the Imperial Hotel. Reach back hotel by 7 pm for Dinner
D A Y 2 – D E L H I
7 am we begin the Origins of Delhi Walk at Mehrauli. An overview of the different facets of Delhi’s diverse heritage in a most culturally vibrant neighbourhood of Shahjahanabad in the Essential Delhi Walk. Followed by a tour of the spice trail, from market to kitchen. Deep dive into the fascinating world of Indian spices. Kite flying session in the evening from the rooftops of Old Delhi. Dinner in Old Delhi. With lots of Chai and snacking on Samosas from the Old Famous Jalebi Wala.
D A Y 3 – D E L H I & U D A I P U R
Free time for shopping, relaxation and walking around Haus Khas village. Depart Hotel at 11am for flight to Udaipur. Arrive into Udaipur at 5pm. 7pm Dinner at rooftop restaurant
D A Y 4 – U D A I P U R
7.30 am morning yoga, followed by a tour of city Palace, explore the street shopping, visit carpet shops, antique fabric stores, shop for silver jewellery, 4.45pm afternoon boat ride for sunset views of the magical city out on the lake. Afternoon options are massage, palm and horoscope reading. 7.30pm Dinner at rooftop restaurant.
D A Y 5 – U D A I P U R
7.30 am morning yoga, 11 am Indian cooking class. 4.30 pm Drive to Monsoon Palace for sunset views. 7 pm Dinner at rooftop restaurant. Overnight Train from Udaipur to Agra
D A Y 6 – A G R A
Reach Agra in the morning (11am). 1pm Traditional home-cooked Mughlai food over fun conversations with a local family. Get introduced to the colourful Mughal city of love, intrigue and beautiful architecture with the Essential Agra Walk.
D A Y 7 – A G R A
6:30 am - Taj Mahal tour. Understanding how Pietra Dura work happens in a Handicrafts walk. End your stay in Agra with Music session or Meditation session. Cab to Delhi. From Delhi, overnight train to Varanasi.
D A Y 8 – V A R A N A S I
Reach Varanasi in the morning. Essential Varanasi Walk before lunch, a walk to get in tune with the rhythm of Varanasi, the spiritual and cultural capital of India. Traditional cuisine in a Writer's Heritage Haveli and Literary session. Sunset Ganga Boat Tour. The most beautiful 7 kms of the 2,500 kms long Ganga, in Varanasi, with ghats dotted with Palaces, Forts, Temples, Mosques, People, Rituals.
D A Y 9 – V A R A N A S I
Sunrise Ganga Boat tour, soaking in the different moods on the ghats during sunrise and sunset. Flight to Delhi to depart directly for home.
T H E P A C K A G E
Single Traveller Cost $5,995 pp.
Spaces are limited for 10 people.
Trip to be paid in full 3 weeks prior to departure.
INCLUDES: All meals & accommodation in Delhi, Udaipur and Agra, transportation, taxes, internal flights, yoga, sightseeing activities. EXCLUDES: Alcohol, spending money and flight to Delhi.
Please note all prices are ex-GST
Best way to fly is with Singapore Airlines.
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Our promise to you is to experience India at it’s best and most authentic self, explore the streets, dining and markets, with the friendliest of people. A little gift from Emma: For each person coming on our tours, you will receive a Naudic travel bag, full of goodies to make you feel relaxed and settled as soon as possible.